Switzerland's Roger Federer crushed a familiar opponent for the 16th successive time as he made an encouraging return to the ATP World Tour after his Australian Open tennis debacle.
Norway’s total dominance of this year’s Nordic skiing World Cup has been slammed as "financial doping” by sponsorship consultant Jacob Lund, one of the most powerful people in Norwegian sports, who warns it risks destroying interest in other countries.
Two men died when a small plane crashed shortly after takeoff from an airfield in Yverdon-les-Bains in the canton of Vaud on Monday, police said.
A man in Oslo has been convicted of no fewer than 102 offences, after he defrauded 34 people, most of them physically or mentally disabled.
High-level talks in Geneva on Tehran's disputed nuclear programme were "useful and constructive" but a deal is still a long way off, a senior US administration official said on Monday.
Officials on Monday laid the first stone for a new 39-million-franc ($41-million) building at Lausanne’s federal institute of technology (EPFL) that aims to bring together science, art and “society”.
The Danish government introduced a new anti-terror package following the Copenhagen shootings, but internet privacy advocate Henrik Chulu argues that privacy restrictions will limit the free speech that politicians say they want to defend.
Several French citizens have had their passports confiscated after allegedly planning to travel to Syria to fight jihad. It's the first time the measure has been used and the government says dozens more French nationals will soon have their documents seized.
Swedes have hit out after it emerged that hundreds of thousands of underweight piglets are killed every year in Denmark by banging their heads against the floor.
Hundreds of Norwegians plan to join a peace vigil outside an Oslo mosque on Saturday, a week after Muslims and Jews united outside a synagogue there following fatal shootings in Denmark.
Madrid received almost five times the foreign investment of Catalonia in 2014, with analysts saying the region's growing independence movement may have turned off many potential investors.
An earthquake with a magnitute measuring 5.4 on the Richter scale was felt from Madrid to Murcia on Monday afternoon.
EU competition regulators launched Monday a probe into US group General Electric's planned €12.4-billion ($14.1-billion) acquisition of the energy business of French rival Alstom.
Spain is enforcing the hard line against Greece during negotiations between Eurozone finance ministers, it has emerged.
With 39 subway station escalators still out of action in the Swedish capital as a precaution after a woman was hurt in an accident last weekend, athletes have been carrying tired travellers up the stairs.
In our weekly feature series, The Local looks into a successful entrepreneur's life - the story behind their successes, major challenges and how being an entrepreneur changed them forever. This week, Emma Anderson talks to Anna Alex, co-founder of Berlin-based Outfittery.
Madrid Metro has sacked its head of security over a memo warning staff to be suspicious of gays, as lobby groups called on the public transport company to launch an LGBT inclusion campaign.
A Dutch woman has raised over €7,000 online to pay for damages wrought in Rome last week by scores of football fans from the Netherlands.
HSBC's boss on Monday fended off criticism about receiving his bonuses through a Swiss bank account held by a Panamanian-registered company, as the banking giant reported a 15-percent drop in annual net profits.
Britons are the biggest guzzlers of Italian beer, with over half of the beer exported between January and October last year going to the UK, according to Coldiretti farmers association.
The French government's latest bid to tighten its belt will see it sell off thousands of cars from the 65,000-strong fleet of official state-owned vehicles. It comes after the Eylsée Palace decided to flog its finest wines as well as a luxury apartment in New York to save money.
“Indecent” and “incomprehensible” were just two of the words used to describe the €4 million ‘golden hello’ that the new CEO of French company Sanofi will be able to pocket.
Fredrik Reinfeldt is in a relationship with his former press officer Roberta Alenius. The ex-Prime Minister confirmed the news via a text message from a ski trip with his new lover.
Rail operator Deutsche Bahn said on Monday that it would resume talks with the German Train Drivers' Union (GDL), pushing back the possibility of further crippling strikes.
Passengers on a delayed Air France flight from New York to Paris were left stranded for 12 hours on Sunday when the pilot landed the plane in the UK - just an hour from the French capital - because he was obliged to take a rest.
UPDATED: Security has been heightened at two of the largest shopping centres in Paris after they were singled out as terror targets in a new video released by the same terrorist group that killed 60 people in a Kenyan mall in 2013.
As Norwegian Muslims formed a ‘ring of peace’ around an Oslo synagogue on Saturday in a show of solidarity with Jews a week after the twin fatal shootings in Copenhagen, a similar initiative by a Danish Muslim was denied by police for security reasons.
One in five Germans believe that a revolution would be the only way to truly reform society, a study released by the Free University of Berlin on Monday shows.
Problems with the Tele2 and Telia networks stopped thousands of customers from making phonecalls on Monday, including to emergency services.
Only 27.4 percent of Italians trust the European Union – the lowest level among six EU countries polled by Demos, a Vicenza-based think-tank, and published in La Repubblica on Monday.
UPDATED: Swedish supermarket giant Ica has promised action after it emerged that hundreds of thousands of underweight piglets are killed every year in Denmark by banging their heads against the floor.
Austria is one of Europe’s smaller countries, but also one of the richest and most stable in the EU, with low unemployment. Austrians are known for their love of gemütlichkeit - a word encompassing coziness, security and friendliness - and this can mean some baffling conversations for those new to doing business with Austrians.
An Italian mayor has issued an apology after a tourism brochure promoting his town featured a photo of Nazi Heinrich Himmler, one of the masterminds of the Holocaust.
In the latest instalment of My Spanish Career, The Local chats to Inés Diarte a sculptor whose work is exhibited at Art Madrid 2015 this week.
