Paris: French police officer killed in terrorist shooting on Champs Elysées
France

Paris: French police officer killed in terrorist shooting on Champs Elysées

The Champs Elysées avenue in Paris was evacuated on Thursday evening after one police officer was killed in a shooting an another left fighting for his life.

Spanish royal visit to UK postponed until July due to snap election
Spain

Spanish royal visit to UK postponed until July due to snap election

Spanish King Felipe VI has rescheduled his royal visit to Britain due to UK's early election on June 8th.

Berlin deports Serbian killer of Turkish-German civic ‘heroine’
Germany

Berlin deports Serbian killer of Turkish-German civic ‘heroine’

Germany on Thursday deported to his native Serbia a man whose killing of a young Turkish-German woman sparked nationwide outrage.

Looking for a job in France? These are the sectors desperately seeking workers
France

Looking for a job in France? These are the sectors desperately seeking workers

These are the sectors with the most openings in France right now, according to figures released on Thursday.

VIDEO: Austria’s chancellor delivers pizzas… but critics aren’t buying it
Austria

VIDEO: Austria’s chancellor delivers pizzas… but critics aren’t buying it

The Austrian chancellor's efforts to boost his popularity by posing as a pizza delivery man were starting to look half-baked on Thursday after claims that the stunt was staged.

Chinese dissident book publisher honoured by Swedish press organization
Sweden

Chinese dissident book publisher honoured by Swedish press organization

Scholar and book publisher Gui Minhai has been honoured by Swedish press rights group Publicistklubben for his struggle for freedom of speech in China.

Pamela Anderson joins international celeb support for Mélenchon
France

Pamela Anderson joins international celeb support for Mélenchon

It's not just the French taking a keen interest in the presidential race...

Lottery system proposal for Swedish school enrolment met with criticism
Sweden

Lottery system proposal for Swedish school enrolment met with criticism

Proposals from a commission set up to find ways of improving Sweden's schools have been met with a mixed reception.

Faroe Islands resume search for oil riches
Denmark

Faroe Islands resume search for oil riches

The Faroe Islands, a Danish autonomous territory, will resume its search for oil soon, launching the fourth licensing round for exploration since 2000 and the first since 2008.

Why Germans need far less supervision at work than Americans
Germany

Why Germans need far less supervision at work than Americans

A new study has revealed that US engineering firms have one supervisor for every seven employees. In Germany the ratio is one boss for every 26 workers. What explains the difference?

Five odd Norwegian delicacies you might think twice about trying
Norway

Five odd Norwegian delicacies you might think twice about trying

Ram's testicles, pig's trotters and bits of elk... welcome to the eclectic world of traditional Norwegian delicacies.

Italian food chain to fund €1 million restoration of The Last Supper
Italy

Italian food chain to fund €1 million restoration of The Last Supper

The hi-tech restoration will allow the painting remain intact for "another five centuries", Italy's culture minister promised.

Father accused of broadcasting rape of 2-year-old daughter live online
Germany

Father accused of broadcasting rape of 2-year-old daughter live online

A father has been accused of raping his own two-year-old daughter with another man multiple times, allegedly filming parts of the abuse and broadcasting it through live chats online.

Can Berlin compete against London as a great capital city?
Germany

Can Berlin compete against London as a great capital city?

They might be the capitals of two European powerhouses, but London and Berlin couldn't be more different in style and attitude. Julius Haswell and Jörg Luyken squabble over which is better.

Why French school pupils are among the happiest in the world
France

Why French school pupils are among the happiest in the world

Sending your kid to school in France? Here are some reasons why they might be happier there.

Where to find the cheapest lunch in Sweden
Sweden

Where to find the cheapest lunch in Sweden

The cost of lunch is increasing in Sweden, but some places are significantly cheaper than others.

Florence boots iconic market ‘in decline’ out of city centre
Italy

Florence boots iconic market ‘in decline’ out of city centre

Italy's top administrative court has ruled that Florentine authorities can relocate an iconic outdoor market which has been in place for years, but which they say has lost its "historical character".

Beggars leaving Norway after documentary film: reports
Norway

Beggars leaving Norway after documentary film: reports

Several beggars in Bergen have said that they no longer feel secure in the city following a documentary by national broadcaster NRK.

‘Blood, sweat and tears’ not enough for beaten Barça
Spain

‘Blood, sweat and tears’ not enough for beaten Barça

Lionel Messi ended with a bloodied face, Neymar in tears, but no matter what they tried Barcelona couldn't break down a Juventus defensive wall as the Spanish champions crashed out of the Champions League.

France puts 20-strong suspected terror cell on trial over planned attacks
France

France puts 20-strong suspected terror cell on trial over planned attacks

Cell believed to be behind grenade attack on Jewish grocery store.

Costa Concordia’s ‘Captain Coward’ faces Italy’s top court
Italy

Costa Concordia’s ‘Captain Coward’ faces Italy’s top court

The captain of the Costa Concordia cruise ship was convicted of multiple manslaughter, causing a maritime accident and abandoning ship, over a 2012 shipwreck that left 32 dead.

Six Spanish secrets on how to live to the age of a hundred
Spain

Six Spanish secrets on how to live to the age of a hundred

Just what is the secret to Spaniards' longevity?

Epilepsy drug caused thousands of severe birth defects in France
France

Epilepsy drug caused thousands of severe birth defects in France

The drug caused "severe malformations" in 2,150 to 4,100 children in France since 1967.

