What happened next? Comedy goal drama in Norway
Norway

What happened next? Comedy goal drama in Norway

An accidental goal and a striking example of fair play will live long in the memory after a thrilling encounter between Brann and Lillestrøm in Norway’s top flight on Sunday.

Burglar flees, scared stiff by mummified corpse
Germany

Burglar flees, scared stiff by mummified corpse

A burglar got more than he bargained for when he broke into a flat and found the mummified corpse of a woman who had died five years previously. He was so terrified he fled.

Bolt to race in Zurich Diamond League
Switzerland

Bolt to race in Zurich Diamond League

Double Olympic sprint champion Usain Bolt will race in the Zurich leg of the Diamond League on August 30th, organizers announced on Monday.

German bloodhound gang hunts poachers
Germany

German bloodhound gang hunts poachers

German dogs are hunting poachers in Congo to combat the slaughter of rare gorillas and other targeted animals like elephants. Trainer Marcel Maierhofer told The Local how his bloodhound gang is changing things in a national park.

Apple rumours bear sweet fruit for Loewe
Germany

Apple rumours bear sweet fruit for Loewe

Rumours that Apple was preparing to buy a German television manufacturer pushed its share price up by more than 20 percent on Monday – even though the only thing the company said was that the idea was mistaken.

Eurostar plans speedy London to Frankfurt link
Germany

Eurostar plans speedy London to Frankfurt link

Eurostar is to extend its high speed rail service to link Frankfurt and Cologne via the Channel Tunnel to London within the next five years, according to a British newspaper report on Monday.

101-year-old woman scares off thief with stick
Sweden

101-year-old woman scares off thief with stick

A 101-year-old woman fought back when a thief intruded into her home in northern Sweden, beating him over the head with a stick and frightening him from the house.

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Sweden

Jail for heads of massive sex trafficking ring

Two Romanian men were sentenced on Monday to six years prison for smuggling eleven women to Sweden as part of a brutal and far-reaching prostitution ring.

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Switzerland

Swiss stocks fall amid Greece uncertainty

Swiss stocks fell sharply on Monday in line with drops in other European markets as failure to form a Greek government at the weekend stoked concerns over the eurozone debt crisis.

Malmö sniper suspect ‘not a racist’: lawyer
Sweden

Malmö sniper suspect ‘not a racist’: lawyer

The Swedish man accused in a deadly shooting spree against immigrants in Malmö had no motive for shooting the victims, according to his lawyer, who did his best to cast doubt on the case against his client on the opening day of the highly-anticipated murder trial.

Baader-Meinhof member speaks to deny murder
Germany

Baader-Meinhof member speaks to deny murder

A former member of the notorious Baader-Meinhof gang that terrorised Germany in the 1970s and 1980s on Monday denied taking part in the group's most high-profile murder, breaking a long silence.

Video: See Nirvana rouse this little drummer boy
Norway

Video: See Nirvana rouse this little drummer boy

A 3-year-old boy of Norwegian-Chilean descent is rapidly achieving star status on the internet for a video that shows him breaking into a wild drum solo as he's jolted awake by a Nirvana classic blaring on the car stereo.

Swedish union plea to Obama: ‘help save Saab’
Sweden

Swedish union plea to Obama: ‘help save Saab’

Swedish union IF Metall has written a letter to US president Barack Obama about bankrupt Swedish automaker Saab, hoping for a similar result to the General Motors bailout of 2009.

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Norway

Breivik victim removed bullet and swam to safety

Young Norwegians injured in Anders Behring Breivik's shooting rampage on Utøya island testified for the first time on Monday, describing how he calmly hunted them down, but also taunting the killer of 77 people.

Clueless campers disrupt military training exercise
Sweden

Clueless campers disrupt military training exercise

A group of tourists hoping to pitch their tents in central Sweden may face criminal charges after disrupting a live-fire exercise taking place in a restricted military area.

State election hails rise of ‘Merkel in Red’
Germany

State election hails rise of ‘Merkel in Red’

Chancellor Angela Merkel's party suffered a major defeat on Sunday in a pivotal German state. The Local’s media roundup looks at how newspapers are interpreting the result, weighing up candidates for Germany's next chancellor.

Missing Norwegian footballer found dead
Norway

Missing Norwegian footballer found dead

Missing Stabæk player Tor-Marius Gromstad, 22, was found dead at a building site in Oslo on Monday morning.

Deserted Swedish homes used to grow cannabis
Sweden

Deserted Swedish homes used to grow cannabis

A growing trend in northern Sweden has seen cheap houses being snapped up by cannabis enthusiasts who use the houses as drug labs, with police shutting down another on Sunday.

