German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier on Monday urged the European Union to negotiate with Switzerland on Bern's plans for new quotas on immigration from the bloc.
Norway's gigantic sovereign wealth fund announced on Monday that it was divesting from four large Asian companies over the environmental damage their palm oil activities have on tropical forests.
A Norwegian documentary film festival has been harshly criticized after it said it had joined the boycott of Israel and would not accept Israeli-made films.
A 74-year-old woman on Monday became the third person to die in a mountain hiking accident in the canton of Valais over the past week, police said.
Horror director Roar Uthaug has made Norway's first disaster movie, subjecting the picturesque village of Geiranger to an 85m tidal wave.
The man suspected of attempting to set fire to a Muslim centre in Copenhagen's Nordvest district suffers from schizophrenia and has been committed until he can stand trial.
Police reinforcements and new security barriers at the entrance to the Channel Tunnel in Calais have led to falling numbers of entry attempts by migrants trying to reach Britain, officials said on Monday.
The Local's northern Sweden reporter Paul Connolly truly loves his adopted home. But after three years of living in Scandinavia, he's convinced there are at least five Swedish habits and traditions he will never come to terms with.
Court proceedings opened on Monday against an Austrian newspaper for publishing a photo of a German man wrongly identified as the co-pilot who deliberately crashed a Germanwings plane in the French Alps in March.
Almost 2,000 Swedish youngsters were urged to seek medical help on Monday after it was revealed three Swedes were in hospital with suspected meningitis following a world scouting event in Japan.
An Italian woman jailed for throwing acid on her ex-boyfriend had her prison-born baby taken away from her immediately after the birth in a legal decision that, despite her notoriety, has sparked an outcry.
The Spanish capital is home to well over three million people, yet only has 25 public toilets, forcing people to relieve themselves all over the city's streets.
Austrian police will start wearing body-mounted cameras as part of a test programme from January 2016, the interior ministry has confirmed.
A six-year-old in France will on Monday become the first person in the country to receive an artificial hand made by a 3D printer.
Engineers are in high demand in Germany, with some predicting the country will continue to have an engineering shortfall well into the future. The Local asked a career adviser how foreign job-seekers can get ahead in the race to snag a position.
An Indian and a Pakistani have confessed to killing the elderly owners of a Brescia pizzeria in a mafia-style slaying that shocked Italy and threatens to inflame racial tensions in the northern city.
You think you’ve have had it bad this summer? Tarfala in northern Sweden has officially missed out on summer altogether this year, going straight from spring to autumn.
France's ecology minister has explained why she tweeted to the US president to congratulate him on his engagement - even though Obama has been married for 22 years.
For nearly two decades, Denmark violated international law by denying the citizenship applications of stateless residents a long-awaited report concluded on Monday.
A Swiss man was jailed for three years in Thailand on Monday for attempting to blackmail a Saudi oil company over dealings with a scandal-mired Malaysian state firm, a court official said.
An ambitious restoration of a 2000-year-old monument inside the Roman Forum has provoked furious debate among experts about whether Italy is taking the right steps to save its cultural treasures.
A Black Forest town has earned criticism from gender equality officers and social media after advertising a "men's parking space" in a public car-park - using a naked woman's silhouette.
A Bulgarian octogenarian has made a lifelong dream come true by bungee jumping from one of Europe's highest bridges, near Innsbruck.
A hunter in Molln, Upper Austria, was struck by a lightning bolt early on Sunday morning and killed.
UPDATED: A 24-year-old man remains in police custody after Monday's stabbing of a man and two woman in Norrköping, south of Stockholm, in what officers believe was a random attack.
A four-year-old drowned on Sunday after he slipped into a swimming pool while running around with friends as his parents dined nearby.
Italy warned on Monday that Libya risked turning into "another Somalia" as it signed a joint statement with the US and several European allies condemning "barbaric" acts carried out by the Isis group there.
The Austrian interior ministry has rejected calls for the reintroduction of border controls with Germany, following claims from the German state of Bavaria that large numbers of refugees are crossing the border.
More than 300 survivors of the latest Mediterranean migrants boat tragedy arrived in Sicily on Monday aboard a Norwegian ship also carrying the bodies of 49 of its victims.
A French MP has started a petition calling for vegetarian meals to be introduced to all French school canteens.
With the Palace of Versailles potentially soon set to open its doors to overnight guests, we take a look at some of the other unusual holiday accommodation options in France - from enormous bubbles to treetop hangouts.
Swiss-based cement giant LafargeHolcim said Monday that it was selling some of its operations in India to Birla Corporation Limited for 750 million francs (€692 million, $767 million).
