After the less-than-stellar showing on Monday in Vienna, with at least five times the number of counter demonstrators, the German anti-Islamization movement is taking to the streets in Linz on Sunday.
It´s a face we all know already, but from this week expect to see it a lot more as the new coins bearing his image are brought into circulation. King Felipe VI is our Face of The Week.
As the Paris Town Hall mulls the introduction of outdoor urinals for women, we wonder how else the French capital could learn from the world's innovations. Here are the top ten ways Paris could improve.
The rules for selling seal products have been tightened. An exemption allowing the trade of products made from seals culled as part of wildlife management has been revoked by the EU, which could affect seal trade in Sweden.
UPDATED: French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrived in Moscow on Friday in an attempt to "seek a deal" to end the Ukraine crisis.
After a woman bolted when she saw Stockholmer John Nylander, 23, as she walked through a dark forest, his subsequent Facebook rant led to a national debate about sexism and patriarchy.
Three elderly people died while shovelling snow in northern Italy, as bad weather cuts off one coastal town and causes transport to come to a halt in parts of the country.
Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos will be out of action for five weeks, coach Carlo Ancelotti confirmed on Friday.
High speed car chases, shoot-outs and other stunt scenes from action movies have been barred from being filmed in Paris over fears actors could be targeted by terrorists.
Judges in Gelsenkirchen have decided that police were right to confiscate a man's driving license when he was found driving under the influence of cannabis, even though he claimed he hadn't been smoking himself.
A pensioner got a shock when he found out from his health insurance that his wife was dead, even though she was very much alive when he received the letter.
Italy’s Finmeccanica plans to shed 3,000 jobs over the next two years as it seeks to boost revenues and cut debt.
An emergency hotline in France for reporting suspected jihadists has seen calls to the number double in January as concerned parents call for advice fearing their children may have been radicalized.
Rieke, Berlin's baby orang-utan with three dads met the press on Friday, as her keepers announced she has a new home in England.
As a knock-on effect of the Danish central bank’s repeated interest cuts defending the krone’s link to the euro, Danish homeowners are now being offered historically low mortgage loans.
It could be the testimony that absolves Dominique Strauss-Kahn. A local businessman told the court in Lille on Friday the former IMF chief was unaware their orgies involved prostitutes.
The International Flamenco Fashion Show 2015 has brought high fashion to the dresses of Spain's most beloved dance. The Local takes a peek at the changing face of flamenco stlye.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday that she and French President Francois Hollande's initiative for conflict-wracked Ukraine was aimed at defending European peace".
According to a report from the Austrian Press Agency, a 250 kg bomb dating back to World War II was found around 8:30 am on Friday morning during construction on the site of a gas station on the refinery road in the Lobau region of Vienna.
Italy's deputy Senate president describing a black minister as an "orangutan" does not amount to racism, senators have decided.
The United Nations on Friday harshly criticised Burundi's arrest of a radio station boss who has been accused of complicity in the murder of three Italian nuns.
Norwegian national oil company Statoil has pledged to slash $2bn from this year’s planned investments and dramatically step up cost-cutting as it prepares for a sustained period of low oil prices.
Australian cyclist Rohan Dennis will make an assault on the world one hour record at the Granges velodrome in the canton of Fribourg on Sunday.
As the row over the costs of Julian Assange's police protection simmers in the UK, the Wikileaks founder's Swedish lawyer Per Samuelson has told The Local that the case is facing long-term 'deadlock' if it does not get accepted by Sweden's Supreme Court.
The German Children Protection Society (DKSB) has condemned remarks by Pope Francis after the Catholic leader said it was okay to hit children as long as their dignity remained intact.
Regional leaders of Nuevas Generaciones (New Generations), the youth wing of Spain’s ruling Popular Party (PP) have resigned after a photograph was made public showing them holding up a Francoist flag and making Nazi salutes.
A leader of Podemos has decided to "voluntarily update" his tax situation and pay income tax on a payment he received from the Venezuelan government two years ago.
Norwegians are a shy bunch when it comes to romance, so online dating is a godsend. But what to do when even Sukker.no and Tinder let you down? Maria Jernslett, 22, and Erlend Finboe Svendsen, 25, found love competing for high scores on the word game app Ruzzle.
Siemens AG, Europe's engineering giant, announced Friday it would be cutting 7,800 jobs globally, with 3,300 of layoffs happening in Germany.
An Italian policeman has been arrested after numerous foreign women accused him of rape, allegedly by drugging them when hosting the tourists through the Couchsurfing travellers' community.
As anti-Islam movement Pegida that has made headways in Germany prepares to hold its first public meeting in Sweden, a Malmö vicar has told The Local why he believes it is important to stand up for a multi-religious society.
A Norwegian-Somali man has been arrested in Kenya in connection with two bloody massacres carried out by the terrorist group al-Shabaab last year, according to Kenya's Standard newspaper.
