The Financial Stability Board, a global banking watchdog, presented on Monday new rules that would push mega-banks to nearly double their financial buffers in order to shield economies and taxpayers if they collapse.
Police in Switzerland have retrieved the wallet and identity papers of an Englishman, now living in the United States, who lost them during a trip in the mountain country 18 years ago.
FC Zurich have launched criminal proceedings after their former Ivory Coast international Gilles Yapi-Yapo suffered serious injury in an horrific tackle in a Swiss Super League football game on Sunday.
Switzerland's Stan Wawrinka opened his ATP Tour Finals campaign in scintillating style with a 6-1, 6-1 demolition of Tomas Berdych on Monday.
The Danish toy company Top-Toy is under fire from a Swedish group that claims that two of the toy stores operated by the company have catalogues that are “too white”.
How does a long weekend in the village of Malcocinado (Undercooked) grab you? What about Venta de Pantalones (Trousers Stall)? Welcome to the wonderful world of weird Spanish place names!
More than 2.3 million people voted in Catalonia's symbolic independence vote with 80 percent of them backing secession from Spain, the regional government said on Monday, as parties in the region jostled for position in the post-vote wash-up.
UPDATED: Seven Italian scientists who faced prison for failing to predict the deadly L'Aquila earthquake were cleared on Monday after an appeal court overturned manslaughter convictions that had sparked international outrage.
Officials in France are racking their brains about how to deal with a dead whale washed up on a beach on the south coast of France. The decaying carcass is a ticking time bomb, with the possibility it could explode.
It signalled the end of the Cold War and cleared the way for German reunification, but for a generation of young people born after the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, its impact is first and foremost a family affair.
Four major toy companies have come under fire for failing to include photos of non-white children in their catalogues in Sweden.
Paris isn’t exactly known for being cheap but a global study has somehow named the French capital the “most affordable” city for young people to live in. The Local takes a closer look at how Paris managed to top the rankings.
Greece's far-right Golden Dawn party has denied any links with a Spanish party of the same name (Amanecer Dorado) which was officially registered in Spain in October.
Bankruptcies at smaller players and ADAC's decision to throw in the towel show an intercity bus market red in tooth and claw.
Travellers could face flight delays this Thursday as Norway commences its biggest airspace reorganization ever, it was forewarned on Monday.
A man in northern Italy allegedly shot his neighbour dead after the pair got into a row over an unpaid water bill.
The Norwegian government will invest an extra 150 million kroner ($22 million) in Northern Norway for next year, it was announced on Monday.
Cristina Scuccia, the singing nun who won Italy's version of The Voice, on Tuesday releases a first album containing an unlikely cover of Madonna's 1984 hit Like a Virgin.
The federal government has announced a new model of parental leave pay starting in July 2015 called Elterngeld Plus, heralded as a step forward for working mothers by the federal Families Minister - but not all working parents are happy about it.
Culture Minister Marianne Jelved did not meet with Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei as planned, leading him to say that Denmark "misunderstands China".
The Swedish founder of file-sharing site The Pirate Bay was freed from prison on Monday, a week after his colleague was arrested in Thailand after years on the run.
Summer in southern Sweden lasted around 50 days longer than usual according to meteorologists, with some parts of the region still yet to edge into autumn.
The long trip down to the south of France may get a little cheaper in future after France's Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron promised to "reduce [motorway] tolls where possible".
A two-year-old girl left in an artificial coma and fighting for her life after her father threw her into a scalding hot shower leaving her with severe burns has died in the Austrian capital Vienna.
Danish hair stylists and barbers can continue to charge different prices for men and women after Eastern High Court rules that gender-based pricing is not discriminatory.
The European Central Bank said on Monday it has commissioned new works from three leading contemporary artists to adorn its spectacular new headquarters in Frankfurt.
After stints in locations as diverse as Caracas and Kazakhstan, this versatile chef has now bitten the bullet by setting up a catering business in Madrid. Meet Belgium's Moustafa Moussaoui, aka Mousse.
Carlsberg's third quarter results show that slowdowns in Eastern Europe and Russia are balanced out by strong increases in Asia.
Austria’s national railway company ÖBB has held an exhibition at the European Parliament which looks at a dark chapter in its past - the firm’s complicity in the Holocaust.
President Giorgio Napolitano has remained tight-lipped over speculation about his imminent resignation, after reports in the Italian media said on Sunday the head of state was ready to step down.
Both of France's mainstream political parties have become mired in yet another shady scandal that will once again tarnish the reputation of the country's politicians and almost certainly leave only one winner.
Seven Italians who were sentenced to prison for failing to predict the deadly L'Aquila earthquake are set to learn on Monday if they have won their appeal against verdicts that sparked international outrage.
Sweden's former Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt has warned that Europe needs to be better prepared for future financial crises in a key speech to global business leaders in London.
Around 4,000 people demonstrated in Erfurt on Sunday against politicians' plans for a state government led by the Linke (Left) party.
With the European Commission recently demanding France hand over extra information on its 2015 budget, author Eric Verhaeghe looks back at how successive governments "hypnotised the French people" as they relinquished economic sovereignty to Brussels.
Both the national police and top military brass have warned their rank and file members that they could be targeted by terrorists.
Sweden's opposition Alliance parties have released the full details of their shadow budget, with a focus on schools, jobs and integration reforms.
