Syria’s White Helmets answer tough questions in Stockholm
Sweden

Syria’s White Helmets answer tough questions in Stockholm

A day before the White Helmets were due to receive the Right Livelihood Award, the Syrian rescue group faced probing questions about their allegiances at a panel debate in Stockholm.

More of France’s top earners leaving the country
France

More of France’s top earners leaving the country

Thousands of high earners are bidding France au revoir.

Send us your poo, Stockholmers are told
Sweden

Send us your poo, Stockholmers are told

Hundreds of it, in fact.

No asylum granted for Syrian baby named Angela Merkel
Germany

No asylum granted for Syrian baby named Angela Merkel

A Syrian baby named Angela Merkel and her family were rejected from receiving asylum status, Bild tabloid reported on Wednesday.

Nine really beneficial habits you’ll pick up living in Germany
Germany

Nine really beneficial habits you’ll pick up living in Germany

One of the brilliant things about living abroad is that you learn skills and habits that aren't as common in your home country. Germany certainly has a few to offer.

Trump inspires this Swede’s world’s biggest toothpick bid
Sweden

Trump inspires this Swede’s world’s biggest toothpick bid

From the man who brought you the world's biggest butter knife and the world's largest deck of cards...

Six things you should know about the Lufthansa strike
Germany

Six things you should know about the Lufthansa strike

The most recent Lufthansa strike that started last week has now impacted more than half a million travellers as it continues this week. Here's what you need to know about how it could affect you.

Air pollution in Spain blamed for 30,000 deaths each year
Spain

Air pollution in Spain blamed for 30,000 deaths each year

Air pollution caused an estimated 29,980 premature deaths in Spain in 2013 according to a report published by the European Environment Agency.

18 Stockholm innovations to keep an eye on
Sweden

18 Stockholm innovations to keep an eye on

Each year the prestigious Stockholm Innovation Scholarship is awarded to six lucky winners. So far the hundreds of entries have been narrowed down to these 18...

Bomb find leads to evacuation in Berlin neighbourhood
Germany

Bomb find leads to evacuation in Berlin neighbourhood

The discovery of a 250kg Second World War bomb in southwest Berlin led to an evacuation of a hospital, a kindergarten and a care home on Thursday afternoon.

Samuel Eto’o faces 10 years in Spanish jail and €18m fine
Spain

Samuel Eto’o faces 10 years in Spanish jail and €18m fine

Spanish prosecutors have recommended that Cameroonian football great Samuel Eto'o be handed a 10-year jail sentence and pay a staggering €14.3 million fine.

Paris: Jihadists ‘aimed to hit Disneyland on December 1st’
France

Paris: Jihadists ‘aimed to hit Disneyland on December 1st’

And the Christmas market on the Champs Elysées, according to police sources.

Eleven types of men you might typically date in Spain
Spain

Eleven types of men you might typically date in Spain

Dating guru Sally Smith gives us the lowdown on what to expect on Spain's dating scene. And what types to avoid.

Celebrating your birthday on the cheap in Austria
Austria

Celebrating your birthday on the cheap in Austria

A birthday is always a reason to celebrate, and if you’re lucky enough to be turning a year older in Austria, there are quite a lot of things you can enjoy for free!

Danish editor jailed in nation’s ‘largest ever media scandal’
Denmark

Danish editor jailed in nation’s ‘largest ever media scandal’

One of Denmark’s most prominent journalists was sentenced to jail for orchestrating the illegal snooping of credit card information.

After the earthquakes, why you should still visit central Italy
Italy

After the earthquakes, why you should still visit central Italy

For the food, beauty, the people - and because the region desperately needs you to visit.

Mail service stops some deliveries to ‘risky’ Berlin area
Germany

Mail service stops some deliveries to ‘risky’ Berlin area

German mail service DHL said that it had not made certain personal deliveries through its express service to the Berlin district of Wedding due to fraud and attacks on their carriers, but tamped down reports of "no-go" areas.

IN PICS: Mini tornado causes havoc in southern France
France

IN PICS: Mini tornado causes havoc in southern France

See the damage from the wild weather in southern France.

Europe air pollution causes 467,000 early deaths a year
Denmark

Europe air pollution causes 467,000 early deaths a year

Almost nine out of 10 European city dwellers breathe air that is harmful to their health.

Why did these Swedish ads appear on far-right site?
Sweden

Why did these Swedish ads appear on far-right site?

A Swedish magazine report claims ads for organizations including the public health agency ran on the site, but the question is more complicated than it may seem.

Sweden’s winter is going to be even colder than you thought
Sweden

Sweden’s winter is going to be even colder than you thought

At least according to a new long-term forecast for the coming three months.

Norway’s oil fund invested in company with alleged Isis ties
Norway

Norway’s oil fund invested in company with alleged Isis ties

A cement company with a factory in Syria that has received 4.2 billion kroner from Norway’s massive oil fund is accused of giving money to the terror group Isis.

How healthy are the French? 13 things you need to know
France

How healthy are the French? 13 things you need to know

So how healthy are the French and how good is their health system?

Electricity bills in Germany – how to keep your costs down
Germany

Electricity bills in Germany – how to keep your costs down

Hundreds of German electricity providers have announced that they are raising prices starting on January 1st. But you can avoid it - and you'll probably save a lot of cash in the process.

Far-right MP told to take ‘time out’ over Stockholm brawl
Sweden

Far-right MP told to take ‘time out’ over Stockholm brawl

Far-right Sweden Democrats MP Kent Ekeroth has been told to 'take a time out' by the party's leader after he allegedly hit a man in the face in Stockholm's Stureplan area.

