Hundreds of nursery schools across Norway have started using new home-grown apps to give worried parents hour-by-hour feedback on what their children are up to.
US comedian Stephen Colbert force has unleashed a Twitter storm at Prime Minister Erna Solberg in a bid to force Norway to increase funding for girls' education.
AFP's Céline Serrat meets the Svalbard divers who brave cold hands, strong currents, and bad visibility to collect the samples scientists need to track the impact of warming waters.
A record 107,500 migrants crossed the European Union's borders last month, according to new figures on Tuesday, showing they are arriving in dramatically increasing numbers and creating a humanitarian crisis for the 28-nation bloc.
Vienna has come second in a list of the world’s most liveable cities, missing out on first place to Melbourne in Australia. Here are some ideas for how to do better next time.
A father and son team from the canton of Fribourg operating a food truck were snared by border guards in Geneva for illegally importing hundreds of kilograms of meat, food and drink from France — and for possession of 35 pot plants.
France's Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve and his British counterpart Theresa May will sign a deal this week to try and alleviate the migrant crisis in the northern port of Calais, the government said on Tuesday.
A Swedish deputy police boss has told The Local that a reveller is welcome to stay in touch – after the man's colourful review of his overnight stay in the drunk tank went viral.
A farmer in the south-central Haute-Loire region of France has died after drowning in a manure pit on his farm, French media has reported.
Police confirmed on Tuesday that the 17-year-old daughter of a Saxon businessman was found dead near Meißen after being kidnapped and held for ransom last week.
One of the surviving hostages of the January terror attacks in Paris is suing several French media outlets for broadcasting information about his whereabouts during the siege, which he claims put his life in direct danger.
Venice is a victim of its own popularity and needs new strategies to cope with the ever-growing surge of tourists, especially those who misbehave, the city’s tourism councillor, Paola Mar, told The Local.
Germany's eastern states played host to almost half of the country's racist acts of violence last year, as well as a large proportion of right-wing extremist crimes – despite the fact that only a fifth of the population lives in these regions.
Swedish health care was challenged on Tuesday after it was revealed a 24-year-old man who admitted to stabbing a man and two women in Norrköping had been struggling to get psychiatric help before the attack.
As work begins to pitch the tents and stock the bars for Oktoberfest in Munich, the festival organizers gathered on Tuesday to present the official litre mug that will grace the hands of visitors this year.
Six people were injured when a van smuggling refugees through Austria was involved in an accident on Vienna’s S1 ring road on Tuesday morning in a tunnel near Vösendorf. Fifty people were crammed in the back of the van, including children.
Some 150 endangered baby tortoises will return to Madagascar eight months after they were found wrapped in sticky tape and hidden in a crate at a Paris airport, the centre that cared for them said on Tuesday.
Spanish lawmakers overwhelming approved Greece's third bailout package on Tuesday following a debate in parliament which the ruling party used to defend its economic record ahead of a year-end general election.
Poniente beach in the popular Spanish holiday resort of Benidorm was closed on Tuesday after a young boy got a rather nasty bit from an unidentified fish.
The leader of Austria’s right-wing Freedom Party (FPÖ), Heinz-Christian Strache, has reacted angrily to the news that the coalition government has reached agreement with the Greens on new legislation that would make communities across the country obliged to take in asylum seekers.
An ancient plant that grew underwater in what is modern day Spain, had no petals and bore one single seed may have been the world's first known flowering plant, a study said on Monday.
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Members of an anti-drug association have been turned away from a surfing competition in Gironde, south-west France, after allegedly trying to convert people to the Church of Scientology.
In addition to the coming restrictions on asylum seekers who come to the country on their own accord, Denmark also wants to choose the roughly 500 refugees it takes every year through the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Resettlement Program on their ability "to contribute".
Swedish health officials have said that a girl is in serious but stable condition after contracting meningitis at a world scouting gathering in Japan.
Greece's radical left Syriza government on Tuesday approved its first privatization granting a concession of more than a dozen key regional airports to Germany's Fraport-Slentel consortium in a deal worth €1.23 billion.
One of the seven Fifa officials arrested in Switzerland has been charged with money laundering and corruption charges in Nicaragua, a prosecutor said, expecting an extradition to be completed soon.
The mayor of Venice hit back on Tuesday after coming under fire from Elton John over the city's withdrawal of books depicting same-sex families from the city's nurseries and primary schools.
Swimmers have been banned from a famous beach on the southern Italian island of Procida, near Naples, after samples showed bacteria levels three times higher than the acceptable limit.
Italy on Tuesday announced the arrest of eight suspected people smugglers blamed for the death of 49 migrants asphyxiated in the hold of a sinking ship at the weekend.