Luxury accommodation for those employed at Italy’s presidential palace will soon be a thing of the past as President Sergio Mattarella has adopted a hard line on expenses and is threatening to force his own staff onto the street.
German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier warned on Sunday that conditions in Ukraine once again threatened to tip Europe into a full-blown military conflict.
An athletics club in southern Spain has been banned from using their name on Facebook…because it sounds too sexy.
The Swiss National Bank (SNB) plans to introduce the first of its new high-tech banknotes in April next year — six years later than initially planned after reported technical problems with its paper supplier.
Men outnumber women for the first time in Swedish history this year, as the total population edges towards ten million.
An estimated 25,000 people put their art skills on full display on Sunday in a successful and colourful attempt to set a world record.
Thieves are making a fortune in Germany's train stations, police have warned, as they launch a campaign to try and tackle the country's growing number of pickpocketing cases.
Another three men were fatally gored during bull running festivals over the weekend bringing the death toll to nine since the start of the summer.
Divorce is booming in Italy, with the greatest demand coming from disillusioned husbands and wives over the age of 65 - including people in their 90s - who want to start a new life.
They knew they’d be up against Norwegian cycling star Alexander Kristoff, but competitors in last week's Arctic Race probably weren’t prepared to race a tank.
Update: The summer sun turned to strong rainstorms over the weekend and into the start of the work week with one fireman found dead on Monday during heavy downpours.
Gunmen abducted a German female aid worker in Kabul in broad daylight on Monday, officials said, highlighting the growing risk to humanitarian workers in war-battered Afghanistan.
Switzerland on Monday was temporarily without nuclear power because all of its reactors were out of service for repairs or maintenance.
After a newborn baby was found in a plastic sack between two rubbish containers in a Copenhagen suburb on Saturday, the National Council for Children is urging the implementation of safe haven laws.
How would you like to spend the night as a French king in Versailles? This dream may soon be possible as the Palace of Versailles considers turning some of its mansions into a luxury hotel.
Firefighters say a fire that killed one woman and threatened to destroy the historic wooden town of Eksjö in southern Sweden is now under control, as residents describe a "war zone" atmosphere in the burnt-out neighbourhood.
A woman has been fined €800 under Spain's new citizens security law – dubbed the 'gag law' - for taking a photograph of a police car illegally parked in a disabled parking space.
Pete Sampras believes it would be foolish to write off Roger Federer's chances of winning an 18th major at the US Open despite the Swiss having just turned 34.
Sweden's entrepreneurs are flourishing, earning the country a place among the most innovative in the world. So what is Sweden doing right? The Local catches up with two expat alumni of the Executive MBA at the Stockholm School of Economics (SSE) to find out more.
Germany's Augsburg confirmed on Sunday they have sold Ghana international defender Abdul Rahman Baba to Premier League champions Chelsea for a reported fee of €19.8 million.
After police launched a national alert for a missing four-year-old boy on Sunday, witnesses found him on a train some 450 kilometres from where he was last seen.
Spain joined the governments of America, France, Germany, Italy and Britain to issue a joint statement on Sunday condemning "barbaric" acts carried out by the Islamic State group in Libya.
The governments of America, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and Britain issued a joint statement on Sunday condemning "barbaric" acts carried out by the Islamic State group in Libya.
Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday condemned a surge in German attacks on refugee shelters and warned that the issue of asylum could become a bigger challenge for the European Union than the Greek debt crisis.
The weekend’s Copenhagen Pride events drew out a massive crowd in the Danish capital.
There’s been a sharp rise in the number of cases of chlamydia in Skåne in southern Sweden, with the sexually transmitted infection on the increase for the first time since 2008.
A 47-year-old woman is in a coma and 14 others were injured after lightning struck a trullo, a home typical of the Puglia region, on Sunday.
The French government joined those of the US, Germany, Italy, Spain and Britain to issue a joint statement on Sunday condemning "barbaric" acts carried out by the Islamic State group in Libya.
Reigning champions Paris Saint-Germain eased to a 2-0 win against Corsican minnows Gazelec Ajaccio to maintain their perfect start to the Ligue 1 season on Sunday after Marseille slumped to another defeat.
UPDATED: Police in west Sweden have launched an attempted murder investigation after a man was shot in Angered, just north of Gothenburg, on Sunday night.
In this week's My Swedish Career feature, Chen Zijia Pennie from China tells The Local of how she moved to Stockholm to work as a teacher – and ended up learning a lot about herself in the process.
The governments of America, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and Britain issued a joint statement on Sunday condemning "barbaric" acts carried out by the Isis group in Libya.
The gruesome find of a left leg tattooed with the words "Today is a good day to die" has sparked an investigation worthy of a detective film, Italian media reported.