Danish author slams British tabloid for ‘stealing’ work
Denmark

Danish author slams British tabloid for ‘stealing’ work

Puk Damsgård accused the Daily Mail newspaper of introducing errors and exaggerations.

Norway warns pregnant women not to fly to Miami
Norway

Norway warns pregnant women not to fly to Miami

Ten new cases of the Zika virus have been identified since Friday in the Florida capital.

Fugitive cow outwits police for 4 weeks before capture
Germany

Fugitive cow outwits police for 4 weeks before capture

A visit to the slaughterhouse sent this bovine into the underground.

‘Transgender people are neglected in Sweden’
Sweden

‘Transgender people are neglected in Sweden’

This Gothenburg native told The Local how he was verbally abused and physically assaulted after two men spotted his tattoo of a transgender symbol.

Ferrari races towards record annual profit
Italy

Ferrari races towards record annual profit

Italian sportscar maker Ferrari said on Tuesday it was headed for a record net profit this year after posting its best-ever quarterly results.

One of Sweden’s rare Persian leopard cubs escapes its pen
Sweden

One of Sweden’s rare Persian leopard cubs escapes its pen

Madius the six-week-old cub spotted a gap in his enclosure and made a break for it.

Thousands gather to mourn murdered French priest
France

Thousands gather to mourn murdered French priest

The Rouen cathedral has hosted an emotional funeral amid tight security.

Left Party politician calls for sanctions against Turkey
Germany

Left Party politician calls for sanctions against Turkey

A leading politician for the Die Linke (Left Party) has called for Germany to freeze Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan's bank accounts, as anger builds over Ankara's response to a failed coup.

French inmate sent speeding fines after cops use his car
France

French inmate sent speeding fines after cops use his car

As if serving a prison sentence wasn't punishment enough.

Hundreds seek to leave the German army
Germany

Hundreds seek to leave the German army

In the past two years, nearly 500 soldiers have requested to leave Germany's voluntary armed forces for reasons of conscience.

Spain risks third elections as political deadlock continues
Spain

Spain risks third elections as political deadlock continues

Mariano Rajoy has warned the country may have to hold a third round of elections, after his Socialist rival refused to back efforts to form a coalition government.

80 years since the Olympics gave Hitler a propaganda coup
Germany

80 years since the Olympics gave Hitler a propaganda coup

All signs of anti-Semitism were erased from Berlin for the fortnight-long Olympic Games in 1936.

Rudy Guede seeks review of Kercher murder trial
Italy

Rudy Guede seeks review of Kercher murder trial

Rudy Guede, who in 2008 was handed a 16-year prison term for the murder of British student Meredith Kercher, has asked for a review of his trial.

‘We are at war’: France cancels more summer events
France

‘We are at war’: France cancels more summer events

The defence minister said France is "in a situation of war" as more summer events fall victim to terror fears.

Lego builds model of Rio as Danish Olympic gift
Denmark

Lego builds model of Rio as Danish Olympic gift

The model contains an estimated 930,000 bricks.

Trastevere: From a fiery past to Rome’s souvenir stand
Italy

Trastevere: From a fiery past to Rome’s souvenir stand

Walk into Rome’s Trastevere neighbourhood and it feels like a theme park. But it wasn't so long ago the picturesque area was considered one of Europe's most interesting, especially with its fiery, and violent, history.

Suspected Malmö shooter hands himself in to police
Sweden

Suspected Malmö shooter hands himself in to police

The man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a shooting incident at Rosengård Centrum last week.

Norway climber slammed for Trolltunga stunt
Norway

Norway climber slammed for Trolltunga stunt

“Treating my legs with a much needed break after a long hike to Trolltunga,” Magnus Midtbø wrote on Instagram

Brit tourist passed out on roof of lifeguard tower in Magaluf
Spain

Brit tourist passed out on roof of lifeguard tower in Magaluf

A British tourist came up with an usual way to sleep off a hangover.

