A Swedish terrorism researcher who blasted Norway's handling of a recent threat said that the Danes are more proactive and better with their messaging.
A Swedish terrorism researcher has blasted Norway's handling of its recent terror threat, saying the day the threat began was a "total intelligence failure".
The world's largest solar boat, the catamaran PlanetSolar, will embark on a Greek mission to find one of the oldest sites inhabited by man in Europe, organizers in Switzerland said on Monday.
Norway's terror alert level will be reduced from Tuesday, but security will still be somewhat tighter than normal, police chiefs said on Monday.
France’s top financial watchdog says it’s time to end the monopoly pharmacies have on selling over-the-counter medicines like paracetamol as well as cold and flu remedies. The watchdog believes introducing competition will bring down prices.
Spanish police have warned that the country's LGBT community have been the victim of more hate crimes than any other minority group, despite Spain being rated one of the world's most gay-friendly countries.
Railway staff are set to go out on strike on July 1st and August 31st with train services across the country to be affected, just as the August summer exodus kicks off.
From 1 August, Austrian banks will no longer accept the use of an account number and routing codes for payments within Europe. Instead, use of the IBAN is required as part of the Single European Payments Area (SEPA.)
Fifa on Monday called for an investigation into alleged racist comments made by the front runner in the race for the top job in Italian football.
A Swedish terrorism expert has come forward criticizing the way Norway has handled its recent terror threat, saying the day the threat began was a "total problem in intelligence".
France was mourning on Monday as authorities revealed the pilots aboard the Air Algérie flight had asked permission to turn back just before the jet went down, killing 118 people. Bad weather has been increasingly blamed for the accident.
Chainsaws, wood planes and sand paper were out over the weekend in Saxony-Anhalt where more than 30 artists competed in the International Woodcarving Championships.
A doubling in the number of officers who have left duty has led personnel to write the defence minister a warning about the Danish military's decreased capabilities.
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An 83-year-old pensioner from Knittelfeld was distracted by a 23-year-old Romanian woman who danced topless in front of him, while her associate was stealing cash and jewellery from his apartment.
Spain's last big nationalized bank, Bankia, said on Monday its first-half net profit rose by almost half as its losses from bad loans dropped amid a pickup in the economy.
The discovery of stone tools dating back one million years in Spain's Cuenca province sheds new light on the origins of humankind, researchers say.
Fewer people in Italy have high-speed internet at home than in any other EU country, a new report says. Super-fast broadband barely exists in the country, with rural areas worst served.
Two men being held at a migrant centre on the outskirts of Rome have sewn their lips together in protest against the conditions at the facility. It’s only the latest example of such a protest at the centre.
UPDATE: A doctor infected with the deadly Ebola virus while trying to help stop it spreading through West Africa could travel to a Hamburg clinic for treatment.
Following measures taken by countries including Britain and the United States, the foreign ministry encourages all Danish citizens to immediately leave Libya amidst increased violence.
A nurse in southern Sweden has been reported for abuse at a senior care centre after she allegedly waved to a colleague with the hand of a recently-dead resident.
A pair of red panda cubs have been born in central Sweden, a wildlife park announced on Monday.
UPDATE: A policeman who shot a fleeing man wanted on drug charges in the back of the head has been suspended pending a manslaughter investigation. The officer claimed he had aimed for his legs.
Spain's King Felipe has taken a further step in cleaning up the tarnished image of the country’s monarchy by allowing the royal account books to be audited by an external government agency.
France has offered asylum to thousands of Christians in Iraq displaced by threats and violence from the jihadists who have invaded portions of the country. The islamists have given Christians the ultimatum of convert or leave.
A man who spent his honeymoon on the Costa Concordia is now part of a team dismantling the cruise ship wreck, two and a half years after it was holed and sank off Italy, according to La Stampa daily.
Leaked figures show the average student in Germany still takes around four years to complete a bachelor's degree, suggesting controversial reforms to higher education have so far failed to cut down the number of Germany's perpetual students.
Every fifth Austrian - 19.4 percent of the population - has a migration background, according to a report on integration from Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz (ÖVP).
Two Irishmen were killed in after slipping and falling in the Mont Blanc range on Sunday. It comes after an American businessman outraged French authorities for trying to scale the mountain with his young children.
In another sign that immigration is going to once again dominate the political picture, Venstre's Inger Støjberg said there should be a difference in how Denmark welcomes "a Christian American or Swede and a Muslim Somali or Pakistani".
A youth with an IQ of just 65 helped mastermind the theft of dozens of computers from schools in the canton of Vaud before reconfiguring them for sale at a Lausanne second-hand shop.
VIDEO: The lawns of the Louvre, a favourite picnic haunt of tourists and Parisians, are offering visitors a real-life Ratatouille experience after being invaded by rodents.
A Spanish trade union with a proven track record of land-grabs and close links to Spain's 'Robin Hood' have announced on Facebook their plans to occupy The Rock on August 29th.
Young children in Spain could be making their grandparents depressed, a group representing the country's elderly warned recently, saying older people are at risk of being overworked.
