After the sharp rise in the value of the franc, Swiss travel companies have already begun to cut the price of their holiday packages.
A 51-year-old German man who was dug out from an avalanche near Saint Moritz at the weekend died from his injuries on Monday morning in the Graubünden cantonal hospital in Chur, police said.
Denmark's central bank cut its deposit rate further into negative territory Monday as market players speculated the country could follow Switzerland's example and remove its currency peg against the euro.
LIVE BLOG: We were at the first major demonstration of the anti-Islamist Pegida movement in Denmark. Check out the live blog for photos, videos and reactions from the demonstrations in Copenhagen and Aarhus.
Geneva's luxury watch show where shop owners search out such brands as Cartier and Piaget opened Monday under a cloud as the franc surged after the Swiss central bank abandoned its bid to hold down its value.
Swiss firm Ethical Coffee Company said on Monday that it had lodged a complaint in a Paris court against Nestlé for patent infringement with its Nespresso coffee machines.
Doctors monitoring France's second patient to get a permanent artifical heart announced on Monday that he had returned home and was in good health, suggesting that artificial heart transplant patients can lead normal lives.
Norwegian conservationists are offering a 100,000 kroner ($13,000) reward to anyone who can help them track down whoever is responsible for the disappearance of a rare wolf.
A French flag was burned on the island of Corsica on Monday as cracks appeared to be widening in the new found unity created in the aftermath of the deadly terrorist attacks in Paris.
At least 20 Danes had intimate photos or videos used against them last year, but the national police say that the real number may be much higher.
An electrician at the famous cathedral of Santiago de Compostela is in court charged with stealing a priceless 12th century Codex Calixtinus, the first guidebook for pilgrims undertaking the famous religious pilgrimage to the northern Spanish city.
In the wake of the country's biggest terror attack in modern history, several French politicians have called for the re-introduction of compulsory national military service.
Spanish police on Monday arrested a former head of the armed Basque separatist group ETA who was behind its deadliest attack, just weeks after his early release from jail angered victims.
A woman who posed as a millionaire's heiress to live in a luxury villa for six days was sentenced on Monday to 14 months for the stunt.
The leader of the Sweden Democrats - who has been on sick leave since last year - has broken his silence on rumours that there is an ongoing power struggle within the nationalist group.
Austrian police commandos have arrested the alleged head of an "extremely brutal" Russian organised crime gang wanted for a string of killings in the north Caucasus, authorities said Monday.
Sweden's Foreign Minister Margot Wallström is among the EU foreign ministers meeting for talks in Brussels to discuss tactics for dealing with terrorists in the wake of recent attacks in France and Belgium.
The Turkish coastguard intercepted in Mediterranean waters a ship carrying 333 mainly Syrian migrants bound for Europe, thought to be headed to Italy, the official Anatolia news agency said on Monday.
Anti-Islam protesters are set to go ahead with a planned march on Monday despite death threats made against the Pegida movement's organizers in Germany.
Marco Reus is relishing his return from injury to help pull Borussia Dortmund out of the German league's relegation places.
As Charlie Hebdo protests spread across the Muslim world, its editor-in-chief has defended his magazine's choice to publish a cartoon of Muhammad on the front page. Many Anglo media outlets have come under fire for deciding not to publish the image.
Swiss world number two Roger Federer had a tussle before dispatching Taiwan's Lu Yen-Shun in straight sets at the Australian Open on Monday.
Police promise a 'very visible' presence at demonstrations for and against Pegida in Copenhagen and Aarhus as death threats from Isis terrorists lead to the cancellation of the weekly Pegida march in Dresden, Germany.
Spain has brought the world musical greats including Placido Domingo and Paco de Lucía. But it has also been home to a whole lot of lesser lights whose moments on the world stage were a little briefer. Here the Local highlights some of Spain's best-one-hit wonders.
Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy revised up his 2014–2015 jobs growth forecast on Sunday as the country heads deeper into election territory.
President François Hollande has seen his popularity ratings leap by a record margin in the aftermath of the Paris terror attacks, as the nation salutes him for the way he has handled the crisis. His PM Manuel Valls has also seen a boost in his ratings.
If you're suddenly feeling more unstylish than usual walking the streets of Berlin, it's not just you. Berlin Fashion Week kicks off on Monday, attracting 200,000 fashionable visitors to the German capital.
Twin births doubled in Schwarzach hospital in the province of Salzburg in 2014 - with 29 healthy pairs of twins delivered in the hospital, which serves the community of Pongau.
Sweden's richest man Stefan Persson's plans to build a 'megamansion' on his massive estate in Wiltshire in the UK, are set to move forward despite a neighbour's complaint that the idea could interfere with his pheasant hunting.
Diseases linked to lifestyle choices, including diabetes and some cancers, kill 16 million people prematurely each year, the World Health Organization said on Monday, urging action to stop the "slow-moving public health disaster".
UPDATED: Italian authorities on Monday released a Pakistani man who was removed from an easyJet flight to Britain minutes before take-off after it was discovered he was travelling on a fake passport.
A hearing has taken place into the case of a teenager from Vorarlberg who intends to sue the Austrian government for €21,000 because he was bullied at school and claims that his teachers failed to put a stop to it.
In our ongoing weekly series, The Local looks into a successful entrepreneur's life - the story behind his successes, major challenges and how being an entrepreneur changed him forever. This week, Sparsh Sharma talks to Malte Zeeck, founder and co-CEO of Munich-based InterNations, a social network for expatriates worldwide.
