Mother of French priest killer left stunned and in denial
France

Mother of French priest killer left stunned and in denial

French police have formally identified the second attacker who killed a priest in northern France on Tuesday. And his mother has said he was her "gentle child".

Danish MP: Ban Muslim immigration to Denmark
Denmark

Danish MP: Ban Muslim immigration to Denmark

A high-ranking Danish People’s Party MP came under fire on Thursday for his proposal to ban all immigration from ‘Muslim countries’ for a period of 4-6 years.

Fears new funding rules could hobble Swedish startups
Sweden

Fears new funding rules could hobble Swedish startups

Crowdfunding is a risky business, but could Swedish plans to regulate it make it too hard for small companies to get investment?

Johnson hails France in Paris (while speaking French)
France

Johnson hails France in Paris (while speaking French)

VIDEO: A British Foreign Minister who speaks French. Fancy that.

How Merkel reacts to crises better than other leaders
Germany

How Merkel reacts to crises better than other leaders

It is of critical importance for a country how a leader chooses to react to an act of terrorism. Chancellor Angela Merkel’s cool head sets an example for the rest of the country.

Stress tests to show extent of problems at Italy’s oldest bank
Italy

Stress tests to show extent of problems at Italy’s oldest bank

Stress test results for Europe's top banks come out Friday and all eyes will be on Italy's embattled Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena (BMPS) - the world's oldest bank.

Ikea recalls chocolate over nut allergy fears
Sweden

Ikea recalls chocolate over nut allergy fears

Don't eat these bars if you are allergic to nuts or almonds.

Tourists blame Google for drive in car-free Venice
Italy

Tourists blame Google for drive in car-free Venice

“Google Maps sent us this way.”

Norwegian activity centre refuses refugee visit
Norway

Norwegian activity centre refuses refugee visit

Owners of the Nissegården camping and activity centre in Lom municipality said no when local refugee services asked to book a visit for a group of refugees.

Summer jobs bring Spanish unemployment to six-year low
Spain

Summer jobs bring Spanish unemployment to six-year low

Spain's jobless rate slipped to 20 percent in the second quarter of 2016, as the tourism boom provided much needed seasonal work.

Turkey demands Germany extradite Gülen supporters
Germany

Turkey demands Germany extradite Gülen supporters

Ankara called on Germany on Thursday to extradite supporters of Islamic cleric Fethullah Gülen, whom the Turkish government accuses of plotting a failed coup earlier this month.

Sweden’s champion prawn peeler hauls in a big catch
Sweden

Sweden’s champion prawn peeler hauls in a big catch

The Olympics are getting closer, but Sweden already has a new champion in an hotly contested "sport": prawn peeling.

Did this Swedish cop just make the arrest of the year?
Sweden

Did this Swedish cop just make the arrest of the year?

Imagine wrestling a criminal to the ground – while wearing a bikini.

German police raid ‘hotbed of radicalization’
Germany

German police raid ‘hotbed of radicalization’

A mosque and eight residences were searched.

Germany boasts Europe’s best value beaches
Germany

Germany boasts Europe’s best value beaches

Forget Mallorca or the Costa del Sol - the best beach bargains can be found in Germany. But where?

Heatwave continues and then Spain’s set for sand storms
Spain

Heatwave continues and then Spain’s set for sand storms

Across Spain, 22 provinces are on alert for extreme heat as temperatures soar to above 42 C.

After rampages, Merkel says again: Wir schaffen das
Germany

After rampages, Merkel says again: Wir schaffen das

Speaking for the first time after a Syrian refugee blew himself up in southern Germany, Chancellor Angela Merkel reaffirmed her commitment to helping refugees on Thursday.

France is still France whatever Donald Trump might say
France

France is still France whatever Donald Trump might say

Donald Trump reckons 'France is no longer France', because his friend said so. We don't agree.

Italy launches hard-hitting campaign to put off migrants
Italy

Italy launches hard-hitting campaign to put off migrants

People thinking about making the perilous journey across the Mediterranean are being encouraged to "make an informed decision" by a shocking Italian campaign.

Danish Pokémon hunter killed in traffic accident
Denmark

Danish Pokémon hunter killed in traffic accident

The 21-year-old delivery van driver was found dead on Thursday morning with the popular Pokémon Go app still running on his phone.

Austrian festival ups security in wake of attacks
Austria

Austrian festival ups security in wake of attacks

Organisers of a festival in Austria expected to see hundreds of thousands of visitors say they have tightened security at the site following recent terror attacks around Europe.

Baby dies after midwife denies woman’s request for c-section
Sweden

Baby dies after midwife denies woman’s request for c-section

The midwife insisted on six attempts at vaginal birth before an emergency caesarean section was carried out.

Spanish parents fight for right to name their son ‘Wolf’
Spain

Spanish parents fight for right to name their son ‘Wolf’

New parents Ignacio and Maria are furious after being told that "Lobo" - meaning Wolf – was not an appropriate name for their newborn son.

Germany’s five most mind-boggling conspiracy theories
Germany

Germany’s five most mind-boggling conspiracy theories

Think that wacky paranoid types only exist in the USA? Here’s a few crazy German conspiracies to prove you wrong.

Gunman’s friend arrested for ‘planning school attack’
Germany

Gunman’s friend arrested for ‘planning school attack’

Police found chemicals and instructions for making explosives, as well as evacuation plans of his school in the youth's possession.

