Safety questions are being raised at a historic tourist attraction in the Swiss city of Fribourg after a 20-year-old man apparently plunged to his death from the medieval Dürrenbuhl tower.
After new information about the scope of Volkswagen's cheating software scandal came to light, both the Danish transport minister and a leading consumer advocacy group want answers from German car company Volkswagen.
Sepp Blatter intends to stay on as president of Fifa, his lawyer said on Monday, as UEFA chief Michel Platini revealed a payment made to him from Blatter had been "fully declared" to authorities.
A Canadian tourist who claims to have been raped by several Parisian police officers began on Monday the process of confronting the suspects before a judge.
UPDATED: An Italian charity worker died after being shot by attackers in Dhaka on Monday, police said, amid heightened fears over security in Bangladesh.
The Local explains how owners can tell if their Volkswagen contains one of the engines designed to cheat emissions testing - and what to do next.
A bus driver with a blood alcohol level four times the legal limit had to be stopped by his own passengers, who feared for their lives along the highway to Barcelona's airport.
France’s employment agency began tightening the leash on jobseekers claiming benefits on Monday as the country battles critics who say its system is far too generous and allows for claimants to take advantage.
Swedish police have vowed to take action against a shanty town in Malmö that has become home to large numbers of migrants, mostly from Romania.
Rome's metro was plunged into chaos on Monday after a battery compartment smashed into the roof of a tunnel – causing a chunk to break off and shower a train with rubble.
Police reported on Monday that there have already been twice as many attacks on refugee homes in 2015 to date as there were in all of 2014.
A series of sex education books has been launched to help Swedish teens with special needs get to grips with puberty, love and masturbation. The Local has spoken to the teacher behind the project.
A firefighter who worked during a deadly crowd crush at Germany's 2010 Love Parade and says he was left traumatized by the disaster will not receive compensation, Duisburg regional court announced on Monday.
On Sunday eastern Germany's first Buddhist graveyard opened in Dresden, marking a turning point for the region's Vietnamese community. But a missing symbol makes the burial ground a peculiarly German affair.
France's budget for 2016 has been given a timely boost to the tune of €2.4 billion thanks to French tax cheats coming clean.
Hammarby player Erik Israelsson has said he feels 'refreshed' despite falling unconscious after scoring a goal on Sunday. But the match is continuing to generate debate after rival fans chanted that the striker should be left to die.
The same man is suspected of being behind three rapes and two attempted rapes over the past seven months in a case that was knocked out of the public spotlight by February's terror attack.
Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said on Monday he would not discuss the "end of unity of Spain" after Catalan separatists claimed victory in crucial regional elections and vowed to press ahead with secession.
Catalonia's leader Artur Mas admits that he was not always a nationalist. But now he is pledging his political life to the cause of making his region independent from Spain.
The head of Ikea Iberia has revealed big expansion plans across Spain bringing €1billion in investment and jobs to the region.
Italy can become the economic powerhouse of Europe, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has claimed.
Prosecutors in Braunschweig said on Monday they were investigating former Volkswagen (VW) Group CEO Martin Winterkorn over his connection to the growing emissions scandal surrounding the firm.
A 24-year-old German man has been handed a nine month conditional jail sentence for posting hundreds of right-wing extremist comments online.
UPDATED: Switzerland’s federal competition commission (Comco) on Monday launched an investigation into Swiss and foreign banks suspected of price fixing in the trade of precious metals.
Burger King looks set to take a massive bite of the French fast food market after the burger giant announced on Monday that it is in negotiations to take over the 509 outlets run by Belgian chain Quick.
Ireland are anxiously waiting to see whether Italy captain Sergio Parisse makes his much-awaited return from injury against them in their World Cup clash on Sunday.
Philippine authorities have found a boat they suspect was used by kidnappers to take a Norwegian mariner to an island stronghold of Islamic militants, the military said on Saturday.
A woman who disappeared in Lower Saxony over 30 years ago and was declared dead after a man admitted to her murder has revealed herself to officers in Düsseldorf, police have announced.
Sweden is set to target markets in Asia and North America as part of a major new export strategy, enterprise and innovation minister Mikael Damberg said on Monday.
After state elections in Upper Austria resulted in huge gains for the right-wing Freedom Party (FPÖ) and major losses for the conservative People’s Party (ÖVP), regional governor Josef Pühringer has said he will be holding talks with all parties to discuss the options before forming a new coalition.
The French president is clearly enjoying his trip to New York, where he took time out to visit Times Square and made a beeline for a group of dancers from the Moulin Rouge.
The Volkswagen emissions cheating scandal has raised serious questions about the viability of diesel as a clean energy source. Could this be the chance to dominate Germany that electric cars have been waiting for?
The executive of a Geneva-based multinational company is in a coma after being allegedly beaten by bouncers at an upscale restaurant-bar in the Swiss city, a media report said on Monday.
