Are they wrestling? Dancing? Cuddling? A new Norwegian music video by the pop duo Robaat features three naked men in a freezing river with stunning views.
A prisoner has escaped from an island prison in Norway by sneaking out of a window, stealing an old surfboard and paddling the three kilometres to shore with a toy spade.
Hate crimes are on the rise in Sweden. More incidents than ever before were reported last year, according to fresh figures from a Swedish crime statistics agency.
A series of blown-up portraits of straight and gay couples kissing has been vandalized in western France, with the artist himself questioning whether romance in France was only a "heterosexual concept".
Swedish actor Fabian Bolin, 28, who has appeared in several UK television shows and US movies, has announced to the world that he is cancer-free, just over a month after he was diagnosed.
Stationery manufacturer STAEDTLER officially produced the world's longest colouring pencil in Nuremberg this week – beating the previous record by 136 metres.
Animal-lovers who want to take a holiday with their favourite furry pals are protesting against Spain's railway limits on pet size, petitioning to bring all kinds of dogs on board, big or small.
Swedish authorities have banned Baghdad-based carrier Iraqi Airways from flying to and from Sweden with immediate effect, said the Transport Agency on Wednesday.
UPDATED: Experts in France began examining a washed-up plane part Wednesday which likely belonged to the MH370 plane that vanished mysteriously last year, hoping to find clues to one of aviation's greatest enigmas.
Two German-speaking jihadists claiming to belong to the Isis militant group threatened Germany with attacks in an execution video broadcast online Wednesday.
UPDATED: Over 200 migrants attempting the perilous journey across the Mediterranean were feared to have drowned on Wednesday after their overcrowded fishing boat capsized off Libya.
Italy's top bank UniCredit said on Wednesday it scored a 29.5 percent jump in second quarter net profits despite an unfavourable climate for lenders, but its earnings still trailed in the first half of 2015.
The ruling conservative party of Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has taken a clear lead over rivals in the latest opinion poll which shows waning support for Spain’s radical left Podemos.
A Frenchman faces up to five years in prison after he was caught trying to smuggle a carload of migrants from Italy into France.
As competition heats up in the selection process for the “Youth Word of the Year”, a massive lead has opened up for 'merkeln' – a new coinage meaning 'to do nothing' or 'to decide nothing' that plays on Chancellor Angela Merkel's political style.
German police have detained a suspected Islamic State jihadist who fled Spain last month, the Spanish interior ministry said on Wednesday.
An Italian-American philanthropist wanted to donate €2 million to a hospital in Ragusa, Sicily, but left before writing a cheque after being forced to wait too long in a sweaty waiting room.
Sick and tired of tourists behaving badly on their holidays, the popular resort of Lloret de Mar on Spain's northeastern coast will now banish troublemakers from their hotels.
Denmark’s monarch is under fire in the foreign press for lighting up around her grandchildren.
A Cologne judge sentenced a 24-year-old man to three years in prison after convicting him of violent acts during a “Hooligans against Salafists” (HoGeSa) demonstration in October 2014.
A member of a Swedish duo who went undercover to expose how employers treat gay job seekers has spoken to The Local about the video, which casts a dark shadow over Sweden's tolerant image.
Ten thousand people per week are now using 150 free Wi-Fi hotspots in Vienna to access the internet with their mobile devices - and by the end of the year there will be 400 access points.
Photos of a dog buried alive up to its head in France sparked an outpouring of anger on social media Wednesday and police said the owner was taken into custody.
What was supposed to be a friendly Swedish-style 'fika' turned into drama when a man poisoned his two guests with a chocolate mud cake laced with cannabis.
The US investment bank Goldman Sachs has announced that it is prepared to share details of its partial purchase of state-owned Dong Energy, thereby finally allowing the Danish parliament insight into the circumstances behind the criticized deal.
Germany's domestic intelligence chief has claimed that a recently formed neo-Nazi party is inciting violence against refugee homes and says he fears that human casualties will soon follow.
A one-year-old boy has been killed after being accidentally run over by a tractor. The tragic incident happened late on Tuesday afternoon on a farm in Lunz am See, in the Scheibbs district of Lower Austria.
Police have evacuated parts of the University of Oslo after "bomb-like object" was found on the grounds, following shots fired at a security guard last night.
A Frenchman faces up to five years in prison after he was caught trying to smuggle a carload of migrants from Italy into France. The incident comes amid reports of hard-up French people turning to part-time people smuggling.
