The most senior Norwegian fighting for Isis, Chilean born Bastian Alexis Vasquez, has probably been killed, his lawyer has told a court.
Norway’s foreign ministry on Monday met for a bilateral meeting which brought an end to the near total diplomatic freeze between the two countries which began when Russian forces annexed Crimea in spring last year.
Police officers in northern Switzerland rounded up an unusual group of strays at the edge of a forest on Monday: 140 white hens.
Sweden's star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has won a gold disc for his version of the Swedish national anthem 'Set You Free' and suggested that with three million streams, it had become the "most widely played national anthem ever".
Wolf sightings have been steadily trickling in over the years, but now a camera trap has captured the first good glimpse of an animal that recently returned to Denmark after a two-century absence.
A French professor who has spent years studying the impact of France's burqa ban tells The Local it has been a "complete failure" and even helped create a real threat to France.
A would-be burglar in Bonn called the police on himself in the early hours of Saturday – after getting locked inside the house he was trying to loot.
Police districts say that they are stretched so thin that Danes who experience a home break-in shouldn’t expect much more than to file an insurance report.
A week after extreme floods hit the French Riviera, a marine park has announced that one of its killer whales died on Monday afternoon.
Spain was on Monday reprimanded by The European Commission which ordered the country to submit a new draft budget with lower deficit estimates to avoid violating the bloc's tough spending rules, a blow for the government ahead of Spanish elections.
Four people were injured, one of them seriously, on Sunday afternoon at the Palio di Rho, a town near Milan, after a horse bolted and started to run through the crowd.
Fifa's ethics watchdog on Monday banned Thai football chief and former Fifa executive member Worawi Makudi for 90 days for an ethics breach and indicated he could face further punishment.
Norway tomorrow faces the daunting challenge of besting the so-far unbeaten Italian squad for the first time since 2000, if it is to guarantee a place in next year's Euro 2016.
A court in Genoa on Monday refused to dismiss an investigation into bankruptcy fraud against Tiziano Renzi, the father of Italy's Prime Minister, Matteo Renzi.
The Vatican has closed a probe into alleged sexual abuse of a boy at a school in northern Spain which had prompted intervention by Pope Francis, the school said on Monday.
UPDATED: British police will no longer stand guard outside London's Ecuadorian Embassy where WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who still faces rape allegations in Sweden, took refuge in 2012.
After a French politician recently said "France is a country of white race", we take a look at some other less-than-PC statements made by French politicians over the years.
The ringleader of a group of bearded Swedes mistaken for Isis terrorists has told The Local he's thrilled their bizarre tale has gone viral and hopes it will stop people being "small-minded" in future.
Political parties in Vienna are analysing the results of Sunday’s state election - which saw the Social Democrats (SPÖ) retain power in their traditional fiefdom and the far-right Freedom Party (FPÖ) post its best-ever result in the capital.
Trains, buses and trams across Germany are set to get around 2.4 percent more expensive for passengers in January's annual price re-jig.
Poste Italiane, Italy’s national post office, is hiring 8,000 new staff, CEO Francesco Caio said on Monday, as the company prepares for what’s been hailed as the country's biggest privatization in more than ten years.
Schnute, Berlin's last official city bear and the subject of fierce animal rights campaigns, has died at the age of 34, district authorities announced on Monday.
France has failed to convict a single company for corruption abroad since an international anti-bribery convention came into force 15 years ago. Some critics say it is now time to American-ise the judicial system.
UK-born Angus Deaton, praised for his analysis of "consumption, poverty, and welfare" has been awarded the last Nobel Prize to be announced in 2015. Here's what you need to know about his work.
A town in the northern province of Bolzano, in South Tyrol, has revoked the honorary citizenship of the Italian dictator Benito Mussolini – 91 years after it was granted.
A walker was killed at the weekend after he was accidentally shot dead by a hunter in southern France, prompting more calls for a ban on hunting on Sundays.
French police are investigating the murder of a 30-year-old Italian chef near his home in southern France.
A Syrian refugee who went through a harrowing journey to Germany tells The Local of her disenchantment with German authorities since she arrived and the sense of despair in refugee camps.
