Controversial Swedish street artist attacked
Sweden

Controversial Swedish street artist attacked

Malmö-based street artist Dan Park was assaulted in Copenhagen on New Year's Day, it has emerged.

Swedish artist Dan Park attacked in Copenhagen
Denmark

Swedish artist Dan Park attacked in Copenhagen

Malmö-based street artist Dan Park was assaulted by six 'anti-fascists' in Copenhagen on New Year's Day.

Longtime US expat gives up citizenship quest
Switzerland

Longtime US expat gives up citizenship quest

American expat Irving Dunn, a former professor at Switzerland’s top university, says he has abandoned his bid to become a Swiss citizen after living in the country for 43 years.

Swedish sick pay reputation ‘misleading’
Sweden

Swedish sick pay reputation ‘misleading’

Sweden's reputation as a country where people are fond of taking paid sick days is inaccurate, with most people reporting no days off work in a recent study, a rehabilitation science expert has argued.

Wawrinka prepares for Aussie Open in India
Switzerland

Wawrinka prepares for Aussie Open in India

Australian Open champion Stan Wawrinka kickstarts preparations for the year's first Grand Slam with his now customary stop-over in Chennai, India to play in the ATP Chennai Open starting on Monday.

‘Street begging is not new to Sweden’
Sweden

‘Street begging is not new to Sweden’

Beggars on the streets has become a feature of Sweden's cities in recent years, casting a shadow over the country's reputation as a welfare state. The phenomenon is however nothing new in an historical context, according to one established historian.

Bleak 2015 outlook for crisis-hit Spaniards
Spain

Bleak 2015 outlook for crisis-hit Spaniards

Behind the iron door of a ground floor flat in Madrid's working-class suburb of Vallecas around 30 people have gathered as Veronica Hidalgo announces she will be evicted from her home in 2015.

‘Give way’ argument ends in fatal stabbing
Sweden

‘Give way’ argument ends in fatal stabbing

An argument over who had the right of way at a road junction ended with a 21-year-old man being stabbed to death in a Stockholm suburb on Saturday.

Torres looks on as Atletico up Real chase
Spain

Torres looks on as Atletico up Real chase

La Liga champions Atletico Madrid remained in the race to retain their title with a comfortable 3-1 win over Levante on Saturday thanks to two goals from Antoine Griezmann.

France’s tax on the super-rich: a timeline
France

France’s tax on the super-rich: a timeline

A controversial tax on the super-rich imposed by the government of French President Francois Hollande in a bid to boost the ailing economy is set to come to an end.

Few mourn quiet death of France’s tax on rich
France

Few mourn quiet death of France’s tax on rich

Once a flagship policy of French President Francois Hollande, the 75-percent "supertax" on top earners limps into its final weeks this month having sparked plenty of controversy but few economic results.

Germany-bound ship runs aground off the UK
Germany

Germany-bound ship runs aground off the UK

The crew of a Germany-bound transport ship that ran aground off the southern coast of England have now almost all been airlifted to safety, the British coastguard said Sunday.

Merkel ready to let Greece exit eurozone: report
Germany

Merkel ready to let Greece exit eurozone: report

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is prepared to let Greece leave the eurozone if Greeks elect a government that jettisons the country's current austerity course, according to German media reports.

Outrage as French mayor refuses Roma baby burial
France

Outrage as French mayor refuses Roma baby burial

The mayor of a Paris suburb was accused Saturday of racism following his refusal to allow a Roma baby to be buried in the municipal cemetery.

VIDEO: Ad campaign preps Danes for elections
Denmark

VIDEO: Ad campaign preps Danes for elections

The ruling Social Democrats and main opposition party Venstre are both out with new ad campaigns, but the PM's party denies it is gearing up for an election.

Meet northern Sweden’s frozen Roma beggars
Sweden

Meet northern Sweden’s frozen Roma beggars

Roma beggars became a common sight in Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmö in 2014. Now, growing numbers are making their way to the country's most northerly city Umeå, where temperatures regularly drop below -10C in winter. The Local's Editor Maddy Savage went to meet some of them.