A new survey carried out for Norway's armed forces has shown a sharp increase in the number of Norwegians who are worried about a war or attack on Norwegian soil.
Thought the cat video had gone to the internet graveyard? Think again! A Norwegian video of a fluffy feline jumping on her owner’s chest just got more than 1.2 million views on YouTube.
Denmark will have a one-party government consisting solely of Lars Løkke Rasmussen’s Venstre after talks with the Danish People’s Party and other right-of-centre parties failed to bear fruit.
Denmark's political leaders have pledged their support to France, Tunisia and Kuwait after all three nations were hit by terror attacks on Friday.
The European Union's stance on a surge in asylum seekers seeking to enter the bloc was attacked as derisory by a top UN official.
At least one suspected Islamist launched a daylight raid on an industrial gas factory in France Friday and pinned a severed head to the gates, in what President Francois Hollande called a "terrorist" attack.
The man decapitated in an attack on Friday at an industrial gas factory in eastern France was the boss of the suspect now in police custody, legal sources said.
For the second time in less than six months French leaders urged their country to unite after it was struck by another Islamist terrorist attack, that while shocking in its nature did not come as a surprise.
An ambulance driver in Lazio has been hailed a hero after safely transporting an elderly woman to hospital while himself suffering a heart attack at the wheel.
Briton Ian Walker aims to complete a rare Volvo Ocean Race double on Saturday as the biggest yachting race in the world finally reaches its climax in the Swedish port of Gothenburg.
A school in Bavaria has sent a letter home to parents warning them not to let their daughters wear revealing blouses or short skirts, because emergency accommodation for refugees has been set up next to the gym.
UPDATED: Sweden's foreign minister has condemned a terror attack which killed dozens of holidaymakers at a Tunisian tourist resort on Friday, where around 200 Swedes were staying.
At least 27 people were killed by gunmen in an attack at the popular beach resort of Sousse in Tunisia on Thursday at a Spanish-owned hotel.
UPDATE: German tourists were among those killed by gunmen in a terrorist attack on the Mediterranean resort town of Sousse, Tunisian state media reported on Friday, citing government sources.
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A foreign tourist ran into problems on a Midsummer visit to Stockholm when a restaurant misunderstood her English and thought she had ordered marijuana instead of a traditional Swedish potato dish.
A patient at a hospital in Genoa, north-west Italy, died after hospital staff allegedly pumped air into her veins instead of blood, Italian media has reported.
The owner of a house in Geseke in North Rhine Westphalia was awoken early on Friday morning to find a thief stealing pop superstar Helene Fisher from his stairwell.
Germany stands united with France against "terror's blind hate" and in defence of "free society", Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said after a deadly attack Friday at a factory near Lyon.
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An "Islamist terrorist" carried out a shocking attack in eastern France on Friday, which saw one victim "abjectly decapitated" and others injured. Here's what we know about the suspect, so far.
Police on the island of Zealand had a peculiar assignment on Friday: to track down a loose ape seen near the town of Solrød.
A man was decapitated in a terrorist attack at a gas factory near Lyon, eastern France, on Friday. The attacker, who had links to an extremist movement, has been arrested.
Air France on Friday denied a report that it was preparing to lay off 3,300 employees as part of continuing cost cutting at the French flag carrier.
Barcelona's radical new mayor, Ada Colau, was trapped in a city hall lift on Friday morning along with Podemos leader, Pablo Iglesias, who live-tweeted the unfolding drama.
The population of Spain fell for the third year running in 2014 as people left the crisis-hit country to seek a better future elsewhere.
A 20-year-old attraction in Djurs Sommerland suddenly became a hot topic this week after a group accused it of being racist and many others rushed to defend it.
Venice. The historic city goes by many names: it's the “city of bridges”, “the city of masks” and “the city of canals”. But perhaps a more fitting name would be “the city of rubbish”.
As the tennis world gears up for the high point of the year at Wimbledon, starting on Monday the seedings have been released and the draws made. For the first time since 1998, there isn't a single German seed in the men's draw.
Sweden is stepping up its military capabilities and exercises with Nato amid concerns over Russia's military resurgence, Defence Minister Peter Hultqvist said on Friday.
Spain is in a frenzy of anticipation ahead of auditions for extras in Games of Thrones scenes to be filmed on location this summer.
