Denmark’s Prince Henrik suffering from dementia: palace
Denmark

Denmark’s Prince Henrik suffering from dementia: palace

Denmark's Prince Henrik is suffering from dementia, the palace said on Wednesday, adding that his condition played no role in his recent decision to not be buried with his wife Queen Margrethe II.

Two arrested after ‘bomb factory’ discovered near Paris
France

Two arrested after ‘bomb factory’ discovered near Paris

Police detained two men after what appear to be bomb-making materials were found in a flat in the Paris suburb of Villejuif.

DNA proves Dalí is NOT the father of Spanish psychic
Spain

DNA proves Dalí is NOT the father of Spanish psychic

A DNA test done on the remains of Salvador Dali show he is not the father of a Spanish psychic claiming to be his illegitimate daughter who asked for his exhumation.

Foreign observers to monitor Norwegian election
Norway

Foreign observers to monitor Norwegian election

17 Norwegian municipalities will be visited by international election observers during polling for Monday’s general election.

Spain asks Constitutional Court to block Catalan parliament referendum vote
Spain

Spain asks Constitutional Court to block Catalan parliament referendum vote

The Spanish government has asked the Constitutional Court to block the Catalan parliament from voting on a bill that lays the groundwork for an independence referendum.

France to put a stop to fossil fuel production
France

France to put a stop to fossil fuel production

The French government has unveiled plans to stop oil and gas production on its territory.

EU orders Sweden to shut down border checks
Sweden

EU orders Sweden to shut down border checks

The EU has ordered Sweden to end its border controls by mid-November, saying they are not needed anymore.

10 things you might not know about Hamburg (even if you live there)
Germany

10 things you might not know about Hamburg (even if you live there)

Germany's second largest city is famous for being a centre for industry, music and media, but here are some things you might not know about Hamburg, even if you live there.

Cause of death? New stats reveal Sweden’s top killers
Sweden

Cause of death? New stats reveal Sweden’s top killers

New statistics reveal what Sweden's main causes of death were in 2016.

Emotions run high at Munich Olympic massacre memorial opening
Germany

Emotions run high at Munich Olympic massacre memorial opening

Widows and children of 11 Israeli Olympic team members murdered during the 1972 Games in Munich unveiled a memorial to the victims at a tearful ceremony on Wednesday.

Erdogan calls Merkel comments on Turkey’s EU ambitions ‘Nazism’
Germany

Erdogan calls Merkel comments on Turkey’s EU ambitions ‘Nazism’

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday compared anti-Turkey statements by German politicians to "Nazism" after Chancellor Angela Merkel said she would seek to end talks on Ankara's accession to the EU.

Alarm over pollution risk as northern Italian waste depot burns
Italy

Alarm over pollution risk as northern Italian waste depot burns

A huge blaze broke out at a waste treatment plant in northern Italy on Wednesday, prompting fears that poisonous substances may have been released into the air.

Swedish King’s ‘forgotten’ 17th-century warship found in central Stockholm
Sweden

Swedish King’s ‘forgotten’ 17th-century warship found in central Stockholm

The wreck of a four-century-old ship that used to belong to King Gustav II Adolf of Sweden has been uncovered in central Stockholm.

France seeks to raise 10 billion euros in privatisation drive to fund innovation
France

France seeks to raise 10 billion euros in privatisation drive to fund innovation

France's sale of a 4.5 percent stake in the energy company Engie was the first to raise money for the innovation fund promoted by Macron.

Expats still like Germany for the money, and still aren’t so fond of the locals
Germany

Expats still like Germany for the money, and still aren’t so fond of the locals

Germany is a great place to live if you're looking for a stable job. And it's not a bad place to raise your kids. But the locals don't make it easy for you, an annual report on expat attitudes reveals.

Adjusting to life in Sweden: top tips from NFGL members
Sweden

Adjusting to life in Sweden: top tips from NFGL members

Last year's NFGL Local Network Chairs offer their advice to incoming scholars.

Not such a dolce vita: Italy ranked among worst countries for expat life
Italy

Not such a dolce vita: Italy ranked among worst countries for expat life

Foreigners typically find love, but not money, when they move to Italy.

Mendes summoned over Ronaldo tax evasion case
Spain

Mendes summoned over Ronaldo tax evasion case

Cristiano Ronaldo's agent, Jorge Mendes, has been summoned before a Spanish court as part of a probe into alleged tax evasion by the world player of the year, judicial sources confirmed on Wednesday.

Long-delayed Louvre Abu Dhabi with 300 artworks on loan from France to open its doors
France

Long-delayed Louvre Abu Dhabi with 300 artworks on loan from France to open its doors

The Louvre Abu Dhabi will finally open its doors to the public in November.

Croatian family’s unexpected Swedish school encounter goes viral
Sweden

Croatian family’s unexpected Swedish school encounter goes viral

The Mufić family moved from Croatia to Sweden a year ago and expected a slew of problems when the daughter started school. Their experience was anything but, and has since gone viral, reaching thousands of people through a Facebook post.

Stunning Paris pool immortalised in film ‘Amélie’ about to reopen
France

Stunning Paris pool immortalised in film ‘Amélie’ about to reopen

The Piscine des Amiraux, the stunning art deco swimming pool immortalised in the classic Paris film "Amélie", is to reopen to the public this month after a two-year, 10-million-euro makeover.

