Agreement reached on failed bank bailout
Austria

Agreement reached on failed bank bailout

Austrian Finance Minister Hans Joerg Schelling said Wednesday an agreement in principle had been reached with the stricken Hypo bank's creditors that had threatened to bankrupt the state of Carinthia.

New map reveals Paris flat prices by Metro station
France

New map reveals Paris flat prices by Metro station

UPDATED: So which is the most expensive Metro to live near?

This food-mad Swedish woman delivered tons of aid to desperate Syrians
Sweden

This food-mad Swedish woman delivered tons of aid to desperate Syrians

At the the height of the refugee crisis in Sweden last year, Selina Hami headed in the other direction to deliver food to families in need in war-torn Syria.

French police targeted in ‘anti-cop hatred’ protests
France

French police targeted in ‘anti-cop hatred’ protests

Police on Wednesday staged demonstrations across France against a surge of "anti-cop hatred", which apparently continued during the protests.

German astronaut to take command of space station
Germany

German astronaut to take command of space station

Astronaut Alexander Gerst will be the first German commander of the International Space Station (ISS) on his next trip to the final frontier.

Norway man who joined Isis: ‘It was contrary to Islam’
Norway

Norway man who joined Isis: ‘It was contrary to Islam’

A 23-year-old man who joined Isis in Syria told an Oslo court on Wednesday that what he witnessed there went against his views of Islam.

France faces ‘moderate risk’ of Zika virus outbreak
France

France faces ‘moderate risk’ of Zika virus outbreak

France is one of three European countries in the "moderate likelihood" group.

Italy has ‘moderate’ risk of Zika virus outbreak: WHO
Italy

Italy has ‘moderate’ risk of Zika virus outbreak: WHO

France and Malta are also in the "moderate likelihood" group.

Paris: Here’s how to find French cinema in English
France

Paris: Here’s how to find French cinema in English

Want to watch French movies in Paris but can't understand them? Look no further.

Huge ash cloud over Etna as volcano erupts again
Italy

Huge ash cloud over Etna as volcano erupts again

The 3350-metre volcano is Europe's most active.

Reunite Sweden and Norway, says billionaire hotel tycoon

Reunite Sweden and Norway, says billionaire hotel tycoon

But what do the Swedes and other Norwegians think...?

London ‘master thief’ strikes at Germany’s fanciest store
Germany

London ‘master thief’ strikes at Germany’s fanciest store

A 22-year-old woman from London has been arrested in Berlin after stealing designer goods from KaDeWe, Germany’s most famous luxury department store, local media report.

Spanish teenager wins battle with Zara to stock plus sizes
Spain

Spanish teenager wins battle with Zara to stock plus sizes

An 18-year-old launched a petition to get the world’s largest retailer to sell larger sizes - and it worked.

Travellers stuck on train for six hours in Sweden
Sweden

Travellers stuck on train for six hours in Sweden

Passengers were left stranded on a train between Stockholm and Malmö for six hours on Wednesday after a power blackout.

‘Known Salafist’ allowed to work at Berlin airports
Germany

‘Known Salafist’ allowed to work at Berlin airports

A worker was allowed access to secure areas of both of Berlin's airports for up to 10 months after authorities found out he had links to fundamentalist Islam, media reported on Wednesday.

School kids don’t have right to vegan food: Berlin court
Germany

School kids don’t have right to vegan food: Berlin court

Children whose parents want them to live a vegan lifestyle - or a stone-age or fruitarian one for that matter - will have to bring their own food to school, a Berlin court ruled on Wednesday.

Will France’s plain cigarette packs make smokers quit?
France

Will France’s plain cigarette packs make smokers quit?

The first plain cigarette packages will hit the shelves on Friday.

Twelve things tourists do that annoy Parisians
France

Twelve things tourists do that annoy Parisians

For the love of god, STOP with the love locks.

‘It’s time to dig up Franco’ say victims of Spain’s dictatorship
Spain

‘It’s time to dig up Franco’ say victims of Spain’s dictatorship

An advocacy group for victims is demanding the exhumation of Gen Francisco Franco from his tomb insisting that Spanish taxpayers should not be paying for its upkeep.

Green card holders tell Denmark to keep its promise
Denmark

Green card holders tell Denmark to keep its promise

With parliament threatening to scrap the controversial green card scheme, current green card holders are trying to convince MPs to reverse course.

Police car torched in Paris at ‘anti-cop hatred’ protest
France

Police car torched in Paris at ‘anti-cop hatred’ protest

A police car was engulfed by fire during a police protest against "anti-cop hatred".