France to create new National Guard ‘to protect its citizens’
France

France to create new National Guard ‘to protect its citizens’

France will soon have its own National Guard the president announced on Thursday as he aims to boost security to protect the French population facing repeated terror attacks.

Mystery priest skull and hat discovered in Austria
Austria

Mystery priest skull and hat discovered in Austria

A priest carrying out renovation work on a church in Austria was surprised to discover a skull that could be up to 900 years old buried in a hidden wall cavity.

Man falls to his death over dropped ski pole
Switzerland

Man falls to his death over dropped ski pole

Frenchman dies after he went to pick up a dropped ski pole and fell 200 metres down a mountain.

Filthy Rome’s rubbish problem ‘fixed within a month’
Italy

Filthy Rome’s rubbish problem ‘fixed within a month’

The heaps of rubbish on Rome's streets will be consigned to the dustbin of history next month. That's the plan, at least.

Norwegian tourism shrugs off Europe attacks
Norway

Norwegian tourism shrugs off Europe attacks

The tourism industry in major cities across Europe has been affected by the string of attacks across the continent in recent months, yet the tourist industry in Oslo and Norway in general appears to be heading for another record year.

Bremen mall evacuated due to escaped psychiatric patient
Germany

Bremen mall evacuated due to escaped psychiatric patient

The man had reportedly made worrying statements relating to Isis and last week's shooting in Munich.

Austrian case offers British expats hope after Brexit
Austria

Austrian case offers British expats hope after Brexit

A legal case concerning an Austrian who gained then lost German citizenship might offer hope to British expats concerned about residency rights following Brexit.

Young migrant injured after jumping from window
Switzerland

Young migrant injured after jumping from window

A 15-year-old girl due to be deported from Switzerland is in hospital after jumping from a window.

Stolen Dali masterpiece recovered from criminal gang
Spain

Stolen Dali masterpiece recovered from criminal gang

A Dali masterpiece stolen seven years ago from a museum in the Netherlands has been recovered by an art detective.

German ambassador to Turkey left out in cold
Germany

German ambassador to Turkey left out in cold

The Turkish government has been giving German ambassador Martin Erdmann the cold shoulder for weeks, after German parliamentarians passed a bill recognizing the Armenian genocide.

Linz ordered to pay €9 million for lost Klimt and Schiele art
Austria

Linz ordered to pay €9 million for lost Klimt and Schiele art

The city of Linz has been ordered by Austria’s highest court to pay nearly €9 million to the heirs of an art collector after losing four pieces of artwork she owned by Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele.

French teens storm police barracks in hunt for Pokemon
France

French teens storm police barracks in hunt for Pokemon

The arrival of Pokemon Go in France has landed people in all sorts of trouble.

Corsican militants warn ‘Islamist radicals’ over attacks
France

Corsican militants warn ‘Islamist radicals’ over attacks

Militants warn violent extremists that any attack would be met by a "determined response".

Flamenco queen makes bid for badminton gold for Spain
Spain

Flamenco queen makes bid for badminton gold for Spain

Can this former flamenco dancer become the first European to win an Olympic gold in Badminton?

Shareholders revolt sees French exec’s pay slashed
France

Shareholders revolt sees French exec’s pay slashed

Renault cuts its CEO's salary after a revolt from shareholders.

Danish villagers band together to catch berry booth bandits
Denmark

Danish villagers band together to catch berry booth bandits

Residents of the Jutland town of Saltum hatched up a plan to catch a pair of thieves who had snuck into their local strawberry booth and stolen the cash left by other customers several nights in a row.

Don’t let them bite! Bedbugs proliferate in Swedish hotels
Sweden

Don’t let them bite! Bedbugs proliferate in Swedish hotels

The number of bedbugs in Swedish hotels has doubled in recent years, according to figures from pest control firm Anticimex.

Pope aide investigated over child abuse claims: Australia
Italy

Pope aide investigated over child abuse claims: Australia

Australian police said on Thursday they are investigating child abuse complaints against Vatican finance chief George Pell, but had not yet decided whether to press charges.

Woman faked airport bomb threat over marital tiff
Switzerland

Woman faked airport bomb threat over marital tiff

Wednesday's bomb threat was invented by a woman who wanted to get revenge on her husband’s mistress.

Ansbach suicide bomber was interviewed by Bulgarian TV
Germany

Ansbach suicide bomber was interviewed by Bulgarian TV

A Syrian who blew himself up outside a German music festival at the weekend was interviewed twice by Bulgarian television while living there in 2013, footage showed on Wednesday.

Catalan parliament defies court in independence drive
Spain

Catalan parliament defies court in independence drive

the region to push ahead with its bid to forge a separate state with or without Madrid's approval.

Swedish state agencies ‘outsource jobs to spies’
Sweden

Swedish state agencies ‘outsource jobs to spies’

Foreign countries are trying to infiltrate the Swedish state by winning government contracts, it has been claimed.

Bencic joins Federer in opting out of Rio
Switzerland

Bencic joins Federer in opting out of Rio

The Swiss is the latest top 20 tennis star to pull out of Olympics.

Priest killing: ‘France was warned about attack threat’
France

Priest killing: ‘France was warned about attack threat’

French authorities had reportedly been warned that the second terrorist behind Tuesday's cold-blooded murder of a priest was ready to act.

The most stunning Swedish festival spots this week
Sweden

The most stunning Swedish festival spots this week

How about a party on an island, in an old quarry or a former mining camp? That's all on offer in Sweden this week.