Danish royals pose for stamp in Greenlandic costume
Denmark

Danish royals pose for stamp in Greenlandic costume

Denmark’s Crown Prince and Princess have appeared on a a stamp dressed in the traditional national costumes of Greenland, honouring the Danish monarchy’s most distant subjects.

Stomach flu epidemic hits France three months early
France

Stomach flu epidemic hits France three months early

This won’t come as a surprise to the tens of thousands of who have been laid low by stomach flu in France this month.

Here’s where Germany’s happiest people live
Germany

Here’s where Germany’s happiest people live

Germans this year reported being happier with their lives than they've been in years, but some places are certainly more cheery than others.

For the first time, the younger generation is Italy’s poorest
Italy

For the first time, the younger generation is Italy’s poorest

A new report shows that the 'millennial' generation of Italians are now the worst affected by poverty.

Swede fined for harassing his neighbour with a lawnmower
Sweden

Swede fined for harassing his neighbour with a lawnmower

Helsingborg district court judged that the man had deliberately left his lawnmower on when leaving the house in order to annoy his neighbour.

17,000 refugees sue Germany over status – and most win
Germany

17,000 refugees sue Germany over status – and most win

So far this year more than 17,000 refugees have sued German authorities for not giving them full refugee status, with the vast majority winning their cases, the Süddeutsche Zeitung reports.

IN PICS: The story of the ‘ghost Metro stations’ of Paris
France

IN PICS: The story of the ‘ghost Metro stations’ of Paris

Thought you knew the Paris Metro map off by heart? There are a few stations you have never discovered, but perhaps one day will.

Three Polish fans arrested ahead of Real Madrid clash
Spain

Three Polish fans arrested ahead of Real Madrid clash

Three Polish football fans were arrested on Tuesday hours before Legia Warsaw's Champions League clash with Real Madrid, classed as a high-risk fixture by the Spanish authorities.

‘Bring your own loo roll,’ broke Italian school tells kids
Italy

‘Bring your own loo roll,’ broke Italian school tells kids

The school year may have barely begun, but one Milan school is so low on funds it has resorted to asking pupils to supply their own toilet paper - while a recent study suggests it is not alone in lacking the essentials.

Celebrate expat life at Madrid’s THRIVE convention
Spain

Celebrate expat life at Madrid’s THRIVE convention

November 5th will see the first THRIVE conference, a one day event designed to explore the expat experience and inspire people to get the best out of living abroad, both personally and professionally.

Sweden to vote in favour of UN nuclear weapons ban
Sweden

Sweden to vote in favour of UN nuclear weapons ban

The resolution aims to start negotiations on a legally-binding nuclear weapons ban by 2017.

‘Peace in Europe depends solely on Putin’: Ukraine PM in Oslo
Norway

‘Peace in Europe depends solely on Putin’: Ukraine PM in Oslo

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has said he does not have "very high expectations" of a coming peace summit in Berlin, after a meeting with Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg in Oslo.

France to begin razing Calais camp ‘in matter of days’
France

France to begin razing Calais camp ‘in matter of days’

Bulldozing of Jungle migrant camp "just days away" says French government after court backs its plan for a rapid demolition of the squalid shanty town.

Prominent Austrians call for ban on right-wing congress in Linz
Austria

Prominent Austrians call for ban on right-wing congress in Linz

More than 60 prominent Austrians have signed an open letter calling on the governor of Upper Austria to ban a controversial right-wing congress.

Danish experts warn of ‘hygge-junkie’ health risk
Denmark

Danish experts warn of ‘hygge-junkie’ health risk

Health experts have warned that Danes are exposing themselves to serious risk by lighting excess candles in pursuit of 'hygge'.

Can you tell a Bavarian dialect from a north German one?
Germany

Can you tell a Bavarian dialect from a north German one?

The German language has a whole host of dialects - and you probably won't be able to understand half of them! This fiendish quiz puts your skills to the test.

New row over Hitler house demolition plan
Austria

New row over Hitler house demolition plan

A new row erupted on Tuesday over Austria's plans to demolish the house where Adolf Hitler was born, with experts saying they opposed its destruction.

Norway nature group calls for limits to tourist hikers
Norway

Norway nature group calls for limits to tourist hikers

Norway’s leading hiking group has called for limits to the huge number of tourists hiking to Pulpit’s Rock and other attractions.

