The Vaudoise insurance group on Monday pledged to reimburse 80 people who lost a total of 2.4 million francs ($2.65 million) from phoney investments sold by an employee of the Lausanne-based company, according to a media report.
A 41-year-old man allegedly stabbed his wife and one-year-old son in full view of witnesses in Copenhagen's Nordvest district.
By now everyone in the Copenhagen area has heard about the problems with the emergency phone line 1813, but it's a different story when those problems hit home. Freelance journalist Alex Forrest shares her experience with the new system after her son broke an arm.
Hollywood star George Clooney's fiancee Amal Alamuddin is to join fellow human rights experts probing Israel's Gaza offensive, the United Nations said in Geneva on Monday.
France continues to top the global rankings when it comes to tourist numbers. With Paris leading the way as the most visited city in the world a new study has confirmed France's place as the world’s top tourist destination. But which countries came second and third?
From adrenaline rushes to culinary challenges here's 12 of the best things to do in France to add to your bucket list. Watch the videos and see how many you would do.
A short-fused pensioner in northern Italy has been arrested after he allegedly stormed into a bar brandishing a .357 magnum handgun following a row over the queue for the slot machines.
German airline Lufthansa said on Monday that it is suspending flights to the Iraqi Kurdish city of Arbil "until further notice", following a review of security in Iraq.
A 20-year-old American was sentenced to a year in jail after he showed up outside a Swedish girl's house - with tape, rope, knives, and cable ties.
Coloured serviettes and paper plates often contain carcinogenic substances that can transfer onto food, the Food and Agriculture ministry warned.
Spain's coastguard said it had rescued 267 sub-Saharan African migrants on Monday, including 39 women and three children who were among those trying to reach Spanish soil on a flotilla of small boats.
German striker Miroslav Klose, the all-time World Cup top scorer, announced his retirement from international football on Monday.
The development ministry announced an additional two million kroner in aid, bringing its total contribution to the "deeply tragic" situation in northern Iraq up to 30 million kroner this year.
Stress at work is resulting in more German employees than ever before stopping work before they reach retirement age, a new study shows. So what are the main triggers to watch out for?
A 28-year-old man is in a medically induced coma after his 83-year-old aunt shot him on Sunday after an argument in Pasching, near Linz, which turned violent. The elderly woman shot herself after injuring her nephew, and died from her wounds.
The conservative People's Party's (ÖVP) military spokesman Bernd Schönegger has said that he wants to support the Minister of Defence Gerald Klug (Social Democrats/SPÖ), in demanding more money for the Austrian army.
Most Italians are dissatisfied with their economic situation, the highest number in 20 years, dramatic new figures show. The shock survey, which will make grim reading for the government, shows less than 2 percent are very satisfied.
Opposition leader Stefan Löfven has promised to inject an annual 1 billion kronor ($146 million) into making high school in Sweden compulsory. But the idea has already been met with criticism.
A spokesperson for the World Health Organization said on Monday that the risk of contagion from the Ebola virus in Spain was "almost zero" and described the repatriation of an infected Spanish priest as "correct".
Sixty-two tourists travelling from London to Spain with the low-cost coach travel company Megabus were left stranded for over seven hours on Sunday after the British driver of their vehicle was arrested in Girona.
UPDATED: Spain will look into alleged tobacco smuggling and money laundering in Gibraltar after the EU urged both Spain and the UK to take action against the tiny territory.
An Italian scientist has claimed that head transplants could be possible, after what he says is a major breakthrough in the technique. But another expert told The Local said the whole idea was potentially unethical.
Children attending a kindergarten in Roggendorfgasse in Vienna’s Hernals district were horrified to discover snakes in the garden. However, the snakes are harmless and the teachers have cleverly turned the children’s natural fear into curiosity.
After being nearly non-existent for upwards of a century, the white-tailed eagle population is at a record high and ornithologists think there might even be some uncounted one hiding amongst the trees.
Paris city chiefs are hoping to persuade lovestruck tourists to use "selfies" rather than lovelocks to eternalise their love for each other, in their latest move against to save the city's bridges from the dangerous weight of all the love padlocked to their railings.
The Local’s Emily Mawson spends a night in the Swiss National Park, celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, to experience what the country’s most protected place is like.
Spain's critically endangered Iberian lynxes are facing annihilation with increasing numbers of the cats being run over by speeding cars. Scientists say it's time to act to save them before they all die out.
Total property sales in Spain rose for the fourth straight month in a row in June with the secondhand home sector driving the increase, new official figures show.
France’s Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius has called on European nations to "mobilize" and to respond to the “call for help” by arming Iraqi Kurds against radical Islamist fighters.
UPDATED: A fish expert finally found the head of Sweden's famous elderly eel on Tuesday - in the owner's freezer.
What do former US president John F Kennedy, deposed Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi and Oscar winning actor Marlon Brando have in common? They were all clients at a famous Paris brothel in the sixties, it’s been claimed.
The Islamist militant group allegedly planned to carry out an attack at one of the brewer's locations in Malaysia.
Swedish energy group Vattenfall and Munich City Utilities announced on Monday a massive wind-farm investment off the German North Sea coast.
The Italian navy said on Monday it had rescued more than 2,000 migrants over the weekend from boats in the Mediterranean, bringing the number it has brought ashore this year to nearly 100,000.
A fire destroyed large swathes of the remaining buildings at an abandoned theme park in Berlin overnight on Sunday. Boats were called in to help quell the flames caused by a suspected arson attack at Spreepark.
Italy has requested a meeting of European foreign ministers on Iraq and is pushing to give Iraq's Kurds military support, the foreign minister said on Monday.
