A crew member for one of the two Norwegian ships sent to rescue refugees crossing the Mediterranean has gone missing without leave at a port in Sicily.
A former director of the Norwegian Nobel Institute has admitted his regrets about the 2009 award of the Nobel Peace Prize to US President Barack Obama.
Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann will hold separate talks on Thursday with his Croatian and Slovenian counterparts to discuss the possible passage of thousands of migrants through their countries into Austria, his office said.
Nestled in the Alpine foothills of Germany's deep south just across the border from Salzburg, a small Bavarian town has become a new gateway for a record wave of refugees, sparking both goodwill and apprehension.
A man in Norway faces up to six years in jail after he sawed his neighbour's outhouse in two on the grounds that part of it jutted over onto his land.
Geneva investigators have arrested the most wanted armed bank robber in Canada, a 53-year-old man known as the “vaulter bandit", cantonal police said on Wednesday.
FC St. Pauli, Hamburg's second football club have refused to participate in a campaign to help refugees being run by right-wing tabloid Bild.
At least half of the refugees who have come to Germany have mental health problems because of trauma suffered in war or during their dangerous escapes, said the chamber of psychotherapists Wednesday.
Figures from Sweden's Migration Agency (Migrationsverket) show that more than 5000 people formally sought asylum in the Nordic country over the past week, as the refugee crisis continues to dominate the political agenda across Europe.
Many economic and migration experts say refugees and migrants will benefit the French economy while some say France should be extremely worried that more of those fleeing the Middle East don’t want to come.
A Swedish man accused of holding hundreds of indecent photos and videos of children and asking others to pose in front of a webcam is set to go on trial in Ystad in southern Sweden.
Italy coach Jacques Brunel has failed to build a team mentality for the rugby World Cup because he does not communicate with players, former international Mirco Bergamasco has claimed.
The list of the top six German-language books in the running for this year’s German Book Prize was announced on Wednesday. The Local takes a look at the titles competing for the distinguished literary prize.
Hundreds of taxi drivers parked their vehicles in front of the Danish parliament building on Wednesday in protest against the rideshare service Uber.
The Syrian father and son who made headlines around the world after being tripped by a Hungarian journalist are on their way to a new life in Spain... and it is all thanks to football.
Trip Advisor has released its picks for the world's best museums and although there were no Danish entries on the list, the website's users also selected the ten best museums to visit in Denmark.
Couples in Sweden will no longer be entitled to a gender equality bonus for spliting parental leave, if the government's autumn budget gets passed next month.
Expat blogger Shaira Mohan writes for The Local about the experience of moving from New Delhi to Munich and encountering the familiar, the strange and the marvelous.
A priest in Sicily is at the centre of a dispute after inviting his followers to drink 'sacred' water from a source which he claims was revealed to him by the voice of the Virgin Mary.
Tens of thousands of refugees have poured into Hungary and crossed into Austria on their way to Germany in recent weeks.
Almost half the number of Italians between the age of 25 and 34 still live with their parents, according to the most recent figures from Eurostat. While Italy's moribund economy goes some way to explain this - the rate has risen since 2008 - is there more to it?
The race is on. The shortlist of cities to host the 2024 Olympics Games was officially announced on Wednesday, but can Hamburg see off competition from Los Angeles, Rome and Paris, not to mention Budapest?
Madrid's Prado Museum came in fourth place in awards for the best museums in the world - ahead of the famous Louvre in Paris. The Local takes a look at Spain's top ten greatest cultural institutions.
Swedish business people, politicians and cultural icons have been snapped smooching with members of the same sex for a poster campaign in Umeå, designed to 'kiss homophobia goodbye'.
Hundreds of refugees who had massed at the main train station in the city of Salzburg left on foot on Wednesday in the hope of reaching Germany, a city spokesman said.
Tens of thousands of French TV viewers have voted for their favourite monument and on Tuesday it was revealed that a stunning belfry in a northern French town had scooped the award. Here's a look at the top four.
New Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has compared conservative tactics towards trade unions to those used by fascist dictator General Francisco Franco.
The writer behind the popular blog "French Girl in Seattle" lists the French food products she misses the most after 20 years outside France. And there's not a croissant in sight. What else would you add?
UPDATED: A 15-year-old girl who murdered her mother was fascinated by the terror group Isis and viewed online Islamist propaganda including videos of beheadings.
A lesbian couple is suing Spanish authorities who they say refused them the right to have a child by artificial insemination.
The race is on. The shortlist of cities to host the 2024 Olympics Games was officially announced on Wednesday, but can Paris see off competition from Los Angeles, Rome and Hamburg, not to mention Budapest?
A cool-headed bus driver saved 60 school children from disaster on Wednesday when she evacuated them from their bus just before it collided with an oncoming train.
UPDATED: A Norwegian comic causing a stir in Sweden has told The Local why he wrote a blog post calling on his country people to throw all Swedes out of Norway.
German authorities have taken the step of boosting controls on part of its border with France, it was announced on Wednesday. The French government has come under pressure to make a similar move.
Two British tourists filmed a car driving into oncoming traffic on the wrong side of a motorway on the Balearic island.
Seven people, including four Germans, were killed Tuesday when an avalanche swept them away in the French Alps, a local official told AFP, one of the deadliest snowslides to hit France over the past decade.