Winter definitely arrived in Spain over the weekend as temperatures plummeted, prompting the national weather agency to issue weather alerts across the country.
UPDATED: One of Sweden's most powerful financiers, Peter Wallenberg, has died at the age of 88, with the country's King Carl XVI Gustaf saying he had lost "a close and loyal friend".
UPDATED: Truck drivers are currently on strike around France, with roads blocked across the country since Sunday night.
The picturesque village of Gordola in the Italian-speaking canton of Ticino is earning a reputation — not for its beauty but its bad smells.
Following the shock move last week do unpeg the Swiss Franc (CHF) from the Euro, estimates suggest that debt in German municipalities has gone up by €2 billion, it was reported on Monday.
Sections of two of Barcelona's most important thoroughfares — La Diagonal and the Passeig de Gràcia — are set to become car-free on Sundays as part of new pedestrian-friendly plans for the city.
The German Police Union (DpolG) said on Monday that officers overworked with serious cases and terrorism should no longer be asked to investigate minor crimes.
Jeans, newspapers, telephones... All familiar components of everyday life; all invented by Italians. Here, The Local lists ten Italian inventions you may not have known about.
Maurizio Gasparri, the deputy president of the Italian Senate, has come under fire for suggesting that two young women taken hostage in Syria had sex with their captors.
As Denmark raises its police preparedness to level two on a five-point scale, the chairman of the national police union says politicians need to "wake up" and look at properly staffing police forces.
A large-scale police operation was launched on Sunday afternoon in Vienna’s Döbling district after two suspicious men were reported to have entered an empty Austrian Press Agency building in Gunoldstraße.
People on the Spanish Canary island of Fuerteventura lit up over the weekend to celebrate Saint Canuto's day; the patron saint of Denmark who also lends his name to the Spanish word for joint.
Under-fire US television network Fox News has apologized several times for claiming there are "totally Muslim" no-go zones in Europe, comments that aired on the station following deadly attacks in France.
Former Justice Minister Claudia Bandion-Ortner, the deputy head of a Saudi-sponsored religious dialogue centre in Vienna, has resigned amidst a controversy over Saudi Arabia’s human rights record and the centre’s role in Austria.
Volunteer firefighters in a small town set their sights high when they hoped to break the Guinness World Record for the largest fire engine built out of beer crates.
The attacks in Paris and the radical Islamist cell dismantled in Brussels have challenged the idea of the "lone wolf" terrorist who works alone, without the help of a jihadist organisation, analysts said.
Cesena fans put aside their Seria A club's struggles to pay tribute to Marco Pantani on Sunday with banners wishing the Italian cycling great a posthumous happy birthday.
UPDATED: American superstar Lindsey Vonn claimed a record 63rd World Cup success with victory in the women's super-G at Cortina d'Ampezzo on Monday.
Swedish fashion remains on trend abroad, with exports rising by nearly seven percent last year according to a new report.
The deadly Islamist attacks in France and conflicts in Iraq and Ukraine are set to dominate discussions at this week's gathering of the world's political and economic elite in the Swiss ski resort of Davos.
Police in Cologne on Sunday had to stop around 30 armed hooligans from joining a memorial that was marking the 14th anniversary of the first bombing there by a neo-nazi terror group.
From Prada to Versace, Milan Fashion Week is renowned for sleek catwalk shows oozing opulence - but that was before German designer Philipp Plein pinned his show around a cage fight set to the live beat of Snoop Dogg.
The head of Spain's ascendant anti-austerity party Podemos said in an interview published on Sunday he believes his movement can replace the Socialists as the country's main opposition group.
Marine Le Pen, the leader of France's far-right National Front party says Muslims themselves must help France fight Islamist terrorism and has called for more immigration restrictions and for jihadists to be stripped of their French citizenship.
Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi is losing the support of the country's housewives to his rival, the head of an anti-immigration party, according to a poll published on Sunday.
Sweden has a global reputation for exporting music for the masses, from DJ Avicii to folk group First Aid Kit. But who are the next acts showing international potential? We asked The Local's music guru Paul Connolly.
Cigarette sales in Germany are at their lowest level ever though taxes are not taking the hit, new figures released on Monday by the Federal Statistics Bureau showed.
Italian Interior Minister Angelino Alfano said on Sunday that nine foreigners had been deported since December as part of efforts to prevent jihadist attacks, with more expulsions to follow.
Enjoying Sweden's snowy weather? Mountain safety experts are warning that Swedish tourists and expats are making weekend trips on snowmobiles without learning how to use them, or trusting guides without enough experience.
Uwe Jensen was imprisoned in 2006 for his plans to send weapons to the Colombian paramilitary group AUC in exchange for $25 million of cocaine.
Was the Charlie Hebdo attack orchestrated by the French secret service? Or perhaps Israel's Mossad? Almost two weeks after the bloody shooting, conspiracy theories are still rebounding around the web. We take a look at some of them.
A man who says he saw a suspicious submarine in Swedish waters, a week after another rogue foreign vessel made global headlines, has been speaking for the first time.
Ai Hiroshima Hjelm, 32, met her future husband after a chance encounter in Asia's first Ikea store and now lives with him in Stockholm, where she runs her own yoga and dance business.
Danish PM's trip to "show support and solidarity" will mark the first time a Western leader has travelled to Sierra Leone since the outbreak of Ebola.