Norway’s leading football body has announced that it will back Uefa president Michel Platini’s campaign to oust Fifa president Sepp Blatter, ending fears that it might rally behind the scandal-hit Swiss football boss.
Two thirds of Norwegians would react negatively if one of their children married a Muslim, according to the latest annual survey by Norway’s Directorate of Integration and Diversity (IMDI)
Embattled Fifa president Sepp Blatter on Thursday warned of "more bad news" for football's scandal tainted world body but rejected calls to resign over a widening corruption scandal.
Eureka! After about a century of research, Swiss scientists have finally cracked the mystery of the holes in Swiss cheese.
The US Court of Federal Claims has said that the American subsidiary that was controversially awarded a lucrative maintenance contract for the US Air Force’s base did not meet the necessary requirements.
Swiss filmmaker Florian Halbedl is returning to Switzerland from his current home in Canada to shoot an unusual short film in the canton of Ticino with his trans-gender partner.
UK Prime Minister David Cameron has urged EU leaders to be "flexible and imaginative" when it comes to reforming the European Union in order to make the 28-nation bloc more successful and competitive.
Foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said on Thursday that if world football can't clear up "poisonous" corruption, state bodies need to step in, amid a graft scandal engulfing governing body FIFA.
Debt-wracked Greece's battle to hammer out a deal with its creditors dominated a meeting of finance ministers from the Group of Seven leading industrialized nations in Dresden on Thursday, with officials insisting much work still lay ahead.
New figures from Statistics Denmark show that the national labour market grew for the 23rd straight month in March.
Police in the French capital arrested ten people suspected of being in a pickpocketing gang that targeted tourists at the Eiffel Tower, where they would earn up to €4,000 a day.
Former Fugees star Wyclef Jean stirred up a right debate in Sweden on Thursday when he said he was planning a move to the small town of Sandviken, two hours north of the capital. But we're not ones to judge, so we've put together this list of five reasons why the rapper might be such a big fan of this rural town.
Details of the UK’s referendum bill were published on Thursday, but there was no mention of guaranteeing the vote to ALL British expats living in EU member states. An omission that has left many Brits in France angry and deeply concerned.
The European Commission said on Thursday that it had referred Germany to the EU Court of Justice for failing to regularly check up on its airport security measures at some airports.
Norway's controversial Child Welfare Service submitted false evidence in order to keep a child in foster care against the wishes of the mother, a court in Norway has ruled.
To celebrate World Hamburger Day (yes, it really exists) here is The Local's pick of some of the best burgers in Madrid.
A Spanish High Court judge has agreed to hear a lawsuit against Nigerian Islamist militant group Boko Haram and its leader Abubakar Shekau for crimes against humanity and terrorism.
More people died on France's roads in 2014 than the year before, new statistics revealed on Thursday, marking the first time in 12 years that the figure had risen.
The wild animals have finally found a new home across the Atlantic after years spent in limbo since their Catalan safari park went bankrupt.
AC Milan are bidding to lure back Carlo Ancelotti, who was sacked this week by Spanish giants Real Madrid, the Italian club's vice-president Adriano Galliani confirmed on Thursday.
One of Sweden's biggest banks has warned that too many potential buyers in Gothenburg and Stockholm are set to spend more than 30 percent of their disposable income on monthly mortgage payments and related costs, putting them in danger of potential financial problems in future.
An Italian court has ordered a vegetarian mother to cook meat for her son at least once a week after the boy's father complained that his son wasn't being given a proper diet.
Confirming conservative stereotypes, Germans have come out strongly in favour of sticking to hard cash in conducting transactions, a survey published on Thursday showed.
Japan beat Italy 1-0 on Thursday in their final warm-up game before jetting off to Canada to defend their women's World Cup title.
On Sunday May 31st, Rainer Weiner Fassbinder, one of the most influential German film directors, would have turned 70 - had it not been for his death at the age of 37 in 1982. The Local takes a look back at the life and work of the enfant terrible of New German Cinema.
