Norway's prison services will do nothing to stop mass killer Anders Behring Breivik from starving to death if he carries through his planned hunger strike to the end.
A twenty-year-old Norwegian man sent a series of job applications in which he praised mass killer Anders Breivik and threatened to blow up his prospective employers.
Norway's children's ombudsman has called for the country to set up refugee camps, as the present poor level of refugee reception is actively harming child asylum seekers.
Norway's immigration authorities have said they will send many of the refugees cycling over its far northern border back to Russia.
Spain's general election will be held on December 20th, Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy confirmed on Thursday evening.
A young Norwegian who quit his job to travel his country with his husky Akiak has fired imaginations across the world with his Instagram portraits of the dog in spectacular scenery.
Switzerland's network of nuclear bunkers could house up to 50,000 refugees in an emergency situation, the country’s defence minister said on Thursday.
German reunification has been an expensive 25-year project that hasn't always gone according to plan. Jörg Luyken asks if things would have been better if the two states never united.
The outrage caused by a notorious French politician’s claim that France is a “country of white race” could bring about symbolic and perhaps significant change in the constitution.
Newly-arrived British Ambassador to Berlin Sir Sebastian Wood said on Thursday that he hopes relations between the UK and Germany will get closer on his watch – and that more young Brits will make the leap of coming to live here.
As the last dregs of Summer give way to chilly mornings and the sudden urge for a soothing chocolat chaud, October is the month where we head indoors to bask in France’s abundant art and cultural offerings, with a few outdoor events thrown in for good measure.
International media have gone crazy for the idea that Swedish employers are introducing a six-hour work day, but for those of us living in the Nordic nation, the hype has little to do with the reality, writes Maddy Savage.
Topped with a turquoise dome and two minarets, the Imam Ali Mosque opened its doors on Thursday in preparation for its first Friday prayer service.
Italian media on Thursday ridiculed the latest in a long line of gaffes by David Beckham after the former England star said he wanted to see AC Milan win the Champions League this season.
An Austrian court handed down jail sentences on Thursday to three Chechen asylum-seekers - a man, his wife and his mother - for seeking to join Islamic State (Isis) extremists in Syria.
Google opened a new interactive movie-making hub in Paris on Thursday, a move it labelled a "no brainer" considering the French capital is home to one of the world's most vibrant YouTube communities."
The new youth wing of the nationalist Sweden Democrats has caused a stir after adopting the same name used by the centre-right Moderate party back in the 1930s and 1940s.
A runaway dog closed down part of Vienna’s U4 metro line for 80 minutes on Wednesday evening.
French train drivers who work for Eurotunnel said on Thursday they were so overcome with fear and anxiety over the deaths of migrants trying to cross to Britain that they could no longer do their job.
The world of Italian business may be about to be turned upside down by startups. Here's why.
Germany's wind power generation by September surpassed last year's total, thanks to favourable weather conditions and an expansion of wind farms, industry bodies said Thursday.
Spanish police said on Thursday they found a migrant hidden inside the spare wheel well of a car that arrived at the southern port of Algeciras by ferry from Morocco.
Zurich's ETH university has taken ninth place in the prestigious Times Higher Education World University Rankings released on Thursday but the institution's director warns funding cuts remain a threat.
The venerable Copenhagen amusement park Tivoli will have a new addition when it opens its doors for the 2016 summer season in the form of the new ride Fatamorgana.
Spain’s air traffic controllers union, USCA, has called off the 12-hour strike planned for Saturday October 3rd.
Why would you want to rent a concealed bunker built for the Stasi on the outskirts of Berlin in the 1980s? The Local tracks down the company behind the listing - and the history of the bunker under the GDR.
A Spanish mother on trial with her ex-husband for allegedly drugging and suffocating their adopted Chinese daughter insisted on Thursday that they "did their best" to care for the child.
Unemployment figures released on Thursday show the number of people out of work in Austria, including those registered on government training programmes, climbed to 391,000 - a 6.1 percent increase compared to September 2014.
Consumer associations in Italy have accused US fast food giant McDonald's of tax evasion.
Two French policemen who dropped their trousers at a British war memorial have picked up a €1,000 fine each after being found guilty of indecent exposure. It was disrespectful to the dead, prosecutors said.
On October 3rd, Germany celebrates 30 years of reunification. But by that date in 1990, the cogs of reform had already been turning for quite some time. The Local looks at just what happened during this momentous year - from the night the Wall fell to the day two countries truly became one.
Sweden may send a tax bill to German automaker Volkswagen for undeclared pollution of its diesel vehicles after it admitted fitting some 11 million with pollution cheating devices.
The Danish government has released its plan to create ‘better balance’ by moving around 3,900 public jobs out of the Copenhagen area – including the Danish Immigration Service, which will now be in Næstved.
Tensions within Austria's government, stoked by the refugee crisis, burst into the open on Thursday as the head of the conservative People's Party threatened to scupper the ruling coalition after less than two years in office.
Experts in clean-living Switzerland are fuming over a tradition that lets children as young as six smoke during a popular festival in the diminutive region of Appenzell.
France's budget for 2016 was announced this week and there was some good news for tax payers, most of whom will soon be forced to make declarations online. Here's a look at the key points announced by Finance Minister Michel Sapin.
