Diesel-powered Danish ferry refuelled with 6,000 litres of gasoline
Denmark

Diesel-powered Danish ferry refuelled with 6,000 litres of gasoline

Two ferry departures bound for the Danish island of Samsø were cancelled while gasoline was pumped out of the vessel’s diesel tank due to a refuelling error.

Plastic bag charge carries to Norway
Norway

Plastic bag charge carries to Norway

Plastic bags are to carry charges in Norway in an effort to offset environmental damage.

Paris: How the war on street peeing and dog poo is proving a money spinner
France

Paris: How the war on street peeing and dog poo is proving a money spinner

Pavement dog poo and street peeing are the scourge of Paris, but they're providing a healthy income for City Hall.

New findings in Denmark submarine investigation: Kim Wall was stabbed ‘several times’

New findings in Denmark submarine investigation: Kim Wall was stabbed ‘several times’

Police are still uncertain on the cause of journalist Kim Wall's death, despite the ongoing investigation revealing that she was stabbed several times.

IN PICTURES: Day of protest across Catalonia
Spain

IN PICTURES: Day of protest across Catalonia

Shouting "occupation forces out" and "the streets will always be ours," tens of thousands have taken to the streets of Barcelona to protest police violence during a banned weekend independence referendum in Catalonia.

Seven in ten Swedish drivers text at the wheel: poll
Sweden

Seven in ten Swedish drivers text at the wheel: poll

And one in five plays games on their smartphone.

OPINION: How life in Paris has gone downhill over the years
France

OPINION: How life in Paris has gone downhill over the years

An epic rant about the state of modern day Paris, from someone who knows the city well.

Spain accuses Catalan government of ‘inciting rebellion’
Spain

Spain accuses Catalan government of ‘inciting rebellion’

Spain's interior minister on Tuesday accused Catalonia's government of "inciting rebellion" after police sent to the region to block a weekend independence referendum were harassed by protesters.

For the first time in decades, Rome’s Colosseum opens its top levels to the public
Italy

For the first time in decades, Rome’s Colosseum opens its top levels to the public

Parts of Rome's Colosseum which have never before been open to tourists are now accessible on guided tours, following a major restoration project.

Italy marks four years since Lampedusa shipwreck tragedy
Italy

Italy marks four years since Lampedusa shipwreck tragedy

October 3rd is a date which to many represents a turning point in Europe's migration crisis: four years ago today, a shipwreck off the Italian island of Lampedusa killed 368 migrants, an event which shocked the country and was reported around the world.

A long time ago in a galaxy far far away: The 2017 Nobel Physics Prize explained
Sweden

A long time ago in a galaxy far far away: The 2017 Nobel Physics Prize explained

With more than 100 years of theory and a 1.3 billion year journey involved, the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physics is truly a product of our past.

Football: Germany’s Werner out of N. Ireland qualifier
Germany

Football: Germany’s Werner out of N. Ireland qualifier

Germany have injury woes up front for their key World Cup qualifier against Northern Ireland after first-choice striker Timo Werner pulled out on Monday.

Extreme flooding can be expected again: Norwegian water agency
Norway

Extreme flooding can be expected again: Norwegian water agency

Water levels in some of southern Norway’s water courses are currently at their highest level for over a century.

Paris Louvre museum says ‘non merci’ to this ‘sexually explicit’ sculpture
France

Paris Louvre museum says ‘non merci’ to this ‘sexually explicit’ sculpture

The Louvre in Paris has decided to axe plans to display a provocative sculpture in the Tuileries Gardens, just weeks before it was set to be revealed.

Football: Proud Pique a lightning rod in Catalonia chaos
Spain

Football: Proud Pique a lightning rod in Catalonia chaos

Barcelona star Gerard Pique's tears of sadness and the vast empty stands as his team reluctantly played were two of the defining images of a violence-scarred independence referendum in Catalonia.

French MPs set to ignore protests and back controversial anti-terror law
France

French MPs set to ignore protests and back controversial anti-terror law

French MPs look set to back what opponents say is a "permanent state of emergency".

Italy unveils new football logo ahead of 2018 World Cup
Italy

Italy unveils new football logo ahead of 2018 World Cup

The Italian Football Federation (FIGC) on Monday unveiled its new logo with four stars representing the country's World Cup triumphs ahead of the 2018 finals in Russia.

What’s on in France: Ten things you should do in October
France

What’s on in France: Ten things you should do in October

Looking for something to do in France this month? This list has something for everyone.

Trains between Geneva and Cointrin airport cancelled this Saturday
Switzerland

Trains between Geneva and Cointrin airport cancelled this Saturday

Passengers flying out of Geneva’s Cointrin airport should allow extra time to get there this weekend.

