Political manoeuvring has already begun ahead of the second round of voting for the Swiss senate to decide the composition of the 46-seat upper house of parliament for the next four years.
One of Norway’s most high-profile radical Islamists is facing prosecution for recruiting on behalf of the terror group Isis, Norway's VG newspaper has claimed.
Tens of thousands of people gathered in Dresden to mark the one-year anniversary of the start of the anti-immigrant Pegida movement - but a large number also came to oppose the right-wing group.
Watch this dizzying video of world skydiving champion Martin Kristensen spinning, dipping, swooping above the beautiful landscapes of Voss, near Bergen (just ignore the awful script).
Police in Oslo are to prosecute their first Uber driver after stopping him over the weekend for carrying paying passengers without a license.
Moscow claimed a French airforce jet on Monday came "dangerously close" to a passenger plane carrying Russian politicians to Geneva although officials in Paris said the aircraft was, in fact, a Swiss F/A-18.
Allegations of cheating and corruption have dented the image of some of Germany’s most respected institutions. But the country’s welcome for refugees is far more important for its image, the world's leading expert on national image tells The Local.
The record performance by Switzerland's rightwing populist SVP in Sunday's elections marks a new triumph for its charismatic leader Christoph Blocher, a maverick politician known for his blustering speeches and virulent campaigns against immigration and closer ties with the EU.
Italy’s civil union bill finally reached parliament on Thursday. Any previous attempts to get the law passed have been thwarted by the Catholic Church. But the Church’s influence over gay rights seems to be on the wane.
Oslo's new leftist city council said on Monday that it wanted to ban private cars from the downtown area by 2019 as part of a plan to slash greenhouse gas emissions by half.
Prosecutors in Hamburg said they have opened an investigation to determine whether to press charges against three Facebook managers over complaints alleging that the site facilitates incitement of hatred.
Spain's public prosecutor calls for investigation into Volkswagen for possibile fraud over the pollution-cheating software installed in some of its diesel engines.
A 14-year-old boy was given a serious electric shock after hitting cables while attempting to take a selfie on the rood of a commuter train outside Barcelona.
Firefighters in Düsseldorf proved that every life matters on Sunday – by rescuing 25 fish after an apartment blaze.
The French government has launched the app "Le Taxi" for Paris taxi users in a bid to challenge the popularity of Uber. Disgruntled Uber drivers, meanwhile, have also launched their own app to compete with their employers.
France is spending an annual €1.5 million ($1.7 million) on a private jet that transfers only a handful refugees at a time from Calais to other parts of France, according to media reports.
Plans to welcome 150 asylum seekers to the northern town of Umeå are being kept under the wraps after a series of suspected arson attacks on refugee centres across Sweden.
More than one billion dollars has already been invested in Sweden's tech scene in 2015, according to a new report tracking funding flowing into the Nordic country.
Following Friday night’s clash outside of Christiania, Copenhagen Police and residents of the alternative enclave have different versions of how a demonstration turned violent.
German startups are attracting more international workers than ever before as they look forward to a bright future, a recently published industry survey shows.
Passengers will face transport misery this weekend as rail workers across Italy strike over changes to working hours, an increase in the retirement age and potential privatization.
The embarrassed French government was forced to apologize on Monday after an Algerian minister was searched at the airport in Paris.
They both share the surname Iglesias and one elderly Spanish man found it all too much this week when he confused Podemos leader Pablo for legendary crooner Julio.
Nearly four out of ten Danish Muslims think that Denmark’s laws should be at least partly based on the Quran, according to a new survey.
The German government is bracing on Monday for a mass anniversary rally of the xenophobic Pegida movement, accusing it of spewing "hate and poison".
A Madrid composer is hoping to garner enough support to finally put words to Spain's national anthem and bring an end to what has led to some awkward humming at the podium.
UEFA chief Michel Platini on Monday admitted he had no written contract for a two-million-franc payment from Fifa president Sepp Blatter, as his chances of replacing the Swiss veteran as head of the world body nosedived ahead of a key Fifa council meeting in Zurich on Tuesday.
Italy's Court of Cassation has ruled that a man who backed out of his wedding at the last-minute must cover the wedding costs incurred by his jilted ex.
A woman who was sitting peacefully watching TV at her home in south western France was given the fright of her life when a car crashed through the wall and into her living room, fractionally missing her.
Furious fans of the Millennium trilogy have vented their anger on social media after a Swedish asset management firm used Nordic Noir heroine Lisbeth Salander in one of their adverts.
The Dutch television programme 'Zondag met Lubach' has a message for refugees considering the Netherlands: Go to Denmark instead, where houses are made out of Lego and everyone stars in their own acclaimed drama series.
Adjusting to life in Sweden can sometimes leave newcomers scratching their heads. Luckily there's an online portal that puts all sorts of vital English-language information just a click away.
A group of leading environmental organizations called on Monday for the German government to implement more comprehensive pollution tests for cars in the wake of Volkswagen's emissions cheating scandal.
UPDATED: A man from northern Sweden who has praised Adolf Hitler on Facebook and participated in Nazi demonstrations has answered a call from Sweden's Migration Agency for volunteers willing to offer accommodation to refugees.
