Are there holes in the official Germanwings crash story?
Germany

Are there holes in the official Germanwings crash story?

The father of the Germanwings co-pilot, who prosecutors concluded crashed a plane in the French Alps in 2015, claims his son is innocent. Does he have a case?

Stuck in the 80s: 70 percent of German firms still use fax machines
Germany

Stuck in the 80s: 70 percent of German firms still use fax machines

A new survey of how German businesses communicate shows that a large majority still admit to using the Cold War-era technology - and quite frequently, too.

Oslo-bound SAS flight makes emergency landing in Munich
Norway

Oslo-bound SAS flight makes emergency landing in Munich

A Scandinavian Airlines flight from Munich to Oslo was forced to make an emergency landing after an engine began to malfunction.

Austrian woman admits she killed her own dog in a washer-dryer
Austria

Austrian woman admits she killed her own dog in a washer-dryer

A saga that has gripped Austria of a small dog spun to death in a washer-dryer took a shock twist Friday when the owner sensationally confessed to being the killer.

OPINION: ‘Sexism among women is still sexism. It’s time to stop dragging each other down’
Italy

OPINION: ‘Sexism among women is still sexism. It’s time to stop dragging each other down’

In response to a TV programme which debated the appeal of Eastern European women, actress and director Maria Beatrice Alonzi describes why woman-on-woman sexism needs to stop.

A Libyan court has suspended an anti-people-smuggling deal with Italy
Italy

A Libyan court has suspended an anti-people-smuggling deal with Italy

A Tripoli court has suspended a deal between Libya and Italy to limit irregular migration to Europe, the unity government's justice ministry said.

Norwegian government to spend millions removing litter from sea
Norway

Norwegian government to spend millions removing litter from sea

Norway’s government has pledged 100 million kroner ($11.8 million) for cleaning up the world’s seas as part of a new maritime policy.

Six ways Germans could learn to deal with foreigners better
Germany

Six ways Germans could learn to deal with foreigners better

This may be a bitter pill to swallow, but many expats live in Germany despite the people, not because of them. So how do we change this?

NHL to stage two regular season games in Sweden
Sweden

NHL to stage two regular season games in Sweden

The National Hockey League will stage two competitive games in Stockholm next November to mark the 100th anniversary of the NHL.

This Frenchman just made a working Citroën 2CV out of wood
France

This Frenchman just made a working Citroën 2CV out of wood

Toot toot, here we go.

Swedish agencies hit by stinky fermented herring attack
Sweden

Swedish agencies hit by stinky fermented herring attack

The last thing anyone wants to have posted through their mailbox is famously smelly surströmming.

Germany to see record ‘job boom’ in 2017: report
Germany

Germany to see record ‘job boom’ in 2017: report

A new report predicts that this year Germany will see a record high in its working population to reach nearly 45 million people in a "job boom", as German media call it.

Marine Le Pen meets with Putin in Moscow
France

Marine Le Pen meets with Putin in Moscow

Putin stressed that the Kremlin does not meddle in French politics.

Iconic Italian actress Gina Lollobrigida loses ‘fake marriage’ case against Spanish husband

Iconic Italian actress Gina Lollobrigida loses ‘fake marriage’ case against Spanish husband

Gina Lollobrigida, the iconic Italian actress, has lost her court battle to prove she was tricked into marrying her former Spanish boyfriend, who is 34 years her junior.

What the new ‘foreigner toll’ on the Autobahn will mean for you
Germany

What the new ‘foreigner toll’ on the Autobahn will mean for you

The German parliament has at last passed measures to create a new toll for the Autobahn, after years of heated debate with Brussels over its "discrimination" towards non-Germans. But now that it's becoming a reality, here's what it actually means for you.

Danish prime minister to meet with Trump
Denmark

Danish prime minister to meet with Trump

Denmark’s PM Lars Løkke Rasmussen will meet American President Donald Trump at the White House next week, the Prime Minister’s Office has confirmed.

YouTuber accused of sexual assault for ‘stealing kisses’ in the street
Spain

YouTuber accused of sexual assault for ‘stealing kisses’ in the street

A 24-year-old from Oviedo, who has made a name for himself as a YouTube star, has gone too far with his latest stunt.

Hollande blasts Fillon over ‘untruthful’ claim that secret presidential cell leaked scandals
France

Hollande blasts Fillon over ‘untruthful’ claim that secret presidential cell leaked scandals

Francois Hollande scoffed at the suggestion.

Sweden to bask in warm spring weather this weekend
Sweden

Sweden to bask in warm spring weather this weekend

Yay!

Sunshine and warmth predicted across Germany for next week
Germany

Sunshine and warmth predicted across Germany for next week

The highest temperature is estimated to be 20 degrees celsius in the southwest.

How stay-away voters could sway the French election
France

How stay-away voters could sway the French election

Will expected record abstention levels help or hinder Marine Le Pen in the race to the Elysée?

Could this be the future crossing over Lake Geneva?
Switzerland

Could this be the future crossing over Lake Geneva?

Architect Santiago Calatrava presented his ideas to a Geneva committee this month.

Warm temperatures, light evenings on way to Denmark
Denmark

Warm temperatures, light evenings on way to Denmark

It looks like spring has arrived – next week will see warm weather along with the return of lighter evenings.

How the Spanish political laboratory is reconfiguring democracy
Spain

How the Spanish political laboratory is reconfiguring democracy

Spain has been transformed into a democratic laboratory, where the participation and use of new communication strategies are ready for experimentation and innovation.

‘Facebook rape video’ trial begins in Uppsala
Sweden

‘Facebook rape video’ trial begins in Uppsala

The trial of three men in Sweden charged in connection with the alleged rape of a woman in an Uppsala apartment which witnesses said was live streamed on Facebook has got under way.

