A nineteen-year-old in Norway has been hired by a sexual health charity to play a giant penis who surprises passers-by by spraying them with golden confetti.
Mission controllers trying to fly a Swiss solar plane around the world cancelled a take-off from Japan early on Wednesday because of weather problems over the Pacific Ocean.
An advert by a Norwegian anti-alcohol campaign group is probably the last thing you’d expect to go viral. But then again, never has not drinking looked quite so cool.
To hear some politicians talk, you’d think Norway was a breath away from becoming a Muslim country. But in fact the country’s second largest ‘religion’ after Christianity isn’t even Islam, it’s no religion at all.
Norwegian Nordic skiing champion Marit Bjørgen is expecting a baby in December and will not participate in the World Cup this season, she told Norwegian media on Tuesday.
Worried about the growing number of accidents involving electric bicycles, Swiss government officials are launching a campaign to boost public awareness of the risks and ways to improve safety.
UPDATED: Queen Elizabeth II arrived in Berlin on Tuesday night. Here's how the first moments of her three-day visit unfolded.
The internet has been abuzz this week over reports that Germany has banned the sale of adult e-books before 10pm. But book industry officials told The Local that the issue has been falsely reported.
Austria will next week officially file a legal complaint in Brussels against state subsidies for Britain's planned new Hinkley Point nuclear power plant, the government in Vienna said on Tuesday.
An odourless, colourless and potentially lethal gas emanating from the sea off the coast of Vulcano in the Aeolian Islands could be putting swimmers at risk.
As Queen Elizabeth II embarks on her much-anticipated State Visit to Germany, The Local visits a British shop in Berlin which has been swamped by anglophiles eager to stock up for the big event.
Two northern Swedish cousins have taken their angling hobby to new levels. A video of the teenagers hauling in a 14-kilo monster catch went viral in Sweden on Tuesday.
Former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi has been ordered to pay his ex-wife €1.4 million ($1.5 million) in alimony as part of a divorce settlement, Italian media reported on Tuesday.
Air traffic controllers announced on Tuesday that they will hold a two-day strike early next month to protest their wages.
Mobile roaming fees are likely to be abolished within the European Union by 2017, it emerged on Monday, a move immediately welcomed by Spanish consumer associations.
A restaurant in the northern Italian town of Moniga del Garda has received rave reviews earning it a top spot on the review website TripAdvisor. There’s just one small problem: the establishment does not exist.
UPDATED: Hundreds of protesting French sailors on Tuesday forced the suspension of Eurotunnel services between France and Britain in both directions after torching tyres on the tracks, causing traffic and travel chaos.
German statistics office Destatis reported on Tuesday that Danes compile about a full-grown bull’s weight in garbage annually, more than any the residents of any other European country.
Austrian police are reconstructing the shocking events which took place in Graz on Saturday, when a “mentally unbalanced” man ploughed his car into a crowd of shoppers on a pedestrian street.
The conflict between taxi drivers and Uber in France is increasingly turning ugly with one client of Uber allegedly beaten by cabbies at the weekend. More strife could be on its way.
The Italians go crazy for them – and it's easy to see why. The Local gives you the lowdown on one of Italy's most treasured rituals: the aperitivo.
It used to belong to the Danes in the 1600s. Now, part of southern Sweden is set to join up with the Danish capital again, as a controversial marketing campaign dubs the region 'Greater Copenhagen'.
The new administration of the northern Spanish city of San Sebastian is to reintroduce bullfighting, three years after it was banned.
Federal statistics office Destatis reported on Tuesday that each German compiled about a horse's weight in garbage annually, more than most other European countries.
Denmark’s Muslim population may get an outsized amount of media and political attention but the second largest ‘religion’ behind Christianity is actually no religion at all.
Male fashion followers will be sporting distinctly androgynous, even outright feminine, looks next year if some of the Spring/Summer 2016 catwalk shows in Milan are a guide.
UPDATED: Italy denied any involvement on Tuesday in the CIA's "extraordinary rendition" of an Egyptian imam kidnapped in Milan in 2003 on charges of terrorist connections.
The mighty lion, reclusive cave crabs and the world's rarest sea lion are among nearly 23,000 species at risk of dying out, a top conservation body based in Switzerland warned on Tuesday.
Two men have been put away for attempted murder after throwing logs of wood and other heavy objects off Autobahn overpasses as cars passed underneath.
A Saturday afternoon almost ended in tragedy for a group of children playing in a backyard in Velletri in the province of Rome, when a dog dug up a World War II hand grenade.
European Digital Economy Commissioner Günther Oettinger has said he wants to abolish roaming fees for mobile phone users within the EU by 2017.
Paris officially threw its hat into the ring on Tuesday for the battle to host the Olympic Games in 2024. The French capital faces tough competition.
Swedish politicians welcomed a debate on mobile charges on Tuesday, after the EU's top decisionmaker on the digital market announced that roaming fees could be ditched across the union by 2017.
UPDATED: The two brothers accused of killing missing teenager Lisa Holm are set to remain in police custody, an appeals court in Jönköping in central Sweden ordered on Tuesday.
