A freak accident on Tuesday left the living room of a home filled with sugar beets after a truck carrying the sweet crop flipped on one side in a rural village in the canton of Zurich, police said.
A Swiss court has ordered Nigerian football star Ideye Brown to pay his former partner, a resident of Neuchâtel, 216,000 francs ($225,000) in retroactive child support, in addition to future monthly payments of 6,000 francs, a media report says.
The Spanish parliament on Tuesday passed a non-binding motion calling on the government to recognize the state of Palestine.
This year Miss France contestants have had to prove they have the brains as well as the beauty, by taking an obligatory general knowledge test. Do you have what it takes to be Miss France? Test yourself here.
Ah Spain! Land of history, passion and beauty. Or maybe not. Here The Local takes a journey through some of the buildings you won't find in any tourist brochure.
Secret mafia initiation rites have been caught on camera for the first time by Italian police, who on Tuesday arrested 40 suspected gangsters in raids across the north of the country.
Danish citizenship was granted to just 3,600 people in 2012 compared to 6,900 in 2009, statistics agency Eurostat said on Tuesday.
Austria’s former interior minister Ernst Strasser, who recently started a three year prison sentence for accepting money in exchange for lobbying in Brussels, is now busy helping to run the prison library.
Spotify plans to boost its staff numbers by a third, its co-founder and chief executive said on Tuesday, amid increasing competition from other technology companies.
A French driver in a ride-sharing scheme has been arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting numerous female passengers after drugging them with chocolates containing anti-anxiety medication.
The number of foreigners taking out Spanish citizenship fell by nearly a fifth from 2011 to 2012, bucking Europe-wide trends, official figures released on Tuesday show.
The city of Limburg has demanded almost €1,000 from an activist for spraying over neo-Nazi graffiti.
Austria’s federal states have agreed on a common approach to dealing with the current influx of asylum seekers. At a governors’ conference in Klagenfurt they approved admission quotas and the establishment of new asylum ‘distribution centres’.
Zurich-based Fifa, football's world governing body, has lodged a criminal complaint with the Swiss attorney general over "possible misconduct" by individuals in connection with the awarding of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.
Sweden granted citizenship to a larger proportion of foreign-born residents than any other EU member state except Hungary in 2012, according to figures released on Tuesday.
Police in Bremen have been issued with special hoods for spitting detainees to protect officers against potentially infected saliva or blood. While the officers' union applauds the move, critics say there is a direct clash with civil rights issues.
International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach revealed in Lausanne on Tuesday that the IOC were willing to consider joint bids between countries and cities in order to make hosting an Olympic Games more accessible.
Beat eggs, not your apprentice! This is the message from a group of top French chefs who have called for fellow cooks to rise up against violence and hazing in their kitchens.
A new kind of bird flu hitting European poultry farms will surely continue to spread among birds, the Geneva-based World Health Organization said on Tuesday, urging countries to be "vigilant".
Rome's debt-ridden Opera said on Tuesday it had saved the jobs of its choristers and musicians by signing a deal with trade unions which includes pay cuts and a pledge to end strikes.
A German lawmaker who resigned early this year will stand trial for allegedly downloading child pornography onto his parliamentary work computer, a court said on Tuesday.
Farmers in Sweden are being told to put birds indoors or in covered fenced zones, following outbreaks of bird flu in Germany, the Netherlands and the UK this week.
A man in Oberhausen has been arrested after inviting people over to his house as prospective tenants and welcoming them in his birthday suit.
Switzerland's top tennis stars Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka took to Twitter on Tuesday in a bid to bury the appearance of any lingering resentments from their bad-tempered London match ahead of the Davis Cup final against France later this week.
Citizenship was granted to 65,400 people in Italy in 2012, lower than the EU average by country size, statistics agency Eurostat said on Tuesday.
After disappearing from view following the publication of her tell-all memoir in France, Valérie Trierweiler, the former girlfriend of the French President, is making her comeback – but on the other side of the English Channel.
