Hundreds protest Swedish asylum laws
Sweden

Hundreds protest Swedish asylum laws

Hundreds of people on Saturday demonstrated in Stockholm and in many other parts of the country to protest Sweden’s tough new laws on asylum-seekers.

Russia irked by talk of US troops in Norway
Norway

Russia irked by talk of US troops in Norway

Russia expressed surprise Friday about the mooted deployment of US troops in neighbouring Norway.

Swedish terror suspect ‘planned airport attack’
Sweden

Swedish terror suspect ‘planned airport attack’

Swedish national Osama Krayem, linked to the deadly attacks in Paris on November 13 and in Brussels on March 22, is now suspected of having plotted to attack also the Schiphol airport in the Netherlands.

Spain’s ‘Napflix’ aims to bore viewers to sleep
Spain

Spain’s ‘Napflix’ aims to bore viewers to sleep

A Spanish video platform called Napflix, designed to put people to sleep with dull content, was launched this week and its founders are on the lookout for more "monotony and repetition."

Muslims in Italy protest over freedom to worship
Italy

Muslims in Italy protest over freedom to worship

Several hundred Muslims staged a protest prayer outside the Colosseum in Rome on Friday over what they see as unfair restrictions on their freedom to practise their faith in Italy.

Rooms at Pope’s summer residence open to public
Italy

Rooms at Pope’s summer residence open to public

Private rooms at the pope's summer residence in Castel Gandolfo will open to the public from Saturday at the request of Pope Francis, who has never holidayed there in more than three years as pontiff.

Creepy clown scare spreads to Germany
Germany

Creepy clown scare spreads to Germany

Police said Friday five incidents involving so-called scary clowns had occurred in two north German towns, including one assailant who hit a man with a baseball bat, amid fears that Halloween could spark a rash of similar attacks.

France to clear ‘Jungle’ migrant camp Monday
France

France to clear ‘Jungle’ migrant camp Monday

The "Jungle" migrant camp on France's northern coast will be cleared of its residents on Monday before being demolished, authorities said Friday.

Dylan removes Nobel-mention from website
Sweden

Dylan removes Nobel-mention from website

American singer-song writer Bob Dylan has removed any mention of him being named one of this year’s Nobel Prize laureates on his official website.