Van hit by rocks thrown from Danish motorway bridge
Denmark

Van hit by rocks thrown from Danish motorway bridge

The E45 motorway near Vojens was closed early Tuesday afternoon after a rock was thrown from a motorway bridge by three people.

Did a Swedish council buy apartments for a man and his three wives?
Sweden

Did a Swedish council buy apartments for a man and his three wives?

A Swedish municipality has hit back after it was criticized for offering a man and his three wives housing in apartments bought for more than 13.9 million kronor ($1.75 million) in total.

Norway wealth fund hits ‘milestone’ $1 trillion value
Norway

Norway wealth fund hits ‘milestone’ $1 trillion value

Norway's sovereign wealth fund, the largest in the world, on Tuesday reached the value of $1 trillion dollars for the first time, the Norwegian central bank, which manages the fund, said.

France clears hundreds of migrants from wood near Calais
France

France clears hundreds of migrants from wood near Calais

French authorities evacuated hundreds of migrants from a wood on the northern coast near Calais on Tuesday over fears it could become a magnet for others hoping to head to Britain.

French retain crown as Europe’s film buffs (but it’s thanks to American movies)
France

French retain crown as Europe’s film buffs (but it’s thanks to American movies)

But what the French are choosing to watch will worry the country's cinema industry.

Stuttgart lays itself bare in the name of freedom, nature and art
Germany

Stuttgart lays itself bare in the name of freedom, nature and art

Naked people pretending to be giraffes standing between cars or acting like monkeys climbing trees have become a regular sight in Stuttgart this summer, due to an artistic campaign in the name of nature and freedom.

Ryanair reveals full list of cancelled flights to and from France
France

Ryanair reveals full list of cancelled flights to and from France

Ryanair has announced its complete list of cancellations until the end of October.

‘Stay at home instead of voting for the AfD’: Merkel advisor provokes far right
Germany

‘Stay at home instead of voting for the AfD’: Merkel advisor provokes far right

Angela Merkel’s chief of staff said on Tuesday that dissatisfied voters were better off staying at home on election day than giving their vote to the Alternative for Germany (AfD).

French cardinal to face trial over ‘cover up’ of priest’s sex abuse
France

French cardinal to face trial over ‘cover up’ of priest’s sex abuse

France's Catholic church once again rocked by scandal.

Girl finds €14,000 on Berlin U-Bahn train, earning €420 for her honesty
Germany

Girl finds €14,000 on Berlin U-Bahn train, earning €420 for her honesty

A schoolgirl in the capital city had a slice of luck on Tuesday when she found a purse with €14,000 in it on the U-Bahn and immediately brought it to the police.

Spanish police launch graft probe in Catalan president’s fiefdom
Spain

Spanish police launch graft probe in Catalan president’s fiefdom

Spanish police carried out searches on Tuesday across Girona, a fiefdom of Catalonia's pro-separatist president Carles Puigdemont, as part of probe into suspected graft at a local water company, police said.

Will​ ​Turkish​ ​voters​ ​listen​ ​to​ ​Erdogan​ ​and​ ​try​ ​to​ ​sabotage​ ​Merkel in the elections?
Germany

Will​ ​Turkish​ ​voters​ ​listen​ ​to​ ​Erdogan​ ​and​ ​try​ ​to​ ​sabotage​ ​Merkel in the elections?

Last month Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called on Turkish voters to boycott three of Germany’s major political parties. We have looked into how much impact that statement is likely to have.

Deadly sea creatures wash up on Brittany’s beaches
France

Deadly sea creatures wash up on Brittany’s beaches

Swimming has been banned on certain beaches in western France after deadly sea creatures are washed up.

Motorcycling: Rossi returns to training just 18 days after double leg fracture
Italy

Motorcycling: Rossi returns to training just 18 days after double leg fracture

Italian motorcycling ace Valentino Rossi has returned to training just 18 days after suffering a double leg fracture, his Movistar Yahama team confirmed.

German spy found guilty of trying to share state secrets in jihadist chats
Germany

German spy found guilty of trying to share state secrets in jihadist chats

A former German intelligence agent who was also an ex-gay porn actor was on Tuesday given a one-year suspended sentence for attempting to share state secrets while pretending to be a jihadist online.

