A Norwegian artist who called on his local village to stand naked on a beach to greet Norwegian TV's touring 'Summer Boat' failed to draw a single other participant.
During the last few days, no fewer than 17 bonito fish, which are more usually found in the Mediterranean, have been caught in the Oslo fjord.
Norwegian commentators have expressed alarm at Russia’s renewed claim on the North Pole, with the Aftenposten newspaper predicting a "battle for the Arctic", arguing: "The only question is how dramatic it will be”.
A total of 135 pigs died after inhaling gas produced from their own excrement on a farm in the canton of Aargau, a TV report has revealed.
More than 2,000 people have died trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea to Europe this year, data released in Geneva showed on Tuesday, bearing testimony to migrants' increasingly desperate attempts to reach the continent.
A study released on Tuesday shows that Germany's firm stance on Greek reforms has split European public opinion. But of all the main parties to the negotiations Berlin still fared best in the polling.
A number of Swedish workers were on Tuesday thankful to be alive after their company car was crushed by a 30-tonne block of concrete that fell off a bridge in northern Sweden.
Police have arrested a mother and father after finding ten kilogrammes of heroin in their car while the family was heading home from Disneyland Paris.
King Felipe VI has agreed to open up the gardens of the family's summer palace to the public after requests from local left-wing politicians in Mallorca.
A woman from Lower Saxony was stopped by police on Tuesday – for trying to carry a Shetland Pony out of the country in the boot of her Fiat Panda.
Saudi royals who took over a public beach in southern France recently should have paid their country's outstanding hospital bills before leaving the country, a top French doctor has said.
It’s Cristiano Ronaldo as you have never seen him before, disguised as a homeless man loitering in Madrid’s busy shopping area of Plaza de Callao with his begging tin and scruffy dog.
Italy is in favour of tighter European integration and the creation of a European Monetary Fund, its finance minister said on Tuesday.
A 78-year-old woman has been found dead after a suspected cow attack on her farm in Carinthia. Her body was found in a field on Monday night by her stepdaughter.
A person was taken to hospital on Tuesday afternoon after a drive-by shooting in a Stockholm suburb.
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Russia has made a claim for an area of the North Pole that overlaps with a ‘provocative’ claim made by Denmark in December.
The dismembered body of a young woman has been found in a plastic container in a flat in the southern French city of Toulouse.
It can be incredibly challenging to find a place to live in the Danish capital, particularly at the start of a new school year. The Local spoke with a variety of stakeholders for advice on how to find accommodation in Copenhagen.
Jose Andrés is firing back against a $10 million lawsuit filed by Donald Trump after the star chef pulled out of a restaurant deal in protest over the presidential candidate's racist remarks about Mexican immigrants.
The Indian government is cracking down on online pornography but a list of sites blocked by authorities contains at least one surprise addition: French regional news site Le Dauphiné Libéré.
Rome receives the second-largest number of refugees among Italian cities, but Mayor Ignazio Marino has warned that the Italian capital is reaching saturation point.
A fire broke out on Monday at the Pietro Griffo archaeological museum in the Valley of the Temples, near Agrigento in Sicily.
UPDATE: A fire and explosion in a World War II-era bunker injured at least 38 people in Hamburg on Tuesday morning.
A group of Catalan historians claim that prominent figures in Spanish history like Christopher Columbus and Miguel de Cervantes were actually Catalan.
A man known as the “Krems firestarter”, who was responsible for starting nine fires in the space of one week in Krems an der Donau in Lower Austria, has been caught and told police he was being forced to commit arson by a blackmailer.
Visitors to France may have cursed the striking French farmers who recently blocked towns and tourists attractions with piles of manure, but the French public are 100 percent behind them. Well almost.
UPDATED: The Swedish Chancellor of Justice has launched an investigation into whether or not a controversial anti-begging campaign on the Stockholm underground constitutes hate speech.
French authorities say they have prevented a Picasso painting worth €25 million ($27.4 million) and considered a cultural treasure by Spanish authorities from being exported to Switzerland.
Swedish veteran actor Max von Sydow has signed on for a role in the sixth season of the wildly popular Game of Thrones fantasy series, according to a US movie magazine.
It’s time to plug those fans back in and get the swimwear out - this week will see the return of the hot summer weather, with temperatures of up to 38C forecast for Saturday.
