Argentina officials have detained a 19-year-old Swiss man after a skull was found in his luggage as he was preparing to board a plane to leave the country, according to media reports.
Fifa's Swiss president Sepp Blatter paid tribute to the victims of last week's terror attacks in France, telling Monday's Ballon d'Or awards ceremony in Zurich that "this evening we are all a little bit French".
Portuguese and Real Madrid great Cristiano Ronaldo won his third Ballon d'Or on Monday at the Fifa ceremony in Zurich to edge within one of his eternal rival, Barcelona's Argentinian magician Lionel Messi.
Amid heightened tensions and increased security in the aftermath of last week’s terror attack in Paris, three men were arrested for what appears to be a prank involving fake weapons near the office of Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten.
Cristiano Ronaldo shut out Lionel Messi for the second straight year in the battle for the Ballon d'Or and he is showing no sign of giving up his grip as king of world football.
In a matter of days the murderous acts of three terrorists, who were born and raised in France, have helped restore confidence and unity to a country and its people.
An anti-Islamic movement that is growing in Germany has established a Swiss wing and is planning a demonstration at an undisclosed location in Switzerland next month.
After former president Nicolas Sarkozy skillfully made his way to the front row of the Paris rally on Sunday, Twitter has been flooded with photoshopped pictures under the hashtag #JeSuisNico showing him at all sorts of events, from the moon landings to the fall of the Berlin Wall.
A music video about penises and vaginas from a Swedish children's programme that went viral last week, was classified by YouTube as 'adult' content over the weekend, sparking a new row about the song.
Fiat-Chrysler said on Monday it will add over 1,000 new jobs at its Melfi plant in southern Italy, boosting hopes for the revival of car manufacturers in Europe.
Chancellor Angela Merkel emphasized her support for the Muslim community in Germany and opposition to Turkey's EU application after meeting with the Turkish prime minister.
UPDATED: There have been over 50 anti-Muslim incidents reported in France since Islamic terrorists opened fire on the offices of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, the Central Council of Muslims in France has revealed.
European leaders have yet to decide whether to restore border controls within the Schengen zone, Spain's prime minister said Monday, after Madrid made a push for the visa-free treaty to be modified in the wake of France's terror attacks.
Former foreign minister Emma Bonino, tipped to become Italy’s new president, announced on Monday she is undergoing treatment for a lung tumour.
Over 2.4 million people visited Granada’s Moorish palace in 2014 making it the most visited tourist site in Spain.
An estimated 3.7 million people marched against terrorism across France on Sunday with 1.6 million in Paris alone, according to the interior ministry - the biggest turnout ever recorded in the country's history. Here we list ten of the biggest previous rallies in France.
As the news from France is awash with stories relating to the terror attacks which shocked the world, The Local takes a step back and finds some of the news not making the headlines, from a ban on polluting cars to stolen artwork found in the loos of the Louvre.
After years of a downward trend in beer-drinking, Germany saw a bump in beer consumption in 2014, thanks to the World Cup and a warmer winter.
Diego Parente, the chief of the Rome unit of the Italian police force's anti-terror team, said on Monday that there was no evidence to confirm reports that the Vatican could be the next target following deadly attacks by Islamist militants in France last week.
The discovery of a mystery white powder has prompted police in northern Sweden to seal off several buildings, just days after a similar find at government headquarters in Stockholm.
Speculation is growing that Sweden's Princess Madeleine and her husband are planning to relocate to London, after temporarily moving to Stockholm from New York.
Scandinavian airline SAS said that nearly two million more people flew with the company in 2014 than the year before.
France's Jewish community is traumatized after four people were shot dead in a Parisian kosher supermarket in Friday's anti-Semitic terror attack. As Israel urges French Jews to move to Israel, many will understandably take up the offer.
As Italy seeks to increase online surveillance in the wake of terrorist attacks in Paris last week, The Local spoke to two internet experts to find out what the implication of such measures could be.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu marched with 1.5 million French people on Sunday, even though French authorities had asked him to stay away, reports in Israeli media claimed on Monday.
While other motorists were not allowed to cross the Great Belt Fixed Link for hours, Crown Prince Frederik's vehicle made a return trip that has been blasted as “completely unacceptable” and “completely irresponsible”.
The diocese of Bilbao has warned its congregation not to give alms to beggars because of their disruptive behaviour around some of the city’s churches.
They say that January in Sweden is the "poorest" month of the year, when everybody is pressed for cash. So how do you get by on a student budget in the best of times and the worst of times?
After announcing that she wants to send Swedish military staff to Iraq, Sweden’s Foreign Minister Margot Wallström has told The Local that the move is designed to 'share responsibility' for tackling extremism.
A man’s Facebook photos showing him flaunting his tattoo have helped police identify him as the suspect of a gas station robbery in Tomelilla in southern Sweden.
Scandinavian airline SAS has announced a boost to its passenger numbers, with 7.1 percent more people travelling with the company in December 2014 compared with a year ago.
