Thousands rally against austerity in Rome
Italy

Thousands rally against austerity in Rome

Thousands of people took to the streets of Rome on Saturday for an anti-austerity protest, with a massive security presence in place amid fears of clashes.

Old World War II bomb halts train travel
Germany

Old World War II bomb halts train travel

Rail travel around the German city of Frankfurt was disrupted on Saturday by the discovery of an unexploded bomb dating back to World War II, German police and rail officials said.

Denmark top destination for Swedish tourists
Sweden

Denmark top destination for Swedish tourists

The most popular destination for Swedish tourists is not Thailand or London but close neighbour Denmark according to a new survey.

Pregnant Princess to attend Nobel alone
Sweden

Pregnant Princess to attend Nobel alone

Princess Madeleine won't have her new husband by her side at the Nobel ceremony as Christopher O'Neill has elected to skip the event for the second year in a row citing work commitments.

Hollande: Roma girl can come back to France
France

Hollande: Roma girl can come back to France

French President Francois Hollande said on Saturday a Roma schoolgirl whose controversial deportation sparked mass student protests would be allowed to come back, but without her family.

Second Swiss bank closes after US tax probe
Switzerland

Second Swiss bank closes after US tax probe

A second Swiss bank has decided to close its doors as the United States cranks up pressure on financial institutions for abetting tax evasion.

The week’s news from Sweden in ten pictures
Sweden

The week’s news from Sweden in ten pictures

Pastors with antlers, feuds with foxes, toe-munching mutts and pagan kings - it's been quite the week at The Local. Bit off more than you could chew this week and didn't have time to watch the news? No worries, we've got your weekly digest right here.

Road deaths in Sweden at record low
Sweden

Road deaths in Sweden at record low

The amount of deaths on Swedish roads has dropped to a level not seen since the 1940s with the fatality rate for September setting a new record.

Berlusconi hit with two year political ban
Italy

Berlusconi hit with two year political ban

A court in Milan on Saturday ordered a two-year ban from parliament and elections for scandal-tainted former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi in the latest twist in his legal saga.

Judge ups charge to murder in China girl case
Spain

Judge ups charge to murder in China girl case

A Spanish judge on Friday upgraded charges relating to the death of the Chinese-born, 12-year-old adopted daughter of a couple from homicide to murder in a case that has gripped Spain.

Gunman surrenders after taking four hostage
France

Gunman surrenders after taking four hostage

An armed man with a history of mental health issues held four people hostage for two hours at a Paris bank Friday, demanding social housing for himself and his son before surrendering to police.

Only 300 can come to Swedish swingers party
Sweden

Only 300 can come to Swedish swingers party

The biggest every swingers party to be held in Sweden looks set go ahead after record interest but organizers have said there is only room for 300 guests and have snapped up 1000 condoms in preparation.