A Swedish man has found Facebook fame after pictures of a giant pirate ship he built for his children when he was on sick leave from work went viral on Friday.
More than 14,000 foreign nationals told to leave Sweden have instead gone underground, with police saying there is little they can do to enforce deportation orders.
Linda Coussement is a woman on a mission to film people’s personal stories as she slowly travels the globe - with the aim of spreading a message of empathy and connectedness. After spending a month in Vienna she is now en route to Budapest. She spoke to The Local about her project.
Scrutinizing communication among users of the ‘chat’ feature on the popular gaming console, Playstation, is among the measures Italy has adopted to detect potential jihadists across technological platforms.
A Frenchman detained in connection with the Paris attacks drove key suspect Salah Abdeslam across Brussels the day after the atrocities without knowing he had been involved, the man's lawyer said on Friday.
Most Germans might see climate change as a threat - but that doesn't mean they're willing to change their behaviour, according to a recent YouGov survey.
Silvio Berlusconi's Forza Italia party has put forward a man under investigation for culpable homicide to vie in Milan's council elections next year.
If you haven't yet heard of Glovo, you will soon and when you do, you may decide never to do your own shopping again.
A US-born entrepreneur who has helped pave the way for women in tech has joined the ranks of some of Sweden's top innovators and businesspeople in a Swedish startup hall of fame.
Police have warned Parisians to avoid public transport this weekend ahead of the COP21 climate summit, just days after suggesting motorists leave their cars at home too.
This ski season looks set to be epic, with runs already open before December has even started - boding well for the rest of the season. We bring you the ten very best German resorts so you can make the most of it.
A French priest has been dismissed from his role after comparing those killed in the shootings at the Bataclan concert hall with the Isis extremists who shot them, saying they were "Siamese twins".
Police said on Friday that a 19-year-old Danish citizen who posted an Isis video to Facebook with a text viewed as a “threat to kill infidels” was being held in police custody.
Mathieu Valbuena said Friday that France international teammate Karim Benzema "indirectly" told him he had to pay a ransom to get back a sex-tape of him with his girlfriend.
From Christmas lights and markets to ski resorts, the Christmas season is officially starting in Spain this weekend.
If you're short of ideas for what to do in Italy in December, we've gathered a list of ten events that are well worth checking out, especially now that the Christmas season is almost upon us.
A 40-year-old travel agent scaled the Colosseum on Friday in protest at a new law which bans people from selling tours around the site.
In a landmark decision, a Swedish court on Friday ruled that the country's internet service providers cannot be forced to block controversial Swedish file-sharing site Pirate Bay.
Five Austrian children of same-sex parents are taking the government to court over Austria’s marriage laws, which don’t allow gay couples to marry.
A key ingredient in the traditional Genovese pesto could disappear from Italian tables as plunging prices for a basil variety, cultivated in the Ligurian area of Pra', drive its producers out of business.
A group of Syrians were stopped from boarding a Norway-bound ferry in the Danish port of Hirtshals as a result of new Norwegian border controls.
A group of US Congressmen have sent a letter to Bavarian Minister President Horst Seehofer, urging him to do more to help return art stolen by the Nazis to its rightful owners.
The women are facing charges for crimes against religion for mimicking Spain's Easter processions - replacing the Virgin Mary with a giant plastic vagina.
Gibraltar's incumbent Chief Minister Fabian Picardo thanked his supporters for their "tsunami of support" on Friday after he won a landslide victory in a general election.
The 300 wealthiest families and individuals in Switzerland have a net worth of 595 billion francs ($581 million), six billion francs more than in 2014, according to a reckoning by Swiss business magazine Bilanz released on Friday.
The number of people infected with the mumps virus is the highest in years and is more than double the previous record.
On Thursday evening, more than 500 people from the Swedish startup community gathered at tech hub SUP46 for the annual Swedish Startup Hall of Fame ceremony. Jane Walerud, a Swedish-American investor, won the award – becoming the first woman to do so.
Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo has commended young people in Paris for carrying on with their lives since the November 13th terror attacks, telling them to stay "curious and tolerant, cheeky and rebellious".
A Swedish nursery school has insisted it is not banning a beloved December tradition after a Facebook message posted by a furious parent went viral.
In Germany, those who urinate in public places have their own name: "Wildpinkler" or "free pee-ers." But they're about to face a backlash in Cologne - in a very literal and embarrassing way.
Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz has openly criticized Saudi Arabia over its human rights record, saying that Austria considers the death penalty to be an "inhuman punishment".
Three suspects arrested in Berlin on Thursday night on suspicion of planning a terrorist attack were freed on Friday morning, police said.
All nine directors on the board of Italy’s national rail company resigned on Thursday as the government moved forward with plans to partly privatize the network.
UPDATED: Francois Hollande declared Friday a national homage to the victims of the Paris terror attacks, inviting the French to decorate their homes in red, white and blue. The Local takes a look at the ceremony and the moving pictures of memorials across the country.
An Austrian jihadist who served time in prison in Vienna on terrorism charges and later joined Isis (the extremist Islamic State group) is believed to have died from injuries sustained during fighting in Syria, according to a report in the Österreich newspaper.
Norway has found itself in a serious discussion on cow farts after the PM said the animals’ gas release is too high, an allegation that a farming representative slammed as “putrid” and a sign of the PM’s “lack of knowledge”.
French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said Friday he could envisage Syrian regime troops taking part in the fight to crush the Islamic State jihadists that claimed responsibility for the Paris attacks.
An arms dealer from southern Germany has been arrested on suspicion of supplying the weapons used in the Paris terrorist attacks, German media reported on Friday.
More Spaniards live in apartments than anyone else in Europe, but why do they seem to favour flats over houses?
Five frescoes stolen from a fourth century BC tomb in southern Italy have been recovered by police and put on display in Rome, allowing the public to see them for the first time ever.
A man has been sent to jail for making and posting online a video in which he praised Osama bin Laden and called on people to wage jihad.
The number of criminal cases for maltreatment of animals In Switzerland rose to a record 1,709 cases in 2014, says an animal rights legal group particularly concerned about zoophile attacks on horses.
The number of unemployed in France increased in October by 42,000 from a month earlier, the biggest monthly rise in two years, the Labour Ministry said Thursday, denting the government's hope for good news ahead of regional elections.
UPDATED: Police have seized 800 shotguns destined for Belgium from Turkey at the northeastern port of Trieste.
France on Friday will mourn the 130 people killed in the November 13 Paris attacks, with President Francois Hollande leading a solemn ceremony in honour of the victims.
Denmark could lose one of its best-known global brands after Bang & Olufsen reported that it may be partially or completely sold.
The finishing line is in sight. On Sunday Hamburgers vote on whether they want the 2022 Olympics to come to town and the result could be tight.
Stores are pushing to convince Swedish shoppers to embrace US sales day 'Black Friday'. But will the phenomenon catch on?
One in five Danes is more likely to vote in favour of scrapping the country's opt-out on EU justice rules after the November 13 Paris attacks, a new poll showed.
After Sweden raised its terror threat alert to record high levels last week, more and more police officers on the beat warn that their weapons are not good enough to prevent a potential terror attack.