Löw takes flak despite decade of German success
Germany

Löw takes flak despite decade of German success

In reaching the Euro 2016 semi-finals, Joachim Löw has maintained his impressive record of consistently steering Germany to the final stages of major tournaments -- yet is still facing criticism at home.

Infantino’s lifestyle slammed in FIFA memo
Switzerland

Infantino’s lifestyle slammed in FIFA memo

The governance of new Fifa president Gianni Infantino and his lifestyle have drawn criticism in an internal memo of world football’s governing body, published online by the Swiss weekly SonntagsZeitung.

Floating Piers Project on Italian lake closes
Italy

Floating Piers Project on Italian lake closes

Artist Christo's orange floating walkway on a northern Italian lake will close Sunday after attracting over a million visitors, twice as many as expected.

Pleas for pragmatism as EU charts post-Brexit future

Pleas for pragmatism as EU charts post-Brexit future

Senior European political figures appealed Sunday for the EU to set aside lofty debate as it struggles with Brexit-style populism, and instead to focus on measures which clearly benefit citizens.

Four arrested for murder in central Sweden
Sweden

Four arrested for murder in central Sweden

A woman in her 60s has been found dead in Långshyttan in Hedemora municipality. Four people have been arrested on suspicion of her murder, and another three are also in custody.

Sweet expectations fulfilled with strawberry cakes
Austria

Sweet expectations fulfilled with strawberry cakes

Ever wondered who makes the best strawberry cake in Vienna? Yelp, the online local business guide ran a contest on Wednesday for 13 products from nine different bakers, with a 30-person judging panel, and decided they found a winner.

Second day of bodypainting festival highlights
Austria

Second day of bodypainting festival highlights

The second day of the World Bodypainting Festival in Pörtschach saw some fabulous work by amateur artists, as well as some extraordinary face painting masterpieces.

Six things you didn’t know about France and Iceland
France

Six things you didn’t know about France and Iceland

Host country France will face Iceland in the Euro 2016 on Sunday night. Here are some things you might not know about the two countries.

Napoleon’s last horse to strut his stuff after makeover
France

Napoleon’s last horse to strut his stuff after makeover

Visitors to the Army Museum in Paris are being treated to the rare sight of two taxidermists at work restoring a stuffed horse - the last one ridden by Napoleon Bonaparte.

Tiger kills zookeeper at animal park in Benidorm
Spain

Tiger kills zookeeper at animal park in Benidorm

A tiger attacked and killed a zookeeper in its cage at a Spanish animal park Saturday, the local Red Cross service said.

Injured policeman’s death denied by Police
Austria

Injured policeman’s death denied by Police

A young police officer shot in the head by a supermarket robber has died in hospital, according to a report from the Austrian news source Heute. Meanwhile, the Vienna Police department's official Facebook page is denying his death, and is asking media to stop spreading such rumours.

Germany squeeze past Italy on penalties to make semis
Germany

Germany squeeze past Italy on penalties to make semis

Germany moved into the semi-finals of Euro 2016 but their un-German-like inefficiency in a penalty shootout with Italy almost cost them dear before Jonas Hector kept his head.

Gay Pride march sparks French far-right row
France

Gay Pride march sparks French far-right row

Older far-rightists squabbling with younger far-rightists.

French business leaders urge swift response to Brexit
France

French business leaders urge swift response to Brexit

Financial movers and shakers gathered in France on Saturday urged a clear and timely political response to lift the uncertainty caused by Britain's shock vote to leave the European Union.

Former French PM Michel Rocard dies at 85
France

Former French PM Michel Rocard dies at 85

Former French Socialist prime minister Michel Rocard, hailed a "visionary statesman", died Saturday aged 85 his son Francis told AFP.

Saudi-funded mosque opens in Nice after long struggle
France

Saudi-funded mosque opens in Nice after long struggle

A Saudi-funded mosque in Nice opened its doors for the first time on Saturday, after a 15-year tussle with the local town hall.

Cavendish remembers D-Day dead after Tour de France win
France

Cavendish remembers D-Day dead after Tour de France win

Mark Cavendish claimed the Tour de France yellow jersey for the first time before paying tribute to members of the armed forces that have fallen in battle.