Swedish musician Rutger Gunnarsson, known for his bass playing on ABBA records and tours, has died at the age of 69, Universal records announced on Friday.
Norwegian train company NSB is facing calls to apologise for transporting Norwegian Jews and using prisoners of war during Norway’s occupation by Nazi Germany.
VIDEO: The Local hit the streets around the iconic Brandenburg Gate to find out whether Germans think the Second World War still has an impact on their country today.
A court in Norway has sentenced three men to prison for joining the extremist group Islamic State in Syria, in the first convictions made under its new anti-terror laws.
Swedish superstar DJ Avicii is set to perform at the upcoming royal wedding in Stockholm this summer, if his mother is to be believed.
Italy’s Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni said on Friday that a British exit from the EU would be a “disaster” for the UK after the Conservative party triumphed in the elections.
Parliament's leadership said on Friday that it could "not accept" that Bjarne Corydon did not reveal the details of competing bids in the controversial
Norway expressed "great sadness" over the death on Friday of its ambassador to Pakistan in a helicopter crash claimed by the Taliban.
The Greek government has started playing clips of the Nazi occupation of Greece during the Second World War on Athens' underground train lines to remind people of German atrocities against their country.
A man who pulled out his best superman moves on a motorway in Spain has been fined for not wearing his seatbelt, as has the driver of the car used in the stunt.
Members of the Night Wolves Russian biker gang, reputed to be close to President Vladimir Putin, commemorated the end of the Second World War in Berlin on Friday.
Sweden's Spotify, the world leader in music streaming, announced on Friday it had tripled its losses in 2014 due to heavy investments, as US media reported the group would soon begin streaming videos.
Two German navy ships on Friday rescued nearly 400 migrants attempting to cross the Mediterranean to Europe, the defence ministry said, days after it joined a beefed-up EU mission.
How similar is the technology used in iPhones, to that developed by Ericsson? Very, according to the Swedish telecoms giant, which is stepping up its pursuit of Apple for alleged unlicensed use of its technology in mobiles and other wireless devices.
A German photographer died after falling into Venice’s Grand Canal while taking pictures of a newlywed couple on Thursday evening.
There's already much debate in Sweden over whether the UK could leave the EU - if a referendum promised by the new Conservative government goes ahead. The Local's Northern Sweden reporter Paul Connolly is worried British immigrants like him could be forced home - but he's now keener than ever to stay.
Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has congratulated David Cameron on the victory of the Conservative party, in a result that he will hope can be replicated in Spain later this year.
Following Denmark being declared the world's fourth best country for mothers and their children, expat blogger Melanie Haynes tells us why being a mum in the Danish capital is so great.
President Francois Hollande laid a wreath at the tomb of an unknown soldier at a solemn ceremony under the Arc de Triomphe in Paris on Friday after urging citizens not to grow complacent about war.
Eurogroup chair Jeroen Dijsselbloem played down hopes of an imminent deal on Greece's debt, saying a meeting of finance ministers of the single currency on Monday was unlikely to be conclusive.
Blick, the tabloid newspaper with Switzerland’s biggest readership, has a graphic take on the surprise result of the UK election that saw the Conservative party defy the polls by retaining power: It’s the mugshots wot done it.
Germany on Friday celebrated its "liberation" from the Nazis 70 years ago, with the speaker of parliament Norbert Lammert hailing the willingness of the country's neighbours to forgive.
A proposal to offer only temporary residency for asylum seekers by Sweden's largest opposition party, the Moderates, was met with widespread criticism on Friday, including from its own youth wing.
Government slams Spain's top footballers as they threaten to strike over the sharing of riches from television contracts with Spain's smaller, poorer clubs.
Sweden's ambassador to Pakistan was in a separate military helicopter to one that crashed into a school in the north of the country on Friday, killing at least six people including the Norwegain and Philippine ambassadors.
Expo 2015 opened in Milan on May 1st – the latest of the five-yearly world’s fairs where the nations of the world build pavilions to showcase national wealth, culture and enterprise.
One of Austria’s most high-profile prisoners - Austrian entrepreneur and former football club president Hannes Kartnig - has become a victim of theft in Graz’s Jakomini prison.
