Woman dies after abortion at clinic in northern Spain
Spain

Woman dies after abortion at clinic in northern Spain

A 32-year-old woman died after having an abortion at a clinic in Santa Cruz de Bezana, Cantabria, and officials are trying to find out what happened.

OPINION: ‘I worked hard to become a head chef in Sweden. Now I’m being deported unfairly’
Sweden

OPINION: ‘I worked hard to become a head chef in Sweden. Now I’m being deported unfairly’

Raja Makendran has just started to forge a career as a head chef in Sweden. Now, he is due to be deported because of a technicality, the Indian argues.

Mafia godfathers can’t be church godfathers, bishop rules
Italy

Mafia godfathers can’t be church godfathers, bishop rules

A bishop in Sicily has banned known mafia criminals from acting as godfathers at baptisms in churches in his diocese.

Calls for strikes as Alitalia plans to cut one fifth of its staff
Italy

Calls for strikes as Alitalia plans to cut one fifth of its staff

Some 2,400 staff will be made redundant, with others seeing hefty pay cuts.

Sweden’s crowdfunded car of the future to be built by ‘an army of robots’
Sweden

Sweden’s crowdfunded car of the future to be built by ‘an army of robots’

The Swedish startup which crowdfunded a sustainable electric "car of the future" has announced it will produce its vehicles in a ground-breaking new facility manned by robots.

Norwegian politician wants to ban hijab in workplaces
Norway

Norwegian politician wants to ban hijab in workplaces

Carl I. Hagen, former leader of the nationalist Progress Party, wants to ban municipality employees in Oslo from wearing the hijab and other religious symbols.

Top French anti-drugs cop jailed for stealing massive cocaine haul
France

Top French anti-drugs cop jailed for stealing massive cocaine haul

Proven guilty "beyond a shadow of a doubt".

German happiness hits record high thanks to the Ossis
Germany

German happiness hits record high thanks to the Ossis

A new study shows that Germans are more satisfied with their lives now than at any point since reunification in 1990.

Watch transgender Swede sing an incredible duet – with himself
Sweden

Watch transgender Swede sing an incredible duet – with himself

A Swede has used technology to produce a unique tribute to the transgender community by recording a duet featuring his voice before and after testosterone treatment.

French police arrest high school shooter’s best friend
France

French police arrest high school shooter’s best friend

French police suspect the pupil who opened fire at a high school in the south of France may have had help from his best friend.

Man jailed for ‘racist’ tweet about Catalan plane crash victims
Spain

Man jailed for ‘racist’ tweet about Catalan plane crash victims

For the first time, a Catalan court has convicted a man of so-called 'Catalanophobia' after he posted a derogatory tweet about Germanwings plane crash victims.

‘After the earthquakes, we must pull together and show that central Italy is open for business’
Italy

‘After the earthquakes, we must pull together and show that central Italy is open for business’

"Our little valley spoke to us like nowhere else had before and we both said together 'this is it!'" said Sarah Fopps, who set up a holiday rental business in Le Marche in 2007.

Kollektivavtalets Dag 2017: Celebrating the Swedish Model
Sweden

Kollektivavtalets Dag 2017: Celebrating the Swedish Model

Did you know that Sweden devotes an entire day to celebrating collective labour agreements?

EU hits SAS with hefty antitrust fine

EU hits SAS with hefty antitrust fine

The EU Commission has issued a fine of €70 million to the Scandinavian airline for antitrust activity.

Hundreds of Munich residents evacuated for days after bomb find
Germany

Hundreds of Munich residents evacuated for days after bomb find

Around 200 people in a district in the north of Munich were ordered to leave their homes by Friday morning, after dangerous chemicals were found in a WWII munitions stockpile.

Paris IMF parcel bomb ‘clearly’ sent by far-left Greek militants
France

Paris IMF parcel bomb ‘clearly’ sent by far-left Greek militants

Greek authorities on Friday were trying to determine how a near-defunct militant group was able to sneak at least two parcel bombs through airport security, one of which exploded at the IMF offices in Paris.

