Trump protesters rebuild and tear down ‘Berlin Wall’
Germany

Trump protesters rebuild and tear down ‘Berlin Wall’

US expats gathered at the Berlin's iconic Brandenburg Gate on Friday "rebuild" the Berlin Wall and protest US presidential candidate Donald Trump's own proposed wall-building.

Spain’s Socialists in crisis as political blockage takes toll
Spain

Spain’s Socialists in crisis as political blockage takes toll

Spain's nine-month political paralysis is taking its toll on parties, and none more so than the Socialists who are facing a crisis, with talk of an imminent "coup" against leader Pedro Sanchez.

National anthem: Could Spain finally sing with one voice?
Spain

National anthem: Could Spain finally sing with one voice?

Spain's parliament is being asked to consider a solution to one of nation's most enduring and embarrassing problems; what words to sing with the national anthem.

For one day only: €1 nighttime entry to Italy’s cultural sites
Italy

For one day only: €1 nighttime entry to Italy’s cultural sites

Saturday is European Heritage Day, and Italy is celebrating with €1 entry to many of its most famous sites.

Accusation of sexism within Merkel’s party creates uproar
Germany

Accusation of sexism within Merkel’s party creates uproar

A young politician from the ranks of Angela Merkel's Christian Democratic Union (CDU) has caused a storm by suggesting that the party is institutionally sexist.

How to vote absentee from abroad in the US elections

How to vote absentee from abroad in the US elections

No matter where they are in the world, Americans can vote absentee in the upcoming US elections. But how does it all work? We tracked down some answers.

UK announces new ambassador to France
France

UK announces new ambassador to France

Meet Edward Llewellyn, the UK's new ambassador to France.

How far have you assimilated into French culture?
France

How far have you assimilated into French culture?

Which stage of the assimilation process are you at?

Embassy: No-go zones ‘do not exist in Sweden’
Sweden

Embassy: No-go zones ‘do not exist in Sweden’

Sweden's embassy in Budapest has sharply rebuked Hungary after an official leaflet claimed that Stockholm and other European cities had become "no-go areas".

The real reasons young Italians aren’t having kids
Italy

The real reasons young Italians aren’t having kids

Italy's government is campaigning to get Italians to have babies - but what are the reasons behind the slowing birthrate?

Police officer run over by prisoner on day release
Austria

Police officer run over by prisoner on day release

A police officer in Vienna is in a critical condition after being knocked down by a prisoner on day release who was riding a Yamaha motorbike at full speed.

EasyJet ‘in talks to buy German airline’ to duck Brexit
Germany

EasyJet ‘in talks to buy German airline’ to duck Brexit

EasyJet is in talks to acquire TUIfly, a board member of the German carrier said Friday, as the British no-frills airline looks for ways to keep flying freely within the EU after Britain quits the bloc.

‘Stop telling immigrants to be French and help it happen’
France

‘Stop telling immigrants to be French and help it happen’

Demands and laws to force immigrants to live, look, and think like the French are futile and damaging.

Denmark’s asylum numbers at five-year low
Denmark

Denmark’s asylum numbers at five-year low

Fewer than 300 people sought asylum in August, according to new figures released by the Immigration Ministry.

Symbols of migrant plight to go on show in Bonn museum
Germany

Symbols of migrant plight to go on show in Bonn museum

A people smugglers' car, a dinghy and a life jacket are among items related to Europe's migration crisis due to go on display at a German museum.

‘I’ve worked 20 years with traumatized kids – young refugees’ trauma can be worse’
Sweden

‘I’ve worked 20 years with traumatized kids – young refugees’ trauma can be worse’

When Matilda found out that the unaccompanied refugee children she worked with weren’t being accepted into the local football clubs, she saw only one option: learning to play football so she could coach them herself.

Spain’s Basques go to polls as memories of violence fade
Spain

Spain’s Basques go to polls as memories of violence fade

Could the results of the Basque elections have an impact on the national political deadlock?

France’s famous ‘rogue trader’ must pay €1 million to bank
France

France’s famous ‘rogue trader’ must pay €1 million to bank

French "rogue trader" Jerome Kerviel was ordered on Friday to pay €1 million to his former employer.