The identity of a man who last weekend jumped off a railway bridge with his children's bodies after stabbing them to death emerged in media reports on Wednesday.
A five-year-old Roma child was knocked over and killed in Paris on Tuesday when he was hit by a van as he crossed the road to meet his mother. The driver abandoned his van and fled on foot.
An intense period of rainfall triggered a landslide on Tuesday afternoon that has left three people dead near the town of San Vito di Cadore, in the Veneto region.
Construction of the bridge Inderhavnsbro for cyclists and pedestrians was completed this week after suffering delays for over two years.
A section of motorway in France has been closed because it has been judged too dangerous. The reason: 20 tonnes of slippery mayonnaise that officials say is a recipe for disaster.
Natalia Molchanova one of the greatest free-divers of all time has been missing since Sunday when she failed to surface after diving with her son and a group of friends two miles off Formentera.
Italy on Wednesday invited Iran's President Hassan Rouhani to Rome for an official visit, as its foreign minister held talks in Tehran following last month's historic nuclear accord.
Fritzi, a young grey wolf who escaped from the Wilder Berg zoo in Mautern, Styria, is still on the run a week after breaking loose from his enclosure.
As thunderstorms were moving in over parts of Sweden on Wednesday, meteorologists promised that the summer sun was set to make a comeback.
Austria’s main refugee processing centre has stopped taking in any new asylum seekers from Wednesday as conditions at the severely overcrowded camp currently pose a health risk and the government is worried about an epidemic breaking out.
Bern's Young Boys football team saw their Champions League hopes crushed by Monaco on Tuesday night with a 4-0 thumping in Monte Carlo at the third qualifying round stage.
Rome Mayor Ignazio Marino is considering increasing fines for those caught jumping into the city’s fountains as part of a plan that will also see €50,000 injected into sprucing the treasured monuments up.
France looks set to continue its drive to cut costly air pollution in certain towns with the government ready to back reducing speed limits on urban motorway sections to 90km/h.
UPDATED: A young Italian tourist escaped life-threatening injuries after falling on the tracks and being struck by a train at Nørreport Station.
Danes will go the polls before year’s end to vote on ending their opt-out on EU Justice and Home Affairs and according to a report on Wednesday, a referendum on Denmark’s opt-out on Defence Affairs may not be far behind.
Mariano Rajoy has urged a big turnout in a regional election in Catalonia next month to counter separatists who want to turn the election into a vote on independence.
A couple have been jailed for three years by Germany's highest court after they broke off medical treatment of the woman's 12-year-old child's cystic fibrosis in favour of 'new age' treatments.
Stockholm's public transport operator has stopped parts of an anti-begging campaign in the underground after protesters climbed on to escalators and tore down the controversial advertisements.
A man in a chapka hat and black coat, rifle slung over a shoulder, idles on the pontoon as a group of tourists sail in to visit Arctic oddity, Pyramiden, a Soviet-era ghost town.
A Spanish judge on Tuesday remanded in custody a French man of Moroccan origin whose brother died entering Spain illegally hidden inside a suitcase, in the trunk of his car.
Not so long ago, skeleton staff overwintering at the Ny-Alesund research centre could walk on the Arctic town's frozen bay and race their snow mobiles across its surface. Now there is liquid water even in the coldest months.
The death of a healthy British former nurse at a suicide clinic in Basel is igniting controversy in the UK at a time when the number of foreigners coming to end their lives in Switzerland is rising sharply.
Italy has earmarked over €18 million to rebuild the arena floor in the Colosseum where gladiators once fought wild beasts, Culture Minister Dario Franceschini said on Tuesday.
The European Commission offered on Tuesday to help France and Britain deal with the migrant crisis at the Channel Tunnel, as police on both sides braced for new attempts at the crossing.
An Italian prosecutor who has been hunting the fugitive head of the Sicilian mafia for the past 10 years says he has eluded capture because he is "protected at a very high level".
Germany's justice minister on Tuesday fired the chief prosecutor in an escalating row sparked by a controversial treason case against a blog accused of revealing state secrets.
Four years after Anders Behring Breivik's bloody rampage, the Norwegian island of Utøya will return to life this weekend as it hosts its first Labour youth camp since the carnage.
Three men were stabbed within hours of each other in separate incidents in the southern Swedish city of Malmö overnight. It’s just the latest spate of violence to hit the city this summer.
From fika to forward planning, the Swedish dating scene can be tricky to navigate for people from other countries. The Local has put together a list of ways Swedes can make the experience a bit easier for their foreign dates.