A Norwegian celebrity has been sent to hospital after falling off an ostrich while filming for a popular television show.
Italian Foreign Minister Emma Bonino said on Friday there had to be "definite information" on an alleged chemical weapons attack in Syria before reacting.
In the first in a new series of Friday interviews, The Local chatted with the man responsible for turning Berlin's iconic pedestrian crossing - the Ampelmann -into an international cult figure.
German inventors unveiled a drone carrying a defibrillator on Friday which they hope will be able to save the lives of heart attack patients.
Paris is a pricey city and with the cost of being a student on the rise can anyone really afford to study the French capital? The answer is yes. But only once you have read these 1O tips on how to survive on a student budget in the French capital. Let us know if you have any more.
Italian trade unions were holding urgent talks with officials from a Modena company late on Friday, after the owner decided to close up and move the business to Poland - without telling his employees.
Sweden's finance minister unveiled a rough outline of his autumn budget on Friday, wedding 25 billion kronor ($3.9 billion) to support a gradual recovery. Critics said Sweden would have to pick up the tab for Anders Borg's "budget enthusiasm" at a later date.
France's top administrative court said on Friday it will rule this Tuesday on a request by Germany's Daimler for the lifting of a contentious ban on the sale of certain Mercedes cars.
More and more French people are opting for softer baguettes instead of traditional crusty ones, it seems, news that has bakers in the country's boulangeries scratching their heads.
There is nothing to indicate that immigrants are more dependent on social benefits than native Swedes are, according to a new study published on Friday.
One of Italy's most famous mafia informants, whose evidence led to the life imprisonment of 16 bosses from the Naples Camorra in 2008, has said he regrets his choice to turn witness.
An analysis of the nectar and pollen collected by two colonies of 40,000 honey bees has been enough for a gold company to determine that their mine in northern Spain is safe to re-open.
Italian and Swiss officials are butting heads over how to tackle bears roaming between the two countries, after one bear was shot for stealing potatoes.
A surge in wolf attacks on animals in the south of France has had French farmers scrambling for their rifles and infrared goggles. But one local official says it's time to draft in American hunters as local farmers have proved hapless at finding and killing the predators.
Swiss and Italian officials are butting heads over how to tackle bears roaming between the two countries, in a dispute centred on balancing human and animal welfare.
The head of Sweden's public employment agency (Arbetsförmedlingen) risks being sacked following reports she racked up more than 300,000 kronor ($46,000) in mobile phone charges in an emerging scandal.
Auto maker Volvo, the Swedish subsidiary of Chinese-based Geely Group, said on Friday it had received the green light from Beijing to build a second and third plant in China.
Around 100 people have gathered outside the Russian embassy in Spain’s capital to voice their objection to President Putin’s new law against homosexual propaganda.
France is making progress in its battle to cut cancer rates, but a worrying shortage of MRI scanning machines in the country means patients are left waiting over a month for "urgent" scans, a new report revealed this week.
A boat carrying 140 asylum seekers who told police they were from Syria and Egypt landed in Italy on Friday, television images showed and officials said.
Police in Catalonia have arrested 17 French people who travelled to Spain to take part in "massive" brawls involving knives and knuckledusters.
Despite signs of economic growth across Europe, there has been a boom in business failures in Italy this year as the country struggles to overcome the current crisis.
Yorkshireman and denim artist Ian Berry locked himself in a studio for three years in the small Swedish town Landskrona. The isolation took little toll, instead his career took a big leap – so big it outran him.
Monaco could could go seven points clear of rivals PSG at the top of the France's Ligue 1 on Friday night if they can over come Toulouse at home. Paris Saint-Germain, still looking for their first win, take on Nantes on Sunday.
A man in his sixties died in hospital on Thursday night after he was shot infront of his wife and granddaughter, as he attempted to thwart armed robbers in the seaside town of Marignane. A French minister said the death was a "wake up call".
Three pistols, 8 kilograms of cocaine and €150,000 in cash have been seized by police investigating the drug gang shooting which led to the death of a seven-year-old girl in Seville, Spain.
Germany has got used to a barrage of politicians’ faces on posters during the election campaign. But one mayor has taken a less conformist route to office – releasing a folk music video featuring a skimpy bikini and a dirndl.
Rebecca Winke, from Chicago, converted a farmhouse in Umbria into an agritourism business. She speaks to The Local about the challenges and quality of rural life in Italy.
Fraud and mismanagement in Italy's public sector has led to €1.5 billion of public money being wasted so far in 2013, according to a new report.
