The young people killed in 2011’s brutal terror attack on the island of Utøya deserved to die because their organisation was too critical of Israel, a new book by a US evangelical Christian has claimed.
The Danish Defence Command said "there is a risk" that a recent mission in northern Iraq "contributed to civilian deaths".
Calvin Klein's latest underwear campaign has got Swedes in a sweat, with some turning to the country's advertising watchdog to complain that the posters are sexist and should not be shown on Stockholm's subway.
Having to cough up for the excesses of spendthrift southern Europeans is the fear most likely to haunt German nightmares in 2015. But getting caught up in a natural disaster isn't far behind, an annual survey shows.
French actor and tax exile Gérard Depardieu has declared that he will "sell everything" in his home country, French media has reported.
French prosecutors confirmed on Thursday that a piece of debris found on the Indian island of Réunion was from the Malaysian airlines flight MH370.
At least a dozen cities across Spain have said they will form a network of places where refugees can be welcomed into the homes of volunteer citizens.
While Spain faces pressure to take a bigger share of the hundreds of thousands of migrants arriving at Europe's borders, The Local takes a look at ways that individuals can make a difference.
The sensation of drowning, short-term memory loss, insomnia and suicidal tendencies: they may have made it safely to Italy, but many asylum seekers are plagued by symptoms of trauma and the psychological help they need is in short supply.
Gay parents of young children in Bologna are celebrating news that they will now be able to share parenting responsibilities with their partners.
Norwegian Police are braced for a surge in the number of Syrian refugees crossing the country's border with Russia, after the Arctic route caught the attention of the world’s press.
What was your summer anthem? Swedish teenager Zara Larsson's track 'Lush Life' was the most played on Spotify across Sweden, the streaming site has revealed.
Germany and France have agreed that the European Union, facing a slew of migrant crises, should impose binding quotas on the numbers member states take in.
A French supermarket butcher has been handed a suspended prison sentence after he gave his colleagues a cannabis-laced chocolate cake, a move that caused the shop to close and five people to be hospitalized.
FC Bayern Munich said on Thursday that it would help young refugees learn German and play football and donate €1m of the proceeds from an upcoming friendly match.
The Berlin hotel hosting the international basketball teams playing in the 2015 European championships matches here have extended their beds to 2.50 metres in order to accomodate the giant players.
The estate of American icon Elvis Presley is seeking 1.5 million kroner from the operator of Graceland Randers, but the "professional Elvis fan" told The Local that he's done everything by the book and refuses to be bullied.
The Local's pointers for how to get started if you're interested in donating your money, unwanted possessions, time or skills to help refugees in Germany.
Forget fine wines, luxury perfumes and cars, France's most important export to the UK could be its footballers and it's all thanks to the legion of English armchair fans, argues Martin Dixon from the Franco British Chamber of Commerce. Vive l'entente cordial.
UPDATED: Up to 1,700 tractors along with thousands of furious farmers descended on Paris on Thursday in a show of force to raise attention to their plight. Motorists have been told to stay off the roads.
The Local looks at some of the ways you can help refugees if you live in Sweden, which is continuing to take in more asylum seekers than any other EU nation.
Pope Francis still has to prove the Church is serious about addressing sex abuse by priests, according to the director of a major new film about how the damaging scandal was exposed in the United States.
Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy on Thursday urged world powers to help end the war in Syria after the "horrifying" sight of a dead Syrian toddler on a Turkish shore.
UPDATED: Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said on Thursday that Europe could not just limit itself to an emotional reaction to pictures of asylum seekers dying, but had to act.
A six-year-old American child is in a serious condition after falling from the second floor of a building in central Rome last night.
The Catholic church is open to all, regardless of sexuality, the Swiss Conference of Bishops has said in its first official statement since the controversial comments of Bishop Vitus Huonder at the end of July.
Patricia E Grieve, of Colombia University explains what Spaniards can learn from their literary classic about today's migrant crisis.
Did the Social Democratic Party (SPD) deliberately skew voting slips in Cologne's mayoral elections to hand their candidate an advantage?
The bodies of a father and son have been found in a house in Ferlach, Carinthia. Police said that an initial investigation suggested a murder-suicide.
On September 4th 1965, the world lost one of its most dedicated and tireless humanitarians, as Albert Schweitzer died in the African hospital he had created and cherished for over 50 years. A hospital that continues to save lives today.
Summer 2015 may have felt worse than most, but it was actually just par for the course.
Russia on Wednesday dismissed as "populist" a French proposal to limit the use of the veto at the UN Security Council and said it would oppose it.
