Denmark suspends quota refugee programme
Denmark

Denmark suspends quota refugee programme

The Danish government suspends its participation in the UN refugee relocation programme indefinitely.

Hay fever! French farmers calendar gets pulses racing
France

Hay fever! French farmers calendar gets pulses racing

In case you were looking for Christmas present ideas...

Fillon or Juppé: Who could block Le Pen from the Elysée?
France

Fillon or Juppé: Who could block Le Pen from the Elysée?

Far from blocking Le Pen's path to the Elysée Fillon may actually help her pave the way.

Baby dies in Sweden after basic procedure is ignored
Sweden

Baby dies in Sweden after basic procedure is ignored

The pregnant woman had shown signs of high blood pressure at a check-up in Malmö and should have been referred to a specialist, but instead she lost her child.

Frenchman finds 100 kilos of gold hidden in new home
France

Frenchman finds 100 kilos of gold hidden in new home

Eureka!

French bakery breaks the mold to invent ‘bent baguette’
France

French bakery breaks the mold to invent ‘bent baguette’

... and it takes the internet by storm.

UK bars PSG’s Aurier from travelling for Arsenal clash
France

UK bars PSG’s Aurier from travelling for Arsenal clash

PSG player Serge Aurier barred from entering UK due to his conviction for attacking a police officer.

1,000 East African skulls, bones still in Berlin: report
Germany

1,000 East African skulls, bones still in Berlin: report

More than 1,000 skulls and bones belonging to east Africans and brought to Germany for racial "scientific" research during the colonial era are still in storage in Berlin, a media report said Tuesday.

Sweden’s erecting a giant semi-naked statue of Zlatan
Sweden

Sweden’s erecting a giant semi-naked statue of Zlatan

The golden-bronze work should be finished within a year. But not everyone is thrilled.

Wolf kills beloved pet dog at farmhouse door in Galicia
Spain

Wolf kills beloved pet dog at farmhouse door in Galicia

A family in Spain’s northwestern region of Galicia were left distraught after a wolf came to their door and slaughtered their pet Pomeranian.

Brit photographer to sue after French models allege rape
France

Brit photographer to sue after French models allege rape

Fashion photographer David Hamilton says he will sue women who claim they were raped as children.

‘World’s most beautiful banknotes’ debut in Norway
Norway

‘World’s most beautiful banknotes’ debut in Norway

Norway's central bank unveiled the nation's new bank notes on Tuesday and it doesn’t take a super keen observer to see what is different about them.

Lufthansa pilot strike to hit tens of thousands
Germany

Lufthansa pilot strike to hit tens of thousands

Germany's flagship carrier Lufthansa said it would cancel nearly 900 flights on Wednesday because of a strike by pilots, causing travel disruptions for tens of thousands of passengers in the latest escalation of a long-simmering pay dispute.

Lina Thomsgård: ‘I try to break down barriers every day’

Lina Thomsgård: ‘I try to break down barriers every day’

Equality activist and journalist Lina Thomsgård was looking for some female DJs. She ended up creating a movement that's changing the face(s) of Swedish media.

Italy migrant arrivals hit record as eight die in Med
Italy

Italy migrant arrivals hit record as eight die in Med

'Many' more people remain unaccounted for, including the mother of one young girl.

The challenges facing Renzi as crunch referendum approaches
Italy

The challenges facing Renzi as crunch referendum approaches

With Italy's crunch referendum less than two weeks away, Prime Minister Matteo Renzi must overcome a unique set of challenges if he and his reforms are to survive.

Exports threatened after bird flu found in Danish poultry
Denmark

Exports threatened after bird flu found in Danish poultry

The aggressive bird flu H5N8 that was reported in wild ducks last week has now been found on a Danish poultry farm.

Spain arrests lawyer linked to Brazil’s Petrobras scandal
Spain

Spain arrests lawyer linked to Brazil’s Petrobras scandal

Spanish police have arrested a lawyer wanted in Brazil for his suspected role in the country's biggest ever corruption scandal involving state oil company Petrobras.

Woman ‘moves in’ to Swedish McDonald’s, stays for weeks
Sweden

Woman ‘moves in’ to Swedish McDonald’s, stays for weeks

'We tried to speak with her about how she can't stay here but it hasn't worked. She keeps coming back.'

