Children as young as seven would be allowed to change their legal gender under a bill proposed by Norway’s government on Thursday, bringing it one of the lowest ages for transgender rights anywhere in the world.
Tens of thousands of Russian soldiers in March simulated a ‘blitzkrieg’ invasion of northern Norway, a new report from the Center for European Policy Analysis, a US security think tank, has claimed.
Switzerland on Thursday authorized the extradition of former Bosnian Muslim commander Naser Oric to Bosnia rather than Serbia, which had issued the war crimes warrant for his arrest.
Caroline Wozniacki defeated Germany's Andrea Petkovic 7-5, 6-1 on Thursday to set up an Eastbourne International tennis tournament semifinal against Swiss teenager Belinda Bencic.
An Austria appeals court overturned the planned extradition to Russia of the alleged head of a brutal organised crime gang wanted by Moscow on Thursday, citing human rights concerns.
Geneva hotels remain the most expensive place in the world to order a club sandwich for a third consecutive year, according to an annual survey.
A new US report reveals that thousands of Russian soldiers took part in a huge military exercise which simulated a takeover of Bornholm, the second such Russian exercise aimed at the Danish island.
A Dutch women's rights group said Thursday it will fly a drone carrying abortion pills into Poland this weekend to highlight the staunchly Catholic country's restrictive abortion laws.
A sweet story about how a big-hearted Swedish national football star made an eight-year-old fan's day has gone viral in Sweden.
The eastern German economy is still struggling to catch up with the west, 25 years after unification, largely because of a lack of large companies in the region, the economy ministry said on Thursday.
Mail handlers in Rome have found an envelope containing a letter and bullet destined for the city's mayor, as the politician faces mounting pressure over the investigation into a mafia network suspected of operating out of Rome city hall.
A Turkish Airlines flight made an emergency landing in Copenhagen Airport on Thursday following the discovery of a suspicious object on board.
UPDATED: The French government responded to nationwide protests by taxi drivers on Thursday by vowing to crackdown on ride-sharing app UberPop. There were ugly scenes across the country as protests turned violent.
Italians are increasingly opting for natural cosmetics - some of them perhaps a little too close to the earth. The latest trend among young Italians? Skin creams made from snail slime.
Liverpool confirmed the purchase of FC Hoffenheim forward Roberto Firmino on Wednesday for €41 million, breaking a German record and striking fear into German pundits in the process.
Swedish fashion giant H&M reported an 11 percent boost in its profits in the second quarter of the year, on the back of a 20 percent jump in sales.
GRAPHIC FOOTAGE: Two men have died after being gored by bulls in two separate incidents during Spain’s San Juan fiesta.
Police announced on Wednesday that bloody photographs sent by the ex-lover of a heartbroken man from Bonn were fake and that his old flame was still alive.
Palaeontologists in south-western Germany have made an incredible discovery – the oldest ever tortoise fossil in the world, clocking in at a whopping 240 million years.
Chancellor Angela Merkel warned on Thursday that talks between Greece and its creditors were losing ground as a final deadline for avoiding the country's bankruptcy approaches.
Claims that thousands of Russian soldiers took part in a huge military exercise which simulated a takeover of the Swedish island of Gotland earlier this year have caused jitters in Sweden.
Rwandan President Paul Kagame launched a furious attack on Western countries on Thursday after the arrest in Britain of the country's intelligence chief on the request of Spain.
Failing to provide asylum seekers with safe passage to the EU while hundreds die at sea is tantamount to genocide, a mayor on the frontline of the crisis warned on Thursday.
We’ve all heard of the Sagrada Familia, Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí’s breathtaking opus that towers over Barcelona, but some of his best designs remain relatively undiscovered.
Rocker Courtney Love blasted the French president on Thursday saying "where are the f**king police" after the car she was travelling in was attacked in violent anti-Uber protests in Paris. Tourists also spoke of their shock as cars were burned and vandalized.
New legislation will protect thousands of homeowners across the Spanish costas whose properties are threatened with demolition after falling foul of planning laws.
Andrea Pirlo's move to Major League Soccer is imminent, according to reports in Italy that claim the Juventus and Italy star will sign an 18-month deal with New York City FC.
Swiss yachtsman Laurent Bourgnon was reported missing on Wednesday after failing to return from a diving trip in French Polynesia.
Grey days, chilly winds and rain clouds have so far kept the Danish summer at bay, but forecasters promised on Thursday that the sun and warmer temperatures are just around the bend.
A taxi drivers’ union leader tells The Local why Thursday’s nationwide protests against Uber are justified and why the public should get behind them.
A Spanish animal rights charity is demanding that 'Nancy the dolphin trainer' doll be recalled from toyshop shelves, because it "promotes the exploitation of animals".
Nearly two-thirds of Spaniards said they had favourable opinions about the United States - the highest level in 15 years. But Spaniards also expressed the least amount of confidence in President Barack Obama among west European countries, according to a new poll.
Just as France was rocked by revelations the US snooped on its presidents a new survey has revealed that the majority of the French public believe that the US does respect freedoms and most have a positive view of the country.
IT experts warned this week that the website of the Bundestag (German parliament) is a potential “bridgehead” for hackers to gain access to MPs' data.
