French president Macron says door is still open for UK to stay in EU
France

French president Macron says door is still open for UK to stay in EU

But the British PM Theresa May says talks will begin next week.

In Pictures: The 13 villages in France you need to visit this summer
France

In Pictures: The 13 villages in France you need to visit this summer

One of these villages will be named France's favourite.

Door still open if Brits give up on Brexit, says German finance minister
Germany

Door still open if Brits give up on Brexit, says German finance minister

The European Union's door remains open if Britain changes its decision to leave the 28-member bloc, German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble said Tuesday, while acknowledging such a move is unlikely.

Denmark international students upcycle graffiti wall with graffiti art project
Denmark

Denmark international students upcycle graffiti wall with graffiti art project

Students at the Rygaards international school in Copenhagen repainted a graffiti-covered wall near their school with their own street art-inspired project.

Lufthansa moves giant A380 Airbuses to Munich in snub to Frankfurt
Germany

Lufthansa moves giant A380 Airbuses to Munich in snub to Frankfurt

German airline Lufthansa said Tuesday it would transfer five mammoth Airbus A380 planes from its Frankfurt home base to Munich, as a dispute with airport operator Fraport rumbles on.

Berlin zoo to welcome two new giant pandas
Germany

Berlin zoo to welcome two new giant pandas

Two long-awaited giant pandas from China will arrive in Germany in two weeks time, with Berlin rolling out the red carpet for the furry ambassadors' arrival.

Eight out of ten new jobs in Sweden go to immigrants
Sweden

Eight out of ten new jobs in Sweden go to immigrants

Unemployment is falling among foreign-born people in Sweden, as well as the population on the whole.

German interior ministers argue over whether to spy on children
Germany

German interior ministers argue over whether to spy on children

Should Germany's spy agencies be allowed to watch over minors radicalized by extremist Muslim clerics? That was the question being discussed by interior ministers on Tuesday.

‘Car of the future’ to be tested in Denmark
Denmark

‘Car of the future’ to be tested in Denmark

Japanese car maker Honda has chosen Denmark as the global test country for its new hydrogen-fuelled cars.

Main culprit in fire attack on homeless man gets two years’ jail
Germany

Main culprit in fire attack on homeless man gets two years’ jail

The main perpetrator behind a fire attack on a sleeping homeless man in Berlin last Christmas Eve was sentenced on Tuesday to two years and nine months in prison.

France to probe 1,000 ‘worrying’ high-street cosmetic products
France

France to probe 1,000 ‘worrying’ high-street cosmetic products

French authorities are set to investigate 1,000 cosmetic products that were included on a black list published by a leading French consumers group because they contain "undesirable" substances. The list included items by popular brands such as L'Oréal and Head&Shoulders.

Young British woman dies in Paris ‘after taking notorious N-bomb drug’
France

Young British woman dies in Paris ‘after taking notorious N-bomb drug’

The death of the young British woman is France's first fatality related to the notorious designer drug commonly known as 'N-bomb', reports say.

Cristiano Ronaldo accused of €14.7 million tax evasion
Spain

Cristiano Ronaldo accused of €14.7 million tax evasion

Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo was on Tuesday accused of a €14.7 million tax evasion through offshore companies, the public prosecutor's office in Madrid announced.

Norwegian jewellery shop staff threatened with gun during raid
Norway

Norwegian jewellery shop staff threatened with gun during raid

Norwegian police are looking for three people who are suspected of carrying out an armed raid on a jeweller’s shop in Oslo on Monday.

Number of Americans choosing to be German doubles since 2009
Germany

Number of Americans choosing to be German doubles since 2009

The number of Americans becoming German citizens has been gradually increasing over the years, with 2016 reaching a record high since 2000, according to a new report.

Hungary deports left-wing terrorist turned neo-Nazi to Germany
Germany

Hungary deports left-wing terrorist turned neo-Nazi to Germany

A notorious German neo-Nazi and Holocaust denier arrested last month in Hungary after skipping his jail sentence was handed over to German authorities on Tuesday, Hungarian police said.

VIDEO: Norway makes world’s biggest chess board
Norway

VIDEO: Norway makes world’s biggest chess board

A world record for the biggest chess board was set in the town of Brekstad in Norway’s Sør-Trøndelag region on Sunday.

Ramadan prayers at Catholic site spark controversy in Granada
Spain

Ramadan prayers at Catholic site spark controversy in Granada

At sunset on Saturday evening dozens of Muslims from across Spain’s southern city of Granada gathered in a park in the city and prayed together before breaking their daily Ramadan fast.

Rome mayor calls for a stop to migrant arrivals to the capital
Italy

Rome mayor calls for a stop to migrant arrivals to the capital

Rome's mayor, Virginia Raggi, on Tuesday asked the interior ministry for migrant arrivals to the capital to be suspended.

Assad relative who was ‘shot by family member’ denied asylum in Germany
Germany

Assad relative who was ‘shot by family member’ denied asylum in Germany

A woman married to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s cousin applied for asylum protection in Germany. But her application was rejected.

