Bitcoin hotel hack victim speaks out
Austria

Bitcoin hotel hack victim speaks out

An Austrian hotel manager who went public with the fact that he had been blackmailed four times into paying a Bitcoin ransom to cybercriminals has been praised for speaking out.

Dual citizen Danes will not be affected by Trump entry ban, Foreign Ministry says
Denmark

Dual citizen Danes will not be affected by Trump entry ban, Foreign Ministry says

Despite previous information provided by Washington to the contrary, Danes with dual citizenship from one of the seven countries on the US blacklist will not be affected.

Art thieves suspected of Francis Bacon heist arrested in Madrid
Spain

Art thieves suspected of Francis Bacon heist arrested in Madrid

Spanish police have arrested three people in connection with the theft of five paintings by the Irish-born artist Francis Bacon valued at €25 million.

Vrrrroooooom! Tickets go on sale for Ferrari Land and the fastest rollercoaster in Europe
Spain

Vrrrroooooom! Tickets go on sale for Ferrari Land and the fastest rollercoaster in Europe

Tickets have gone on sale for Ferrari Land, an adventure park in Catalonia that opens on April 7th promising thrill seekers the ride of a lifetime on the highest and fastest rollercoaster in Europe.

Penelope-Gate: New revelations claim François Fillon got his wife and kids jobs that paid €1 million
France

Penelope-Gate: New revelations claim François Fillon got his wife and kids jobs that paid €1 million

More revelations from the Canard Enchainé suggesting Penelope Fillon earned a lot more that at first thought for two allegedly fake jobs.

Top Trump aide blasts Germany for ‘exploiting’ US on trade
Germany

Top Trump aide blasts Germany for ‘exploiting’ US on trade

A top economic adviser to US President Donald Trump bashed Germany for exploiting an undervalued euro to take advantage of its trading partners, the Financial Times reported Tuesday.

This map shows the most polluted streets in Germany
Germany

This map shows the most polluted streets in Germany

The Federal Environmental Agency (UBA) on Tuesday issued its annual report on the quality of German air. These ten streets came out worst.

Police finger ‘uncontrollable’ dildo as chief burglary suspect
Germany

Police finger ‘uncontrollable’ dildo as chief burglary suspect

When a woman in Bremen heard a strange drilling sound, she panicked and called the police. The real culprit was twitching fervently in her bath tub.

Sweden and Germany emphasize ‘shared values’ and criticize Trump ban

Sweden and Germany emphasize ‘shared values’ and criticize Trump ban

Both Angela Merkel and Stefan Löfven criticized the controversial US travel ban following their meeting in Stockholm, which also touched on Brexit.

Italy’s former rail boss sentenced to jail over disaster that killed 29
Italy

Italy’s former rail boss sentenced to jail over disaster that killed 29

A string of executives were convicted over the 2009 crash.

Eight things you should know about being pregnant in France
France

Eight things you should know about being pregnant in France

Having a baby in France?

Germany top choice for businesses seeking to leave UK post-Brexit
Germany

Germany top choice for businesses seeking to leave UK post-Brexit

After being caught off guard by the referendum result, many companies are considering a relocation to Germany post-Brexit.

Six teens found dead after party had carbon monoxide poisoning
Germany

Six teens found dead after party had carbon monoxide poisoning

The group of teens found dead at the weekend by a concerned father were killed by carbon monoxide poisoning, police said on Tuesday.

Schwarzenegger: US immigration ban is ‘crazy’
Austria

Schwarzenegger: US immigration ban is ‘crazy’

The former governor of California and Austria’s most famous immigrant, Arnold Schwarzenegger, has spoken out against President Donald Trump’s executive order which temporarily bans travellers from seven predominantly Muslim countries coming to the US.

Sweden still ‘waiting for answers’ on US travel ban
Sweden

Sweden still ‘waiting for answers’ on US travel ban

"We asked them for clarification. I think they are waiting as much as we are."

