Austria's Pioneer Festival was the venue for the launch of what has been called the world's first production-ready flying car.
Norwegian oil giant Statoil posted on Wednesday an unexpected third-quarter loss owing to weak oil prices and a charge for depreciated assets.
Norway's air force was on high alert on Wednesday after eight Russian military airplanes were spotted over the sea, near to Norwegian restricted airspace.
In our new feature series, The Local looks into a successful entrepreneur's life - the story behind their successes, their major challenges and how being an entrepreneur changed them forever. This week, Sparsh Sharma talks to Morten Larsen, founder of Hungry.dk and the CEO of Miinto Group, Scandinavia’s biggest online fashion retailer.
Switzerland’s Roger Federer struggled at times but finally prevailed in three sets in his opening match at the Paris Masters tennis tournament against hard-serving Frenchman Jérémy Chardy.
A 14-year-old boy who was arrested on Tuesday evening has been revealed to be a Turkish national who has lived in Austria for the past eight years.
Spaniards massively overestimate the number of people in their country who are Muslims, unemployed or teenage mothers, but are well-informed about how long they can expect to live, according to a new 'ignorance index' released on Wednesday.
A bizarre story of an engaged couple whose car breaks down and they're forced to seek refuge in a mysterious castle occupied by sinister aliens is the theme of one of the most popular rock musicals of the past forty years.
A Madrid court on Wednesday summoned 17 suspects including five mayors and a French energy executive for questioning in a corruption scandal that has rocked the Spain government, while there were also heated exchanges in the national parliament.
Austria’s centrist Neos party has sparked controversy by speaking out in favour of legalizing cannabis.
It is becoming increasingly difficult to do business in Italy, particularly when it comes to paying taxes and getting electricity connected, according to a new survey by the World Bank.
The German Police Union (DPolG) said on Wednesday that future anti-Islamic marches by hooligan groups, which are planned for Berlin and Hamburg and caused chaos in Cologne on Sunday, could be banned.
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Luxury car company Ferrari is to be spun off as an independent business with ten percent floated on the stock exchange, parent group Fiat Chrysler Automobiles said on Wednesday, reporting firm profits.
A gorgeous Indian Summer helped France reclaim its title as world's top wine producer this year, but the weather also is expected to result in some really good vino. These are wines that should be great this year.
German Eurofighters were scrambled on Tuesday to intercept seven Russian planes flying over the Baltic Sea in international airspace.
Russia says it's due to receive its French-made Mistral warship by November 14th, according to AFP, potentially ending months of speculation over whether France would fold to international pressure to not conclude the deal.
At least 2.6 million children have fallen below the poverty line in the world's richest nations since the economic crisis struck in 2008, Unicef said in a hard-hitting report on Tuesday. Although Denmark was among the least affected nations, it too saw a rise in child poverty.
Police are investigating after several bus drivers were forced to read "highly inappropriate" messages sent through the Stockholm bus network's internal communications network.
Despite Halloween being a relatively new phenomenon in Austria, teenagers are using the holiday as an excuse for running a little wild - with police warning that some see the US-centric festival as an excuse to commit property damage and theft.
Swedish football hero Zlatan Ibrahimovic makes the headlines almost as much for his offhand comments as for his footballing prowess. Here are our ten favourite Zlatan quotes.
British supermodel Naomi Campbell was in Vienna on Tuesday afternoon for a quick shopping spree - but her driver received a fine after driving down a pedestrian precinct to get to the Chanel store on Kohlmarkt, according to the Austrian daily Kronen Zeitung.
Germans massively overestimate the number of people in their country who are immigrants, unemployed and Muslim, but know exactly how many are Christian, according to a survey released on Wednesday.
The world's number one men's badminton champion, Lee Chong Wei of Malaysia, must travel to Norway to complete a compulsory drug test that could see him banned from the sport after he failed initial testing in his home country.
Spain's second-biggest bank by market value BBVA said on Wednesday its profits tripled in the third quarter despite falling over the first nine months of this year after exceptional gains in 2013.
People in Sweden are the best in Europe when it comes to understanding the scale of key social issues or knowing core facts about their country's population.
A Spanish judge has ordered a father to pay his 29-year-old daughter €500 ($630) a month in financial assistance, citing the difficulties under 30s have in finding work because of the country's crisis.
Roma rights groups are to protest against the decision by Spain's Royal Language Academy (RAE) to include a definition of a 'gypsy' as a 'swindler' in their new official dictionary.
The leader of Italy’s far-right Northern League has confessed the political party is “money poor”, angering staff by announcing a series of layoffs at its Milan headquarters.
One of France's top labour unions was facing uncomfortable questions on Wednesday over reports it had spent €130,000 to rehab an apartment for its top boss. Plans for property had at one point included a wine cellar and home cinema.
Police in Vienna are looking for an elderly woman who has been stealing champagne and ice cream from a supermarket in the city’s 1st district.
No tuition fees, more courses in English and yearly rises up global rankings - German universities are a great place for international students. But which subjects are they best at?
Swiss-based food giant Nestlé says its Japan unit is hiring 1,000 robots as sales clerks at stores across the country.
Budget airline Ryanair has announced it will stop flying from Malmö's Sturup airport and will instead open a base at Copenhagen Airport.
Dubious lending by regional Spanish savings banks in the boom years before the collapse of a property bubble in 2008 generated huge losses in the billions of euros, Spain's Economy Minister Luis de Guindos said on Tuesday.
If you’re wondering why Nice was unusually hot for this time of year you weren’t dreaming. This October is in fact the hottest on record in the Riviera, French media has reported.
