Thousands march on Bonn ahead of UN climate talks
Germany

Thousands march on Bonn ahead of UN climate talks

Several thousand climate activists demand that countries keep coal in the ground.

American dream attracts young Swedes but could become pension nightmare
Sweden

American dream attracts young Swedes but could become pension nightmare

A new survey released by Unionen trade union shows that nearly one in every three Swedes between the ages of 18 and 36 wants to work abroad but few are aware of the impact it can have on their retirement.

Stockholm eyes higher and expanded congestion charge
Sweden

Stockholm eyes higher and expanded congestion charge

Stockholm city officials are considering an increase to motorists’ congestion charges in an effort to cut down on vehicle traffic.

Puigdemont urges separatists to unite for Catalan vote
Spain

Puigdemont urges separatists to unite for Catalan vote

Ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont on Saturday called for separatist parties to form a united front for the December regional elections called by Spain in a bid to end a hotly disputed independence drive.

Child killed by malaria in Italy caught disease in hospital
Italy

Child killed by malaria in Italy caught disease in hospital

A four-year-old girl who died of malaria in Italy in September caught the deadly disease in hospital, the health ministry said on Saturday, ruling out the possibility she was bitten by an infected mosquito.

‘Cinema Paradiso’ director Tornatore denies ‘fondling’ showgirl
Italy

‘Cinema Paradiso’ director Tornatore denies ‘fondling’ showgirl

Italian director Giuseppe Tornatore on Saturday denied assaulting a showgirl as the Academy Award-winning filmmaker became the latest in the entertainment world to be accused of sexual harassment.

Germany, Turkey top diplomats hold talks amid tensions
Germany

Germany, Turkey top diplomats hold talks amid tensions

The top diplomats of Germany and Turkey on Saturday met for previously unannounced talks in a southern Turkish resort, as a range of bitter rows strain ties between the two Nato allies.

Austrian party head quits over sexual harassment claims
Austria

Austrian party head quits over sexual harassment claims

Prominent Austrian politician Peter Pilz quit on Saturday as head of his newly formed anti-establishment party over sexual harassment allegations.

BMW recalling around 1 million cars in US over fire risks
Germany

BMW recalling around 1 million cars in US over fire risks

German luxury carmaker BMW on Friday said it was recalling "approximately one million vehicles" in North America over two separate problems that posed fire risks, and did not rule out that more countries may be affected.

Macron urges Putin to pressure Assad on aid
France

Macron urges Putin to pressure Assad on aid

French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday urged his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to "use his influence" with the Syrian regime to allow aid to reach the besieged Eastern Ghouta region.

Equatorial Guinea leader’s son to appeal France’s suspended jail term
France

Equatorial Guinea leader’s son to appeal France’s suspended jail term

The son of Equatorial Guinea's leader, Teodorin Obiang, who was given a three-year suspended prison sentence in France for using public money to fund a jet-set lifestyle, will appeal the landmark ruling, his lawyer said on Friday.

German parties vow to drop the insults in push to forge new Merkel government
Germany

German parties vow to drop the insults in push to forge new Merkel government

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and other party leaders vowed on Friday to push on with thorny coalition talks and refrain from personal insults, despite deep differences on hot-button issues from immigration to climate change.

Spain issues arrest warrant for Catalan leader Puigdemont
Spain

Spain issues arrest warrant for Catalan leader Puigdemont

A Spanish judge issued a EU arrest warrant on Friday for Catalonia's deposed separatist leader Carles Puigdemont, a day after he failed to appear for questioning over his role in the region's tumultuous independence drive.