A carnivore explores vegan Vienna
Austria

A carnivore explores vegan Vienna

Confirmed carnivore and The Local's resident food writer Gaz Smith decides to cross to the dark side, and explores some of Vienna's vegan restaurants. He was pleasantly surprised by what he found.

Terror threat forces Bergen airspace closure
Norway

Terror threat forces Bergen airspace closure

Norway closed part of the airspace over its second city Bergen and tightened border checks on Saturday, police said, two days after the country upped security following a terror alert.

‘Dead’ Swede’s damages claim killed off
Sweden

‘Dead’ Swede’s damages claim killed off

A 36-year-old woman in central Sweden who was listed as deceased by the tax office has lost her claim for damages after the Chancellor of Justice rejected her demand for compensation.

Second black box found from Air Algerie crash
France

Second black box found from Air Algerie crash

UN experts investigating the Air Algerie plane disaster in Mali have recovered the second black box from the doomed plane, a spokesman of UN peacekeepers in the country said Saturday.

Politician reported for selling ‘negro ball’
Sweden

Politician reported for selling ‘negro ball’

UPDATED: The Afro-Swedish national association has reported Swedish politician Eva Sidekrans to the police for selling chocolate balls labelled as "old fashioned unprejudiced negro ball" saying it incites racial hatred. She has since apologized.

Jewish museums close after terror alert
Norway

Jewish museums close after terror alert

Jewish museums in Norway remain closed to the public on Saturday as Norway steps up security following the announcement of a possible imminent terrorist attack by jihadists coming from Syria.

Italy’s Renzi runs into trouble on key reform
Italy

Italy’s Renzi runs into trouble on key reform

Italy's energetic premier Matteo Renzi has staked his reputation at home and abroad on an ambitious reform agenda, but he may have underestimated how difficult it would be to win over unruly opposition parties reports AFP.

Catalan leader sorry for foreign money stash
Spain

Catalan leader sorry for foreign money stash

A former premier of Spain's Catalonia region and one of its biggest political powerbrokers said Friday his family kept undeclared money abroad for over 30 years and apologised for the "mistake."

French jobless at new record in June
France

French jobless at new record in June

The number of registered unemployed in France rose by 9,400 in June to a new record of 3.398 million, the labour ministry said on Friday.

Technical glitch & boos kick-off Wagner fest
Germany

Technical glitch & boos kick-off Wagner fest

The opening night Friday of the world-famous Bayreuth Festival, the month-long summer opera extravaganza dedicated to the works of Richard Wagner, was halted for nearly an hour due to a technical hitch while fans were not impressed with the modern take of "Tannhäuser".

Five dead in ‘black Friday’ drownings
Sweden

Five dead in ‘black Friday’ drownings

Five people died in drowning related incidents on Friday, further raising the death toll of those lost in the water in July.

Politician’s Hitler tweet leads to police charge
Denmark

Politician’s Hitler tweet leads to police charge

Danish People's Party member Mogens Camre compared Muslims to Hitler, leading an Esbjerg resident to report him to the police.

When does Copenhagen become home?
Denmark

When does Copenhagen become home?

Denmark may be the happiest country on earth, but there are still a few challenges for the new arrival. Here, Canadian journalist Michael McKenna deals with the housing market, jaywalking and the endless challenge of pronouncing Danish words.