On Thursday the Tierschutzverein (animal protection services) in Munich were horrified to find a man living with 300 rats in his two-room flat.
Opponents of Austria’s EU membership have started a petition for withdrawal from the union, which citizens can sign until July 1st.
Former Wimbledon winners Roger Federer, Andy Murray and Rafael Nadal were all placed in the same section of the draw for this year's tournament at the All England Tennis Club on Friday.
Swedish camp sites are well positioned to break all records this summer as foreign tourists flock to the Nordic country, according to an industry survey.
The city has announced plans to modernize the Tinbbjerg housing district and the area surrounding Nørrebro Station in an effort to make them more secure and attractive.
The Spanish Embassy in London has hit back after the former Top Gear host wrote a scathing review of a Spanish car, that included plenty of his usual "stereotyping".
A former prisoner is suing Austria for €680,000 after he was seriously injured because of a broken bunk bed in St. Pölten prison.
The Green Party warned on Friday about the health risks of breast-feeding after traces of a substance found in weed-killer were found in breast milk.
UPDATED: A Pakistani accused of organizing a 2009 bomb attack on a Peshawar market that killed more than 130 people, has been detained in Italy, police said on Friday.
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The Carter Center Friday called on the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo to reveal the terms under which a state firm sold a mining concession to a subsidiary of Swiss group Glencore.
Norwegian chess champion Magnus Carlsen is facing the first serious crisis in his career, after losing no fewer than four matches at the Norway Chess tournament in Stavanger.
Germany take on France on Friday in the quarter finals of the Women's World Cup in Canada, but are trying to shirk off the 'favourite' tag.
Copenhagen Airport will have its busiest day of the year on Friday, as more than 90,000 Danes are expected to pass through its gates on what is the last day of school for the nation’s children.
Italy's wealthy north may have tired of asylum seekers, but in one of the poorest regions of Sardinia locals are giving everything to clothe and feed refugee families.
One man was injured and more than one million francs’ ($1.07 million) worth of damage resulted from the collapse of a building crane near Zurich on Thursday, police said.
Not many would dare to fly into a moving cable car, 150 metres off the ground high up in the French Alps, with no room for error. But Arnaud Longobardi did.
Malaysian tycoon and performing arts lover Tan Sri Francis Yeoh has given Rome's struggling opera house one million euros ($1.1 million), the opera said on Thursday.
Private home rentals have surpassed the number of hotel beds on offer in Spain for the first time, thanks to popular online services such as Airbnb, a study published by Spanish tourism sector body Exceltur showed.
Chinese property giant Wanda is considering another big investment in Madrid worth billions of euros but will face strict conditions from the city's new left-wing council, a councillor said on Thursday.
After figures suggested more than 70,000 bikes were stolen in Sweden last year, police turned to Facebook to help people keep hold of their cycles for the rest of the summer.
Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi lashed out at fellow EU leaders on Thursday for rejecting mandatory migrant quotas amid sharp divisions over how to halt the tide of humanity washing up on Europe's southern shores.
A Moroccan asylum seeker who used a log to beat a 63-year-old Swiss wine merchant to death has been sentenced to 18 years in prison by a court in the canton of Aargau.
French president François Hollande has stepped in to condemn the violent protests by taxi drivers and called for UberPop to be taken off the road. A number of taxi drivers continued their strike on Friday.
The Queen still has a couple of vital stops on her state visit to Germany before she flies back to the UK this afternoon. This morning she's in Berlin followed by Bergen Belsen in the afternoon. Follow all the action here!
UPDATE: Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble said Friday he sees a 50-50 chance that Greece will be able to reach an agreement with its creditors on reforms needed to unlock vital bailout funds.
High-stakes talks to nail down a historic deal with Iran to curtail its nuclear programme may "slip" past a June 30th deadline, a top US official admitted on Thursday ahead of crunch weekend negotiations in Vienna.
Countries that fall short of following the principles of democracy should not be allowed to buy Swedish weapons, a parliamentary investigation in Sweden has concluded.
This attractive party appetiser is yummy at any time of year, but is a perfect easy treat if you're hosting guests during the summer. John Duxbury shares his favourite recipe with The Local.
A-ha keyboardist Magne ‘Mags’ Furuholmen has been commissioned to create a giant ceramics sculpture park that he refers to as “the most comprehensive single mission in my artistic career”.