Amanda Knox lamented on Thursday what she called the "unjust" verdict handed down by an Italian court that reconvicted her for the 2007 murder of her British housemate Meredith Kercher.
Norway's huge sovereign wealth fund, the world's largest, blacklisted two Israeli companies involved in construction of settlements in East Jerusalem, the country's finance ministry said Thursday.
In a bid to catch a 23-year-old man suspected of attempting to stab his wife to death, Aargau cantonal police have beamed a photo of him on information video screens in public transport buses.
A court in Florence on Thursday sentenced American student Amanda Knox to 28 years and six months in prison for the murder of her British housemate in 2007 in the latest dramatic twist in the high-profile case.
Crying with grief and anger, Fatima Khan stormed forward in a hallway at the United Nations in Geneva and shouted: "You killed my son!"
As recent French grads hit the labour market they are finding out the hard way that it's tough out there. Some grads have to send out 50 CVs and cover letters before they land their first job, a new study showed.
Thieves accused of stealing a religious relic stained with Polish Pope John Paul II's blood threw it away thinking it worthless, Italian media said on Thursday, reporting the police had detained three people.
Sweden came out third in Europe in a new ranking of EU member states' foreign policy influence, including foreign aid, human rights, and free trade with the US.
George Tsunis, the would-be US ambassador to Norway who made headlines last week with his catastrophic senate hearing, has told The Local of how impatient he is to set the record straight.
If Gianina Ernst had been born a few hours later she would not be going to the Winter Games. But the fifteen-year-old ski jumper is now on the road to Sochi success, making her The Local’s German of the Week.
Twenty-four-year-old Spanish medical student Manuel Rico has taken the internet by storm ever since a newspaper in the city where he's interning reported how female patients were queuing up to be 'treated' by him.
Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta on Thursday promised to provide high-speed Internet access to half the country within three years, after a report showed that Italy has the slowest connections in Europe.
Germany may have Europe's biggest economy and population, but it is only the third most powerful country in Europe when it comes to foreign policy, according to rankings released on Thursday.
As the Sweden Democrats revealed their candidates for European parliamentary elections, commentator and historian David Lindén asks why such a clearly anti-EU party even went to the trouble.
France may be struggling with a tough economy and 'collective depression', but it hasn't forgotten how to have a little fun. A string of French towns have made their own version of the video American rapper Pharrell Williams put out with his song 'Happy'. Have a look.
France is no Amsterdam when it comes to marijuana laws, in fact it has some of the toughest possession statutes in Europe, but a first of its kind bill proposed this week could change that. The lawmaker behind the legislation tells The Local why marijuana should be legalized in France.
TeliaSonera announced on Thursday that its profit took a blow in 2013, a year in which the Swedish-Finnish telecom operator faced a corruption probe, bad growth, and changing customer behaviour.
Ericsson will keep trimming costs in Sweden, the company said on Thursday after doubling its profits last year, with the net result nonetheless falling below expectation.
Artist Mauro Pallotta's painting of Pope Francis as a superhero on a wall near Rome's St Peter's Square received worldwide coverage this week. Pallotta said he wanted to portray how, like a comic book hero, the Pope uses his power and authority "for good".
Michael Schumacher is blinking and "responding to instructions" as he is slowly brought out of a month-long coma, according to French media reports.
Crisis, what crisis? While certain sectors in France continue to suffer in the downturn France's arms industry is doing a roaring trade. A new report, that won't be welcomed by pacifists, revealed this week that sales of arms abroad have rocketed.
Spain's Education Minister José Ignacio Wert is to demand higher academic performance and English-language proficiency equivalent to European level B2 from the 10,000 applicants who wish to benefit from government funding for the Erasmus Plus programme.
A French court has dropped charges against Franck Ribéry and Karim Benzema, who were accused of knowingly having sex with an underage prostitute. The pair had faced lengthy prison sentences if convicted, so the decision is good news for French World Cup hopes.
Happiness is spreading to . . . Lausanne, at least in the form of a new video.
