A 46-year-old Croatian said to be the patriach of ‘Denmark’s most criminal family’ was on Thursday sentenced to 15 months in prison and expulsion from the country.
The day of the massacre, he saved the life of a woman riddled by bullets, but lost two close friends. Now this young activist is determined to reclaim Utoya.
NATO boss Jens Stoltenberg has reminisced about his evenings as a teenager spent singing anti-Nato protest songs from a song booklet with a picture of Lenin on the front page.
A furious fan of Elvis Presley has reported a Swedish station to the national radio and television watchdog… for not playing enough music by the King of Rock and Roll.
After cancelling the sale to Russia, France finds itself lumbered with two giant Mistral warships which it will find "extremely difficult" to re-sell and cannot afford to keep, say experts.
Sweden’s Prince Carl Philip has been named the sixth best-dressed man in the world by the magazine Vanity Fair while his compatriot, actress Alicia Vikander, won first place in the Hollywood category.
Police have busted a gang that swindled dozens of holidaymakers by advertising luxury villas on the internet that did not actually belong to them.
Italy is a country of half-finished projects. In fact, there are 671 incomplete public works projects across the country, according to data compiled by Linkiesta.
Last month was Spain's hottest July on record, the country’s meteorological agency said on Thursday, confirming what many long-suffering Spaniards already suspected.
Gamescom, the world's largest gaming industry event, opened to the public on Thursday in Cologne with thousands of fans excited to get a glimpse of the future of gaming.
The EU attacked member states on Thursday for not doing enough to halt the flow of migrants to its southern shores, saying regret at the latest deaths was no substitute for action.
In August 1965, Berlin's iconic TV Tower wasn't yet part of the city skyline. But east of the Wall, plans were underway to create a spectacular monument for the German Democratic Republic (GDR).
Waving frantically for help or panicking as water floods their boats, desperate migrants longing for a new life in Europe all too often cause their own shipwrecks, flung into the sea as their unstable crafts tip over.
A leading researcher in local planning has called on the government to sell Denmark’s sparsely-populated islands to private investors who can turn them in to nature parks, luxury resorts or casinos.
Paris-Saint Germain football club confirmed on Thursday the signing of Argentina winger Angel Di Maria from Manchester United for an eye-watering €63 million.
The Italian government has pledged to spend €1.3 billion on implementing flood prevention and safety measures after three people were killed in a landslide in the Veneto region this week.
It's holiday season in France and we've gathered ten lesser-known tourist sites from around the country that are well-worth checking out.
Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei, in Germany after being barred from overseas travel out of China for four years, says he is interested in teaching for a while in Berlin.
Police suspect a Sweden-based man of involvement in the conflict in Ukraine, the head of the International Public Prosecution Office in Stockholm said on Thursday.
With the migrant crisis reaching new extremes in recent weeks there is a growing clamour in France to force Britain to move its border back to the UK. But will Paris really take it that far and is it even in their interests?
The ability to have a loving, fulfilling relationship requires that a couple balance two primary human needs - intimacy and independence, togetherness and separateness.
Spain plans to spend €171 million on four unmanned aircraft and the infrastructure to support them in order to boost its military surveillance capability.
A Swedish man has told The Local about his surprise when he found himself reunited with a self portrait he sent as a message in a bottle almost two decades ago.
The European Union is struggling to cope with a huge influx of refugees, many risking their lives to flee violence in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan. If you want to help refugees arriving in Austria, here's how.
The security guard who on Tuesday night claimed to have been shot in the chest by a gunman outside Oslo University has admitted to police to shooting himself and then planting a fake bomb on the scene.
The Spanish government may be trumpeting the country's economic recovery but its long-suffering citizens are yet to share the joy, a new poll shows.
Can there really be an 'online campus'? And can you make a top-notch MBA accessible anywhere in the world? The Local speaks with Dr. James Mulli, Director of Online Programmes at EU Business School, for answers.
A database of boys circumcised in Denmark was kept without the proper authority and will now be deleted.
Police have arrested a German woman and a Swiss man after the body of their daughter was found in their home in Staad, in the canton of Saint Gallen, on Tuesday afternoon.
Germany is growing increasingly dubious that a deal on a third bailout for Greece can be sealed this month, the daily Bild reported Thursday citing a government source.
Swiss firm Zurich Insurance reported first half net profits of $2.1 billion (€1.9 billion) on Thursday, down three percent over the same period last year, following large losses in its general insurance business.
Italy has been in the throes of an economic crisis since 2008, but that hasn’t stopped the state spending €900,000 a year on lavish first-class travel and chauffeur-driven cars for its MPs, as well as continuing to pay the travel expenses of former ones.
