Italy row over self defence after burglar shot dead
Italy

Italy row over self defence after burglar shot dead

A magistrate has placed the owner of the "Osteria dei Amis" in Gugnano near Milan under formal investigation on suspicion of committing a crime which carries a minimum prison term of 21 years.

Eight Iraqis saved from refrigerated truck in Spain
Spain

Eight Iraqis saved from refrigerated truck in Spain

The four adults and four children, aged two, five, eight, and 10, are all in good health.

Spanish pimps offered girl’s virginity up for €5,000
Spain

Spanish pimps offered girl’s virginity up for €5,000

Spanish police on Saturday announced they had smashed a high-end prostitution ring whose catalogue of services included offering the sale of an teenage girl's virginity.

Italy manhunt for killer of homeless man burned alive
Italy

Italy manhunt for killer of homeless man burned alive

Images show the hooded attacker approaching the victim, Marcello Cimino, 45, as he slept under heavy bedding in a portico next to a building that is used as a soup kitchen for the homeless.

German child murderer confessed to second killing: police
Germany

German child murderer confessed to second killing: police

A 19-year-old man who stabbed a nine-year-old boy to death and bragged about the murder in an online video has confessed to a second killing, German police said on Friday.

World’s first museum of polar lands opens in France
France

World’s first museum of polar lands opens in France

As global warming reshapes the Arctic and Antarctic, a new museum built by the son of a renowned French explorer aims to show "the beauty of polar landscapes" and illustrate the consequences of climate change.

Terror threat that shut down Essen shopping mall was ‘very concrete’: police
Germany

Terror threat that shut down Essen shopping mall was ‘very concrete’: police

UPDATE: Security sources have told German media that a "very concrete" terror attack threat that shut down an Essen shopping centre on Saturday seems to be linked to an Isis fighter from Germany.

Facebook search traps Italian mobster in Mexico
Italy

Facebook search traps Italian mobster in Mexico

The police did not reveal details of how they traced him through the social media site.

Mona Lisa’s smile decoded: science says she’s happy

Mona Lisa’s smile decoded: science says she’s happy

In an unusual trial, close to 100 percent of people described her expression as unequivocally "happy".

Swiss region blocks rally by Turkish politician
Switzerland

Swiss region blocks rally by Turkish politician

The rally featuring Hursit Yildirim, the vice president of the Istanbul chapter of Turkey's ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), had initially been scheduled to take place in Zurich on Friday evening.

Sweden detains Russian Bombardier employee in bribery probe
Sweden

Sweden detains Russian Bombardier employee in bribery probe

The prosecution said in a statement it believes that "authorities in Azerbaijan who were cooperating with Bombardier received payment for favouring Bombardier in the awarding of a contract".

VW pleads guilty in ‘dieselgate’ case, ending US case
Germany

VW pleads guilty in ‘dieselgate’ case, ending US case

The guilty plea entered Friday is in addition to $17.5 billion that the company already agreed to pay in settlements with car owners, dealers and for environmental cleanup.

German MPs reject declaring N.African states ‘safe’
Germany

German MPs reject declaring N.African states ‘safe’

The "safe countries" plan was rejected by the leftist Greens and Linke parties, which had voiced concerns over the rights records of those countries, including on the treatment of homosexuals.

Patients take flight as medical tourism booms
Germany

Patients take flight as medical tourism booms

"You have a lot of Germans going to Poland or Croatia doing dental care because it is cheaper."

Spanish ‘mini-Madoff’ sentenced to 13 years
Spain

Spanish ‘mini-Madoff’ sentenced to 13 years

Finanzas Forex, which operated between 2007 and 2010, had over 186,000 clients.

Queen to receive Spanish king in June, then Trump
Spain

Queen to receive Spanish king in June, then Trump

Felipe VI and his wife Letizia will visit Britain in early June.

Le Pen ignores summons over expenses case
France

Le Pen ignores summons over expenses case

Marine Le Pen is suspected of not having worked for her salary.