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Just four weeks after announcing his resignation in the wake of a Hitler selfie scandal, the founder of the anti-Islam movement Pegida has been voted back into leadership.
Flights between Sweden's second city and Cambridge in the UK take off next Monday, with the move designed to improve travel for staff working for Anglo-Swedish pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca in both locations.
A Spanish environmental activist was arrested in Cambodia Monday and will shortly be deported, officials said, a move described by a rights group as the government's latest attempt to stifle dissent
Same-sex unions are on the rise in Austria, with 402 gay couples choosing to register their partnership in 2014, an increase of 9.2 percent on the previous year.
Italians took to Twitter over the weekend to laugh off threats from the Isis militant group against their country, especially after one sympathizer said gays would be thrown off the iconic “Leaning Tower of Pizza”.
An Italian priest has reacted with shock on being fined over €1,300 for the noisy ringing of his church bells, putting an end to a centuries-old tradition.
The Galician regional government has come under fire for paying €300,000 for Enrique Iglesias to film his latest music video in the northwestern Spanish region.
Austrian Sim cards will have been affected by an alleged hack by US and British intelligence agencies in order to facilitate eavesdropping on mobiles, the security spokesman for Austria’s Green Party says.
As MPs meet to discuss a planned law which would force large companies and the government to hire more women managers and executives, experts say that the bill hasn't been properly drafted.
German business confidence rose to its highest level in seven months in February, as Europe's biggest economy remains robust in the face of geopolitical uncertainty, the Ifo economic institute said Monday.
An investigation is under way into the cause of a fire on Sunday night that destroyed a discotheque, bar and woodworking shop in Collombey-Muraz, a municipality of around 8,000 people in the canton of Valais.
A man who posted a message on Twitter celebrating the death of a football fan has been fined over €60,000 ($68,000) for his "threatening and offensive" behaviour.
UPDATE: Health authorities in Berlin announced a toddler has succumbed to measles. Earlier, a school in a Berlin suburb was closed because of a pupil infected with the disease. The capital is battling its most serious outbreak since 2001.
A second protest by Germany’s anti-Muslim movement Pegida in the Upper Austrian capital of Linz on Saturday afternoon required a massive police operation in order to prevent clashes breaking out between left-wing counter demonstrators.
Swedish defence company Saab has defended its submarine-making capabilities after Australia's Prime Minister Tony Abbott excluded the country from a major new submarine-building programme.
Swiss tennis star Roger Federer has apologized for getting caught up in the bitter rivalry between Indian and Pakistani cricket fans after he was pictured admiring the blue shirt of World Cup champions India in a marketing photo-shoot.
Italian cinema buffs were fuming on Monday after celebrated director Francesco Rosi was left out of the Oscars "in memoriam" tribute to movie figures who died in the past year.
American computer giant Apple will place one of the world’s largest data centres in Viborg, where it will power the company's popular services on 100 percent renewable energy.
French actress Marion Cotillard might not have won one, but France didn’t go home empty handed from Sunday’s Oscars. After the latest triumph we look back at France’s greatest Oscar moments.
James Bond's Aston Martin is struggling to race over Rome's famous cobblestones and notorious potholes, affecting the "high-speed" race through the Eternal City in 007's new film, Spectre.
Berlin's beleaguered BER airport, currently delayed four years past its original opening date, has a new boss in former Rolls Royce manager Karsten Mühlenfeld, it was announced at the weekend.
As the last official week of winter began on a cold, wet and windy note, meteorology institute DMI promised that better days are around the corner.
Two-time world champion Fernando Alonso was airlifted to hospital after crashing his McLaren on Sunday's final morning of the second pre-season test in Barcelona.
Parma captain Alessandro Lucarelli hit out at league and federation officials on Sunday as the beleaguered Serie A club's game with Udinese was postponed due to a lack of funds to pay stadium stewards.
Lyon reclaimed top spot in Ligue 1 from PSG on Sunday after an uninspiring win over Nantes. Third placed Marseille lost ground once again after only managing a draw at rivals Saint Etienne.
It's been another deadly winter in the French Alps with the death toll from avalanches reaching 28 at the weekend after the latest fatal snowslide.
Late director and Oscar winner Malik Bendjelloul and Swedish icon Anita Ekberg were among those honoured for their legacy at the 87th Academy Awards in Los Angeles.
A majority of Swiss back gay and lesbian marriage, according to the results of surveys published on Sunday by two weeklies.
Greece has drawn up a €7.3 billion tax hit list aimed at the country's oligarchs and lucrative smuggling industry, a German newspaper said, as part of reform proposals due to its creditors Monday.
It seems that Germany lent a golden touch as two films, The Grand Budapest Hotel and Citizenfour, took home little golden statues at Sunday night's academy awards.
France upped its military involvement in the fight against Isis on Monday by dispatching its aircraft carrier the Charles de Gaulle to the Gulf.
Denmark took home a technical achievement Oscar and laid partial claim to the year's best foreign language film at Sunday night's award show in Hollywood.
The death toll from an avalanche that swept away a group of Italian skiers in the Swiss Alps has risen to four after a man died from his injuries, police said on Sunday.
The Swedish government has not ruled out investing more money into the fight against terrorism, Home Affairs Minister Anders Ygeman has said.
UK-born Antonio Casamassa, 32, moved to Sweden eight years ago and has launched a successful career as a freelance software developer. Now he has decided to combine his passion for creating game apps with a desire to help others.