Trump: ‘Sweden. I make the statement, everyone goes crazy’
Sweden

Trump: ‘Sweden. I make the statement, everyone goes crazy’

US president Donald Trump has insisted that he was right about "last night in Sweden".

Owner launches desperate search for ‘Itchy’, the Manchester cat lost at Barcelona airport
Spain

Owner launches desperate search for ‘Itchy’, the Manchester cat lost at Barcelona airport

Itchy the cat escaped from a broken crate as he was offloaded from a plane from Manchester to start a new life in Barcelona.

German social order at risk due to gulf between rich and poor: report
Germany

German social order at risk due to gulf between rich and poor: report

A growing gap between rich and poor in Germany could sap social cohesion in Europe's largest economy and most populous country, a government report warned on Thursday.

Frenchman ‘tries to ram crowd with car’ in Antwerp
France

Frenchman ‘tries to ram crowd with car’ in Antwerp

Prosecutors say there was "a rifle and bladed weapons" inside the car.

Six things you need to know about Saarland – Germany’s little France
Germany

Six things you need to know about Saarland – Germany’s little France

Sunday's election in the southwest state of Saarland is seen by some to be a first test of Angela Merkel's potential staying power in September's election. But what else is there to know about one of the country's smallest states?

French and British volunteers arrested for giving food to migrants in Italy

French and British volunteers arrested for giving food to migrants in Italy

The mayor of Ventimiglia, near the Italian-French border, banned the distribution of food to migrants in summer 2015.

Human flesh was on the menu 10,000 years ago in Spain
Spain

Human flesh was on the menu 10,000 years ago in Spain

Archaeologists have found evidence to suggest that ten thousand years ago in Mesolithic Spain humans cooked and dined on other humans.

Could this new app put an end to smoking on France’s café terraces?
France

Could this new app put an end to smoking on France’s café terraces?

You might be able to actually get some fresh air on French terraces soon...

‘Godfather’ of Danish football jailed
Denmark

‘Godfather’ of Danish football jailed

The flamboyant former boss of top Danish club FC Copenhagen, Flemming Østergaard, nicknamed "Don Ø" for his dapper appearance likened to a mafia boss, was jailed Thursday for stock market offences.

Royal baby joy! Swedish princess pregnant with second child
Sweden

Royal baby joy! Swedish princess pregnant with second child

Sweden's Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia are expecting another child, the Royal Court has revealed.

Germany announces apology plans for colonization in Namibia
Germany

Germany announces apology plans for colonization in Namibia

An official apology would accompany the German-Namibian future foundation and structural fund.

German press rules on mentioning criminal’s ethnicity changed
Germany

German press rules on mentioning criminal’s ethnicity changed

The German Press Council on Wednesday eased slightly the rules about mentioning the religious or ethnic background of a criminal suspect.

‘Cake is served’: tough immigration policy is bad for businesses, says Danish company
Denmark

‘Cake is served’: tough immigration policy is bad for businesses, says Danish company

Steffen Hedebrandt, marketing director with Danish technology firm Airtame, argues that the Danish government’s policy and attitude towards immigration is putting businesses at risk.

Confirmed: Jonas Olsson swaps Premier League for Allsvenskan
Sweden

Confirmed: Jonas Olsson swaps Premier League for Allsvenskan

Swedish defender Jonas Olsson has joined Djurgården just in time for the new season, leaving Premier League side West Bromwich Albion.

Danish government wants to turn away child refugees at the border
Denmark

Danish government wants to turn away child refugees at the border

Denmark’s government wants to be able to block unaccompanied refugee children from entering the country if borders are closed due to exceptional circumstances.

Police dismantle suspected terror cell in Italy
Italy

Police dismantle suspected terror cell in Italy

Italy on Thursday dismantled a terror cell which spread jihadist ideology over social media, the national police force said.

Thirteen sure-fire ways to lose your French friends
France

Thirteen sure-fire ways to lose your French friends

Want to keep your French friends? Don't do these things.

Who is France’s wealthiest presidential candidate?
France

Who is France’s wealthiest presidential candidate?

Who's got the deepest pockets?

Fury in Sicily over mafia-themed tourist tours
Italy

Fury in Sicily over mafia-themed tourist tours

A local mayor has described a 'mafia tour' as "an offence to an entire city".

Why slow-burn Lausanne is a place you grow to love
Switzerland

Why slow-burn Lausanne is a place you grow to love

From its creative vibe to its lakeside location, here’s why Greek freelance writer Rania Margari thinks her adopted city of Lausanne is a great place to live.

Meet Sweden’s Christian Democrat party: ‘family first’
Sweden

Meet Sweden’s Christian Democrat party: ‘family first’

This week was the anniversary of the Swedish Christian Democrat party. We spoke with press secretary Helena Klange to find out a little more about the party, their history and values.

Stay away from Swenglish grammar, Swedes are told
Sweden

Stay away from Swenglish grammar, Swedes are told

Even if it's now sometimes unavoidable.

Man sues Bayern Munich for €120,000 after English fan runs over him
Germany

Man sues Bayern Munich for €120,000 after English fan runs over him

An Austrian man is suing Germany's biggest football club after the actions of a reckless English fan left him walking with a stick.

