A 40-year-old Fribourg man who survived an avalanche in the Swiss Alps died after spending a night in an igloo he built with his girlfriend, police said on Tuesday.
A 23-year-old Swiss citizen has admitted to killing a soldier in an attack last week in the centre of Turkey that left three people dead and five others wounded, Turkish media reported on Tuesday.
A French prison has been ordered to provide halal meals for Muslim prisoners pending a definitive ruling on the latest issue to pit the country's secular tradition against Islamic practice.
A woman whose body was found in a freezer in Bologna last summer was murdered by her boyfriend, who committed the crime with "particular brutality", an inquest has found.
Spain's unemployment rate may be at a record high but it's not all doom and gloom in the jobs market according to Adecco, a human resource consulting company, who have identified 15 in-demand positions for 2014.
Farm workers in Italy face "disastrous" working conditions, with many living off two meals a day in abandoned buildings, the coordinator of a doctors' association said on Tuesday.
A Swedish expert invited by the government to speak at the release of its white paper on Roma discrimination was on Tuesday denied entry to the breakfast room at Stockholm's Sheraton hotel. She had to drink her coffee in the lobby.
Norway has suspended all planned bilateral military activities with Russia until the end May at the earliest, as the defence ministry reacts to the annexation of Crimea.
Swedes work out more than any other Europeans do - at least if they are truthful about their exercise habits in the new Eurobarometer poll.
After months of hard work, American expat Jason McDonald is poised to open his US firm's European outpost in Paris. He tells us how French school holidays and a difference in client relationships made the process a hugely challenging one.
“Taste Away” in Berlin's Kreuzberg, is putting a new twist on dessert with the chocolate doner, a first for the city that invented the better known meat variety.
Police broke into an apartment in central Germany to find a woman's corpse sitting in front of a flickering TV - six months after she had died.
The French are every bit as interested in learning about Anglos as we are in understanding them. So who better to tell us than French Google. It may not be scientific but it is certainly insightful. See what it had to say about how the French view Anglos.
Egypt's mass sentencing to death of 529 alleged supporters of ousted president Mohamed Morsi is a breach of international human rights law, a United Nations spokesman in Geneva said on Tuesday.
The death of Spain's first democratic Prime Minister has unified political opponents and inspired a wave of mourning in a nation currently disenfranchised by those in power. Here The Local looks at six brief reasons why Adolfo Suárez will be remembered as Spain’s best modern leader.
From The Local's archives: Oliver Gee simply can't come to grips with Swedes and their fascination with hugging. And he's not alone.
A 60-year-old Swedish woman faced her first day on trial on Tuesday over the cake attack on Sweden Democrat leader Jimmie Åkesson last year. The politician wants the "nice-looking lady" to pay for his dry-cleaning.
Luxottica, the Italian creator of style-conscious sunglasses the world over, has announced it will join forces with Google to design fashionable glasses with built-in technology.
Legal proceedings in England in the case of the murdered British exchange student Meredith Kercher came to an end on Tuesday, more than six years after her death in Italy.
Spanish police have arrested 35 people from a violent street gang born in El Salvador as part of a major crackdown on the growing threat from Latin American crime groups.
An American woman is suing Norway’s embassy in Washington DC for alleged gender discrimination after learning that her ex- employer paid a younger, less qualified male colleague much higher wages.
French actor Gérard Depardieu, who famously quit France in a huff over high taxes, has risked the wrath of the French president again by featuring in a luxury Swiss watch advertising campaign, which bears the slogan "Proud to be Russian".
Vladimir Putin’s move on Crimea has proven to be a moment of truth for German foreign policy, putting its pledge to play a more active role in international affairs to the test, argues Josef Janning from the European Council on Foreign Relations.
Sweden's former enterprise minister has reportedly refused to answer to a parliamentary review looking into her actions in a disastrous deal made by taxpayer-owned Vattenfall.
A pool of your own, a stone's throw away from the beach, and three storeys of modern living. Sounds like The Local's Property of the Week... Coming to you this time from Gothenburg.
Despite Italy boasting a World Cup-winning football team, a new study has revealed that the number of Italians who never do sport or other physical activity is on the rise and now sits above the European average on both counts.
