Swiss salaries for qualified professionals and middle managers remain the highest in Europe, according to an international study done by Towers Watson, a human resource consulting and professional services firm.
In a newly-aired documentary, leaders of the Grimhøj Mosque said that they want to see Isis win, that a Danish suicide bomber is a hero and that they do not believe in democracy.
A 42-year-old truck driver in the canton of Schwyz was lucky to escape serious injury after losing control of his vehicle, which plunged into the Muota River from a bridge in icy conditions on Tuesday.
The prospect of a film adaptation of Valérie Trierweiler’s tell-all memoir, Thank You for This Moment, has sparked anger among those close to the French president.
French anti-Islamists, inspired by the huge turn-outs at the xenophobic “Pegida” demos in Germany, have organised a protest for Paris later this month. While the organiser tells The Local “it’s just a first step”, experts say it could never take off in France.
New research has found that Swedish workers are spending more and more time each day doing something other than working, from surfing the net, to booking holidays, or chatting to friends online.
The Geneva-based World Economic Forum says its annual gathering at Davos this month will draw a record number of participants, including more than 300 heads of state and government bigwigs.
The French government said on Tuesday it wants to put limits on sound levels in headphones and at live concerts in a bid to save the hearing of young people in the country.
A British World War II veteran who secretly slipped out of his care home to join the D-Day commemorations in northern France last year has died aged 90, the home said Tuesday.
Brandenburg police have officially given up their search for an escaped kangaroo that proved too wily for them to catch after six weeks of searching.
Seven men were found guilty and sentenced to a total of 32.5 years in prison while more than 70 others await their day in court.
The tragic case of a dead Roma baby refused burial in a Paris suburb has underscored the plight of the community in France, where supporters say they are a scapegoat for the country's ills.
In our first job advice column, NemCV's Franco Soldera tackles one of the most common questions he receives: should jobseekers make their CVs in Danish or English?
UPDATED: Forensic experts have found that the mystery powder sent to a Swedish debt collection agency was not anthrax, after over 20 people were decontaminated.
A probe has been launched in France after inmates at a prison posted selfies on a Facebook page showing them waving bundles of cash around, displaying drugs and playing with mobile phones.
After a drubbing in the polls which has seen them wiped out in the Bundestag, Germany's Free Democratic Party (FDP) are pinning their hopes of a revival on a new... er... flag.
Beijing leaders on Tuesday handed over their official bid to stage the 2022 Winter Olympics to the Swiss-based IOC, heightening their battle with Kazakhstan's Almaty.
In our weekly feature series, The Local looks into a successful entrepreneur's life - the story behind their successes, major challenges and how being an entrepreneur changed them forever. This week, Sparsh Sharma talks to Stanislav Bic, founder of Gentle Gin and BerlinSpiceMan.
On the last school day before Christmas holidays, a school's vice-principal cancelled a planned school trip to Vienna's St. Stephen's Cathedral, because ten of the 23 students in the class are Muslims - and he was afraid they might cause damage to the church and its crosses.
Patronized by Wilhelm II as a music centre and since graced by Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple and Springsteen, Frankfurt's Festhalle is stinging at its new epithet of 'Germany's worst venue'.
French and German borrowing rates reached new all-time lows on Tuesday amid fears over the prospect of Greece leaving the eurozone.
Fifa vice-president Prince Ali bin Al Hussein of Jordan said on Tuesday he would stand against Swiss incumbent Sepp Blatter for the presidency of world football's Zurich-based governing body later this year.
With 39 percent of Denmark's electricity use covered by wind power in 2014, the climate minister says the nation is well on its way to hitting its 2020 goals.
On Monday night, activists tried to bring the so-called "Pegida" movement (Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamization of the West) to the German capital - and failed miserably.
Police in Hamburg arrested three men in the act of unloading dozens of high-tech bikes worth €300,000 from a shipping container.
French holiday resort group Club Med plans to pursue its strategy of attracting upmarket clients with its new investor Chinese conglomerate Fosun, turning further away from its working class roots.
The Local Austria wishes our readers a happy "Heilige drei Könige" on Tuesday, which is a bank holiday in the country. Watch out for Sternsinger - children traveling around, dressed as the Three Magi and singing Christmas hymns. We also wish our Orthodox readers a Merry Christmas!
A Boeing 747-400 transport plane carrying disassembled pieces of the Solar Impulse aircraft took off from Switzerland on Tuesday morning headed for Abu Dhabi, staging ground for the aircraft’s planned flight around the world later this year.
A person was found dead after a fire broke out in a home in Stockholm's south on Tuesday morning.
Police are trying to determine if a shooting incident that left three wounded is gang-related but say that the victims are "not particularly communicative".
German state broadcaster ARD is to begin screening the Tour de France again, after a break of four years due to the sport's recurrent doping disgraces.
A nearly 50 percent increase in the number of tourists charged with crimes has politicians once again arguing over the need for increased border controls.
A Polish university said Monday it will restore doctorate degrees to 262 people, most of them Jewish, decades after Nazi Germany annulled them in the run-up to World War II.
Supporters of a new initiative in the canton of Geneva to build a motorway crossing of Lake Geneva say they have gathered enough signatures to put the mega-project to a citizens’ vote.
Police are hunting for several men after a young Israeli was attacked and abused in Berlin.
French President Francois Hollande shifted position this week on implementing a long-sought financial transactions tax in Europe and said the money should go towards projects aimed at mitigating climate change.
Swedish automaker Volvo Cars has announced it beat its historical sales record in 2014, mainly due to a successful expansion in China.