Our northern Sweden correspondent, Paul Connolly, endured the region's worst snowstorm of the winter earlier this week and explains how he lived to tell the tale.
A 19-year-old American student who survived more than 48 hours on a mountain in the Swiss Alps said on Wednesday that he got lost while skiing at Les Diablerets and ended up falling into a ravine.
An investigation is under way into the stabbing death of a 67-year-old Swiss man in the Philippines, the latest in a string of killings involving citizens of Switzerland in that country.
China on Wednesday sharply criticized Norway for expelling a Chinese academic, in the latest diplomatic fracas to roil relations between the two countries.
It was another golden day for Scandinavian cinema on Wednesday as a Swedish-Danish couple picked up an award at one of the biggest film festivals in the US.
Would outdoor urinals be a hit for chic Parisian women? We may soon find out, as Paris Town Hall mulls the idea.
A Burundi court denied bail on Wednesday to a radio station boss accused of complicity in the murder of three Italian nuns, his lawyer said.
After months of negotiations, Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and Social Democratic Party (SPD) MPs agreed the final details of a new law governing sex work on Tuesday night – but prostitutes say it isn't fit for purpose.
French comedian Dieudonné told a court on Wednesday he condemned last month's Paris attacks "without any ambiguity" as he stood trial on charges of condoning terrorism over a comment suggesting he sympathized with the gunmen.
From festivals to sports games, organisers seeking public funding to help market their events in Sweden's capital now have to submit their company's gender policies, as part of new rules designed to make Stockholm the best city in the world for women to do business.
Depending on who you ask, the fact that 50 percent of Danes want to limit the number of Muslims in the country is either "common sense" or a sign of waning tolerance.
A Swedish man has been detained over an alleged gang rape on a Viking Line ferry in Finnish waters over the weekend.
With the Autumn/Winter fashion weeks about to take place and high street brands Zara and Mango conquering the world, Spain is, in many respects, a trailblazing fashion force. There are some looks, however, that should stay strictly within Spain’s borders.
France raised the terror alert to the highest level for part of the south of the country including the Riviera on Wednesday, the day after a man wielding a knife attacked three soldiers in a suspected terrorist attack in Nice.
Two young swans are on a rampage in a northern Zealand town... or something like that.
France insisted on Wednesday it had no plans to supply weapons to Ukraine to help the country tackle the pro-Russian insurgency in the east of the country.
Leading agrochemicals group Syngenta on Wednesday posted a two percent drop in net profit in 2014 compared to the previous year, due in part to restructuring costs and pressure on currencies in emerging markets.
With this season's line up revealed on Wednesday and the new director hungry for a younger audience, Paris Opera has announced that people under the age of 28 will be able to get discounted tickets.
A Swedish oil and gas firm is hoping to strike black gold in the Arctic, as the industry battles dwindling revenues.
Danish labour unions have made good on their threats against Ryanair and have told the budget airline that they will meet them in court.
The Dalian Wanda conglomerate of Chinese billionaire Wang Jianlin has bid around one billion francs ($1.09 billion) for influential Swiss sports marketing giant Infront Sports & Media, according to a report on Wednesday.
German gives you plenty to say, but there is also plenty to say about it, as everyone from authors to tennis champs have taught us.
Italy is working on creating a state-backed "bad bank" to help Italian lenders shed non-performing loans, the country's Il Messaggero daily said on Wednesday.
A 19-year-old American student who disappeared over the weekend while skiing in the Les Diablerets area of the Vaud Alps was rescued Tuesday, alive but suffering from hypothermia, police said.
Sweden's second-largest bank, Handelsbanken, announced record annual profits on Wednesday driven by strong growth in private lending and continued overseas expansion.
UPDATED: An international think tank has warned that Sweden might not be able to defend itself against Russia, should its Baltic neighbour become more aggressive in future.
The deadline for registering to vote in the UK general elections is fast approaching, but not all UK expats will be casting their vote. We talked to Brits around Europe about why they will be voting – or not.
A new poll has revealed that more Spaniards plan to vote for left-wing protest party, Podemos, than the traditional opposition party, the Socialists (PSOE) hearalding the end of Spain's traditional two-party system.
Rising unemployment and high tax and social insurance contributions are causing an increasing number of people in Austria to abandon formal employment and work in “shadow economies”, according to a study published by economist Friedrich Schneider of the University of Linz.
Norway has pledged to cut its emissions of greenhouse gases by 40 percent of 1990 levels by 2030, matching targets set by the European Union.
Police in Dortmund are investigating after several journalists from Dortmund received death notices with their names on them earlier this week. The Local spoke to one of those journalists and police about the growing neo-Nazi threat in the Ruhr-area city.
Germany's highest court has found that there are definite limits to the excuses you can offer your landlord for not paying your rent.
Over 50 members of the Majorcan chapter of the notorious biker gang have been charged for crimes ranging from prostitution to drugs trafficking.
The international police agency Interpol has issued a missing alert for a family of five from Styria in Austria, who are believed to have travelled to Syria to join jihadist fighters.
