Wildlife cameras hidden in the forests south of Oslo have caught rare footage of a female lynx and her two cubs roaming just 100 metres from a nearby farm.
The World Trade Organization said on Thursday that negotiators have made a breakthrough in Geneva talks towards a major trade deal, just two days after the agency's chief signaled a stalemate.
More than 230 unpublished letters from Russian Tsars Nicholas I, Alexander II and their families, along with other imperial items, will be auctioned off in Geneva next month, auctioneers said on Thursday.
A lost and drunken driver was lucky to escape with her life when her Volkswagen car was struck by a train in a railway crossing in the canton of Aargau.
Finally French President François Hollande had reason to smile on Thursday when the latest unemployment figures revealed, somewhat unexpectedly, that the number of people out of work in France fell in October for the first time in 30 months.
Debt-laden Italian flag carrier Alitalia said on Thursday it was confident it would raise enough cash by a December 8th deadline to avoid collapse, despite falling short of the desired-for capital increase.
Police in Paris are trying to pick up the scent of a gang of thieves, believed to be behind a spate of roberies targeting deluxe perfumes. The stolen fragrances are expected to reappear on the lucrative pre-christmas black market.
Spain could use drones to shore up its African borders in Ceuta and Melilla instead of the razor wire deterrent currently being used, the country's opposition socialist PSOE party said on Thursday.
French President Francois Hollande has repeatedly promised to stem a rise in unemployment before the end of 2013. But with the latest figures due to out on Thursday, the embattled president appeared to distance himself from his flagship pledge for the first time.
Sigmar Gabriel has turned election defeat into a Realpolitik victory, shouldering his way into a coalition agreement with Chancellor Angela Merkel. The former teacher is now en route to becoming one of Germany's most powerful men.
Calling someone a bird brain may no longer work as an insult. German scientists have discovered that crows' brains work in very similar ways to those of primates, even though they are built differently.
A crackdown on students in Rome claiming poverty to pay fewer fees and access subsidies found many with lavish bank accounts, hidden revenues and even one whose father owned a Ferrari, police said Thursday.
Just when you thought Jean-Claude Van Damme's epic split couldn't be topped, the mayor of a small Swedish coastal town has gone viral with an unlikely interpretation of his own.
One person who won’t be celebrating Thanksgiving in France on Thursday is the US ambassador in Paris. That’s because there currently isn’t one. With an announcement due shortly The Local takes a look at some of the likely and perhaps unlikely candidates.
With the days darkening and December just around the corner, The Local offers up a guide to must-visit Christmas markets in Sweden's major cities – and elsewhere.
AgustaWestland, the Italian-British helicopter-maker, has submitted its response to India's Ministry of Defence in relation to exceptions raised over a scandal-tainted helicopter deal, the company's CEO Daniele Romiti told The Local.
A woman in the central Italian city of Arezzo has successfully sued her father for abandoning her as a child, thus depriving her of "both moral and material support", Italian media reported.
In capturing the "euphoria and desperation" of Swedish adolescence, photographer and our Swede of the Week Hannah Modigh shot to photographic fame on Tuesday, picking up the TT Big Photograph Prize for her portrayal of modern Sweden.
England's High Court on Thursday overturned a decision to grant bail to an Italian mafia boss who was arrested in London after two decades on the run.
Sweden will contribute a squadron of Jas Gripen fighter jets as well as a mine-sweeping ship to join the Nato Rapid Reaction Force (NRF), the government decided on Thursday.
Find out more about events taking place in Stockholm, Gothenburg, and Malmö.
Spain's Prime Minister on Wednesday warned that Scotland would not automatically remain in the EU if the country voted to become independent in 2014 — a message that many in the Spanish media believe was actually directed at Catalonia.
Germany's biggest power supplier E.ON has decided to pull the plug on its Italian operations and is looking for a potential buyer, the business daily Handelsblatt reported on Thursday.
Norway has dropped out of list of the world's top 50 national football teams ranked by Fifa, the international football body, after losses in November against Denmark and Scotland.
A 60-year-old British citizen who lived in a cave in the southern Spanish town of Guadix was found dead in his home on Wednesday.
German authorities on Thursday published more than 100 additional works from the likes of Picasso, Cezanne and Degas believed to have been looted by the Nazis.
Spain said on Thursday it has technically escaped a two-year recession by posting feeble growth in the third quarter, but with an unemployment rate still towering at 26 percent.
Having a coffee at the bar is a daily custom for many Italians, but it may soon become more of a luxury, and in many cities a cup now costs over €1 thanks to tax hikes and increasing rents across the country.
VIDEO: CCTV images were released this week showing how a lone armed robber managed to pull off the biggest diamond heist ever seen in France, when he stole jewels worth €103 million ($140million) from a hotel in Cannes this summer. See for yourself how he did it.
A provocative cartoon in the Daily Mail newspaper about winter fuel payments is an "insult" to elderly British expats, says 93-year-old Italy-based Englishman Harry Shindler, who has called for an apology.
A 55-million-franc project to turn the Swiss home of Charlie Chaplin into a museum is being delayed after the discovery of asbestos in the building, according to a media report.
