Timekeeping aficionados set their alarms on Thursday, when auction house Sotheby's announced that the "Holy Grail" of watches will be up for sale in Geneva this autumn.
AFP reports that US Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Vienna this weekend to join ongoing world power nuclear talks with Iran, the State Department said Thursday.
Two young boys from Afghanistan, eight and nine years old, currently living in an asylum home in Ferlach in the district of Klagenfurt in Carinthia, have been missing since Wednesday evening.
Police suspect that the man who shot his ex-wife in broad daylight in a Copenhagen suburb did so with the full intention of killing her.
Art investors in Tyrol have been warned on Thursday by police to be on the lookout for a forged painting, that is purported to be by noted Tyrolean painter Alfons Walde.
Just weeks ago, the head of Spanish Wi-Fi firm Let's Gowex was being hailed as a business visionary. Now he's facing court after it emerged he cooked the company books. Meet the disgraced founder of Let's Gowex Jenaro García.
Holidaymakers in the Alps in recent days would have been forgiven for thinking they had come in the wrong season after the region was hit by some very unseasonal snowfalls. There was bad news for sunseekers too with the sun set to stay away for much of July.
Women in Spain's Basque Country are opposing a European rule which forces female handball players "to leave their stomachs exposed" when playing on sand.
German Andre Greipel sprinted to victory in stage six of the Tour de France on Thursday on a poignant day in which riders snaked their way through World War One battlefields in northern France.
The International Monetary Fund said on Thursday it had revised up its 2014 growth forecast for Spain to 1.2 percent, double the figure touted by the organization six months ago.
Preparation has been the key so far to the success of Germany’s football team in the World Cup in Brazil, and that forward planning has extended to choosing where to celebrate, should Germany be crowned champions on Sunday.
VIDEO: Anders Weberg tells The Local about the inspiration behind the the world's longest film, coping with the tragic loss of his son, and the 72 minute 'trailer' which has been wowing audiences.
Two people were injured and a sheep killed after their motorcycle hit the stray animal in Oppland in south-eastern Norway on Thursday.
The bishop of a town in the southern Italian region of Calabria has banned religious processions after a statue of the Virgin Mary was used to honour a notorious crime boss.
A pesky rodent in a Madrid neighbourhood has caused a fire and an ensuing blackout which has left 12,000 residents without electricity.
A 28-year-woman was shot multiple times and killed in a square in a suburb of Copenhagen on Thursday afternoon.
Austria’s largest aquarium has been blessed with a spawn of baby piranhas - something that is quite rare in captivity.
French Prime Minister Manuel Valls is banging the drum for reform of France’s labour market, which may please many foreign economists and Brussels finance chiefs, but not everyone in France believes change is necessary, let alone possible.
Police in the west Carinthian town of Spittal an der Drau have discovered a small plantation of cannabis plants in a house, according to the RegioNews Network.
UPDATE: Germany has asked the United States' spy station chief in Berlin to leave the country in retaliation for the latest espionage scandal, marking a new low in recent relations between the countries.
New EU rules mean beloved Swedish snuff flavours like licorice and eucalyptus will soon be a thing of the past - at least on product packaging.
Swiss authorities are being investigated for the alleged mistreatment of a pregnant Syrian refugee passing through Switzerland whose baby was subsequently stillborn.
One hundred of France's leading luminaries have launched a campaign to oppose Europe’s negotiations with the United States that would create a massive free trade zone. The group are worried about a lowering of "social standards", as well as tainted American food products.
Germany's biggest travel group, TUI, said on Thursday it had called off all tours through Israel until the end of the month over the recent eruption of violence in the region.
A controversial new grading system which ranks police in western Sweden with an A, B or C for performing their job has left many in tears, with some saying that the grades are degrading.
The government of Spain's Catalonia region said on Thursday it would push ahead with a planned burqa ban after the EU ruled recently that banning full face veils in public did not violate the human rights of Muslim women.
The mental health of Italians is getting worse, with 2.6 million people suffering from depression, statistics released on Thursday show.
If you want to understand Danish culture, you've got to understand Danish design. Scandinavia Standard offers a primer on some of the best-known Danish designers and their iconic creations.
Spain's ruling party has presented a draft law which would see pet shops banned from selling cats and dogs as the country struggles to deal with the highest rate of pet abandonment in Europe.
Jailed Italian politicians will continue to receive their salary after a request by the Five Star Movement (M5S) to have a former Democratic Party MP’s salary frozen was rejected.
Denmark's first shale gas exploration site may also be home to a village of local and international protesters.
Credit Suisse has asked a US court to delay sentencing in its tax-evasion case as it seeks a way to continue managing pension funds worth billions of dollars.
New figures revealed that June's drowning numbers are the highest they have been for more than a decade - and one expert said it's because men 'think they're made of steel'.
Businesses in Germany which tried to tap into the nation’s World Cup fever with free giveaways and discounts for every goal have been left counting the cost after Germany’s 7:1 rout of Brazil.
Federal police have confirmed that a number of counterfeit five-franc pieces are in circulation in French-speaking Switzerland, as the Swiss post office trains its staff to spot them.
Danish shipping giant joins forces with the Swiss-Italian company just weeks after another collaboration was shot down by Chinese authorities.
Former Social Democrat party leader Mona Sahlin is set to become Sweden's official coordinator against violent extremism.
The European Union Court of Justice ruled on Thursday that Germany couldn't make spouses of Turkish residents take a German language test to receive a visa.