A comprehensive report on doping in the Danish cycling world revealed on Tuesday that former Tour de France winner Bjarne Riis "had knowledge" that his riders were using performance enhancers.
A British man who went missing after making a distress call while walking the Camino de Santiago in northern Spain has turned up safe and sound on his own two feet.
Spain's Romeo and Juliet, who even have a Valentine's Day festival in their honour, might actually have been mother and son, a historian has claimed.
Norway was knocked out of World Cup on Monday night, after losing 2:1 to England in a hard fought battle that saw the 1995 champions ahead for seven minutes in the second half.
The Danish shipping firm Torm came to the aid of two rubber dinghies crammed with asylum seekers in the Mediterranean Sea over the weekend, the company said in a press release on Tuesday.
A recent story about a messy breakup ending in a man sawing his wife's possessions in half and putting them on Ebay took the internet by storm. It turns out none of it was real, as a German legal magazine set up the whole thing as an advertising ploy.
Authorities in the canton of Aargau are destroying fake Le Corbusier furniture that was imported through an English internet site after concluding an investigation in Switzerland without any convictions.
There have been an estimated 100 British people jailed in France over the last year for attempting to smuggle migrants across the Channel to the UK, French prosecutors say.
Sweden's international tourism industry is flourishing, with global visitors spending more cash in the Nordic nation and thousands of new jobs emerging in the sector.
Anyone who has lived in Austria will know that Austrians have some weird and wonderful ‘natural’ remedies for common health complaints, but do they help, or are they just a bunch of old wives’ tales?
UPDATED: The number of people who fell sick after taking part in a Mud Day race in southern France has shot up to around 1,000, with the finger of blame being pointed at the bacteria in the mud.
The Civil Guard rescued a young man hiding on a ferry bound for mainland Spain just moments before he would have been crushed to death in the vehicle ramp.
With the French capital now on the official shortlist to host the 2024 Olympic Games, The Local takes a look at what a Paris Games could look like. Beach volleyball under the Eiffel Tower sound good?
A lamb that was stolen from Nuremberg Zoo and found in a Munich brothel nine days later has finally been returned to its flock, the zoo announced on Monday.
A renewable energy company in the Bavarian Allgäu has been making space for new wind turbines as quickly as possible - by blowing up the old ones.
A pensioner in Sicily has confessed shooting dead a petrol pump attendant. His motive? The fuel was too expensive.
Top managers at large Swiss companies saw major pay rises in the past several years and continue to be overpaid relative to average workers, a union group charges.
Police have arrested seven people in an investigation into match-fixing at FC Catania. The men are accused of fixing matches in order to keep the club in Serie B.
A French pensioner's risky political protest had unexpected consequences on Tuesday after his decision to climb up a high-voltage pylon saw a power company shutting down electricity supplies to Spain.
Solar Impulse 2, the Swiss solar-powered plane trapped in Japan for three weeks by the rainy season, is set to take off for Hawaii early on Wednesday on the next leg of its round-the-world trip, the project's team says.
Rwanda's intelligence chief Karenzi Karake has been arrested in London on the request of Spain where he is wanted for on war crime charges.
A fluorescent lamb that had been genetically modified with jellyfish protein to give it transparent skin ended up mistakenly being eaten in France, even though it was only meant to be used in research, reports said on Tuesday.
European Digital Economy Commissioner Günther Oettinger said on Monday that he wants to abolish roaming fees for mobile phone users within the EU by 2017.
For the sixth year running, the Copenhagen harbour-area Refshaleøen played host to the three-day metal tour-de-force known as Copenhell. Check out the photo highlights here.
Spanish protest party Podemos teamed up on Monday with a top US anti-austerity economist to launch a green energy plan which they said could create hundreds of thousands of jobs.
Environment Minister Barbara Hendricks warned the Bavarian government on Tuesday that complaints wouldn't allow the state to wriggle out of plans to keep nuclear waste within its borders.
Irma Schwager, an Austrian heroine of the anti-Nazi resistance, has died aged 95, Austria's communist party said on Monday.
Italian actress Laura Antonelli, known for her erotic roles and love affair with French actor Jean-Paul Belmondo, was found dead on Monday at her home near Rome. She was 73.
Chancellor Angela Merkel said after a fresh round of eurozone leaders' negotiations on Monday night that she believed a deal to keep Greece in the single currency might be reached this week.
Spanish police have returned 12 stolen artworks, including several 15th-century wood engravings, to Sweden's embassy in Madrid.
A video appearing to show a Swede and a South African who were kidnapped in Mali in 2011 by Al-Qaeda has emerged.
Air traffic in and out of Stockholm’s Arlanda airport was halted on Monday night after a pilot spotted a suspicious looking drone in the sky above the city.
It's the time of year when the sun never sets in the far north of Sweden and even the capital doesn't get dark until gone 10pm. So, after a sun-starved winter, The Local's Maddy Savage hasn't got time for Swedish residents moaning that it's too light at night.