Sweden shock Brazil in penalty shootout
Sweden

Sweden shock Brazil in penalty shootout

UPDATED: Coach Pia Sundhage now has the chance to win a third straight Olympic gold medal.

18-month-old mauled to death by family dogs in Sicily
Italy

18-month-old mauled to death by family dogs in Sicily

An 18-month-old boy was killed by two Dogo Argentino, or Argentian Mastiff, dogs in a town near the Sicilian city of Catania on Tuesday.

Police arrest suspect for sale of gun to Munich shooter
Germany

Police arrest suspect for sale of gun to Munich shooter

A special police team has arrested the man believed to have sold a gun via the darknet to the teenager who shot and killed nine people at a shopping centre in Munich in July, local media report.

‘Burqini bans will only divide France more’
France

‘Burqini bans will only divide France more’

As yet another town in France moves to ban the burqini, experts argue that such decisions will actually worsen France's relationship with Islam.

British man ‘took photos of naked kids’ at French beach
France

British man ‘took photos of naked kids’ at French beach

Police found dozens of photos of young girls on the man's phone.

Students call for equal living costs across France
France

Students call for equal living costs across France

When it comes to living costs for students, not all French cities were created equal.

Germany accuses Turkey of supporting terrorism: report
Germany

Germany accuses Turkey of supporting terrorism: report

A leaked internal government document accuses the government of supporting terrorist organizations such as Hamas, public broadcaster ARD reports.

Opera celebrates botched restoration of ‘monkey jesus’
Spain

Opera celebrates botched restoration of ‘monkey jesus’

Four years after an old woman became an international laughing stock with her botched restoration, she will be celebrated in an opera.

Swede’s surprise fika thief: this very cheeky little fox
Sweden

Swede’s surprise fika thief: this very cheeky little fox

You know when you're enjoying a fika at your Swedish summer house and then suddenly a fox walks up to you and rudely finishes all your coffee?

The restaurants punishing guests for not finishing meals
Germany

The restaurants punishing guests for not finishing meals

Forget diets and carb-cutting, you'll need to eat like a horse to avoid being charged extra at these restaurants.

Two injured in shooting at French migrant camp
France

Two injured in shooting at French migrant camp

Two migrants were wounded in a shooting after a row in a migrant camp in northern France.

Where did President Hollande go for his summer holiday?
France

Where did President Hollande go for his summer holiday?

No one seems to know where the French president ended up for the holidays, though many tried to find out.

‘Sweden must do more to tempt UK firms after Brexit’
Sweden

‘Sweden must do more to tempt UK firms after Brexit’

Solve the housing crisis for starters, says Andreas Hatzigeorgiou from the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce.

Footballer Reus gets licence after driving illegally for years
Germany

Footballer Reus gets licence after driving illegally for years

Germany winger Marco Reus - who was fined half a million euros in 2014 after it emerged he had been driving for years without a licence - has finally passed his test.

Eight injured in crash on popular Italian tramline
Italy

Eight injured in crash on popular Italian tramline

Eight people were injured after two trams collided in the northern Italian city of Trieste on Tuesday.

Ten classic films you never knew were shot in Spain
Spain

Ten classic films you never knew were shot in Spain

Take a break from the beach and seek out some destinations that have appeared on the big screen.

Base jumper’s body removed from Norway mountain
Norway

Base jumper’s body removed from Norway mountain

A combination of bad weather and a busy helicopter ambulance kept rescuers from retrieving the body for five days.

Immigration to Denmark falls for first time in five years
Denmark

Immigration to Denmark falls for first time in five years

Figures released by Statistics Denmark on Tuesday revealed a surprising new trend in immigration figures.

British boy feared drowned off northern French coast
France

British boy feared drowned off northern French coast

A thirteen-year-old boy is feared drowned after he disappeared off the northern coast of France on Monday night.

Why Trump doesn’t have a clue about Germany or Merkel
Germany

Why Trump doesn’t have a clue about Germany or Merkel

US presidential candidate Donald Trump has been on the attack against Chancellor Angela Merkel once again. The lies he told about Germany show how dangerous he is.

Black actor refused entry at Malaga fair in ‘racist slur’
Spain

Black actor refused entry at Malaga fair in ‘racist slur’

Spanish actor Will Shephard complained that he was refused entry at the Malaga Fair because he was black.

So why do pasta-loving Italians live such long lives?
Italy

So why do pasta-loving Italians live such long lives?

"The point is this: the time-tested traditions of the Italian kitchen contain more wisdom than any scientific study ever could."

Push for dual citizenship heats up in Norway
Norway

Push for dual citizenship heats up in Norway

Proponents for dual citizenship tell The Local that “the political winds are definitely changing”.

It’s illegal to pretend to be single, says Italy’s top court
Italy

It’s illegal to pretend to be single, says Italy’s top court

Deceiving a lover by falsely claiming to be single or divorced is not just rather unpleasant behaviour, but is punishable by law in Italy.

A shepherd and two hikers die in the Valais
Switzerland

A shepherd and two hikers die in the Valais

Two hikers died in a fall, while a shepherd lost his life looking for his sheep.

French café risks (another) €190k fine for holiday closure
France

French café risks (another) €190k fine for holiday closure

He was fined €190 for closing on a public holiday last month... and he did it again yesterday.

Drone nearly collides with Austrian rescue helicopter
Austria

Drone nearly collides with Austrian rescue helicopter

An emergency helicopter carrying an car crash victim to hospital in Austria narrowly avoided a mid-air collision with a drone that flew within metres of the craft.

An Olympic medal for Italy is worth the most in Europe
Italy

An Olympic medal for Italy is worth the most in Europe

Italy offers its top athletes generous amounts of prize money if they achieve a medal in the Olympic Games.

