French museum raises a glass to ‘cradle of wine-making’ Georgia
France

French museum raises a glass to ‘cradle of wine-making’ Georgia

France's Cite de Vin museum will toast Georgia's 9,000-year history as the global birthplace of wine-making in a new exhibition from Monday.

Hamburg attacker was known to authorities as ‘Islamist’
Germany

Hamburg attacker was known to authorities as ‘Islamist’

UPDATED: The suspect who killed a man with a knife in Hamburg supermarket was a known Islamist, German officials said on Saturday, adding that his motives remained unclear as he also suffered from psychological problems.

After France and Portugal, Spain battles forest fire
Spain

After France and Portugal, Spain battles forest fire

After France and Portugal, Spain was battling a blaze on Saturday that has ravaged bone dry pine forests and is still not under control despite the mobilisation of 20 water-dropping planes and helicopters.

Eternal City’s woes turn up heat on Rome mayor
Italy

Eternal City’s woes turn up heat on Rome mayor

The foulest stench is in the air, but the zombie-like creatures lurching through rubbish-strewn streets of Rome are not monsters in Michael Jackson's "Thriller", but heat-weary tourists and furious residents.

Spain files legal challenge to Catalan referendum move
Spain

Spain files legal challenge to Catalan referendum move

The Spanish government has filed an appeal with the country's constitutional court against a reform passed by the Catalan parliament to fast-track bills through the regional parliament, Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said on Friday.

French minister embarrassed by €1.1 million stock options sale
France

French minister embarrassed by €1.1 million stock options sale

France's labour minister has come under fire after a leftwing newspaper reported that she made more than a million euros from selling stock options.

Human remains found on Mont Blanc may belong to Air India victims
France

Human remains found on Mont Blanc may belong to Air India victims

Body parts that could belong to passengers killed in one or other of two Air India plane crashes more than 50 years ago have been found on Mont Blanc in the French Alps, sources said on Friday.

Hamburg knife attack stokes refugee debate as German vote nears
Germany

Hamburg knife attack stokes refugee debate as German vote nears

A volatile asylum debate looked set to reopen in Germany on Saturday weeks ahead of parliamentary elections, after a failed asylum seeker killed one person and wounded five with a knife in the northern city of Hamburg.