She survived the butcher’s knife and lived to see the fall of the Berlin wall, but the world’s oldest pony has died after more than 50 happy years.
In this week's The Local List, we put ourselves in the shoes of Spaniards left gobsmacked by British habits and traditions.
Every single one of Norway's 18 patient ombudsmen is critical of the poor standard of care in Norwegian care homes, according to an investigation by TV 2.
There has been a dramatic increase in the number of Italians unable to afford essential prescription drugs and other medicine due to the country's severe economic crisis, a national survey has found.
Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt on Friday said an alleged chemical weapons attack in Syria that reportedly left hundreds dead was the work of forces loyal to embattled President Bashar al-Assad.
The officer leading the Democratic Republic of Congo's investigation into the death of Norwegian Tjostolv Moland in prison has refused to give Norwegian police a role.
German workers pay among the highest tax rates in the world and depending on the outcome of the elections on September 22nd, they could get even higher.
A British holidaymaker was caught on camera and on the horns of a half-tonne bull as he was charged and gored in Calpe, near Benidorm.
The US food giant McDonalds could be ejected from three of its five prime locations in Oslo's city centre as landlords decide the chain brings down the tone, according to Norway's DN business paper.
Sweden has come first in a ranking of the world's most sustainable countries, with the report praising Sweden's environmental strengths including the use of renewable energy sources and low CO2 emissions.
Stockholm's rent controls benefit wealthy residents in the city centre and do nothing to fight economic segregation with those living in the suburbs, according to a new report from the Swedish Property Federation (Fastighetsägarna Stockholm).
A leading Norwegian bio-safety campaigner has warned that a new technology could lead to 'monster salmon' escaping into the wild, with unforeseeable consequences.
Swiss Olympic champion cyclist Robert Dill-Bundi was identified as the motorist held responsible for two car crashes in Aigle in the canton of Vaud on Thursday, including one involving seven vehicles that injured 11 people.
Police are investigating claims by a British teenager that she was raped outside a bar near Grosseto in Tuscany this week.
A year after heading into tax exile in Belgium, French actor Gérard Depardieu has decided to invite his new neighbours round for a housewarming party. The larger than life star is to host 200 guests, including local villagers, for a giant BBQ at his new home in Néchin.
Hollywood honchos and aspiring stars will be boating into Venice for a dark, crisis-themed film festival from Wednesday, with British and American films dominating the race for the coveted Golden Lion award.
The movie proved an undoubted hit around the world but can the 2001 acclaimed French film Amelie work as a musical? We'll soon find out after it was revealed this week it will be turned into a Broadway musical.
The brains of people suffering from neurosis have less total volume, smaller surface area and reduced connectivity between different areas, researchers at Oslo University have said.
Firefighters battled several wildfires in Spain on Thursday, taming a blaze that ravaged swathes of land on the holiday island of Majorca, authorities said.
Madrid briefly put shirts bearing the name of Wales winger Gareth Bale, who is rumoured to be in transfer negotiations with the club, up for sale in their online store on Thursday, according to media reports.
Germany's public finances are back in the black as growth rebounded in the second quarter, official data showed on Friday.
A group of Italian lawmakers has written a joke protest to the United States over rumours that the new version of Monopoly will not have a jail - perhaps mindful of Silvio Berlusconi's ability to dodge prison.
The Swedish wife of a 74-year-old California real estate mogul has accused her husband of forcing her to wear a spiked dog collar and sexually assaulting her when she was nine months pregnant.
Just days after being crowned, a beauty queen from the south west France was dethroned this week after it emerged she had posed for provocative semi-naked photographs – a clear violation of the rules, according to Miss France chiefs.
The leader of Germany’s main opposition party has published files kept on him by East Germany’s former secret police the Stasi.
An Italian mafia boss who was arrested in London after two decades on the run told police he feared he would be killed if he returned to face justice, a court heard on Thursday.
A French book on Anders Behring Breivik's twin terror attacks in 2011 has become a publishing sensation, with critics comparing it to Truman Capote's non-fiction classic In Cold Blood, Aftenposten has reported.
A bank worker who tried to clear his tax debts by leaking information about clients to the German tax authorities has been sentenced to three years in prison.
A Swedish brewer's hopes for its Jägaröl brand beer have gone flat after the makers of Jägermeister complained the name was too close to that of the famed German digestif.
Three arrests have reportedly been made in Somalia for an attack that left one young Somali-Swedish politician dead and a second Swedish politician injured.