Norway's mass-killer Anders Behring Breivik on Friday dismissed his sentence of 21 years by declaring the Oslo court "illegitimate", adding that he wanted to apologize to sympathizers for not killing more people.
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A Swedish man died on Friday after base-jumping from a mountain in Norway, although the exact circumstances of the incident remain unclear.
Norway's maximum prison sentence is 21 years, after it abolished life in prison in 1971 as part of its goal of rehabilitating and reintegrating criminals into society, a Norwegian law professor told AFP.
With apartments in Stockholm harder than ever to find, desperate house-hunters are easy prey for con-artists. The Local’s Oliver Gee finds out more about how the fraudsters operate and how to avoid them.
A 35-year-old rubbish enthusiast is wanted by police in Motala, in southern Sweden, after hiding on the town’s garbage trucks and secretly filming the bin men at work.
A burning cargo ship which has been floating around the Atlantic for several weeks is heading for Germany after an international row over where it could dock. But a politician says the German MSC Flaminia is a "ticking time-bomb."
A “sex meter” scheme, taxing prostitutes €6 a night to work the streets of Bonn has raised more than €35,000 for public coffers in its first year, authorities said this week.
A new kind of flying, fish-eating dinosaur has left German palaeontologists waving their trowels in glee. After a year of examining, dusting and head-scratching, they are putting the fossil on show this Saturday.
A Swedish couple has received a 36,000 kronor ($5,450) payout from budget airline Ryanair after being left stranded in Brussels in 2006 and forced to make their own way home.
Lance Armstrong, who is poised to be stripped of his seven Tour de France titles after relinquishing his fight against drug charges, has received backing from his former team boss Johan Bruyneel.
Police in riot-hit Amiens have been cleared of provoking two nights of unrest that devastated part of the northern French city earlier this month.
Relieved survivors of Anders Behring Breivik's massacres took to Twitter on Friday to express their delight moments after he was sentenced to 21 years in prison for killing 77 people last year.
Disgraced British designer John Galliano has been stripped of the Legion d'Honneur, the top French medal he was awarded in 2009 for services to haute couture.
A smug smile crossed the face of Norwegian mass killer Anders Behring Breivik as an Oslo court on Friday found him legally sane and sentenced him to 21 years in jail.
German cyclist Jan Ullrich on Friday refused to speculate whether he would be handed three Tour de France titles which seem certain to be withdrawn from US rider Lance Armstrong over doping claims.
Norway mass killer Anders Behring Breivik will not appeal an Oslo court's verdict on Friday finding him sane and sending him to prison for 21 years, his lawyer said after the conviction was handed down.
Following are the key events since Anders Behring Breivik killed 77 people in twin attacks in Norway last year, culminating with the Oslo court's verdict Friday finding him sane and sentenced to 21 years in prison.
Ali Esbati, a Swede who was on the Norwegian island of Utøya during the massacre last summer, has spoken out about his “relief” to hear that Anders Behring Breivik was sentenced to prison and not psychiatric care on Friday.
Tossing the caber and blowing the bagpipes while cavorting in kilts may seem like incongruous activities in the heart of Switzerland, but they're all part of an annual ritual in St. Ursen.
Chancellor Angela Merkel is portrayed as a mafia boss, accused of disempowering parliament and having an “East German neutrality of values” that is foreign to many westerners, in a new book by a former advisor to Helmut Kohl.
A German granny who smuggled a tonne of cannabis into the country over five years starts a jail sentence this weekend – despite her argument that the trips to Holland and back were keeping her active in her old age.
A French woman endured an 18 hour, 18,000 kilometre return trip from Lahore to Paris after sleeping through her stop in the French capital.
German police officers trained security forces in Belarus at the same time as the German foreign minister condemned militia crackdowns in what has been called Europe's last dictatorship, a newspaper reported.
A 44-year-old man is facing charges of attempted murder following a bizarre stabbing attack near Fribourg’s train station earlier this week.
A Swiss radiology lab said Friday it has received the go-ahead from the widow of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat to test his remains for poisoning by polonium, a highly radioactive element.
Voter support for French president François Hollande has fallen to below 50 percent for the first time since the election, a new poll published on Thursday showed.
A litter of 16 Cuban crocodiles has been hatched in a Swedish zoo to parents that were previously owned by Fidel Castro and smuggled via Moscow to Stockholm in a zoo keeper's hand luggage.
Swedish fashion exports are booming according to industry experts, who say that the upward trend is strong despite unstable European economies and the lingering financial crisis.
All the latest updates from Oslo district court, which on Friday morning ruled that Anders Behring Breivik was sane when he killed 77 people last July.
Norway's mass killer Anders Behring Breivik was found sane and sentenced to 21 years in prison on Friday for a bloodbath that left 77 people dead, traumatized the nation and shocked the world.
Usain Bolt eased to victory in the 200m at the Lausanne Diamond League meeting on Thursday as Jamaican teammate Yohan Blake became the second fastest 100m performer of all time.
Thirteen months after his killing spree -- a bomb attack and Europe's deadliest rampage by a lone gunman in peacetime -- Norwegian far-right extremist Anders Behring Breivik will Friday hear his sentence.
A group of school children in Gothenburg who were playing outdoors had to be given medical attention with two taken to hospital on Thursday afternoon after being attacked by a swarm of wasps in a wooded area near their school.
The US anti-doping agency has said it will strip cycling legend Lance Armstrong of his seven Tour de France titles, following his decision to give up his fight against charges that he took performance enhancing drugs during his career.
Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras said on Friday his debt-wracked country was not asking for more cash, but needed more "breathing space" to carry out cuts and reforms. He had just met Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin.
The 24-year-old key witness in the trial against a man suspected of shooting dead axe-attack victim Esa Rano in northern Sweden, brought in by police for questioning on Thursday, has been released.
Four young children died in a house fire in western Germany early on Friday morning. Firemen did manage to rescue two adults presumed to be the parents and a baby, all of whom are said to have been injured.
A 21-year-old woman was found dead in an apartment in Hallunda south of Stockholm on Thursday.
As Kinder Surprise launches a new egg wrapped in pink, containing fairies in push-up bras and labelled “just for girls”, a campaign is growing against such marketing. Pinkstinks Germany founder Stevie Schmiedel spoke to The Local.