Danish farmers call for help as wolf attacks rise
Denmark

Danish farmers call for help as wolf attacks rise

Danish sheep farmers are demanding action from the government after yet another sheep death has been killed by wolves.

Germany bans doll for being ‘hidden spying device’
Germany

Germany bans doll for being ‘hidden spying device’

German regulators have banned an internet-connected doll called "My Friend Cayla" that can chat with children, warning Friday that it was a de facto "hidden spying device".

A look at what a ‘President Emmanuel Macron’ has in store for France
France

A look at what a ‘President Emmanuel Macron’ has in store for France

A look at what life in France would be like under a president Emmanuel Macron.

Here’s what urgently needs to be done to change policing in France
France

Here’s what urgently needs to be done to change policing in France

French policing drastically needs reforming to prevent a decades-old cycle of confrontation and violence between officers and youths in disadvantaged suburbs.

German army battles ‘fake news’ of rape reports in Lithuania
Germany

German army battles ‘fake news’ of rape reports in Lithuania

German soldiers recently deployed to Lithuania have been fighting off more than just fears about Russia.

Italian investigators probe private migrant aid boats off Libya
Italy

Italian investigators probe private migrant aid boats off Libya

The boats have drawn attention for their sophisticated and expensive operations.

Confused randy elk mounts wooden elk in Swede’s garden
Sweden

Confused randy elk mounts wooden elk in Swede’s garden

A Swedish pensioner has captured the moment a randy elk came into his garden and mounted the wooden elk statue he has had there for 20 years.

Parisian book lover fined for leaving novel on the street for another reader
France

Parisian book lover fined for leaving novel on the street for another reader

No good deed goes unpunished it seems, as one publicly-spirited Parisian recently learnt when she was hit with a €68 fine for her 'literary littering'.

‘It’s a lie!’ Le Pen says she never admitted to giving fake job to bodyguard
France

‘It’s a lie!’ Le Pen says she never admitted to giving fake job to bodyguard

"It's a bare-faced lie," Le Pen said, as the scandal deepens.

Turkey recalls imams from Germany for ‘exceeding authority’
Germany

Turkey recalls imams from Germany for ‘exceeding authority’

Turkey's religious affairs agency said on Friday it had recalled six clerics from Germany for exceeding their authority, but lashed out at German police for raiding the homes of preachers suspected of spying for Ankara.

11 surefire signs your kids are becoming Austrian
Austria

11 surefire signs your kids are becoming Austrian

It happens to the best of us when we move to Austria - our kids, whether they were born here or not, slowly become Austrian. Here are some signs to look out for, so you can prepare yourselves.

Seven times the English language drove the French mad
France

Seven times the English language drove the French mad

A sure-fire way to agitate (some) French people...

How this Trump handshake animation forced its creator to ‘cancel almost everything’
Sweden

How this Trump handshake animation forced its creator to ‘cancel almost everything’

'It's fun to watch the statistics blow up on the page.'

‘The strength of the US has grown because of NATO’: Merkel
Germany

‘The strength of the US has grown because of NATO’: Merkel

Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday that NATO is important not just for Europe but also for the United States, speaking as a major security gathering kicked off in Munich.

Two cultural treasures rescued from Isis have been restored in Italy
Italy

Two cultural treasures rescued from Isis have been restored in Italy

The antique busts will soon be heading back to Syria after a painstaking restoration.

Pensioner arrested over threat to poison Haribo bears with cyanide
Germany

Pensioner arrested over threat to poison Haribo bears with cyanide

Bonn prosecutors said on Friday that they are investigating a retired man who reportedly tried to extort Haribo and supermarket chain Kaufland.

‘Texting during meals is the start of war,’ Pope tells young Italians
Italy

‘Texting during meals is the start of war,’ Pope tells young Italians

The pope also said that youngsters should use the formal 'buongiorno' rather than 'ciao', in comments on rudeness and violence.

SI Slow Fashion event preview: ‘The fashion industry relies on insecurity’
Sweden

SI Slow Fashion event preview: ‘The fashion industry relies on insecurity’

Next week NFGL members will be attending a workshop on Slow Fashion, with authors Johanna Nilsson and Jennie Johansson. But what is Slow Fashion? We spoke with Johanna Nilsson to find out.

Lego to open giant playhouse for fans by Danish HQ
Denmark

Lego to open giant playhouse for fans by Danish HQ

A new centre for Lego fans designed by top Danish architecture firm Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) will open this September.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic says he is ‘like Indiana Jones’
Sweden

Zlatan Ibrahimovic says he is ‘like Indiana Jones’

The latest of many things Zlatan has compared himself with.

