A 51-year-old man will go on trial in Norway on Monday for child pornography, including the possession of an instructional film on how to commit sexual offences against children.
Volkswagen is seeking to acquire all shares in Swedish truck maker Scania, the German auto giant has announced, offering $9.2 billion.
Spring's arrival, chaos at Frankfurt airport and a whole load of Roman gold all feature in The Local's pictorial review of the last seven days.
Ex-Chancellor Gerhard Schröder had words of advice on Friday for predecessor Angela Merkel on when to step down from power.
An online 'paella police' platform known as 'Wikipaella' has stepped up its campaign to stop the culinary 'prostitution' and 'crimes against rice' that they claim are commonly perpetuated against Valencia's most famous dish.
A new study showed French people are less educated than the European average, which seems to be a blow to the country’s oft criticized education system. However, some good news is concealed in the findings.
In Italy’s capital, you're more likely to see a wild boar on a plate than on his trotters. But, if this photo is to be believed, a real-life wild boar – trussed up in a red harness – has been spotted on a tram. The photo has since gone viral.
The chief economist at the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, Pier Carlo Padoan, is set to be named Italy's finance minister, an OECD source told AFP Friday.
Seven top Spanish snappers have bagged prizes in this year's Fotociencia awards for uncovering the beauty of science in the unlikeliest of locations. From dead men's fingers to waterproof butterfly wings, The Local brings you the winning images.
Vladimir Luxuria, a former Italian MP made headlines this week after being thrown out of the Winter Olympics in Sochi for campaigning for gays rights. The Local delves into her background.
A 31-year-old Moroccan man has been denied Spanish citizenship for a third time after he told Spain's High Court that the southern province of Almeria was a separate country.
Basque group Eta has begun giving up its weapons, international monitors said on Friday, a step towards a historic disarmament by western Europe's last major violent separatist movement.
Friday's agreement between rulers and opposition brought a glimmer of hope to the violence in Kiev. But Ukrainians in Germany have accused the German government of hesitating too long in the crisis.
The Swedes enjoyed a come-from-behind victory against the Finns in Friday's ice hockey semi-final at the Winter Olympics in Sochi.
French police said on Friday they had seized a record 1.4 tonnes of cocaine and four people had been arrested in a "severe blow" to an international drug trafficking chain.
Sweden's weather agency issued a warning on Friday as Sweden is pummelled by a snowstorm that is sweeping across the country. Motorists have been warned to expect bad conditions.
The Swedish trio behind the world's first e-book that teaches children how to write HTML are set to add the edgy female character Holly Hacker to their growing universe, which includes a new interactive app.
UPDATE: Strikes hit Germany's largest airport, Frankfurt, on Friday as staff fought for higher wages, the airport's operator Fraport said. Passengers were advised not to turn up for flights.
German MPs will give themselves a pay rise of €830 per month, it was decided in parliament on Friday morning in a package of measures aimed at tackling corruption among politicians.
A town in southern Norway has sparked a furore by banishing the country's beloved 'brunost', a type of sweet brown goat's cheese, from the menu at all of its kindergartens.
Calling someone a "foreign pig" or "dirty asylum-seeker" is insulting but is not against Switzerland's anti-racism law, the country's top court said in a ruling released on Friday.
Spain's Interior Minister has bowed to intense public and political pressure and released full video footage of the tragic events on February 6th when 15 immigrants died while attempting to enter Spain's north African enclave of Ceuta.
Spain's trade deficit fell by almost half in 2013 as exports hit a new record and imports fell due to weak domestic demand, in a country where one in four is out of work, officials said on Friday.
The Swedish men's curling team in Sochi on Friday secured the Olympic bronze medal off the Chinese, who gave up on medal place after a series of blunders.
A package containing a bullet was sent to the Indian embassy in Rome earlier this week as tensions mounted between Italy and India over two Italian marines facing trial for the alleged murder of two Indian fisherman.
French Researchers were swamped with willing participants after calling for heavy cannabis smokers for a study on vision. The doctors, however, can't seem to find members for their non-smoker control group.
UPDATE: German Olympic officials confirmed on Friday morning that biathalete Evi Sachenbacher-Stehle had tested positive for illegal substances in the first doping case of this winter games.
A French company is building a prototype flying car that would be able to soar up to 3,000 metres above the Earth. Sadly, you won’t be able to use it to zip over Paris’s notoriously gridlocked traffic.
A 23-year-old man was charged on Friday with aggravated rape after a reported attack on a woman almost 70 years his senior.
Italy's Matteo Renzi hopes to unveil his new cabinet Friday, a source in his party said, despite last-minute haggling over key posts.
