Interior Minister compares G20 rioters to ‘neo-Nazis, terrorists’
Germany

Interior Minister compares G20 rioters to ‘neo-Nazis, terrorists’

Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere on Monday compared the far-left and anarchist radicals who rampaged through the G20 summit host city of Hamburg to "neo-Nazis and Islamist terrorists".

German ‘dieselgate’ investigators target Porsche employees
Germany

German ‘dieselgate’ investigators target Porsche employees

Investigators in Germany said on Monday they are probing employees of luxury sports car maker and Volkswagen subsidiary Porsche over emissions cheating.

Man charged with murder by repeated stabbing at Danish asylum centre
Denmark

Man charged with murder by repeated stabbing at Danish asylum centre

A 35-year-old man who is accused with a murder at the Sandholm asylum centre will go on trial in October.

Police strategy during G20 riots ‘simply did not work’, say critics
Germany

Police strategy during G20 riots ‘simply did not work’, say critics

Blame continues to be passed around for the violent images that emerged surrounding Hamburg’s G20 summit on Friday and Saturday, with some pointing fingers at police as well as left-wing radicals.

France could close a third of its nuclear reactors, says minister
France

France could close a third of its nuclear reactors, says minister

France's new ecology minister is not a fan of nuclear power.

Denmark aid will help displaced Iraqis return home: ministry
Denmark

Denmark aid will help displaced Iraqis return home: ministry

Denmark’s foreign ministry says it is increasing its humanitarian aid to Iraq after the country’s security forces regained the city of Mosul.

IN PICTURES: A look at France’s new ‘German’ World Heritage site
France

IN PICTURES: A look at France’s new ‘German’ World Heritage site

France has a new Unesco site, although it's very German.

We must stop ignoring left-wing extremism in Germany, Merkel’s party declares
Germany

We must stop ignoring left-wing extremism in Germany, Merkel’s party declares

Angela Merkel's Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party has blamed a culture of silent tolerance of left-wing extremism for riots that blighted Hamburg during the G20 summit over the weekend.

Berlin justice ministry seeks to make more toilets unisex for transgender community
Germany

Berlin justice ministry seeks to make more toilets unisex for transgender community

While the United States has continued to debate so-called "bathroom bills" targeting transgender people, Berlin’s justice minister is hoping to open up government building bathrooms to all.

Police stop Italians from doing a runner at San Fermin…and make them leave a tip

Police stop Italians from doing a runner at San Fermin…and make them leave a tip

A rowdy group of Italians took the tradition of “running” during Pamplona’s famous festival just a little too far by attempting to bolt of a restaurant without paying.

Is Sweden really the best place in the world for immigrants?
Sweden

Is Sweden really the best place in the world for immigrants?

A new US study has concluded that Sweden is the best place in the world for immigrants, but do immigrants in the country agree?

Fight among mothers over baby buggies leaves three police officers injured
Germany

Fight among mothers over baby buggies leaves three police officers injured

A fight among mothers over where to place their baby carriages on a bus escalated at the weekend, leaving several officers slightly injured.

Macron to treat Trump to blue lobster in plush Eiffel Tower restaurant
France

Macron to treat Trump to blue lobster in plush Eiffel Tower restaurant

Will blue lobster and caviar help persuade Trump not to ditch Paris climate deal?

Veneto beach ordered to remove fascist propaganda after police raid
Italy

Veneto beach ordered to remove fascist propaganda after police raid

Police officers from Italy's anti-terrorism unit Digos on Sunday raided a self-styled 'fascist beach club' near Venice following a newspaper's exposé.

Passengers halt drunk train driver’s journey through German countryside
Germany

Passengers halt drunk train driver’s journey through German countryside

When a train in North Rhine-Westphalia repeatedly stopped and started too abruptly, travellers decided to call in on the driver.

Germany among top five countries for immigrants worldwide: US report
Germany

Germany among top five countries for immigrants worldwide: US report

The Bundesrepublik was named the fifth best country worldwide for immigrants in a ranking by U.S. News and World Report.

American tourists tear gassed and robbed at Paris airport hotel
France

American tourists tear gassed and robbed at Paris airport hotel

It's the first time tourists at a Charles-de-Gaulle airport hotel have been targeted.

Sting donates Polar Music Prize money to refugees in Sweden
Sweden

Sting donates Polar Music Prize money to refugees in Sweden

British rock star Sting has donated the prize money from prestigious music award the Polar Music Prize to a Swedish project which helps young refugees integrate through music.

Apple to invest $900 million in Danish data plant
Denmark

Apple to invest $900 million in Danish data plant

Apple on Monday said it would invest six billion Danish kroner ($920 million, 810 million euros) in a data centre in Denmark, its second in the country to run entirely on clean energy.

Italy just got two new Unesco World Heritage sites
Italy

Italy just got two new Unesco World Heritage sites

Two new Italian treasures were awarded Unesco World Heritage status at the weekend, and the country continues to boast more sites with the honour than anywhere else in the world.

Oslo doormen shot by guest they threw out of nightclub
Norway

Oslo doormen shot by guest they threw out of nightclub

A 24-year-old man has been arrested after four people were shot at the Blå nightclub in Oslo in the early hours of Sunday.

