Zlatan ends Denmark’s Euro 2016 hopes
Denmark

Zlatan ends Denmark’s Euro 2016 hopes

Denmark will miss next summer's European tournament after drawing 2-2 with Sweden in Copenhagen on Tuesday evening.

Federer snaps Djokovic’s long winning streak
Switzerland

Federer snaps Djokovic’s long winning streak

Switzerland’s Roger Federer on Tuesday night defeated world number one Novak Djokovic in two sets to advance to the semifinals of the ATP World Tour Finals tennis tournament in London.

Swedes cheer double fire into France’s Euro 2016
Sweden

Swedes cheer double fire into France’s Euro 2016

UPDATED: Sweden qualified for next summer's European tournament after two goals from star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic saw them draw 2-2 with Denmark in Copenhagen.

Norway’s Statoil pulls out of Alaskan Arctic
Norway

Norway’s Statoil pulls out of Alaskan Arctic

Norway's Statoil said Tuesday it was giving up its exploration licences in Alaska after its Anglo-Dutch rival Shell threw in the towel in September because of disappointing oil and gas finds.

Norway hotel chain bans bacon from breakfast
Norway

Norway hotel chain bans bacon from breakfast

One of Scandinavia’s biggest hotel chains has banned sausages and bacon from the menu after its billionaire owner yielded to the influence of his environmental campaigner wife.

Lausanne luxury hotel opens after renovations
Switzerland

Lausanne luxury hotel opens after renovations

The Hôtel Royal Savoy, a landmark five-star hotel in Lausanne, has reopened after five years of renovations and a new wing costing a total of 100 million francs ($98.6 million).

Hunt continues after Hanover bomb threat
Germany

Hunt continues after Hanover bomb threat

UPDATED: No explosives or attackers have yet been discovered in Hanover after intelligence led security authorities to cancel a planned friendly football game against the Netherlands on Tuesday night.

French police ‘hunt for second man on the run’
France

French police ‘hunt for second man on the run’

Reports in France on Tuesday night claimed that police are desperately hunting a second suspect in connection with Friday's terror attacks in Paris, a man believed to have taken part in the shootings on the terraces of restaurants and bars.

WHO hypes Paris climate summit prospects
Switzerland

WHO hypes Paris climate summit prospects

The upcoming climate summit in Paris could produce the most important agreement of the century for public health matters, the Geneva-based World Health Organization said on Tuesday.

Spain backs France decision to miss deficit target to spend on security
Spain

Spain backs France decision to miss deficit target to spend on security

Spain on Tuesday backed France's decision to let EU deficit obligations slide in order to step up spending on security in the wake of the Paris terror attacks.

Storm ‘Heini’ bears down on Germany
Germany

Storm ‘Heini’ bears down on Germany

Germany was preparing to batten down the hatches on Tuesday evening, as storm "Heini“ approaches from the north-west, bringing hurricane-force winds in tow.

Italy rules out military action in Syria
Italy

Italy rules out military action in Syria

Defence Minister Roberta Pinotti on Tuesday ruled out Italy partaking in military action against Isis in Syria.

Swedish PM backs minister in Paris row
Sweden

Swedish PM backs minister in Paris row

Swedish PM Stefan Löfven has come out in defence of his foreign minister, who sparked an outcry when she appeared to link the Paris attacks to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.

Slogans of unity show defiant spirit of Paris
France

Slogans of unity show defiant spirit of Paris

Determined not to give in to fear after Friday's terrorist attacks, the residents of Paris have pulled together in a show of solidarity. The Local looks at the slogans that show the city's spirit.

Putin to Russian navy: treat France as ally
France

Putin to Russian navy: treat France as ally

President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday ordered the Russian navy in the Mediterranean to work "as allies" with its French counterparts against Isis in Syria.

Charlie Hebdo: screw them, drink champagne
France

Charlie Hebdo: screw them, drink champagne

This week's Charlie Hebdo, the French satirical weekly that was brutally attacked in January, mixes poignancy and defiance in its response to Friday's jihadist assault on Paris.

Police arrest armed men at German school
Germany

Police arrest armed men at German school

Large numbers of police were deployed to a school in Heidenheim, south-west Germany on Tuesday after reports of a "rampage situation". Three armed people were arrested.

Tourists urged ‘don’t stay away from Paris’
France

Tourists urged ‘don’t stay away from Paris’

Paris is safe and life will return to normal. That's the message from the head of the Paris Tourism board who told The Local on Tuesday that tourists should not turn their backs on the City of Light, despite understandable fears.

