Watch this incredible close-up drone film of an elk -- rather than loping off into the bushes, the curious animal sniffs and nuzzles the hovering camera.
Spanish judges have jailed 11 jihadists for membership in a gang linked to Islamic State extremists that recruited fighters for suicide bombings in Syria.
France is set to introduce "virtual driving licenses" for foreign drivers in a bid to eventually ban the worst offenders from the roads.
The mystery of who murdered 16-year-old Eva Blanco Puig in Madrid almost two decades ago appeared to be solved thanks to DNA profiling resulting in the arrest of a man in France.
A Swiss couple who used a surrogate mother in the US to give birth to their twins have lost an appeal to be registered as the children's natural parents in Switzerland. But there is a way out.
French start-up Happn, which aims to bring romance and chance back to online dating, has just broken a record by raising more than €20 million in a year. It's well set to take on Tinder.
Under pressure to tackle a rise in road deaths the French PM announced 22 measures on Friday from installing 500 more speed cameras to the use of drones as well as making helmets obligatory for young cyclists.
Madrid's left-wing mayor has a new plan to help clean up the city's streets... get university students to do the sweeping.
Lutz Bachmann, founder of Pegida ("Patriotic Europeans against the Islamization of the West") has been charged by state prosecutors in Dresden with incitement to racial hatred.
Sweden's government has promised to boost funding for refugees in its next budget, but with its forecast for new arrival numbers in 2015 set to be reached this month, official calculations are being called into question.
If you want to know just how far Airbnb has taken hold in Paris then these numbers tell the story, but they are not all positive.
A gay man is being blocked from collecting his title as King of the Marksmen in Düsseldorf because he plans on collecting the prize with his husband.
Spain has said it would be speeding up applications for 4,300 Sephardic Jews seeking Spanish nationality under a new law to atone for their expulsion five centuries ago in the Inquisition.
A once-derelict Italian medieval hamlet which now home to an group of international students from conflict zones is vying for a Nobel Peace Prize.
America's Johnny Strange has died in the Swiss Alps while attempting a wingsuit jump, the latest casualty in what is regarded as one the most dangerous extreme sports.
Saturday night marks the Nuit Blanche, where the public can take an artistic hike through the streets of Paris under the cover of darkness, and even enjoy a silent disco at the Gare du Nord train station. Here's all you need to know.
Several private TV stations in Austria have refused to broadcast political commercials for the right-wing Freedom Party (FPÖ), ahead of the Vienna elections on October 11th.
A plan to move 120,000 asylum seekers from Italy and Greece to elsewhere in the EU, including Estonia, Luxembourg and Sweden, will get underway “within days”, Ansa reported on Friday.
Following a new revelation that Danish police officers were ordered to ensure that the Chinese president didn’t “lose face” during a 2012 state visit, the justice minister has ordered a full investigation of police behaviour.
Borussia Dortmund (BVB) will face hefty fines from UEFA after fans lit flares and caused havoc during Thursday night's Europa League face-off with Greek club PAOK Salonika.
Tech-savvy Swedes have rushed to book evening meal slots at McDonald's branches around the country, as the global fast food giant tests the idea for the first time.
Talismanic Italy captain Sergio Parisse returns to the side for his first game of the 2015 World Cup in the must-win Pool D game against Six Nations champions Ireland on Sunday.
A Russian warship sailed the waters between Copenhagen and Malmö on Thursday night, causing jitters in the Swedish media. But a spokesperson for the Swedish Armed Forces has told The Local that the vessel's activities were "totally normal".
The Danish comedy film ‘Klovn Forever’ is a hit in the theatres but not everyone is happy about a provocative image promoting the film in the public sphere.
Saturday October 3rd marks 25 years since Germany officially reunited into one country at the end of the Cold War. As millions prepare to celebrate the big anniversary, The Local brings you a run-down of where the major celebrations are taking place to ring in the Day of German Unity.
Switzerland has placed a temporary ban on the registration of cars with diesel engines manufactured by the Volkswagen group in the wake of a scandal over the use of cheating software by the company.
The guide dog of a student at the University of Cádiz has featured alongside graduates in the end of course photograph.
A Norwegian government decision to sack the editor of the international Barents Observer newspaper has sparked 'free press' protests from a Russian blogger.
A demonstration and concert to show solidarity for refugees is taking place in Vienna on Saturday - with tens of thousands of people expected to attend.
Swedes were warned to seek shelter as heavy winds and snow moved in across northern parts of the country on Friday. But further south summer was set to stick around over the weekend.
A 68-year old father and his 43-year-old son died on Thursday after an accident in a refrigeration unit, police in the Swiss canton of Wallis have said.
