A group of young Norwegian Muslims plans to create a human ring around Oslo’s synagogue following the Shabat celebration this Saturday, in a gesture they are calling a ’Peace Ring’.
A vile racist attack on two Spaniards travelling on a night bus in Manchester was captured on camera phone by a shocked passenger.
Police officers guarding Jewish buildings in Sweden should carry automatic rifles, according to new directives issued after two deadly shootings in Copenhagen over the weekend.
Germany's defence ministry scrambled on Tuesday to counter media reports that its forces were so under-equipped they had to use broomsticks instead of machine-guns at Nato manoeuvres in Norway.
A woman in Lower Austria was so incensed when she caught her boyfriend cheating that she arranged for his BMW to be destroyed -- on camera.
Lars Vilks, the Swedish cartoonist believed to have been the target of one of the deadly Copenhagen shootings said Tuesday that Danish police "had not caught onto" new realities following last month's Paris attacks.
Fearing defeat in parliament on a raft of key economic reforms, the French PM Manuel Valls took drastic action on Tuesday and pushed through the bill without the normal vote by MPs. The move could spark a vote of confidence in the government.
As part of our Events Around Town series, we spoke with the Indonesian woman who organized a hugging campaign in Copenhagen on Saturday.
Thanks to DSK and Fifty Shades of Grey, swinging has made headlines in French newspapers. But where are all these Paris sex clubs? Turns out they might be closer than you'd think.
French intelligence services are concerned by a rise in the number of radical clerics taking over mosques in France, according to a French media report on Tuesday. There are reportedly 25 preaching in the Paris region alone.
Asking people to participate in unpaid job trials before they are offered full-time employment is a ruthless way to exploit them and the practice should be banished, writes Leif Håkansson from Swedish labour union IF Metall for this week's debate article.
After years of preparation, a disputed order for 168 military helicopters will now go to Parliament for approval. But critics say the €8.7bn price tag is a huge overpayment due to poor planning.
The French prosecutor at the pimping trial of Dominique Strauss-Kahn called on Tuesday for the ex-IMF chief to be cleared of charges of aggravated pimping. It comes after two prostitutes dropped their civil action against him.
Lars Vilks, the controversial Swedish artist said to have been the target of one of the fatal Copenhagen shootings this weekend has slammed Danish police for underestimating the terrorist threat.
French investigators believe they have established that the jihadists who struck Paris last month were in direct contact before the attacks, a security source said on Tuesday.
Both of the two boys who went missing after a controversial altercation with Swedish police at Malmö train station are now being taken care of by Danish social services, it was revealed on Tuesday afternoon.
Cash-strapped authorities in Rome are to auction off four Mussolini-era public buildings to fund the completion of a long-delayed but eagerly-awaited new conference centre by acclaimed architect Massimiliano Fuksas.
An impromptu striptease by an overweight middle-aged man led to children screaming and charges of public disorder when the naked man assaulted two policewomen. (Video NSFW.)
UPDATED: Both of the two boys who went missing after a controversial altercation with Swedish police at Malmö train station are now being taken care of by Danish social services, it was revealed on Tuesday afternoon.
Italy's Economy Minister Pier Carlo Padoan said a Eurogroup meeting on Greece's debt renegotiations was "not very useful".
One of Norway's leading environmentalists has warned that derelict Soviet nuclear submarines close to the country's northern borders risk causing a "Chernobyl in slow motion".
The Local's food writer and consultant chef, Gaz Smith, looks into your best options for the start of Heringsschmaus on Ash Wednesday.
It is a banner time for plastic bricks. Lego is already the world's largest toy company and now it has laid claim to the title of the world's most powerful brand.
Brand Finance, one of the world's leading brand valuation and strategy consultancies, has released its annual brand power report, which shows that Red Bull holds its position as the third strongest brand in the world, behind new leader Lego and with PWC in second place.
MPs from the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) in the Bundestag (German parliament) want to force health insurance companies to pay for psychological counselling for potential paedophiles.
They may not have pancake day, but Spaniards know how to let their hair down before the frugality of Lent. As Carnival fever sweeps across the nation, we take a look at some of the more unusual celebrations.
The gunman presumed to be behind the attack on an event attended by Swedish artist Lars Vilks and a synagogue in Copenhagen was known to the Danish Security and Intelligence Service as someone who may have been radicalized while in jail, it has emerged.
Some 40 people had a thankfully successful escape from the aptly-named Houdini cinema in Zurich on Tuesday morning when a fire broke out, causing several thousand francs of damage.
An Italian vicar has defied calls from Rome to leave Libya and vowed to stay in the country despite death threats, saying he would rather risk being beheaded and "martyred" by Islamic extremists.
UPDATED: A Swedish hotel has come under fire for denying a gay couple from booking a spa weekend, only to allow a straight couple to make the same reservation a day later.
This is the dramatic moment a split second before a Scottish grandfather was gored in the head by a fighting bull during a fiesta in Spain.
The agent of Mario Balotelli led the growing criticism of former Italy and AC Milan coach Arrigo Sacchi following remarks criticizing the number of "blacks" playing at youth level in Italy.
Property owners on a street in Rome are reportedly hoping to rake in thousands by renting their homes to wealthy tourists when a James Bond car chase is filmed on the street in March.
The Swiss federal government launched a new anti-smoking campaign on Monday to tackle a habit that remains Switzerland’s principal cause of premature death and costs the government five billion francs a year.
