Paris Saint-Germain coach Carlo Ancelotti praised his players after they battled past Valencia to join the continent's elite in the quarter-finals of the Champions League for the first time in 18 years.
Spain's Supreme Court recently overturned a ban on burqas in the Catalonian town of Lleida (Lérida), saying the prohibition contravened European human rights treaties. In Opinion this week, we listen to two key players.
A new study revealed on Wednesday that when it comes to salaries, France cannot claim to be a bastion of 'égalité' between men and women.
Spain's ruling Popular Party launched a lawsuit on Wednesday against top newspaper El Pais in the wake of allegations by the paper of corruption among the party's leaders.
French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault was set to unveil the government's ‘Grand Paris’ (Greater Paris) project on Wednesday – an ambitious transport and housing master-plan for the Paris region, which will include an all new automatic 'supermetro'.
Movies aren't dubbed in Sweden, but that doesn't mean Swedes don't take certain liberties when translating the titles. We've collected ten of the strangest examples of when titles have really been lost in translation.
Swedish energy group Vattenfall announced on Tuesday that 2,500 staff members would be made redundant as a part of a two-year saving plan.
Two off-piste skiers died in an avalanche near the resort of Tignes on Wednesday, to add to the growing death toll of winter sports enthusiasts, who have lost their lives in the French Alps this winter.
A German cardinal on Thursday said the upcoming papal conclave to pick the next head of the Catholic Church would be as pleasant as a visit to the dentist.
Workers at Spain's royal palaces are downing tools during the busy Easter period in what will be the first ever strike by crown employees.
What is the quintessential Swedish stereotype? Blonde, blue-eyed, beautiful and bearded? More importantly, how do Swedes react to these claims? The Local took to the streets of Stockholm to find out.
France said on Wednesday that a fourth French soldier had been killed during fighting against Islamist militants in Mali.
Madrid's sporting press on Wednesday hailed a dream win for Real as they came a step closer to a 10th European club crown but rival papers said their victory at Manchester United was a gift from the referee.
Spain won't bow to pressure from the European Commission to improve its economic situation by bumping up several key taxes, budget minister Cristobal Montoro said on Wednesday.
In this Spanish politics cheat sheet, The Local Spain gives you the heads up on everyone from Aznar to Zapatero, stopping at (almost) all stations in between.
The Swedish police are close to wrapping up their investigation into the "slut-shaming" account on Instagram that caused Gothenburg teenagers to riot last year.
The lower house of the Swiss parliament has voted in favour of reintroducing a three-year limit on the number of licences issued to specialist doctors.
Chancellor Angela Merkel's government is planning to team up with the UK to scupper an EU-wide female quota for top executives, a German newspaper reported Wednesday.
Guido Westerwelle, Germany's foreign minister, said Wednesday he hoped Venezuela could enter a new era after the death of President Hugo Chavez and urged the country to embrace democracy to achieve its potential.
The European Commission said Wednesday it was launching an investigation into possible state aid to large consumers of electricity in Germany.
A Swedish count is calling on the Swedish House of Nobility (Riddarhuset) to allow women equal rights as members of the aristocracy.
Comedian Eddie Izzard has brought his unique brand of ‘weird bollocks’ to France this month for five gigs in French. On Wednesday night he'll take to the stage at l'Olympia in Paris. In an interview with The Local, the hyperactive Europhile shares his world vision, his plan to become Mayor of London, and his thoughts on David Cameron.
Norway's parliament slammed authorities over Anders Behring Breivik's deadly 2011 rampage in a vote on Tuesday that was its harshest criticism yet of the ruling coalition's handling of the attacks.
An inmate at the St Johannsen prison near Le Landeron in Neuchâtel has escaped after overpowering his warder in the centre of Bern.
A recent court ruling granting children information about their biological fathers has not deterred German men from making sperm donations, according to fertility experts.
Spain is the European capital for both hashish and cocaine busts, a new report says.
From a glove that can be used as a mobile phone to a remote-controlled spy helicopter: this year's CeBIT, the world's top high-tech fair, showcases a bewildering array of gadgets.
The decision by the upper chamber of the Swiss parliament not to release funds for the purchase of new JAS Gripen fighter jets from Sweden has renewed doubt about the deal.
Iberia staff and union representatives have denied that recent strikes over job cuts have been anti-British - despite protesters carrying banners with anti-British messages and defaced union jacks.
A music teacher is standing trial at the Bern-Mittelland regional court accused of deliberately infecting 16 people with the HIV, the AIDS virus.
Spain's prime minister Mariano Rajoy has expressed his sorrow at the death of Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez.
France's ex-President Nicolas Sarkozy has fueled mounting suspicions that a dramatic comeback could be on the cards, saying in an interview that he may have no choice but to run for President in 2017, for the sake of France.
With a flick of the wrist, residents of a futuristic home developed in Spain can browse the internet on living room walls, switch off a giant projected bedroom alarm clock, or transform the entire interior into a streetscape or beach.
Swedish music giant Spotify announced on Tuesday that it had launched its new in-car entertainment product for Volvo drivers with touch-enabled dashboards.
The small Swedish town of Emmaboda has vetoed a petition to introduce women-only hours at the municipal swimming pool, and instead wants to start selling burkinis to its observant Muslim female bathers.
Borussia Dortmund coach Jürgen Klopp tried to play down expectations, but admitted it was "extremely cool" to be in the Champions League quarter-finals after their 3-0 win over Shakhtar Donetsk on Tuesday night in their Last 16 second leg clash.
A court in Chile has halted the construction of a huge power plant being built by Spanish company Endesa, after fishermen charged it would harm the environment and ruin their livelihood.
Find movies playing in English in Germany with The Local's cinema guide.
A French woman's loyal German Shepherd dog saved her from committing suicide by knocking aside a rifle she tried to fire into her heart, local police said.
The mother and uncle of a three-year old named Jihad, who was born on September 11, were due in a French court on Wednesday for sending him to school in a top with "I am a bomb" written on it.
The decision by the upper house of the Swiss parliament not to release funds for the purchase of new Gripen fighter jets has renewed doubt about the deal.
Several teenage boys have been held for involvement in the suspected gang rape of a teenage girl northwest of Stockholm.
David Beckham will be hoping to make his Champions League debut for Paris St-Germain on Wednesday when his French side take on Valencia in the second leg of their last-16 clash. PSG only need a draw to qualify after winning the first leg 2-1.
Swedes will need to start their careers earlier and retire later in life if the Swedish welfare state is to remain sustainable, Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt said on Tuesday in conjunction with the release of new government report.
French President Francois Hollande sent his condolences on Wednesday following the death of Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez, whom he praised for his determination "to fight for justice."
British troops will leave Germany a year earlier than planned to end a legacy of World War II by 2019, UK Defence Secretary Philip Hammond announced late on Tuesday.
One in four 16- to 18-year-olds in Sweden suffers from mental health issues, according to a report from the OECD, which argues Swedish schools need more resources to tackle young people's mental health problems.
Germany’s railway operator Deutsche Bahn has decided to stick with controversial plans to revamp Stuttgart’s train station despite exploding costs. But neither the city nor state wants to cough up the cash.
As people fight to keep the longest remaining stretch of the Berlin Wall intact, we look back at the key events surrounding the once-hated Cold War barrier in this week's Local List.