Hamburg rape suspect should have been deported in summer
Germany

Hamburg rape suspect should have been deported in summer

A Moroccan man accused of raping a woman in a Hamburg club over the weekend was ordered to leave the country in April. But an administrative breakdown meant he stayed in the country.

These dogs had a Christmas julbord and it was the cutest thing ever
Sweden

These dogs had a Christmas julbord and it was the cutest thing ever

Just wait and see what happens when they get to dig in.

Police find lunchbox crammed full of GIANT cockroaches in Madrid park
Spain

Police find lunchbox crammed full of GIANT cockroaches in Madrid park

If you don't like creepy-crawlies, then look away now.

Stockholm named one of world’s best gay cities
Sweden

Stockholm named one of world’s best gay cities

Stockholm is one of the world's best cities for gay people, according to a new ranking.

France calls for urgent UN Security Council talks on Aleppo
France

France calls for urgent UN Security Council talks on Aleppo

President Hollande lashes out at Russia as presidential hopeful Francois Fillon breaks his silence.

Italy’s troubled BMPS bank launches fresh bid to meet funds
Italy

Italy’s troubled BMPS bank launches fresh bid to meet funds

But will it be enough to stave off government intervention?

Farmers stage Grimm protest against big bad wolves in Hanover
Germany

Farmers stage Grimm protest against big bad wolves in Hanover

Straight out of a medieval fairy tale, angry farmers gathered in Hanover's ancient centre with their dead livestock to protest the damage that wolves are doing to their livelihoods.

Sweden to extradite ‘Laser Man’ killer to Germany

Sweden to extradite ‘Laser Man’ killer to Germany

Sweden's most notorious killer, the Laser Man, will be extradited to Germany to face new allegations.

Explosive traces found on crash victims of EgyptAir flight from Paris
France

Explosive traces found on crash victims of EgyptAir flight from Paris

Fifteen French people were among the dead.

Soon, married Italians might not have to promise to be faithful
Italy

Soon, married Italians might not have to promise to be faithful

A small change to Italy's Civil Code could mean a big change for many marriages...

Two dead in shooting at central German doctor’s practice
Germany

Two dead in shooting at central German doctor’s practice

After a gunman entered a doctor's practice in Marburg, Hesse on Thursday, two doctors have been left dead.

Uphill battle awaits frontrunner Valls on leftwing deadline day
France

Uphill battle awaits frontrunner Valls on leftwing deadline day

Whichever candidate the Socialists field is expected to face an early bath.

Mystery remains over makeshift explosive found at French church
France

Mystery remains over makeshift explosive found at French church

Why was an an apparent homemade bomb left outside a church door in southern France?

Norway school accused of censoring Christmas songs
Norway

Norway school accused of censoring Christmas songs

A primary school in Stavanger has been criticized for not allowing children to sing the hymn ‘Deilig er jorden’ at the school’s Christmas party, but the school’s principle says the media has gotten the story all wrong.

Copenhagen to once again push for legal cannabis trial
Denmark

Copenhagen to once again push for legal cannabis trial

Could it be fourth time’s a charm for legal weed in the Danish capital?

White Christmas to remain a dream in Switzerland
Switzerland

White Christmas to remain a dream in Switzerland

The chances of it snowing at Christmas this year are very remote, say weather forecasters.

New allegation that prison officer was behind Aliyev death
Austria

New allegation that prison officer was behind Aliyev death

New allegations about the death in an Austrian jail of Rakhat Aliyev, a prominent opponent and former son-in-law of Kazakhstan's president, have emerged.

Eight horrible Swedish words that get on my nerves
Sweden

Eight horrible Swedish words that get on my nerves

A foreigner with terrible Swedish complains about terrible words used in Swedish.

Breast-kissing scandal show faces homophobia claims
France

Breast-kissing scandal show faces homophobia claims

The scandal-hit show is back in the news.

