Two Germans die in Tyrolean mountains
Germany

Two Germans die in Tyrolean mountains

Two German hikers have died after falling in the Tyrolean mountains, police announced on Saturday. The accidents were not connected and experts have warned people to be more cautious when walking over snow in the hills.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic buys Swedish ‘hunting’ island
Sweden

Zlatan Ibrahimovic buys Swedish ‘hunting’ island

Swedish football star Zlatan Ibrahimovic has bought an island in Lake Mälaren west of Stockholm, according to a report in the Aftonbladet newspaper.

Seventh fire in apartment building within a month
Germany

Seventh fire in apartment building within a month

Police are searching for suspects after the seventh fire within a month broke out in an apartment building in western Germany on Friday. The flat was completely wrecked but no-one was injured.

Germany urges Spain to ‘ask for financial help’
Germany

Germany urges Spain to ‘ask for financial help’

The head of Germany's central bank, Jens Weidmann, is pressing Spain to seek a bailout for troubled banks from the eurozone's current rescue fund, the European Financial Stability Facility (EFSF).

Shakespeare tribute hits Stockholm stages
Sweden

Shakespeare tribute hits Stockholm stages

Fans of Shakespeare in Stockholm are in for a treat this June, as the Stockholm English Speaking Theatre Company takes to the stages of the city to present “Shakespeare, As You Like it” – a tribute to the bard himself.

Kassel opens 13th ‘documenta’ art show
Germany

Kassel opens 13th ‘documenta’ art show

One of the biggest events in the art world's calendar, documenta 13, kicked off on Saturday and is expected to attract more than 750,000 visitors to the western German town of Kassel over its 100-day run.

Elmander fitness boosts Swedish Euro hopes
Sweden

Elmander fitness boosts Swedish Euro hopes

Sweden striker Johan Elmander came through training on Friday for the first time since the Galatasaray star broke a toe in the final Turkish league game of the season, team sources said.

Germany face Portugal in Euro 2012 opener
Germany

Germany face Portugal in Euro 2012 opener

Germany on Saturday take on Portugal while the Netherlands face Denmark, as the first matches in Euro 2012 are played in competition co-hosts Ukraine.

Snow and fog hamper Peru chopper search
Sweden

Snow and fog hamper Peru chopper search

Adverse weather conditions Friday complicated search and rescue efforts to locate a helicopter carrying 14 people including a Swede and eight South Koreans which has vanished in the mountains of southern Peru.

Nordic police close in on rare egg thieves
Sweden

Nordic police close in on rare egg thieves

A seizure by Finnish customs of some 10,000 rare bird eggs could reveal the truth behind a trail of thefts stretching across Sweden, Norway, Finland and Iceland.

Sweden Democrats in false funds claim
Sweden

Sweden Democrats in false funds claim

The youth league of the Sweden Democrats SDU) has accepted almost 885,452 kronor ($123,000) in funding from Helsingborg municipality without being entitled to the money, according to the nyheter24.se website.