Austrian foreign minister Sebastian Kurz has weighed in on the burqa issue, saying in parliament on Thursday that a proposed ban on the religious garment will not solve the integration issues which the country faces.
Whether it’s the stunning natural beauty, the gelato or the abundance of Vespas, for one reason or another many visitors just can’t help falling in love with Italy. Many have taken to Twitter to express their admiration under the hashtag #ILoveItaly. The Local looks at ten of the best.
A 19-year-old Scottish man was seriously injured after he fell from a third-storey balcony in the Majorcan town of Magaluf early on Wednesday morning.
Swedish actress Rebecca Ferguson will get to measure herself up against Hollywood superstar Tom Cruise after landing a dream role as the female lead in the new Mission Impossible film.
Italy's industrial production dropped unexpectedly in May in the biggest slump since November 2012, national statistics data showed on Thursday.
More than two and a half million passengers used the Copenhagen Airport in June.
A French woman lay dead in her apartment for six years before a water leak led firefighters to stumble upon her skeleton this week. The macabre discovery comes on the heels of a report revealing the alarming number of elderly French people living in isolation.
All southward train traffic from Stockholm was halted Thursday morning after an overhead contact line was torn down, leaving two trains stuck in underground tunnels.
Austria’s first lifestyle magazine primarily aimed at black Austrians is being launched on July 16th.
Police used force to clear protesting refugees from Berlin's television tower late on Wednesday as far-right activists held a counter-demonstration at the popular tourist site.
Swiss International Air Lines is to pull out of Basel airport in 2015, to be replaced by low-cost carrier Eurowings.
France's economy might have ground to a halt and a record number of people are out of work but at least things are rosy at the top, where the number of billionaires has hit a record high and the country's wealthiest have seen their fortunes increase by 15 percent.
60 workers were rescued from a Statoil rig in Oseberg Øst after a supply boat crashed into the platform on Thursday.
UPDATE: Germany’s finance minister, Wolfgang Schäuble, described US spying in the country as “stupid” on Wednesday night, as the government sharpened its tone towards the United States.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has called on Italy to use its EU presidency to help mend relations between Russia and the 28-nation bloc.
Archaeologists have found what could be an 8,000 year old human skull in Stokke in Vestfold. The finding could help explain how it was to live in the Stone Age.
The Bandidos, a criminal motorcycle gang already active in other European countries, may be starting to gain a foothold in Austria, according to a report in the daily newspaper the Kurier.
Swedish children are at particular risk of gluten intolerance, a new study revealed. The chance of Swedish children getting the disease is double that of American children, and the risk is even higher for girls.
An employee of the architectural firm that remodelled the headquarters of Spain's ruling party told a court on Wednesday that the company kept as much as €50,000 ($68,000) in cash on hand for costs including "biscuits".
Authorities in a southern Spanish town famed for being an international naturist hotspot have inadvertently banned the practice.
If they win the World Cup - and that "if" has become smaller after beating Brazil - Germany must choose between Berlin and Frankfurt for their victory celebration. The debate is already heating up. Which one should it be?
Police have arrested a man for arson after a block of flats in central Sweden began burning on Thursday morning.
The city of Vienna is seeking a total ban on the sale of puppies via the Internet, according to a report in the OberÖsterreich Nachrichten newspaper.
An Italian politician has called for an investigation into allegations that a teacher at a school in Rome locked a disabled boy in a classroom to "calm him down".
A blood-thirsty wolf in central Sweden went on a killing spree leaving seven animals dead, while a further 13 had to put down as a result of injuries sustained in the attack.
A former Swiss banker has been charged with breaking Swiss bank secrecy laws for allegedly giving confidential data to WikiLeaks and German authorities, the Zurich public prosecutor's office said on Wednesday.
In a new video featuring Lego figures slowly drowning in oil, Greenpeace continues its campaign to get the toy company to end its partnership with Shell.
A video posted on YouTube has caused a fair amount of intrigue as it appears to show four UFOs hovering in the sky above a forest in the Dordogne, southern France. Scientists have so far been unable to explain the objects. Can you?
A landmine was detonated after being found on Åkrasanden beach in Karmøy in south-western Norway on Thursday.
Three men, two with gun wounds, were injured in a fight in Malmö on Wednesday night. Police have arrested the third man for attempted murder.
A strong earthquake measuring 4.5 on the Richter Scale was felt in several provinces of the Spanish region of Andalusia on Wednesday evening.
A top Social Democrat politician on Wednesday admitted he took crystal meth, but said he only did it to improve his performance at work.
Many Germans still love to bask naked on the beaches of Spain and France but at home, long the land of the all-over tan, the nudist movement is in decline.
By observing a supernova over the course of years, an international team led by researchers at Aarhus University and the University of Copenhagen found how cosmic dust forms and is able to survive violent supernova explosions.
French bank BNP Paribas pleaded guilty on Wednesday to criminal charges for violating US sanctions against blacklisted countries including Iran and Sudan, as part of a record $8.9 billion settlement.
Germany will face Argentina in the final of the football World Cup on Sunday, after Lionel Messi and his teammates beat the Netherlands in a penalty shootout in the semi-final on Wednesday night.
It was one of the greatest love stories in history and now the marriage certificate that sealed the union of Napoleon and his first wife Josephine is to be sold at auction in September.
An unprecedented operation to refloat the doomed Costa Concordia cruise ship is planned to begin on Monday - two and a half years after it foundered off the Tuscan island of Giglio, salvage coordinators said.
Italians are spending less on hotels and instead choosing to spend more on food while on holiday, a report released on Wednesday said.