The European Court of Human Rights has struck down the conviction of four Swiss journalists for having recorded and broadcast an interview of a private insurance broker using hidden cameras to highlight malpractice in the sale of life insurance.
Denmark was dubbed the best country in the EU for 'digital performance' on Tuesday as a new Digital Economy and Society index was unveiled.
A new Instagram account is quickly going viral in France for its voyeuristic snapshots of "handsome" Parisian men riding the Metro.
If your social calendar is looking a bit empty this March here are ten events across the country involving cheese, snowboarding, books and orchids, one of which is bound to get you interested.
Did you see the sign? Vintage Swedish group Ace of Base have announced they are releasing a new album on March 6th, containing ten tracks recorded between 1991 and 2005.
Swedish start-ups seem to be all the rage these days. As the country’s ranks of entrepreneurs continue to grow, The Local offers some tips for establishing a successful Swedish start-up from a company that’s been in the game for decades.
Ensaf Haidar, the wife of jailed Saudi blogger Raif Badawi, has called on the Austrian government to close a Saudi-financed dialogue centre in Vienna, and to help end her husband’s suffering and save him from further floggings.
VIDEO: "Nono" the pig squealer from northern France has done it again. His impression of a breastfeeding pig won him the top prize for the sixth year in a row at France's annual agricultural fair in Paris.
The Swedish Pilot’s Union has pledged to mount a sympathy strike in support of staff working for budget airline Norwegian, if a planned walkout goes ahead over the border this Sunday.
While neighbouring Denmark took the top spot, Sweden was dubbed the second best country in the EU for 'digital performance' on Tuesday as a new Digital Economy and Society index was unveiled.
Veteran Italy prop Martin Castrogiovanni will miss the Six Nations clash away to Scotland this weekend because of a dog bite, the Italian rugby federation has announced.
Berlin rapper Bass Sultan Hengzt released an album cover calculated to smoke out homophobia among listeners, prompting what Germans love to call a “Sh*tstorm”.
The head of the UN's climate science panel, Rajendra Pachauri, has stepped down, the Geneva-based body announced on Tuesday, following claims that he sexually harassed a subordinate.
Rakhat Aliyev, an opponent and former son-in-law of Kazakhstan's president, was found dead Tuesday in an apparent suicide at an Austrian jail just before he was due to testify against alleged extortion, authorities said.
Spring has sprung in southern Sweden where the new season is deemed to have arrived when temperatures remain above freezing for seven says in a row. But the milder weather isn't all good news for hayfever sufferers.
Norwegian Air Shuttle could see its first ever strike by pilots on Sunday, if it fails to end more than three months of fruitless negotiations and strike a deal with unions.
Italian trade unions have urged the government to block a deal by Japan's Hitachi to buy Finmeccanica's rail and traffic signal businesses in order to "save jobs and a strategic sector in the country".
Cash-strapped Serie A club Parma could be told on March 19th they can no longer operate as a going concern in Italy's top flight after a date for a bankruptcy hearing was set by a court on Tuesday.
Efforts to bring peace to Ukraine moved to Paris on Tuesday when foreign ministers from Russia, Ukraine, Germany and France will meet to try and salvage the Minsk II ceasefire deal struck earlier this month.
Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy predicted on Tuesday that Spain's economy, the eurozone's fourth largest, could grow by 2.4 percent in 2015, raising the previous 2.0 percent forecast.
55-year-old Finn Nørgaard, the first victim of the worst terror attack in recent Danish history, was laid to rest under tight security and lingering questions on Tuesday.
Twelve Norwegians are being sued in the US after cashing out more than 13 million kroner ($1.7m) from ZeekRewards, a giant US ponzi scheme wound up in 2012.
How different really is France to your home country? Often it's the small things that matter. Our guest blogger Christopher Cooley, based in Bordeaux, has picked out a few of the things that have caught his eye, beyond the shape of the bread and the price of the wine.
Police in Catalonia have issued a warning about a spate of recent "fake kidnappings" during which parents receive phone calls telling them their children have been abducted, when no actual kidnapping has taken place.
Norway this week warned the UK not to leave the European Union, arguing that after Russia's recent aggression a British exit would dangerously undermine regional security.
Two of the three adult daughters believed to have been kept locked up by their mother in southern Sweden have moved back in with her. The youngest daughter has not returned.
Charlie Hebdo's latest edition will hit kiosks on Wednesday, but without the Prophet Muhammad on the cover. Instead the Pope, Nicolas Sarkozy and Marine Le Pen are mockingly depicted as a pack of enraged animals.
Scientists and politicians are debating whether to introduce compulsory vaccinations following the recent measles outbreak in Berlin, which has lead to the death of an infant and the closure of a school.
The heirs of four Jewish art dealers have brought a case against the German government in the USA over the so-called “Guelph treasure”, a €260-million trove they say was confiscated by the Nazis in 1935.
