The airline will make a departure for Ben Gurion International Airport on Thursday night, its first flight to Tel Aviv since grounding planes after a rocket strike near the airport.
The European Union on Thursday formally rejected Switzerland's request to renegotiate their freedom of movement accord so as to take into account a Swiss vote earlier this year to limit immigration, EU sources said.
An Air Algérie-operated flight carrying 116 people on board, including 51 French nationals, is believed to have crashed in Mali on Thursday. There have been unconfirmed reports that the wreckage of the plane has been found.
Italian Vincenzo Nibali won stage 18 of the Tour de France on Thursday to put him within touching distance of winning the overall race. By winning his fourth stage Nibali extended his lead over Frenchman Thibaut Pinot to more than seven minutes.
French border police seized a small arsenal of firearms and ammunition they found stowed aboard a bus that was passing through France on its way to London, French media reported on Thursday. Officers are still looking for the owner of the weapons.
A waste management tycoon who fooled Spain's tax office with fake invoices has been handed a 35-year jail sentence, a harsher punishment than most murderers receive.
A man claimed to have been bitten by a poisonous snake at a paddling pool in Gothenburg on Thursday prompting a hunt which ended without a trace of the offending reptile.
The tax minister says newly-signed treaty with Ireland is part of its fight against "social dumping" and an effort to rectify "unequal tax treatment for Danish companies".
The French government is the third biggest public spender in Europe, yet the quality of the health, pension and education services its paying for are significantly lower than other EU countries. A new government study explains why.
A woman in north-east Italy has given birth hours after discovering she was nine months pregnant, when she went to the doctor complaining of back pain.
A doctor was sentenced in the Vienna Regional Court on Thursday for fraudulently claiming social benefits.
Norway's official weather institute warns of nationwide risk of forest fires on Thursday.
Lawyers for the 23-year-old German student sentenced on Tuesday to 12 months in prison have announced they will lodge an appeal against the verdict.
UPDATE: Four Germans were among the 116 people onboard a Air Algérie flight which crashed over Mali on Thursday, according to the airline which operated flight number AH5017.
UPDATED: An aircraft owned by Spanish company Swiftair, crewed by Spaniards, and operated by Air Algérie has crashed with 119 people on board, according to an Algerian aviation official, although no trace of the wreckage has yet been found.
The 77-year-old bleeding from the head was told by an emergency treatment centre that he should have called ahead.
Pharmaceutical giant Roche on Thursday said its first-half profit fell by seven percent to 5.6 billion francs ($6.2 billion), hit by the strength of Switzerland's currency.
A midwife in Munich stands accused of trying to murder four pregnant mums during childbirth using a blood-thinning drug.
More than half of the jobs currently being done in Austria could be taken over by robots in the next 20 years, according to a think-tank.
Lithuania orders a pig cull on an Idavang-owned farm after the detection of African swine fever.
Rega, the Swiss air-ambulance service, evacuated residents of Schangnau in the canton of Bern on Thursday morning as the river Emme broke its banks.
The environment group WWF is calling for the creation of a whale sanctuary off the Canary Islands after Spanish energy giant Repsol announced recently it wants to start exploratory drilling for oil and gas in the region in October.
Following a Nordic survey in which Swedes were voted the "most attractive", The Local hit the streets to see what Stockholmers thought.
UN refugee agency chief Antonio Guterres on Thursday urged European governments to step up efforts to rescue and host migrants who cross the Mediterranean, as this year's death toll reached 800.
More than half of the jobs currently being done in Spain could be taken over by robots in the next 20 years, according to a think-tank.
President Heinz Fischer has said he is concerned that the coalition between the Social Democrats (SPÖ) and the conservative People's Party (ÖVP) will come to an end after the next election.
Final preparations are under way for the engagement party of octogenarian Austrian construction entrepreneur Richard Lugner to Cathy Schmitz, also known as Spatzi on August 1st in Velden, Carinthia.
Nearly half of the jobs currently being done in Denmark could be taken over by robots in the next 20 years, according to a think-tank.
More than 100 students from six countries are competing in an eco-friendly boat-building competition on Dorigny beach in Lausanne this week.
The Danish security police are coordinating with Norwegian colleagues after "credible" threats of a terror attack.
Milan is the second-fastest growing tourist destination among Europe's major cities, with overnight stays in the capital up 8.2 percent in 2013, new figures show.
Event organizers wanting to hire out Rome's historic Circus Maximus will now have to pay as much as €200,000 for the pleasure, after the city council upped the fee from the much-criticized €8,000 payed by the Rolling Stones last month.
Oslo City Hall has been closed to the public following a national terror threat announced on Thursday.
Viking Stavanger football club has been given a fine of 15,000 kroner ($2,400) on Wednesday after a supporter fired a munition fuze during a match.
The Swedish Security Service (Säpo) have said that an "imminent terror threat" to neighbouring Norway doesn't yet affect Sweden although developments are being closely followed.
Every year, thousands of youngsters move to Spain as au pairs to learn a new language, see the country and find out about the culture. But is the experience everything it's cracked up to be? The Local's Cécilia Brès investigates.
A former Afghan police commander has been sentenced to death in Kabul for the killing of German war reporter and photographer Anja Niedringhaus in April this year.
A suburban train in Madrid was evacuated on Thursday morning after the train's brakes caught fire: service has now resumed on the line.
BREAKING NEWS: France is to hand over €11 million worth of aid for Palestinians in Gaza, President François Hollande announced on Thursday morning after meeting with several NG0s at the Elysée Palace.
