Switzerland's Stan Wawrinka defeated Serb Viktor Troicki in two sets to reach the quarterfinals of the Paris Masters on Thursday while fellow Swiss Roger Federer was knocked out of the tennis tournament by big-serving American John Isner.
Air crew union UFO will strike for a week starting on Friday, after refusing a last-ditch offer to improve pensions from employer Lufthansa.
An Italian vet, who sparked a backlash after a photo of him posing happily alongside a lion he killed in Tanzania emerged online, has pledged to take legal action against protesters who made violent threats against him.
Sweden's Migration Minister Morgan Johansson has urged refugees in northern Germany to stay put, after declaring that the Nordic nation is now unable to guarantee beds for all asylum seekers.
An 85-year-old Austrian cut up almost €1 million ($1.1 million) into tiny pieces in an apparent attempt to spite her heirs, authorities said on Thursday.
The French capital might be full of all kinds of hotels, but there will soon be a new kind to add to the mix – one that floats on the River Seine.
As Nuremberg prepares to host the most famous annual Christmas market in the world, The Local spoke with the newly selected Christkind - a mysterious angel that opens the festivities from on high each November.
Police in southern France are desperately trying to track down a Komodo dragon stolen from a crocodile farm.
UPDATED: Sweden's Migration Minister Morgan Johansson has urged refugees in northern Germany to stay put, after declaring that the Nordic nation is now unable to guarantee beds for all asylum seekers.
After Sweden appealed to other European nations to take some of its refugees, Denmark's foreign minister made it clear on Thursday that the only thing it would offer the fellow Nordic nation was inspiration from its more hard-line approach.
After a report placed Spain 23rd out of 70 countries in the new world English learning ranking, The Local asked experts to suggest ways the nation could improve.
A Swedish cartoonist has told The Local he's hoping for global success with a range of children's stories featuring cartoon genitals, designed to encourage kids and parents to embrace both gender and transgender equality.
Officials said they have been forced to fence off the East Side Gallery - the world-famous stretch of Berlin Wall street art - to deter vandalism while it undergoes restoration, and are considering more permanent ways to stop people from damaging the landmark.
Next year’s Euro 2016 Championships on home soil were meant to be the peak of Karim Benzema’s international career, but it now appears he may have played his last game for a France team that has once again been thrown into chaos.
The European Commission has revised Italy’s growth forecast upwards for 2015, saying on Thursday that the country is “moving towards more self-sustaining growth”.
The French president is set on Thursday to finally inaugurate the new €4.2 billion Ministry of Defence building, nicknamed the "French Pentagon". Here's everything you need to know about the new building.
Spanish authorities have revealed that the strange UFO could be part of a rocket that hurtled down to earth.
Austrian activists who took part in a “refugee convoy” and drove cars into Hungary to pick up refugees and help them reach Austria and Germany could face criminal charges of people smuggling, according to a report in Der Standard newspaper.
The Spanish startup is embroiled in a legal battle against taxi drivers, who want the service to be banned, much like rival app Uber.
A Spanish navy frigate rescued more than 500 migrants off the coast of Libya on Thursday as the small wooden fishing boat they were packed into sailed adrift.
Zurich Insurance on Thursday said third-quarter profits fell 79 percent, after the company was hit with $275 million (€254 million) in losses following the industrial disaster in Tianjin, China.
Ministers have agreed on plans to ban all outdoor tobacco advertising by 2020, a leaked report showed on Thursday.
UPDATED: French football star Karim Benzema was charged on Thursday over his involvement with a plot to blackmail fellow French international Mathieu Valbuena after sex tape featuring the player found its way into the wrong hands.
Swiss Federal Railways is to cut 900 jobs in the next five years as part of a plan to save 550 million francs a year up to 2020 and 1.75 billion in the ten years from 2020 to 2030.
The European Commission predicted that large numbers of refugees arriving in Germany will boost the economy by a significant amount over the coming years, in a new economic forecast released on Thursday.
Berlin is still honouring an agreement struck by dictator Francisco Franco to pay pensions to fascist volunteers who signed up to fight for Hitler, it has emerged.
Austria’s minister for foreign affairs and integration, Sebastian Kurz, will present a 50 point integration plan for recognised refugees next week - which will include a special course to teach them “Austrian values”.
Paris might be a city rich in history but any visitor these days would be wise to make use of modern technology to get the most out of their trip to the City of Light. So The Local has gathered together ten free smartphone apps that could come in handy.
Following a string of suspected arson attacks on temporary refugee accommodation in Sweden, a new neighbourhood watch app is hoping to spark communities into action to prevent future damage.
Spain was once again ranked highly worldwide for its residents' long life expectancy. The Local looks at Spaniards' secrets for what keeps them kicking longer than others.
The French government has given up on one of President François Hollande's landmark election pledges - to give foreigners the right to vote in local elections. Rights groups tell The Local the government has "caved in to xenophobia and racism".