A Jewish and a Muslim cemetery were defiled with Nazi symbols and anti-migrant slogans in western Austria, police said on Monday, just weeks after similar attacks on a refugee hostel and Jewish museum.
The Mayor of Paris has announced decisive plans to close down and pedestrianize a highway on the banks of the River Seine by next summer, as well as to open a new cross-city tramway.
Spanish taxi drivers are calling for a "precautionary" suspension of one of Spain’s most successful new startups, days after it secured a multi-million euro funding.
The Jungle was France's fastest growing "town" and these AFP aerial images capture the sheer size and scale of the sprawling refugee camp, where thousands now face eviction.
An imam will be present for the first time on Vienna’s Heldenplatz for Austrian National Day next Monday, at the swearing in of new army recruits. The Austrian army has employed a Muslim chaplain since July 1st, after reforms to the law on Islam.
Updated: Chancellor Angela Merkel joined others in condemning the proposal by a police union chief on Sunday that Germany build a fence to block off its border with Austria.
Denmark has had its first freezing temperature of the coming winter season on Monday, but it came significantly later than usual.
The President of Brazil, Dilma Rousseff, was in Sweden on Monday to discuss her country's purchase of 36 Jas Gripen fighter jets for a price tag which has risen to 39 billion kronor ($4.7 billion).
UPDATED: Acclaimed Italian writer and environmental activist Erri De Luca was cleared Monday of inciting criminal damage by saying a controversial rail link through the Alps should be sabotaged.
Nearly 50 years after an accident saw US nuclear bombers crash in southern Spain, Washington finally agreed to clean up radioactive material from the site around Palomares.
Is Switzerland now a divided country or were the results of Sunday’s national elections merely a return to normality?
On the eve of the 9th EU Anti-Trafficking Day on Sunday, hundreds of women across Germany took to the streets to demonstrate against human trafficking worldwide. Berlin organizer Linda Guddat told The Local that the fight against trafficking in Germany is far from over.
A team of bakers smashed the record for the world's longest baguette on Sunday, smothering the 120-metre loaf with Nutella.
A hunter has bled to death after being attacked by a wild boar he was about to shoot in northern Spain.
Police have identified a third man who was present during the shooting of a 34-year-old Serbian national in Ottakring in Vienna early on Sunday. The victim remains in a critical condition after being shot in the head.
The private unemployment benefit known as dagpenge has been a hot-button political issue for years. As a commission releases its recommendations for the system, The Local takes a look back at how we got here.
Ride-booking service Uber is taking on popular start-ups by launching its own home-delivery service that allows customers to have their lunch delivered to their door.
Over 2,600 migrants entered Austria from Slovenia over the weekend and thousands more are expected to arrive during Monday.
French President Francois Hollande said on Monday the social turbulence currently gripping Air France, which was rocked by violent protests over job cuts, was not a reflection of the state of the country.
Spain has scooped the world blind wine tasting competition for teams, while the United States came last in their first ever showing at the annual event in France.
A long-awaited report on how to improve Denmark’s unemployment benefit system will be released on Monday with recommendations to make it easier to earn additional time on the benefit – but thousands of Danes still risk losing it altogether.
A team of Italian and French bakers smashed the record for the world's longest baguette at the Milan Expo on Sunday.
UPDATED: With the number of migrants and refugees in the New Jungle camp in Calais reaching 6,000, aid groups say humanitarian efforts are "on the brink of collapse", as the cold winter months approach. The mayor wants the army to step in.
One of Sweden’s top footballers has revealed he’s been getting death threats after scoring a bizarre own goal in extra time that left his Allsvenskan side Halmstad BK on the brink of relegation.
Juventus midfielder Claudio Marchisio has brushed off reported interest from Liverpool by claiming he is fully focused on regaining his fitness after signing an extension with the Italian champions.
Swiss billionaire Ernesto Bertarelli is acquiring the Rellerli cable car and ski area in Gstaad for 15 million francs ($15.7 million), where he is planning to build a luxury resort, according to a media report.
An almighty rumpus has broken out over the restoration of France's medieval landmark, Chartres Cathedral.
High-flying Fiorentina stayed top of Serie A after Inter Milan spurned the chance to take over after a pulsating but scoreless draw at home to Juventus on Sunday.
It's miserable and raining outside as a few hundred tired migrants mill around a damp underpass at Vienna's main train station waiting to continue their long journey to northern Europe.
UPDATED: German prosecutors said on Monday they were looking into, but not yet formally investigating, claims that Germany bribed football officials to win the right to host the 2006 World Cup.
Sweden needs to work harder to bridge the gender and knowledge gap if it is to keep up with the fast pace of digitalization, argues entrepreneur Veronica Chiaravalli, whose startup aims to do just that.
A 19-year-old was has been taken to hospital in Norrköping, south of Stockholm, after neighbours reported gunfire and calls for help.
Chancellor Angela Merkel's plan to offer cash and easier travel to Europe to Turkey in exchange for help managing the flow of refugees faced opposition before she had even arrived back in Berlin on Sunday.
A German city official who was stabbed in the neck in an attack apparently over her work with refugees was Sunday elected the first female mayor of the western city of Cologne.