Penguins caught trying to escape Danish zoo
Denmark

Penguins caught trying to escape Danish zoo

A group of penguins were caught on video trying to make a mad dash from the Odense Zoo.

Third Spanish victim confirmed to have been killed in Paris attacks
Spain

Third Spanish victim confirmed to have been killed in Paris attacks

Manuel Pérez Paredes, who had dual Spanish and French nationality was gunned down in the Bataclan concert hall on Friday, bringing the total number of Spanish victims to three.

Paris victims cut down in prime of their lives
France

Paris victims cut down in prime of their lives

The victims of the terror attacks on Friday in Paris were cut down in the prime of life, leaving behind pregnant wives, promising careers and friends -- that some died trying to protect.

UN warns against scapegoating refugees
Switzerland

UN warns against scapegoating refugees

United Nations organizations in Geneva on Tuesday urged states not to "backtrack" on pledges made to host migrants and refugees, including from Syria, in the wake of the attacks in Paris.

Hero cat cheered for saving owner from blaze
Sweden

Hero cat cheered for saving owner from blaze

A cat has been warming hearts in Sweden this week after clawing home the title of feline hero of the year for preventing a fire when his owner's mobile phone charger overheated.

French jihadist ‘claims attacks in recording’
France

French jihadist ‘claims attacks in recording’

The voice on an audio recording that claimed responsibility for the Paris terror attacks belonged to a well known French jihadist, sources have said.

French cop tells of terror shootout at Bataclan
France

French cop tells of terror shootout at Bataclan

Four days after the bloody attack on the Bataclan concert hall in Paris one of the elite police offers on the scene has described in detail the horror of events at the club that night.

Bataclan hostage: ‘I feel like I’ve been born again’
France

Bataclan hostage: ‘I feel like I’ve been born again’

Quivering hostages, burning money and the moans of the wounded: One of the most detailed accounts yet has emerged from the standoff at the deadliest scene of the Paris terror attacks.

Eiffel Tower closes as staff want more security
France

Eiffel Tower closes as staff want more security

Just a day after reopening following Friday's terror attacks the Eiffel Tower was closed again on Tuesday as worried staff staged a walk-out to discuss ways to improve security at the famous monument.

Norway’s F-16s may join EU ISIS op: experts
Norway

Norway’s F-16s may join EU ISIS op: experts

Norwegian F-16s and special forces could be deployed alongside EU forces in the fight against ISIS in Syria and Iraq, defence experts have declared.

VIDEO: German’s Paris hymn becomes viral hit
Germany

VIDEO: German’s Paris hymn becomes viral hit

A German singer's impromptu song of solidarity with France recorded after the Paris attacks has become a social media hit viewed more than four million times by Tuesday.

Police in Paris find car rented by terror suspect
France

Police in Paris find car rented by terror suspect

Police sources have confirmed that an abandoned car found in the 18th arrondissement of the city was rented out by Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdelslam.

Police to apologize after wrongful Aachen arrests

Police to apologize after wrongful Aachen arrests

Police in Aachen are set to apologize to the seven people they arrested on Tuesday in the hunt for a key suspect in the Paris terrorist attacks. All seven were released hours after their arrest, without charge.

Paris attacks suspect ‘travelled via Germany’
Germany

Paris attacks suspect ‘travelled via Germany’

A man suspected by French security authorities of helping to organize Friday's terror attacks in Paris visited Austria in September after passing through Germany, Austria's Interior Minister said on Tuesday.

Speeder chides cops for their ‘reckless’ behaviour
Germany

Speeder chides cops for their ‘reckless’ behaviour

A driver in northern Germany gave police an earful when they they stopped him for breaking the speed limit, accusing them of behaving recklessly.

Paris attacks suspect visited Austria
Austria

Paris attacks suspect visited Austria

One of the key suspects believed to have carried out Friday’s deadly attacks in Paris - who is now being hunted by police - spent some time in Austria around two months ago according to the interior ministry.

Denmark to ‘help’ France but no EU mission
Denmark

Denmark to ‘help’ France but no EU mission

Denmark’s opt-out on joint EU defence policy will keep it from formally joining other European nations in supporting France militarily, but the nation has still pledged to help the fight against Isis.

Spain rules out Syria airstrikes but pledges support in fight against Isis
Spain

Spain rules out Syria airstrikes but pledges support in fight against Isis

As European defence ministers unanimously backed a French request for help in defeating Isis, Spain appeared to step back from joining bombing raids over Syria.

Refugee gives birth after crossing border
Austria

Refugee gives birth after crossing border

An Afghan refugee has given birth to a baby girl in a medical emergency tent in Spielfeld, shortly after crossing into Austria from Slovenia.