Germany begins controversial collective deportations to Afghanistan
Germany

Germany begins controversial collective deportations to Afghanistan

On Thursday morning a flight carrying 34 rejected asylum seekers arrived in the Afghan capital, Kabul. They were the first people to leave Germany in a highly contested programme of "collective deportations" to the war-torn country.

How the number of Muslims in Spain is far lower than people think
Spain

How the number of Muslims in Spain is far lower than people think

Spaniards massively overestimate the size of Spain’s Muslim population believing it to be seven times greater than it actually is, according to a new survey.

‘Integration is not that simple: Swedes are shy’
Sweden

‘Integration is not that simple: Swedes are shy’

A HR specialist wonders why there aren't more integration courses aimed at Swedes, to teach them about newcomers' backgrounds and cultures.

Munich court clears way for Swiss museum to get Nazi art hoard
Germany

Munich court clears way for Swiss museum to get Nazi art hoard

A German court Thursday threw out a challenge to the will of collector Cornelius Gurlitt, clearing the way for a spectacular Nazi-era art hoard found in his home to go to a Swiss museum.

€10,000 bounty for Vienna dog poisoner
Austria

€10,000 bounty for Vienna dog poisoner

Three dog owners have put a €10,000 bounty on the head of an animal hater who has been leaving poisoned bait for dogs in the Pötzleinsdorfer Schlosspark in Vienna’s 18th district.

Nazi-era art collection to stay in Switzerland
Switzerland

Nazi-era art collection to stay in Switzerland

The Museum of Fine Arts in Bern has been recognized as the legal owner of a Nazi-era art hoard it inherited from German collector Cornelius Gurlitt.

Norway’s Statoil exits oil sands projects in Canada
Norway

Norway’s Statoil exits oil sands projects in Canada

Norwegian oil giant Statoil said Thursday it was exiting its oil sands projects in Canada, booking a loss, in a move hailed by environmental activists.

‘Anti-vegan’ Christmas cake ad provokes outcry in Italy
Italy

‘Anti-vegan’ Christmas cake ad provokes outcry in Italy

A TV ad for Italy's favourite festive dessert has been criticized as "ridiculous and shameful".

Germany slams Greece for not fully searching for Freiburg murder suspect
Germany

Germany slams Greece for not fully searching for Freiburg murder suspect

Update: The German Interior Minister said it was "very upsetting" that Greece had not launched an international search when the man now suspected of raping and murdering a German student went missing in their country.

Swedes who finance terror to face extra taxes
Sweden

Swedes who finance terror to face extra taxes

Sweden has collected millions of kronor in extra tax from people suspected of financing terrorism.

NGO: Norway ‘should be ashamed’ of its refugee approach
Norway

NGO: Norway ‘should be ashamed’ of its refugee approach

"Cynicism has reached a level we have not seen before."

Austrian MPs vote to seize Hitler birth house
Austria

Austrian MPs vote to seize Hitler birth house

Austrian MPs have voted to expropriate the home where Adolf Hitler was born, ending years of bitter legal wrangling with the current owner over the infamous building's future.

Venice just got its first electric waterbus
Italy

Venice just got its first electric waterbus

Say hello to the eco-friendly boat making waves - but no noise - in Venice.

Three jailed in Germany for huge beer smuggling operation into UK
Germany

Three jailed in Germany for huge beer smuggling operation into UK

For over a year, three men snuck beer into Britain while pretending to sell it in northern Bavaria. The problem? Nowhere on earth has as many breweries as northern Bavaria.

Swiss pharma swallows US capsule maker
Switzerland

Swiss pharma swallows US capsule maker

Swiss pharmaceuticals and life sciences group Lonza said on Thursday it had bought US capsule maker Capsugel for $5.5 billion as it focuses more on health care.

Danish police shoot and kill man after music complaint
Denmark

Danish police shoot and kill man after music complaint

Danish police officers on the island of Bornholm shot and killed a 48-year-old man who attacked them with a knife.

Missed flights and traffic chaos as mini-cab drivers protest in Paris
France

Missed flights and traffic chaos as mini-cab drivers protest in Paris

UPDATED: Traffic returning to normal after trouble in Paris this morning as mini-cab drivers stage protests.

