Authorities in the canton of Bern have authorized the shooting of a wild lynx that has been poaching sheep in the Kander Valley.
Every French mayor has their breaking point it seems and Alain Tharon is no different. The elected official in charge of a small French commune in eastern France was hardly the most democratic in his efforts to deal with a mob who had confronted him at his home.
An ex-treasurer of Spain's ruling party told a court on Monday he had handed secret cash payments to Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy from a slush fund, judicial sources said.
Saturday was a huge day for tiny Gibraltar with the territory known as The Rock celebrating 300 years of British rule. In this gallery, The Local takes a look at some of the stranger facts about our odd southern neighbour.
A German man who called on Facebook friends concerned about American secret service operations to join him in a walk around a US army spy centre near his home, found secret service men at his door checking his political leanings.
Gérôme Bourdezeau drove his old Mercedes from France to Italy in the 1990s and didn't look back. The director of Eataly, a food chain and organization that promotes Italian produce, in Rome talks to The Local about working for an Italian firm and life in the capital.
German sports kit giant Adidas on Monday said that it had suspended its sponsorship with Tyson Gay, after the US sprinter tested positive for a banned substance.
Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy refused on Monday to resign over a corruption scandal rocking his government as it fights to rescue the eurozone's fourth-biggest economy from an economic crisis.
A man found unconscious in a California motel room who left US authorities baffled when he woke up only speaking Swedish, has been identified by a member of a Swedish medieval society as one of their kin.
There were 385,000 unemployed foreigners in 2012, the Ministry of Labour said on Monday. The rising number of jobless foreign men has the power to "destabilise the entire foreign community in Italy", the ministry warned.
Militant feminist organisation Femen, is once again causing a stir in France. But this time it's not one of their topless protests that has provoked outrage, but a new postage stamp, which honours Marianne, the face of the French revolution.
Carmelo Puglisi will become Italy's second-oldest graduate on Tuesday when he completes his three-year diploma at the University of Messina in Sicily.
Grab a bottle of mosquito repellent, a German minister urged on Monday, and head on down to show solidarity with Germany's worst affected flood regions for your holidays this year.
Italian police on Monday were investigating far-right militants suspected of hanging nooses to protest Italy's first black minister Cecile Kyenge, two days after a senator compare her to an orangutan.
Commerzbank, Germany's second-biggest bank, said on Monday it had agreed to sell a huge portfolio of commercial real estate loans held in Britain to US bank Wells Fargo and Lone Star Funds.
Fabrizio Moscato, the secretary of the Archbishop of Palermo, took to Facebook to express his outrage after the symbol of gay pride was projected onto the city's cathedral during celebrations to mark the feast day of Saint Rosalia.
In one year, Norwegians have taken to eating foreign strawberries by the tonne, tripling imports after a bad start to the berry season.
A Norwegian court has found two men from Kristiansand guilty of kidnapping and torture, after a robbery aboard a yacht took a nasty turn.
Enrico Bondi, the commissioner of Italian steel company ILVA, will meet environment minister, Andrea Orlando, after blaming the rise in cancer rates in Taranto on the "high rates of smoking and alcohol consumption" in the southern port city and not pollution linked to one of the company's mills.
Bono, the singer of Irish rock group U2 is to be awarded France's highest cultural accolade, the government announced on Monday. He has already been awarded France's Legion d'Honneur.
Swedish streaming service Spotify has rejected the assertion from Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke that "new artists get paid fuck all with this model".
Spain's unofficial economy is worth about 20 percent of the country's gross domestic product (GDP), with the construction industry among the worst offenders, a Spanish think tank argues.
A crafty Spanish criminal staged a Hollywood-style prison break on Thursday with his props being a football injury, a plaster cast and a flashy BMW with its engine running.
Holocaust survivors and victims' heirs have received $1.24 billion from a Swiss fund set up after a scandal over dormant accounts of Jews killed in the Second World War, a magazine said on Monday.
Swiss watchmakers are warily eyeing Apple's reported progress towards creating a "smartwatch", but say they are not too worried about the tech goliath's likely incursion into their traditional turf.
An employee at an adventure park in Halmstad, western Sweden, has landed herself in hot water after refusing to allow two siblings on a popular aquatic attraction, labelling them 'too fat' to ride.
Spanish opera star Plácido Domingo said on Sunday that he was feeling well after treatment for a blockage in his lung, as his doctor said the tenor would make a full recovery.
Everyone remembers their first pet – the cat's outraged yowl when they pulled its tail, the eager look their dog fixed on the stick they were about to throw. Now a new study says these experiences are crucial to kids' development.
A 41-year-old British man has been charged by French police suspected of having filming young teenage girls on the French nudist beach at Cap d'Agde with a secret miniature camera hidden in a bunch of keys.
Former Norwegian justice minister Mona Røkke has died, aged 73. The veteran politician, who first entered parliament in 1977, had fought cancer several times during her lifetime.
Some 184 inmates in Norwegian prisons are set to sit for their university exams while behind bars this year, setting a new record for studious ambitions among prisoners.
Coveted Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani arrived in Paris on Monday where he is expected to put pen to paper on what could be a record breaking move to French champions Paris Saint-Germain from Italian club Napoli. The fee could be as much as €64 million.
A crime duo, nicknamed 'Bonnie and Clyde' after the famed American outlaws, have been captured in Rome following an attempted heist on a supermarket.
