‘Kippah march’ goes off without drama
Denmark

‘Kippah march’ goes off without drama

A Copenhagen politician organised for a demonstration against anti-Semitism that went right through the heart of the local Muslim community. Despite fears of conflict, the march was peaceful and quiet.

New bomb threat closes Lalandia again
Denmark

New bomb threat closes Lalandia again

For the second consecutive evening, someone has dropped off a piece of paper saying that a bomb would go off at the waterpark.

Bjørn and Olesen fall behind in Aalborg
Denmark

Bjørn and Olesen fall behind in Aalborg

Scotland's Marc Warren storms ahead to the lead as homegrown hopes slip off the pace.

Austrian province wants Swiss nuclear power halt

Austrian province wants Swiss nuclear power halt

The head of the regional Austrian People's Party (ÖVP) in Voralberg, Roland Frühstück, wants to exert pressure on the Swiss government to speed up decommissioning of its aging nuclear power reactors due to concerns over safety.

Hundreds turn out for Berlin Wall ultramarathon
Germany

Hundreds turn out for Berlin Wall ultramarathon

Around 300 runners left the starting gate Saturday for an ultramarathon tracing the route of the Berlin Wall, marking 25 years since the Cold War symbol was torn down.

Reinfeldt calls for tolerance to refugees
Sweden

Reinfeldt calls for tolerance to refugees

Swedish prime minister and Moderate Party leader Fredrik Reinfeldt called on Swedes to show tolerance to refugees seeking safety in the country in his summer speech on Saturday.

Tarantula captured in Schwanenstadt
Austria

Tarantula captured in Schwanenstadt

The regional volunteer fire service in Schwanenstadt in Upper Austria was called out to rescue a wandering tarantula on Friday afternoon.

Injured caver rescued from Tennen mountain
Austria

Injured caver rescued from Tennen mountain

In the early hours of Saturday morning, mountain and cave rescue teams announced that they had successfully rescued injured Polish explorer Marek G., who was seriously injured as the result of a fall while exploring a deep cave.

Major drug ring busted in Carinthia
Austria

Major drug ring busted in Carinthia

After an investigation lasting several years, investigators in Carinthia have busted a major drug-growing and distribution operation, and arrested four suspects.

‘No one speak English to him!’
Austria

‘No one speak English to him!’

The Local talks to Ben Connor, an Australian baritone who moved to Austria to study and perform music.

Four of ten calls to the police ‘a waste of time’
Sweden

Four of ten calls to the police ‘a waste of time’

Four of ten calls to the Swedish police hotline are nothing but a waste of precious time, according to the operator, citing calls seeking advice about disobedient children and angry hedgehogs as examples.

Mertesacker hangs up Germany boots
Germany

Mertesacker hangs up Germany boots

Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker on Friday became the third member of Germany's World Cup-winning team to announce his international retirement, claiming he wants to focus on winning the Champions League.

Sweden celebrates 200 years of peace
Sweden

Sweden celebrates 200 years of peace

Sweden has not actively taken part in a war since 1814 - breaking even Switzerland's record for peace. One peace and conflict expert has told The Local that Swedes learned the hard way to take the non-confrontational stance.

Federer ousts Murray to reach Cincinnati semis
Switzerland

Federer ousts Murray to reach Cincinnati semis

Roger Federer calmly worked through a second-set deficit to defeat Andy Murray 6-3, 7-5 on Friday for a place in the semifinals of the ATP Tour's Cincinnati Masters.

Swiss probe alleged cellar serial rapist
Switzerland

Swiss probe alleged cellar serial rapist

Swiss prosecutors said Friday that they were probing claims that a 60-year-old man raped and tortured at least six women in a cellar, filming them in the process.

Red Ferrari sells for $38 million in LA auction
Italy

Red Ferrari sells for $38 million in LA auction

A red 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO Berlinetta, said to be one of only a handful, was snapped up for $38.1 million in California, becoming the most expensive car ever sold at auction.

Denmark’s icon… that we can’t show you
Denmark

Denmark’s icon… that we can’t show you

The Little Mermaid is perhaps the most photographed attraction in the entire country, but Danish media outlets are extremely hesitant to publish a photo of the sculpture.

Hollande honours ‘southern D-Day’ veterans
France

Hollande honours ‘southern D-Day’ veterans

President Francois Hollande and 15 African leaders paid tribute Friday to the hundreds of thousands of troops who, 70 years ago, launched the southern invasion of occupied France that opened up a second western front against Hitler's Nazis.

German secret service ‘spied on Clinton’: report
Germany

German secret service ‘spied on Clinton’: report

The German secret service listened in on at least one of Hillary Clinton's telephone calls when she was US secretary of state, German media reported Friday.

Merkel tells Putin to stop sending arms to Ukraine
Germany

Merkel tells Putin to stop sending arms to Ukraine

German Chancellor Angela Merkel urged Russian President Vladimir Putin to "stop the flow of military equipment, military advisers and armed personnel crossing the border with Ukraine," in a phone call on Friday.

Hollande urges Russia to respect Ukraine territory
France

Hollande urges Russia to respect Ukraine territory

French President Francois Hollande called on Russia to respect Ukraine's territorial integrity and urged the Russian and Ukrainian leaders to launch talks to de-escalate the tension on their border.

Youth parties ready for election poster ‘battle’
Sweden

Youth parties ready for election poster ‘battle’

The youth wings of Sweden's political parties are readying themselves, acutely aware of the importance of being first when the start gun goes for putting up election posters in Stockholm at midnight on Saturday.

Deadly salmonella outbreak reaches Austria
Austria

Deadly salmonella outbreak reaches Austria

A salmonella outbreak which has affected hundreds of people across Europe, and which has killed three people, has also been detected in Austria, according to Reuters.