The Dane looks destined for a match-up with Lee Chong-Wei, who started off with a bang in what might be his best chance to grab elusive world championship.
In a historic decision for Switzerland, a court in the canton of Saint Gallen has recognized a gay couple as the legal parents of a child born in the United States to a surrogate mother.
Surprise defeat of Kento Momota on opening day of the World Badminton Championships at the Ballerup Super Arena.
Austria's loveable lunk, Arnold Schwarzenegger, continues to lend his comedy chops to help an Australian real-estate company, by playing on the comic confusion between Australia and Austria.
Police in the canton of Fribourg on Monday blamed a nine-year-old boy for a fire that destroyed a barn, killed eight calves and seriously injured a 55-year-old man.
France was plunged into deeper crisis on Monday when President Francois Hollande told his prime minister to form a new government after a very public rebellion by certain ministers including Arnaud Montebourg.
Former New York judge Mary McGowan Davis was appointed on Monday to a UN commission probing Israel's Gaza offensive and the actions of Islamist militant group Hamas, the world body's Geneva-based Human Rights Council said.
The international phenomenon "Game of Thrones" is such a big hit in France people are actually starting to names their kids after the fantasy series' characters. Joffrey and Mélissandre in particular are booming in popularity.
Sweden's Migration Board has asked for help after a foreigner facing deportation claimed he can't remember where he's from. The man has been "stuck" in Sweden for over ten years.
The key suspect in the hunt for the Øyer killer turned himself in to Dutch police on Monday.
A Frenchman was struck and killed by a train while he napped on a set of rail tracks after a night out drinking for a friend's birthday.
He has been involved in 25 web start-ups in Spain and recently set up Bewa7er, an innovative stock market for cash-starved non-listed companies. Meet Madrid-based Belgian entrepreneur extraordinaire François Derbaix.
Fashion Week struts onto the catwalk on Tuesday, and it's critical to be prepared. Want to know who are Sweden's best ateliers, fashion labels and most stylish fashionistas? The Local revisits the ultimate A to Z guide of Swedish fashion.
UPDATE: The family of a German woman who was shot dead by Tunisian police have accused officers of "executing" the 21-year-old law student from Bonn.
France was plunged into crisis on Monday after President François Hollande asked Prime Minister Manuel Valls to form a new government after two ministers had publicly criticized the government's economic policy. Take a look back at the events of the day.
A car assumed a vertical position in southern Italy after the driver failed to put the handbrake on, a classic example of "Italian driving" according to social media.
The charity Tiere als Therapie (Animals as Therapy) is organising its tenth ‘Dogging’ fundraising event in which humans can take part in jogging races with their four legged friends.
In light of numerous international crises, the head of the Catholic aid organisation Caritas has called for Austria's foreign disaster aid fund to be increased.
The last Nazi commander in charge of Paris famously claimed he saved the City of Light from an insane Hitler who wanted it flattened. A French historian, however, told The Local that version of events is pure fantasy from the self-aggrandizing former general.
UPDATE: A young bull elk spent five hours in a Dresden office on Monday, breaking through a glass door to end up in the canteen.
Opposition party Venstre's proposal to offer easier immigration to people from certain countries was enough to get the Brazilian Embassy to write an angry letter to Søren Pind.
A Swedish teacher has irked parents after befriending certain students on Facebook and Instagram - but not others. Officials are now revising the school's social media policy.
A man was apprehended on Monday after he attacked someone with an axe at a school in Stockholm. The man is reported to have also swung the weapon at nearby students.
A woman triggered an alarm during a dragon boat race on the Danube in Lower Austria after she thought she spotted a crocodile.
FC Barcelona started their La Liga campaign on Sunday with a 3-0 home win over Elche but the surprise appearance of a black cat pitch invader spelled bad luck for superstitious fans at a time of turmoil at the club.
With France plunged into a new political crisis on Monday after the president asked his prime minister to form a new government, The Local took to the streets of Paris to gauge the opinion of the public.
Foreign investors have steadily increased their ownership of Italian firms amid the economic crisis, with over 40 percent of the stock in listed companies now in foreign hands, according to a new report.
Police blocked off part of central Odense after a report of a bomb threat being delivered to a job centre.
Dr Danielle Spera had a high profile career working as a journalist with the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation, the ORF. She is now the director of the Jewish Museum Vienna - and has taken the transition from TV celebrity to museum board room in her stride.
As Italy says farewell to star striker Mario Balotelli, The Local looks back at the footballer’s most memorable off-the-pitch moments.
Spanish thieves posing as builders were stopped from carrying out an Ocean's Eleven-style bank robbery after their sophisticated 150-metre (500 feet) tunnel was discovered by a security guard at the last minute.
Germans could foot the bill for unemployment benefits in other European countries under an EU plan to tax the union's richest states.
A majority of parliament thinks it is time to consider a pay raise for their themselves but a recent poll showed that most Danes heartily disagree.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel gave her powerful backing Monday to Spain's economy minister, Luis de Guindos, in his bid to lead the Eurogroup forum of eurozone finance ministers.
Germany's new-found determination under the third Merkel government to take its place on the world stage may be standing on shaky foundations.
Economy Minister Arnaud Montebourg is at the heart of a controversy that prompted the dissolution of Prime Minister Manuel Valls' cabinet on Monday. Montebourg's long been prone to prompting public quarrels.
Airline passengers are set to be affected by more strikes in Germany in the coming days as a pay and pension dispute between Lufthansa and its pilots rumbles on.
Around 15 people, most of them Norwegians, were robbed at gunpoint as they played poker in Strömstad, Sweden last week.
