INTERVIEW: ‘We took a political turn’ over dual citizenship
Norway

INTERVIEW: ‘We took a political turn’ over dual citizenship

NGO Norwegians Worldwide, which serves to promote Norwegian culture, values and society, as well as the rights of foreign-based Norwegians, celebrates its 110th birthday next week.

Tourism bigger worry than unemployment in Barcelona, poll shows
Spain

Tourism bigger worry than unemployment in Barcelona, poll shows

Tourism has become the main issue of concern for Barcelona's residents ahead of unemployment, according to a survey published Friday by the city hall of the popular seaside resort.

Italy fines BA, Etihad over ‘no-show’ ticket rules
Italy

Italy fines BA, Etihad over ‘no-show’ ticket rules

Italy's competition watchdog on Friday fined British Airways and Etihad Airways for failing to adequately inform customers booking online that return legs of roundtrip tickets would be cancelled if they failed to travel on the outward journey.

‘France faces last chance to reform labour market, but must not become like UK and US’
France

‘France faces last chance to reform labour market, but must not become like UK and US’

French business leader says France is facing last chance saloon to reform its labour market, but it shouldn't go too far.

Police seize weapons and ammo during raid on far-right scene
Germany

Police seize weapons and ammo during raid on far-right scene

Special forces raided several addresses in north and east Germany on Friday, confiscating weapons from what they allege is an extremist right-wing group.

Calls for Murcia leader to step down after reports of neo-Nazi violence at gay pride
Spain

Calls for Murcia leader to step down after reports of neo-Nazi violence at gay pride

LGBT groups and others have denounced the Murcia government for allowing a neo-Nazi demonstration to coincide with the local gay pride parade last weekend, reportedly leading to violence.

France to ban licences for oil and gas exploration
France

France to ban licences for oil and gas exploration

France is to stop granting new licences for oil and gas exploration on the mainland and in overseas territories, Environment Minister Nicolas Hulot said Friday.

UK’s offer on EU citizens’ rights was bare minimum, says Merkel’s deputy
Germany

UK’s offer on EU citizens’ rights was bare minimum, says Merkel’s deputy

Germany's foreign minister said Friday that British Prime Minister Theresa May's opening offer on guaranteeing EU citizens' rights after Brexit was "the minimum".

Immigration minister Støjberg accused of lying in fiery parliament hearing
Denmark

Immigration minister Støjberg accused of lying in fiery parliament hearing

Denmark’s immigration minister Inger Støjberg will likely face a third parliamentary grilling over her controversial asylum couple directive.

‘All priests should wed same-sex couples’: Swedish PM
Sweden

‘All priests should wed same-sex couples’: Swedish PM

No priest working for the Church of Sweden should be allowed to refuse to wed same-sex couples, Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven said in an interview with a church newspaper.

Dementia sufferer murders wife, then forgets he killed her
Germany

Dementia sufferer murders wife, then forgets he killed her

The man had developed dementia, which made him increasingly aggressive.

Macron’s plan to protect France from cheap EU labour riles eastern Europe
France

Macron’s plan to protect France from cheap EU labour riles eastern Europe

Macron is ruffling some feathers at the EU summit.

Paris open-top tourist bus crashes into iconic bridge leaving four injured
France

Paris open-top tourist bus crashes into iconic bridge leaving four injured

An open-top tourist bus crashed into a bridge in the centre of Paris on Friday afternoon leaving four injured.

Man arrested in Melilla, accused of helping to finance Isis
Spain

Man arrested in Melilla, accused of helping to finance Isis

The Spanish Civil Guard arrested a Danish-Moroccan man on Friday in Spain’s African enclave of Melilla over suspicions that he helped to finance terrorist groups like Isis.

These are the German degrees that will land you the biggest salaries
Germany

These are the German degrees that will land you the biggest salaries

Studying in Germany is becoming an attractive option for ever more foreign students. But which German degree courses will lead to the highest earnings?

Germany warns Turkey against meddling in its religious affairs
Germany

Germany warns Turkey against meddling in its religious affairs

Berlin on Friday warned Ankara against interfering in how people in Germany practised their religion, as a new row erupted over a new "liberal" mosque in the German capital.

Serial rapist arrested at Stockholm Arlanda airport
Sweden

Serial rapist arrested at Stockholm Arlanda airport

A suspected serial rapist who had fled to Thailand has been flown back to Sweden's Arlanda airport, where he was arrested on Friday morning.

IN PICTURES: Paris hosts two day ‘Olympics’ as city’s iconic landmarks transform into sports venues
France

IN PICTURES: Paris hosts two day ‘Olympics’ as city’s iconic landmarks transform into sports venues

Parisians get the chance to try out their sporting prowess.

France vows ‘no new refugee centre in Calais’ as migrants say conditions are worse than ever
France

France vows ‘no new refugee centre in Calais’ as migrants say conditions are worse than ever

The French government has vowed to boost security in Calais but has dismissed the idea of opening a new refugee centre.

Riviera resort of Saint-Tropez faces questions over safety after British surfer beaten unconscious
France

Riviera resort of Saint-Tropez faces questions over safety after British surfer beaten unconscious

Saint-Tropez is known for attracting the rich and famous, but an attack on a British man has left people asking questions about safety.

Man shoots wife dead in Swiss supermarket carpark
Switzerland

Man shoots wife dead in Swiss supermarket carpark

A man shot his partner dead before turning the gun on himself near a supermarket in Ascona on Friday morning, police have said.

