Connecting the Danish town of Helsingør with its Swedish neighbour Helsingborg won't be considered for years – unless the Swedes want to pay for it.
Switzerland's Roger Federer avoided joining Wimbledon's growing list of Centre Court casualties as the Swiss star hit back to reach the semifinals with a 3-6, 7-6 (7/5), 6-4, 6-4 victory over compatriot Stan Wawrinka on Wednesday.
With the USA's most important holiday just around the corner, The Local Austria has found out the best places for American expats - and their best friends - to celebrate in Vienna this year.
The mother of a dead baby found inside a rubbish bin in the toilet of an Austrian train heading for Munich was released on bail in June.
The Lisa Marie and the Hound Dog II will be leaving Graceland next year and the operator of Graceland Randers knows just the right destination for them.
A French burglar is in the ‘merde’ after leaving some used toilet paper behind at the scene of a crime. He tried to tell police it wasn’t his, but DNA tests said otherwise.
UPDATE: Two people were killed in an apparent drive-by shooting outside their home in a leafy suburb of the northern city of Lübeck on Wednesday afternoon. Hours later the suspected shooter, reportedly the ex-husband of one of the victims, was found dead in a car.
A new, permanent exhibition dedicated to German resistance under the Nazis opened its doors to visitors in Berlin on Wednesday. The museum profiles groups of German men and women who risked and lost their lives fighting Hitler.
A 28-year-old man was jailed for life on Wednesday after being found guilty of stabbing a young mother 145 times, killing her in front of her two-year-old daughter.
The new ferry company Gotlandsbåten will have to refund 40,000 people after announcing that all voyages this year have been cancelled.
The head of Amnesty International France tells The Local why the European Court of Human Right’s decision to uphold a French law banning full-face veils is a danger to everyone’s rights and sets a "tragic precedent" for Europe.
A town councillor with Spain's ruling Popular Party has been arrested on charges of attempted murder after allegedly carrying out a brutal attack on the partner of his ex-girlfriend in Germany in May.
Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi on Wednesday presented his plan for Italy’s EU presidency, remarking that if Europe took a photograph of itself it would be one of “exhaustion”.
Tick borne encephalitis has hit Sweden unusually early this year, with many cases already reported in the Stockholm area alone.
Around 75 migrants are lost at sea according to survivors of a shipwreck off Italy who were plucked to safety by the navy, the UN's refugee agency said on Wednesday.
One Swedish man decided to protest against all the taxpayer money which goes into Almedalen - by literally throwing away 20,000 kronor of his own money at the event.
Norwegian police on Wednesday found two men in the boot of a car which was being escorted by members of the Outlaws biker gang who had stopped traffic in order to secure their speedy passage.
Before the countries' two football teams square up on the pitch in their World Cup quarter-final clash on Friday, The Local France and our colleagues at The Local Germany face off in a fight to see which country is the best.
A conference of the Austrian Social Democrats (SPÖ) in Tyrol over the weekend called for the establishment of a working group to investigate the legalization of cannabis in the region.
A body found in Hungary, close to the Austrian border, has been confirmed as that of a missing 16-year-old from Carinthia who was allegedly shot on the night of June 22nd by a friend in Graz.
A Belgian man has confessed to the murder of Anne Strande Jensen in her Madrid apartment.
Now that Seville has been chosen as one of the locations for Season Five of the fantasy TV drama Game of Thrones, The Local casts its eye across Spain to suggest ten other mythical locations US network HBO should consider in the future.
Spanish King Felipe VI's sister, Princess Cristina, appealed Wednesday against tax and money-laundering charges that threaten to land her in an unprecedented criminal trial.
Austria's Freedom Party (FPÖ) is calling for a ban on burqas, after the Strasbourg-based European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) backed France's rules on religious headgear on Tuesday, when it ruled the country's law banning full-face veils in public was legal.
The international operation to destroy Syrian chemical weapons entered its final phase on Wednesday, as they were transferred by workers at an Italian port from a Danish freighter to a US military ship equipped to dispose of them.
