The director behind the cult Norwegian fantasy movie Troll Hunter is to film a conspiracy thriller based on the Scandinavian Star ferry tragedy that took place 25 years ago today.
Swiss tennis legend Martina Hingis is set to return to Fed Cup duty following a 17-year absence after being called up on Tuesday by captain Heinz Günthardt.
Police are looking for witnesses after four armed robbers stole an undisclosed number of watches from a Jaeger-LeCoultre boutique in the city of Lucerne’s Old Town on Tuesday afternoon.
An 80-year-old woman who confused the accelerator with the brake pedal ended up driving her car through the window of a veterinarian’s office in the canton of Zug on Tuesday, injuring two people in the process.
An initial flight from the International Committee of the Red Cross transporting medical personnel has reached the Yemeni capital Sanaa, the Geneva-based organization said on Tuesday, as fighting in the Arabian Peninsula country led to warnings of a humanitarian crisis.
Norway’s radiation watchdog has asked Russia for further assurances that the fire which broke out on Tuesday on a nuclear submarine in the northern province of Arkhangelsk poses no nuclear threat.
Oslo's stock exchange hit a record high Tuesday on the back of recovering oil prices and a strengthened dollar.
Sweden's diplomatic spat with Saudi Arabia has had ramifications well beyond the human world, after four monkeys who were supposed to move from a Stockholm zoo to Riyadh were given the cold shoulder.
Spain's Royal Academy of history will recognize the Franco regime as a dictatorship after years of campaigning by relatives of his victims.
A family in southern France have defended their actions after they gave €8,000 and a used BMW in exchange for a newborn baby from Romania. The shocking story emerged as a gang of ten people went on trial for alleged trafficking of Roma babies.
French conservationists are once again fearing the much-loved lines of trees that frame a typical French style countryside road could soon be a thing of the past, with authorities reportedly lining up a mass chop in a bid to improve road safety.
Prince Kardam, the eldest son of Bulgaria's one-time tsar Simeon Saxe Coburg, died on Tuesday aged 52, seven years after a car accident in Spain left him in a coma.
Customs officers at Düsseldorf airport found a stuffed Nile crocodile in a suitcase on Tuesday, after stopping a man passing through the 'nothing to declare' section.
Europe's top rights court on Tuesday rapped Italy for failing to identify and prosecute policemen who severely beat demonstrators on the fringes of a G8 summit in Genoa.
Klaus Rifbjerg, one of Denmark’s most prolific and influential writers in modern times, died on April 4th at the age of 83 after battling a long-time illness.
Anti-Islamic movement Pegida named its candidate for the Dresden mayoral elections on Monday. Tatjana Festerling will stand in the elections on June 7th.
The EU is seeking information from Italy, Spain, Greece and Portugal to determine if they have illegally supported their frail banks, officials said on Tuesday.
The EU is seeking information from Spain, as well as Italy, Greece and Portugal to determine if they have illegally supported their frail banks, officials said on Tuesday.
Germany's public finances are back in the black for the first time since 2007, as the federal, state and social security budgets all reported surpluses in the billions for 2014.
UPDATED: Trains are running again after at more than a dozen came to a halt at Stockholm's central train station when an electric wire was torn down by a commuter train in southern parts of the Swedish capital around noon on Tuesday. But delays are to be expected.
The World Health Organization has launched a campaign to raise awareness of food safety to mark World Health Day, offering guidance in the preparation of produce.
A hospital in the Milan area has received a flood of calls from people wishing to adopt a newborn baby boy, who was found abandoned in a city park on Monday.
UPDDATED: French aviation authorities have told airlines to cancel 40 percent of their flights on Wednesday due to a strike by air traffic controllers. Ferry passengers coming to France also face travel chaos.
Five local men have been arrested in Alberschwende in Vorarlberg after trying to break into an asylum seekers home on Easter Monday.
Denmark has one of the highest numbers of paid vacation days worldwide, but there are some rules about these days you may not know. Human resources expert Nancy Rasmussen explains.
Danish poet of Palestinian heritage, Yahya Hassan, announced on Tuesday that he is entering politics and joining the new National Party (Nationalpartiet), saying he wants to help unite people in Denmark.
Anyone who dares to approach actor George Clooney’s two Lake Como homes will be fined up to €500.
Italy’s foreign minister has likened the ongoing persecution of Christians internationally to the killing of Muslims in Srebrenica, which was the worst massacre in Europe since the Second World War.
Austria’s national investment promotion company supported a record number of 276 investment projects in 2014 - a rise of 21 percent from the previous year.
The Swedish government announced plans on Tuesday for a billion kronor railway revamp. Ministers want to invest 620 million kronor ($72m) in 2015 and thereafter 1.24 billion a year until 2018 to put an end to delays and train cancellations which have plagued Swedish rail travellers in recent years.
Tent operators at Munich's world-famous Oktoberfest say that they may have to raise prices over €10 per litre of beer because of Germany's new minimum wage law.
Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania may not be the ideal destination for refugees threatened with extinction in their own land. But one distinctive feathered flock has found a home in the north-eastern state despite the disgruntled locals.
