‘Stay out of our election’: France sends stern warning to Russia
France

‘Stay out of our election’: France sends stern warning to Russia

The French government does not want any meddling in the upcoming presidential election.

The Trump effect: Is Donald to blame for French tourists snubbing the US?
France

The Trump effect: Is Donald to blame for French tourists snubbing the US?

Holiday in the US? Non, merci, the French are saying.

Crematorium investigated for including extra body parts in urns
Germany

Crematorium investigated for including extra body parts in urns

When you receive the urn of a deceased loved one, you generally assume you're only going home with that family member. But a Regensburg crematorium is suspected of slipping other people's body parts into the mix.

‘Million euro-heist’ in Berlin bank: armed robbers still at large
Germany

‘Million euro-heist’ in Berlin bank: armed robbers still at large

A bank on the outskirts of Berlin was robbed on Tuesday morning by several armed men. The robbers reportedly left their getaway cars on fire under a bridge in the city centre.

Sweden’s offensive number plate enthusiast strikes again
Sweden

Sweden’s offensive number plate enthusiast strikes again

From the man who brought you the "3JOH22A" number plate attempt...

64-year-old woman gives birth to twins in Spain
Spain

64-year-old woman gives birth to twins in Spain

A Spanish woman has given birth to a healthy twins at a hospital in Burgos after undergoing fertility treatment in the USA.

Lufthansa agrees on pay hike to settle years-long pilot dispute
Germany

Lufthansa agrees on pay hike to settle years-long pilot dispute

German airline Lufthansa said Wednesday it had agreed to boost pilots' salaries by 8.7 percent over four years, hoping to end years of disputes and costly walkouts by air crew.

Is the German military capable of defending Europe?
Germany

Is the German military capable of defending Europe?

The election of Donald Trump to President of the US has awoken fears that the US will no longer be the guardian of European security. If Washington steps back, can Berlin fill the void?

Eurostar unveils facial recognition ‘E-gates’ for Paris passengers
France

Eurostar unveils facial recognition ‘E-gates’ for Paris passengers

Paris Gare du Nord now has E-gates for Eurostar passengers.

Why Germans are losing their taste for beer
Germany

Why Germans are losing their taste for beer

The amount of beer Germans drink annually has plummeted by roughly a third since the 1970s. So why are Germans seemingly turning up their noses at their traditional beverage?

Why you need a EuroBonus American Express Card
Sweden

Why you need a EuroBonus American Express Card

There are a lot of airlines out there – and a plethora of loyalty programmes. They all promise a dozen benefits – but also an awful lot of fine print. How often do you actually understand the system well enough to take advantage of the perks?

Vienna cafe starts billing customers extra to charge cell phones
Austria

Vienna cafe starts billing customers extra to charge cell phones

A Viennese cafe has started adding an extra charge of €1 for customers who use their electricity supply by charging their phones or tablets.

Swedish ‘horny beer’ is a smash hit, sells out
Sweden

Swedish ‘horny beer’ is a smash hit, sells out

The newly launched 'kåtöl' has been an overnight sensation in Sweden. Could it be down to the name?

How February 15th became Italy’s official ‘Singles’ Day’
Italy

How February 15th became Italy’s official ‘Singles’ Day’

Did the outpourings of gooey love yesterday make your stomach turn? Then this one's for you.

Divers find submerged Roman artefacts off Tuscan coast
Italy

Divers find submerged Roman artefacts off Tuscan coast

The incredible discovery was made during a routine training session for divers.

Swedish striker among three jailed for match-fixing in Norway

Swedish striker among three jailed for match-fixing in Norway

A Swedish punter was also handed a prison sentence.

Death of most wanted French jihadist ‘confirmed by DNA tests’
France

Death of most wanted French jihadist ‘confirmed by DNA tests’

The death of the notorious jihadist from the Loire Valley, who persuaded others to kill in the name of Isis, has been confirmed through DNA tests, reports say.

Police raid homes of imams suspected of spying for Turkey
Germany

Police raid homes of imams suspected of spying for Turkey

Police on Wednesday searched the homes of four Turkish Muslim preachers on suspicion they spied for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's government, officials said.

