Sam Branson, the 29-year-old son of British business tycoon Richard Branson, was airlifted from the summit of the Matterhorn on Wednesday after being struck by altitude sickness during a charity challenge.
A small boy escaped with no life-threatening injuries or internal bleeding after falling out the window of a fifth-story flat in Valby.
A potentially lethal playground 'game' from the US is sweeping Norway and teachers are worried it may lead to fatalities, said a report on Thursday.
This well-known artist has been causing plenty of controversy with a work of art featuring a photo of former Spanish king Juan Carlos lying in a rubbish container. Meet The Local's Spanish Face of the Week, Cristóbal Toral.
Within an hour of learning a local family was killed in the Air Algerie plane crash this summer, a French burglar was in their home helping himself to their possessions.
A day after France halted its delivery of a warship to Russia because the “conditions were not in place”, the French president said on Thursday that a cease-fire between rebels and Ukrainian forces would be enough to satisfy Paris.
A photo showing Swiss President Didier Burkhalter waiting for a train at Neuchâtel station, alone and without bodyguards, made waves on Twitter on Thursday, receiving 800 retweets around the world.
US newspaper the New York Times has lauded the 'democratic values' of Spain for allowing Catalans to vote on independence in a proposed November consultation, contrasting it with the 'armed campaign' of Russia in the Ukraine.
Local officals rescued 31 neglected animals from a house in Osnabrück, Lower Saxony on Monday.
Police on the Spanish island of Majorca say a dead woman found floating dead in the sea on July 10th was a French tourist and have refused to rule out murder or suicide as possible causes of her death.
Sweden's Left Party election promises focus on jobs, welfare services, and gender equality. The Local takes a closer look.
With Nato's relationship to Russia having "fallen apart", PM Helle Thorning-Schmidt has pledged troops and equipment to Denmark's eastern Nato partners.
Footing the bill for debt-ridden EU states and dependency in one's twilight years are among top causes of anxiety among Germans, along with a strong fear of natural disasters, authors of a national study said on Thursday.
A fugitive dentist on the run from police in France for allegedly leaving scores of his patients "mutilated" has been tracked down and arrested in Canada, French authorities have confirmed.
Tourists in Italy are often getting fined for misdemeanors – but many fail to pay up. This week an Italian mayor was pleasantly surprised when he received a payment for a parking fine dating from the 1960s from an apologetic American tourist.
Italy is casting aside its image as a monolingual country for higher education, by inviting foreign business students to study in English. The Local takes a look at the top three MBAs in the country.
The first shipment of German supplies has been sent on its way to support Kurdish forces in Northern Iraq, a Joint Operations Command spokesman said on Thursday.
France is sending several dozen riot police to protect the Port of Calais after hundreds of migrants forced their way into the facility in a desperate effort to get onto a UK-bound ferry.
A 75-year-old Austrian woman is recovering in hospital after having an eight kilogram (18 pounds) tumour removed from her stomach - the largest and heaviest tumour the medical team in Graz has ever seen.
A Porsche apparently crashed into a river in Carinthia's Lavant Valley in the district of Wolfsberg in the early hours of Thursday morning.
Visitors to google.de were greeted with a sombre image of candles on a cobbled street on Thursday in place of the usual colourful logo, as the US search giant commemorated the 'Monday demonstration' in Leipzig 25 years ago.
Cities across Spain have banded together to boost their profile of their Jewish heritage sites but some critics argue the move is more about tourism dollars than anything else.
Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg says women's "low expectations" are limiting the impact of policies designed to help them succeed in business, ahead of a major tech conference in Stockholm.
Here's the 10 tourist traps you should avoid on your next trip in France. They're the places that are so expensive, so cheesy or so crowded it feels like all of the country's 84 million annual tourists are there at the same time.
A cow was rescued after jumping into a small river on Wednesday afternoon to escape a farmer in the municipality of Türnitz in Lower Austria.
Austrian farmers hit by a Russian food import ban are looking to tap into other export markets - particularly North Africa and Asia, according to Agriculture Minister Andrä Rupprechter (ÖVP).
