Five people in the city of Huesca (Aragón) have been on hunger strike for the past 29 days to campaign against Spain’s highly criticized government policies.
France is set to sell off its luxury duplex apartment at a legendary address in Manhattan, New York, in another cost measure announced just two weeks after the Elysée Palace revealed it was to sell its presidential wine collection.
A Barcelona fan from Vigo has been accused of kicking and insulting his Real Madrid-supporting girlfriend when an El Clasico disagreement turned violent.
US comedienne and star of Parks and Recreations Amy Poehler will be involved in a new TV series that will be filmed and aired in Sweden, an English language comedy starring Poehler's own brother.
UN human rights chief Navi Pillay has called for urgent international action to halt the bloodshed in Syria.
Integration comes before religion, according to the country’s supreme court. It ruled that a 14-year-old Muslim girl could not be excused from swimming lessons because the teacher was male.
German traffic police who pulled over a speeding car with a dog at the wheel were relieved to find the pooch was actually sitting on his owner's lap.
French President François Hollande announced on Friday that France would not be paying reparations for the role of the state-owned CDC bank in the slave trade, despite allegations that a €21 billion debt has crippled Haiti for centuries.
In the midst of the eurozone's worst-ever economic crisis, Germany's stock index scaled three successive record highs this week. Business daily Handelsblatt examined some of the top companies driving the impressive figures.
Customers at German discount supermarket Netto will soon be able to pay for their shopping with a mobile phone app, the company said on Friday. Over 4,000 branches are expected to offer the technology.
Swedish actors who dub children's programmes from industry giants such as Disney are in their second week of strike action over wages that have remained stagnant for a decade.
Naoëlle d'Hainaut might have been acclaimed as France's Top Chef for 2013, but a fateful moral slip involving a bowl of shrimp has brought a tidal wave of hatred upon her. Our French Face of the Week won the prize money, but at what cost?
What would you do if you realized you were on the wrong train in France? If the case of one elderly tourist this week is anything to go by, it might be worth asking the driver to make a special stop so you can get back on track.
Spanish Formula One driver Fernando Alonso has been sued after attacking a paparazzo and breaking his camera for allegedly taking photos of the F1 driver’s new girlfriend, Russian model Dasha Kapustina.
Think you know Sweden? Or simply want to learn more? For the next quiz in our trivia series, we head to a town where getting around can get you wet. Any guesses?
A Spanish couple's €3,000 plot to buy a Moroccan baby has ended in prison thanks to a lucky trainee policeman's action.
Six teenage boys aged 15 to 17 are facing trial for raping a 15-year-old girl in a north-western suburb of Stockholm in March.
Former French Prime Minister François Fillon risked sparking off more infighting in France’s opposition UMP party this week by announcing that he will be a candidate in the 2017 presidential election “whatever happens”.
A teenager was shot 23 times in the latest fatal shooting in the Mediterranean port city of Marseille, police reported on Friday. The 17-year-old was killed as he drove his car in the north of the city.
A controversial new law that changes the names of Catalan and Aragonese languages to acronyms LAPAO and LAPAPYP has been described by Spain’s socialist party as a "ridiculous insult to the intelligence of the people of Aragon".
A 77-year-old man is to appear in court charged with the negligent manslaughter of a young woman killed by a motorboat on Lake Biel in 2010.
US President Barack Obama will make an official visit to Germany next month for wide-ranging talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel, the White House confirmed Friday.
A Swedish-American team of researchers claims that babies begin learning their native tongue when they are still in the womb.
German police are picking through the remnants of a blood bath after a man shot dead his wife, and then roamed the neighbourhood ringing door bells and shooting people who answered. He then shot himself and is in a coma.
Leaders of France's Ligue 1, Paris Saint-Germain have approached former French manager Laurent Blanc about the possibility of replacing current coach Carlo Ancelotti before next season, it was reported on Friday.
Germany's largest island Rügen - in the snow - might not top many peoples' list of dream holidays. But as The Local's Jessica Ware discovered, its quiet beauty makes it well worth a trip to escape city bustle for a few days.
Swiss-Swedish engineering giant ABB said on Friday its chief executive Joe Hogan had decided to leave the company "for private reasons," but stressed he would remain on board until a successor had been found.
Zurich-based ABB is looking for a new CEO following the surprise announcement that American Joe Hogan is leaving the Swiss-Swedish technology concern.
A third of new drugs for treating serious illnesses don't offer any improvement on what is already available, according to Germany's committee in charge of testing pharmaceutical innovations.
Spanish lawmakers on Thursday passed a new anti-doping law that will toughen up penalties as Spain makes a bid to host the 2020 Olympic Games.
Sweden's Finance Minister Anders Borg has hit back after the shadow finance minister slammed him for voicing opinions on monetary policy.
Thousands of striking students and teachers protested across Spain on Thursday against spending cuts they say are destroying the country's public education system.
A group of angry fathers remained perched on a terrace on the roof of the famous cathedral in the French city of Orléans on Friday morning after spending the night out in the open in protest over restricted access to their children.
Local officials have called for a natural disaster to be declared in the Aube department, after heavy rainfall caused Seine river to break its banks and lead to widespread flooding and extensive damage to property in the area.
Swiss Federal President Ueli Maurer has apologized for his controversial message on Holocaust Remembrance Day at the end of January.
Spanish police said on Thursday they busted a network of Moroccan and Chinese nationals who laundered hundreds of thousands of euros a week in drug money.
The plunge in recession-wracked Spain's industrial production eased in March to a 0.6 percent year-on-year decline, official data showed on Thursday.
Swedish police are investigating attempted murder after a shooting at a central Stockholm strip club on Thursday night.
French authorities on Friday were waiting to receive confirmation that three other people in northern France had been infected by a new SARS-like virus. A 65-year-old, who was diagnosed earlier this week, remains in intensive care.
A picture of Sweden's ex-labour minister Sven Otto Littorin sitting on a toilet soaking his feet while holding a puppy has inspired a Facebook frenzy and thrust the former politician back into the spotlight nearly three years after he resigned amid allegations he had paid for sex.
Chancellor Angela Merkel and her Defence Minister Thomas de Maiziere have arrived in Afghanistan for a surprise visit, a German government spokesman said early Friday.
A Nazi-themed production of Richard Wagner's "Tannhäuser" opera has been cancelled in Düsseldorf after realistic death scenes distressed audience members, the opera house said Thursday.
Thirty-nine people were injured, eight seriously, when lightning struck an outdoor festival in northern Germany on Thursday. Many people were thrown through the air, while others suffered burns.
Find out how an American comic, an Irishman, and an acclaimed Swedish belly dancer plan to add a dash of Las Vegas spice to the smörgåsbord of Eurovision festivities taking place in Malmö.
British double Olympic sailing medalist Andrew Simpson died on Thursday after the catamaran of a Swedish team training for the upcoming America's Cup races capsized on San Francisco Bay, officials said.