Barcelona-based architects Ribas & Ribas are part of the team led by German firm GMP Architekten that has won the tender to design Real Madrid's remodelled €400 million ($544 million) Santiago Bernabeu stadium.
Doctors treating Formula 1 legend Michael Schumacher have begun waking him from a medically induced coma a month after he suffered a near fatal accident whilst skiing in the French Alps, his manager said on Thursday.
Over a quarter of young French graduates are setting their sights abroad in an attempt to get onto the career ladder. But why do they want to leave, where exactly are they going and will they ever return? A new study has the answers.
Swedish fashion retailer H&M on Thursday reported a minor increase in net profits in 2013, but fell short analysts' fourth quarter forecasts, sending its stock tumbling.
Lawmakers from Italy's anti-establishment Five Star Movement on Thursday put forward a symbolic impeachment motion against President Giorgio Napolitano for what they said was his overly intrusive role in politics.
The bodies of three women were found in a wood cabin at a beauty spot in western Germany on Wednesday afternoon. They are believed to have met on a social networking site before heading to a lake.
The French government has decided not to take any chances when it comes to the Winter Olympics in Sochi. With the threat of terrorist attacks hanging over the event France has decided to send its specialist counter-terrorism units to protect athletes.
The British writer who this week savaged Norway as "the most insular and xenophobic" of the Scandinavian nations has described his article as "deliberately provocative".
A scandal is shaking the normally placid State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (Seco) in Bern over alleged corruption in the granting of IT contracts.
An elk took a startling, eight-metre leap from the top floor of a shopping mall car park in central Sweden on Wednesday, with a shocked motorist capturing the implausible event on video.
American Amanda Knox's defence lawyer said her innocence was "rock-solid" on Thursday, as an Italian court prepared to issue a new verdict over the savage murder of her British housemate Meredith Kercher in 2007.
Germany's Cartel Office said on Thursday it would be bring charges against the country's main rail operator, Deutsche Bahn, for dominating the ticket market.
'Cameras', described as '150 fake security cameras on a wall with the intention of not watching over anything' is the latest work by the anonymous artist SpY, dubbed the 'Spanish Banksy' by the international press.
Norwegian mobile phone giant Telenor has struck a pioneering deal to launch a new mobile phone network in Myanmar, the company announced on Thursday.
The International Monetary Fund has asked Spain to further reduce salaries even though it has already slashed average wages by 20 percent over the past two years - the fastest drop in the country's democratic history.
Italy's coast guard said on Thursday it rescued overnight 176 immigrants freezing on a small boat and arrested 15 crew on a nearby mothership on human smuggling charges.
Spain announced on Thursday a slight pickup in economic growth at the end of 2013, hailing the news as a sign of hope after five years of stop-start recession that destroyed millions of jobs.
Basel-based pharmaceuticals giant Roche on Thursday posted an 18-percent hike in net profit for 2013 over the previous year, driven particularly by rising sales of its cancer-fighting drugs.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has reportedly denied that his son is in a relationship with a non-Jewish Norwegian girl, after reports of the couple's relationship scandalized his orthodox supporters.
A 49-year-old man appeared before a Vaud court on Wednesday, accused of breaking into the homes of the recently deceased and their families while the funerals were taking place. He allegedly used death notices to select his victims.
An eight-year-old girl in southern Italy got a shock during her school lunch break on Wednesday, when she found the tip of a bullet in her juice carton.
In a strange tribute to France's iconic monument, scores of Chinese graduates are paying for plastic surgery to make their noses resemble the Eiffel Tower. The move may sound like a wind-up but is the latest tactic to help jobseekers get their noses in front.
An Italian man from the northern Italian city of Reggio Emilia has been arrested for allegedly attacking his wife for having a headache.
Berlin police arrested seven men in Dresden on Tuesday night who they believe are behind a string of smash and grab raids on electronics shops, including the Apple store. They were caught breaking into a shop in Dresden.
