Spanish cyclist dies from crash near Vuelta finale
Spain

Spanish cyclist dies from crash near Vuelta finale

A 29-year-old Spanish woman has died after crashing into a wall on her bike near the finish line of the penultimate stage of the Vuelta a Espana on Saturday.

‘The Shape of Water’ by Mexico’s Guillermo Del Toro wins Venice Golden Lion
Italy

‘The Shape of Water’ by Mexico’s Guillermo Del Toro wins Venice Golden Lion

The dazzling sci-fi romance won the coveted Golden Lion at the Venice film festival on Saturday.

Ravaged French Caribbean islands brace for new hurricane
France

Ravaged French Caribbean islands brace for new hurricane

The ravaged French Caribbean islands of Saint Martin and Saint Barts braced Saturday for a second potentially devastating hurricane as shellshocked residents scrambled for safety while air and sea links were severed.

German NGO resumes migrant rescue ops off Libya
Germany

German NGO resumes migrant rescue ops off Libya

German aid group Sea-Eye said on Saturday that it was resuming its migrant rescue operations in the Mediterranean, a month after pulling out when Libya barred foreign vessels from a stretch of water off its coast.

VIDEO: Family and friends pay tribute to Swedish journalist Kim Wall

VIDEO: Family and friends pay tribute to Swedish journalist Kim Wall

Saying they want to inspire young female journalists to continue her work, the family and friends of slain Swedish journalist Kim Wall have launched a fund in her honour.

North Korea official blasts France over nuclear criticism
France

North Korea official blasts France over nuclear criticism

A senior North Korean official has lashed out at France after it warned Pyongyang's nuclear ambition could pose a threat to Europe, saying Paris must abandon its own atomic weapons first.

Swedish hunter attacked by bear
Sweden

Swedish hunter attacked by bear

A Swede's Saturday morning hunting expedition turned out a bit more exciting than expected.

Hurricane Irma ‘one of the worst disasters experienced by France in 35 years’
France

Hurricane Irma ‘one of the worst disasters experienced by France in 35 years’

Hurricane Irma has wreaked an estimated €1.2 billion ($1.4 billion) worth of damage in the Caribbean territories of St Martin and St Barts, French state-owned reinsurer CCR said Saturday.

French aid efforts slowed amid bad weather and looting in Caribbean
France

French aid efforts slowed amid bad weather and looting in Caribbean

High winds and foul weather disrupted emergency relief efforts for hurricane-hit islands in the Caribbean on Friday as local authorities attempted to deliver aid and prevent looting.

French pranksters replace holy water with alcohol
France

French pranksters replace holy water with alcohol

Tourists visiting a church in the picturesque French town of Chateau-Chalon were surprised to discover that local pranksters had replaced the fonts' holy water with alcohol, the local tourism office said on Friday.

Mythical, magic, unique: Ferrari turns 70 in style
Italy

Mythical, magic, unique: Ferrari turns 70 in style

It's the black prancing horse's 70th birthday and gleaming Ferraris are out in force in Italy this weekend to celebrate.

German MPs in Turkey for soldier visit amid tensions
Germany

German MPs in Turkey for soldier visit amid tensions

German lawmakers on Friday visited soldiers stationed in the central Turkish province of Konya as relations remain tense between the Nato allies.

UKIP’s Farage rallies Germany’s right-wing AfD
Germany

UKIP’s Farage rallies Germany’s right-wing AfD

Britain's former UKIP party leader Nigel Farage on Friday said Germans should lead a revolt against Brussels as he joined a campaign rally of the anti-immigration and eurosceptic AfD party.

France’s Macron hits at radicals with ‘lazy, cynics’ jibe
France

France’s Macron hits at radicals with ‘lazy, cynics’ jibe

French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday lashed "the lazy... the cynics (and) the extreme" who opposed his plans to overhaul the country's labour laws, in remarks that sparked outrage from the radical left and far right.