Ryanair says its is ready to make Alitalia bid if shake-up comes
Italy

Ryanair says its is ready to make Alitalia bid if shake-up comes

Budget airline Ryanair is ready to make a bid for a majority stake in Italy's Alitalia if administrators of the troubled carrier undertake four key reform steps, its CEO said Tuesday.

Three Syrians stand trial in Bavaria over refugee boat disaster
Germany

Three Syrians stand trial in Bavaria over refugee boat disaster

Three Syrians went on trial in German on Tuesday, accused of human trafficking after a boat that they allegedly used to smuggle people to Europe capsized and killed 13 people.

Prices of property in Paris go through the roof (unlike the rest of France)
France

Prices of property in Paris go through the roof (unlike the rest of France)

If you want to buy a flat in Paris then you better get a move on.

North German state weighs up introducing unconditional basic income
Germany

North German state weighs up introducing unconditional basic income

Schleswig-Holstein’s new state government is considering a project to bring in an unconditional basic income. But the plans aren’t quite as advanced as some media outlets suggest.

China rejects ‘interference’ as Vatican raises bishop case
Italy

China rejects ‘interference’ as Vatican raises bishop case

China said Tuesday it opposed outside interference after the Vatican reported that one of its bishops in the country was being held at an undisclosed location after he was forcibly removed from his diocese.

More than 8,000 migrants rescued in Med in just 48 hours
Spain

More than 8,000 migrants rescued in Med in just 48 hours

More than 8,000 migrants have been rescued in waters off Libya during the past 48 hours in difficult weather conditions.

From prison to WorldPride: 40 years of gay activism in Spain
Spain

From prison to WorldPride: 40 years of gay activism in Spain

Forty years ago their sexual orientation could land them in jail. Now Spain's gay and lesbian community is honouring at WorldPride in Madrid the 4,000 pioneers who dared to protest for change in 1977.

Brazilian cleaner disappears from cruise ship
Italy

Brazilian cleaner disappears from cruise ship

A 36-year-old Brazilian cleaner on the Msc Musica has been declared missing after the cruise ship sailed from Venice and docked in Brindisi on June 19th. The prosecutor's office in Brindisi has opened a murder inquiry.

Swedes fall out of love with the US and they definitely don’t like Donald Trump: poll
Sweden

Swedes fall out of love with the US and they definitely don’t like Donald Trump: poll

Don't hold back, Sweden, tell us how you really feel.

‘I found it horrible myself’: Berlin U-Bahn kicker admits guilt
Germany

‘I found it horrible myself’: Berlin U-Bahn kicker admits guilt

The man who was caught on camera kicking a woman down the stairs of a Berlin U-Bahn station last year admitted his guilt in court on Monday.

Swedish and French police collaborate to shut down huge torrent site

Swedish and French police collaborate to shut down huge torrent site

Swedish and French police have reportedly arrested two people after working together to shut down France's most popular torrent site.

It’s official: ‘hygge’ is now an English word
Denmark

It’s official: ‘hygge’ is now an English word

The end game has arrived for the hygge craze.

For the 246th time France has chosen a man as president of the National Assembly
France

For the 246th time France has chosen a man as president of the National Assembly

Hardly a surprise another key political role in France has gone to a man.

Lightning set to strike Wednesday, from Hamburg right down to Munich
Germany

Lightning set to strike Wednesday, from Hamburg right down to Munich

Brace yourselves, because Germany is in for a particularly stormy and blustery week.

Traces of new dinosaur discovered during construction of Swiss motorway
Switzerland

Traces of new dinosaur discovered during construction of Swiss motorway

Paleontologists have discovered traces of a new dinosaur in Switzerland's northwestern Jura canton during construction work on a new motorway.

‘We’re back on schedule’: Norwegian after pilot shortage cancellations

‘We’re back on schedule’: Norwegian after pilot shortage cancellations

Low-cost Scandinavian airline Norwegian says it expects to operate normal services from Tuesday after cancelling flights due to understaffing.

Berlin police fired from G20 preparations over ‘public sex and urinating on fences’
Germany

Berlin police fired from G20 preparations over ‘public sex and urinating on fences’

Hamburg police have sent home several hundred Berlin police officers due to serious misconduct during preparations for the G20 summit being held in the port city next month.

Around Sicily in ten classic Italian films
Italy

Around Sicily in ten classic Italian films

From war movies on Stromboli to heart-wrenching fishing dramas or experimental films set at the crossroads of one street in Palermo, this journey around Sicily through classic Italian cinema recounts the island's love affair with the big screen and vice versa.

Wildfire near World Heritage site in southern Spain brought ‘under control
Spain

Wildfire near World Heritage site in southern Spain brought ‘under control

A wildfire that threatened a nature reserve in southern Spain designated as a World Heritage site has been brought under control.

More than 8,000 migrants rescued in Mediterranean in 48 hours
Italy

More than 8,000 migrants rescued in Mediterranean in 48 hours

More than 8,000 migrants have been rescued in waters off Libya during the past 48 hours in difficult weather conditions, Italy's coastguard said Tuesday.

French public far less positive towards US and it looks like Trump’s to blame
France

French public far less positive towards US and it looks like Trump’s to blame

The French give the thumbs down to Donald Trump and it's probably no surprise.

