A major landmark on Vienna's skyline is now for sale, as the tallest building in the city joins other important real-estate objects in a major property divestiture by the Real Estate Holding GmbH of the Bank Austria on Monday.
According to a report from Reuters, two teenage girls from Chechnya and Bosnia who are permanent residents of Austria were released by a judge, after being arrested by Austrian authorities for attempting to travel to Syria to marry Isis jihadists.
The United Nations will host talks between Libya's warring factions from Wednesday in Geneva, amid warnings that they could be the last chance for peace in the battle-scarred nation.
A retired Zurich man with dementia was acquitted by a court on Tuesday of criminal responsibility for killing his 65-year-old wife at her request.
The controversial American film The Interview, a political satire film about North Korea, is set for release in Swiss cinemas on January 28th, producer Sony Pictures has confirmed.
Zurich-based Fifa, the world governing body for football, has found a long lost piece of the original World Cup which will become one of the major exhibits at its new museum to open in the Swiss city next year.
The latest controversial cover of French satire mag Charlie Hebdo will feature the Prophet Muhammad in tears, holding a sign that says "I am Charlie". The Local looks at how members of Muslim community in Paris and beyond have reacted.
Italy’s Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said the European Union needs to “change gears” on the economy as he marked the end of Italy’s six-month rotating presidency of the economic bloc.
The small town of Schwerte is considering making a home for their refugees out of the barracks of a former concentration camp.
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 Robin Eric Haak, founder and COO of Berlin-based Jobspotting.
One of the surviving cartoonists from the Charlie Hebdo magazine told a news conference on Tuesday that they had no doubts about whether to put a cartoon of Muhammad on the front cover. He also said the gunman who carried out the attacks simply "lacked a sense of humour".
After France was hit by a series of terror attacks carried out by homegrown Muslim extremists, The Local examines whether or not Marine Le Pen's National Front party will see a boost in support in the coming months.
On Tuesday evening police arrested a 52-year-old German man in Vienna for the apparent axe murder of his room mate.
Spanish surgeons beat their own organ donation record in 2014 despite serious cuts to the country's health system in recent years.
The dead body of a middle-aged man was discovered near a remote Asturian hamlet on Sunday. He was missing a foot, and police believe he may have been held captive before his death.
Unemployment is continuing to fall in Sweden, according to new statistics from Sweden's Employment Service.
300 copies of the magazine's 'survivor's edition', which features a new caricature of the prophet Muhammad will be released in Denmark.
Basel-based pharmaceutical giant Roche says it will pay up to $750 million for rights to a new molecule which boosts the capacity of antibiotics to fight increasingly resistant superbugs.
As France prepares to mark one week since the terror attack on satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, The Local quizzes Sweden's Home Affairs Minister Anders Ygeman about rising extremism both at home and abroad.
Two Italians who led an attack against ten football fans of the British Premiership club Tottenham have had their sentences reduced by one year by Rome’s Court of Appeal, Italian media reported.
In light of last week's killing of four Jews in a kosher supermarket in Paris and an August incident in which a Jewish school in Copenhagen was vandalised, Jewish targets see themselves as "high priority" targets.
Gothenburg City Airport, closed for extensive repair work in November, will not reopen for commercial traffic, airport operator Swedavia has announced.
The president of Serie A side Roma, James Pallotta, has hit back at Lazio counterpart Claudio Lotito in a row over a 'selfie' picture taken by Francesco Totti during the sides' 2-2 derby draw on Sunday.
Austria’s Health Minister Sabine Oberhauser (SPÖ) has said that she wants a decision on implementing a full scale ban on smoking in public places made in parliament before summer. She said that the relevant bill is currently being worked through “step by step”.
A 56-year-old Danish man who faced the death penalty for drug smuggling in Indonesia said he was “relieved” to only be given a 13-year prison sentence.
UPDATED: French courts have started handing out prison sentences to outspoken supporters of the recent terror attacks in Paris, with a girl as young as 15 apprehended by police for referring to the Kouachis as “my brothers”.
'Lügenpresse' - roughly translated to mean 'lying press' and often shouted during Pegida rallies - was 'honoured' on Tuesday as the worst coinage of the year.
China's first-ever car export to the United States is going to be the originally Swedish brand Volvo, with the cars made at a new factory in Chengdu.
UPDATED: Sweden's most famous start-up, music streaming site Spotify, says it now has 15 million paying subscribers, amid an ongoing debate about its revolutionary yet controversial model and whether or not it will go public on the stock market.
Austria will be unable to close a controversial Saudi-funded centre in Vienna without the consent of co-founders Saudi Arabia and Spain - although it could block any decision on its budget this year.
On the 20th day of Christmas my true love gave to me… Wait, what? Yes Sweden's festive calendar is slightly different and Christmas lasts for another week. The Local's Paul O'Mahony explains why.
The Spanish government said on Tuesday it wouldn't push ahead with controversial legislation that would give top officials more power to bypass judges and authorize wiretaps or other surveillance.
French president François Hollande led a moving ceremony on Tuesday to pay tribute to the three police officers who were killed in the shootings last week. "They died so we could continue to live freely," Hollande said.
UPDATED: The four French Jews gunned down at a kosher supermarket in the east of Paris have been buried in Jerusalem.