Spain’s government faces no confidence vote over corruption record
Spain

Spain’s government faces no confidence vote over corruption record

Spain's government on Tuesday faced a vote of no confidence tabled by the far-left Podemos to denounce a series of corruption scandals that have hit Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy's conservative party.

Number of Brits who became German shot up by 361 percent last year
Germany

Number of Brits who became German shot up by 361 percent last year

The number of Brits who were awarded German citizenship in 2016 rose by 361 percent, as UK nationals desperately tried to secure themselves dual citizenship before Britain leaves the EU.

McDonald’s to give French customers knives and forks in world first
France

McDonald’s to give French customers knives and forks in world first

McDonald’s in France is to offer its customers the slightly more civilized option of eating its best burger with a knife and fork rather than their fingers.

The nine most Swiss jobs in Switzerland
Switzerland

The nine most Swiss jobs in Switzerland

These jobs are about as Swiss as you can get.

Danish post service refuses to enter neighbourhood due to ‘threats, harassment’
Denmark

Danish post service refuses to enter neighbourhood due to ‘threats, harassment’

Danish postal operator Postnord cancelled deliveries to the neighbourhood of Vollsmose in Denmark’s third largest city, Odense, on Monday, citing threats and harassment in the area.

Swathes of France to be hit by storms OR sweltering sun
France

Swathes of France to be hit by storms OR sweltering sun

A day of weather extremes lies ahead for many in France.

Swiss fighter jet crash: pilot at fault
Switzerland

Swiss fighter jet crash: pilot at fault

The pilot of a Swiss fighter jet that crashed on a training exercise in 2015 did not correctly carry out emergency procedures, a military investigation has ruled.

Several injured after shooting at Munich area metro station, police confirm
Germany

Several injured after shooting at Munich area metro station, police confirm

Authorities in Munich arrested a suspect after shots were fired at the Unterföhring metro station on Tuesday morning. A police officer was shot in the head and is in a life-threatening situation.

Why Macron’s supremacy could spell problems for both France and the president
France

Why Macron’s supremacy could spell problems for both France and the president

President Emmanuel Macron looks set to continue his winning streak by gaining a massive majority in parliament, but that could mean problems for France and himself.

A tale of two ‘Indignants’ cities in Spain
Spain

A tale of two ‘Indignants’ cities in Spain

Swept to power in 2015 by Spain's "Indignants" anti-austerity movement, two political novices lead Madrid and Barcelona with the tough task of increasing social spending without generating more debt.

Italy sizzles in mid-June heatwave
Italy

Italy sizzles in mid-June heatwave

The mercury has soared in Italy over the past few days, and the heatwave seems to show no signs of letting up.

The fun way for your kids to learn French
France

The fun way for your kids to learn French

Learn about a great language programme that will help give your family a 'soft landing' in France.

Suspect held after truck crashes into cars in Stockholm
Sweden

Suspect held after truck crashes into cars in Stockholm

Police have seized a person suspected of crashing a truck into a taxi in Stockholm on Tuesday morning.

Prosecutors release Syrian accused of raping woman while fighting for Isis
Germany

Prosecutors release Syrian accused of raping woman while fighting for Isis

A Syrian arrested in Germany on suspicion of belonging to the Isis terror group and raping a woman as she attempted to flee Isis-held territory has been ordered freed for lack of evidence, prosecutors said Monday.

Dead wolf in Fribourg may be victim of serial animal killer
Switzerland

Dead wolf in Fribourg may be victim of serial animal killer

Last week nine other animals were found dead in the area, likely poisoned.

G7 countries reaffirm climate commitment in Italy, leaving the US isolated
Italy

G7 countries reaffirm climate commitment in Italy, leaving the US isolated

US allies in the G7 said on Monday that action to contain devastating climate change was irreversible and could even be accelerated, despite Donald Trump's decision to pull the United States out of the Paris accord.

IMF increases its growth forecast for Italy
Italy

IMF increases its growth forecast for Italy

However, the organization said Italy's economic growth remains one of the weakest in the EU.

Buoyant Macron hosts weakened Theresa May in Paris for hard talks on Brexit
France

Buoyant Macron hosts weakened Theresa May in Paris for hard talks on Brexit

Theresa May visits Paris with Brexit plans up in the air.

Aldi unveils plan to become third largest US grocer in five years
Germany

Aldi unveils plan to become third largest US grocer in five years

German discount grocery store giant Aldi unveiled a major US expansion plan on Monday, aiming to make it the third-largest US grocery chain in five years.

Fellini’s La Strada: a vision of masculinity and femininity that still haunts us today
Italy

Fellini’s La Strada: a vision of masculinity and femininity that still haunts us today

A new digital restoration of Federico Fellini's La Strada, 60 years after it won an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film, reminds us why it won over critics and audiences, writes Danielle Hipkins, an academic specializing in Italian language and film.

‘There will be times when you want to get mad, but you’ve got to stay focused’
Sweden

‘There will be times when you want to get mad, but you’ve got to stay focused’

Will Sweden's Henrik Stenson tee off to victory in the US Open or will a new first-timer claim the top spot?