The Salzburg Mozarteum Foundation has unveiled a manuscript penned by a teenaged Mozart that it acquired for €237,000 ($258,000) at a Sotheby's auction.
More then half the parents of the victims of Norwegian mass killer Anders Behring Breivik remain too traumatised to return to full-time work, a study showed on Wednesday as Norway marked the fourth anniversary of the attacks.
There’s a new type of game gaining popularity in rural Norway - welcome to cow poo bingo.
A Swedish business is at the heart of a Moscow court case in which a military engineer is facing allegations that he sold Russian state secrets to the Nordic company.
A French senator has put together a 49-strong list of proposals to make life easier for French expats returning home. She tells The Local that many of her proposals would also help smooth out the process for foreigners.
Maverick Swiss national councillor Pierre Rusconi has once again sparked controversy by suggesting that Greece should sell one of its islands to Switzerland to make up for its debts to the Alpine country.
Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said on Wednesday "no theory is being ruled out" about what has happened to the three Spanish journalists missing for 10 days in war-torn Syria.
Swedish police revealed on Wednesday that bones discovered on an island in western parts of the country were believed to be the remains of a fallen Second World War soldier.
A British girl on a school trip to France died on Wednesday after drowning in a lake whilst swimming with other classmates. Authorities have been forced to issue warnings as the number of drownings in France soars.
Sales of the summery soup have skyrocketed by over 50 percent thanks to Spain’s long-running heatwave. The Local takes a look at the craze for gazpacho.
Sick and tired of barking dogs ruining your midday nap? Then maybe you should move to Controne in Italy's southern province of Campania...
A 17-year-old from Baden-Württemberg recently fell victim to blackmail after taking part in an online sex game - and his case is far from unusual, police said on Wednesday.
International students are coming to Germany in record numbers. Only the USA and UK are more attractive study destinations, a report released by the Education Ministry on Wednesday shows.
Germany said on Wednesday it was "demanding answers" from the United States over fresh allegations of official US espionage, this time against German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier.
These summer pastimes show that Germans' reputation for being uptight and straight-laced sticklers for punctuality couldn't be further from the truth. Many like nothing better than getting naked and drunk, and blocking up public traffic routes on the way.
Claims that a summer fruit shortage has prompted some retailers to sell fake "Swedish" strawberries in order to dupe customers are set to be brought in front of prosecutors.
A new theory claims that the depiction of Jesus on one side of the larger Jelling stone may have also served as a hidden mathematical tribute to the relationship between the heavens and the earth.
Five Chelsea fans have been banned from all football matches for up to five years over an incident of racism in Paris in February, in court proceedings that concluded on Wednesday.
In a trend mirrored by many other regions in Denmark, the sunny vacation island's population has been decreasing rapidly as young Danes head for the cities.
Top Norwegian politicians attended a memorial service at government headquarters on Wednesday to mark the fourth anniversary of the attacks by Anders Behring Breivik on Oslo and the the island of Utøya.
The French government Wednesday unveiled a package worth more than €600 million ($655 million) for farmers, after days of protests that have blocked cities, roads and tourist sites. Some farmers have threatened to continue blockades.
A concerned resident contacted police on Wednesday about what they thought was a potential shooting incident at Copenhagen Business School.
Italian anti-mafia police said on Wednesday they had seized assets belonging to an organized crime syndicate in Reggio Calabria worth €2 billion.
Wednesday sees the launch of new magazine "Straight," aimed at gay women across Germany – but the magazine's advert is already causing something of a stir, reports Der Tagesspiegel.
Loggerhead sea turtles have returned to lay their eggs at a historical nesting site in Pozzolana di Ponente, on the island of Linosa, in Sicily.
For those of you who aren’t able to fly somewhere exotic this summer - do not despair. Austrian scientists have developed a new drone which means you could soon enjoy the bustling streets of Tokyo or the amazing vistas over the Grand Canyon from the comfort of your sofa.
From award-winning beaches to ancient ruins, Italy is full of amazing holiday destinations. But some of the country’s hotspots have left travellers either nonplussed, or completely bewildered.
We're not saying Spaniards are perfect, but there are certain things they just seem to do better in Spain than anywhere else. The Local gives you a rundown of the top ten.
A board member for Sweden's state-run alcohol monopoly Systembolaget has caused a stir by calling for stores to be open on Sundays, but the company's management team has insisted that his suggestions are not likely to be implemented.
Cyclists' commute into Munich could fly by in the future if planners decide to opt for elevated "bike motorways" - car-free routes that literally lift cyclists above the rush hour jam.
