'Wonky horns', the oldest cow in Norway, has been taken to slaughter at the grand old age of 20. 'She will probably become sausage,' sighs her loving owner.
A Norwegian comedy duo have created a brilliantly cut video love song to British film actor Hugh Grant, in which they make themselves appear in some of his most famous scenes.
Norway's economic crimes unit said Friday it had opened a fraud probe into German carmaker VW to see if cars sold in Norway had been equipped with pollution test cheating software.
A Norwegian man faked a ten-year battle with cancer, raising more than a million Norwegian kroner ($117,000) in donations from friends, family and strangers for his 'treatment'.
Austria's upper house changed the constitution Friday to force local authorities to accept a quota of migrants equal to 1.5 percent of their population despite opposition from the resurgent far-right.
Embattled German carmaker Volkswagen named Matthias Müller, head of its luxury sports car brand Porsche, as its new chief executive on Friday, tasked with steering it out of the wreckage of its pollution test rigging scandal.
International startups at Berlin’s Wear It fest show this week that "wearable technology" is about more than just smartwatches - it’s also about turning your jacket into a solar panel, placing LED lights on haute couture fashion, and even controlling a wheelchair with your eyes.
Spain's prime minister made a rare declaration in Catalan on Friday as campaigning wrapped up for a vote that nationalists hope will set Catalonia on the road to independence from Spain.
Hungary's hardline Prime Minister Viktor Orban said Friday that Budapest eventually plans to seal its border with Croatia to stop the influx of tens of thousands of migrants bound for northern Europe.
While many France-based expats like to ridicule the country's extremely generous and indebted system of unemployment benefits, The Local's Ben McPartland argues that people should count their blessings for as long as it lasts.
Two people suspected of being involved in the high-profile killing of a missing Swedish teenager this summer are unlikely to face charges, one of the prosecutors for the case has said.
Catalonia goes to the polls on Sunday September 27th in what has been billed a "plebiscitary election" to determine whether the northeastern region should breakaway from Spain.
Beleaguered Fifa president Sepp Blatter was placed under a criminal investigation in a dramatic escalation of the corruption scandal engulfing world football as would-be successor Michel Platini came under scrutiny for receiving a murky multi-million-dollar payment.
In this week's instalment of My Spanish Career, The Local talks to Robert Shultz, an American English teacher and now head of the quirky Lactic Acid Junkies running group in Madrid.
On a September night in 1846, a Berlin astronomer was the first person to directly observe Neptune - but he wasn't about to get full credit for the find. The Local spoke to Susanne Hoffmann from Berlin Planetarium to find out what made the discovery of Neptune so extraordinary.
Almost three million Volkswagen diesel cars included software that allowed them to foil regulators' emissions tests, the German government said on Friday.
A billionaire Russian art collector has handed over two Picasso watercolours to French authorities investigating whether they were stolen, in the latest twist of a feud with his Swiss art dealer that has gripped the high-end art world.
There have been plenty of jokes about Volkswagen's origins in the Nazi era after news of its dodging emissions standards broke. But less well known is the role a British officer played in saving the company directly after the Second World War.
An Italian startup based in Milan is seeking to bring the street food industry into the modern age through an innovative new mobile phone app.
People across Norway are preparing to rise before 4am on Monday to witness a once-in-a-generation combination of a supermoon and a total lunar eclipse.
This week, The Local has hunted out some of our favourite songs by foreigners about Germany, from Bowie to Beirut.
San Sebastián International Film Festival is honouring the British actress on Friday with its most prestigious award.
New figures have shown that taking selfies can be a seriously hazardous and even deadly business. Here’s a few places in France you should think twice before getting out your phone.
If you gaze up to the Nordic sky on Sunday night you'll have the chance to see not just one but two celestial phenomena: a total lunar eclipse and a so-called supermoon.
ATMs at Germany's publicly-owned Sparkasse banks in south and west Germany are refusing to provide customers with cash and bank statements on Friday due to a problem at one of the group's computer centres.
Gary Hutch was killed by a balaclava-wearing gunman in Mijas on the Costa del Sol on Thursday in what police believe was a revenge killing.
A school in the Spanish city of León has been chosen by fashion bible Vogue as having one of the most stylish uniforms in the world.
The Danish National Police has recommended an upgrade in ammunition as well as better weapons training for officers in the wake of February's terror attack in Copenhagen.
Train travellers buying tickets at Zurich SBB station are being warned to watch out for a new scam in operation at several automatic ticket machines in the city.
The Danish tax authority Skat fired several top officials and was given an emergency lifeline from parliament on Friday after been hammered by scandals in recent weeks that could result in the loss of 14 billion kroner.
Switzerland has suspended the use of breast implants made by a Brazilian firm after “impurities” were discovered in some items during a routine inspection.
Italy's French coach Jacques Brunel has warned his side against underestimating Canada ahead of their Rugby World Cup tie on Saturday.
A Swedish pensioner has been told he could be imprisoned after being caught driving a golf buggy while drunk twice in one night by police on the west coast of Sweden.
Chinese authorities are investigating two managers of Swiss lift and escalator maker Schindler over possible embezzlement and bribery, the company said, the latest foreign firm caught up in a corruption crackdown.