ANALYSIS Crisis in Catalonia: what happens next?
Spain

ANALYSIS Crisis in Catalonia: what happens next?

Spain has moved into uncharted waters after leaders in the wealthy Catalonia region signalled they may declare independence. This is what could happen next.

Italian cabinet sets quota for showing homegrown talent on Italian TV
Italy

Italian cabinet sets quota for showing homegrown talent on Italian TV

Italian films on Italian TV: that's the idea behind a new law approved by Italy's cabinet on Monday, which sets a quota for TV channels and envisages harsh penalties for those not showing enough homegrown talent.

Men’s group campaigns for Swiss fathers to play larger role in childcare
Switzerland

Men’s group campaigns for Swiss fathers to play larger role in childcare

A nationwide campaign to promote the benefits of equal parenting and stay-at-home dads launched in French-speaking Switzerland on Monday.

French restaurant bans mobile phones at the table… and ketchup and Coca-Cola
France

French restaurant bans mobile phones at the table… and ketchup and Coca-Cola

Could a move by a restaurant owner in the south of France spark a mobile phone ban at brasseries across France?

Marseille knife attacker used to live in Italy: reports
Italy

Marseille knife attacker used to live in Italy: reports

The man who stabbed two young students to death in the southern French town of Marseille on Sunday had lived in Italy and was married to an Italian woman, according to reports in the French and Italian media.

BLOG: German and American scientists win Nobel Prize in Physics 2017
Sweden

BLOG: German and American scientists win Nobel Prize in Physics 2017

The winners of this year's Nobel Prize in Physics have been announced in Stockholm.

Catalan hotels evict Spanish police as crowds protest violence at the polls
Spain

Catalan hotels evict Spanish police as crowds protest violence at the polls

Hotels across Catalonia have evicted police sent in the region to stop the independence referendum after angry protests in the street.

GaultMillau food guide names best chefs of the year in Switzerland
Switzerland

GaultMillau food guide names best chefs of the year in Switzerland

Franck Giovannini and Virginie Basselot have been named the best male and female 'chef of the year' 2018 by the Swiss edition of the prestigious GaultMillau restaurant guide.

French cyclist cheat says he used motor ‘to help his sciatica’
France

French cyclist cheat says he used motor ‘to help his sciatica’

The cheater has won €500 in prize money in five races (after spending €3,000 on the motorized bicycle)...

Denmark’s parliament returns for new session
Denmark

Denmark’s parliament returns for new session

The Danish parliament reopens for its autumn session on Tuesday. Here’s how it happens.

Catalans take to the streets as general strike shuts down region
Spain

Catalans take to the streets as general strike shuts down region

Schools have closed, roads have been blocked and public transport is disrupted across the northeastern region as a general strike is observed.

Paris: Police mystified after bomb found in plush neighbourhood
France

Paris: Police mystified after bomb found in plush neighbourhood

"Blowing up a building in a chic neighbourhood shows that no one is safe... It shows that it could happen anywhere in France."

This little country is possibly Europe’s best-kept secret

This little country is possibly Europe’s best-kept secret

If you want a holiday that has it all, this small European archipelago is just the spot.

Rome hosts ‘historic’ Catholic summit on protecting children from online porn
Italy

Rome hosts ‘historic’ Catholic summit on protecting children from online porn

An international summit on how to protect children from pornography threats online is taking place at a Catholic university in Rome this week with Pope Francis's support.

Fake police officer busted by real cops in Sweden
Sweden

Fake police officer busted by real cops in Sweden

A man in the southwest of Sweden has been caught impersonating a police officer after he made the error of overtaking two genuine officers at high speed with his fake cop car's emergency lights flashing.

Sweden a leader in bringing Syrian war criminals to justice: Human Rights Watch
Sweden

Sweden a leader in bringing Syrian war criminals to justice: Human Rights Watch

Sweden is one of the countries at the forefront of bringing those who committed war crimes in Syria to justice, according to NGO Human Rights Watch in a new report.

How will the Nobel Literature Prize pickers solve their Bob Dylan dilemma?
Sweden

How will the Nobel Literature Prize pickers solve their Bob Dylan dilemma?

Who will win the 2017 Nobel Literature Prize, after Bob Dylan last year? The Swedish Academy has stunned the world with some of its picks, but, wary of its reputation, it is expected to go with a more traditional choice this year.

How family-friendly Sweden opens up art and culture to all ages
Sweden

How family-friendly Sweden opens up art and culture to all ages

Sweden's family-friendly approach makes it easy to enjoy culture and history while still keeping the kids engaged, writes Victoria Martínez in her monthly family column on The Local.