Italy PM ‘not satisfied’ over EU summit
Italy

Italy PM ‘not satisfied’ over EU summit

Italy is not ready to pretend everything is alright when Europe is not functioning properly, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said Saturday, the day after a key EU gathering.

Merkel drops ‘we can do it’ rallying cry on migrants
Germany

Merkel drops ‘we can do it’ rallying cry on migrants

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Saturday she would no longer use "we can do it" as her rallying cry to welcome and integrate migrants in the belief it has become a mere slogan.

French union activist to sue police for burst eyeball
France

French union activist to sue police for burst eyeball

A French union activist who lost an eye this week when protesters against labour reforms clashed with security forces said on Saturday he was going to take legal against the police.

France holds record for longest-lasting lightning bolt
France

France holds record for longest-lasting lightning bolt

At a little over seven seconds France's lasts the longest but America's is by far the biggest.

Terror alert in central Paris proves to be false alarm
France

Terror alert in central Paris proves to be false alarm

A huge security alert was triggered in central Paris on Saturday afternoon after reports of a shooting but the latest reports suggest it was a false alarm.

How Sweden wants to make repairing things cheaper
Sweden

How Sweden wants to make repairing things cheaper

A new set of proposed tax breaks aims to make people fix rather than throw out their old shoes, bicycles and clothes. How very Swedish.

Norway hostage freed by Filipino militants
Norway

Norway hostage freed by Filipino militants

Two of resort manager Kjartan Sekkingstad's fellow hostages were beheaded by the Islamic militants.

Swedish police slammed for deporting gay Ugandan
Sweden

Swedish police slammed for deporting gay Ugandan

The man was deported even though a court had ordered his case to be reviewed.

Syrian woman gives birth on flight to Stockholm
Sweden

Syrian woman gives birth on flight to Stockholm

A Syrian woman gave birth to a baby boy in mid-flight on Friday night en route between Istanbul and Stockholm.

Who is jailed Danish poet Yahya Hassan?
Denmark

Who is jailed Danish poet Yahya Hassan?

Everything you need to know about the poet of Palestinian descent who was jailed on Friday.

Record profits for Red Bull in 2015
Austria

Record profits for Red Bull in 2015

Austrian energy drink maker Red Bull said it posted record profits of 501 million euros ($559 million) in 2015, an increase of 35 percent, according to the economics magazine Trend.

UN calls on Eritrea to come clean on Swedish journalist
Sweden

UN calls on Eritrea to come clean on Swedish journalist

The UN special rapporteur on Eritrea has called for the country to reveal the fate of Dawit Isaak and those arrested with him 15 years ago.

Norway accused of ‘mass slaughter’ of wolves
Norway

Norway accused of ‘mass slaughter’ of wolves

The government has authorised hunters to kill 47 of the estimated 68 wolves registered as living in the country last winter.

Sex tape woman ‘should have been protected’
Italy

Sex tape woman ‘should have been protected’

It was "absolutely against Italy's law" for an Italian prosecutor to refuse Tiziana Cantone's pleas to have a sex video of her taken offline, the country's privacy tsar has argued, days after her tragic suicide.

More than 160,000 join German trade deal protest
Germany

More than 160,000 join German trade deal protest

Demonstrators took to the streets across Germany on Saturday in protest over a massive transatlantic trade deal, dealing a new blow to the disputed accord.

US DoJ hits Deutsche Bank with record $14bn fine
Germany

US DoJ hits Deutsche Bank with record $14bn fine

The fine would be the largest ever inflicted on a foreign bank in the US.

VW investors file $2.2bn lawsuit in German court
Germany

VW investors file $2.2bn lawsuit in German court

The lawsuit was filed early on Friday afternoon.

French Islamist branded ‘global terrorist’ by US
France

French Islamist branded ‘global terrorist’ by US

Omar Diaby's propaganda videos are seen as the chief reason so many French nationals have joined military groups in Syria and Iraq.