A passenger survey from French rail operator SNCF has found that while the majority of respondents are keen to make conversation on a TGV train, they're being held back. And SNCF wants to help.
A large haul of ivory, worth more than $400,000 on the black market, was seized at Zurich airport last month on its way from Tanzania to China, the Federal Customs Administration said on Tuesday.
The annual chill-out festival Stella Polaris treated thousands of electronic music fans to a day of sunshine, good vibes and cool tunes on Sunday in Frederiksberg Park.
An 89-year-old man has died after being gored while watching a bull festival in Alicante.
Italy is not renowned for its lawful drivers, but what about its cyclists? One bike rider has learnt the hard way after his rule-bending left him with a whopping €482 fine.
Mia and Noah remained the most popular names for newborn children in Switzerland last year, according to a report issued from Bern on Tuesday.
A four-year-old girl has been found stabbed to death in Vienna’s Hernals district, and her 38-year-old mother has been arrested on suspicion of murder.
The French President François Hollande has hailed the "courage" of Barack Obama for committing the US to unprecedented cuts in carbon emissions as the US president takes up the fight against climate change before December's key global conference in Paris.
A family outing turned into tragedy on Monday, when a best man in Thuringia accidentally killed the groom-to-be just days before his wedding.
US artist Lenny Kravitz made headlines when he rocked his pants off at a rip-roaring gig in Stockholm last night – literally.
Zurich’s high standard of living makes it a popular destination for expats, but linguistic and cultural hurdles can make for a lonely and alienating existence for trailing spouses, as depicted in Jill Alexander Essbaum’s erotically-charged novel Hausfrau.
UPDATED: The French and UK governments have steered clear of blaming each other over the ongoing Calais migrants crisis, but France’s interior minister upped the tone on Tuesday by demanding more action from London.
An attempted murder investigation has opened after two men were attacked by a woman and her friends on a bus in Genoa for supposedly 'being gay' – leaving one of them in a life-threatening condition.
Glaciers in the Italian Alps are melting faster due to the country’s lingering heatwave, experts have warned.
Animal rights activists in Austria are calling for the government to ban the import of hunting trophies after the killing of Cecil the lion by a US dentist in Zimbabwe sparked a backlash around the world.
German scientists said on Monday that carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions must begin falling immediately if mankind is to have any hope of preserving Earth's oceans as we know them today.
In an article published on The Guardian, the head of the Danish NGO Refugees Welcome attempted to counter the government's anti-refugee message by making a case for why asylum seekers should choose Denmark.
Italy's south doesn't always get good press, but here are a few reasons why our readers love life in the country's mezzogiorno.
A tiny French village in Paris's leafy western suburbs is ringed by scores of wild wallabies, who now thrive in a nearby forest a world away from their native Australia.
The Swiss federal roads office (Astra) has announced the recall of electric bike batteries because of a risk that they can catch fire.
The Venstre government's allies in the Conservatives now say that they won't sign off on a "blank check" for controversial climate researcher Bjørn Lomborg.
Catalonia on Monday called early regional elections for September 27th, polls that will serve as a proxy vote on independence from Spain and raise tensions with the central government in Madrid.
Germany can expect a cooler Tuesday with heavy showers in the west of the country before returning to high summer conditions over the weekend, the German Weather service said.
The scandal around an investigation into journalists reporting on classified information deepened on Tuesday as new information showed that officials from the Chancellery and the Interior Ministry tried to uncover reporters' sources.
A Picasso owned by the Santander Botín family and considered a cultural treasure by Spanish authorities who had barred it from being exported was seized from a boat docked at Corsica, French authorities said Tuesday.
Swedish parents need to get more comfortable being naked around family members to help their children develop a healthy attitude to nudity, argues journalist and blogger Lotta Gray.
UPDATED: Around 40 Christian tombs were desecrated in a cemetery in eastern France on Monday, with headstones uprooted or broken, the interior ministry said in a statement. Three youths have been arrested.
The Swedish rescue ship Poseidon has helped another hundreds of migrants attempting to cross the Mediterranean, said the coast guard.
More than 550 migrants rescued in the Mediterranean arrived in Sicily on Monday aboard a ship operated by Doctors Without Borders (MSF), which also carried the bodies of five people who died at sea.
UPDATED: Russia lashed out at Stockholm on Tuesday and confirmed it had expelled a Swedish diplomat in retaliation for one of Moscow's officials being asked to leave the Nordic country.