Spain rescues more than 200 migrants from Med
Spain

Spain rescues more than 200 migrants from Med

Spanish coastguards rescued more than 200 migrants on Saturday as they attempted to make the perilous sea crossing from north Africa to Europe.

Rome out to rescue two troubled banks
Italy

Rome out to rescue two troubled banks

At the 11th hour, the Italian government has vowed to rescue two troubled Venetian banks with the aid of a retail bank, plus billions of taxpayers' cash.

Ex-minister to run France’s ruling party in parliament
France

Ex-minister to run France’s ruling party in parliament

A former minister in French President Emmanuel Macron's government who is under investigation over a property deal was elected head of the ruling party's parliamentary group on Saturday.

Sweden to replace its entire anti-aircraft system
Sweden

Sweden to replace its entire anti-aircraft system

The current anti-aircraft system used by the Swedish Armed Forces is ageing, and is to be replaced in full amid airborne threats changing character.

Journalist with French TV dies of wounds from Mosul blast
France

Journalist with French TV dies of wounds from Mosul blast

Journalist Veronique Robert, wounded in the same landmine blast that killed two colleagues in the Iraqi city of Mosul earlier this week, has died, employers France Televisions announced on Saturday.

Thieves steal 11 cars in one go from Stockholm dealership
Sweden

Thieves steal 11 cars in one go from Stockholm dealership

In a well-planned heist in the early hours of Midsummer's Day, a gang of thieves stole a total of eleven cars from a car dealership in a Stockholm suburb.

Panda mania hits Germany as China’s cuddly envoys arrive
Germany

Panda mania hits Germany as China’s cuddly envoys arrive

Germany had its first taste of panda mania on Saturday as two furry ambassadors arrived from China to begin a new life as stars of Berlin's premier zoo.

Helmut Kohl’s son calls funeral plans ‘unworthy’ of legacy
Germany

Helmut Kohl’s son calls funeral plans ‘unworthy’ of legacy

The elder son of Germany's legendary chancellor Helmut Kohl, who died last week, called on Friday the plans for his father's funeral "unworthy" of a man considered the father of German reunification, further enflaming a family feud with his stepmother.

Climate change more important than partisan politics: Schwarzenegger
France

Climate change more important than partisan politics: Schwarzenegger

Former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger urged people from both ends of the political spectrum to join a "crusade" to save the planet, after a Friday meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron.

French court jails jihadist recruits
France

French court jails jihadist recruits

Five young men inspired to fight in Syria by of one of France's most notorious jihadist recruiters in Nice were handed prison sentences by a Paris court on Friday.