Muslim offer to clean Nazi graffiti refused
Norway

Muslim offer to clean Nazi graffiti refused

The Norway head of anti-Islam movement Pegida has turned down a group of young Muslims who offered to clean his book shop's walls and windows after the words “Nazi Swine” were spray-painted all over them on Saturday night.

Breakdowns cancel flights at Geneva airport
Switzerland

Breakdowns cancel flights at Geneva airport

The Geneva airport struggled to return to normal operations on Sunday, a day after equipment failures, two fires and snow forced the cancellation of 35 flights and the rerouting of 22 others.

‘Ring of Peace’ demo ‘tainted’ by anti-Jew link
Norway

‘Ring of Peace’ demo ‘tainted’ by anti-Jew link

The ’Ring of Peace’ demonstration in Oslo on Saturday, which brought hope to millions across the world, has been condemned as “tainted” because one of the organisers in the past blamed the 9/11 attacks on New York’s World Trade Centre on Jews.

German FM warns against escalation
Germany

German FM warns against escalation

Germany's foreign minister warned Sunday in comments to a newspaper that any attack on the eastern Ukrainian city of Mariupol would be a clear violation of a week-old ceasefire accord.

Is Sweden’s Missan the world’s oldest living cat?
Sweden

Is Sweden’s Missan the world’s oldest living cat?

Missan, 29, may be the world’s oldest cat, according to its Swedish owner who says that aside from suffering from some minor back and kidney problems, there is no reason why her furry friend won't make it to the grand age of 30.

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Norway

Ice climber falls to death in Norway

An ice climber of foreign nationality has died of his injuries after he fell between 30 and 40 metres while trying to scale a waterfall in southern Norway. Rescue workers desperately tried to reach the man, who got stuck on a ledge, but were unable to get to him in time.

Aircraft lifted despite cabin crew walk-off

Aircraft lifted despite cabin crew walk-off

A pilot manning a Norwegian airlines aircraft scheduled to fly between New York and Stockholm last month decided to fly the plane despite almost half of the cabin crew having walked off after a fight over a snow storm.

Crowds flock to French coast for ‘supertides’
France

Crowds flock to French coast for ‘supertides’

France kicked off nearly a month of exceptionally large spring tides on Saturday, as tourists flocked to coastal areas to witness spectacularly high water levels ahead of the so-called "tide of the century" March 21st.

Swedish journalist held in Syria freed
Sweden

Swedish journalist held in Syria freed

A Swedish freelance journalist reporting on the civil war in Syria has been released after being held nearly a week by Bashar al-Assad’s regime. During his time in detention, Joakim Medin says he was kept in an isolation cell “covered in dirt and blood”.

Oslo Muslims support Jews after CPH attacks
Denmark

Oslo Muslims support Jews after CPH attacks

A week after the twin shootings that rocked Denmark and amid concerns of growing anti-Semitism in the Nordic countries, Muslims in Norway formed a 'ring of peace' around a synagogue to show the "true face" of Islam.