Suspect package sparks false alarm in Lausanne
Switzerland

Suspect package sparks false alarm in Lausanne

Police and bomb disposal experts mobilized after alert by post office staff.

Walkers stumble across two giant snakes in Austria
Austria

Walkers stumble across two giant snakes in Austria

Two groups of walkers in Austria were met with an unwelcome surprise on Saturday after stumbling across giant snakes while out for a stroll.

Sweden world’s second most innovative country
Sweden

Sweden world’s second most innovative country

Sweden has been named the second most innovative country in a global survey.

Danish politicians face charges for housing migrants
Denmark

Danish politicians face charges for housing migrants

An Aarhus City Councilwoman and a parliamentary hopeful were in court on Tuesday to face charges of violating Denmark’s immigration laws by housing two African refugees.

Swiss hospital starts worldwide Zika register
Switzerland

Swiss hospital starts worldwide Zika register

The new register will feed into research aimed at better understanding how the virus affects pregnancy.

VIDEO: What actually caused French Riviera stampede?
France

VIDEO: What actually caused French Riviera stampede?

UPDATED: 80 people were injured in a stampede in southern France, with police still unsure of what exactly caused it.

It’s official: Costa del Sol is the sunniest spot in Spain
Spain

It’s official: Costa del Sol is the sunniest spot in Spain

It's all in the name. Sunseekers really ought to relocate to the Costa del Sol.

Norway teens face fine for ‘throwing stones at Russia’
Norway

Norway teens face fine for ‘throwing stones at Russia’

Just because Russia is only a stone’s throw away from Norway at spots, doesn’t mean people should take that literally.

Two stabbed on Austrian train by German man

Two stabbed on Austrian train by German man

Two people have been stabbed on a train in Vorarlberg on Tuesday morning by a German man thought to be mentally ill.

How Italy keeps track of 80 terrorism alerts every day
Italy

How Italy keeps track of 80 terrorism alerts every day

Interior Minister Angelino Alfano warned on Monday that while Italy is working hard to prevent attacks, there is "no such thing as zero risk".

Sex pigs halt traffic after laser attack on Pokémon teens
Sweden

Sex pigs halt traffic after laser attack on Pokémon teens

Meanwhile in Dalarna…

Switzerland tops global innovation table – again
Switzerland

Switzerland tops global innovation table – again

Switzerland has been named the world’s most innovative country for the sixth consecutive year.

Record numbers of Brits travel to south Sweden
Sweden

Record numbers of Brits travel to south Sweden

Nordic Noir, the food scene and lifestyle are some of the things attracting foreign visitors to Sweden.

Panda gives birth to twins in Vienna Zoo
Austria

Panda gives birth to twins in Vienna Zoo

Keepers at Vienna Zoo announce panda gave birth to twins after discovering second baby a week later.

France’s Hollande to meet pope after priest killing

France’s Hollande to meet pope after priest killing

The attack was the first committed in the name of Isis against a church in the West.

Copenhagen Pride to see record crowds, higher security
Denmark

Copenhagen Pride to see record crowds, higher security

Horrific shooting at Orlando gay nightclub has increased both interest and security concerns.

German Olympic canoe coach dies after taxi crash
Germany

German Olympic canoe coach dies after taxi crash

A German canoe slalom coach died on Monday after he suffered serious head injuries in a taxi accident at the Rio Olympics, team officials said.

US finds evidence of criminality in VW probe: report
Germany

US finds evidence of criminality in VW probe: report

Federal investigators probing Volkswagen's diesel emissions cheating scandal have uncovered evidence of criminal wrongdoing, The Wall Street Journal reported Monday, citing sources familiar with the matter.

Winter weather hits southern Austria
Austria

Winter weather hits southern Austria

Areas of southern Austria were pummelled by floods, landslides and half a metre of hailstones yesterday as the region was hit by winter-like conditions.

Cars burn across Sweden as fire-starters roam free
Sweden

Cars burn across Sweden as fire-starters roam free

Police and rescue services struggled on Monday night to cope as cars were torched in cities across Sweden.

Three French universities make global top 100
France

Three French universities make global top 100

France had three universities in the global top 100, and 22 in the top 500.

How veganism is taking over the German capital
Germany

How veganism is taking over the German capital

Long the European capital of techno-driven nightlife, fastidious hipsterdom and low-cost party weekends, Berlin is adding another string to its bow as a vegan haven.

Cyclist Viviani wins gold for Italy in Rio
Italy

Cyclist Viviani wins gold for Italy in Rio

Italy's Elia Viviani broke down in floods of tears in his parents' arms after winning the Olympic cycling men's omnium gold on Monday.

Police search home of Swiss train attacker
Switzerland

Police search home of Swiss train attacker

The 27-year-old Swiss national had a home in Liechtenstein.

Swedish match abandoned as fan attacks goalkeeper
Sweden

Swedish match abandoned as fan attacks goalkeeper

The keeper was shocked after the attack.

Swedish banking giant sacks its top boss
Sweden

Swedish banking giant sacks its top boss

Sweden's Handelsbanken has fired its chief executive, Frank Vang-Jensen.

Foreign postgrads caught in the middle of poor legislation
Sweden

Foreign postgrads caught in the middle of poor legislation

Sweden should make it easier for foreign PhD students to apply for residency, argue three representatives from two of Sweden's biggest academic associations.

7 tips for learning Swiss French
Switzerland

7 tips for learning Swiss French

How hard is it to learn Swiss French exactly? And how different is it from “standard” French? We’ve got seven tips to help you learn the local lingo.