US issues travel alert for France ahead of Euro 2016
France

US issues travel alert for France ahead of Euro 2016

The US has warned its citizens that France is a potential terror target during Euro 2016.

France lets widow have child with dead husband’s sperm
France

France lets widow have child with dead husband’s sperm

A French court has ruled that the semen of a dead man can be used for artificial insemination.

Why this Swedish restaurant is launching a dog menu
Sweden

Why this Swedish restaurant is launching a dog menu

A Gothenburg eatery has unveiled a menu specially designed for dogs in an effort to attract new customers.

IN PICTURES: Wild weather pummels France
France

IN PICTURES: Wild weather pummels France

Heavy rains have left submerged cars and flooded villages across France, and even breached the banks on the Seine River.

WHO doubles safe sex advice for travellers to Zika regions
Switzerland

WHO doubles safe sex advice for travellers to Zika regions

Advice comes two months before millions head to Brazil for the Olympics.

Denmark takes historic step for transgender rights
Denmark

Denmark takes historic step for transgender rights

UPDATED: Nation becomes the first in the world to officially no longer consider being transgender a mental illness.

How the Swedish Church used taxes to fund lavish trips
Sweden

How the Swedish Church used taxes to fund lavish trips

A trip to Malta for 99 people was among those funded by the church coffers.

Erdogan to Berlin: be sensible on Armenia genocide bill
Germany

Erdogan to Berlin: be sensible on Armenia genocide bill

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday called Angela Merkel to ask for "common sense" over a resolution recognising the massacre of Armenians by Ottoman forces as "genocide", local media reported.

At least 1,000 feared dead in nine migrant boat wrecks
Italy

At least 1,000 feared dead in nine migrant boat wrecks

At least 1,000 people are thought to have drowned or are missing in nine migrant shipwrecks in the Mediterranean over the last six days, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said on Tuesday.

Spanish resort bans blow-up dolls and novelty willies
Spain

Spanish resort bans blow-up dolls and novelty willies

The beach town of Mojácar has banned ‘unseemly’ behaviour on its streets in a bid to curb rowdy stag and hen parties.

Stockholm couple crash car during rowdy romp
Sweden

Stockholm couple crash car during rowdy romp

A pair of hapless Stockholm lovers decide to get intimate in their car on Monday, but it was all downhill from there.

Paris to build humanitarian camp to welcome migrants
France

Paris to build humanitarian camp to welcome migrants

Paris will soon be home to an official migrant camp that meets UN standards.

Paris has wettest May since 1873 (but Brittany stays dry)
France

Paris has wettest May since 1873 (but Brittany stays dry)

Have you noticed it's been raining a lot in Paris in May? In fact it's been chucking it down more than in any other month of May for 143 years.

Dalai Lama says there are ‘too many’ refugees in Europe
Germany

Dalai Lama says there are ‘too many’ refugees in Europe

The Dalai Lama said in an interview published Thursday that Europe has accepted "too many" refugees, and that they should eventually return to help rebuild their home countries.

‘Getting a job in Sweden is like breaking rocks with a spade’
Sweden

‘Getting a job in Sweden is like breaking rocks with a spade’

Sweden’s job market is notoriously tough to crack, and law graduate Nour Solaiman from Syria has already had more than his share of setbacks — but he’s determined to find a way in.

Footballer Özil’s Mecca visit was unpatriotic, say AfD
Germany

Footballer Özil’s Mecca visit was unpatriotic, say AfD

When national football star Mesut Özil posted a picture of himself in Mecca on Facebook it received 21,000 ‘likes’. But Germany’s far right party see it is an act of provocation.

Archbishop faces lawsuit over ‘hate speech’ against gays
Spain

Archbishop faces lawsuit over ‘hate speech’ against gays

The archbishop of Valencia said modern thinking about gender were the "most insidious and destructive to mankind".

Ten Airbnb apartments where you’ll feel at home in Rome
Italy

Ten Airbnb apartments where you’ll feel at home in Rome

Our pick of the best apartments to spend your Rome vacation.

Star winger axed from Germany Euros squad
Germany

Star winger axed from Germany Euros squad

Marco Reus endured more injury heartache with Germany on Tuesday - his 27th birthday - as he was cut from their final Euro 2016 squad, two years after missing the World Cup.

Norway backs plain packets for cigarettes
Norway

Norway backs plain packets for cigarettes

Both Norway and New Zealand marked World No Tobacco Day by introducing new drab tobacco packaging.