Swedish security police want man accused of terrorism for Islamic centre fire to be deported
Sweden

Swedish security police want man accused of terrorism for Islamic centre fire to be deported

The 30-year-old has stood trial in Malmö accused of terror offences for a fire that caused smoke damage to a Shia Muslim community centre.

Cyclists cause almost half of all bike accidents in Switzerland
Switzerland

Cyclists cause almost half of all bike accidents in Switzerland

A new campaign is seeking to alert cyclists to the need to ride safely.

Minimum wage is turning low-paid mini-jobs into regular work: report
Germany

Minimum wage is turning low-paid mini-jobs into regular work: report

Germany only implemented a minimum wage two years ago, and analysts are still assessing its economic impact. But so far one aspect has shown improvement - and it especially affects women.

British father arrested in Spain after attacking his sleeping son with a hammer
Spain

British father arrested in Spain after attacking his sleeping son with a hammer

A 70-year-old British man has been remanded into custody by a judge in Denia on Spain’s Costa Blanca for attempting to kill his son with a hammer as he slept.

Teenager fined €10,000 for public peeing in Italy
Italy

Teenager fined €10,000 for public peeing in Italy

A 19-year-old has been hit with a €10,000 fine for public urination in the northern Italian city of Genoa, according to local media.

Nestlé sales go flat in first quarter
Switzerland

Nestlé sales go flat in first quarter

Swiss food and drink giant Nestlé has reported anaemic sales growth.

Here’s what you can get from Sweden’s property market for one million
Sweden

Here’s what you can get from Sweden’s property market for one million

Anyone planning a move to central Stockholm may want to look away now...

Denmark wants to attract major LGBTI events to Copenhagen
Denmark

Denmark wants to attract major LGBTI events to Copenhagen

The Danish government has joined the campaign to bring culture festival WorldPride and sporting event EuroGames to Copenhagen.

How farmers in Italy’s quake-hit region have fought to save their harvests
Italy

How farmers in Italy’s quake-hit region have fought to save their harvests

In Italy's quake-hit region, lentils mean livelihood, and hope for the future. Local farmers share their stories of coping with disaster and bureaucracy.

Vatican cricket team heads overseas for interfaith tournament
Italy

Vatican cricket team heads overseas for interfaith tournament

Pope Francis is an ardent football fan, but a Vatican cricket team comprised of priests and seminarians will take centre stage in an interfaith tournament in Portugal this week.

Cologne enacts four-day no-fly zone ahead of AfD party meet
Germany

Cologne enacts four-day no-fly zone ahead of AfD party meet

The Cathedral City of Cologne is ramping up security ahead of the far-right AfD's party conference at the weekend, including around 4,000 police officers and a four-day no-fly zone over the city centre.

Sextremism: How political leanings influence French people’s sex habits
France

Sextremism: How political leanings influence French people’s sex habits

An unusual but timely survey has revealed the correlations between French people's political and sexual habits. Especially the extremists.

Snow and frost put Swiss spring on hold
Switzerland

Snow and frost put Swiss spring on hold

Winter is experiencing a comeback in Switzerland.

Spain’s ruling conservatives hit by yet more graft allegations
Spain

Spain’s ruling conservatives hit by yet more graft allegations

Spain's ruling Popular Party was hit by yet more corruption allegations Wednesday as the former head of the Madrid region was arrested under a probe into embezzlement of public money.

Italian health minister accuses documentary of ‘fake news’ on cancer vaccine
Italy

Italian health minister accuses documentary of ‘fake news’ on cancer vaccine

Italy's health minister accused a documentary team of "spreading fear by propagating unfounded and unscientific theories" about a cervical cancer vaccine.

Denmark criticised for restricting freedom of religion
Denmark

Denmark criticised for restricting freedom of religion

Four different international studies have pointed the finger at Denmark for its record on religious freedoms.

Social entrepreneur: ‘I learned early on that I was an outsider’

Social entrepreneur: ‘I learned early on that I was an outsider’

Golnaz Hashemzadeh Bonde is one of Sweden's most interesting young entrepreneurs, working hard to combat social exclusion through innovation. But it hasn't been an easy journey.

Donald Trump’s team is organizing a meeting with Pope Francis
Italy

Donald Trump’s team is organizing a meeting with Pope Francis

The White House spokesperson has said Trump would be "honoured" to meet the pope, after months of barbed exchanges between the two men via the media.

Suspects behind ‘French election terror plot’ had multiple identities
France

Suspects behind ‘French election terror plot’ had multiple identities

French investigators were trying Wednesday to piece together the backgrounds of two men arrested a few days before the presidential election as they were planning an "imminent" attack.

Half of Sweden’s population overweight or obese: study
Sweden

Half of Sweden’s population overweight or obese: study

51 percent of the Swedish population aged between 16 & 84 are either overweight or obese, according to a new Public Health Agency (Folkhälsomyndigheten) report.

Study: Swiss teenagers are happy with their lives
Switzerland

Study: Swiss teenagers are happy with their lives

Fifteen-year-olds in Switzerland are happier than their counterparts, a global study finds.

15 movies that will help you discover Sweden without leaving your couch
Sweden

15 movies that will help you discover Sweden without leaving your couch

Travel across the Nordic country through the lenses of some of the most acclaimed Swedish directors.

Marine Le Pen goes back to hardline basics in final push before election
France

Marine Le Pen goes back to hardline basics in final push before election

Le Pen goes full throttle for far right voters.