Swede with gun-shaped lighter stops Copenhagen train traffic

Swede with gun-shaped lighter stops Copenhagen train traffic

24-year-old committed no crime, although police questioned his "common sense".

Rubbish ‘chaos’ avoided as Stockholm collectors’ strike rolls on
Sweden

Rubbish ‘chaos’ avoided as Stockholm collectors’ strike rolls on

Despite the ongoing strike of waste collectors in Stockholm, officials said on Sunday that residents’ complaints had decreased and a backlog of trash was steadily dwindling as replacement workers hit the streets over the weekend.

The Local victim of Qatar fake news plant
Switzerland

The Local victim of Qatar fake news plant

A fake story claiming that six Arab countries had demanded that Qatar be stripped of the right to host the World Cup was published on Saturday on a site falsely purporting to be The Local Switzerland.

33 hurt as rollercoaster cars crash at Spanish park
Spain

33 hurt as rollercoaster cars crash at Spanish park

Thirty-three people suffered minor injuries Sunday in a collision between two trains on a rollercoaster at one of Spain's oldest theme parks.

Federer wins record eighth Wimbledon title
Switzerland

Federer wins record eighth Wimbledon title

Swiss star becomes Wimbledon's oldest men's winner in the modern era.

Moroccans eye Spanish enclave across tiny border
Spain

Moroccans eye Spanish enclave across tiny border

It's one of the shortest land borders in the world: a few dozen metres of plastic cord across a sandbank separate Morocco from the tiny Spanish enclave of Penon de Velez de la Gomera.

Macron urges Israel and Palestine to resume two-state solution talks
France

Macron urges Israel and Palestine to resume two-state solution talks

French President Emmanuel Macron called on Sunday for a resumption of long-stalled Middle East peace talks based on a two-state solution.

Macron assures Israel of ‘vigilance’ on Iran nuclear pact
France

Macron assures Israel of ‘vigilance’ on Iran nuclear pact

French President Emmanuel Macron on Sunday assured visiting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of his "vigilance" regarding the 2015 nuclear accord reached by Western powers with Iran.

Merkel challenger Schulz calls for guaranteed public investment
Germany

Merkel challenger Schulz calls for guaranteed public investment

Germany should be legally bound to invest in infrastructure, the centre-left challenger to Chancellor Angela Merkel at September elections said on Sunday.

German fighter jets help Korean plane make emergency landing
Germany

German fighter jets help Korean plane make emergency landing

Two German air force jets were deployed late on Saturday to escort and help a Korean plane land in Stuttgart after it lost contact with air traffic controllers.

France sees Brexit as tool to weaken London: leaked memo
France

France sees Brexit as tool to weaken London: leaked memo

France is seeking to use Brexit to weaken the City of London, the British finance sector's EU pointman warned in a leaked report published on Sunday.

Macron reaffirms France’s role in the roundup of 13,000 Jews
France

Macron reaffirms France’s role in the roundup of 13,000 Jews

French President Emmanuel Macron on Sunday marked 75 years since the roundup of some 13,000 Jews to be sent to Nazi death camps, calling France's responsibility a "stark truth" at a ceremony attended by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Macron outshines Merkel as EU’s top diplomat

Macron outshines Merkel as EU’s top diplomat

Germany has for years longed for a stronger French partner, but may have got more than it bargained for as the self-confident Emmanuel Macron takes Europe's spotlight.

Austrian centre-left eyes majority in elections
Austria

Austrian centre-left eyes majority in elections

Austrian Chancellor Christian Kern believes his centre-left party can win a majority in elections on October 15 despite polls suggesting a close three-way race with the conservatives and the far-right.

Sexual assault arrests mar Spain’s bull running fiesta
Spain

Sexual assault arrests mar Spain’s bull running fiesta

Eleven people were arrested on suspicion of sexual assault at this year's infamous bull running festival in Pamplona, Spanish authorities said on Saturday.

Sweden’s women plot Olympic final revenge against Germany

Sweden’s women plot Olympic final revenge against Germany

Sweden have so far lost all 11 competitive encounters with the eight-time European champions.

French Jews condemn Netanyahu’s invite to Paris Vel d’Hiv ceremony
France

French Jews condemn Netanyahu’s invite to Paris Vel d’Hiv ceremony

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will be in Paris on Sunday to mark the 75th anniversary of a notorious roundup of thousands of Jews, an invitation that has angered his critics.

Froome amazed with yellow as Matthews wins stage
France

Froome amazed with yellow as Matthews wins stage

Chris Froome admitted he hadn't expected to be back in yellow on Saturday after Australian Michael Matthews won the Tour de France's 14th stage.

Paris police cancel DR Congo gig after violent demos
France

Paris police cancel DR Congo gig after violent demos

French police cancelled a concert by a Congolese singer on Saturday after violent protests around the venue by opponents of Democratic Republic of Congo president Joseph Kabila.

British glider pilot killed in French Alps crash
France

British glider pilot killed in French Alps crash

A British pilot reported missing in the French Alps was found dead on Saturday in the debris of his crashed glider, the prosecutor for the Gap region said.