Refugees and migrants continue to arrive from Serbia into Hungary by the thousands. But now, thanks to requests from the Hungarian government, UNHCR is helping bring order and more speed to dealing with the newcomers.
Norway’s governing Conservative Party on Monday night looked set to lose control of the two major cities of Oslo and Bergen as the results of the country's municipal and county election came in.
Around 1,000 migrants still arrived in southern Germany from Austria on Monday despite a shock decision to reimpose border controls, German federal police said.
Honking cars with stressed drivers banked up for kilometres (miles) at an Austrian-German road crossing Monday, hours after Berlin reimposed border checks in the face of a massive refugee influx.
A Norwegian sportswear company has been threatened by a consumer boycott after it announced it was donating a day's sales to Syrian refugees.
The Norwegian government is considering introducing passport controls on its border with Sweden to bring the number of refugees entering the country under control.
Apartments in the Alps are among assets seized in a probe into alleged corruption at Fifa, Switzerland's attorney general said on Monday, warning that the inquiry had not yet reached "half-time".
Europe's interior ministers are meeting in Brussels for key talks on the continent's refugee crisis on Monday, after Germany brought back border checks over the weekend in a shock move.
French president François Hollande is demanding control centres for refugees be set up in EU border countries like Greece, Italy and Hungary. His call comes ahead of a crucial EU ministers meeting in Brussels.
McDonald's is giving Swedish customers the chance to reserve tables online later this month, as the Nordic nation becomes the first in the world to dish up the idea.
The Spanish Prime Minister has revealed his poor English skills by inadvertently divulging some of the more basic gaffes he has made when attempting to speak English.
The man accused of murdering American pilgrim Denise Thiem had harassed other walkers along the route and is thought to have lured the pilgrim to his farm using fake signage.
The airport used to deliver supplies to West Berliners during the Cold War will be transformed into a refugee shelter this week, Berlin state government announced on Sunday.
Facebook announced on Monday it is undertaking steps to counter racist postings by users in Germany after the Justice Ministry criticized its lackadaisical attitude to hate speech.
UPDATED: One man has died and two are missing in the Emilia-Romagna province of Piacenza after heavy rain swept across many parts of northern Italy overnight, causing flooding and landslides.
Nato member Poland has signed a deal on military cooperation with non-member Sweden amid concerns raised by increased Russian military activity in the Baltic.
UPDATED: Europe's interior ministers spent Monday afternoon in Brussels holding key talks on the continent's refugee crisis, after Germany brought back border checks over the weekend in a shock move.
The Catalan capital has smashed its record for the most cruise ship passengers to visit the city over one weekend.
Honking cars with stressed drivers banked up for kilometres at an Austrian-German road crossing on Monday, hours after Berlin reimposed border checks to control a massive refugee influx.
France must be wary of the threat of their opening rugby World Cup opponents Italy, warned scrum-half Morgan Parra on Monday.
It was once used exclusively by popes, but the Vatican's train line can now be ridden by all from the Holy See to the papal summer palace.
The French hunting season began with a bang at the weekend but no sooner had it started than the first accident was reported when a hunter shot his own brother in the leg trying to hit a hare. It promises not to be the last.
The leader of Spanish protest party Podemos has hailed the British Labour Party's newly elected leader Jeremy Corbyn as a left-wing "ally" in the fight against economic liberalism.
UPDATED: A British photographer told The Local she is suing the far-right party Fratelli d’Italia (Brothers of Italy) after it used a picture she took featuring a 17-year-old transgender girl, who committed suicide last December, in a campaign against gender education in schools in the northern province of Trentino.
Saying that access to education and improved health are vital to refugees’ ability to integrate into Danish society, the University of Copenhagen has announced two new initiatives aimed at giving refugees and migrants a better start in Denmark.
Two skeletons that were found just a few meters from the famous Temple of Concordia at Agrigento's Valley of the Temples could help shed new light on the history of the Sicilian Unesco site.
The reservation lines opened on Monday for Tous au Restaurant - an initiative that will see almost 1,000 restaurants around France offering three course meals on a buy one get one free deal.
Austria will follow Germany's lead and temporarily reinstate border controls to cope with a surge in refugees, the interior minister said on Monday, in a further blow to Europe's passport-free Schengen area.
A Swedish man has been charged with murdering his nine-year-old daughter and seriously injuring her mother at their home in Bålsta north-west of Stockholm.
Hungary has effectively stopped registering thousands of refugees crossing the border from Serbia and is transporting them straight to the Austrian frontier, the UN refugee agency said on Monday.
UPDATED: Foreign tourists were able to get more kronor for their dollars, pounds and other currencies this summer, contributing to a hike in the number of visitors from countries including the UK and China.
The bodies of an elderly couple have been found in their apartment in Vienna's Hietzing district, in what police have said is a suspected case of murder-suicide.