Eight things Austrians do that can make foreigners feel awkward
Austria

Eight things Austrians do that can make foreigners feel awkward

We all like living in Austria - why else would we be here? And by and large the people are wonderful, but some things they do still make us hot under the collar.

Saas-Fee green-lights bargain season ski pass
Switzerland

Saas-Fee green-lights bargain season ski pass

Skiers will get their hands on a season pass for the impressively low price of 222 francs ($218) after 75,000 people signed up for the crowdfunded deal.

Sweden’s urban-rural divide laid bare in new research
Sweden

Sweden’s urban-rural divide laid bare in new research

Confidence in the government and voting patters are both shaped by whether Swedes live in the countryside or the city, according to new research.

Barcelona hits Airbnb and HomeAway with massive fines
Spain

Barcelona hits Airbnb and HomeAway with massive fines

Barcelona city hall will fine home rental websites Airbnb and HomeAway €600K each for marketing lodgings that lacked permits to host tourists.

Why does Paris want its famous Big Wheel toppled?
France

Why does Paris want its famous Big Wheel toppled?

It's a famous and popular attraction in Paris, but why do they want to pull it down?

Teenager keeps cool head as masked burglars tie up mum
Austria

Teenager keeps cool head as masked burglars tie up mum

A brave 13-year-old kept her cool and called the police after two masked men broke into her family’s home in Vorarlberg.

Clashes break out at Turin migrant accommodation
Italy

Clashes break out at Turin migrant accommodation

A group of migrants reportedly shouted at local residents, knocked over garbage cans and damaged road signs, after two small explosions were felt near their accommodation.

Zurich: Patients should have easier access to cannabis
Switzerland

Zurich: Patients should have easier access to cannabis

Authorities in Zurich want to issue a special ID card to help people who need cannabis for medical reasons.

France to offer migrants €2,500 to return home freely
France

France to offer migrants €2,500 to return home freely

But the offer is limited.

Nine (cynical) reasons I left London for Copenhagen
Denmark

Nine (cynical) reasons I left London for Copenhagen

Natalia Bagniewska left her cushy home and job in London four weeks ago for a life of the unknown in Copenhagen. Here's why.

Northern Italy on high alert, battered by heavy rainstorms
Italy

Northern Italy on high alert, battered by heavy rainstorms

Forecasters warned of "strong and persistent" rainstorms and urged the public to be vigilant.

Is this the man who will run against Merkel next year?
Germany

Is this the man who will run against Merkel next year?

Martin Schulz confirmed on Thursday that he plans to quit his post as European Parliament President to return to German politics - which could mean he has an eye on challenging Angela Merkel for the Chancellory.

Cyclist must pay $400,000 in damages after fatal accident
Switzerland

Cyclist must pay $400,000 in damages after fatal accident

Court finds cyclist guilty of causing the death of a fellow competitor in a 2014 cycle race.

How Italy’s banking crisis has affected life in Siena
Italy

How Italy’s banking crisis has affected life in Siena

Siena is home to crisis-hit Italian bank BMPS, and the fates of the city and the bank are closely linked.

Spanish sailors were actually first to celebrate Thanksgiving
Spain

Spanish sailors were actually first to celebrate Thanksgiving

Sticklers for tradition should really abandon the turkey and pumpkin pie, and instead celebrate with jamón washed down with Rioja.

Panda twins ‘baptised’ at Vienna zoo
Austria

Panda twins ‘baptised’ at Vienna zoo

Two pandas conceived naturally and born at Vienna zoo, Fu Feng and Fu Ban, have been officially baptised, 100 days after their birth.

Spain ‘obstructing’ civil war and dictatorship probe
Spain

Spain ‘obstructing’ civil war and dictatorship probe

Amnesty International has accused the Spanish authorities of systematically obstructing probes into crimes committed during the 1936-9 civil war and Francisco Franco's subsequent dictatorship.

Norway’s PM still waiting to hear from Trump
Norway

Norway’s PM still waiting to hear from Trump

The president-elect has spoken with the Danish and Swedish PMs, but Erna Solberg has been left waiting.

The best books about Paris you need to read
France

The best books about Paris you need to read

As suggested by writers who know a thing or two about Paris.

Four-year-old migrant reunited with mum in Italy thanks to bizarre coincidence
Italy

Four-year-old migrant reunited with mum in Italy thanks to bizarre coincidence

When the four-year-old arrived in Lampedusa, no-one knew who she was. But now she will be reunited with her mother.

Lufthansa cancels 800 flights for third day of pilot strike
Germany

Lufthansa cancels 800 flights for third day of pilot strike

Update: German flagship carrier Lufthansa said on Thursday that it would scrap 830 scheduled flights for Friday as a pilot strike extends into a third day.

Are these the most annoying things about living in Paris?
France

Are these the most annoying things about living in Paris?

Every city, even Paris, has its little downsides.

Sweden to invest millions in controversial Nobel Center
Sweden

Sweden to invest millions in controversial Nobel Center

If you thought the controversy around Bob Dylan was bad, you ain't seen nothing yet.

Presidential rivals battle for soul of French family
France

Presidential rivals battle for soul of French family

Suddenly the family has become the key issue in the fight to be the right-wing presidential candidate.

Swiss charity tackles toy company with Barbie stunt
Switzerland

Swiss charity tackles toy company with Barbie stunt

Solidar Switzerland invited passers by to pose for photographs next to a flesh-and-blood figure of Barbie's beau Ken to highlight dire working conditions in Chinese toy factories.

Trump praises Sweden in first phone chat with Swedish PM
Sweden

Trump praises Sweden in first phone chat with Swedish PM

But what exactly did they talk about?

Four free events in Sweden this week
Sweden

Four free events in Sweden this week

Not everything in Sweden has to put a strain on your wallet.