Syrian opposition threatens to quit Geneva talks
Switzerland

Syrian opposition threatens to quit Geneva talks

Syria's opposition High Negotiations Committee threatened Sunday to suspend its participation in UN-backed peace talks if there is no progress on a political transition away from President Bashar al-Assad.

Wealthy Danish foundations keep pharma groups healthy
Denmark

Wealthy Danish foundations keep pharma groups healthy

Denmark's biopharmaceutical sector, led by insulin giant Novo Nordisk, is experiencing a golden age as researchers reap the rewards of a unique ownership structure: deep-pocketed, non-profit foundations.

Spanish police find cocaine paste hidden in furniture
Spain

Spanish police find cocaine paste hidden in furniture

Spanish police have seized 210 kilos (460 pounds) of cocaine paste hidden in furniture that was imported from Peru, arresting 13 people during the operation, they said on Sunday.

German healthcare ‘losing billion euros a year to fraud’
Germany

German healthcare ‘losing billion euros a year to fraud’

Some of the scammers are allegedly linked to the Russian mafia.

EU ‘financing Nazi meeting in Stockholm’
Sweden

EU ‘financing Nazi meeting in Stockholm’

Nazis already given vast sums earlier this year.

Spanish bullfighters lock horns in paternity suit
Spain

Spanish bullfighters lock horns in paternity suit

Legendary Spanish bullfighter Manuel Benitez, "El Cordobes", is locked in a legal battle with another popular matador who openly uses the same nickname and has for years claimed to be his son.

‘Don’t mention the shower!’ Cleese thrashes Sweden hotel
Sweden

‘Don’t mention the shower!’ Cleese thrashes Sweden hotel

Fawlty Towers star endures own hotel nightmare in Sweden.

Pope Francis is ‘our saviour’ – Syrian refugees
Italy

Pope Francis is ‘our saviour’ – Syrian refugees

"Pope Francis gave us a new life."

France’s Hollande pledges aid to Lebanon
France

France’s Hollande pledges aid to Lebanon

French President Francois Hollande on Saturday pledged financial and military support for Lebanon and urged its paralysed political class to elect a president, at the start of a regional tour.

Germany and France hopeful for deal over Greece

Germany and France hopeful for deal over Greece

The finance ministers of Germany and France said late Saturday they were optimistic of a deal soon to move Greece’s bailout ahead, reiterating that the IMF needs to be involved.

Europe can’t take in millions: German ex-chancellor
Germany

Europe can’t take in millions: German ex-chancellor

Kohl snipes at Merkel's liberal asylum policies.

German comic in Erdogan satire row suspends TV show
Germany

German comic in Erdogan satire row suspends TV show

Wants to allow the public "to concentrate again on really important matters such as videos of cats."

Austrian tourist found dead on Thai beach
Austria

Austrian tourist found dead on Thai beach

A male Austrian tourist (40) was found lying dead on a deck chair at a popular Thai beach on Saturday morning.