The suspected ISIS terrorist hunted by Norwegian police on Thursday has been arrested by Sweden’s Säpo security police at a refugee centre in Boliden in northern Sweden.
Switzerland's Roger Federer knocked Japan's Kei Nishikori out of the ATP Tour Finals tennis tournament in London and guaranteed top spot in his group with a 7-5, 4-6, 6-4 victory on Thursday.
The Swiss makers of an application recommended by the Islamic State (Isis) group as providing a safe way to communicate defended the technology on Thursday, saying that "total surveillance" was not the solution to stopping extremist violence.
UPDATED: Police are questioning Moder Mothama Magid, a 22-year-old Iraqi man arrested on Thursday night, who is accused of planning to launch a terror attack on the Swedish capital.
More than 4,100 Roman coins from the third century have been unearthed after a farmer found some of them in his cherry orchard, the canton of Aargau says.
Norway will tighten its asylum policy to dissuade migrants from coming, the country's political parties agreed Thursday amid a record number of asylum applications.
Days after the gunman slaughtered several of their regular clients, members of the family who have owned Le Carillon bar for 40 years tell The Local of the trauma of witnessing what happened and how regulars are urging them to reopen when the time is right.
Almost one week after the Paris terror attacks, several large questions remain unanswered about the terrorists, their plans, and the whereabouts of those still on the run.
Campaigning lawyer Baltasar Garzón has called for late dictator Francisco Franco's remains to be removed from their official resting place, where he still lies next to thousands of his victims.
Although November has been relatively warm and dry so far, the weekend is likely to see snow at the lowest altitudes yet this winter.
The Venstre government landed its first budget agreement on Thursday, with new large investments in healthcare and cuts to education, development aid and environmental initiatives.
The Local looks at some of the most stunning expressions of mourning and solidarity with Paris from around the world and in France itself after the attacks on Friday, November 13th.
An outpouring of support for the victims of the Paris attacks has been shown around the world, but some online stores are turning popular symbols of grief into profit.
Children playing in a forest in southern Germany stumbled upon a hidden munitions trove including hand grenades, ammunition and 17 kilograms of explosives, local media reported on Thursday.
A woman from Regensburg thought she'd found a foolproof way to smuggle heroin to her boyfriend in prison - but the plan backfired in a very literal way.
A global ranking looking at how countries develop, attract and retain business talent has put Sweden in 11th place, down two spots on 2014 and well below its Nordic neighbours.
The two Greek men behind Wednesday's evacuation of a Copenhagen Airport terminal face charges of inciting fear and may also be hit with charges related to flight delays.
Even Abdelhamid Abaaoud's own family prayed for his death, and on Thursday they got their wish when the Belgian jihadist behind the Paris attacks was confirmed killed in a French police raid.
The suspected organiser of the Paris attacks, Abdelhamid Abaaoud, tried to recruit women living in Spain for the Islamic State group, Interior Minister Jorge Fernandez Diaz said on Thursday.
There are many beautiful places in Vienna, some famous and some with an almost mythical status, as well as those that are less well known. Yvain Guerrero explores one hidden gem that’s very accessible and worth discovering - the cemetery of St Marx, in a remote corner of the 3rd district.
Sweden's Prime Minister Stefan Löfven has said his country is stepping up security measures after being "naive" about the possibility of a terror attack.
Abdelhamid Abaaoud, believed to have been the planner behind Friday's terrorist attacks in Paris, regularly spent time in or passed through Germany in recent years, Der Spiegel reported on Thursday.
Sister Cristina, the Sicilian nun who took the world by storm in the singing contest, The Voice, last year, is now taking to the stage in Italy's version of 'Sister Act'.
A drink made from beetroot could help prevent tooth decay - that’s according to a research project by students from the University of Applied Sciences in Upper Austria.
Skiers in north west Norway are gearing up for the first decent skiing days of the year this weekend, after weather forecasters predicted up to 30cm of snow would fall from Trondheim up to the Lofoten Islands.
Swiss investigators examining World Cup corruption say they are looking into a growing list of suspicious financial transactions and want evidence from disgraced Qatari football powerbroker Mohamed bin Hammam.
The alleged planner and commander of the Paris terror attacks, Abdelhamid Abaaoud, has been confirmed as one of the two terrorists killed in Wednesday's raid in northern Paris.
The number of shoppers visiting two of Paris' iconic department stores has dropped by up to half in the wake of last week's attacks in the capital, management indicated on Thursday.
Officials announced on Thursday that they had cancelled Lyon's annual Festival of Lights - one of the biggest celebrations in France - after the tragic terror attacks in Paris. Instead the city will pay homage to the victims of the attacks.
The Isis group on Thursday claimed responsibility for shooting and wounding an Italian priest in Bangladesh this week, the latest in a spate of recent attacks on foreigners claimed by the jihadist network.
Norwegian Police have put out a nationwide alert for the ISIS terrorist Sweden's security services believe is planning an imminent attack on their country.
The Austrian rock band who opened for Eagles of Death Metal at the Bataclan on the day of the Paris terror attacks have issued a statement to their fans saying that they are in good health but are mourning their merchandise seller, who was shot and killed.
The government is to ban un-neutered tomcats from prowling the streets, claiming that when they are allowed to follow their sexual urges without hindrance they endanger other cats and the environment.
The campaign, the brainchild of a Spanish rice brand, was one of the most successful advertising campaigns in Spain this year.
UPDATED: French lawmkers voted on Thursday to extend a state of emergency in the country for three months after the devastating jihadist attacks in Paris.