The mysterious death of a 27-year-old Danish woman in Madrid has been explained after Spanish police ran a database search on a fingerprint found at the scene.
A Green Party MP has caused a stir after likening Swedish jihadists in Syria to Swedish freedom fighters in Finland during World War Two.
A 68-year-old man from Rome died of a heart attack as he tried to climb into his first-floor apartment to retrieve his keys.
A European court decision upholding France's ban on face-covering veils may have implications for Denmark. The Danish People's Party wants to see a similar ban enacted at home and the legal path may now be clear.
Germany and France meet on Friday in the quarter-finals of the football World Cup in Brazil. The Local List looks at ten reasons why supporting Germany is the smart choice.
Nicolas Sarkozy's chances of making a political comeback are hampered by a long list of legal proceedings and investigations in which he has been implicated. Here's the complete list of Sarko's legal woes. Will he survive them all?
A fraudster posing as a doctor treated children with life-threatening conditions in a hospice he set up in central Germany. He was jailed on Wednesday for just under three years.
The US consulate in Milan has released a rap video to teach American citizens - often chided for their poor linguistic skills - the art of Italian hand gestures.
American Tyson Gay makes his comeback to the track on Thursday after serving a one-year doping ban in what promises to be a stern test against fellow Americans Justin Gatlin and Mike Rodgers.
FIFA, the international federation of football associations presently meeting in Brazil, extended the bans for two Austrian players in a press release on Monday.
While it's true that Denmark has recently witnessed a surprising influx of wild wolves, it is a completely different type of wolf that Englishman Matthew Benham has his eyes on.
Vienna’s public transport network will be expanded over the next ten years, to meet demand from the city's growing population.
Swiss pharmaceutical group Roche said on Wednesday that it was buying Seragon Pharmaceuticals, a US biotechnology firm specializing in a new way to fight breast cancer, in a deal worth up to $1.7 billion.
Ottmar Hitzfeld said an emotional goodbye to his Swiss team and football Tuesday as he quit the sport after a dramatic World Cup loss to Argentina and following the death of his brother.
Plans to establish housing for refugee children in western Sweden have been halted by protests from residents.
Norway's Labour and Progress parties have stated that they would consider revisiting the issue of a Muslim veil ban in the wake of a ruling by the European Court of Human Rights that a public ban does not violate the human rights of Muslim women.
Since the beginning of 2014, the number of road fatalities has risen sharply in Austria, with figures showing 237 people dying in vehicle-related accidents in the first six months of the year.
You'd be surprised by how many international hit songs are sung by Swedes. In fact, we wager that there are many songs that you know and love that you didn't even realize were from Sweden. Here are our favourite ten.
Experts are warning beachgoers of the presence of human and animal excrement on many of Spain's city beaches and shores, a health risk which can cause everything from ear infections to gastroenteritis.
Human traffickers involved in a October shipwreck off the coast of Italy, which left 366 people dead, blamed the migrants for the tragedy "because they wanted to leave in great numbers."
Norway has seen the warmest June since 1953 with Oslo setting daily rainfall records, drought and highs of 28C in the south-west, and lows of -7C in Oppland on the year's longest day.
An eight-year-old boy was rejected by a church-run summer school in Rivoli, a town in the province of Turin, because workers there “are not equipped” to handle his developmental disability.
A top Spanish official has said country's security forces were remaining "vigilant" after two Syrian jihadists posted a video in which they promised to reclaim Spain in the name of Islam.
Accuray, an American cancer radiation therapy company, officially opened its international headquarters in Morges in the canton of Vaud on Tuesday.
Austrian President Heinz Fischer will celebrate ten years in office next Tuesday.
Storms in June which ripped through parts of western and central Germany caused €650 million worth of damage, according to estimates released on Wednesday.
The Labour Party youth wing has backed down from plans to demolish parts of two buildings on Utøya, while flatly denying that their intention had ever been to erase memories of the 2011 massacre.
