‘Goodbye Spain’: Million march for independent Catalonia
Spain

‘Goodbye Spain’: Million march for independent Catalonia

Hundreds of thousands of Catalans rallied on Monday to demand their region's secession from Spain, in a show of strength three weeks ahead of an independence referendum which has been banned by Madrid.

US supermarket sparks outcry over French cheese map that stinks
France

US supermarket sparks outcry over French cheese map that stinks

Everyone knows you shouldn't mess with the French and their food. But unfortunately for one US supermarket, it seems they didn't get the memo.

What’s that spill..? Truck drops unexpected cargo on Swedish highway
Sweden

What’s that spill..? Truck drops unexpected cargo on Swedish highway

What could possibly top last week's truck spill of Sweden's fave potato staple? The answer might be toilet seats…

AfD leader called Merkel ‘a pig tasked by WWII victors to keep Germany down’: report
Germany

AfD leader called Merkel ‘a pig tasked by WWII victors to keep Germany down’: report

Alice Weidel is supposed to be the moderate face of the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party. But newspaper Welt am Sonntag claims to have seen an email which shows her true face.

As it happened: Erna Solberg reelected as Norwegian prime minister
Norway

As it happened: Erna Solberg reelected as Norwegian prime minister

Norway's Prime Minister Erna Solberg has won a mandate for a further four years in government after a tense election night victory over Labour leader Jonas Gahr Støre.

Defendant admits guilt in trial over rape and murder of Freiburg student
Germany

Defendant admits guilt in trial over rape and murder of Freiburg student

The young refugee, who has been put on trial for the rape and murder of a teenage student in Freiburg last year, admitted his guilt in an extensive statement to the court on Monday.

In pictures: This Swedish palace is for sale, moat and all
Sweden

In pictures: This Swedish palace is for sale, moat and all

The palace has hosted a royal wedding and comes complete with a park and a moat.

French Caribbean: Fear and looting grip tense Saint Martin in wake of Hurricane Irma
France

French Caribbean: Fear and looting grip tense Saint Martin in wake of Hurricane Irma

"For pity's sake, do something," Estelle Kalton begs the police. "They're looting the shops."

Record numbers of people visited Italy this summer
Italy

Record numbers of people visited Italy this summer

If you visited Italy this year, you helped break records for the country's tourism industry.

Test phase begins for train tickets free from hassle of conductor
Germany

Test phase begins for train tickets free from hassle of conductor

Calls of "Einmal die Fahrkarten bitte!" or "tickets please" may soon be a thing of the past with the increasing digitalisation of rail travel in Germany.

At least 30 injured in accident at Andermatt train station
Switzerland

At least 30 injured in accident at Andermatt train station

At least 30 people were injured in an accident involving a train at Andermatt rail station in the canton of Uri on Monday morning.

Turkey arrests two more German nationals as tensions flare
Germany

Turkey arrests two more German nationals as tensions flare

Two more German citizens are believed to have been arrested in Turkey, the foreign ministry in Berlin said on Monday, adding that a travel warning could follow if the detentions continue.

Here’s what Norway’s newspapers are saying about election day
Norway

Here’s what Norway’s newspapers are saying about election day

Most of Norway’s national and regional newspapers understandably led with the country’s general election on their front pages on Monday.

Facebook fined €1.2 million by Spanish data watchdog
Spain

Facebook fined €1.2 million by Spanish data watchdog

Spain's data protection watchdog said Monday it has slapped Facebook with a fine of €1.2 million for failing to prevent its users' data being accessed by advertisers.

Swedish Jews to appeal neo-Nazi march near synagogue
Sweden

Swedish Jews to appeal neo-Nazi march near synagogue

Jewish organizations say the Gothenburg march will take place just a stone's throw away from the synagogue.

Spanish Red Cross worker killed by patient in Afghanistan
Spain

Spanish Red Cross worker killed by patient in Afghanistan

A Spanish physiotherapist working for the Red Cross in northern Afghanistan was shot and killed Monday by a wheelchair-bound patient, in the latest attack on the international charity.

