Social Democrats force out Mustafa over ‘values’
Sweden

Social Democrats force out Mustafa over ‘values’

Embattled Social Democrat Omar Mustafa, who also chairs Sweden’s Islamic Association (Islamiska förbundet), resigned from all his duties with the party on Saturday night, bowing to calls from within the party that he leave the governing board.

Euro stars Bayern and Dortmund run riot
Germany

Euro stars Bayern and Dortmund run riot

Champions League semi-finalists Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund registered huge wins, netting 10 goals between them as they returned to Bundesliga duty in sensational style on Saturday.

Woman dies two days after forced eviction
Germany

Woman dies two days after forced eviction

A 67-year-old Berlin woman who was evicted from her home on Tuesday died two days later at a homeless shelter, it emerged on Friday. The news has sparked criticism of forced evictions.

Mustafa must ‘share party values’: Löfven
Sweden

Mustafa must ‘share party values’: Löfven

Social Democratic Party leader Stefan Löfven has stated that embattled colleague Omar Mustafa has to fully stand behind the party's values on human rights and gender equality if he is to remain on the party's governing board.

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Switzerland

Man freed after three days in flooded cave

A caver trapped in a water-filled cavern in the canton of Neuchâtel since Wednesday was freed late Friday by a rescue team using divers, the Swiss news agency ATS reported.

Norway moots world’s first tunnel for ships
Norway

Norway moots world’s first tunnel for ships

Norway's government announced plans Friday for what is being labelled the world's first tunnel for large ships, aimed at helping them navigate a treacherous section of the southwestern coast.

Demo planned after spate of gruesome cat deaths
Sweden

Demo planned after spate of gruesome cat deaths

Some 300 people are expected to gather in Högsbo in Gothenburg to register their disgust after a slew of gory cat deaths in the area.

French prisoner escapes after hostage grab
France

French prisoner escapes after hostage grab

A well-known robber with links to organised crime on Saturday blasted his way out of jail with explosives and took five staff hostage in northern France, officials said.

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Sweden

Man jailed for raping sleeping man

A man has been jailed for two years by a court in Karlstad in central Sweden for raping a male acquaintance in his sleep.

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France

Ex-cop jailed in France for fake doc sex assault

A Belgian ex-policeman masquerading as a doctor in France was charged and jailed Friday for allegedly sexually assaulting at least eight female patients, prosecutors said.

Klopp’s hair transplant sparks aesthetic debate
Germany

Klopp’s hair transplant sparks aesthetic debate

Dortmund trainer Jürgen Klopp is better known for his football coaching abilities, but his admission on Friday that he underwent a hair transplant has sparked a wave of debate and analysis in Germany.

New immigrants are younger, more skilled
Germany

New immigrants are younger, more skilled

Germany is able to attract immigrants who are both younger and better qualified than the majority of its own citizens, a report released on Friday by the German Foundation for Integration and Migration, showed.

Musical instrument makers face tough times
Germany

Musical instrument makers face tough times

The situation for companies making musical instruments has become tough, as youngsters prefer to rather spend money on smartphones than on guitars, industry executives said on Saturday in Frankfurt.

Pensioner dies after removal of healthy kidney
Sweden

Pensioner dies after removal of healthy kidney

An 81-year-old woman died shortly having a perfectly healthy kidney removed, a mistake which the National Board of Health and Welfare (Socialstyrelsen) has concluded led to the woman's death.

Pirate Party launches file-sharer fine insurance
Sweden

Pirate Party launches file-sharer fine insurance

While file-sharing copyrighted movies and music is illegal, it remains popular and file-sharers can now sign up for insurance to fund any fines incurred as a result of getting caught.

Spanish region blocks home evictions
Spain

Spanish region blocks home evictions

The left-wing regional government of Andalucia in southwestern Spain, which has the country's highest unemployment rate, will temporarily block evictions from homes belonging to banks or real estate firms to help families in need.

Zulu set to close Cannes film festival
France

Zulu set to close Cannes film festival

Jerome Salle's film "Zulu" starring Oscar winner Forest Whitaker and Orlando Bloom will close the 66th Cannes film festival next month, the organisers said on Friday.

Court gives foreign press access to neo-Nazi trial
Germany

Court gives foreign press access to neo-Nazi trial

Germany's top court on Friday upheld a complaint by a Turkish newspaper over media access to a neo-Nazi trial in a controversy that had strained ties with Ankara.