Festivalgoers attending Nyon’s Paléo festival have reacted in anger after bad weather created long delays to exit car parks on Wednesday night.
Edvin Blomdahl is seven-years-old. He also cycled from Sweden to Berlin, a journey of 370 kilometres, in four days.
The European Central Bank in Frankfurt has received a blackmail letter after its public website was hacked and contact data stolen, the bank said on Thursday.
UPDATE: One of Germany’s top universities wants to ditch German and switch almost all of its master’s programmes to English in the next six years, prompting fears that the academic standing of the German language is under serious threat.
The bank's shares jumped to a six year high after the release of first half results that were far above last year's mark.
In what the judge described as the largest financial criminal case ever tried in Austria, the regional court of Wels (Upper Austria), convicted five out of six defendants on Wednesday for illegally manufacturing cigarettes.
As the rhetoric rises at demonstrations in Swedish cities, Stockholm-based Israeli writer David Stavrou calls on Swedes to think before they shout and to cast a critical eye over much that is written and said about the conflict in Gaza.
It might be a good time to think about a career change, because according to a report from a leading Brussels think-tank, half of the jobs currently being done in France could be taken over by robots in the next 20 years.
More than half of the jobs currently being done in Italy could be taken over by robots in the next 20 years, according to a think-tank.
French Prime Minister Manuel Valls, born in Barcelona to Catalan parents, has sided with Spain's leader Mariano Rajoy on the issue of Catalonia’s call for independence.
Berlin is the fastest growing tourist destination among Europe’s major cities, with overnight stays in the capital up eight percent in 2013. It could soon topple Paris as Europe’s number two tourist city.
A 13-year-old boy who was seriously injured in a jet-ski accident earlier this month in Lower Austria died on Tuesday.
Politicians criticized German flight operators for "surrendering to terror" after they refused on Thursday to resume flights to Tel Aviv, despite a US decision to lift a two-day flight ban to the Israeli city.
In the second part of our tête-a-tête on whether foreigners in France should be given the vote, we hear from one of the leaders of the campaign calling for it to happen, who insists "it's about democracy, not bringing in halal meals in schools".
UPDATED: Norway's nuclear facilities and a Jewish Museum in Oslo are the latest security closures amid the imminent terror threat to Norway announced on Thursday.
Police are taking a close look at an Aarhus-based imam’s inflammatory remarks in Berlin and politicians are calling for his deportation.
Railway workers and employees will receive around a 2.4 percent wage increase as of July 1st. This compromise between the unions and the employers was found overnight Wednesday, shortly ahead of a planned strike.
Juan Monaco held his nerve in a tight final set to upset third seed Guillermo Garcia-Lopez 6-2, 2-6, 6-4 on Wednesday for a second consecutive place in a quarter-final at the Swiss Open.
A row has erupted in Milan over prison staff allegedly organizing regular "happy hour" nights for inmates, complete with alcohol and external guests, Italian media reported on Wednesday.
A British man is set next month to drive from Scotland, across Sweden, and to the northern tip of Norway on a vintage tractor to raise money for a cancer charity.
Swedish weather agency SMHI has raised its weather warning to class 2, giving notice of "extremely high temperatures" in parts of the country.
Over 400,000 people went back to work in the second quarter of 2014, the highest such three-month figure since the middle of 2005, official figures released on Thursday show.
Contributor Paul Connolly has put together a list of Swedish songs to capture balmy summer days, which in his neck of the northern woods are pushing the mercury above 35c for the first time in a century.
Stockholm's local traffic authority has received almost 300 complaints since June 1st with many regarding stifling heat on the city's buses, which lack air con.
Meriam Yahia Ibrahim Ishag, the Sudanese woman who was condemned to death for converting from Islam to Christianity, sparking a global outcry, arrived in Rome with her family on Thursday morning where she met with Pope Francis. The family will stay for a few days before flying to New York.
Pro-Palestinian protesters have disrupted a football match in Bischofshofen, Austria between the Israeli club, Maccabi Haifa, and French team, Lille.
Over 50 alleged drug smugglers who had previously been released from detention will now have to return to prison, the latest blow to new Spanish laws which prevent judges from trying international cases
Italians on the island of Giglio have expressed their relief at the departure of the Costa Concordia cruise ship wreck, which on Wednesday embarked on its journey to a scrapyard in one of the biggest salvage operations in maritime history.
Up to 25,000 demonstrators marched through the streets of Paris on Wednesday to protest against the Israeli offensive in Gaza. Here's a selection of images from the rally, that took place amid tight security.
Swiss bank UBS was on Wednesday charged with tax fraud in Paris for allegedly helping rich French clients to hide money in Switzerland, a judicial source said.
UPDATE: An off-duty police officer was shot dead in a street in western Germany on Wednesday night, prompting a large-scale manhunt for the culprit.
A tractor journey from Scotland to Norway will include a stop to reminisce about an old love in Copenhagen.
Career diplomat Ellen Margrethe Løj will take on the "hardest job possible" by accepting a one-year post to head up UN peace efforts in the young country.
An 89-year-old American and alleged Nazi war criminal died just hours before a US court approved his extradition to Germany, his lawyer said late on Wednesday.
The decision by Norway's top airline companies to halt flights to and from Israel, left over 400 of their passengers stranded at Tel Aviv's airport on Wednesday.
A Norwegian teenager died after he fell through a barn's floor in Budal, Midtre Gauldal on Tuesday night.