Vienna’s annual Donauinselfest - Europe’s biggest open-air free music festival - takes place at the Donauinsel this weekend. It’s expected to attract a total of around 3.1 million visitors over three days.
An explosion at a theme park to the north of Paris on Wednesday left 14 children and four adults injured.
Tourists have been spotted pitching tents in Venice’s historical centre. It's just the latest incident of visitors behaving badly in Italy.
UPDATED: A job advert for sex toy testers has been taken down from Sweden's Employment Service website (Arbetsförmedlingen), following concerns it might cause offence.
Francesco Schettino, ex-captain of the Costa Concordia, has dedicated his new book, Le Verità Sommerse (The Sunken Truths) to the families of the shipwreck's 32 victims.
Global foreign direct investment is expected to rebound in 2015 after falling 16 percent last year due to a fragile world economy and political and military crises, the UN said on Wednesday.
Swedish defence firm Saab paid around a billion kronor to shady middlemen as part of a controversial deal to sell fighter jets to South Africa, according to documents obtained by a Swedish tabloid.
On Wednesday the painting 'Two Riders on a Beach', looted by the Nazis in 1938, was sold at a London auction house for €2.7m shortly after being returned to the rightful owner.
A Swiss solar-powered plane attempting to fly around the world must cross the Pacific within a few weeks or it could remain stuck in Japan for a year, the project's co-founder said in an interview published on Thursday.
Twenty years ago, between the 17th and 24th June 1995 the renowned artist couple Christo and Jeanne-Claude unveiled their latest and most extravagant artwork - they had wrapped the Reichstag in plastic, at a cost of $4 million.
Swedish appliance giant Electrolux has denied a report that its American chief executive Keith McLoughlin is resigning to reunite with his family in the US.
The right-wing Swiss People’s Party (SVP) remains the most popular political party in Switzerland, according to the latest polling figures released this week ahead of next autumn’s national elections.
Shocking video footage of the moment a “mentally unbalanced” man ploughed his car at high speed through a pedestrian shopping street in Graz has been broadcast on Austrian TV.
The Spanish government has blocked the declassification of archives dating from the Spanish Civil War and subsequent fascist dictatorship of Francisco Franco arguing that it is of low importance.
After Hungary announced that it would stop obeying EU rules on refugees, the country's ambassador came in for a stern talking-to from both the Foreign and Interior ministries in Berlin.
When it comes to history, soccer's classic derby matches are put in the shade by the Calcio Storico Fiorentino, a fixture that has been played in Florence since the 16th Century.
An Austrian couple have been fined €100 each for having noisy early-morning sex on the terrace of a bar in the popular Croatian tourist resort Rovinj.
A 48-year-old teacher has openly admitted to murdering a random young Odense woman in her backyard because her felt “harassed” by her and others.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange told French television Wednesday that the time had come for legal action over US snooping after leaked documents revealing Washington had spied on three French presidents sparked fresh outrage.
French MPs on Wednesday approved a landmark deal with the United States in which France agreed to pay $60 million in overall compensation to foreign nationals deported to Nazi death camps on French trains in World War II.
Italy's highest court on Wednesday ruled that a public-sector wage freeze in place since 2010 was illegal, but stopped short of ordering the government to compensate workers for raises they missed out on.
Vienna’s Spanish Riding School celebrates its 450th anniversary this week with gala performances on Heldenplatz - with Spain’s Infanta Elena attending as well as riders and horses of the Royal Andalusian Riding School in Jerez.
Spain's central bank on Wednesday raised its 2015 economic growth forecast for the country to 3.1 percent, strengthening the outlook for recovery in the eurozone's fourth biggest economy.
The future is here already - or at least the one imagined for Marty McFly - with the development of a real life hoverboard that will be tested in Barcelona this summer.
The Queen will spend the second day of her fifth state visit to Germany in the country's financial heart before heading back to Berlin for a very British garden party. Check back throughout the day for live updates.
Spanish telecom giant Telefonica said on Wednesday it had sold its 8.2 percent stake in Telecom Italia to French media group Vivendi, in a deal estimated to be worth more than a billion euros.
Consumer confidence in Germany is beginning to be dampened slightly by the uncertainty surrounding Greece, a poll found on Thursday.
Presumed incoming PM Lars Løkke Rasmussen is still trying to make ends meet with the Danish People's Party while also facing pressure from Liberal Alliance.
One person was injured in fighting after demonstrators gathered outside a former hotel in Saxony for the third night in a row to demonstrate against its use as refugee accommodation.
UPDATED: People in the troubled suburb of Kroksbäck in Malmö reported hearing explosions on Wednesday night, as emergency services discovered several cars and a community centre on fire.
A 56-year-old woman died after being thrown from a horse during a training exercise at a riding school in the canton of Vaud, police said on Wednesday.
Police in the Swedish capital investigated a suspected explosive found in a public toilet in a quiet suburb on Wednesday night.
Sweden's biggest music festival Bråvalla kicks off in Norrköping, south of Stockholm, with Calvin Harris and Muse among the big names on the bill and there are plenty more places to party across the country.