Nigerian corruption detention struck down
Austria

Nigerian corruption detention struck down

A Nigerian court has fined the country's anti-graft agency $50,000 over the unlawful detention of an Austrian security consultant accused of money laundering, a statement said on Sunday.

‘Talk of party chief change nonsense’: Germany’s SPD
Germany

‘Talk of party chief change nonsense’: Germany’s SPD

Germany's beleaguered Social Democrats denied Sunday that their party chief Sigmar Gabriel would step down, after a local broadcaster claimed that a new leader was about to be named.

Strolling and selfies as the Champs-Elysees goes car-free
France

Strolling and selfies as the Champs-Elysees goes car-free

The sight of traffic thundering down Paris's most famous boulevard was replaced Sunday by people strolling, cycling and taking selfies as the Champs-Elysees went traffic-free.

Turkish fans brawl at wheelchair match in Germany
Germany

Turkish fans brawl at wheelchair match in Germany

A mass brawl at a wheelchair basketball match in Germany between supporters of Turkish clubs Galatasaray and Besiktas left seven fans needing hospital treatment, police have confirmed.

Cannes juggles security with not cramping stars
France

Cannes juggles security with not cramping stars

The Cannes film festival opens this week with the authorities in the French Riviera resort torn between the need for tight security and wrecking the party of a particularly starry year.

French citizens’ movement calls for worldwide demos
France

French citizens’ movement calls for worldwide demos

The French citizens' movement "Nuit debout" that has been holding a nightly sit-in in central Paris for more than a month called on Saturday for demonstrations on May 15th around Europe and the world.

Swedish study tests drugs to prevent child sex abuse
Sweden

Swedish study tests drugs to prevent child sex abuse

At Stockholm's Karolinska Institute, patients who have sought help for paedophile fantasies, but have not acted on them, are being given a drug to determine if it reduces the risk of them sexually abusing a child.

Three Spanish journalists kidnapped in Syria freed
Spain

Three Spanish journalists kidnapped in Syria freed

Three Spanish journalists kidnapped in Syria some 10 months ago were freed on Saturday and flew home home from Turkey on Sunday, the Spanish Press Federation and the government said.