Norway woman makes film about own rape
Norway

Norway woman makes film about own rape

A Norwegian woman has turned her own experience of being raped in her sleep into a short YouTube film designed to highlight the issue.

Iranian military fire on Norwegian ship
Norway

Iranian military fire on Norwegian ship

A Norwegian ship that allegedly came under fire from Iranian forces in the Gulf on Thursday was wanted for causing $300 million in damage to an oil rig, an Iranian official has claimed.

Swedish anti-Islam rally only attracts handful
Sweden

Swedish anti-Islam rally only attracts handful

According to the police, counter-demonstrators dramatically outnumbered anti-Islam Pegida protesters at a rally in Uppsala in central Sweden on Saturday.

Oslo airport to open ‘bunad gate’ for May 17
Norway

Oslo airport to open ‘bunad gate’ for May 17

So many people are expected to arrive in Oslo for Saturday's May 17 national day celebrations of the country’s national day on May 17, that the city’s Gardemoen airport has decided to open a special gate.

Abbas ‘an angel of peace’, claims Pope
Italy

Abbas ‘an angel of peace’, claims Pope

Pope Francis met Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas on Saturday, calling him "an angel of peace," days after the Vatican said it was preparing to sign its first accord with Palestine to the anger of Israel.

Students steal baby penguins from aquarium
Norway

Students steal baby penguins from aquarium

Three baby penguins have been stolen from an aquarium in Ålesund Norway by a gang of rowdy high school students. But aquarium staff warn that the joke could go very sour indeed, with the penguins likely to die without their mothers’ warmth.

Fatalities in western Germany train crash
Germany

Fatalities in western Germany train crash

Police say two people have been killed and at least 20 injured in a train accident in western Germany when a train hit a truck on a level crossing

Another smash and grab raid on Stockholm shop
Sweden

Another smash and grab raid on Stockholm shop

In the second such raid in the last month, three masked raiders drove an excavator into a pawn shop in Kista in the north west of Stockholm, escaping with a variety of gold items.

Wawrinka to play Federer after stunning Nadal
Switzerland

Wawrinka to play Federer after stunning Nadal

Swiss eighth seed Stan Wawrinka is set to play fellow countryman Roger Federer in the semifinal of the Italian Open on Saturday a day after sending seven-time champion Rafael Nadal crashing out of the tournament with his maiden clay court win over the Spaniard.

Viking dragon’s head found at Birka
Sweden

Viking dragon’s head found at Birka

A tiny dragon's head, one of the most famous symbols of the Vikings, has been found during excavations in the harbour at Birka in Lake Mälaren.

Mystery of missing Swedish woman solved
Sweden

Mystery of missing Swedish woman solved

In 1982, Swedish foreign exchange student, Elisabeth Martinsson, went missing in California. Now, more than three decades later, her remains have been found and identified.