A bomb threat closed Vienna’s busy Millennium City shopping centre late on Tuesday morning after a man threatened to kidnap his own child and said he had explosives on him.
Young men in Sweden's poorer and more rural areas make up the key support base for the nationalist Sweden Democrats, but new research suggests the party is also attracting growing numbers of older voters who previously picked centre-right parties.
Reports in France say Russian sailors carrying out training on board a warship in a French port have been barred from boarding the vessel this week. The Ministry of Defence in Paris has refused to comment on the claims.
While Brits are known for drinking tea, a new survey released Tuesday shows that Austrians just love their coffee.
Spain's two main political parties on Tuesday agreed to introduce limited controls on the journeys that MPs and senators can claim on expenses, and to regularly publish global data on costs, moves described by opponents as "clearly inadequate".
Tempers flared when former jihadist and PET secret agent Morten Storm came out of hiding to testify against a man accused of promoting terror.
Norway has more than just government wealth making it officially the most prosperous country in the world. But The Local discovers it's far more than just oil money making this Nordic nation a world-beater.
Italy’s young leader Matteo Renzi has been listed among the world’s best 'decision-makers' for “bucking bunga bunga politics”.
A Swedish suit company says its sales have increased fivefold since it revealed it had made some of the costumes featured in the blockbuster Hunger Games movies starring Jennifer Lawrence.
Italian energy giant Eni on Tuesday signed a preliminary deal to move into offshore oil and gas exploration in Turkmenistan, expanding Italy's foothold in the isolated Central Asian nation.
Spain is home to more than 550 at-risk species, by far the highest number in Europe, the latest Red List from the International Union for the Conservation of Nature reveals.
Germany will have to dispose of twice as much radioactive waste as previously expected as it continues to shut down its nuclear power plants, according to parts of the government's disposal plan that were leaked on Tuesday.
Spaniard Juan Carlos Ferrero, a former world number one tennis player, will debut at the Thailand Open golf tournament in December as the caddy of his friend and fellow countryman Sergio García.
Update: Germany's Foreign Minister jetted to Kiev and Moscow on Tuesday in a bid to revive a failing peace plan in eastern Ukraine, where intense fighting has pushed EU-Russia relations to breaking point.
At least 50 people are competing for €1 homes up for sale in a Sicilian village, with prospective owners coming from as far away as Brazil, property broker Marie Wester told The Local.
A permanent speed limit of 100 km/h will be introduced for cars travelling on large sections of Austria’s Inn Valley motorway (A12) and Brenner motorway (A13) on November 20th - in an effort to improve air quality.
Former England manager Sven-Goran Eriksson was unveiled by cash-rich Shanghai East Asia as their new coach Tuesday, on a contract that reportedly puts him among the top twenty earners in football management.
The Danish brewery announces a major move in Greece that will give it nearly a third of the country's market share.
Police carried out raids on numerous homes on Tuesday and arrested the presidents of two clubs, who are suspected of fixing or attempting to fix football matches in France’s second division.
A male dancer who starred on Norwegian children's television is in court defending six charges of rape and domestic abuse, and is currently serving a prison sentence for three previous rape convictions.
The Ministry for Families has announced that it will support the “No Grey Areas Online” initiative to fight child pornography distributors, it was reported on Tuesday.
Despite Switzerland’s relative wealth, 27 percent of the country’s residents say they have difficulty making ends meet at the end of the month, according to a new report.
After a surprisingly mild start to November Austria is in for some icy temperatures this week, with snow and heavy rain forecast.
We know how daunting it can be when you're first looking for a job in Austria. Especially intended for students, recent graduates and young people in Vienna, the annual career fair kicks off on Thursday.
Spanish energy giant Repsol on Tuesday started prospecting for oil in the waters off the Canary Islands if the weather permits, a company spokesman said, despite objections from environmentalists and the local government.
Clara Gaymard, president and CEO of General Electric France and president of the American Chamber of Commerce in France has filed a complaint after being the target of blackmail.
