Swedish man reports ‘unprovoked’ bear attack
Sweden

Swedish man reports ‘unprovoked’ bear attack

A man was attacked by a bear in the Glamsen area south of Gävle in eastern Sweden on Saturday morning, according to a local police report.

Woman burned father in Easter bonfire
Germany

Woman burned father in Easter bonfire

A German woman in Osnabrück has been fined €800 and handed a 15-month suspended sentence for burning her father’s corpse in an Easter bonfire - and collecting his pension after his death.

Minister backs midwives’ pay rise
Germany

Minister backs midwives’ pay rise

German midwives are calling for a 30 percent increase in wages in light of rising insurance premiums, and have won the backing of Family Minister Kristina Schröder.

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Sweden

Swedish media mogul in suspected arson attack

Swedish publisher Peter Hjörne was left sifting the ashes of his holiday home near Gothenburg on Saturday morning after what police suspect to have been an arson attack.

German doctor treats Tymoshenko
Germany

German doctor treats Tymoshenko

A senior German doctor who has twice examined Ukraine's jailed ex-Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko was allowed into her prison on Friday to check on her health again, the Ukrainian prison service said.

Germany battles internet terrorism
Germany

Germany battles internet terrorism

Germany's foreign minister has called for international efforts to eradicate "virtual hiding places" for terrorists who use the internet to plan attacks.

Camel’s cast a first for Berlin vets
Germany

Camel’s cast a first for Berlin vets

A two-year-old camel named Leila showed off her new blue and white cast in Berlin Friday after undergoing an operation on a badly broken leg.

Saab fans buy last car off the production line
Sweden

Saab fans buy last car off the production line

Saab enthusiasts have confirmed that they have collected the funds required to purchase the last Saab 9-3 manufactured in the now defunct Saab factory in Trollhättan in western Sweden.

German politicians brace for Hollande victory
Germany

German politicians brace for Hollande victory

Leaders across the political spectrum in Germany are preparing for Socialist candidate Francois Hollande's likely victory in the French presidential run-off election Sunday.

US teen admits to aiding Lars Vilks murder plot
Sweden

US teen admits to aiding Lars Vilks murder plot

A teenager of Pakistani origin resident in the US has admitted to assisting in the so-called "Jihad Jane" plot to murder Swedish artist Lars Vilks.

Sweden beat Norway in hockey worlds opener
Sweden

Sweden beat Norway in hockey worlds opener

Co-hosts Sweden prevailed 3-1 in a Scandinavian derby with neighbouring Norway to claim all the points in their opening match of the World Ice Hockey Championships on Friday.