US travel ban strands 30 Iranians in Austria
Austria

US travel ban strands 30 Iranians in Austria

Austria said Monday that Washington has suspended a programme that has allowed thousands of persecuted Iranian Christians and Jews to pass though the European country on their way to setting in the US.

Austria moves to ban full-face veil
Austria

Austria moves to ban full-face veil

Austria's chancellor said Monday he will seek to ban full-face veils in public, as part of a wide-ranging government programme aimed at fending off the challenge of the far-right.

France’s far right National Front says it could copy Trump’s travel ban
France

France’s far right National Front says it could copy Trump’s travel ban

"We are living in a horrible world."

How your mini-job employer might be cutting you short on wages
Germany

How your mini-job employer might be cutting you short on wages

Millions of mini-job workers have been illegally paid below the minimum wage, according to a new report.

Fillon and British wife Penelope grilled by police over fake job claims
France

Fillon and British wife Penelope grilled by police over fake job claims

Monsieur and Madame Fillon are questioned separately by police.

Swedes set to occupy closing maternity ward which inspired ‘car birth’ course
Sweden

Swedes set to occupy closing maternity ward which inspired ‘car birth’ course

Citizens of a northern Swedish town which is about to lose its only maternity ward plan to occupy the building in protest against its impending closure.

Germany overtakes China as world’s richest exporter
Germany

Germany overtakes China as world’s richest exporter

According to a respected economic think tank, Germany broke its own trade surplus record in 2016 - in stark contrast to the USA, which is running a huge deficit.

US embassy in Sweden issues advice on Trump travel ban
Sweden

US embassy in Sweden issues advice on Trump travel ban

Nationals of the seven countries covered by Donald Trump's recent executive order will "not be permitted entry" to the US Embassy in Stockholm for the time being.

Merkel steps up criticism of ‘anti-Muslim’ US travel ban
Germany

Merkel steps up criticism of ‘anti-Muslim’ US travel ban

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday reaffirmed her criticism of a US travel ban slapped on travellers from seven countries, saying it smacked of anti-Muslim bias.

France tells dual citizens of seven Muslim countries to forget travelling to US
France

France tells dual citizens of seven Muslim countries to forget travelling to US

If you are French dual national who holds a passport from one of the countries on Donald Trump's blacklist then forget about going to the US for the time being, France says.

‘Discover the world in one afternoon’: February 24th
France

‘Discover the world in one afternoon’: February 24th

Nearly 5 million students study abroad each year. Here's why you should become one of them – and how the American University of Paris can help you to do it.

Stockholm registers air pollution ‘as bad as Beijing’
Sweden

Stockholm registers air pollution ‘as bad as Beijing’

The capital city of green keen Sweden was hit with filthy air over the weekend.

7 events across Germany you won’t want to miss this February
Germany

7 events across Germany you won’t want to miss this February

From fancy festivals to street samba, we've found the best events to lighten up your February.

This is how many Germans could be impacted by Trump’s travel bans
Germany

This is how many Germans could be impacted by Trump’s travel bans

US President Donald Trump's temporary travel blocks will also impact over 100,000 Germans with two passports.

Germany warns of ‘catastrophic’ conditions for migrants in Libya
Germany

Germany warns of ‘catastrophic’ conditions for migrants in Libya

Germany on Monday criticized the "catastrophic" human rights situation for migrants held captive by traffickers in Libya, ahead of an EU summit set to discuss immigrant flows through North Africa.

Bailed-out Bankia sees profits slump after Florida sale
Spain

Bailed-out Bankia sees profits slump after Florida sale

Bankia, Spain's fourth largest bank that was bailed out by the state in 2012, on Monday reported a much steeper drop in net profit for last year than analysts had expected.

Drone crashes into car on Autobahn outside Munich
Germany

Drone crashes into car on Autobahn outside Munich

A man in Bavaria landed his drone on a motorway at the weekend, which caused a woman to crash into it and damage the front of her car.

Intoxicated man drives with convertible top down in subzero temperatures
Austria

Intoxicated man drives with convertible top down in subzero temperatures

A brazen young man drove a considerable distance exposed to the elements while under the influence of drugs.

Norwegian charged in Danish man’s death

Norwegian charged in Danish man’s death

A 32-year-old Norwegian man is accused of having killed a Danish man in his 50s on Sunday in Rogaland.

Strong weather warnings abound with major thaw in sight
Austria

Strong weather warnings abound with major thaw in sight

The only appreciator of the coldest January in decades has been the agricultural sector. With it finally coming to a close, icy rain is predicted throughout the country, with conditions significantly warming up at the end of the week.

