Who is the man guiding jihadist attacks in France?
France

Who is the man guiding jihadist attacks in France?

Rachid Kassim used to supervise youths, but now he's supervising jihadists, some of whom were responsible for recent terror attacks and plots in France.

Abba icon joins Swedish hitmakers for new project
Sweden

Abba icon joins Swedish hitmakers for new project

The brains behind some of the biggest pop hits ever have put together a Swedish musical dream team to help their fellow musicians get a fairer deal.

Video: Are all Swedes really so unfriendly?
Sweden

Video: Are all Swedes really so unfriendly?

Swedes on Swedes: 'When they drink they're the most talkative ever'.

Ex-Auschwitz medic, 95, goes on trial in Germany
Germany

Ex-Auschwitz medic, 95, goes on trial in Germany

A 95-year-old former medical orderly at the Auschwitz death camp went on trial in Germany on Monday after several delays, accused of more than 3,600 counts of accessory to murder.

Germans would give up sex over driving licence for cash
Germany

Germans would give up sex over driving licence for cash

A new study by YouGov provides some interesting insights into how Germans treat their cash - and what they are prepared to do to get their hands on it.

Locals fight to block opening of far-right bar in central Lille
France

Locals fight to block opening of far-right bar in central Lille

"There's just one word: Unacceptable."

Can Sweden’s ancient forest language be saved?
Sweden

Can Sweden’s ancient forest language be saved?

Campaigners wants Sweden to officially recognize the archaic Viking tongue Elfdalian as a language in an effort to prevent it from dying out.

Catholic church plans ‘prayer day’ for sex abuse victims
Italy

Catholic church plans ‘prayer day’ for sex abuse victims

"Prayer is part of the healing process for survivors and believers."

Munitions go missing from recruit school
Switzerland

Munitions go missing from recruit school

The Swiss Army is searching for several kilos of missing munitions.

Quake-hit Amatrice sues Charlie Hebdo

Quake-hit Amatrice sues Charlie Hebdo

The French satirical magazine likened the victims of the quake to lasagna.

German retailer ups payout for Pakistan factory fire victims
Germany

German retailer ups payout for Pakistan factory fire victims

German discount clothes retailer KiK has agreed to pay another $5.15 million in compensation to victims of one of Pakistan's worst-ever industrial accidents, the company said in a statement.

Dozens stuck on border fence for hours in bid to enter Spain
Spain

Dozens stuck on border fence for hours in bid to enter Spain

People attempting to illegally cross the border into one of Spain’s north African enclaves were stuck on razor wire for hours before being forcibly returned to Morocco.

Berlin world’s 2nd ‘most liveable city’: magazine
Germany

Berlin world’s 2nd ‘most liveable city’: magazine

The German capital has been named the world's second most liveable city, being pipped to the title by Copenhagen.

Protected brown bear found shot dead in northern Spain
Spain

Protected brown bear found shot dead in northern Spain

Tourists walking in the woods in northern Spain discovered the body of a brown bear that had been killed with a single gunshot wound to the chest.

Fireman gets 6 years in jail for refugee home arson
Germany

Fireman gets 6 years in jail for refugee home arson

A firefighter and his friend were sentenced to prison on Monday for arson after they set fire to a refugee home in western Germany.

9 simple things German speakers have way too many words for
Austria

9 simple things German speakers have way too many words for

If you're baffled by what the heck you’re supposed to call a pancake in German, it's not your fault.

Facebook thanks Norway PM after censorship row
Norway

Facebook thanks Norway PM after censorship row

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg personally thanked the Norwegian PM for raising "important issues".

France gets one last dose of sun with Indian summer
France

France gets one last dose of sun with Indian summer

Summer isn't over yet.

Swedes laugh off Norwegian snus warning

Swedes laugh off Norwegian snus warning

A new study claims snus is worse for you than previously thought, but Swedes don't appear to be too concerned.

‘Britwurst’ sausages find a following in Austria
Austria

‘Britwurst’ sausages find a following in Austria

Austrians are fiercely proud of their homegrown "wurst". But this hasn't daunted Englishman Richard Holmes in his quest to get locals to love his bangers too.

Copenhagen is world’s best city to live in: mag
Denmark

Copenhagen is world’s best city to live in: mag

The Danish capital is once again crowned the world's most livable city.

France tracks ‘15,000 terror suspects’ but prisons are full
France

France tracks ‘15,000 terror suspects’ but prisons are full

France faces a worrying problem and the French Prime Minister’s numbers just don’t seem to add up.

Rare photo of Vesuvius goes on sale for €8 million
Italy

Rare photo of Vesuvius goes on sale for €8 million

At least the postage is free.

Psychiatric care for Stockholm metro attacker
Sweden

Psychiatric care for Stockholm metro attacker

A 34-year-old has been sentenced to psychiatric care for attempted murder after he pushed a man in front of a train at a busy Stockholm metro station in May.

Jonah Hill cancels interviews after French sodomy slating
France

Jonah Hill cancels interviews after French sodomy slating

US actor Jonah Hill apparently didn't find this French TV host's comments to be funny.

Almost 2 million children in Germany living in poverty
Germany

Almost 2 million children in Germany living in poverty

Despite steady growth in the economy and record low unemployment figures, child poverty is on the rise in Germany.

Five things we learned from Serie A this weekend
Italy

Five things we learned from Serie A this weekend

Juve are still unstoppable, Gonzalo Higuain is still deadly when he's overweight and there's still no stopping Roma icon Francesco Totti.

Spanish September heatwave on its way to Sweden
Sweden

Spanish September heatwave on its way to Sweden

We say muchas gracias for that.

