Norway McDonalds ejects lady for guide dog
Norway

Norway McDonalds ejects lady for guide dog

A McDonalds restaurant in southern Norway faces a possible police investigation after staff ejected a blind woman in tears because she had a guide dog with her.

Moped drivers joyride through Gothenburg
Sweden

Moped drivers joyride through Gothenburg

A large group of moped and motorcycle drivers gave Gothenburg residents a scare on Saturday. They went on a joyride through city streets, going against traffic, running red lights and driving up on sidewalks.

Spanish police bust Colombian drug ring
Spain

Spanish police bust Colombian drug ring

Police in Spain have arrested 34 suspected members of a gang based in Colombia that smuggled drugs between the two countries, police said Saturday.

World’s priciest wine is from Burgundy
France

World’s priciest wine is from Burgundy

A rare Burgundy has emerged as the world's most expensive wine at more than $15,000 a bottle, according to the website WineSearcher.

Spanish court paroles former ETA head
Spain

Spanish court paroles former ETA head

A court in Spain on Friday paroled a former political head of the armed Basque separatist group ETA who had renounced violence and had already served three-quarters of a 30-year jail sentence.

Three dead after French train hits car
France

Three dead after French train hits car

Three people were killed late on Friday when a regional train hit a car in northwestern France and dragged the burning vehicle several hundred metres down the track, officials said.

Two migrants injured in camping site attack
Sweden

Two migrants injured in camping site attack

Two migrants from the EU were injured and four caravans burned when a camping site in Gothenburg was attacked early on Saturday. Police are now searching for a man suspected of arson and serious assault.

Ancient mammoth remains found in Zug
Switzerland

Ancient mammoth remains found in Zug

Mammoth remains that could be around 20,000 years old have been discovered at a building site in central Switzerland, a local official said on Friday.

Pilot, crew fail breathalyser test
Norway

Pilot, crew fail breathalyser test

A Latvian Air Baltic pilot and three crew members were pulled off a Greece-bound passenger plane in Oslo early on Saturday after failing a breathalyser test before take-off, Norwegian police said.

Pompeii survives bumpy restoration saga
Italy

Pompeii survives bumpy restoration saga

The ancient city of Pompeii is rising from the ashes again in a happy end to a long, sometimes gruelling restoration saga - despite the worst that Italy's mafia and bureaucracy could throw at it.

Spain wildfire forces more evacuations
Spain

Spain wildfire forces more evacuations

A wildfire that officials suspect was started deliberately forced the evacuation of a third town in western Spain on Saturday, officials said.

French hikers die in US desert, son survives
France

French hikers die in US desert, son survives

A French couple died while hiking in the New Mexico desert but authorities rescued their nine-year-old son before he too succumbed to the heat, officials said Friday.

Researchers puzzled by declining fish health
Sweden

Researchers puzzled by declining fish health

Researchers are scratching their heads over the discovery that the health of fish along Sweden’s coasts has declined, despite the presence of fewer toxins in the area.

The Local’s top Swedish songs of August
Sweden

The Local’s top Swedish songs of August

The Local's music guru, Paul Connolly, has picked out Sweden's hottest new music to guide you through the rest of summer. Here's a selection of August's best tracks.