In March, NFGL students from Lund University, as well as universities in Gothenburg, Dalarna and Jönköping, visited the Human Rights and Global Politics capital - Geneva. Now they share their experiences.
Police in Bavaria, Germany were called out to an unusual robbery on Saturday after an Austrian man was spotted pinching Lego figures from the Legoland amusement park.
UPDATED: A former French mayor and Socialist party senator was found dead on Tuesday, the same day he was supposed to go on trial in a corruption case involving fake Chinese wedding trips in the picturesque Loire valley city. The French government has been left in shock.
As the eastern Spanish city of Castellón is poised to become the latest travel hotspot in Spain thanks to new Ryanair routes to its "ghost airport", The Local takes a look at some of the best properties the city has to offer.
With the Cannes Film Festival set to open in just over a month's time, speculation is swirling over which films - and which top actors - could be getting their moment under the French Riviera's sun.
German aviation industry doctors said Tuesday that pilots should undergo more extensive medical checks in the wake of the Germanwings crash in the French Alps that killed 150 people.
Premier Matteo Renzi's cabinet is expected to approve ten billion euros in spending cuts for 2015 as it seeks to reduce its €2.2 trillion public debt.
UPDATED: A priest in southern Sweden has apologized for preaching that some gay people suffer from a “psychological disorder” that can be “cured”, after his comments sparked outrage among gay rights campaigners.
Sweden’s Royal Court on Tuesday announced the officiants for the marriage ceremony for Prince Carl Philip and his bride-to-be Sofia Hellqvist, which will take place in June.
As many as 7,000 French post offices in cities around the country are to find a new home in supermarkets, according to reports on Tuesday, as the state-run service seeks to make €500 million in savings.
The video of a comedy sketch for Swiss TV that pokes fun at Americans on the ski slopes in Switzerland is making the rounds on YouTube, drawing a mixed reaction in the US, where some viewers have taken offence.
The WHO has launched a campaign to raise awareness of food safety to mark World Health Day offering guidance in the preparation of produce.
Immigration and asylum issues feature high on the agenda in the upcoming Danish parliamentary elections.
The row over whether France should exploit its deep reserves of shale gas was unexpectedly back on the table on Tuesday after it emerged the French government had buried a controversial report that suggested alternative and safer methods to mine the gas other than the much-maligned "fracking".
An Austrian priest gave his congregation a surprise during a church service on Easter Monday in Donawitz, Styria, when he announced that he was giving up the priesthood to marry a woman he’d been having a relationship with for years.
In a statement released last week in time for World Health Day on Tuesday April 7th, the World Health Organization Europe said that foodborne disease in Europe is worse than reported.
Kurdish government forces in Iraq are reported to have arrested Yazidi militia leader and German citizen Hayder Shesho in a sign of growing tension within the anti-Isis alliance.
Paris transport chiefs have lifted their ban on an advertising poster mentioning "Christians of the East," after coming under fire for pushing France's beloved secularity too far.
Swedish parents who stay at home with sick children get paid at least 80 percent of their salary. But after a crackdown by the Social Insurance Agency (Försäkringskassan), hundreds of Swedish mums and dads have been told to pay back a record 14.8 million kronor ($1.7m) to the state.
Italian designer Francesco Smalto, who as one of the stars of the men's fashion industry clothed princes, heads of state and sporting icons, has died in Morocco aged 87.
Italian police have arrested a Turkish national allegedly linked to a ultra-leftist group blamed for two recent deadly shootouts in Istanbul, the Agi news agency reported on Monday.
After a home for refugees in the town of Tröglitz was burned down on Saturday, Saxony-Anhalt Minister-President Reiner Haseloff warned that “Tröglitz is everywhere.”
Family and friends of two Spanish cavers who died after being trapped for days in a deep ravine in Morocco criticised Rabat on Monday over the rescue effort, while the sole survivor was said to be in good condition.
France looks like it has achieved its wish to find a French buyer for video-sharing site Dailymotion after it thwarted attempts by Yahoo! and a Hong Kong telecoms giant to snap up a stake in the firm.
Oil paintings by the French impressionist master Claude Monet are expected to be stars of the spring auction season in New York, where Sotheby's believes they could fetch as much as $110 million.
Vice-Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel, dismissed Greek calls for Germany to pay reparations of €278.8 billion for crimes committed during the Second World War on Tuesday.
AC Milan have hit out after several black players in the Serie A side's under-ten squad allegedly suffered racist abuse at the hands of parents attending an international junior football tournament over the Easter weekend.
Our northern correspondent, Paul Connolly, explains why northern municipalities need to get their act together on immigration and tourism.
A Moldovan wine producer has won hearts in Norway with a video thanking the country for stepping in to buy its wines after Russia banned all imports in 2013.
Sweden's handling of the Afghan interpreters who worked for the Swedish Armed Forces in Afghanistan has been legally fragile and in some cases downright illegal, according to lawyers who have now reported the case to the Ombudsman.
A giraffe at Norway’s Kristiansand zoo was gored to death on Monday by an eland antelope as horrified adults and children looked on.
Swedish police were set to decide on Tuesday whether or not to launch an investigation after an 18-year-old man died when a glider plane crashed near Nikkaluokta in northern Sweden.