Norway’s populist Progress Party has seen slumped in the polls ahead of next month’s county and municipal elections, as the realities of coalition government continue to eat into its support.
A picture of Norwegian prime minister Erna Solberg pouring coffee has sparked a Photoshop battle on Reddit, with users competing to alter the image to put the jovial premier in unexpected situations.
Building Lego to a set of instructions makes you perform worse if you then try and do creative tasks, a joint US and Norwegian team of researchers has concluded.
Norway’s Crown Princess Mette-Marit has been voted the worst-dressed out of a list of ten young female royals in a readers' poll by the British celebrity magazine Hello!
British director Rufus Norris' serial killer musical, "London Road" will close Spain's San Sebastian film festival this year, organisers said on Thursday.
The controversial "Tel Aviv on Seine" cultural event went ahead in Paris on Thursday amid protests from pro-Palestinian groups and scores of riot police. It also prompted a rival "Gaza beach" event nearby.
The frustrated mayor of the port city of Calais says France should open its border with the UK if British Prime Minister David Cameron doesn't fully commit to solving the city's migration crisis.
Extreme humidity, 40C heat, poachers and inhospitable terrain: this is the work environment of international veterinary charity Gorilla Doctors. But a piece of technology from Germany is about to make things that little bit easier.
A British expat drowned in a lake in the south of France, it was revealed on Thursday, just days after a rugby player from the UK drowned on a French beach after being hit by a giant wave.
From photography and modern art to far eastern antiquities and ABBA artifacts, Stockholm's museums and galleries offer a wide and varied array of cultural goodies on which to feast, whatever the weather.
Swiss champion Stan Wawrinka on Thursday demanded action from tennis authorities over "beyond belief" comments made by Australian bad boy Nick Kyrgios about his "girlfriend" in Montreal.
The owner of several bullrings across Spain has been criticized after claiming it is more harmful for children to watch a gay pride parade than a bullfight.
Britain is to make a "formal protest" to Ecuador over WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who denies sex crimes in Sweden, the UK foreign ministry said on Thursday.
Experts at the nature reserve of Torbiere del Sebino, Lombardy, are being led on a wild goose chase by a suspected escaped panther that they have been pursuing without success for two weeks.
The Danish capital is one of the first major cities to present a comprehensive plan to combat radicalization. The Local spoke with the plan’s architect, renowned terror expert Magnus Ranstorp, about the need to “stick your hand in the fire” to reach radical youths.
Ordering the catch of the day can deliver a rather nasty side effect, as two diners on holiday in Spain recently discovered...when the bill came. And it can serve as a lesson to us all.
German prosecutors have charged eight former and current Deutsche Bank employees with alleged evasion of taxes on trading carbon emission certificates, it was revealed on Thursday.
Instagrammers and foodies beware: snapping pics of scrumptious snacks in Germany could leave you facing a lawsuit for copyright infringement by the chef, a lawyer has warned.
A decision to call a new swimming pool in Gothenburg "Pöl Harbour" has made a splash on social media, with many users critical of the name which sounds like the US naval base "Pearl Harbor" where more than 2,000 people died in 1941.
A gynecologist at a hospital in France has been charged this week for causing "unintentional injury" to a young mum, who had to have four limbs partially amputated following an abortion.
A day trip to Vienna by members of a Hungarian offshoot of the neo-Nazi group Blood & Honour has passed without serious incident, after the group of seven was escorted by police throughout the day.
Gibraltar’s unique 'Spanglish' dialect of Llanito is under threat. Is it a natural consequence of modern times or are Gibraltarians turning away from Spanish for political reasons?
A Swedish member of Amnesty has told The Local why she chose to join hundreds of others in quitting the organization after it voted to endorse the decriminalization of sex work.
A Bavarian bus driver who dug up his high-school English to welcome a group of refugees aboard his vehicle has become an overnight sensation online.
Basel zoo’s new octopus is being touted as the next football oracle after keepers on Wednesday praised his exceptional intelligence.
Amnesty International’s controversial decision to work towards the decriminalization of sex work has politicians reconsidering laws in Denmark, where the sale and purchase of sex is legal.
Update: American media has reported that the attack may have used mustard gas from stockpiles of banned poisons that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was forced to get rid of in 2013.
A man accused of brutally raping a transwoman at knife-point in northern Italy has been arrested after his victim bumped into him weeks later.
A newborn girl who was found abandoned in an apartment block in Liezen, Styria on Sunday has been adopted.