Iconic artworks to come to Paris for blockbuster show
France

Iconic artworks to come to Paris for blockbuster show

Popular works by Salvador Dali, Andy Warhol and Picasso will be among those on loan from New York's Museum of Modern Art.

IN PICTURES: An international hide and seek tournament in an Italian ghost town
Italy

IN PICTURES: An international hide and seek tournament in an Italian ghost town

Over the weekend, hide-and-seek enthusiasts from across the globe descended on a tiny Italian town to battle it out in the quest to be crowned international champions of the sport.

‘Show your workings’: DF and opposition to government over budget
Denmark

‘Show your workings’: DF and opposition to government over budget

Opposition parties as well as government ally the Danish People’s Party (DF) have criticised the government for a lack of detail in its proposed budget.

Five ways to learn Swedish with legendary comedian Hasse Alfredson
Sweden

Five ways to learn Swedish with legendary comedian Hasse Alfredson

Discover Swedish culture, history and language with the help of Swedish jack-of-all-trades Hasse Alfredson.

Macron blasted for labelling opponents ‘slackers’ as unions set to strike over labour reforms
France

Macron blasted for labelling opponents ‘slackers’ as unions set to strike over labour reforms

The president said he would "not yield anything, either to the lazy, the cynics or the extremes."

No, loads of people haven’t just been injured in a tear gas attack at Frankfurt Airport
Germany

No, loads of people haven’t just been injured in a tear gas attack at Frankfurt Airport

When German tabloids started excitedly reporting about a tear gas attack in Frankfurt Airport on Monday morning, the story soon got picked up by international media outlets.

Radar that predicted Trift glacier collapse was installed just days earlier
Switzerland

Radar that predicted Trift glacier collapse was installed just days earlier

The state-of-the-art radar system that enabled experts to predict the collapse of the Trift glacier on Sunday and evacuate residents in advance was installed just a few days earlier.

German investor bids €500 million to buy up Air Berlin
Germany

German investor bids €500 million to buy up Air Berlin

German investor Hans Rudolf Wöhrl has unveiled a €500-million offer for bankrupt Air Berlin, hoping to buy the country's second-largest airline whole rather than see it split up.

23,000 mini umbrellas erected on north German beach in world record attempt
Germany

23,000 mini umbrellas erected on north German beach in world record attempt

Thousands of cocktail umbrellas were placed on the beach to create a colourful mosaic in the North Sea resort town of Esens-Bensersiel on Sunday in an attempt to set a new world record.

Swedish YouTube star PewDiePie in hot water over N-word slur
Sweden

Swedish YouTube star PewDiePie in hot water over N-word slur

Sweden's PewDiePie is in hot water again after blurting out a racist slur during a livestream gaming session.

Bomb scare leads to partial evacuation of Frankfurt Airport
Germany

Bomb scare leads to partial evacuation of Frankfurt Airport

Terminal 1 of Germany's largest airport was partially evacuated over the weekend, after an apparently psychologically disturbed man told police was carrying explosives in his luggage.

What you need to know about Sweden’s party leaders ahead of the 2018 election
Sweden

What you need to know about Sweden’s party leaders ahead of the 2018 election

Everything you need to know about Sweden's main political parties and their leaders in the build-up to the September 2018 election.

Denmark given accidental ‘unrealistic’ weather forecast
Denmark

Denmark given accidental ‘unrealistic’ weather forecast

Danes checking the weather forecast in Esbjerg on Sunday came in for a shock after an error resulted in ‘unrealistic’ amounts of rain being predicted.

23-year-old Brit killed while hiking in Italian Alps
Italy

23-year-old Brit killed while hiking in Italian Alps

A British graduate and sailing teacher has reportedly been found dead in the Italian Alps after setting off on a hike four days earlier.

‘Flood’ of orange sharing bikes ruffles feathers in orderly Munich
Germany

‘Flood’ of orange sharing bikes ruffles feathers in orderly Munich

The Bavarian capital is famed for its Spiessigkeit - a love of everything being neat and orderly. But a Singaporean bike-sharing scheme has thrown a spanner into this well-oiled machine - and it hasn't gone down well.