Austria's central bank announced on Thursday it would repatriate a large part of its gold reserves currently stored in Britain, after auditors warned of the risk of bulk storing in a foreign country.
Police search and rescue teams have been out on Lake Neusiedl in Burgenland, looking for a 15-year-old boy who has been missing since Tuesday afternoon after he was swept away whilst sailing with his father.
Shocking footage reveals the cruelty suffered by horses, donkeys and mules during Andalusia’s largest and most famous pilgrimage.
Rafael Benitez moved a step closer to taking over Spanish giants Real Madrid when the Spaniard resigned as Napoli coach on Thursday.
Summer is (hopefully) set to scorch France in June - and we've collected ten of the best opportunities for you to make the most of it. From Pride parades to wine exhibitions and music festivals here's ten events not to miss.
German prosecutors said on Thursday they had dropped their probe into a 93-year-old former Nazi SS officer over a Second World War massacre in Italy because he suffers from dementia.
A man in Schwechat, near Vienna, was found hoarding between 150 and 200 pigeons in his house, in appalling conditions.
UPDATED: Allegations that leading figures at Fifa took bribes for the awarding of World Cups has led to suspicion that the vote that saw France named host of the 1998 tournament was also tainted by corruption. French football chiefs and Uefa's Michel Platini have also rounded on Fifa’s chief Sepp Blatter.
An Italian boss who created a fake Facebook account in order to catch out an employee who was using the social networking site at work was not breaking the law, Italy's top court has ruled.
German scientists are trialling a special scalp-cooling cap which helps reduce hair loss for cancer patients going through chemotherapy.
John Erik Wagner wants voters to know two things: 1) he is running for prime minister and 2) he is proud of his penis.
Young Italians are low-skilled and have poor access to the labour market, while those in jobs are not encouraged to develop their careers, a new OECD report has found.
A small Swedish town two hours north of Stockholm could get an unexpected celebrity resident. Rap star Wyclef Jean fell in love with Sandviken after a gig there two years ago and has now told a Swedish tabloid that he is planning a move to the town in the next couple of years.
Sepp Blatter, the Swiss head of Fifa, headed into the eye of a storm on Thursday with world media calling on him to resign as major corruption scandals overshadow the Zurich-based world governing body of football.
The German Chambers of Commerce and Industry (DIHK) warned on Thursday that a fresh burst of economic confidence might be unfounded, even as they raised their growth projections for 2015.
Police raided a villa in the southern French town of Biarritz on Thursday and found weapons and bomb-making materials thought to belong to Basque separatist group Eta, according to security sources.
A damaged Eurofighter plane being pulled by a truck along the autobahn was so wide that it blocked three lanes of traffic on its way to being repaired in Bavaria on Thursday, drawing the ire of fellow drivers.
Barcelona is one of the best European cities for foodies, where you can find everything from Michelin starred greatness to restaurants that have been in the same family for generations. Barcelona expert Rob Dobson tells us his top ten foodie favourites.
France's foreign minister Laurent Fabius fired a warning to UK Prime Minister David Cameron ahead of his trip to Paris on Thursday, telling him the EU referendum was "very risky" and that Britain would 'certainly' have the most to lose if it left the EU.
With Denmark’s general election now underway, there seems to be an opinion poll everywhere one looks. And although they still point to a likely victory for the opposition parties, the gap appears to be closing.
Frauke Petry, co-leader of Alternative for Germany (AfD), was attacked by masked assailants while eating in a restaurant on Wednesday evening.
Port authorities in Genoa have discovered a record haul of English weaponry, including a number of cannons and a rare anchor weighing four tonnes.
Move over William and Kate, Sweden's Prince Carl Philip and fiancée Sofia Hellqvist are causing an international stir ahead of their upcoming wedding with one Australian paper even calling them 'Europe's coolest couple'. Here are six facts you need to learn about these rocking royals.