Ten ways to enjoy your Stockholm summer like a Stockholmer
Sweden

Ten ways to enjoy your Stockholm summer like a Stockholmer

We asked Stockholmers for their best summer tips.

River in France turns blood red… but there’s no need to panic
France

River in France turns blood red… but there’s no need to panic

A river in the south of France turned blood red this week and it will soon turn green.

Teacher wins €7,000 compensation after rejection for wearing headscarf
Germany

Teacher wins €7,000 compensation after rejection for wearing headscarf

The state of Berlin has been ordered to pay a Muslim teacher €6,900 after it rejected her job application on the grounds that she wore a head scarf.

Police call off search for Greenland tsunami missing
Denmark

Police call off search for Greenland tsunami missing

Experts continue to assess the cause of the disaster.

Grandson arrested for brutal murder of millionaire pensioner couple
Germany

Grandson arrested for brutal murder of millionaire pensioner couple

Police on Monday arrested a 25-year-old man who they say murdered his wealthy grandparents because he feared they would cut him out of their estate.

Celebrating 70 years of Piaggio’s eponymous three-wheelers
Italy

Celebrating 70 years of Piaggio’s eponymous three-wheelers

Despite a dispute about the actual date of birth of the 50cc 'bees', people across Italy are already celebrating the anniversary of the iconic vehicle's birth.

‘Sweden needs an honest conversation about immigration and integration’
Sweden

‘Sweden needs an honest conversation about immigration and integration’

OPINION: We need to be able to talk to our enemies, even if we don't like each other, argues Zimbabwean journalist Edinah Masanga.

Swiss researchers probe sex lives of 40,000 millennials
Switzerland

Swiss researchers probe sex lives of 40,000 millennials

One in six young adults in Switzerland will receive a survey through the letterbox this week, filled with some rather personal questions.

French court orders Calais to provide drinking water for migrants but not shelter
France

French court orders Calais to provide drinking water for migrants but not shelter

Judges in France have ordered that officials in Calais must provide drinking water, toilets and showers for migrants who are living in desperate conditions in the northern port town.

England and Italy vie to meet in football final
Italy

England and Italy vie to meet in football final

Can England and Italy meet in a major football final for the first time ever?

South western and central France placed on alert for violent storms
France

South western and central France placed on alert for violent storms

Time to swap the sun cream for an umbrella if you're in the south west of France.

German public confidence in US has plunged since Trump took office
Germany

German public confidence in US has plunged since Trump took office

No other major US ally has seen public confidence in the American president drop as significantly as Germany since Donald Trump took over in the White House in January.

Bungee instructor’s ‘terrible English’ blamed for girl leaping to death
Spain

Bungee instructor’s ‘terrible English’ blamed for girl leaping to death

A bungee jump instructor has been found guilty of accidental homicide after a teenage Dutch girl misunderstood his “terrible English” and leapt to her death before the rope was secured.

Swiss teachers call for wage guarantees
Switzerland

Swiss teachers call for wage guarantees

Swiss teachers on Monday called for salary guarantees, arguing that in many places workload has increased without any boost to their pay packets.

Talks in Switzerland are the ‘best chance’ to resolve Cyprus conflict
Switzerland

Talks in Switzerland are the ‘best chance’ to resolve Cyprus conflict

Talks in Switzerland this week on Cyprus's decades-long partition represent the "best chance" to resolve the conflict, the UN mediator said on Tuesday.

Former PM Valls quits Socialists to join Macron’s army of MPs in parliament
France

Former PM Valls quits Socialists to join Macron’s army of MPs in parliament

Manuel Valls has finally announced his long-expected divorce from the Socialist party. But who left who?

Police arrest drug mule colleague
Italy

Police arrest drug mule colleague

The police officer was found with kilograms of hashish in his car and more at home.

Boy travels 230km from Morocco to Spain clinging underneath bus
Spain

Boy travels 230km from Morocco to Spain clinging underneath bus

A boy travelled at least 230 kilometres from Morocco to Spain hanging underneath a bus, officials said Monday, in another example of desperate measures taken by migrants to get to Europe.

‘Troll’s Penis’ to be re-erected in Norway
Norway

‘Troll’s Penis’ to be re-erected in Norway

Norwegians have come out en masse to raise nearly 20,000 euros to repair an eye-catching penis-shaped rock formation apparently knocked down by vandals, an online collection showed on Monday.

Germany set to legalize gay marriage as early as this week
Germany

Germany set to legalize gay marriage as early as this week

The Bundestag (German parliament) could hold a vote on legalizing gay marriage as early as Friday, after Chancellor Angela Merkel told her party members to vote on the issue according to their consciences.

Frenchwoman on trial for helping migrant lover sneak into Britain
France

Frenchwoman on trial for helping migrant lover sneak into Britain

A former supporter of France's anti-immigration National Front goes to trial for helping migrant lover.

Two arrested in Swiss anti-terror operation
Switzerland

Two arrested in Swiss anti-terror operation

Swiss police arrested two people in a counter-terror operation in the Vaud canton, national media reported on Monday.

Swedish al-Qaeda hostage Johan Gustafsson home and reunited with family
Sweden

Swedish al-Qaeda hostage Johan Gustafsson home and reunited with family

Johan Gustafsson has returned home after more than five years in captivity.