Teacher fined for pointing out cleavage with pencil
Germany

Teacher fined for pointing out cleavage with pencil

A German teacher who warned one of her teenage students about her provocative clothing has been fined for sticking a pencil down the girl's cleavage to make her point.

Escaped tiger kills zoo keeper
Germany

Escaped tiger kills zoo keeper

A woman was killed by a tiger which escaped from its cage at Cologne zoo on Saturday.

Household electric bills ‘billions too much’
Germany

Household electric bills ‘billions too much’

Households in Germany pay around €3 billion too much for their electricity each year, according to a market analysis which says industry is benefitting from state aid for the switch to renewables – but domestic customers are being left out.

Nine injured in fire at home for asylum seekers
Germany

Nine injured in fire at home for asylum seekers

At least nine people were taken to hospital after a fire swept through at a home for asylum seekers in Stuttgart early on Saturday morning.

OAS urges ‘dialogue’ over Assange case
Sweden

OAS urges ‘dialogue’ over Assange case

The Organization of American States declared "solidarity and support" Friday for Ecuador in its dispute with Britain over granting asylum to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

Doc reported after breast surgery vids hit YouTube
Sweden

Doc reported after breast surgery vids hit YouTube

A Stockholm-based plastic surgeon has been reported for uploading videos to YouTube, showing before, during and after footage of patients’ breast augmentations, where the women were identifiable.

Sweden to buy Super-Jas fighter jets
Sweden

Sweden to buy Super-Jas fighter jets

The Swedish government has promised that Sweden is to buy 40-60 units of the next generation of fighter jet Jas Gripen, and is therefore increasing the Swedish Armed Forces’ budget.

Two kids disappear from Stockholm pre-school
Sweden

Two kids disappear from Stockholm pre-school

Two toddlers disappeared from a suburban Stockholm pre-school on Friday, and while they were soon found again it remains unclear how they managed to leave the playground unnoticed.

Dortmund strike first in 50th Bundesliga
Germany

Dortmund strike first in 50th Bundesliga

Title defenders Borussia Dortmund kicked off the 50th Bundesliga season on Friday evening with a 2-1 home win over Werder Bremen, although it didn’t all go quite according to the script for the champions.

Fredrik Ljungberg to quit football
Sweden

Fredrik Ljungberg to quit football

Despite contract offers from the US, England, China and Australia, Swede Fredrik Ljungberg has decided to put his football shoes on the shelf for good at the age of 35.