New rules to allow police to fingerprint children as young as six
Germany

New rules to allow police to fingerprint children as young as six

Authorities will in the future be allowed to take the fingerprints of refugee children as a young as six when they first enter Germany, interior ministers agreed on Wednesday.

Arson suspected in Oslo school fire: police
Norway

Arson suspected in Oslo school fire: police

Several youths were arrested and questioned after a gymnastics hall and administration building at the Toppåsen School in the Oslo district of Holmlia burned to the ground.

In Pictures: Top French politician left unconscious after being confronted by member of public
France

In Pictures: Top French politician left unconscious after being confronted by member of public

Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet, a former conservative presidential candidate, lost consciousness for several minutes on Thursday after a being confronted by a member of the public

France aims to roll out new high-speed TGV trains… with no drivers
France

France aims to roll out new high-speed TGV trains… with no drivers

Fancy travelling through France at 320 km/h on a driverless TGV train? Don't worry, you have a few years to mull it over.

Man jailed for ten years for filming rape of two-year-old daughter
Germany

Man jailed for ten years for filming rape of two-year-old daughter

A 29-year-old was found guilty in Lübeck on Thursday of "the most terrible crime" the court had ever seen.

High security in Rome ahead of Ariana Grande concert
Italy

High security in Rome ahead of Ariana Grande concert

Security was extra tight in Rome's PalaLottomatica arena on Thursday as US singer Ariana Grande arrived for the Italian leg of her world tour.

EU (and EEA) roaming charges finally come to an end: What you need to know
Norway

EU (and EEA) roaming charges finally come to an end: What you need to know

Those pricey EU mobile phone roaming charges that frequently led to a ruined holiday are finally being scrapped from Thursday. That also means the end of roaming charges for EEA member Norway. Here's what you need to know about the change.

Swede acquitted of murder after 13 years in jail – thanks, in part, to a podcast
Sweden

Swede acquitted of murder after 13 years in jail – thanks, in part, to a podcast

Kaj Linna is now a free man.

Handmaid’s Tale author Margaret Atwood awarded German peace prize
Germany

Handmaid’s Tale author Margaret Atwood awarded German peace prize

The Canadian author of The Handmaid's Tale is to be honoured with the 2017 Peace Prize of the German Book Trade.

New survey ranks France’s best cities for restaurants (and Paris is not top)
France

New survey ranks France’s best cities for restaurants (and Paris is not top)

Just another reason to head to the south west of France.

10,000 Muslims to march in Cologne against terrorism
Germany

10,000 Muslims to march in Cologne against terrorism

Following recent terror attacks in the United Kingdom as well as outside Europe, thousands of Muslims are set to protest extremism in Cologne on Saturday. But the country's largest Islamic group refuses to take part.

Ronaldo remains ‘silent’ amid tax evasion accusations
Spain

Ronaldo remains ‘silent’ amid tax evasion accusations

Cristiano Ronaldo reacted to accusations that he evaded paying taxes of €14.7 million ($16.4 million) by saying that remaining silent was the "best answer".

Munich shooter was American on holiday in Europe: report
Germany

Munich shooter was American on holiday in Europe: report

The man who shot and critically injured a policewoman near Munich on Tuesday was a US citizen born in Bavaria, according to a US media report.

EU roaming charges finally come to an end: What you need to know
Denmark

EU roaming charges finally come to an end: What you need to know

Those pricey EU mobile phone roaming charges that frequently led to a ruined holiday are finally being scrapped from Thursday. Here's what you need to know about the change.

Italy passes law to stop criminals profiting from slow-paced justice system
Italy

Italy passes law to stop criminals profiting from slow-paced justice system

Many criminals in Italy currently escape punishment because statutes of limitation run out before the lengthy hearings are complete.

Italy hit by 24-hour transport strike affecting road, rail, and air travel
Italy

Italy hit by 24-hour transport strike affecting road, rail, and air travel

UPDATED: A 24-hour transport strike on Friday meant longer waits and disruption to the journeys of thousands, with trains, buses, underground lines, and air travel all affected.

No more EU roaming fees: Here’s what it means for Sweden
Sweden

No more EU roaming fees: Here’s what it means for Sweden

As of June 15th, it's finally time to wave goodbye to those pesky and pricey roaming charges in Europe.

Why south Germany blooms with religious bombast on Fronleichnam
Germany

Why south Germany blooms with religious bombast on Fronleichnam

Thursday is yet another public holiday in the Catholic states of southern and western Germany. The celebration of Fronleichnam (Corpus Christi) is one of the more obscure but colourful Catholic celebrations.

Danish priests marry more gay couples every year
Denmark

Danish priests marry more gay couples every year

The number of gay couples marrying in Danish churches has increased on a yearly basis since the law was changed in 2012.

ETH Zurich has ‘best reputation’ in continental Europe
Switzerland

ETH Zurich has ‘best reputation’ in continental Europe

So say leading academics in the World Reputation Rankings 2017.

Diplomat kills cyclist in Berlin by opening car door too quickly
Germany

Diplomat kills cyclist in Berlin by opening car door too quickly

A cyclist was killed in the capital city after crashing into the abruptly opened door of a diplomat's car on Tuesday evening.

