Police on Monday identified the manager of an orphanage in the Bernese Oberland as one of the victims of a double stabbing murder at a Spiez children's home over the weekend.
Paris Saint-Germain's title celebrations turned ugly on Monday when PSG fans clashed with riot police in the centre of the French capital. Missiles were thrown at police officers who responded with teargas. Fans also smashed store windows.
Swiss-based mining giant Glencore Xstrata raised its copper production by 18 percent in the first three months of 2012 from output in the same period a year ago, the company said on Monday.
The high-profile appeal hearing of Carlos the Jackal got underway in a French court on Monday amid confusion after he asked his defence lawyers to stay away from court. Carlos is appealing against his conviction for a series of bombings 30 years ago.
Over the next couple of weeks the Cannes Film Festival will become home to some of the most sexy, most glamorous, most handsome names in film. So we think it's time to countdown the hottest French stars of the big screen so you know exactly who to look out for.
Italian can be a minefield for well-intentioned expats. Just an out-of-place 'o' or 'a', for instance, can have disastrous consequences. So, don't make yourself a laughing-stock - check out our list of the most embarrassing mistakes to avoid.
Dressed in a white cassock, a cross and a white skull cap, a street performer near the Colosseum has been been arrested for bearing a ghostly resemblance to former Pope John Paul II.
Spain’s most highly-acclaimed dubbing actor — the voice of Darth Vader, Terminator, Dirty Harry, the Lion King, Captain Kirk and many more — has passed away at the age of 65.
A Stockholm shopkeeper has been jailed for two years for locking up three teenage boys in his store's cellar for ten hours, where he mimicked aspects of water boarding on one of them.
Sweden's retail giant H&M has decided to sign up to a building safety agreement in the wake of the factory collapse that killed more than 1,000 garment workers in Bangladesh.
With the world's attention on Bangladesh, Swedish sustainability expert Alexandra Frenander says fashion giants such as Sweden's H&M must find a way to guarantee safety, while they still demand low costs.
Budget booze has always been one of Spain's selling points but the crisis could be a killjoy if tough new taxes are imposed.
With the Eurovision final just days away, The Local's Patrick Reilly heads behind the scenes where Bonnie Tyler, Sweden's Robin Stjernberg, and a swarm of international reporters are jostling for space in the Malmö Arena.
At peak times commuters often have trouble finding a free seat on Switzerland’s trains. Federal Railways SBB wants to make better use of the available seating.
The Swedish government said on Monday that US Secretary of State John Kerry will arrive in Stockholm on Tuesday to discuss issues including the situation in Syria and the stalled Middle East peace process.
The Daily Telegraph's journalist Jeremy Warner has come under fire after his piece “Spain is insolvent: get your money out while you can” touched a nerve with Spain's general public and political commentators alike.
Tens of thousands of metal workers downed tools on Monday in a spat between powerful union IG Metall and employers over pay. It marks the start of what could be a decisive week for the industry as a full-scale strike looms.
A man in southern Sweden died after doctors failed to notice a toothpick stuck in his throat.
The suspected ringleader of a vicious beating that left 20-year-old Jonny K dead at Berlin's central Alexanderplatz train station, pled not guilty on Monday as his trial began.
Since being caught up in a global sex scandal in 2011 Dominique Strauss-Kahn has tried to lay low but on Monday he appeared to face the media, not in Paris, New York or Lille, but in South Sudan where he opened a bank account.
Swedish comedian Magnus Betnér has leaked what he claims to be a confidential script for a Eurovision sketch that he refused to be part of, stating that he hopes the "unfunny" piece is never aired.
Tribal gunmen have kidnapped a Swiss man working for the Geneva-based International Committee of the Red Cross in southern Yemen, a local pro-government militia leader said on Monday.
Spanish and British police have nabbed a hashish-smuggling ring that hid hundreds of kilos of drugs in electrical transformers before shipping them off to the UK.
Five Czech citizens and a Belgian are appearing before the federal criminal court in Bellinzona on Monday charged with money laundering and other crimes.
Police in the central French city of Clermont-Ferrand have launched an urgent public appeal as they hunt for a missing 5-year-old girl who was last seen in a park on Sunday evening. Her mother dozed off for a moment and when she woke Fiona was gone.
