Air show draws large crowds to Payerne
Switzerland

Air show draws large crowds to Payerne

An estimated 160,000 people turned out for the opening weekend of Switzerland’s biggest air show at the Payerne military aerodrome in the canton of Vaud.

Ebola threat to Norway: Sweden fears first case
Norway

Ebola threat to Norway: Sweden fears first case

Sweden has confirmed a suspected case of Ebola on Sunday, making it possibly the first Nordic case of the virus.

Bolivian bus crash claims three Swiss lives
Switzerland

Bolivian bus crash claims three Swiss lives

A bus accident in Bolivia over the weekend claimed the lives of three Swiss citizens and at least six other people, according to press reports.

Plane forced to emergency land in Oslo
Norway

Plane forced to emergency land in Oslo

A plane carrying 191 passengers had to circle over Oslo for hours before emergency landing at Gardermoen airport after a suspected flat tyre after taking off on Sunday.

Office slang: Top ten Spanish expressions
Spain

Office slang: Top ten Spanish expressions

With the summer holidays now over for most people in Spain, The Local has put together some of the most common and useful slang expressions used in Spanish workplaces to help ease the pain of the return to work.

Spain’s Marin stuns Li as Chen beats Lee
Denmark

Spain’s Marin stuns Li as Chen beats Lee

Reigning European champion Carolina Marin claimed the women's title in Copenhagen as China's Chen Long handed Malaysia's world number one Lee Chong Wei his third successive defeat in the final.

Novartis heart drug billed ‘blockbuster’ after tests
Switzerland

Novartis heart drug billed ‘blockbuster’ after tests

An experimental drug from Swiss pharma giant Novartis reduced deaths from chronic heart failure by 20 percent compared with an existing treatment, according to the results of a vast new study.

Anti-euro AfD nears 10 percent in state election
Germany

Anti-euro AfD nears 10 percent in state election

UPDATED: Germany's anti-euro party, AfD, won its first seats in a state parliament on Sunday after elections in Saxony, according to preliminary results.

14 detained trying to stop Faroese dolphin hunt
Denmark

14 detained trying to stop Faroese dolphin hunt

Animal activists were stopped from their attempts to save a pod of pilot whales, while American actor Charlie Sheen says "Denmark is complicit in the killing".

Norwegian man in 7,000 litre ‘Ice Truck Challenge’
Norway

Norwegian man in 7,000 litre ‘Ice Truck Challenge’

A 29-year old man from Stjørdal, central Norway, raised the bar for ice bucket challengers everywhere when he had 7,000 litres of freezing water poured over him from his cement mixer truck on Saturday.

Kavcics’s injury gives  Wawrinka US Open break
Switzerland

Kavcics’s injury gives Wawrinka US Open break

Switzerland's Stan Wawrinka reached the fourth round of the US Open tennis tournament by walkover on Saturday when Slovenian Blaz Kavcic withdrew from their third-round match with a right foot injury.

Vestager leaves Denmark for EU Commission
Denmark

Vestager leaves Denmark for EU Commission

Margrethe Vestager, the economy minister and leader of the Social Liberals, will leave Danish politics for what the PM hopes will be "a heavy position" in the new EU Commission. Her departure will mean yet another shake up in Christiansborg.

Flash floods cause chaos in southern Sweden
Sweden

Flash floods cause chaos in southern Sweden

The Skåne region of southern Sweden was hit suddenly by extreme rains on Sunday morning, with houses flooded, buses evacuated, and people having to swim to safety from their cars.

Copenhagen under water after downpour
Denmark

Copenhagen under water after downpour

Streets, basements and landmarks like Tivoli were flooded from the 100mm of rain that soaked the capital region in the early Sunday hours.

Fit-again Ibrahimovic set for PSG return
Sweden

Fit-again Ibrahimovic set for PSG return

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is set to make his comeback for Paris Saint-Germain against Saint-Etienne in Ligue 1 on Sunday after two weeks on the sidelines with an abdominal muscle injury.

Military raises readiness level over Ukraine
Sweden

Military raises readiness level over Ukraine

The Swedish military said Saturday it had increased intelligence gathering and called in extra staff to its headquarters over the crisis in Ukraine, as the prime minister compared Russia's current behaviour with the Cold War.

Police injured in anti-Nazi protest in Stockholm
Sweden

Police injured in anti-Nazi protest in Stockholm

Swedish police said three officers were injured Saturday as they faced a crowd of thousands protesting against a neo-Nazi rally in central Stockholm.

Boom in electric car sales under fire
Norway

Boom in electric car sales under fire

Politicians in Norway are under increasing public pressure to reduce perks and tax breaks for electric car oweners after sales of the vehicles have grown sharply.

Catalan town shuns independence fever
Spain

Catalan town shuns independence fever

Red and yellow Spanish flags fly proudly in the town of Badalona as thousands flock to watch the national basketball team play. Separatist urges may have surged here in the northeastern Catalonia region, but this is one corner that clings to Spain.

A glimpse at the Calabrian mafia in film
Italy

A glimpse at the Calabrian mafia in film

Director Francesco Munzi talks about his film at the festival, and who the real "Black Souls" of the Calabrian mafia are.

Berlin to open memorial to Nazis’ disabled victims
Germany

Berlin to open memorial to Nazis’ disabled victims

Benjamin Traub, a sad-eyed German boy born in 1914, was considered a bright child by his parents and called gifted by his teachers. His life would end in a Nazi gas chamber.

Anti-euro party to debut in state parliament
Germany

Anti-euro party to debut in state parliament

Germany's fledgling anti-euro party looks set to win its first seats in a state parliament on Sunday, gaining a political foothold in opposition to Chancellor Angela Merkel's grip on power.

Brain tumour boy Ashya King found in Spain
Spain

Brain tumour boy Ashya King found in Spain

Ashya King, the five-year-old British boy with a brain tumour who was 'snatched' from hospital without medical consent, has been found with his parents in Spain, British and Spanish police said on Saturday evening.