Norway's security services have confirmed that Hassan Dhuhulow, a Norwegian man of Somali decent, was one of the terrorists behind a brutal attack on a Nairobi shopping centre in 2013.
Some 2,200 people had joined a social media campaign in Austria by Friday afternoon to organise a convoy of private cars and vans on Sunday to help pick up hundreds of migrants stranded in Hungary.
City chiefs are set to introduce harsher penalties for littering in Paris in an attempt to clean up the capital’s reputation as a filthy city.
British Prime Minister David Cameron promised that Britain will accept thousands more Syrians from refugee camps and provide an extra £100m financial aid package on Friday while his Spanish counterpart insisted that “people trafficking mafias must be stopped”.
Almost 80 percent of French women will have an epidural during childbirth, new statistics show, ranking them among the most dependent on the pain killers in the world. But why?
An art gallery in Bergen has reconstructed a series of Nazi art exhibitions shown in Germany and Norway before and during the Second World War.
The Norwegian retail chain Dressmann has stopped advertising its boxer shorts with young models with washboard stomachs, instead modelling them on 'normal' men.
A new video of life in Rome has been watched nearly half a million times, with viewers divided over whether such beautiful images portray an unrealistic view of the Italian capital. The Local catches up with its creator to find out what shaped his view of the Eternal City.
A majority of the people charged in Norway for smuggling migrants across the border are related to those they are helping, police have told Norway's state broadcaster NRK.
A 32-year-old man has been sentenced to life imprisonment for the brutal murder of a transgender asylum seeker in Vienna in January.
Got any plans on October 24th? The celebrated film director, Isabel Coixet, wants people across Spain to contribute to a documentary that will capture one day of life in Spain.
Photographer Mads Nissen’s World Press Photo of the Year is currently touring Germany and the world. It’s a provocative image of two Russian gay men and one that some say is changing the definition of photojournalism.
six world champions, freshly crowned from Beijing, will be gracing Berlin's Olympic Stadium on Sunday in the annual ISTAF track-and-field meet.
Seven in ten French people say that they'd be happy to give up their sacred 35-hour working week - but on one condition, a new survey has revealed.
From 30C to snow in under a week? It's possible in Germany where seven centimetres of the white stuff fell at the top of the Bavarian Alps on Friday.
The English language is sweeping across Spain, but not always in the way you might expect. The Local looks at how Spaniards are taking English words, changing their meanings and using them in a way that would have Shakespeare turning in his grave.
A Swede of Rwandan origin was has been charge with genocide and war crimes.
Police in Munich are preparing a significant operation to ensure that drunken revelers at Oktoberfest are kept away from refugees arriving at the city's central station from Budapest.
The 71 refugees found dead in an abandoned lorry in Austria last week most likely suffocated soon after they were picked up by a smuggler in Hungary, police said on Friday.
With her candidacy for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Helle Thorning-Schmidt is in the running to lead an organization that has spoken out strongly against her very own policies.
Swedes and Danes are heading to Greece with bags of unwanted clothes and other goods to help newly-arrived refugees.
Johnny Depp's portrayal of James 'Whitey' Bulger was tipped on Friday as a potential Oscar winner after Black Mass, an account of the Boston mobster's life of crime was unveiled to a warm reception at the Venice film festival.
Catalonia's president vowed Friday to begin seceding from Spain if pro-independence parties win a majority of seats - not votes - in regional parliament elections set for later this month.
Large numbers of Danes are heading to Greece with bags of unwanted clothes and other goods to help newly-arrived refugees.
Air France's management ratcheted up pressure on workers to agree to a new restructuring plan, saying Friday the alternative is flight cuts and possible forced layoffs, union sources said.
A green coloured card will give new powers to referees in Italy's second tier of professional football, Serie B, in an attempt to promote good sportsmanship.
A long-awaited new elephant baby at Copenhagen Zoo has most likely died in utero, zoo officials said on Friday.
The "open hearts and open arms" of Swedes have warmed The Local's Northern Sweden reporter Paul Connolly this week. But he's becoming increasingly ashamed of immigration policies back in his home country, the UK.
Moved by the tragic images in recent days of the plight of Syrian refugees fleeing to Europe, some expats in Switzerland are taking matters into their own hands to try and help, finds The Local.
Thousands of people from Syria, Eritrea and elsewhere are still arriving every month on the country's shores. There are lots of ways you can help these refugees in their hour of need - here are some ideas from The Local.
A hunter in the Swiss canton of Graubünden has reported seeing a bear in the Val du Roggiasca, part of the Val Mesolcina near the Italian border, the first bear sighting in that particular area since 1904.
With train workers and airport luggage handlers going on strike starting on Friday, weekend travelers will face some obstacles in getting to their desired destinations. Here’s what you need to know.