There used to be a consensus in Germany about the meaning of VE day on May 8th 1945. In the multicultural Germany of the 21st Century this is changing - a worrying development.
Police in Sardinia have launched an investigation after a teenager was shot dead on his way to high school on Friday morning, Italian media reported.
German politicians and commentators confronted the reality that Germany would have to take an even more dominant role in Europe on Friday after David Cameron's Conservative party achieved a surprise victory in the British general election.
A Basque country restaurant was chosen as the best restaurant in Europe this year in Opinionated About Dining's annual rating. The Local took a look at Spain's enticing eateries that made the cut.
UPDATED: A Pakistani military helicopter crashed into a school in the country's north on Friday, killing six people including the Norwegian and Philippine ambassadors, and setting the building ablaze, the army said as officials warned that casualties could rise.
The website of the national memorial site at Mauthausen, a former concentration camp, was hacked into on Thursday night and its content replaced with images of child pornography, the Interior Ministry confirmed on Friday.
STING Day, one of Stockholm's biggest events for the next generation of tech startups, was held on May 7th. Martin Lortentzon, co-founder of Spotify, was there and talked about everything from super powers to startup tips.
One of Sweden's most infamous serial attackers claims he once returned home to fetch a gun after spotting Zlatan Ibrahimovic's car illegally parked on a pavement.
As the Liberal Democrats take a thorough beating in the UK General Election, The Local bids farewell to the real star of British politics (and the only Spaniard), the deputy Prime Minister's wife Miriam González Durántez.
UPDATED: Four public buses were burned in the early morning hours of Friday in what may have been a reaction to a controversy surrounding an advertising campaing urging people to boycott products from Israeli settlements.
Pro-European groups in Denmark's fourth largest city will take to the streets to celebrate European unity.
Peter Mangs, one of Sweden's most infamous serial attackers, claims he once returned home to fetch a gun after spotting Zlatan Ibrahimovic's car illegally parked on a pavement.
Swiss farm chemicals powerhouse Syngenta said on Friday it had rejected a $45-billion takeover bid by US seed giant Monsanto, saying the offer was too low.
The two-party system that has marked Spanish politics since its transition to democracy is over. And the winds of change are blowing.
Passengers will face more chaos at Rome’s Fiumicino airport on Friday as flights to and from the airport are cut by fifty percent after a fierce fire devastated part of terminal three in the early hours of Thursday.
It's a bit like the papal election, but without the white smoke. On May 11, the classical music world will learn who is to be new chief conductor of the prestigious Berlin Philharmonic.
Germany's industrial output and its trade surplus were both hit by surprise falls in March, according to provisional figures published on Friday by the federal statistics office, Destatis.
Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen is struggling to maintain her credibility as critics have blamed her for lobbying and cover-ups within the ministry over the army's faulty G36 rifles.
The Swiss unemployment rate fell for the second month in a row in April, dipping to 3.3 percent from 3.4 percent in the previous month, government figures released on Friday showed.
There are now two politicians in the Helle Thorning-Schmidt household after her husband Stephen Kinnock was voted in to the UK parliament.
Events across Austria and Europe are being held to commemorate the 70th anniversary of VE Day - the end of World War Two on the continent.
Don't get us wrong, Spain isn't perfect. It has struggled out of a crippling economic crisis as well as having high pollution levels and a perpetually corrupt political system. But despite all that, it is still the best place to live in the world. And here is why:
Copenhagen Police have confirmed that the taxi industry's complaint against Uber has resulted in preliminary charges against the American company.
UPDATED: Swedish right-wing parties are celebrating David Cameron's shock victory in the UK election while the Social Democrats are mourning the result of an election which could have seen Sweden's government forge closer ties with a Labour-led Britain.
Juventus and Argentina striker Carlos Tevez has had his driving licence suspended after being caught speeding through the Mont Blanc Tunnel, Italian media reported on Thursday.
Asylum seekers in Italy may have to work for free, Italy's interior minister told local mayors on Thursday, reminding them of a controversial decree issued several months ago.
A British navy ship on Thursday came to the rescue of around 100 migrants adrift on a dinghy in the Mediterranean, Italy's coastguard said.
Swedish pilots announced on Friday morning that they were set to go on strike from May 21st after negotiations between Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) and the pilots' union SPF broke down yesterday.