Princess Märtha Louise of Norway is set to join forces with a spiritualist who claims to talk with angels.
Old master Roger Federer will face off against young and restless Milos Raonic on Friday afternoon as he chases a place in the Wimbledon final.
The Local is at the Roskilde Festival. We'll be periodically checking in with updates from Denmark's biggest party.
The scrapping of Norway's Segway ban on July 1st has led to an outdoor craze for city users and new opportunities for businesses.
According to an article in cointelegraph.com, Austria now has its first Automated Teller Machine (known locally as a Bankomat) that dispenses the world-wide Bitcoin electronic currency.
A man who stole a mobile phone at a Geneva shop was caught after police identified him from pictures on his own mobile phone, which he left at the scene.
The Austrian banking conglomerate Erste Group delivered bad news to its shareholders on Thursday, when it announced expected losses of between €1.4 and €1.6 billion for 2014. Its shares plunged 16.4 percent on Friday.
Forget Hollande vs Merkel in Brussels, the most eagerly-awaited Franco-German clash of modern times will take place in Rio di Janeiro on Friday. So it's a good time to find out what the French, from writers and politicians to the general public really think of their German neighbours.
British low cost carrier easyJet was hit with a €60,000 fine for refusing to let a mobility-impaired passenger get on a flight to attend her son's funeral. It's the second time since February the company's been penalized for the same sort of discrimination.
The Bayerische Landesbank (Bayern LB) of Germany is suspected of having carried out criminal actions which led directly to the forced nationalisation of the bank by Austria in December 2009.
Germany and France will battle for a place in the semi-finals of the football World Cup in Brazil on Friday. The Local looks to Germans past and present to find out what they make of their neighbours across the Rhine.
France's love affair with its most famous beverage will be subject to a few more rules now that a government decree has allowed employers to begin banning wine from the workplace.
A woman died on Wednesday in Spain's Galicia region after a freight train ploughed into the van she had been driving, fatally sending the wreckage in her direction as she tried to flee the scene.
An altercation between two men in the Lower Austrian town of Amstetten, former home of serial abuser Josef Fritzl, led to the arrest of a 36-year-old British man for murder.
Four young adults from Vorarlberg have been handed suspended sentences for violating the Prohibition Law - which aims to suppress any potential revival of Nazism in Austria.
Temperatures are set to soar in Italy over the weekend, hitting 40C in some parts of the country.
After a complex trial, a judge has sentenced a 39-year-old Gmunden man to 18 years for the rape and attempted murder of a 51-year-old dance teacher.
If a Swede claims to love the Swedish classic The Seventh Seal, take it with a grain of salt. One in ten Swedes lie about their favourite film, and the Bergman masterpiece is a prime example, a new survey revealed.
The Swedish co-founder of Pirate Bay has been in Danish custody since November. His court appearances have been behind closed doors, but thanks to a freedom of information request, the charges against are finally made known.
The owner of a bus which crashed in southern Italy last July, leaving 40 passengers dead, has been arrested and accused of faking the vehicle’s MOT days after the accident.
France’s elite politicians may be among the country's worst drivers. A French magazine followed the five top ministers for months and recorded an array of driving violations, from speeding to ignoring red lights and general bad road etiquette. But guess who’s the worst?
A German court is busying itself with the question of whether a full-body tantra massage constitutes a sexual service and is therefore taxable.
A key suspect has accused Spanish King Felipe VI's brother-in-law Inaki Urdangarin of embezzling public funds, according to written testimony submitted by the prosecutor on Thursday.
With the San Fermín festival starting this weekend, city authorities in Pamplona want to avoid images of topless women being groped by big gangs of men being beamed around the world.
UPDATED: Sweden's Prime Minister said on Thursday that his party was planning to build an extra 20,000 flats for students. But it all might be too little too late, one expert told The Local.
A new poster campaign by the right-wing Austrian Freedom Party (FPÖ) was launched by leader Heinz-Christian Strache on his Facebook page. It shows a blonde woman with the phrase "Too beautiful for a veil".
The head of Italy's navy warned on Thursday that terrorists could be using migrant boats to cross the Mediterranean to Europe, amid increased concern among intelligence services of possible attacks by extremists.