Spanish fugitive arrested in New York over murder of girlfriend 20 years ago
Spain

Spanish fugitive arrested in New York over murder of girlfriend 20 years ago

Spanish police working with American FBI agents found a fugitive accused of murdering his girlfriend nearly 20 years ago in Spain - and just four months before the statute of limitations would have ended.

New York conductor Gilbert to lead Hamburg’s ambitious orchestra
Germany

New York conductor Gilbert to lead Hamburg’s ambitious orchestra

The New York Philharmonic's outgoing music director Alan Gilbert was named Friday to lead the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra in Hamburg, whose ambitions are rising with a landmark new building.

Parts of Switzerland experience hottest night EVER
Switzerland

Parts of Switzerland experience hottest night EVER

Nighttime temperatures went above 25 degrees in some places.

Train services still affected as storm death toll rises to two
Germany

Train services still affected as storm death toll rises to two

At least two people were killed on Thursday when a ferocious storm swept through northern Germany. On Friday morning Deutsche Bahn was still struggling to bring train services back on track.

Cardinal cut: Italy’s tailor to the stars of the Church
Italy

Cardinal cut: Italy’s tailor to the stars of the Church

Raniero Mancinelli cannot afford to drop a stitch. Pope Francis is creating five new cardinals next week and the race is on to have their scarlet robes ready in time.

Spanish prosecutors propose replacing Messi jail term with fine
Spain

Spanish prosecutors propose replacing Messi jail term with fine

Prosecutors in Barcelona say they are not against replacing football star Lionel Messi's 21-month jail sentence for tax fraud with a fine, a spokeswoman announced on Friday.

Germany finally clears gay men convicted under Nazi-era law
Germany

Germany finally clears gay men convicted under Nazi-era law

Germany's parliament voted Thursday to quash the convictions of 50,000 gay men sentenced for homosexuality under a Nazi-era law which remained in force after the war and offer compensation.

Life on the Röstigraben: Five reasons to visit Biel/Bienne this summer
Switzerland

Life on the Röstigraben: Five reasons to visit Biel/Bienne this summer

Is Biel/Bienne Switzerland’s most underrated city?

Migrant death truck ‘mastermind’ tight-lipped at trial
Austria

Migrant death truck ‘mastermind’ tight-lipped at trial

The alleged kingpin of a human trafficking gang accused of killing 71 migrants found in a truck in Austria refused to testify on the second day of his trial on Thursday.

Actress Emma Watson hides copies of feminist book around Paris
France

Actress Emma Watson hides copies of feminist book around Paris

British actress Emma Watson is up to her old book hiding tricks again...

One third of Danish commuters faces congestion: report
Denmark

One third of Danish commuters faces congestion: report

More than every third commuter experiences congestion or delays on the way to and from work on a daily basis, a new study shows.

Germany ends state funding for far-right NPD party
Germany

Germany ends state funding for far-right NPD party

German lawmakers voted Thursday to cut off public financing for extremist parties, a measure targeting the far-right NPD after two failed attempts by parliament to ban it.

Train delays to be expected on Midsummer’s Eve
Sweden

Train delays to be expected on Midsummer’s Eve

Most trains were running on schedule again on Friday morning, while some knock-on delays are to be expected following a cable fire on Thursday that left thousands of travellers stranded.

IN PICS: Switzerland’s largest arch bridge opens to traffic
Switzerland

IN PICS: Switzerland’s largest arch bridge opens to traffic

The largest arched bridge in Switzerland opened on Thursday after four years of construction work.

Merkel campaigns with German flag to steal a march on nationalists
Germany

Merkel campaigns with German flag to steal a march on nationalists

Chancellor Angela Merkel's party on Thursday placed the German flag front and centre in its campaign advertising for September elections, in a bid to snatch back a claim on patriotism from anti-immigration populists.

New law allows police to spy on encrypted messaging services
Germany

New law allows police to spy on encrypted messaging services

Germany on Thursday passed a controversial new law that expands the power of authorities to spy on the content of encrypted message services such as WhatsApp and Skype.

Gay-friendly Madrid gears up for WorldPride LGBT celebrations
Spain

Gay-friendly Madrid gears up for WorldPride LGBT celebrations

Some two million revellers are expected in Madrid starting on Friday as the Spanish capital hosts WorldPride 2017, one of the biggest celebrations of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights.

German G20 border control may delay Danes
Denmark

German G20 border control may delay Danes

A temporary German border control on the border with Denmark could cause delays of up to 30 minutes.

French terror cell members sentenced over Jewish grocery attack
France

French terror cell members sentenced over Jewish grocery attack

Members of dangerous jihadist network in France have been sentenced to jail over 2012 Jewish grocery store attack.

Archaeologists find 7,000-year-old human remains in Swiss city
Switzerland

Archaeologists find 7,000-year-old human remains in Swiss city

The remains of ancient villages dating back to 5,500BC have been discovered on a construction site in Sion in the Valais.

Over 400 migrants rescued at sea in Spain in past week
Spain

Over 400 migrants rescued at sea in Spain in past week

Over 400 migrants have been rescued at sea off the coast of southern Spain in the past week, rescue services said on Thursday.

Nine delicious Italian summer delicacies you have to taste
Italy

Nine delicious Italian summer delicacies you have to taste

In Italy over the summer months? Make sure you sample these seasonal specialties.