Parents ridiculed for complaining to Roskilde Festival over camping areas
Denmark

Parents ridiculed for complaining to Roskilde Festival over camping areas

The festival has responded by advising parents to let their children “fend for themselves”.

Heated spat over ‘anti-democratic’ Merkel fires starting gun on election race
Germany

Heated spat over ‘anti-democratic’ Merkel fires starting gun on election race

Germany's election campaign battle heated up Monday, with accusations of mud-slinging flying after Chancellor Angela Merkel's rival accused her of an "attack on democracy".

UK makes pension and health pledges for British expats post Brexit
France

UK makes pension and health pledges for British expats post Brexit

UK Prime Minister makes pledges as part of offer to EU nationals in the UK.

UK makes pension and healthcare pledge for British expats post-Brexit
Spain

UK makes pension and healthcare pledge for British expats post-Brexit

The UK Prime Minister Theresa May laid out the country's post-Brexit offer to EU nationals living in the UK on Monday, but also made some key pledges that may ease the worries of the tens of thousands of British expats in Spain.

Vatican says China bishop ‘forcibly removed’ by authorities
Italy

Vatican says China bishop ‘forcibly removed’ by authorities

The Vatican expressed "grave concern" on Monday for one of its bishops in China, saying he was being held in an unknown location after being "forcibly removed" from his diocese.

Policeman arrested at birthday party for stabbing guest with butter knife
Germany

Policeman arrested at birthday party for stabbing guest with butter knife

Law enforcement in Krefeld, North Rhine-Westphalia, ended up cuffing one of their own over the weekend, after an off-duty officer lost his temper at a birthday party.

Motorcycling: Biaggi out of intensive care
Italy

Motorcycling: Biaggi out of intensive care

Italian motorcycling star Max Biaggi has left intensive care in a Rome hospital two weeks after being admitted following a training accident, he revealed on Twitter.

Salvador Dalí to be exhumed over paternity claim
Spain

Salvador Dalí to be exhumed over paternity claim

A Spanish court has ordered that the remains of Salvador Dalí be exhumed after a woman who claims to be the daughter of the world-famous artist filed a paternity claim.

What does the future hold for Italy’s native bears?
Italy

What does the future hold for Italy’s native bears?

Italy has its own subspecies of bear – but there are only 50 left.

These are the days to avoid driving on roads in France this summer
France

These are the days to avoid driving on roads in France this summer

Holidaymakers would be wise to read this before planning when to drive across France this summer.

New Paris museum boosts city’s claim as global capital of modern art
France

New Paris museum boosts city’s claim as global capital of modern art

Good news for lovers of modern art.

Erdogan’s brawling bodyguards told to stay away from Hamburg G20
Germany

Erdogan’s brawling bodyguards told to stay away from Hamburg G20

After several of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's bodyguards assaulted demonstrators in Washington, Berlin has told the Turkish leader his paid thugs aren't welcome in Hamburg in July.

Swiss socialists call for crackdown on ‘hipster food’ at public pools
Switzerland

Swiss socialists call for crackdown on ‘hipster food’ at public pools

'Hot dogs for all, not for the few.'

Swede held hostage by al-Qaeda since 2011 freed
Sweden

Swede held hostage by al-Qaeda since 2011 freed

Johan Gustafsson, a Swede who was kidnapped in Mali more than five years ago, has been released.

Get your kit off! Spain’s ten best nudist beaches
Spain

Get your kit off! Spain’s ten best nudist beaches

If you are someone who loves to have an all over tan, then it's time to bare all and seek out the best nudist beaches Spain has to offer.

Mini Pompeii found in Rome during metro line excavations
Italy

Mini Pompeii found in Rome during metro line excavations

Excavations to finish metro Line C in the capital continue to throw up ancient Roman archeological finds. After a military barracks last year, the latest discovery is two Pompeian buildings near the Aurelian Wall.

Summer travel: why Zagreb has something for everyone
Norway

Summer travel: why Zagreb has something for everyone

Zagreb is trendy destination for summer travellers of all kinds. Read on to find out more about what's on offer. Hint: Make sure you're hungry like a wolf.

Summer travel: why Zagreb has something for everyone
Denmark

Summer travel: why Zagreb has something for everyone

Zagreb is trendy destination for summer travellers of all kinds. Read on to find out more about what's on offer. Hint: Make sure you're hungry like a wolf.

Summer travel: why Zagreb has something for everyone
Germany

Summer travel: why Zagreb has something for everyone

Zagreb is trendy destination for summer travellers of all kinds. Read on to find out more about what's on offer. Hint: Make sure you're hungry like a wolf.

Summer travel: why Zagreb has something for everyone
Sweden

Summer travel: why Zagreb has something for everyone

Zagreb is trendy destination for summer travellers of all kinds. Read on to find out more about what's on offer. Hint: Make sure you're hungry like a wolf.

Macron says France will not recognize Russia’s Crimea ‘annexation’
France

Macron says France will not recognize Russia’s Crimea ‘annexation’

President Emmanuel Macron said Monday France refuses to recognise Russia's "annexation" of the Ukrainian peninsula of Crimea.

Activist hedge fund Third Point demands major change at Nestle
Switzerland

Activist hedge fund Third Point demands major change at Nestle

"It is rare to find a business of Nestle's quality with so many avenues for improvement."

French Property of the Week: Charming castle with fishing lake and pool in former Poitou-Charentes
France

French Property of the Week: Charming castle with fishing lake and pool in former Poitou-Charentes

Fancy living in your very own castle in a beautiful part of Western France?

