Germany's Pegida "anti-Islamisation" movement held its first march in Austria on Monday but was dwarfed by a colourful counter-demonstration more than 10 times larger, according to police estimates.
The winner of a contest to represent Switzerland in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest has been living in England and her entry is sung in English.
A jury of experts has selected an architectural design that would see three skyscrapers up to 172 metres high at the heart of a new “urban centre” in Geneva.
A court in Oslo on Monday authorised police to banish Iraqi Kurd "hate preacher" Mullah Krekar to a remote Norwegian village.
Gibraltar´s Chief Minister will deliver a speech in Madrid on Tuesday defying a ban from the Spanish government.
France's Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron said on Monday that he had received death threats from "certain officials" furious over his plans to reform parts of the closed-shop economy.
The CEO of Swedish banking giant Nordea is under investigation for taking free hunting trips, weeks after a similar scandal forced the resignation of another leading Swedish businessman.
The eagerly awaited trial of the disgraced former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn, who is accused of aggravated pimping, got underway in Lille on Monday. Sordid details of the ex-minister's sex life are set to be revealed over the next three weeks.
Chancellor Angela Merkel used a visit to Budapest on Monday to challenge right-wing Prime Minister Viktor Orban to end his crackdown on domestic dissenters and join other European nations in facing the Ukraine crisis.
The drop in value of the euro is expected to bring more visitors to Italy this year, with the owner of a villa complex reporting his busiest ever start to the year for bookings.
Spanish actress Penélope Cruz was ordered to pay the editor of a Danish tabloid 25,000 kroner (€3,350) after she lost a court battle over topless photos.
After a court ruling that Turkish spouses couldn't be forced to take a language test before joining their partners in Germany, community organizations have guarded hopes for a new law.
Spain's roads are getting more dangerous, new data shows, with the number of road deaths in January up 42 per cent on last year.
The French manufacturers of the popular board game Monopoly have replaced the fake money with thousands of euros for 80 lucky buyers, to celebrate the game's 80th birthday.
Spain's Budget Minister Cristobal Montoro on Monday rejected any notion of the European Union "changing the rules" over Greece's bailout, noting Spain had respected similar austerity imposed by international creditors.
Despite condemning the Paris terror attacks Iran has responded to Charlie Hebdo’s recent Muhammad depiction on its front page by reportedly launching a cartoon competition on the subject of Holocaust denial.
A man has found himself in hot water after his branding strategy – to advertise cava as "not Catalan" so that "people who aren’t fans of Catalan separatists" will buy it – went viral.
Trains in and out of Gothenburg are expected to be delayed for the rest of the day following a track problem at Lerum station just outside the city.
The city of Leipzig was penalized by courts on Monday for not having enough childcare spaces available.
Crime was down nearly seven percent in 2014 helped largely by significant drops in burglaries and pickpocketing. But the year-end numbers show that other crime areas are increasing.
UPDATED: Police in Finland have questioned eight Swedish men following claims a woman was gang raped on a Viking Line ferry in Finnish waters over the weekend. Four of the suspects remained in custody on Monday afternoon.
Vandals sprayed several swastikas on a Vienna mosque, Austrian police said Monday ahead of the country's first demonstration by the "anti-Islamisation" movement Pegida.
Former Pegida spokeswoman Kathrin Oertel has moved on from the anti-Islamization group and started a new conservative movement, it was reported on Monday.
Silvio Berlusconi, the disgraced former Italian prime minister, will not have to serve the final 45 days of a one-year community service order he received for tax fraud, a judge ruled on Monday.
The man at the centre of the DSK pimping trial in Lille is "Dodo Le Saumure", or in English "Dodo the pimp". From his white teeth to his views on prostitution, here are ten things to know about a man you'll be seeing a lot more of in the coming weeks.
The year 2014 was the hottest on record, part of a "warming trend" that appeared set to continue, the United Nations' Geneva-based weather agency said on Monday.
Police in Lower Saxony had to respond with deadly force when an officer was attacked by a naked man with a knife.
Spanish actress Penélope Cruz was ordered to pay the editor of a Danish tabloid 25,000 kroner after she lost a court battle over topless photos.
A 14-year-old boy from Norway has been discovered fighting in Iraq against the militant Islamic group Isis, Norway’s TV2 reported on Monday.
Public sector workers across Italy are showing up to work more often, with absences down across the country, new government figures show.
UPDATED: The famous Michelin oracle of gastronomy revealed its new guide on Monday, which included three-stars for an eatery in Paris with a new chef and another in eastern France.
UPDATED: France has issued a severe weather warning for motorists in southwestern France with more heavy snow forecast. Check out some of the best pictures of the "snowpocalypse".
Denmark’s oldest woman died on Friday at the age of 110 after a life filled with hard work and abstention from vices.
Not just young radicals: Spaniards of all ages and backgrounds came out in their thousands to support a left-wing political party currently making waves in Spain. The Local caught up with some of them to find out why they are such big fans of Podemos.
