As many as 2,000 people gathered opposite Vienna’s Cafe Prückel on a Friday evening, to peacefully protest against homophobia and intolerance after a young lesbian couple were thrown out of the traditional cafe last week for kissing each other in greeting.
Protesters angered by Charlie Hebdo's latest Prophet Muhammad cartoon set fire Friday to the French cultural centre in Zinder, Niger's second biggest city, the head of the centre said.
Switzerland's Carlo Janka looked like his old self going fastest in the downhill and then holding on in the slalom to win the first World Cup super-combined event of the season on Friday.
Russia's media watchdog on Friday warned newspapers that printing cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad is against the country’s laws. After the Charlie Hebdo massacre in Paris last week, many newspapers around the world published the magazine’s post-attack cover which depicted the prophet.
Pavements and cycle lanes are set to be cleared before roads in Sweden's capital, as part of plans to make the city just as safe for men - who are more likely to be drivers - and women - who are less likely to get behind the wheel in Stockholm.
A Paris court has sentenced three French youths to prison for having attempted to make their way to Yemen and Somalia in 2012 to fight alongside Islamist extremists. It was the first trial of its kind since France last week was hit by a string of deadly terrorist attacks.
The blades and gearbox have been spun off a wind turbine in western Jutland after a malfunction allowed it to reach to dangerous speeds in high winds.
A skier has died after being caught in an avalanche in Nauders, in Tyrol's Landeck district, on Friday afternoon. A second skier is reported to be in a critical condition and is being treated in hospital.
A 14-year-old boy who plotted to bomb a crowded rail station and had been missing since Tuesday was arrested in Vienna on Friday morning, a spokeswoman for the St. Pölten prosecutor has confirmed.
Nearly 60 percent of Italians don’t read a book from one year to the next, with almost a tenth of families owning no books at all, according to new figures from the national statistics agency, Istat.
Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallström, who last week postponed a scheduled trip to Israel, has said that the middle eastern country is using "a rhetoric that crosses all lines."
A top European rights official warned Spain on Friday that it risked destroying its asylum system if it passed a law authorizing police to immediately deport migrants from its north African territories.
The website of the Catalan household appliance manufacturer Taurus was taken down by jihadist hackers from the Middle East on Wednesday who may have confused it with the Brazilian-US gunmaker of the same name.
Throngs of people have been lining up abroad for the "survivor's issue" of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, though many have been leaving empty handed.
Libya's warring factions have agreed on a roadmap to form a unity government after two days of UN-brokered talks in Geneva, touted as the last chance to avert total anarchy.
Police in northern Bavaria said on Friday that a man arrested at the start of the year had robbed 27 different kindergartens throughout the region.
Smokers take note! The Federal Supreme Court (BGH) on Friday have declared that the smell of smoke can be limited to certain times of the day after a couple sued their cigarette-smoking neighbours for stinking up their afternoon coffee time.
A student at Milan’s prestigious Bocconi University, who is on trial for an alleged acid attack against her former boyfriend, also planned to castrate another ex, prosecutors said on Friday.
The Italian government said on Friday it was opposed to paying ransoms to hostage takers but stopped short of explicitly denying money changed hands before the release of two women abducted in Syria.
A suspect package discovered on Friday morning at the entrance of Norra Halland newspaper in Kungsbacka, just south of Gothenburg, simply contained plants, it has emerged.
The Spanish government has approved measures to imprison people who have sex with animals but ruled out punishing organizers of illegal shows in which animals are mistreated.
BREAKING: An armed man has been arrested after he took two hostages in a post office in the suburbs of Paris. The hostages escaped unharmed, and police say attack was not terror-related.
A job test in northern Spain went horribly wrong after examiners handed the budding employees a sheet with all answers to the exam questions on it. Their scores made the mess-up all the more embarrassing.
The Local's video about the strange way northern Swedes say 'yes' is our most successful yet, clocking up 1.3 million hits by Saturday morning. Our Editor Maddy Savage looks at why the language quirk has gone viral and speaks to people in the region about their new global fame.
French officials have ramped up security in Paris after last week's terror attack, including around major tourist sites. The Local talks to tourists around the city, one of whom compares the French capital to a war zone.
Defending champion Stan Wawrinka was on Friday pitted in the top half of the draw at the Australian Open tennis tournament with Novak Djokovic and faces a potential semifinal encounter with the world number one.
Rome police have arrested 13 people accused of profiting from clothes donated to charity, which were allegedly shipped to African and eastern European countries to be resold.
French police arrested a man in northern France on Friday after he fired an air gun into a busy street from the fifth-floor window of his home.
Denmark’s central bank could be forced to cut its deposit rate to record lows later this year after Switzerland’s central bank scrapped the franc's cap against the euro, according to Danish analysts.
Spain's government has admitted it deleted a video of a police chief in the country’s African enclave of Melilla allowing the illegal and instant deportation of migrants to Morocco, even though the footage was key to an ongoing investigation.
Police are investigating after a Spanish diplomatic briefcase containing 500 blank visas went missing at Lagos airport last week before it could be delivered to the local consulate.
Swedish ice hockey star and Washington Captials centre Nicklas Backström, who helped Sweden to secure a silver medal at the Sochi Winter Olympics, has withdrawn his appeal against a doping ban, but learned he will keep his prize.