Millions of cars manufactured by Volkswagen's luxury subsidiary Audi were also fitted with engines containing software enabling them to cheat regulators' emissions tests, media reported on Monday.
The election billed as a de facto referendum on independence for Catalonia has produced some interesting results. Here's what you need to know.
A photo of a Palestinian boy hoping to stay safe by dressing up as a war correspondent melted hearts around the world in 2014. But when the real-life Swedish journalist who took the snap returned to Gaza a year later, the child told him he was now set on being a pilot.
Six British tourists have been charged with indecent exposure after jumping naked into one of Rome’s historic fountains.
A 58-year-old man from Carinthia is suspected of pocketing donations he collected for refugees from 180 municipal offices. The fraud came to light when police were investigating the man for another crime.
France says it is ready to pull out of talks over the controversial Transatlantic free-trade agreement between the EU and the US, because the "secretive" negotiations were favouring American interests over French ones.
A German court on Monday sentenced two Rwandan rebel leaders to long jail terms for masterminding massacres in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo from their homes in Germany.
Movie star and former governor of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger, is saying "hasta la vista" to Madrid after a weekend contest of bodybuilding, pole-dancing and Speedo-strutting.
Ex-Italian Prime minister Silvio Berlusconi has revealed that the Russians have given him a special nickname following his recent visit to Crimea.
A group of hikers in Tyrol were attacked by three aggressive mountain bikers on Saturday afternoon as they descended the Rumer Alm in the Innsbruck Land district. One of the hikers suffered multiple lacerations.
More than 32,000 people toured key construction sites of Geneva’s new regional rail line mega-project at the weekend after authorities opened them for viewing.
A bitter victory for the separatists or a resounding 'No' to independence? The Local takes a look at how the Spanish newspapers saw the election results.
Can moving to Sweden from abroad make women feel more equal? Absolutely, writes Maddy Savage, editor of The Local Sweden.
A radicalized Frenchman has gone on the run after being granted a brief leave of absence from a prison in the suburbs of Paris. He reportedly told inmates they would "soon be hearing about him".
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg told Chancellor Angela Merkel at the weekend that the social network would do more to fight racist comments.
The internet wasn't all serious political analysis during Sunday's Catalan elections...
Paris's first car free day was hailed as a success after tens of thousands of pedestrians and cyclists took over swathes of the city from vehicles. Take a look at some of the best images.
Borussia Dortmund lost more ground in the Bundesliga title race on Sunday after being held to a 2-2 draw at home to Darmstadt which left Bayern Munich four points clear.
Catalan separatists dealt a bitter blow to Spain's government by winning control of their regional parliament, sparking uncertainty and political manoeuvring on Monday, three months ahead of a general election.
A Swedish father has told of his and his 18-month-old child's lucky escape when an overhead road sign structure came crashing down on their car in central Stockholm.
PSG's thumping win over Nantes on Sunday was overshadowed when the Qatari president Nasser Al-Khelaifi's car was targeted by hooligans. Elsewhere in Ligue 1 Marseille slumped to another dismal defeat.
Dolce and Gabbana kept the flag of sensuality flying in Milan on Sunday with an unabashed celebration of everything that makes Italy a beacon for pleasure lovers the world over.
German President Joachim Gauck warned on Sunday that Germany is approaching the limits of its capacity to take in refugees, saying that keeping society stable was an important part of being able to help those fleeing war when they arrived.
France said on Sunday that it would ramp up foreign assistance, pumping in an extra €4 billion ($4.5 billion) per year starting in 2020.
From the highs of reaching the Champions League final last season, when the Turin giants sealed a first league and Cup double in 20 years, Juventus have returned to earth with a bump.
Some 500 migrants were rescued in seven operations launched over the weekend in the Mediterranean, the Italian coastguard said.
Germany on Sunday called for a transitional government in Syria in a bid to resolve the country's years-long civil war, as European governments increasingly soften their demands over President Bashar al-Assad's departure.
Early-rising Danes were treated to spectacular views of the rare supermoon eclipse thanks to clear skies over the country.
If you live in Sweden you are less likely to die of cancer than anywhere else in Europe, according to a major new study.
Moving abroad can involve a lot of firefighting for any expat. But British-born Jeffrey King has literally been putting out fires during a ten-year career with the Swedish Fire and Rescue Service.
Ten years after a Danish newspaper published cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed, the shockwaves are still reverberating -- but experts are divided over how attitudes to freedom of expression have changed.
Very few refugees voluntarily leave Denmark after receiving a temporary residence permit, with people on both sides of the refugee debate saying this is proof that the temporary permit system is unrealistic.
Did you watch the supermoon? With clear skies across much of Sweden the rare celestial spectacle did not disappoint.