The former trader Jérôme Kerviel is to be released from jail after spending 100 days behind bars, it was announced on Thursday. Kerviel was sentenced to three years in prison over his role in losing Société Général €5 billion.
Police who stopped a car on the Spanish island of Ibiza on Wednesday were shocked to discover one of passengers in the rear seat was missing half of his arm.
France has been convicted of failing to improve the quality of its groundwater, meaning it's the third time since 2001 the European Court of Justice has ordered the French clean up their act.
Californian company Uber launched its app-based private taxi service in Geneva at a press conference on Thursday, despite questions from the cantonal authorities about its legality.
German consumers will now pay less for butter after Aldi has dropped the price to 85 cents, but dairy farmers feel the country's leading grocer is taking advantage of the crisis to squeeze prices.
Spain's Defence Secretary Alejandro Alvargonzález has ruled out imminent Spanish military involvement against the terrorist group Isis in Iraq, describing the issue as 'complicated' in the minds of the Spanish electorate.
A lone lynx that was living in Carinthia's Lesach Valley has gone missing, and conservation experts fear it may have been shot by a poacher.
Success of the Lego Movie helps Danish company top Mattel, knocking Barbie off her perch. Sales in China alone rose by over 50 percent.
England captain Wayne Rooney admits his team will have to improve on their lacklustre performance against Norway if they are to avoid a dispiriting start to their Euro 2016 qualifying campaign in Switzerland next week.
Valérie Trierweiler's "bombshell" of a tell-all memoir that went on sale on Thursday has stirred up a hornet's nest in France, thanks to some pretty revealing insights. We've pulled together the best extracts.
A video has been released of the moments of the fatal shooting of Napoli football fan Ciro Esposito at the Italy Cup final in Rome on May 3rd. The lawyers of the victim’s family are hoping that the clip will shed light on what happened.
Three teachers in Naples province have been put under house arrest after investigators filmed them allegedly beating up school pupils.
Teachers in Norway could strike again after skepticism was shown to the new agreement which saw an end to the disruption at schools across the country.
The main steel cables for a daring new suspension bridge at Glacier 3000, near Les Diablerets in the canton of Vaud, arrived at the summit by helicopter on Wednesday.
A history spanning thousands of years, a famous annual party, love locks and there's that little old church.
The southern Spanish city of Malaga is set to be the home of the first ever Pompidou museum outside of France, a further boost to the city's growing reputation as a hub for the arts.
France’s ex-finance minister Pierre Moscovici had seemed a shoe-in for the EU’s top finance job, despite opposition from Berlin. But a leaked document suggests he has been overlooked for the role.
The number of youths under the age of 15 who smoke has halved over the past for years. "A fantastic development," the Danish Cancer Society says.
The Ars Electronica electronic arts festival has started in Linz. Using the theme ‘C… what it takes to change’, the festival aims to explore the conditions necessary to enable social innovation and change - using art as the catalyst.
Vienna's Prater park and the Ernst Happel stadium will be host on Thursday for the 14th annual Wien Energie Business Run, with a record turnout of more than 28,000 runners expected.
France got a series of pats on the back from world leaders for suspending a billion euro deal to provide Russia with Mistral-class warships. French leaders have been under increasing pressure to scrap the sale over the crisis in Ukraine.
Tourists can now pay €10 to have a boat tour around the wreck of the Costa Concordia, a new venture since the cruise ship was taken to Genoa in July to be scrapped.
Officers arrested three teenagers in Zurich after an undercover operation exposed a gang terrorizing pizza delivery men, Zurich police said on Wednesday.
While growing up bilingual is a privilege, the pressure can be frustrating for both parents and children. Tiziana Buscemi, who grew up in Italy, and her English mother Jill tell The Local about the challenges of raising children bilingual.
UPDATED: Spanish MEP Miguel Arias Cañete, whose sexist comments during a political debate in May went viral, will not be handed a plum role as the head of the EU's agriculture policy, a leaked European Commission document suggests.
Traffic on the A43 in North Rhine-Westphalia was blocked after a light aircraft slammed into the side of the motorway during an emergency landing, it was reported on Thursday.
