Swiss man accused of abusing more than 80 boys in Thailand
Switzerland

Swiss man accused of abusing more than 80 boys in Thailand

A Swiss man will go on trial this month on allegations he sexually abused more than 80 boys, some as young as nine.

‘Ice cold’ confession: Suspect admits to murders of child and friend
Germany

‘Ice cold’ confession: Suspect admits to murders of child and friend

The 19-year-old suspect in a double murder case that chilled Germany this week confessed to both crimes, describing in an emotionless "ice cold" manner the frustration that led to his violence.

The quirky things that makes France so different to everywhere else
France

The quirky things that makes France so different to everywhere else

It's the little things all added up that makes France so unique.

Three men remanded in double murder probe
Sweden

Three men remanded in double murder probe

Three people have been remanded in custody on suspicion of murdering a man and a woman in the Hallonbergen area of the suburb Sundbyberg, north of Stockholm.

Police call off pro-Erdogan rally in Austrian town over ‘disorder’ fears
Austria

Police call off pro-Erdogan rally in Austrian town over ‘disorder’ fears

An Austrian town on Friday banned a rally which a senior official from Turkey's ruling AKP party was set to attend, in a growing international row over the country's referendum campaign.

US army considers new base in northern Germany
Germany

US army considers new base in northern Germany

The US army is looking to station more troops in a new base in northern Germany, a part of the country they do not currently have a presence in.

Düsseldorf’s Brexit suicide float off to London to join pro-EU movement
Germany

Düsseldorf’s Brexit suicide float off to London to join pro-EU movement

A satirical Carnival float showing the British Prime Minister with a ‘Brexit’ gun in her mouth is set to become an iconic new addition to a Unite for Europe campaign.

Russian employee suspected in Bombardier bribery probe
Sweden

Russian employee suspected in Bombardier bribery probe

A Russian employee of train maker Bombardier Transportation was remanded in custody in Stockholm on Friday on suspicion of bribery, Sweden's public prosecution agency said.

Paris region orders builders to only speak French on construction sites
France

Paris region orders builders to only speak French on construction sites

What's the real motivation of the Moliere clause?

Germany passes law increasing video surveillance in public
Germany

Germany passes law increasing video surveillance in public

After a marathon sitting lasting the whole week, the German parliament (Bundestag) agreed upon a law on Friday that will relax restrictions on video surveillance in shops, stadiums and stations.

Don’t eat fresh chicken in Sweden, expert warns
Sweden

Don’t eat fresh chicken in Sweden, expert warns

A doctor has warned people not to eat fresh chicken in Sweden, after an unusually high number of people have been struck with campylobacter bacteria.

Norway wants to scrap controversial air passenger tax
Norway

Norway wants to scrap controversial air passenger tax

At its national conference, Norway’s governing Høyre party announced that it plans to scrap a mandatory airline tax connected to last year's closure of Oslo Rygge Airport.

WATCH: Tornado hits north Bavaria, damaging dozens of houses
Germany

WATCH: Tornado hits north Bavaria, damaging dozens of houses

A tornado hit the small town of Kürnach in northern Bavaria late on Thursday afternoon, damaging the roofs of dozens of houses.

Good news for non-EU scholars: easier study visas on the way
Germany

Good news for non-EU scholars: easier study visas on the way

The German parliament (Bundestag) late on Thursday passed a law to make it easier for non-EU academics to study or research in Germany if they're already in another European country.

Eight reasons why Spain is very worried about Brexit
Spain

Eight reasons why Spain is very worried about Brexit

A leaked report has revealed the true extent of the Spanish government’s fears over the negative impact that Brexit could have on Spain.

Luleå, Sweden’s Winter Wonderland
Sweden

Luleå, Sweden’s Winter Wonderland

NFGL members don't just study in Sweden - they live here, experiencing many things they've never seen or done before. Ahmed Abbas Mohammed shares his unique experiences in Luleå, in the far north of Sweden.

‘From the moment I walked in, I felt inspired’
Sweden

‘From the moment I walked in, I felt inspired’

NFGL member Ivanna Read tells SI News about the March 3rd study visit to the MAX IV Laboratory and Ideon Science Park near Lund.

Utøya survivors received insufficient support, says report
Norway

Utøya survivors received insufficient support, says report

Survivors of the terror attack on the island of Utøya near Oslo on July 22nd 2011, in which far-right extremist Anders Breivik killed 69 people, have not received sufficient psychological support in the years since the massacre, says a new report.

Summer arrives early in Spain (But it won’t last beyond the weekend)
Spain

Summer arrives early in Spain (But it won’t last beyond the weekend)

The whole of Spain is set for a sun-drenched weekend as temperatures soar into the late 20s and are even expected to peak above 30C in the southeast.

Two Americans robbed of €400,000 jewels in luxury Paris square
France

Two Americans robbed of €400,000 jewels in luxury Paris square

Another high-profile robbery in a wealthy part of Paris.

Repsol makes largest onshore oil discovery in US for 30 years
Spain

Repsol makes largest onshore oil discovery in US for 30 years

Spanish energy giant Repsol announced that it had made a massive discovery in Alaska.

Anne Frank: her life after the diary ended
Germany

Anne Frank: her life after the diary ended

March 12th marks the 71st anniversary of Anne Frank's death. Thanks to her intimate diary, the world still knows about her life in hiding. But few know the tragic story of her life after being captured.

What you need to know about the strikes crippling Berlin airports
Germany

What you need to know about the strikes crippling Berlin airports

Industrial action has grounded almost every single flight into and out of Berlin on Friday, the latest in an ongoing dispute. Here's what you need to know if you have been affected or if you're flying soon.