Threefold rise in measles cases as Italy’s anti-vaccine movement grows
Italy

Threefold rise in measles cases as Italy’s anti-vaccine movement grows

The outbreak of the disease has been concentrated in some of the country's wealthiest urban centres.

‘Everyone can and should help fix the problems of the world’
Sweden

‘Everyone can and should help fix the problems of the world’

What does it mean to have a local SI NFGL network – and how can one network, or indeed one student, change the world? Taha Haj Ahmad, a Master Student in Middle Eastern Studies at Lund University, shares how his experiences with the Lund SI network have changed him.

Basque separatist group Eta to fully disarm by April 8th
Spain

Basque separatist group Eta to fully disarm by April 8th

The Basque separatist group Eta plans to fully lay down its weapons by April 8th by providing the location of stockpiles, the head of the regional Basque government said on Friday.

Could crisis in the opposition bring a new political climate in Sweden?
Sweden

Could crisis in the opposition bring a new political climate in Sweden?

With just over a year left until Sweden's next general election, the country's biggest opposition party appears to be in freefall, and could a bigger consequence be a shake-up in the alliances that define Swedish politics?

Fire crews identify drivers who blocked Autobahn rescue and insulted medics
Germany

Fire crews identify drivers who blocked Autobahn rescue and insulted medics

Thirty drivers on the Autobahn in Hesse have been reported to police by ambulance crews after they blocked their access to a serious accident, and then shouted insults at medics as they ran on foot to the scene.

Man held after his father and brother found with throats slit in Paris
France

Man held after his father and brother found with throats slit in Paris

Police investigating a shocking double murder in Paris on Friday.

IN PHOTOS: Eruptions continue at Etna after explosion that injured ten
Italy

IN PHOTOS: Eruptions continue at Etna after explosion that injured ten

See pictures and videos of the activity at Sicily's Mount Etna from Thursday's explosion to today.

Macron hopes meeting with Merkel will boost image as real contender
France

Macron hopes meeting with Merkel will boost image as real contender

Macron said he saw "a lot of common ground" with the chancellor.

Can France really force foreign labourers to speak français?
France

Can France really force foreign labourers to speak français?

And is it about builder safety or just plain old xenophobia?

‘Denmark’s constant residency curbs will turn away skilled workers’
Denmark

‘Denmark’s constant residency curbs will turn away skilled workers’

Naqeeb Khan, executive member of the Danish Green Card Association, argues that, by constantly moving the goalposts on permanent residency, Denmark risks losing a vital segment of its skilled workforce.

Tributes as Hans Rosling is laid to rest in Uppsala
Sweden

Tributes as Hans Rosling is laid to rest in Uppsala

Hundreds of people gathered in Uppsala to say their last goodbyes to Swedish statistics legend Hans Rosling, who passed away from cancer last month at the age of 68.

Good news for animal lovers: Congress bans cutting off dog tails
Spain

Good news for animal lovers: Congress bans cutting off dog tails

The controversial practice will now be outlawed in Spain, along with cropping ears, cutting vocal chords, and removing claws and teeth.

Air France cabin crew’s three-day strike to hit flights this weekend
France

Air France cabin crew’s three-day strike to hit flights this weekend

Flying this weekend with Air France? Better double check your flight details.

Swiss to vote on pension reform this September
Switzerland

Swiss to vote on pension reform this September

The Swiss people will get the final say on reforms to the pension system in a referendum on September 24th after parliament finally agreed upon a suite of changes.

Paris braces for train travel chaos as Gare de Lyon to close for weekend
France

Paris braces for train travel chaos as Gare de Lyon to close for weekend

Gare de Lyon in Paris is shutting up shop for a full 48 hours from Friday to Sunday to complete signalling works. Find out how your journey may be affected.

Munich IS a super cheap place to rent… if you’re a banker
Germany

Munich IS a super cheap place to rent… if you’re a banker

The Bavarian capital may well have a reputation inside Germany as being almost unaffordable, but it appears that all the haters are in the wrong profession.

Germany wants change to NATO two-percent budget goal
Germany

Germany wants change to NATO two-percent budget goal

Germany's defence minister called Friday for changes to the way NATO members' commitments to budget targets are assessed, in the face of bigger demands from US President Donald Trump.

