Switzerland lost its first qualification match for the 2016 European football championships in Basel on Monday night against England, who won 2-0.
Two accidents in the Swiss Alps over the weekend serve as a reminder to be careful when hiking through fields with cows — particularly when they’re with their calves.
A shaky ceasefire in Ukraine alone is not enough to end the conflict, Swiss President Didier Burkhalter, the head of the OSCE, said on Monday, calling for a political process and urging dialogue over sanctions.
With 96 percent of its residents telling a European Commission survey they were "satisfied" with their city, a southern Spanish city has beaten both Barcelona and Madrid to claim its throne as the best place to live in Spain.
The bad political and economic news has seemed endless for the past weeks in France, so The Local hit the streets in search of some balance. Here's what the French love about their country.
The leader of the Social Democrats apologized after he used the word "gypsy" during a radio interview on Monday.
Two thousand participants in the 'Survival Zombie' roleplaying game invaded the streets of Collado Villaba near Madrid on Saturday, many dressed in full undead make-up and costumes.
Foreigners are increasingly taking over traditionally Italian business sectors, such as food and textiles, thanks to their innovative approach and willingness to take risks, according to one expert.
Support for Italy’s prime minister Matteo Renzi has risen from 61 to 64 percent since July but support for his government’s reforms is wavering, according to a new survey.
A "social experiment" has gone viral in Sweden after organizers filmed the results of begging in Stockholm's wealthiest and poorest suburbs.
People from immigrant backgrounds are massively under-represented in Germany's police forces and security agencies, which are not making enough effort to track the problem, a study published on Monday found.
Hunting for mushrooms is a popular pastime in Switzerland but finding ones that are edible — rather than those liable to send you to hospital — can be challenging, as The Local's Catherine McLean discovers.
Spain must strengthen competitiveness in its businesses to bring down its towering jobless rate and cement its recovery from recession, the OECD economic grouping warned on Monday.
A group of researchers from the Graz Joanneum University of Applied Sciences has discovered an extremely rare matsutake mushroom in a forest in the Koralpe in Carinthia.
A 26-year-old man was killed and a friend seriously injured when a suspected World War Two bomb exploded on an island off the north-west coast of France at the weekend.
Vienna mayor Michael Häupl (SPÖ) has asked the Freedom Party (FPÖ) to nominate a new candidate for Vienna’s school board, after rejecting its first choice of Maximilian Krauss, a member of the extreme-right student group Aldania.
The jihadist militants who have seized large swaths of Iraq and Syria are intent upon creating "a house of blood", the UN's new human rights chief said in Geneva on Monday.
UPDATE: The trial of four Salafists accused of a failed bomb attack at Bonn's main train station began with an hour's delay on Monday after defence lawyers accused the authorities of bias.
The lawyers representing the Jewish author Stephan Templ, who faces prison in Austria for alleged fraud over a restitution claim on property the Nazis stole from his grandmother, will appeal this week to the Austrian Prosecutor General to get the case reopened.
Two masked gunmen stormed into a quiet shopping centre near Marbella on Saturday evening and shot Gerard 'Hatchet' Kavanagh, nine times in the back and head in what is believed to be a drugs-gang related incident.
A 25-year-old from the Copenhagen suburbs posted photos of himself, fully-armed, posing near severed heads in Syria. A Scandinavian terror expert tells The Local it is the first time a Dane has been seen in such a gruesome situation.
China will this week ban the import of whole salmon farmed in Norway, said the Norwegian Food Safety Authority on Monday.
Escaping chain pubs and tourist trap bars is easy in Paris if you know where to look. Here's 10 great, locals-only bars brought to you by the authors of the brand new book "Parisian's Guide to Cafés, Bars and Restaurants."
House prices rose by 0.8 percent in the second quarter of 2014 compared to the same period last year, the first positive sign for Spain's housing market since the economic crisis reared its ugly head at the start of 2008.
India's government indicated on Monday that it would allow an Italian marine detained for the 2012 killing of two fishermen to fly home on medical grounds after he submitted a request to the Supreme Court.
They may have fallen to Germany on the football field on Sunday night, but the Scots could comfort themselves with a draw when two players started playing rock, paper, scissors on the pitch.
Italian playmaker Andrea Pirlo has said he intends to continue playing for the national side despite hinting after the World Cup that at 35 years old it was time for him to step aside.
An Austrian woman is the richest person in Germany, according to business magazine Bilanz.
Meteorologists and stargazers on Sunday recorded the fiery disintegration of a mystery meteor in the skies above much of Spain.
An Italian couple has agreed to share ownership of their dog after their break-up led to a fierce custody battle, Italian media reported on Monday.
Vienna council is considering introducing drive-in brothels for street sex workers, as a way of dealing with problematic prostitution in certain areas of the city.
France's Moroccan-born education minister is going to file a formal legal complaint over a hoax letter supposedly from her office urging French towns for offer Arabic-language classes. It's the latest racially tinged swipe at political rising star.
Ashya King, the five-year-old cancer patient whose parents triggered an international hunt when they took him from Britain to seek alternative care, left a Spanish hospital on Monday headed for treatment in Prague.
