Pregnant French women offered €300 to quit smoking
France

Pregnant French women offered €300 to quit smoking

Would pregnant French women - who have the worst smoking record in Europe - put out their cigarettes if they were paid?

Nordic Noir icon admits post-baby body angst
Sweden

Nordic Noir icon admits post-baby body angst

Camilla Läckberg doesn't care if she's labelled a bad role model.

What Google says about Italy (and other EU nations)
Italy

What Google says about Italy (and other EU nations)

In celebration of Europe Day, here’s a look at what Google says about Italians and other Europeans.

Lufthansa’s Euro 2016 ad takes aim at England
Germany

Lufthansa’s Euro 2016 ad takes aim at England

Who says the Germans don't have a sense of humour?

Almost half of Italians polled in survey want to leave EU
Italy

Almost half of Italians polled in survey want to leave EU

Some 48 percent of Italians would like to see their country leave the EU.

What Google says about the Danes (and other Europeans)
Denmark

What Google says about the Danes (and other Europeans)

In celebration of Europe Day, here’s a look at what Google says about Europeans.

(Another) French politician gets mired in a sex scandal
France

(Another) French politician gets mired in a sex scandal

Deputy president of French parliament quits after being accused of sexual harassment by members of his own party.

Two mums face jail for leaving kids in car to go out drinking
Spain

Two mums face jail for leaving kids in car to go out drinking

These two could be nominated for the worst mothers ever award.

Threats over ‘Erdogan burger’ force restaurant to close
Germany

Threats over ‘Erdogan burger’ force restaurant to close

The burger contained goat's cheese - a nod to comedian Jan Böhmermann's satirical poem which called the leader a “goat f*cker”.

What Google says about Spain (and other EU nations)
Spain

What Google says about Spain (and other EU nations)

In celebration of Europe Day, here’s a look at what what Google says about Europeans.

Italy announces diplomats’ meeting to end chaos in Libya
Italy

Italy announces diplomats’ meeting to end chaos in Libya

"Tunisia and Italy are very interested, for historic, political and geographic reasons, in resolving the crisis in Libya."

‘It’s fashionable to be cool and innovative in the kitchen’
Spain

‘It’s fashionable to be cool and innovative in the kitchen’

This week we chat to California native Michelle Fabregas, who founded food company Dribble Dots in Barcelona with her husband, Jason Clevering.

Video emerges of Cologne New Year’s Eve violence
Germany

Video emerges of Cologne New Year’s Eve violence

Cologne police on Monday released previously unseen video footage of the chaos at the city's main train station on New Year's Eve, when hundreds of women reported sexual assaults and thefts by large groups of foreign men.

What Google says about the French (and other Europeans)
France

What Google says about the French (and other Europeans)

Why are the French so __________? And why do the Germans __________?

Swede’s death in Oslo pipe ruled an accident

Swede’s death in Oslo pipe ruled an accident

No criminal activity suspected in the death of a Swedish man whose body was found in a pipe at an Oslo construction site.

How France is failing to protect foreigners’ rights
France

How France is failing to protect foreigners’ rights

France's human rights tsar has called for the French to tackle the "preconceptions" and "myths" which are leaving foreigners in the country at a disadvantage.

The ultimate guide to the insanity of driving in Italy
Italy

The ultimate guide to the insanity of driving in Italy

From someone who still doesn’t entirely know how...

France unveils new €40m plan to fight radicalization
France

France unveils new €40m plan to fight radicalization

The French prime minister called it "the big challenge of our generation".

Austrian chancellor steps down after election drubbing
Austria

Austrian chancellor steps down after election drubbing

Austria's Chancellor Werner Faymann is stepping down and will also resign as head of the Social Democrats.

Swiss economy must save billions, warns minister
Switzerland

Swiss economy must save billions, warns minister

Switzerland faces spending cutbacks as the federal government looks to save three billion francs.

Green leader steps down as government minister
Sweden

Green leader steps down as government minister

UPDATED: Green Party co-leader and Environment Minister Åsa Romson has confirmed she is leaving the government, after her party moved to replace her in the wake of weeks of scandals.

