Boosted by a surge in popularity in the wake of Europe's refugee crisis, the leader of Austria's far-right Freedom Party, Heinz-Christian Strache, hopes to finally break the Socialists' 70-year reign in Vienna in Sunday's regional election.
An Austrian woman is in hot water after inventing a paragliding accident to get out of a business meeting - a lie which sparked an alpine rescue search involving firemen and police.
Patrik Söderström, a 24-year-old student from northern Sweden, wanted to test whether Swedes treated foreign beggars as badly as he had suspected. After spending less than half a day as a “Swedish beggar”, he says the results shocked still shocked him.
Air France resumed negotiations with pilots' unions on Friday for the first time since one of its executives had his shirt torn off by an angry mob after the airline unveiled plans for job cuts.
The Christian Democrats' decision to pull out of the controversial December Agreement has led to all of Sweden's centre-right Alliance opposition parties nullifying the accord in a decision which some fear could lead to a snap general election.
Organizers of a mass rally in Berlin against US-EU free trade agreement TTIP say that they expect around 50,000 people on Saturday from all over Germany to take part.
An easyJet flight was forced to make an emergency landing at Venice’s Marco Polo airport on Friday after the plane’s pilot became ill.
German-American Day first gained a spot on US calendars over 130 years ago. An annual holiday on October 6th, it marks the day in 1683 when 13 German families arrived in Philadelphia to set up home. But what exactly made their arrival so important?
From startups to multinationals, many firms in Sweden fix salaries differently to elsewhere in the world. Swedish culture specialist Sofi Tegsveden Deveaux shares her top negotiating tips with The Local.
A school in west Berlin has opposed the city putting a public Wi-fi hot spot on their roof – because they are afraid pupils will use it to view pornography on their smartphones.
As the first episode of the new season of Homeland, shot in Berlin, aired this week, The Local takes a look at what it got right on point - and where it totally missed the point - about Berlin and Germany. Obviously: spoiler alert if you haven’t seen it.
A rare Pablo Picasso painting from the collection of US tycoon Bill Koch that will be sold on November 5th was shown in London for the first time on Friday.
The country that invented tapas understands the concept of sharing. But baking that idea into Spain’s regulatory policies is proving to be more difficult, writes Gary Shapiro.
As Sweden gears up to take on Liechtenstein in Friday’s crucial qualifier for the 2016 European Championships, Swedish coach Erik Hamrén has looked to other disciplines to ensure his team will walk away with the much-needed three-point win. Apparently, Liechtenstein can’t dance.
The social network’s new plan to expand on the 'like' button was rolled out in Spain for a trial run on Friday.
The Danish Immigration Service has released its plan to distribute 12,000 expected refugees across Denmark and the nation’s largest city will take zero.
The head of France's hoteliers union (UMIH) has fired a warning to Airbnb telling The Local that the suffering hotel industry will "go hard" after the room sharing website in a bid to level out "unfair competition".
Increasing rents are forcing shops in Italy out of business, a shop owner told The Local after it was revealed that one in four premises across the country are empty.
Rome's mayor cried foul on Friday after being forced to resign over an expenses row and warned the Italian capital could succumb once more to organized crime.
Danish F1 driver Kevin Magnussen is weighing his options as his career with McLaren-Honda appears to be finished.
A Tunisian coalition of human rights groups, lawyers, unions, and trade bodies has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for helping steward the North African country’s near bloodless path towards democracy.
The city of Zurich will be breathing a sigh of relief after a court ordered it to pay 340,000 francs ($353,000) instead of a potential 23 million francs ($24 million) to leading Swiss construction company Implenia.
Jürgen Klopp was introduced to the media as Liverpool manager on Friday morning and spoke of his pride at taking over at one of English football's biggest teams.
The Italian town of Brentonico in the Alpine region of Trentino is asking for the retrial of a woman executed for witchcraft in 1716.
A practising Muslim man is four times less likely to get a job interview in France than a Catholic counterpart, according to a study published on Thursday.
An Austrian woman who took her 18-year-old daughter for a practise drive could face a hefty fine after she was found to be completely drunk when stopped by police.
The International School of Lausanne (ISL) inaugurated a new 46-million-franc ($48-million) campus on Thursday, two years after its ambitious capital expansion project began.
A four-year-old refugee child went missing in Berlin over nine days ago. Now police have released a picture of his suspected abductor.
UPDATED: Prime Minister Stefan Löfven has given Sweden's migration agency permission to set up tent camps to provide temporary shelter for refugees as the country's asylum centres reach saturation point.
Toledo has been chosen as Spain's Capital of Gastronomy for 2016 due to its "creative combination of cultural and gastronomical heritage". So what is so tasty about Toledo?
