Sweden has dumped than 500,000 tonnes of toxic ash from waste incinerators on a small island just outside Oslo, enraging Norwegian environmentalists.
A succession of mystery hairless elk have have been spotted in the village of Neiden close to Norway’s far northeastern border with Russia, leaving scientists scratching their heads as to the cause.
Left-wing parties maintained control of the municipal executive in the city of Geneva following a second round of elections on Sunday.
A six-year-old Norwegian girl has defeated a chess grandmaster, who claims she is better than top ranked Magnus Carlsen was at her age.
The disparity between Switzerland’s richest residents and the rest of the population is much greater than most people living in the country believe, according to a survey conducted for trade unions.
Sweden has earmarked 70 million kronor ($8.44 million) in bilateral aid to Iraq in the coming year, the Nordic country's development aid minister revealed on Monday.
A new study by the Pew Research Center shows that Germans and Americans both have a lot of faith in the strength of their countries' alliance. But the two countries have different ideas about the reasons for the friendship.
Spanish National Police said on Monday that with the help of Danish authorities they had nabbed a man accused of snatching dozens of religious objects from Swedish churches.
A woman in southern France escaped death after an international Facebook friend was the first to take her online suicide post seriously.
Household names, obscure names and obviously made-up names: We've scoured Instagram to bring you the ten French people with the most followers.
UPDATED: French President Francois Hollande called on Monday for an end to the US embargo on Cuba during a historic visit to the island, the first by a Western leader since Washington and Havana moved to restore ties.
A.P. Moeller-Maersk is reportedly placing a massive order from South Korea's Daewoo, sources said on Monday.
A Belgian tourist has filed a complaint with the European Commission over the disparity between the prices charged to tourists and residents in Venice.
A 48-year-old man from the Copenhagen suburbs was sentenced to six years in prison on Monday for trying to kill his wife with a frozen litre of milk.
A man has admitted to raping a female taxi driver in a Rome suburb on Friday.
It may not feel like summer quite yet but there are plenty of things to entice you outdoors this May. From the French Open in Paris to a street art festival in Biarritz, at least one of these events is guaranteed to excite you.
A Swedish peace society has come up with a new way of fighting off Russian submarines in the Stockholm archipelago: a subsurface sonar system called 'The Singing Sailor', which sends out Morse code and features the message "Welcome to Sweden. Gay since 1944".
After Labour's serious election defeat and his resignation as party leader, Ed Miliband is jetting off to Ibiza to get away from it all. Here is The Local's guide of what to do on Ibiza to get over election defeat.
The Spanish National Police said on Monday that they had nabbed a man accused of snatching dozens of religious objects from Swedish churches.
The 68th Cannes Film Festival kicks off on Wednesday. Here's everything you need to know about it, from the tiny number of female Palme d'Or directors to the whopping total budget.
Swiss farm chemicals giant Syngenta's shares made further gains on Monday as market analysts weighed the chances of a higher bid from US rival Monsanto after its offer was rejected last week as being too low.
A 49-year-old man was sentenced to life in prison without parole in Frankfurt on Monday after he murdered two men who were alleged to have killed his brother.
A UN-sponsored report on Monday denounced the Geneva-based World Health Organization's slow response to the Ebola outbreak and said the agency still did not have the capacity to tackle a similar crisis.
Greece pushed Europe on Monday to back its reform plans and free up cash before a huge repayment to the IMF, but foreign minister Wolfgang Schäuble warned there would be no bailout deal yet.
France and Italy are leading the charge for the Palme d'Or trophy at the Cannes Film Festival opening this week, energized by a new generation of French female directors and an unexpected embrace of English by Italian filmmakers.
Days after convicting the first three Isis supporters under its new anti terror law, Norway has charged a two more men, 24-year old Ishaq Ahmed, and a 49-year-old Aker Solutions worker, who has not yet been named.
Three tourists, including an Italian, appeared in a Cambodian court on Monday accused of taking photographs of their bare bottoms inside the country's famed Angkor temple complex, an official said on Monday.
The busy Gare du Nord station in Paris was evacuated on Monday after a passenger attempted to board a London-bound train with an artillery shell in his backpack.
French retailers can only hold sales twice a year and for a maximum of six weeks after a new law came into effect on Monday banning the practice at any other time.
Seven hospitals in Catalonia have been charging relatives of sick people five euros to use reclining armchairs, provoking complaints that it discriminates against those who don't have cash to spare.
Thousands of Padua residents have signed a petition to evict six migrants from a house where they’ve been hosted for free.
An architect from Vienna has been held in the United Arab Emirates for more than eight weeks after taking a photograph of the Iranian embassy whilst snapping holiday pics in Abu Dhabi.
A study by the German Economic Institute in Cologne shows that ever more Germans are working past the age of 65. And it seems that the wealthier one is the more likely this is to be true.
Sweden is being gripped by royal fever as this summer's wedding party moves closer, with one Swedish tabloid reporting on Monday that Prince Carl Philip's bride-to-be, former reality TV star Sofia Hellqvist, is to be offered the title of Princess of Sweden.
Israel's defence ministry said on Monday that it had a signed a contract worth €430 million to buy four German corvettes.
The United States acknowledged in Geneva on Monday that more needed to be done to uphold its civil rights laws following a string of recent killings of unarmed black men by police.
