Why does ‘everyone in France hate the police’?
France

Why does ‘everyone in France hate the police’?

"Everyone hates the police" is the new chant of protesters in France, but why?

Moving city is no excuse to quit the gym: court
Germany

Moving city is no excuse to quit the gym: court

Nomadic fitness fanatics across Germany suffered a blow on Wednesday, after the country's top court ruled that moving to a different city is no grounds for breaking a contract with your gym.

Nine Paris parks to stay open 24 hours a day
France

Nine Paris parks to stay open 24 hours a day

The new longer opening hours start this weekend.

Germany’s six most beloved shopping streets
Germany

Germany’s six most beloved shopping streets

Where do Germans most love to spend their cash? The results of a new survey show the hottest shopping miles in the Bundesrepublik - and Berlin barely features.

Can these cartoon Swedes help foreigners blend in?
Sweden

Can these cartoon Swedes help foreigners blend in?

Dating happens after sex and Swedes can struggle to show their emotions.

Ranieri is ‘King of England’, says his 96-year-old mum
Italy

Ranieri is ‘King of England’, says his 96-year-old mum

"I started crying at the end of the game."

Disgraced Italian surgeon defends work in first interview
Italy

Disgraced Italian surgeon defends work in first interview

"The complications are not related to the transplant."

Danish sex club fined for age discrimination
Denmark

Danish sex club fined for age discrimination

A Copenhagen sex club says it did the right thing by not hiring an 18-year-old man as a receptionist.

Why I bared my breasts for a school photo
Sweden

Why I bared my breasts for a school photo

“I think it’s a social construct that we should think of breasts as such a big deal.”

Maersk profit tumbles amid shipping, oil market slump
Denmark

Maersk profit tumbles amid shipping, oil market slump

The Danish oil and shipping conglomerate reported a first quarter plunge.

‘Innovative’ Germans finally discover Victorian drying rack
Germany

‘Innovative’ Germans finally discover Victorian drying rack

No one beats the Germans when it comes to invention and innovation - or so the cliché goes. But a Munich startup’s new project shows they’re not always first to the party.

Sculptor Carl Fredrik Reuterswärd dies at 81
Sweden

Sculptor Carl Fredrik Reuterswärd dies at 81

He made his iconic sculpture after the murder of his friend John Lennon.

OAPs steal maypole with their zimmer frames
Austria

OAPs steal maypole with their zimmer frames

A group of unscrupulous Austrian pensioners have carried out the theft of the year after stealing a ten metre maypole using only their zimmer frames.

Look up! Rare meteor shower set to dazzle skies over Spain
Spain

Look up! Rare meteor shower set to dazzle skies over Spain

One of the most impressive meteor showers of the year will be visible throughout Spain this week... no telescope needed!

French set to enjoy long Ascension weekend in the sun
France

French set to enjoy long Ascension weekend in the sun

Although the fine weather set to come to an abrupt end with a few bangs and flashes of lightning on Sunday.

Switzerland braces for heavy holiday traffic
Switzerland

Switzerland braces for heavy holiday traffic

If you planning to head south by car this weekend, be prepared for long traffic jams, especially at the Gotthard Road Tunnel.

Violence as police clear migrants out of Paris school
France

Violence as police clear migrants out of Paris school

Migrant evictions in Paris today sparked clashes between protesters and police.

Watch out for rail delays this holiday weekend
Sweden

Watch out for rail delays this holiday weekend

Make sure you bring plenty of entertainment if you’re taking the train between Sweden’s two biggest cities this weekend.

Why the baby brain can learn two languages at same time

Why the baby brain can learn two languages at same time

Is it confusing for babies to learn two languages simultaneously?

Danish school bars Muslim students from wearing niqab
Denmark

Danish school bars Muslim students from wearing niqab

School largely cheered for its decision to not allow face-covering veils.

Disgraced celeb surgeon defends work in first interview
Sweden

Disgraced celeb surgeon defends work in first interview

Scandal-hit Italian surgeon Paolo Macchiarini is accused of using Swedish patients as guinea pigs.

Migrants get Pakistani chef amid ‘bad’ Italian food revolt
Italy

Migrants get Pakistani chef amid ‘bad’ Italian food revolt

“Many of us have eaten Italian food before in England and Germany, and it was better than this.”

Zurich Zoo mourns death of Druk the elephant
Switzerland

Zurich Zoo mourns death of Druk the elephant

The 49-year-old, a gift from the King of Bhutan, arrived in Switzerland when she was just 15 months old.

Abused wife saved by hiding SOS note in son’s homework
Spain

Abused wife saved by hiding SOS note in son’s homework

A dual UK-Uruguay citizen who was constantly abused by her husband desperately wanted a way out. So she came up with a clever idea to call for help.

Italians plan third refugee demo at Austrian border

Italians plan third refugee demo at Austrian border

A third protest against border controls is set to take place this Saturday at the Brenner border between Italy and Austria.

Brexit would leave expats in ‘ghastly’ legal limbo for years

Brexit would leave expats in ‘ghastly’ legal limbo for years

The rights of two million Britons living in the EU would be thrown into doubt for years after Brexit, a new report will conclude.