Oslo to hit drivers’ wallets to combat air pollution
Norway

Oslo to hit drivers’ wallets to combat air pollution

The city council will quintuple road tolls on days with high levels of air pollution.

Green party demand ‘quick and easy’ citizenship for Brits
Germany

Green party demand ‘quick and easy’ citizenship for Brits

The Green party has called for Brits living in Germany to be offered a painless path to obtaining dual citizenship as to "reassure them over the future".

Eleven things you should know before moving to Paris
France

Eleven things you should know before moving to Paris

Moving to Paris or just arrived? Read this first.

Berlin the new London? 10m2 flat to rent for €750 a month
Germany

Berlin the new London? 10m2 flat to rent for €750 a month

This shoebox apartment in the gentrified Bergmann-Kiez neighbourhood may be a sign that the tides are turning for Berlin’s comparatively cheap housing market.

Four arrested over Gothenburg riots
Sweden

Four arrested over Gothenburg riots

Four people have been arrested in connection with riots in a Gothenburg suburb this week.

Renzi vows to restore quake towns to former glory
Italy

Renzi vows to restore quake towns to former glory

"The areas will be more beautiful than before," Italy's Prime Minister promised, one month on from the earthquake.

Nudists could soon be allowed to get naked in Paris
France

Nudists could soon be allowed to get naked in Paris

Nudists could soon be able to bare all in a Paris park, because it's getting too cramped in the official swimming pool for naturists.

‘World class’ developer told to leave Sweden over admin slip
Sweden

‘World class’ developer told to leave Sweden over admin slip

Tayyab Shabab has a house, a job and pays tax in Sweden, but he has now been told he must leave within three weeks.

Freed hostage back in Norway after ‘year in terror’
Norway

Freed hostage back in Norway after ‘year in terror’

Kjartan Sekkingstad returned to Norway on Friday after a year of captivity in the Philippines.

Spanish parents call strike over too much homework
Spain

Spanish parents call strike over too much homework

Spanish parents have called for a “homework strike” to protest at the amount of extracurricular work they are expected to do with their children.

German court tries man for smuggling arms to Paris

German court tries man for smuggling arms to Paris

A Montenegrin went on trial in southern Germany Friday accused of helping to prepare a terror attack after he was found driving to Paris last November with Kalashnikovs and explosives hidden in his car.

Italy spearheads citizen drive for EU soil policy
Italy

Italy spearheads citizen drive for EU soil policy

An area of fertile soil the size of Berlin is lost across the EU each year.

Police cameras in Pusher Street promptly torn down
Denmark

Police cameras in Pusher Street promptly torn down

UPDATED: Copenhagen Police on Friday installed surveillance cameras in the infamous stretch of Christiania, but they lasted only a few hours.

Italian PM dismisses idea of Rome 2024 Olympics
Italy

Italian PM dismisses idea of Rome 2024 Olympics

It looks like it's all over.

Diabetic boy ‘treated like terrorist’ at Eiffel Tower

Diabetic boy ‘treated like terrorist’ at Eiffel Tower

An Austrian family who visited Paris say they won’t be going back after security officials treated them “like terrorists” because their son carries an insulin pump.

Swiss politician argues against hijab in ID photos
Switzerland

Swiss politician argues against hijab in ID photos

Should the Islamic headscarf be banned in photographs for official Swiss documents?

Yet another earthquake strikes in central Italy
Italy

Yet another earthquake strikes in central Italy

Repeated aftershocks since the initial quake have made recovery difficult in the disaster-hit region.

Family seeks funds for mother injured in Spanish bus crash
Spain

Family seeks funds for mother injured in Spanish bus crash

The family of an Australian woman left fighting for her life after a bus accident in Spain are trying to raise money for her medical expenses.

Far-right AfD reach record high in national poll
Germany

Far-right AfD reach record high in national poll

The Alternative for Germany (AfD) was backed by 16 percent of respondents in a new poll, which was a new high for the upstart populist party.

Ten reasons why it’s awesome being knocked up in Sweden
Sweden

Ten reasons why it’s awesome being knocked up in Sweden

US writer Lisa Ferland shares her top reasons why she thinks Sweden is wonderful for expecting mums.

