How to make the perfect Swedish chocolate cake for Easter
Sweden

How to make the perfect Swedish chocolate cake for Easter

Worrying about Easter fika this year? Try this most chocolaty chocolate-cake you've ever tasted from Swedish food writer John Duxbury.

Outbreak of panic mars Spanish Good Friday processions
Spain

Outbreak of panic mars Spanish Good Friday processions

An initial probe showed that there were three initial movements of panic, which sparked a "domino effect" in other parts of Seville.

Who are the millions of French voters who could propel Fillon to an unlikely victory?
France

Who are the millions of French voters who could propel Fillon to an unlikely victory?

Who are they, where are they, and what matters most to the voters who will stick by Francois Fillon and perhaps help him become the next president of France.

Outrage after Paris cops ‘bar woman from breastfeeding’ in police station
France

Outrage after Paris cops ‘bar woman from breastfeeding’ in police station

The couple has set up a petition to enforce the right to breastfeed in public.

Italian court upholds Uber bid to temporarily suspend ban
Italy

Italian court upholds Uber bid to temporarily suspend ban

A Rome court has upheld Uber's bid to temporarily suspend a ban on its services in Italy.

Dortmund attack ‘longest 15 mins of my life’ – Bartra
Germany

Dortmund attack ‘longest 15 mins of my life’ – Bartra

The 26-year-old said "the shock of the past few days is diminishing all the time" and that when he looks at his swollen wrist, what he feels is "pride".

Credit Suisse execs take 40 percent bonus cuts after outcry
Switzerland

Credit Suisse execs take 40 percent bonus cuts after outcry

Credit Suisse's chief and other top executives offered on Friday to have their bonuses slashed by 40 percent, following investor concern over the size of their proposed compensation packages.

Fugitive mafia boss busted at Tuscan balcony barbecue
Italy

Fugitive mafia boss busted at Tuscan balcony barbecue

The mobster is a "military boss" of a Sicilian clan known as a "Stidda", an organised crime group active on the Italian island which rivals the once-powerful Cosa Nostra.

AC Milan’s new owners target Champions League return
Italy

AC Milan’s new owners target Champions League return

On Thursday, former Italy prime minister Silvio Berlusconi ended a remarkable 31-year reign as the club's owner and president when he sold the legendary Serie A side to Rossoneri Sport Investment Lux.

Uzbekistan says Stockholm suspect had ties to IS
Sweden

Uzbekistan says Stockholm suspect had ties to IS

Uzbekistan Foreign Minister Abdulaziz Kamilov said Rakhmat Akilov was radicalised after moving to Sweden in 2014

Could half a million French people be tempted to vote twice?
France

Could half a million French people be tempted to vote twice?

A computer bug in France’s electoral roll has meant some half a million voters could in theory cast two ballots. And some are tempted.

You know you’ve become a local in rural France when…
France

You know you’ve become a local in rural France when…

Here's how you know you've gone native in rural France and indeed anywhere in France.

Eight Leicester fans handed four-month jail terms
Spain

Eight Leicester fans handed four-month jail terms

Spanish police said eight Leicester fans were arrested for "causing a mess" on Tuesday night.

Pope’s Syrians in Rome: life a year on
Italy

Pope’s Syrians in Rome: life a year on

The Vatican paid for the three Muslim families to be looked after by the Sant'Egidio Catholic community.

Facebook tackles 30,000 fake accounts in France as election looms
France

Facebook tackles 30,000 fake accounts in France as election looms

It's au revoir to (some) fake news Facebook pages in France.

Swiss oasis for legal cannabis, without the high
Switzerland

Swiss oasis for legal cannabis, without the high

Since 2011, cannabis containing up to one percent tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) - the component that gets recreational users high - can be sold and consumed legally in Switzerland.

French farmer transforms wheat field into gigantic ‘HELP’ plea to candidates
France

French farmer transforms wheat field into gigantic ‘HELP’ plea to candidates

HELP - in a 100-metre message.

France asks EU parliament to lift Le Pen’s immunity in fake jobs probe
France

France asks EU parliament to lift Le Pen’s immunity in fake jobs probe

The "other" fake jobs scandal is back.

Football: Violence in the stands and a pitch invasion mar Lyon vs Besiktas match
France

Football: Violence in the stands and a pitch invasion mar Lyon vs Besiktas match

Violence and a pitch invasion in Lyon.