Spanish police arrest 200 Chinese in telephone fraud scam
Spain

Spanish police arrest 200 Chinese in telephone fraud scam

Spanish police have arrested more than 200 Chinese nationals suspected of running call centres from luxury villas that swindled over €16 million ($17 million) from their compatriots in China, officers said Wednesday.

How Cologne sexual assaults ‘changed German mood completely’
Germany

How Cologne sexual assaults ‘changed German mood completely’

It's been nearly a year since Cologne's now infamous New Year's Eve, when a wave of sexual assaults by immigrant men horrified Germany.

Rats, bedbugs and overcrowding: Watchdog slams French prison
France

Rats, bedbugs and overcrowding: Watchdog slams French prison

Prisoners are forced to share their tiny cells with bedbugs and other inmates.

Rome’s ugly Christmas tree gets makeover after hundreds complained
Italy

Rome’s ugly Christmas tree gets makeover after hundreds complained

The 'ugliest Christmas tree in the world' has been dolled up after hundreds of residents complained about its bare-looking branches.

Swiss economy shows new signs of recovery
Switzerland

Swiss economy shows new signs of recovery

The Swiss economy is in good health – despite a dip in the third quarter of this year – and is set for continued growth, according to government economists.

Colombia asks Madrid to remove Netflix ‘Narcos’ billboard
Spain

Colombia asks Madrid to remove Netflix ‘Narcos’ billboard

Colombian leader Juan Manuel Santos warned Wednesday against praising late drug lord Pablo Escobar "as a hero" as Bogota asked Madrid authorities to remove a giant poster advertising the Netflix series "Narcos".

IN PHOTOS: Thousands of Danes show support for Aleppo
Denmark

IN PHOTOS: Thousands of Danes show support for Aleppo

But foreign minister says there is nothing Denmark can do to help.

Austria’s social system ‘unaffordable without migration’
Austria

Austria’s social system ‘unaffordable without migration’

Austria must encourage immigration in order to be able to afford to maintain its social security system, according to the interior ministry.

EU chief: Italy’s banking problems can be solved
Italy

EU chief: Italy’s banking problems can be solved

European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker says the EU will do everything to help Italy's banking crisis.

Swedish small businesses heading for record year
Sweden

Swedish small businesses heading for record year

2016 has been a good year for Sweden's small businesses, with some sectors heading for record profitability.

From Brexit to beards – what the Swiss googled most
Switzerland

From Brexit to beards – what the Swiss googled most

It’s been a year dominated by major world events like Brexit and the US election, but in 2016 the Swiss were most interested in football – at least when it came to Google searches.

Driverless bus ‘Olli’ undergoes testing in Berlin
Germany

Driverless bus ‘Olli’ undergoes testing in Berlin

The Deutsche Bahn are sponsoring a project to build driverless busses, which developers claim will change the face of public transport in Berlin.

Ten Italian ski resorts that winter sports-lovers have to visit
Italy

Ten Italian ski resorts that winter sports-lovers have to visit

Italy is a surprisingly great destination for skiiers, whether novice or expert level.

France’s farmers ‘left behind’ as election nears
France

France’s farmers ‘left behind’ as election nears

France's embittered farmers have little appetite for the upcoming presidential election, and say they feel like they're being left by the wayside once again.

Sweden presents new national gender equality authority
Sweden

Sweden presents new national gender equality authority

Equality minister Åsa Regnér has revealed where in Sweden the new agency will be based.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic can still compete with the best: Jose Mourinho
Sweden

Zlatan Ibrahimovic can still compete with the best: Jose Mourinho

After scoring his 14th goals this season the Swedish striker has been praised by his manager, who says he didn't come to England for an end of career holiday.

Fun things to do if you’re stuck in Sweden this Christmas
Sweden

Fun things to do if you’re stuck in Sweden this Christmas

Can't make it back home for the festive period and not quite sure what to do in Sweden? Fear not! Here's a handy guide to events across the country that are certain to put you in the Christmas spirit.