Macron visits Lausanne to support Paris Olympic bid
Switzerland

Macron visits Lausanne to support Paris Olympic bid

The new president of France will lobby for the French capital's bid during his visit to the Olympic city.

13-year-old found handing out thousands of euros ‘to make friends’
Germany

13-year-old found handing out thousands of euros ‘to make friends’

A 13-year-old boy in Bavaria was found by police to be passing out thousands of euros in cash. But his motive wasn’t quite philanthropic.

Sweden is the world’s best country for immigrants: US study
Sweden

Sweden is the world’s best country for immigrants: US study

Sweden is the best place in the world for immigrants, at least according to a new ranking.

Rome mayor bans alcohol from streets and piazzas on summer evenings
Italy

Rome mayor bans alcohol from streets and piazzas on summer evenings

Stricter regulations over the sale and consumption of alcohol in the Italian capital came into force at the weekend, with notices put up across the city in four languages.

WATCH: Holidaymakers told how how to survive terrorist attack
Spain

WATCH: Holidaymakers told how how to survive terrorist attack

British holidaymakers have been warned to be on alert for terror attacks as they head for tourist resorts this summer and to watch a youtube video on how to survive.

International marriages dominate in Switzerland
Switzerland

International marriages dominate in Switzerland

Fewer than half the weddings that took place in Switzerland last year were between two native Swiss people.

Muslim leaders gather in Berlin to rally against terrorism
Germany

Muslim leaders gather in Berlin to rally against terrorism

Around 30 Muslim leaders from across Europe gathered Sunday for a rally against terror in Berlin at the site of a deadly truck attack in December, claimed by the Isis terror group.

Man who threatened to ‘carry out massacres’ deported from Italy
Italy

Man who threatened to ‘carry out massacres’ deported from Italy

A 48-year-old man was on Sunday deported from Italy for "reasons of danger to society", the Interior Ministry said.

France says Europe must chase tax owed by US tech giants
France

France says Europe must chase tax owed by US tech giants

France's finance minister urged his European counterparts Sunday to do more to chase down tax due from the European operations of US tech giants such as Google, Amazon and Facebook.

Kickstart your coding career in tech-savvy Berlin

Kickstart your coding career in tech-savvy Berlin

Who says you need to have a programming background to be a part of Berlin’s booming tech startup scene?

Close to 500 police injured after three days of rioting in Hamburg
Germany

Close to 500 police injured after three days of rioting in Hamburg

Nearly 500 police officers were injured in clashes with protesters during the G20 summit, officials said Sunday, after fresh riots broke out overnight.

EU-Norway crab row could fuel oil tensions in Arctic
Norway

EU-Norway crab row could fuel oil tensions in Arctic

Norway, which is not a member of the EU, has slammed Brussels for authorising European vessels from mainly Baltic nations to fish for crabs in the Svalbard area, saying it violates its national sovereignty.

Body of second Italian Grenfell Tower fire victim reportedly identified
Italy

Body of second Italian Grenfell Tower fire victim reportedly identified

The body of Marco Gottardi, an Italian architect who lived in the London tower block which went up in flames last month, has been identified, according to Italian media reports on Monday.

Torrential rain pounds Paris leaving Metro stations and roads flooded
France

Torrential rain pounds Paris leaving Metro stations and roads flooded

Travel chaos in the French capital on Monday morning.

Violent storms end Swiss heatwave
Switzerland

Violent storms end Swiss heatwave

Switzerland was battered by heavy storms on Saturday and Sunday which caused millions of francs worth of damage.

Austria bars Turkish economy minister over rally plans
Austria

Austria bars Turkish economy minister over rally plans

Austria has blocked Turkish economy minister Nihat Zeybekci from entering the country to join a rally marking the anniversary of last year's failed coup attempt in Turkey.

Vatican bans gluten-free bread and wine ‘of doubtful provenance’ from Holy Communion
Italy

Vatican bans gluten-free bread and wine ‘of doubtful provenance’ from Holy Communion

Bread containing GMOs was approved for use during Catholic masses, however.

Cardinal Pell returns to Australia to face sex abuse charges
Italy

Cardinal Pell returns to Australia to face sex abuse charges

Details of the charges have not been made public although police said they involved "multiple complainants".

Police blame lack of resources as Sweden’s deportation rate drops
Sweden

Police blame lack of resources as Sweden’s deportation rate drops

Sweden's deportation rate for those who have had an asylum application rejected dropped by 30 percent between January and April, compared to the same period in 2016.

‘If you want to move to Italy, brace yourself for things not going the way you want’
Italy

‘If you want to move to Italy, brace yourself for things not going the way you want’

A relocation coach talks to The Local about what to do before making the move to Italy - and which pitfalls to avoid.

A 10th century water rights tribunal in Spain just won heritage protection
Spain

A 10th century water rights tribunal in Spain just won heritage protection

Eight men in black robes, sitting in a circle on chairs in the street outside a cathedral look on, stony-faced, as a bailiff calls the accused. They form the Water Court of Valencia, a millennial institution in Spain.

False alarm: accidental triggering of public warning siren confuses Stockholmers
Sweden

False alarm: accidental triggering of public warning siren confuses Stockholmers

Stockholm residents were given an unpleasant surprise on Sunday night when the country's public warning siren was accidentally triggered, leaving people scrambling for information.