Merkel praises peaceful G20 protests for ‘putting pressure’ on world leaders
Germany

Merkel praises peaceful G20 protests for ‘putting pressure’ on world leaders

Chancellor Angela Merkel “wholeheartedly condemned” the violent riots that erupted in parts of Hamburg during the G20 summit, but praised the many peaceful protesters for “putting pressure” on world leaders.

Ten hurt in Spanish bull running fest
Spain

Ten hurt in Spanish bull running fest

Ten people were hurt Saturday in Spain's annual San Fermin bull running fiesta in Pamplona, regional government sources said.

Italian nurse suspected over patient deaths acquitted on appeal
Italy

Italian nurse suspected over patient deaths acquitted on appeal

A 45-year-old Italian nurse jailed for life for murdering a patient and widely suspected over the deaths of many others at the time has been acquitted on appeal, Italian media reported on Saturday.

French police charge suspect linked to 2015 kosher supermarket attack
France

French police charge suspect linked to 2015 kosher supermarket attack

French police have charged a 42-year-old man in connection with the January 2015 terror attack on a kosher supermarket in Paris, a judicial source said on Saturday.

After riots, Merkel takes flak for decision to hold G20 in Hamburg
Germany

After riots, Merkel takes flak for decision to hold G20 in Hamburg

Raging street battles that marred Germany's G20 summit have sparked a political fight over how Hamburg could descend into "mob rule" and why Chancellor Angela Merkel chose a hotbed of leftist militancy as the venue.

Diversity protesters march against neo-Nazis at Swedish politics week
Sweden

Diversity protesters march against neo-Nazis at Swedish politics week

A diversity demonstration was held in Visby on Friday in protest against the neo-Nazi Nordic Resistance Movement's presence at Sweden's iconic Almedalen politics festival.

Who is to blame for the riots that hit Hamburg during the G20?
Germany

Who is to blame for the riots that hit Hamburg during the G20?

Masked gangs roamed the streets of Hamburg burning cars and looting shops on Thursday and Friday. But many people are pointing the finger of blame at the police.

Football: Messi tax fraud sentence reduced to fine
Spain

Football: Messi tax fraud sentence reduced to fine

A Spanish court said on Friday it had replaced Barcelona star Lionel Messi's prison sentences for tax fraud with fines.

12 hours in Hamburg chasing down G20 protests
Germany

12 hours in Hamburg chasing down G20 protests

The Local’s Emma Anderson shares her experience covering the G20 protests starting on Friday morning and continuing into Saturday.

Norway’s ‘troll penis’ rock re-erected
Norway

Norway’s ‘troll penis’ rock re-erected

Norway's "troll penis" -- a phallic-looking rock formation that made international headlines after it was apparently lopped off by unknown vandals -- was standing back up to attention as of Friday.

Trump versus the rest as violent G20 wraps up
Germany

Trump versus the rest as violent G20 wraps up

US President Donald Trump heads Saturday into the final day of a fractious and violent G20 summit in Germany at odds even with America's traditional Western allies.

Eight bodies pulled from collapsed apartment block near Naples
Italy

Eight bodies pulled from collapsed apartment block near Naples

Rescuers said on Saturday that they had recovered the bodies of eight people missing after an apartment block collapsed near the Italian city of Naples.

Special forces deployed, as rioters plunder shops in left-wing Hamburg neighbourhood
Germany

Special forces deployed, as rioters plunder shops in left-wing Hamburg neighbourhood

The violence that has marred the G20 summit since Thursday escalated even further late on Friday evening, with rioters smashing up and plundering shops in the left-wing Schanzenviertel neighbourhood.

Russian court frees two over fatal Total boss jet crash
France

Russian court frees two over fatal Total boss jet crash

A Russian court on Friday freed on amnesty two men accused of causing the death of the head of French oil giant Total in 2014 when his jet crashed on takeoff from a Moscow airport.