Robbers use teargas in raid on Chinese tourists near Paris
France

Robbers use teargas in raid on Chinese tourists near Paris

Chinese tourists are one again the victim of an brazen robbery in Paris.

‘Send the navy to protect Gib from Spain during Brexit’
Spain

‘Send the navy to protect Gib from Spain during Brexit’

A former MOD adviser has called on the Royal Navy to boost its presence in Gibraltar to protect it from Spain during Brexit negotiations.

Five unusual Swedish summer habits that confuse newcomers
Sweden

Five unusual Swedish summer habits that confuse newcomers

Wonder what that smell is, or where everyone has gone? You're probably a newcomer to the Swedish summer.

Norway comic mocks Islamic State with gay club anthem
Norway

Norway comic mocks Islamic State with gay club anthem

You may never hear the name “Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi” the same way ever again.

Bavaria to sue Volkswagen over emissions cheating
Germany

Bavaria to sue Volkswagen over emissions cheating

The southern state of Bavaria is bringing a legal case against Volkswagen over the impacts of the emissions cheating scandal that has rocked the car manufacturer.

Frenchman dies after heart attack in sex shop
France

Frenchman dies after heart attack in sex shop

An 81-year-old Frenchman died after a suffering a heart attack during a visit to a sex shop in the south western city of Toulouse.

9 hilarious gifts Judaism gave the German language
Germany

9 hilarious gifts Judaism gave the German language

Due to the horrors of the Nazi era, tragically little is left of Jewish culture in Germany. But traces still remain, not least in the German language.

Papal commission to consider female deacons in Church
Italy

Papal commission to consider female deacons in Church

Pope Francis on Tuesday appointed a special commission to study the possibility of women becoming deacons in a potentially historic opening on a vexed issue for the Catholic Church.

Restored Pompeii kitchens show how Romans cooked
Italy

Restored Pompeii kitchens show how Romans cooked

The ancient Roman kitchens of a Pompeii launderette have once again been kitted out with pots and pans as part of a new project that is trying to give visitors a sense of what day-to-day life in the city was like.

Refugee journalists set up radio programme in Austria
Austria

Refugee journalists set up radio programme in Austria

A group of journalists who fled war in the Middle East and are now living in Tyrol have been able to continue their work after setting up a radio programme in the region.

Honey, the dentist shrunk my genitals
Sweden

Honey, the dentist shrunk my genitals

A man has complained that a mouthguard meant to stop him grinding his teeth instead caused his penis to shrink.

Danish parties want police to ground youth refugees
Denmark

Danish parties want police to ground youth refugees

The call comes as police charge five youth asylum seekers for sexually molesting girls at a festival on the weekend.

Italy deports Pakistani terror suspect
Italy

Italy deports Pakistani terror suspect

A 29-year-old man was deported on Monday on charges of being an aspiring fighter for the Isis extremist group.

Spaniard breaks record for Lake Geneva swim

Spaniard breaks record for Lake Geneva swim

Jaime Caballero swum the length of the vast lake in under 24 hours.

Italian teen dies from meningitis in Vienna
Austria

Italian teen dies from meningitis in Vienna

An Italian teenager died in Vienna on Monday from meningitis after attending the Catholic World Youth Day in Poland with hundreds of thousands of other young pilgrims.

London v. Berlin: Which is better for startups?
Germany

London v. Berlin: Which is better for startups?

How do London and Berlin compare when it comes to creating or working for a startup? This comparison might help you decide.

Storms cause record amounts of damage to crops in Austria
Austria

Storms cause record amounts of damage to crops in Austria

Weekly hailstone, cold weather, and storms in regions of Austria has caused record amount of damages amounting to €250 million so far this year.

Man gored to death during bull running festival in Spain
Spain

Man gored to death during bull running festival in Spain

A 59-year-old man died after being gored in the chest and head as he tried to outrun a bull in during the annual fiesta in Valrio, Extremadura.