A woman is among the four Italians to have joined the ranks of the Isis militant group, according to Italian media reports.
As the world continues to debate freedom of expression in the wake of the attack on French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo last week, Swedish sociologist Jan Oberg explains why he feels Swedes - and others - are not Charlie.
Chinese container ship 'The Globe' docked at the port of Hamburg on Tuesday as part of its maiden voyage.
A document seen by Die Welt shows that federal investigators (BKA) fear that Muslim fundamentalists in Germany might copy last week's attacks in Paris.
The prosecution is seeking a jail sentence of eight and a half years for a 27-year-old fireman in the canton of Bern who admitted to deliberately setting 15 buildings and vehicles on fire.
The head of Spain's new Podemos party in Seville landed herself in hot water on Monday after she appeared to suggest the city's iconic Semana Santa festival could become a thing of the past.
Italy's Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni has criticized the suggestion made by French far-right leader Marine Le Pen to suspend free movement between Europe’s borders, saying such a move would be an "enormous gift" to terrorists.
The Spanish government is considering raising the age of sexual consent from 13 to 15 in a reform of the country’s penal code, in a bid to limit child sexual abuse.
The government managed to balance its books for the first time since 1969 in 2014, a year ahead of target, the Finance Ministry said Tuesday.
UPDATED: Prosecutors have revealed that a Frenchman being held in Bulgaria had recently contacted one of the brothers who carried out the terror attack in Paris last week.
Hidden in a canteen closet for over eight hours while the Kouachi brothers besieged the Paris printing business where he works, Lilian Lepere overcame his fear and texted vital information to police. This is his story of survival.
A Dane who was skiing with three of his friends collapsed and died on the slopes in Austria, police said.
Inside Bitcoins correspondent Ian Jackson profiles the state of the digital currency in Austria.
Despite efforts by counter demonstrators on Monday night, Pegida completed its 12th march around Dresden, attracting its largest crowd to date in the wake of last week's Charlie Hebdo massacre in Paris.
UPDATED: Italy's President Giorgio Napolitano will resign "within hours" premier Matteo Renzi said on Tuesday, beginning the political battle to elect his successor.
Police say that the Paris attacks and a recent documentary that went inside the controversial Grimhøj Mosque in Aarhus are likely behind the threats. Meanwhile, there is a renewed political push to close down the mosque.
The Cold War finally came to an end in Switzerland late last year, without a bang.
Spain's upstart left-wing protest party Podemos, which tops the polls ahead of a year-end general election, said on Monday it plans to hold a massive demonstration in Madrid on January 31st to press for political change.
Around 100,000 people took to German streets in counter-demonstrations against Pegida on Monday evening, after the anti-Islam movement were accused of trying to exploit last week's terror attacks in Paris to boost support.
The Spanish government on Monday promised new measures to fight hepatitis C, following protests by patients who complained authorities were denying them the latest drugs to treat the deadly liver disease.
Paris is known for its many Belle Epoque cultural landmarks - ornate museums, gilded theatres, the stately Eiffel Tower. But its brand-new concert hall opening on Wednesday undoubtedly comes from a different era.
Two skiers from Nordic countries have died in separate incidents in the past few days as a result of skiing accidents in Austria.
British bank HSBC, charged in connection with its Swiss branch with helping more than 4,000 Argentines commit tax evasion, will not be able to transfer Argentine funds abroad for 30 days, under a decision announced on Monday.
A new survey shows that 34 percent of Germans have lied during phone conversations, but slightly more than half said they could not remember telling a lie.
The front page of the 'survivor's' issue of Charlie Hebdo features a cartoon of Muhammad carrying a sign that reads "Je suis Charlie" under the words "All is Forgiven". Three million copies of the magazine are to be printed.
A woman who survived the attack on a Jewish supermarket in Paris recalled on Monday the horror of the four-hour ordeal in which she saw a fellow hostage shot dead by jihadist Amedy Coulibaly.
Police in the canton of Neuchâtel issued a call for help from the public on Monday after the “disturbing” disappearance of a 24-year-old recently married woman who separated from her husband following marital difficulties.
The foreign ministers of Ukraine, Russia, Germany and France ended a meeting Monday without being able to set a date for a hoped-for peace summit on ending the Ukrainian conflict.
Three Chinese managers were found guilty of multiple manslaughter by an Italian court on Monday, a year after a deadly fire in a garment factory in Tuscany which left seven people dead.
Slovenian police detained a 24-year-old Italian suspected of having sent envelopes containing poison to a Czech minister in November, private Pop TV reported on Monday.
A father and his eleven-year-old daughter who went missing in temperatures of -19C in west Sweden, on the border with Norway, have been rescued.
Some of the victims of a deadly fire on the Norman Atlantic ferry may have been attacked by sharks after jumping into the sea to escape the flames, according to Italian media reports.
The woman found dead in a plastic sack over the weekend was in Denmark on a tourist visa from a north African country, police said after arresting a 32-year-old Funen resident for her murder.
A building used by an Islamic association in Borås in southern Sweden has been attacked.
After fighting alongside Islamist extremists in northern Iraq, two Swedish citizens were killed over the weekend, it has emerged.