Vienna has become a hub for European jihadists who plan to join extremists at war in Syria, because it is easy to travel to Syria through the Balkans, according to a report in Der Standard newspaper.
Police are investigating a football fan who allegedly made the Hitler salute at the former Buchenwald concentration camp in central Germany on Saturday.
Spanish Police believe "between 30 and 40 people with Spanish passports", as well as many more Moroccan residents in Spain, have flown to Syria to fight as Islamic State rebels. Other authorities point to an even higher figure.
Police have equipped Swiss federal judges with pepper spray and flashlights for self-protection following an attack on a judge in Lucerne several months ago.
Austrian President Heinz Fischer has criticised Israel's course of action in the Gaza strip.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has praised the Spanish government for carrying out tough reforms and laying the groundwork for future growth in a press conference on Monday in Santiago de Compostela.
The crash of a light aircraft cost the pilot his life early on Monday morning. The plane was being used to scare starlings from a vineyard.
The government is considering withdrawing Norwegian citizenship from people taking part in terror activities and wars abroad.
Police withdrew statements that ambulance personnel were attacked at the anti-Nazi demonstrations on Saturday, and reported themselves for investigation after trampling protesters.
What do Germans do in their spare time? More and more of them are working a second job, according to one study. Is work no longer paying enough and can your boss stop you taking a second job?
Police in Rome shot and killed a man moments after he allegedly decapitated a Ukrainian woman after she rejected his advances.
Paris is putting on a dance on Monday night, just as it did seven decades ago, to mark the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the City of Light from four long years of Nazi occupation.
The Social Democrat's (SPÖ) committee board is due to confirm Infrastructure Minister Doris Bures as the new speaker of the Austrian parliament, as well as the subsequent cabinet reshuffle.
Sweden's princess Estelle had her first day of pre-school on Monday, with Swedish media cramming outside the entrance to get a glimpse of the royal family.
Daniel Rye Ottosen and James Foley were held together in captivity for over a year. The Danish journalist committed his American companion's final message to memory so that he could pass it on to family members.
Four hundred garden gnomes belonging to the Social Democrats (SPÖ) in Vorarlberg have gone missing - amid suspicions they were kidnapped by political rivals the conservative People’s Party (ÖVP).
Spanish authorities have apologized to King Mohammed VI of Morocco after Civil Guards apprehended him while travelling by boat with his entourage in waters commonly used by human traffickers and drug smugglers.
The Social Democrat party has announced plans to nationalize maintenance of Swedish railways - and invest ten billion kronor more than the ruling government.
UPDATED: Spain would veto Scotland's entry into the European Union if the country voted for independence in an upcoming referendum, an Irish politician and former top EU official said on Sunday.
Shoppers risk paying more for their olive oil this year as a bacteria withers the trees of two top producers in Italy and a drought hits Spain, driving up prices.
A teenager has strangled a baby wild boar in Vienna’s Lainzer Tiergarten wildlife preserve - apparently out of boredom.
Around 50 Italians have been recruited by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (Isis), the majority from non-immigrant families, Italian media reported.
Germany won the U20 women's football World Cup on Sunday with a 1:0 victory over Nigeria in Canada. It is the third international title a German football side has won this summer.
"Simple mathematics" means that human deaths will result from an increase in the number of people infected with the antibiotic-resistant bacteria, two leading experts have warned.
The growing popularity of mountain biking is leading to more injuries among two-wheeling enthusiasts in many tourist regions of Switzerland, according to a survey by the Schweiz am Sonntag newspaper.
UPDATE: Mercedes Formula One driver Nico Rosberg's rivalry with teammate Lewis Hamilton is in the spotlight again after the German was accused of deliberately smashing into his championship rival's car at the Belgian Grand Prix on Sunday.
Norwegian and SAS airlines are preparing for disruption from ash in the skies after Iceland issued a red alert to aviation following volcanic activity, both companies stated on Sunday.
UPDATED Police and anti-austerity protesters clashed in Santiago de Compostela on Monday during a meeting between German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy in the city.
After police officers tried to search a car in Stockholm's Rinkeby, youths began throwing stones and torching cars in a spree that stretched into the early hours of Monday morning.
A solution must be found to the Ukraine crisis that does not hurt Russia and which the Ukrainian people must choose for themselves, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Sunday.
The president of the self-declared pro-Russian People's Republic of Donetsk claimed on Sunday French military "experts" were joining separatist forces battling government troops in eastern Ukraine.
UPDATE: Police arrested one man on Monday afternoon after a 30-year-old clubgoer was fatally stabbed on Berlin's busy Alexanderplatz in front of several witnesses on Sunday afternoon.
UPDATED: The European Union's Home Affairs Commissioner Cecilia Malmström said she was "appalled" by reports that migrants had died trying to cross the Mediterranean to get to Italy as six more migrants died in a shipwreck on Sunday night.
This weekend's Ligue 1 action saw Monaco and Marseille pick up their first wins of the season as PSG stumbled again. The pace continues to be set by Willy Sagnol's Bordeaux side, who have won three out of three.
Hollywood greats Al Pacino, Ethan Hawke and Jennifer Aniston are set to dazzle this year's Venice film festival, which opens on Wednesday with tales of war and the economic crisis offset by beach. parties and gondola jaunts.
So you're looking for a job, but you don't know where to start. Well don't fret, we've talked to a career expert who explained role-playing, selling yourself, and playing by the Swedish rules.
A cat survived multiple gunshot wounds to its body and face after being shot 20 times with an air gun in Haldensjordet, Hønefoss on Sunday.