Police confirmed on Tuesday that the shooting death of a man in a mosque in the Swiss city of Saint Gallen last Friday was the result of a settling of accounts between two Albanian families.
In a joint venture between Austria's Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Archaeological Prospection and Virtual Archaeology, and Britain's Stonehenge Hidden Landscapes Project, scientists have used new techniques to identify 15 previously unknown neolithic monuments which remain underground.
Swiss authorities are basking in the afterglow of a decision to create a "sex drive-in" in Zurich, with social services hailing it a success on its first anniversary on Tuesday.
The French President revealed on Tuesday the names of the ministers in his new government tasked with pushing through crucial reforms. The key role of Economy Minister went to former banker and key Hollande ally, Emmanuel Macron, aged just 36.
It's Spain's most popular city destination but is beautiful Barcelona in danger of becoming a victim of its own success? The Local takes a peek at the dark side of the city's tourism boom.
The annual conference of the controversial Bilderberg Group meeting will take place in Austria in 2015, according to a report from the Global Research newsletter.
American Scarlet Vikarby owns a home theatre installation business. She talks to The Local about owning a company, how being a woman can be a game changer, and how to overcome reserved Swedes.
During a routine police check, 23 immigrants apparently from Afghanistan were intercepted close to the Slovakian border near the town of Bruck an der Leitha.
Sweden's prime minister got his claws out on Tuesday, accusing the opposition of "promising everything to everyone". With the elections just weeks away, an expert tells us why the campaigning is heating up.
A 49-year-old woman who was accused by an ex-boyfriend of having faked an abortion in order to get money from him has been acquitted after a judge at Vienna’s Regional Court said he had no idea who was telling the truth.
An elderly woman decided to take a stroll on the Swedish railway tracks on Tuesday afternoon, for no apparent reason. After being run over by a freight train the woman emerged completely unharmed.
An Italian woman who was hospitalized in Turkey last week does not have the deadly Ebola virus and will return home soon, Italian media has reported.
UPDATED: A Belgian man has been seriously injured after his pilot friend dropped 1,500 litres (396 gallons) of water on him from a fire-fighting plane as part of a failed Ice Bucket Challenge.
Italy's navy said on Tuesday it had recovered 24 corpses from the latest capsize of a boat carrying migrants from Africa, as EU officials debated action over the perilous efforts to reach European shores.
France will get its third government in just over two years on Tuesday and its list of tasks is looking pretty daunting. How many goals on this to-do list will they achieve?
American actor Bill Pullman will draw theatre audiences to Bergen when he takes the lead part in a Shakespeare play, it was announced on Tuesday.
An Italian man shot dead by police on Sunday after allegedly beheading a maid in Rome was a pro-Israel fanatic, who wanted to fight against Hamas in Gaza, the killer's host said on Tuesday.
After the resignation of the head of the conservative Austrian People's Party politician Michael Spindelegger as Finance Minister and Vice Chancellor, senior coalition partner and Chancellor Werner Fayman sees no problems with the health of the coalition government.
A German court ruled on Tuesday that Porsche's former chief executive and financial officers must stand trial for alleged share price manipulation in a failed attempt to take over Volkswagen in 2008.
The budget proposal released on Tuesday calls for Denmark to increase public spending and raise its deficit to the maximum level, prompting the opposition to accuse the coalition government of buttering up its left-wing allies.
The Sweden Democrat party presented its 105 election proposals on Tuesday, with an estimated cost of 63 billion kronor in 2015. The manifesto focused on increasing Swedish welfare and limiting immigration.
Over 500 protesters formed a chain of bras around the town hall of a Spanish city on Monday to call for the resignation of their "chauvinist" and "retrograde" mayor.
Left largely without recourse against what they claim to be "dishonest" online reviews, French hoteliers and restaurateurs have launched a petition to ban "insulting" or "defamatory" reviews.
A group of gay men were outraged after a waiter at a pizzeria in Taranto, Puglia, handed them a bill with a homophobic slur printed on it.
Governments should ban the sale of e-cigarettes to minors, the Geneva-based World Health Organization said on Tuesday, warning that they pose a "serious threat" to foetuses and young people.
Germany’s Labour Minister Andrea Nahles has given her backing to an anti-stress law, announcing a study into workers' mental health on Tuesday.
A long-term steady increase in the number of Russian tourists to Denmark has flatlined in light of the strained relationship between Russia and the West.
Public spending could get a boost in Norway after it was revealed the country's sovereign wealth fund could reach six trillion kroner ($973 billion), the Norwegian government said on Monday.
So you're looking for a job in Austria, but you don't know where to start. Well don't fret, we've talked to a career expert who explains how to get ahead in the job game.
Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt said on Tuesday that the government would support new laws punishing those who travel abroad to engage in terrorist activities - or even those with plans to do so.
Justice officials in Bern are denying reports from Italian police that 16 alleged members of the Mafia were arrested in the town of Thurgau, a Swiss town, saying that investigations are still ongoing.
A left-wing mayor from southern Spain says he has received death threats after he published a photo of a Franco-era execution by police firing squad on Twitter under the headline "Damned jihadi murderers".
France's top leaders and many of its veterans gathered on a rainy Monday night to commemorate the 70th anniversary of Paris's liberation from four years of Nazi occupation during WWII. Here are some photo highlights.
From Tempelhof to Tegel, Berlin's airports cause its politicians headaches. In the first of two articles, The Local looks at plans and problems for development in the city's western half. What's next for the West?
