Suicide favoured in British photographer death probe
France

Suicide favoured in British photographer death probe

Suicide is the lead hypothesis in the investigation into the death of the controversial British photographer David Hamilton, 83, a source has told AFP.

Gang shootings start weekend in Malmö and Gothenburg
Sweden

Gang shootings start weekend in Malmö and Gothenburg

Suspected gangland shootings have marked the start of the weekend in the Swedish cities of Malmö and Gothenburg, with victims left seriously wounded in both cities.

Swiss probe top Muslim leader over jihadi propaganda
Switzerland

Swiss probe top Muslim leader over jihadi propaganda

Swiss federal prosecutors on Saturday expanded a criminal probe into jihadist propaganda to take in the leader of the country's largest Islamic organisation.

Attackers paint swastikas inside Stockholm mosque
Sweden

Attackers paint swastikas inside Stockholm mosque

Unidentified attackers burst into a Stockholm mosque, just after morning prayers on Saturday, spray-painting swastikas and hate speech on the walls and throwing firecrackers, police said.

Berlin to probe Nazi influence on post-war government
Germany

Berlin to probe Nazi influence on post-war government

The German government said on Saturday that it would launch an investigation into Nazi influence on the country's post-war central government.

Hollande hails Castro as ‘great figure of 20th century’
France

Hollande hails Castro as ‘great figure of 20th century’

French President Francois Hollande on Saturday called for the embargo that "punishes" Cuba to be "lifted definitively" following the death of Fidel Castro.

Swedish city to put all workers through LGBT course
Sweden

Swedish city to put all workers through LGBT course

A municipality in Sweden is to put all 5,700 of its workers to through a course on issues affecting homosexual, bisexual, trans- and queer people.

World Cup trophy in sight for dynamic Danish golf duo
Denmark

World Cup trophy in sight for dynamic Danish golf duo

Thorbjørn Olesen and Søren Kjeldsen each have one hand on Denmark's first World Cup of Golf trophy, but to create history they must see off America, which has won more than any other.

Swedes’ social trust withstood refugee crisis: MSB report
Sweden

Swedes’ social trust withstood refugee crisis: MSB report

The acute refugee crisis which near-overwhelmed Sweden’s authorities in autumn last year has done little to damage its citizens’ unusually high social trust, according to a new report.

Swiss to vote on faster nuclear phaseout
Switzerland

Swiss to vote on faster nuclear phaseout

Swiss voters will head to the polls on Sunday to decide whether or not to speed up the process of phasing out the country's nuclear power plants.

Spain issues arrest warrant for Ukraine oligarch
Spain

Spain issues arrest warrant for Ukraine oligarch

Spanish police have announced an international arrest warrant against a powerful Ukrainian oligarch, identified by media Friday as controversial gas magnate Dmytro Firtash.

Snowden loses Norway appeal for no-extradition pledge
Norway

Snowden loses Norway appeal for no-extradition pledge

Norway's supreme court on Friday rejected a final appeal by fugitive whistleblower Edward Snowden to secure assurances he would not be extradited to the US should he travel to Norway to collect an award.

Italian lawmakers vote through Brussels-baiting budget
Italy

Italian lawmakers vote through Brussels-baiting budget

Italian deputies on Friday voted overwhelmingly in favour of a draft 2017 budget that the European Commission has warned will breach EU rules on the management of public finances.

Lufthansa offers pilots new wage deal to end strike
Germany

Lufthansa offers pilots new wage deal to end strike

Germany's flagship carrier Lufthansa on Friday offered pilots a new wage deal to end a crippling three-day strike that has led to mass flight cancellations affecting over 300,000 passengers.

Marianne Faithfull mourns Paris attack at Bataclan
France

Marianne Faithfull mourns Paris attack at Bataclan

British singer and 60s icon Marianne Faithfull paid homage to the victims of last year's Paris attacks in a concert at the Bataclan on Friday, singing a song she wrote about the tragedy.

Brazilian judge freezes Michelin assets in tax case
France

Brazilian judge freezes Michelin assets in tax case

A Brazilian judge froze Friday some $300 million in assets owned by French tire-maker Michelin, a former Rio de Janeiro state governor, and five of his aides over illegal tax breaks.