Denmark’s incoming govt wants to cut top tax rate
Denmark

Denmark’s incoming govt wants to cut top tax rate

The incoming centre-right government ran into controversy Saturday over its plans to cut tax rates for high earners after it emerged the issue had caused the failure of coalition talks.

Federer revved up for Wimbledon record bid
Switzerland

Federer revved up for Wimbledon record bid

Roger Federer says he is in the perfect condition to win Wimbledon for a record eighth time as the Swiss great bids to avenge last year's "heart-breaking" final defeat.

British sailor wins rare double in Gothenburg
Sweden

British sailor wins rare double in Gothenburg

The Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing team, skippered by Briton Ian Walker, scored a rare double win in the global Volvo Ocean Race double, which finished in Gothenburg on Saturday.

Danish children’s graves looted
Denmark

Danish children’s graves looted

Bereaved parents have reported a rising number of cases in which they visit their child's grave to find that the items they have left behind have been taken away.

Greece edges closer to default catastrophe

Greece edges closer to default catastrophe

EU finance ministers are "sad" about Greece's decision to put creditors' austerity measures to a referendum on July 5 and say they will not extend Greece's bail-out deal on June 30, in a move which could trigger a banking collapse.

Blatter ‘not a candidate but elected president’
Switzerland

Blatter ‘not a candidate but elected president’

Sepp Blatter will not stand again for the Fifa presidency, he told a Swiss newspaper, but insisted he remained in charge of world football's governing body.

Unvaccinated boy dies from diptheria in Spain
Spain

Unvaccinated boy dies from diptheria in Spain

A six-year-old boy from Catalonia, whose parents chose not to have him vaccinated, has died, almost a month after he became the first child to contract diphtheria in Spain in almost 30 years.

‘Sweden should focus on women to fight terror’
Sweden

‘Sweden should focus on women to fight terror’

UPDATED: As the world reacts with shock and disgust to the recent terrorist attacks in France, Tunisia and Kuwait, a Swedish extremism expert, Hans Brun, has suggested that a stronger focus on women is needed to help stop global terrorism.

Italy seeks arbitration over India marines
Italy

Italy seeks arbitration over India marines

Italy said on Friday it had initiated international arbitration proceedings in the case of two of its marines facing trial in India for the 2012 killing of two fishermen.

What’s on in Spain: July 2015
Spain

What’s on in Spain: July 2015

From bull running to beach festivals, The Local rounds up some of the best events in Spain this July.

Norwegian woman murdered in Berlin
Norway

Norwegian woman murdered in Berlin

The woman’s body was allegedly found in a suitcase near the River Spree in Treptower Park in Berlin two weeks ago, according to German newspaper, Berliner Zeitung.

Spain raises terror alert level after attacks
Spain

Spain raises terror alert level after attacks

Spain raised its terror alert level from medium to high on Friday after deadly attacks in France, Tunisia and Kuwait, its Interior Minister Jorge Fernandez Diaz said.

French PM warns of more terrorist attacks
France

French PM warns of more terrorist attacks

Prime Minister Manuel Valls warned on Saturday that France faced more attacks to come after a grisly killing in which a suspected Islamist pinned the severed head of his boss to the gates of a gas factory.

Hard to feel sympathy for French taxi drivers
France

Hard to feel sympathy for French taxi drivers

French taxi drivers have never been the most cherished bunch of people but after this week’s violent protests any sympathy the general public had for cabbies appears to have been extinguished.

France pipped by Germany on penalties
France

France pipped by Germany on penalties

Top-ranked Germany kept their bid for a record third title on track on Friday when they won a dramatic penalty shoot-out 5-4 to break French hearts and advance to the semi-finals at the Women's World Cup.

Germany pip France in Women’s World Cup
Germany

Germany pip France in Women’s World Cup

Top-ranked Germany kept their bid for a record third title on track on Friday when they won a dramatic penalty shoot-out 5-4 to break French hearts and advance to the semi-finals at the Women's World Cup.

Italy raises terror alert after attacks
Italy

Italy raises terror alert after attacks

Italy raised its terror alert level on Friday night after deadly attacks in France, Tunisia and Kuwait.

Fifa official to remain in custody: Swiss court
Switzerland

Fifa official to remain in custody: Swiss court

A Swiss court has rejected an appeal filed by one of seven football officials arrested in Zurich last month demanding that he be released from custody pending extradition proceedings.

Welcome to Sweden’s power players week
Sweden

Welcome to Sweden’s power players week

You're going to hear the word Almedalen a lot this week. Whether you love or loathe politics, this is annual gathering of Sweden's power players on the island of Gotland is an event you need to know about.

Nato spending goal is ‘nonsense’: Norway PM
Norway

Nato spending goal is ‘nonsense’: Norway PM

Norway’s Prime Minister has described Nato’s campaign to push member states to spend two percent of GDP on defence as “nonsense”.