Economics think tank Ifo said on Monday that their projections show Germany's exports exceeding imports by €220 billion in 2014, pushing the country to a new world record.
Italy on Monday issued mixed signals over whether it would back Greece in its fight for a renegotiation of its huge debts to international lenders.
UPDATED: A 28-year-old Syrian living in Sweden is facing war-crime charges over a vicious assault, after a video of the attack was posted on Facebook. It is the first case of its kind in Sweden.
Currently back in her native Sweden at the Gothenburg Film Festival, Stieg Larsson star and London resident Noomi Rapace says she finds the Swedish attitude to success "oppressive".
Carl Djerassi, the Austrian-born chemist widely considered the father of the birth control pill, has died aged 91.
One or more unknown suspects have defaced walls at the Mauthausen concentration camp in Upper Austria with swastikas over the weekend.
Zurich-based Fifa, football's world governing body, announced on Monday that four candidates are bidding to become its president, including long-time Swiss incumbent Sepp Blatter.
Dozens of accidents were reported in the Stockholm area alone overnight as snow continued to fall across Sweden on Monday.
In our weekly feature 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 Gerrit Jan Reinders, founder of Box at Work.
Two female robbers who knocked their victims out with a date rape drug have been sentenced to five and four years in prison by Vienna’s Criminal Court.
The Local talks to Max Dodinet, a manager at My Major Company, one of the top crowdfunding platforms in Spain, about choosing projects that have the potential to triumph.
A Geneva-based group that provides seed money for startups is this week showcasing the winners of a global competition for entrepreneurs from emerging and fast-growing markets.
Five-man teams of heavily-armoured knights gathered near Berlin on Saturday to compete for the European Medieval Combat title.
Two people have died and many have been injured as Spain battled a weekend of stormy weather, and the worst might not be over as parts of the country remain on high alert for avalanches and snow.
An Italian woman has been charged with murdering her newborn baby boy in London, two days after she reported him missing to police.
A fake movie trailer showing Queen Margrethe standing under Nazi flags and leading foreign invasions has been censored despite its creators saying it is merely "an absurd fiction created solely for the sake of entertainment." See it here.
The Local watched in awe as pupils at a school in Stockholm plunged into the icy waters of a local lake as part of their gym class. Does this make them the toughest kids in the world?
Novak Djokovic and Serena Williams lived up to their billing as the world's best players at the Australian Open, but it was a tournament to forget for Swiss maestro Roger Federer.
Malmö residents were awoken on Sunday night by a powerful blast as a car bomb exploded in the city centre, bringing to an end a violent weekend that left one person dead.
The Vienna branch of the German anti-Islam movement Pegida is holding a demonstration in the Austrian capital on Monday afternoon, just three days after the city centre was shut down as thousands protested against a ball organised by far-right groups and politicians.
Both PSG and Marseille were able to close the gap on Lyon at the top of Ligue 1 at the weekend after the leaders only managed a draw at Monaco. Only three points now separate the top three clubs. Here's a round-up of the action.
The French have renewed reason to feel proud of their country in the wake of the terrorist attacks and the mass unity rallies around the country, a new survey has revealed.
Local NFGL networks have been formed - and they're already busy. The Lund NFGL Network took a trip to Danish Parliament, learning about a somewhat remarkable history of Danish democracy.
Less than a week after the victory of its hard-left ally Syriza in Greece, Spain's Podemos party launched an election-heavy year by assembling more than 100,000 supporters for a rally in Madrid.
On the eve of his trial over pimping charges an opinion poll revealed the French still think DSK would have been a fine president. Here's a look at how the man who was deemed a shoe-in for the Elysée Palace, rose to almost the top, before his dramatic, disgraceful fall.
A power outage in south-central Berlin left more than a 1,000 Berlin households in the dark and was also responsible for the delay of television programming.
Long taken for granted as a mere bar snack, Spain's humble tapas has graduated from the neighbourhood cafe to the realm of haute cuisine.
Two sculptures that languished in obscurity for more than a century may be the only surviving bronze works by Michelangelo, researchers announced in Britain on Monday.
The Danish capital is investing millions of kroner into new data-driven traffic systems that will speed things up for the city's cyclists and bus passengers.
Here is a breakdown of the legal woes which led to the downfall of former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn.
Germany's anti-euro Alternative for Germany (AfD) voted to streamline its leadership at its weekend conference, in a bid to heal the fractures within the fledgling party.
Argentinian striker Mauro Icardi suffered an embarrassing personal slight as Inter Milan dropped further out of Champions League contention after a humiliating 3-1 defeat to Sassuolo on Sunday.
For the first time ever, a Super Bowl ring will find its home on a German finger after Sebastian Vollmer of the New England Patriots helped his team to victory against the Seattle Seahawks in Sunday's game.
Italian-born French piano virtuoso Aldo Ciccolini died overnight at his home in the Paris area after a long illness, his manager said on Sunday. He was 89.
The price of villas, town houses and semi-detached properties increased by six percent in 2014, according to new figures released by Sweden’s National Land Survey.