How to make the most of autumn food in Switzerland
Switzerland

How to make the most of autumn food in Switzerland

While many people are sad to see summer go, food writer Franziska Wick from Little Zurich Kitchen couldn't be more excited about the arrival of her favourite season.

Travel chaos tarnishes party for festival-goers at Lollapalooza in Berlin
Germany

Travel chaos tarnishes party for festival-goers at Lollapalooza in Berlin

Crowds of thousands of people were left angry at the end of Lollapalooza, a major music festival on the outskirts of Berlin, after transport logjam led to many of them waiting several hours before they could return home.

Evacuations and school closures as storms continue to lash Italy
Italy

Evacuations and school closures as storms continue to lash Italy

After a weekend of torrential rain and flooding across large parts of Italy, search efforts for two missing people were taking place on Monday amidst continued bad weather.

‘Anti-Semitic’ robbers target Jewish family near Paris
France

‘Anti-Semitic’ robbers target Jewish family near Paris

The assailants allegedly told the three victims: "You are Jews, you have money. We take money from Jews to give to the poor."

Report: 22 years until Swedish management teams are gender equal
Sweden

Report: 22 years until Swedish management teams are gender equal

Women account for just one in five people working in management positions in companies listed on the Swedish stock market.

Should rich grandparents be obliged to financially support relatives in need?
Switzerland

Should rich grandparents be obliged to financially support relatives in need?

The question was thrown open to debate after a grandfather refused to contribute to his grandson's upkeep.

La Diada: Giant crowd expected to rally for Catalan independence
Spain

La Diada: Giant crowd expected to rally for Catalan independence

Hundreds of thousands of Catalans were expected to rally on Monday to demand their region break away from Spain, in a show of strength three weeks ahead of a secession referendum banned by Madrid.

Analysis: Why malaria is unlikely to return to Italy
Italy

Analysis: Why malaria is unlikely to return to Italy

Despite the recent death of an Italian child from malaria, scientists believe the disease is unlikely to return to the country. Researchers Emanuele Giorgi and Donal Bisanzio explain why.

French policeman kills his wife and two kids at train station
France

French policeman kills his wife and two kids at train station

The policeman shot dead his wife and two of their children before taking his own life.

Two mass brawls leave eight injured in Berlin’s busy Alexanderplatz
Germany

Two mass brawls leave eight injured in Berlin’s busy Alexanderplatz

Alexanderplatz is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the German capital. But it is also regularly the scene of violent crime, as two mass brawls over the weekend once again proved.

Family killed in Livorno as storms cause flood chaos across Italy
Italy

Family killed in Livorno as storms cause flood chaos across Italy

A three-year old girl was the only survivor on Sunday of a flood that killed her family, as fierce rainstorms swept Italy and devastated the Tuscan city of Livorno, killing at least six people.

Solberg vs. Støre: the leaders battling for the Norwegian premiership
Norway

Solberg vs. Støre: the leaders battling for the Norwegian premiership

She presents herself as the safeguard of continuity, he champions the fight against inequality: Conservative Prime Minister Erna Solberg and Labour opposition leader Jonas Gahr Støre are facing off in Norway's legislative elections on Monday.

Swiss star Hingis wins two doubles titles in two days
Switzerland

Swiss star Hingis wins two doubles titles in two days

Martina Hingis captured her second US Open doubles title in as many days on Sunday.

Record low unemployment… at least among native Swedes
Sweden

Record low unemployment… at least among native Swedes

The figure is not as encouraging for foreigners.

Norway heads into climax of ‘election thriller’
Norway

Norway heads into climax of ‘election thriller’

Norwegians cast their votes on Monday in an election nail-biter that will decide whether "the world's happiest country" will be run by the outgoing rightwing coalition or the leftwing opposition for the next four years.

An introduction to Italy’s small political parties
Italy

An introduction to Italy’s small political parties

One of the distinctive features of the Italian political landscape is the large number of parties, some of them encompassing a wide range of ideologies and some focusing on a single issue or region.

Sweden sees summer spike in shootings
Sweden

Sweden sees summer spike in shootings

New police statistics show an increase in gang-related shootings in Sweden over the summer.