Ten unusual Paris museums you should definitely visit
France

Ten unusual Paris museums you should definitely visit

The outdoor weather is clearly over, so why not check out some of the best indoor treats in Paris? Here are some museums you may not have heard about before.

Macron to drastically reduce number of people awarded Legion d’Honneur
France

Macron to drastically reduce number of people awarded Legion d’Honneur

There are going to be some disappointed ambassadors out there.

Zippy Ferrari leaves profit forecasts for dust
Italy

Zippy Ferrari leaves profit forecasts for dust

Italian luxury carmaker Ferrari said on Thursday its net profit had surged by nearly a quarter in the three months to September, outpacing expectations, and predicted a smooth ride for the rest of the year.

Swedish TV host pulls out of Christmas show after sexual harassment allegations
Sweden

Swedish TV host pulls out of Christmas show after sexual harassment allegations

The famous TV host said in a statement that he needs to take a time-out to think about the situation he now finds himself in.

Spanish prosecutors seek EU arrest warrant for Puigdemont
Spain

Spanish prosecutors seek EU arrest warrant for Puigdemont

Warrants have also been requested for four other members of his deposed government with him in Brussels. Judge Carmen Lamela has to decide whether to grant the requests or not.

France hikes taxes on big companies to meet deficit goal
France

France hikes taxes on big companies to meet deficit goal

France has said it would temporarily raise taxes on the profits of big companies after being hit with a hefty bill for an unlawful levy on dividends.

German director of Cloud Atlas to head Berlin film festival jury
Germany

German director of Cloud Atlas to head Berlin film festival jury

Tom Tykwer, the German director behind "Cloud Atlas" and "Perfume" and the cult hit "Run Lola Run", will head the jury of next year's Berlin film festival, organisers said Thursday.

Shopping centre evacuated after fire in southern Sweden
Sweden

Shopping centre evacuated after fire in southern Sweden

A shopping centre has been evacuated in Jönköping, southern Sweden after a fire broke out on Thursday afternoon.

Why did Berlin dog owners pay over €11 million in ‘dog tax’ last year?
Germany

Why did Berlin dog owners pay over €11 million in ‘dog tax’ last year?

Germany is one of the few European countries left which levies a tax on pooches. In Berlin, district coffers were enriched by more than €11 million through the ‘dog tax’ last year.

The Belgian human rights specialist tasked with defending Puigdemont
Spain

The Belgian human rights specialist tasked with defending Puigdemont

The Belgian lawyer hired by sacked Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont is a human rights specialist with a track record of defending suspected Basque militants from extradition to Spain.

Björk to headline Denmark’s Northside festival 25 years after Aarhus debut
Denmark

Björk to headline Denmark’s Northside festival 25 years after Aarhus debut

Icelandic icon Björk will appear at the 2018 Northside festival in Aarhus.

Sweden or Switzerland? Airline to end confusion with ‘Swederland’ campaign

Sweden or Switzerland? Airline to end confusion with ‘Swederland’ campaign

Ever been to “Swederland”? Well, neither have we…

Analysis: Could reform in Spain solve Catalonia crisis?
Spain

Analysis: Could reform in Spain solve Catalonia crisis?

Is Spain worried Catalonia's independence push could spread to other regions, and how might the situation be solved? Political scientist Edu Bayón analyses the current state of play.

Defence ministry under fire over Israeli drone tests
Switzerland

Defence ministry under fire over Israeli drone tests

The Swiss defence ministry has admitted to a “communications breakdown” after it emerged that it had tested reconnaissance drones in the Golan Heights.

15 percent of Copenhagen’s eligible voters are non-Danish citizens: report
Denmark

15 percent of Copenhagen’s eligible voters are non-Danish citizens: report

An analysis has revealed that as many as 15 percent of Copenhagen residents eligible to vote in Denmark’s upcoming municipal and regional elections are citizens of countries other than Denmark.

Spanish scientists discover primitive four-horned giraffe
Spain

Spanish scientists discover primitive four-horned giraffe

A team of paleontologists at Spain's National Museum of Natural Sciences (MNCN) and the Catalan Institute of Palaeontology (ICP) have discovered a previously unknown species of primitive giraffe after excavating a fossil from millions of years ago.

Prosecutors ask for Catalan separatist leaders to be detained
Spain

Prosecutors ask for Catalan separatist leaders to be detained

Spanish prosecutors called on Thursday for eight former members of Catalonia's deposed government to be detained.

Poles launch petition against French plan to axe cross in Breton town
France

Poles launch petition against French plan to axe cross in Breton town

The French row has reached Polish ears.

‘Natural healer’ on trial for drugging group of doctors at seminar
Germany

‘Natural healer’ on trial for drugging group of doctors at seminar

The trial of a "natural healer" who is accused of intoxicating a group of doctors at a convention near Hamburg in 2015 started on Thursday.

British anti-terror expert warns Norway over security against vehicle attacks
Norway

British anti-terror expert warns Norway over security against vehicle attacks

Nick Aldworth, head of counter terrorism with London Metropolitan Police, has voiced his concern over security against vehicle attacks on Oslo’s Karl Johans gate boulevard.

How trucks from eastern Europe are coming to dominate German roads
Germany

How trucks from eastern Europe are coming to dominate German roads

If you drive on the motorway and on country roads often, you may have noticed not only an increase in trucks, but that these vehicles hail from countries such as Poland, Czech Republic and Romania. This development highlights several issues.