Auriga Industries sells its subsidiary Cheminova to FMC Corporation, which says it has long eyed the Danish company.
A German waiter broke the world beer-carrying record on Sunday by walking through a festival tent holding 27 beers.
The family of Davide Bifolco, a 17-year-old shot dead by police in Naples last Thursday during a police chase, has published a photo of the teenager's dead body on Facebook in a bid to prove that he was intentionally killed by police.
Police are searching for the mother of a newborn baby, found abandoned in the stairwell of a Vienna apartment block on Saturday.
The American news site tells its readers that the Danish capital is the place to be for work-life balance, green commuting options and high levels of trust.
The French press has reported the suspected gunman behind the massacre at a Brussels Jewish museum allegedly bragged he was going to carry out a terror attack in Paris "five times" worse than the bloody killing spree of Mohamed Merah. But prosecutors are denying there's any evidence he said that.
UPDATE: Three Islamic terror suspects were arrested at Frankfurt Airport on Saturday. The three men, who are all German nationals, are believed to have been trained by al-Shabaab in Somalia.
The pro-independence Catalan National Assembly (ANC) has launched a campaign to gain support among Spanish-speaking Catalans that uses a slogan used by fans of the Spanish national football team.
UPDATED: With less than a week to go until Sweden's general election, mixed opinion poll results and undecided voters suggest the outcome is far from clear.
France's far-right Front National leader Marine Le Pen has used the example of struggling young Spaniards having to look for work abroad as a reason to vote for her in her country's next elections.
Austria’s Defence Minister Gerald Klug has said there is a possibility that Austria will send soldiers to support a peacekeeping mission in Ukraine if a recently agreed ceasefire proves to be robust.
A drunk man began spraying fuel around a Berlin petrol station and then attempted to set it on fire on Saturday night.
George Clooney said on Sunday he will marry his fiancée, Amal Alamuddin, in Venice later this month.
Britain will offer the strong security fences used at last week's Nato summit to the French port of Calais, which is struggling to block migrants seeking illegal passage to the UK. Far-right protesters carried placards on Sunday that said: "Kick them out!".
Should Edward Snowden get a Nobel Peace Award this year, the US dissident faces arrest if he comes to Norway to collect his prize, said Norwegian politician Michael Tetzschner on Monday.
UPDATE: Germany's trade surplus grew strongly in July on the back of booming exports. The country exported a record amount of goods.
The Dutch dentist who's accused of butchering his French patients has allegedly told authorities he murdered his wife in 2006. It's the latest bizarre twist since the so-called "dentist of horror" was arrested in Canada last week after months on the run.
Chancellor Angela Merkel's party made a show of disunity with their Bavarian allies over the weekend as leading figures fought over plans to introduce a toll for foreign drivers on German roads.
The far-right National Front is at the "gates of power" in France, Prime Minister Manuel Valls said on Sunday in a stark assessment of the crisis embroiling the country's centre-left government.
It’s often said that today’s youth are exposed to a hypersexualised world, but despite parental concerns about easy access to porn and barely-clothed pop stars, the average age that Danes lose their virginity hasn’t changed in 50 years.
UPDATED: Three elderly Italian nuns were raped and murdered in twin attacks in their convent in the capital of Burundi, police said Monday as a hunt was launched for their killers.
Norway is set to build one of the world's biggest car sales and repair "cities" in Stavanger.
Sweden take on Austria on Monday night in their first Euro 2016 qualification game.
UPDATED: Swedish company Electrolux has agreed a huge deal with US appliance business General Electric Co as part of a plan to boost its presence in North America.
A navy crew charged with saving boat migrants in the Mediterranean delivered a baby girl over the weekend, born on board an Italian ship off the country's southern coast.
UPDATED: Jérôme Kerviel, the French rogue trader who brought one of Europe's biggest banks to the verge of ruin with nearly €5 billion in losses, left prison on Monday morning after winning conditional release.
Switzerland’s unemployment rate rose for the first time in nine months in August, according to government figures issued on Monday.
German employees do the most overtime of any workers in the European Union, Social Affairs Commissioner Lazlo Andor said on Monday.
The Danes suffered a drubbing at the hands of Armenia in a World Cup qualifier but were able to top them in Copenhagen as their Euro 2016 campaign gets underway.
American David Lipsky opened his European Tour account with a play-off victory over overnight leader Graeme Storm at the European Masters golf tournament in Crans-Montana on Sunday.
UPDATE: Star forward Marco Reus will be out of action for four weeks after sustaining an injury to the same leg that prevented him from representing Germany in the World Cup in Brazil.
UPDATED: A man has been arrested after a Sweden Democrat politician was beaten up as he walked home in Linköping in southern Sweden on Sunday.
The bodies of two climbers from the Netherlands were discovered over the weekend after they fell while climbing the Combin de Valsorey in the canton of Valais, cantonal police said on Sunday.
In her first return to the US Open finals in five years, a reinvigorated Caroline Wozniacki couldn't top Serena Williams to claim her first Grand Slam title.
A Norwegian citizen was arrested on Saturday evening after he kidnapped his wife and five children and took them as hostages to war-torn Syria.