Towns hire ‘rubbish scouts’ to keep summer BBQs tidy
Germany

Towns hire ‘rubbish scouts’ to keep summer BBQs tidy

Towns and cities across Germany are tooling up for the summer, with many hiring extra staff to pounce on people sullying parks with barbecue rubbish.

Soon you can be free of annoying cold calls in France
France

Soon you can be free of annoying cold calls in France

Sick of getting cold calls? France has some good news for you.

Hundreds of asylum seekers withdraw applications
Denmark

Hundreds of asylum seekers withdraw applications

Nearly 300 asylum seekers have dropped their request for protection since the start of the year.

Glencore cuts copper and zinc production as prices fall
Switzerland

Glencore cuts copper and zinc production as prices fall

Commodities giant Glencore said on Wednesday it had cut its copper and zinc production in the first quarter as it struggles to rein in an abundance of supply that has sent prices plummeting.

Thou shalt not stream films illegally say Spain’s bishops
Spain

Thou shalt not stream films illegally say Spain’s bishops

Spanish bishops are defending the country's film industry by announcing that watching films illegally online is a sin.

Swiss military hit by series of cyber attacks
Switzerland

Swiss military hit by series of cyber attacks

UPDATED: The Swiss defence department was the victim of a cyber attack in January, Switzerland's defence minister has confirmed.

Tourist terror as iconic Berlin balloon thrashed by winds
Germany

Tourist terror as iconic Berlin balloon thrashed by winds

Sightseers in the German capital feared for their lives on Tuesday afternoon when the "Die Welt" balloon swayed out of control in strong winds.

New driving theory test proves too tough for French learners
France

New driving theory test proves too tough for French learners

French learner drivers have been left completely flummoxed by the new theory test, meant to alert them to dangers of driving.

Merkel ‘filleted me and served me to Erdogan for tea’
Germany

Merkel ‘filleted me and served me to Erdogan for tea’

The German comedian behind a “smear poem” which outraged Turkey and unleashed hot-tempered debate on freedom of speech across Europe has spoken for the first time since the affair - and he had sharp words for the Chancellor.

Planes diverted at Paris Orly airport over drone alert
France

Planes diverted at Paris Orly airport over drone alert

It's the sixth report of a drone spotted near a Paris airport this year.

Spanish banks launch wave of job cuts and branch closures
Spain

Spanish banks launch wave of job cuts and branch closures

Spanish banks, which slimmed down after a property boom went bust in 2008, are once again closing branches and slashing jobs as their profitability is hit by stiff competition.

EU probes possible financial data manipulation in Salzburg
Austria

EU probes possible financial data manipulation in Salzburg

A formal investigation into the possible manipulation or serious negligence of statistics in the province of Salzburg was launched yesterday by the European Commission.

The Who name two Italian dates for 50th anniversary
Italy

The Who name two Italian dates for 50th anniversary

The legendary British rockers will play in Bologna and Rome this September.

Norway helicopter crash due to technical failure
Norway

Norway helicopter crash due to technical failure

No human error in the crash that claimed 13 lives.

Microsoft buys Italian startup in ‘internet of things’ push
Italy

Microsoft buys Italian startup in ‘internet of things’ push

The move comes as part of Microsoft's aim of connecting everyday objects to the internet.

Philippine militants threaten hostages in video warning
Norway

Philippine militants threaten hostages in video warning

Norwegian Kjartan Sekkingstad forced to plea for his life in new video.

Norway’s Solheim to head UN environment agency
Norway

Norway’s Solheim to head UN environment agency

Former environment minister Erik Solheim to take over top UN post.

Couple terrified after new tenant bakes hash cake
Sweden

Couple terrified after new tenant bakes hash cake

He doesn’t Iive with them any more.

‘Sharia police’ members to face trial in Düsseldorf
Germany

‘Sharia police’ members to face trial in Düsseldorf

The 'Sharia police', a group that patrolled a western German town chastising people for not adhering to Islamic law, are to go on trial.

France warns US it could reject TTIP EU free trade deal
France

France warns US it could reject TTIP EU free trade deal

Washington needs to compromise or the deal could be off, says France.

Marine Le Pen blasts ‘outrageous’ meddling Merkel
France

Marine Le Pen blasts ‘outrageous’ meddling Merkel

Marine versus Merkel. Who's your money on in this one?

Germany set to legalise medicinal cannabis
Germany

Germany set to legalise medicinal cannabis

Germany is to legalize cannabis for medicinal purposes early next year, the health minister said on Tuesday.

Weary asylum seekers choose to leave Sweden
Sweden

Weary asylum seekers choose to leave Sweden

Year-long waits are one reason.

Nine startling ways Sweden’s capital will steal your heart
Sweden

Nine startling ways Sweden’s capital will steal your heart

It's easy to fall in love with Stockholm's architecture, parks and sense of style. But there are so many more reasons to be passionate about the stunning city.

Fury as sacked boss gets job with migration agency
Sweden

Fury as sacked boss gets job with migration agency

“People were screaming in the corridors.”

How to be kind to yourself when relocating
Denmark

How to be kind to yourself when relocating

Relocation consultant Melanie Haynes offers up tips for making a smoother transition to Denmark – or anywhere.