The government of Spain's Catalonia region may shelve plans for a controversial November 9th independence vote if courts veto the poll, a top Catalan ruling party official has told leading Spanish daily El País.
Activist Abdulhadi al-Khawaja started a new hunger strike on Monday. The last time he did it, it led to a massive – but unsuccessful – attempt to get him released.
Austria’s Interior Minister Johanna Mikl-Leitner (ÖVP) has said that she wants to ban membership of the terrorist organisation Islamic State (Isis) and prohibit the wearing of Isis symbols as soon as possible.
Police in Linz have arrested a 45-year-old woman on suspicion of committing at least two armed bank robberies.
UPDATED: The search for the elusive female erogenous zone known as the G-spot has gone on for decades, but a team led by an Italian scientist has now come to the conclusion that it doesn't exist.
A 90-year-old man from eastern Spain reportedly suffocated his wife (86) on Monday and then took his own life with a knife.
A 15-year-old girl from Tuscany has been hit with online racism after winning the Miss Livorno beauty contest, Italian media reported.
Needless to say France's political crisis produced scores of headlines and column inches in the French and international press on Tuesday, as well as plenty of photos of the president under the rain. Here's a look at what the papers made of the day's dramatic events.
An eccentric bus stop created by Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto in Krumbach, Austria, has been unexpectedly closed to the public because it doesn't "follow the Austrian regulations for building safety".
A 60-year-old climber from Germany succumbed to fatal injuries after a fall on Monday in the Stubai Alps in Tyrol.
UPDATE: Klaus Wowereit, Berlin's long-serving mayor, confirmed on Tuesday he would step down from his post on December 11th. His popularity has taken a dive over the scandal of Berlin's new international airport.
Germany has a new story about income inequality after years of simplistic thinking about a rich West and poor East. A study released on Monday shows the wealth divide is more between city and country than East and West.
Police from Gänserndorf discovered an indoor cannabis plantation with 30 plants in the town of Angern an der March in Lower Austria after a confidential tip-off.
It may not be the hottest summer on record, but that hasn't stopped animal keepers at Madrid's Faunia animal park from coming up with some innovative ways to keep their charges cool.
UPDATED — The elite of Swiss private banks on Tuesday began lifting the veil on their books after a radical shift in their business model, amid tougher international regulations and crackdowns on tax dodgers.
A Sri Lankan national accused of murdering his ex-wife in Switzerland 14 years ago appeared in a New Zealand court on Tuesday after allegedly spending more than a decade on the run.
The third stage of the Tour of Spain got off to a cruising start on Monday as cyclists set off from on board a massive aircraft carrier at the southern Spanish port city of Cádiz.
The president of the Italian food giant Ferrero has denied that there is a Nutella shortage on the way after speculation that a poor hazelnut harvest could hit the popular chocolate spread.
When the neo-Nazi Party of the Swedes holds a public talk in Norrköping in central Sweden on Tuesday, the local city hall will play the theme music from Steven Spielberg's Holocaust film Schindler's List.
What does a one-room apartment in the capital of Swedish singles look like? You're about to find out - take a peek at the property of the week.
An original offer of humanitarian assistance has now turned into a mission to exclusively transport weapons and ammunition.
Austria’s Finance Minister and Vice Chancellor Michael Spindelegger has resigned, after persistent criticism from his People's Party (ÖVP).
Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann called for peace and tolerance after meeting religious leaders on Monday amid mounting tensions highlighted by an attack against an Israeli football team last month.
Martin Ødegaard, football's 15-year-old Norwegian sensation, may have been left out of the squad to face England on September 3rd, it was announced on Monday, but the national coach has not ruled out the midfielder's late inclusion.
Spain's civil aviation authorities on Monday said they will investigate the low-cost airline after a June incident which saw five people injured during heavy turbulence.
After President François Hollande took the decision to oust his dissenters, crucial questions now arise over the future of the head of state, his government, France itself, and even Europe. Here's a look at six key issues.
UPDATED: A social media storm has seen a supermarket chain recalling its heeled children's shoes. The man behind the storm says other countries could learn from how seriously Sweden takes equality.
Snow has returned to Germany’s highest mountain, sparking fears that the summer may already be over.
Every day of the teacher's strike is costing Norway 10 million kroner ($1.62 million) a day, and with the teachers' unions holding over 700 million kroner ($115 million) in account, the action could continue for many months.
A German chemistry professor has swum the length of the Rhine, completing the 1,230-kilometre challenge from the Swiss Alps to the North Sea in a little under a month.
Two German tourists, aged 48 and 70, died in a car crash on the Italian island of Ischia on Monday.
Copenhagen Cooking helps boost the Danish capital's position as arguably the most important food city in Europe, but you wouldn't know it from the diet of everyday Danes.
Switzerland's Stan Wawrinka reached the second round of the US Open tennis tournament on Monday with a 6-2, 7-6 (8/6), 7-6 (7/3) win over Jiri Vesely of the Czech Republic.
Germany strongly signalled on Monday it will continue to push for fiscal austerity in Europe alongside Spain, even as France was thrown into political turmoil over its economic policy.
If there was an A-Z of living and working in Sweden, then top of the list of would be a-kassa. To spell it out, they are the organizations that offer unemployment insurance.
International football sensations from Ronaldinho to Messi and Baggio will take to the pitch in Rome next week for a charitable "peace match" organised by Pope Francis, organisers said on Monday.