Driver loses hearse in central Munich – corpse and all
Germany

Driver loses hearse in central Munich – corpse and all

Officers in the Bavarian capital are on the lookout for a black hearse, complete with coffin, which its driver lost while “taking a break” on a long journey from Italy to Poland.

Migrant arrivals in Germany fall to new low
Germany

Migrant arrivals in Germany fall to new low

Germany recorded a steep decline in asylum seeker arrivals in April, official data showed Monday, after the closure of the popular route used by migrants through the Balkans.

Austrians urged to fight right-wing extremism
Austria

Austrians urged to fight right-wing extremism

Austrians are urged to fight right-wing extremism, as events take place to mark the end of WWII.

Hope fades for Spanish pair missing off Borneo coast
Spain

Hope fades for Spanish pair missing off Borneo coast

When the Malaysian boat went missing last week with three foreigners on board it was feared they may have been kidnapped. Now authorities think it may have sunk.

Italian court absolves two men over public goat slaughter
Italy

Italian court absolves two men over public goat slaughter

A local animal rights association described the public scene as "bloodcurdling".

‘Racist’ Swedish kids’ books could be pulled from shelves
Sweden

‘Racist’ Swedish kids’ books could be pulled from shelves

Has censorship gone too far, or is it right to remove outdated cultural stereotypes from books?

Migrant kids discovered in scrap stowing away to Spain
Spain

Migrant kids discovered in scrap stowing away to Spain

The 15 kids risked being squashed beneath scrap metal on a boat as they stowed away to mainland Spain.

Danes dump Trump: Just four percent want him as president
Denmark

Danes dump Trump: Just four percent want him as president

He may be the presumptive Republican nominee for president, but brash businessman Donald Trump sure hasn’t won over the Danes.

Swiss beard society marks 75 years of alpine tradition
Switzerland

Swiss beard society marks 75 years of alpine tradition

Its 26 hirsute members aim to preserve alpine traditions.

Uefa’s Platini resigns after appeal rejected
Switzerland

Uefa’s Platini resigns after appeal rejected

Court of Arbitration for Sport rejects an appeal by Michel Platini over ban for $2 million payment.

You’ll never guess which is Europe’s hottest capital
Sweden

You’ll never guess which is Europe’s hottest capital

Spaniards to flock to Stockholm in search of the sun?

AfD battles to use beer hall that launched Hitler’s career
Germany

AfD battles to use beer hall that launched Hitler’s career

Right-wing populist party the Alternative for Germany (AfD) has refused to accept a ban from the Munich beer hall where Adolf Hitler gave one of his first political speeches.

Heavy rain, storms and wind: Welcome to Spain in May
Spain

Heavy rain, storms and wind: Welcome to Spain in May

After a rainy weekend Spain can expect more showers and storms this week… but glorious sunshine could be on the way come next weekend.

Empty suitcases outside minister’s home spark terror alarm
Austria

Empty suitcases outside minister’s home spark terror alarm

Bomb disposal experts called to the home of Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz to investigate two mystery suitcases left outside.

German middle class ‘shrinking as rapidly as USA’s’
Germany

German middle class ‘shrinking as rapidly as USA’s’

The middle classes in Germany and the USA are both in sharp decline, while top earners on both sides of the pond reap the rewards, a new study shows.

Denmark plans ‘hate preacher’ blacklist
Denmark

Denmark plans ‘hate preacher’ blacklist

Government calls for a list of individuals who would be barred from entering Denmark for speaking out against "Danish values".

Eight of Rome’s most tantalizing foreign food gems
Italy

Eight of Rome’s most tantalizing foreign food gems

Delicious though Italian food is, Romans and visitors alike often crave foreign food in the capital. But where can they find it?

Two arrested over appalling animal neglect at Malaga farm
Spain

Two arrested over appalling animal neglect at Malaga farm

Police discovered 44 horses and four dogs in a state of extreme neglect at a farm in Malaga.

