Great news next spring for Norwegian ‘squeeze day’ lovers
Norway

Great news next spring for Norwegian ‘squeeze day’ lovers

If you've been enjoying the 'inneklemte' bank holidays this spring, you're in for a treat in 2018.

Bob Dylan finally delivers his Nobel Prize lecture
Sweden

Bob Dylan finally delivers his Nobel Prize lecture

"When I first received this Nobel Prize for Literature, I got to wondering exactly how my songs related to literature."

Host of Swedish politics week asks police to stop neo-Nazis from attending
Sweden

Host of Swedish politics week asks police to stop neo-Nazis from attending

Gotland municipality previously decided to allow a neo-Nazi group to rent space at the Almedalen politics week.

French candidates aim to ride Macron wave to parliament
France

French candidates aim to ride Macron wave to parliament

The leaflets make no mention of the candidates' party, just a splash of colour and pledges carefully calibrated to fit with those of the new centrist president.

7-year-old among critically injured after Turin bomb scare panic
Italy

7-year-old among critically injured after Turin bomb scare panic

Three people, including a 7-year-old boy, were in critical condition after a bomb scare triggered a stampede among Juventus fans watching the Champions League final in Turin on Saturday.

French private sector growth hits six-year high: survey
France

French private sector growth hits six-year high: survey

France's private sector growth accelerated in May to its fastest level in six years, a key survey showed on Monday.

Opinion: Why it’s time for Sweden to fully accept English in the workplace
Sweden

Opinion: Why it’s time for Sweden to fully accept English in the workplace

Swedish organizations can no longer afford to place English-speaking candidates outside the recruitment process, argues Hays Sweden managing director Johan Alsén.

Madrid gets ‘gay friendly’ traffic lights for Pride
Spain

Madrid gets ‘gay friendly’ traffic lights for Pride

The city of Madrid is installing new pedestrian crossing symbols to include depictions of same-sex couples as the capital plays host to this year’s World Pride festival at the end of June.

Turkey maintains ban on German visits to Incirlik airbase: minister
Germany

Turkey maintains ban on German visits to Incirlik airbase: minister

Turkey will maintain a ban on visits by German politicians to a key airbase in its south which is used for raids against the Islamic State group in Syria, the foreign minister said on Monday.

Teen sucked into pool filter system suffers horrific injuries
Spain

Teen sucked into pool filter system suffers horrific injuries

A fourteen-year-old boy is fighting for his life after being sucked into the filter system of a public pool in Valencia.

Scientologists are ‘rearming’ in Copenhagen: researcher
Denmark

Scientologists are ‘rearming’ in Copenhagen: researcher

Scientologists have opened a new, major church in Copenhagen, and its location in the Danish capital is no coincidence according to an expert researcher.

Surrogacy in the Nordics: understanding options and expectations

Surrogacy in the Nordics: understanding options and expectations

Surrogacy in in the Nordics can be complicated - or impossible. Ahead of the region's first surrogacy education conference, one parent of children born via international surrogacy looks at how Nordic citizens are handling the issue.

Fifteen-year-old dies in Valais car crash
Switzerland

Fifteen-year-old dies in Valais car crash

A teenager died and three others were injured when their car crashed near the village of Brignon in the canton of Valais on Saturday night.

Spanish writer Juan Goytisolo dies aged 86
Spain

Spanish writer Juan Goytisolo dies aged 86

Juan Goytisolo, one of Spain's most celebrated writers, whose work was banned during the Franco era, has died aged 86.

Rabbits suffer cruel death after being left in Geneva bin
Switzerland

Rabbits suffer cruel death after being left in Geneva bin

An investigation has been opened to find out who left live rabbits in a bin in the Servette district of Geneva last Thursday.

What to expect from Sweden’s National Day weather
Sweden

What to expect from Sweden’s National Day weather

The cold and wet weather that has been hanging over Sweden is set to take a break for National Day 2017.

Family search for Spanish hero who took on terrorist with his skateboard during London Bridge attack
Spain

Family search for Spanish hero who took on terrorist with his skateboard during London Bridge attack

Ignacio Echeverría has not been seen since he rushed to protect a woman who was being stabbed by one of the terrorists in the Borough Market area on Saturday night.

Middle East tensions push up Norwegian oil prices
Norway

Middle East tensions push up Norwegian oil prices

North Sea oil was once again traded for more than $50 per barrel on Monday, after several Arabic states cut their ties with Qatar.

Paternity leave initiative moves closer to public vote in Switzerland
Switzerland

Paternity leave initiative moves closer to public vote in Switzerland

The popular initiative calls for 20 days paternity leave for fathers.

Two killed in Alps as helicopter rope comes loose
Austria

Two killed in Alps as helicopter rope comes loose

A mountain rescuer and a female climber died in the Austrian Alps on Sunday after a rope hauling them up to a helicopter came loose, police said.

Backpacks banned at Swiss concerts following Manchester attack
Switzerland

Backpacks banned at Swiss concerts following Manchester attack

The new rule affects upcoming concerts by Justin Bieber and Celine Dion.

Why more Swedes are celebrating National Day
Sweden

Why more Swedes are celebrating National Day

Participation in National Day celebrations has increased more than any other Swedish holiday in recent years.

IN PICS: Returning Real Madrid welcomed as living ‘legends’
Spain

IN PICS: Returning Real Madrid welcomed as living ‘legends’

Thousands of delirious Real Madrid fans poured onto the streets of the Spanish capital to catch a glimpse of Cristiano Ronaldo and his teammates on Sunday as they paraded the Champions League trophy for a record 12th time.

‘Don’t move to Sweden just looking for a job, move for the whole experience’
Sweden

‘Don’t move to Sweden just looking for a job, move for the whole experience’

From sharing a room with Paul Simon and Swedish royalty to renovating a warehouse, filmmakers Georg Bungard and Mia Salazar's Swedish experience has been unpredictable.