A tiny microbrewery in far northern Norway has entered a trademark war with global brewing company Heineken, because its name and logo Søl is too close to that of its Mexican beer brand Sol.
A mentally ill Norwegian man has been held in a French prison for six months awaiting extradition to Norway due to grindingly slow French bureaucracy.
More people applied for asylum in Germany in July than in any previous month on record, the Ministry for Immigration and Refugees announced on Friday.
Italy's Prime Minister Matteo Renzi defended his labour reform programme on Friday, playing down gloomy unemployment data and insisting the debt-laden country was on the right path to growth.
Swedes complaining about the disappointing summer were vindicated after meterologists revealed on Friday that July indeed finished wetter – but warmer – than normal.
While the intense media coverage of Calais might suggest that all migrants there want to make it to the UK, an increasing number of them are now actually choosing to stay in France.
Seventy years ago on Friday, a munitions depot exploded in the Czechoslovakian town of Ústí nad Labem. For the thousands of Sudeten Germans who lived in the town, the event was a death sentence.
According to a new poll, a majority of Danes would like to see better care for the elderly, even if it is at the expense of other vital welfare services.
One of the gang which raided the gift table at a wedding in northern Norway last Saturday became so overcome with remorse after his crime was reported that he has handed himself in to the local police.
Germany has made great efforts to purge legal system of remnants of Adolf Hitler's regime, but some laws still bear traces of the Nazi past. The Justice Minister wants to change this.
A blond-haired bear has become something of a sensation in Italy after being caught on video by a farmer in Lombardy.
British supermodel Naomi Campbell was on Friday convicted by a Sicilian court of assaulting a photographer on the island of Lipari, and given a six month suspended prison term, Live Sicilia reported.
Initial tests suggest that US rapper Snoop Dogg was under the influence when he was arrested by Swedish police after performing at a gig last weekend, a police spokesman told The Local on Friday.
The Swiss city of Lausanne will host the third Winter Youth Olympic Games in 2020, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced on Friday.
French officials have revealed their suggestions for the capital cities of the country's newest regions. But not everyone is happy about the choices.
A newborn baby was found in a toilet in Munich airport on Thursday. Police so far have no clue as to who or where the mother is.
Footage showing a half-naked tourist spread-eagled across the back of a car speeding along a busy motorway outside Marbella is being investigated by police.
Staff at Aalborg Airport found a fun way to pass the time on Thursday by starting a Facebook campaign to find the owner of a lost toy bunny, which has since gone viral.
Planning to head out to the countryside this weekend? Beware, the roads will be hit by millions of French motorists taking off for their August break.
A Norwegian-led research team has developed what is likely to be the first effective vaccine against the deadly Ebola virus, that has killed more than 11,000 people in the still ongoing outbreak in West Africa.
Suicide letters believed to have been written by the mistress of Austria’s Crown Prince Rudolf, 17-year-old Mary Vetsera, before her untimely death have been found in an archive of the private Schoeller bank.
Major Spanish banks reported a surge in quarterly net profits on Friday as earnings soared in a sector that just three years ago had to be bailed out.
The hot weather across Switzerland in July may have broken records, but in the early hours of July 31st one village lived up to its frosty reputation when the temperature fell below zero.
Update: Federal prosecutors announced on Friday they are suspending investigations of treason against 'digital rights' website Netzpolitik for 'the greater good' of upholding freedom of the press.
Hundreds of French sailors blocked the city of Calais Friday, using burning tyres to prevent access to the port in the midst of the peak holiday travel period.
A new smartphone app is set to help Swedes navigate the biggest switch in bank notes the country has ever seen with only two months to go before the new cash is introduced.
A man who witnessed the execution of a Republican soldier as a ten-year-old boy in 1939 has led investigators to the unmarked grave.
Austria's main refugee processing centre will temporarily halt its intake of asylum seekers at the overcrowded camp, officials said on Friday, after the UN described conditions there as "dangerous and inhumane".
Danish businesses fear that the campaign will damage Denmark's reputation abroad by making the country appear unwelcoming to all foreigners, rather than only refugees.
