Roger Federer charged past his first hurdle in the quest for a seventh title at the Swiss Indoors in Basel on Tuesday, with the top seed delivering a crushing 6-1, 6-2 lesson to Mikhail Kukushkin.
The world’s third largest tobacco company opened its headquarters in Geneva on Tuesday in the same international precinct that houses the World Health Organization’s offices.
Germany's world-renowned south-eastern state has been named one of the top 10 regions for travel in 2016 by travel guide publishers Lonely Planet – a timely recognition for perhaps the most iconic part of the country.
France's President Francois Hollande led a ceremony on Tuesday in honour of the 43 victims of last week's bus and truck collision.
Roaming charges that currently mean EU mobile phone users are charged extra if they are in another member state, are finally set to be scrapped after years of wrangling.
How do you know when you've really mastered the French language? If you can tick off most of the signs on this list, then you'll be well on your way.
What was supposed to be a typical elk hunt became something far more unexpected for Swede Hasse Ekengren, when his dog Aqila chased a 120-kilo bear up a tree.
Italy on Tuesday privatized its historic national postal service in the biggest listing of a state-owned company in 15 years and just the first of a series aimed at boosting the debt-laden state coffers.
Germany's food and agriculture minister said Tuesday that people should not be afraid of tucking into a grilled bratwurst despite the World Health Organization's warning that sausages and ham cause cancer.
Roaming charges that mean mobile phone users are charged extra if they are in another EU country will finally be scrapped after years of wrangling came to an end. However not until June 2017.
Roaming charges, which see mobile phone users paying extra fees if they are in another EU country, will finally be scrapped after years of wrangling. However, the changes won't come into force until June 2017.
UPDATED: A Danish fighter jet pilot was forced to use his ejector seat when an F-16 crashed into the North Sea on Tuesday afternoon.
Italy must move quickly to establish fertile ground for a growing crop of startup entrepreneurs, including overcoming digital challenges and broader structural issues such as corruption, in order to stop them fleeing to technology hubs such as London, an Italian senator said on Tuesday.
The latest person caught up in Neymar's poisonous 2013 transfer from Santos to Barcelona is the Brazilian star's mother, who is to face fraud charges, judicial sources revealed on Tuesday.
A Berlin condom company found out the hard way on Tuesday that there may be such a thing as too many orgasms – when it lost a legal battle over the number it promises customers.
Bundesliga side TSG Hoffenheim have announced the appointment of 28-year-old Julian Nagelsmann as their next trainer, making him the youngest manager in Bundesliga history.
Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy vowed to use "all political and legal means" to block a Catalan independence bid.
The economy of Italy's struggling south is set to return to growth in 2015 for the first time since the crisis kicked off seven years ago, a new report published on Tuesday argues.
Sweden is the best place in the EU when it comes to social justice, but a new report suggests the Scandiavian country's halo is slipping when it comes to integration and foreign access to the labour market.
Women are so stressed out when they come home from work that they should head straight for the sofa to relax, a new Danish study recommends.
The World Health Organisation has labelled classic Gallic grub like saucisson, jambon and of course “viande rouge” (red meat) as carcinogenic, but are the French ready to give it all up?
An photographer user armed with paper cutouts has created some of the most creative pics of world landmarks we've ever seen and was recently in Copenhagen. Take a closer look.
More than 200 mostly Roma migrants who have been living in a shanty camp on the outskirts of southern Sweden's largest city have been told they're being evicted from the site.
Would-be Danes will demonstrate against the long processing times and unclear information currently affecting citizenship applications.
Austria’s Agriculture Minister Andrä Rupprechter has defended Austrian sausages as "the best there is" after a report from the World Health Organization (WHO) said that processed meats such as bacon, sausages and ham cause cancer.
An attempt to finally solve one of Spain’s most enduring mysteries is underway as archaoeologists try for a third time to locate the remains of the nation’s most celebrated modern poet and playwright.
It is said that everyone has a double somewhere in the world. The concept is definitely true for Swede Konrad Annerud, whose photos are going viral thanks to his likeness to Hollywood's Leonardo Di Caprio.
Volkswagen sales in Germany have increased in the month since it emerged that the car giant tricked emissions authorities for years by using illegal software in its diesel engines.
Basel-based pharmaceutical giant Novartis said on Tuesday that its third-quarter net profit fell by 42 percent to $1.8 billion, partially due to provisions to settle a US corruption case.
As Spain’s politicians gear up for December’s general election, Greenpeace has enlisted their mini-mes for a campaign to remind politicians of their environmental pledges.
