Anyone with children can get a night in the architecturally inspired Tubakuba cabin, with its stunning location on a mountainside overlooking Bergen, absolutely free.
Norwegian police raided the premises of the Catholic Church Thursday on suspicion it had inflated membership figures for years to fraudulently claim six million euros in illegitimate state funding.
Russia's airforce started exercises that will involve jets striking back against a "supposed enemy" over the Barents Sea that borders Norway, the country's military said on Thursday.
German prosecutors are investigating the Switzerland-based private banking arm of Coutts for allegedly helping clients avoid tax, British parent company the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) said on Thursday.
Roger Federer's bid to extend his record of Dubai Open titles to seven carried him into the semifinals with record-breaking speed and to a meeting with the new wunderkind of tennis.
A prominent Swiss businessman and two other people have been detained in Monaco on suspicion of defrauding Russian oligarch and football club owner Dmitry Rybolovlev.
Three air rescue workers were critically injured when a Rega helicopter crash landed on Thursday in the canton of Uri.
Two men charged with helping the gunman behind the deadly twin attacks in Copenhagen have been detained for another month, police said on Thursday.
Prosecutors decline to press charges against a 27-year-old who made comments on Facebook that seemed to be in support of Omar El-Hussein, the gunman behind the twin attacks that rocked Denmark two weeks ago.
The Federation of Consumer Protection Offices (vzbv) has warned Facebook over legal breaches in its terms and conditions, saying that its claim on the homepage that “Facebook is free and always will be” is misleading.
The European Union is asking the Geneva-based World Trade Organization to help settle a dispute with Russia over "excessive import duties" on refrigerators and other products.
With a group of employees in northern France having been left outraged after being given an ultimatum to either relocate to Germany or lose their job, The Local looks at which country is the best place to work - France or Germany?
An offering that rehabilitates the much-maligned German sense of humour is rocking the internet with a searing spoof metal tribute to Greece's formidable new finance minister Yanis Varoufakis, filled with painful moments of self-mockery.
The father of a French woman taken hostage in Yemen on Tuesday called on her kidnappers "to show their humanity" and set her free along with the Yemeni woman taken at the same time.
The Eiffel Tower in Paris is making an effort to conserve its energy with two new state of the art wind turbines installed on the second floor, 127 metres off the ground.
Much of Spain was on high alert on Thursday as parts of the country were battered by high winds, heavy rains and rising rivers.
A man who was found dead in the town currently hosting the Ski World Cup on Tuesday had been geocaching, a kind of scavenger hunt done using GPS, police believe.
As a UK troupe prepares to put on a festival of British theatre in Paris, there have been renewed calls for English-language productions to be given a permanent home amid the French capital's Gallic-dominated arts scene.
Bob Dylan guitarist Charlie Sexton and other Texas musicians are in a race against the clock to get acquainted with "magical" ice instruments just days before performing on the Ice Music stage in Luleå in northern Sweden.
A male nurse who injected patients with overdoses of heart medication for the thrill of resuscitating them was on Thursday sentenced to life imprisonment on five counts of murder.
Bomb disposal teams have disarmed an unexploded Second World War bomb found directly in front of the main stand at Borussia Dortmund's Signal Iduna stadium.
Around 300 relatives of the volunteers who made up the International Brigades during the Spanish Civil War have been marching to mark the anniversary of the Battle of Jarama.
Danish politicians are once again making a push to ban Hizb ut-Tahrir, the Islamic group that openly supports the establishment of a caliphate and that has been at the centre of numerous controversies in Denmark.
Nato chief Jens Stoltenberg on Wednesday warned that any attempt to expand territory held by separatists in Ukraine would be "unacceptable" and told Russia to withdraw 1,000 items of military equipment from Ukraine's territory, speaking after meeting Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi.
Italy raised €2.2 billion in a sale of 5.7 percent of electricity company Enel, the economy and finance ministry said on Thursday, as part of a €10 billion privatization effort.