A treasure trove of extremely rare classic cars, discovered on a farm in western France last year after lying forgotten for almost 50 years, goes under the hammer this week where they are expected to fetch €16 million ($18 million).
Police in Paris were left scratching their heads this week after they found a freezing cold crocodile in the back of a car during a routine traffic control.
Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis said Wednesday that his meeting with European Central Bank (ECB) chief Mario Draghi in Frankfurt had been "fruitful" and gave him "a great deal of encouragement".
Norway's national health research institute has called for a ban on sunbeds, arguing that their popularity in the dark, often overcast nation has led to a tenfold increase in skin cancer.
An elderly Spanish woman spent three days wandering lost on the streets of Rome after she became separated from her family during a tour of the Sistine Chapel.
In our ongoing 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, we speak to Jonas Bruun Nielsen, founder of Screenmailer.
France's centre-right opposition party appears in turmoil after it ignored the wishes of its leader Nicolas Sarkozy, by telling its supporters to abstain rather than vote against Marine Le Pen's National Front in a key by-election this weekend.
Artefacts from Pompeii were found during 147 searches nationwide on Wednesday, as part of a crackdown on the trafficking of Italy's cultural heritage.
The Prime Minister of Greece, Alexis Tsipras, is bound for Paris in the hopes of earning the support of French President Francois Hollande as the Greeks struggle to clamber out of financial despair.
A music teacher from eastern Norway has been charged with abusing nearly 20 young girls, with the youngest alleged victim only ten years old when the offence took place.
Swiss sensibilities have been affronted by a faux pas committed by the European Commission in Brussels over a false representation of Switzerland’s flag.
Police are warning dog owners in the town of Pressbaum in Lower Austria to be vigilant as four dogs have fallen ill after eating meat laced with rat poison.
Around a third of Pegida members are “far-right nationalist xenophobes”, a study from the Technische Universität (TU) Dresden published on Tuesday found.
Want to do some star gawking? Berlin's film festival, Berlinale, is the place to do it if you happen to be in the German capital for the next two weeks. Here are some places to stake out with your autograph book and camera.
The Vandellos II nuclear power plant, in northeastern Spain, was closed on Tuesday after suffering an electricity failure caused by high winds.
The spokesman for the Vienna branch of the German Pegida movement has said that he is “stepping down” and that in future any press information will be posted on Facebook.
Welcome to the first of four seminars hosted by the Global Economic Dynamics and the Biosphere Programme about financial markets and their influence on the Biosphere.
The archbishop of Ferrara-Comacchio has blamed Italy's economic crisis on abortions, while also describing the country's anti-homophobia law as a "crime against humanity".
The Islamic State group released a new video calling for its followers to launch fresh attacks on France, just a month after a deadly Islamist assault on a Paris magazine shocked the world.
Cold weather is set to sweep across Spain and continue over the weekend and into next week.
Japanese health authorities said Wednesday that they will soon make a decision on a possible penalty against the local unit of Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis for failing to report drug side effects.
France’s interior minister said the country faced a new phenomenon of “open access terrorism” on the day three soldiers were attacked by a knifeman outside a Jewish centre in Nice.
The Green Party wants to boost electric and hybrid car sales by offering buyers a subsidy worth thousands of euros, it was reported on Wednesday.
The top UN official for refugees has called on the European Union to consider imposing a quota system to stop Sweden and Germany taking in a greater proportion than other nations.
Police have arrested ten suspected members of a ring that smuggled Algerian migrants by boat into Spain, charging around €600($680) per person to make the dangerous crossings in which two people died.
Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said on Tuesday he believes Greece will be able to strike a deal with its EU partners over its massive debts.
The top UN official for refugees has called on the European Union to consider imposing a quota system to stop Sweden and Germany taking in a greater proportion than other nations, following the arrival of over 170,000 boat migrants in Italy last year.
Jyllands-Posten editor Flemming Rose, who made waves in 2005 by publishing Prophet Mohammed cartoons, has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by a Norwegian MP.
Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone hopes to keep the German Grand Prix on this season's calendar despite money problems at the tracks, he said in an interview published by Britain's Press Association on Tuesday.
Jessica Meir, a Swedish-American astronaut, is on course to become the next Scandinavian in space and could even reach Mars.
The trial of eight people accused of stealing gems and watches worth more than €100 million ($114 million) in a double heist at a Harry Winston jewellery shop kicked off on Tuesday in Paris.
The Danish newspaper editor Flemming Rose, who made waves in 2005 by publishing Prophet Mohammed cartoons in his paper Jyllands-Posten, was one of those nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize ahead of this week's deadline.
A man from Örebro in central Sweden who went to Syria to fight alongside Islamist extremists has died, according to reports.
Neve Campbell is about to add some Hollywood glamour to Greg Poehler’s show ‘Welcome to Sweden’, with a recurring role in the comedy, which next season will be set in the Stockholm snow.
It’s no secret that Sweden is on the forefront of digital innovation, with companies such as Spotify, Klarna, and Skype. Now Stockholm has gained its first ‘innovation center’.