Germany says climate pact ‘not renegotiable’ after Trump pulls out
Germany

Germany says climate pact ‘not renegotiable’ after Trump pulls out

Continental Europe's three biggest economies - Germany, France and Italy - criticized Donald Trump's decision Thursday to quit the Paris climate agreement and said the pact was "not renegotiable."

Germany suspends Afghan refugee deportations after Kabul attack
Germany

Germany suspends Afghan refugee deportations after Kabul attack

Germany has temporarily suspended the group deportations of rejected Afghan asylum seekers following the Kabul truck bomb attack, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday.

Police storm Hells Angels clubhouse with armoured vehicle
Germany

Police storm Hells Angels clubhouse with armoured vehicle

Police in Cologne performed a raid on the clubhouse of the Hells Angels biker gang, using a specially modified armoured vehicle, and uncovered a stash of weapons and money.

Marbella thief abandons sports car stolen with baby in back seat
Spain

Marbella thief abandons sports car stolen with baby in back seat

A car thief obviously took on more than he bargained for when he discovered that there was a sleeping baby in the back seat of stolen Porsche – and quickly dumped it.

France to ban MPs from hiring family members as Macron’s government moves to clean up politics
France

France to ban MPs from hiring family members as Macron’s government moves to clean up politics

Will this help end the slew of corruption scandals in French politics?

Paris: French appeal to Americans to help patch-up Notre-Dame cathedral
France

Paris: French appeal to Americans to help patch-up Notre-Dame cathedral

France looks to America to fix up the crumbling world-famous cathedral in Paris.

Stolen truck rams vehicles in central Swedish town
Sweden

Stolen truck rams vehicles in central Swedish town

A truck was stolen and driven through the town centre of Eskilstuna, ramming several other vehicles.

Renzi clashes with Italy’s smaller parties over new electoral law
Italy

Renzi clashes with Italy’s smaller parties over new electoral law

After three of Italy's major political parties reached an agreement on the country's electoral law, some of the smaller parties have criticized guidelines aimed at limiting fragmentation in the government.

Stockholm Symposium CEO Natalia Brzezinski shares her Stockholm favourites
Sweden

Stockholm Symposium CEO Natalia Brzezinski shares her Stockholm favourites

What makes Stockholm the creative capital of the world – and what are the best places in the city to really experience the creative vibe? Natalia Brzezinski shares her insights.

Why Sweden wants your help to catch mosquitoes
Sweden

Why Sweden wants your help to catch mosquitoes

If you're looking for something to do on a lazy day this summer, how about catching a mosquito or two? Researchers in Sweden are now asking members of the public for help catching the blood-thirsty insects.

Sweden in Nato would be ‘threat to Russia’: Putin
Sweden

Sweden in Nato would be ‘threat to Russia’: Putin

Vladimir Putin has said that Sweden joining Nato would be a "threat" to Russia.

Fingerprints missing for hundreds of refugees
Germany

Fingerprints missing for hundreds of refugees

German immigration authorities confirmed on Thursday that there are hundreds of registered asylum seekers who have not yet had their fingerprints or photographs taken.

Hundreds of students clash with police over deportation of Afghan classmate
Germany

Hundreds of students clash with police over deportation of Afghan classmate

Around 300 students at a vocational school in Nuremberg staged a spontaneous demonstration to protest the deportation of their 20-year-old Afghan classmate on Wednesday.

Norway’s Progress Party strides forward in latest polls
Norway

Norway’s Progress Party strides forward in latest polls

The nationalist Progress Party has seen a significant increase in support, according to recent polls.

This Swedish entrepreneur wants to own ‘Covfefe’ trademark
Sweden

This Swedish entrepreneur wants to own ‘Covfefe’ trademark

After Donald Trump's 'covfefe' tweet went viral, Swedish entrepreneur Per Holknekt quickly jumped on the bandwagon, applying to register the new 'word' as a trademark.

Barcelona’s poorest residents to trial minimum income scheme in social experiment
Spain

Barcelona’s poorest residents to trial minimum income scheme in social experiment

Barcelona’s poorest district is to pilot a “basic income” scheme that will see residents given grants to lift them above the breadline in a ground-breaking social experiment.

Forecast: What weather is in store for France in summer 2017?
France

Forecast: What weather is in store for France in summer 2017?

Good news for beach lovers.

How Ramadan has made it harder to find Uber drivers in Paris at night
France

How Ramadan has made it harder to find Uber drivers in Paris at night

Taxi ride app Uber has noticed a big drop in the number of drivers available in Paris at evenings and customers have seen the cost of their ride home jump. There’s a simple explanation.

German singles flocking to Denmark… to get pregnant

German singles flocking to Denmark… to get pregnant

The number of Germans travelling to Denmark each year is increasing – but the sandy beaches of the Scandinavian country’s west coast are no longer the only reason.

Cricket now booming in Germany, thanks to refugees
Germany

Cricket now booming in Germany, thanks to refugees

Thousands of refugees from cricket-mad Afghanistan have led to dozens of new clubs popping up across Germany, and the national team is now on the rise.

Mensa sees record membership application boost after hotel ‘booze-up’
Sweden

Mensa sees record membership application boost after hotel ‘booze-up’

After reports of a scandalous hotel party organised by Mensa, the high-IQ society has seen a surprise boost in membership applications.

Danish PM on Paris Agreement: I can’t dictate to Trump
Denmark

Danish PM on Paris Agreement: I can’t dictate to Trump

The expected withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement by US president Donald Trump will be bad for both the environment and confidence in international agreements, says Danish prime minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen.

EU gives go-ahead to Italian rescue of troubled BMPS, the world’s oldest bank
Italy

EU gives go-ahead to Italian rescue of troubled BMPS, the world’s oldest bank

The EU anti-trust authority approved Italy's massive rescue of the country's troubled third-largest bank, Monte dei Paschi di Siena (BMPS), a statement said on Thursday.