Voters in Switzerland look set to go to the polls again to decide whether immigration curbs approved by the population in February 2014 should be implemented.
Sweden's Prime Minister Stefan Löfven has announced he will travel to London next week to hold talks on the refugee crisis with his British counterpart David Cameron.
An secondary school in Italy's Abruzzo region has found the perfect excuse to change it's policy on footwear – banning high heels, flip-flops and platform shoes because of the area's high seismic risk.
An Instagram user armed with paper cutouts has created some of the most creative pics of Paris that we've ever seen. And he's currently in the French capital. Take a closer look.
It's a trick every identical twin knows - pass the blame on to your doppelgänger. And for a convicted burglar in Düsseldorf it might just free him from a lengthy jail sentence.
A former prisoner who violated his parole terms and had been hiding out in a forest hut for months in Carinthia is back in custody after attacking two policemen with an axe.
A new study published on Tuesday showed that while Germany is doing better on social justice than others in Europe, it still has a long way to go to help many of its young people.
He has sniffed out more than 30 kilos of drugs, a dozen weapons and saved a missing three-year-old toddler. Now Herman is being honoured for his paw work.
After months of work Eisenstadt’s Jewish Museum has completed a project to document and digitize graves in the city’s old Jewish cemetery.
Two young women from western Germany are being hunted by Turkish authorities on suspicion of involvement in a recent spate of terrorist attacks by Isis.
A refugee was killed and three others injured after a car knocked them down in a hit-and-run in Calais, northern France. Police are hunting for the driver who remains on the run.
Spaniards have been clamouring to send in their submissions for a new documentary that will show the lives of thousands of Spaniards over a 24 hour period.
This light, healthy and nutritious soup is almost a meal in itself and is perfect fodder as the temperature drops and the days start drawing in.
The Swiss meat industry was put on the defensive by a report this week from the Geneva-based World Health Organization that found processed red meats such as sausages and bacon are probably carcinogenic and can cause cancer.
An image of woman wearing a strap on and a picture of five people having sex with each other are among the scenes depicted in a Swedish book designed to offer stimulation for blind and visually impaired people.
Bavaria's state premier has blasted Austria for waving on thousands of refugees to Germany without informing local authorities and has called on Chancellor Angela Merkel to intervene.
Ignazio Marino, who resigned as Rome mayor earlier this month, is still threatening to cling to power – a situation which could prove highly embarrassing for his Democratic Party (PD).
Does it feel like the world is stumbling from crisis to crisis? Researchers at the Stockholm Resilience Centre reckon they’ve got to the bottom of why things seem so bad. The Local talked to one expert about how crises are going global - and how to stop them.
Jennifer Gavito took over the helm as the US Consul General to Munich in August, becoming the first woman to hold the position. The Local spoke with her about the refugee crisis, TTIP and what the United States can learn from Germany.
Two French pilots sentenced to 20 years in jail in the Dominican Republic for cocaine trafficking have somehow managed to sneak off the Caribbean island and make it back to France, after a spectacular escape that could have been the plot of spy thriller.
The number of registered unemployed in France recorded in September its biggest monthly drop since the global economic crisis began in 2007, data showed on Monday.
Italy already has a cat café and now a coffee shop where people can chat about dying over their cappuccino is set to open in Bologna. What on earth is that? Read on to find out.
Copenhagen is the ninth most reputable city in the world according to a new study, moving up two spots in a list dominated by Europe.
Police in Dortmund warned on Monday of increasing far-right radicalization after a spate of racist attacks across the west German city over the weekend.
The Catalan regional assembly opened a new session on Monday dominated for the first time by a secessionist majority that has vowed to break away from Spain within 18 months.
Bavarian leader Horst Seehofer warned Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday that unless she finds a way to limit the number of refugees arriving via Austria by Sunday, he will consider acting alone.
An Islamist who wants to replace Danish democracy with an Islamic caliphate has had his citizenship application rejected by parliament’s Naturalization Committee.
German football legend Franz Beckenbauer admitted making a "mistake" in the bidding process to host the 2006 World Cup but on Monday denied that votes were bought.
Swedish police are investigating a blaze at a home for refugee children in Lund, the latest in a string of suspected arson attacks on accommodation facilities for asylum seekers.
UPDATED: A 15-year-old Trollhättan pupil has told Swedish police for the first time of the moment he was attacked by a sword-wielding man, who killed one of his fellow schoolmates and a teaching assistant.
The brutal attack at a school in Trollhättan sparked debate about school security in Sweden. The fact that anyone can walk into schools without controls must now be considered a thing of the past, argues Bo Jansson of The National Union of Teachers.