Elderly Swedish man fends off elk with cane
Sweden

Elderly Swedish man fends off elk with cane

A man in Västergötland found an alternative use for his walking stick after being attacked by an elk.

Spain’s dockers to go on strike as competition threatens
Spain

Spain’s dockers to go on strike as competition threatens

Spain's dockers plan to go on a nationwide strike from March 6 in a work stoppage that could seriously impact exports, after the government approved a decree deregulating the sector under EU pressure.

Rome Olympics killer Raggi says yes to new Roma stadium
Italy

Rome Olympics killer Raggi says yes to new Roma stadium

Serie A side Roma can look forward to playing in a new purpose-built stadium after city officials finally gave their backing to an amended project.

Versace gets political with defiant defence of feminism
Italy

Versace gets political with defiant defence of feminism

Italy's fashion queen Donatella Versace sent a message to women everywhere Friday with a show that screamed defiance at attempts to turn back the clock on feminism.

Hollande hits back at Trump over Paris criticism
France

Hollande hits back at Trump over Paris criticism

French President Francois Hollande on Saturday hit back at Donald Trump after the US president criticised France in a veiled attack on its immigration policies and those of its European allies.

‘It’s like tripping’ says French artist entombed in rock
France

‘It’s like tripping’ says French artist entombed in rock

An artist entombed inside a 12-tonne rock for nearly three days has described the experience as like "tripping", insisting he would stick it out for a week.

Clooney blasts Trump as Huppert’s ‘Elle’ wins at ‘French Oscars’
France

Clooney blasts Trump as Huppert’s ‘Elle’ wins at ‘French Oscars’

Isabelle Huppert and her hit thriller "Elle" were the big winners late Friday at the "French Oscars" - the Cesars - in a highly political ceremony marked by Hollywood star George Clooney warning that freedom had to be defended in the face of Donald Trump's US presidency.

German lawmakers urge Turkey to free Die Welt journalist
Germany

German lawmakers urge Turkey to free Die Welt journalist

Dozens of German lawmakers on Friday called on Turkey to release a journalist for the Die Welt newspaper who is being held on terrorism-related charges.

Shaking off dieselgate, VW races back into profit
Germany

Shaking off dieselgate, VW races back into profit

German auto giant Volkswagen on Friday said it raced back into the black in 2016 as car sales hit an all-time high, in the latest sign of its "dieselgate" scandal fading into the rearview mirror.

Afghan deportation flight left from Germany half empty
Germany

Afghan deportation flight left from Germany half empty

The German government admitted Friday it deported fewer than half the Afghans who were due to be repatriated on a charter plane earlier this week, after some went into hiding.

Fox News ‘Swedish national security advisor’ has no links to authorities
Sweden

Fox News ‘Swedish national security advisor’ has no links to authorities

Nils Bildt - billed by Fox News as a "Swedish Defense and National Security Advisor" - has no connections with Swedish ministries.

Sweden fires back at Trump with ‘facts’
Sweden

Sweden fires back at Trump with ‘facts’

Sweden has sought to set the record straight after Donald Trump linked immigration to a supposed rise in violence in the Scandinavian country, publishing "facts" to correct "simplistic" and "inaccurate information".