Swedish terror agreement could be reached before summer
Sweden

Swedish terror agreement could be reached before summer

In the wake of the Stockholm attack on April 7th, the red-green government aims to reach a political agreement on terrorism in just over a month.

German Jews fear growing Muslim anti-Semitism: report
Germany

German Jews fear growing Muslim anti-Semitism: report

Jews in Germany say they feel a "growing threat" of anti-Semitism, especially from Muslims but also from xenophobic far-right groups, a parliamentary report said Monday.

5 things we learned from the latest German national crime report
Germany

5 things we learned from the latest German national crime report

The Interior Ministry released a new report on Monday detailing increases and decreases in crimes committed in 2016. Here are the findings that stood out the most.

This map of Berlin will show you how badly Aleppo has been destroyed
Germany

This map of Berlin will show you how badly Aleppo has been destroyed

A Berlin web developer has come up with a creative way of helping people understand the extent of the destruction that has hit the city of Aleppo in the ongoing Syrian civil war.

Injuries on the rise as cyclists and pedestrians clash
Sweden

Injuries on the rise as cyclists and pedestrians clash

With Stockholm's population growing, collisions between cyclists and pedestrians are on the rise.

Woman dies in stampede at Ceuta-Morocco border
Spain

Woman dies in stampede at Ceuta-Morocco border

It was the second such death in weeks, according to media and activists.

Boy killed in karting accident in Spain
Spain

Boy killed in karting accident in Spain

An 11-year-old boy died on Sunday from injuries sustained during a karting accident at two-time Formula One world champion Fernando Alonso's track in northern Spain, the Spanish racing federation said.

Oslo court extends detention of 17-year-old terror suspect
Norway

Oslo court extends detention of 17-year-old terror suspect

The teenage Russian citizen arrested in Oslo in possession of explosive materials earlier this month has been remanded in custody for a further two weeks.

Why are the French not marching against Le Pen like in 2002?
France

Why are the French not marching against Le Pen like in 2002?

On Sunday, when a far-right leader named Le Pen made it through to the second round of a presidential election, the French stayed on their sofas, but when it happened in 2002, they went marching. Why the difference?

Three teens arrested for ramming stolen buses into school
Italy

Three teens arrested for ramming stolen buses into school

The total damage caused was over 170,000 euros, according to initial estimates.

Weird clouds may have inspired Norwegian ‘The Scream’: scientists
Norway

Weird clouds may have inspired Norwegian ‘The Scream’: scientists

Scientists have hypothesised that the Norwegian painter's inspiration may have been rare clouds which form in cold places at high altitude.

The 56 French villages where Marine Le Pen didn’t get a single vote
France

The 56 French villages where Marine Le Pen didn’t get a single vote

Here's where to go if you want to find a Le Pen-free zone.

More rain, snow and sleet predicted for the week ahead
Germany

More rain, snow and sleet predicted for the week ahead

It's not all bad news in Germany, as the bank holiday weekend should include at least one rain-free day.

Germany’s ageing baby boomers to be drain on economic growth: report
Germany

Germany’s ageing baby boomers to be drain on economic growth: report

Germany's ageing population will undermine potential economic growth by the middle of the next decade as more of the baby boomer generation heads for retirement, the country's central bank predicted on Monday.

Iconic Copenhagen bus service gets CO2 neutral replacement
Denmark

Iconic Copenhagen bus service gets CO2 neutral replacement

The 5A bus, a Copenhagen institution that has ferried the city’s citizens across town for several decades, has been usurped by a greener, bluer replacement.

Ten face new trial over negligence in fatal Love Parade stampede
Germany

Ten face new trial over negligence in fatal Love Parade stampede

A court ruled on Monday that ten people will face trial accused of negligently causing a catastrophic stampede at a 2010 "Love Parade" techno music festival that killed 21 people.

Why Lucerne is a summer paradise for career discovery

Why Lucerne is a summer paradise for career discovery

You may think Switzerland is all about winter holidays. But it’s also a summer paradise with the power to transform your career thanks to outstanding programmes from Swiss Education Group.

Four key questions about the historic Macron vs Le Pen crunch clash
France

Four key questions about the historic Macron vs Le Pen crunch clash

Emmanuel Macron will go head to head with Marine Le Pen in the crucial runoff vote to decide who will be the next president. While the battle for the Elysée has become clear some important questions remain.

Why Emmanuel Macron would be wise not to celebrate prematurely or too lavishly
France

Why Emmanuel Macron would be wise not to celebrate prematurely or too lavishly

Macron might regret his choice of swanky election party.

Russian hackers harvested information from Danish armed forces: PET
Denmark

Russian hackers harvested information from Danish armed forces: PET

Russian hackers have succeeded in hacking the emails of Danish armed forces personnel over the last two years, says Denmark’s security service.

Women do 60 percent more unpaid work than men: report
Germany

Women do 60 percent more unpaid work than men: report

A new study shows that women spend 60 percent more time doing unpaid work than men, such as raising children, doing household chores, and caring for relatives.

Sweden arrests another suspect over Stockholm attack
Sweden

Sweden arrests another suspect over Stockholm attack

Sweden has arrested a second suspect in connection with the deadly Stockholm truck attack, prosecutors said on Monday.

Messi strikes at the death as Barcelona beat Real Madrid in five-goal thriller
Spain

Messi strikes at the death as Barcelona beat Real Madrid in five-goal thriller

Barcelona's coach celebrated the stoppage time win, calling Messi "the best player in history".

In pictures: Malmö’s famous mini street art gets new mouse-sized attraction
Sweden

In pictures: Malmö’s famous mini street art gets new mouse-sized attraction

A mystery mouse-sized universe which grabbed global headlines after a mini restaurant and shop popped up in Malmö last year has been given a new addition: a tiny funfair.

