German girl ‘kept like an animal’ for eight years
Germany

German girl ‘kept like an animal’ for eight years

A German girl has been rescued by Bosnian police after allegedly being held captive by a couple for eight years during which she was forced to eat pig feed and pull a horse-cart.

Coburg medieval town centre hit by fire
Germany

Coburg medieval town centre hit by fire

At least 13 people suffered smoke inhalation in a fire which destroyed four historic half-timbered buildings in Coburg, Bavaria, at the weekend.

Nazi war criminal, 90, dies at large – in Bavaria
Germany

Nazi war criminal, 90, dies at large – in Bavaria

A Nazi war criminal who escaped from a Dutch jail after the war and evaded all attempts by the Netherlands to get him back has died at the age of 90 in Germany, it was confirmed on Sunday.

Swedish teen shot while sunbathing in Turkey
Sweden

Swedish teen shot while sunbathing in Turkey

A 17-year-old Swede was lazing by the pool during a family holiday in Turkey last Tuesday when he was shot in the back.

Swedes sing praises of Eurovision winner Loreen
Sweden

Swedes sing praises of Eurovision winner Loreen

Sweden lavished praise Sunday on Eurovision song contest winner Loreen, revelling in her dominance with dance number "Euphoria".

Man ejected after Persian rug car wash attempt
Sweden

Man ejected after Persian rug car wash attempt

A man is suspected of threatening behaviour after having been told not to wash his Persian rug in a car wash in Västerås in eastern Sweden.

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Sweden

Pensioner awakes from coma after teens’ attack

A 61-year-old man has awoken from a coma over two months after he was attacked by a gang of teenage boys in Gothenburg.

Germany eighth as Sweden wins Eurovision
Germany

Germany eighth as Sweden wins Eurovision

Sweden won this year’s Eurovision Song Contest on Saturday night, with Loreen leaving the other candidates swamped in her wake. Germany’s contender Roman Lob came in eighth but said he was happy with a “super” result.

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Sweden

Grandmother drowns trying to save grandson

A 68-year-old woman drowned on Saturday while trying to save her two grandsons who had strayed too far from a beach in southern Stockholm.

German horror as Syrian regime kills nearly 100
Germany

German horror as Syrian regime kills nearly 100

Germany's foreign minister said Saturday he was "horrified" by reports that more than 90 people had been massacred in a Syrian town, and said those responsible must be punished.

Weakened Germany loses to Switzerland 5-3
Germany

Weakened Germany loses to Switzerland 5-3

Germany slumped to an error-plagued 5-3 friendly defeat to Switzerland on Saturday, a worrying setback just two weeks out from Euro 2012 where they will be amongst the favourites.

Loreen win gives Sweden Eurovision ‘Euphoria’
Sweden

Loreen win gives Sweden Eurovision ‘Euphoria’

Sweden's Loreen brought home gold in the glitzy 2012 Eurovision Song Contest early Sunday morning with an impassioned rendition of her hit "Euphoria" from Baku in Azerbaijan.