The new Viennese suburb of Seestadt will have its own multi-denominational Campus of Religions, according to a report from Vatican Radio.
Austria warned Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday not to say anything that may "split" Austrian society when he visits next week following a contentious visit to Germany.
The number of people doing part-time jobs continued to rise in the first quarter of 2014. Compared to the same time in 2013, the number of part-time workers rose by 74,600, while there were 44,100 fewer full-time employees.
Pastafarianism, a movement set up partly to ridicule organised religion, has failed to win official recognition from Austria's religious authority.
Germany's American Football team narrowly beat Austria on Saturday to win the European title for a third year in a row. The players who led the side to victory are our Germans of the Week.
Spanish giants Barcelona have agreed to sell midfielder Cesc Fabregas to Chelsea, the club said on Thursday.
An asylum-seeker from Albania has been arrested by police in Eferding, as the chief suspect in up to 55 separate break-ins. A pair of men were suspected as being involved.
Spain's King Juan Carlos will not be on hand to witness the enthronement of his son Prince Felipe with the Royal Palace saying he doesn't want to steal the limelight on the historic occasion.
Police believe that a 17-year-old girl was kidnapped and locked in a Stockholm apartment for a week, finally managing to escape on Thursday.
Are underqualified native English-speaking teachers stealing Spaniards' jobs simply because of where they're from? The Local investigates.
Stockholm's housing crunch could be solved in ten years, a new report from a crisis housing committee has suggested, in a move that would promise tens of thousands of new homes and jobs.
As if weary commuters and travellers haven't had enough disruption this week with taxi driver and rail strikes, now Air France ground crews at Charles de Gaulle airport have announced they will stage a walk-out on Sunday over restructuring plans.
Spain is soon to start including estimated revenues from drug trafficking and the sex trade when calculating its gross domestic product (GDP), a move expected to boost economic results, officials said on Thursday.
Investigators on Wednesday began searching the offices of the second-highest chief of Italy’s financial police as part of a probe into alleged corruption within the force that has also led to the arrest of a police commander.
Spain has bumped up its terror alert level for the upcoming enthronment of Prince Felipe as Spain's new king, the country's interior ministry said on Thursday.
Could the US whistleblower Edward Snowden be made an honorary citizen of France? That’s the plan of two French senators, who have proposed the controversial move in parliament, adding to the growing movement calling for the former spy to be granted asylum in France.
Five Bosnian suspects are now in custody after a failed attempt to rob a bank on Tuesday in Allhaming, near Linz.
Sweden is known throughout the world for several types of sin - and a lot of them involve shedding clothes. The Local sets out to debunk the myths and explain Swedish nudity in ten simple rules.
For the second time in as many weeks, Sweden's entire fleet of automatic cash machines broke down on Thursday.
Commuters in France will face a third day of travel chaos after the leading trade union announced it intends to extend the rail strike until Friday evening. Rail users say they are being held to ransom by unions.
A bomb dropped by the US Air Force on Leipzig during World War II was blown up on Thursday morning. It was discovered on Wednesday night near the east German city’s main train station and the explosion was captured in these dramatic pictures.
Norway's oil fund may be forced to divest its 250m kroner stake in the Thai food company CP Foods, after the UK's Guardian newspaper reported that the company sources prawns from ships that employ slave labour.
Dead workers in Germany have a right to any annual leave which they've failed to claim at the time of their death, Europe’s top court ruled on Thursday.
French far-right godfather Jean-Marie Le Pen is set to continue the very public battle with his daughter by publishing on Thursday an open letter to her, detailing his demands. But experts tell The Local the Le Pens prefer bad publicity to none at all.
Government plans, which would cause major international investors in the ailing nationalised Hypo Alpe Austria bank substantial losses, would harm the country's "good reputation", the US rating agency Standard & Poor's (S&P) warned on Thursday.
A woman who wants to marry her former stepson but cannot do so under French law vowed on Thursday to take her fight right up to the European Court of Human Rights if necessary.
Tour operators in Egypt have this week held a conference to urge Italian tourists to return, after instability in the country prompted a crisis in the travel industry following the 2011 ousting of dictator Hosni Mubarak.
Sweden's official Twitter account has threatened to "annex" the ostehøvel, the cheese slicing implement that is arguably Norway's most notable innovation in the field of international cuisine.
Real Madrid's ex director general Inocencio Arias says he doubts people in Catalonia would celebrate Spain's possible victory in Brazil, arguing that the last triumph in South Africa did little to unite Spain as a nation.
The European Union has turned down calls from Spain for assistance in the conflict between the taxi industry and the taxi app Uber, saying the issue is a national one.
Austrian air traffic controllers were once again faced with what were effectively blank screens Wednesday, as the transponder system failed for half an hour.
Ottmar Hitzfeld, the German coach of the Swiss national football team, is the fifth highest paid manager among the 32 teams competing in the Fifa World Cup 2014 which starts in Brazil today.
If you want to talk to someone in up to 47 different languages in Vienna, don't visit a language school - instead, visit a pharmacist (Apotheke.)
Investment by oil companies offshore Norway is set to drop by more then $4bn next year, the first fall since 2010, Statistics Norway has predicted in its quarterly oil report.