German gummy bear maker Haribo to open first US factory
Germany

German gummy bear maker Haribo to open first US factory

German confectionary giant Haribo plans to open its first US factory in Wisconsin by 2020, the maker of gummy bears said in a statement Friday.

‘Sweden has been a springboard for me to launch my dream career’
Sweden

‘Sweden has been a springboard for me to launch my dream career’

Five NFGL members studying in Skövde share what it's like, and how studying in Sweden has inspired them to make change in the future.

These are the security measures in place in Rome this weekend
Italy

These are the security measures in place in Rome this weekend

Everything you need to know about how Rome will be guarded this weekend from the 'double threat' of protesters and possible terror attacks. From snipers to surveillance, and how transport will be affected.

German who ‘attacks women’ in Sao Paulo airport faces deportation
Germany

German who ‘attacks women’ in Sao Paulo airport faces deportation

A German man who has been essentially living at a Sao Paulo airport after he ran out of money to fly home, now faces deportation as well as accusations that he attacked at least seven women.

Body of missing Hamburg football boss ‘probably’ found in river
Germany

Body of missing Hamburg football boss ‘probably’ found in river

On Thursday police recovered a corpse from the river Elbe in Hamburg, saying that it is probably that of Timo Kraus, Hamburg SV's marketing boss.

‘Without Schengen we would be less protected from terror’
Switzerland

‘Without Schengen we would be less protected from terror’

Justice minister Simonetta Sommaruga has said Switzerland’s membership of Schengen is vital in the fight against international terrorism and that those who seek to end the Schengen agreement are “irresponsible”.

The nine ways a French wedding will surprise you
France

The nine ways a French wedding will surprise you

Going to a French wedding? Read this first.

Co-pilot didn’t crash Germanwings plane on purpose, father claims
Germany

Co-pilot didn’t crash Germanwings plane on purpose, father claims

Two years to the day after the deadly Germanwings crash in the French Alps, the father of co-pilot Andreas Lubitz will hold a press conference Friday to dispute that his son deliberately downed the plane.

Italy’s ‘Art Squad’ charges hoarder of rare Roman coins
Italy

Italy’s ‘Art Squad’ charges hoarder of rare Roman coins

The Italian police unit tasked with combating art crime has uncovered several rare Roman coins and other historical artefacts from a private residence.

Emmanuel Macron gets weighty Socialist backing
France

Emmanuel Macron gets weighty Socialist backing

Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian jumps on the Macron train, sources say.

German pilot from buried Denmark WW2 aircraft identified

German pilot from buried Denmark WW2 aircraft identified

The pilot of a crashed Messerschmidt found buried in a northern Jutland field earlier this month has been identified. He was 19 years old.

Lucerne station to stay closed until Monday following derailment
Switzerland

Lucerne station to stay closed until Monday following derailment

Lucerne train station will remained closed over the weekend after a derailment on Wednesday caused more damage to the tracks than initially thought.

England fans condemned for singing ‘German bombers’ song in Dortmund
Germany

England fans condemned for singing ‘German bombers’ song in Dortmund

A prominent English supporters group has hit out at the unsavoury chanting of some travelling fans during the national side's 1-0 loss away to Germany in their friendly international.

French probe reveals ‘no history of radicalisation’ in Antwerp driver
France

French probe reveals ‘no history of radicalisation’ in Antwerp driver

A Tunisian man resident in France who was arrested for driving a car at a crowd of people in Belgium on Thursday had not been previously flagged up as radicalised, a French investigation source said.

Swedish hotel will give you your money back… but only if you get divorced
Sweden

Swedish hotel will give you your money back… but only if you get divorced

A Swedish hotel chain is offering all couples a refund – but only if they get divorced within a year of their stay.

Around 250 feared drowned in Mediterranean boat sinkings
Italy

Around 250 feared drowned in Mediterranean boat sinkings

A Spanish NGO operating rescue boats which discovered the drifting dinghies said it was a "black day".

Spanish police arrest 14 and seize massive doping stash
Spain

Spanish police arrest 14 and seize massive doping stash

Spain arrested 14 people and seized more than three million doses of banned growth hormones in a crackdown on trafficking of performance-enhancing drugs in sports, officials said on Thursday.

Support provided to refugee children in Sweden inadequate: report
Sweden

Support provided to refugee children in Sweden inadequate: report

In a new report, Sweden's Ombudsman for Children details the difficulty experienced by children during their asylum process in Sweden.

Eurovision says Russian contestant can compete via satellite link
Switzerland

Eurovision says Russian contestant can compete via satellite link

Geneva-based Eurovision wants to ease a political flap clouding the competition.

‘Freedom of expression is a universal value’ Switzerland tells Turkey
Switzerland

‘Freedom of expression is a universal value’ Switzerland tells Turkey

Turkish foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu met with his Swiss counterpart Didier Burkhalter on Thursday.

‘The beauty, music and people of Salento keep me coming back for more’
Italy

‘The beauty, music and people of Salento keep me coming back for more’

When Audrey Fielding first came to Puglia, she was expecting "a barren landscape", based on what she's heard and read. Instead, she found vibrant towns, chatty locals, a rich culture and delicious food that kept her coming back year after year.

Sweden to get new anti-segregation authority
Sweden

Sweden to get new anti-segregation authority

Sweden is to get a new government agency tasked with improving socially deprived areas and breaking structural inequality.

Recipe: How to make delicious Swedish almondy tosca cake
Sweden

Recipe: How to make delicious Swedish almondy tosca cake

This classic Swedish almond cake is perfect with coffee. Or just more cake.