Norwegian Muslim plans liberal mosque in Oslo
Norway

Norwegian Muslim plans liberal mosque in Oslo

A new, gay-friendly mosque planned in Oslo will allow female imams and men and women praying together.

Germany is building houses in all the wrong places, study finds
Germany

Germany is building houses in all the wrong places, study finds

A study by the Cologne Institute for Economic Research (IW) has found that Germany is building in the countryside where people don’t want to live, while neglecting the over-filled cities.

Spain to use drones for first time to fight forest fires
Spain

Spain to use drones for first time to fight forest fires

Spanish officials announced on Tuesday new plans for fighting forest fires amid the summer heat - including drones, for the first time ever.

Heatwave update: France extends alerts to 66 departments
France

Heatwave update: France extends alerts to 66 departments

Almost all of France (apart from the south east) is now roasting under temperatures of up to 38C.

VIDEO: Countdown – 11 signs you’ve cracked the French language
France

VIDEO: Countdown – 11 signs you’ve cracked the French language

Can you actually use the subjunctive?

Paris: Price of monthly Navigo travel pass to increase again this summer
France

Paris: Price of monthly Navigo travel pass to increase again this summer

Travelling around Paris is about to get more a little more expensive...

On World Refugee Day, 2,000 migrants are feared drowned en route to Italy
Italy

On World Refugee Day, 2,000 migrants are feared drowned en route to Italy

Nearly 2,000 people are believed to have drowned trying to cross the Mediterranean this year, the UN's refugee agency said Tuesday on World Refugee Day, as it reported fresh deaths.

British tourists have the most holiday ‘mishaps’ in Spain, survey shows
Spain

British tourists have the most holiday ‘mishaps’ in Spain, survey shows

A new survey found that British tourists going on holiday on the continent were most likely to suffer food poisoning or lose their phones while on vacation in Spain.

VIDEO: Ikea investigates after ‘bowl sets Swede’s grapes on fire’
Sweden

VIDEO: Ikea investigates after ‘bowl sets Swede’s grapes on fire’

Ikea is investigating after a man reported his grapes caught fire in one of their bowls.

Paris: Authorities trigger emergency heatwave plan as capital continues to sizzle
France

Paris: Authorities trigger emergency heatwave plan as capital continues to sizzle

Level three of France's emergency heatwave plan has been triggered for Paris as people continue to roast across France.

Famed female rapper put in jail for beating teenage prostitutes
Germany

Famed female rapper put in jail for beating teenage prostitutes

Schwesta Ewa, one of Germany's few famous female rappers, was found guilty on Tuesday of physical violence and tax evasion. But she escaped a pimping conviction.

This is how much beer and drinks will cost at Oktoberfest 2017
Germany

This is how much beer and drinks will cost at Oktoberfest 2017

Munich's city authority announced on Tuesday that the price of a Mass (litre) of beer will remain under €11 in all beer tents at this year's Wiesn (Oktoberfest).

Florence’s Uffizi art gallery will host an outdoor cinema this summer – and it’s free
Italy

Florence’s Uffizi art gallery will host an outdoor cinema this summer – and it’s free

Florence's Uffizi art gallery will this year play host to an outdoor cinema, for the first time in its history.

Being an international student in France: What you need to know
France

Being an international student in France: What you need to know

From how to make local friends to working out the grading system, British student Jessie Williams, who has just spent a year at university in France spells out what international students should expect: both the good and the bad.

Copenhagen gives green light to giant skyscrapers
Denmark

Copenhagen gives green light to giant skyscrapers

Copenhagen’s municipality has approved in principle plans for skyscrapers that would be among the tallest buildings in Europe.

Two jailed for kicking homeless man to death and burning body
Germany

Two jailed for kicking homeless man to death and burning body

A Cologne court on Tuesday sentenced a man and a woman to jail for kicking a homeless man to death, and then burning his body last year.

Life sentence for man behind deadly apartment block explosion in Milan
Italy

Life sentence for man behind deadly apartment block explosion in Milan

A man who deliberately caused a gas explosion in his home, killing his wife and two neighbours, was sentenced on Monday to life imprisonment.

Manchester United manager Mourinho accused of €3 million tax fraud in Spain
Spain

Manchester United manager Mourinho accused of €3 million tax fraud in Spain

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho was on Tuesday accused of evading €3.3 million euro in tax at Real Madrid, the public prosecutor's office in Madrid announced.

Pope Francis honours progressive postwar priests with pilgrimage
Italy

Pope Francis honours progressive postwar priests with pilgrimage

Pope Francis made a pilgrimage on Tuesday to the tombs of two Italian priests known for their progressive social views and works during Italy's postwar years.

Swedes’ love for EU grows stronger after Brexit vote
Sweden

Swedes’ love for EU grows stronger after Brexit vote

The latest stats on Swedes' attitude towards the EU.

‘Paranoid’ man causes terror fears in Lausanne metro
Switzerland

‘Paranoid’ man causes terror fears in Lausanne metro

People panicked and fled when a man shouted “Allahu Akbar” in a Lausanne metro station.

Ronaldo won’t quit, says Real Madrid club boss
Spain

Ronaldo won’t quit, says Real Madrid club boss

Cristiano Ronaldo will be staying at Spanish giants Real Madrid and no offer has been received to tempt him away, club president Florentino Perez insisted on Tuesday.