Tickets at Spanish cinemas have nearly doubled in price in the last decade. But which city is the most expensive to moviegoers? A new study reveals all.
The remains of two British soldiers, killed during the Second World War, have been found in countryside near the southern Italian province of Salerno.
Criminals in Stockholm are almost 20 percent more likely to burgle a house during the winter sports break, experts warned on Friday, and police believe the thieves are even trawling social media for opportunities.
Fast-food culture has so whet the appetite of the police force in one French Riviera town that it has just announced plans to open a drive-through police station.
Experts fear a plague of mosquitoes is heading for Germany this summer after the exceptionally mild winter.
A leading expert has proposed that Spain's national football team should adopt the critically endangered wild cat as its mascot to draw attention to the animal's precarious status.
Unicef launched a record $2.2 billion aid appeal in Geneva on Friday to help tens of millions of children around the world, saying the lion's share was to deal with the Syria war.
It’s a peculiar thing, going home, when you no longer live there. Much like most of the landmarks, your history remains intact and untouched. So do, give or take one or two as the years pass by, the people who preserve it.
Last year was sweet for Switzerland’s sweets producers who on Friday reported revenues jumped 4.9 percent to 340 million francs ($382 million) from sales in 2012.
A man posing as a gynecologist lured patients over Skype for his own sexual gratification, Italian media reported on Thursday. The alleged voyeur was arrested after a 16-year-old girl reported an incident to the police.
The ten-year-old joyrider who made headlines this month when he claimed to police that he was a dwarf who had forgotten his driving license has struck again.
McDonald's has a problem in Spain: despite huge brand recognition, it is struggling to get late-eating Spaniards into its restaurants at breakfast time. But a new multi-million dollar campaign could change all that.
La Liga leaders Barcelona will look to round off a fine week on the field when they visit Champions League-chasing Real Sociedad on Saturday while title challengers Real Madrid and Atletico will also be full of confidence.
The Italian government on Wednesday announced a €240 million fund to provide interest-free loans to businesses across the country's southern regions.
You'd think Norwegian cross-country skiing ace Petter Northug would have enough on his plate, given his thus-far medalless Olympics. But now US magazine Slate has made it worse, rating him "certainly a jerk" in its really very funny Olympic Jerkwatch column.
A study by German scientists released Thursday suggests ice melting in the Antarctic is a top threat to global sea level rise and that the trend could continue for decades or even centuries to come.
A sheep farmer's children came upon a scene of "unspeakable carnage" when they opened a barn door to find 24 sheep and lambs beaten to death with a blunt object.
The names Elouise and Desirée came out as favourites on Friday as Sweden awoke to news that Princess Madeleine had been delivered of a daughter in New York.
After France helped hammer out an accord to stop the violent clashes in Ukraine between pro-democracy and government forces, President François Hollande urged both sides to fully implement the deal.
The Spanish Government on Thursday defied opposition pressure and voted to shelve high profile international investigations into crimes including alleged Chinese genocide in Tibet and possible torture in the US prison facility of Guantanamo Bay.
A cleaning company in the southern Italian city of Bari has been left with a €10,000 bill after one of its staff threw away artwork – including biscuit crumbs - that was intended for a modern art exhibition.
With big brands defending their dominance and the fashion press wary of taking a gamble, new designers sometimes struggled to be heard in Milan but Vogue Italia's editor says that is all in the past.
Growing up with a single parent on a low income cuts Swedish students' chance to graduate high school, revealed a new regional study.
Global energy giant Shell announced on Friday that it is selling 870 service stations and its last remaining Australian refinery to Geneva-based oil and commodity trading company Vitol for $2.6 billion.
An alleged Italian mafia boss arrested in London after two decades on the run claimed on Thursday that he came to Britain for a "good life" on the first day of his extradition hearing.
Prosecutors said on Friday they won't charge an ex-cop held in a horrific quadruple slaying that targeted a British-Iraqi family on a quiet country road near Lake Annecy in 2012. However, gun trafficking charges appear likely.
Security services are monitoring "up to a dozen" Islamists who have returned to Germany after fighting in Syria, amid fears they now pose a threat at home.
Norwegian actor Aksel Hennie has posted up an entertaining video of himself voicing a fight scene for the upcoming film Hercules: The Thracian wars, speaking, he says, in his very best "Ancient Barbarian Greece Grunt".
The most common names for Swedish people are once again Anna and Lars, according to new statistics published on Thursday. But several new names popped up on this year's list.
Norway's former Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg stands accused of a rape and murder -- in a new crime novel by Bergen-based writer Jørgen Jaeger.
Sweden's Princess Madeleine has given birth to a daughter, the Royal Court announced on Friday morning.