Sweden’s urban-rural divide growing
Sweden

Sweden’s urban-rural divide growing

Sweden's rural communities are struggling with the effects of long-term population loss to the cities.

Swedish wind power expansion on the wane
Sweden

Swedish wind power expansion on the wane

The expansion of wind power in Sweden appears to have caught its breath, with wind farm construction in 2016 at its lowest level for six years.

High-profile Spain trial stokes Catalan independence fervour
Spain

High-profile Spain trial stokes Catalan independence fervour

Separatists in Catalonia plan to come out in force Monday when the Spanish region's former leader, Artur Mas, stands trial over a non-binding independence referendum he held, further straining ties with Madrid.

Art springs from ruins of Rome’s industrial past
Italy

Art springs from ruins of Rome’s industrial past

The ruins of a landmark industrial building in Rome have become home to a thought-provoking art project that casts an unflattering light on the capital's patchy record on urban regeneration.

After dispute, Pope names new Knights of Malta liaison
Italy

After dispute, Pope names new Knights of Malta liaison

Pope Francis on Saturday named the Holy See's number three as his special delegate to the Knights of Malta, sidelining a conservative cardinal involved in a bitter dispute between the order and the Vatican.

France’s Le Pen and Macron rally supporters for presidential campaigns
France

France’s Le Pen and Macron rally supporters for presidential campaigns

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen holds a major rally to launch her presidential programme on Sunday, while centrist independent Emmanuel Macron said on Saturday he could unite a divided France.

Louvre suspect’s father insists son not radicalised
France

Louvre suspect’s father insists son not radicalised

The father of an Egyptian suspected of being the machete attacker in Paris's Louvre museum said Saturday his son showed no sign of radicalisation and he believed in his innocence.

German ‘Trump beheading Statue of Liberty’ cover sparks criticism
Germany

German ‘Trump beheading Statue of Liberty’ cover sparks criticism

German news magazine Der Spiegel sparked controversy Saturday with a cover depicting US President Donald Trump holding the severed head of the Statue of Liberty in one hand and a bloodied knife in the other.

Merkel hopes for ‘fair’ EU-Mercosur trade deal
Germany

Merkel hopes for ‘fair’ EU-Mercosur trade deal

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Saturday that she would work toward securing a "fair" free-trade deal between the EU and Mercosur, the South American economic bloc.

Sweden to consider military partnership with UK
Sweden

Sweden to consider military partnership with UK

The Swedish Armed Forces is looking into the possibility of joining a military partnership led by the United Kingdom.