French language fanatics to sue over ‘Trump-like’ English Olympics slogan
France

French language fanatics to sue over ‘Trump-like’ English Olympics slogan

French language zealots are going to sue "bigly" over an Olympics slogan they believe is worthy of Donald Trump.

VIDEO: The cheesiest ode to France ever made
France

VIDEO: The cheesiest ode to France ever made

VIDEO: What's so great about France? One thing comes to mind.

Jogger attacked by two Boxer dogs in Yvorne
Switzerland

Jogger attacked by two Boxer dogs in Yvorne

A woman out jogging on Monday evening in Yvorne in the canton of Vaud suffered wounds to her legs and an arm after being set upon by two Boxer dogs.

Kalmar Local Network gets off the ground
Sweden

Kalmar Local Network gets off the ground

It’s been an eventful few months for NFGL members at Linnaeus University in Kalmar. Local Network chairperson Thato Valencia Mmatli shares some of the exciting details.

‘Democratic nations shouldn’t solely focus on military budgets’: German FM
Germany

‘Democratic nations shouldn’t solely focus on military budgets’: German FM

As US President Donald Trump has criticized his country's NATO allies for not doing enough militarily, Germany's top diplomat said the focus shouldn't just be on defence spending.

Fifth Millennium book is finished, author reveals plot details
Sweden

Fifth Millennium book is finished, author reveals plot details

It seems Lisbeth Salander's life isn't getting any easier.

Princess Cristina acquitted in royal fraud trial but husband jailed
Spain

Princess Cristina acquitted in royal fraud trial but husband jailed

The Spanish King's sister was absolved of all criminal charges but ordered to pay €265,000 in civil liability damages.

Watch Zara Larsson do impressions of Adele, Kanye West and others
Sweden

Watch Zara Larsson do impressions of Adele, Kanye West and others

Sweden's pop star Zara Larsson has revealed she is truly a 90s kid in a video where she imitates artists such as Rihanna and Adele, but fails to recognize an Abba legend.

Outcry over male-only Ikea catalogue released in Israel
Sweden

Outcry over male-only Ikea catalogue released in Israel

The catalogue, which features no women, was distributed to strictly Orthodox Haredi Jewish communities in Israel.

IN PICS: Empty high-speed train in Frankfurt derails in dramatic crash
Germany

IN PICS: Empty high-speed train in Frankfurt derails in dramatic crash

Frankfurt area S-Bahn transit was disrupted on Friday for thousands of travelers after an empty high-speed train hit a railway buffer stop, causing it to derail.

Study finds some food items better quality in Austria than Slovakia
Austria

Study finds some food items better quality in Austria than Slovakia

Slovakian food inspectors have carried out tests that reveal that many of the same grocery items sold in both Slovakia and Austria differ in quality - with many food items costing more in Austria, but generally of a higher quality.

National airline rethinks plan to pull out of Geneva
Switzerland

National airline rethinks plan to pull out of Geneva

Swiss is to continue operating flights out of Geneva’s Cointrin airport in an apparent about-turn by mother concern Lufthansa.

French roadside cafe selling €13 meals wins prized Michelin star (but there’s a twist)
France

French roadside cafe selling €13 meals wins prized Michelin star (but there’s a twist)

Workers' cafe in central France enjoys surge in bookings after being awarded a Michelin star.

Stolen €6 million Italian painting by ‘The Squinter’ found in Morocco
Italy

Stolen €6 million Italian painting by ‘The Squinter’ found in Morocco

The painting was snatched in a night-time robbery on an Italian church.

7 surefire signs your kids are definitely German
Germany

7 surefire signs your kids are definitely German

It happens to the best of us upon moving here - our kids turning German. Here are some signs to look out for so you know before it's too late.

Father-of-two dies after crashing into snowmobile in Tyrol
Austria

Father-of-two dies after crashing into snowmobile in Tyrol

A German tourist has been killed by a snow groomer at Austria’s Silvretta Arena ski resort in Tyrol.

Brain tumour caused Spanish woman to have ‘visions of Virgin Mary’
Spain

Brain tumour caused Spanish woman to have ‘visions of Virgin Mary’

A woman in Spain who suddenly became very religious and believed she was speaking with the Virgin Mary turned out to have a brain tumour that caused her change in behaviour.

‘Offal accident’: Animal guts spilt on Norway road
Norway

‘Offal accident’: Animal guts spilt on Norway road

Drivers in the Norwegian town of Sandefjord found themselves in a smelly situation on Thursday after a trailer burst open and dumped animal intestines all over the road.