These images of the Moon and Sun seen from Sweden will blow your mind
Sweden

These images of the Moon and Sun seen from Sweden will blow your mind

Göran Strand has twice won a Swedish award for his images.

Scandal in German military: female soldier ‘forced to pole dance’
Germany

Scandal in German military: female soldier ‘forced to pole dance’

An internal Defence Ministry report reveals more details about an unfolding scandal at a Baden-Württemberg barracks involving "sadistic rituals".

Austrian MP has evidence of Turkish surveillance abroad
Austria

Austrian MP has evidence of Turkish surveillance abroad

Austrian Greens MP Peter Pilz says that the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan “should be investigated by the Austrian state prosecutor”, as he has ordered Turkish diplomatic offices around the world to spy on organizations loyal to Fethullah Gulen.

Europe issues ‘serious warning’ to Norway over child welfare service
Norway

Europe issues ‘serious warning’ to Norway over child welfare service

Eight Norwegian child welfare cases have been heard by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in Strasbourg over the past 15 months in what a long-time human rights lawyer has called “an extremely serious warning to Norway”.

Paris deploys ‘anti-migrant boulders’ to thwart makeshift refugee camps
France

Paris deploys ‘anti-migrant boulders’ to thwart makeshift refugee camps

They' boulders are just the latest attempt by Paris authorities to prevent refugees from setting up makeshift camps.

Four out of five British expats fear Brexit will strip them of rights to live abroad

Four out of five British expats fear Brexit will strip them of rights to live abroad

Most British expatriates in the European Union are chiefly concerned that Brexit will strip them of their rights to live in their adopted country, according to the latest survey published on Wednesday.

How to improve your social life in Switzerland
Switzerland

How to improve your social life in Switzerland

Struggling to make friends here? These tips might help.

Fish and Ships: 15 of the most bizarre French – English translations
France

Fish and Ships: 15 of the most bizarre French – English translations

Google translate has its limits.

Gang responsible for shocking assault video in court
Austria

Gang responsible for shocking assault video in court

Six young people are appearing in court in Vienna on Wednesday, accused of beating a 15-year-old girl so badly last November that she ended up in hospital.

Too much milk will shorten your life, especially if you’re a woman: Swedish study
Sweden

Too much milk will shorten your life, especially if you’re a woman: Swedish study

New research from Sweden suggests high milk consumption may shorten life span, with women more susceptible than men.

German Unity ‘seesaw’ monument to be resurrected in Berlin
Germany

German Unity ‘seesaw’ monument to be resurrected in Berlin

A planned monument commemorating German reunification had to be scrapped last year due to funding concerns - and after the discovery of a rare bat colony. But now it looks like the 'seesaw' project is being picked back up.

Police question Maradona over ‘spat’ with girlfriend in Madrid hotel room
Spain

Police question Maradona over ‘spat’ with girlfriend in Madrid hotel room

Argentine footballing legend Diego Maradona was being questioned at his hotel over an alleged altercation between him and his girlfriend.

‘Le Pen to build a wall around France’: Algerian newspaper falls for joke news
France

‘Le Pen to build a wall around France’: Algerian newspaper falls for joke news

Marine Le Pen might be anti-immigration but she hasn't spelled out any plans to build a wall. Yet.

VIDEO: New satirical film introduces Trump to Geneva
Switzerland

VIDEO: New satirical film introduces Trump to Geneva

Geneva loves walls and women... and even has its own golden shower.

Austrian police say Hitler double is ‘obsessed with Nazi era’
Austria

Austrian police say Hitler double is ‘obsessed with Nazi era’

Austrian police have said that an Adolf Hitler lookalike who was arrested on Monday will likely be ordered to remain in pretrial custody on Wednesday.

Driver arrested after hitting six-year-old girl at Norway school
Norway

Driver arrested after hitting six-year-old girl at Norway school

A driver was arrested on Wednesday morning after striking a six-year-old girl with their car and then fleeing the scene.

Woman charged with theft after pocketing abandoned cash at ATM
Spain

Woman charged with theft after pocketing abandoned cash at ATM

If you are ever tempted to believe the old adage “finders keepers (losers weepers)” then let this story be a lesson to you.

Pet cat found after marathon journey from Netherlands to Austria
Austria

Pet cat found after marathon journey from Netherlands to Austria

A cat called Pepper has gained a reputation as a bit of a traveller. Six months after disappearing from her home in the Netherlands, she has been found in an Austrian village 950 kilometres away.

