The final volume of a massive dictionary of Swiss history is set to be published at the end of the week.
Life couldn't be better — or more surprising — for Switzerland's Roger Federer as the 33-year-old takes aim at multiple major goals starting with a sixth title at his home Swiss Indoors tennis tournament in Basel.
Two new political parties are trying to break through to Christiansborg. While one has failed to arouse columnist Michael Booth's interest with its bland talk of sustainability and innovation, the other's attempt to rebrand Danishness and change perceptions of immigrants has captured his interest.
A controversial new book by French polemicist Eric Zemmour is flying off the shelves and shows no sign of stopping. The notorious right-wing writer and polemicist appears to have struck a chord with a French public feeling disillusioned and "lost".
Berlin's bid to set up a free city-wide wireless network has so far come to nothing. But city bosses are now trying for a fourth time - and hope to have the project running next year.
A man in central Sweden has gone on a rampage with a chainsaw after a family housing dispute took an unexpected turn.
Updated: A Spanish nurse who was the first person to catch Ebola outside Africa is now free of the deadly virus, doctors confirmed on Tuesday, easing fears of it spreading in Europe.
The EU has warned Spain it can not use violence to stop migrants from trying to enter the country after video footage emerged of a young African being beaten by Spanish border guards recently.
A 25-year-old man from Lower Austria has been ordered to do community service after posting hate speech on Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz’s Facebook page.
Italian language lessons will be introduced for immigrant children in schools, a “fundamental” move to promote integration, Education Minister Stefania Giannini said on Tuesday.
The UK Ambassador to France Sir Peter Ricketts has weighed into the ongoing Calais migrants crisis by saying “Migrants need to be told that Britain is not El Dorado."
The Geneva-based World Health Organization insisted on Tuesday it would probe complaints that it had been slow to wake up to the scale of Ebola, but insisted the focus now must be on battling the epidemic.
The director of the tourism promotion website Italia.it has resigned, saying that he has no been paid for months despite the project costing €20 million, Italian media reported on Tuesday.
The Málaga-born actor who cut his teeth with Pedro Almodóvar before conquering Hollywood is to be awarded the Goya (or Spanish Oscar) of Honour for lifetime achievement by Spain's Film Academy. Here The Local casts an eye over some of the best and worst films he's starred in.
A man in southern Sweden has landed in hot water after he stole a tablet computer, gave it to a beggar, then reported her to the police.
A psychologist employed by the Ministry of Justice in Graz-Karlau prison is being investigated for sexual harassment.
Norway could lift its ban on professional boxing as early as the turn of the New Year, the government announced on Tuesday.
Denmark will contribute ten million kroner to help Ghana serve as a regional leader in the fight to contain the Ebola outbreak in west Africa.
Germany's pilots and train drivers are taking it in turns to bring the country to a standstill with strikes that have cost the economy tens of millions of euros in the last two weeks. Are unions abusing their power or standing up for their rights?
UPDATED: Italy's financial police on Tuesday said they had broken up a ring of companies they believe used false accounting to defraud the state out of €1.7 billion ($2.2 billion) of tax.
Italy put boat migrants at risk by sending them to Greece, from where they could have been returned to their dangerous home countries, the European Court of Human Rights ruled on Tuesday.
The murder of a young woman in Saalfelden, Pinzgau, on October 9th was not a case of domestic violence but a ritual killing - according to a report from broadcaster ORF Salzburg.
People with more words at their disposal might be at lower risk of developing Alzheimer's, a surprising new study by Spanish scientists shows.
The Moscow air crash that killed Total's CEO Christophe de Margerie was caused by "criminal negligence" on the part of senior airport officials, Russian investigators said on Tuesday. Initial reports said the driver of a snow plough that collided with the plane had been drunk.
Older workers in Germany are allowed more time off than younger ones, a court ruled on Tuesday, saying the difference was not discriminatory.
A group of rebels in France’s ruling Socialist Party flexed their muscles on Tuesday by refusing to back the government’s 2015 budget in a parliamentary vote. It's another sign of a growing split in President François Hollande's party.
UPDATE, 6pm: Police called off their search shortly after 5pm after not finding any signs of explosives.
As fears over Ebola continue to grow, French researchers announced on Tuesday they have developed a simple test that could detect the deadly disease in 15 minutes.
Stockholm's archipelago is the focus of the biggest military operation in Sweden since the Cold War. The Local is in the region's capital, Vaxholm, to see what residents make of the drama.
Weather warnings have been issued for parts of eastern Spain including Valencia and Alicante on Tuesday with temperatures expected to reach highs nearly ten degrees above average for this time of year.
Within a span of three days, both Newsweek and Washington Post have run in-depth stories on Aarhus's strategy to deal with Danes who return from fighting abroad.
Beppe Grillo’s Five Star Movement has joined up with a controversial right-wing Polish party, whose leader has been criticized for his views on the Holocaust, to stop its European Parliament alliance from crumbling.
Madrid's Thyssen Museum opens on Wednesday the first major retrospective of designs by French fashion designer Hubert de Givenchy, who worked for such famous clients as Audrey Hepburn and Jacqueline Kennedy.
The EU group that bound several Eurosceptic parties including the Sweden Democrats has been saved by an MEP from a far-right Polish group, just a week after it appeared to have crumbled, according to a UK press report.
Let's imagine for a moment France decided to make learning French easier for Anglos in a bid to get more people speaking their language. What could the language guardians at the Académie Français do to make it simpler for us? Here's ten ideas.
The government can keep arms deals secret and only tell the public about them after contracts have been signed, the Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday.