The 20-year-old cleaner known worldwide after being wrongly accused of crashing a train into a Stockholm house is set to become a train driver, and has also revealed that as the drama unfolded she recalled the fate of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo.
Two 14-year-old boys from the canton of Saint Gallen aim to set a Guinness World Record for the longest wall of toppling dominos.
An angry Chris Froome rejected critics' suggestions on Monday that he was taking performance enhancing substances like the famous Tour de France drug cheat Lance Armstrong. "I'm not cheating, end of story," said Froome.
Builders at Madrid's new Apple store, set to open in the capital's emblematic Puerta del Sol square this Christmas, have unearthed the foundations of a 15th century hospital while working on the building's basement.
Spaniards are among the most suspicious people in Europe with only the French getting lower marks in the trust stakes, a new study into the world view of different European countries shows.
French President François Hollande vowed to "punish" those responsible for the death of hostage Philippe Verdon, whose body is believed to have been found in northern Mali. Verdon was kidnapped by AQMI in Novermber 2011 and was already believed to be dead.
A crackdown on French tax evaders with hidden Swiss bank accounts is working and will accelerate, France's Finance Minister Pierre Moscovici said in an interview broadcast on Swiss television on Sunday.
A Swedish-Ethiopian politician from Gothenburg has been assaulted on a trip to Ogaden, the restive region where two Swedish journalist were arrested two years ago on suspicion of abetting terrorists.
A father who disapproved of his daughter's engagement has killed her lover. The 25-year-old's body was found in a car in central Naples.
Last year 400 extremists were serving in the German army, most of whom had far-right extremist views, the secret service military branch said at the weekend. The service now wants increased powers to track them down.
German industry is largely in favour of a minimum wage, a new survey shows. Yet despite the opposition Social Democrats putting it high on their agenda, managers still do not trust the party with the economy.
Environmentalists are seeking answers after revelations that radioactive material from a nuclear plant leaked into Lake Biel in the canton of Bern.
A man found unconscious in a Californian motel room is baffling US authorities after waking up in hospital with no memory of his previous life and only answering to questions in Swedish.
Sweden's royal newlyweds, Princess Madeleine and Christopher O'Neill, have given the nation a first insight into married life as they extend their honeymoon in Sweden and admit their infamous engagement video has become the butt of a royal family joke.
If you want to continue your career in your adopted land then you are likely to need some extra Swedish 'recognition.' Fortunately, it is quite straightforward to further your working life with the right advice and support.
Despite the furor following revelations of horsemeat in ready-made meals in Sweden, Swedish food producers have abandoned their pursuit to bring their subcontractors to justice.
Bayern Munich have signed Spain Under-21 captain Thiago Alcántara from Barcelona on a four-year contract in a deal worth €25 million ($32.6 million), the European champions confirmed on Sunday.
Italy's Integration Minister Cecile Kyenge said racisim is a "threat to the country’s international image" in response to a Northern League MP comparing her to an "orangutan". She stopped short, however, of calling for his resignation.
Pope Francis responded to a letter given to him by a 3-year-old girl, and extended his blessings to her "family, friends and teachers at nursery".
Norwegians' illegal downloading of music has dropped by almost 80 percent in five years, show new figures from Ipsos MMI, with downloads of films and TV series both down by almost half.
A British woman's attempt to swim across the English Channel for charity ended in tragedy on Sunday night when she ran into difficulties off the coast of France.
Moscow wants to exchange a married couple of Russian spies jailed this month in Germany for at least one convict jailed in Russia on charges of spying for the West, a report said Monday.
The number of Norwegian pensioners who build a life for themselves abroad post-retirement, has gone up by a third in the past four years, new statistics show.
Spain's economy minister on Sunday said the eurozone's fourth-largest economy last year narrowly escaped a full state rescue thanks to an EU bailout of its ailing banking sector.
Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy faced calls to resign on Sunday after the publication of friendly mobile text messages he purportedly sent to the disgraced treasurer at the heart of the slush fund affair.
Helgeland police found a body on the Nordland line tracks on Monday morning, with officers set to look into whether the death was accidental. A second fatal accident took place near Lillehammar, with police set to rule it a suicide.
Sky team rider Chris Froome can put his feet up on Monday after his epic win in Sunday's stage 15 on the summit of the mythic Mont Ventoux. The British rider was able to extend his lead over the rest of his rivals with the Alps to come.
Chancellor Angela Merkel called on Sunday for EU-wide data protection rules and transparency from internet giants such as Google and Facebook, saying they must say where people's data is going.
Activists from environmental action group Greenpeace broke into a French nuclear power station on Monday in a stunt to protest against the use of atomic power. Protesters unfurled banners and projected messages onto a wall before being arrested. (See video)
Carlos Berlocq of Argentina bagged his first ATP Tour title on Sunday in seeing off Spanish eighth seed Fernando Verdasco in straight sets at the Swedish Open.
Commuter train traffic south of Stockholm experienced major delays on Monday after a truck ripped off an electricity cable on the tracks shortly before the morning rush hour.
Most Germans favour the introduction of mandatory vaccinations, after a measles outbreak in several parts of the country earlier this year.
A senator from Italy's anti-immigration Northern League on Sunday came under fire for saying Cecile Kyenge, the country's first black minister, resembles an orangutan.
Taking a year out before university is common in Sweden, with thousands of teenagers going overseas before embarking on their studies. While The Local's Elodie Pradet finds out the gap year is still de rigeur, stats show the tradition is on the decline.