Crowdfunding could help fund the legal battle of José Andrés, the Spanish chef being sued for dumping US presidential candidate Donald Trump over racist comments.
A 16-year-old boy from Gothenburg who grew up in Nigeria and says he was beaten by his father, has tugged on heart strings around Sweden, with a clip of his stunning debut performance on Sweden's Idol programme going viral on Tuesday.
The summer of 2015 has been particularly bad when it comes to house pets being abandoned by their French owners, with statistics up 22 percent compared to last year.
German supermodel Heidi Klum released a video on Monday to show that she’s not going to let disparaging comments by billionaire American presidential hopeful Donald Trump get her down.
A Catholic priest in a northern Italian village has clashed with his congregation after seeking to ban an historic prayer that calls for “arms against any threats” and to protect the homeland.
Bison will once again roam the Spanish countryside thousands of years after they were immortalized by prehistoric man in cave paintings.
Danish People’s Party (DF) member Mogens Camre was convicted of racism on Tuesday for a tweet that compared Muslims to Hitler.
Did you find this year's French heatwave a bit excessive? You weren't imagining it. Summer 2015 will go down in the history books as the second hottest on record – and one of the deadliest.
With the current low interest rates, buying a home in Switzerland is cheaper than renting the equivalent accommodation, a new study from mortgage broker Moneypark says.
A Norwegian court on Monday sentenced a Latvian airBaltic co-pilot to six months in jail after he failed a breathalyser test before take-off from Oslo's airport.
The UN High Commissioner for Refugees said on Tuesday that Europe must work out a fairer way of sharing refugees, days after Chancellor Angela Merkel warned that the refugee crisis would likely prove a greater political challenge for Europe than Greece.
The British comedian has spoken out after a weekend of fatal gorings in Spain and called those involved in bullfighting "fucking morons".
Malmö are gearing up for a tough battle as the southern Swedish team head to Glasgow to face Scotland champions Celtic for the first leg of a crucial Champions League play-off round on Wednesday.
Sweden and Germany cannot continue to take in the majority of refugees seeking new lives in the EU, a top UN official has said, days after Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel warned that immigration could become a bigger challenge than the Greek debt crisis.
Does love conquer all when it comes to finances? Not always in Germany, according to a study by Postbank.
Researchers said on Monday that they discovered evidence of a brutal mass murder that took place outside Frankfurt during the Stone Age.
The man arrested for kidnapping four-year-old Rifki over the weekend had previously been held by police in France for molesting a minor, it was reported on Tuesday.
Town officials in northern France have come under scrutiny after ordering ditches to be dug out in an effort to dissuade travellers from setting up camp there.
Thieves broke into a drink shop last weekend aiming to find bottle caps that would entitle them to a high-value prize in a contest – and left more than 1,000 bottles of beer they opened untasted.
School may be back in session, but there is good reason to keep your swimsuits and sunglasses out for the next few weeks.
A plan promoted by Interior Minister Alain Berset to raise the retirement age for women in Switzerland to 65 from 64 has won key support from a parliamentary commission.
British singer Sir Elton John has slammed the new mayor of Venice for banning books about homosexuality from schools.
The northeastern city of Tarragona will launch a 'canine CSI' to track down culprits who don't pick up after their pets.
Chancellor Angela Merkel insists the International Monetary Fund must participate in Greece's new bailout, but doubts about IMF involvement are complicating her bid to sell MPs the deal ahead of Wednesday's key parliamentary vote.
UPDATED: Nordic homeware giant Ikea has taken a child's night lamp off its shelves across the EU and the US after a toddler got an electric shock.
Spanish police have arrested a man who tried to smuggle two kilos (4.4 pounds) of hashish stuffed inside a wheelchair cushion.
French gas giant Total is pulling out of its controversial shale gas exploration project in northern Denmark after failing to find sufficient deposits.
France on Monday said it was calling off the hunt for wreckage from missing flight MH370 after 10 days of air and sea searches off its Indian Ocean territory of Reunion yielded no results.
Court proceedings opened on Monday against an Austrian newspaper for publishing a photo of a German man wrongly identified as the co-pilot who officials say deliberately crashed a Germanwings plane in the French Alps in March.
They made it to Italy in the end but it was tragically nothing like the arrival they had dreamed of.
Italy's interior ministry has placed Lucia Borsellino, the daughter of a Sicilian judge killed by the mafia in 1992, under protection, media reports said on Monday.
Beaten Champions League finalists Juventus are primed for another record-breaking season in Italy in the face of expected challenges from Lazio and Roma, while struggling Milan giants AC and Inter continue their search for Serie A credibility.