Austria’s Interior Ministry is preparing new measures to boost security after last week’s terror attacks in Paris.
German power giant Eon said Monday it has agreed to sell its Italian coal and gas plants to Czech energy company Energeticky a Prumyslovy Holding (EPH) for an undisclosed sum.
U-Bahn travelers from Munich to Berlin dropped trou on Sunday and joined in on a global pantless subway ride.
Switzerland's Roger Federer fought his way to a tough win over old rival Lleyton Hewitt in the Fast4 tennis exhibition in Sydney on Monday.
Vasja Petkovska left sunny Skopje in Macedonia to work in Stockholm a year ago. For this week's My Swedish Career, the snow-loving IT consultant tells The Local how she's warming up to the idea of living here for good.
Police are appealing for witnesses after a strange man cut off a seven-year-old’s long plaited hair as she was on her way to school in eastern Styria last week.
Spain's left-wing Podemos party has once again topped a major poll of voter intentions but almost half of the people who said they would cast their ballot for the group don't actually support their policies.
In the latest instalment of My Spanish Career, The Local chats to Andreas Fischer, originally from Venezuela, now at home in Tenerife where he helps couples tie the knot as a wedding celebrant.
French Prime Minister Manuel Valls argued on Monday that there must be a "general measure" to place imprisoned radical Islamists in solitary confinement to avoid the spread of extremist views within the walls of French prisons.
See the newly-released trailer for the third season of the successful Netflix series, which features Lars Mikkelsen kissing the fictional First Lady.
A study released on Monday shows that most Israelis and half of Palestinians have a positive view of Germany, while Palestinians wanted a closer relationship with Germans.
Austria’s former interior minister Ernst Strasser, who is serving a prison sentence for accepting bribes, has landed a consultancy job and been granted day release after serving just eight weeks of a three year sentence.
UPDATED: Pope Francis on Monday slammed "deviant forms of religion" following deadly attacks by Islamist militants in France last week which left 17 people dead.
While western leaders linked arms in Paris to march in the name of freedom and solidarity and to denounce terrorism, there was one notable absence that has angered and embarrassed some Americans.
Basel-based pharmaceuticals giant Roche says it is acquiring a majority stake in US firm Foundation Medicine Inc. (FMI), a high-tech specialist in molecular information about cancer, for more than a billion dollars.
Nearly 100 people took to Madrid's metro on Sunday without one vital item of clothing: their trousers.
Campaign groups are organising a “kissing protest” outside Vienna’s Cafe Prückel after a lesbian couple were thrown out of the traditional 1950s-design cafe on Stubenring for kissing.
Justice Minister Heiko Maas said he will introduce a plan this month to take "tougher action" against terrorists, while civil rights activists warned against a knee-jerk response to the Paris attacks.
Three people died over the weekend in the mountains of northern Italy, with an avalanche claiming one life and two hikers falling to their deaths.
Updated: The trial in Spain of 35 members of Batasuna, the banned political wing of the armed Basque separatist group ETA, was suspended on Monday after three of their six lawyers were arrested.
Italy is making moves to ban smoking in parks, beaches and stadiums, while actors could be stopped from lighting up on film and television sets.
Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen said on Monday that Germany may send more weapons to Kurds fighting Isis in Iraq during a visit to the country.
People across Spain gathered on Sunday to honour the 12 victims of a terror attack on the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo.
France will deploy nearly 5,000 security forces and police to protect the 700 Jewish schools in the country, its interior minister said on Monday, after last week's attacks, one of which targeted a kosher supermarket. Ten thousand troops will also be deployed to bolster security in the country’s 'sensitive' sites.
Police in Jutland were still working on Monday to identify the woman whose body was found in plastic sacks at a lay-by in the mid-Jutland town of Langå.
France turned its attention on Monday to plugging security holes blamed for failing to prevent the deadliest terrorist attack on the country in half a century. Prime Minister Manuel Valls also announced that the Kosher supermarket killer "undoubtedly" had an accomplice who's still on the run.
The German Medical Association is investigating an incident where surgeons began to operate on a north German man who was not completely brain dead.
After walking arm-in-arm with other world leaders on the front line of the massive unity march in Paris, Danish PM Helle Thorning-Schmidt said that “solidarity is stronger than fear”.
Roma captain Francesco Totti celebrated scoring his first brace of goals this season by taking a 'selfie' with a mobile phone after he levelled for the Serie A title challengers in the city derby against Lazio on Sunday.
French cartoonists distributed a flyer in Dresden on Sunday criticizing anti-Islam demonstrators' use of the Charlie Hebdo attacks in Paris to try and boost their support.
Several train routes in west Sweden were facing severe delays on Monday after a heavy storm - known as Egon - hit the region over the weekend, while thousands remained without power.
In the aftermath of the terror attacks in Paris, a French website reportedly carried a warning that Denmark and Norway would be next.
Swedish hit film Turist, known as Force Majeure abroad, lost out in the Best Foreign Film category at the Golden Globes, to a Russian drama.