Former owner of Hitler’s birth house to sue Austria
Austria

Former owner of Hitler’s birth house to sue Austria

The former owner of the house where Adolf Hitler was born has launched a legal battle against the Austrian government for expropriating the building, a court official said on Tuesday.

Black ice warning issued for Austria’s roads
Austria

Black ice warning issued for Austria’s roads

A weather warning has been issued for drivers on Austria’s roads, who should watch out for black ice after snowfall and freezing rain caused hazardous conditions on Tuesday morning.

SAS forced to change US-bound flight crews to comply with Trump’s entry ban

SAS forced to change US-bound flight crews to comply with Trump’s entry ban

Scandinavian airline SAS has had to adjust its staffing on US-bound flights in order to comply with US President Donald Trump’s entry ban targeting the nationals of seven predominately Muslim countries.

Teenagers sentenced for gang rape attack in Vienna
Austria

Teenagers sentenced for gang rape attack in Vienna

Three teenage asylum seekers have received jail sentences in a high profile rape trial in Vienna. Two 18-year-olds were sentenced to six years in prison and a 16-year-old to five years.

Berlin woman faces €250,000 fine if she smokes on balcony past 8pm
Germany

Berlin woman faces €250,000 fine if she smokes on balcony past 8pm

A woman in Berlin has been banned from smoking on her balcony past 8pm - a violation the ban could lead to a fine of up to €250,000, or six months in prison.

Madrid’s mayor compared Trump to Hitler over travel ban
Spain

Madrid’s mayor compared Trump to Hitler over travel ban

The mayor of Madrid has compared President Donald Trump to Hitler over his travel ban on seven Muslim-majority countries and suspension of the arrival of Syrian refugees.

These were Sweden’s most popular baby names in 2016
Sweden

These were Sweden’s most popular baby names in 2016

The first Oscar win by a Swedish actress since 1974 and a Eurovision hit appear to have had an impact on the most popular names given to babies in Sweden during 2016.

Paris trials new eco-friendly urinals to ‘civilize street peeing’
France

Paris trials new eco-friendly urinals to ‘civilize street peeing’

Cross your legs and hope this works.

Norwegian charged in Dane’s death was on leave from psych hospital

Norwegian charged in Dane’s death was on leave from psych hospital

The 32-year-old Norwegian man who is charged with the voluntary manslaughter of a 52-year-old Dane in Sola was on a leave of absence from the psychiatric unit at Stavanger University Hospital, police said.

Chill out: Famously frosty Swiss village hosts ‘cold festival’
Switzerland

Chill out: Famously frosty Swiss village hosts ‘cold festival’

One Swiss town will be hosting its eighth annual 'fête du froid' (cold festival) on Saturday. Here's what you need to know.

‘Antitheist’ given life sentence for killing Christian flatmate over religion
Germany

‘Antitheist’ given life sentence for killing Christian flatmate over religion

A self-proclaimed "antitheist" was sentenced to life in prison for killing his Christian flatmate over her religion.

How diesel emissions on German streets are threatening our health
Germany

How diesel emissions on German streets are threatening our health

Nitrogen dioxide levels on over half of busy streets in German cities exceed safe levels. Authorities say polluting diesel engines are to blame.

Denmark backs off controversial ‘education cap’
Denmark

Denmark backs off controversial ‘education cap’

Students will now be allowed to take a second education six years after completing their first.

Smog levels way above safe limits in northern Italy
Italy

Smog levels way above safe limits in northern Italy

"Italian cities need to breathe again."

All you need to know about Nice’s new tramline
France

All you need to know about Nice’s new tramline

Construction will begin this year on a new tram line for Nice. Here's all you need to know.

What changes in France from February 2017
France

What changes in France from February 2017

New month = new changes for France.

Swedish fashion giant’s profits drop by millions
Sweden

Swedish fashion giant’s profits drop by millions

Swedish fashion giant Hennes and Mauritz (H&M) announced on Tuesday that its annual net profit fell by millions of dollars in the 2015-16 financial year.

