Vacant apartments held for ransom in Spain
Spain

Vacant apartments held for ransom in Spain

Spain has seen an increasing trend of property being taken over by organised gangs who break into empty homes and then hand them over to others, who then proceed to hold the owners to ransom.

Swedish municipalities want to fine snus, cigarette butt litterers
Sweden

Swedish municipalities want to fine snus, cigarette butt litterers

Several Swedish municipalities want to impose fines on people the throw cigarette butts and snus tobacco on to the ground.

Spain says no Gibraltar ‘red lines’ in Brexit
Spain

Spain says no Gibraltar ‘red lines’ in Brexit

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said Saturday that Spain had no "red lines" on Gibraltar after EU leaders granted Madrid a veto over any future deal with Britain that would involve the territory.

British woman falls to her death from flat in Spain
Spain

British woman falls to her death from flat in Spain

A young British woman fell to her death from a 10th-floor flat in Spain's Mediterranean holiday resort of Benidorm, police said Saturday, as she reportedly partied with other Britons.

Milan exhibition highlights migrant odyssey
Italy

Milan exhibition highlights migrant odyssey

An exhibition in Milan is offering through the lens of 65 photographers an original look at the topic of immigration and the migrant crisis.

Italian FM backs prosecutor on NGO migrant row
Italy

Italian FM backs prosecutor on NGO migrant row

Italian Foreign Minister Angelino Alfano said Saturday that he "agreed 100 percent" with a prosecutor's repeated suggestions that some charity boats rescuing migrants in the Mediterranean are colluding with traffickers in Libya.

Spain arrests Swedish citizen on Peru’s behalf

Spain arrests Swedish citizen on Peru’s behalf

Spanish authorities have confiscated the passport of a Swedish citizen on the island of Gran Canaria.

Famed Swiss climber Ueli Steck dies on Everest
Switzerland

Famed Swiss climber Ueli Steck dies on Everest

Swiss climber Ueli Steck, one of the most feted mountaineers of his generation and famed for his speed ascents of iconic Alpine routes, has died on Everest, officials said.

Suspect in Swedish family murder case ‘can be’ convicted: experts
Sweden

Suspect in Swedish family murder case ‘can be’ convicted: experts

A woman suspected of killing her father in a high-profile Swedish murder case is likely to be convicted despite a lack of technical evidence, experts say.

Eva Braun: The lover Germany never knew Hitler had
Germany

Eva Braun: The lover Germany never knew Hitler had

April 30th marks the 72nd anniversary of the double suicide of Adolf Hitler and his wife, Eva Braun. Now well-known, Braun led a troubled life at the side of the German leader, who kept his relationship to her strictly secret.

Champs Elysees attacker’s father ‘threatens’ French police
France

Champs Elysees attacker’s father ‘threatens’ French police

The father of the gunman who killed a policeman in an attack on Paris's Champs Elysees this month was arrested after turning up drunk at a police station and threatening officers, a source close to the case said Saturday.

French ship in Japan for naval drill as N.Korea tensions rise
France

French ship in Japan for naval drill as N.Korea tensions rise

A French warfare ship arrived in Japan Saturday for an international drill as tensions mounted over North Korea.

Le Pen announces eurosceptic French PM pick, if she wins election
France

Le Pen announces eurosceptic French PM pick, if she wins election

Far-right candidate Marine Le Pen announced Saturday she would name a eurosceptic from outside her National Front party as prime minister if she wins France's presidency in the May 7 run-off.

Polish workers unfazed by French campaign fury over outsourcing
France

Polish workers unfazed by French campaign fury over outsourcing

Workers at a Whirlpool factory in Poland shrug off blame for job losses at the company's plant in fellow EU member France, as presidential rivals there trade barbs over the hot-button issue of outsourcing.