VIDEO: ‘Flying’ water taxis tested for first time on River Seine in Paris
France

VIDEO: ‘Flying’ water taxis tested for first time on River Seine in Paris

The seemingly madcap image of 'flying' water taxis ferrying Parisians up and the down the River Seine took a step closer to becoming reality this week when the futuristic vehicles called SeaBubbles were tested for the first time.

Denmark sold surveillance equipment to oppressive Gulf states: report
Denmark

Denmark sold surveillance equipment to oppressive Gulf states: report

Denmark sold technology enabling Saudi Arabia, Oman and Qatar to monitor critics of their regimes with the approval of state authorities, according to a report.

Survey: many potential tenants ‘lie’ to secure Swiss apartment
Switzerland

Survey: many potential tenants ‘lie’ to secure Swiss apartment

Apartment hunting in Switzerland is so competitive that one in seven people admit to having lied to get accepted, according to a new survey.

EU roaming fees finally over: Here’s what it means for Germany
Germany

EU roaming fees finally over: Here’s what it means for Germany

As of Thursday, it's finally time to wave goodbye to those pesky and pricey roaming charges in Europe.

Volkswagen exec arrested in Japan for consuming illegal drugs
Germany

Volkswagen exec arrested in Japan for consuming illegal drugs

A German executive working at Volkswagen's Tokyo office has been arrested on drug charges, the automaker said Thursday.

EU roaming charges finally come to an end: What you need to know
Spain

EU roaming charges finally come to an end: What you need to know

Those pricey EU mobile phone roaming charges that frequently led to a ruined holiday are finally being scrapped from Thursday. Here's what you need to know about the change.

Trial delayed for man accused of kicking woman down Berlin station stairs
Germany

Trial delayed for man accused of kicking woman down Berlin station stairs

Update: The trial of a man accused of kicking a woman down the stairs of a Berlin metro station has been delayed due to an allegation of bias against a court assessor.

Goodbye to EU roaming fees: Here’s what you need to know
Italy

Goodbye to EU roaming fees: Here’s what you need to know

As of Thursday, mobile phone operators will no longer be able to charge you roaming fees when visiting other EU countries.

Not so ‘handy’: Switzerland left out as EU ends roaming charges
Switzerland

Not so ‘handy’: Switzerland left out as EU ends roaming charges

Mobile phone roaming charges within the EU were officially quashed on June 15th, leaving Swiss customers disadvantaged.

Two Italians reported missing in London tower block fire
Italy

Two Italians reported missing in London tower block fire

"We're just hoping for a miracle."

French police arrest relatives over 1984 toddler murder mystery
France

French police arrest relatives over 1984 toddler murder mystery

Police have made new arrests in France's most high-profile unsolved murder case.

Zara founder’s cancer donation stirs controversy in Spain
Spain

Zara founder’s cancer donation stirs controversy in Spain

The billionaire founder of clothing giant Zara is donating €320 million ($361 million) in cutting-edge cancer-fighting equipment to hospitals in Spain, an act that has raised stinging criticism -- to the dismay and incredulity of patients.

EU roaming charges finally come to an end: What you need to know
France

EU roaming charges finally come to an end: What you need to know

It's finally time to wave goodbye to those pesky and very pricey roaming charges in Europe.

The earthquake that wasn’t: Tech error at Italy’s Geology Institute prompts fears of 5.1 magnitude quake
Italy

The earthquake that wasn’t: Tech error at Italy’s Geology Institute prompts fears of 5.1 magnitude quake

A technical error caused the earthquake experts at Italy's National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology (Ingv) to falsely report a 5.1 magnitude quake in central Italy on Thursday morning.

‘Give more help to child migrants’, Save the Children tells Italy
Italy

‘Give more help to child migrants’, Save the Children tells Italy

More than 70,000 unaccompanied minors have arrived in Italy since 2011, and they are increasingly young and vulnerable, Save the Children said on Wednesday, calling on authorities to do more.

Private jets descend on Basel as rich collectors flock to art show
Switzerland

Private jets descend on Basel as rich collectors flock to art show

The global art market appeared to collectively sigh with relief as deep-pocketed collectors descended on Art Basel this week after two years of dwindling sales.

Federer suffers shock defeat in comeback match
Switzerland

Federer suffers shock defeat in comeback match

The Swiss great was beaten in Stuttgart by Tommy Haas, a former world number two but now down at 302.

Swiss foreign minister Burkhalter to leave government in October
Switzerland

Swiss foreign minister Burkhalter to leave government in October

Didier Burkhalter sent his resignation to parliament in a surprise move on Wednesday.

Let police use CCTV without a permit: Sweden
Sweden

Let police use CCTV without a permit: Sweden

Police should be able to use CCTV without having to apply for a licence, the Swedish government has said.

Victor Lindelöf signs for Manchester United for £31 million
Sweden

Victor Lindelöf signs for Manchester United for £31 million

Swedish international centre-back Victor Lindelöf from Benfica has signed for Manchester United for a fee believed to be £31 million ($39.6 million).