Will French citizens be next in line for a Trump travel ban?
France

Will French citizens be next in line for a Trump travel ban?

He’s suggested it in the past and would anything surprise you right now?

Denmark extends South Korea ‘Rasputin’ daughter’s detention
Denmark

Denmark extends South Korea ‘Rasputin’ daughter’s detention

A Danish court on Monday extended the detention of the daughter of Choi Soon-Sil, the woman at the centre of a corruption scandal that led to the impeachment of South Korea's president, until February 22, prosecution authorities said.

Schoolchildren evacuated as more than 60 quakes shake Mount Etna
Italy

Schoolchildren evacuated as more than 60 quakes shake Mount Etna

Schools in Sicily were evacuated on Monday after the island's active volcano, Mount Etna, experienced a flurry of quakes.

Swedish royal husband slams ‘shameful’ Trump
Sweden

Swedish royal husband slams ‘shameful’ Trump

The American-British husband of Sweden's Princess Madeleine has launched a scathing attack on Donald Trump, calling him "shameful" and "ignorant".

‘Concerned’ about Trump policy, Norway calls for ‘equal treatment’ of refugees
Norway

‘Concerned’ about Trump policy, Norway calls for ‘equal treatment’ of refugees

Foreign Minister Børge Brende expressed Norway’s disappointment that US President Donald Trump has halted his country’s programme for the settlement of refugees.

Trump travel ban: Air France forced to block passengers flying to US
France

Trump travel ban: Air France forced to block passengers flying to US

Trump's ban on allowing citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries to enter the US has had a knock-on effect in France, where thousands of French dual citizens may be impacted.

Lausanne-based scientist barred from entering US for new job
Switzerland

Lausanne-based scientist barred from entering US for new job

The Iranian was due to take up a post at a Boston lab striving to find a cure for tuberculosis.

EU ‘in no position to judge Trump’s travel ban’, says Italian FM
Italy

EU ‘in no position to judge Trump’s travel ban’, says Italian FM

Italian and European politicians have spoken out against the US president's immigration decrees - but Italy's Foreign Minister said: "We also erect walls in Europe".

Three hospitalized after mystery smell grounds Germanwings flight
Germany

Three hospitalized after mystery smell grounds Germanwings flight

A flight from Hamburg to Stockholm had to turn back on Sunday evening and crew members were taken to hospital due to a mysterious smell.

Nazi secretary who ‘didn’t know about Holocaust’ dies, aged 106
Germany

Nazi secretary who ‘didn’t know about Holocaust’ dies, aged 106

The former secretary of Nazi Germany's propaganda boss Joseph Goebbels died aged 106 last week, on International Holocaust Remembrance Day, the maker of a documentary about her said Monday.

Italian police bust people-trafficking ring in Lombardy
Italy

Italian police bust people-trafficking ring in Lombardy

Italian police have arrested 13 people involved in a major people smuggling network responsible for trafficking hundreds of people across Europe, they announced on Monday.

Green party demands travel ban for Trump to Germany
Germany

Green party demands travel ban for Trump to Germany

Germany's Green party has suggested drastic consequences for the US President after he ordered a temporary travel block for refugees and citizens of seven predominantly Muslim countries.

Nearly 60,000 Danes affected by Trump’s entry ban
Denmark

Nearly 60,000 Danes affected by Trump’s entry ban

Trump's ban on allowing citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries to enter the US has had a knock-on effect in Denmark, where thousands of Danish dual citizens are impacted.

Why French hamsters are turning into cannibals
France

Why French hamsters are turning into cannibals

France's wild hamsters have gone crazy.

The road to recovery: Spanish growth outstrips most of Europe
Spain

The road to recovery: Spanish growth outstrips most of Europe

The outlook is bright.

Swiss soldiers investigated over ‘Nazi salute’ photo
Switzerland

Swiss soldiers investigated over ‘Nazi salute’ photo

Six Swiss soldiers are facing a criminal investigation after being photographed making a Nazi salute in front of a swastika drawn in the snow.

Swiss researchers: ‘self-driving cars a reality by 2030’
Switzerland

Swiss researchers: ‘self-driving cars a reality by 2030’

Swiss scientists have developed an algorithm for automated vehicles that will allow them to operate in traffic alongside manually-driven cars.

The ‘Spiderman’ burglar who took $100m worth of art from a Paris museum
France

The ‘Spiderman’ burglar who took $100m worth of art from a Paris museum

Vjeran Tomic goes on trail today for his $100-million art haul in Paris.

In rare move, Denmark speaks out against Trump’s entry ban
Denmark

In rare move, Denmark speaks out against Trump’s entry ban

UPDATED: PM Lars Løkke Rasmussen said his foreign minister made the government's position "very clear" when he called it "NOT fair".

