PSG's Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic was hit with a four match ban on Thursday for a post match rant at a referee in which he blasted France as "a shit country".
Low-cost airline Ryanair got the green light on Thursday from a Copenhagen court to start a case against employees at Copenhagen Airport, who prevented the airline's first flight at the airport from taking off last month.
Switzerland ranks third in the world in an index measuring social progress for 2015, falling behind top-ranked Norway and second-placed Sweden while slipping below its second ranked position from last year.
A man has been jailed for three years in the north of Spain after branding his initial on to his girlfriend's back while she slept.
British banking giant HSBC says it is facing a French criminal probe over its Swiss private banking arm, weeks after "SwissLeaks" allegations it had helped clients hide billions from the taxman.
An Austrian law graduate spearheading a class action case against Facebook for alleged privacy breaches officially filed the suit in a Vienna court on Thursday.
More bad news for France on the economic front on Thursday as the French government cut its long-term growth forecasts. However the OECD did have some more positive news on the French economy.
Women in Denmark may have got the right to vote 100 years ago but they still let others decide on their bodies, magazine editor Camilla Kjems tells The Local as she launches a new warts-and-all campaign.
The "unprecedented" cyber-attack on French television channel TV5Monde represents a major "step up" in the Internet warfare being waged by highly specialized jihadist hackers, experts said on Thursday.
Prime Minister Matteo Renzi on Thursday spoke of "a moment of great pain" after an armed man on trial for bankruptcy fraud gunned down a judge and lawyer in a Milan court.
Tens of thousands of French workers took to the streets of cities across the country on Thursday to denounce the "austerity" policies of the French government. The Eiffel Tower was forced to close due to the strike.
Cuban crocodiles born at the zoo at Skansen, Stockholm, are being flown to Cuba, to help the country's efforts to re-establish the species in the wild. The move has emerged days after Skansen revealed that Saudi Arabia had denied visas for four Swedish-born monkeys.
Ten thousand people have signed a petition in Spain against what they brand a sexist plan to bus in women to a remote town for a singles' night with paying local men.
Italy's far-right leader Matteo Salvini has been temporarily banned from Facebook for using the word “gypsies”, he claimed on Thursday.
Sweden will send up to 120 troops to northern Iraq to train Iraqi and Kurdish fighters as part of the US-led coalition against Isis, foreign minister Margot Wallström has announced.
A woman who obtained multiple free flights to southern France by pretending to be the cousin of a Germanwings flight 4U9525 victim now faces legal action by the airline's parent company Lufthansa.
Growth momentum is strengthening in Germany and the eurozone as a whole, OECD data released on Thursday showed.
Rafael Benitez has moved closer to quitting Napoli following their exit from the Italian Cup on Wednesday, with reports already proposing several candidates to replace the veteran Spaniard.
Growth momentum is strengthening in the eurozone, data from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) released on Thursday showed, particulary in Italy and France.
"Two will become three", wrote Annie Lööf on Twitter on Wednesday. The leader of one of the four centre-right Alliance parties that made up the last government is expecting a baby in the autumn.
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Soldiers from Nato's new rapid reaction force, including hundreds of German troops, were ready to deploy within eight hours of receiving the alert in an exercise simulating an urgent deployment to eastern Europe.
UPDATED: HSBC said on Thursday that it faces a formal criminal probe in France over an alleged global tax-dodging scheme that helped hundreds of French nationals and pothers around the world evade the tax man.
Norway’s Pulpit Rock has been named the world’s "most spectacular viewing platform" by the international travel publisher Lonely Planet.
India's top court on Thursday allowed an Italian marine detained for the 2012 killing of two fishermen another three months at home to recover from heart surgery.
A union representing bus drivers in Montpellier, southern France, has sparked outrage after it proposed the creation of a separate bus service for Roma people following complaints about the “unbearable” smell.
French far-right leader Marine Le Pen declared open war on her father this week claiming he was "holding the party hostage". Some analysts say she must exclude him from the party before the 2017 presidential elections. But can and will she she do it?
On April 9th 1940, German Nazi troops launched an invasion into both Denmark and Norway, seizing Danish cities including the capital Copenhagen and causing the Danish King Christian X to surrender almost immediately.
As the fifth season of the hit TV show is just about to start, fans of the epic can follow in the footsteps of Khaleesi with a visit to those locations that were filmed in Spain.
A student in Münster has made a freedom of information request to the North Rhine-Westphalian authorities, demanding to see copies of the Abitur (high school final exams) before he has to take them.
Austria’s President Heinz Fischer has announced that he will join other European leaders in snubbing celebrations of the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II in Moscow. He announced his cancellation on Thursday in a press release.
Shipping containers are set to be rented out to students in a bid to solve Sweden's chronic housing shortage. The Local has spoken to the company behind them - and to one council feeling the housing strain.
A village in northern Spain has put up signs to stop pilgrims pooping on their doorsteps when they pass through on their pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela.
Money is too short in Oslo, the capital city of one of world’s richest economies, to even keep fountains and water features flowing through this summer's tourist season, the local water authority has admitted.
Vattenfall has announced it wants to sell German brown coal plants and mines. The Swedish state owned firm has described the sites as a "burden" for the company, which has recently experienced huge losses.
A Jewish store in Copenhagen had a window broken and an anti-Semitic slur scrawled on its walls in an act of vandalism that comes less than two months after the shooting dead of a guard outside a synagogue.