UPDATED: Swedish prosecutors have dropped a probe into some sex claims against Julian Assange because a time limit has expired. The Wikileaks founder's lawyer has told The Local his client is "disappointed" he can't give his side of the story.
Authorities in Siena have given the green light to the first ever anti-Palio protest to take place in the city during Italy's most famous horse race.
The Japanese like to holiday in Grindelwald, while Indians flock to Giswil in the Lake Lucerne region, according to a revealing analysis of Swiss Tourism figures which shows that tourists to Switzerland tend to stick together in familiar territory.
A father living near the French city of Lyon has offered an unusual explanation as to why he drugged his three children in late July.
A pastor who was praised for his courage after he broke up a right-wing demonstration against refugees in Fehring, Styria by ringing his church bells loudly has since received threatening phone calls and emails as well as allegations that he caused some of the demonstrators to suffer from tinnitus.
As the fourth centenary of the death of Miguel de Cervantes approaches, sceptics are asking how many Spaniards can actually read the original opus.
The bodies of three children and nine men were dug up from the grounds of Sweden's Kalmar Castle earlier this year and tests suggest the bones are up to 500 years old, archaeologists have revealed.
Swiss food giant Nestle announced on Thursday slightly lower first half profits compared to last year, with the strong Swiss franc and the recall in India of Maggi instant noodles undercutting robust sales.
A teenager swimming in Bavaria came upon a solid gold bar at the bottom of a lake and may get to keep it, local police said on Wednesday.
Update: Police in Lower Austria found almost 200 migrants dangerously stranded on a motorway in the district of Mödling early on Thursday, and 12 people walking along a railway line in Melk.
The German government was once again accused of lying by media on Thursday about spying by German security services on targets designated by the US National Security Agency (NSA).
The train stations of Paris are the worst in the world, a leading French commentator has claimed. But the national rail company, SNCF, isn't taking the insult lying down. Here's their response.
As the world celebrates its 24th annual Left Handers Day on August 13th, The Local takes a look at some of the most famous lefties Germany has produced over the centuries.
Italian railway police have busted two Romanian men who were trying an elaborate scam on tourists travelling on trains out of Rome's Termini station.
Police carried out a large-scale action early on Thursday in response to a demonstration by the group Reclaim the Streets that turned violent in Copenhagen’s Nørrebro district Saturday night.
An investigation has been launched in Rome after an explosive package was sent to the French embassy.
The Bishop of Chur, Vitus Huonder, has apologized to gay people after citing controversial Bible passages in a speech he gave at a Catholic forum in Germany at the end of July.
The bodies of two women missing since Thursday were discovered on Wednesday evening dumped by a river after being burned and covered in quicklime.
One of Norway’s most respected oil analysts has warned that the global oil price could hit $30 per barrel next year, adding that such a drop would be “catastrophic for Norway”.
City officials said this week that the decision to ban all future investments Ryanair left them with "a clear conscience" in the wake of Danish unions successfully chasing the Irish airline out of Denmark.
Three pygmy marmosets - the world's smallest monkey species - have been stolen from a zoo in the western German city of Dortmund, police said on Wednesday.
Most of Brittany and Normandy in north western France remained on alert for violent storms on Thursday, as the warnings were lifted for the south west of the country.
A human rights group vowed Wednesday to appeal after a Spanish court dismissed a case against eight police who beat a migrant trying to illegally enter Spain's north African territory of Melilla.
A video has been posted online showing a group of Eiffel Tower sellers punching and kicking police officers in Paris during an attempted arrest. It comes as new figures reveal an increase in violence against officers in the French capital.
Sweden's police chief Dan Eliasson has announced plans to bolster officer numbers in Malmö amid a summer of violence in Sweden's third largest city.
UPDATE: Germany on Thursday said Berlin and Paris were seeking further information on Greece's plans to privatise parts of its economy before approving a third bailout package.
Rome police were stumped on Wednesday after the discovery of a severed leg tattooed with the phrase "a good day to die."
Some 500 police officers will patrol Thursday's fiercely opposed 'Tel Aviv on Seine' event which was supposed to celebrate the culture of the Israeli coastal city but will take place amid high security and protests.
Put on your trainers and saddle up the horse: here are five events to get your engines running this week, as well as our regular interactive calendar of events across Sweden.
UPDATED: A 36-year-old man has admitted to stabbing a mother and a son to death at an Ikea store in Västerås. But a 23-year-old suspect who was also arrested has been released from custody.
A wedding in Norway took a surprising turn when the bride gripped a microphone while walking down the aisle and sang a beautiful rendition of "You raise me up".