The Council of Europe has urged Austria to step up the fight against child trafficking. A report issued on Monday said that Austria had made progress in the fight against human trafficking but that more needed to be done to protect children.
UK-born Angus Deaton has been awarded the Swedish Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel, for his research on poverty, welfare and consumption. The Local live-blogged the announcement.
A trial in Switzerland has been adjourned against Hervé Falciani, the former IT worker from the HSBC Private Bank in Geneva who leaked data about thousands of suspected tax evaders.
UPDATED: More refugees have sought asylum in Sweden so far in 2015 than in any other year in the Nordic nation's history, new figures released by the country's Migration Agency have revealed.
Self-styled 'autonaut' Marco Amoretti is bidding to circumnavigate Italy in a floating car in an attempt to raise money for a documentary that will tell the untold story of one of the most daring expeditions undertaken in modern times.
James Bond fans in Paris were treated to a rare display on Sunday when cars that featured in decades worth of Bond films paraded through the streets of the French capital.
UPDATED: Six Air France employees were arrested on Monday over the violent scenes that saw executives for the struggling airline have their shirts ripped off as they fled an angry mob.
Martin Winterkorn, the Volkswagen CEO who resigned over revelations that the car maker had deliberately cheated on emissions tests, is to give up his other powerful roles in the group.
Borussia Dortmund boss Hans-Joachim Watzke and Alex Ferguson are tipping Jürgen Klopp to bring success back to Liverpool, but legendary goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel says it won't be so easy.
A 16-year-old Afghan boy who was expelled from Denmark over the summer despite numerous warnings from humanitarian organizations was murdered by the Taliban, his brother confirmed over the weekend.
A total of 12,220 people entered eastern Austria in the previous 36 hours as the flow of refugees from the Balkans to northern Europe continued, police said on Monday.
Air strikes by French war planes against an Isis training camp in Syria are likely to have killed several French nationals, sources in France said on Monday. It is believed the fighters were preparing attacks on French soil.
Switzerland's Stan Wawrinka won the Japan Open on Sunday after thrashing Frenchman Benoit Paire 6-2, 6-4 to capture his fourth title of the year.
The government has defended its move to gradually phase out tax breaks on electric cars as a way to make things fairer for car owners, but the maker of Denmark's most popular electric model has slammed the plan as anti-competitive and a death knell for the industry.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Sunday that she would not be turned from her course in the refugee crisis by headwinds in the polls or rumours of rebellion in her own party, repeating her insistence that Germany can weather the storm.
France have been left facing an almighty task to reach the semi-finals of the Rugby World Cup after defeat to Ireland meant they will face the mighty All Blacks in the quarters. But they do have omens on their side.
A former Serie B player with links to a "gypsy gang" that placed illegal bets on Asian betting networks has revealed how he corrupted up to 60 professional players before being snared by police wire taps.
The south coast of France is once again set to be lashed by rough weather on Monday with several départements on alert for storms and flooding.
Germany qualified for the Euro 2016 finals as Group D winners after substitute Max Kruse's winner sealed a nervous 2-1 victory over Georgia on Sunday for the world champions.
Swiss farmer and world champion pumpkin grower Beni Meier maintained his European title at the weekend with an 856-kilogram pumpkin.
It's a win-win relationship: asylum seekers battling boredom in Sicily as they wait for their applications to be processed volunteer to keep elderly and lonely Italians company.
The bets are on as the last of Sweden's Nobel prizes is set to be handed out in Stockholm on Monday, with British and US economists among the frontrunners.
The Danish national squad will have to fight its way in to the European Championships in France in a playoff after Armenia failed to give a helping hand.
The Danish Architecture Centre is shining a light on '100 Danish Breakthroughs that Changed the World' by taking an ind-depth look at the feats of Danish architects and engineers in Denmark and all over the world.
UPDATED: Lund university in southern Sweden cancelled all classes on Monday, while police urgently investigated an anonymous threat posted via a social media app over the weekend.
Based in rural Värmland in central Sweden, Australian Clarissa Hirst runs her own company helping startups and small businesses with their communication strategies. She’s on a mission to get Swedes to open their homes to international visitors for her latest project.