AS IT HAPPENED: A double manhunt hunt was underway in France on Thursday to track down the gunmen who killed 12 at Charlie Hebdo's offices on Wednesday as well as man who killed a policewoman to the south of Paris on Thursday. But the three killers remained on the run.
Fear gripped residents in a wooded region of north eastern France on Thursday where huge numbers of anti-terrorist police hunted two brothers suspected of being behind the massacre at the Charlie Hebdo offices in Paris.
The daughter and grandson of a man in his 80s, who died in front of his home at the east end of Lake Geneva last November, have admitted to killing him, Vaud cantonal police said on Thursday.
The Austrian Central Institute for Meteorology and Geodynamics (ZAMG) has warned of dangerous storms which will cover much of the country beginning on Thursday night, and continuing on Friday.
Long plagued by deep political divisions and accused of chronic discontent and disunity, France has set its differences aside and pulled together after a deadly Islamist attack on freedom of speech.
Within hours of a terrorist attack that decimated the staff at Charlie Hebdo, copies of the latest issue of the satirical French weekly were drawing online bids of more than €70,000 ($82,400).
Despite the French president calling for “unity” in the light of the Charlie Hebdo massacre, an almighty row broke out on Thursday after the National Front were not invited to Sunday’s Republican rally.
A woman went on trial in Geneva on Thursday for having authorized the exhumation of the remains of Burundian king Mwambutsa IV, who died and was buried in Switzerland in 1977, media reported.
Swiss banks are more satisfied about their performance and bullish than a year ago despite concerns over the impact evaporating banking secrecy could have on their balance sheets, a survey says.
Geneva cantonal bank BCGE says hackers have stolen the personal data of thousands of clients, while a newspaper reports the financial institution is being blackmailed.
A driver in Spain’s Galicia region has been slapped with an €80 ($95) fine after police spotted her boyfriend kissing her while she was at the wheel.
With the first-ever visit by a Spanish prime minister to Andorra this week, The Local gives you the lowdown on everything you need to know about the country's tiny northern neighbour.
A court-appointed expert said Thursday that a German former nurse admitted killing up to 30 patients at a hospital where he worked.
Spain's Banco Santander surprised markets on Thursday by announcing it is seeking to raise up to €7.5 billion ($9 billion) in fresh funds, a recapitalization worth about 10 percent of its current market value.
Italian philosopher and author Umberto Eco compared Isis (Islamic State in Iraq and Syria) to Nazism on Thursday, saying they shared an "apocalyptic desire to take over the world."
Inter Milan have signed Swiss midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri on a six-month loan deal from Bayern Munich, with the option to buy, the Serie A club announced on Thursday.
Pack away your hats, scarves and gloves: Italy is set for temperatures this weekend that are more akin to early summer.
Swiss tennis star Roger Federer won his 997th match on the ATP Tour on Thursday, but not before surviving an almighty scare from Australian wildcard John Millman at the Brisbane International tournament.
Seven children were injured on Thursday when plaster fell from the ceiling at their nursery school in Milan, Italian media reported.
A school leader on the island of Funen 'punished' two young boys for forgetting to wear Santa hats by making them get in the underwear in front of the school and joking that he would cut their penises off.
A German museum is planning to rebuild part of the massive bunker complex where Adolf Hitler spent his final weeks. And it will open this summer, the museum's chief told The Local on Thursday.
Fascinating everyone from Adolf Hitler to Whitney Houston, with themes of social injustice and a voluptuous robot-temptress, the German science-fiction movie Metropolis carved an extraordinary niche in film history after its release on January 10th, 1927.
As the only major Danish newspaper not to republish Charlie Hebdo content in the wake of the Paris terror attacks, the newspaper behind the Muhammad cartoon crisis 'grudgingly" puts his employees well-being first.
Mohammed Fazlhashemi, Professor of Islamic theology and philosophy at Sweden's Uppsala University tells The Local that Muslims should fear counter attacks in other European nations.
Security has been stepped-up at the Italian border with France as the hunt for the two men suspected of killing 12 people at the office of Charlie Hebdo, the satirical magazine, in Paris on Wednesday continued.
Bavarian Nordic's promising Ebola vaccine began Phase 1 human trials this week at Oxford and plans to expand to the United States and Africa shortly.
Police in Vienna have carried out their first major crackdown on illegal slot machines, following a recent change in the law, and have confiscated around 50 machines.
The word for 'yes' in most of Sweden is 'ja', but in the north of the country a unique sound is used instead, as The Local's Oliver Gee discovered in the city of Umeå.
Spain’s satirical magazines, old and new alike, have come out in support of French magazine Charlie Hebdo, where on Wednesday 12 people were killed and four seriously injured.
Silvio Berlusconi on Wednesday requested an early end to his sentence for tax fraud, with the ex-premier asking for his visits to an elderly care home in Milan to be stopped.
Pope Francis will reportedly attend a screening on Thursday of Angelina Jolie’s film, Unbroken.
Muslim places of worship in two French towns were fired upon overnight, leaving no casualties, prosecutors said on Thursday.