Disco doyenne launches Swiss adultery site
Switzerland

Disco doyenne launches Swiss adultery site

A nightclub manager from the Jura has set up a new internet dating site for adulterers.

Teenage hackers ‘tried to change school grades’
Germany

Teenage hackers ‘tried to change school grades’

While most students worry about exam results, two north German high school pupils are suspected of hacking into the school’s computer system to change their grades. They could end up in prison.

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Switzerland

Lucerne double shooter killed himself: police

A 33-year-old Kosovar man who seriously injured his wife and her mother in a shooting incident last week died from self-inflicted injuries, and not from a shot fired by his wife's brother, according to media reports. 

 

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Norway

Norway’s Telenor warns India on telecom impasse

India will lose vital foreign investment if state-run Norwegian telecom giant Telenor has to exit the country nursing multi-billion-dollar losses, a Norwegian minister warned on Saturday.

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Switzerland

Swiss lawyer wanted in US family fraud case

A British lawyer has been charged and a Swiss lawyer is wanted for questioning by the US tax authorities for allegedly helping a well-known American family to hide unpaid taxes in Swiss bank accounts.

Pirate Bay founder takes case to European court
Sweden

Pirate Bay founder takes case to European court

One of the founders of Swedish file share site The Pirate Bay is turning to the European Court of Human Rights in the hopes of having his guilty verdict overturned, claiming his conviction violates his freedom of speech.

Swedish triple jumper Olsson quits ahead of London Olympics
Sweden

Swedish triple jumper Olsson quits ahead of London Olympics

Swedish Olympic gold medalist triple jumper Christian Olsson is abandoning his bid to compete at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, the one-time world record holder said as he announced on Monday he was retiring from the sport.

Free breathalyzers to be given to motorists
France

Free breathalyzers to be given to motorists

A motoring association is planning to hand out 100,000 breathalyzer kits over the upcoming holiday weekend, as France prepares for a new law requiring every car to carry the alcohol test.

Norway hits dozen to smash German dreams
Norway

Norway hits dozen to smash German dreams

An inspired Norway team looks bound for the quarter finals after blasting twelve goals past a shell-shocked Germany at the World Championships in Stockholm on Sunday.

New first lady will not be ‘trophy wife’
France

New first lady will not be ‘trophy wife’

As well as a new president, France will be introduced to its new first lady this week and she has already said she plans to retain her independence. 

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France

Cocaine on the menu at top restaurants

Three of Paris' most chic restaurants have been shut down after police were called in to investigate claims of drug trafficking.

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Switzerland

Swiss army to buy new bicycles — with gears

Forget the Swiss army knife, Swiss soldiers will soon be issued with the latest in two-wheel technology -- brand new bicycles to keep the men fit on mountain roads.

Murder trial starts for Malmö sniper suspect
Sweden

Murder trial starts for Malmö sniper suspect

Peter Mangs, the man suspected of perpetrating a series of racially-motived shootings which claimed three lives in Malmö and left the city gripped in fear, appeared in court amid tight security on Monday for the start of his high-profile murder trial.

Hollande’s party attacks Merkel ahead of meeting
Germany

Hollande’s party attacks Merkel ahead of meeting

As German Chancellor Angela Merkel prepares to meet new Socialist French President Francois Hollande in Berlin on Tuesday, his party has attacked her, saying they will not allow her to lead Europe.

Colombia rebels to free French journalist
France

Colombia rebels to free French journalist

Marxist rebels holding French journalist Romeo Langlois hostage for almost a month said on Sunday they will free him, according to a Red Cross official.

One year on: things only get worse for DSK
France

One year on: things only get worse for DSK

On Monday, exactly a year will have passed since Dominique Strauss Kahn's arrest on charges of trying to rape a maid in a luxury New York hotel room.

White Mustang mystery stumps Swedish police
Sweden

White Mustang mystery stumps Swedish police

Police remain baffled as to the whereabouts of the driver of white Ford Mustang rented in the Czech Republic and found abandoned near the side of a road in northern Sweden with the keys still inside.

Germans arrest Sea Shepherd founder
Germany

Germans arrest Sea Shepherd founder

A German court on Monday ordered Paul Watson, the founder of marine conservation group Sea Shepherd, to remain in custody a day after his arrest on a warrant from Costa Rica.

Munich must beat Chelsea to save pride
Germany

Munich must beat Chelsea to save pride

Dutch winger Arjen Robben says Bayern Munich must beat Chelsea in Saturday's Champions League final to erase the painful memory of their German Cup final humiliation.

Bus crashes near Arlanda airport after driver faints
Sweden

Bus crashes near Arlanda airport after driver faints

A double-decker bus carrying 72 passengers crashed north of Stockholm on Sunday evening after the driver passed out while behind the wheel.