V-J Day Kiss woman passes on
Austria

V-J Day Kiss woman passes on

The woman whose participation in an impromptu kiss celebrating the end of the war with Japan has died on Thursday after a brief illness at the age of 92.

Hofer calls for Hitler birth house to be demolished
Austria

Hofer calls for Hitler birth house to be demolished

The far-right candidate in Austria's troubled presidential election wants the house where Hitler was born demolished as well as to improve relations with the Jewish community, according to comments published Sunday.

Bomb plot suspect released from jail
Switzerland

Bomb plot suspect released from jail

An Iraqi sentenced in March for supporting terrorist group Islamic State (IS) has been freed.

Zlatan hails teenage Manchester United team-mate
Sweden

Zlatan hails teenage Manchester United team-mate

Marcus Rashford will one day "take over everything", Zlatan Ibrahimovic told MUTV.

Swedish migration minister admits refugee crisis fears
Sweden

Swedish migration minister admits refugee crisis fears

“I was seriously worried that we would end up in a situation of having 15,000 to 20,000 homeless people sleeping on our streets in the middle of the Swedish winter,” Morgan Johansson said.

Catalans rally on La Diada to push for break from Spain
Spain

Catalans rally on La Diada to push for break from Spain

La Diada, on September 11, marks the anniversary of the Spanish conquest of Barcelona in 1714.

Weekend lie-ins make you tired: Swedish researcher
Sweden

Weekend lie-ins make you tired: Swedish researcher

Did you try and catch up on sleep over the weekend?

An historical look at the drive for Catalan independence
Spain

An historical look at the drive for Catalan independence

As tens of thousands turn out to march for independence, Catalan historian and separatist campaigner Simon Harris argues that the desire for self-government goes back centuries.

Swedish PM rules out talks with ‘racist’ SD party
Sweden

Swedish PM rules out talks with ‘racist’ SD party

"This is a party with racist roots, which has come out of the white supremacist movement," Stefan Löfven said. "I can never work together with that type of party. I will never do it."

Excessive speed blamed for deadly Spanish train crash
Spain

Excessive speed blamed for deadly Spanish train crash

The crash killed the train's Portuguese driver, a US passenger, and two Spaniards.

Thousands march in Madrid to push for bullfighting ban
Spain

Thousands march in Madrid to push for bullfighting ban

The protesters held up banners saying: "Bullfighting, the school of cruelty" and "Bullfighting, a national shame".

Philippine film scoops Golden Lion at Venice Film Festival
Italy

Philippine film scoops Golden Lion at Venice Film Festival

"I want to dedicate this film to the Filipino people and their struggle, and humanity's struggle," director Lay Diaz said as he received the award.

French politicians mull ripping up EU budget rules
France

French politicians mull ripping up EU budget rules

The EU requirement to keep deficits below three percent of GDP is under fire from almost all parties.

First woman charged over failed Paris attack
France

First woman charged over failed Paris attack

The woman's fingerprints were found in an abandoned Peugot containing five gas cylinders and three bottles of diesel fuel.