High summer temperatures and a lack of rain has meant water restrictions had to be imposed on swathes of France on Wednesday, while others face potential forest fires in the south west and avalanches in the south east.
The trusty blue Swiss railcards are about to become a thing of the past with a new high-tech version taking their place. Here's what you need to know.
Swedes are growing more and more cannabis. Never before have so many illegal drug farms been reported to the police, according to Swedish media.
A court in Krems, Lower Austria has found a man of Chechen origin guilty of being involved with Islamic State (Isis) fighters in Syria and sentenced him to five years in prison.
In the latest My Danish Career installment, The Local met with content editor Javier López, who told us what it's like to work in Copenhagen after living in several other European cities.
Both Russian and Swedish media have been debating whether the Nordic nation is set to seal a controversial deal to buy Ukranian soil. Russia analyst Elena Bazina shares her take on what the fuss is about.
An article in the British press on the "art of being a French woman" has irked many a Gallic female, many of whom it seems are fed up with the stereotypes written about them. One of them is blogger Muriel Demarcus, who penned this angry response.
A five-year-old girl in the Swiss canton of Ticino has died after her mother left her alone in a boiling hot car, as Switzerland continues to sizzle in a record-breaking heatwave.
A Russian died on Monday after being hit in the neck by the board of a professional Swiss windsurfer on the popular Spanish tourist island of Gran Canaria.
A square in the heart of Madrid’s gay district of Chueca is to be renamed and dedicated to Pedro Zerolo, a Spanish lawyer, politician and gay rights activist who died in June 2015.
A British woman has died after bungee jumping from a bridge in southern Spain. It was her second jump of the afternoon and police are puzzled as to why the cord was too long.
A midwife in Munich has been charged with attempting to murder four women in the delivery room as they were about to give birth.
Trondheim fisherman, Wictor Wahlberg, set his lines in Verrafjorden to catch a large halibut on Monday night. He caught a 300kg grey seal instead.
The hot stuffy weather brought by the hellish heatwave Caronte is set to end this weekend, but meteorologists are warning that it's no cause for celebration.
Two volunteers from the militant conservation group Sea Shepherd have been arrested and charged with interfering in the annual whale hunt in the Faroe Islands, the group has announced.
Hollywood star Tom Cruise is back in Vienna for the world premiere of his new movie Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation on Thursday. Parts of the film were shot in the Austrian capital last year - including dramatic stunt scenes on the roof of the State Opera.
Struggling French farmers who say their livelihoods are threatened by low prices stepped up their protests on Wednesday as the government comes under pressure to find a solution to the crisis.
Italy suffers the biggest losses in the EU from counterfeited fashion, according to a study released on Tuesday.
French actress Brigitte Bardot has condemned an Australian plan to cull two million feral cats to stop them harming native animals, a proposal animal rights groups said on Wednesday was unlikely to be successful.
The high-profile person who will head up the task force established to finetune crucial reforms of football's scandal-hit world governing body Fifa will be named very soon a source close to the organization's leadership said.
From a cocktail inspired by Salvador Dali to a piano Frank Sinatra once played for Ava Gardner, Madrid's Ritz hotel has a century's worth of classy artefacts and anecdotes. But its gilded taps and Baroque facade are showing their age. Could new investment from Saudi Arabia return the hotel to its former glory?
Three Spanish freelance journalists have gone missing in Syria where they were reporting from the northwestern Aleppo region, the head of a Spanish press federation said on Tuesday.
More than ten thousand Swedes are promoting their houses and apartments on Airbnb, double the number using the site a year ago. But reports suggest many are breaking housing association rules.
Inflation in Denmark is at an historic low but still higher than the European average, new figures from Statistics Denmark have revealed.
UPDATED: Italian police arrested two men on Wednesday suspected of supporting the Islamic State group and plotting to carrying out attacks in the country.
Interest in the Tour de France is growing worldwide despite cycling's battle with doping, but the host nation is bucking the trend, according to a study released on Wednesday.
Lufthansa Tuesday defended its treatment of families of victims of the Germanwings crash in the French Alps, saying its compensation offer had gone "well beyond" what was required by law.
The company that runs the cross-Channel rail tunnel said on Wednesday it was seeking €9.7 million ($10.67 million) from the British and French governments in compensation for disruption caused by illegal migrants.
Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev urged Moscow and Berlin on Tuesday to "re-establish trust" amid fierce tension caused by the ongoing Ukraine crisis.
You can shop the look at cool Scandinavian fashion stores, or stick around long enough to get your own residency permit. But to really become a Swedish man, The Local reckons you've got to share these nine experiences.