‘Building a successful Danish business pushed me forward’
Denmark

‘Building a successful Danish business pushed me forward’

In the return of our My Danish Career series, we spoke with Sharon Hatting, who found her niche as a freelance hairdresser – a relatively unknown phenomenon in the Scandinavian country.

Swedish PM Stefan Löfven to meet Donald Trump for the first time
Sweden

Swedish PM Stefan Löfven to meet Donald Trump for the first time

Sweden's Prime Minister Stefan Löfven has revealed what he plans to tell US President Donald Trump when they meet.

Spain seizes Catalan referendum posters and summons mayors
Spain

Spain seizes Catalan referendum posters and summons mayors

Spanish police on Monday seized more than 100,000 posters promoting a planned independence referendum in Catalonia, while prosecutors summoned mayors who have agreed to help hold the disputed vote.

‘Judgemental’ French doctors are scaring away patients, new study reveals
France

‘Judgemental’ French doctors are scaring away patients, new study reveals

Are French doctors overly critical?

‘I saw my arms on the tracks’: Frenchwoman speaks of horrific train accident
France

‘I saw my arms on the tracks’: Frenchwoman speaks of horrific train accident

A Frenchwoman whose arms were sliced off in a train accident and then successfully reattached has spoken out for the first time about the ordeal.

Italian man under police investigation after his dogs mauled his granddaughter to death
Italy

Italian man under police investigation after his dogs mauled his granddaughter to death

A 63-year-old man has been placed under investigation in northern Italy after his dogs mauled his one-year-old granddaughter to death.

American ‘anti-fascist’ faces jail for attack on France’s ‘Kung-Fu cop’
France

American ‘anti-fascist’ faces jail for attack on France’s ‘Kung-Fu cop’

An American national has admitted his role in the violent attack on French police.

How I fled from a Taliban training centre to Sweden
Sweden

How I fled from a Taliban training centre to Sweden

A young asylum seeker who fled to Sweden from Afghanistan, shares his story.

Rome to increase security after German woman is bound and raped in park
Italy

Rome to increase security after German woman is bound and raped in park

Rome's mayor has announced measures from surveillance cameras to reduced taxi fares for women aimed at tackling gendered violence.

Swiss hunter kills donkeys belonging to French trekking company

Swiss hunter kills donkeys belonging to French trekking company

A donkey trekking company in the Savoie region of France has been left devastated after a Swiss hunter mistook four of its donkeys for prey and shot at them.

‘Narcissistic’ ex-politician admits filming sex acts was like ‘collecting trophies’
Germany

‘Narcissistic’ ex-politician admits filming sex acts was like ‘collecting trophies’

Former Social Democrat (SPD) politician Linus Förster confessed in a Bavarian court on Monday to most of the accusations of sexual abuse of several woman against him.

Ryanair cancellations affect up to 70 Danish flights
Denmark

Ryanair cancellations affect up to 70 Danish flights

Ryanair has published a list of all flights that will be cancelled up to and including October 28th, including a total of 70 flights to and from Denmark.

The 21 most annoying ‘false friends’ in French
Switzerland

The 21 most annoying ‘false friends’ in French

Avoid ghastly gaffs in French-speaking Switzerland by reading our handy guide.

Spain expels North Korea ambassador over nuclear tests
Spain

Spain expels North Korea ambassador over nuclear tests

Spain has ordered North Korea's ambassador to leave the country by September 30th in protest over Pyongyang's nuclear tests, which it has criticised as "a serious threat to peace".

On New York visit, Norway PM Solberg speaks about menstruation
Norway

On New York visit, Norway PM Solberg speaks about menstruation

Norway’s prime minister Erna Solberg spoke about menstruation at an anti-poverty event in New York City on Monday.

Swedish fintech startup iZettle just landed €30m to fund AI and next-gen research
Sweden

Swedish fintech startup iZettle just landed €30m to fund AI and next-gen research

Swedish fintech startup iZettle has been awarded 30 million euros in debt funding from the European Investment Bank to develop financial tools for small businesses.

Giro d’Italia unveils Israel start, moving outside Europe for the first time
Italy

Giro d’Italia unveils Israel start, moving outside Europe for the first time

Alberto Contador and Ivan Basso helped unveil plans Monday for a challenging start to the 2018 Giro d'Italia in Israel, the first time one of cycling's three major races will begin outside Europe.