Germans disobey constitution in vote on TV terror attack
Germany

Germans disobey constitution in vote on TV terror attack

In an interactive show aired on German television on Monday, viewers had the chance to decide whether a fictional Luftwaffe pilot should be acquitted for shooting down an airliner - essentially voting against the first article of the constitution.

Did Bob Dylan finally acknowledge his Nobel Prize?
Sweden

Did Bob Dylan finally acknowledge his Nobel Prize?

A small but not insignificant sign of life has been delivered by the musician.

Madrid parish church faces fine over ‘too noisy’ bells
Spain

Madrid parish church faces fine over ‘too noisy’ bells

A parish church near Madrid is facing a fine of €16,000 because its bells are too noisy.

Danish hotel cuts price for anglers hunting escaped trout
Denmark

Danish hotel cuts price for anglers hunting escaped trout

A hotel near the site where 80,000 rainbow trout were accidentally released into Danish waters is offering discounts to anglers willing to come and catch the invasive fish.

Obama praises Renzi’s ‘vision’, criticizes EU austerity
Italy

Obama praises Renzi’s ‘vision’, criticizes EU austerity

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi is due at the White House on Tuesday, and outgoing US President Barack Obama said he would use the opportunity to thank Renzi.

Swede punches clown that scared his grandmother
Sweden

Swede punches clown that scared his grandmother

The hapless participant in the killer clown trend failed to notice that his 80-year-old target was being accompanied by a burly farmer.

Interpreter raped at knifepoint near Calais migrant camp
France

Interpreter raped at knifepoint near Calais migrant camp

A female interpreter was raped at knifepoint on Monday night near the Jungle migrant camp in Calais, according to local French prosecutors.

Burst pipe causes major flood in Lausanne
Switzerland

Burst pipe causes major flood in Lausanne

Water rushed down the streets after a pipe burst in the city centre.

Tour de France route revealed: And there’s few mountains
France

Tour de France route revealed: And there’s few mountains

The 2017 Tour de France route has been revealed - and it's not as hilly as in previous years.

Norway to allow foreign women to abort healthy twin
Norway

Norway to allow foreign women to abort healthy twin

Norway’s health authorities have ruled that foreign women pregnant with twins should be allowed to abort one fetus in Norwegian hospitals, even if it is perfectly healthy.

Police charge 69 for toxic waste dumping in Italy’s ‘Land of Fires’
Italy

Police charge 69 for toxic waste dumping in Italy’s ‘Land of Fires’

The Land of Fires gets its name from the high number of fires that break out in the area due to uncontrolled dumping.

Sweden has worst skills gap in global survey
Sweden

Sweden has worst skills gap in global survey

Sweden has overtaken the United States as the country most in need of skilled workers, a recent global survey shows.

Court reaffirms: no anonymity rights for sperm donors
Germany

Court reaffirms: no anonymity rights for sperm donors

A Hanover court on Monday ruled that a child's right to know about their lineage was more important than a sperm donor’s right to privacy, reaffirming a high court ruling from last year.

A layover at Qatar airport brought this Swedish-Kenyan couple together – now they’re heading for marriage
Sweden

A layover at Qatar airport brought this Swedish-Kenyan couple together – now they’re heading for marriage

Closeness, selflessness, and pleasure; falling in love is a strange but wonderful human experience.

Outcry after ‘neo-Nazi’ music festival held on Swiss soil
Switzerland

Outcry after ‘neo-Nazi’ music festival held on Swiss soil

Should police have intervened?

Putin coming to Berlin for first time since start of Ukraine war
Germany

Putin coming to Berlin for first time since start of Ukraine war

Russian President Vladimir Putin is to arrive in Berlin on Wednesday as part of a summit hosted by Chancellor Angela Merkel on the Ukraine conflict.

Dutchman wrongly jailed for 12 years in Spain sues for €6m
Spain

Dutchman wrongly jailed for 12 years in Spain sues for €6m

A Dutchman who spent 12 years in a Spanish jail after being wrongly convicted of a rape in a case of mistaken identity is suing the Spanish state for €6 million.

