Egypt sentences 6 inmates for beating Frenchman to death
France

Egypt sentences 6 inmates for beating Frenchman to death

An Egyptian court on Sunday handed down seven-year prison sentences to six men convicted of beating to death jailed Frenchman Eric Lang in 2013.

17 French ex-ministers vow to shine light on sex harassment
France

17 French ex-ministers vow to shine light on sex harassment

Seventeen French former ministers vowed on Sunday to "systematically denounce" sexual harassment, days after an investigation was opened into multiple claims against a former deputy parliamentary speaker.

‘Tick here please’: Changing gender in Norway gets easier
Norway

‘Tick here please’: Changing gender in Norway gets easier

As the commander of a Cold War submarine tracking the Soviets, John Jeanette's dresses were stashed away in a locker reserved for top-secret documents.

Italy set to double baby bonus to fight birth rate ‘apocalypse’
Italy

Italy set to double baby bonus to fight birth rate ‘apocalypse’

Italy’s health minister is proposing doubling a ‘baby bonus’ incentive for couples to have more children to combat what she calls a catastrophic decline in the country’s birth rate.

Ibrahimovic breaks PSG record in Nantes romp
Sweden

Ibrahimovic breaks PSG record in Nantes romp

Zlatan Ibrahimovic headed home a minute from time to break Paris Saint-Germain's single season Ligue 1 scoring record in a 4-0 rout of Nantes on Saturday.

‘Don’t become the next Blatter,’ Infantino warned
Switzerland

‘Don’t become the next Blatter,’ Infantino warned

FIFA's new president Gianni Infantino is using the authoritarian tactics of ex-leader Sepp Blatter, a top reform advocate told AFP on Sunday, after the resignation of FIFA's audit chief.

German police arrest 120 in anti-coal demonstrations
Germany

German police arrest 120 in anti-coal demonstrations

German police say they arrested 120 people following violent clashes between environmental activists and security personnel at anti-coal demonstrations in the east of the country.

Fake ‘Friday the 13th’ terror attack on Cannes hotel
France

Fake ‘Friday the 13th’ terror attack on Cannes hotel

A fake terror attack panicked guests at the French Riviera hideaway of several Hollywood stars at the Cannes film festival, police said Saturday.

Vatican leaks trial hindered as cardinals dodge questions
Italy

Vatican leaks trial hindered as cardinals dodge questions

Top cardinal Pietro Parolin and two close associates of Pope Francis have sidestepped giving evidence in the controversial and increasingly embarrassing Vatican trial of five people accused of leaking classified Holy See documents.

Ukraine hails Eurovision win in Sweden as Russia sulks
Sweden

Ukraine hails Eurovision win in Sweden as Russia sulks

Jubilant Ukrainian officials erupted in celebration Sunday after Jamala won the Eurovision Song Contest with a powerful tribute to her Tatar people's deportation from Russian-annexed Crimea in 1944, while Russian officials complained of bias.

Swiss basic income campaign sets ‘Guinness’ record
Switzerland

Swiss basic income campaign sets ‘Guinness’ record

Campaigners for a minimum income in Switzerland set a Guinness Record for the world's largest poster on Saturday, as they sought support for the controversial proposal ahead of a referendum next month.

Ten more days needed to put out Spanish tyre fire: officials
Spain

Ten more days needed to put out Spanish tyre fire: officials

UPDATED: It could take another 10 days to put out a huge fire at a tyre dump near Madrid, though residents have already been allowed to return to the area.

Syrian pianist plays to Germans’ hearts
Germany

Syrian pianist plays to Germans’ hearts

A year ago, 28-year-old pianist Aeham al-Ahmad was performing in the ruins of Damascus.

Pig’s head found outside Merkel’s constituency office
Germany

Pig’s head found outside Merkel’s constituency office

German police said on Saturday they found a pig's head bearing an "insulting inscription" outside Chancellor Angela Merkel's constituency office in the country's northeast.

The terrible history behind Jamala’s Eurovision triumph
Sweden

The terrible history behind Jamala’s Eurovision triumph

"When strangers are coming, they come to your house, they kill you all and say, 'we're not guilty, not guilty'."

Ukraine wins Eurovision Song Contest in Sweden
Sweden

Ukraine wins Eurovision Song Contest in Sweden

Jamala took the crown after 26 finalists – 25 Europeans and one Australian – battled it out in the Swedish capital.