Panic as three earthquakes strike Umbria
Italy

Panic as three earthquakes strike Umbria

An earthquake measuring 4.1 on the Richter scale struck the central Italian region of Umbria on Monday night, and was followed by two smaller quakes this morning, creating panic among residents and closing schools in the hilltop town of Orvieto.

Police hunt macabre ‘wolf decapitator’ of Asturias
Spain

Police hunt macabre ‘wolf decapitator’ of Asturias

Someone is killing wolves and leaving their heads hanging at road junctions in northern Spain.

Denmark to impose new ‘integration’ rules on kids
Denmark

Denmark to impose new ‘integration’ rules on kids

Following an EU ruling last month, the Danish government is fast-tracking new legislation that will put greater emphasis on children's ‘ability to integrate’.

Venomous snake on the loose near Vienna
Austria

Venomous snake on the loose near Vienna

A poisonous spitting cobra is on the loose near Vienna after escaping from a container shipped from Indonesia to a warehouse.

Spain recoils at yet another botched restoration attempt
Spain

Spain recoils at yet another botched restoration attempt

Locals are not happy about attempts to restore a 17th century local landmark.

Is this France’s best tourist attraction yet (for adults)?
France

Is this France’s best tourist attraction yet (for adults)?

Everything you need to know about France's new attraction: the world's biggest wine theme park, or a "Disneyland for adults".

Why Sweden is now the EU’s most competitive economy
Sweden

Why Sweden is now the EU’s most competitive economy

It's beating European giants such as Germany and the United Kingdom by miles, according to a key global ranking.

8 fantastic reasons to visit French-speaking Switzerland
Switzerland

8 fantastic reasons to visit French-speaking Switzerland

Fourteen percent of German-speaking Swiss have never visited the country’s French-speaking region. Here's why they should.

Norwegian woman found dead on Mallorca

Norwegian woman found dead on Mallorca

A Norwegian woman has been found dead on the island of Mallorca and Spanish police are investigating the death as suspicious.

Austria struggles to compete with European neighbours
Austria

Austria struggles to compete with European neighbours

When it comes to competing on a global scale, Austria is still lagging behind some of its neighbours in Europe.

Is this the best cafe in Sweden to grab a fika?
Sweden

Is this the best cafe in Sweden to grab a fika?

Fill up the coffee cup and help yourself to a 'kanelbulle'. This is Sweden's best café according to food experts.

Fourteen people injured in Turin paints factory explosion
Italy

Fourteen people injured in Turin paints factory explosion

Fourteen people, seven of them firefighters, were injured in an explosion which also completely destroyed a paints factory near Turin on Monday night.

Every third child in Berlin now dependent on welfare
Germany

Every third child in Berlin now dependent on welfare

Child poverty is on the rise across Germany. But in the national capital and Bremen the situation is particularly severe.

Beer, bakery and meat strikes could hit Norway
Norway

Beer, bakery and meat strikes could hit Norway

Failing a succesful mediation, Norwegians face a possible shortage of beer, hot dogs and baked goods as a result of workers’ strikes.

French economy hit by drop in consumer prices
France

French economy hit by drop in consumer prices

France's consumer prices have fallen, leaving the country stuck in a deflationary spiral.

Austrian ‘Batman’ returns and this time it’s serious
Austria

Austrian ‘Batman’ returns and this time it’s serious

The Bad Ischl Batman contacts local mayor a second time.

Report: Swiss economy more competitive than US
Switzerland

Report: Swiss economy more competitive than US

Switzerland has the most competitive economy in Europe and the second most competitive in the world.

Kraftwerk defeat makes Germany safe for DJs
Germany

Kraftwerk defeat makes Germany safe for DJs

Techno pioneers Kraftwerk have lost a near 20-year court battle over sampling - making the practice A-OK in Germany for the first time ever.

Disgraced Concordia captain awaits appeal verdict
Italy

Disgraced Concordia captain awaits appeal verdict

An appeals court in Florence will make a decision later today.

Poll shows cost of spring crisis for Swedish government
Sweden

Poll shows cost of spring crisis for Swedish government

The survey suggests the current Swedish government would not receive the largest share of votes if an election were held in May.

After 1,000 years, ‘forgotten’ Danish Viking fortress opens
Denmark

After 1,000 years, ‘forgotten’ Danish Viking fortress opens

The historic discovery of a fifth Viking ring fortress was celebrated in grand style on Monday and will open to the public on Wednesday.

3 asylum seekers arrested for sexual assaults at music fest
Germany

3 asylum seekers arrested for sexual assaults at music fest

Update: Police in Darmstadt have received 14 complaints of sexual assault from women who attended a music festival in the city over the weekend.