The Local takes a look at some of the more well known personalities, both home and abroad, who have spoken out to give their view on whether Catalonia should be an independence state.
What do future global leaders do after graduation? Natasha Dmytrenko writes about her experience planning and conducting an international training course on an island near Gothenburg.
American tourists spend more time in the UK than they do in Italy, figures released on Friday show, despite the bel paese being the EU's most popular destination for non-Europeans.
Shadow economies could be costing the EU up to €454 billion in tax losses according to Linz University economist Friedrich Schneider.
Hartwig Fischer, the director of the Dresden City Art Collections, is to become the first non-Briton in 150 years to manage the world-famous British Museum in London.
The dangers of France’s massive consumption of antibiotics has been laid bare with new figures revealing that 13,000 people die each year due to infections from bacteria that are resistant to the drugs.
Many Catalans are fighting hard for the right to decide on whether to split from the rest of Spain. But what would an independent Catalonia actually look like? The Local gazes into the crystal ball.
Germany's highest court has ruled that infertile men who agree for their partners to be artificially inseminated must pay their share of parenting costs for the child.
A video showing animal rights activists forcibly taking a dog off a visibly distraught homeless man in Paris has caused outrage in France.
Spanish air traffic controllers will stage a 12 hour strike on September 26th in protest at disciplinary actions by authorities.
Swiss residents will see on average a four percent rise in their health insurance premiums next year, with some facing as much as eight percent more, the federal public health office said on Thursday.
Italian police have caught a gang accused of stealing parmesan wheels worth €785,000, in robberies that went on for more than a year.
Who ever said French couples were more willing to forgive and forget infidelity? One jilted Frenchman was not prepared to brush his wife's bed-hopping antics under the carpet.
UPDATED: Sweden's migration minister said on Friday that refugees could be put up in empty prisons as he laid out steps to tackle the sharp rise in asylum seekers arriving in the Nordic country.
A group of foreign journalists filming outside the Colosseum have exposed the racket being run by 'gladiators' in a shocking video which provides yet more negative publicity for Rome.
A 17-year-old Afghan boy accused of stabbing a 31-year-old man to death on a German language course in March has told a court in Vienna that he never meant for anyone to die.
The issue of whether the northeastern region should breakaway from Spain is provoking fierce debate and creating tensions even among families ahead of the regional election on Sunday.
The French government announced Thursday that unemployment resumed its dogged ascent in August following a slight - and rare - dip in July, as the country struggles to escape years of economic sluggishness.
At a summit called in Berlin on Thursday, Chancellor Angela Merkel agreed to provide an extra €2 billion of federal funds for refugee aid to Germany's states over the coming year.
Over 5,000 migrants have been sent back from Austria to the first EU country they entered and more will be returned in the future, says Austria's Interior Minister.
Pope Francis urged a more humane global system that respects the poor and the environment, as he criticized the economic order, in an address to the United Nations on Friday.
Marseille were ordered to shut down their hardline, ultra sections at their Stade Velodrome home on Thursday after last weekend's match with Lyon was held up for 20 minutes by crowd violence.
Spanish police found an unconscious migrant squashed into a hidden compartment under the dashboard of car that was attempting to enter Spain's North African enclave of Melilla from Morocco.
A cushion-shaped pink diamond is expected to raise up to $28 million when it goes under the hammer in Geneva on November 10th, auction house Christie's said on Thursday.
Meteorologists are advising Swedes to dig out their sunglasses as mild, sunny autumn weather spreads across much of the country this weekend.
For lovers of a good red Bordeaux, 2015 is shaping up as a "magnificent" vintage, growers from the largest wine-producing area in France said on Thursday.
Milan's creatives seem convinced next summer's going to be one for stripping down to the lightest, skimpiest and brightest of outfits...and having some fun.
An EU operation against migrant traffickers in the Mediterranean which will allow for arrests in international waters will begin on October 7, the bloc's foreign affairs chief said Thursday.
Kärleksmums (known in English as 'love treats' or 'love yums') are among Sweden's most popular cakes. They resemble brownies but are light and fluffy. Food writer John Duxbury shares his recipe with The Local.
From the local museum to the main football stadium to the theme park down the road, everything in the German town of Wolfsburg has something of Volkswagen.
Swiss prosecutors said Fifa agreed on Thursday to hand over the emails of suspended secretary general Jerome Valcke, evidence that had been demanded as part of a massive corruption probe into World Cup bidding.
France might be short of cash right now but when it comes to art it is still willing to dig deep. The government has offered €80 million for a Rembrandt painting to hang in the Louvre.
From Picasso's Christ on the Cross to Van Gogh's Pieta, a new exhibition in Italy reveals the revival and radical revision of sacred art after the Age of Enlightenment, all thanks to a revolutionary pope.
A German court will rule Monday on a long-running case against two Rwandan Hutu leaders accused of masterminding from their homes in Germany massacres in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.
Integration Minister Inger Støjberg is the cabinet member of choice among Danish voters, although her popularity is far behind the clear winner of a new opinion poll: nobody at all.
Students and researchers from all over the world come to study at Stockholm University - and lately applications are sky-rocketing. But what makes it so special?
The Sweden Democrats are no longer the country’s largest opposition party and have seen their support dip slightly as global attention has focused on the refugee crisis, a new poll suggests.