French family forgets child at motorway stop
France

French family forgets child at motorway stop

A family on their way to the French Riviera for their holidays left their three-year-old daughter in a motorway layby on Sunday and drove more than 150 kilometres before realising they had "forgotten" her, police said.

Lightning bolt ignites fire that destroys farmhouse
Switzerland

Lightning bolt ignites fire that destroys farmhouse

A bolt of lightning sparked a fire that destroyed a farmhouse in the canton of Bern at the weekend as Switzerland’s latest heatwave gave way to thunderstorms and rain.

Weekend demo turns violent in Copenhagen
Denmark

Weekend demo turns violent in Copenhagen

After a violent demonstration Saturday night in Nørrebro that saw anarchists throw Molotov cocktails and police and smash local business, the justice minister vowed that those involved would face serious punishment.

Swede accused of spying for Hezbollah in Israel
Sweden

Swede accused of spying for Hezbollah in Israel

A Swedish national has been charged in Israel on suspicion of having spied on Israeli military facilities which the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah planned to attack.

Marseille boss Bielsa quits after season opener
France

Marseille boss Bielsa quits after season opener

Marcelo Bielsa stunned French football on Saturday when he quit as coach of Marseille just minutes after his team had lost their season opener 1-0 at home to Caen.

Polar bears ‘a nightmare’ for Arctic scientists
Norway

Polar bears ‘a nightmare’ for Arctic scientists

Residents of the remote Arctic settlement of Ny-Ålesund never lock their homes -- happy to sacrifice privacy for the option of barging through the nearest door if a polar bear attacks.

Sweden’s Sjöström secures world fly double
Sweden

Sweden’s Sjöström secures world fly double

Sweden's Sarah Sjöström became the first female swimmer to win both butterfly sprint titles at a world championships when she added the 50-metre crown to her 100-metre title while competing in Kazan on Saturday.

Swede hospitalised after eating toxic mushroom
Sweden

Swede hospitalised after eating toxic mushroom

A man in eastern Sweden was rushed to hospital on Sunday after mistaking a deadly mushroom with a harmless, and edible lookalike.