The controversial practice of passenger profiling could be the best way to prevent terror attacks, conclude experts at a conference in Barcelona.
Denmark has secured second place in the newly-released IMD World Talent Report, marking the tenth year in a row that the country has ranked in the top three.
The Danish Security and Intelligence Service (PET) is assisting its Swedish colleagues in the search for a man accused of plotting an attack on Sweden.
A Swedish security services company is stepping up recruitment in Europe in the wake of the Paris attacks and Sweden's raised terror threat level, its director general has said.
With the death of three babies from whooping cough within a month, Spanish health authorities are revising immunization policies.
An ex-spy has claimed mafia control of parts of the country could prevent terror attacks. But relying on one murderous mob to defeat another would be a dangerous game, an expert tells us.
Germany's football chief Thursday urged fans to refrain from setting off fireworks at matches after a bomb threat forced the cancellation of a friendly with the Netherlands this week.
A 30-year-old woman sparked panic on Milan's Metro when she stared walking along the track - simply because she wanted to see "the ancient underground city".
Swedes are on high alert for a terror attack for the first time in history. While the move has barely grabbed global media attention, it's a big deal in what is one of the safest countries on the planet, argues The Local's Editor Maddy Savage.
Thousands of residents have taken to social media to complain about an unsavoury smell wafting over the city, the source of which remains a mystery.
Belgian police staged six raids on Thursday in the Brussels area linked to a suicide bomber who blew himself up outside the French national stadium last week during the Paris attacks, prosecutors said.
Ernest Hemingway's homage to Paris - "A Moveable Feast" - has hit the best-seller lists in France after an elderly woman sang the book's praises during an impassioned TV interview that went viral.
Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz has announced a new integration plan for asylum seekers, in which German-language learning is rewarded and radicalism is punished.
Public broadcaster ARD has named soul and R&B singer Xavier Naidoo as Germany's contestant for the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest in Stockholm - despite his facing allegations of homophobia in the past.
Chancellor Angela Merkel celebrates ten years in power on Sunday, facing the fight of her political life over her liberal stance on refugees, which provoked a party revolt, and fresh fears sparked by the Paris carnage.
UPDATED: Italy is looking for five terror suspects after a tip-off from the FBI about possible jihadist attacks on landmark sites including St Peter's cathedral in the Vatican, Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni said on Thursday.
It was the biggest trial in history. On November 20th 1945, 22 Nazi leaders went on trial in Nuremberg for atrocities committed by Hitler's regime. 70 years on, Germany's Nazi trials continue - but time is running out.
Switzerland is the best country in the world for developing, attracting and retaining talent, according to a new study from the IMD business school in Lausanne.
The balmy weather across Italy over the past few weeks is set to come to an abrupt end this weekend, with temperatures plunging by up to 15 degrees Celsius.
Swiss exports stagnated last month but a drop in imports left Switzerland with a record balance of payments surplus of 4.2 billion francs, the federal customs administration (FCA) reported on Thursday.
The barbaric murder of 129 young people in Paris by terrorists from Isis has left Muslims in France once again fearing a backlash as their religious leaders tell The Local they have to do more to root our dangerous "fascist" radicals.
French Prime Minister Manuel Valls has warned of the risk of a chemical and biological attack on France, saying the macabre imagination of terrorists knows no limits.
The city of Munich has paid many contractors twice for work they have done for the town. But the answer isn't to be found in the famously generous Bavarian spirit.
A young woman wearing a veil was attacked in Marseille on Wednesday by a man who reportedly called her a terrorist.
“Draconian security measures” will be in place for ‘El Clasico’ between Real Madrid and Barcelona on Saturday in the wake of the Paris attacks
A Dutch man who has spent ten years in jail for rape has finally had his appeal accepted by Spain's Supreme Court, after new DNA evidence implicated a British suspect.
Elk will once again roam the Danish nature after an absence of millennia and wild beavers have also been spotted in Denmark for the first time in 1,000 years.
Chinese officials told a UN hearing in Geneva on Wednesday that their country was working hard to root out torture, but experts and activists accused them of dodging tough questions and insisted the practice remained commonplace.
In a move to boost security in the light of the heightened terrorist threat France is set to take steps to make sure all of its police are armed, including those in small towns and villages and officers who are off duty.
According to a secret document seen by Bild newspaper, security services cancelled a football match between Germany and the Netherlands on Tuesday over a suspected multi-bomb attack on the stadium.
Five platforms at Geneva’s main train station were evacuated on Wednesday after a large black bag was left in the zone for trains departing to and arriving from France.
The bloody terrorist attacks in Paris continue to have a knock on effect in France with authorities moving to ban two climate change rallies scheduled to be staged during the COP 21 summit.
Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson will bring 12 giant blocks of Greenland ice to Paris and let them melt ahead of the COP21 climate talks.
The United Nations on has pressed demands that the United States and Britain release secret files on the mysterious death of its former secretary-general, Swede Dag Hammarskjöld.
UPDATED: Police say they're hoping a leaked photo of a man suspected of planning terror crimes in Sweden will lead to fresh tips about his potential whereabouts.
Scandinavians are world famous for design and November is the perfect time to check out three exhibitions in Sweden showcasing Nordic talent. Here's our top pick alongside our regular arts and entertainment listings.
Four weeks after a masked man attacked pupils and staff in Sweden's first school massacre since the 1960s, children in Trollhättan say they're still scared, while community leaders are fighting to restore the town's peaceful reputation.
Italy has increased security at its historic monuments in the Vatican, Rome and Milan after a warning from the FBI of possible jihadist attacks, media reports said on Wednesday.