Norwegian ‘slow TV’ show suspended… because animals moved too slowly
Norway

Norwegian ‘slow TV’ show suspended… because animals moved too slowly

A Norwegian TV show following the progress of migratory reindeer – part of the popular new ‘slow TV’ genre in the Scandinavian country – has been temporarily cancelled after the animals stopped moving.

Thousands join May Day march against corruption in Madrid
Spain

Thousands join May Day march against corruption in Madrid

Thousands of people at the traditional May Day rally in Madrid vented their anger at rampant corruption, as Spain's ruling Popular Party (PP) finds itself embroiled in a new scandal.

German tourist bus accident in Iran kills two: media
Germany

German tourist bus accident in Iran kills two: media

A minibus carrying German tourists overturned in south Iran on Monday, leaving two dead and at least 17 injured, Iranian media reported.

Real Madrid depth keeps rare double alive
Spain

Real Madrid depth keeps rare double alive

Real Madrid welcome Atletico Madrid for the first leg of their Champions League semi-final on Tuesday hoping to do something that has been beyond the reigning 11-time European champions for six decades.

A Spanish quest to hand down prehistoric secrets
Spain

A Spanish quest to hand down prehistoric secrets

A cave in western Spain hides our most intimate connection to the prehistoric past – hand silhouettes painted tens of thousands of years ago.

Pope Francis offers to act as mediator in Venezuelan conflict
Italy

Pope Francis offers to act as mediator in Venezuelan conflict

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Sunday welcomed an offer by Pope Francis for Vatican mediation in the crisis-torn country but opposition leaders rebuffed the overture.

Norwegian Labour Party leader promises ‘big changes’ in May 1st speech
Norway

Norwegian Labour Party leader promises ‘big changes’ in May 1st speech

Jonas Gahr Støre, leader of Norway’s Labour Party, promised at an International Worker’s Day speech in Oslo improvements in labour conditions should his party win September’s election.

Brexit puts tiny German village at centre of Euroverse
Germany

Brexit puts tiny German village at centre of Euroverse

Why the world's media are beating a path to the out-of-the-way spot of Gadheim.

Violence mars pre-election May Day marches in France
France

Violence mars pre-election May Day marches in France

UPDATED: France's traditional May 1 union marches erupted into violence on Monday, highlighting the divisions six days before a crunch presidential election.

Anger in Sweden over neo-Nazis’ May Day march
Sweden

Anger in Sweden over neo-Nazis’ May Day march

A May Day demonstration by the militant neo-Nazi group the Nordic Resistance Movement (NRM) in Falun elicited strong reactions from Swedes celebrating the traditional workers’ holiday on Monday.

French unions blast Le Pen: ‘She does not represent workers’
France

French unions blast Le Pen: ‘She does not represent workers’

Marine Le Pen is desperately trying to present herself as the hero of the working class in the fight against globalisation, but in Paris on Monday, trade unionists taking part in the annual May Day rallies made it clear she was not their champion.

French will ‘buy baguettes in francs’ after Le Pen win: National Front deputy
France

French will ‘buy baguettes in francs’ after Le Pen win: National Front deputy

French shoppers would be paying for their baguettes in francs within a year if far-right candidate Marine Le Pen wins the presidential election next weekend, her Front National (FN) party's deputy leader said on Monday.

Three Germans die in Spain plane crash

Three Germans die in Spain plane crash

Three German nationals died when the small plane they were travelling in crashed in southern Spain at the weekend, authorities said on Monday.

Dutch anti-cowbell campaigner wins battle for Swiss citizenship
Switzerland

Dutch anti-cowbell campaigner wins battle for Swiss citizenship

A Dutch woman who twice had her Swiss citizenship application refused by her local village council because she campaigned in the media against cowbells is to finally get her passport.

Danish police confirm shooting incident in Copenhagen
Denmark

Danish police confirm shooting incident in Copenhagen

Danish police have confirmed a shooting incident in the central Copenhagen district of Vesterbro Sunday evening.

Swiss mountaineer Ueli Steck to be buried in Nepal
Switzerland

Swiss mountaineer Ueli Steck to be buried in Nepal

Tributes pour in for the Swiss mountaineer who fell to his death on Sunday.

Locusts for dinner? Switzerland allows sale of insect-based foods
Switzerland

Locusts for dinner? Switzerland allows sale of insect-based foods

From today, May 1st, insect-based products are allowed to be sold commercially under Swiss law.

Suspected Swiss spy arrested in Germany

Suspected Swiss spy arrested in Germany

He was allegedly surveilling finance investigators involved in the purchase of data CDs on tax cheats in Switzerland.

Australian wins Tour de Romandie
Switzerland

Australian wins Tour de Romandie

A powerful final day time-trial from Richie Porte saw the Australian BMC leader clinch the Tour de Romandie on Sunday.

Sweden probes ‘arson attack’ on nation’s largest Shiite mosque
Sweden

Sweden probes ‘arson attack’ on nation’s largest Shiite mosque

UPDATED: Sweden's largest Shiite Muslim mosque was badly damaged overnight in a suspected arson attack, police said Monday, adding later that they had made one arrest in connection with the incident.

Poland detains Austrian suspected of Ukraine atrocities
Austria

Poland detains Austrian suspected of Ukraine atrocities

An Austrian suspected of killing prisoners and wounded soldiers in eastern Ukraine, where Russian-backed separatists are fighting pro-Ukrainian forces, has been detained in Poland, the Polish border police said on Sunday.

Scandal widens over far-right German soldier in ‘attack plot’
Germany

Scandal widens over far-right German soldier in ‘attack plot’

Germany's defence minister on Sunday vowed zero tolerance for far-right extremists in the military amid a widening scandal over a soldier who allegedly plotted an attack which he planned to blame on refugees.

Five things we learned in the Bundesliga
Germany

Five things we learned in the Bundesliga

Bayern Munich party hard after winning a fifth straight German league title while Ingolstadt frustrate Leipzig again.

Merkel in Saudi Arabia for G20, cooperation talks
Germany

Merkel in Saudi Arabia for G20, cooperation talks

German Chancellor Angela Merkel met Saudi King Salman on Sunday as she began a visit focused on bilateral relations and preparations for the next G20 meeting.

Matteo Renzi, a reformer ready to seize a second chance
Italy

Matteo Renzi, a reformer ready to seize a second chance

Matteo Renzi, the former Italian premier who regained control of his centre-left ruling party on Sunday, appears ready to live up to his reputation as an ambitious leader trying to revamp Italy's gridlocked political system.

France’s Le Pen on offensive with vote a week away
France

France’s Le Pen on offensive with vote a week away

With a week to go before France's presidential election runoff, far-right candidate Marine Le Pen stayed on the offensive against frontrunner Emmanuel Macron on Sunday, trying to close a 19-point gap in the polls.

French troops ‘killed or captured’ 20 jihadists in Mali
France

French troops ‘killed or captured’ 20 jihadists in Mali

French soldiers killed or captured about 20 jihadists in Mali's restive north where a French soldier was killed on April 5th, the French chief of staff said on Sunday.