Amnesty International's Norway wing tried to stop the human rights organisation from making a controversial resolution to lobby governments to decriminalise sex work.
A person in Norway has been arrested for making a death threat against the the newly formed Feminist Initiative party’s branches in Oslo and Bergen.
Italian police on Wednesday arrested a mobster fugitive named on the country's top 100 most dangerous list as he sunned himself on a beach near Rome, according to media reports.
UPDATED: The 36-year-old suspect linked to the double stabbings at an Ikea store in Västerås has regained consciousness, with Swedish police formally asking prosecutors for him and a younger suspect, 23, to remain in custody.
Spanish police have smashed a gang that smuggled Albanians into Britain by plane via Spain using fake identity documents.
A woman from Düsseldorf who shot her daughter multiple times before ending her own life this week was trying to stop the teen travelling to Australia, it emerged on Wednesday.
A pilot and his passenger were killed on Wednesday after crashing on the Italian side of Mont Blanc.
A five-year-old boy clambered inside of a claw machine to fish out a toy on Monday evening, only to find himself unable to climb back out.
Swedish pharmacy chain Apoteket has told The Local it is hoping to offer a range of bandaids suitable for customers with darker skin tones by the end of the year as part of efforts to cut discrimination.
France faces a hefty bill for its cancelled deal to sell two Mistral warships to Russia that could be as much as double what the French government had initially suggested, according to reports on Wednesday.
Italian international fullback Federico Balzaretti announced on Wednesday he was retiring due to a long-standing groin injury.
Swedish football coach Hans Backe, who has previously worked with top English Premier League, US and Danish clubs has been picked to coach Sweden's struggling eastern neighbour.
A resolution by human rights organization Amnesty International (AI) calling for sex work to be decriminalized worldwide has reignited debate about the sex industry in Germany.
As Germany gears up to welcome in the 2015 Perseid meteor shower, The Local finds out how we can best experience one of the calendar's most stunning astronomical events.
New immigration statistics released this week show that nearly 60 percent of all immigrants to Denmark have a Western background, but the largest individual group of immigrants is Syrians.
Train drivers from the national operator, Renfe, have announced that they will stage a series of 24-hour strikes across Spain in September.
An Indian python appeared to fall out of a moving car in Malmö on Wednesday morning. Police say it's unclear if it's the same animal that was spotted in a park in July or another notorious snake that's twice been lost and found in the area.
A 36-year-old woman was arrested on Wednesday in central Spain after killing her baby at the altar in a chapel, the police said.
With school back in session, The Local's opinion columnist Jessica Alexander argues that the very way Danish classrooms are organized help contribute to the country's happiness.
Erwin Rudolf Josef Alexander Schrödinger (1887- 1961) was a prize-winning Austrian physicist. Can you get your head around these brainteasers constructed in honour of his 128th birthday?
The 17-year old Dutch girl who died on Monday during a bungee jump misheard instructions and jumped on the “no jump” instruction, it has emerged.
The Italian consortium of Parmigiano Reggiano cheese makers is seeking legal action against the American pornographic website, PornHub, after the cheese was featured in a new ad campaign for the adult entertainment giant.
A young Frenchman who fell into a coma after contracting malaria in Africa has been told that he owes France €87,000 for his life-saving treatment and repatriation. His family has called on the French public to help foot the bill.
David Hyde, the unpaid UN intern in Geneva forced to sleep in a tent because of high accommodation costs, announced on Wednesday that he was quitting his position.
Around 60 migrants are missing in waters off Libya, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) said on Wednesday after interviewing survivors who were picked up from their stricken craft.
UPDATED: The Ikea store where a mother and son were killed on Monday has reopened as police remain tight lipped about their investigation into the stabbings.
A Spanish man has been arrested for inciting terrorism after selling clothing, including T-shirts and babygrows, depicting Islamic State executions.
Update: Germany said on Wednesday it still needed time to review an international bailout agreement hammered out by Greece and its creditors, but aimed to take a stance by the week's end.
Laura del Hoyo, 24, and Marina Okarynska, 26, disappeared six days ago and their families fear they may have been kidnapped or hurt by Marina's ex-boyfriend.
This summer has been the hottest on record for Austria - not only have the heatwaves lasted longer than usual, but parts of the country have also had more days with temperatures of 35C and over than ever before.
Copenhagen Pride is not just a major parade, it is an amazing event throughout the city giving everyone – regardless of sexual orientation – an excuse to celebrate and have fun.
