Researchers looking for the remains of Spanish writer Miguel de Cervantes, the author of "Don Quixote", said on Friday that his war injuries could hold the key to identifying him.
An ex-official of Spain's governing party reignited a corruption scandal on Friday, months ahead of a general election, by alleging Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy knowingly tolerated irregular payments to politicians.
Muslims at over 2,000 mosques in France will gather at 1:30pm on Friday to pray for France and its future. Meanwhile, there have been more anti-Muslim incidents recorded in the last two weeks in France than in the whole of 2014.
Ever heard someone say "Tiggy-doo?" in France? It's French (actually spelled Tiguidou) and it's just one example of a long list of Gallic words that you'll never come across in France.
A young man with a promising future has astonished friends and family by leaving France to join jihadists in Syria. As more Europeans leave for Syria, experts say that most come from poverty and broken homes.
France has around 40,000 sunbeds in tanning lounges around the country but could they soon become outlawed? One of the country’s leading consumer rights associations has called for them to be banned due to the health risks.
As the first female head in the 325-year history of the Lloyd's of London insurance market, Inga Beale is something of a shining light at the World Economic Forum in Davos, where gender equality is a key theme this year.
Over 50 police were allegedly on hand in Madrid on Friday for the home eviction of a family with three children including a six-week-old baby.
A woman found hanging dead on a fence in Norrköping, about one hour south of Stockholm, was pierced by razor-sharp spikes, but probably ended up there 'by accident', police have concluded.
On his first visit to the World Economic Forum in Davos on Friday, French president François Hollande told the corporate world it must play its part in fighting terrorism.
The first swimming pool in Sweden designed for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people is making waves in the Swedish media, ahead of its official opening next week.
Sweden's royal family has strongly denied claims that Princess Madeleine's husband Chris O'Neill has debts in the US, saying the US tax authorities 'made a mistake'.
Spain's government will float a minority stake in the world's largest airport operator, Aena, on the stock market on February 11th, Transport Minister Ana Pastor said on Friday.
The controversial Grimhøj Mosque in Aarhus is making headlines once again, but this time the news has a distinctly more positive tone.
Sweden and Romania have said they will cooperate and work against fighting poverty within the Roma community, following key talks between ministers from both countries in Stockholm.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday backed Italy's Matteo Renzi to deliver on a pledge to "turbo-charge" his reforms after the European Central Bank's decision to pump billions into the moribund eurozone economy.
On his first visit to the World Economic Forum in Davos on Friday, French president François Hollande told the corporate world it must play its part in fighting terrorism. "There will be no prosperity without security," he said.
An Italian man who lost his driving licence after being told he was not mentally fit to drive due to being gay has won a 15-year legal battle against two Italian ministries.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday she wanted Greece to "remain part of our story", ahead of elections this weekend which could sweep the anti-austerity Syriza party to power and determine whether the country stays in the eurozone.
From blowing away the cobwebs at the Seville marathon to marvelling at the creating of the most exciting new designers at Madrid fashion week, here are some of the best events going on around Spain in February, all guaranteed to beat those winter blues.
The Spanish minimum wage of €648.60 ($730) a month is not sufficient to ensure a decent standard of living, the Council of Europe has said in a new report.
A report on Danes' media use in 2014 shows that streaming services are quickly growing and younger people are using Facebook less and other social media platforms more.
A breakthrough project is aiming to help more of Sweden's growing Roma community into work, by selling buttons designed to challenge discrimination against the group, as The Local's Norhan Elkaheem reports.
The trial of a Gambian man who was arrested in Austria on charges of bigamy and fraud has started.
France's finance minister has made a new push to revive Europe's financial transaction tax in a bid to break a deadlock among 11 European countries. But analysts doubt it will ever see the light of day.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said in Florence on Friday she wanted Greece to "remain part of our story", ahead of elections this weekend which could sweep the anti-austerity Syriza party to power and determine whether the country stays in the eurozone.
A nun has given birth in Italy after going to hospital with a stomach ache, a year after a similar case in a country still strongly influenced by the Catholic Church.
A woman in Upper Austria had to take refuge in a kindergarten with her two-year-child after her husband threatened her with a gun on Thursday morning.
North Korea turned harsh diplomatic language against Berlin's film festival in the mistaken belief that The Interview, the James Franco and Seth Rogen comedy about a murder plot against dictator Kim Jong Un, will be screened there.
One of Sweden's top businessmen Sverker Martin-Löf quit as chairman of industry giant Industrivärden this week amid a scandal over private jets and hunting trips. The Local looks at one of the biggest corporate scandals in Sweden in decades.
The euro dropped to its lowest level ever against the Swiss franc during currency trading on Friday, a day after the European Central Bank introduced a scheme to inject €1.1 trillion into the eurozone’s economy over 18 months.
Social Democratic Party (SPD) leader Raed Saleh wants to create a contract with the Muslim community similar to the one between the town hall and Christian and Jewish groups that grants them official status.