Umberto Veronesi, an oncologist and former health minister, has said that concentration camp Auschwitz and cancer are "proof that God doesn't exist".
Oriol Junqueras, leader of Catalonia's Republican Left (ERC) party, has been ranked by global politics magazine Foreign Policy as one of 2014's '100 Leading Global Thinkers' for his role in pushing for the region's independence from Spain.
A 34-year-old Madrid man has been seriously injured after being attacked by three dogs, two of them pit bull terriers.
As many as 3,000 school children in 40 schools throughout Copenhagen were served listeria-infected food, city officials have warned.
Norway's Minister of Transport is looking seriously at the introduction of personalized car registration plates for vehicle owners in Norway, it was reported on Tuesday.
A man in his seventies has been arrested after police found dozens of bikes in his apartment in Vadstena in central Sweden.
The ORF is calling for volunteers to join in hosting what may be the world's greatest music event, the Eurovision Song Contest (ESC) in Vienna in 2015.
A South Korean chicken tycoon has spoken out about why he paid $2.2 million for Napoleon's hat, saying he can relate to many aspects of Napoleon's life.
The Stockholm International Film Festival, which ended this weekend, was an important event not only for filmmakers from around the world but also for international students here. NFGL member Diana Imamgaiazova shares her impressions and speaks with a student who volunteered at the festival.
A report that a Dane may have “possibly” been among the militants shown beheading Syrian soldiers in the latest propaganda video from Isis has caused confusion within Denmark.
Iran and six world powers descend on Vienna Tuesday seeking to nail down a mammoth nuclear deal, six days before a deadline with differences still considerable despite months of negotiations.
With six weeks left of the German military (Bundeswehr) deployment to Afghanistan, the government is already planning the training mission which will follow.
Spain is seeing an unprecedented surge in home-grown Islamist extremism with more young Spanish Muslims than ever detained for links to terrorist groups in Syria, experts warned on Monday.
France's Economy Minister continued his government's recent attempts at a charm offensive of Anglo countries this week when on a trip to London this week, he vowed that France was "stepping up reforms".
Update: Emergency responders said on Tuesday morning that a man tested for Ebola was not in fact infected with the virus.
For the first time in 34 years, Queen Margrethe will deliver her traditional New Year’s Eve address from a different locale.
Oscar-winning actor Helen Mirren has become embroiled in Italian politics by backing the election campaign of a candidate to be the next president of the region of Puglia.
President François Hollande became the first French head of state on Tuesday to pay an official state visit to Australia where he hopes to boost ties and trade and move on from the past.
Giorgio Moroder, one of the pioneers of synthesized dance music, has announced his first album in three decades with the declaration: "74 is the New 24."
Torrential rain drenched northern Italy again on Monday as the damage suffered by just one of the regions hit by floods and landslides was put at €1 billion.
Norwegian billionaire Kjell Inge Røkke - officially Norway's richest man - has cancelled his company's Christmas parties, affecting thousands of dejected staff, it was reported on Monday.
Italy received nearly as many asylum applications in the first half of this year as it did in the whole of 2013, figures published on Monday revealed.
Munich police found the body of a woman in a flat on Thursday after her daughter failed to report her death for five years.
Taxi journeys in the Swedish capital are about to get a little less peaceful for many drivers, as music streaming giant Spotify teams up with rent-a-driver app Uber, to allow passengers sync their playlists to car speakers.
Six people believed to be in their late teens were taken to hospital in Gothenburg on Monday night after taking Spice, a form of synthetic marijuana that has already killed at least two people in Sweden.
Living in Sweden offers nature, culture and the chance to live in a highly efficient society. But Swedish shyness, unstable housing and employment issues are forcing people to move home, says 29-year-old Canadian Mitchell Rearden.
Sweden has a global reputation as a leader in developing innovative technologies. But will a trend for inserting microchips in the human body catch on? The Local spoke to one of the first Swedes to choose an implant to unlock her office door.