Spain finally has a govt as Rajoy voted back to power
Spain

Spain finally has a govt as Rajoy voted back to power

Spain's parliament voted conservative Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy back into power Saturday, ending a rollercoaster, 10-month political crisis despite bitter opposition and lingering divisions.

Swedish youth centre organised ‘fight clubs’
Sweden

Swedish youth centre organised ‘fight clubs’

The Swedish chapter of Save the Children has reported a Stockholm youth centre to the police after a video emerged, suggesting staff there were organising “fight clubs” for kids.

Body of missing German hiker found in Italy

Body of missing German hiker found in Italy

The body of a missing young German woman was found Saturday on the slopes of Gran Sasso, the highest peak in central Italy, according to media reports citing local police.

Swiss woman held kids captive in Spain

Swiss woman held kids captive in Spain

Spanish police said Saturday they had detained a Swiss woman who allegedly kept her children captive for seven years, threatening to kill them if they ever tried to get help.

France admits role in WWII Roma internment
France

France admits role in WWII Roma internment

President Francois Hollande on Saturday acknowledged that France bore "broad responsibility" for the internment of thousands of Roma by the World War II Vichy regime and in the early months of the post-war government.

Hollande hails Calais ‘Jungle’ camp evacuation
France

Hollande hails Calais ‘Jungle’ camp evacuation

President Francois Hollande on Saturday hailed this week's evacuation of the squalid Calais "Jungle" as a success as he vowed France would not accept the emergence of any more makeshift migrant camps.

Norway ferry fire prompts mass-evacuation order
Norway

Norway ferry fire prompts mass-evacuation order

A ferry docked at an island of Norway’s southwestern coast caught fire on Saturday, prompting authorities to call on 1,300 people to prepare to evacuate the area.

Sweden gets tougher on immigrating parents
Sweden

Sweden gets tougher on immigrating parents

Sweden is set to tighten its rules on parental leave benefits for immigrating parents by capping the period for which they can claim the pay-outs.

Swiss rail service to sell Bitcoin at stations
Switzerland

Swiss rail service to sell Bitcoin at stations

Switzerland's national rail service (SBB) said Friday it was set to launch a new service selling the digital currency Bitcoin at all ticket machines across the country.

Record migrant arrivals in Italy as tensions rise
Italy

Record migrant arrivals in Italy as tensions rise

October marked a record monthly high in the number of migrants arriving in Italy in recent years, with over 27,000 people reaching its shores.

Italian experts warn of more quakes
Italy

Italian experts warn of more quakes

Italy's major risks commission cautioned Friday that there may be more powerful earthquakes to come following two this week in the country's mountainous centre and a deadly one in August.

VW’s electric car switch ‘to cost 10,000 jobs’
Germany

VW’s electric car switch ‘to cost 10,000 jobs’

Volkswagen plans to cut more than 10,000 jobs in coming years as the German auto giant switches its focus to making electric cars in the wake of the "dieselgate" scandal, a top executive has said.

Calais businesses hope for ‘after-Jungle’ boost
France

Calais businesses hope for ‘after-Jungle’ boost

A new scent is in the air in Calais called "apres-Jungle", but it is not an exotic aftershave.

Spain’s conservatives set to re-take power
Spain

Spain’s conservatives set to re-take power

Spain turns the page on a 10-month political crisis Saturday as lawmakers ready to vote the conservatives back in power, although at the head of a government with unprecedented opposition.

Dylan says Nobel left him ‘speechless’
Sweden

Dylan says Nobel left him ‘speechless’

Bob Dylan has finally accepted his Nobel prize for literature, the Swedish Academy that awards it said Friday, breaking his silence on the win that he said left him "speechless".