The revenge shooting of a bull by a resident with a shotgun after it gored a man to death at a fiesta is being investigated by Spain's Civil Guard.
Despite so-called Putin-sympathizers and eastern Germany's historic link to Mother Russia, a new poll shows that German and Russian opinions of one another have soured dramatically in recent years.
A woman who found 85,000 kronor ($9,742) in cash in a garbage room in Stockholm and handed it into police has been allowed to keep the money – two and a half years after the discovery.
Public television journalist Anja Reschke sparked a massive online discussion on Wednesday evening with a heartfelt plea to ordinary people to speak out against those calling for violence and hatred against refugees.
One of the best things about the German language is undoubtedly its logic. The wonderful compound nouns which German is famous for can sometimes be notoriously complex, but also make perfect sense.
Too many Eritrean asylum seekers are arriving in Lucerne, according to the cantonal authorities, who have sent a letter of complaint about Switzerland’s "overly generous" asylum policy to Swiss President Simonetta Sommaruga.
Seat cushions and window panes have been found on the French island of Réunion, according to a Malaysian minister. The unconfirmed report comes days after a wing part from the missing MH370 flight was washed up on the island.
UPDATED: A police investigation is under way after shots were fired at two homeless EU migrants sleeping in a car in Boden in northern Sweden overnight, a control room officer told The Local on Thursday morning.
Survivors of a shipwreck off the coast of Libya in which some 200 migrants were feared drowned were being brought to safety in Sicily on Thursday.
A motorway the runs through the French Alps had to be closed on Thursday morning after a truck transporting 60 cows crashed and overturned.
In a case of the wheels of justice barely turning at all, a family in Spain's Valencia region have finally won their battle to have an unlicensed social club in their building shut down.
A 67-year-old man died of 'mad cow' disease earlier this week at his home in Lecce - the second death caused by the disease in the Puglia province this week.
School holidays are a bad idea, at least when it comes to children's spelling and arithmetic in the short term, according to scientists in Austria.
The head of Red Cross Denmark has written what he called his most negative hearing statement ever in response to the government’s slashing of benefits for refugees.
A 13-year-old French boy lost his thumb during a routine MRI scan at a hospital in northern France, according to reports this week, which claimed the digit was "burned to the bone" after a mishap by medics.
A trial began in Lower Saxony on Monday of two young men who went to Syria to fight for Isis. The willingness of the defendants to speak openly about what they did and saw is shedding fresh light on how the terrorist organisation works.
A paraglider spent more than three hours dangling from high-voltage power cables on Wednesday afternoon after being blown off course by a strong wind, Jura cantonal police reported.
Politicians, the media and ordinary citizens were pointing fingers in all directions on Wednesday, seeking a fresh target to take the blame for a treason investigation against blog Netzpolitik (net politics) after the government forced Germany's chief prosecutor to step down.
An Austrian jihadist claiming to belong to the Isis militant group has threatened Germany and Austria with attacks in an execution video broadcast online on Wednesday.
The summer of 2015 is shaping up to be an excellent season for Italy's tourism industry, with the sector set to rake in an estimated €18.3 billion.
Four years after the separatist group declared an end to its armed independence campaign, the emotional scars left by four decades of bombings and shootings remain.
A Danish citizen has been sentenced to three years in a Lebanese prison for fighting alongside the terror group Isis.
A Spanish woman who threw her newborn baby out of a window has been sentenced to four years in jail after a court found her guilty of attempted murder.
French bank Société Générale unveiled Wednesday a new cost cutting plan of €850 million ($925 million) to compensate for higher regulatory costs, despite a jump in profits.
Health insurance company AOK Northeast has become the first in the country to help foot the bill for devices like the Apple Watch with fitness apps, in the hopes that wearers will use the gadgets to improve their health.
A 21-year-old woman who was reported missing after going out for a jog in Stockholm on Wednesday, has been found dead near a running track.
The French presidency announced on Wednesday that Russia would be "fully reimbursed" for the cost of the two Mistral warships, which Paris has refused to deliver due to the ongoing Ukraine crisis. Moscow said the matter was now closed.
An explosion at a German chemical plant on Wednesday left several people injured, some of them seriously, authorities said as they tried to determine the cause.
Passengers on an aircraft between Stockholm and Örnsköldsvik in eastern Sweden witnessed a dramatic incident when the captain broke down the bathroom door with an axe after a man refused to come out.
The festival season is upon us. Whether you're into heavy metal or folk music, there's something for you. Check out The Local's interactive calendar to find out what else is on offer in Sweden this week.