Five hundred police officers and 300 soldiers held drills along the Czech border with Austria on Wednesday as Prague mulled reintroducing border checks in case of a wave of migrant arrivals.
A man in Norway has been arrested for sexually abusing cows and horses after a suspicious off-duty police officer decided to trail him.
The 25-year-old Palestinian who stabbed a police officer at the Sandholm asylum centre this week had previously attacked a Swedish minister, the Danish Security and Intelligence Service said on Wednesday.
Police suspended a search on Wednesday for a British man in his twenties believed to have been swept away when a river burst its banks in southern Spain.
One of Sweden's most prestigious photographers, Magnus Wennman, talks to The Local about his powerful photo collection documenting children sleeping away from their homes during the global refugee crisis.
The German government pays for spies from all around the world to get drunk at Oktoberfest, a report released on Wednesday showed.
We asked top German chef Stevan Paul what his favourite vegetarian meals from traditional cooking were – and the results are NSIH (Not Safe If Hungry).
With World Vegetarian Day approaching on October 1st, The Local discovers Germany's hidden veggie history with chef and author Stevan Paul.
Does France really still need quotas to protect the French language and its music culture? More than ever, record industry chiefs tell The Local.
A deafblind refugee whose family claim he is 110 years old recently arrived in Germany after a month-long trek from Afghanistan.
Emilie Koenig, designated as a global terrorist this week by the United States, grew up the daughter of a French gendarme in windswept Brittany before her metamorphosis into a radical Islamist.
Eight weather warnings have been issued for eastern and northern Sweden, where meteorologists are predicting powerful winds, sleet, and possibly even snow over the next few days.
Travellers shared their best sightseeing photos from around the globe to celebrate World Tourism Day this week. The Local takes a look at some of the best images of Spain.
Germany could in the future check asylum claims as migrants arrive at its land borders, the way it already does at airports, Interior Minister Thomas de Maizière proposed on Wednesday.
It’s not terribly often that a Danish official gets press coverage in large US media outlets like the New York Times and MSNBC, but Foreign Minister Kristian Jensen managed to do that during his appearance at the UN General Assembly. Whether it was wanted attention is another matter.
Italy's economic recovery is under threat from longstanding woes, according to the World Economic Forum's annual report on competitiveness, which was released on Wednesday.
The body of a 46-year-old Italian man was found tied to a shopping trolley in London’s Regent Canal in what police suspect was an “underworld ambush”.
A man walked into a municipal council building in northern Sweden, poured a flammable liquid on the floor of the lobby and set it on fire, police in Gävleborg have confirmed.
The October concert calendar has plenty to entice you out of your house before the winter's dark and cold fully descends upon us.
Spanish low-cost perfume company Equivalenza faces possibly being hauled before a French court for selling imitations of luxury scents in its shops.
Zombie walks, "pirate" runs, seafood and choral music, there is lots to enjoy in Spain as Autumn blows in.
An Italian man has pleaded guilty to murdering his ex-boyfriend's new lover with an axe in Oslo, after ambushing the couple disguised as a woman in a leopard skin coat.
BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the UK's national broadcaster, have commissioned a docusoap portraying the life in Longyearbyen, the isolated capital of Norway's Arctic Svalbard archipelago.
An Eritrean man was killed by a freight train near the entrance to the Channel Tunnel in France on Wednesday, a local official said, making him the 13th migrant killed trying to reach Britain since June.
Catalonia's president Artur Mas on Wednesday accused the Spanish government of suing him because its "pride was hurt" by his bids to let his region vote on independence from Spain.
The stunning mountainous region of South Tyrol, or Alto Adige, has been part of Italy for almost 100 years. But many of those among the population of 511,000 still don’t feel Italian. In fact, identity is a delicate talking point, as The Local discovers.
Spies Travel, whose video ‘Do it for Denmark!’ took the world by storm in early 2014, has a new trick to get Danes to have more sex: guilt.
Hamburg police are hot on the heels of an unusual band of suspected burglars - a gang of three young women who have been spotted near the sites of break-ins in the south of the city.
An Italian man has pleaded guilty to murdering his ex-boyfriend's new lover with an axe, after ambushing the couple disguised as a woman in a leopard skin coat.
Viennese traditional cuisine tends to be dominated by meat, just look at the number of Würstelstands in the city. However, it also has an increasing number of excellent vegetarian and vegan restaurants. To mark World Vegetarian Day on October 1st, we bring you our guide to the best vegetarian and vegan dining options in the city.
Venstre’s Peter Christensen, a former tax minister and MP, was named as the new defence minister on Wednesday.
Sweden's star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic is not just a threat to his opponents on the pitch. He is also the world's most dangerous viral Swedish celebrity, according to fresh statistics.
Sweden's pop star statistician Hans Rosling has set Twitter alight in his home country after giving a surprise lecture to 12,000 music fans, calling for urgent extra funding to help Syrian refugees.
