UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon plans to visit the Arctic islands of Svalbard next week as part of his preparations for the UN’s Climate Change Conference in Paris in December.
A video filmed from a rescue helicopter shows how two fishermen were rescued from an inflatable lifeboat after their ship sank on Thursday off the coast of northern Norway.
Norwegian Elite Series footballer Matthias Vilhjalmsson has pulled off one of the finest bicycle kicks in football history, showing that the technique is not the sole preserve of Latin players.
Norwegians are so comfortably off at home that it is almost impossible to get them to take positions abroad, the head of Google in Norway has complained.
Norway is claiming 4.6 million euros ($5.1 million) compensation from the Catholic church for exaggerating membership numbers to obtain more state aid, the Oslo diocese said on Monday.
Switzerland's Stan Wawrinka reached the Wimbledon second round on Monday after a 6-2, 7-5, 7-6 (7/3) win over Portugal's Joao Sousa.
Monday saw Lars Løkke Rasmussen and his Venstre government formally assume their posts and true to tradition, Rasmussen and Helle Thorning-Schmidt traded gifts and kind words as they exchanged power.
UPDATED: Social Democrat leader Stefan Löfven focussed on tackling youth unemployment and maintaining an open, liberal society in his first Almedalen speech since becoming Prime Minister.
Arla said on Monday that it worries that a Greek exit from the euro could make an enormous dent on its annual revenue.
A 56-year-old man who used to teach at a vocational training school in the canton of Lucerne is suspected of committing suicide by setting fire to himself in the school early on Monday, police said.
The Local's columnist Jessica Alexander argues that Denmark is ahead of Hollywood when it comes to realistic approaches to women's ageing.
There was more disruption to cross-Channel ferries on Monday when French sailors held a wildcat strike that led to the closure of the port of Calais.
As the co-pilot who steered Germanwings flight 4U9525 into the French Alps in March was buried on Monday, the authorities prepared to unveil the first steps they will take to improve air safety.
A 20-year-old mother attacked a group of children with pepper-spray on Sunday believing they weren't being considerate enough with her own child.
Spanish tennis ace Rafael Nadal has lashed out against the president of the nation's tennis federation, calling his leadership "chaotic" in an open letter.
In Spain political office has become inextricably linked to privilege, but Madrid's new mayor has shown she is prepared to make the odd personal sacrifice to stay true to her campaign promises.
They say that good things come to those who wait, and for those of us who have been eagerly awaiting the true arrival of summer, it looks like we will finally be rewarded.
Weather warnings were issued for much of France on Monday, with the country set to swelter amid an "intense heatwave" for the rest of the week.
Two of the bosses of Uber France have been arrested by police and taken into questioning, reports claim on Monday. It comes after France declared war on the UberPop ride-sharing app.
A 15-year-old boy from Hanover is suing his classmate after he pulled a chair from underneath him as he was about to sit down.
The Frenchman who confessed to decapitating his boss before crashing his vehicle into a gas factory in an attempted suicide attack has denied he was driven by religious motives, sources claim.
A team of Spanish paleontologists have discovered a trilobite fossil that they believe could be the oldest in the world.
The Lausanne-based International Olympic Committee announced on Monday that it had handed all broadcast rights in most of Europe to Eurosport, owned by Discovery Communications, for the four Olympic games between 2018 and 2024.
A match-fixing scandal in Italy that has rocked Catania took a new twist on Monday when the Serie B club's president admitted to buying the results of five league games in a bid to "save the club".
Two planned refugee homes have gone up in flames in two days in suspected arson attacks by far-right groups. In both cases the homes were still unoccupied and no injuries have been reported.
The Spanish hotel chain that was the site of the attack in which 38 tourists were gunned down last Friday has claimed that authorities were too slow responding.
A Japanese tourist and his wife were robbed in central Naples after a man offered him a coffee spiked with a sedative, Italian media has reported.
There's both good news and bad news for travellers in France after plans by an air traffic controllers union to hold a strike on Tuesday and Wednesday were scrapped, only for another union to insist a walkout later in the week will go ahead.
Sweden has waited. And waited. And waited. But it finally looks as if summer is here to stay, with the mercury climbing to 30C later this week.
France has deported 40 foreign imams for "preaching hatred" in the past three years, a quarter of them since the January terror attacks in Paris, Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve said on Monday.
Nato secretary-general Jens Stoltenberg warned on Monday that Germany and other EU countries should increase their defence spending to meet the alliance's targets as crises develop around the world.
Italy’s finance minister on Monday played down the threat of Italy being hit by the fallout from market instability linked to the Greek crisis.
Germany's bicycle association is introducing a new service for its members. If they have a puncture, all they need to do is put in a call and a repair man will be on his way to fix it.