Update: Hundreds of refugees have set off on foot from Budapest's main railway station, planning to walk to Austria after the Hungarian authorities suspended international train services.
The Lausanne-based International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced a two million dollar fund on Friday that will be made available to National Olympic Committees for programmes focused on refugees.
Apparently shamed by the inaction of David Cameron’s government, British citizens have taken up the fight and are sending money and supplies across the Channel destined for refugees living in squalid conditions in Calais.
UPDATED: At least 30 people are feared to have drowned off Libya after their dinghy began to sink, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) said on Friday.
A new survey has revealed that three French cities on the south coast are among the world's least friendly. But is it the tourists or the locals who are to blame?
With 21 police cars and a helicopter hot on his heels, it seemed unlikely that police in Düsseldorf would fail to catch one rogue motorist. But after a two-hour pursuit, that's exactly what happened in the early hours of Friday.
A Swedish woman’s outraged Facebook post about her friend’s 12-year-old daughter being pressured to shave under her arms has gone viral.
The Local's music guru, Paul Connolly, has picked out Sweden's eight best new tracks to help ease you into autumn.
A 42-year-old Italian from Naples has become the first woman to win the world pizza making championships.
Swedish house DJ Avicii has turned his attention to fighting child trafficking and made his debut as a director with a pair of disturbing videos.
Danish astronaut Andreas Mogensen and his two fellow cosmonauts successfully docked at the International Space Station on Friday morning.
Police arrested a 28-year-old man in the early hours of Thursday morning after his wife was shot in the apartment they shared with their children in Pully, in the canton of Vaud.
A pro-refugee organization in Paris has launched a new project that will allow French locals to open up their homes to refugees. And Parisians appear to be taking to it.
A British couple have been handed a one year jail sentence after pleading guilty to abandoning their son on the island following a row and attempting to fly home.
Leaked documents obtained by media outlets in recent days show that the Danish government has plans to cut millions of kroner in green initiatives and scrap free health checks for vulnerable citizens.
The pair have penned a joint article ahead of David Cameron meeting with the Spanish Prime Minister in Madrid on Friday.
Egyptian billionaire Naguib Sawiris has offered to buy an island off Italy or Greece and develop it to help hundreds of thousands of people fleeing from Syria and other conflicts.
France’s train operator had some good news for travellers this week when it announced its low-cost TGV service Ouigo, that offers tickets from €10, would be expanding to cover more destinations.
UPDATED: Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen announced on Friday that Denmark has put forth his predecessor Helle Thorning-Schmidt as a candidate for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees.
A teenage boy who disappeared from southern Sweden in the spring and is thought to have joined Isis (Islamic State), has returned to Sweden.
Judicial reforms could see the suspension of leaders who push ahead with independence, a move branded as 'echoing the inquisition'.
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban warned Thursday that the wave of mostly Muslim refugees coming to Europe threatens to undermine the continent's Christian roots - an idea rejected by German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Swiss tennis stars Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka both rolled into the US Open third round on Thursday, with 17-time Grand Slam winner Federer still finding ways to improve his game at age 34.
Pope Francis went to an optician's in central Rome on Thursday to try on glasses, Italian media reported.
Southampton striker Graziano Pelle scored off Antonio Candreva's pinpoint cross to hand Italy a precious 1-0 win over Malta in Florence on Thursday that sent the hosts top of their Euro 2016 qualifying table.
Germany is continuing its zero tolerance approach to football supporters lighting flares in Bundesliga grounds after a Schalke supporter was jailed for 18 months on Thursday with no parole.
France's world renowned prowess in the nuclear power industry has taken another blow after officials announced this week, yet another delay to the launch of its next generation reactor, that is fast becoming a costly calamity.
Russia has blocked Sweden from borrowing Marc Chagall paintings for an upcoming exhibition of the artist's work, the Millesgården Museum in Stockholm has announced, as a diplomatic dispute continued between the two countries.
Two American men working at Ramstein Air Force Base in Germany sexually assaulted a German teenager in 2013, a US district court jury ruled on Thursday.
UPDATED: Margot Wallström, Sweden's Foreign Minister, has warned that the EU's global credibility is at stake if it does not act now to tackle the refugee crisis.
A hiker made a grisly discovery in the Kaunergrat mountain range in Tyrol on Wednesday - a lower leg dressed in a hiking boot and sock. It’s thought the body part may belong to a German skier who went missing in the region in December.
This apple pudding offers an unusual take on a traditional Swedish dish with its tasty meringue crust. Food writer John Duxbury shares his recipe with The Local.
One of the suspected drivers of the truck found abandoned in Austria with the decomposing bodies of 71 migrants inside has denied knowing there was anyone on board, as a Bulgarian court remanded him in custody.