Switzerland’s Roger Federer scrambled for a three-set victory on Monday against German Philipp Kohlschreiber in the first round of the Gerry Weber Open in Halle, Germany.
Peter Sagan sprinted to victory on the shortened 117.3-kilometre third stage of the Tour de Suisse cycling race on Monday as Tom Dumoulin maintained his overall lead.
Lars Løkke Rasmussen's international press conference on Monday quickly turned into a series of questions about how immigrants and asylum seekers have been portrayed in the Danish election.
A fresh bout of heavy rain has brought renewed flooding to parts of Switzerland, particularly eastern parts of the country and the Bern-Fribourg region, cutting transport routes, triggering mudslides and damaging buildings.
Norway’s largest trade union has called for a ban on au pairs in Norway on the grounds that young women’s labour rights are routinely abused.
Hunters have been sent out to track down and kill one or more wolves which have over the last few weeks killed at least five lambs in Nordmarka, the forest area north of Oslo.
A Geneva court has ruled that Credit Suisse's decision to provide US tax authorities with information on an employee was illegal, according to the ruling made public on Monday.
Nestlé says that India's decision to ban the Swiss food giant's hugely popular Maggi instant noodles over safety concerns had led to 3.2 billion rupees ($50.5 million) worth of goods being withdrawn.
Migrant workers in Germany sent $14 billion (€12.5 billion) back to their families last year, according to a report published on Monday.
The Swiss are known for being hardcore meat eaters but traditions are slowly changing thanks to increased health consciousness and the growing influence of expats.
French authorities have slammed the battle simulation game Airsoft - dubbed paintball for pros - after three teens died in southern France when their homemade smoke bomb exploded.
Keep confusing the Danish political parties with their Borgen equivalents? The Local's political party guide separates fact from fiction. This segment: the Red-Green Alliance (Enhedslisten).
Keep confusing the Danish political parties with their Borgen equivalents? The Local's political party guide separates fact from fiction. This segment: the Christian Democrats.
French cooks are in hot water for contributing to the decline of Sweden's ortolan bunting population. The rare birds are turning up on plates in southern France, according to a Nordic scientific journal.
Severe hailstorms caused massive damage to agricultural land in Lower Austria, Styria and Burgenland over the weekend.
A woman in her eighties in northern France has more reason than most to grumble about the country's postal service after receiving a postcard destined for her great grandfather 138 years ago.
In Dresden much has changed over the last 28 years. Communism collapsed, democracy blossomed and the city was reborn. But one thing has remained the same - a traffic light which has stayed red since 1987.
The remains of Spanish victims of the Germanwings were being flown back to Barcelona on Monday.
The Italian Senate has moved to scrap a jail term of up to five years for insulting the president. But don't go making derogatory remarks just yet, as the bizarre fascist-era law has not been completely abolished.
Migrant workers in Spain sent $9.6 billion (€8.6 billion) back to their families in their home countries last year, according to a new report.
A circus owner alleged on Monday that animal rights activists had tampered with the junction box supplying power to the cage holding an elephant that trampled a pensioner to death on Saturday.
A man was hospitalized in the south-eastern French city of Grenoble on Monday with suspected Ebola, the second such case in the last week.
France insisted on Monday that Italy take in dozens of migrants camped out on the Franco-Italian border, amid a growing clash between the two neighbours over Europe's immigration crisis.
A 42-year-old Belgian man, allegedly obsessed with Italy's singing nun sensation Cristina Scuccia, is to be deported after coming to the country in an attempt to get a selfie with his idol.
UPDATED: Sweden's Princess Madeleine has given birth to a baby boy, two days after her brother Prince Carl Philip married Sofia Hellqvist in a busy week for the royal family.
Tourists love it, locals are proud of it, but beyond Madrid's tree-lined boulevards, pavement cafes and world-class museums lies a world of inequality that its new mayor vows to fight.
Serie A club Roma unveiled proposals on Monday for a new state-of-the-art stadium that is part of their ambition to "become one of the most successful football clubs in the world".
A Swedish teacher's unconventional teaching methods have gone viral after she turned her pupils' raunchy graffiti into an educational lesson on sexual health.
Swedish prosecutors have submitted a request to British and Ecuadorian authorities to question WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in London either later this month or July over rape allegations.
UPDATED: A huge blaze swept through a 19th century basilica in the western French city of Nantes on Monday morning causing major damage. Locals flocked to share pictures and videos on social media.
Greece runs a "real risk" of crashing out of the eurozone after crucial debt talks with its creditors broke down, Spain's foreign minister warned on Monday.
After the Italian PM said he could "hurt" Europe if his country wasn't given more help with migrants, France has hit back and said its neighbour must stick to the rules.
An officer with the South Zealand and Lolland-Falster Police has been removed from duty after a court found him guilty of taking 2,000 kroner from the wallet of a corpse.
A former papal ambassador to the Dominican Republic will be tried for paedophilia next month in the first case of its kind to be brought before a Vatican court.