A group of teenagers in Styria who circulated intimate photos of fellow students on mobile phones have received a warning in court, and some were assigned probation officers.
Property prices across Italy have fallen by over ten percent in four years as a result of the economic crisis and shortage of bank loans, the national statistics agency, Istat, said on Thursday.
The corruption charges against Nicolas Sarkozy might sound like a fatal blow to his presumed 2017 presidential ambitions, but questions about the case and a tangle of circumstances in France mean the man known as the "bling-bling" president is still a political threat.
The Canadian hip-hopper has cited "an issue" and pulled out, leaving the festival with a big hole to fill on the final night.
Five people were injured in a shootout among a biker gang in Frankfurt am Main in the early hours of Thursday morning.
German lawmakers on Thursday voted to introduce a minimum wage of €8.50 per hour, despite criticism from both unions and employers of the new law.
Greenpeace activists used Lego blocks to protest against Danish toy company's partnership with Shell, but the toymaker's CEO says his company is merely being 'used as a tool' and stressed the partnership with Shell would continue.
Passengers who want to depart from Vienna Airport to a destination in the United States of America will not be bothered by additional security measures, despite a new alert from the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
Which Spanish cities make bike riders smile most, and which ones get people really riled? A new survey into user satisfaction reveals all.
An eccentric millionaire has chosen Madrid as the latest location for his philanthropic Hidden Cash initiative, hiding banknotes in envelopes in the city's Retiro park on Thursday.
Notorious French actor Gérard Depardieu made food and booze-related news again this week by announcing he's opening a restaurant in his adopted homeland of Russia. He also failed to turn up at the Edinburgh Film Festival after a night of drinking and haggis munching.
Begging is seen as an increasing problem in Austria’s cities, and some provinces are trying to tackle the issue with social measures.
A whistleblower has revealed that some long-term prisoners in Krems Stein prison in Lower Austria have been issued with 1000 Cialis-brand erectile-dysfunction drugs, according to a report on Wednesday in the daily newspaper Heute.
Sigh no more, ladies (and gents), sigh no more... Now is your chance to see a Shakespeare comedy in the summer at a glorious Stockholm palace.
There was an unexpected and unfortunate boost for France ahead of their World Cup clash with Germany on Friday when news broke that an illness in the German camp has affected several of the team's players.
A vet accused of negligence and cruelty to two dolphins at the Connyland theme park near Lipperswil, in the canton of Thurgau, has been acquitted on appeal.
Italy's deputy foreign minister has visited Eritrea to discuss greater cooperation on areas such as migration in what was the first government visit to the country since 1997.
An illness in the German camp has affected several players ahead of the team’s quarter-final against France at the football World Cup in Brazil on Friday night.
Sensitive information was available for all to see online for nearly an hour, adding fuel to the fire for those who say the CPR number system should be replaced.
A Swedish man died on Wednesday morning after falling over 600 metres from a helicopter.
For the first time ever, a Spanish soldier has been jailed for allegedly mistreating military prisoners as part of ongoing investigations into a brutal attack at a Spanish army base in Iraq in 2004.
Austrian authorities have expressed concern at the potential risks associated with Muslim fighters returning from jihad in Syria, according to a report in the daily Kleine Zeitung.
"Mickey Mouse treats us like we are crazy", a French disability organization complained on Thursday, after announcing that it has lodged a legal complaint against Disneyland Paris accusing the theme park of “intolerable acts against people with learning disabilities”.
The leader of the Isis (Islamic State in Iraq and Syria) jihadist group, which has launched an offensive in Iraq in recent weeks, has released a video calling on Muslims to "take up arms" to "conquer Rome" and establish an Islamic state across Europe.
Eurovision winner Conchita Wurst was the star attraction at the official opening of Madrid’s annual Gay Pride (MADO) festivities on Wednesday night.
The Austrian Trade Union Federation (ÖGB) continues to exert pressure on the government to carry out a tax reform.
Montreux Jazz Festival has some competition this weekend. Before the world’s most famous jazz festival kicks off tomorrow, some 100,000 spectators will descend on Davos from today until Sunday for the 29th annual yodelling festival.