A 49-year-old family man was charged on Thursday with 15 sexual assaults against teenaged girls and a whole 41 girls have been called to testify against him.
Yes, despite what you might think there are vegetarian restaurants in France. To mark World Vegetarian Day, we take a closer look at some of the best.
Barcelona midfielder Javier Mascherano will go before a judge on October 29 for questioning over tax fraud allegations, a court said on Thursday.
The number of German universities among the world's top 200 has almost doubled since this time last year. The Local asked rankings compilers Times Higher Education what's put such a spring in their step.
UPDATED: The first batch of Sweden's new currency has gone into circulation as part of a huge project designed to replace over 300 million bank notes across the country.
An Italian doctor who founded a charity that helps rehabilitate war victims has won a Right Livelihood Award, the jury for the Swedish human rights prize announced on Thursday.
Swiss authorities have blocked bank accounts of the speaker of Brazil's lower house of Congress as part of a money-laundering and corruption investigation, Brazilian prosecutors announced late on Wednesday.
UPDATED: Human rights activists from Italy, Uganda, Canada and the Marshall Islands were named as winners of the Swedish Right Livelihood Award at a press conference in Stockholm on Thursday.
After a baby Jack Russell was snatched from his front yard by a wolf in central Sweden, the man who was dogsitting the puppy has told The Local that his town is growing scared about the number of attacks in the area.
Sardinia was plunged into chaos on Wednesday as a rare Mediterranean cyclone slammed into the island, causing two months' worth of rain to fall in just 24 hours.
To celebrate World Vegetarian Day, The Local takes a look at some of the best vegetarian restaurants in Spain.
Europe's top human rights watchdog on Thursday voiced concern at mounting racism in Germany, citing a wave of far-right, anti-Islam demonstrations at odds with the more recent image of a country ready to open its doors to hundreds of thousands of refugees.
Italy’s unemployment rate fell below 12 percent in August, the national statistics agency, Istat, said on Wednesday.
UPDATED: Rescue teams found the bodies of two British women who were swept away in stormy seas while night swimming in Lloret de Mar.
Italian police have arrested 48 suspected members of the southern 'Ndrangheta mafia, the group thought to be behind the theft of 260 tonnes of Swiss chocolate in 2014.
As France rings in another month, a slew of new rules and regulations come into play. Here is what you need to know.
A mass brawl involving around 200 refugees from Afghanistan and Syria broke out on Wednesday night at an asylum centre in Hamburg which has been beset by problems.
Holiday rental site Airbnb will from Thursday start charging users in Paris a tourist tax as it bids to keep the French government off its back. The levy could raise millions of euros for Paris.
Cristiano Ronaldo became the club's joint leading scorer of all time with two goals on Wednesday, but refused to commit his future to Real Madrid.
Armed Basque separatist group Eta said it "maintains its commitment" to peace, according to a statement published on Wednesday after the arrest of two of its political leaders in France last week.
German clubs suffered in the Champion League on Wednesday, as VfL Wolfsburg and Borussia Mönchengladbach both lost to the money-laden clubs of Manchester.
Life has always been hard for vegetarians in the land of steak tartare, foie gras and boeuf bourguignon but the times they are a changing. The vegetable enlightenment has finally reached France, but how far will it go?
Italian oil giant Eni International on Wednesday won a bid from Mexico to extract oil from three fields in the country's gulf.
The outgoing head of Sweden's military has said that a submarine he remains “convinced” violated Swedish territory last autumn may have been supported by land-based foreign operatives.
German prosecutors said Thursday that they had not launched a formal inquiry against Martin Winterkorn, the former chief executive of auto giant Volkswagen, contrary to what they originally stated this week.
Thai businessman Bee Taechaubol has been given an extra month to decide whether he wants to go ahead with the purchase of a 48 percent stake in Italian giants AC Milan, the agency Agi reported on Wednesday.
Smokers in Paris should think twice about nonchalantly tossing away that cigarette butt from now on. From Thursday the cost of a fine rose to €68. But will it make the city cleaner?
A former top executive of German giant Siemens pleaded guilty on Wednesday in the US to a massive bribery scheme to win a $1 billion contract with the Argentine government.
US film and television-streaming giant Netflix said on Wednesday it will launch in Italy, Spain and Portugal in late October, expanding its global drive to compete with traditional channels.
A 25-year-old Palestinian who stabbed a police officer at an asylum centre in Denmark this week is the same man who attacked a Swedish minister earlier in the year, Danish officials have said.
Budding entrepreneur or successful startup founder? The Local has listed the five top events where you can connect with fellow professionals this week, alongside our regular interactive calendar of the best food, culture and family events across Sweden.
From January 1, a first-class letter will cost almost twice as much as it does today as Post Danmark continues to deal with a dramatically falling volume of mail.
NFGL member Mariia Opanasenko attended a recent lecture by Professor James Hansen, the former Director of the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, on the topic of climate change. Here she summarizes the event.
Malmö coach Åge Hareide praised and criticized his team in equal measure after Real Madrid's top goalscorer Cristiano Ronaldo sent the Spanish giants to a convincing 2-0 win away in southern Sweden.