A design for a “forested” 35-storey apartment and office tower covered with trees and shrubbery on terraces at every level has been selected for a suburb west of Lausanne, following a competition.
Packaging giant Tetra Pak is planning to close its only production plant in Switzerland next year, which would result in the loss of 123 jobs.
Hundreds of tourists converged on the Trevi Fountain in Rome on Tuesday evening to witness it gush once again with water after a €2 million makeover paid for by the fashion house, Fendi.
Paris is set to introduce cuts to traffic when pollution levels spike, after the ecology minister conceded to a long-running disagreement with the mayor of Paris.
Swedish retail giant H&M on Tuesday signed an agreement promising better labour rights for 1.6 million garment workers at its suppliers' factories.
Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday that she had wrangled her governing coalition into consensus over a new plan to hold refugees at EU borders before distributing them around the Union.
A rising number of public swimming pools across Sweden are launching blanket bans on smartphones and tablets in a bid to make inattentive parents help protect their children from drowning accidents.
We asked for your top tips to survive Sweden's short days and increasingly chilly weather in November. What else should we add to the list?
Austria's government, facing a record influx of refugees and migrants as well as a surge in support for the anti-immigration far-right, plans to tighten its asylum rules.
Norwegian mobile giant Telenor has expressed “serious concerns” after Russia’s Vimpelcom, in which its 33 percent stake, announced it was putting $900m aside for fines from an ongoing corruption probe.
Britain continued its charm offensive in Berlin on Tuesday, as Chancellor George Osborne told business leaders that the two countries' interests in EU reform are aligned.
A Basque separatist coalition has submitted a bill to the local parliament aimed at allowing citizens to decide on the "future" of the northern Spanish region, which could include independence.
The City of Copenhagen has given the Islamic Society in Denmark (Det Islamisk Trossamfund) a 30-day deadline to condemn controversial statements made by some of the society’s members.
More and more parents are being caught cheating the Swedish benefits system, which allows them to get paid for looking after sick children, with one even spotted on a booze cruise while claiming payments.
Italians have long been lambasted for their English language skills, but that hasn't stopped their desire to learn, even more so today, as The Local discovered.
Mystery and tragedy went hand-in-hand in Flensburg, northern Germany on Monday evening, when passersby noticed a woman sitting on a bench suddenly burst into flames.
A town in France could host an international kebab festival just to spite the far right mayor after he claimed there were too many immigrants in the town, and that he didn't want it to become the "kebab capital".
French Tyre maker Michelin said on Tuesday it was planning to close three production sites in Europe within three years, including one site in Italy.
A Frenchman has found a novel way of mourning his mother, by creating a picnic table out of her tomb, where he now goes to enjoy a glass of wine, a bite to eat and a good old chat.
Paris Saint-Germain coach Laurent Blanc has called on his players to have the courage to impose their game on Real Madrid when the two sides meet in the Spanish capital on Tuesday.
Defending MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez has said he hopes his spat with championship leader Valentino Rossi doesn't spoil a tense title decider in the Valencia Grand Prix on Sunday.
American author Jessica Alexander has seen US interest in Denmark spike in recent weeks, but she wonders if more of her countrymen would be inspired by Danes if they focused on their social traits rather than their 'socialist' label.
Spanish authorities said on Tuesday they had arrested three Moroccans suspected of links to the Isis jihadist group, who were aiming to carry out terror acts in Spain.
Germany has dropped out of the top ten in an annual study of English proficiency levels worldwide despite improving its performance, a study published on Tuesday showed.
Swiss banking giant UBS said on Tuesday that its third quarter net profit nearly tripled, beating analyst expectations, even as it acknowledged it too had been questioned over a Fifa corruption scandal.
Danes have been knocked off their perch as the world’s best non-native English speakers by the Swedes and the Dutch.
What's the first thing you do after snapping up a luxury six million kronor ($704,000) villa in Sweden, with sea views, two kitchens and a fireplace? If you're Hugh Grant: you raze it to the ground.
Yamaha on Tuesday hit back at rivals Honda for claiming Italian star Valentino Rossi kicked Marc Marquez off his bike during the Malaysian Grand Prix.
Swedish people are the best non-native English speakers in the world, according to the largest global ranking of countries by English language skills, which placed the Nordic nation third in 2014.
Switzerland continues to fall behind other countries in the world for English proficiency, according to a new study of 70 nations by Education First (EF), an international language training company.
Four pensioners drowned on Tuesday when a river burst its banks and flooded their retirement home in northeastern Spain, officials said.
France has performed woefully in a worldwide English language ranking, finishing dead last in the EU and only slightly ahead of Turkey and Azerbaijan.
After a series of "minor incidents" involving zoo visitors and animals, Vienna’s Schönbrunn Zoo has banned the use of selfie sticks for taking photos with smartphones at some of its enclosures.
