Sweden feels pinch of Mediterranean vegetable shortage
Sweden

Sweden feels pinch of Mediterranean vegetable shortage

Sweden’s fruit and vegetable sections are running unusually dry of Mediterranean produce this winter – a trend experts say could continue for another month or two due to poor harvests in southern Europe.

France’s Fillon vows to run even if charged over ‘fake jobs’ row
France

France’s Fillon vows to run even if charged over ‘fake jobs’ row

French conservative Francois Fillon said Saturday that he would press ahead with his presidential bid even if investigators charged him over claims his wife had a fake parliamentary job.

‘US will always be your greatest ally,’ Pence tells Europe
Germany

‘US will always be your greatest ally,’ Pence tells Europe

US Vice-President Mike Pence Saturday pledged an "unwavering" commitment to transatlantic ties, in an emphatic reassurance to allies including German Chancellor Angela Merkel who pleaded with nations not to go it alone.

Daily targeted in cyberattack after exposing ’fake news factory’
Sweden

Daily targeted in cyberattack after exposing ’fake news factory’

Swedish daily Eskilstuna-Kuriren was targeted in a major cyberattack on Friday after exposing a so-called fake news factory which creates its stories by getting influential people to give soundbites which are then heavily edited and presented as “quotes”.

Everything you need to know about Faschingskrapfen
Austria

Everything you need to know about Faschingskrapfen

Fasching, or carnival season in Austria, isn't just about wearing crazy, colourful costumes and watching parades - it's also the time of year when you can eat as many Krapfen, or jam-filled doughnuts as you want.

Refugee comedy, transgender love story tipped at Berlin festival
Germany

Refugee comedy, transgender love story tipped at Berlin festival

A European refugee comedy and a transgender love story are tipped to clinch prizes Saturday at the Berlin film festival, an event dominated by criticism of US President Donald Trump.

Italian execs convicted over polluted water supply
Italy

Italian execs convicted over polluted water supply

Ten former executives with Italian chemicals firm Montedison were found guilty Friday on appeal of allowing industrial waste to pollute the water supply of 700,000 people in the central eastern region of Pescara.

Sweden mulls universal chickenpox vaccinations for children
Sweden

Sweden mulls universal chickenpox vaccinations for children

Sweden is considering introducing a universal vaccination programme against chickenpox, which would make such vaccinations free for toddlers.