Switzerland's Stan Wawrinka joined Andy Murray as the pair of seeds each posted difficult wins on Thursday to advance to the quarterfinals of the ATP Rotterdam World Tennis event.
Former Abba star Frida is singing again — and these days about her Swiss home high in the mountains.
The 19-year-old Austrian jihadist with Tunisian roots Firas Houidi, who was believed to be fighting with fellow jihadists in Syria may have been killed, according to a report in the Friday edition of the daily newspaper Kurier.
Kovoso's Interior Minister Skender Hyseni on Thursday urged the European Union to expel thousands of Kosovan nationals, who have quit their homeland in search of a better life in EU countries.
A 36-year-old Chechen man who allegedly was involved in plans for attacks on Nato facilities in Belgium, as well as collecting and contributing funding for a known terrorist organization, was arrested in Vienna on Monday, according to a report from the Austrian Press Association (APA).
The erotic blockbuster film Fifty Shades of Grey has been given the second lowest classification rating in France, meaning children as young as 12 can enjoy the show.
It may not seem a great offer, but for 200,000 applicants, a planned 2024 space flight with no return to the Red Planet is the final-frontier jackpot. Potsdam student Denis Newiak has made it to the last 660.
Swedish researchers have been sharing details of a woodland project designed to help European countries outwit future terrorists plotting attacks with homemade bombs.
French women outlive French men and the wealthy play more sport than everyone else. A new report has revealed the biggest discrepancies when it comes to health in France.
A blockade against Ryanair could cause the low-cost airline to abandon its plans to set up a base in Copenhagen, a company spokesman said on Thursday.
Swiss group Zurich Insurance says its net profit dropped three percent last year due to the sale of a Russian business and a tough economic environment.
The Christian Democratic Union (CDU) in Essen will distribute the German Constitution in response to Salafists' plans to give out free copies of the Koran in the city on Saturday. But Muslim residents say they're creating a false opposition.
After a spate of bad publicity over hygiene and staff conditions at some of its franchises, Burger King is hoping to win consumers back with a new home delivery service in Germany.
A relatively new Muslim political party, that wants to overturn the veil ban, is eyeing up a stronger presence on the French political landscape, announcing on Thursday that it will field candidates in eight areas at next month's regional elections.
Police across southern Sweden are now searching for a 9-year-old who has been missing since he was allegedly beaten by guards at Malmö train station on Monday.
Former pope Benedict XVI can still play Mozart from memory on the piano and retains a formidable mind, an aide to the 87-year-old former pontiff has revealed.
Everyone knows about Abba and Avicii. But there's more to Swedish music - and each year ten Swedish artists are welcomed into the Swedish Music Hall of Fame. So who are the new artists, just barely added?
A Swiss tourist died of swine flu on Thursday while visiting India, a local health official said, as the country grapples with an outbreak that has killed more than 400 people since the start of 2015.
The first behind-the-scenes footage is available from the Austrian shoot of the latest James Bond installment, Spectre.
Mads Nissen's photo of a Russian gay couple's intimate moment took home the top World Press Photo prize and also topped the Contemporary Issues category.
The Geneva-based UN refugee agency on Thursday urged the European Union to do far more to save migrant lives in the Mediterranean, saying its existing maritime border patrol is "woefully inadequate."
French president François Hollande said the coming hours will be decisive for any Ukraine peace deal after leaders reached an agreement on a ceasefire following 15 hours of tense negotiations in Minsk.
Norwegian extremists are building stronger ties with Scandinavian neo-Nazi groups, and their activity is increasing, the head of the Norway's domestic intelligence agency Benedicte Bjørnland has warned.
Spain’s government is set to add chess to the school curriculum after politicians of all stripes unanimously agreed on the proposal.
Sweden's largest children's hospital uses animated characters to help relax kids before they have operations. Camille Bas-Wohlert took a closer look at the project amid fears it needs to adapt to the tablet generation.
The Social Democratic Party (SPD) is urging the Bundestag, the German Parliament, to outlaw the sale of energy drinks to under-18s because of acute health risks, a spokesperson said on Thursday.
Austrian film star Arnold Schwarzenegger will receive the coveted Golden Camera award for Lifetime Achievement at a ceremony in Hamburg on February 27th.
Hairdressing is the most common job for foreigners living in Sweden, while new figures reveal a rise in the number of immigrants and foreign-born Swedes gaining work in the Nordic nation.
Several Norwegian citizens have risen to leadership positions in Isis, the militant group battling to establish a caliphate in Iraq and Syria, according to the latest information gathered by Norwegian military intelligence.
For the past four years, a 60 square metre apartment in Vienna's Reichsapfelgasse has burned through around €100,000 of electricity. When police raided it in January, they found 1,100 cannabis plants under cultivation.
Prostitutes in France fear the DSK trial will only encourage lawmakers to crack down on their trade. But the spokeswoman for a sex workers' union tells The Local that not all clients of prostitutes are as bad as DSK. 'Sextremists' Femen, however, disagree.
Costa Concordia captain Francesco Schettino has vowed that he will never accept his conviction for abandoning ship on the night of the 2012 cruise ship disaster.
The Paris Town Hall will make an official decision in April as to whether the French capital should bid to host the Olympics in 2024, a move that most of the French public backs.
The UN refugee agency on Thursday urged the European Union to do far more to save migrant lives in the Mediterranean, saying its existing maritime border patrol is "woefully inadequate."
Would you like relax in a rustic cottage in southwestern France or rather head up north and spend your time in a historic manor? Take a look at these two properties that are currently on the market.