Volkswagen: We will be global electric car leader by 2025
Germany

Volkswagen: We will be global electric car leader by 2025

Volkswagen aims to be the world leader in electric cars by 2025, brand chief Herbert Diess said Tuesday, as the German car giant shifts its focus to clean-energy vehicles after the dieselgate emissions cheating scandal.

Ischgl ski resort bans off-slope ski boots after 8pm
Austria

Ischgl ski resort bans off-slope ski boots after 8pm

The mayor of Ischgl ski resort in Tyrol has banned skiers from wearing their ski boots after 8pm at night - in a bid to prevent accidents and cut noise.

‘All Chinese are bastards’ leads to Daimler boss sacking
Germany

‘All Chinese are bastards’ leads to Daimler boss sacking

German auto giant Daimler said Tuesday it removed a top executive of its China trucks and buses unit, after his allegedly racist remarks in a parking row became national news.

Swiss court rules child ‘too pampered’ for school
Switzerland

Swiss court rules child ‘too pampered’ for school

A seven-year-old boy must attend a specialist school because his over-protective parents have left him unable to do things for himself, Switzerland’s highest court has ruled.

How this popular sport hopes to help integration in Sweden
Sweden

How this popular sport hopes to help integration in Sweden

The Swedish Handball Federation's new initiative aims to appeal to a broader base of Swedes as well as engage Sweden's refugee population.

This is how big Black Friday has become in Norway
Norway

This is how big Black Friday has become in Norway

Norwegians set a Black Friday spending record in 2015 and if Google search trends are any indication, a new record is likely this year.

The key to launching your international career
Germany

The key to launching your international career

In an increasingly globalised world, how do you get an education that’s simultaneously international and personal? For many students, the answer is EU Business School.

Probe opened after Hollande ‘leaked Syria air strikes info’
France

Probe opened after Hollande ‘leaked Syria air strikes info’

The headaches continue for the president...

Why Donald Trump’s grandad was booted out of Germany
Germany

Why Donald Trump’s grandad was booted out of Germany

The President-elect of the US, Donald Trump, has promised to eject millions of immigrants from his country. A rediscovered document shows his own family has its own experience with forced deportation.

Swedish drivers kill ten reindeer in bloody crash
Sweden

Swedish drivers kill ten reindeer in bloody crash

Two cars crashed into a herd of reindeer in northern Sweden, killing ten of the animals.

Rise in criminal complaints made against asylum seekers
Austria

Rise in criminal complaints made against asylum seekers

New figures from Austria’s interior ministry show that the number of criminal complaints made against asylum seekers has risen sharply.

Two tourists robbed on Paris highway in €5 million heist
France

Two tourists robbed on Paris highway in €5 million heist

Another huge haul for highway robbers in Paris.

Human Rights Forum: An SI perspective
Sweden

Human Rights Forum: An SI perspective

NFGL member, Una Čilić, attended the Human Rights Forum held in Malmö last week. Here are her reflections on a memorable but emotional couple of days.

More army ammunition missing from barracks
Switzerland

More army ammunition missing from barracks

A stash of ammunition has gone missing from an army barracks two months after a similar incident at an infantry school.

IN PICS: Christmas lights illuminate Champs Elysées
France

IN PICS: Christmas lights illuminate Champs Elysées

The Champs Elysées avenue in Paris was looking radiant on Monday night after the Christmas illuminations were switched on. Take a look for yourself.

Is this the ugliest Christmas tree ever?
Sweden

Is this the ugliest Christmas tree ever?

'The ugliest Christmas tree in the hundreds of years of Christmas tree history!'

Carlsen faces ‘test of manhood’ after loss and post-game meltdown
Norway

Carlsen faces ‘test of manhood’ after loss and post-game meltdown

Norwegian chess superstar Magnus Carlsen risks a hefty fine after refusing to take part in a press conference after losing to Russian grandmaster Sergey Karjakin in New York on Monday.

Couple arrested after refusing to stop sex in train station loo
Germany

Couple arrested after refusing to stop sex in train station loo

Federal police patrolling Braunschweig's main train station had to make quite the awkward arrest at the weekend due to some boisterous travellers.

