Germany-denying beauty king fights cops with guns, teeth
Germany

Germany-denying beauty king fights cops with guns, teeth

Former Mr. Germany winner and founder of a group that denies the existence of Germany refused to be evicted, provoking a shootout - and bite-out - with police.

What do Parisians think of France’s burqini bans?
France

What do Parisians think of France’s burqini bans?

With 64 percent of the French against burqinis at the beach, what do the Parisians think?

Politicians renew call to bring Snowden to Germany
Germany

Politicians renew call to bring Snowden to Germany

Green and Die Linke (Left Party) politicians are asking that NSA surveillance whistleblower Edward Snowden be allowed into Germany for an ongoing investigation.

Merkel urged to address Turkmenistan rights record
Germany

Merkel urged to address Turkmenistan rights record

Human Rights Watch on Thursday urged Chancellor Angela Merkel to bring up major rights violations, including a "policy of disappearances", when Germany hosts the president of Turkmenistan next week.

What we’ll learn about Saga in The Bridge’s final season

What we’ll learn about Saga in The Bridge’s final season

The writer behind Swedish-Danish crime drama hit The Bridge has revealed one interesting detail we're going to find out more about in the series' fourth and final season.

Denmark offers help to earthquake-hit Italy
Denmark

Denmark offers help to earthquake-hit Italy

The Danish government is willing to assist Italy in the rescue and reconstruction process as the country attempts to recover from Wednesday's deadly earthquake.

Drunken Christmas goat burner risks four years in jail
Sweden

Drunken Christmas goat burner risks four years in jail

His singed eyebrows were a dead giveaway.

Epic father-daughter comedy picked for Oscars success
Germany

Epic father-daughter comedy picked for Oscars success

German Films has chosen Toni Erdmann, a beefy comedy about a father's struggle to save his daughter from her isolating career, as its 2017 Oscars choice.

Parisians invited to swim in the Bassin de la Villette
France

Parisians invited to swim in the Bassin de la Villette

If you fancy a rare chance to swim along the Paris canal system, here comes your chance.

Italy quake: Probe opens into building collapses
Italy

Italy quake: Probe opens into building collapses

Italian prosecutors have opened an investigation into building collapses in the Lazio towns of Accumoli and Amatrice following Wednesday’s earthquake.

Joe Biden: ‘Sweden has shown great leadership’
Sweden

Joe Biden: ‘Sweden has shown great leadership’

US Vice President Joe Biden praised Sweden for "punching way above its weight" in the global refugee crisis.

‘Lund is defined by our international profile’
Sweden

‘Lund is defined by our international profile’

Lund has more NFGL scholars than any other university in the country. To learn more about Sweden’s “most international university”, SI News speaks with Lund University Deputy Vice Chancellor Eva Wiberg about her job, her blog, and what defines the university.

Nordic banking giants to merge their Baltic units

Nordic banking giants to merge their Baltic units

Two Scandinavian banks have revealed plans to team up in the Baltics.

Italy earthquake: Here’s how you can help
Italy

Italy earthquake: Here’s how you can help

The earthquake on Wednesday, which claimed the lives of at least 247 people, has had a devastating impact on four Italian towns.

French wine output drops 10 percent after stormy weather
France

French wine output drops 10 percent after stormy weather

Bad weather has pushed wine production in France down ten percent this year.

Spanish economy continues to grow despite lack of govt
Spain

Spanish economy continues to grow despite lack of govt

Spain's economic growth continued in the second quarter even as the country remains mired in political limbo after two inconclusive general elections.

Migrants armed with sticks hold up truck driver in Calais
France

Migrants armed with sticks hold up truck driver in Calais

The driver involved says he deals with similar incidents "every night".

Shocking video shows torture of young calf during fiesta
Spain

Shocking video shows torture of young calf during fiesta

Bullfighting fiestas reached a new low with the torture of a young calf.

Italy must do more to reduce earthquake risk: experts
Italy

Italy must do more to reduce earthquake risk: experts

"An event like yesterday’s in Japan or California would never have caused the same amount of carnage."

Nepal’s Sherpas rebuild Swedish mountain paths
Sweden

Nepal’s Sherpas rebuild Swedish mountain paths

Nepalese sherpas have been called in to improve hillwalking safety on Sweden's highest mountain Kebnekaise.

23 people tricked into renting the same Malmö apartment
Sweden

23 people tricked into renting the same Malmö apartment

"I have never felt so stupid and so conned."

Austrian nuns recommended for Nobel Peace Prize
Austria

Austrian nuns recommended for Nobel Peace Prize

Two Austrian nuns have been recommended for a Nobel Peace Prize for their decades of work supporting people living with leprosy in South Korea.

Restaurants donate for servings of famous pasta dish
Italy

Restaurants donate for servings of famous pasta dish

Italian restaurants around the world have been asked to make €2 donations for every plate of Amatriciana pasta served towards Amatrice, one of the towns devastated by Wednesday’s earthquake.

Expert predicts major quake for Switzerland by 2040
Switzerland

Expert predicts major quake for Switzerland by 2040

The canton of Valais is particularly at risk.

Germany mulls pullout from Turkish airbase: report
Germany

Germany mulls pullout from Turkish airbase: report

Germany's military is preparing to pull out from a Turkish airbase as a row between the two NATO partners escalates, Der Spiegel magazine reported on Thursday.

