Swiss ex-Olympic coach jailed for child sex abuse
Switzerland

Swiss ex-Olympic coach jailed for child sex abuse

Switzerland's former Olympic swimming coach Flavio Bomio was jailed for 11 years on Friday for sexually abusing boys, two years after he was disgraced when victims came forward.

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Sweden

Boyfriend confesses to killing missing man

A 37-year old man said to be the boyfriend Jens Janzon, who has been missing for more than two weeks, has confessed to the killing after Janzon's body was discovered in the storage room of an apartment complex in Skoghall, west central Sweden on Thursday.

‘Delusional’ man stops train to fetch dog
Sweden

‘Delusional’ man stops train to fetch dog

A 29-year old man in Knivsta, eastern Sweden, jammed on a train's emergency brake after leaving his dog on the platform. He was later arrested on suspicion of vandalism.

China probe into alleged Sanofi bribes
France

China probe into alleged Sanofi bribes

Beijing city health and corruption officials have launched an investigation into allegations staff at French pharmaceutical giant Sanofi bribed more than 500 Chinese doctors a total of about $280,000. Sanofi have said they are taking the allegations "very seriously."

Arrests made in France after trafficking bust
France

Arrests made in France after trafficking bust

A human trafficking ring that smuggled Chinese migrants into Europe and the United States has been dismantled and 75 people have been arrested in France and Spain, Spanish police said on Saturday.

Week in review: The Local looks back
Sweden

Week in review: The Local looks back

Busy week? In case you missed them, here's a quick look back at some of the main stories that appeared on The Local this past week.

Thieves make 40,000 litre diesel raid
Sweden

Thieves make 40,000 litre diesel raid

Police are on the hunt for diesel thieves who stole a huge quantity of fuel from an automatic filling station in Vilhelmina, northern Sweden, with the raided goods estimated to be worth 600,000 kronor ($92,000)

Swiss store: Oprah spat a ‘misunderstanding’
Switzerland

Swiss store: Oprah spat a ‘misunderstanding’

A Swiss luxury boutique has denied any wrongdoing after US chat show queen Oprah Winfrey claimed she had been the subject of racism when a shop assistant allegedly refused to show her an expensive handbag.

Arrests made in Spain after trafficking bust
Spain

Arrests made in Spain after trafficking bust

A human trafficking ring that smuggled Chinese migrants into Europe and the United States has been dismantled and 75 people have been arrested in Spain and France, Spanish police said on Saturday.

Six migrants drown, 100 rescued off Sicily
Italy

Six migrants drown, 100 rescued off Sicily

The Italian coastguard found Saturday the dead bodies of six clandestine migrants on a tourist beach in Sicily while nearly 100 others, thought to be Syrians and some Egyptians, were rescued in the latest desperate attempt to reach Europe.

German email providers unite against spying
Germany

German email providers unite against spying

Germany's three biggest email providers announced on Friday a partnership to bolster the security of messages sent between them in the wake of revelations of US online surveillance scandal.

PSG held on opening day
France

PSG held on opening day

Champions Paris Saint Germain dropped points on the opening day of the French league season, held 1-1 at Montpellier as they began their defence of the title.

Message in a bottle found after 20 years
Sweden

Message in a bottle found after 20 years

A letter dated from May 1993 from students in a school in Värmland County, west central Sweden was found by a tourist on the west coast shore who has since made contact with the sender of the original bottled note.