Spain’s Costal del Sol is set to become an international health tourism hub for patients from around the world thanks to the lower costs and good reputation of medical facilities across Andalusia.
France and Germany are to launch a joint initiative this month aimed at tackling the growing problem of youth unemployment in Europe. The scheme, called "New Deal for Europe" will be used to promote education and training.
Want more money? Want to learn how to convince your Swedish boss that you are indispensable? Sure, but make sure you do your homework first, explains union ombudsman Anna-Karin Mattsson.
Germany's political parties will receive more state money than ever before, it was reported on Monday. In the run-up to September's election, the country's parties will be fuelled by over €154 million.
Germany and France plan to launch a "New Deal for Europe" against youth unemployment this month, an issue that has topped 50 percent in several countries. It includes credits for companies that create jobs.
Asthma and allergies are becoming more common among children in Sweden, according to an extensive national report published on Monday.
The notorious French taxman could soon have something else to train his sights on after a government report on Monday suggested taxing smartphone and tablet producers like Apple and Amazon, in order to bolster funding for cultural products.
Increasing numbers of children from migrant families are needing extra German lessons at school because their language levels are not up to scratch, a newspaper reported on Monday.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has revealed more details of her activities under the communist regime in East Germany, insisting that she had never kept certain things secret, but that no one had ever asked.
Prostitutes in the city of Murcia took to the streets on Sunday alongside nuns and volunteers to clean up the area where they work.
Every summer thousands of teachers are forced to survive on unemployment benefits because their contracts only run during term time, it emerged on Monday.
Politicians in Basel are considering measures to deal with the large number of non-German speaking pupils in schools.
Two-time champion Fernando Alonso paid a warm tribute to his Ferrari team and the massive Spanish crowd on Sunday after he drove to a dominant victory for Ferrari at the Spanish Grand Prix.
Thousands of ecstatic Paris Saint-Germain supporters took to the streets of the French capital on Sunday night, setting off flares and stopping traffic in celebration of their club’s first French championship in 19 years.
One of Britain's most wanted fugitives, armed robber Andrew Moran, has been arrested at a luxury villa on the Spanish coast after four years on the run.
Police in the Bernese Oberland are searching for a murder weapon after a man and a woman were found stabbed to death at a children’s home in Spiez.
Thousands of Spaniards on Sunday gathered to mark the second anniversary of the "indignants" movement formed to protest economic inequality as unemployment in the debt ridden country last month hit record levels.
Thirteen Afghan refugees who have been on a hunger strike outside Migration Board (Migrationsverket) offices in Boden in northern Sweden have broken off their action after three weeks of refusing to eat.
Two women and a child died in a blaze at a derelict factory near the city of Lyon that was being used as a makeshift camp by hundreds of Roma people, firefighters reported on Monday. Authorities say the death toll could yet rise.
Sweden's Foreign Minister Carl Bildt has signalled his government would like to keep Swedish military in Afghanistan even after Nato ends its current engagement in the country in 2014.
One of Sweden's biggest banks kept a secret registry with thousands of names of people described as "jokers", "economic lunatics" and "gangster accountants" in what is being called a "black book" of clients the bank didn't want to do business with.
Femen, a group of topless feminists staged their latest protest on Sunday this time disrupting a march by supporters of France’s far-right in Paris. Four bare-chested women unfurled a banner which read “Sextermination for Nazism”.
Frankfurt is Germany's most dangerous city, thanks to its giant airport and volatile red-light district, figures from the federal police revealed over the weekend. Following in second and third place were Düsseldorf and Cologne.
The leader of France's far right National Front party Marine Le Pen joined the row over whether US singer Bob Dylan should win a Legion d'Honneur award, claiming on Sunday that the medals "should not just be handed to any old person".
What police are calling a bomb was thrown into an apartment in southern Sweden early on Monday morning, leaving parts of the flat "totally destroyed".
Germany's Pirate Party vowed an attack on the political mainstream as it wrapped up a congress Sunday, hoping to re-energise a flagging campaign ahead of September elections.
For this instalment of My German Career, The Local spoke with former US military man turned armed guard Keith Alban about leaving your home country in search of a better quality of life, and the perks of being an American abroad.