Lausanne scientists in brain map breakthrough
Switzerland

Lausanne scientists in brain map breakthrough

Researchers in Switzerland said on Monday a new computerized model of part of a rat's cortex predicts connections between neurons, which could help explain how the brains of mammals -- including humans -- work.

Locked-out NHL stars eye Swiss hockey teams
Switzerland

Locked-out NHL stars eye Swiss hockey teams

Swiss ice hockey teams look set to benefit from a lockout of players in North America’s National Hockey League over a wage dispute.

Dog shoots man
France

Dog shoots man

A 55-year-old French hunter who had to have his right hand amputated after his dog accidentally shot him said Monday he didn't blame the pet, which he still considered "adorable".

Moscovici: Arms firm merger will need scrutiny
France

Moscovici: Arms firm merger will need scrutiny

French finance minister Pierre Moscovici said Monday that the merger of British arms maker BAE Systems and European aerospace giant EADS must be "examined thoroughly" in a process that "will take time".

Teen girl ill after eating raw animal heart
Norway

Teen girl ill after eating raw animal heart

A 16-year-old girl is recovering in hospital from a life-threatening infection after she was forced to eat a raw animal heart during an initiation ceremony for a high school sorority in south-eastern Norway.

Diplomat reversal on Dag Hammarskjöld death
Sweden

Diplomat reversal on Dag Hammarskjöld death

Newly released evidence on the death of UN chief and renowned Swedish statesman Dag Hammarskjöld, including previously unseen pictures of his corpse, has caused the author of an official inquiry to question his own claims that the death was an accident.

Dad, 88, fined for hitting son, 65, with broom
Germany

Dad, 88, fined for hitting son, 65, with broom

An 88-year-old pensioner has accepted a fine of €2,000 for hitting his son - also a pensioner - with a broom. The judge told the pair, "I'd be ashamed of coming to court with this nonsense."

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France

Leclerc supermarket founder dies at 85

Edouard Leclerc, the founder of French hypermarket chain E. Leclerc, died on Monday aged 85, officials in his native region of Brittany said.

Preparing students for a globalized world

Germany

Preparing students for a globalized world


Schoolchildren in Germany have the chance to be exposed to an international learning environment in a local setting. Phorms offers bilingual teaching in German and English with an emphasis on educational excellence that embraces cultural diversity within the classroom.

Germans less than ecstatic on EU and euro
Germany

Germans less than ecstatic on EU and euro

Nearly two thirds of Germans think they would be better off if they had not swapped the deutschmark for the euro while about half say they would be doing better without the European Union.

Swedes like the US more than the EU: study
Sweden

Swedes like the US more than the EU: study

Swedes have a more favourable opinion of the United States than they do of the European Union, according to a new study, which also found Sweden to have the lowest opinion of Israel of any EU country.