Around 400 people joined a peaceful demonstration in support of refugees held in the centre of Sion on Thursday night.
Teresa Romero took to the streets of Madrid along with dozens of other protestors in memory of her beloved Excalibur, a year after he was sacrificed during the ebola crisis.
Austria has warned against the Bavarian government's threat to start turning refugees back at the Austrian border - saying it could lead to violence.
German football coach Jürgen Klopp flew into Liverpool on Thursday to put pen to paper on a contract with the Premier League club, describing the move as "like a dream".
A team from the Swedish rescue services were more than a little surprised when a presumed gas leak in an apartment building in southern Stockholm turned out to be no more than a fermented herring party.
Pedestrians will be given free rein in the Danish capital for one day next September and even more car-free days could be in the works.
The winner of the 2015 Nobel Peace Prize has been announced. Find out whether one of the favourites took home the award or whether there was a shock in store.
UPDATED: A small group of Eritreans left Italy for Sweden on Friday, the first contingent of asylum-seekers to be relocated under a European Union scheme to ease the burden of the migration crisis on frontline countries.
Belarusian writer Svetlana Alexievich is the Nobel prize winner in literature this year. What does it feel like to be a Belarusian in Sweden at this moment, and what does the prize mean for the country? Two SI students from Belarus share their reflections.
Austrian authorities have asked Hungary to take over the probe into the deaths of 71 refugees found in a truck on an Austrian motorway in August and thought to have suffocated shortly after leaving Budapest.
French warplanes carried out a second wave of strikes overnight on Islamic State targets in Syria, Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Friday.
Two Italian students died on Thursday morning as they leaped from a hot air balloon during the inauguration ceremony of the Matera Balloon Festival in Basilicata.
The Czech Republic will increase the number of random checks on its border with Austria starting this weekend, the interior ministry said in a statement.
The Bavarian government is threatening to take Chancellor Angela Merkel to the country's highest court to make her change her refugee policy.
Friday’s edition of Danish newspaper Information was written by a team of a dozen refugees, whom the paper said have become “extras in a political debate”.
Madagascar's state prosecutor on Thursday sought the maximum sentence of hard labour for life for 12 suspects on trial for the lynching of two Europeans and a local man in 2013.
Uefa on Thursday refused to name a new leader after Fifa banned its president Michel Platini from all football activity for 90 days.
Spanish police found an Albanian migrant hidden in the trunk of a car that was about to board a ferry on Thursday in the northern port of Santander bound for Britain.
Denmark fell 0-1 to Portugal on Thursday evening but could still back in to Euro 2016 with some help from Armenia.
Just hours before her death the aristorcrat married a much younger woman and cut her children out of her will. Now they are battling for their inheritance
French judges have charged a former top-level banker at UBS with tax evasion as part of a probe into the Swiss banking giant, judicial sources said on Thursday.
The West must "treat Russia properly" and address it as an equal, European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker said in Passau on Thursday, criticising the US for labelling Moscow a regional power.
An ambitious project led by researchers in Switzerland to digitally map the brain released on Thursday its first results, showing a complex view of how the brain is wired.
An ex-prisoner in France has successfully sued the state for placing him in a cell with smokers, a court in the northwestern town of Caen said on Thursday.
Monaco forward Stephan El Shaarawy said Italy won't be taking Azerbaijan lightly when the Azzurri travel to Baku on Saturday looking to seal qualification for Euro 2016 with a game to spare.
French lawmakers adopted a draft law Thursday that will require minors to have permission from their parents or legal guardians before leaving the country in a bid to curb departures for jihad in Iraq or Syria.
An international student at the University of Southern Denmark was appalled by what he perceived to be a display of “institutionalized racism” by a Danish youth organization but the group says it’s a case of cultural misunderstanding.
Shane Long stunned world champions Germany with a goal that guaranteed Ireland a Euro 2016 playoff spot on an historic night at Lansdowne Road as the hosts won 1-0.
Sweden's Armed Forces on Friday for the first time disclosed secret information about the foreign powers violating Swedish territory in the past five years. Top of the list? The United States.
UPDATED: A group of 19 Eritreans landed at Luleå airport in northern Sweden on Friday as part of the first phase of a programme to relocate tens of thousands of refugees within the EU.
Perfect for a cosy autumn or winter evening, this dish, called 'fläskfile med äpplen' in Swedish, was inspired by food writer John Duxbury's visit to Kivik, southern Sweden's apple capital.
In two of Minsk's largest bookstores, local author Svetlana Alexievich's books were on prominent display after she won Sweden's Nobel Prize in Literature – but only in an edition published in Russian.