A stowaway on a Norwegian flight from Barcelona to London was removed by armed police on Sunday, sparking fears of a terror attack.
The Geneva University hospital (HUG) has suspended a senior manager after revelations that the public facility paid a lawyer more than 40 million ($41.2 million) in fees.
The Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU), which brings together post-Soviet states, has said that they would like Norway to become a member.
The Latvian pilot arrested drunk as he was preparing to fly an Air Baltic flight from Oslo’s Gardermoen airport to Greece with 109 passengers on board has been jailed for 10 months.
Spain’s Queen Sofia, mother of current monarch King Felipe, has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by a US university for her commitment to research into Alzheimer's Disease.
The migrant influx into southern Germany slowed to about 7,000 irregular entries at the weekend, after two weekends that each saw 20,000 arrive, police said Monday.
Hundreds of Swedish dairy farmers travelled more than 1,000 kilometres – some in their tractors – to stage a protest outside Stockholm's parliament building on Monday.
France's data protection watchdog rejected on Monday an appeal by Google against a decision ordering the Internet giant to comply with users' requests to have information about them removed from all search results.
Work on Berlin's much-delayed new BER airport has suffered another setback as builders had to down tools on Monday over fears that the roof could not support the air conditioning units that have been installed.
A Russian court has sentenced a former military intelligence engineer to 14 years in jail for treason, after he wrote to a Swedish organization seeking a job.
In a new interview, the foreign minister said that Danish fighter jets could target Isis in Syria, a significant expansion of current military operations in the region.
Corruption and mismanagement on the part of Italy's public sector workers has cost the state more than €3 billion in just six months, according to a new report.
When it comes to sex, what goes on behind closed doors is supposed to be nobody else's business. But have sex while hanging out of the window of your ground-floor apartment, and the neighbours might just take offence – a lesson one Aachen couple learned the hard way last week.
Police were called to Hamburg airport on Sunday evening after a drone almost collided with a passenger plane. They are still hunting the pilot of the miniature aircraft.
Vienna’s public transit network (the Wiener Linien) is cracking down on people smoking e-cigarettes, and riding scooters on train platforms.
The man, from northeastern Spain, had driven himself to his own driving theory test, despite not having a license.
Frustrated by the French government's lack of response to Europe's refugee crisis, the producers of France's famous Routard travel guides have created a free guide especially for refugees.
Famous Paris monuments like the Marianne statue in Paris's historic Place de la Republique and the July Column in Place de la Bastille could be closed off after a young reveller fell to his death at the weekend.
An anonymous former Iranian refugee based in Sweden is auctioning off his Rolex to raise money for children fleeing ongoing wars in the Middle East and Africa.
Pro-independence parties look set to win a majority in the upcoming Catalan regional election, the latest polls reveal, while Catalans remain skeptical about the likelihood of independence.
France has made a move to restore once-lucrative trade ties with Iran by opening up a business development office in the capital Tehran during a visit by a senior company leaders and government representatives this week.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande will jointly address the European Parliament in Strasbourg on October 7, the first such event by leaders of the two countries since 1989, a statement said.
An Austrian photographer has started a crowdfunding project to fund a book of images he is working on about his grandmother who was murdered in Ravensbrück concentration camp in northern Germany.
The anti-immigration Danish People’s Party has threatened to pull its essential support of the Venstre government if PM Lars Løkke Rasmussen accepts an overture from the Social Democrats.
It should have set the bells ringing around the red and yellow half of the Italian capital, but reactions to Francesco Totti's 300th career goal for Roma on Sunday have been unashamedly muted.
Germany will work closely with Greece's new government under left-wing prime minister Alexis Tsipras, both on its debt troubles and on the migrant crisis, Chancellor Angela Merkel's spokesman said Monday.
Spain's central bank on Monday warned of financial risks from the Catalonia region's potential secession from Spain, days ahead of an election there framed as an indirect vote on independence.
Frances national rail operator SNCF has been found guilty of systematically discriminating against some 800 Moroccan railway workers, and ordered to pay out massive damages of around €150 million ($170 million).
Italy's prime minister, Matteo Renzi, has congratulated Alexis Tsipras on winning Greece's latest national election.
Strasbourg was invaded by thousands of hideous zombies on Saturday as the city hosted what organizers called France's largest march of the living dead.
The town of Sierra de Yeguas, in Malaga, hogged the limelight on Sunday when it smashed the world record for the most people cutting ham legs at once.
A rare pre-Roman tomb has been unearthed in Pompeii, shedding new light on life at the site in the fourth century BC.
Rocker Pete Doherty, the former undisputed bad boy of British rock'n'roll, was the talk of France on Monday when he revealed which French town he now calls home after deciding the "chaotic" Paris life was just too much for him.
While some parts of Sweden basked in late summer heat over the weekend, others saw Sweden's famous festive drink, julmust, arriving on supermarket shelves rather earlier than usual.
A student in Cologne has created a viral sensation with her video about the dangers of taking a selfie in a dark room by yourself...