Paris to get more Sunday shopping after mayor’s U-turn
France

Paris to get more Sunday shopping after mayor’s U-turn

Paris is not quite turning into London or New York but Sunday is becoming a day for shopping and not just for the family.

Fans throw flares and enter pitch in Swedish football riot
Sweden

Fans throw flares and enter pitch in Swedish football riot

Flares and projectiles were thrown at police and security personnel during the Stockholm derby between Djurgården and Hammarby, which was suspended for almost 30 minutes.

Video: New homage to Paris shows the ‘real side’ of city
France

Video: New homage to Paris shows the ‘real side’ of city

The clean-cut tourist video or the gritty 'real' Paris. Which of these love letters to Paris paints a truer image of the City of Light?

Italian woman sentenced to 30 years for killing 8-year-old son
Italy

Italian woman sentenced to 30 years for killing 8-year-old son

Following a two-year investigation which has shocked Italy, a Sicilian woman has been sentenced to 30 years in jail for the murder of her eight-year-old son.

Swiss students: Austrian far- right politician ‘not welcome’

Swiss students: Austrian far- right politician ‘not welcome’

The presence of Norbert Hofer at a panel discussion in Geneva is making waves.

Russian aircraft carrier passes Norway on way to Syria
Norway

Russian aircraft carrier passes Norway on way to Syria

A giant Russian aircraft carrier, a nuclear-powered battleship, and six other vessels passed the Norwegian island of Andøya on Monday.

Two dead, search goes on after chemical plant blast
Germany

Two dead, search goes on after chemical plant blast

Emergency services were still searching for two people who went missing after a huge explosion at a chemical plant in western Germany on Monday. Two people have been confirmed as victims of the blast.

BlaBlaCar drivers threatened with fines in Spain
Spain

BlaBlaCar drivers threatened with fines in Spain

Authorities in Spain are probing BlaBlaCar and two drivers using the ridesharing platform for "transporting passengers without a licence", a worldwide first for the company.

New Franco sculptures get egged in Barcelona
Spain

New Franco sculptures get egged in Barcelona

Barcelona unveiled a controversial exhibition on the late Spanish dictator Francisco Franco, which was promptly met with a hail of eggs by angry opponents.

Bouncers brag about rejecting foreigners
Sweden

Bouncers brag about rejecting foreigners

Doormen at three of Malmö’s best known nightclubs bragged in a closed Facebook group about using violence and making sure to keep foreigners out.

Stressed-out French police protest on Champs-Elysées
France

Stressed-out French police protest on Champs-Elysées

Police took to the Champs-Elysées last night to protest after four officers were attacked recently.

Where is the Swedish music industry heading?
Sweden

Where is the Swedish music industry heading?

With solid growth and a long roster of international stars, the Swedish music industry has plenty to cheer about, but questions remain about the industry’s future.

Father pushes burning cigarette into son’s eye
Austria

Father pushes burning cigarette into son’s eye

A 66-year-old man in Upper Austria went berserk during a family argument and attacked his 27-year-old son in the eye with a burning cigarette.

Florence’s Uffizi gallery shines new light on Botticelli masterpieces
Italy

Florence’s Uffizi gallery shines new light on Botticelli masterpieces

Two of the most famous works of Sandro Botticelli, "Spring" and the "Birth of Venus", were unveiled in a new setting on Monday on following extensive renovation work at Florence's Uffizi Gallery.

Thousands spend night stuck on trains across France
France

Thousands spend night stuck on trains across France

An apparent suicide on the tracks saw thousands of passengers spend the night stuck on trains.

Swedish teachers lash out at Afghanistan deportation plan
Sweden

Swedish teachers lash out at Afghanistan deportation plan

Hundreds of Swedish teachers have expressed anger at a new deal that could see pupils deported to Afghanistan.

French women urged to shame ‘sexist’ politicians
France

French women urged to shame ‘sexist’ politicians

Sleazy French MPs beware.

Brother of Paris terror suspect urges him to break silence
France

Brother of Paris terror suspect urges him to break silence

The main suspect in the Paris attacks last year should speak up, his brother said.

‘They call themselves clowns, but they are not’
Sweden

‘They call themselves clowns, but they are not’

"The people wearing masks know nothing about clown work and should not be associated with serious, hard working clowns,” argue two clowns at charity organization Glädjeverkstan.