What will Prince William and the Duchess get up to in Paris this weekend?
France

What will Prince William and the Duchess get up to in Paris this weekend?

The royal couple arrive today at 4pm. Here's what's in store.

Geneva is Europe’s most expensive financial centre for renters
Switzerland

Geneva is Europe’s most expensive financial centre for renters

And Zurich's not far behind...

Here’s where spring has arrived in Sweden
Sweden

Here’s where spring has arrived in Sweden

No, your eyes do not deceive you: spring has arrived in Sweden, or at least in large parts of it.

Meeting with Trump to be ‘one of Merkel’s most important’
Germany

Meeting with Trump to be ‘one of Merkel’s most important’

Angela Merkel’s first in-person meeting on Friday with US President Donald Trump is one of the most anticipated visits the new American leader has had - and perhaps one of the Chancellor’s most crucial.

Germany vows legal action if Trump taxes imports
Germany

Germany vows legal action if Trump taxes imports

Germany could take the United States to court if Washington goes ahead with plans to tax imports, Economy Minister Brigitte Zypries said Friday, hours before Chancellor Angela Merkel's first meeting with Donald Trump.

‘One in five’ newborns in Denmark has foreign heritage
Denmark

‘One in five’ newborns in Denmark has foreign heritage

The proportion of babies with non-Danish mothers has risen significantly over the last decade, says a report.

Free speech permits ‘insults’ about Turkish president, says Switzerland
Switzerland

Free speech permits ‘insults’ about Turkish president, says Switzerland

The Swiss justice office has refused four requests by Turkey for judicial cooperation over comments posted on social media platforms about President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that he deemed offensive.

The ten streets in Paris you just HAVE to cycle down
France

The ten streets in Paris you just HAVE to cycle down

Paris is a city made for walking but some streets and avenues and boulevards are better to see by bike.

Hero French headteacher hailed for stopping high school carnage
France

Hero French headteacher hailed for stopping high school carnage

"We avoided the worst," said the education minister.

Woman buys €70,000 lunch with Berlusconi to aid quake victims
Italy

Woman buys €70,000 lunch with Berlusconi to aid quake victims

She was one of almost 50 people to bid on the lunch date.

Denmark extradites scandal-hit South Korean equestrian
Denmark

Denmark extradites scandal-hit South Korean equestrian

Denmark’s public prosecutor has ruled that 20-year-old Chung Yoo-ra can be extradited to Seoul in connection with the corruption scandal that has toppled the Asian country’s president.

For the first time, a woman will coach an Italian national football team
Italy

For the first time, a woman will coach an Italian national football team

Coach Patrizia Panico has scored 110 goals for Italy herself.

Austrian avalanche victims were Swiss

Austrian avalanche victims were Swiss

The four people who died in a massive avalanche in the Tyrol region of Austria on Wednesday were from Switzerland, Swiss and Austrian media have reported.

How the Italian Futurists shaped the aesthetics of modernity in the 20th century
Italy

How the Italian Futurists shaped the aesthetics of modernity in the 20th century

The Italian Futurists celebrated technology, youth, and violence in their avant-garde works. Selena Daly, a professor and expert on the movement, explains its role in shaping Italian society.

Suit alors! Fillon to be probed by police over clothing gifts worth €48K
France

Suit alors! Fillon to be probed by police over clothing gifts worth €48K

Another scandal for the Fillon camp.

Swede kidnapped in DRC was investigating suspected massacre
Sweden

Swede kidnapped in DRC was investigating suspected massacre

A Swede and an American working for the UN in the Democratic Republic of the Congo were investigating allegations of soldiers murdering civilians when they were kidnapped.

Swedish defence minister on bomb hoax plane: report
Sweden

Swedish defence minister on bomb hoax plane: report

Sweden's defence minister was one of the passengers on a plane evacuated over a bomb threat, local media reported, though police said the threat was a hoax.

How to make cloudberry ice cream
Sweden

How to make cloudberry ice cream

It's spring! Right...? Let's at least pretend it is and try this cloudberry ice cream. Recipe courtesy of food writer John Duxbury.