The six Spanish streets you just have to walk down
Spain

The six Spanish streets you just have to walk down

Take things slow, look around and just...saunter!

Does my hair look OK? World’s oldest person turns 117 in style
Italy

Does my hair look OK? World’s oldest person turns 117 in style

"I think you can say she is in good form."

Stockholm is about to get its first FinTech hub
Sweden

Stockholm is about to get its first FinTech hub

The launch of a specialist hub should be a boost for Sweden's financial technology startups.

Frosty German sayings that’ll make you a winter wordsmith

Frosty German sayings that’ll make you a winter wordsmith

As the cold, dark days of winter descend, you shouldn't just be content with the basics like "mir ist kalt". We teach you a few expressions that'll really impress your German friends!

Airbus to slash hundreds of jobs in France
France

Airbus to slash hundreds of jobs in France

Hundreds more will be cut in Germany.

French school pupils ranked ‘worst at maths’ in all of EU
France

French school pupils ranked ‘worst at maths’ in all of EU

And they're the second worst in the whole of the EU at science.

600,000 car-sharing users’ details stolen in cyber attack
Germany

600,000 car-sharing users’ details stolen in cyber attack

Hundreds of thousands of users of a now defunct German car-sharing website have had their bank account details stolen by hackers, it was announced on Tuesday.

The Wes Anderson Christmas ad everyone’s talking about
Sweden

The Wes Anderson Christmas ad everyone’s talking about

Commercial designed to cynically tug at your heartstrings, or genuine message of Christmas love? Either way, this H&M short film may be the most unusual holiday ad this year.

Norwegian world champ Johaug faces 14-month ban
Norway

Norwegian world champ Johaug faces 14-month ban

Norway's Anti-Doping Agency on Tuesday called for a 14-month suspension against cross-country skier Therese Johaug, a seven-time world champion, after she failed a September drug test.

Maersk Line eyeing German acquisition: report
Denmark

Maersk Line eyeing German acquisition: report

The container shipping unit of Danish conglomerate A.P. Moller-Maersk on Tuesday refused to comment on a report that it was mulling an acquisition of German peer Hamburg Sud.

Football: New coach for Swedish women’s team
Sweden

Football: New coach for Swedish women’s team

Swedish legend football coach Pia Sundhage is stepping down.

Here’s Sweden’s PM’s letter to Donald Trump
Sweden

Here’s Sweden’s PM’s letter to Donald Trump

The uncensored version of the congratulatory note, as well as the letter he never sent to Hillary Clinton.

The Italian Referendum: What should we expect after Sunday?
Italy

The Italian Referendum: What should we expect after Sunday?

What are the key points in the reform, and the possible future scenarios?

Amnesty slams treatment of migrants in Spain enclaves
Spain

Amnesty slams treatment of migrants in Spain enclaves

Amnesty International has denounced conditions for migrants arriving in Spain's overseas territories of Melilla and Ceuta, where they said asylum rights were not always respected.

What did your Berlin home look like after WWII?
Germany

What did your Berlin home look like after WWII?

A new interactive map allows users to travel back in time to 1953 and get a glimpse of the German capital still without a wall, and still devastated by the Second World War.

‘Unprecedented’ black truffle shortage hits Dordogne
France

‘Unprecedented’ black truffle shortage hits Dordogne

And as a result the prices for a kilo of the finest truffles are mushrooming out of control.

A Hindu group is outraged over this Ibiza craft beer
Spain

A Hindu group is outraged over this Ibiza craft beer

A Hindu leader based in the United States is demanding that an Ibiza micro-brewery withdraw an IPA range named after Hindu gods and featuring images of the deities on its labels.

Mahler symphony score sells for record £4.5m
Austria

Mahler symphony score sells for record £4.5m

The complete score of Austrian composer Gustav Mahler's Second Symphony was sold in London for £4.5 million on Tuesday, a record for a musical manuscript.

Danes pay the highest housing costs in the EU
Denmark

Danes pay the highest housing costs in the EU

Nowhere in the European Union do people spend more money on basic housing costs than in Denmark.