A pair of early-retirees were caught running a meth production lab in Moorheilbad Harbach, close to the Czech border, according to police.
Just how honest would you have to be to return €7,500 that you found in a box supposed to contain your favourite cheesecake?
Sweden's military says it has no plans to downsize the search for a possible foreign submarine and is prepared to force any suspect vessel to the surface of the sea, "with armed force if necessary".
A priest in Sardinia has become so exasperated by his parishioners' dress sense that he has issued picture guidelines on the lengths of ladies’ skirts.
The alien queen at the heart of the American "Alien" film saga was forgotten until being rescued by a Frenchman who restored her to all her terrifying glory. Her faithful followers are now flocking to see her in a museum in Lyon.
A new study revealed that 17 percent of Danish residents have at one point stolen someone else's bike, costing insurance companies 200 million kroner each year.
The mayor of Madrid mayor has ordered a councillor to reinstate a legal official he sacked after complaining she wasn't showing "complete dedication" to her job because she was a mother.
An upcoming football fixture between former world champion Brazil and minnows Austria sold out all 48,500 tickets within 28 hours of going on sale.
In 2010 an Irish computer engineer was found dead in his apartment in Baden-Württemberg. Four years on, his family are still pressing the German justice system for answers. They feel badly let down by police who they say have refused to examine evidence of foul play.
A majority of Swiss citizens support a proposal to limit annual net immigration to 0.2 percent of Switzerland’s population, a new survey indicates.
Christophe de Margerie, the French CEO of Total, who was killed in a freak plane crash in Moscow on Tuesday, stood out among top executives for his love of a joke, his big bushy moustache and the fact he spent his whole career at one company.
With increasing numbers of so-called illegal migrants arriving in Austria as refugees from war-torn places such as Syria, Iraq and North Africa, ministers in European countries are working to improve cooperation on dealing with the challenge.
Controversial Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava has been given the brief to design a Greek Orthodox Church to be built on the site of New York's World Trade Centre, destroyed in terrorist attacks in 2001.
In October 2014 the Swedish military launched an extensive hunt for what was rumoured to be a damaged Russian submarine in the Stockholm archipelago. A month later officials confirmed that a vessel had been present but said they didn't know where it came from.
Drillers say have found oil in Moroccan waters just 200 kilometres (125 miles) from Spain's Canary Islands, a possible game changer as Canarians prepare to vote on whether Spanish energy giant Repsol should be allowed to search for oil in the waters off the archipelago.
Bed bugs that once nearly died out altogether in Norway are back more prevalent than ever, pest experts have warned.
Around 160 car owners are stuck after a gas station's storage tanks were filled with the wrong fuel, causing an estimated €100,000 in damage.
Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim has increased his stake in Telekom Austria, from 51 percent to 59.7 percent, he informed the Mexican stock exchange on Monday.
After a harrowing flight from autocratic Eritrea, the last place Nuguse Teklestion expected to call home was the pastoral grounds of a Swiss monastery housing a mysterious black Madonna.
Sister Cristina Scuccia, the singing nun who became a pop sensation after appearing on The Voice Italy which she won earlier this year, has released a cover of Madonna’s Like a Virgin, which will feature on her upcoming album.
The developed world is quickly becoming paralyzed by fear of the unexpected Ebola virus - but was it really so unexpected, given the poverty and history of Africa? NFGL member Banjwa Adventino, studying Development Studies at Lund University, examines these issues.
Internet retailer Komplett.no is set to move most of their business operations from Norway to Sweden if the Norwegian government's proposal of raising the VAT limit on ecommerce transactions goes ahead.
With more and more people paying with credit cards and their smartphones, Denmark’s central bank Nationalbanken says it no longer pays to print banknotes or mint coins.
The Italian government will contribute €50 million to an EU fund set up to fight Ebola, following an outbreak which has so far claimed over 4,500 lives, Foreign Minister Federica Mogherini said on Monday.
A Norwegian woman who contracted the Ebola virus while working for Doctors Without Borders in Sierra Leoneis now free of the virus and was released from an isolation unit on Monday.
Although France didn't persuade Germany to invest €50 billion in the eurozone's flagging economy Paris and Berlin did agree to draw up an action plan for exactly what was needed to boost growth.
Spain's government vowed on Monday that it would smash the Basque separatist group Eta after claiming that it was still "alive" three years after it ended its violence.
A burglar in France was so happy after breaking into a house in France he decided to crack open the bubbly and turn on the TV. But then the owners returned home.
UPDATE: In the second day of their strike, Lufthansa pilots have, as promised, extended their industrial action to include long-haul international flights until the end of Tuesday.
Swiss photographer René Burri, celebrated for his portraits of Che Guevara and Pablo Picasso, died Monday in Zurich aged 81, the Magnum agency said.
Swedbank has seen its profits rise higher than expected.
The CEO of French oil company Total, Christophe de Margerie died in a plane crash at a Moscow airport after his private jet struck a snow plough on takeoff. Russian investigators said the driver of the snow plough was drunk.
Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday called on Ukraine's allies to help the war-scarred nation pay off its gas debts to Russia, amid concern over gas supplies this winter.
A 35-year-old man who sexually abused five girls of primary school age a total of more than 900 times was sentenced to a 15-year prison term by a court in the canton of Ticino on Monday.
Small businesses won't face rising sick pay costs, following a policy reversal from Sweden's new coalition government.
Lonely Planet crowns the Danish capital as the absolute best destination for homosexual travellers, pointing to its historic role as a forerunner for gay rights and its modern-day vibrant gay scene.