I smuggled refugee over border, Left Party MP admits
Germany

I smuggled refugee over border, Left Party MP admits

A German MP has admitted that he smuggled a young man from a war-torn African country into Germany. One police union said he should be charged.

Here’s where Sweden’s foreigners come from
Sweden

Here’s where Sweden’s foreigners come from

Think you know where most of Sweden's foreigners come from? You may be surprised.

Swiss oppose raised pension age: survey
Switzerland

Swiss oppose raised pension age: survey

Sixty-three percent of Swiss oppose an automatic increase in the pension age to 67.

Fountain thief gets suspended sentence for stealing 60 cents
Italy

Fountain thief gets suspended sentence for stealing 60 cents

A Salerno court has handed a one-year suspended jail sentence to a man who stole 60 cents from a public fountain.

Austrian presidential election postponed
Austria

Austrian presidential election postponed

Austria's government was forced to announce an embarrassing postponement of its presidential election because of glue failing to stick on postal votes.

Game of Thrones want extras ‘with muscles’ to film in Spain
Spain

Game of Thrones want extras ‘with muscles’ to film in Spain

Thousands are expected to apply for the chance to appear in Season Seven of the popular fantasy drama.

Norway hairdresser fined for turning away client in hijab
Norway

Norway hairdresser fined for turning away client in hijab

Norway hit a hairdresser with a 10,000 kroner fine on Monday after she was convicted of discrimination for turning away a Muslim client wearing a headscarf.

Beautiful late summer weather set to continue into week
Germany

Beautiful late summer weather set to continue into week

Over the weekend Germany was kissed by beautiful sunshine - and don't put your bathers away just yet, because the late summer sun is here to stay.

Far-right AfD comes in fourth place in Lower Saxony vote
Germany

Far-right AfD comes in fourth place in Lower Saxony vote

The far-right AfD party won single-digit support in Lower Saxony's local elections on Sunday, with Chancellor Angela Merkel's CDU still the leading force in the northwestern state.

Italy scoops first Paralympic gold medal
Italy

Italy scoops first Paralympic gold medal

Swimmer Federico Morlacchi has won the first gold for Italy at the 2016 Paralympics.

Denmark rejects Arctic overture from Russia
Denmark

Denmark rejects Arctic overture from Russia

Denmark says it's not interested in direct talks with Russia over the nations' overlapping territorial claims.

Watch out Paris: Anti-incivility brigade hits the streets
France

Watch out Paris: Anti-incivility brigade hits the streets

From today, you really should think twice about tossing away that cigarette butt in Paris.

Swiss peak serves as stage for slackline meet
Switzerland

Swiss peak serves as stage for slackline meet

Dozens of athletes showed off their slacklining skills at Le Moléson at the weekend.

Reveller dies during secret party in Paris catacombs
France

Reveller dies during secret party in Paris catacombs

The man was partying deep below Paris when he suffered a heart attack.

Vast crowds demand Catalan independence from Spain
Spain

Vast crowds demand Catalan independence from Spain

Hundreds of thousands of Catalans took to the streets on Sunday to demand their region break away from Spain, pressuring pro-independence leaders to unite and iron out differences over their secession plan.

3,400 migrants rescued over the weekend: Italy coastguard
Italy

3,400 migrants rescued over the weekend: Italy coastguard

A total of 124,500 migrants have arrived in Italy since the start of 2016.

Five reasons Barcelona can win the Champions League
Spain

Five reasons Barcelona can win the Champions League

Ahead of the start of their 2016-17 Champions League campaign against Celtic on Tuesday, Here's five reasons why Barcelona can conquer Europe for the sixth time.

Libya to free German aid workers held by coastguard
Germany

Libya to free German aid workers held by coastguard

Libya said on Sunday it was to release two German members of a group that aids illegal migrants who were detained by coastguards after their boat entered its territorial waters.

France ‘a victim of post 9/11 chaos caused by US’
France

France ‘a victim of post 9/11 chaos caused by US’

France has been a victim of the chaos caused by the US response to the 9/11 attacks, the French president said on the 15th anniversary of the terror attack.

French police hold 15-year-old suspected of terror plot
France

French police hold 15-year-old suspected of terror plot

A 15-year-old boy wanted to carry out an atrocity in France, police sources say.

Car fires flare up again in Copenhagen area
Denmark

Car fires flare up again in Copenhagen area

At least 16 cars were burnt in the western Copenhagen suburbs over the weekend, but police cautioned that a connection to earlier car fires has not yet been established.

Crumbling railways slowing Swedish trains
Sweden

Crumbling railways slowing Swedish trains

Trains will be unable to run at full speed on 69 railway lines across Sweden next year, according to the Transport Agency.

French bosses take to mopeds in ‘anti-gloom’ demo
France

French bosses take to mopeds in ‘anti-gloom’ demo

French bosses don blue and ride retro mopeds to send the message that France is alive and well.

Retiring abroad: ensuring your health is covered

Retiring abroad: ensuring your health is covered

Retiring in another country is a common dream amongst those who long for a quieter place to live, a warmer climate, or simply a new, fresh place to spend a peaceful time after many years of hard work.

Police hunt robbers after Sweden racetrack heist
Sweden

Police hunt robbers after Sweden racetrack heist

The armed men hit the racecourse north-west of Stockholm on the final day of a weekend of competitive races.

Stantastic Wawrinka clinches US Open
Switzerland

Stantastic Wawrinka clinches US Open

Stan Wawrinka has defeated world number one Novak Djokovic to claim a third Grand Slam title.

How an Italian brought Sicily to Malmö through ice cream
Sweden

How an Italian brought Sicily to Malmö through ice cream

Blogger Silvia La Rosa tells the story of Francesca Maugeri, founder of Malmö's own authentic Italian ice cream parlour, Dolce Sicilia.