French President François Hollande doesn’t like poor people and refers to them as the “sans-dents” (toothless ones), France’s ex-first lady Valérie Trierweiler claims in her new kiss-and-tell book, that was released on Thursday.
An arena announcer at a recent basketball world cup game in Bilbao has apologized to cheerleaders after asking the crowd "Who wouldn't like to spend a night with one of the Dreamcheers?" during the break in the action.
A flight attendant suffered a broken hip and another was knocked unconscious during an easyJet flight to Naples on Monday after the plane hit heavy turbulence, spreading panic among passengers, British media reported.
American Amanda K. moved to Vienna in June 2013 to pursue her graduate studies. As well as studying, she works at Gymboree Play & Music, a private childcare company which offers parents in Vienna the chance to spend more time with their young children in a specially-tailored environment.
UPDATED: Sweden's Riksbank announced on Thursday that it would keep its benchmark interest rate at 0.25 percent.
In a report from the Euractiv blog, an organigram showing proposed roles for the new round of EU commissioners has been leaked, probably from inside the Commission itself.
Euractiv claims to have been given a leaked document showing Jean-Claude Juncker's new team in which Margrethe Vestager is tapped as the environment commissioner. "Obviously a letdown" if true, political commentator tells The Local.
UPDATED: Sweden's Feminist Party could secure enough votes to enter parliament for the first time according to new polls which also show gains for the Greens and the Left Party.
A man who filmed a woman in a central Sweden changing room has walked free, after a court ruled he wasn't "secretly filming" because the woman spotted his camera.
Spain's interior minister Jorge Fernández Díaz on Wednesday said the Spanish government would consider including a ban on burqas as part of a packet of planned new security reforms.
An ex-prostitute is marching on Paris to demand the French government fulfill its pledge to hit clients of prostitutes with steep fines. The landmark reform was shelved by a senate committee last year.
Marking the centenary of the beginning of the First World War, the Geneva-based International Committee of the Red Cross has digitized its files documenting the fate of two million prisoners during the 1914-1918 war.
Google's search results are being censored through the 'right to be forgotten' required by a recent European Court of Justice ruling.
A preliminary test of a blood sample from a woman with a suspected case of Ebola in Vienna has come back negative, according to the Health Ministry’s director for public health.
Plans to charge users of German motorways have taken their own toll on the politicians who are pushing it through, but they refuse to back down.
The site manager at Geilo, which saw a dynamite explosion killing three on Wednesday, is accused of not taking full safety measures, investigators said.
Driven mainly by the housing market upswing in Copenhagen, apartment prices are a full nine percent higher than last year and are increasing faster than the prices of single-family homes.
As Sweden prepares to take on Baltic neighbour Estonia, it is unclear whether its star player will make an appearance.
France appears to have wavered under international pressure by deciding on Wednesday to suspend the delivery of a Mistral warship to Russia, given the ongoing crisis in Ukraine. However the deal is still expected to go ahead.
Iran is looking forward to improved relations with the European Union following the appointment of an Italian to be the bloc's next foreign policy supremo, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said here on Wednesday.
Japanese tenth seed Kei Nishikori dumped Swiss number three seed Stan Wawrinka out of the US Open on Wednesday in an epic five-set quarterfinal battle lasting more than four hours.
Armed police ransacked a notorious Hell's Angels den in North Norway in their efforts to capture two wanted criminals on Wednesday.
Ferrari team chief Marco Mattiacci has warned the iconic team's fans to expect "an extremely difficult" home race at this weekend's Italian Grand Prix at Monza.
Through the first six months of the year, wind power generated over 40 percent of Denmark's electricity putting the government's 2020 goal well within reach.
Argentina spoiled the party for world champions Germany by hammering the hosts 4-2 in an international friendly in Düsseldorf on Wednesday in a repeat of the World Cup final.
A pilots' strike will hit 25,000 passengers on German flights on Friday for the second week running, this time targeting Frankfurt airport.
Staff at mobile network 3 will be allowed to switch traditional Swedish public holidays for dates that match their religious beliefs.