People travelling from Sweden to Greece are being warned to withdraw cash before setting off, while the Swedish Prime Minister has criticized the Greek parliament’s snap referendum on a possible Grexit.
With the arrival of summer, the mercury is rising across Italy. Not content to have already seen a heatwave in June, now weather forecasters are predicting a record July.
The Bay of Aarhus has some new playful and curious inhabitants in the form of a breed of dolphin that hasn't been spotted in more than seven decades.
Temperatures are soaring across Spain with highs of 44C expected while nearly all of the country has been put on alert for extreme heat.
Italian authorities were on Monday dealing with the arrival of another 2,900 migrants at southern ports after 21 boats were rescued in the space of 24 hours from waters off Libya.
Mary Röttig was born in Bangladesh and adopted by an Austrian couple as a baby. She grew up in London and lived in New York and Texas before moving to Vienna where she set up a bilingual Montessori-inspired preschool and nursery.
Want to walk down the aisle without paying a krona? Lovebirds hoping to make their affection permanent are being offered the chance to get married for free during Stockholm's Pride Week later this summer.
The human rights group Plattform für Menschenrechte is to appeal against Salzburg’s ban on begging, which was introduced earlier this month.
With temperatures set to rise to 33C by the end of this week, dog owners are being reminded not to leave their pets alone in a parked car in the heat - if they do they face a fine of up to €7,500.
French president François Hollande has backed Greece's decision to hold a referendum on whether to accept the EU's bailout plan as the country looks set to default on its debt.
The C20 Cap index opened with a large drop on Monday morning as investors panicked at the news of a Greek referendum on the IMF's latest reform package.
Three German sites are up for inclusion in the prestigious UNESCO list of world heritage sites as the organization's committee meets in Bonn to consider the nominees.
Long-haul travellers departing from Rome’s Fiumicino airport described scenes of chaos on Sunday as one of the terminals, which was hit by a fire in May, remains partially closed.
An illegal underground laboratory where cured meat from Poland was boned and re-labeled as Italian has been raided by police in Villaricca, near Naples.
As the US supreme court makes same-sex marriage a right nationwide, Spain, which led the way for gay-rights, celebrates 10 years of same-sex marriage.
A Frenchman in his 60s has been gored to death during a bull run in southern France, authorities said on Monday.
The Swiss stock market plunged in early morning trading on Monday, mirroring the reaction of Asian and other European bourses to the Greek decision announced a day earlier to close banks and introduce capital controls.
Dozens of hopefuls camped out overnight in an attempt to be chosen as an extra when scenes of the hit series Game of Throne are filmed in Girona in September.
A broke Italian father in Treviso, northern Italy, is suing his two sons for refusing to lend him €80, Italian media has reported.
Sweden-based activist group Ship to Gaza said it had failed to reach members of its crew after the vessel they were on was boarded by Israeli soldiers in the early hours of Monday.
UPDATE: The Foreign Ministry confirmed on Monday that at least two Germans were killed in the terrorist attack in Tunisia which took the lives of nearly forty people.
With 'Grexit' (Greek exit from the euro) looking increasingly likely on Monday, Germany remained at the centre of efforts to keep it in the single currency. Catch up on a day of dramatic action here.
US President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday agreed that Greece needed to find its way back to a path of reform without exiting the eurozone, the White House said.
Spain's borrowing costs on international bond markets soared at the start of trading on Monday amid fears of contagion over the Greek crisis.
Paris will deploy 200 extra police specifically charged with cracking down on illegal taxi activities, after cabbies staged protests last week against the "unfair competition" from ride-sharing app UberPop.
Six people remained in "serious condition" in hospital on Sunday two days after a mass shooting at a beachside hotel in Tunisia that left 38 people dead, the hotel's Spanish management said.
Thousands of people joined a memorial march on Sunday in memory of the three people killed in Graz when a “mentally unbalanced” man ploughed his car into a pedestrian shopping street.
UPDATED: Milan's stock exchange opened sharply lower on Monday as investors grew increasingly spooked by the Greek crisis.
A young Frenchwoman died and her partner was left seriously injured after they crashed into the ground during a joint 65-metre bungee jump in the north of France.
The Local's culture team will be at the Roskilde Festival – Denmark's biggest annual party – catching a glimpse of the action over the next few days. Here are some of the many acts we're most excited to see.
Fresh violence erupted in Malmö in southern Sweden overnight, with several cars set on fire and suspected explosives found in a grocery store.
Sweden's Prime Minister Stefan Löfven has taken to the stage at Almedalen, the Nordic nation's annual gathering of power players, and made cutting youth unemployment a key pledge.
After two years working in banking in London, Canadian-born Ameek Grewal, 29, relocated to Stockholm a year ago and says he's boosted his health as well as his career by living among Swedes.