UPDATED: A Frenchman has been arrested after threatening to commit suicide if police confiscated the 14-month-old lion he was keeping in his garden.
A Frenchwoman has issued a plea for help to bring home her three-year-old daughter, whom she says was "abducted" by her jihadist husband who has left for Syria.
A family of bears has been captured on film trying – and failing – to climb a tree in the Spanish Pyrenees.
Spain's jobless total rose for a third straight month in October to 4.18 million, the employment ministry said on Tuesday.
A police officer who said he was forced to take early retirement due to poor health after being subjected to years of passive smoking at work has received just €7,400 in compensation.
France and Britain are to step up joint efforts to tackle people smuggling networks, which will see more British police stationed over on the French side of the English Channel.
The Italian parliament will on Wednesday begin debating a bill aimed at enshrining the legal rights of prisoners to have sex in jails, a move which one opposition party has said will "turn jails into brothels".
The founders of Skype are preparing to unleash an army of delivery robots onto the world, with a Danish debut expected in 2017.
The refugee crisis and Brexit were top of the agenda when Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven held talks with his UK counterpart David Cameron on an official visit to London.
Do you like Salmon sushi and sashimi? Then you should thank the Norwegians, who not only dreamt up the dish but also got the Japanese to eat it.
A Norwegian scientific ethics body has backed government plans to allow those who change legal gender from female to male to retain their ovaries and have children.
Swiss banking giant UBS said Tuesday that it too had been questioned over links with Fifa, after Credit Suisse acknowledged last week it was being probed in the massive corruption scandal rocking football's Zurich-based governing body.
On November 2, the Swedish Institute organized a study visit to Riksdag, the Swedish parliament. SI NFGL member Mariia Opanasenko writes about the experience.
Police have raided the offices of the German Football Federation (DFB) in connection with a €6.7 million payment to Fifa allegedly used to buy votes for the 2006 World Cup.
Despite changes in policy, Switzerland is the least financially transparent country in the world, the UK-based Tax Justice Network says in an annual report.
Ahead of this year's CPH:DOX film festival, The Local's Allan Mutuku-Kortbæk guides readers through some of the films you won't want to miss.
Refugees and migrants arriving in Austria will soon be given a folder as they cross the border, containing information about European fundamental rights and freedoms, and urged to comply with them.
A Galician town whose website ended up promoting a "clitoris festival" when translated by Google, is considering making an official complaint to the company.
Writer Mathias Enard won the Goncourt, France's top literary prize, on Tuesday in a race dominated by books about the West's love-hate relationship with Islam and the Arab world.
Chancellor Angela Merkel has warned that closing borders within Europe could lead to military conflict in the Balkans as she once again sought to defend her refugee policies on Monday.
A seven-year-old British schoolboy with a severe dairy allergy died in Italy after going into anaphylactic shock following a pasta lunch.
A German medical company has rejected claims its product cost 13 Spaniards their sight in one eye as the substance was also linked to medical mishaps in France.
Shares in Volkswagen tumbled on the Frankfurt stock exchange Tuesday amid new accusations in the ever-widening emissions cheating scandal, but the German auto giant adamantly denied the new charges.
Way up north by the Arctic Circle, a Swedish family has been making world-class windows for more than 30 years. Bullet proof, fire proof, sliding in all directions – they do it all. They just can’t export to the US – not without a free trade agreement.
Its elaborate Baroque facade now sparkles in the sun, scaffold-free: Rome's Trevi Fountain will gush its emerald waters once again on Tuesday after a clean-up funded by Italian fashion house Fendi.
The French government has been ordered by a court to improve conditions at the giant "New Jungle" migrant camp in Calais after NGOs called for immediate action over "serious human rights violations".
Sweden-born startup King - which is behind the global hit Candy Crush - looks set to be bought by US gaming company Activision Blizzard for $5.9 billion (around 50 billion kronor).
The two civilian victims of February's terror attack in Copenhagen were given posthumous awards from France on Monday.
A German court jailed a young man on Monday who ran a multi-million-euro on-line drugs business and sold almost a tonne of illegal narcotics from his bedroom in his mother's flat.
Gianluca Petrelli's mystery shopper app, BeMyEye, has thrived since being launched just two years ago. He talks to The Local about what it takes to be successful in the challenging startup scene.
Roma midfielder Radja Nainggolan has warned anything less than a win against Bayer Leverkusen could prove fatal to the Serie A side's chances of ending a five-year wait to reach the Champions League last 16.
Two Norwegian comedians got Chicago’s fastest rapper and his sidekick to improvise a bank heist film on the spot, then used the recording for a film they acted out themselves back in Oslo. Amazingly, it works.
UPDATED: Prime Minister Stefan Löfven has said hundreds of Roma migrants left without an overnight base after police cleared out a huge 'shanty town' in Malmö are not Sweden's responsibility.