The Danish Security and Intelligence Service was tipped off about the risk that the gunman presumed to be behind the weekend's attacks had been radicalized while in prison.
There are nearly 500 swingers clubs in France - but what exactly happens inside? With the DSK pimping trial turning heads worldwide, here's a closer look at an age-old habit that's apparently becoming "fashionable" among French people from all walks of life.
A 65-year-old woman has been arrested for trying to smuggle more than €37,000 ($42,000)in cash from Andorra in her trainers.
Spain's third-biggest lender CaixaBank said on Tuesday it would launch a full takeover for Portuguese rival BPI, just months after it bought Barclays' Spanish operations, as it seeks to expand abroad.
The decision of Germany's largest gun club to disbar a title-winner over his Muslim religion - hastily withdrawn last August after an anti-discrimination uproar - came back to bite members after their bid for UNESCO cultural heritage status was suspended.
The Jewish community in Zurich is “seriously worried” about the possibility of a terrorist attack after the shootings in Paris and Copenhagen, senior members of the community say.
A new asylum report has scolded France over its mistreatment of asylum seekers, accusing French authorities of failing to deal with the crisis in Calais and not taking their share of Syrian refugees.
The influential former leader of Norway’s ruling Progress Party used a visit to Copenhagen’s show of unity on Monday night to call on Norwegians to “wake up to the creeping Islamization” of their country.
Over 2,000 taxi drivers are converging in Turin on Tuesday for a protest against Uber, the mobile app which allows non-professional drivers with their own cars to take on passengers at budget rates.
After the recent local elections in Hamburg, police are investigating the vandalizing of up to 1,500 election posters for the right-wing party Alternative for Germany (AFD).
Up to 500 Italian soldiers could be brought into Rome to protect the city's famous sites and embassies from terrorism attacks, Italian media reported on Tuesday.
The leader of left-wing protest party, Podemos, is in New York this week, criticizing the 'dogmatism' of European austerity politics and calling on political leaders to 'rectify' their policies.
Stockholm's largest TEDx event to date took place on February 16th, with the theme Differentia - diversity in all ways. SI News was there to find out more.
The NFGL Lund network has started a project called NFGL Faces, interviewing NFGL membrers. First up is Mohammad Nesrini, who decided to change his life after a terrible accident in Syria.
Venus Williams, who could return to the world's top ten for the first time in four years if she makes a successful defence of the Dubai Open title this week, began the journey with a 6-1, 6-2 rout of highly-regarded Swiss teenager Belinda Bencic on Monday.
Basel coach Paulo Sousa hopes his side will make a significant stride towards reaching the Champions League quarterfinals for the first time when they face two-time title winners Porto in their last 16 first leg clash on Wednesday in Basel.
The Danish birth rate has increased for the first time in four years, new figures from Statistics Denmark have revealed.
A French police chief involved in a global crackdown on counterfeit produce, including fake caviar found in France, has warned it's better to avoid luxury products offered at bargain basement prices.
Anders Borg, Sweden’s Finance Minister in the previous centre-right government, is divorcing his wife after getting together with a former star of cheesy 1990s band Army of Lovers, Dominika Peczynski.
A humble Spanish shoeshine man has given authorities in Brazil a valuable Twitter account to publicize next year´s Rio Olympics.
A night time toboggan run ended in tragedy after two holidaymakers left the regular luge course to hurtle down a ski slope. A 57-year-old British man died and his 52-year-old female companion was seriously injured.
Lutz Bachmann, founder of anti-Islam movement Pegida, said on Monday that the group was ready to choose a candidate to run for Dresden city hall in June.
European nations including Austria scrambled on Monday to reassure their Jewish communities after deadly attacks in Copenhagen that heightened fears of a new surge in anti-Semitic violence.
During World War One France banned absinthe claiming it drove drinkers insane. But 100 years on and with the ban having been lifted and its reputation restored, the French are once again falling under its seductive spell.
The turbo-charged life of one of Italy's most celebrated - and controversial - female journalists has been turned into a television film.
Chancellor Angela Merkel spoke with President Vladimir Putin of Russia and President Petro Poroschenko of Ukraine on Monday evening, agreeing on how observers could be used to maintain the ceasefire in eastern Ukraine.
Former AC Milan and Italy coach Arrigo Sacchi has hit out at Italy's youth set-up by claiming it features 'too many blacks' and 'too many foreigners'.
French champions PSG take on Chelsea in Paris on Tuesday in the first leg of their Champions League last 16 tie. The injury-hit French team will be bidding for revenge after being knocked out of last year’s competition by Chelsea. They face a tough task.
Sweden’s Health Minister has backed growing calls for more state-funded needle exchanges for drug addicts.
The headmaster of a college in Italy's Friuli-Venezia Giulia region has banned female Muslim students from wearing headscarves.
The presumed gunman in the terror attacks that shocked Denmark was vocally anti-Semitic and had expressed a desire to travel to Syria to wage jihad.
The White House offers solidarity and the FBI's help as Denmark sends Aarhus's mayor to an anti-terror summit in Washington.
The presumed gunman in the attack on a cultural event attended by Swedish cartoonist Lars Vilks and a synagogue in Copenhagen was vocally anti-Semitic and had expressed a desire to travel to Syria to wage jihad, it has emerged.