First Aid Kit just released a furious anti-rape anthem: listen here
Sweden

First Aid Kit just released a furious anti-rape anthem: listen here

Swedish folk pop sisters First Aid Kit have condemned sexual violence in a startingly direct song far from their typically melodic sound.

Basel killings: police rule out terrorism
Switzerland

Basel killings: police rule out terrorism

The killing of two people in a Basel cafe on Thursday night was not terrorism-related, police have said.

Spring weather to Denmark for weekend
Denmark

Spring weather to Denmark for weekend

It will almost feel like spring has arrived in the eastern part of Denmark this weekend, although the north-west will have to wait a little longer.

Priest who dressed up as Hugh Hefner and simulated sex with male playboy bunnies seeks forgiveness
Spain

Priest who dressed up as Hugh Hefner and simulated sex with male playboy bunnies seeks forgiveness

The parish priest from the Galician town of Cuntis has apologised for his “misguided” carnival costume which saw him posing on a float as the Playboy founder along with men dressed as Playboy bunnies.

100-year-old funicular resurrected to reach Swiss village cut off by landslip
Switzerland

100-year-old funicular resurrected to reach Swiss village cut off by landslip

The old funicular will provide an emergency link to the mountain village of Bristen, cut off since Sunday by a landslide.

French rugby club to fire ex-All Black Williams over Paris cocaine bust
France

French rugby club to fire ex-All Black Williams over Paris cocaine bust

First Dan Carter is caught drink driving in Paris then another Kiwi player is busted for cocaine in the French capital.

How a joke political party became Italy’s ‘fourth largest’
Italy

How a joke political party became Italy’s ‘fourth largest’

A joke party has become a way of expressing real political dissatisfaction in Italy.

DNA links two Swiss killings exactly five years apart
Switzerland

DNA links two Swiss killings exactly five years apart

Traces of DNA found at the scene of a double murder in the canton of Bern on December 15th 2015 match those found in the office of a Zurich psychiatrist killed in 2010 – also on December 15th.

Herne child murder case: What we know and don’t know
Germany

Herne child murder case: What we know and don’t know

Police on Thursday night arrested the 19-year-old suspect behind the murder of a nine-year-old boy - leading them to the discovery of yet another body. Here's what we know so far.

Danes ’more generous than ever’ to refugees
Denmark

Danes ’more generous than ever’ to refugees

Danish people have become consistently mere generous over the last four year when it comes to donating money to refugees, a new survey shows.

Hundreds of flights cancelled as strike starts at Berlin airports
Germany

Hundreds of flights cancelled as strike starts at Berlin airports

Thousands of Berliners are facing travel misery after ground crews at both the German capital's airports started striking early on Friday morning, leading to hundreds of flight cancellations.

Spain struggles to repopulate its deserted rural interior
Spain

Spain struggles to repopulate its deserted rural interior

No other similarly sized nation in Europe has such demographic deserts.

France’s delivery bike riders now have their own union
France

France’s delivery bike riders now have their own union

Can we expect bicycle strikes in the near future?

British citizens should have freedom of movement after Brexit, says chief EU negotiator

British citizens should have freedom of movement after Brexit, says chief EU negotiator

Brits have EU citizenship - and they shouldn't lose their rights, said EU negotiator Guy Verhofstadt.

Swiss government backs visit of Turkish foreign minister
Switzerland

Swiss government backs visit of Turkish foreign minister

Switzerland on Thursday rejected a request from Zurich authorities to cancel a weekend visit by Turkey's foreign minister over security concerns, after several German regions blocked rallies backing a Turkish referendum.

Italy is one of the worst countries for expat working women: survey
Italy

Italy is one of the worst countries for expat working women: survey

Worries over the state of the national economy, job security, and low salaries led expat women to rank Italy the second-worst place in the world to work.

Was stolen WWII gold behind French family murder?
France

Was stolen WWII gold behind French family murder?

Investigators Thursday voiced caution over claims that a dispute over family gold led to the gruesome murder of a couple and their two children in western France.

Police hunt gunmen after two shot dead in Basel cafe
Switzerland

Police hunt gunmen after two shot dead in Basel cafe

Two men shot dead two people and seriously injured a third on Thursday at a cafe in Basel, north-west Switzerland, police said as they hunt for the suspects.

Hundreds to be hit by cancellations as strikes impact Swedish flights
Sweden

Hundreds to be hit by cancellations as strikes impact Swedish flights

Hundreds of air travellers from Sweden will feel the impact of strikes in Germany and Finland on Friday as the operator of Stockholm and Gothenburg airports warns of cancellations.

Düsseldorf axe attack suspect had ‘history of mental illness’
Germany

Düsseldorf axe attack suspect had ‘history of mental illness’

An axe-wielding attacker suffering from mental health problems injured nine people at the main train station in the German city of Düsseldorf late on Thursday.

Married men could soon become Catholic priests, says pope
Italy

Married men could soon become Catholic priests, says pope

Catholic priests have to take a vow of celibacy when they join the Church.

Two dead after motorway bridge collapses in Italy
Italy

Two dead after motorway bridge collapses in Italy

This was the second tragedy of its kind in just over four months.

Mine found near Stockholm swimming spot contained explosives
Sweden

Mine found near Stockholm swimming spot contained explosives

Watch the Swedish Armed Forces dispose of a 1930s naval mine found in the Stockholm archipelago.

Recipe: How to make Swedish fish soup with wild garlic
Sweden

Recipe: How to make Swedish fish soup with wild garlic

Swedish food writer John Duxbury's recipe for fish soup with wild garlic is perfect for a warm lunch on a cold March day.