Winter Olympics: Norway’s team sent 15,000 eggs by mistake

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Norway has sent 109 athletes to compete at the Winter Games in South Korea It is simple enough so what could possibly go wrong? Find 1,500 eggs to feed hungry Norwegian athletes at the Winter Olympics in South Korea. Get on to Google Translate to render the order in […]

Thalys attack: Lawyer criticises Clint Eastwood film

Image copyright AFP/GETTY Image caption The Clint Eastwood film stars the three Americans who stopped the real-life attack A lawyer representing a man accused of a foiled French terror attack has spoken out against a film by Clint Eastwood depicting the incident. The film – The 15:17 to Paris – is based on events on […]

Cambodian tourists bailed over fake orgy porn charge

Image copyright PA Image caption Cambodian police released a group shot of the 10 arrested foreigners in January A court in Cambodia has granted bail to seven of the 10 foreign tourists who were charged last month with producing pornographic images. The group were arrested in January after photographs emerged of people imitating sex acts […]

Germany coalition deal: A marriage of convenience, not love

Image copyright Reuters Image caption A deal has finally been agreed between Angela Merkel’s conservatives and Martin Schulz’s SPD As party leaders stumbled out of the last 24-hour non-stop marathon session, they looked relieved, rather than euphoric. Angela Merkel’s conservative bloc had finally agreed a coalition deal with the centre-left Social Democrats (SPD) to form […]

Germany coalition deal reached after months of wrangling

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Angela Merkel’s party suffered heavy losses in Germany’s election last year Germany is set to emerge from months of political deadlock after Angela Merkel’s conservatives (CDU/CSU) finally agreed a coalition deal with the centre-left Social Democrats (SPD). Negotiators have agreed on the division of key ministries – one of […]

EU migration chief hits out at ‘sick minds’ over Greece bribery probe

Image copyright AFP The EU’s migration chief has denounced a major corruption investigation in Greece as an “unprecedented plot”. Dimitris Avramopoulos is among 10 Greek politicians named by prosecutors in a probe involving the Swiss pharmaceutical company Novartis. Novartis is accused of paying top politicians bribes in exchange for price-fixing their medicines. Prosecutors believe this […]

Colleagues work 3,300 extra hours for dad with cancer son

Image copyright Anna Spiess Image caption Andreas Graff was able to take a year off work to care for his son suffering from cancer Employees of a German company donated almost 3,300 hours in overtime so a colleague could look after his son with leukaemia, local media report. Single dad Andreas Graff has taken almost […]

Brexit: Britons’ citizenship case to be taken to European court

Image copyright Benjamin Arthur Photography Image caption Stephen Huyton, left, with his family, is among those behind the legal action in the Netherlands The European Court of Justice (ECJ) is to be questioned on whether British people have rights to EU citizenship after Brexit. A Dutch judge has agreed to take the issue to the […]

Shop criticised for tearing up unsold clothes during cold snap

Image copyright Nathalie Beauval A clothes store in France has been criticised for cutting up and abandoning unsold clothes outside their shop instead of giving them away to homeless people. On Saturday, shopper Nathalie Beauval, spotted torn up clothes hanging on roller shutter grilles outside men’s clothes shop Celio in Rouen. Image copyright NAthalie Beauval […]

Germany coalition talks: Merkel’s conservatives and SPD clinch deal

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Angela Merkel’s party suffered heavy losses in Germany’s election last year Germany’s centre-left Social Democrats (SPD) have reached an agreement on a coalition government with Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives (CDU/CSU). A deal on the division of the key ministries was seen as the last major hurdle towards forming a […]