UPDATED: Swedish TV channel TV4 plans to describe the upcoming global women's football contest in Canada as the 'World Cup', as part of efforts to promote equality in the sport, but Fifa has said it will be in breach of contract unless it uses its full title the 'Fifa Women's World Cup'.
Once the most important man in US soccer, Charles "Chuck" Blazer turned on FIFA to become the central figure in a wide-ranging graft investigation that threatens to bring the sport's Zurich-based world governing body to its knees.
The CEO of the Rome airport company Aeroporti di Roma (ADR), Lorenzo Lo Presti, is the latest person to be investigated after the blaze at Fiumicino airport three weeks ago.
UPDATED: Two Paris police officers are in custody on Thursday after allegedly causing a crash that killed a delivery driver in the centre of the city. The police officers were said to have been drunk at the time.
A German court on Wednesday rejected a complaint by three Yemenis demanding that Berlin bar Washington from using a US base on its territory to operate deadly drones.
Swiss exports and imports dropped significantly in April because of lower prices linked to the strong franc, the Federal Customs Administration (FCA) said on Thursday.
The two monkeys stolen from a Reptile Park in Oslo were returned alive and healthy on Wednesday night, by what their keeper referred to as “an anonymous and repentant sinner”.
The 37,000 prostitutes in France are costing the country €1.6 billion a year, according to a new and extensive study that examined the economic effects that the sex industry has on French society.
Greenland became the 21st country in the world to legalize gay marriage thanks to a unanimous vote in parliament on Wednesday.
The world is changing rapidly, and that means marketing has to change with it. The University of Geneva offers a programme which keeps pace with evolution.
US Secretary of State John Kerry will make his first official visit to Spain, after travelling to Geneva this weekend to meet with his Iranian counterpart in a push to seal a landmark nuclear deal.
Austrian police have issued a European arrest warrant for a Kosovo Albanian man suspected of shooting dead another man on a tram in Vienna on Sunday evening.
Italian motorcycling legend Valentino Rossi, seeking a tenth world title in all categories, bids to return to the top of the podium in his home MotoGP this weekend.
Police in Spain have broken up a gang that smuggled Afghans into Europe for a fee of €23,000
France's new mega university Paris-Saclay will officially open for business later this year, but can it really rival the very best institutions in the world? French researcher Jean-Claude Thoenig takes a closer look.
Germany's cabinet on Wednesday approved a raft of draft measures to extend the rights of same-sex couples, but faced criticism for allowing only civil unions, not full gay marriage.
Andrea Lorentini and his family have moved on from the personal tragedy of the Heysel disaster, but for them and many other victims' families, Juventus, and Italian football, have yet to follow.
Denmark improved its position in the presitgious global competitiveness ranking from Swiss business school IMD.
Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, a Vatican official, is under investigation by Italian prosecutors on suspicion of embezzlement and price fixing during the sale of an historic castle, according to media reports on Wednesday.
French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said on Wednesday that France would oppose a nuclear deal with Iran if it did not allow inspections of military sites.
One hundred and fifty mechanical seesaws have been installed in a former church in Austria, in a work of art by Swiss artist Zimoun.
Thousands of Swedish computers have been hit by a destructive computer virus that gains access to all files and makes it possible for the invader to empty a user's bank account in seconds.
Finance ministers and central bank governors of the Group of Seven wealthiest nations gathered in Dresden Thursday to discuss the global economy and tax evasion, but the Greek crisis was also high on everyone's minds.
A French barman received a suspended jail sentence on Wednesday after he was convicted of manslaughter for letting a man do 56 shots during a drinking contest that led to his death.
Eurovision hero Måns Zelmerlöw is performing at Stockholm's most iconic theme park this weekend, while one of Europe's hottest music and tech festivals is making its way to northern Sweden and Malmö is showcasting some of the most talented names on the Nordic theatre circuit.
High taxes and unemployment have pushed Sweden down to ninth place from fifth a year earlier in an annual world competitiveness survey by a leading Swiss business school.