The Spanish state broadcaster has been asked to explain by the country's TV watchdog why it accompanies a clip of ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont with creepy music. The use of the theme from The Exorcist produced a lively reaction on social media.
Former Angry Birds mastermind Peter Vesterbacka has stunned his compatriots with plans for a high-speed private rail link between Finland and Estonia. He argued that what might be the world's longest tunnel could be built within a mere five years.
The taxi-hailing app firm Uber has lost its appeal against a landmark UK ruling ordering it to treat its drivers as workers. Cases like this have sparked an upsurge in "gig-economy workers" seeking to unionize, a spokesperson for Independent Workers Union of Great Britain told Sputnik.
The vast majority of Germans and Poles want a rapprochement with Russia, and a greater proportion of these countries' residents consider Russia to be a part of Europe than Russians; these are just a few fascinating findings from a recent tri-national survey by Germany's Koerber Foundation.
Allegations of sexual violence have soared in France in the wake of a series of high-profile cases against famous figures, including Hollywood actors.
A scientist who has researched the subject of bad language has discovered swearing is actually useful. Dr. Emma Byrne told Sputnik tests have proved swearing even reduces feelings of pain and discomfort.
Renowned fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld has sparked outrage on social media, and prompted a flurry of complaints to France's TV standards watchdog, after likening German leader Angela Merkel's liberal asylum policies to the Holocaust.
In the weeks before the upcoming regional and municipal election in Denmark, the parties involved have stepped up their rhetoric in a bid to gain more votes. The right-wing Danish People's Party gained media attention with its proposals to prohibit doctors from wearing 'Islamic' beards and to ban foreigners from local elections altogether.
Norway's esteemed student union in Trondheim has landed in hot water after arranging a "politically incorrect" Nazi-themed party many believed took things way too far.
Amid a drastic spike in pro-NATO rhetoric in non-aligned Finland, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg pledged still closer cooperation with the Nordic country without it having to become a full member of the alliance.
With the sexual misconduct scandal currently plaguing the UK Parliament showing no sign of abating, titillating new details have already emerged.
A US-sponsored presentation about fossil fuels at the UN climate conference in Bonn was interrupted by singing and chanting protesters.
The phenomenon of male prostitution is gaining momentum in Sweden, which, ironically, is known as a champion of equality. Migrant boys at risk of deportation are believed to be particularly overrepresented in this area.
British MPs are beginning a two-day discussion of the EU Withdrawal Bill, which will allow the country's parliament to scrutinize the process of leaving the European Union.
NATO’s newly reformed and streamlined command structure will prevent the United States and other major Western nations from reducing tensions and establishing improved working relations with Russia, analysts told Sputnik.
The new military command structure recently unveiled by NATO will needlessly generate war tensions across Europe, retired Canadian diplomat Patrick Armstrong told Sputnik.
Addressing the Lord Mayor’s banquet on Monday, UK Prime Minister Theresa May accused Moscow of meddling in other countries' elections and spreading fake news, adding that despite “the scale and nature” of Russia’s actions she hopes to avoid the return to the atmosphere of the Cold War era.
The new UK Withdrawal Agreement and Implementation Bill will allow the country’s parliament to scrutinize the process of the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union, the UK government Department for Exiting the European Union said in a statement on Monday.
Fraud in the UK totalled US$250 billion in the year to November 2017, with the charity sector being conned out of at least US$3 billion, a report has revealed.
Despite ongoing risks from Brexit and political instability, a senior currency analyst at a New York finance institution says for now sterling retains its underlying strength.
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