France’s Muslim population, which is the largest in Europe, will end on Monday its holiest festival of the year: Ramadan. However, the date is not without controversy due to the unique way the annual rite’s duration is chosen.
A quarter of all politicians in the German Parliament are making additional income on top of their parliamentary salary, a transparency group said on Saturday. Thirteen lawmakers have made more than €100,000 in the last few months.
More than 100 Italians have fled Libya over the past few days as violence escalates in the country, although Italy’s embassy in the capital Tripoli remains open.
The Green Party's views are 88.6 percent "LGBT-friendly", a Swedish LGBT rights group claimed on Monday, making the Greens the most gay-friendly of all Sweden's parliamentary parties.
Swedes bound for New York learned on Monday morning that their plane had been cancelled after it was hit by lightning during Sunday's thunderstorm.
The number of farms in Switzerland offering a traditional brunch as part of Swiss National Day celebrations has fallen by more than a third since the initiative began.
A new YouGov survey shows job seekers in Germany are exasperated with the application process, complaining about poor job adverts and slow responses. Recruiters agree.
Ferry operators have increased security checks for Norway-bound passengers, but the Norwegians said they would rather handle the current terror threat from their end.
The organizers of an upcoming concert in Milan by the Israeli singer and peace activist Noa say they have cancelled the event due to "economic reasons". But the singer's Italian manager insists she is being ostracized for her views on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
The world's biggest football tournament opened in Norway on Sunday, amid fears the current terror threat may mar the sporting spectacle.
Interior Minister Johanna Mikl-Leitner (ÖVP) has given an ultimatum to the governors of the five Austrian states that have failed to take in their quota of asylum seekers.
A 20-year-old man who was arrested by police after posting a YouTube video of himself driving from the passenger seat on a highway near Barcelona has been given a six-month suspended sentence.
The Emmental region is in the middle of a clear-up operation after further bad weather caused major damage over the weekend to the tune of four million francs ($4.4 million)
A 66-year-old priest from the southern Spanish city of Malaga is drawing in new followers with his unique style of worship: flamenco dancing from the pulpit.
Germany's biggest newspaper, Bild, was forced to climb down over the weekend after a highly critical and controversial comment piece which attacked Islam as a barrier to integration appeared in its Sunday sister paper.
A lion reached out of its cage and scratched a 16-month-old girl at a circus in France on Sunday, injuring the child's head and back. The news came the same day as a not guilty verdict for the owner of a circus elephant that killed an elderly pétanque player.
Muslims in Syria do not understand why Norway is under a terror alert and it is likely propaganda to distract from the troubles in Gaza, says an Islamic spokesperson living in Oslo.
UPDATE: Germany’s World Cup winning star Bastian Schweinsteiger has apologized after a video emerged of him on YouTube leading a chant insulting Borussia Dortmund supporters and players.
The newly-released Eurobarometer report is chock-full of signs that Danes are satisfied with their lives and think things will only get better.
Police in riot gear are currently attempting to evict a group of long-term squatters from a house in Vienna’s 2nd district.
An 89-year-old man died over the weekend in Genoa after setting himself on fire, in protest at being sent to live in a care home.
Spain's foreign affairs ministry is warning nationals to leave Libya immediately as the security situation in the North African country worsens, with terrorist attacks threatened.
Police charged one person for rape and are investigating four other sex attacks at a top music festival in Norway over the weekend.
Police in Norway have confirmed on Sunday they know who are behind the terror threats which have disrupted the country, but not where the group is hiding.
Up to 6,000 demonstrators marched through the French city of Marseille on Sunday in support of Israel. The rally was held amid tight security as dozens of pro-Palestinian protesters tried to disrupt the demonstration.
The County Administrative Board of Skåne has decided to confiscate the 35 cats of an 81-year-old man who was forbidden from having more than nine of the furry felines.
Vincenzo Nibali fought back tears as he stood on the Tour de France winner's podium and described the moment as better than he ever expected.
Carly Hulls is a 27-year-old Australian, who works for an online travel agency and is based in Vienna. She talked to The Local about what brought her to Austria.
With Sunday's thunderstorm reported as the worst of the year so far, Sweden is bracing for round two on Monday as meteorologists predict more of the same.
July 28 marks the 100th anniversary of the declaration of war by Austria on its neighbour Serbia. We look back at the start of the crisis that was to shape history.
As the Costa Concordia arrives in Genoa for scrapping, The Local looks back at the two and a half years since the cruise ship disaster off the Italian coast.
Forecasters have put out a weather warning for Berlin and much of Brandenburg with thunderstorms and heavy rain set to bring an end to the heatwave.
Parts of Jutland experienced heavy rains on Sunday while the skies over Denmark were lit up with almost a year's worth of lightning in a single day.
The new leader of Spain's embattled main opposition Socialist (PSOE) Party vowed Sunday during his inaugural speech to lead the party back to power and get the crisis-hit country "back on track".
UPDATE: A fisherman who found the world's oldest message in a bottle tossed into the sea in northern Germany has failed in his attempt to sell it on eBay. The auction was stopped at the last minute.
Last year 1,600 people in Sweden took their own lives - and for Swedes aged 15 to 24, the numbers haven't been so high since 1989.