Norway has overtaken Russia as the leading supplier of gas to western Europe, according to data collected by Reuters from Norway’s state gas network operator Gassco and Russian state company Gazprom.
A 62-year-old woman in Oslo has been charged for leaving the body of mother outside until it was frozen solid and then attempting to saw her legs off.
Switzerland has extradited a French teenager who was trying to reach Syria for a second time since March, the federal department of justice said on Friday.
Norwegian extreme balancing artist Eskil Rønningsbakken has performed his terrifying 'human flag' stunt over a 275-meter waterfall without safety equipment.
You have to be either foolish or very brave to try and predict the outcome of Sunday’s local elections in Spain.
The Norwegian capital has inaugurated the world's first 'bumble bee highway', a corridor through the city pollen stations every 250 meters.
Police believe the notorious north London gangster Patrick Adams and his wife may have fled to Spain where they have previous links to Torremolinos.
The family of a British student killed in Wiesbaden over 12 years ago made a fresh step towards justice on Thursday, after a London coroner disagreed with German authorities' belief that he killed himself.
To mark International Day for Biodiversity, The Local takes a look at some of the Spanish animals most at risk of extinction.
Police in the Swedish capital are investigating a raid on a van transporting cash in the city, with at least two robbers suspected to have made off with a bag of money.
It doesn't take a genius to figure out that Paris is the most expensive region in France to spend a summer holiday... but where is the cheapest? A new study has found the answer.
A man in Tromsø has been charged with sexually abusing at least eleven children at the kindergarten where he worked, in a case which has alarmed Norway.
An 83-year-old man was handed a six month suspended sentence on Thursday after being caught carrying seven bags of heroin in Düsseldorf.
Italy is growing increasingly concerned about the threat of Isis as the militant group makes rapid advances in Syria and Iraq.
Bare chests, sex parties, falling down drunk in the streets and balconing will no longer be tolerated in Magaluf under new bylaws.
Cold weather kills 20 times more people as hot weather, according to a new global study, but despite Sweden's harsh climate its inhabitants are less likely to die in chilly temperatures than Brits, Spaniards or Italians.
Tunisia has asked Italy to extradite a Moroccan suspected of involvement in the deadly attack on the Bardo museum in Tunis in March, the interior ministry said on Friday.
This weekend Berlin will be lit up by the vibrancy and colour of the Carnival of Cultures, an annual four-day urban festival that celebrates the diversity of Germany's capital. Here are six things not to miss.
Tourists and film stars hitting the beach at the French Riviera resort of Cannes may be blissfully unaware but lurking beneath the sparkling waves are tens of thousands of now troublesome scrap tyres, sunk deliberately to boost marine development.
Here's a look back at the best ten French movies you've probably never heard of, thanks to French cinema expert Judith Prescott.
Monday is another day off so there's no excuse not to get out of the house and have a little fun. Here are our five picks for how to spend the Whitsun weekend.
Greece crashing out of the euro, or 'Grexit', doesn't pose a short-term risk to the shared European currency but a medium-term one as it demonstrates that the union is not permanent, Italy's finance minister said on Friday.
The Eiffel Tower was closed on Friday morning, as workers protested over the scourge of pickpockets around the famous monument, who they say have threatened and attacked them.
Vienna is not only the world’s most liveable city - according to international consulting firm Mercer - but it’s also one of the best value capitals in Europe.
UPDATED: Sales of frozen berries are rising at one of Sweden's biggest supermarket chains, despite the fruits causing a deadly bug outbreak at an elderly care home, which has led to other EU nations reviewing their safety guidelines.
For decades the early history of FC Bayern München was forgotten, but FCB fans have re-discovered a book from 1925 documenting the club's founding moments.
Italy’s former foreign minister Emma Bonino has overcome her battle against lung cancer.
Since Barcelona banned bullfighting there has been much debate over what should be done with the city's famous bullring, La Monumental. Here's The Local's pick of alternative uses for Barcelona's iconic venue.
A woman, who was reportedly pregnant, was found dead with her throat slit in a Paris apartment on Friday while her partner was left in a critical condition. An electric sander was found running beside their bodies.
Sweden's Prime Minister Stefan Löfven has praised the Swedish Air Force after two Jas Gripen aircraft warned off a pair of Russian fighter jets that strayed close to Swedish airspace this week.
Police have arrested a man in Castellón for allegedly seeking to get revenge against former clients by posting ads offering "free sex" with their phone numbers after the women did not renew services with his company.
After a low flying drone crashed into the windscreen of a car on the Autobahn outside Bochum, police announced on Thursday they are looking for witnesses.
German business confidence slipped fractionally from its previous high level in May, as the upturn in Europe's biggest economy continues, the Ifo economic institute said Friday.
Geneva-based Richemont, the world's second largest luxury goods group, confirmed on Friday that its annual net profit fell by more than a third due to losses on financial instruments.