Paris attacks suspect Abdeslam maintains silence
France

Paris attacks suspect Abdeslam maintains silence

Investigators fail in latest attempt to question the chief remaining suspect from the jihadist cell behind the Paris attacks.

German carmakers to build European e-charging network
Germany

German carmakers to build European e-charging network

German carmakers BMW, Daimler, Porsche and Audi and US competitor Ford said on Tuesday they would cooperate on a Europe-wide network of electric charging stations.

Berlin rejects claim it funded Clinton election campaign
Germany

Berlin rejects claim it funded Clinton election campaign

The German government has been accused of interference in the US elections after the Clinton Foundation listed it among donors that contributed up to $5 million.

Rome cracks down on tourist buses in historic centre
Italy

Rome cracks down on tourist buses in historic centre

A plan is underway to free Rome from traffic jams - and tourist buses will be the first casualty.

Why twice as many Germans get cancer as 40 years ago
Germany

Why twice as many Germans get cancer as 40 years ago

A report on cancer carried out for the Healthy Ministry and published on Tuesday revealed that Germans are increasingly likely to contract cancer, but they should also live longer.

French TGV passengers to be given refunds for ALL delays
France

French TGV passengers to be given refunds for ALL delays

Or at least those over 30 minutes.

UK fears French could block Brexit plan, memo suggests
France

UK fears French could block Brexit plan, memo suggests

Britain's Brexit negotiators are worried about the French, it seems.

Poll reveals worrying attitudes to rape in Austria
Austria

Poll reveals worrying attitudes to rape in Austria

Alarming attitudes about sexual consent in Austria have been highlighted in a new Eurobarometer poll.

Teen good Samaritans care for baby left alone on train
Germany

Teen good Samaritans care for baby left alone on train

A ten-month-old baby found himself in the care of some unintentional babysitters after his mother accidentally left him on a train alone in west Germany.

Ericsson confirms job cuts at Swedish factories
Sweden

Ericsson confirms job cuts at Swedish factories

Ericsson has revealed exactly many workers will lose their jobs at its offices in Kumla and Borås.

Ten alternative snow sports for non-skiers
Switzerland

Ten alternative snow sports for non-skiers

Don’t like downhill skiing? This winter in Switzerland try these fun activities instead.

Record number of Danes can’t afford Christmas
Denmark

Record number of Danes can’t afford Christmas

The number of families applying for Christmas aid has nearly doubled in just one year.

Krampus bursts into flames after procession
Austria

Krampus bursts into flames after procession

A 30-year-old Austrian man who performs as a fire-breathing Krampus demon suffered serious burns after a costume he was wearing for a traditional procession in Styria caught fire.

Despite government efforts, Italy’s birthrate continues its sharp decline
Italy

Despite government efforts, Italy’s birthrate continues its sharp decline

Efforts from politicians and businesses to boost the falling birthrate don't seem to be having much of an effect.

Woman drowns in flash flood after GPS error in Catalonia
Spain

Woman drowns in flash flood after GPS error in Catalonia

Beware the dangers of blindly following sat-nav directions. Especially across riverbeds after torrential rain.

This is how cold it’s going to get in Sweden this week
Sweden

This is how cold it’s going to get in Sweden this week

Winter is here and there's no going back.

Nazi hunter hopes to revive Danish war crimes case
Denmark

Nazi hunter hopes to revive Danish war crimes case

The US-based Simon Wiesenthal Centre said it will fight the decision to drop charges against two men accused of being Nazi guards.

Merkel: Germans must learn to live with Russian cyberwar
Germany

Merkel: Germans must learn to live with Russian cyberwar

Cyber attacks from Russia are now so common that Germany must learn to cope with them as part of daily life, Chancellor Angela Merkel said Tuesday, after Europe's top economy suffered its largest ever online assault.

Trieste mulls set of ‘anti-begging’ laws
Italy

Trieste mulls set of ‘anti-begging’ laws

Under the new laws, it would be forbidden to lie on public benches, sleep on the streets, or give money to beggars.