The president of the liberal FDP party, Philipp Müller, has suspended his campaign in the forthcoming federal elections after being involved in a road accident that seriously injured a 17-year-old girl.
Privacy activist Jacob Appelbaum’s new Berlin art exhibition aims to show Julian Assange and other famous dissidents in the internet privacy debate in a new light.
Italian actress Valeria Golino, best known internationally for her role in 1988’s 'Rain Man', won the Coppa Volpi best actress award at the Venice Film Festival.
When one engineer in Düsseldorf began making paper planes to order, he realised he couldn't do it all by hand. Luckily, he found a novel solution to the problem.
Authorities in Styria in south east Austria are appealing for foster families for several hundred unaccompanied refugee children and teenagers who have recently arrived in the province.
A Swedish mayor who said he could not understand why the word 'negerboll' ('negro ball' in English) could offend black people has stirred up a row, just months after the term was scrapped from dictionaries on racist grounds.
Vice-Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel said on Monday that up to a million refugees could arrive in Germany in 2015 – a huge step up from current official estimates of 800,000 asylum applications.
The CEO of Hyperloop - a high speed tube touted as the future of travel - unveiled plans in Madrid this weekend at the xSpain technology conference.
The Swiss federal government has approved a 400-million-franc ($412-million) interest-free loan for the renovation of the United Nations building in Geneva.
Norwegian mass killer Anders Behring Breivik is such a demanding prisoner both staff and prisoners at Norway's Skien prison are feeling drained, prison officers have complained.
Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi is to be given a new set of wings next month, costing up to €1 million a month to lease, as the government has decided that the current jet is too small and outdated for a modern head of government.
Two French policemen are in hot water after a video emerged on Facebook showing them apparently "helping" a disabled man by pushing his broken down motorised wheelchair along a road using their police vehicle.
In this week's instalment of My Spanish Career, The Local talks to Michael Lee Wolfe, a guitarist born and bred in Pennsylvania, before moving to Oviedo where he has made a name for himself playing Asturian folk music.
The Swiss could soon be singing a new anthem after the public voted online to choose the composition they would like to see replace the current one.
Around 2,200 members of the Austrian military are to be deployed to help with the influx of thousands of refugees - including to carry out border checks - the government said on Monday.
Torrential downpours wreaked havoc in southern France over the weekend, destroying roads and washing away cars.
A new student residence in Amager is behind schedule, leaving international students to live among exposed pipes and scrambling construction workers.
Two topless activists from the self-proclaimed "sextremist" group Femen were violently dragged away after storming the stage at a conference on women and Islam near Paris.
The weekend's Ligue 1 action saw a thumping win for Marseille, a victory for Rennes over local rivals Nantes and a nightmare evening for PSG's new goalkeeper Kevin Trapp.
Italy's Fabio Aru is finally a Grand Tour winner after upsetting the odds to claim a gruelling 70th edition of Spain's Vuelta on the race's 80th anniversary.
Spanish police have arrested a man for speeding after spotting a video on Facebook of him driving at 184 kilometres (115 miles) an hour, police said Sunday.
A majority of Germans are in favour of Hamburg's push to become the host city for the 2024 Olympic Games, a survey showed on Monday - although few think it has a realistic chance of success.
Abdi Hakin Ulad was the pride of the hometown crowd as he bested all other Danish competitors at Sunday's Copenhagen Half Marathon.
Novak Djokovic clinched his third Grand Slam title of 2015 and 10th career major with a 6-4, 5-7, 6-4, 6-4 triumph over sentimental Swiss favourite Roger Federer in the US Open final on Sunday.
A Fredy Guarin piledriver fired Inter Milan two points clear at the top of Serie A with a 1-0 win over AC Milan, for whom Mario Balotelli made his second debut on Sunday.
Italy's Fabio Aru sealed his first ever Grand Tour victory as Germany's John Degenkolb finally claimed a stage win on the final day of Spain's Vuelta on Sunday.
Germany is not slamming its doors shut to refugees even if it is reinstating border controls, Chancellor Angela Merkel's spokesman said Monday, adding that the drastic measure was needed to bring some order to the asylum process.
Sweden's international star footballer Zlatan Ibrahimovic gets the chance to face his home town club as Paris Saint-Germain face Malmö FF in a Champions League clash on Tuesday.
Integration is one of the most important issues facing the world today. More than 60 million people have been displaced, fleeing war and persecution, and thousands come to Sweden. This autumn a famous musical aims to remind Swedes that they once had to leave their country, too.
At least 5,000 refugees and migrants have crossed Denmark’s borders since September 6th, the Danish National Police (Rigspolitet) said on Sunday.
Helping foreigners to keep fit while they're working or living abroad is the key goal of Adam Webb, 34, a British entrepreneur who's just launched a new sports business in Stockholm on a shoestring budget.
More Swedes are now in favour of joining Nato than against it, according to a fresh poll, which suggests a rapid shift in public opinion.