Swedish police fear serial rapist on loose in Malmö
Sweden

Swedish police fear serial rapist on loose in Malmö

The rape of a 14-year-old girl in Malmö has led police to conjecture that there may be a serial rapist operating in the southern Swedish city.

Munich pulls together after shopping mall shooting
Germany

Munich pulls together after shopping mall shooting

In the chaos after the Munich mall shooting, city residents spontaneously offered shelter to strangers - a move that Chancellor Angela Merkel said showed that Germany's strength lies in its values.

Spain arrests Polish millionaire in arms bust
Spain

Spain arrests Polish millionaire in arms bust

Spanish police said Saturday they had arrested a Polish millionaire suspected of masterminding a ring that smuggled assault rifles and heavy weapons into South Sudan.

Merkel deplores ‘night of horror’ in Munich
Germany

Merkel deplores ‘night of horror’ in Munich

Chancellor Angela Merkel on Saturday said Munich had suffered a "night of horror" after a shooting spree in the southern German city left nine people dead.

Munich attacker was shy video game fan
Germany

Munich attacker was shy video game fan

David Ali Sonboly was a quiet, helpful teenager who loved playing video games. His neighbours say there were no warning signs before his deadly rampage at a Munich shopping mall.

Munich gunman inspired by rightwing Breivik: police
Germany

Munich gunman inspired by rightwing Breivik: police

The lone teenager who shot dead nine people in a gun rampage in Munich was "obsessed" with mass killers such as Norwegian rightwing fanatic Anders Behring Breivik and had no links to the Islamic State group, police said Saturday.

Turks, Kosovans and a Greek among shooting victims
Germany

Turks, Kosovans and a Greek among shooting victims

Three Turkish citizens were among the nine people killed in Germany's Munich mall shooting. Three Kosovans were also among the nine victims.

15 injured in Welsh bus accident in France
France

15 injured in Welsh bus accident in France

UPDATED: Fifteen people were injured, two of them seriously, when a bus carrying teenagers from Wales rolled over on a motorway in eastern France on Saturday, the local gendarmerie said.

Van Gogh, Monet paintings seized in Malaysia graft probe
Switzerland

Van Gogh, Monet paintings seized in Malaysia graft probe

Switzerland has seized a painting by Vincent Van Gogh and two others by Claude Monet as part of the global investigation into Malaysia's scandal-tainted sovereign wealth fund, an official said on Friday.

Libya armed groups urge fight against French troops
France

Libya armed groups urge fight against French troops

Armed groups including Islamists have urged Libyans to mobilise against French and other foreign troops deployed in the country, denouncing their presence as a “blatant aggression”.

EgyptAir flight broke up midair after fire: report
France

EgyptAir flight broke up midair after fire: report

An EgyptAir flight that crashed into the Mediterranean in May likely broke up in midair after a fire erupted in or near the cockpit, the New York Times has reported.

Munich gunman was likely not Isis terrorist: police
Germany

Munich gunman was likely not Isis terrorist: police

According to initial investigations by Munich police, the young man who went on a shooting rampage in Munich on Friday evening was a lone gunman without motive, not a terrorist.

Italy hosts first Down’s Syndrome ‘Olympics’
Italy

Italy hosts first Down’s Syndrome ‘Olympics’

The roar from the stands in Florence could not have been louder if it had been stars Usain Bolt or Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce on the track.

IMF boss Lagarde to stand trial over $400 million payout
France

IMF boss Lagarde to stand trial over $400 million payout

IMF chief Christine Lagarde was ordered Friday to stand trial in France over a massive state payout to a colourful tycoon when she was French economy minister, dealing a setback to her stellar career.

Hollande defends minister under fire over Nice attack
France

Hollande defends minister under fire over Nice attack

French President Francois Hollande on Friday defended his government from accusations it relaxed its anti-terror defences after the Euro championships, and announced plans to arm the fight against the Islamic State group which claimed the Nice attack.

‘Lone’ Munich shooter kills nine, commits suicide
Germany

‘Lone’ Munich shooter kills nine, commits suicide

A teenage German-Iranian gunman who killed nine people in a shooting spree at a busy Munich shopping centre and then committed suicide had likely acted alone, German police said Saturday.

Rampage shocks Munich leaving nine dead
Austria

Rampage shocks Munich leaving nine dead

Elite German police were hunting for gunmen who went on a shooting rampage at a busy mall in Munich, killing eight people in cold blood in the third attack on civilians in Europe in barely a week.