International observers have praised the high voter turnout in Catalonia's symbolic vote on independence from Spain on Sunday despite "challenges" faced, while criticizing the low number of polling stations.
So you've made it to Sweden. You've learned the language basics, you're always on time, and you remember to take off your shoes. So now what? Here it is, what you've all been waiting for - an introduction to dating in Sweden.
A Spanish nursing assistant who is the first person known to have caught Ebola outside of Africa has demanded €150,000 ($187,000) compensation from Madrid's health minister for comments he made which she claims "seriously damaged her reputation".
Police in North Rhine-Westphalia are used to corralling the odd loose sheep, cow or horse, but this weekend's kangaroo was "definitely a first", a spokesperson told The Local on Monday.
Defectors from a Catholic community called The Work (Das Werk), which is based in Bregenz in the west of Austria, have spoken out about abuse in the community.
Update: Germany's foreign intelligence agency plans to spend millions to penetrate the secure connection technologies used by social networks, banks and online shops.
Children cycling to a regional school in the canton of Thurgau in eastern Switzerland are now required to wear fluorescent vests following a spate of fatal accidents.
The Danish Refugee Council's annual fundraising campaign had its best result in a decade as Danes coughed up 16 million kroner to support refugees.
A Spanish TV crew captured exclusive footage of the first people crossing the border from East to West Berlin on the historic night the Berlin Wall came down in November 1989, the 25th anniversary of which was celebrated in Berlin on Sunday.
Three Swedish men in their twenties who were fighting for the extremist Islamic State (Isis) group have been killed in Syria.
The Italian economy suffered a further setback on Monday after it was revealed that industrial output fell 0.9 percent between August and September, down 2.9 percent on a year ago.
An amendment to Spain's intellectual property law, due to come into effect in January 2015, will introduce fines of up to €600,000 ($748,000) for websites and intermediary services that facilitate internet piracy but not for people who download copyrighted material.
Hundreds of thousands of jobs in Italy are unfilled as companies fail to find talented staff, despite an unemployment rate of 12.6 percent, a spokesman for a new recruitment agency told The Local.
Truck loads of Austria's popular Red Bull energy drink are being shipped daily by Turkish traders into Syria, and being consumed by fighters in the civil war who are drinking it to help them stay alert during gruelling battles.
A foreign vessel was 'likely' in Swedish waters last month, according to a source close to the Swedish military's investigation. The incident has was ranked as one of the most high risk potential military encounters between Russia and the west in a report released on Monday.
Several high-altitude ski areas in Switzerland opened for the season at the weekend amid warnings of avalanches in the Alps.
A French nurse who confessed to murdering eight of her babies because she “did not want to use contraception” will finally stand trial in France, a court has ruled.
French yachting great Loick Peyron on Monday won the transatlantic Route du Rhum yacht race, setting a record time in the process as he crossed the line off the Guadeloupe Caribbean island group.
A record number of people were deported by Norwegian authorities in October, said government sources.
Germany’s 40-year division did not end cleanly for everyone with the 1989 fall of the Berlin Wall or with reunification the next year. Many people still carry the pain of traumatic events while others lament the end of the Socialist state.
With Italy still steeped in debt, there is little government cash to fund community projects. But the country's former capital, Turin, is once again reinventing itself. The Local finds out how.
A man under the influence of drugs led police near Münster on a 40-kilometre chase that ended just before the Dutch border.
A newly-released study comparing opinions across 23 different countries shows that the Danes "are safe and secure people who by and large do not fear violence or other crime".
Records tumbled at a special auction in Geneva to mark 175 years of Patek Philippe watches, with a rare pink gold item going for $2.71 million, auctioneers Christie's said.
Passenger trains have resumed normal service, but freight is still backed up after the latest strike by train drivers' union GDL, Deutsche Bahn reported on Monday. One GDL boss also warned that as long as there is no agreement, there will be more strikes.
The bedroom of a French soldier who died in World War One remains exactly how it was 100 years after he left for war, after his grieving parents stipulated it must remain untouched for 500 years.
Misfiring Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli has been recalled to Italy's squad for this week's Euro 2016 qualifier against Croatia in Milan alongside Alessio Cerci of Atletico Madrid.
After 165 days in zero gravity, Alexander Gerst, who wowed the world with his photos from space, flashed a broad grin as he landed on Earth safely with two of his crew members.
Paris Saint-Germain defeated arch rivals Marseille 2-0 at the Parc des Princes on Sunday, with Swedish superstar Zlatan Ibrahimovic playing his first minutes since September.
Paris Saint-Germain defeated arch rivals Marseille 2-0 at the Parc des Princes on Sunday to blow the Ligue 1 title race wide open. Here's a round-up of the weekend's action from Ligue 1, which also saw another win for Lyon.
A man who repeatedly exposed himself over the course of the past week and who was seen on various occasions masturbating in public was apprehend by Copenhagen Police on Sunday.
A car crashed into a bus in southern Sweden on Monday morning, sending six people to hospital.
Catalonia's nationalist government vowed to step up its secession drive after over two million people, or around one third of eligible voters, cast ballots on Sunday in a symbolic independence referendum which Spain's central government dismissed as a day of political propaganda.
For this week’s My Swedish Career we meet Dejan Bojanic, an international youth coordinator working for Save the Children in Stockholm. With a beating heart for education, he’s moved from Serbia to Sweden to create a global youth network.