Danish wind turbine maker Vestas Wind Systems on Thursday raised its annual revenue and profit forecast for the second time this year as quarterly profit more than doubled.
Jo Lunder, the Norwegian former chief executive of Russian mobile phone company Vimpelcom, was arrested on corruption charges on Wednesday night as he arrived at Oslo's Gardermoen airport.
Two sisters have been found dead on a beach in western France, after apparently committing suicide to escape an incurable illness.
Ikea fears an aggressive spam campaign using its brand name could harm the furniture giant's reputation, as police warns the global phishing scandal has reached Sweden.
Driverless post buses will soon be operating in the canton of Valais, thanks to a new collaboration between PostBus and a Swiss startup founded by recent graduates from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL) in Lausanne.
Austria's OMV is the latest oil and gas firm to feel the pinch from the stubbornly low price of crude, sliding to a hefty loss in the third quarter.
Vets investigating a spate of mysterious reindeer deaths in a park in Norway have told The Local they have no explanation despite carrying out an in-depth examination of of three of the animals’ heads.
Europe’s chief banker, Mario Draghi, is the world’s most powerful Italian, at least according to Forbes magazine, which has published its annual list of the most powerful global figures.
The Madrid striker has reportedly admitted his involvement in an alleged blackmail over a sex tape involving fellow French international Mathieu Valbuena, after spending the night in custody.
Russia, state-sponsored cyber attacks and terror groups pose the greatest threats to Denmark’s security according to the Danish Defence Intelligence Service’s new long-term risk assessment.
Multi-millionaires wanting to become permanent residents in the canton of Zug could be exempted from having to learn the local language under a proposal put forward by cantonal authorities.
The man in his sixties was rescued after being dragged underwater around 200 metres from the shore.
The American government has approved the sale of technology which will be used to arm two Italian Air Force drones.
Austria has begun to construct "technical barriers" along its border with Slovenia, despite the Chancellor's stated opposition to constructing a fence.
Sweden-founded games developer King has reported a rise in profits, days after announcing it was being bought by US mobile entertainment giant Activision Blizzard.
Fifteen world leaders and businessmen have been ranked as more powerful than French President Francois Hollande, according to Forbes Magazine, including the UK's David Cameron, who is far higher up the list.
Nato's biggest military exercise in a more than a decade is underway in the northeastern city of Zaragoza in readiness to tackle new threats.
An exhausted puppy, who fell overboard from a ferry in the Gulf of Naples, was later rescued by a group of sailors.
Reportedly low paid eastern Europeans have been called in to work on the COP 21 climate summit in Paris, even though local workers were told they would be prioritized in the hiring procedure.
The Italian PR expert arrested for allegedly stealing confidential documents from the Vatican, insisted it was her co-accused, a Spanish priest, who secretly recorded the pope's conversations.
More disturbing details have come to light about the Danish man accused of performing genital mutilation on a number of women and storing their body parts.
Embattled Volkswagen's credit rating was cut by Moody's on Wednesday as the toll on the German automaker grew over its cheating on emissions.
Roger Federer produced a near-perfect display of tennis to open his Paris Masters campaign with a 6-1, 6-1 second round win over Italian Andreas Seppi on Wednesday.
Otto Brøns-Petersen, the head of analysis at the think-tank CEPOS and a former executive at the Tax Ministry, says it's a myth that the welfare state is what made Denmark rich.
Chancellor Angela Merkel is now more powerful than US President Barack Obama, at least according to Forbes Magazine, which has published its annual list of the most powerful global figures.
Why are you in Sweden? What do you hope to change in the world? Tomás da Costa S. Vasconcelos, a second-year scholarship student from Brazil, shares his story and his vision.
Italian authorities on Wednesday announced the arrest of mafia "baby boss" Pasquale Sibillo, a 24-year-old suspected of orchestrating revenge killings following the death of his brother in Naples in July.
A French woman who stuffed her two-year-old daughter in a plastic bag and threw her into a river was given 15 years in prison for murder on Wednesday.
Arsenal are on the verge of exiting the Champions League after crashing to a record 5-1 defeat at Bayern Munich on Wednesday as Thomas Müller netted twice.
Roma coach Rudi Garcia has lamented his side's difficulty in finishing off opponents as he contemplates a tough trip to face champions Barcelona that could decide the Italians' Champions League fate.
UPDATED: A 25-year-old female police officer died and another was seriously injured after their vehicle ended up in a lake during a car chase on icy roads in northern Sweden.
Police have removed a number of protesters from outside Malmö city hall, where a group of several dozen Roma migrants spent the night after a controversial shanty camp in the city was bulldozed.
November's an important time for networking in Sweden, ahead of the Christmas rush. Here are five fun mingles happening this week, alongside our regular event listings.