The Local's resident music guru Paul Connolly is back with a selection of his favourite Swedish tracks to see you through February and into the early days of spring.
A Russian oligarch has reportedly paid €5.24 million towards the salary owed to Fabio Capello, the Italian head coach of Russia’s national football team.
Austria’s Health Minister, Sabine Oberhauser (SPÖ), has been diagnosed with abdominal cancer. In a press release she announced that she will start chemotherapy on Friday and that her doctors have said she has a good chance of making a full recovery.
Sunrise, Switzerland’s second biggest telecommunications firm, entered the Swiss stock exchange on Friday after raising 1.99 billion francs ($2.16 billion) in an initial public offering (IPO) of 29.3 million shares, the company said.
Paris’s powerful criminal investigation force, France’s answer to the FBI, is once again embroiled in scandal. After the missing cocaine and the alleged rape of a tourist, the force's chief has been deposed after being charged with leaking secret info.
Spain is currently in the grip of a cold snap that is causing chaos throughout the country.
A 53-year-old Chechen man was shot dead in the market town of Strasswalchen in the Flachau region of Salzburg on Thursday afternoon. Shortly afterwards police arrested a 54-year-old suspect - also from Chechnya - who was armed with a gun.
Twice authorities have intercepted drones being used to deliver contraband into prisons, leaving German states are planning new ways of keeping criminal activity away from criminals. But is the law behind the curve on this new technology?
Siemens AG, Europe's engingeering giant, announced Friday it would be cutting 7,800 jobs globally, with 3,300 of layoffs happening in Germany.
Bern has halted a controversial programme offering grants to allow North Korean officers to undergo training in Switzerland.
It should have already been here in 2013, but in a case of better late than never, Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson’s futuristic-looking Cirkelbroen (the Circle Bridge) is finally on its way to Copenhagen.
Julian Assange's residence in London's Ecuadorian embassy is 'frustrating', the UK's Deputy Prime Minister has said, after figures emerged that the Wikileaks founder's security has cost around 125 million kronor ($15 million) as he fights extradition to Sweden.
An Italian man has been ordered to take a psychiatric test after gifting a Roma woman and her husband €100,000.
Bern cantonal police are warning against “sextortion blackmail” on the internet after logging reports of 50 individuals targeted by criminals who threatened to post naked pictures of their victims online in the past seven months.
Police have arrested a 26-year-old man suspected of making up to ten hoax bomb threat calls in Vienna.
A 75-year-old German woman was killed in an accident while sledding in Maria Waldrast in Tyrol on Wednesday, when she lost control and ran into a wooden fence.
Campaigners on Thursday demanded that Spain halt the deportation to Morocco of a man who fears being tortured there after being sentenced over unrest in the disputed territory of Western Sahara.
New poll numbers released Friday show that the majority of Germans think the CDU-SPD government is doing well despite balancing a number of challenges.
For the past year the French army has been secretly fighting jihadism online through the infiltration of social networks, French media has revealed.
Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy has come in for criticism for his decision to attend a paid conference in the Middle East while his party is in turmoil over whether it should unite against the National Front in a by-election on Sunday.
Protesters turned out in force on Thursday to picket an appearance by French far-right leader Marine Le Pen at Britain's prestigious Oxford Union. She told the audience that "our freedoms are under threat".
The Spanish city of Cordoba boasts that different faiths have long co-existed there, but locals are now squabbling over its star tourist attraction: a cathedral that was once a mosque.
The man nicknamed 'Dodo the Pimp', who is at the centre of the DSK pimping trial in Lille, insisted he's not a pimp when he gave evidence before the court this week.
Princess Madeleine of Sweden is set to give birth to her second child in Sweden, the Royal Court has confirmed – opening the door for a permanent move back to her native country.
Children as young as nine years old will be taught about extremism and radicalization under a local plan in Aarhus, while the government says a similar national plan is also on its way.
Critics of Norway's aborted anti-begging law made a “parody” out of the legislation, Norway’s Prime Minister has claimed as she defended her government's dramatic decision to drop the bill.
Hertha Berlin sacked their coach as they struggle to climb out of the bottom while the man behind this year's biggest disaster has ruled out resigning as his organisation stands behind him.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said a new peace plan proposed by German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French leader Francois Hollande, which will be presented to Moscow on Friday, has raised hopes for an end to the fighting with Kiev's pro-Russian rebels.
Warmer weekend temperatures are likely to melt away the nation's white coat of snow and return Denmark to its typically drab February conditions.
Despite an increasing number of Italians speaking excellent English, common mix-ups continue. The Local takes a look at the top ten linguistic mistakes.
Police are investigating an arson attack against a property used by a Roma association in Malmö in southern Sweden.
New Zealand-born Kelly Haimona and Edoardo Gori will form Italy's half-back partnership when the Azzurri kick off their 2015 Six Nations on Saturday against defending champions Ireland.