Hanover teen stabbed police officer ‘on orders from Isis’
Germany

Hanover teen stabbed police officer ‘on orders from Isis’

A 15-year-old girl who knifed a policewoman at Hanover's main train station in February may have been acting under orders from Isis terrorists, media reported on Tuesday.

Austrian government: ‘No shift in election result’
Austria

Austrian government: ‘No shift in election result’

The Austrian government says a repeat of the recent presidential election is unlikely to be necessary.

‘I never look at what I sign,’ admits Messi in fraud case
Spain

‘I never look at what I sign,’ admits Messi in fraud case

The Barcelona star told a Spanish judge he never looks at the contracts he signs.

France to put €1 billion into improving teachers’ pay
France

France to put €1 billion into improving teachers’ pay

France's teachers are soon to take home a bit of extra cash each month.

Italian admits burning his ex alive ‘because she left him’
Italy

Italian admits burning his ex alive ‘because she left him’

A 27-year-old man has admitted to burning his ex-girlfriend alive because he “couldn’t accept that she abandoned him”.

Malmö: Home to the best food in Sweden?
Sweden

Malmö: Home to the best food in Sweden?

When you think Malmö, do you think cheap falafel? Think again. Malmö is winning foodie hearts, for good reason.

Swiss woman survives horrific crash unscathed
Switzerland

Swiss woman survives horrific crash unscathed

A 48-year-old woman had a lucky escape on Monday afternoon in an accident that demolished her car.

Second day of metro strikes brings chaos to Barcelona
Spain

Second day of metro strikes brings chaos to Barcelona

Barcelona Metro was slowed further by an accident on the line on Tuesday morning.

Support for Merkel govt dips below 50 percent
Germany

Support for Merkel govt dips below 50 percent

Germany came in for a political first on Tuesday as a new poll showed combined support for Chancellor Angela Merkel's coalition government dropped below 50 percent for the first time.

Danish royals: Only Prince Christian should get money
Denmark

Danish royals: Only Prince Christian should get money

Danish MPs may not need to decide which royal grandchildren to cut off financially after all.

What’s on in France: Ten great things to do in June
France

What’s on in France: Ten great things to do in June

From music to car racing to food glorious food there is plenty to keep everyone entertained in France in June.

Torrential rain leaves parts of France under water
France

Torrential rain leaves parts of France under water

It's not time to put away the umbrella in France just yet.

No longer just a job: the unlikely crew saving lives
Italy

No longer just a job: the unlikely crew saving lives

They are unlikely members of the same crew: career seamen for whom it was initially just another job and landlubber humanitarian workers trying to make the world a better place.

Med rescuers share human cost of refugee crisis
Germany

Med rescuers share human cost of refugee crisis

GRAPHIC CONTENT WARNING: A photo of a dead migrant baby pulled from the Mediterranean was published by a charity hoping to force European leaders to grant migrants safe passage, after hundreds were presumed to have died at sea last week.

Swiss coach selects France-bound squad
Switzerland

Swiss coach selects France-bound squad

Defender Philippe Senderos misses out.

Basketball great Pau Gasol could skip Rio over Zika fears
Spain

Basketball great Pau Gasol could skip Rio over Zika fears

He is considering skipping the Olympic Games in Brazil in August due to fears over the Zika virus.

Fewer than 500 of 163,000 asylum seekers found jobs
Sweden

Fewer than 500 of 163,000 asylum seekers found jobs

Of almost 163,000 people who applied for asylum in Sweden last year, fewer than 500 landed a job, according to a new report.

100 years since Germany tried to break UK’s grip on the seas
Germany

100 years since Germany tried to break UK’s grip on the seas

100 years ago, the British and German navies met in the biggest sea battle in history off the Danish coast – one which has become as controversial and hard to make sense of as the First World War itself.

Rising anti-Semitism forces Jews out of Paris suburbs
France

Rising anti-Semitism forces Jews out of Paris suburbs

Jewish communities throughout Paris suburbs are dwindling as they suffer abuse and attacks.

French gardener jailed for 30 years for killing British woman
France

French gardener jailed for 30 years for killing British woman

The British woman's body has never been found.

The eight ingredients that created the Swedish model
Sweden

The eight ingredients that created the Swedish model

What is the Swedish model and who invented it? Thinktank chairman Anders Källström presents the eight reasons behind Sweden's success.

Sweden lack fire without Zlatan in Slovenian stalemate
Sweden

Sweden lack fire without Zlatan in Slovenian stalemate

But who are the other players who got a chance to shine ahead of the Euro 2016?