Jens Weidmann, the president of the Bundesbank (German central bank), said on Wednesday that Germany will face the future stronger if it successfully integrates refugees and other immigrants.
The race is on. The shortlist of cities to host the 2024 Olympics Games was officially announced on Wednesday, but can Rome see off competition from Los Angeles, Paris and Hamburg, not to mention Budapest?
Stockholm's iconic Vasa warship has scored ninth place in a list of the top museums on the planet, according to users of traveller review site Tripadvisor. It has also bagged the highest ranking for any museum without a focus on art.
The Homosexuelle Initiative (HOSI) Wien (homosexual initiative of Vienna) has welcomed a proposal from Austria’s minister of justice for a new law which would pardon gay men and women sentenced under former anti-homosexuality laws – if they apply for it and a court finds them not guilty.
Summer is well and truly over in Spain as torrential rain and fierce winds sweep across the country putting 33 provinces on alert.
The Lausanne-based International Olympic Committee on Wednesday named Budapest, Hamburg in Germany, Los Angeles, Paris and Rome as the final candidates for the 2024 Olympics.
An entrepreneur in the canton of Zurich has launched a platform for US expats to let them know where in Switzerland their business is still welcome — even if certain banks would rather they close their accounts.
Police in Frosinone, a town near Rome, have taken measures to try to stop fans from watching football games from the balconies of houses near the stadium following the newly promoted Serie A side's game against AS Roma on Saturday.
Ashya King looked happy and healthy a year after his parents were arrested in Spain for snatching him from a British hospital in order to seek life-saving brain tumour treatment.
Rome will compete with Budapest, Hamburg, Paris and Los Angeles to host the Olympic Games in 2024, it was announced on Wednesday.
Elite police officers reacted to an announcement on Tuesday that their unit was being dissolved due to accusations of bullying by attacking their own offices with a chainsaw.
The number of homeless people in Denmark has increased by 23 percent since 2009, a report from the Danish National Centre for Social Research (SFI) has shown.
Swiss-based mining giant Glencore, hit by collapsing commodities prices, on Wednesday raised $2.5 billion via a shares sale as part of its vast debt-slashing plan.
Has your marriage lost its initial excitement and romance? Have the original sparks of fire grown cold? Marriage and Family Therapist Helen Rudinsky has advice on how to re-romanticize your relationship.
The bagel is rolling into the hearts of French foodies who see the New York culinary icon as a healthy alternative to pizza and burgers. As many as 250 million could be gobbled up this year.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has demanded that both Italy and Greece set up ‘hotspot’ centres to swiftly process asylum requests, arguing that a deal on the redistribution of refugees across the EU depended on it.
Populations of marine mammals, birds, reptiles and fish have dropped by about half in the past four decades, with fish critical to human food suffering some of the greatest declines, Swiss-based environment group WWF warned on Wednesday.
Global aid charity Save the Children urged Madrid on Tuesday to help hundreds of Syrian refugee children reach Spanish territory in north Africa.
UPDATE: Germany plans to expand its naval operations against human traffickers as part of an EU mission in the Mediterranean, Chancellor Angela Merkel's cabinet decided Wednesday.
The US President made reference to Spain's political struggles at a meeting with King Felipe VI at the White House on Tuesday.
Angel Di Maria scored on his Champions League debut to help PSG ease past Swedish side Malmo on Tuesday. Here's the match report and reaction to the game.
Germany's mighty auto industry is stepping on the accelerator so it won't be left behind by a US upstart racing ahead in the market for luxury electric cars.
Denmark's government, which depends on the anti-immigration Danish People's Party (DF) to pass legislation, is sticking to a hardline stance on refugees despite growing public support for a more open approach.
Three people were killed on Wednesday as violent storms and strong winds lashed through central France. Firefighters were called out over 1,000 times.
The main train station in the Austrian city of Salzburg may have to close due to the large numbers of refugees arriving and seeking to travel on to Germany, authorities said late on Tuesday, calling the situation "tense".
At an emergency meeting with the leaders of Germany's federal states on Tuesday evening, Chancellor Angela Merkel promised that the government would do more to help ease the pressure of large numbers of refugees arriving.
Roma coach Rudi Garcia said there will no plans to target Barcelona's Lionel Messi and has warned his side will aim to "get a result" when the sides meet in a Champions League Group E opener on Wednesday.
French warplanes will launch air strikes against Isis targets in Syria in the coming weeks, the government announced on Wednesday, just days after President François Hollande said the intervention was "necessary".
Bern has announced a new internet platform for whistleblowers to anonymously report acts of suspected corruption to the police.
The Swedish public is to be informed within hours if any foreign powers violate Sweden's waters or airspace, according to a new government push for increased transparency.
A new Copenhagen festival hopes to teach expats, foreign students and visitors about Danish humour, music, food, pornography and more with three days of events exclusively in English.
While many foreigners move abroad with a view of settling down, there are others who are just in it for the short haul. Here are the six most common expats-on-the-go that you're bound to run into in Sweden.
Malmö coach Åge Hareide admitted Paris Saint-Germain were a class above his side after the French champions scored a comfortable win against the Swedish team at Parc des Princes.