SI alum Katsiaryna Syrayezhkina tells SI News about a recent event she organized in Minsk about sustainable living, and advises current students and alumni on how to make a difference.
A motorist in southern France was arrested after he was caught with €1.9 million ($2.1 million) in cash stashed in various hidden compartments in his car.
Unilever, the Anglo-Dutch consumer goods company, has bought Grom, the ice-cream chain set up by two friends in Turin in 2003.
A new cultural test will be released in October for foreigners attempting to gain Spanish nationality. But could you pass?
They have been spotted in central Rome, inside residential courtyards and even swimming 6km off the coast of Puglia. It seems that nothing can stop the proliferation of Italy's wild boars, except maybe birth control tablets.
Paris prosecutors have launched a preliminary investigation into possible fraud over the pollution-cheating software installed in diesel engines by German auto giant Volkswagen, a judicial source told AFP on Friday.
Increased numbers of refugees are giving Germans second thoughts about their support for Chancellor Angela Merkel's welcoming policies, with more than half now saying they are concerned about the new arrivals in the latest polling.
Authorities at Geneva's Cointrin airport have come out on the front foot after the facility was named one of the five worst in the world by a UK newspaper.
A venue owner in Munich has filed for bankruptcy after American rapper Snoop Dogg angered club regulars by failing to turn up for a gig.
A Russian warship was spotted in southern Swedish waters on Thursday night, causing jitters in the Swedish media. But a spokesperson for the Swedish Armed Forces has told The Local that the vessel's activities were "totally normal".
The French president François Hollande's latest bid to boost his image has seen him open up his own Instagram account after a meeting with the founder of the social media behemoth in Paris.
While Denmark has been enjoying clear skies and pleasant temps, one look at the calendar is enough to know that it can’t last long. The latest forecast calls for a significant change just around the corner.
A late-running Italian man was arrested on Thursday night after phoning police to allege a bomb threat - so that he wouldn’t miss his flight from Turin’s Caselle airport.
A French driver said it was a miracle he wasn't killed after being given the shock of his life when a 500 kg cow fell from the sky and landed on the bonnet of his car.
Lisa Coggins and Tracey Aston, from Birmingham, were named as the two women who drowned off the coast of Lloret de Mar on the Costa Brava after getting swept away in rough seas.
Robert Lewandowski aims to add to his incredible goal-scoring run in Bayern Munich's Bundesliga showdown against ex-club Borussia Dortmund in Germany's 'Der Klassiker' on Sunday.
Spanish authorities seized 300 kilos of cocaine worth €10 million ($11 million dollars) from a container loaded with pureed bananas that arrived from Costa Rica.
Austria is a small country, and outside of central Europe, people's knowledge of this varied place can be limited. Here's some hints to help you befriend an Austrian abroad.
New travel advice published by the Canadian government for its citizens travelling in Germany warns that there is an increased likelihood of those who look "foreign" suffering violent attacks.
To see you through the chilly autumn, The Local's music guru, Paul Connolly, offers up a selection of great new Swedish pop.
Volkswagen named a new chairman, Hans Dieter Pötsch, on Thursday, who with CEO Matthias Müller will have the tough job of leading the company through the months of recovery from its emissions cheating scandal.
Volkswagen's Italian unit said on Thursday that nearly 650,000 vehicles in the country were equipped with software designed to mask emissions from diesel engines.
There could be some serious turbulence ahead for air passengers after Air France looked set to introduce a massive cost cutting plan which could see thousands of jobs go, after talks with pilots broke down on Thursday.
November will mark forty years since Morocco invaded and colonized Western Sahara, today Africa’s last colony. Abba Malainin was only a child when he had to flee the war by foot through the desert to Algeria, to refugee camps where his family and thousands of other refugees still live today.
It will be one of Italy's brand new "hotspots" for identifying newly-arrived migrants - but as the Pozzallo reception centre in Sicily prepares its fingerprinting kits, the EU-led plan for these facilities is still plagued with unresolved issues.
France overcame a stubborn Canada side 41-18 in the Rugby World Cup on Thursday night to set up a clash with Ireland, which will almost certainly decide who tops the group and which team avoids facing New Zealand.
Police in Vienna are investigating a suspicious fire after five charred corpses were found in the burnt out premises of an empty restaurant in Favoriten early on Friday morning.
Being as tall as people in the Nordics is linked to a higher risk of cancer, especially for women, according to fresh research drawn from physical and health data for five million people in Sweden.
Morocco has threatened to launch a boycott of Swedish companies over claims the Nordic country is planning to recognize a breakaway republic in Western Sahara.