One in four French Muslims ‘in revolt’ against secular laws
France

One in four French Muslims ‘in revolt’ against secular laws

Around one in four French Muslims, mostly young people, support an ultra-conservative form of Islam, including the wearing of the full-face veil, but the vast majority accept France's strict secular laws, a study showed Sunday.

Is Sweden about to get a new highest peak?
Sweden

Is Sweden about to get a new highest peak?

Sweden’s highest peak might get knocked off its pedestal as early as next year, after a hot summer took half a metre off the glacier at its crown.

‘I am so very happy and lucky to be alive’: Freed Norwegian
Norway

‘I am so very happy and lucky to be alive’: Freed Norwegian

A freed Norwegian hostage said he was "lucky to be alive" on Sunday, after being kidnapped by Islamic militants and held in the southern Philippine jungle for more than a year.

One dead and 14 injured in blast at Spanish resort
Spain

One dead and 14 injured in blast at Spanish resort

One person died and 14 people were injured in an explosion in a block of flats in a Spanish seaside resort near Barcelona early Sunday, rescuers said.

Swiss populist attacked by knife-wielding pensioner
Switzerland

Swiss populist attacked by knife-wielding pensioner

The longtime strongman of Switzerland's populist right Christoph Blocher was attacked by an elderly man carrying a knife after a political debate in Zurich, but escaped unharmed, a newspaper reported on Sunday.

Former French president Chirac admitted to hospital
France

Former French president Chirac admitted to hospital

Former French president Jacques Chirac, 83, was admitted to hospital on Sunday with a lung infection, his son-in-law said.

Man arrested in Malmö after night of car fires
Sweden

Man arrested in Malmö after night of car fires

Police in Malmö have arrested a young man after the city was hit by yet another night of car fires, with at least 15 set ablaze.

Young man climbs into bear enclosure at Swedish zoo
Sweden

Young man climbs into bear enclosure at Swedish zoo

As stupid dares go, this has to be one of the stupidest.

Freed Norwegian handed over to Philippines envoy
Norway

Freed Norwegian handed over to Philippines envoy

Abu Sayyaf, the militant group which kidnapped him, claims they received 30 million pesos (about $625,000) for Kjartan Sekkingstad's release.

FIFA appoints new auditor to clean-up after scandals
Switzerland

FIFA appoints new auditor to clean-up after scandals

FIFA said on Saturday that it had appointed accounting giant PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) to conduct its audits, after KPMG ended their decade-long association with the scandal-hit world football governing body in June.

Magnificent Seven ‘about Trump’: Ethan Hawke in Spain
Spain

Magnificent Seven ‘about Trump’: Ethan Hawke in Spain

US Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump might well enjoy "The Magnificent Seven" movie remake, but the film's characters would join forces to defeat him, actor Ethan Hawke said at the San Sebastien film festival.

Oetzi: Italy’s 5,000 yr-old iceman 25 years on
Italy

Oetzi: Italy’s 5,000 yr-old iceman 25 years on

"Oetzi", the Neolithic murder victim found frozen high in the Italian Alps continues to provide new scientific insights 25 years after he was discovered.

Merkel faces new gains by anti-migrant AfD in Berlin
Germany

Merkel faces new gains by anti-migrant AfD in Berlin

Berlin residents voted in state elections on Sunday, as a wave of protest voting against her welcome to refugees was expected to hit the hip, multicultural capital.