Interior Minister Johanna Mikl-Leitner wants to lower the entry hurdles for the Red-White-Red card - a scheme which aims to facilitate the immigration of qualified non-EU foreign workers and their families with a view to permanent settlement in Austria.
"Good measures should be rewarded," the development minister said as he announced that the former Soviet republic of Georgia can look forward to a fivefold increase in support from Denmark.
Nicolas Sarkozy's plans to make a politicial comeback in time to run for the presidential election in 2017 have been thrown off course after he was charged for a second time in a corruption probe. Sarkozy will speak to the French public on TV on Wednesday night.
Just a month after riot police cleared out several makeshift migrant camps in Calais, officers moved in early on Wednesday to shut down the main squat. Officials' tough stance on the migrants, most of whom hope to get to the UK, has drawn criticism from humanitarian groups.
Frustrated passengers on Madrid Metro's Line 5 risked their lives on Wednesday morning when they abandoned a broken down train and started walking down the tracks
Police in Spain said on Tuesday they had smashed four rings that smuggled hashish, ketamine and other drugs into the country to sell during the annual San Fermin bull-running festival.
The respectable Austrian daily broadsheet Der Kurier has called out one of its tabloid rivals over a "nasty piece of photojournalism".
The population of Cannes and Avignon would be wiped out and 37 of France’s main cities would be abandoned. That’s what would have happened if the war in Syria was taking place in France, according to an international campaign to raise awareness and aid.
The huge phallic-shaped Amorphophallus Titanum can go as long as 15 years without blooming, but the one at the Botanical Gardens of Copenhagen is ready to make its second appearance in just two years.
Defence minister Ursula von der Leyen on Wednesday came out in favour of equipping the German military with armed drones. The debate over the controversial weapons has divided the ruling coalition government.
The Austrian Greens EU MP Ulrike Lunacek has been elected as vice president of the European Parliament.
Over 100,000 people left Spain's unemployment lines in June as the economy slowly recovered after emerging in mid-2013 from a two-year recession, the government said Wednesday.
Italy's unemployment rate rose again in May, hitting 12.6 percent, the national statistics agency, Istat, said.
Norwegian energy companies Statoil and Statkraft said Tuesday they will build an offshore wind farm in Britain with 67 turbines that will eventually power over 400,000 homes.
A powerful lobby group pushing for independence for Catalonia from the rest of Spain has revealed plans for how the defence forces of the hypothetical country might look.
A Norwegian citizen previously accused of making threats against the country's royal family has reportedly shown up in a jihadist video shot in Iraq, police said on Tuesday.
How do you pick the best international school for your children? Teacher Kathleen Ralf goes through ten questions to ask before making the decision.
The justice minister has pointed to an 80 percent increase in deportations as proof that the government's get tough approach has worked.
A student in central Sweden has received 70,000 ($10,465) kronor in compensation for being subjected to bullying in school.
Beppe Grillo, the leader of the anti-establishment Five Star Movement, has advised the European Union to stop giving money to Italy because it only "ends up with the mafia".
Thieves used a trash container to hide their forced entry into a luxury jewellery store in Düsseldorf. They made off with tens of thousands of euros worth of watches.
The dream ended for Jürgen Klinsmann and his United States team on Tuesday after losing 2:1 to Belgium in the last 16 of the football World Cup in Brazil.
The Austrian Ministry of Finance has granted integrated global gaming firm Novomatic two casino licences, according to the iGamingBusiness web site.
German Social-Democrat Martin Schulz was re-elected on Tuesday to head the European Parliament following a May election that saw scores of anti-EU lawmakers enter the 751-seat assembly.
Horrific accounts emerged on Tuesday of how 30 migrants were left to die, bolted by traffickers into the suffocating hull of an overcrowded fishing boat, as their bodies were brought to Sicily for burial.
Switzerland’s World Cup football defeat at the hands of Argentina on Tuesday left a bitter taste with Swiss media commentators who felt the home side were unfairly robbed of victory.
Fancy a bit of old-school exterior with a bit of ultra-modern interior decor? Join us on our tour of the Property of the Week - coming to you from southern Sweden's Vellinge.