Italy to ban drones amid Jubilee terror threat
Italy

Italy to ban drones amid Jubilee terror threat

Airspace over Rome will be closed-off to drones during the upcoming Catholic Holy Year, or Jubilee, over fears that the remote-controlled aircraft could be used by the Isis militant group in a terror attack.

Would this Swedish sign make you more careful?
Sweden

Would this Swedish sign make you more careful?

Are the tech-savvy Swedes too addicted to their smartphones? Two Swedish creatives seem to think so. The pair have caused a viral stir with an ingenious unofficial road warning sign.

Hard-right AfD now 3rd biggest German party
Germany

Hard-right AfD now 3rd biggest German party

Germany's hard-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) are now the third most popular party in the country, according to a poll released on Tuesday.

Brother urges key Paris suspect to surrender
France

Brother urges key Paris suspect to surrender

UPDATED: The brother of one of the key Paris attack suspects has urged his brother to surrender, hours after French police identified a hotel room used by the terrorists before the attacks.

‘We’ll do all we can to help France’: Germany
Germany

‘We’ll do all we can to help France’: Germany

Germany will provide "help and support" to France, Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen said on Tuesday as Paris called for military assistance from fellow EU nations.

Swiss aid experts help refugee crisis in Europe
Switzerland

Swiss aid experts help refugee crisis in Europe

Switzerland has sent five experts from Swiss Humanitarian Aid (SHA) to Slovenia and Croatia to help local organizations deal with the refugee crisis, the federal government has announced.

Teacher ‘sexually abused students’ at parties
Austria

Teacher ‘sexually abused students’ at parties

A 31-year-old female teacher is on trial in Leoben, Styria, on Tuesday charged with sexually abusing some of her students.

Spanish reporter apologizes after Star Wars symbol used for al-Qaeda
Spain

Spanish reporter apologizes after Star Wars symbol used for al-Qaeda

A Spanish reporter showed that he didn't know his Jedi from his jihad when he mixed up two quite unrelated symbols.

Sweden will help with France’s war on Isis
Sweden

Sweden will help with France’s war on Isis

UPDATED: European ministers have backed a French request for help in defeating Isis, following Friday's Paris terror attacks. But Sweden has said it is unclear what its role will be.

Spectator attacks linesman with his penis at football match in Spain
Spain

Spectator attacks linesman with his penis at football match in Spain

A disgruntled crowd member stormed the pitch and hit an assistant referee with his penis during a football match in southern Spain.

German teacher killed in concert hall attack
Germany

German teacher killed in concert hall attack

The second German victim of Isis terror attacks in Paris has been identified as a 51-year-old teacher from Hannover who lived and worked in France.

EU tells France: we’ll help in war against Isis
France

EU tells France: we’ll help in war against Isis

UPDATED: European defence ministers have unanimously backed a French request for help in defeating Isis, following Friday's Paris terror attacks.

Fences ‘not the answer’ to terror threat
Austria

Fences ‘not the answer’ to terror threat

Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann (SPÖ) and Vice-Chancellor Reinhold Mitterlehner (ÖVP) have spoken out against completely sealing Austria’s borders with fences in response to the influx of migrants and said that civil liberties must be preserved in the wake of the attacks by Islamist militants in Paris.

High court upholds ‘hate speech’ conviction
Switzerland

High court upholds ‘hate speech’ conviction

Switzerland’s highest court on Monday upheld the conviction of a former Swiss People’s Party (SVP) politician of racial discrimination for a tweet he sent suggesting a ‘kristallnacht’ against Muslims, reported news agency ATS.

Life in prison for man who killed Swedish teen
Sweden

Life in prison for man who killed Swedish teen

UPDATE: A 35-year-old Lithuanian man has been found guilty of murdering Swedish teenager Lisa Holm, whose disappearance sparked one of Sweden's largest missing person searches.

Solidarité: England fans to sing Marseillaise
France

Solidarité: England fans to sing Marseillaise

In a show of unity England football fans are being urged to learn the words of the Marseillaise so they can sing the anthem along with their French counterparts when the the country's two football teams play in London on Tuesday night.

Copenhagen suburb ‘most violent’ in Denmark
Denmark

Copenhagen suburb ‘most violent’ in Denmark

The annual list of the most violent municipalities in Denmark has been released and this year the western Copenhagen suburb of Brøndby has take the top spot.

Bataclan’s hanging mum-to-be reunites with hero
France

Bataclan’s hanging mum-to-be reunites with hero

A pregnant woman who was filmed hanging out the window of the Bataclan concert hall during Friday's terror attacks has been reunited with the man who saved her.