Provision for teenage asylum seekers to be stepped up
Switzerland

Provision for teenage asylum seekers to be stepped up

A Swiss government pilot project promises to improve care and accommodation for underage asylum seekers.

Spanish team develop biosensor to detect HIV within a week of infection
Spain

Spanish team develop biosensor to detect HIV within a week of infection

Spain's top research institution has patented an HIV test that can detect the AIDS-causing virus within a week of infection, the fastest yet.

Swedish police uncover suspected paedophile ring
Sweden

Swedish police uncover suspected paedophile ring

Four men have been remanded following a Swedish police raid on a suspected paedophile ring.

Italy’s firefighters protest against ‘humiliating’ low wages
Italy

Italy’s firefighters protest against ‘humiliating’ low wages

"You call us heroes but we are on starvation wages."

Hundreds of migrants storm fence to enter Spain from Morocco
Spain

Hundreds of migrants storm fence to enter Spain from Morocco

Hundreds of migrants smashed their way into Spain's North African territory of Ceuta from Morocco early Friday and some were injured doing so, the emergency services and police said.

Bad news for skiers: Climate experts give grim outlook for French Alps
France

Bad news for skiers: Climate experts give grim outlook for French Alps

We're going to see a lot less Alpine snow in the future, a new study suggests.

Spain will seek deal for expats post-Brexit (But wants joint-sovereignty for Gibraltar)
Spain

Spain will seek deal for expats post-Brexit (But wants joint-sovereignty for Gibraltar)

"I hope that we will soon be able to tell them: Don't worry, nothing is going to change for the Spaniards in the United Kingdom, nor for the Britons in Spain," Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said.

Swiss study: snow to largely disappear from Alps by 2100
Switzerland

Swiss study: snow to largely disappear from Alps by 2100

By the end of the century up to 70 percent of snow cover in the Alps will have melted, Swiss researchers predict.

Verdict due in Spanish royals’ fraud trial
Spain

Verdict due in Spanish royals’ fraud trial

Princess Cristina of Spain could face jail when she learns the verdict Friday in her trial over claims she helped her husband evade taxes.

French university offers migrants crash course in student life
France

French university offers migrants crash course in student life

They've traded the "Jungle" migrant camp for a university life.

Merkel tells NSA committee she didn’t know Germany spied on allies
Germany

Merkel tells NSA committee she didn’t know Germany spied on allies

Chancellor Angela Merkel testified on Thursday that she was surprised to learn almost two years ago that Germany's BND foreign intelligence service was spying on targets in allied nations.

Ex-PM Renzi’s dad investigated for ‘influence trafficking’
Italy

Ex-PM Renzi’s dad investigated for ‘influence trafficking’

"Until this morning I was unaware even of the existence of this offence," said the ex-premier's father.

‘Immigrants must celebrate Christmas to be Danish’: DF
Denmark

‘Immigrants must celebrate Christmas to be Danish’: DF

“Going to church,” the party’s immigration spokesman Martin Henriksen said, would put new arrivals “on the right track”.

Don’t be put off by their names – these Italian foods are actually delicious
Italy

Don’t be put off by their names – these Italian foods are actually delicious

What's in a name? From 'mule testicles' to 'priest-stranglers', Italy is full of tasty foods with confusingly off-putting names. Here are ten of the most revolting-sounding dishes which we promise are nicer than the names suggest.

More dads taking paternity leave
Sweden

More dads taking paternity leave

The number of fathers taking advantage of Sweden's generous parental leave benefits is slowly rising, according to new statistics.

Académie Française blasts Paris Olympics’ English slogan for ‘sounding like a pizza commercial’
France

Académie Française blasts Paris Olympics’ English slogan for ‘sounding like a pizza commercial’

"What is this, a pizza commercial?" French language chiefs at the Académie française are not happy with Paris Olympics slogan.

Kiwi rugby union legend Dan Carter sorry for drink-driving in Paris
France

Kiwi rugby union legend Dan Carter sorry for drink-driving in Paris

He said he made a "massive error of judgement".

Ten tourists injured in Norway island boat crash
Norway

Ten tourists injured in Norway island boat crash

According to a local journalist, passengers were thrown into the icy sea "like dolls".

Here’s PewDiePie’s message to critics after anti-Semitism controversy
Sweden

Here’s PewDiePie’s message to critics after anti-Semitism controversy

"You're targeting some Swedish guy that tries to be funny."

Recipe: How to make liquorice ice cream
Sweden

Recipe: How to make liquorice ice cream

Swedes love all sweets and one of their favourites is liquorice. Grab your sunglasses, pretend it's spring and enjoy this liquorice ice cream, courtesy of food writer John Duxbury.