UPDATED: One of three Al-Jazeera journalists arrested for flying a drone in Paris will appear in court next week where he is expected to plead guilty, a judicial source said on Thursday.
Prosecutors in Austria have confirmed that the diary of former Kazakh ambassador Rakhat Aliyev has been found in his prison cell, where he was found dead on Tuesday.
A new poll has found that Spaniards are much more concerned with unemployment and corruption than the threat of terrorism.
Sweden's second hand store scene is booming but a long-running row over whether charity shops should pay tax on sales (VAT) is yet to be sewn up. On Thursday the EU said it wouldn't take action against Sweden if it decided all not-for-profit firms could be exempt, but the Swedish government and tax agency weren't yet in agreement.
In a first for Austria, a 60-year-old woman has given birth to twins in a clinic in Wels-Grieskirchen in Upper Austria, following IVF treatment.
The Italian manufacturer of pacemakers Sorin on Thursday announced it plans to merge with US medical device firm Cyberonics, creating a new company valued at around €2.4 billion.
A total of 30 new musical acts were rolled out in duelling announcements from Roskilde Festival and Tinderbox on Thursday, with the NorthSide Festival making additions of its own earlier this week.
Our northern Sweden correspondent, Paul Connolly, loves the Swedish "dagis" system - luckily so do his twin daughters, who have just started daycare in the Nordic nation.
Norwegian mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik has broken with his long-standing defence lawyer Geir Lippestad as the law firm was preparing to launch a new law suit aimed at freeing their client from solitary confinement.
A substitute teacher has been told off for challenging a Holocaust denier during a Swedish for Immigrants (SFI) class in southern Sweden.
UPDATED: France's President and Prime Minister have accused a group of French MPs of a "moral failing" after they travelled to Syria to meet the President Bashar al-Assad, whom PM Manuel Valls described as a "butcher".
Daniel Craig became a victim of Rome's notorious potholes this week while shooting the latest James Bond film, hitting his head on the roof of his sports car, Italian media reported on Thursday.
Spain's economy expanded by 1.4 percent in 2014, after five years of recession or no growth, the country's national statistics agency Ine said on Thursday, confirming a provisional figure published in late January.
Russia is busily enlarging its spying network in Europe along the former Soviet KGB model because of the Ukraine crisis, Germany's domestic intelligence chief warns.
A court in Vienna has handed a young Kurdish man a six month conditional sentence for posting Islamic State (Isis) images and propaganda on Facebook.
Twin Italian brothers came within a whisker of a European record when they reeled in a catfish weighing 127kg in northern Italy’s River Po – with just a fishing rod.
Josef Schuster, president of the Central Council of Jews, said on Thursday that Jewish people should avoid making themselves too visible in “problem neighbourhoods”.
The export of Swiss military weapons, munitions and equipment jumped 22 percent last year, according to government figures released on Thursday.
A French pensioner, who says he feels "threatened by Islam" has been handed a three-year prison sentence after he threw grenades at a mosque in western France hours after the Charlie Hebdo terrorist attack.
Vienna-based Marriage and Family Therapist Helen Rudinsky looks at how to avoid saying things you'll later regret which can harm your relationships.
UPDATED: A 28-year-old Syrian man living in Sweden has been sentenced to five years in jail for violence in Syria in 2012. The former Free Syrian Army fighter is one of just three people convicted in the Nordic nation over the past decade for crimes carried out abroad.
Vienna’s annual Life Ball, which is dedicated to raising awareness about AIDS and HIV, will have a touch of Hollywood glamour this year with Oscar-winning actress Charlize Theron attending as a special guest.
100 years ago, Franz Kafka published The Metamorphosis, now seen as one of the most significant works of 20th century German literature. The Local speaks to the academic who has reinterpreted it for a modern audience.
Three restaurants in Malmö in southern Sweden have become the first in the city to be awarded a Michelin star, with one head chef the first woman in the country to score the top culinary honour.
