Austrian border police check freight trains from Italy
Austria

Austrian border police check freight trains from Italy

After two migrants were crushed to death on a freight train at the beginning of December, police in Tyrol are now inspecting cargo trains crossing the border from Italy.

Löfven wants ‘fully connected’ Sweden
Sweden

Löfven wants ‘fully connected’ Sweden

Sweden's prime minister Stefan Löfven wants every citizen in the country to have access to basic state services as well as faster broadband.

Sweden’s rejection of Russian pipeline brings Danes to table

Sweden’s rejection of Russian pipeline brings Danes to table

With Gotland's regional government having rejected the opportunity to lease one of its ports to Russian gas company Nord Stream, the Danish island of Bornholm has registered its interest.

Swedish foreign minister Wallström visits West Bank
Sweden

Swedish foreign minister Wallström visits West Bank

Sweden's foreign minister Margot Wallström is visiting the occupied West Bank, where she took part in several meetings on Friday.

Rights groups slam Franco-Spanish ETA raid

Rights groups slam Franco-Spanish ETA raid

Five people were arrested and arms seized in a police raid which France and Spain claimed dealt a "blow" to Spanish Basque separatists ETA, but which rights groups slammed Saturday as a "political" operation.

Spanish court acquits councillor over taking top off in chapel
Spain

Spanish court acquits councillor over taking top off in chapel

A Spanish court on Friday acquitted on appeal a spokeswoman for Madrid's city council who was fined over 4,000 euros for taking her top off in a chapel in a 2011 protest.

Catalan parliament speaker in court over secession debate
Spain

Catalan parliament speaker in court over secession debate

Hundreds of Catalan pro-independence supporters rallied Friday in support of regional parliament speaker Carme Forcadell as she appeared for questioning for allowing a debate on secession from Spain.

Pope, at 80, looks to ‘joyous’ old age
Italy

Pope, at 80, looks to ‘joyous’ old age

Pope Francis voiced hope for a "fruitful and joyous" old age at a mass for his 80th birthday on Saturday, as he received messages of congratulations from around the world. '

Former Italy aerospace boss’s corruption sentence suspended
Italy

Former Italy aerospace boss’s corruption sentence suspended

Italy's highest court on Friday suspended a sentence for false accounting and corruption handed to former boss of aerospace and defence group Finmeccanica, Giuseppe Orsi, Italian media reported.

12 mortifying mistakes German learners always make
Austria

12 mortifying mistakes German learners always make

Sure-fire ways to get off on the wrong foot in the German language.

Three more charged over Nice truck attack
France

Three more charged over Nice truck attack

A French anti-terrorist judge has charged three more men suspected of helping to arm the Islamist radical who crushed 86 people to death with a truck in Nice, a judicial source said Saturday.

US judge ‘optimistic’ for deal in VW case
Germany

US judge ‘optimistic’ for deal in VW case

A US federal judge overseeing the Volkswagen emissions scandal will review the German automaker's proposals on Monday.

Germany arrests Turk for spying on Kurds
Germany

Germany arrests Turk for spying on Kurds

A Turkish national suspected of spying on Ankara's behalf has been arrested in the city of Hamburg, the German federal prosecutor's office said Friday.

Sweden arrests large-scale people smuggling ring
Sweden

Sweden arrests large-scale people smuggling ring

A four-person group based in Malmö has been arrested for people smuggling worth up to an alleged 100,000 kronor ($10,700).