Three men were found locked in the back of a refrigerated food lorry on Tuesday, suffering from hypothermia and a lack of oxygen.
Under fire Uefa president Michel Platini says he has done nothing wrong and that his conscience is clear after it emerged he accepted a €1.8 million payment from Fifa. The former French international footballer has been explaining himself to AFP.
The popular streaming service will make its long-awaited arrival in Spain on October 20th.
Doctors are becoming increasingly concerned that refugees are mistaking highly poisonous mushrooms for edible ones they are used to back home – with sometimes fatal consequences.
A five-star hotel in Switzerland has accused the squeaky-clean Italian operatic pop trio Il Volo of trashing its hotel rooms on Saturday night.
The Federal Labour Office reported that 88,000 more people were in work in September than the month before, taking the overall unemployment rate for the country down to 6.2 percent - a continuing record low since German reunification in 1990.
Volkswagen has said that there are nearly 1 million vehicles in France that are fitted with emission cheating devices.
It is the burning issue in Spain this week and has attracted attention in the most unlikely of places…
Switzerland remains the world’s most competitive country for the seventh year in a row, according to an annual ranking from the World Economic Forum, but it faces challenges retaining that title, the Geneva-based organization warned.
France's first air strike on the Islamic State group in Syria killed at least 30 jihadists, including 12 child soldiers, a monitoring group said on Wednesday.
Italian police on Wednesday cleared out a refugee camp on the border of France and Italy that had been home to up to 250 people.
A secret document from Austria’s finance ministry, which was leaked to the Austrian broadcasting company ORF, forecasts that if Austria takes in an estimated 85,000 asylum seekers in 2015 and a further 130,000 in 2016 it will cost a total of €6.5 billion over the next four years.
French authorities have launched a criminal probe of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime for alleged war crimes committed between 2011 and 2013, sources said.
UEFA president Michel Platini insists he will stay in the race for the Fifa presidency despite being named in a Swiss criminal investigation into the world football body.
You need to have a decent memory to know all the different emergency numbers in France and that's just for the police, firemen and ambulance crews. But thankfully things could soon change.
Luis Suarez rounded off a stirring fightback by European champions Barcelona as they shrugged off the absence of the injured Lionel Messi to beat Bayer Leverkusen 2-1 on Tuesday
Imagine an environmentally-friendly bicycle helmet, made entirely of renewable forest resources. Yes, renewable and natural. A Swedish team has made the helmet a reality.
Fiat Chrysler significantly under-reported the number of deaths and injuries which occurred in its vehicles, US safety regulators said on Tuesday.
Nine months after the Charlie Hebdo terrorist attack in which some of France's most celebrated cartoonists were massacred, the satirical magazine began moving Tuesday into new high-security offices in southern Paris, sources said.
Spain's state prosecutor on Tuesday asked the Supreme Court to overturn a lower court's decision to acquit three men over the 2002 Prestige tanker spill, one of Europe's worst environmental disasters.
Juventus have suspended Uruguayan defender Martín Cáceras after he crashed his Ferrari into a bus shelter in Turin and failed a breath test, the Italian champions announced on Tuesday.
Pep Guardiola said Bayern Munich will toast their 5-0 rout of Dinamo Zagreb during Wednesday's annual visit to Oktoberfest after Robert Lewandowski's phenomenal goal-scoring run continued with a hat-trick.
A broken water pipe in Brünnerstrasse, in Vienna’s Floridsdorf district, flooded the area and brought traffic to a halt on Wednesday morning.
Pope Francis raised eyebrows in Italy on Tuesday by slapping down the left-leaning mayor of Rome as someone who "pretends to be Catholic".
Italian police have arrested 48 suspected members of the southern 'Ndrangheta mafia in a sweep that uncovered dealings in flowers and chocolates as well as drugs and arms, anti-mafia prosecutor Franco Roberti said.
Average Swiss households remain the richest in the world, although inequality is rising in Switzerland, according to Allianz’s Global Wealth report for 2015.
Germany on Tuesday toughened rules for asylum seekers from the Balkans as Europe struggled to cope with a surge in migrants, with new figures showing more than half a million have crossed the Mediterranean this year.
A study of thousands of French primary school pupils has concluded that children whose mothers smoke during pregnancy or are born into smokers' homes are twice as likely to suffer from behavioural problems as they grow up.
UPDATED: Sweden's environment minister said she had held a "good meeting" with Volkswagen bosses on Wednesday after the firm's shock decision to recall 225,000 Swedish cars in the latest stage of the worldwide emissions scandal.
A suicide bombing in Stockholm five years ago was planned by al-Qaeda, according to an Iraqi intelligence officer speaking to Sweden's public broadcaster.
A suspected driver of a truck with 71 dead migrants on board found abandoned on an Austrian motorway in August will be extradited to Austria, a court in Bulgaria ruled on Tuesday.