More towns in rural France move to arm local police
France

More towns in rural France move to arm local police

The spate of recent terror attacks in France is having one notable impact in that more and more of the country’s police are carrying arms.

Aldi Nord makes first global cage-free egg pledge
Germany

Aldi Nord makes first global cage-free egg pledge

Discount supermarket giant Aldi Nord has pledged to stop selling any eggs from caged hens in its stores by 2025, making it the first multinational supermarket in the world to do so.

German hiker dies after falling 100 metres in Austrian Alps

German hiker dies after falling 100 metres in Austrian Alps

A German holidaymaker has died after falling more than 100 metres while hiking with his family in the Austrian Alps.

Politicians: Switzerland is not an island
Switzerland

Politicians: Switzerland is not an island

Swiss leaders give message of openness and tolerance on Swiss National Day.

Woman feared dead after spate of fires in Sweden
Sweden

Woman feared dead after spate of fires in Sweden

UPDATE: Police believe one person may have died in a fire at a summerhouse in Kramfors, one of several to break out in Sweden across Monday night and Tuesday.

Police hunt tourists who vanished from ‘Disney’ castle
Germany

Police hunt tourists who vanished from ‘Disney’ castle

Police are now searching the greater Schengen area outside Germany for a couple who went missing a month ago at the iconic Neuschwanstein castle.

Austria calls for EU to stand up to Turkey
Austria

Austria calls for EU to stand up to Turkey

Austrian Chancellor says EU must not allow itself to be bullied by Turkey following threats to rip up the migrant deal.

Paris: Unofficial shrine to terror victims to be cleaned up
France

Paris: Unofficial shrine to terror victims to be cleaned up

The Marianne statue and its pedestal at the Place de la République were "hardly visible" anymore, said the local mayor.

Italy welcomes anti-Isis air raids in Libya’s Sirte
Italy

Italy welcomes anti-Isis air raids in Libya’s Sirte

US warplanes on Monday carried out air strikes on positions of the Islamic State jihadist group in its Libyan stronghold of Sirte for the first time, the country's unity government announced.

Why Kanye West will never ever give up on his Ikea dream
Sweden

Why Kanye West will never ever give up on his Ikea dream

"Yo Ikea, allow Kanye to create."

Air France grounds flights on last day of ‘€90 million’ strike
France

Air France grounds flights on last day of ‘€90 million’ strike

Tuesday marks the last day of a strike that has cost France's national carrier "around €90 million".

Italian pilgrim’s death sparks meningitis scare
Italy

Italian pilgrim’s death sparks meningitis scare

UPDATED: Austrian media identified the woman as 19-year-old Susanna R.

Italy says 8,300 migrants rescued in five days
Italy

Italy says 8,300 migrants rescued in five days

Some 1,800 migrants were rescued from waters off Libya on Monday, lifting the total picked up to 8,300 over five days, according to the Italian coastguard which coordinated the operations.

Retrial row halts extradition of ex-CIA agent to Italy
Italy

Retrial row halts extradition of ex-CIA agent to Italy

Portugal has put the brakes on the extradition to Italy of a former CIA agent over her role in the 2003 kidnapping of an Egyptian imam who claimed he was subsequently tortured.

Socialist Party to help expats become Swiss
Switzerland

Socialist Party to help expats become Swiss

Party launches new campaign to encourage B permit holders to become Swiss citizens.

Thousands to turn out for funeral of slain French priest
France

Thousands to turn out for funeral of slain French priest

Final respects are to be paid on Tuesday to Father Jacques Hamel, who was murdered by jihadists last week.

Anthrax outbreak kills nine animals in Sweden
Sweden

Anthrax outbreak kills nine animals in Sweden

Swedish authorities are investigating an anthrax outbreak at farms in central Sweden.

‘Sweden must act now to stop online piracy’
Sweden

‘Sweden must act now to stop online piracy’

Internet providers make huge sums of money by not cracking down on piracy sites, argue researchers Karl Lallerstedt and Waldemar Ingdahl.