Sweden's prosecution authority has told The Local that it is "very unlikely" Julian Assange will be questioned in London before a Thursday deadline, but his chief lawyer in Sweden has said he'll drop everything to join his client in London if the interview goes ahead.
Spanish bus drivers are taking legal action against BlaBlaCar, the nation's most popular car-pooling site, over claims of unfair competition.
Four months after a botched terrorist attack on a church near Paris and just as French Catholics prepare to celebrate the feast of Assumption, Christian leaders and parishioners have been reminded to be on their guard.
Beppe Grillo, the leader of Italy's anti-establishment Five Star Movement (M5S), said he plans to leave politics and return to his old job as a comedian.
Four hugely unpopular ‘women’s urinals’ at a Salzburg convention centre are finally being scrapped after 13 years of not being used. They will be replaced with conventional toilets, at an estimated cost of €21,000.
A diabetic Italian pensioner, who was stranded in the mountains for nine days in northern Italy, has told how he survived by eating herbs.
France's national weather agency has issued further weather warnings as thunderstorms approach the country from the west.
A figurehead from a Danish ship that sunk in the 1480s has been hauled from a Swedish sea bed. The creature is one of the world's oldest preserved wooden carvings of its kind and will go on display later this month.
The presence of a neo-Nazi did not sit well with some guests at a beer garden, who decided he didn’t belong among the other customers.
Norway is threatening to imprison or even deport a group of teenaged asylum seekers after they mounted a rebellion at a reception centre 50km north of Oslo.
Some types of contraceptive pill can enlarge or reduce areas of the brain which influence behaviour, perception and even a woman’s choice of mate, according to research by neuropsychologists at the University of Salzburg.
An Italian couple, who were woken by migrant children crying while sleeping on their boat anchored off the Greek island of Kos in the early hours of Tuesday, sprung to their rescue.
McDonald's has been forced to apologize after one of its outlets in southern France banned staff from giving the restaurant's food to the homeless, telling them "we can't afford to feed all the hungry mouths in the country".
Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen was the unexpected star at the opening ceremony of the International Equestrian Federation's European Championship on Tuesday evening, taking part in a display put on by the Germany's state stud farms.
A €25 million Pablo Picasso painting, described as a “national treasure” in Spain was back in Spanish hands on Tuesday, after French customs officers had seized it from a boat in Corsica.
A young entrepreneur and his new wife were left stunned when the world-renowned tenor Andrea Bocelli turned up and sang during their wedding service.
Families Minister Manuela Schwesig called on Wednesday for local governments to find a pay and conditions deal with daycare and social workers to avoid a new round of strikes.
After decades of rising exports, producers of Catalan cava are brimming with confidence and have their eyes set on taking on the "king" of sparkling wine - French champagne.
Danish and Swedish reconnaissance planes were set to conduct an observation mission over Moscow on Wednesday to study Russia's military capability.
The Italian investment firm Exor has increased its ownership in The Economist Group after British publishing company, Pearson, sold its 50 percent stake in the group.
The parents of a 27-year-old woman accused of killing her two children earlier this year are raising questions about how she was able to commit suicide while detained in a Zurich prison last Friday.
After decades of rising exports, producers of Catalan cava are brimming with confidence and have their eyes set on taking on the "king" of sparkling wine -- French champagne, which is also being outpaced by Italian fizz Prosecco.
Swedish and Danish reconnaissance planes were set to conduct an observation mission over Moscow on Wednesday to study Russia's military capability.
Germany's BMW said Tuesday it was checking the "trademark implications" of Google naming its new parent company Alphabet, which is the registered name of one of the carmaker's subsidiaries.
Look up to the night skies on Wednesday, as this year’s Perseid meteor shower promises to be quite a show. Here’s everything you need to know for a night of stargazing.
As 'Sommerschule Wust' celebrates its 25th birthday, The Local asks how this English language school in an East German village of 500 inhabitants has remained so popular for so long.
As the first German youngsters wave goodbye to the 2015 summer holidays and return gamely to the school gates, The Local looks at what this summer's first-graders can get excited about as they begin their primary school years.
UPDATED: The bodies of two Japanese climbers have been found on the Matterhorn in the Swiss Alps, a Tokyo official said on Wednesday, three days after the pair got into difficulty on the mountain.
Two people were killed as storms and flooding struck Italy over the past few days.
The Swedish rescue ship Poseidon has taken part in a joint effort to save hundreds of migrants attempting to cross the Mediterranean sea in wooden boats, it was revealed on Wednesday.
Look up to Sweden's skies this week and you could catch the Perseid meteor shower, which promises to provide quite a show. Here’s everything you need to know about it.