Rajoy described as ‘low key and lacking in charisma’ by FT
Spain

Rajoy described as ‘low key and lacking in charisma’ by FT

The FT described the acting prime minister as "low-key and lacking in charisma" as Rajoy admitted he was eyeing more tax cuts if re-elected.

Beating loneliness is just One Bowl away in Copenhagen
Denmark

Beating loneliness is just One Bowl away in Copenhagen

A volunteer-run community restaurant brings people together over a 'pay as you feel' warm meal.

Swiss city fights extremism with anti-radicalization centre
Switzerland

Swiss city fights extremism with anti-radicalization centre

Winterthur launches a new service aimed at preventing radicalization.

Fines for online hate speech can run into €1,000s
Germany

Fines for online hate speech can run into €1,000s

People throwing around words like “vermin” or advocating the return of the gas chambers in online comments face high fines in Germany – as one German publication made very clear on Tuesday.

Church fights AfD for Muslim right to build new mosque
Germany

Church fights AfD for Muslim right to build new mosque

The populist Alternative for Germany want to stop a mosque being built in Erfurt, capital of Thuringia. It would be only the third in the former east, outside Berlin.

Italy finds stolen Columbus letter announcing discovery of Americas
Italy

Italy finds stolen Columbus letter announcing discovery of Americas

The letter was penned by Christopher Columbus as he returned from the Americas in 1493.

How US lawmakers could ground Norwegian’s success
Norway

How US lawmakers could ground Norwegian’s success

A new bill in the US House of Representatives could put a block on Norwegian’s proposed expansion of budget flights across the Atlantic.

Where to watch UEFA Euro 2016 in Vienna
Austria

Where to watch UEFA Euro 2016 in Vienna

Some of the best spots in Vienna to watch the football this summer.

Snow and fire warnings… it’s springtime in Sweden
Sweden

Snow and fire warnings… it’s springtime in Sweden

Sweden's weather forecast: a song of ice and fire.

Speak German or face jail, court tells WhatsApp
Germany

Speak German or face jail, court tells WhatsApp

The CEO of WhatsApp could face jail in Germany unless the company moves quickly to provide its terms and conditions in the German language, a recently-published court ruling shows.

Activists scale skyscraper in Spain to protest US trade deal
Spain

Activists scale skyscraper in Spain to protest US trade deal

The controversial EU-US trade deal, TTIP, is drumming up ever more opposition in Spain, leading activists to perform this dramatic feat.

How a war veteran’s thirst for beer forged a great friendship
Sweden

How a war veteran’s thirst for beer forged a great friendship

All that 93-year-old Alfred wanted was to have a beer in the sun. His carer got unforgettable memories in return.

In pictures: Switzerland’s most welcoming hotels
Switzerland

In pictures: Switzerland’s most welcoming hotels

Looking for somewhere to stay this summer? For a warm Swiss welcome, you can’t beat these – it’s official.

Munich police not amused by suicide bomb video prank
Germany

Munich police not amused by suicide bomb video prank

Three men who wanted to make a prank video about setting off a suicide bomb ended up setting off a police operation instead. Now they face criminal charges.

British woman braves jellyfish for Balearic swim challenge
Spain

British woman braves jellyfish for Balearic swim challenge

A British endurance swimmer is preparing to brave jellyfish to make a record-breaking attempt to swim between the Balearic Islands.

Thief tries to mug police officer by mistake
Austria

Thief tries to mug police officer by mistake

An unlucky thief chose the wrong person to mug when he tried to steal a wallet from the pocket of an off-duty policeman in a carriage on the Vienna underground.

French minicab driver held for ‘sexual assaulting’ student
France

French minicab driver held for ‘sexual assaulting’ student

The driver reportedly helped the teen into her room after she left a nightclub.

How to find student housing in Malmö: 5 tips
Sweden

How to find student housing in Malmö: 5 tips

Stockholm isn't the only place it can be rough to find housing. What if you're moving to Malmö? Here are some hints.

Thousands expected to help spring clean Lake Geneva
Switzerland

Thousands expected to help spring clean Lake Geneva

Everything from plastic bottles to Rolex watches could be found in this weekend’s lake-cleaning exercise.

Amanda Knox vs Italy: European court accepts rights violation case
Italy

Amanda Knox vs Italy: European court accepts rights violation case

Amanda Knox claims her rights were violated during Italian investigations into the 2007 murder of British student Meredith Kercher.

Off the rails! France hit by nationwide train strikes
France

Off the rails! France hit by nationwide train strikes

Travellers have been advised to cancel or postpone rail journeys on Wednesday.