Emma Morano, last person alive born in 1800s, turns 117
Italy

Emma Morano, last person alive born in 1800s, turns 117

Buon compleanno to the world's oldest living person!

How to say your favourite English sayings in French
France

How to say your favourite English sayings in French

Learn these phrases and we promise you'll sound more French.

Norway’s Catholic Church fined for fraud over membership
Norway

Norway’s Catholic Church fined for fraud over membership

The Norwegian Catholic Church was fined on million kroner (more than €110,000) on Monday for exaggerating the number of members it has to receive more state aid.

Swiss flight aborted after ‘explosion’ in engine
Switzerland

Swiss flight aborted after ‘explosion’ in engine

The plane returned to Zurich shortly after take off when its pilots heard a worrying noise coming from the right engine.

Letters show paternal side of literary giant Zweig
Austria

Letters show paternal side of literary giant Zweig

A series of previously unknown letters by literary great Stefan Zweig to a young man reveals a paternal side of the Austrian Jewish author concerned with the fate of Jews.

Spain awards €786m  high-speed train contract to Talgo
Spain

Spain awards €786m high-speed train contract to Talgo

Spain has awarded a contract worth €786 million to supply and maintain 15 new high-speed trains for Spanish train maker Talgo.

Man swims 1km down River Seine to evade French police
France

Man swims 1km down River Seine to evade French police

An in-Seine escape effort.

Battle for world chess crown heads to final tiebreaker
Norway

Battle for world chess crown heads to final tiebreaker

All tied up after 12 matches, Norway's Magnus Carlsen and Russia's Sergei Karyakinto now face four tie-break games scheduled for Wednesday.

Renzi tries to calm fears of post-referendum economic meltdown
Italy

Renzi tries to calm fears of post-referendum economic meltdown

Fears have mounted that a No vote, followed by Renzi resigning, could trigger financial crisis.

Pope: Politicians lack ‘concrete will’ on climate
Italy

Pope: Politicians lack ‘concrete will’ on climate

The remarks may have been directed at US President-elect Donald Trump, who has called climate change a "hoax".

1,400 saved in Med as migrant arrivals in Italy reach record high
Italy

1,400 saved in Med as migrant arrivals in Italy reach record high

1,400 migrants rescued on Monday added to a total of over 171,000 who have arrived in Italy this year.

Temperatures drop as ‘bise’ wind hits Switzerland
Switzerland

Temperatures drop as ‘bise’ wind hits Switzerland

Winds of more than 100km/hr tore across parts of the country on Monday, making the already chilly air feel even more frigid.

Charlie Hebdo hopes to glut German thirst for edgy satire
Germany

Charlie Hebdo hopes to glut German thirst for edgy satire

The new German edition of the irreverent French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo hits newsstands in Berlin and Vienna on Thursday. What kind of waves will it be making in the Bundesrepublik?

Norwegian woman ‘lucky’ to survive Swedish axe attack

Norwegian woman ‘lucky’ to survive Swedish axe attack

UPDATED: The woman had an axe thrown at her from a short distance in a candy store near Sweden's border with Norway.

Divided French left plays down presidential feud
France

Divided French left plays down presidential feud

.. but the Socialists are still yet to pick their champion.

Inside Sweden’s perilous Sami reindeer pilgrimage
Sweden

Inside Sweden’s perilous Sami reindeer pilgrimage

Modern-day threats are making life increasingly difficult for Sweden's Sami reindeer herders, as this account inside the annual reindeer pilgrimage shows.

Britain has Assange DNA sample for Sweden
Sweden

Britain has Assange DNA sample for Sweden

British police have a genetic sample from Wikileaks founder Julian Assange that Swedish prosecutors can use in their rape investigation against him, an official said on Monday.

‘Black Friday’s consumerism shouldn’t define Christmas’
Sweden

‘Black Friday’s consumerism shouldn’t define Christmas’

More are buying into the Black Friday concept despite the negative side of fast fashion and consumerism, and it's time to change that, argues Greenpeace Nordic's Rosanna Endre.