Swedish hikers found after missing for six days
Sweden

Swedish hikers found after missing for six days

Swedish police on Saturday found two elderly hikers who went missing in the Abisko mountain range six days ago.

Oh crap! Norwegian gets stuck in loo over phone
Norway

Oh crap! Norwegian gets stuck in loo over phone

Firemen in Norway came to the rescue Friday of a man who climbed into an outdoor public toilet to retrieve a friend's cell phone, after he got stuck in the tank.

Spanish police smash Chinese immigration ring
Spain

Spanish police smash Chinese immigration ring

Spanish police said Saturday they had smashed a major ring allegedly providing Chinese nationals living illegally in the country with fake contracts as domestic staff so they could get residency permits.

Winds leave thousands of Swedes without power
Sweden

Winds leave thousands of Swedes without power

Strong gusts, forecast to reach up to 21 metres per hour, left thousands of people without power in Sweden’s northern regions on Saturday.

Appeal over Breivik’s treatment due in January
Norway

Appeal over Breivik’s treatment due in January

Norway's appeal against being found guilty of subjecting mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik to "inhuman" treatment by keeping him in solitary confinement, will go to court in January, judicial officials said Friday.

Italian flags at half mast for quake victims
Italy

Italian flags at half mast for quake victims

Flags flew at half mast across Italy on Saturday as the country observed a day of mourning for the victims of an earthquake that killed nearly 300 people.

French mayors dismiss suspended burqini ban
France

French mayors dismiss suspended burqini ban

The row over France’s burqini ban continues with several mayors vowing to keep restrictions in place despite the country’s top court suspending the ban in the resort town of Villeneuve-Loubet.

Migration agency ’to get rid of LGBT experts’
Sweden

Migration agency ’to get rid of LGBT experts’

An internal report looking at ways to make Sweden’s Migration Agency more efficient has proposed the agency gets rid of specialists dedicated to LGBT-related issues. The move has prompted the country’s main gay rights group to see red.