Eight camels escaped from a travelling circus and had an adventure in northern Bavaria on Thursday evening, causing a minor accident and several traffic jams.
Italy's Elena Fanchini scored an upset win in the women's World Cup downhill at Cortina d'Ampezzo on Friday.
Several of France's biggest online news sites on Friday temporarily went offline, hot on the heels of a spate of Islamist cyber attacks on almost 20,000 other French websites.
A mass of 600 people stormed through central Leipzig on Thursday evening, attacking local government buildings, smashing shop windows, destroying police vehicles and spray painting anti-fasacist slogans along the way.
Gravad lax with mustard and dill sauce is one of Sweden’s most famous dishes. It has gradually grown in popularity in the UK, with nearly all supermarkets stocking up on it of late. John Duxbury shares his recipe with The Local.
Denmark’s opposition will today push for anyone travelling to the ‘terror zones’ in Syria or northern Iraq to be required to first obtain an official exit permit, introducing a document to Denmark rarely seen outside totalitarian regimes.
They've grown from a small Facebook community to a worldwide phenomenon. Sabine Devins looks at Pegida's rise to prominence and what it is they really stand for as the movement spreads across Europe.
French Islamist gunman Amedy Coulibaly, who killed five people during a siege on a Jewish supermarket in Paris, drove his family to Spain on January 1st so that they could fly to Istanbul without raising suspicions before entering Syria.
Rome's plans to increase the city's tourist tax once again have been met with anger by hotel owners, with one telling The Local such a moves shows a government "out of touch" with the reality of the tourism trade.
Economists say the Swiss economy will slow down significantly but fall short of a recession this year following Thursday’s decision by the central bank to scrap its franc-euro exchange rate peg.
An intercity bus taking children to school spun off a road in Malmby, west of Stockholm on Friday morning, with witnesses shocked that no one was seriously injured.
US Secretary of state John Kerry has apologized to France for not attending a massive rally in Paris after a spate of Islamist militant attacks, alongside other world leaders, France's foreign minister said Friday.
The European Parliament has called for two Italian marines accused of killing two fishermen in India to be allowed to return to Italy.
Spanish energy giant Repsol on Friday abandoned a controversial oil and gas exploration off the Canary Islands saying it only found small deposits that were not worth drilling.
Germany's foreign minister said Thursday no more deadlines must be missed in the Iran nuclear negotiations which had entered "a decisive phase".
A rare weather phenomenon could dump metre-deep snow over much of Denmark next week, with national meteorology institute DMI drawing parallels to the super-snowy ‘Winter War’ of 1978-1979.
UPDATED: French authorities arrested 12 people on Thursday night in connection to last week's terror attack that killed 17.
For a special boost at the world handball championship starting Thursday, hosts Qatar have flown in the noisiest fans they can find to cheer them -- all the way from Spain.
Overnight raids in Berlin ended in the arrest a pair of Turkish men for planning a terrorist attack on Friday, though the German capital was not their intended target.
A photographer working for the international news agency AFP was shot on Friday while covering an anti-Charlie Hebdo protest in Pakistan. His life did not appear to be in immediate danger.
Almost 20,000 French websites have been hit by "well known Islamist hackers" since the terror attacks last week, the defence ministry has confirmed.
Chancellor Angela Merkel said Thursday she wants Greece to stay in the eurozone, 10 days before a snap Greek election likely to be won by an anti-austerity party.
UPDATED: A gym in Helsingsborg in southern Sweden was bombed in the early hours of Friday morning. No one was injured in what was the latest of a string of blasts in the region in recent months.
Danish archaeologists have begun moves to conserve a long-forgotten line of trenches, bunkers and artillery batteries built to withstand a force of 100,000 invading Englishmen during World War One.
A German lawmaker said Thursday he had lodged a legal complaint over a probe into the killing of an Eritrean refugee in a city that has seen large anti-foreigner protests.
For some it was a “bold step”, for others a foolhardy move that risks harm to the economy and job losses. The Swiss National Bank’s decision to stop capping the level of the franc against the euro after more than three years has sparked a national debate and created worries in many quarters about threats to Switzerland’s robust business climate.
"It's like Christmas all over again!" enthused Vanessa, as she joined a swelling queue outside a currency exchange office in downtown Geneva on Thursday.
Police scrambled to Munich station on Thursday after an 18-year-old appeared in the main train station dressed as a ninja, terrifying passengers.
Two Italian aid workers abducted in northern Syria last summer arrived on Friday in Rome, where they were welcomed with "relief" a day after their release.
The Italian prosecutor investigating a deadly fire on the Norman Atlantic ferry on Thursday indicated that at least 27 people had likely perished in the disaster.
Vienna's iconic cafes are famous the world over, offering customers top-notch coffee, creamy cakes and sanctuary from the modern world in an atmosphere that harks back to a golden bygone era.
Sweden defeated Africa Cup of Nations contenders Ivory Coast 2-0 on Thursday in a warm-up for the upcoming continental showpiece beginning in Equatorial Guinea on Saturday.
Swedish hunters have been given the go-ahead to shoot 36 wolves this winter as animal activists suffer a setback on one of the country's most divisive environmental issues.