IN PICTURES: Eat up at Roskilde Festival
Denmark

IN PICTURES: Eat up at Roskilde Festival

The music is still going strong and so are the fans, fuelled on by the seemingly endless array of food options at northern Europe's largest festival.

Record number apply for higher education
Denmark

Record number apply for higher education

Well over 90,000 students have sought admission to Denmark's universities. The record number of applicants will find out later this month if they been accepted.

Edberg renews Becker Wimbledon rivalry
Sweden

Edberg renews Becker Wimbledon rivalry

Swedish former tennis player Stefan Edberg will renew his rivalry with German Boris Becker at Wimbledon on Sunday, 24 years after their last clash and this time as coach to Swiss legend Roger Federer.

World’s best body painters show their stuff
Austria

World’s best body painters show their stuff

Each year in the Carinthian town of Pörtschach in Austria, the world's best body painters come from near and far, to cover young women - and men - in paint, and very little else. The Local brings you a selection of the best pictures.

Justice minister opposes cannabis legalization
Austria

Justice minister opposes cannabis legalization

Austrian justice minister Wolfgang Brandstetter has spoken out against proposals by Tyrol's social democrats to legalize cannabis, saying that the majority of Austrians are opposed.

Spray can explosion causes serious injuries
Austria

Spray can explosion causes serious injuries

The start of school vacation nearly ended in tragedy for two young residents of Haag am Hausruck in Upper Austria on Friday, when their experiment with pressurized spray cans went badly wrong.

Ikea funded Romanian secret police: report
Sweden

Ikea funded Romanian secret police: report

Swedish furniture chain Ikea handed over cash to the feared Romanian Securitate secret police during the Cold War era, according to a new report.

Internet relay op convicted for child porn
Austria

Internet relay op convicted for child porn

An Austrian man who operated a Tor anonymizing exit node for the benefit of other Internet users has been convicted of offenses relating to child pornography, which he claimed he never knew about, saw or used personally.

Topless protesters fined after Reinfeldt demo
Sweden

Topless protesters fined after Reinfeldt demo

Three members of the feminist activist group Femen were fined and released on Thursday evening following a topless protest during the Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt's speech at the Almedalen political week.

GE taps China CEO to lead Alstom merger
France

GE taps China CEO to lead Alstom merger

General Electric on Thursday said the head of its China business will transfer to France to lead the US company's proposed buyout of Alstom's energy businesses.