Head of Jewish Council calls for refugees to visit concentration camps
Germany

Head of Jewish Council calls for refugees to visit concentration camps

The head of the Central Council of Jews in Germany called on Sunday for anti-Semitism to become a central theme of integration courses for refugees.

Swiss group launches new initiative to legalize cannabis
Switzerland

Swiss group launches new initiative to legalize cannabis

The Swiss public could have another chance to decide if cannabis consumption should be legalized.

30cm snow in April? Please tell us you’re joking, Sweden!
Sweden

30cm snow in April? Please tell us you’re joking, Sweden!

Brace yourselves: winter is coming – again.

VIDEO: Rome police bust criminal gang who targeted central hotels
Italy

VIDEO: Rome police bust criminal gang who targeted central hotels

A video shared by police shows how the gang stole bags and valuables from under the noses of their victims.

Russia ‘respects’ result of France’s election
France

Russia ‘respects’ result of France’s election

The Kremlin on Monday said it respected the result of the first round of the French presidential election and hoped for better ties with Paris.

Scores arrested in violent Paris election night protests
France

Scores arrested in violent Paris election night protests

There were scores of arrests in Paris on Sunday night after anti-fascist and anti-capitalist protesters clashed with police and went on the rampage. Banks and supermarkets were targeted by rioters.

Frost proves catastrophic for Swiss winegrowers
Switzerland

Frost proves catastrophic for Swiss winegrowers

Budding vines in parts of Switzerland have been destroyed by unseasonably cold nights.

IN PICTURES: Rome steps back in time to celebrate its 2770th anniversary
Italy

IN PICTURES: Rome steps back in time to celebrate its 2770th anniversary

A weekend of celebrations in the capital marked the 2770th anniversary of the founding of Rome.

Swedish steel giant SSAB donated $10k to Trump’s inauguration
Sweden

Swedish steel giant SSAB donated $10k to Trump’s inauguration

SSAB, the Swedish steel manufacturer, sponsored US President Donald Trump's presidential inauguration with $10,000.

German centrists cheer on Macron into French election second round
Germany

German centrists cheer on Macron into French election second round

As results on Sunday showed centrist Emmanuel Macron ahead of far-right Marine Le Pen in the French presidential election, German centrists reacted with joy, seeing hope in their own election prospects.

Macron: The chancer vowing to make French history
France

Macron: The chancer vowing to make French history

A look at Emmanuel Macron's meteoric rise.

France’s Socialists on the rocks after historic thrashing
France

France’s Socialists on the rocks after historic thrashing

Where now for France's humiliated Socialists?

French elections: Italy’s far-right leader congratulates Le Pen on reaching second round
Italy

French elections: Italy’s far-right leader congratulates Le Pen on reaching second round

"Go Marine!"

French-Swiss cement maker CEO steps down after Syria probe
Switzerland

French-Swiss cement maker CEO steps down after Syria probe

French-Swiss cement maker LafargeHolcim said on Monday its chief executive Eric Olsen is stepping down following an internal investigation into the company's activities in Syria.

Danish musicians in aquariums make sounds in a silent world
Denmark

Danish musicians in aquariums make sounds in a silent world

Talk about fluid tunes: A group of innovative Danish musicians submerged like fish in an aquarium have created an underwater concerto with instruments specially adapted to resonate in a silent world.

Italian journalist arrested in Turkey has been freed
Italy

Italian journalist arrested in Turkey has been freed

Reporter Gabriele del Grande had been arrested while researching refugees near Turkey's border with Syria.

French election: Swiss press and politicians react to ‘political earthquake’
Switzerland

French election: Swiss press and politicians react to ‘political earthquake’

An ‘exodus of disappointed voters’ could put pressure on Geneva housing market, says one Swiss MP.

Far-right AfD picks openly gay leader for election battle
Germany

Far-right AfD picks openly gay leader for election battle

Germany's anti-immigration AfD wrapped up a fractious party congress Sunday by choosing a new team to lead it into a September general election, after dramatically sidelining its most prominent personality.

Migrant rescue boats are colluding with people traffickers, Italy prosecutor claims
Italy

Migrant rescue boats are colluding with people traffickers, Italy prosecutor claims

The quotes have stirred up a simmering row over aid groups' role in Europe's migrant crisis.

Hundreds join kippah walk in northern Sweden to protest against Nazi threats
Sweden

Hundreds join kippah walk in northern Sweden to protest against Nazi threats

Hundreds of people took part in a kippah walk in Umeå after the local Jewish association decided to close its centre following Nazi threats.

‘Sweden is a really easy country to settle into. I’d recommend it to anyone’
Sweden

‘Sweden is a really easy country to settle into. I’d recommend it to anyone’

How does a professional footballer end up stranded on a quiet little island off the Gothenburg coast, hunting frantically for somewhere to sleep?

Zlatan: ‘Giving up is not an option’
Sweden

Zlatan: ‘Giving up is not an option’

I've played on one leg before, said Zlatan Ibrahimovic about his serious knee injury.

Analysis: France is now in uncharted territory and the journey is just beginning
France

Analysis: France is now in uncharted territory and the journey is just beginning

France made history on Sunday night and it's not finished yet.

French election results: Macron will face Le Pen in second round head-to-head
France

French election results: Macron will face Le Pen in second round head-to-head

It's Macron vs Le Pen in the second round. Initial results show.

Macron the ‘patriot’ vows to battle threat of nationalist Le Pen
France

Macron the ‘patriot’ vows to battle threat of nationalist Le Pen

Macron vs Le Pen. The battle lines could hardly be clearer.