Petrol prices dropped in Sweden on Monday as the price of crude oil continued to fall across the globe, taking away some of the sting of a planned fuel tax hike.
Revellers at Munich Oktoberfest are believed to have polished off around one million litres of beer in the festival's opening weekend. The Local looks at some of the other facts and figures down on the frontlines of the Wiesn.
The chairman of football club Napoli, Aurelio De Laurentiis, had a lucky escape on Sunday evening when his yacht when up in flames off the Italian coast.
Norwegian police said officers shot and injured a woman on Friday who was about to stab a child in Oslo.
The offices of Die Linke – Germany's radical left party – were attacked on Sunday evening in Freital, the Saxonian town which stood at the centre of anti-refugee protests in recent weeks.
Serious questions have been raised about France's ability to safely stage the 2016 UEFA European Championships after crowd trouble during a match at one of the host venues on the weekend.
The accommodation crisis is easing in Switzerland, although finding a home remains a challenge in the country’s largest cities, according to figures released by Bern on Monday.
A TV reporter has caused a stir by being a bit too chummy with his royal highness, referring to him with the informal "tu".
The seed bank in Syria which sent over 116, 000 types of seeds for safekeeping on the Arctic islands of Svalbard, now wants the seeds back for planting in other Middle East countries.
Pollution-choked Paris will get a breath of fresh air on Sunday with traffic seriously curtailed across much of the city for several hours as the French capital celebrates a "Day Without Cars.
Disgruntled doctoral student Mario Trifuoggi has given up on Italian academia and has decided to crowdfund a UK Sociology doctorate - he just needs to find €31,278.
A national association for pedestrians says that those getting around on foot should also have to signal their intentions in traffic.
Volkswagen stocks fell by 20 percent in trading early on Monday morning after US authorities revealed the automobile giant has been manipulating figures on air pollution from its cars for years.
Milan has decided to extend its bikesharing scheme – known as BikeMi – to children, giving youngsters the chance to pedal around the city with mum and dad.
Billboards advertising the baptism of a baby by using the name of Sicily’s notorious mafia, Cosa Nostra, have sparked anger and police intervention on the Italian island.
A family holiday in France was hit by tragedy on Sunday after two Dutch brothers died when they were swept away while canoeing on the popular Ardeche river in south central France.
A plan that allows construction workers in Switzerland to retire at the age of 60 is already in danger of folding because it is running out of money, according to a media report.
A Stockholm-based startup has found that Swedes are more knowledgeable about sex and contraception than either Brits or Americans - but that they still have a lot to learn.
Switzerland's Zurich Insurance says it has scrapped a €7.7-billion bid to take over its British rival Royal & Sun Alliance.
Eighty-seven people have travelled from Italy to join terrorist group Isis, which has taken over swathes of territory in Syria and Iraq, Defence Minister Roberta Pinotti has said.
South African police have arrested a Danish citizen after 21 pieces of female genitalia were discovered in his freezer.
Spain won a third European basketball gold on Sunday with a 80-63 win over Lithuania in the final at Villeneuve-d'Ascq.
A 31-year-old British man was shot dead in Berlin early on Sunday morning, according to reports in the local media.
UPDATED: A suspected gunman forcing a U2 concert to cancel in Stockholm on Sunday night has been identified as a police officer, Swedish media are reporting.
Interior Minister Thomas de Maizière promised on Sunday to give "considerably more money" to the Germany's federal states to cover the costs of taking in refugees.
Barcelona will remain "neutral" in the fierce political debate over the future of the region of Catalonia, the club's president Josep Maria Bartomeu insisted on Sunday.
Talk of high unemployment, a stuttering economy, reams of red tape and language difficulties means many refugees are opting to avoid France in search of a better chance of making a life for themselves elsewhere in Europe.
It's almost the end of the journey for Saeed, a 23-year-old student from Damascus who has trekked for days through Turkey, Greece, Croatia and Hungary with his little brother and cousin in tow, his worried parents left behind.
UPDATED: Sweden’s Social Democrat-Green coalition submitted its draft autumn budget to parliament on Monday morning, promising major investments in housing and healthcare.
A joint fundraiser for Syria from Denmark’s two biggest broadcasters on Sunday nights got Danes to dig deep into their pockets.
French HR manager Fabienne Roy, 32, tells The Local why Sweden is the place to be if you are a young professional wanting to break into the international tech and startup scenes.
Sunday night's clash between Marseille and Lyon had to be stopped for twenty minutes after home fans hurled missiles on to the pitch. Here's a look at the weekend's talking points.
Newspaper Bild scored an own goal with Germany's football fans over its "we're helping" refugee campaign, on a weekend when Dortmund maintained their perfect start to the season.
Gonzalo Higuain struck once in each half as Napoli made amends for their dismal start to the season by handing Lazio their first 5-0 rout in Serie A since 1984 on Sunday.
More than 20,000 refugees entered Austria aboard crowded buses and trains over the weekend, with the Red Cross warning of shortages as temporary accommodation is becoming overcrowded.