US-bound travelers grounded due to Trump immigration ban
Austria

US-bound travelers grounded due to Trump immigration ban

Three Iranian green card holders en route to the United States are stranded at Vienna's Schwechat International Airport due to President Trump's most recent decree to ban immigrants from Muslim-majority countries.

Thousands of Swedes could be hit by Trump’s ban
Sweden

Thousands of Swedes could be hit by Trump’s ban

Sweden's Foreign Minister Margot Wallström says it is currently unclear if the US President's extreme vetting ruling applies to dual citizens.

Spanish parents and daughter killed in their sleep by falling clothes
Spain

Spanish parents and daughter killed in their sleep by falling clothes

A Spanish couple and their 12-year-old daughter died after hundreds of kilos (pounds) of clothes they were stocking in boxes fell on them while they slept.

Swiss foreign minister slams Trump’s travel ban
Switzerland

Swiss foreign minister slams Trump’s travel ban

President Trump’s ban on immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries “goes in the wrong direction,” Swiss foreign minister Didier Burkhalter has said.

Turkey urges Berlin to reject soldiers’ asylum bids
Germany

Turkey urges Berlin to reject soldiers’ asylum bids

Turkey called on Germany on Sunday to reject asylum requests by several dozen Turkish soldiers, who reports suggest fear jail over last year's failed coup if they return home.

‘What Trump is doing affects us all’: Italy’s politicians speak out against travel ban
Italy

‘What Trump is doing affects us all’: Italy’s politicians speak out against travel ban

After US President Donald Trump put in place a ban on residents of seven Muslim majority countries, Italian politicians have spoken out in solidarity with Muslims, refugees and immigrants.

Body of small ‘migrant’ boy washes up on Spanish shore
Spain

Body of small ‘migrant’ boy washes up on Spanish shore

The lifeless body of a six- to seven-year-old boy believed to be a migrant trying to get to Europe has washed up on a southern Spanish beach, authorities said Sunday.

Motorway pile-up near Paris leaves dozens injured and road blocked
France

Motorway pile-up near Paris leaves dozens injured and road blocked

Two buses and a truck crashed into each other on the A13 motorway to the north west of Paris on Monday morning, leaving many injured, some seriously.

Norway comes up short in historic handball championship match
Norway

Norway comes up short in historic handball championship match

Norway’s first ever appearance in the handball world championships ended in defeat on Sunday as France came from behind to win 33-26 and claimed their sixth world title.

Six teens found dead after garden party in Bavaria
Germany

Six teens found dead after garden party in Bavaria

Six teenagers were found dead on Sunday after holding a party in a garden shed, said police in Germany who suggested carbon monoxide poisoning may have been the cause.

New quake in Amatrice hits 15th-century church
Italy

New quake in Amatrice hits 15th-century church

A quake hit central Italy on Sunday morning, with its epicentre in Amatrice.

Sweden’s border controls likely to be extended again, minister says
Sweden

Sweden’s border controls likely to be extended again, minister says

Controls at the southern borders of Sweden introduced during the height of the refugee crisis are likely to be extended yet again, over a year after the temporary measures were first introduced.

Iran protests Trump’s visa ban through Swiss ambassador
Switzerland

Iran protests Trump’s visa ban through Swiss ambassador

Switzerland's ambassador represents Washington's interests in Tehran.

Switzerland keen to talk trade with post-Brexit Britain
Switzerland

Switzerland keen to talk trade with post-Brexit Britain

Switzerland's economy minister said on Sunday he wants to have "background" talks with Britain so that a trade deal can be in place as soon as the UK leaves the European Union.

Miss France takes home Miss Universe title
France

Miss France takes home Miss Universe title

Miss France wins the Miss Universe title, France's first in 64 years.

Federer wins record 18th Slam as critics cry ‘legal cheating’
Switzerland

Federer wins record 18th Slam as critics cry ‘legal cheating’

Roger Federer defied age and his Grand Slam nemesis Rafael Nadal to win a record 18th Grand Slam title in a thrilling, five-set final at the Australian Open on Sunday.

‘I decided: no more accounting, and opened a yoga studio in Sweden’
Sweden

‘I decided: no more accounting, and opened a yoga studio in Sweden’

Florida native Bethany Henderson tells The Local how she went from being an auditor and wakeskater to running the first English-language yoga studio in Malmö.

What Benoit Hamon’s victory means for French presidential race
France

What Benoit Hamon’s victory means for French presidential race

Who are the real winners and losers of Benoit Hamon's victory over Manuel Valls?