Taxis go on strike across Italy over Uber benefits
Italy

Taxis go on strike across Italy over Uber benefits

Taxi drivers were striking between 8am and 10pm on Thursday as part of an ongoing row over perceived perks for non-official car hire services.

Spanish teen takes mum to court for confiscating his mobile phone
Spain

Spanish teen takes mum to court for confiscating his mobile phone

A 15-year-old in southern Spain denounced his mother for “mistreatment” after she confiscated his mobile phone in an attempt to make him study.

Swiss trainee vets to give cows acupuncture in new classes
Switzerland

Swiss trainee vets to give cows acupuncture in new classes

Swiss trainee vets are to be taught how to treat cows with acupuncture in a first for Switzerland’s agriculture industry.

How Brexit might affect finances for UK expats in Sweden
Sweden

How Brexit might affect finances for UK expats in Sweden

Any Britons living in Sweden will probably want to read this.

Austria will double the amount it pays refugees who volunteer to leave
Austria

Austria will double the amount it pays refugees who volunteer to leave

Austria said on Wednesday it would double the amount of money paid to migrants who voluntarily return home, as part of a campaign to speed up the repatriation of around 50,000 asylum seekers.

‘More Norwegians than ever’ take medication
Norway

‘More Norwegians than ever’ take medication

Over 70 percent of Norwegians took some form of medication in 2016, according to statistics – a higher proportion than ever before.

Six boats go up in flames on inlet off Berlin’s Spree River
Germany

Six boats go up in flames on inlet off Berlin’s Spree River

Six boats went up in flames in the early hours of Thursday morning. Police now suspect arson, local media report.

Stadium plans revealed for once-in-a-generation Swiss wine festival
Switzerland

Stadium plans revealed for once-in-a-generation Swiss wine festival

This is what the lakefront at Vevey will look like in summer 2019 when the Vaud city hosts Switzerland’s largest and oldest wine festival.

Swedish leaders pay tribute to London victims
Sweden

Swedish leaders pay tribute to London victims

Tens of thousands of Swedes live in London.

The best smartphone apps for learning French
France

The best smartphone apps for learning French

And they're (mostly) free.

French Property of the Week: Medieval manor in Dordogne with guest apartment
France

French Property of the Week: Medieval manor in Dordogne with guest apartment

Fancy your own French country manor?

Catalonia approves budget that funds independence referendum
Spain

Catalonia approves budget that funds independence referendum

Catalonia's regional parliament, which is dominated by parties that want the region to break away from Spain, approved Wednesday a 2017 budget that includes funding for an independence referendum.

‘We can’t lower our guard’: Italy ups security in crowded areas after London attack
Italy

‘We can’t lower our guard’: Italy ups security in crowded areas after London attack

Security measures are being ramped up in Italy, particularly the capital which on Saturday will host heads of state from across the world, following Wednesday's attack in London.

Man shot at unknown location in Oslo
Norway

Man shot at unknown location in Oslo

A man in his twenties is in critical condition after a mysterious shooting in Oslo. A second man has been arrested for withholding information, according to police.

Paris consoles London as Iron Lady turns out lights in respect of victims
France

Paris consoles London as Iron Lady turns out lights in respect of victims

Lights off for the Eiffel Tower after four people killed in London attack.

Italy steps up investigation into charity-funded migrant rescue boats
Italy

Italy steps up investigation into charity-funded migrant rescue boats

Prosecutors are looking into rescue boats' funding over fears they are acting as a 'taxi service' for people traffickers.

Lucerne station remains closed after derailment
Switzerland

Lucerne station remains closed after derailment

Train services from Lucerne station are suspended on Thursday after a train derailed on Wednesday afternoon.

You can now stroll in Emperor Nero’s garden with a virtual reality tour
Italy

You can now stroll in Emperor Nero’s garden with a virtual reality tour

The ruins of Nero's palace were lost for centuries, before being rediscovered in the Renaissance by accident. Now, you can step back in time and stroll through the gardens as they were in ancient times ...

Galician town mourns victim of London terror attack
Spain

Galician town mourns victim of London terror attack

Aysha Frade, a 43-year-old mother of two with family in Spain, was named as one of the victims in the terrorist attack in London on Wednesday.

State vote in Saarland a first signal for Merkel election showdown
Germany

State vote in Saarland a first signal for Merkel election showdown

A German regional vote on Sunday will be the first litmus test in an election year where Chancellor Angela Merkel faces her toughest challenge yet from the resurgent Social Democrats.

Politician for far-right Sweden Democrats ‘waved gun’ at meeting
Sweden

Politician for far-right Sweden Democrats ‘waved gun’ at meeting

A local politician for the anti-immigration Sweden Democrats (SD) is being investigated by his own party after he brandished a gun at a meeting.

Germany ‘stands resolutely’ with Britain in terror fight: Merkel
Germany

Germany ‘stands resolutely’ with Britain in terror fight: Merkel

Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday that Germany stood by Britain "firmly and resolutely", following the deadly terror attack near the British parliament.

Stabbings during Swedish brawl leave one dead and two injured
Sweden

Stabbings during Swedish brawl leave one dead and two injured

A young man has died and two others have suffered serious knife injuries in a brawl which took place in Borås, western Sweden.

Six words Swedish stole from other languages
Sweden

Six words Swedish stole from other languages

English isn't the only language Swedish borrows from. Here are six Swedish words loaned from elsewhere with intriguing origins.