Convicted Swedish terrorist hospitalized after hunger strike
Sweden

Convicted Swedish terrorist hospitalized after hunger strike

The 34-year-old’s mother has asked authorities for permission to care for him at home after a four-month-long hunger strike left him hospitalized.

What’s on in France: Top things to do in November
France

What’s on in France: Top things to do in November

It's getting colder in France, but why not heat up your social calendar with a few of these events?

Unemployment in Germany rock-steady at historic lows
Germany

Unemployment in Germany rock-steady at historic lows

Unemployment in Germany held steady at historic lows in October, official data showed Thursday, suggesting Europe's largest economy can look forward to continuing good health.

Supreme Court hearing of Catalan officials adjourned
Spain

Supreme Court hearing of Catalan officials adjourned

Spain's Supreme Court said on Thursday it had adjourned until November 9th the hearings of former members of Catalonia's dissolved parliament including speaker Carme Forcadell at the request of their lawyers.

Denmark’s disappointing summer drains Carlsberg coffers
Denmark

Denmark’s disappointing summer drains Carlsberg coffers

A cold and wet summer in Denmark was bad business for brewing giant Carlsberg, which sees profits rise when customers can enjoy a beer outside in the sun.

Macron pens poem for British girl who loves the Eiffel Tower
France

Macron pens poem for British girl who loves the Eiffel Tower

Macron has flexed his own literary muscle in his response to a British teen's poem about the Eiffel Tower...

Teenage axe attacker admits he wanted to kill his victims
Switzerland

Teenage axe attacker admits he wanted to kill his victims

The 17-year-old who injured six people with an axe in St Gallen has said he wanted to kill them.

Sweden mulls introducing digital ‘anti-terror’ fences
Sweden

Sweden mulls introducing digital ‘anti-terror’ fences

Sweden plans to use digital 'geo-fences' in larger cities to protect against potential terror attacks.

Sweden Democrats under fire over Syria trip
Sweden

Sweden Democrats under fire over Syria trip

Critics say the visit has complicated Swedish diplomacy on Syria after the lawmakers’ trip was used in regime propaganda purposes.

‘The more fuel you pour on the fire, the bigger it gets’: Catalan separatist leaders arrive for questioning in Madrid
Spain

‘The more fuel you pour on the fire, the bigger it gets’: Catalan separatist leaders arrive for questioning in Madrid

Key politicians in the Catalan separatist movement turned up for questioning at courts in Madrid on Thursday, but president Carles Puigdemont was absent as expected.

Sicily police recapture three escapees from island prison
Italy

Sicily police recapture three escapees from island prison

Police recaptured three fugitives as they attempted to steal a boat.

Credit Suisse reports big jump in net profit
Switzerland

Credit Suisse reports big jump in net profit

Credit Suisse, Switzerland's second-biggest bank, said on Thursday that its net profit soared in the third quarter as it makes progress with an ambitious restructuring and cost-cutting programme.

How learning to ski helped me shake off my German winter blues
Germany

How learning to ski helped me shake off my German winter blues

The winters in Germany seemed longer for Michelle Purse than in her native Britain. Then she took up skiing, a pastime that helped her connect with Germans and the beautiful south German landscape.

France to halve number of suspects under house arrest as part of new anti-terror law
France

France to halve number of suspects under house arrest as part of new anti-terror law

French Interior Minister Gerard Collomb said Wednesday that about 20 people would be held under house arrest under a controversial anti-terror law that went into effect this week.

SBB to test out a total smoking ban in stations
Switzerland

SBB to test out a total smoking ban in stations

Swiss Federal Railways, SBB, is said to be planning to outlaw smoking at five stations in Switzerland from next month.

‘The people are angry’: Independence dream stalls for secessionist Catalans
Spain

‘The people are angry’: Independence dream stalls for secessionist Catalans

A month ago, residents of the Catalan village Dosrius were facing off against police in their struggle to break away from Spain. Now independence has been declared -- but nothing, they feel, has been gained.

Judgement day in France for brother of Jihadist school shooter
France

Judgement day in France for brother of Jihadist school shooter

A French court will rule whether the older brother of a jihadist who shot dead seven people in 2012 was complicit in the killings.

Swedish report calls for some failed asylum seekers to get residency
Sweden

Swedish report calls for some failed asylum seekers to get residency

Granting residence permits to failed asylum seekers who are refused by their countries will avoid years of legal limbo and the creation of 'shadow societies', a new report says.

‘We need to get involved and participate’
Sweden

‘We need to get involved and participate’

NFGL member Andrew Martin Niwagaba from Uganda recently assumed an important leadership position at Lund University. He shares the news and thoughts on his time in Sweden with SI News.

Spanish judge to grill deposed Catalan separatists, but not Puigdemont
Spain

Spanish judge to grill deposed Catalan separatists, but not Puigdemont

Spain is set for another day of high drama in the Catalonia crisis on Thursday with a judge in Madrid to grill the deposed leaders of the region's separatist government.

Three arrested for weapons possession in central Stockholm hotel
Sweden

Three arrested for weapons possession in central Stockholm hotel

Three people have been arrested on suspicion of weapons possession after a police operation in a hotel in central Stockholm.

Switzerland plunges down global gender ranking
Switzerland

Switzerland plunges down global gender ranking

Switzerland has dropped a whopping 10 places in the annual Global Gender Gap Report produced by the Geneva-based World Economic Forum (WEF).

The Swedish Teacher: How to use ‘att’
Sweden

The Swedish Teacher: How to use ‘att’

Swedish teacher Sara Hörberg explains how to master the many different uses of 'att'.