Tourist dead in Mehamn boat tragedy
Norway

Tourist dead in Mehamn boat tragedy

One man died and five others had to be rescued when a boat capsized just off Mehamn, Finnmark on Sunday.

Winter Games 2022: Will Oslo’s bid make the cut?
Norway

Winter Games 2022: Will Oslo’s bid make the cut?

The International Olympic Committee will meet on Monday July 7th to decide if the three bids to host the Winter Games 2022 will be accepted.

Defeated Federer pledges return to Wimbledon
Switzerland

Defeated Federer pledges return to Wimbledon

Roger Federer insists his agonizing Wimbledon final defeat against Novak Djokovic won't be his farewell to the All England Club.

US man plunges to death hiking near Zermatt
Switzerland

US man plunges to death hiking near Zermatt

A 67-year-old American man died after falling 200 metres while hiking in a mountain area near Zermatt, Valais cantonal police said on Sunday.

Six Swiss patients found with tick-borne infection
Switzerland

Six Swiss patients found with tick-borne infection

A new infection carried by ticks has been detected among six patients in Switzerland, according to media reports.

Djokovic beats Federer in epic Wimbledon battle
Switzerland

Djokovic beats Federer in epic Wimbledon battle

Novak Djokovic won his second Wimbledon tennis title and seventh career major with a 6-7 (7/9), 6-4, 7-6 (7/4), 5-7, 6-4 victory over Roger Federer Sunday, shattering the Swiss star's dream of a record eighth triumph in a titanic struggle.

Cavendish ‘gutted’ by Tour de France pull-out
France

Cavendish ‘gutted’ by Tour de France pull-out

British former world champion Mark Cavendish was devastated after being forced to pull out of the Tour de France with a separated collarbone, he said on Sunday.

Motorway havoc after six car pile up
Sweden

Motorway havoc after six car pile up

There were long queues and significant delays in both directions of the E18 after six cars were involved in a pile up west of Västerås in eastern Sweden on Sunday.

Fischer defends Putin’s Austrian visit
Austria

Fischer defends Putin’s Austrian visit

President Heinz Fischer defended Russian President Vladimir Putin's visit to Vienna at the end of June as well as the planned South Stream gas pipeline.

Cheaper beer and food staple prices
Denmark

Cheaper beer and food staple prices

Beer drinkers had to wait a year for promised savings to materialise, but the lower prices now come at a time when other staples have also dropped in price.

IN PICTURES: Life in Roskilde’s skatepark
Denmark

IN PICTURES: Life in Roskilde’s skatepark

Located in Street City, Roskilde Festival's skatepark is a hipster mecca. We sent photographer Bobby Anwar deep into the trenches to see what he could find. Here's his photo report.

Foodies find good choice in Vienna’s markets
Austria

Foodies find good choice in Vienna’s markets

Tired of processed and pre-packaged food? There's no excuse for not eating well, if you're willing to try out some of Vienna's specialized food markets. The Local's food correspondent Gaz Smith checks out the choices available, and gives his recommendations. Let them know you read about it in The Local if you visit.

Fake dentist pulled teeth and emptied wallets
Austria

Fake dentist pulled teeth and emptied wallets

A 24-year-old former dental assistant was sentenced in Salzburg on Thursday to 20 months' conditional imprisonment for practicing dentistry without a license, fraud and commercial assault.

Sweden’s south in cannabis farm boom
Sweden

Sweden’s south in cannabis farm boom

Some 20 cannabis farms have been discovered around the Söderåsen area of southern Sweden in the past year, with youth workers warning that the area has become 'self-sufficient'.

Swiss get the edge on EU with China trade deal
Switzerland

Swiss get the edge on EU with China trade deal

Switzerland has one-upped its European Union neighbours with a free trade deal with China that its politicians and business sector say is crucial to boosting ties with the world's second-largest economy.

Rescued stork succumbs to its injuries
Austria

Rescued stork succumbs to its injuries

A stork that was rescued on Monday has failed to respond to treatment, and had to be euthanized.

Europe’s ‘gay capital’ stages huge Pride parade
Spain

Europe’s ‘gay capital’ stages huge Pride parade

Vast crowds of revellers in high heels, wigs and figure-hugging dresses cavorted in the streets of Madrid on Saturday in what was billed as Europe's biggest gay pride parade.

Madrid football legend in coma after heart attack
Spain

Madrid football legend in coma after heart attack

Real Madrid legend Alfredo di Stefano, one of the greatest players in history, is in a coma in hospital after suffering a heart attack Saturday, officials said.

Germany out to end World Cup third place rut
Germany

Germany out to end World Cup third place rut

Germany captain Philipp Lahm is desperate to avoid his side becoming the eternal third place team as they plot how to beat Brazil in the World Cup semi-final.

Kittel wins Tour de France first stage
France

Kittel wins Tour de France first stage

German Marcel Kittel won the opening stage of the Tour de France in the UK on Saturday as home favourite Mark Cavendish crashed in the final sprint and crowds were warned about being too enthusiastic.

Cops in row boat chase after cuffed naked guy
Sweden

Cops in row boat chase after cuffed naked guy

Swedish police were forced to take to the water in a rowing boat when they gave chase to naked man in handcuffs who had evaded arrest on suspicion of sexual assualt.