Inter Milan president Erick Thohir was subjected to a fresh attack after an Italian columnist with the Huffington Post labelled him a "a fat little Indonesian", reports said Wednesday.
Beginning in March 2015, the airline will fly from Copenhagen to three European locations, with ten more to be announced shortly.
One small mouse caused a lengthy five hour delay for airline passengers travelling from Norway to the US on Tuesday.
Austria's Sparkling Wine Committee claims that its new quality standards mean that the country's sparkling wines are as good as the world's best - and in some aspects, surpass them.
Former Sweden international midfielder Klas Ingesson has died at the age of 46 following a long battle with cancer, his former club Elfsborg said on Wednesday.
An Italian priest who admitted to sexually abusing a young teenage girl hanged himself in the sacristy - the cleric's changing room in his church - the diocese of Santa Croce in northern Italy said on Wednesday.
The decision to put a dozen American soldiers returning from Liberia into quarantine for Ebola at their base near Venice rather than in the United States sparked controversy in Italy on Wednesday.
Spain has made excellent progress towards slashing red tape and making it easier to do business in the country, a new World Bank report reveals, although there is still work to be done in areas including tax and contract enforcement.
An animal rights group will present a petition signed by nearly 100,000 people to the Spanish parliament on Tuesday calling for the resignation of health minister Ana Mato over a decision to put down the dog of a Madrid-based nursing assistant who contracted Ebola.
It's kind when Italians translate menus and signs into English for the benefit of us Anglos, but the result is sometimes hilarious. We've gathered a collection of photos of the most amusing translations.
Customs officers at Munich Airport found 200 dead songbirds in a passenger's suitcase, officials said on Wednesday.
The French are known to be moderate drinkers but this week a man in south-central France died after downing 56 shots during a drinking competition. He's only the latest victim of the rise of ‘le binge drinking’ in France.
Speaking in Stockholm on Tuesday, Helle Thorning-Schmidt said that Denmark is not ready to follow Sweden's lead in recognizing a Palestinian state.
The southern Spanish city of Seville has come under fire for raising the fine for people who trawl through rubbish containers to €750 ($950), a move opponents have described as like "shooting flies with cannon balls".
A gynaecologist at a hospital in the northern Italian province of Vicenza is being investigated for allegedly falsifying a pregnancy scan after a baby was born without a hand and part of its forearm.
Switzerland may be best in the world for competitiveness but when it comes to ease of starting a business the Alpine country lags behind 19 other countries — although it has improved over the past year, a new World Bank report says.
More Swedes are now in favour of their country joining Nato than are against the idea, according to a new survey by pollsters Novus.
Germany may be Europe's biggest economy but it is only the continent's eighth best place to do business. It's easier to start a firm in Iran or Tajikistan than Germany, according to the World Bank.
With national fertility rates continually dropping, the Danish school system’s sex education curriculum will no longer just teach teens how to prevent getting pregnant, it will also encourage young people to have children before it’s too late.
A new survey released by the World Bank shows that Austria lags far behind its European neighbours when it comes to making it easy to start and run a business.
The European Commission said on Tuesday it had found no serious fault with eurozone member states' 2015 budget plans, clearing France and Italy after they made last-minute changes to meet EU demands.
German exports to Russia have collapsed by more than a quarter, according to figures released on Wednesday, as sanctions brought about by the Ukraine crisis take effect.
Vienna’s Kunsthistorische Museum is celebrating Halloween by giving anyone with an Austrian lottery ticket free entry to the Diego Velázquez exhibition on October 31st.
After fears a ship carrying around 52 tonnes of oil could sink in Stockholm's archipelago, Sweden's Coast Guard said the vessel had been towed to safety.
The mayor of Calais told lawmakers in London on Tuesday that fencing donated by Britain to keep illegal migrants from the French exit port was "laughable" and said the border controls should be in Britain.
Homes have been evacuated and people left stranded or homeless after major floods hit the west of Norway on Tuesday.
The number of people living in poverty in Spain has risen by 4.4 million since the country was battered by an economic crisis to reach 11.7 million, or one in four, a leading Catholic charity said Tuesday.
As Italy mulls ending its "Mare Nostrum" sea operation, Italians recount their experiences on the front lines of the battle to save tens of thousands of boat migrants.
France on Tuesday said it was pledging €20 million ($25.4 million) in the fight against Ebola in west Africa,including the opening of several care centres in Guinea.
A new Swedish study suggests that there are more health risks connected to drinking milk than were previously believed. It could be an especially big problem in a country renowned for its love of dairy products.
Germany's defence budget is too small to fund Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen's plan to make the military a more family-friendly and attractive employer, according to reports.
Germany should bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics, the board of the German Olympic Committee (DOSB) decided on Tuesday with either Berlin or Hamburg the favoured potential candidate.
Tuesday was particularly warm - at least by Swedish standards - and one town recorded the hottest October day since 1951.
Denmark was ranked as the fourth best country in the world for ease of doing business in a new report from the World Bank.
More than 80 countries signed an agreement in Berlin on Wednesday that could end banking secrecy in the global battle against tax evasion and fraud, even though critics pointed to shortcomings in the deal.
The only existing self-portrait by Italian master Leonardo da Vinci is to make a rare appearance in a new exhibition in Turin in northern Italy, organizers said on Tuesday.
The European Commission said on Tuesday it had found no serious fault with eurozone member states' 2015 budget plans, clearing Italy and France after they made last-minute changes to meet EU demands.
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Bishop of Oslo, Ole Christian Kvarme, was back at work again on Tuesday after being on sick leave for almost eight months due to a heart operation.