A young British woman was rushed to hospital after falling from the fourth storey of a building in Ibiza early on Thursday morning, the second such accident in a few days.
A mayor in northern Italy has warned the magistrate of Milan of a neo-Nazi gathering planned for this Saturday, billed as a fundraiser for Greece's extreme-right Golden Dawn party.
A mother in Lecco, northern Italy, who stabbed her three daughters to death in March has attempted suicide in her prison cell, according to media reports.
Want to know which bars and pubs are showing the football or where the open air public viewings are around the city?
A new study from a French university has found that a Swede is the most influential person on the internet - bigger than Shakespeare, Einstein, and even Jesus who finished second.
A construction worker died after the crane he was working in toppled over late Wednesday in Saint-Sulpice, near Lausanne.
UPDATE: Germany’s eurosceptic party will join the British Conservatives in the next European Parliament following a vote on Thursday, in a move which will strain relations between UK Prime Minister David Cameron and Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Despite initial reports that Spain's future King Felipe would be sworn in in a low-key ceremony, authorities now say the country's new monarchs should celebrate their enthronement in a procession through the streets of Madrid.
A teenager was knocked from a roof by a lightning bolt during a thunder storm in the Inn Valley on Wednesday night.
After giving away thousands of dollars in a string of US cities, a wealthy American is bringing his "Hidden Cash" game to Paris in the next couple of weeks. Is it really "twisted" as some critics have claimed?
Schönbrunn zoo's newly born black-tailed prairie dogs have made their first trips out of their burrows into the enclosure at Austria's largest and oldest zoo.
A neo-Nazi who shot a man after a dispute in a Zurich bar has been sentenced to 12 years in prison and ordered to undergo therapy.
A landlord in Spain's Galicia region made a gruesome discovery recently when he went to visit a tenant who hadn't paid his rent for several months.
Berlin’s hopeless new airport could continue to cost taxpayers hundreds of millions of euros even after it opens, according to an economic study.
More than one million workers in Germany plan to call in sick during the football World Cup in Brazil, potentially costing the country €446 million.
Politicians in Sweden may earn more than most - but their gender wage gap is greater. In some parties, women earn only 75 percent of their male counterparts' salaries, a new report revealed.
An Italian man who underwent a sex change to become a woman has won a legal battle to remain legally married in what has been hailed a landmark case for transsexuals in Italy.
A 31-year-old man has appeared in court, charged with shooting at two German tourists with a crossbow in Vienna last summer.
An Italian Catholic community warned on Wednesday of violence against Christians in Iraq, where a jihadist takeover in Mosul has seen as many as half a million people flee their homes.
A distinctive new floating swimming pool opened in Geneva on Wednesday night — at an opportune time, given the city's ongoing heatwave.
Holders Spain open their World Cup campaign against the Netherlands on Friday in a repeat of the 2010 final with the Dutch out for revenge.
The animal that inspired Brazil's 2014 World Cup mascot, the Three-banded Armadillo, is facing extinction as its natural habitat is destroyed, a Swiss-based international nature watchdog warned on Thursday.
The top operations officer of BNP Paribas will step down as the French bank faces a €7 billion fine from American regulators for sanctions busting. Meanwhile, US authorities have granted the banking giant license to work in Iran.
Norway's house prices are amongst the most over-valued in the OECD, the International Monetary Fund has warned as it launches its new Global House Price Watch.
Ahead of the World Cup opening in Brazil today, we take a look at the challenges faced by Italy in the group stage, with the team up against rainforest heat and two former world champions.
Embattled French telecoms firm Bouygues Telecom said Wednesday it would cut nearly 20 percent of its workforce as it seeks to survive in the struggling sector.
Police were forced to close down a central Stockholm tunnel on Thursday morning after finding a mystery burning car inside.
An Italian teenager has died after she tried to take a ‘selfie’ photograph at the seaside, but slipped and fell 20 metres onto the rocks below.
Sweden's weather agency has predicted a temporary stop to the glorious summer weather, with rainy, cloudy days set to hit most of the country before the weekend.
Two men pretending to be police officers stopped a driver near Magdeburg in central Germany on Wednesday, claiming he was speeding, and drove off in his car.
France's prolific summer festival season threatens to grind to halt this year as disgruntled performers and technicians strike over a controversial welfare agreement.
The Chechen man accused of arranging the abduction of his two daughters from their temporary foster parents in Norway risked losing custody of the two children within weeks for what his lawyer describes as "a little spank".
An explorer who has lain injured one kilometer underground in Germany’s deepest cave since Sunday is able to be moved, according to doctors who reached the researcher for the first time on Wednesday evening.
The tax policies ruling the financial arm of Italian automaker Fiat, based in Luxembourg, are being investigated by the European Union along with those of companies Apple and Starbucks.
German team manager Oliver Bierhoff said on Wednesday he had opened talks with people living near Germany's hotel in Brazil after locals protested against the tight security measures surrounding the football team's World Cup base.
The Spanish government wants the European Union to step in and create clear rules for the popular taxi app Uber after taxi drivers in Spain on Wednesday went on strike to protest against its use.