‘There was no future for me in Turkey’
Sweden

‘There was no future for me in Turkey’

Being an international student means leaving home: leaving friends, family and familiarity. But for one Malmö University student, his arrival in Sweden came with a sense of relief. Not just for himself, but for his family back in Turkey.

Bautzen youth beat up pensioner in racist attack
Germany

Bautzen youth beat up pensioner in racist attack

In the Saxon town of Bautzen, which has become a byword for racism and anti-migrant sentiment, two youths have attacked a 72-year-old man, shouting 'foreigners out'.

Denmark leads effort to stop money flow to Isis
Denmark

Denmark leads effort to stop money flow to Isis

A former head of the Danish Security and Intelligence Service (PET) has been tapped to dry up the terror group's finances.

Swiss driverless bus trial suspended after crash
Switzerland

Swiss driverless bus trial suspended after crash

The pioneering self-driving bus was involved in a minor collision with a van.

Marine Le Pen hopes to boost standing by meeting Trump
France

Marine Le Pen hopes to boost standing by meeting Trump

Anti-system Le Pen wants to meet face to face with anti-system Donald Trump to boost her election chances in France.

Teenager dies in horror crash on Austria’s Westautobahn
Austria

Teenager dies in horror crash on Austria’s Westautobahn

One person has died and seven others are seriously injured after a horrific road accident on the Westautobahn (A1) in Lower Austria.

Stunning video captures first look at Versailles from the sky
France

Stunning video captures first look at Versailles from the sky

We guarantee you have never seen Versailles like this before.

The 300-year-old story of what makes Chianti wine so special
Italy

The 300-year-old story of what makes Chianti wine so special

It all started with a Tuscan Duke...

Second headless bison found at Spanish nature reserve
Spain

Second headless bison found at Spanish nature reserve

A mystery surrounding goings-on at a nature reserve in Spain deepened Thursday as a second European bison was found decapitated just days after staff discovered the headless body of the herd's dominant male.

Rome reopens historic Spanish steps after renovation
Italy

Rome reopens historic Spanish steps after renovation

A €1.5 million restoration has restored the steps to their former glory.

German lawmakers ratify landmark Paris climate accord
Germany

German lawmakers ratify landmark Paris climate accord

Germany's lower of house of parliament on Thursday ratified the Paris agreement on climate change, following in the footsteps of 60 other countries that have committed to the landmark agreement designed to stem the planet's rising temperatures.

Nigel Farage to speak at Swedish nationalists’ gala
Sweden

Nigel Farage to speak at Swedish nationalists’ gala

The former UKIP leader will make a speech at an 'alternative Nobel Prize' ceremony organized by the Sweden Democrats in Stockholm this November.

Eight things you should know about Rome’s Spanish Steps
Italy

Eight things you should know about Rome’s Spanish Steps

What makes them 'Spanish'? And seven other facts about the Roman landmark.

Swiss supermarkets to charge for plastic bags
Switzerland

Swiss supermarkets to charge for plastic bags

Migros and Coop will introduce charges for single-use plastic bags this year.

French primary school drafts in cop to hush noisy pupils
France

French primary school drafts in cop to hush noisy pupils

Is it the job of a policeman to keep the noise down in a primary school dinner hall?

Swiss police arrest Algerian rebel wanted in France
Switzerland

Swiss police arrest Algerian rebel wanted in France

Merouane Benahmed has filed a claim for asylum in Switzerland.

Police release men held over bomb threat on refugee home
Sweden

Police release men held over bomb threat on refugee home

UPDATED: Two men arrested after a bomb threat was made against a home for refugees in Boden, northern Sweden, have been allowed to leave custody.

French business leaders urge rescue of EU-US trade talks
France

French business leaders urge rescue of EU-US trade talks

The French government says it's dead in the water, but French company bosses want the EU-US trade talks to be rescued in order to secure an historic deal.

Fired Gambian minister flees to Sweden
Sweden

Fired Gambian minister flees to Sweden

Former Gambian interior minister Ousman Sonko has fled to Sweden after he was removed from his position by the African country's president.

Welcome in the autumn with this Swedish tiger cake
Sweden

Welcome in the autumn with this Swedish tiger cake

Fika: the best part of the day. Make this tiger cake and you'll keep everyone very happy.