No injuries after shooting near Aarhus market
Denmark

No injuries after shooting near Aarhus market

The latest in a string of shooting incidents linked to organised crime gangs in Aarhus took place outside a shopping centre in broad daylight.

Where to get the cheapest (and most extortionate) coffee in Italy
Italy

Where to get the cheapest (and most extortionate) coffee in Italy

No matter where you go in Italy, Italians are passionate about their coffee. But some pay a higher price for their passion than others. Find out where to get you bargain macchiato and where to expressly avoid espressi.

VIDEO: Norway base jumpers somersault off Kjerag mountain
Norway

VIDEO: Norway base jumpers somersault off Kjerag mountain

The video will give you sweaty palms.

Secret running festival to help Stockholmers let loose
Sweden

Secret running festival to help Stockholmers let loose

If you think running 19 kilometres to have a great party sounds like fun, you should continue reading.

‘Jubilant’ German businesses are brimming with confidence like never before
Germany

‘Jubilant’ German businesses are brimming with confidence like never before

German business confidence soared to a "jubilant" new high in June, having already reached a quarter-century peak the previous month, a survey said Monday.

What you need to know about France’s rising population
France

What you need to know about France’s rising population

France will be home to millions more people by 2050.

Oslo to get emissions-free, automated buses in 2018
Norway

Oslo to get emissions-free, automated buses in 2018

A new automated electric bus – that can be hailed using an app – will be introduced to Oslo’s traffic next year.

German broadcaster accuses Nigerian police of beating up reporter
Germany

German broadcaster accuses Nigerian police of beating up reporter

German public broadcaster Deutsche Welle said on Sunday it had sent an official note of protest to Nigerian authorities, accusing police of beating up and detaining one of its correspondents.

In pics: Spain battles wildfire near Doñana nature reserve
Spain

In pics: Spain battles wildfire near Doñana nature reserve

Firefighters continued to battle to contain a blaze threatening a renowned national park in southern Spain which has already led to the evacuation of some 2,000 people.

Centre-right makes surprising gains in mayoral elections
Italy

Centre-right makes surprising gains in mayoral elections

The centre-right coalition prevailed in local council elections in several major northern towns, weakening the grip of Matteo Renzi's centre-left Democratic Party (Pd) and strengthening the marginal far-right Lega Nord.

New Denmark-Sweden tunnel to be considered: ministry
Sweden

New Denmark-Sweden tunnel to be considered: ministry

Denmark and Sweden are considering a new tunnel between Helsingør and Helsingborg.

SVP calls for a vote on ending Swiss-EU freedom of movement
Switzerland

SVP calls for a vote on ending Swiss-EU freedom of movement

The right-wing Swiss People's Party (SVP) has called for a vote on ending the Swiss-EU agreement for free movement of people.

Sixteen Paris parks to stay open 24-hours a day during summer
France

Sixteen Paris parks to stay open 24-hours a day during summer

Picnic in a Paris park all night long this summer.

Government to pay 17 billion euro to save two banks
Italy

Government to pay 17 billion euro to save two banks

Italy will pay up to 17 billion euros ($19 billion) to break up two insolvent Venetian banks, which have posed a threat to country's banking system, the government announced Sunday. Both face bankruptcy and European authorities had urged Italy to devise a rescue framework, selling off the good assets of the stricken Banca Popolare di Vicenza and Veneto Banca and transferring their toxic assets to a "bad bank," essentially financed by Rome.

New Denmark-Sweden tunnel to be considered: ministry
Denmark

New Denmark-Sweden tunnel to be considered: ministry

Authorities in Denmark and Sweden are set to look into the viability of a new tunnel between Helsingør in Denmark and Helsingborg in Sweden.

Heavy rain puts an end to Switzerland’s heatwave
Switzerland

Heavy rain puts an end to Switzerland’s heatwave

Rain across Switzerland and especially in the Ticino region on Sunday put an end to the country's sweltering heatwave.

Extreme weather conditions hammer northern Italy
Italy

Extreme weather conditions hammer northern Italy

Two councils declared a state of emergency while others reported extreme floods, hailstorms and damage to infrastructure over the weekend across northern Italy. A teenage boy is missing too after being dragged away by strong currents in the Adda River.

Millionaire French mayor forced to apologize over sex tape with married woman
France

Millionaire French mayor forced to apologize over sex tape with married woman

A French millionaire mayor and former MP has publicly apologized after he was caught up in a sex tape scandal with a married woman that he believes cost him re-election to the French parliament.

Beaches closed in Mallorca amid shark fears
Spain

Beaches closed in Mallorca amid shark fears

A shark that caused terror on beaches around Mallorca over the weekend has been caught and killed.

Women attacked in Berlin cinema for asking men to stop smoking
Germany

Women attacked in Berlin cinema for asking men to stop smoking

Three women were physically attacked and threatened with a knife on Sunday evening when they asked two male cinema-goers to put out their cigarettes.

Glencore makes new bid for Rio’s Australia coal assets
Switzerland

Glencore makes new bid for Rio’s Australia coal assets

Rio Tinto said on Monday that Swiss commodities giant Glencore has upped its offer for the firm's Australian coal assets, raising the stakes in a bidding war with China-backed Yancoal.

‘You’re not welcome in Sweden’: row between Sweden Democrat and Moderate politician
Sweden

‘You’re not welcome in Sweden’: row between Sweden Democrat and Moderate politician

A row erupted after a senior Swedish Democrat tweeted that politician Kahin Ahmed, who wrote that the party's anti-immigration ideology had no place in the suburbs, was "not welcome in Sweden".