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Sweden

Woman held on remand over bones found in flat

A woman accused of having parts of human skeletons in her Gothenburg apartment was brought before Gothenburg’s district court on Saturday for remand negotiations.

Fall from hospital bed kills elderly woman
Sweden

Fall from hospital bed kills elderly woman

An elderly woman died from the injuries she sustained after falling out of her hospital bed at Sundsvall’s hospital in northern Sweden, where more similar falls have occurred recently.

Giant catfish empty rivers, turn cannibal
Germany

Giant catfish empty rivers, turn cannibal

Giant catfish are becoming an increasing problem in German rivers and lakes, with one monstrous 2.5-metre specimen even said to be eating swans in a river it has emptied of all other fish. Some are even becoming cannibals.

Former first lady sues over red light rumours
Germany

Former first lady sues over red light rumours

Bettina Wulff, the wife of German ex-president Christian Wulff, is suing a TV moderator and Google for helping spread rumours about her life before her marriage.

Fake porn fines hit thousands of Swedes
Sweden

Fake porn fines hit thousands of Swedes

Thousands of Swedes have been paying faked fines for surfing on porn sites, depositing millions into fraudsters accounts, reported Swedish media on Saturday.

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Sweden

Three years in prison for brutal knife attack

A 23-year-old man has been sentenced to three years in prison for brutally attacking and stabbing a Gothenburg cab driver when it was time to pay the bill.

Damaged cargo ship enters German waters
Germany

Damaged cargo ship enters German waters

A cargo vessel hobbled by a deadly explosion in July entered German waters on Saturday as it made its way to its final destination at a northern German port, officials said.

Lufthansa flights back on plan as talks start
Germany

Lufthansa flights back on plan as talks start

Lufthansa resumed its regular flight schedule at 5:30 on Saturday morning, after what was possibly the largest strike in the history of the airline.

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Sweden

Mystery blast shakes Malmö neighbourhood

On Friday night, a heavy explosion shook the Malmö neighbourhood Hermodsdal, in southern Sweden, breaking windows and damaging cars.

ECB bond-buying under fire in Germany
Germany

ECB bond-buying under fire in Germany

The European Central Bank's masterplan to help prop-up the battered eurozone countries prompted scathing criticism among German commentators Friday, who questioned the government's muted response.

Germany struggle to beat Faroe Islands
Germany

Germany struggle to beat Faroe Islands

Germany laboured to a 3-0 win over Faroe Islands in their opening World Cup qualifier on Friday, as two second-half goals from Real Madrid's Mesut Özil saved the Germans' blushes.