Norway's terror threat level remains unchanged after the attacks in France that have so far left 13 people dead, the country's security service (PST) said on Thursday.
Global media have been gazing on the luxury island owned by champion golfer Tiger Woods and his Swedish ex-wife Elin Nordegren, which has recently gone on sale.
A Swedish reporter has helped a Syrian child escape to Sweden, where people smugglers can face up to two years in prison.
Mikael Marcimain's film Gentlemen picked up a record number of Guldbagge nominations on Thursday, ahead of Sweden's leading film award ceremony later this month.
UPDATED: Spain upgraded its anti-terrorist security level a notch on Wednesday, hours after an attack on French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo that left 12 dead.
Cherif Kouachi, the 32-year-old hunted along with his older brother Said for the attack on satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo is a jihadist who has been well-known to anti-terror police for many years.
A man who was banned from getting in touch with his ex-girlfriend has had his appeal overthrown and will serve nine months in prison for commenting on her Facebook photo
The UN's human rights chief in Geneva slammed Wednesday's massacre at a Paris weekly that killed at least 12 people but warned that a xenophobic backlash would only play into the hands of extremists.
The terror attack on Charlie Hebdo magazine employees in Paris that left 12 people dead dominated the front pages of Swiss newspapers on Thursday.
A survey on Thursday shows that Muslims in Germany feel they are integrating - but a growing majority of Germans feel threatened by Islam in the country.
Meteorologists at Austria's Central Institute for Meteorology and Geodynamics (ZAMG) have predicted temperatures this weekend of up to 14 degrees, at a time when the average temperature is usually below zero.
The victim in Wednesday’s fatal train accident outside of Copenhagen has been identified as a 13-year-old Afghan boy.
Prosecutors are pushing for a three-year prison term for a man who was filmed attacking a young Spaniard born in Mongolia on Barcelona's underground railway system in June 2014.
A two-year-old girl abducted from her home in November is now being searched for by Interpol, it was announced on Wednesday.
More than 1,000 people made it to a spontaneous rally outside the French Embassy in Berlin on Wednesday night to show support for their home country and its free press following the terror attack on satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo.
Officials in Stockholm say they have found evidence that a wolf pack has formed in the south of the city, including tracks, droppings and urine spotted when snow fell earlier this week.
An escaped kangaroo that hopped circles around police since escaping zoo in November has been found dead.
Germany is in for a weekend of wild weather as wind gusts and temperatures as warm as 15 Celsius blanket the country, the country's weather service (DWD) said Thursday.
The campaign group Offensive gegen Rechts (Offensive Against the Right) has announced its plans for a protest rally against the right-wing Akademikerball which will take place on January 30th at Vienna’s imperial Hofburg palace.
An unemployed 36-year-old Lower Austrian man with personal problems attempted 'suicide by cop' on Wednesday night, however police weren't willing to cooperate.
Front pages of newspapers around the globe on Thursday morning were dominated by the shooting at the satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo in which 12 people were killed. But not all were unanimous. We took a look at the front pages from some of the Europe’s top dailies.
Fernando Torres tasted victory against Real Madrid as an Atlético Madrid player for the first time as the La Liga champions downed their city rivals 2-0 in the first leg of their Copa del Rey last 16 tie on Wednesday.
German industrial orders, a key measure of demand for German-made goods both at home and abroad, fell unexpectedly in November, data showed on Thursday, but analysts insisted the uptrend remains intact.
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The Local takes a look at the front page reaction in Italy to the killing of 12 people at the offices of Charlie Hebdo, the satirical magazine, in Paris on Wednesday.
There has been strong criticism of the Paris shootings from Muslim leaders who already fear growing Islamophobia following recent attacks on Swedish mosques. But some Swedish Muslim extremists have backed Wednesday's attack on a French satirical magazine.
Three major dailies republish Charlie Hebdo cartoons in the aftermath of the terror attack that killed 12 on Wednesday.
The German equivalent of Charlie Hebdo hit back Thursday with a joke front page suggesting Muslims have smaller penises, in the wake of the Paris newspaper massacre.
Authorities raided the Buenos Aires offices of British bank HSBC on Wednesday investigating alleged tax evasion involving more than 4,000 influential locals' Swiss accounts, a court source said.
Inter defender Juan Jesus has been handed a four-match ban by Serie A chiefs who used video evidence to rule that the Brazilian elbowed Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini in the face.
Police in Stockholm are investigating after an envelope containing white powder was delivered to the office used by Sweden's top ministers.
Rome's public prosecutor is to investigate how the vast majority of municipal police officers fell "sick" on New Year’s Eve, leaving the Italian capital seriously under-policed on one of the busiest nights of the year.
Chancellor Angela Merkel and David Cameron were united on a whole range of policy issues at their meeting in London on Wednesday, but she remained vague on the question of EU reform that has divided the British right.
A three-year-old child went on an involuntary train journey across northern Germany on Wednesday after she was separated from her father and sister on the platform.
LIVE UPDATES: Two men are still being hunted over the murder of twelve people at the offices of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.