St Gallen backs ‘burqa ban’ proposal
Switzerland

St Gallen backs ‘burqa ban’ proposal

The cantonal parliament of St Gallen on Monday voted to adopt a bill that would ban people from covering their face in public, including women wearing the burqa.

France hopeful of persuading Trump to stay in Paris climate deal
France

France hopeful of persuading Trump to stay in Paris climate deal

France is still hopeful it can put a stop to US plans to leave the climate accord.

Germans worry driverless cars will take the fun out of their favourite pastime
Germany

Germans worry driverless cars will take the fun out of their favourite pastime

German carmakers are showing off their self-driving cars at the IAA international auto show in Frankfurt, but most people in the car-mad country have yet to be convinced by the technology.

Ryanair cancels over 700 flights to and from Italy
Italy

Ryanair cancels over 700 flights to and from Italy

Low-cost airline Ryanair has announced that up to 50 flights each day will be cancelled until the end of October, sparking travel chaos across Europe with all the airports it uses in Italy hit by the cancellations.

Airbus rejects Austria fraud allegations as ‘politically motivated’
Austria

Airbus rejects Austria fraud allegations as ‘politically motivated’

Aerospace giant Airbus on Monday formally rejected fraud allegations levelled by Austria over a two-billion-euro ($2.3 billion) deal for Eurofighter jets, calling the accusations "factitious".

Paris: Work begins on Eiffel Tower’s bulletproof glass wall
France

Paris: Work begins on Eiffel Tower’s bulletproof glass wall

Work on the new security measure for the world's most visited monument has begun.

‘We can do it’: Is Merkel’s refugee rallying cry a boon or a burden this election season?
Germany

‘We can do it’: Is Merkel’s refugee rallying cry a boon or a burden this election season?

Angela Merkel is not known for her soaring rhetoric. But the phrase "Wir schaffen das" (we can do it), used to describe the refugee crisis, came to define her third term as Chancellor. Will it help secure her a fourth term?

‘A 145-year-old startup’: Pirelli will be relisted on Milan bourse
Italy

‘A 145-year-old startup’: Pirelli will be relisted on Milan bourse

Pirelli will be relisted on the Milan bourse on October 4th following the biggest new share offer in Europe this year, the tyremaker announced on Monday.

Greeks brace for more Merkel, worrying about potential sway of liberal allies
Germany

Greeks brace for more Merkel, worrying about potential sway of liberal allies

Germany's bone-hard stance on Europe's response to dealing with Greece's debt mountain has hardly endeared it to a nation labouring under the effects of austerity that multiple bailouts have engendered.

Police admit they failed to act on tip-off about neo-Nazi march in Gothenburg
Sweden

Police admit they failed to act on tip-off about neo-Nazi march in Gothenburg

Swedish police have confirmed they received an anonymous tip-off warning that a neo-Nazi group was planning to march through Gothenburg two days before it took place, but failed to act on the information.

Swiss police investigate why Geneva toilets were clogged with cash
Switzerland

Swiss police investigate why Geneva toilets were clogged with cash

Prosecutors have opened an investigation into why two people tried to cram about 100,000 euros in 500 euro notes down toilets in three Geneva restaurants and an office of banking giant UBS.

Police launch attempted murder investigation after ‘explosive object’ is thrown at Gothenburg apartment
Sweden

Police launch attempted murder investigation after ‘explosive object’ is thrown at Gothenburg apartment

An attempted murder investigation has been launched after an explosive object was thrown at an apartment in Gothenburg.

Russian court rejects family bid for files on vanished Holocaust hero Wallenberg
Sweden

Russian court rejects family bid for files on vanished Holocaust hero Wallenberg

"Someone took measures to hide information," an FSB colonel admitted regarding documents Wallenberg's family want to see.

Opinion: Getting foreign-born Swedes to vote in 2018 should be a key issue
Sweden

Opinion: Getting foreign-born Swedes to vote in 2018 should be a key issue

Getting more foreigners to become politically integrated in Sweden should be a key issue in the build-up to the 2018 election, argue migration professor Pieter Bevelander and political scientist Mikael Spång.