Fabio Capello, the Italian manager of Russia's national football team has been branded a "thief" over the side's early exit from the World Cup and summoned to the Russian parliament to explain what went wrong.
A new book from Vienna-based artist Tomas Eller - who has created work using guns and dynamite - draws inspiration from physics and maths.
A semi-naked woman's nonchalant stroll through one of Copenhagen's poshest neighbourhoods turned a lot of heads in the streets and is now quickly going viral. Watch the video here to see what the buzz is all about.
A large number of animals, included a much-loved parrot, died in a pet shop fire in Lillehammer on Wednesday.
The retirement age in Austria has increased by eight months, in what Social Affairs Minister Rudolf Hundstorfer calls "a tangible sign for a trend reversal."
Two bars on the Spanish island of Majorca have come under heavy fire for allegedly offering women free drinks if they perform acts of fellatio on fellow customers.
UPDATED: A Swedish man has died after he fell from a rescue helicopter that was flying over 600 metres above the sea.
Spanish market authorities have halted trading in Let's Gowex, the Spanish Wi-Fi provider which has lost over $1 billion in market value in just two days after a mystery report said shares in the company were worthless.
The Swedish Riksbank announced on Thursday it was lowering its main interest rate to 0.25 percent, hoping that a "very low" key rate would help inflation rise.
With the recent start of Ramadan, the Muslim holy month of fasting and self-restraint, The Local Austria asks a Turkish expat about life without food or water from sunrise to sunset.
A Geneva man was stopped by border guards in Basel for attempting to smuggle seven snakes into Switzerland from France.
The number of illegal immigrants forced out of Norway has reached its highest level ever.
Italy came under attack for its mountainous debt pile in the European Parliament on Wednesday after Prime Minister Matteo Renzi called for a fresh impetus on stimulating growth and more flexibility on budget rules.
UPDATE: The week-long police lock-down of an area of Berlin around a former school occupied by refugees ended on Wednesday night when a compromise was reached. Businesses and residents had accused the police of placing the area under “siege”.
The son-in-law of a Monaco heiress gunned down in a Mafia-style killing has retracted his confession to ordering the shooting, his lawyer said on Wednesday.
In some parts of Denmark, as many as one in four homebuyers is from either Poland or Ukraine. The immigrants are settling down in areas that have been suffering from an exodus of young residents.
Plans announced this week to make commuting between Sweden and Denmark easier have been shot down by the Danish government, who said commuting Swedes were not a priority.
Swedish TV-fee collectors Radiotjänst announced on Thursday the estimated cost of refunding 15,000 Swedes who were charged for nothing more than owning a computer.
Passengers on a high speed 'Ave' train received a shock on Wednesday evening near the Spanish city of Albacete when the train's locomotive 'derailed' in poor weather conditions.
Police have arrested a man for setting fire to a ten-metre high pile of trash in southern Stockholm on Thursday morning.
Hollywood actress Scarlett Johansson won damages on Wednesday against a French author whose novel features a character resembling the starlet who is treated as a sex object.
Move over Parc Astérix and Disneyland, France has a new theme park on the block and it's inspired by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's timeless classic 'The Little Prince', which opened this week in the east of the country.
An Italian football fan who ran onto the pitch during the World Cup match between Belgium and the United States earlier this week - sporting a Superman T-shirt - has been charged by Brazilian authorities.
UPDATE: Prosecutors said on Thursday they found no illegal substances when they raided the Berlin apartment of a leading Social Democrat politician Michael Hartmann suspected of buying hard drugs.
UPDATED: Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy insisted on Wednesday he has "never committed any act contrary to the rule of law" and blasted "political interference" in a case that saw him charged with corruption and influence peddling.
Forget Luis Suarez and his appetite for an Italian, one of the most shocking moments in World Cup history was when France played Germany in 1982 and German goalkeeper left French player Patrick Battiston in a coma. Watch what happened and read this interview with Battiston.
Students at German universities have shown themselves to be a risk-free lot in a survey by Ernst & Young. The civil service is their most popular choice of future profession, while job security is valued above all else.