Sales of Prosecco surged last year but lovers of the Italian bubbly might want to moderate their drinking amid fears of a global shortage.
With only a day to go before the Eurovision final in Vienna, The Local caught up with Peter Huber, the Austrian ambassador to Madrid to hear his views on the world’s most prestigious singing competition.
French actress Sophie Marceau is surely the undisputed queen of the Cannes wardrobe malfunction after her plunging jacket gave photographers more than an eyeful once again this week. And it's not the first time she's given the paparazzi palpitations.
Switzerland’s highest court has refused to recognize two Swiss gay men as the legitimate fathers of a four-year-old child who was born to a surrogate mother in the US.
Sweden is expanding its support for women's rights in Egypt, in order to battle sexual harassment and increase gender equality.
Police are searching for two fugitives in North Rhine-Westphalia after a young woman freed a man from custody as he was being taken to the doctor.
UK Prime Minister David Cameron is to visit Paris next week as part of his charm offensive as he tries to persuade European leaders to allow Britain to renegotiate its ties with the EU, ahead of a planned In/Out referendum in the UK.
The tremors from a 4.4 magnitude earthquake were felt in northern France early on Friday morning, prompting several worried calls to the emergency services.
Danish politicians have rushed to the defence of Mayor Frank Jensen, who has been mocked as the "High Fare Mayor" on Twitter by Ryanair.
Someone might want to sign Michael Hansen up for their roster, as the football fan’s got one heck of a left foot.
A Danish investigative journalist is trying to get the world to turn its attention to the human rights abuses in Swaziland.
Spain's indignado movement are out to conquer city halls and regional governments across Spain in elections on Sunday.
Sean Hepburn, son of the Breakfast at Tiffany's star, is in trouble with authorities at the Alhambra in Granada after he threw an 'illegal' wedding celebration at the scenic location.
French President Francois Hollande on Thursday said the world must respond to Islamic State jihadists' seizure of Palmyra amid fears they could destroy the Syrian city's world renowned ancient monuments.
Italy made progress towards tackling rampant corruption on Thursday after approving a bill that will see tougher action against those convicted of fraud.
The head of the German Intelligence Agency (BND) told a special parliamentary committee on Thursday that his agency is 'dependent on' the American National Security Agency (NSA).
Brits in the rest of the EU should all be given a vote in the country’s upcoming referendum - as should Europeans who live in the UK. We’re the ones with most to lose, argues The Local's managing editor James Savage.
France has taken steps to crackdown on the amount of food wasted by supermarkets when MPs voted to outlaw the destruction of unsold products. Instead they will have to hand any edible food goods over to charities.
Teachers and students at a French school rallied Thursday in support of a pupil who received death threats for publishing an edition of the school newspaper in support of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.
The French gas giant Total is giving up on one of its two shale gas exploration projects in Denmark.
An elderly couple have been murdered at their home in Vienna’s Donaustadt, according to a report on Austrian broadcaster ORF.
Sweden's Eurovision hope, Måns Zelmerlöw, sailed through with his track 'Heroes' in a semi-final that was mostly lined with rock goth-inspired ballads. But will he nail his gnome fist bump in time for Saturday's final?
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras held "friendly and constructive" debt talks with the leaders of France and Germany Thursday, but gave no sign of a breakthrough ahead of a crucial June deadline.
Switzerland will have to find another “time to shine” after the country’s entry to the Eurovision Song Contest failed to sway voters on Thursday night.
The president of Italy's amateur football federation, Felice Belloli, was sacked from his post on Thursday following reports he made homophobic comments against women footballers, according to reports.
A total of 17 gay, lesbian and heterosexual couples on Thursday signed the first civil unions registered in Rome and called on the government to legislate quickly to make them possible across Italy.
Interview originally published in 2015: Two months after one of Sweden's biggest diplomatic disputes in decades, foreign minister Margot Wallström is ready to look to the future. In an exclusive interview with The Local, she discusses Sweden's strong stance on the Mediterranean migrant crisis and why she wants the UK to remain in the EU.
As the Eurovision Song Contest celebrates its 60th anniversary watched by some 200 million worldwide, here is a trip down Eurovision memory lane - turkeys, dictators, Mormons, orcs, drag queens and all.
UPDATED: Asylum seekers arriving in Sweden are now likely to face a wait of up to six-months before they can have their cases heard, as migration officers struggle to cope with the workload.
Asparagus season is upon us. Swedes love this green vegetable, so what better way to celebrate than with some crispy asparagus baked with traditional Swedish cheese. Food writer John Duxbury shares his recipe with The Local.
Norwegian start-up entrepreneur Magnus Jepson has sold WooThemes, his Wordpress template company, for a rumoured price of around $50m (400m Norwegian kroner) making him an instant multi-millionaire..