Tremors of Greek earthquake felt in Italy
Italy

Tremors of Greek earthquake felt in Italy

Tremors were felt in parts of southern Italy on Tuesday morning after a huge earthquake shook the Greek island of Lefkada, killing at least one person.

Video: Spanish Christmas lottery campaign tugs at the heart strings
Spain

Video: Spanish Christmas lottery campaign tugs at the heart strings

The eagerly-awaited advert for Spain's Christmas Lottery has been released and its main character has already got a huge following.

Bishops concerned over Catalonia independence ‘breaking up’ Spain
Spain

Bishops concerned over Catalonia independence ‘breaking up’ Spain

Spain's Roman Catholic bishops said on Monday they were "extremely concerned" by efforts to "break up" Spanish unity, amid a strong independence drive in Catalonia.

Leaks journalist defies Vatican summons
Italy

Leaks journalist defies Vatican summons

Gianluigi Nuzzi, one of two Italian journalists facing a criminal probe over leaks from the Vatican, said on Monday he would defy a summons to be interrogated by Holy See prosecutors.

Two arrested in shooting death of Aarhus man
Denmark

Two arrested in shooting death of Aarhus man

Two men have been arrested for the shooting death of a man in Aarhus, but police haven’t ruled out that the fatal would may have been self-inflicted.

Belgium-Spain match cancelled due to security fears after Paris attacks
Spain

Belgium-Spain match cancelled due to security fears after Paris attacks

The football friendly between Belgium and Spain scheduled for Tuesday in Brussels has been cancelled on the recommendation of the national crisis centre following the Islamist attacks in Paris.

Swiss woman injured in Paris is flown home
Switzerland

Swiss woman injured in Paris is flown home

A Swiss woman injured in the terrorist attacks in Paris on Friday night has been repatriated to Switzerland.

Young men storm school claiming to be from Isis
Germany

Young men storm school claiming to be from Isis

Eight young men in western Germany were arrested in a school yard on Monday after drawing fake guns on a teacher and claiming to be from terrorist group Isis.

Italy’s Moncler wins China counterfeit case
Italy

Italy’s Moncler wins China counterfeit case

Italian luxury jacket manufacturer Moncler said on Monday it had won major damages from a Beijing-based counterfeiter in what it described as a landmark application of new Chinese trademark legislation.

French warplanes pound Isis Syria stonghold
France

French warplanes pound Isis Syria stonghold

France took the fight to Isis again on Monday night with warplanes carrying out fresh strikes on the organisation's stronghold in Raqqa.

Partisan ‘who killed Mussolini’ dies in Brescia
Italy

Partisan ‘who killed Mussolini’ dies in Brescia

An ex-partisan who famously claimed to have killed fascist dictator Benito Mussolini has died at his home in Brescia, aged 94.

New Copenhagen cycle bridge 65m above water
Denmark

New Copenhagen cycle bridge 65m above water

Nordhavn harbour will radically change its skyline with a suspended track for cyclists and pedestrians that will link the seaport with the city.

French police stage another 128 night raids
France

French police stage another 128 night raids

France stepped up its probe into the country's worst-ever terror in the early hours of Tuesday by carrying out over 100 raids on homes and properties across the country.

Italy team tries to rebuild after World Cup flop
Italy

Italy team tries to rebuild after World Cup flop

World Cup flops Italy have brought in 18 new faces as part of a 38-man training squad expected to be trimmed by coach Jacques Brunel ahead of next year's Six Nations.

Far-right Pegida blames Paris attacks on migrants
Germany

Far-right Pegida blames Paris attacks on migrants

Thousands joined a rally of Germany's far-right Pegida movement Monday, cheering a speaker who blamed the Paris jihadist attacks on what he labelled Europe's failed immigration policy.

Two dead in mystery Swedish village fire
Sweden

Two dead in mystery Swedish village fire

UPDATED: Police in southern Sweden are investigating a fire at a house in the village of Kågeröd that left two people dead on Monday night.

‘Men need to be involved in the fight for equality’
Sweden

‘Men need to be involved in the fight for equality’

Politicians need to consider gender equality early on in their decision making and involve both women and men in the process, argues Åsa Regnér, Sweden’s Minister for Gender Equality Åsa Regnér in an exclusive debate article for The Local.

‘Wise’ elk rescued from frozen Swedish river
Sweden

‘Wise’ elk rescued from frozen Swedish river

A man from Skansnäs in northern Sweden has told how he and three others rescued an elk from a frozen river, but only because the animal was clever enough to understand their mission.