From the far right to the radical left, populist parties across Europe are being courted by Russia's Vladimir Putin who aims to turn them into allies in his anti-EU campaign.
A Germanwings plane on its way to Rome was forced to land at Venice's Marco Polo airport on Friday after two people on board fell sick, a spokeswoman for the company told The Local.
France's parliament approved a draft law on Friday banning advertising for artificial tanning beds and salons, and prohibiting people under 18 from using to the popular yet potentially dangerous ultraviolet technology.
After hundreds of migrants were forced to relocate their shanty town to another part of the northern French city of Calais, aid workers have slammed the new settlement as the "worst in Europe" for the refugees from war zones.
After a security incident, the Emsland nuclear power plant has been taken offline, the Lower Saxony Environment Ministry reported on Friday. No radioactivity has escaped, the ministry said.
UPDATED: Information from the second black box of the doomed Germanwings' flight shows that the co-pilot increased the speed of the aircraft as it headed towards the French Alps.
Linda Martinez and Steve Brenner, an American couple, own The Beehive, a hostel and café in the heart of Rome. They talk to The Local about running a business here.
Brazilian star Neymar is set to be called as a witness along with seven other people in the investigation into possible tax fraud by Barcelona in relation to his transfer to the Camp Nou.
A tourist at Nice airport got quite a fright this week when police found 21 kilos of cocaine stowed away in a suitcase labelled with his name.
Italian Simone Origone on Friday bettered his own world speed skiing record when he raced to a top speed of 252.632km per hour (156.978mph).
Star Swedish footballer Zlatan Ibrahimovic faces a French disciplinary commission next week as a result of a foul-mouthed outburst he made in March. But Swedes seem largely unconcerned by it all, seeing the Paris Saint-Germain star as a straight-talking underdog.
In most movie theatres the lights go dark and the feature begins, but for an audience attending a Paris film festival underway this month, the whole world is dark and stays that way.
A court in Vienna has extended the police custody of a 16-year-old who was arrested three weeks ago after returning to Austria from Syria where he had joined Islamic State (Isis) militants.
With the opening of yet another food market in Copenhagen this weekend, the city is strengthening its brand as the gastro capital of Scandinavia. This time everyone should be able to afford it.
Burger King continues to devour the French fast-food market, announcing on Friday a profit of €100 million in 2014 as more and more French diners turn to burgers as a preferred meal.
On Friday, rural residents drove tractors and other vehicles with banners into several Swedish cities to protest what they are calling the injustice they experience in the countryside. They say their concerns are largely ignored by politicians.
A people smuggler who illegally transported 19 Afghans into Austria then abandoned them on the A8 motorway near Ried in Upper Austria after his van broke down.
While Paris is still no Amsterdam when it comes to city cycling, the town hall has announced plans to join the world leaders of biking within the next five years.
Two fishermen died and two others were missing, presumed dead, after their shellfish dredger capsized and sank off the east coast of Italy, local officials said on Friday.
France's economy, the second-largest in the eurozone, will perk up slightly in the first half of the year but unemployment is expected to stay at record highs, according to forecasts.
Two Austrian airports have introduced a new regulation that means that flyers who travel with pets such as dogs and cats must put their four-legged companions through the x-ray scanners along with their carry-on luggage - in a move designed to ensure the animals are not being used to smuggle explosives onto planes.
UPDATED: France’s National Assembly on Friday voted to ban the use of underweight catwalk models, in one of the latest measures aimed at fighting anorexia.
Russian ships docked at what was once a secret Norwegian naval base in the Arctic have prompted concern from the NATO country's former top military leaders, anxious about its resurgent eastern neighbour roaming nearby.
For an Italian speaker in a foreign country, situations can get tricky when Italian words mean something totally different in a foreign language.
Shortly after Maria Marte arrived in Spain from the Dominican Republic in 2003 she started working as a dishwasher at Madrid's Michelin-starred Club Allard restaurant -- a decade later she's the chef.
British expats in France tell us the benefits of living in some of the country's "expat no-go zones", areas where the expats are few but the quality of life competes with even the most popular regions.
A group of Austrian skiers are returning home on Friday after being caught in a massive avalanche in the French Alps which claimed the lives of three of their tour group.
Iran and six world powers on Thursday agreed on the framework of a potentially historic deal aimed at curbing Tehran's nuclear drive. But Israel warned that a binding pact would threaten its survival.
Nearly every other Swede is in favour of a legal ban on begging, according to a new survey by the tabloid Aftonbladet. The opinion poll shows a dramatic increase in six months in the percentage who support such a ban.
National Front founder Jean-Marie Le Pen has been reported for his comments about gas chambers being a "detail" of World War Two, distancing himself even further from his daughter who currently leads the party. And she can't seem to ditch him, either.
Rome will be on high alert on Saturday as Roma host Napoli for the first time since a supporter was killed last year in clashes between the teams' rival fans.
Six people who hid in a supermarket refrigerator during January's Islamist attacks in Paris have sued French media for broadcasting their location live during the siege.
A group of lawyers in the northern Italian city of Ferrara have called on the presiding judge of the city’s court to reinstate crucifixes in the courtrooms.
Carrying a Christmas cake at Easter? Italian police thought something was amiss after discovering one in the boot of a car being driven by an Italian businessman.
French prosecutors have said that the second black box from the Germanwings plane that crashed in the French Alps last week is in a "usable condition".
Pizza-loving Pope Francis has been told to cut down and exercise more, reports said on Thursday as the pontiff made the latest in a string of allusions to feeling weary.