As FC Bayern Munich prepare for the unlikely task of overturning a 3-0 lead against Barcelona on Tuesday night in the Champions League, rumours regarding manager Pep Guardiola's future are swirling around the club.
The Cannes Film Festival will lift the curtain on Wednesday to 12 days of glamour, movies, deals and parties drawing the elite of the cinema world, from Hollywood honchos to arthouse auteurs.
The Austrian post service has started supplying its postmen and women with dog biscuits to help prevent them being attacked by dogs when out on their delivery rounds.
In the latest installment of My Spanish career, The Local talks to Darren Fisher, an English rugby league player turned coach who came to Spain to establish the Spanish rugby league. Quite a task in a country where football is the national obsession.
The Danish military systematically provided financial compensation after killing and wounding civilians in Afghanistan, newly obtained documents have revealed.
Imported frozen raspberries used in a Sunday dessert at an elderly care home in southern Sweden have been confirmed as the source of a vomiting bug which led to the deaths of three pensioners and caused more than seventy people to fall ill.
Rome has captivated the imagination of artists, poets, and tourists for centuries. But it’s far more than postcards and pasta. One international boarding school is giving students a deeper experience, and transforming lives in the process.
The Swiss man who shot dead three in-laws and a neighbour before turning the gun on himself near Zurich on Sunday was known to police, reports revealed on Monday.
Britain is operating a secret embassy-based eavesdropping site in Vienna, according to a report on the ORF.
A court in Munich has decided that a landlord acted within the law when he threw out his tenants over a barrage of insults.
Spain is set to sizzle this week as the mercury rises to the high thirties across the country.
Over half of the French population is positive towards the UK's membership in the EU, a new survey has revealed. But even still, most of the French were uninterested in the election.
French police deployed a helicopter to chase down a convoy of luxury sports cars after three British drivers whizzed past an off-duty cop.
An Italian tourist is in a serious condition after being kicked in the head by three strangers at a Berlin metro station on the weekend.
A secondary school teacher from Linz, Upper Austria, who was sacked for posing nude photos of himself on the Internet has won an unfair dismissal case and is now working in a different school.
Two Spaniards will appear in court on Wednesday charged with repeatedly giving cocaine to their baby.
After an extended absence, warmth and sunshine is expected to return to Denmark on Monday but what everyone wants to know is whether it will remain until the national holiday on Thursday.
Switzerland is struggling to stay alive in the world ice hockey championships after suffering a 7-2 loss to undefeated powerhouse Canada at the O2 arena in Prague on Sunday.
Sweden's highest court has rejected a bid by Wikileaks founder Julian Assange to overturn the arrest warrant against him for sexual assault allegations, which means he could yet be sent to the Nordic country for questioning.
A father in Écija near Sevilla got into a fight with the alleged sexual abuser of his disabled daughter on Friday, but the confrontation soon became deadly.
More than 22,000 people including around 50 survivors marked the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Mauthausen on Sunday, one of the Nazis' biggest concentration camps, organisers said.
The Spanish Prime Minister has praised the agricultural workers who dragged the survivors from the burning wreckage as military transport planes were temporarily grounded.
Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday rallied thousands of supporters in Germany, weeks before his Islamic-rooted party will contest June parliamentary elections.
Two late goals for Marseille kept their hopes of Champions League football next season alive with a 2-1 comeback win over Monaco, but PSG look poised to take the league title.
Pensioner Stig Stolt, 77, has made headlines after he rushed to save a group of people whose boat had capsized in cold water in central Sweden.
Crown Princess Mary officially opened Denmark's new attraction for daredevils on Sunday as the concept of 'bridge walking' made its Danish debut.
Police in Nuremberg arrested 125 people on Sunday as they gathered in the city centre shortly before the afternoon's football match against Eintracht Braunschweig (Brunswick).
Andy Murray claimed his first Masters series title on clay with a stunning demolition of defending champion Rafael Nadal 6-3, 6-2 at the Madrid Open on Sunday.
With summer just around the corner, there’s no better way to view the Eternal City in all its glory than from a rooftop restaurant. We’ve scouted around for six of the best.
Sporting T-shirts and caps printed with marijuana leaves and with joints hanging from their lips, hundreds of people demonstrated in Paris on Saturday as part of a world march calling for the legalisation of cannabis.
Cross-border love knows no boundaries. The Local catches up with three women in three countries who’ve discovered a Swedish natural birth control app that can keep up with the demands of long-distance love and moving abroad.
Germany's eurosceptic AfD party looked likely to enter its fifth state assembly after elections Sunday in the northern city-state of Bremen, a bastion of the centre-left Social Democrats.
It was an interest in Nordic music that brought Japanese composer Sayuri Hayashi to Sweden – and love which convinced her to stay. In this week's My Swedish Career feature, she tells The Local of how the nature around Stockholm inspires her music.
The Danish government wants to entice the long-time unemployed back into the workplace with cold hard cash.
UPDATED: Green party co-spokesperson Åsa Romson has apologized after calling Roma people “zigenare” (gypsies) as well as comparing the migrant crisis in the Mediterranean to the Holocaust.
Italy's Elia Viviani won a sprint finish for the second stage of the Giro d'Italia on Sunday over 177km between Albenga and Genoa.
Iceland sparked controversy on the opening day of the Biennale art fair in the Italian city of Venice by turning a disused church into a mosque.