The Sweden Democrats saw voter support for their immigration policies sink to a near two-year low, revealed a new poll.
A 19th century French guillotine that was used to chop off a few heads over the years will go under the hammer in France on Thursday. And yes, it still works.
Three Spanish video journalists have seen their amazing film "Calcio Storico", which looks at an early form of football dating back to Florence in the 1500s, awarded third best "short feature" at the prestigious World Press Photo Awards.
An Italian photographer has won a prize in the World Press Photo Multimedia competition for a video depicting the often dangerous practice of “train surfing” in South Africa.
Throngs of mourners have filed past the coffin of Adolfo Suarez, the statesman who led Spain to democracy after the four-decade Franco dictatorship.
Bavaria's Finance Minister plans to kick-start an admin revolution, replacing Germany's notoriously paper-filled bureaucracy with a new online service.
A 21-year-old man arrested after Saturday's mass public demonstration in Madrid has been accused of striking a police officer on the head with a large stone and jailed while awaiting trial.
The number of Germans studying abroad through the Erasmus exchange programme has reached a record high. The education minister hailed the figures as "an encouraging sign for Europe's youth".
A French consumer watchdog group announced on Tuesday it was suing Twitter, Facebook and Google for allegedly breaking France's privacy laws. The lawsuit is the latest in a battle over privacy protection on social networks in France.
A baker from Puglia who named a chocolate cake after US President Barack Obama, is planning to give thousands away to mark the president's visit to Rome this week.
Swedes tuck into waffles on March 25th in celebration of national Waffle Day (Våffeldagen), but did you know that the whole tradition is the result of a mispronunciation?
Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) carried more than a million passengers a day in 2013 for the first time in its history, the state-owned rail operator said on Tuesday.
A Catholic cardinal on Monday lashed out at Italy's plan to tackle discrimination in schools, describing it as "a true dictatorship" that aimed to do away with parents' role.
Germany’s top court ruled on Tuesday morning that politicians have too much influence over the country's state broadcaster.
The Chinese president arrives on Tuesday in France for an official state visit that will include a concert at the Versailles palace, a posh state dinner and likely the signing of major, lucrative trade deals.
Mounting tension in the Crimea is prompting calls for compulsory military service to be reintroduced in Germany.
A new study has revealed that the number of Spanish people who never do sport or other physical activity is on the rise and now sits above the European average on both counts.
A South African artist who danced under the Eiffel Tower with a rooster tied to his penis defended his actions in a French court this week, stressing the fact that even a group of passing nuns did not lodge a complaint. He faces a fine of up to €1,000 for the stunt.
American tourists look set to descend on Norway by the planeload this summer to see with their own eyes the majestic landscape depicted in Disney’s Golden Globe-winning animation, Frozen, which has now taken more than $1 billion in the box office.
A landmark trial in Spain has seen a Barcelona judge revoke a local doorman's licence for a year after he prevented two transsexuals from entering the discotheque he was working at.
The Swedish government on Tuesday will publish its white paper on the historic treatment of Roma, detailing systemic abuse and police opinion that it would be best to kill them off.
The world's biggest watch fair is set to open this week in Basel, offering an industry showcase for the world's most extravagant, rare and complex timepieces.
Northern Sweden held the draw on Monday for an international football tournament with star players who all face one big problem - they have no country to represent, as they're stateless.
French bank BNP Paribas said Monday it plans to cut 1,600 jobs at its Ukrainian unit UkrSibBank by 2015 due to political uncertainty in the country.
A German tourist who was struck by lightning in Australia last week has died from her injuries, officials said on Tuesday.
Stockholm police likely saved the life of someone who had been inadvertently locked in their own bathroom for four days.
Prosecutors in France have opened a criminal probe into the 'dangerous' spike in air pollution earlier this month that forced authorities to take drastic action. New figures released on Tuesday showed that air pollution kills seven million a year world wide.
Germany's Catholic Church on Monday launched a new study into sexual abuse by clergy after a first attempt involving criminologists ended in acrimony last year.
EU citizens should never be allowed to vote in parliamentary state elections, a regional court in Bremen ruled on Monday.
An Italian minister vowed on Monday to use his country's upcoming presidency of the European Union to pursue a campaign by southern EU producers against Britain's "traffic light" food labels.