An Evangelical priest from Dresden has reported a threat by three Pegida members to “slit his throat” to the police.
A lecture by the Polish sociologist Zygmunt Bauman at the Wien Museum on Vienna’s Karlsplatz was briefly disrupted by a crowd of Polish nationalists shouting anti-Semitic and anti-Communist slogans on Wednesday evening.
UPDATED: Italy's Interior Minister Angelino Alfano said on Thursday that police had arrested a man accused of shooting dead a judge and a lawyer in a court in Milan.
He's constantly hitting headlines for his provocative comments and now even his daughter has turned against him. As the family rift deepens, The Local takes a look back at the career of former National Front leader Jean-Marie Le Pen.
After years of delay Italy is pushing to approve an anti-torture law by the summer, following condemnation of police brutality by the European Court of Human Rights.
On Wednesday night, more than 100 students gathered in Lund for a candelight vigil mourning the 147 students killed in Kenya.
President of Catalonia, Artur Mas, has revived Barack Obama’s famous election slogan "yes we can" six years after it was originally used, to describe the struggle for Catalan independence on a visit to New York.
The federal civil aviation office (BAZL) in Bern wants to introduce stricter laws to regulate the use of drones, which are becoming increasingly popular in Switzerland, a media report says.
The first woman to represent the US in foreign affairs, veteran politician Madeleine Albright spoke to The Local's blogger Natalia Brzezinski following a recent visit to Stockholm and reflected on Sweden's role in shaping global democracy.
French taxi driver unions have threatened “spectacular measures” if the government does not ban the controversial ride-sharing service UberPop within the next 15 days.
Upset locals in the small central German town of Einbeck have kicked up a stink about a plague on their public spaces, by collecting 250 kg of dog poo and hanging it around the neck of a local statue.
A court in Venice will on Thursday mull a request from Turkey to extradite a man, who was arrested near the city on Tuesday on suspicion of being linked to an ultra-leftist group blamed for two recent deadly shootouts in Istanbul.
UPDATED: The French government has denounced a cyber attack on the TV channel TV5Monde on Wednesday evening as a “terrorist act”, as the minister of culture vowed to bring the media together for an urgent meeting to prevent further attacks.
A group of Italian senators has proposed changing the country’s law to allow red light districts to be created, following similar ideas by city halls in Rome and Milan.
Austria’s Beekeepers Association estimates that around half of the country’s honeybee colonies did not survive the winter - and is blaming warmer autumns and milder winters for the loss.
Spain's entry in this year's Eurovision Song Contest has released a video introducing herself to Europe in English.
Forty-seven percent of European jihadists known to have travelled to territory held by the extremist Islamic State group are French, a report by the country's upper house Senate revealed on Wednesday.
Norway's King Harald began the commemorations for the 75th anniversary of its invasion by Nazi Germany with a wreath-laying at the Akerhus fortress on Thursday morning.
The boards of France's Lafarge and Switzerland's Holcim have approved Eric Olsen for the role of chief executive officer once the firms merge, creating the world's biggest cement company, they announced on Thursday.
A west German cat has been freed after surviving for four weeks while walled in under a bathtub.
Flights in and out of France suffered major disruption on Thursday as airlines were forced to cancel 50 percent of their scheduled services due to a two-day strike by French air traffic controllers. Here’s all the latest on the travel misery.
The US Justice Department has asked a US court to approve the extradition to Spain of a former Salvadoran colonel accused of the 1989 murders of five Jesuit priests.
If you’re into movies, Copenhagen is the place to be for the next two weeks. The Copenhagen PIX film festival (CPH PIX) offers a wide range of movies, talks, concerts and other events, kicking off on Thursday with a screening of 'Club Sandwich' and tequila.
The Islamic State group has lost control of "at least three large oil fields" in Iraq, depriving the jihadists of a crucial source of income, a German newspaper report said Thursday.
In the midst of a battle of the big old forces against surging left-wing party Podemos, another young challenger has emerged: centrist party Ciudadanos.
Italy's financial police pressed charges against over 13,000 people for suspected tax fraud in 2014, more than half of whom were not declaring any income, a new report showed on Wednesday.
A fierce struggle pitting striking unions at French public radio and its cost-cutting young boss looked set to worsen on Wednesday after the chief executive vowed to see through a plan to cut 300 jobs.
Norway put up a much stiffer fight against Nazi Germany than it has been given credit for, the historian who heads the Norwegian Nobel Committee has argued, as the country commemorates the 75th anniversary of the invasion.
The French, German, Russian and Ukrainian foreign ministers will meet in Berlin Monday for a follow-up on the fragile ceasefire agreed in February to end a year of bloody war in eastern Ukraine.
Swedish star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic scored his 100th goal for Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday, with an impressive hat-trick that sent the team to a 4-1 French Cup semi-final victory over Saint-Etienne as their epic quest for a four-trophy sweep continued apace.
Swedish soldiers in Mali have slammed small food rations, saying they are often forced to go to bed hungry, according to newspaper Dagens Nyheter. But the head of the Swedish forces of the United Nations-led operation has hit back: “It's a luxury problem."
With spring well underway in Sweden, it's the perfect time to get out of your apartment. How does an indie pop gig, artisan coffee tasting or an Irish-Swedish modern drama sound? For the brainiacs among you, we've thrown in an international science festival too.