Turkey summons Swiss envoy over Kurdish rally
Switzerland

Turkey summons Swiss envoy over Kurdish rally

Turkey summoned the Swiss ambassador on Sunday to protest at a Kurdish rally in Bern which Ankara dubbed a "terrorist gathering", a diplomatic source said.

Race to lead Spain’s Socialists heats up
Spain

Race to lead Spain’s Socialists heats up

The race for the leadership of Spain's main opposition Socialists heated up Sunday as the president of the southern Andalusia region launched her bid to head the deeply-divided party.

Merkel’s party wins German state vote by large margin
Germany

Merkel’s party wins German state vote by large margin

Chancellor Angela Merkel's party easily won a regional election on Sunday, dealing an early blow to centre-left hopes of ending her more than decade-long reign.

After crisis, Spain textiles sector dons new colours
Spain

After crisis, Spain textiles sector dons new colours

In 2016, the number of textile firms stopped falling for the first time since 2008, stabilising at around 3,500 companies.

One dead as 1,000 migrants rescued off Libya
Italy

One dead as 1,000 migrants rescued off Libya

Despite rough winter seas, migrant departures from Libya on boats chartered by people traffickers have accelerated in recent months from already-record levels.

Four arrests after Monaco Cartier store raid
France

Four arrests after Monaco Cartier store raid

Armed robberies are rare in Monaco, one of Europe's playgrounds for the rich.

Spanish PM backs economy minister for Eurogroup head
Spain

Spanish PM backs economy minister for Eurogroup head

Eurogroup chief Jeroen Dijsselbloem has been under pressure to step down since told a German newspaper that southern European countries blew their money on "drinks and women".

Le Pen plan to jettison euro spooks French business
France

Le Pen plan to jettison euro spooks French business

Although Marine Le Pen, 48, currently looks set to lose the May 7th runoff, probably to independent centrist Emmanuel Macron, no one is being complacent.

Few foreigners in eastern Germany but xenophobia is rife
Germany

Few foreigners in eastern Germany but xenophobia is rife

Foreigners are rarely seen in the former communist city about 100 kilometres (60 miles) east of Berlin, but as in much of eastern Germany, there is deep suspicion toward migrants.

Pope goes to Milan region to rally for those in need
Italy

Pope goes to Milan region to rally for those in need

Around 10,000 residents and people from neighbouring districts turned out to see the head of the Roman Catholic Church, whose schedule included visiting a Muslim family.

Hollande seeks to boost ties with Asia in face of ‘isolationism’
France

Hollande seeks to boost ties with Asia in face of ‘isolationism’

French President Francois Hollande called on Sunday for efforts to intensify the relationship between Europe and Asia in the face of resurgent "isolationism".

Italian troops use winter to bolster Afghan army against Taliban
Italy

Italian troops use winter to bolster Afghan army against Taliban

The war-torn country's security forces are being killed in horrific numbers as they grapple with a militant resurgence, raising questions about how much more they can endure.

Spain’s Socialists kick off leadership battle
Spain

Spain’s Socialists kick off leadership battle

The battle begins in earnest on Sunday when Susana Diaz, 42, the president of the southern region of Andalusia and one of Spain's most powerful female politicians, is due to announce she will run in May primaries.

Here’s the latest in France’s presidential race
France

Here’s the latest in France’s presidential race

With 29 days to go before the first round of France's two-stage presidential election, outgoing head of state Francois Hollande has urged candidates to keep faith with the European Union even as Britain prepares to leave the bloc.

After neo-Nazi youth, Swede teaches the value of tolerance
Sweden

After neo-Nazi youth, Swede teaches the value of tolerance

"The world is different today. Donald Trump is president of the United States and the Sweden Democrats may soon take power in our country."

German state votes in election-year test for Merkel
Germany

German state votes in election-year test for Merkel

UDPATED: German voters went to the polls on Sunday in tiny Saarland state, where a resurgent centre-left hopes to strike a first blow in their battle to topple Chancellor Angela Merkel this year.

East German boom town breaks populist, backward stereotypes
Germany

East German boom town breaks populist, backward stereotypes

Some cities in eastern Germany have emerged as economic bright spots where populist politicians are finding it hard to gain ground.