Italy's Rugby World Cup preparations got off on the wrong foot on Monday when players refused to take part in the first training session in a row over pay.
The head of Telekom Austria, Hannes Ametsreiter, has unexpectedly announced he will leave the company "soon" and "voluntarily" after more than five years in the job.
Authorities are threatening to euthanize Buddy, a four-month-old puppy, who arrived in Barcelona's El Prat Airport on Friday on a flight from New York, because they are unable to read his microchip.
Switzerland has moved closer to qualifying for the European Cup in France next year after coming from behind to beat Lithuania 2-1 on Sunday.
The French government opened talks with ‘loyal’ Muslim leaders on Monday with one of the main topics up for discussion being the shortage of mosques in France. One Muslim leader says the answer lies with France's empty churches.
In this week's My Spanish Career The Local chats to Steve Hezzell, an award-winning British tattoo artist and owner of Beyond Reality tattoo studio in Benidorm.
A decision by Austria’s interior minister to stop processing asylum requests in an effort to pressure other European Union member states to do more to help absorb the numbers of refugees pouring into the continent has been criticised by human rights experts.
Images of dozens of migrants stuck at Italy's border with France represent a "punch in the face for Europe," Italian Interior Minister Angelino Alfano said on Monday.
Italian pizza makers have brought the title for the world’s longest pizza back to its true home having produced one that’s over a kilometre long.
A 27-year-old man from Munster took the concept of fare jumping a bit too literally on Saturday when he leaped from a moving carriage to avoid a €10 ticket.
A video showing migrants trying to smuggle themselves onto a UK-bound truck in northern France in front of shocked tourists has been posted online and has since gone viral.
Sweden's male footballers won 3-1 at home to Montenegro on Sunday as they continued their bid to secure a place in the Euro 2016 tournament.
The new mayor of Jerez de La Frontera has failed to get off on the right foot after hitting the headlines for her freaky toes.
Two suspects, believed to be brothers, are being questioned over the murder of Swedish teenager Lisa Holm as police search a new area close to where her body was found.
Switzerland's Roger Federer is preparing his bid for a record eighth Wimbledon title in the familiar surroundings of Halle, Germany on Monday admitting he's still surprised by his staggering success on grass.
Police have arrested a man following a savage murder that has shocked the northern Italian city of Milan.
The Local correspondent Richard Orange took to the island of Bornholm to check the pulse of the annual political festival known as Folkemødet to catch a few minutes with the biggest political name of them all.
Newly-released government figures show that a high number of asylum seekers fail to attend the country's language courses and that attendance is worse among those who receive public benefits.
An Alitalia jet landed safely in New York on Sunday after the airline received a bomb threat.
Developers in the canton of Geneva will have the right to transform commercial and industrial buildings for residential use after voters on Sunday approved a change in the law.
Just as he admitted he had made one serious "blunder" the French PM Manuel Valls went and made another, although this geography-based one was a little more embarrassing than scandalous.
The head of Germany's foreign intelligence service, the Bundesnachrichtendienst (BND), has decided to reorganize the agency to stop a repeat of the US National Security Agency (NSA) spying scandal that has engulfed it this year.
Have you ever eaten seal meat? Taken a 6am boat to get to school? Or gone kayaking by moonlight, perhaps? The Local’s Solveig Rundquist visits the remote island of Harstena to get a taste of life in Sweden’s secret archipelago.
France scooped the most gongs at an awards ceremony to mark the start of the world's biggest wine fair in Bordeaux this week although a Spanish plonk took the prestigious title for the high-end Red Bordeaux.
French Ecology Minister Segolène Royal announced on Sunday a ban on the sale of popular weedkiller Roundup from garden centres, which the UN has warned may be carcinogenic.
German industry groups called on Monday for the government to make it easier for asylum seekers to get jobs in Germany, days before a national conference on refugee policy.
Denmark's economy and cradle-to-grave welfare system have taken centre stage in the run up to Thursday's election, with a looming skills shortage fuelling a debate on the scope of unemployment benefits.
Madrid's new administration faced its first casualty of office with the resignation of a councillor on Monday following a storm of criticism over anti-semitic tweets he had sent in 2011.
Roma's Daniele De Rossi has joined Italy's growing injury list for their friendly against Portugal, four days after the Azzurri kept their Euro 2016 qualifying hopes alive in a controversial 1-1 draw away to Croatia.
The world's leading air show opens on Monday near the French capital with a special focus on green issues alongside the usual sales war between Airbus and Boeing.
Cheaper prices have made it harder for Swedish hotels to profit on a recent the tourism boom, with six percent more rooms sold in the first four months of the year compared to the same period in 2014.
Germany's finance ministry said on Monday it is now up to Greece to make proposals to reach a deal with its creditors that will save it from default in down-to-the-wire talks.
Sweden's foreign minister Margot Wallström has hit out at the United Nations over its temporary suspension of Swedish whistleblower Anders Kompass.
American Jordan Nasser moved to Stockholm in 2008 after landing a job at fashion giant H&M. After six years he’s given up his career to become an author. He tells The Local why.