As images of a drowned Syrian boy shock Europe to the core, France like other EU nations comes under more pressure to welcome more refugees. But will France open its doors as it has done in the past?
Fans were raging on Thursday after DJ superstar Avicii's announced a decision to cancel all gigs for the rest of 2015. The Swedish artist cited a hectic summer and his need to "grow up".
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban insisted Thursday the migrant crisis was a German problem, not a European one as he defended his government's handling of thousands of refugees flooding into his country.
Swiss authorities said on Thursday they had frozen tens of millions of dollars in assets as part of an investigation into Malaysia's troubled state investment fund, 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB).
The Spanish Senate on Tuesday approved the establishment of a permanent force of 2,200 US Marines based in southern Spain, who can be swiftly deployed to crises in Africa.
Tour de France winner Chris Froome has become the latest high-profile casualty in Spain's Vuelta after withdrawing before the start of Thursday's 12th stage due to a broken bone in his foot.
Thousands of entrepreneurs, CEOs, startup employees, tech gurus, journalists, and students gathered this week for Sthlm Tech Fest. Financial tech was one of the main areas in focus.
UPDATED: Hundreds of migrants on a train which left Budapest headed for the Austrian border on Thursday were forced to disembark an hour from the city and some are now being taken to a refugee camp, according to reports.
German chancellor Angela Merkel is expected to reiterate Europe’s commitment to the free movement of people during an official visit to Switzerland on Thursday, only her second in ten years.
Despite its strengthening economy, Spain retains one of the highest unemployment rates in the EU and one pensioner has taken drastic measures to get his son a job.
Austrian alpine skiing champion Marcel Hirscher has joined a new social media campaign using the hashtag #showyourfacechallenge - speaking out in support of refugees and against xenophobia.
A British tourist has been mugged at lightning speed in Naples, where robbers snatched his €35,000 watch as soon as their victim stepped out of a taxi.
Spain’s general election will “most probably take place on December 20th” Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said on Thursday.
Germany's big private banks are increasing fees for customers at other financial institutions to withdraw cash from their ATMs, making ordinary people pay the price for a bankers' spat.
Airlines which transport passengers illegally into Switzerland will be subject to steep fines from October 1st in a new rule that aims to cut down on the number of asylum seekers.
Hailstones the size of golf balls killed around 300 flamingos in one of Spain's most important bird reserves as storms caused damage across Spain.
UPDATED: Sweden's central bank (the Riksbank) is keeping its key interest rate, the repo, at a record low of -0.35 percent.
Two drunk tourists prompted the ire of fellow beachgoers by getting naked at Rome’s seaside, ultimately being stopped by police for their indecent exposure.
Mexican authorities have delivered clothing and objects linked to last year's disappearance and presumed massacre of 43 students to an Austrian laboratory in a new bid to identify the victims.
France joined Germany and Italy in calling for an overhaul of laws on the right of asylum and a fairer distribution of migrants throughout the European Union, Italy's foreign minister said on Wednesday.
The first of an all-new model of Berlin U-Bahn trains was christened on Wednesday evening by city mayor Michael Müller in a typically Berlin ceremony.
French unemployment was stable in the second quarter at around 10 percent, official data showed on Thursday, as the EU's second-largest economy continues to grapple with a stagnant economy.
Spain called for a "fair" distribution of refugees among EU member states as heart-rending pictures of drowned Syrian children hit home the plight of refugees fleeing civil war.
A Roman family on holiday in Sardinia were stunned to find a surprise €16 charge on their bill after their 20-month-old daughter dirtied the napkins and tablecloth during a meal.
Germany, France and Italy called for an overhaul of laws on the right of asylum and a fairer distribution of migrants throughout the European Union, Italy's foreign minister said on Wednesday.
The total number of divorced Swedes is dropping as more couples appear to choose to stick together. But one surprising group is bucking the trend: priests.
The government will attempt to make obtaining Danish citizenship more difficult with four specific changes to current policy, the integration minister has announced.
UPDATED: More than ten thousand people applied for asylum in Sweden in August – the highest figure in a decade. Meanwhile, volunteer organizations are reporting being flooded with donations for refugees as heartbreaking pictures emerge from the growing crisis.
Sebastian Vettel bids this weekend to become only the second driver to win the Italian Grand Prix with three different teams as Ferrari seek to add some lustre to an inconsistent season in the last European round of this year's world championship.
Swedes are a surprisingly fun, as well as funny, bunch. Here are five events we hope will put a smile on your face this week as well as our regular interactive calendar of all the top events around Sweden.
Italy, Germany and France called for an overhaul of laws on the right of asylum and a fairer distribution of migrants throughout the European Union, Italy's foreign minister said on Wednesday.