Surprise! Switzerland STILL world’s richest country
Switzerland

Surprise! Switzerland STILL world’s richest country

A drop in millionaires in Switzerland this year has failed to significantly dent the country’s impressive wealth.

‘Piccola Scala’: How Milan’s theatre scene is experiencing a revival
Italy

‘Piccola Scala’: How Milan’s theatre scene is experiencing a revival

A Milanese theatre based on the design of the city's Teatro alla Scala opera house has reopened its doors after 32 years in disrepair. But this isn't the only proof of a revival in the city's cultural scene...

This is what happened when Justin Bieber met Barça
Spain

This is what happened when Justin Bieber met Barça

Justin Bieber had time to do a spot of training with Barça players ahead of his concerts in Spain.

Italians help VW campers get back their va-va-voom
Italy

Italians help VW campers get back their va-va-voom

How many enthusiasts does it take to restore a fleet of rust-riddled Volkswagen camper vans? Ask the Italians.

Barcelona city hall fines banks for leaving flats empty
Spain

Barcelona city hall fines banks for leaving flats empty

Barcelona's leftwing city council has charged three Spanish banks over a million euros in fines for keeping four apartments empty for more than two years.

Vienna firefighters publish recipes for times of crisis
Austria

Vienna firefighters publish recipes for times of crisis

The Vienna fire brigade has published a cookbook of their best recipes - designed to help people feed themselves in the event of an emergency or catastrophe.

Danish badminton star outrages Malaysians
Denmark

Danish badminton star outrages Malaysians

Jan Ø Jørgensen has apologized for tossing a shirt emblazoned with the Malaysian flag.

Dozens of flights cancelled as Eurowings crews strike
Germany

Dozens of flights cancelled as Eurowings crews strike

A cabin crew strike on Lufthansa's budget airline Eurowings which started at 5am on Tuesday morning is set to cause some headaches for travellers at Düsseldorf and Hamburg airports.

Spain to protest to Britain over Gibraltar flare incident
Spain

Spain to protest to Britain over Gibraltar flare incident

Spain will make a formal complaint to the British government after the Royal Navy fired flares at a Spanish scientific research vessel which entered disputed waters off Gibraltar.

South eastern France on flood alert as storms push on
France

South eastern France on flood alert as storms push on

Risks of floods as the rain keeps falling.

Pope Francis grants priests the right to forgive abortion
Italy

Pope Francis grants priests the right to forgive abortion

Pope Francis described abortion as a "horrendous crime", but has granted all priests the right to forgive it.

Danish ‘Borgen’ star making up for lost time
Denmark

Danish ‘Borgen’ star making up for lost time

"Borgen" star Sidse Babett Knudsen is juggling coveted small- and big-screen roles on both sides of the Atlantic.

‘Sharia police’ are not illegal, rules German court
Germany

‘Sharia police’ are not illegal, rules German court

A German court on Monday ruled that a group of Islamists did not break the law in forming "sharia police" street patrols and telling people to stop drinking, gambling and listening to music.

This is what the Swedes want for Christmas
Sweden

This is what the Swedes want for Christmas

Sweden's Christmas gift of the year has been revealed... and it says a lot about 2016.

Jeff Koons gives sculpture to Paris to honour terror victims
France

Jeff Koons gives sculpture to Paris to honour terror victims

Paris soon to have a €3 million sculpture of tulips.

UN: Cyprus talks end without agreement
Switzerland

UN: Cyprus talks end without agreement

The latest round of talks between rival leaders on ending Cyprus's 42-year-old division broke up without agreement on Tuesday.

Woman jailed after pretending to be victim of Paris attacks
France

Woman jailed after pretending to be victim of Paris attacks

Jail for the woman who claimed she was hurt at the Carillon bar in Paris.

Zlatan slams Sweden’s football hooligans
Sweden

Zlatan slams Sweden’s football hooligans

Does the incident involving Henrik Larsson and his son show it's time for Sweden to step up security at football matches?

How Swedish writing reflects benefits of shorter work day
Sweden

How Swedish writing reflects benefits of shorter work day

BJ Epstein, senior lecturer in literature and public engagement at the University of East Anglia, on what the world can learn from the Swedish work-life balance.