The Local’s party guide: Socialist People’s Party
Denmark

The Local’s party guide: Socialist People’s Party

Keep confusing the Danish political parties with their Borgen equivalents? The Local's political party guide separates fact from fiction. This segment: the Socialist People's Party.

Swiss back reproductive technology changes
Switzerland

Swiss back reproductive technology changes

Voters on Sunday paved the way for liberalizing Swiss laws on assisted reproductive technology, some of the strictest in Europe.

The Local’s party guide: Conservatives
Denmark

The Local’s party guide: Conservatives

Keep confusing the Danish political parties with their Borgen equivalents? The Local's political party guide separates fact from fiction. This segment: the Conservatives

Voters favour lower universal TV-radio fee
Switzerland

Voters favour lower universal TV-radio fee

Swiss voters on Sunday narrowly backed a proposal to reduce the annual radio and TV licence fee paid by households.

UN talks in Geneva aim to halt Yemen war
Switzerland

UN talks in Geneva aim to halt Yemen war

UN-sponsored talks aimed at ending the conflict in Yemen by bringing representatives of the warring factions to Geneva are expected to begin on Monday, the world body said.

Immigration debate in focus as election nears
Denmark

Immigration debate in focus as election nears

The anti-immigration Danish People's Party is poised to have a strong election but activists are working to counter that by encouraging more minorities to turn out to vote on Thursday.

Italy: we’ll hurt Europe over migrant crisis
Italy

Italy: we’ll hurt Europe over migrant crisis

Italy said on Sunday it will ask the EU to set up refugee processing camps in Libya, and threatened to 'hurt' Europe should it turn a deaf ear to the crisis on its shores.

‘Celebratory’ gunfire kills woman at wedding
France

‘Celebratory’ gunfire kills woman at wedding

A young woman died after being shot in the head while attending a wedding in northern France on Saturday, sources close to the investigation said.

Colombia upset France at Women’s World Cup
France

Colombia upset France at Women’s World Cup

Goals in either half from Lady Andrade and Catalina Usme lifted Colombia to an historic 2-0 Women's World Cup win against France on Saturday in the first major upset of the tournament.

French PM admits footy trip ‘blunder’
France

French PM admits footy trip ‘blunder’

France's Socialist premier Manuel Valls admitted in remarks published Sunday to having made "a blunder" by using a government jet to fly to the Champions League final with his two sons.

Foo Fighters cancel gigs after Sweden leg break
Sweden

Foo Fighters cancel gigs after Sweden leg break

Foo Fighters cancelled two performances on Saturday after frontman Dave Grohl broke his leg in a spectacular fall from a stage in Gothenburg the previous night.

Suspects grilled over Swedish teen’s murder
Sweden

Suspects grilled over Swedish teen’s murder

Three suspects detained in connection with the murder of 17-year-old Lisa Holm who was found dead on Saturday were still being questioned on Sunday.

Syrian refugees speed into top jobs in Sweden
Sweden

Syrian refugees speed into top jobs in Sweden

Sweden has welcomed record numbers of Syrian refugees and a growing group of those fleeing war are taking fast-tracks to jobs, bucking unemployment trends.