The 14,815 people who sought asylum in Denmark last year is nearly double the number from the year before and an almost fourfold increase from 2009.
Spanish police have seized 11 tonnes of hashish and detained 55 people as part of a vast operation targeting a Moroccan drug trafficking ring, sources said on Friday.
Around 80 people gathered outside Vienna's controversial Saudi-financed religious dialogue centre on Friday, to protest against the flogging of blogger Raif Badawi.
The chief economist of the International Energy Agency said in Davos on Friday that there would be no "significant" changes to Saudi oil policy following the death of King Abdullah.
Max Hermansen, the leader of the Norway branch of the anti-Islam movement Pegida, has been taken off the pay roll by a training organization because of his controversial views.
A private Islamic primary school in Vienna's Brigittenau district has been shut down as the city council believes its students’ welfare was endangered, the Kurier newspaper reports.
A High Court judge ordered searches of several Madrid government offices on Thursday as part of an ongoing investigation into a massive kickbacks scheme involving politicians and businessmen across the country.
A trend for ever-faster growth in house prices across Germany was reversed in 2014, as prices rose by four percent compared with seven the previous year 2013.
Italy’s draft anti-terrorism package, set to be debated next week, includes a measure that will allow secret agents to question prisoners.
Gustav Gressel is Visiting Fellow on the Wider Europe Programme with the European Council on Foreign Relations. In this feature, he looks at the Austrian views on how Europe as a whole should respond to Russia, especially in the light of its unacknowledged war on its European neighbour, Ukraine.
The number of requests for asylum by refugees in Switzerland rose in 2014 by 11 percent to 23,765 from the previous year, the highest rate in more than a decade, according to government figures.
The number of flu cases in Spain has tripled over the course of a week, causing 20 deaths across the country, with the number of cases set to rise even further in the coming weeks.
A new video aims to set the record straight over Italian stereotypes, instead celebrating Italy as a country of the “extraordinary commonplace”.
In a landmark ruling France's top court agreed on Friday that it was lawful to strip a binational jihadist of his French nationality after he was convicted of a terrorism offence.
A monk and former teacher at a boarding school in the Bavarian alps pleaded not guilty on Thursday at his trial for abusing two pupils and attempted abuse of two more.
Days after stirring up a hornet's nest by talking of apartheid in France, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls raised more eyebrows on Thursday when he called for a "settlement policy" to fight against the "ghettoisation" of neighbourhoods with strong immigrant populations.
A representative survey among Danes aged 15-20 found high levels of support to the idea of giving sex in exchange for gifts though less readiness to actually follow through on it.
The unrepentant ex-treasurer of Spain's ruling party was released from prison late Thursday after posting bail pending his corruption trial, throwing the spotlight back on a scandal that has embarrassed the government months before a general election.
Campaigners say the states can do more to fight corruption after a report showed that Brandenburg, Saarland, North Rhine-Westphalia and Hamburg had the highest numbers of cases.
Denmark's foreign minister says that peace talks must accept the reality that Bashar al-Assad continues to be the one sitting on power as Syria's conflict nears its four-year mark.
Swiss legend Roger Federer was dumped out of the Australian Open by unseeded Italian Andreas Seppi in a major upset on Friday.
Nobel-winning Peruvian writer Mario Vargas Llosa is to tread the boards next week in the premier of his latest work in Spain.
The French inventor of the famous scented flatulence pills designed to make bodily gases smell more pleasant has added a new flavour to his repertoire, just in time for Valentine's Day.
UPDATED: Driving could be hazardous in northern France this weekend with weather warnings issued for 30 départements, including Paris, as an icy spell and sub-zero temperatures are set to hit the region.
The eurozone's deep divisions were set to be given an airing in Florence on Friday as Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi hosted German Chancellor Angela Merkel days before crucial elections in Greece.
Police in Malmö are investigating after an explosion outside an apartment block, the latest in a string of bombings in the city.
Paris fashion week has had everything from geometrical clothes with a sporty bent -- or, in one case, outfits proudly displaying their manhood.
Germany would be prepared to negotiate a free-trade agreement between the European Union and Russia as a way out of the deadlocked Ukraine conflict, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday.
Three Italian athletes accused of doping after setting a new national record in the 4x100 metres were cleared of any wrongdoing by the Italian Olympic Committee (Coni) on Thursday.
The eurozone's deep divisions were set to be given an airing on Thursday as Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi hosted German Chancellor Angela Merkel days before crucial elections in Greece.
Pope Francis on Thursday told Italian police officers in charge of security around the Vatican that he saw "shadows and dangers", but urged them not to give in to fear.
Environmentalists and train companies reacted with outrage to Transport Minister Alexander Dobrindt's plan to allow more giant "gigaliner" trucks on motorways before they've passed a trial period.
Thousands of doctors have left Italy in recent years to seek opportunities abroad, fleeing a lack of opportunities at home, Italian media reported on Thursday.
A new poll carried out after the deadly shootings in France this month suggests that one in three Swedes are concerned about a terror attack in their home country.
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