Swiss-owned luxury brand Montblanc is to sell fountain pens made from a "miracle pine" tree that survived the 2011 tsunami, for a hefty $4,400, an official said, with 20 percent of takings donated to local people.
Several labour unions and a charity have formally accused McDonald's of cheating the French tax man to the tune of up to €700 million.
Aarhus often lives in the shadows of Copenhagen, but Denmark’s second-largest city no longer has to take a back seat when it comes to its food scene.
The head of the opposition Socialist party (PSOE) outshone Spanish Popular party Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy, during the state of the nation debate, according to a poll published on Thursday.
Italians are more worried about unemployment, political corruption and tax than terrorism, a new poll has found.
BILD, Europe's biggest-selling daily newspaper, on Thursday targeted plans for an extension to Greece's bailout by asking readers to email in selfies with the paper's "NEIN" headline.
The former captain of Italy’s national football team, Fabio Cannavaro, has been handed a ten month sentence for entering his own villa and taking a swim in the pool.
A hospital children’s doctor in the canton of Aargau convicted for possessing child pornography after taking more than 12,000 pictures and 700 videos of young boys is being allowed to continue working in medicine.
French president François Hollande arrived in the Philippines on Thursday, accompanied by two of France's leading actresses - Marion Cotillard and Melanie Laurent, to promote the fight against climate change ahead of a crucial summit of world leaders.
There was finally some good news on the jobless figures for France on Wednesday with new stats showing a drop in the number of people out of work, for the first time in months.
Spain's Supreme Court has ruled that a Kazakh dissident who rights groups warn would face torture if he returned to Kazakhstan has the right to asylum in Spain, according to a decision published Wednesday
Denmark’s central bank, Nationalbanken, appears to have beaten back international speculators – for now, at least – in its efforts to defend the Danish krone's peg to the euro.
Consumer confidence in Germany is at its highest since late 2001, as rising optimism about the economy and income expectations persuade German shoppers to open their wallets, a poll found on Thursday.
The leader new anti-establishment party Podemos which is leading Spanish polls on Wednesday challenged conservative Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy to a television debate ahead of a series of elections.
Switzerland's Roger Federer escaped from trouble with a remarkable 20-point winning sequence on Wednesday, which helped him into the quarterfinals of the Dubai Open tennis tournament in search of his seventh title.
The crisis in Ukraine is prompting a rethink of equipment plans at the Defence Ministry, with officials considering outfitting troops with more battle tanks.
Train accidents involving elks cost Sweden billions of kronor every year. The Swedish Transportation Authority (Trafikverket) is now set to investigate how to solve this expensive problem.
French side Monaco pulled off one of the biggest upsets in Champions League history on Wednesday, when they beat Arsenal 3-1 in the first leg of their last-16 tie in London. Monaco's striker Dimitar Berbatov warned the tie was not over though.
After five months of "intensive investigation", police break up a human trafficking and fraud ring that may have earned its masterminds over 50 million kroner.
The Norwegian mountain holiday home owned by Michael Schumacher has been sold for close to 22 million Norwegian kroner ($2.9m), as the former Formula One star continues his slow recovery in Switzerland.
Libya's neighbour Tunisia and its former colonial power Italy issued a joint call on Wednesday for reconciliation among militias leading to a political settlement in the conflict-riven country.
Italy coach Jacques Brunel labelled Scotland one of the Azzurri's "most difficult opponents" after making six changes to his starting XV ahead of this weekend's Six Nations clash at Murrayfield.
The Ski World Cup in Sweden has been a worldwide party of smiles, gold medals and impressive ski sprints. But behind the scenes police have been battling a rise in prostitution during the championships.
An exclusive pop-up concert is heading to Stockholm this week – and one lucky The Local reader could snag two tickets. But if that's not your cup of tea, how about Sweden's biggest documentary festival, a series of heavy metal gigs in the far north or one of the world's most popular horse shows?