Hertha star taking legal action over AfD Twitter pic
Germany

Hertha star taking legal action over AfD Twitter pic

Hertha Berlin's Marvin Plattenhardt said on Sunday he would take legal action against Germany's right-wing populist party Alternative for Germany (AfD) for posting a picture on Twitter of him alongside one of their politicans.

No tables free at restaurant in Italy murder row
Italy

No tables free at restaurant in Italy murder row

An Italian restaurateur facing a murder charge for shooting dead a burglar was back behind the stoves on Sunday, cooking for a full house as locals rallied round over his "self-defence" killing.

Germany hunts possible contacts of mall attack plotter
Germany

Germany hunts possible contacts of mall attack plotter

German police were searching Sunday for possible contacts of an Isis fighter believed to be behind a terror plot against a major shopping mall.

Denmark calls on Turkish PM to delay planned visit
Denmark

Denmark calls on Turkish PM to delay planned visit

Danish Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen on Sunday called on his Turkish counterpart Binali Yildirim to delay a planned March visit because of "tensions" between Ankara and the Netherlands.

Turkish FM slams ‘fascist’ Netherlands from ‘serene’ France
France

Turkish FM slams ‘fascist’ Netherlands from ‘serene’ France

Some 800 flag-waving Turks gathered in the eastern French city of Metz for the address by Mevlut Cavusoglu.

France’s Fillon faces queries over cash for bespoke suits
France

France’s Fillon faces queries over cash for bespoke suits

Conservative French presidential hopeful Francois Fillon, already dogged by a fake jobs scandal, faced new scrutiny on Sunday over a mystery benefactor reportedly paying for his bespoke suits.

Jealous Italian admits burning homeless man alive
Italy

Jealous Italian admits burning homeless man alive

An Italian who doused a homeless man in petrol and set him alight as he slept has confessed to the killing, telling police he acted out of jealousy.

Germany frees one of two held over mall attack threat
Germany

Germany frees one of two held over mall attack threat

German police said on Sunday they had released one of two men held over a terror attack threat that led authorities to shut down a major shopping mall in the central city of Essen.

Anti-far right clashes in Naples trigger political storm
Italy

Anti-far right clashes in Naples trigger political storm

UPDATED: Italy's government vowed on Sunday to defend far-right Northern League leader Matteo Salvini's right to free speech after violent clashes marred his first rally in Naples, proud capital of the country's poor south.

Turkish foreign minister expected in France as Dutch rally row rages
France

Turkish foreign minister expected in France as Dutch rally row rages

Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu is expected in France on Sunday, French authorities said, as tensions rise over rallies abroad to help Ankara gain backing for a key vote.

Making waves: the Italian with an eye on surfing glory
Italy

Making waves: the Italian with an eye on surfing glory

Italy has produced its share of elite sports people in the past but no-one quite like Leonardo Fioravanti, aged 19 and one of surfing's most exciting talents.

Passengers face more misery as new strike hits Berlin airports
Germany

Passengers face more misery as new strike hits Berlin airports

The latest stoppage comes just two days after a walk-out on Friday grounded more than 650 flights.

Turkish minister escorted from Rotterdam to Germany: mayor
Germany

Turkish minister escorted from Rotterdam to Germany: mayor

A Turkish minister was expelled from The Netherlands and escorted back to Germany by Dutch police after being prevented from addressing a Rotterdam rally, the city's mayor said early on Sunday.

Prudent Merkel meets unpredictable Trump amid tense ties
Germany

Prudent Merkel meets unpredictable Trump amid tense ties

While former US president Barack Obama had labelled Angela Merkel his "closest international partner", there has been little known contact between the German leader and Trump since he took office.

Carlos the Jackal faces trial again in France
France

Carlos the Jackal faces trial again in France

Carlos the Jackal, the perpetrator of headline-grabbing attacks in the 1970s and early 1980s, goes on trial in France on Monday for the deadly bombing of a Paris shop more than 40 years ago.