A woman was forced to enter a psychiatric hospital in southern Sweden after police officers tasked with picking up a female patient ended up knocking on her door by mistake. She has since received a bill for the unscheduled visit.
Barcelona City Hall has slapped fines totalling €155,000 ($211,000) on an unemployed, wiowed father-of-two for putting up 364 advertisements for his furniture-removals service.
The residents of a village in the canton of Vaud want to change the name of their street after one of their neighbours was arrested in connection with nine deliberately set fires there.
An expectant mother's use of cannabis during pregnancy can prevent a child from forming certain connections in the brain while growing in the womb, a Sweden-based researcher has revealed.
German beer sales have sunk to their lowest level since reunification almost 25 years ago, as drinkers increasingly turn to mixed drinks and non-alcoholic beers.
Spain's Santander bank, the largest in the eurozone by market value, reported Thursday a 90.5-percent leap in net profits for 2013, hailing a "turnaround" after enduring years of economic crisis.
More than 130 police and firemen have been battling through the night to contain the new fire sweeping through the heather on the island of Frøya, northeast of Trondheim, before helicopters try to extinguish the blaze on Thursday.
US student Amanda Knox and her former boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito face a fresh verdict on Thursday in their retrial for the murder and sexual assault of British student Meredith Kercher. The Local brings you live updates.
Controversial criminal-tracker website Lexbase, on which people see their neighbours' criminal records, was closed after a hacker attack allowed personal information on thousands of Swedes to leak online.
It could be a bumpy ride on Thursday if you're planning to fly in or out of France. Air traffic controllers have called a strike, which is set to result in a 20 percent reduction in traffic around the Paris region. Find out if you might be affected.
After rumours swept across France in recent days that kindergartens were to teach "gender theory" and even "masturbation classes" to kids, that sparked a boycott of schools, a furious French minister has been forced to step in and remind parents of their duties.
Italian MP Colomba Mongiello called the US a country of "junk food" where the "importance of quality food is not understood" after a story in the New York Times claimed the majority of olive oil sold in the US is fake.
Italian judges will decide Thursday whether to uphold or overturn American Amanda Knox's conviction for the savage murder of her British housemate, in the case's fourth verdict in six years.
Holders Atlético de Madrid set up a mouthwatering Copa del Rey semi-final with city rivals Real Madrid after beating Athletic Bilbao 2-1 on Wednesday to win 3-1 on aggregate.
Chancellor Angela Merkel spoke at length in parliament on Wednesday, outlining the government's priorities. She warned Germany must not become complacent about its economy and was forced to defend pension reforms.
France's former first lady Valérie Trierweiler has revealed she may write a book about her split with the president and said she is "more disappointed than angry" about the scandal.
Italy intends to find €32 billion in spending cuts by 2016, with most savings to be used to lower the high tax burden that is eroding competitiveness, an official said Wednesday.
Swedish researchers have warned smokers and lung cancer patients that taking vitamins may help the growth of tumours, a study published Wednesday revealed.
Germany urged President Vladimir Putin to push for a "constructive dialogue" on Wednesday to defuse the crisis in the Ukraine.
Two late goals preserved champions Bayern Munich's record unbeaten league run on Wednesday night as they came from behind to beat Stuttgart 2-1 and extend the streak to 43 matches.
Men with the diagnosis attention deficit hyperactivity disorder are 45 percent more likely to have a car crash, but taking medication cuts their accident risk considerably, said Swedish researchers.
Stanislas Wawrinka, hot from his Australian Open triumph, turns his mind to affairs of national importance this weekend as he leads Switzerland into battle against last season's beaten finalists Serbia in the Davis Cup World Group first round.
Why can a Moderate get away with supporting Muslim polygamy, while the Social Democrats get accused of playing the religion card when promoting a Muslim within the party. A new report about Sweden's Muslim voters prompts more questions than it answers.
Switzerland has announced the date of its plebiscite on the purchase of 22 Swedish fighter jets as a majority of voters feel uncomfortable with the deal for a host of different reasons.