On Sunday, kids all across Denmark will dress up in costumes, smack barrels and eat sweet buns. Here's your guide to the Danish holiday of Fastelavn.
A columnist for French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo on Saturday condemned a shooting in Copenhagen that targeted a debate on Islam and free speech, saying: "We are all Danish tonight".
With plunging sales and advertising, Spain's press is in crisis, but one outlet is thriving: news website El Confidencial, which joined in this week's SwissLeaks tax fraud revelations.
The race for the Golden Bear top prize at the 65th Berlin film festival wound up in a dead heat Saturday, with break-out talents looking well placed to pip cinema heavyweights.
Three people with reported connections to a neo-Nazi organisation have been detained by police after being found lurking outside the Stockholm editorial offices of a national newspaper.
According to a report from the Financial Times, Apple may be developing a partnership to build an electric car, with some of the technology coming from an Austrian company.
Italy's foreign ministry on Friday advised against travelling to Libya and suggested that its nationals already should leave, adding that it stands ready to participate in any UN intervention in the country.
Spain warned Friday it will want back €26 billion ($39 billion) it lent to Greece in the financial crisis, as new left-wing leaders in Athens seek to renegotiate the country's debts.
Barcelona president Josep Bartomeu pointed the finger at his predecessor on Friday over allegations of tax fraud linked to the signing of Brazilian striker Neymar.
Roger Federer and Stanislas Wawrinka, who led Switzerland to last year's Davis Cup, have both turned their back on the squad for this year's first round tie against Belgium next month.
Rising temperatures in Sweden's south are hitting the elk population hard and wildlife experts predict that the animals will head to the cooler north.
French lawmakers voted late Friday in favour of proposals to introduce "international tourist zones" where shops would be open every Sunday and until midnight every night.
The US said Friday that France's multibillion-dollar sale of Rafale fighter jets to Egypt was no cause for worry, despite Cairo's close defence-sales relationship with America.
German President Joachim Gauck warned Friday against a cult of victimhood over the World War II destruction of the city of Dresden 70 years ago.
The OSCE, which has been tasked with monitoring a new ceasefire in eastern Ukraine, has emerged as a key player in the region over the past year, mediating between government leaders and rebels towards a peaceful solution.
Erik Almqvist, who was removed from the Sweden Democrat hierarchy in 2012 after he was filmed racially abusing a Swedish comedian, has been revealed to be the driving force behind the party's media strategy.
For the last in our Valentine's Day series, The Local speaks to relationship counsellor and author Eric Hegmann for some top tips about finding - and keeping - a Teutonic partner.
This step-by-step guide by French blogger Muriel Jacques is not guaranteed to help you find your true love, but it will help shed some light on those famously romantic French folk, who seem to have their own set of Gallic rules when it comes to love.