Hollywood filmmakers have become unexpected saviours in Spain's Canary Islands with two new mega-productions bringing jobs to local communities and providing much needed relief into a struggling local cinema sector.
Berlin's record-breaking police motorbike display team has disbanded, a lack of cash forcing them to hang up their green leathers for the last time this week.
Spain has bowed to public pressure by downscaling proposed tough new security laws which would have seen unauthorized protests outside the country's parliament hit with fines of up to €600,000 ($814,000).
Oslo on Wednesday enjoyed the warmest November day since 1899, with temperatures at midday hitting a high of 14.4 degrees in the suburb of Bærum.
Suspected Paris gunman Abdelhakim Dekhar was convicted of domestic violence and ordered to stay away from his ex-partner and their two children, while living in London earlier this year, French daily Libération claimed on Thursday.
Swedish police are concerned that young people's attitudes towards sex crimes are too lax, with officers in Stockholm receiving a significant rise in reported rapes in recent years.
Italy entered a period of political transformation on Thursday after Silvio Berlusconi's historic ouster from parliament, with the billionaire tycoon humiliated and assailed by legal woes but now a force in opposition.
Britain and Norway are to combine their lobbying efforts to secure the release of Joshua French, the British and Norwegian dual citizen serving a life sentence in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Norway's new foreign minister Børge Brende said on Wednesday.
A woman in Naples has put out a plea for students to send in revealing photographs of themselves to be sold on to customers, so that she can buy a new scooter.
More children are being born to foreign parents in Italy while the number of Italian births continues to drop, according to a report by statistics agency Istat. The figures also revealed the country's most popular baby names.
Home electronics chain Media Markt is bringing American shopping "chaos" to Sweden by staging a "Black Friday" sale inspired by American post-Thanksgiving Day sales. The German firm has been criticized for earlier marketing ploys.
A senior policeman has won a fight to keep his job despite being convicted of rape and assault - his employers in Bavaria tried to sack him but a court said he could stay.
A worried mother in Bavaria rescued her drunk teenage son from freezing to death on Tuesday night after he fell asleep in a snow-covered ditch in temperatures of minus 10 degrees.
It's official: Spain and France's leaders announced on Wednesday the launch of a direct fast-train service between Barcelona and Paris on December 15th. Tickets went on sale on Thursday with prices for a one-way ticket ranging from €59 to €170.
One of Germany's top economists says the country will not be able to afford the new coalition's spending plans - and that within four years taxes will have to be raised or debt increased.
A French court has made legal history by ordering a prison to offer halal meals to its Muslim inmates, saying that France’s traditional secularism “guarantees the free exercise of religion,” it was reported this week.
Gareth Bale scored a marvellous free-kick as 10-man Real Madrid eased into the last 16 of the Champions League with a 4-1 win over Galatasaray on Wednesday.
A "vertical cemetery", in which the dead are buried in a modular high-rise tower, has been commended as "a highly original contribution" at an Oslo conference for Nordic cemeteries and graveyards.
A town in Normandy northern France has become the first in the country to ban the use of electronic cigarettes in public buildings. Although the French government intends to introduce a similar nationwide ban, the mayor of Saint-Lo decided he could not wait.
It's official: Spain and France's leaders announced on Wednesday the launch of a direct fast-train service between Barcelona and Paris on December 15th. Tickets go on sale on Thursday with prices for a one-way ticket ranging from €59 ($80) to €170.
An animal rights group has filed a complaint against a fish farm in Frutigen in the canton of Bern after 20,000 young sturgeon died earlier this month.
Silvio Berlusconi's children rallied around their father after he was expelled from the Italian Senate in a humiliating coda to his 20-year parliamentary career.
The CEO of French car giant PSA Peugeot Citroen announced he was giving up his €21 million pension plan, just hours after news of the eye-watering golden parachute had caused uproar among unions on Wednesday. The French president said it was a "wise" decision.
Victorious world chess champion Magnus Carlsen arrived back in his homeland of Norway on Wednesday evening to a hero's welcome, with Oslo's Gardermoen airport greeting the plane with a victory parade of water cannons.
French league leaders PSG cruised into the last 16 of the Champions League with a 2-1 win over Olympiakos on Wednesday. The question now is exactly how far can Laurent Blanc's side go in the competiton?
Swedish clothing giant H&M announced that it was scrapping angora products after a Chinese video surfaced showing workers plucking hair from rabbits while they were still alive.
Representatives of German Turks said on Wednesday they were disappointed by an accord clinched by top political parties to partially lift a ban on dual nationality under the "grand coalition" deal.
Bayer Leverkusen were overwhelmed by Manchester United on Wednesday night as the English side confirmed their place in the Champions League's knock-out phase with an emphatic 5-0 win.
They are Germany's most successful musical export, inspiring other big hair bands such as Bon Jovi- and this Friday releasing their first acoustic recording. Power balladeers The Scorpions are this week's Germans of the Week.
As Americans in Sweden and around the world celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday, US Ambassador to Sweden Mark Brzezinski explains why he's thankful for the United States' "special relationship" with Sweden.