Swedish mum owns up to forest sex bunker
Sweden

Swedish mum owns up to forest sex bunker

The mystery of a sex chamber found in an old military bunker in the woods of northern Sweden on Friday, has been solved by a woman who has explained that it was "one of her most sacred places".

Police rescue boozed-up man from grit bin
Germany

Police rescue boozed-up man from grit bin

Bavarian police made an unusual rescue early Sunday morning when they freed a drunken 20-something from a grit bin. He had climbed in to shelter from the rain and got locked inside, it was reported on Sunday.

Germany’s press hails header hero
Germany

Germany’s press hails header hero

Germany's media on Sunday celebrated the team's 1-0 victory over Portugal, hailing goal-scorer Mario Gomez for getting the team off to winning ways, but coach Joachim Löw is still pushing for a stronger performance.

Sad seal pups surface at seaside sanctuaries
Germany

Sad seal pups surface at seaside sanctuaries

Seal sanctuaries along Germany's northern coastline have started taking in and caring for abandoned or orphaned pups – the first of the season arrived at the end of May, and more are expected.

Four killed in Bavarian helicopter crash
Germany

Four killed in Bavarian helicopter crash

Two men and two women were killed on Saturday when their rented helicopter crashed into trees in southern Bavaria and burst into flames. There were no survivors.

Politicians fail to calm fury at sex offender home
Germany

Politicians fail to calm fury at sex offender home

Politicians failed to calm the situation in a German village where people have attacked the building housing two sex offenders, and held repeated protests – attracting neo-Nazis calling for the death penalty.

Sweaty Swedes seek help overseas
Sweden

Sweaty Swedes seek help overseas

Thousands of Swedes suffering from over-active sweat glands are being forced to seek help in other EU countries as Swedish healthcare authorities refuse to fund treatment, according to a report in the Svenska Dagbladet daily.

Germany begin Euro 2012 with a win
Germany

Germany begin Euro 2012 with a win

A second-half header from striker Mario Gomez may have been enough to give Germany a 1-0 win over Portugal on Saturday in their opening Euro 2012 match, but coach Joachim Löw said he was still tense about their upcoming games.

Man leaps from ferry to swim back to port
Sweden

Man leaps from ferry to swim back to port

A 25-year-old man jumped from a ferry departing Visby on Gotland on Saturday and began to swim back into harbour, explaining that he had changed his mind about his trip, according to a report by the Helagotland newssite.

Lee Westwood wins Scandinavian Masters
Sweden

Lee Westwood wins Scandinavian Masters

England's Lee Westwood claimed his first tournament victory in more than a year at the Nordea Scandinavian Masters Saturday, finishing with a five-shot cushion over Ross Fisher to claim his third titl at Bro Hof Slott.

Swede found dead in Peru chopper crash
Sweden

Swede found dead in Peru chopper crash

All 14 people aboard a helicopter that vanished days ago were found dead Saturday when climbers reached the crash site high in the Peruvian Andes, officials said.