After Sarah Ericsson hung up balloons in the shape of the number '21' for her birthday, her home was paid a visit by Swedish police who thought they stood for 'IS' and had been put up by supporters of the Islamic State extremist group.
France's far-right leader Marine Le Pen has thrown her support behind an upcoming rally against the Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi, the leader of Italy's Northern League has said.
Italy and Switzerland have signed an "historic agreement" to fight tax evasion, giving Italians until September to disclose funds hidden across the border in Swiss bank accounts.
UPDATED: In their third strike in eight months, SAS baggage workers walked off the job at Copenhagen Airport on Tuesday. Although they returned after less than two hours, delays and cancellations are expected throughout the rest of the day.
The ruling Popular Party (PP) in the Basque Country has apologized after one of its councillors wore a Nazi costume to Tenerife’s carnival.
Russian President Vladimir Putin claimed to want peace in Ukraine in an interview on Monday, hours before state-owned Gazprom threatened to cut off gas supplies to the country - hitting EU countries too - if it didn't pay outstanding bills immediately.
After five drones were spotted flying over specific landmarks in Paris on Tuesday, a French aviation expert tells The Local the "real pros" behind the stunt want to "demonstrate how the state is incapable of protecting the population".
Italy and Switzerland on Monday signed a "historic agreement" to fight tax evasion, giving Italians until September to disclose funds hidden across the border.
Spain said on Tuesday it had broken up an online network accused of recruiting young women to join Islamic State militants fighting in Iraq and Syria and arrested four suspects.
Over 300 people had to be evacuated from their homes on a street in a Naples suburb when a massive sinkhole opened up after heavy rain and a burst water pipe caused the road to cave in.
Germany's public finances were back in the black in 2014, as growth in Europe's biggest economy shifted up a gear at the end of the year, official data showed Tuesday.
Bern has issued a health warning about an imported polenta product that poses risks to consumers because it contains elevated levels of tropane alkaloids, substances found in plants that cause poisoning.
For this week's debate article The Local hears from the Republican Association, which is calling on Sweden to abolish the monarchy and liberate Princess Estelle following her third birthday.
The new political party The Alternative has collected enough voter signatures to make the ballot while another new party, the National Party, is appealing for help to make its goal.
UPDATED: Police in central Sweden have launched a murder investigation following the death of a man found under a bridge in Falun, which is currently hosting the Ski World Cup.
Police raided biker group Satudarah's clubhouses and the homes of members across Germany on Tuesday after Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere banned the group.
When an earthquake shook the country on Monday Spaniards flocked to social media to make fun of the big drama surrounding the little tremor.
France's Muslim leaders boycotted a dinner by the country's most prominent Jewish group after its leader blamed young Muslims for anti-Semitic violence, adding that the National Front leader Marine Le Pen was "blameless" when it comes to anti-Semitism.
Italian may be a language of romance, but Italians themselves are not so affectionate about it, according to Claudio Marazzini, the president of the Florence-based Crusca Academy.
After plans for a 'peace ring' were nixed by police over security concerns, a Muslim group has announced that it will hold a vigil outside Copenhagen City Hall on Friday.
Two-time Formula One world champion Fernando Alonso is making a "solid recovery" from a spectacular crash in testing, his McLaren team said Monday blaming the accident on "gusty winds".
Juventus goalkeeper and captain Gianluigi Buffon has called for full commitment when the Italian champions host Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday, looking to put one foot in the quarter-finals of the Champions League.
Police sat with their backs to the entrance drinking coffee and a cafe employee was the first to notice the gunman, witnesses to the first of two fatal shootings in Copenhagen have stepped forward to say.
The Uppsala NFGL network recently held a workshop in entrepreneurship - and how to create a job instead of just looking for one. Network board member Maxim Vlasov explains what the team learned.
UPDATE: Spiegel reported on Tuesday that Eurozone finance ministers had agreed the details of a financial aid programme for Greece in a conference call.
Hitachi said on Tuesday it would buy the rail and traffic signal businesses of Italy's Finmeccanica, in a deal that could reach more than $2.0 billion as it looks to take on global rail giants.
European Commission plans to create a single market in energy, partly to reduce dependence on Russian gas, are sure to raise hackles in Berlin.
Gender equal snow ploughs are catching on in Sweden. More and more municipalities have been following suit after The Local reported in January that Stockholm was set to introduce the policy.
Paris police were hunting on Tuesday for clues after several drones were flown over specific Paris landmarks in the early hours of Tuesday, including the Eiffel Tower and the American Embassy.
The first prosecution in Norway of returned jihadists accused of fighting for the banned terror group Isis began on Tuesday at Oslo City Court, with the first defendant claiming he had only travelled to Syria to provide humanitarian aid.
UPDATED: Witnesses to a fatal shooting in Denmark's capital, of which controversial Swedish artist Lars Vilks is believed to have been the target, have criticized police.
Police were in a shoot-out with an armed burglar in Floridsdorf on Monday evening after catching him and an accomplice breaking and entering a business in Helene-Richter-Gasse, not far from the border with Lower Austria.