South Tyrol under pressure as Austria turns back migrants
Austria

South Tyrol under pressure as Austria turns back migrants

Wealthy South Tyrol - a little bit of Austria in Italy - is the latest bottleneck in Europe's refugee crisis. Angela Giuffrida finds a region battling with the consequences.

Man in asylum ‘abuse’ videos arrested for death threats
Denmark

Man in asylum ‘abuse’ videos arrested for death threats

The Syrian asylum seeker who was shown in videos being restrained at a refugee tent camp was arrested on Tuesday on charges that he had threatened to kill the camp’s director and camp residents.

Italy’s slice of paradise is finally back in public hands
Italy

Italy’s slice of paradise is finally back in public hands

Budelli has been fought over by a millionaire from New Zealand, as well a group of school children from Piedmont.

Dairy farms in crisis as milk now cheaper than water
Germany

Dairy farms in crisis as milk now cheaper than water

As the price of milk in German supermarkets dips below that of a bottle of mineral water, many farmers fear for their futures. How has this come to pass?

Group jailed for beating up dad protecting his daughter
Austria

Group jailed for beating up dad protecting his daughter

A group of young men who brutally beat up a father when he tried to stop them bothering his daughter and her friends have been sent to jail in Austria.

Catalan police hunt gangs stealing dogs for illegal fights
Spain

Catalan police hunt gangs stealing dogs for illegal fights

Police in Catalonia are hunting organized gangs who have been stealing dogs to use in illegal dog fights.

French police protest against ‘anti-cop hatred’
France

French police protest against ‘anti-cop hatred’

Today it's the police who are protesting.

Injury forces Swiss star Bencic out of French Open
Switzerland

Injury forces Swiss star Bencic out of French Open

Belinda Bencic has suffered back problems lately.

Denmark to hockey final eight for only second time
Denmark

Denmark to hockey final eight for only second time

Danes have advanced to the quarter-finals in the world championships in Moscow.

Record number of kids mark Norway’s National Day
Norway

Record number of kids mark Norway’s National Day

The Norwegian royal family waved down upon a record-long parade on Tuesday as the nation celebrated May 17th.

Belgium ‘ignored’ Abdeslam’s possible link to Isis
France

Belgium ‘ignored’ Abdeslam’s possible link to Isis

The terror suspect had reportedly been seen in a Facebook image featuring the Islamic State flag.

Players face hawk-eye at Europa final in Basel
Switzerland

Players face hawk-eye at Europa final in Basel

Goal-line technology (GLT) will be used by Uefa for the first time in Wednesday's Europa League final.

Italy granted ‘unprecedented’ slack on EU budget rules
Italy

Italy granted ‘unprecedented’ slack on EU budget rules

"It means a green light for investment that otherwise would have been blocked."

Italy sends asylum-seekers to Cyprus under EU scheme
Italy

Italy sends asylum-seekers to Cyprus under EU scheme

More than one million people arrived by sea in Europe in 2015.

Malmö home rocked by suspected grenade blast
Sweden

Malmö home rocked by suspected grenade blast

Swedish police are investigating a suspected grenade attack on a home in Malmö on Wednesday.

Don’t read Erdogan bestiality poem in public: court to comic
Germany

Don’t read Erdogan bestiality poem in public: court to comic

A Hamburg court on Tuesday banned the author of a poem lampooning Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan from publicly reciting passages from his work.

Pink diamond sold for record-breaking $31m in Geneva
Switzerland

Pink diamond sold for record-breaking $31m in Geneva

A diamond named 'Unique Pink' makes history by selling for $31 million at a Geneva auction house.

Five in hospital after ammonia leak in Sweden
Sweden

Five in hospital after ammonia leak in Sweden

Five workers remained in hospital overnight after an ammonia leak at a factory run by the Swedish food producer that makes Ikea's meatballs.

How Italy’s richest region is feeling the migrant strain
Italy

How Italy’s richest region is feeling the migrant strain

Wealthy South Tyrol - a little bit of Austria in Italy - is the latest bottleneck in Europe's refugee crisis. Angela Giuffrida finds a region battling with the consequences.

Six things Swedes get tired of hearing abroad
Sweden

Six things Swedes get tired of hearing abroad

If I hear one more word about Abba...

Camino de Santiago opens up to armchair pilgrims with app
Spain

Camino de Santiago opens up to armchair pilgrims with app

A new app will allow wannabe pilgrims to experience the Way of St James without leaving the comfort of their living room.

Eurovision star brushes off Russian fury over Sweden win
Sweden

Eurovision star brushes off Russian fury over Sweden win

Ukraine's Eurovision winner has dismissed Russia's anger over her triumph in Stockholm.