Nicolas Sarkozy: From ‘bling-bling’ to busted flush
France

Nicolas Sarkozy: From ‘bling-bling’ to busted flush

Have we seen the last of Nicolas Sarkozy?

Fillon and Juppé knock out Sarkozy in French primary
France

Fillon and Juppé knock out Sarkozy in French primary

Dark horse François Fillon and fellow former PM Alain Juppé won through to the second round of the French presidential primary on Sunday, knocking out Nicolas Sarkozy in the process.

Swedish ‘whore video’ politician makes an apology
Sweden

Swedish ‘whore video’ politician makes an apology

The Swedish centre-right politician fired on Friday for calling the country’s Social Security minister a “whore” has broken his silence.

Spanish taxi driver returns €10,000 left in cab
Spain

Spanish taxi driver returns €10,000 left in cab

A Canadian tourist who left a suitcase containing 10,000 euros ($10,500) in cash in a Barcelona taxi has been reunited with his money thanks to an honest cab driver.

Sweden rebuilds Cold War missile system from museums
Sweden

Sweden rebuilds Cold War missile system from museums

Sweden has reconstituted its old Cold War anti-ship defence system, pulling launch trucks and other parts out of museums in its latest move to improve defences on the island of Gotland.

Oscar-winning Spanish pair to star for Iranian director
Spain

Oscar-winning Spanish pair to star for Iranian director

Oscar-winning Spanish actors Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem will star in a new film set in Spain by Iranian director Asghar Farhadi, Cruz said in an interview published on Sunday.

Angela Merkel: The new leader of the free world?
Germany

Angela Merkel: The new leader of the free world?

A Protestant pastor's daughter who grew up behind the Iron Curtain, Angela Merkel rose to become the "chancellor of Europe" who has outlasted a generation of world leaders.

Sarkozy on edge as French right holds president primary
France

Sarkozy on edge as French right holds president primary

French voters went to the polls on Sunday for the first round of a US-style primary to choose a rightwing candidate for next year's presidential elections.

Swedish killer to face charges for German murder

Swedish killer to face charges for German murder

Sweden’s most notorious killer, the Laser Man, could be extradited to Germany to face new charges after nearly 25 years in prison.

Three-way race in French right’s presidential primary
France

Three-way race in French right’s presidential primary

France's right-wing presidential hopefuls kick off their nominating contest Sunday as a sudden tightening of the race cast doubt on ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy's chances of regaining the Elysee Palace.

Russia complains at Swiss fighter jet check on plane
Switzerland

Russia complains at Swiss fighter jet check on plane

Russia has demanded an explanation after two Swiss fighter jets carried out a "routine check" of a Russian official plane in its airspace.

Hidden Bergman ‘masterpiece’ to hit Swedish screens
Sweden

Hidden Bergman ‘masterpiece’ to hit Swedish screens

A previously unknown Ingmar Bergman manuscript about the 1960s sexual and social revolution is to be turned into a movie, nearly a decade after the Swedish director's death.

Spanish police arrest Moroccan ISIS ‘recruiters’
Spain

Spanish police arrest Moroccan ISIS ‘recruiters’

Spanish police arrested two Moroccans suspected of forming part of the Islamic State (ISIS) group's propaganda and recruitment network.

Pope closes Holy Door at Saint Peter’s as jubilee ends
Italy

Pope closes Holy Door at Saint Peter’s as jubilee ends

Pope Francis on Sunday brought to a close the Catholic Church's "Year of Mercy," shutting the Holy Door at Saint Peter's after a packed 12 months.

Merkel tells party she will seek fourth term as chancellor
Germany

Merkel tells party she will seek fourth term as chancellor

German Chancellor Angela Merkel told her party on Sunday that she would seek re-election next year, in a move likely to be welcomed in capitals across the world.

Paris deal ‘irreversible’, Hollande warns Trump
France

Paris deal ‘irreversible’, Hollande warns Trump

France president Francois Hollande warned Donald Trump on Saturday that US commitments to reducing climate change and global warming are "irreversible".