On Friday Sweden awoke to news of the second earthquake in less than a week, this time in the far north of the country. But a seismologist told The Local that the tremors were the result of mining activity.
The new SwissPass railcard, which launches on August 1st, could put ticket office jobs in jeopardy says transport staff union SEV.
A video showing an Alitalia flight attendant shoving a passenger at Rome's Fiumicino airport has gone viral.
France's top court on Friday upheld a ban on new cockfighting pits, as the country seeks to stamp out the ancient bloodsport that continues in some regions despite being banned in most parts of the world.
A 50-year-old British woman is being held in custody in Munich on suspicion of attempting to smuggle two kilos of crystal meth out of Munich airport disguised as sweets.
With city dwellers setting off for much of August in search of 'Sommerfrische', you may be wishing that you too had a cabin by the lake. If you're in search of some natural beauty this summer away from the tourist trails, The Local has some must-see tips.
Police have discovered that the man shot outside a hotel in the tourist heart of Barcelona was a Dutch member of an illegal biker gang wanted by Interpol. He has been arrested in his hospital bed.
After weeks of uproar over a decision to let the Saudi royals “privatise” a public beach on the French Riviera, a trade group has pleaded for locals to calm down and leave the Middle Eastern visitors alone.
Around a thousand people camping at the Arenal Sound festival on Spain’s eastern coast had to be evacuated from the site in the early hours of Friday morning after heavy rains caused major flooding.
Unions in Europe and beyond have showered Danish labour unions with praise in the weeks following the conclusion of their conflict with Ryanair, which relocated both its bases out of Denmark earlier this month.
A court in the northern Italian province of Alto Adige has ruled that a nursery school was wrong to expel a child whose mother requested that he be fed a vegan diet.
Italy's unemployment rate rose to 12.7 percent in June, the national statistics office, Istat, said on Friday.
Visitors to Biel/Bienne may be in for a surprise on August 21st-22nd as the Swiss city hosts the world’s first naked performance festival in the city’s streets.
A Norwegian couple has spent an entire year outdoors in the country's far north, sleeping in tents, bivouacs, and huts, and living mainly off hunting, fishing and foraging.
UPDATED: A Swedish farmer is mystified about the disappearance of 64 pigs from his farmyard in the town of Vingåker, central Sweden.
Malaysian authorities confirmed on Friday that plane wreckage washed up on France's island of Réunion was from a Boeing 777, meaning the part is almost certainly from missing flight MH370.
Italy's impoverished south has the lowest growth rate in the eurozone, lagging far behind even the sick man of Europe, Greece.
After eight months of negotiations France and Russia have reached a deal on the amount Paris must pay Moscow in compensation for the non-delivery of two Mistral warships, a senior Russian official said Friday.
It's holiday season and towns and cities are preparing to host some of the best parties of the year. The Local gives you a round up of all the most interesting events around the country in August.
A memorial set up in Germany by some of Michael Jackson's most ardent fans the day after his sudden 2009 death has come under threat in a strangely emotional turf war.
A person walking along the beach on the island of Femø claimed to have heard someone in the water shouting for help.
Spain's conservative government and the central region of Castilla-La Mancha locked horns Thursday over plans to build the nation's first-ever temporary storage facility for highly radioactive waste.
Google on Thursday rejected a French demand to globally apply the so-called right to be forgotten, which requires the company to remove links to certain information about users if asked.
A Swedish driver has escaped speeding tickets in court – because the offender was eating a banana. If that sounds bananas to you, keep reading.
Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei arrived in Munich on Thursday on his first overseas trip since he was arrested nearly four years ago, after Britain denied him a six-month visa because he did not declare a supposed "criminal conviction" on his application.
A newly enforced police unit in northern France blocked at least 200 people from reaching the Channel Tunnel on Thursday night, as the British government prepares for an emergency meeting on Friday to grapple with the crisis.
Haven't been invited to a crayfish party? Throw one yourself and wow your Swedish friends.
Flights in and out of Rome's disaster-hit Fiumicino airport were seriously disrupted for a second day on Thursday after a fire in a nearby pine grove threw dense smoke across the runway.
UPDATED: Swedish police academies expressed concern on Friday over a sharp decline in the number of foreign-born future officers.