Kurz: Keep asylum seekers on islands
Austria

Kurz: Keep asylum seekers on islands

Asylum seekers to the European Union should be held on islands rather than be allowed direct access to the continent, Austria's foreign minister has said.

Djokovic joins greats with maiden French Open title
France

Djokovic joins greats with maiden French Open title

Novak Djokovic joined the tennis greats on Sunday when he downed British second seed Andy Murray 3-6 6-1 6-2 6-4 to claim his maiden French Open title and hold all four grand slams at the same time.

French floods and strikes cast gloom over Euro 2016
France

French floods and strikes cast gloom over Euro 2016

The swollen Seine receded on Sunday, but between flood damages, strikes and terror fears, France was firmly stuck in the doldrums just five days before the Euro football tournament.

Paris Ritz hotel to open after four-year makeover
France

Paris Ritz hotel to open after four-year makeover

The landmark Paris Ritz hotel will re-open its palatial doors to guests Monday after nearly four years of renovations and a major fire.

Bus carrying Czech tourists hit by gunfire in France
France

Bus carrying Czech tourists hit by gunfire in France

Six Czech tourists were injured when their bus was hit by gunfire while travelling through southeastern France, a prosecutor said today.

Swiss say ‘no thanks’ to basic income for all
Switzerland

Swiss say ‘no thanks’ to basic income for all

The Swiss on Sunday flatly rejected a radical proposal to provide the entire population with a basic income.

Spain airport security guard held for drug smuggling
Spain

Spain airport security guard held for drug smuggling

A security guard at Malaga airport on Spain's Costa del Sol has been arrested on suspicion of helping to smuggle marijuana to Britain, police said on Sunday.

German right-wing leader blasts ‘dictator’ Merkel
Germany

German right-wing leader blasts ‘dictator’ Merkel

A German right-wing populist politician has attacked Chancellor Angela Merkel as a "dictator" who is trying to "replace the German people" with migrants, a Sunday newspaper reported.

3D-printed aircraft debuts at Berlin air show
Germany

3D-printed aircraft debuts at Berlin air show

Dwarfed by huge jets all around, the mini-plane Thor was nonetheless an eye-catcher at the Berlin air show this week – the small Airbus marvel is the world’s first 3D-printed aircraft.

Rome the top prize as Italians vote in test for Renzi
Italy

Rome the top prize as Italians vote in test for Renzi

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's party was locked in battle on Sunday, June 5, for control of Rome and other cities in municipal elections seen as a test for the ruling party and the country's divided right.

Fifa’s Infantino hits out at ‘greedy’ jibes
Switzerland

Fifa’s Infantino hits out at ‘greedy’ jibes

FIFA’s new chief Gianni Infantino accused “enemies” Sunday of trying to paint him as greedy, and voiced surprise at revelations that his disgraced predecessor and his deputies awarded themselves millions in dubious bonuses.

Spain’s Podemos ahead of Socialists as election looms
Spain

Spain’s Podemos ahead of Socialists as election looms

Spain's anti-austerity party Podemos and its allies could overtake the Socialists in this month's general election to become the country's main opposition, three polls showed on Sunday.

Swedish nurse who saved Jews is made a saint
Sweden

Swedish nurse who saved Jews is made a saint

A Swedish nurse who converted to Catholicism and helped dozens of Jews during the Holocaust was made a saint on Sunday, Sweden's first saint in 6 centuries.

Swedish football pitch defaced with swastika
Sweden

Swedish football pitch defaced with swastika

A football pitch in Enskede in the south of Stockholm was painted with a large swastika on Saturday, just a day before a tournament involving a team of unaccompanied refugee youths was due to take place.

Two dead and 46 injured in Spain bus crash
Spain

Two dead and 46 injured in Spain bus crash

Two people died and 46 others were injured on Sunday after a bus carrying mostly foreigners rammed into a broken down truck in southern Spain, police said.

Paris floods ease but fresh alerts in France’s north
France

Paris floods ease but fresh alerts in France’s north

The rain-swollen River Seine in Paris receded after reaching its highest level in three decades as attention turned on Sunday to other areas of France where alert warnings have been issued.

German populist party slams Muslim soccer player Ozil
Germany

German populist party slams Muslim soccer player Ozil

The leader of a German anti-immigrant party has hit out at football star Mesut Ozil for not singing the national anthem and accused him of peddling a political Islamic agenda.