Copenhagen parents should be able to reject unvaccinated children from daycare: party
Denmark

Copenhagen parents should be able to reject unvaccinated children from daycare: party

Denmark’s opposition Social Liberal Party says that parents should be able to choose whether their children share daycare facilities with unvaccinated youngsters.

Germans happier with their country’s direction than their EU neighbours, survey shows
Germany

Germans happier with their country’s direction than their EU neighbours, survey shows

Germans are more satisfied with the development of their country and are more optimistic about its future than other Europeans, according to a Bertelsmann Foundation survey published on Wednesday.

Survey: Switzerland ranked the safest place for expats to live
Switzerland

Survey: Switzerland ranked the safest place for expats to live

But as last year, it's not considered the most welcoming place in the world...

The biggest Berlin fans live in China, but everyone’s in on the love
Germany

The biggest Berlin fans live in China, but everyone’s in on the love

If you ask movers and shakers in the worlds of business, science and culture in China what they think of the German capital, they are likely to give you rave reviews. And they aren’t the only ones, a new study finds.

Noisy cows spark outcry from British homeowners in French Alps
France

Noisy cows spark outcry from British homeowners in French Alps

Brits with second homes in a rural district in the south east of France have just about had enough of their noisy neighbours.

Poland calls for extradition of Italy gang-rape suspects
Italy

Poland calls for extradition of Italy gang-rape suspects

Poland will seek the extradition from Italy of four men suspected of raping a Polish tourist, the country's deputy justice minister has said.

‘Good time to take in your share of refugees’: UN to Denmark
Denmark

‘Good time to take in your share of refugees’: UN to Denmark

Low numbers of refugee arrivals mean that Denmark should be able to accept its quota of transferable refugees, says the UN.

Report: Swedes born in Asia, Africa vote less, more left-wing
Sweden

Report: Swedes born in Asia, Africa vote less, more left-wing

Swedish nationals born in Africa and Asia tend to vote significantly less than other Swedes, and are more prone to vote for left-wing parties, a new government-commissioned report shows.

Spain and Morocco break up ‘jihadist cell’ preparing ‘large-scale’ attack
Spain

Spain and Morocco break up ‘jihadist cell’ preparing ‘large-scale’ attack

Spanish and Moroccan authorities have arrested six jihadists who were preparing "large-scale attacks".

Giant granny will visit Geneva this autumn
Switzerland

Giant granny will visit Geneva this autumn

Visitors to Geneva at the end of September are likely to come across an 8m tall grandmother parading through the streets.

The source of Italy’s longest river has dried up due to drought
Italy

The source of Italy’s longest river has dried up due to drought

The source of Italy's River Po has completely dried up due to prolonged drought this summer, with knock-on effects for agricultural production across the northern region.

Spaniard files paternity suit against Julio Iglesias
Spain

Spaniard files paternity suit against Julio Iglesias

A Spanish man who claims to have the results of a DNA test showing he is Julio Iglesias's son filed a paternity suit on Monday against the Grammy award-winning singer.

Denmark gets new feminist party
Denmark

Denmark gets new feminist party

New political party Feminist Initiative says it wants to put feminist issues on Denmark’s political agenda.

French fashion heavyweights ban ultra-thin models
France

French fashion heavyweights ban ultra-thin models

French-owned fashion giants pledge to ban ultra-thin models from their advertising and catwalk shows.

Geneva opts for bridge over lake instead of tunnel
Switzerland

Geneva opts for bridge over lake instead of tunnel

The consultation committee responsible for planning the proposed crossing over Lac Léman (Lake Geneva) has decided that a bridge rather than a tunnel would be the preferred option.

Cycling: French ‘doping doctor’ jailed for nine months
France

Cycling: French ‘doping doctor’ jailed for nine months

Former cycling medical advisor Bernard Sainz, alias Dr Mabuse, has been sentenced for inciting amateur riders to cheat with drugs.

Catalonia set for clash with Madrid over independence vote
Spain

Catalonia set for clash with Madrid over independence vote

Catalonia is expected to pass a law Wednesday laying the groundwork for an independence referendum on October 1st which is fiercely opposed by Madrid, setting a course for Spain's deepest political crisis in decades.

Gay porn actor turned German spy goes on trial for treason over Islamist chats
Germany

Gay porn actor turned German spy goes on trial for treason over Islamist chats

A German intelligence agent on Tuesday said he pretended to be a jihadist planning an attack in online chatrooms because he was bored, as he went on trial for attempted treason.

Marital row exposes mafia fugitive, Milan’s ‘king of cocaine’, in Uruguay
Italy

Marital row exposes mafia fugitive, Milan’s ‘king of cocaine’, in Uruguay

Fugitive Italian mafia boss Rocco Morabito had split from his wife and was searching for a new apartment when he was arrested by Uruguayan police, his lawyer said on Tuesday.

Fire halts rush-hour trains between Stockholm and Uppsala
Sweden

Fire halts rush-hour trains between Stockholm and Uppsala

A fire caused disruptions for rail commuters between Stockholm and Uppsala during rush hour on Wednesday.

This is how much it rained in Sweden in August
Sweden

This is how much it rained in Sweden in August

The last month of summer was also the wettest month of the season, according to preliminary statistics from national weather agency SMHI.