Here is Sweden’s most beautiful beard
Sweden

Here is Sweden’s most beautiful beard

A large, full-bodied beard was chosen as Sweden’s most beautiful after the World Beard Day parade in Stockholm, seeing off competition from longer, more styled versions.

Federer looks to bond with Nadal, maybe face him at US Open
Switzerland

Federer looks to bond with Nadal, maybe face him at US Open

Roger Federer is as curious as tennis fans around the world to see if he will finally play against Rafael Nadal for the first time at the US Open.

Catalan leader says he won’t accept suspension over independence vote
Spain

Catalan leader says he won’t accept suspension over independence vote

The head of the Catalan government said Sunday he would not accept being removed from office for pushing ahead with an independence referendum in defiance of Spain's central government.

Isco turning talent into greatness: Spain coach Lopetegui
Spain

Isco turning talent into greatness: Spain coach Lopetegui

Spain coach Julen Lopetegui believes Isco is finally making his abundant talent count after scoring twice as La Roja thrashed Italy 3-0 on Saturday to close in on qualification for the World Cup.

Italy play Russian roulette for World Cup ticket
Italy

Italy play Russian roulette for World Cup ticket

Italy were outclassed by Spain in a demoralising 3-0 World Cup qualifying defeat in Madrid which leaves the four-time champions facing a precarious play-off in November to reach Russia.

Swedish police fired warning shot at man armed with sword: report
Sweden

Swedish police fired warning shot at man armed with sword: report

Police in Örebro fired warning shots at a man armed with a sword who was behaving threateningly towards people in the centre of the city, according to local media reports.

Macron urges ‘very firm’ response to North Korea nuclear test
France

Macron urges ‘very firm’ response to North Korea nuclear test

French President Emmanuel Macron called Sunday for a "very firm" response by the international community to North Korea's announcement that it had successfully tested a hydrogen bomb.

North Korea nuclear test is ‘turn for the worse’: Wallström
Sweden

North Korea nuclear test is ‘turn for the worse’: Wallström

Sweden’s Foreign Minister Margot Wallström said that international peace and stability were “threatened” after the latest nuclear weapons test by North Korea on Sunday.

New forest fire rages in southeastern France
France

New forest fire rages in southeastern France

A forest fire broke out in southeastern France, destroying more than 400 hectares near urban areas, damaging two houses and forcing the evacuation of a camping site, the fire department and local authorities said Sunday.

French police clash with migrants in Calais
France

French police clash with migrants in Calais

Police fired tear gas and three officers were injured on Saturday in clashes with migrants near the French port of Calais who took advantage of a traffic jam to sneak onto trucks, authorities said.

French MP in Macron’s party charged over violent clash
France

French MP in Macron’s party charged over violent clash

An MP in French President Emmanuel Macron's party was charged Saturday over a violent clash in Paris that left a rival Socialist official in hospital.

15 injured as lightning strikes French music festival
France

15 injured as lightning strikes French music festival

Fifteen people were injured, two of them seriously, when lightning struck a tent during a music festival in northeast France on Saturday, local officials and reports said.

Germany football stars slam ‘fans’ for Nazi chants
Germany

Germany football stars slam ‘fans’ for Nazi chants

Germany players have blasted a hardcore group of "fans" for shouting Nazi-era chants during a World Cup qualifier as the world champions hope to secure a finals berth on Monday.

Last-chance saloon for Merkel rival Schulz at TV showdown
Germany

Last-chance saloon for Merkel rival Schulz at TV showdown

Germany's chancellor, Angela Merkel, will face off Sunday with her challenger Martin Schulz in a television debate being billed as her Social Democrat rival's last chance at saving his election campaign.

Turkish foreign minister defiant over arrested Germans
Germany

Turkish foreign minister defiant over arrested Germans

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Cavusoglu on Saturday dismissed Berlin's angry reaction to the arrest of German citizens in Turkey, local media reported, a row which is worsening the nations' already fraying ties.

‘Blockbuster’ WWII bomb to force evacuation of 60,000 in Frankfurt
Germany

‘Blockbuster’ WWII bomb to force evacuation of 60,000 in Frankfurt

At least 60,000 people will be forced from their homes in central Frankfurt on Sunday, as Germany begins an operation to defuse a huge unexploded World War II bomb dubbed "blockbuster".