German man arrested over Bali meth lab
Germany

German man arrested over Bali meth lab

A German man has been arrested on Indonesia's Bali island for allegedly making crystal methamphetamine in a secret lab, officials said Thursday, with authorities seizing bags of powders and bottles used to produce the drug.

Giant 2-metre catfish attacks woman in Bavarian lake
Germany

Giant 2-metre catfish attacks woman in Bavarian lake

When a young woman went for a swim in an idyllic south Bavarian region, she got more than she bargained for.

Ethan Hawkes to be honoured with San Sebastián award
Spain

Ethan Hawkes to be honoured with San Sebastián award

The Hollywood actor will be given the Donastia lifetime achievement at the 64th San Sebastián Film Festival.

Aggressive deer put down after attacking four in Geneva
Switzerland

Aggressive deer put down after attacking four in Geneva

The buck attacked four people in the same area over the course of 48 hours.

Sweden on standby to help earthquake-hit Italy
Sweden

Sweden on standby to help earthquake-hit Italy

Swedish authorities are ready, if asked, to quickly assist Italy as it recovers from a deadly earthquake.

Mayor fires refugee project intern for wearing headscarf
Germany

Mayor fires refugee project intern for wearing headscarf

A Palestinian who was hired to work as an intern on a refugee project was fired by a town hall this week because she wouldn't take off her headscarf.

Majority in France against burqinis on beaches
France

Majority in France against burqinis on beaches

Almost two thirds of French people said they're against the controversial swimwear.

MP slammed for playing Pokémon at defence hearing
Norway

MP slammed for playing Pokémon at defence hearing

She said playing the game helps her "listen better".

A weekend of classic cars in Vienna
Austria

A weekend of classic cars in Vienna

A parade of classic cars will once again take to the streets this weekend in Vienna as part of the city’s annual Classic Days event.

We harmed Sweden’s teachers and should apologize: prof
Sweden

We harmed Sweden’s teachers and should apologize: prof

"The situation is very worrying," says Professor Jonas Linderoth.

Five tips for surviving an internship in France
France

Five tips for surviving an internship in France

A few things you need to know about interning in France.

Navigation error ends badly for Basel driver
Switzerland

Navigation error ends badly for Basel driver

A man accidentally drove his car down a flight of steps after his passenger directed him the wrong way.

Police arrest Lyon man who ‘talked of attack plans’
France

Police arrest Lyon man who ‘talked of attack plans’

The man had talked about plans to attack a busy district in central Lyon.

Almost half of France now on heatwave alert
France

Almost half of France now on heatwave alert

Orange alerts - the second highest level - were issued to 43 départements as France's heatwave shows no signs of stopping.

Quake hit in one of Italy’s most seismically-prone areas
Italy

Quake hit in one of Italy’s most seismically-prone areas

The deadly earthquake that struck central Italy before dawn on Wednesday occurred in a notorious seismic hotspot, and dangerous aftershocks are possible, scientists said.

Police bitten and kicked by tourist in Salzburg
Austria

Police bitten and kicked by tourist in Salzburg

Police spat, bitten, and kicked at by a tourist in Salzburg.

France’s burqini ban goes before country’s top court
France

France’s burqini ban goes before country’s top court

France's highest administrative court will on Thursday examine a request to scrap a ban on the Islamic burqini swimsuit.

Tanks, guns and bras: Norway’s women join the draft
Norway

Tanks, guns and bras: Norway’s women join the draft

They sweat together, they sleep together: Norway has introduced compulsory military service for women, even bunking them in mixed dorms with their brothers-in-arms.

The ten most weird (and wonderful) museums in Spain
Spain

The ten most weird (and wonderful) museums in Spain

Spain is home to some of the finest museums in the world, but it also boasts some of the most bizarre.

Blatter ‘confident’ as he faces Swiss sports court
Switzerland

Blatter ‘confident’ as he faces Swiss sports court

Former Fifa boss Sepp Blatter is back in court on Thursday as he seeks to overturn a six-year ban from football.

21-year-old man arrested for Copenhagen car fires
Denmark

21-year-old man arrested for Copenhagen car fires

Amager resident arrested after more than 20 cars were torched over the weekend.

Federer teams up with Nadal for new tennis tournament
Switzerland

Federer teams up with Nadal for new tennis tournament

The duo will play doubles together in a new competition pitting Europe against the rest of the world in a tennis team event.

US keeper kicked off team for calling Swedes cowards
Sweden

US keeper kicked off team for calling Swedes cowards

The US team will be Hope-less for six months.

Five must-see cultural events in Sweden this weekend
Sweden

Five must-see cultural events in Sweden this weekend

The summer is almost over but Sweden saved the best for last with these cultural events this weekend – including one that will make The Bridge fans happy.

Italy earthquake death toll revised down to 241
Italy

Italy earthquake death toll revised down to 241

UPDATED: The death toll from a powerful earthquake in central Italy was revised downwards to 241 on Thursday but officials cautioned it could rise again as rescuers continued a grim search for corpses, as powerful aftershocks rocked the devastated area.

Was there a secret plot to kill Swedish ex-UN chief?
Sweden

Was there a secret plot to kill Swedish ex-UN chief?

Ban Ki-moon wants to find out.