A Rome school planned a ‘Fascist Era Ball’ and people weren’t happy
Italy

A Rome school planned a ‘Fascist Era Ball’ and people weren’t happy

The school promised students "a unique memory of a special event" from the fascism-themed party.

Ruling parties agree on child marriage ban proposal
Germany

Ruling parties agree on child marriage ban proposal

The major parties making up Germany's coalition government have agreed to a proposed law that would invalidate marriages involving children under 16.

OPINION: Brexit and Brits in the EU – bargaining chip or afterthought?

OPINION: Brexit and Brits in the EU – bargaining chip or afterthought?

What will happen to reciprocal arrangements between EU countries and the UK when Brits abroad are reduced to an afterthought? Laura Shields of the Liberal Democrats examines the issues faced by anxious Britons.

Can Russia really derail Emmanuel Macron?
France

Can Russia really derail Emmanuel Macron?

The "fake news" reports and the cyber attacks against current presidential frontrunner Emmanuel Macron are mounting. Will they harm his chances of becoming the next French president?

Take the first step toward a rewarding international career
Denmark

Take the first step toward a rewarding international career

Brexit. Migration. Climate change. Are you interested in tackling some of today’s most complex policy questions?

Tourist charged after carving name into Colosseum
Italy

Tourist charged after carving name into Colosseum

Despite efforts to crack down on monument vandals, some tourists seem unable to resist making their mark on the Eternal City.

Spanish court blocks Catalan independence referendum
Spain

Spanish court blocks Catalan independence referendum

Spain's Constitutional Court quashed on Tuesday a resolution by Catalonia's regional parliament calling for a referendum on independence this year, a ruling that will further stoke tensions with Madrid.

French Vogue magazine puts transgender model on cover for first time
France

French Vogue magazine puts transgender model on cover for first time

Valentina Sampaio becomes the first transgender on French Vogue.

Catholic church poised to compensate victims of sex abuse by Swiss priests
Switzerland

Catholic church poised to compensate victims of sex abuse by Swiss priests

A new commission will award reparations to abuse victims.

Why do the French ignore rules of crossing the road?
France

Why do the French ignore rules of crossing the road?

Some scientific backing for the stereotype...

14 injured in crash on Øresund Bridge
Denmark

14 injured in crash on Øresund Bridge

UPDATED: The Øresund Bridge between Denmark and Sweden was closed on Wednesday morning after at least ten cars were involved in accidents.

Danish nationalists slammed for distributing ‘racist’ flyers to residents’ homes
Denmark

Danish nationalists slammed for distributing ‘racist’ flyers to residents’ homes

The far-right Danes’ Party (Danskernes Parti) is once again generating headlines thanks to a controversial stunt clearly meant to provoke.

14 injured in ‘biggest accident’ on Öresund Bridge
Sweden

14 injured in ‘biggest accident’ on Öresund Bridge

The Öresund Bridge between Sweden and Denmark was closed on Wednesday morning after at least ten cars were involved in accidents.

Three suspects charged over ‘imminent’ France terror plot
France

Three suspects charged over ‘imminent’ France terror plot

Three suspected terrorists have been charged, for what may have been a plan to attack at the Eiffel Tower.

Swiss ski star Gut to have knee surgery
Switzerland

Swiss ski star Gut to have knee surgery

Gut was airlifted to hospital after falling during a warm-up race.

Interview: Indie icon Jens Lekman finds adulthood has a disco beat
Sweden

Interview: Indie icon Jens Lekman finds adulthood has a disco beat

Shaun Tandon meets Swedish indie icon Jens Lekman, who explains how he overcame his writer's block.

Sweden to name special envoy to Israel-Palestine peace process
Sweden

Sweden to name special envoy to Israel-Palestine peace process

Foreign Minister Margot Wallström has presented Sweden's official foreign policy vision in parliament.

Sweden’s ten quirkiest tourist attractions you’ve never heard of
Sweden

Sweden’s ten quirkiest tourist attractions you’ve never heard of

Christian Olsson, who runs the Hidden Wonders of Sweden blog, shares his top-ten places you've probably never been to.