Schönbrunn Zoo’s baby panda Fu Bao celebrates his first birthday on Thursday - he’ll be surprised with a package of sweet potatoes and carrots.
The founder of the world famous Berthillon ice cream shop on Paris's iconic Ile Saint-Louis has died, the store announced on Monday. Raymond Berthillon, whose shop is considered by many to serve up the best "glaces" in Paris, died aged 90.
A German couple died on Sunday in an accident on a glacier in central Norway. Their children witnessed the accident but were unharmed.
Spain was treated to the largest 'supermoon' of the year on Sunday night, as the full moon's orbit brought it close to the earth.
The average student in Norway living off a Norwegian government study loan has a shortfall of approximately 3,500 kroner per month, says a survey.
Not everyone in the mining town of Kiruna is happy that the town is being shifted three kilometres down the road. The Local catches up with residents of Sweden's northernmost town to find out more.
An investigation was opened at the weekend after a photos emerged of a man, dressed in army gear symbolically pointing a Kalashnikov rifle at children during a pro-Palestinian demo in Paris.
IN PICTURES: Thousands of people gathered in central Stockholm on Sunday to protest violence against Christians in the Middle East, particularly Iraq.
Vandals cut internet, television and telephone connections to 160,000 homes in Berlin on Sunday when they sliced through 400 fibre optic cables.
A court in Rome has rejected a custody suit brought about by the biological parents at the centre of an embryo mix-up controversy.
Monday marked not only the end of summer holiday for the nation's public school students, but also the first day under a controversial school reform.
Germany pledged €4.4 million in emergency humanitarian aid to Iraq over the weekend, but calls are growing for the country to step up its response to the crisis.
The European Forum Alpbach is taking place in the Tyrolean village of Alpbach from 13th to 29th August.
(UPDATE) Three Israeli tourists died and five others were seriously injured on Monday morning when a passenger train collided with a minibus in the canton of Nidwalden in central Switzerland, cantonal police said.
An investigation is underway to determine the cause of death of three men who were scuba diving in the province of Grosseto, central Italy, on Sunday.
A German couple in their thirties lost their lives in an accident at the Nigardsbreen glacier in Luster in Sogn & Fjordane on Sunday. Their children witnessed the incident.
Recep Tayyip Erdogan secured his place in history as Turkey's first directly elected president on Sunday, sweeping more than half the vote in a result his opponents fear heralds an increasingly authoritarian state.
A man in Catalonia has been hospitalized after his electronic cigarette exploded, setting fire to his bed and causing serious burns to his arms.
Austria's Health Minister Alois Stöger (SPÖ) wants to prohibit smoking in restaurants and bars. In an interview with the APA press agency he said that he regretted that there was no majority in parliament for this issue.
The leftovers from Hurricane Bertha are predicted to hit Sweden on Monday, with forecasters issuing a warning for wayward weather.
The weekend's matches in Ligue 1 provided an eventful opening to the season with big spenders PSG held by Reims, fellow billionaires Monaco beaten at home and a riot at the Bastia vs Marseille match that left dozens of police injured.
The Local chats to 24-year-old Swede Camilla Gustafsson about why she's started her own charity organization for kids in Ghana, and why she's dedicating her life to helping them.
From behind the scenes access to street chic, our partners at Scandinavia Standard pick the best moments of Copenhagen Fashion Week.
Austria offers many places in which to enjoy holistic health care, and whilst eco spa treatments have been around for a while, in recent years some more unusual pampering and health treatments have emerged.
Spain's struggling opposition Socialist PSOE party has been given a boost since electing a new leader and is now closing in on the ruling Popular Party, a new poll published on Sunday shows.
Tragedy struck on Sunday evening in the Favoriten suburb of Vienna, when a 38-year-old Russian woman was apparently shot and killed by a 39-year-old Russian man outside a liquor store.
A clear up operation began in parts of western Germany on Monday morning after winds ripped off roofs and felled trees on Sunday night. A small cyclone hit one spa town.
Sweden's ruling Moderate party dropped three percentage points in a new poll published on Monday, leaving the party almost 10 percentage points behind the Social Democrats.
It's perhaps every builder's dream or even nightmare. Three French workers find a secret booty worth almost one million euros whilst working on a house in Normandy. For them it was "finders keepers". But then the law caught up with them.
UPDATED: After intense firefighting for 11 days and some much-needed rain, the fire ravaging Sweden's forests is finally under control. Emergency workers are working on getting people back home.
Germany’s main opposition party has called for people on low incomes to be given free holiday vouchers worth €500 a year so they can afford to go away on summer vacations.
Rwanda has placed a German student with Ebola-like symptoms in isolation, and was waiting for test results checking for the deadly tropical disease, the health ministry said late on Sunday. It comes as a hostel in Hamburg was cordoned off in an Ebola scare.
Swiss-based Nestlé, the world’s largest food company, celebrated on Sunday the 200th anniversary of the birth of its founder, Henri Nestlé.
Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, addressing a gathering of 35,000 scouts on Sunday, called on them to buck the trend of young Italians leaving the country during the economic downturn.
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga won the Toronto Masters tennis tournament by beating Switzerland's Roger Federer, two years after injuring himself at the same event in a freak collision with a fire hydrant.
Police were out in force as hundreds of pro-Israeli protesters gathered in Oslo on Sunday to back Israel in its continuing conflict with Gaza.
High winds hit Norway at the weekend causing damage and chaos across much of the South West, including forcing music legend Åge Aleksandersen to cancel mid-show on Saturday night.