Ikea’s restaurants in Switzerland sold 720 chocolate almond cakes containing coliform bacteria, contrary to previous declarations by the furniture and furnishings retailer.
Ever wondered how to shout out 'what a rip-off' when a Spanish waiter overcharges you? The Local lists some of Spain's essential bar culture slang.
Bernard Charles, chief executive of the French hi-tech group Dassault Systemes, revealed on Monday that he is considering leaving his native France for tax reasons.
Heavy snow and black ice led to hundreds of road accidents across northern Germany on Monday. Weathermen say the cold and snow is now heading south and west and warn of snow storms for the Rhineland on Tuesday morning.
This week in My Spanish Career we talk to property analyst and consultant Mark Stucklin about housing bubbles, asset reporting requirements and light at the end of the (economic) tunnel.
One in four Germans would consider voting for an anti-euro party, according to a new survey - and a group of politicians are founding just such a party to stand in September's general election.
A swingers' club in eastern Sweden has been forced to abandon its attempt to set a new Swedish record after a fire destroyed the building that housed the "erotic oasis".
Housing queues across Sweden are getting longer, according to an extensive survey of private and public housing companies, with experts claiming the situation is getting even worse.
Paris is known as the city of love, but despite its myriad romantic attractions, one spot in particular is proving to be a magnet for erotically-charged artistic types, and it's a world away from the Jardin du Luxembourg or even Pigalle.
Controversial reforms of France’s education system were put before the French parliament on Monday, including the creation of 60,000 posts in schools the creation of teacher training centres and the scrapping of homework.
A Paris-bound Air France flight from Mumbai was forced to make an emergency landing in the Indian city on Monday after developing an engine problem, the airline and airport said.
A crowd of African migrants stormed a border fence and crossed from Morocco into Spanish territory on Monday, leaving 12 people injured, Spanish authorities reported.
Intercity bus prices in Spain rose three percent on Saturday as coach companies looked to offset rising fuel prices.
Thousands of wannabe Scottish revolutionaries waded through mud and chilly water, climbed over walls for 26 kilometres in an ironman-type race named after William Wallace this weekend - in Bavaria.
There may only be an outside chance of a French cardinal becoming Benedict XVI's successor but at least the honour of announcing the next leader of the world's 1.2 billion Catholics will fall to a Frenchman.
In our series profiling careers of foreigners who've moved to Sweden, The Local catches up with Australian Benedict Hugosson who came to Sweden for love and ended up launching a career in politics.
In the wake of the news that Spain is the world's largest exporter of shark fins to Hong Kong, environmentalists warn that Europe needs to tighten up its rules on fishing of the animal.
Germany's biggest beer company - Bavarian brewery Oettinger – has begun producing beer free from genetically modified ingredients, it was reported on Monday.
Sweden's British-born Princess Lilian, who died on Sunday at the age of 97, will lie in state for well-wishers to pay their last respects on Friday, the Royal Court announced on Monday.
Huge engine power and speed records remain the name of the game for the many luxury vehicles on prominent display at the Geneva International Motor Show this week.
Abba vocalist Agnetha Fältskog released a new single on Monday ahead of the scheduled May release of her first studio album in nearly a decade.
Spain's Ministry of Defence plans to splash out over €300,000 on in-flight meals for Spain's bigwigs over the next 12 months.
Authorities in the French Alps have issued urgent warnings for skiers and mountaineers to be 'cautious' after a 'dark week' which saw ten deaths in eight days. The dangerous practice of 'off-piste' skiing is now the focus of attention.
Germany's trading activity got off to a strong start this year with exports and imports rising in January, official data showed on Monday.
Politicians and diplomats joined friends and neighbours in southern Germany to mourn seven children and their mother who died in a house fire on Sunday. Police suspect the cause to be a faulty wood oven.
With 22-year-old Robin Stjernberg set to represent Sweden at Eurovision in May, not everyone is toasting his success. Some Swedes are seething that the singer wasn't even the leading vote-getter in Sweden. Could the system be flawed?
A ceremony was held at Madrid's Retiro Park at midday on Monday for the victims of the train bombings in the city in 2004.
An investigation is underway into the death of a pedestrian early Sunday on the A-1 motorway linking Geneva and Lausanne.
Corsica may be known as the 'island of beauty' but its violent crime wave reared its ugly head again on Sunday when a man was gunned down in a bar. It was the fifth deadly shooting on the island since the start of the year.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel's coalition partners on Sunday chose a former economy minister as their candidate in national elections in September, as the party battles for its political survival.
Princess Lilian of Sweden, who has died aged 97, had to wait thirty years to get her prince, but her discretion might well have saved the Swedish monarchy.
Around 50,000 residents in Normandy were left without power on Monday after sever winter weather hit the north of France. Much of northern France was placed on alert on Monday with wintery conditions forecast to last until Tuesday evening.
Putting the blame for paedophilia on the Roman Catholic Church is a way of avoiding the issue, top French cardinal and Archbishop of Paris Andre Vingt-Trois says.
Temperatures in Sweden are ten degrees Celsius colder than usual at this time of year, with experts predicting that the "unusually low" thermometer readings are likely to stick around for the week.
Real Madrid made it six wins on the trot in all competitions as two goals from Portuguese striker Cristiano Ronaldo handed the club a 2-1 victory over Galician side Celta Vigo on Sunday.
A nimble pine marten interrupted a football game between Thun and Zurich on Sunday when it ran onto the field and bit a player.
Is that the express train to Pankow? Australian photographer Kate Seabrook took pictures of every single station in Berlin's vast underground train network for a new art project. Matthew Luxmoore hopped on a train to speak with her.
Passengers at Düsseldorf Airport faced long delays and flight cancellations on Monday, as security personnel walked off the job in an ongoing labour dispute.
A collection of 14 letters written by 19th-century Hungarian composer Franz Liszt go under the hammer in Geneva this week, shedding light on his ties with his musical peers and his ire at cultural ignorance.
More Swedes took a paid day off to care for a sick child in February than ever before, with a simplified application process contributing to the hike in statistics.
A 70-year-old man in eastern Sweden was given a shock at the weekend when he was awoken by a young man who managed to creep into his bed after a night of heavy drinking.
In the latest instalment of My German Career, The Local spoke with Tanya Singh Schober about the challenges facing a foreign working mother in a top management position at a German firm.