Swedish city ‘receiving more tips about extremists’
Sweden

Swedish city ‘receiving more tips about extremists’

More names of alleged extremist recruiters.

US passports now need six months validity for Italy
Italy

US passports now need six months validity for Italy

Until recently, only three months were required for Italy.

Watch this escaped hippo waddle through Spanish town
Spain

Watch this escaped hippo waddle through Spanish town

A hippo went out for a late night stroll through a town in southern Spain.

‘Nationalism will rise unless EU borders protected’: Merkel

‘Nationalism will rise unless EU borders protected’: Merkel

The German Chancellor was in Rome to discuss Europe's migrant crisis.

Joanna Lumley demands end to Spain’s hunting dog cruelty
Spain

Joanna Lumley demands end to Spain’s hunting dog cruelty

The British actress has joined a campaign demanding that Spain put a stop to the barbaric cruelty suffered by its hunting dogs.

Banksy’s biggest collection of works get Rome display
Italy

Banksy’s biggest collection of works get Rome display

The pieces have all been leased from private collections.

‘People smugglers’ in France police chase are Iraqi Kurds
France

‘People smugglers’ in France police chase are Iraqi Kurds

UPDATE: Four suspected people smugglers whose car was involved in a collision with a lorry after a high-speed police chase in northern France are Iraqi Kurds.

Lidl uses German mountain to promote its Swiss products
Switzerland

Lidl uses German mountain to promote its Swiss products

German supermarket chain Lidl has been left with egg on its face after a recent advertising campaign

More Germans doubtful on EU-US TTIP pact: poll
Germany

More Germans doubtful on EU-US TTIP pact: poll

Only 17 percent see "mostly advantages".

Close shave: Hairdresser in hot water over Hitler ad
Germany

Close shave: Hairdresser in hot water over Hitler ad

A hairdresser in Bavaria who used an image of Adolf Hitler in a campaign against right-wing extremists has fallen foul of the courts.

Adios Bin Ladens: ECB pulls €500 notes favoured by crims
Spain

Adios Bin Ladens: ECB pulls €500 notes favoured by crims

You know they exist but have you ever seen one?

Refugee influx leads to German cricket boom
Germany

Refugee influx leads to German cricket boom

Clubs springing up everywhere.

Naples bids to smash world record with 2km pizza
Italy

Naples bids to smash world record with 2km pizza

The monster margherita will be baked along the city's seafront.

Italy’s long-awaited gay unions bill ready for final vote
Italy

Italy’s long-awaited gay unions bill ready for final vote

The lower house of parliament will vote on the bill on May 12th.

Mona Sahlin quits in bodyguard mortgage fiasco
Sweden

Mona Sahlin quits in bodyguard mortgage fiasco

UPDATE: Mona Sahlin has stepped down from her position as Sweden's national coordinator against violent extremism, after revelations that she had misrepresented her bodyguard’s salary to help him secure a mortgage.

Students at Spanish college forced to take exorcism class
Spain

Students at Spanish college forced to take exorcism class

The lecture includes such topics as "the devil, exorcisms, being possessed and hell".

This is how Paris plans to stop the ‘wild peeing’ plague
France

This is how Paris plans to stop the ‘wild peeing’ plague

Paris may one of the world's most elegant cities, but sometimes it stinks. Quite literally.

Afghan film star in French exile after death threats
France

Afghan film star in French exile after death threats

An Afghan actress has been chased from her home to the brink of suicide in a French asylum shelter after she was photographed without a veil.

Chinese workers treated with paella, sangria and flamenco
Spain

Chinese workers treated with paella, sangria and flamenco

A party for 2,500 workers at a Chinese firm will cost €7m and bring a boost to the Madrid economy.

‘Love lock’ tour companies spark anger in Paris
France

‘Love lock’ tour companies spark anger in Paris

Companies are making money from "love lock tours" on Paris's historic bridges and the public are angry.

Spanish court clears man of rape as ‘girl was into bondage’
Spain

Spanish court clears man of rape as ‘girl was into bondage’

Sometimes, according to Spanish law, 'No' just doesn't mean 'No'.

Glamorous M5S candidate tops Rome mayor race
Italy

Glamorous M5S candidate tops Rome mayor race

Virginia Raggi of the populist Five Star Movement (M5S), is leading polls to become mayor of the capital.

EU leaders meet amid Italy fears of new migrant influx
Italy

EU leaders meet amid Italy fears of new migrant influx

As the EU braces for more turbulence notably with next month's "Brexit" referendum in Britain as well as renewed Greek debt talks, Italy is keen to keep the focus on forging a joint plan over migrants.

Champions League: Real beat City to set up all-Madrid final
Spain

Champions League: Real beat City to set up all-Madrid final

Real Madrid will face Atletico Madrid in the Champions League final for the second time in three years.

Food-nabbing gulls go beserk in Venice’s St Mark’s Square
Italy

Food-nabbing gulls go beserk in Venice’s St Mark’s Square

“We are trying to protect ourselves as best we can but the birds no longer fear humans.”