What changes about life in France from June 2017
France

What changes about life in France from June 2017

The beginning of the month signals a new raft of changes in France, some may even leave you better off, if ever so slightly. Here's what you need to know.

Convicted Auschwitz guard dies before setting foot in prison
Germany

Convicted Auschwitz guard dies before setting foot in prison

A 95-year-old former SS guard for the Auschwitz death camp died on Tuesday before he could serve his designated five-year prison sentence.

Norwegian zoo shows off cute new wolf cubs
Norway

Norwegian zoo shows off cute new wolf cubs

New wolf cubs have been born for the first time in four years at Kristiansand Zoo.

Budget fashion store Primark is coming to Florence
Italy

Budget fashion store Primark is coming to Florence

Italy is famed for trend-setting designers from Gucci to Prada and the effortless chic of the locals, but the latest addition to Florence's high street proves there's still a market for cheap and cheerful fashion.

Spain overhauls tradition of ‘sexist’ double-barrelled surnames
Spain

Spain overhauls tradition of ‘sexist’ double-barrelled surnames

Babies born in Spain will now not automatically be given their father’s surname first, in a move considered a victory for equal rights campaigners.

IN PICS: Switzerland’s 11 stunning Unesco World Heritage sites
Switzerland

IN PICS: Switzerland’s 11 stunning Unesco World Heritage sites

Ahead of Switzerland's second annual World Heritage Days event, we take a look at the country’s 11 Unesco-protected sites.

Woman found dead after giving birth alone in her car
Germany

Woman found dead after giving birth alone in her car

A 38-year-old woman was found dead in her car with her newborn baby near Dresden.

Bernie Sanders chides Donald Trump for criticizing Germany
Germany

Bernie Sanders chides Donald Trump for criticizing Germany

While visiting Berlin, the liberal Senator called Donald Trump's comments attacking a long-standing ally "unacceptable".

Lausanne plans to open official drug consumption room
Switzerland

Lausanne plans to open official drug consumption room

Lausanne could be getting an authorized space for injecting drugs after the communal parliament voted in favour of the idea on Tuesday.

Anti-immigration Sweden Democrats overtake Moderates as Sweden’s second-largest party: poll
Sweden

Anti-immigration Sweden Democrats overtake Moderates as Sweden’s second-largest party: poll

A fresh opinion poll from Sweden's largest statistics agency suggests that the anti-immigration Sweden Democrats have taken the lead over the opposition Moderate Party as Sweden's second-largest political party.

Denmark to repeal blasphemy law after government party changes stance
Denmark

Denmark to repeal blasphemy law after government party changes stance

In an about turn on its previous position, Denmark’s governing Venstre (Liberal) party has announced that it now supports removing a blasphemy paragraph from the country’s law code.

French fuel crisis to ease as unions set to call off strike action
France

French fuel crisis to ease as unions set to call off strike action

Good news for anyone planning a road trip for the upcoming bank holiday weekend in France.

The blockade-running British women at the forefront of Basque evacuations
Spain

The blockade-running British women at the forefront of Basque evacuations

During the Spanish Civil War, 4,000 Basque child refugees arrived in Britain – here's the story of the women who helped rescue them.

US man completes epic run across Switzerland for love of girlfriend
Switzerland

US man completes epic run across Switzerland for love of girlfriend

The ten day trip was a personal quest to impress his girlfriend.

Low-cost flights to be launched between Rome and the US
Italy

Low-cost flights to be launched between Rome and the US

Pack your bags!

French prosecutors heap pressure on Macron after opening probe into minister
France

French prosecutors heap pressure on Macron after opening probe into minister

Will Macron have to ditch his right hand man?

Meet the designer turning forest mushrooms into shoes, plates, and furniture
Italy

Meet the designer turning forest mushrooms into shoes, plates, and furniture

Italian designer Maurizio Montalti makes sustainable everyday objects out of forest fungi, in an effort to demonstrate the benefits of "species which are usually disregarded."

Spain lawmakers finally approve long-delayed 2017 budget (despite Rajoy accidentally voting against it)
Spain

Spain lawmakers finally approve long-delayed 2017 budget (despite Rajoy accidentally voting against it)

Spain finally approved the long-delayed 2017 national budget despite Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy pressing the wrong button and accidentally voting against it.

Charles De Gaulle grave vandal was ‘extremely drunk’
France

Charles De Gaulle grave vandal was ‘extremely drunk’

A man arrested after damaging the grave of Charles de Gaulle was "extremely drunk" at the time.

Debunking myths about why people migrate across the Mediterranean
Italy

Debunking myths about why people migrate across the Mediterranean

Why are migrants arriving at Italy's ports in their thousands? Academic Vicki Squires has spoken to hundreds of refugees and migrants to find out what brings them to Europe, as part of a research project funded by the ESRC Mediterranean Migration Research Programme. She writes that many of the things we believe about the reasons for migration are founded on fallacy.

The never-ending story: How BER airport became the laughing stock of Berlin
Germany

The never-ending story: How BER airport became the laughing stock of Berlin

The still unopened BER airport has become a running joke for locals, and a painful topic for officials. Here's a look back on its trials and tribulations over the years.

Day of reckoning? Swedish parties anxiously await key poll results
Sweden

Day of reckoning? Swedish parties anxiously await key poll results

The results of the biggest political opinion poll of the year are being announced today.

Ukraine cheers gas victory over Russia in Stockholm court
Sweden

Ukraine cheers gas victory over Russia in Stockholm court

Ukraine said it had won three key preliminary rulings in a Stockholm arbitration court over a bitter gas dispute between Moscow and Kiev.