Pedro Almodóvar will be jury president at Cannes this year
Spain

Pedro Almodóvar will be jury president at Cannes this year

Spain's most celebrated living movie director will lead the jury at this year's Cannes film festival.

Icy roads in eastern half of Germany cause traffic chaos
Germany

Icy roads in eastern half of Germany cause traffic chaos

Black ice on motorways in the eastern side of Germany caused dozens of accidents across several states on Monday night and Tuesday morning.

Switzerland lifts ban on gay men giving blood
Switzerland

Switzerland lifts ban on gay men giving blood

From July 1st it will no longer be forbidden for men who have had sex with men to give blood – provided they have been celibate for the past 12 months.

So bad, they’re good: Madrid celebrates trash film festival
Spain

So bad, they’re good: Madrid celebrates trash film festival

You'd think the prospect of bad acting, a terrible script and rock-bottom directing would put movie buffs off. But if Madrid's CutreCon trash film festival is anything to go by - you'd be wrong.

This Copenhagen icon may be torn down
Denmark

This Copenhagen icon may be torn down

The multi-coloured Palads movie theatre in central Copenhagen may be torn down to make way for new high-rise buildings.

Italy’s firefighters crowned the best in the world
Italy

Italy’s firefighters crowned the best in the world

The team were recognized for their work in assisting people hit by several major earthquakes in the centre of the country.

Trump on the agenda as Merkel meets Löfven in Stockholm

Trump on the agenda as Merkel meets Löfven in Stockholm

The Swedish PM hosts the German Chancellor just days after the US President signed off on a controversial travel ban on citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries

Horse put down after drone causes accident in Zermatt
Switzerland

Horse put down after drone causes accident in Zermatt

A horse had to be put down after being spooked by a drone outside a luxury hotel in Zermatt, according to a local paper.

Student mysteriously found dead after party at Tübingen frat house
Germany

Student mysteriously found dead after party at Tübingen frat house

A student from the University of Tübingen was found dead the morning after a party at a student society clubhouse. The cause of the man's death is unclear.

Italy’s biggest bank expects to report €11.8bn loss
Italy

Italy’s biggest bank expects to report €11.8bn loss

2016 was a tough year for Italy's troubled banking sector.

Italian police charge Hungarian bus crash driver
Italy

Italian police charge Hungarian bus crash driver

The driver was charged with 'vehicular homicide'.

Deutsche Bank handed $630m fine over Russian money laundering
Germany

Deutsche Bank handed $630m fine over Russian money laundering

New York and British authorities on Monday slapped nearly $630 million in fines on German banking giant Deutsche Bank over alleged money laundering in Russia, New York State's Department of Financial Services announced.

Gays now free to wed in Norway’s Lutheran Church
Norway

Gays now free to wed in Norway’s Lutheran Church

New service will be available as of February 1st.

UN: ‘Refugees are anxious, confused and heartbroken’
Switzerland

UN: ‘Refugees are anxious, confused and heartbroken’

The Geneva-based UN refugee agency said on Monday it was "alarmed" by the consequences of US President Donald Trump's order barring refugee arrivals.

France calls for Trump’s travel ban to be scrapped
France

France calls for Trump’s travel ban to be scrapped

Donald Trump's travel ban is "unacceptable", says France.

Swedish ice hockey star faces assault charge over fight during game
Sweden

Swedish ice hockey star faces assault charge over fight during game

Jakob Lilja faces up to two years in jail for an incident in 2015 which has taken two years to probe.

‘I’m not a quitter, but what have I done to deserve this?’
Sweden

‘I’m not a quitter, but what have I done to deserve this?’

Zeeshan Khan from Pakistan works in Sweden, is married to a Swede and has a young daughter. But the long wait to find out if he may stay in Sweden is taking its toll.