Rare tornadoes hit northern Sweden
Sweden

Rare tornadoes hit northern Sweden

On Saturday, residents of Luleå and Piteå in Norrbotten experienced an unusual natural phenomenon generally more associated with the midwest of America - tornadoes.

Malmö police ask for help to stop violence
Sweden

Malmö police ask for help to stop violence

Malmö has experienced thirty explosions this year, so worried local police have asked for assistance from the national police for help in staunching the wave of violence.

Merkel tops guest list at Wagner Festival
Germany

Merkel tops guest list at Wagner Festival

German Chancellor Angela Merkel topped the guest list Saturday of the gala opening of the Bayreuth Festival, one of the highlights in Germany's cultural calendar.

More than 1,200 migrants brought to Sicily
Italy

More than 1,200 migrants brought to Sicily

More than 1,200 migrants, mostly from sub-Saharan Africa and Syria, arrived in Sicily on Saturday, after having been picked up in the Mediterranean, the Italian coastguard said.

Mystery stomach bug hits Swiss watch capital
Switzerland

Mystery stomach bug hits Swiss watch capital

Residents of the Swiss city of Le Locle, world famous for its watch production, have been laid low by a nasty infection with authorities warning people not to drink the water.

Water-bombers dousing Bordeaux forest fire
France

Water-bombers dousing Bordeaux forest fire

Water-bombers were called in on Saturday to try to contain a forest fire burning on the western outskirts of Bordeaux that has prompted dozens of evacuations including from a psychiatric facility, authorities said.

Two years on from train crash – ‘no justice’
Spain

Two years on from train crash – ‘no justice’

Relatives of some of the 79 people killed in a high-speed train crash in northwest Spain marked its second anniversary on Friday angrily demanding Spanish leaders answer for the tragedy.

Three injured in Dresden anti-immigrant demo
Germany

Three injured in Dresden anti-immigrant demo

Three people were injured Friday when clashes erupted between far-right demonstrators and pro-refugee protesters in the eastern German city of Dresden, where hundreds of asylum seekers are due to be given shelter.

Six stunning parks you can’t miss in Stockholm
Sweden

Six stunning parks you can’t miss in Stockholm

Stockholm is practically a synonym for outdoor living, with parks and green spaces making up more than a third of the city. But how many of The Local's top pick of parks have you been to?

Wet and windy weekend for Denmark
Denmark

Wet and windy weekend for Denmark

Heavy rains, thunderstorms and gusty winds to put yet another damper on Denmark’s cool summer.