Swiss banking giant Credit Suisse on Thursday reported a better-than-expected profit for 2014 but also announced cost-savings measures to compensate for the higher value of the Swiss franc.
Norwegian Air Shuttle on Wednesday posted a loss over a billion Norwegian kroner ($137m) for 2014, the first time it has failed to make a profit in seven years.
Germanwings, the low-cost subsidiary of German airline Lufthansa, said it has cancelled close to 340 outbound flights from Germany on Thursday and Friday owing to a strike by pilots.
According to a report in the Financial Times, Britain's prime minister David Cameron is threatening to retaliate economically against Austria due to the country's opposition to EU funding for an expansion of Britain's nuclear program.
The adventurous (or lost) souls who choose to start up life in another country come in all shapes and sizes, and relate to their home and adopted countries in different ways. See where on the spectrum you fit in.
Disgraced former political heavyweight Dominique Strauss-Kahn took the stand for the third day in a row in his pimping trial, where he was probed about his Paris bachelor pad.
The Danish Foreign Ministry announced that the government will send 10 million kroner in aid to Ukraine, while expressing cautious optimism about the ceasefire agreement reached on Thursday.
On an unusually sunny day in Vienna in mid-February, the world famous Opera Ball is set to take place on Thursday, with an expected 5,150 attendees.
Switzerland’s press freedoms deteriorated last year, reflecting a global worsening of conditions for journalists and degraded environment for news media, according to an annual report from Reporters Without Borders.
Officials have given the "all clear" over a toxic cloud, hours after warning the residents of the town of Igualada in Catalonia to stay inside.
Spain is to close its Cervantes Institute on Gibraltar where "everyone speaks Spanish except the apes".
A 50-year-old Swiss man has become the latest victim of an avalanche in Italy.
Sweden's drivers have been dubbed the most responsible and least reckless in Europe, despite figures suggesting they're the most likely nationality to use mobile phones without a hands-free kit while behind the wheel.
Italy tumbled 24 places in the latest press freedom index by Reporters Without Borders, owing to mafia threats and "unjustified" legal action against journalists.
European perceptions of Germans as safe and considerate drivers were partially borne out by a new survey released on Thursday. But beware of offended ones behind you…
A lawyer has reported 38 Spanish mayors, among them the mayor of Madrid Ana Botella, for failing to remove Franco-era symbols from their towns.
Finance ministers from Eurozone countries failed to agree on changes to Greece's bailout programme in Brussels overnight, Eurogroup leader Jeroen Dijsselbloem said early on Thursday morning.
Sweden's central bank (the Riksbank) has cut its key interest rate, the repo, from zero to -0.1 percent, the lowest figure in history.
Online dating has taken off around the world but in Italy it still hasn't quite caught on. As Valentines Day looms, The Local's Angela Giuffrida finds out why.
In our ongoing feature series, The Local looks into a successful entrepreneur's life - the story behind her successes, major challenges and how being an entrepreneur changed them forever. This week, we talk to Vigga Svensson, the founder of Vigga, an exclusive and sustainable fashion brand for small children.
UPDATE: Chancellor Merkel, along with the Presidents of France, Russia and Ukraine, issued a statement confirming that a ceasefire agreement for eastern Ukraine had been reached in Minsk.
The Swiss government has presented a bill for new quotas on immigration from the European Union, a move which if made law would hit thousands of Italians who cross the border for work.
Journalists at French newspaper Le Monde have reacted angrily after they were were accused of "informing" on businessmen by the paper's own owners. Le Monde had published names of wealthy HSBC clients who dodged tax by opening Swiss accounts.
Paris Town Hall on Wednesday decided to launch a lawsuit over reports by US news channel Fox News that there were "no-go zones" in the French capital that police and non-Muslims don't enter.
A man allegedly involved in bribery over the sale of Swedish fighter jets to South Africa is the latest name to emerge from the HSBC Swiss secret bank accounts scandal that has gripped the global financial world.
A Spanish court has summoned 16 police for questioning over the deaths of 15 Africans who drowned swimming towards Spain as officers fired rubber bullets, authorities said on Wednesday.
Norway’s Prime Minister has flatly refused a Russian request for help recover the wreck of a World War II fighter plane sunk beneath the sea near Norway’s Russian border, pointing out that Russia "hadn't chosen the best time" to ask.
Nearly 4,000 kilometers (2,500 miles) from home, the Icelandic coastguard's Tyr lurches wildly as it chases a suspect cargo ship off the coast of Italy in gale force winds.
The variant of MRSA that can be transmitted from livestock to humans used to account for just two percent of all MRSA cases but in 2014 the pig-borne bacteria accounted for 43 percent - "an epidemic that is out control", an expert warned.
Italy, the country that gave the world the Ferrari, has produced Europe's most reckless drivers, a survey released on Thursday found, while Greeks were judged the rudest on the continent by fellow Europeans.
Japanese football officials maintained a stony silence over their search for a new national team coach on Thursday, as former Roma boss Luciano Spalletti was strongly linked to the job.
Sweden's Security Service, Säpo, has confirmed that 32 Swedes have been killed fighting for the Islamic State (Isis) in Syria and Iraq.
A court has told a town mayor that he doesn't have to shake a Nazi's hand if he doesn't want to, after a councillor from the far-right National Democratic Party of Germany accused him of discrimination.
One of the world's leading electronic music festivals, Sonar, is warming up Stockholm this weekend, while Malmö is celebrating childhood and Umeå's Symphony Orchestra puts on its winter concert.