Giant fire casts pall over Hamburg city festival
Germany

Giant fire casts pall over Hamburg city festival

The final day of Hamburg's "harbour birthday" was overshadowed by smoke on Sunday when a massive fire broke out in the port district, although no-one was hurt.

Police APC protects right-wing vigil for murder victim
Austria

Police APC protects right-wing vigil for murder victim

Police drive armoured vehicles (APCs) on the streets of Vienna after members of a far-right group hold a ‘vigil’ for a woman who was allegedly murdered by an illegal immigrant and clash with left-wing activists.

Hardcore porn shown on hacked billboard in Malmö
Sweden

Hardcore porn shown on hacked billboard in Malmö

"It was seriously hardcore porn," said one witness.

Man arrested on suspicion of recruiting terrorists in Italy
Italy

Man arrested on suspicion of recruiting terrorists in Italy

The 26-year-old man was arrested on Sunday.

Survey: some Swiss ‘never’ cross linguistic divide
Switzerland

Survey: some Swiss ‘never’ cross linguistic divide

Nearly a fifth of Swiss people have never crossed the so-called Röstigraben, says survey.

Norway treated to early ‘summer’ – will it last?
Norway

Norway treated to early ‘summer’ – will it last?

The calendar may still show early May but temperature-wise, it is already summer in Norway.

British couple killed as car plunges into French river
France

British couple killed as car plunges into French river

A British couple drowned in their car after it swerved off a road and into a river in south western France.

Supertide on the French coast swallows tourists’ cars
France

Supertide on the French coast swallows tourists’ cars

Make sure to check the signs if you want to park next to a French beach.

Lawyer can call politician ‘product of inbreeding’: court
Germany

Lawyer can call politician ‘product of inbreeding’: court

A lawyer from southern Germany faced a fine for calling the Bavarian interior minister inbred. But a court has ruled that he is free to use the insult.

Spanish police seek child victims of ‘porn king’ director
Spain

Spanish police seek child victims of ‘porn king’ director

Police in Spain are trying to identify children who had been forced to appear in pornographic videos after they arrested the country's "king of porn".

Want to know who France’s Nuit Debout protesters are?
France

Want to know who France’s Nuit Debout protesters are?

Who are these people occupying the most iconic square in Paris each night?

‘I wanted to do something different from everyone else’
Sweden

‘I wanted to do something different from everyone else’

Jonathan Boutin moved to Sweden at the age of 20 and, after moving across the country and working in a variety of jobs, he's still here a decade later.

Denmark gets earliest ‘summer day’ in years
Denmark

Denmark gets earliest ‘summer day’ in years

The calendar may still show early May but temperature-wise, it is already summer in Denmark.

Putin’s biker buddies back in Berlin for war anniversary
Germany

Putin’s biker buddies back in Berlin for war anniversary

Dozens of bikers from the notorious Russian nationalist club known as the Night Wolves crossed into Germany Sunday to celebrate the Soviet Union's World War II victory over the Nazis.

Eurovision artists walk red carpet in Stockholm
Sweden

Eurovision artists walk red carpet in Stockholm

Get ready... it's Eurovision time.

Johnny Depp among Eurostar passengers hit by delays
France

Johnny Depp among Eurostar passengers hit by delays

Travel delays on the Eurostar even affect Hollywood stars.

Bocelli stirs Leicester City with tear-jerking performance
Italy

Bocelli stirs Leicester City with tear-jerking performance

Prepare to be stirred...

Swiss explorer begins epic pole to pole adventure
Switzerland

Swiss explorer begins epic pole to pole adventure

Mike Horn is attempting to circumnavigate the globe in an unmotorised expedition.

France launches countdown to ‘high-risk’ Euro 2016
France

France launches countdown to ‘high-risk’ Euro 2016

The kick off for Euro 2016 is only a month away with organisers desperately hoping it will pass off peacefully despite the clear terror threat.

‘All homosexuals in Sweden may freely come to Russia’
Sweden

‘All homosexuals in Sweden may freely come to Russia’

Russian ambassador Viktor Tatarintsev has accused Swedish media of "Russophobia".