Martin Luther becomes most successful Playmobil figure in history
Germany

Martin Luther becomes most successful Playmobil figure in history

The millionth Martin Luther figurine was shipped in June.

Merkel ready to consider Macron eurozone reform ideas
Germany

Merkel ready to consider Macron eurozone reform ideas

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Tuesday she was prepared to "consider" new French President Emmanuel Macron's proposals for a shake-up of the eurozone.

IN PICTURES: First Aid Kit at Gröna Lund, Stockholm
Sweden

IN PICTURES: First Aid Kit at Gröna Lund, Stockholm

On June 19th, Swedish folk-rock sisters First Aid Kit played a gig at Gröna Lund, Stockholm, before their summer tour.

Italian fashion legend Carla Fendi reported dead at 80
Italy

Italian fashion legend Carla Fendi reported dead at 80

Carla Fendi, who along with four sisters helped build her parents' leather and fur goods shop in Rome into a global fashion powerhouse, has died aged 80, Italian press reports said on Tuesday.

Madrid ramps up security ahead of international gay pride fest
Spain

Madrid ramps up security ahead of international gay pride fest

The Spanish capital city is this year hosting the major World Pride celebration for the LGBT community, and officials are increasing security measures in anticipation of two million visitors.

Macron loses defence minister to more fake jobs claims
France

Macron loses defence minister to more fake jobs claims

French Defence Minister Sylvie Goulard announced her resignation on Tuesday over a fake jobs scandal that has hit her small centrist MoDem party, allied with President Emmanuel Macron's party.

Cyclist blocks street to ‘pop into bakery’ and becomes internet hit
Germany

Cyclist blocks street to ‘pop into bakery’ and becomes internet hit

Drivers who block up cycle lanes as they "pop into the bakery" are a constant thorn in the side of German cyclists. A Cologne politician decided to turn the tables.

France sees 254 percent jump in Brits seeking French citizenship since Brexit
France

France sees 254 percent jump in Brits seeking French citizenship since Brexit

Is it time to become French?

‘Mouxit’: Moutier’s decision highlights Switzerland’s cultural divide
Switzerland

‘Mouxit’: Moutier’s decision highlights Switzerland’s cultural divide

The so-called röstigraben is alive and well, as proved by Sunday’s historic referendum in Moutier.

Calais: Van driver killed in crash caused by migrants’ motorway road block
France

Calais: Van driver killed in crash caused by migrants’ motorway road block

Truck drivers who pass through Calais have long warned of the risks to the safety caused by the ongoing migrant crisis.

Woman identifies all three attackers during group rape trial
Germany

Woman identifies all three attackers during group rape trial

Three Ethiopian men stand accused of violently raping a women at a carnival in Mühlhausen last year. The woman told the court on Monday that she recognized the men.

Woman flees Turin jail, abandoning baby daughter
Italy

Woman flees Turin jail, abandoning baby daughter

A woman has escaped from a detention facility in Turin, abandoning her baby daughter, the Italian prison guards' trade union said on Monday.

Danish family reported to police for flying US flag
Denmark

Danish family reported to police for flying US flag

A family from the town of Kolding in southern Denmark was asked to take down the American Stars and Stripes from a flagpole in their garden.

Spain says it would not block general Brexit agreement over Gibraltar
Spain

Spain says it would not block general Brexit agreement over Gibraltar

Spain's Foreign Minister on Monday dismissed the idea that his country would block a general Brexit agreement over possible disagreements about Gibraltar.

Champs-Elysées attacker had arms permit despite being on terror watchlist
France

Champs-Elysées attacker had arms permit despite being on terror watchlist

French Prime Minister says he's "not satisfied".

Over 120 migrants feared dead after their inflatable boat sank
Italy

Over 120 migrants feared dead after their inflatable boat sank

Survivors said traffickers intercepted their boat shortly after setting off and stole their engine.

Sicilian fugitive found in wardrobe – after giving himself away with visit to his mum
Italy

Sicilian fugitive found in wardrobe – after giving himself away with visit to his mum

An Italian fugitive who spent five years on the run has been caught hiding in a wardrobe after giving himself away to police by visiting his elderly mum.

Four-year-old crashes boat into ferry on Swiss lake
Switzerland

Four-year-old crashes boat into ferry on Swiss lake

A rental motorboat collided with a ferry on Lake Constance after a father left his son at the wheel.

Religious leaders join forces in Oslo to protect rainforests
Norway

Religious leaders join forces in Oslo to protect rainforests

Religious leaders around the world met Monday in Oslo to urge further efforts to fight deforestation that is wiping out thousands of square kilometres of rainforests each year.

Why Klarna wants to be the ‘Ryanair’ of banking
Sweden

Why Klarna wants to be the ‘Ryanair’ of banking

Sweden's financial watchdog has approved online payment company Klarna's request to get a banking licence – with the fintech startup saying it wants to become the Ryanair of the industry.

Ousted Fifa ethics heads were investigating Infantino say sources
Switzerland

Ousted Fifa ethics heads were investigating Infantino say sources

Cornel Borbely, former chairman of the ethics committee's investigatory chamber, had opened an investigation into Fifa president Gianni Infantino.

Tourists turn their back on rural Sweden to holiday in towns and cities
Sweden

Tourists turn their back on rural Sweden to holiday in towns and cities

Record tourism figures for Sweden, but not all areas are benefiting from the boost.