Two young Syrian brothers have been arrested in a refugee camp in southern Austria on suspicion of belonging to rival terrorist groups, prosecutors said Wednesday.
The Danish island of Samsø has received a government pledge of 7.5 million kroner towards plans to make it entirely free of fossil fuel energy supply by 2030.
Smokers beware: new 'green economy' laws approved by the Italian parliament on Tuesday will see those caught flicking their cigarette butts on the ground slapped with fines.
Despite the recent terror attacks more people have booked up with Airbnb to spend New Year in Paris than any other European city.
The old advertising adage is that sex sells, but a Swedish tyre firm that dumped semi-naked women from its adverts says its sales doubled as a result.
Sweden's migration agency has signed a deal to house 1,260 refugees on board a cruise ship as authorities continue their search to find long-term asylum accommodation in the Nordic country.
A burglar in southern Germany would’ve got away with his crime if it wasn’t for his inability to resistant a tempting looking piece of Wurst.
The head of Spain's Socialist party, Pedro Sánchez, has refused to back a government led by prime minister Mariano Rajoy, ruling out a grand coalition of Spain's two traditional parties after Sunday's inconclusive election.
Germany’s “little Paris” has been confirmed as the location of the Grand Depart 2017.
Denmark's food and environment ministry is putting its weight behind new technology that will make Christmas trees grow faster, giving a boost to both Danish industry and Christmas spirit.
Sweden's Robin Söderling has announced he is hanging up his tennis racket, more than four years since his last match.
The German cartel authorities have banned the online hotel booking portal, Booking.com, from requiring hotels across the country to offer it their lowest room prices.
The sun-powered plane Solar Impulse 2, grounded in Hawaii since the summer for repairs, will be ready to fly again by April 20th, the project's spokeswoman says.
An adrenaline-fuelled video showing a Swede racing through his village on his snowboard has grabbed headlines in Sweden. But the man behind the clip has played down the attention, promising better things ahead.
Italian police said on Wednesday they had detained a researcher working at the University of Palermo on terror charges.
Albert Rivera is calling for "a pact for Spain" to protect against "weakness, uncertainty and instability".
Should parents stay away from booze during the festive season? A Christmas anti-alcohol campaign has gained record support in Sweden, with one mum saying she received online abuse after criticizing it.
UPDATED: After appearing to have ditched a move to strip dual nationals of French citizenship if they are convicted of terror offences, the French government has made a last minute decision to push through the plan.
Adrian the red panda, who disappeared from Kristiansand's Animal Park recently, has been found safe and sound in a tree in a city suburb and will be home in time for Christmas.
A Frenchwoman has been arrested in the south of France on suspicion of plotting a terror attack by using a fake pregnancy belly to hide explosives.
A 35-year Senegalese man who was saved by the Spanish coastguard after making a perilous journey from Africa is celebrating his win of €400,000 in the Christmas lottery.
The US Air Force planned to drop 91 atomic bombs in and around East Berlin in the event of the Cold War turning hot, documents released on Wednesday showed.
Don't mess with tradition. That's the angry message from conservative politicians after local councils in Madrid decided to swap queens for kings in a massive annual Christmas parade.
Transport firm Arriva has come up with an new way of offering support to bus drivers subjected to abuse at work – by sending them to aikido lessons.
Numbers of ethnic Germans moving to Germany from Russia, Kazakhstan and other former Soviet republics have grown for the third year in a row, with 2015's figure double that in 2013.
Police are warning punters in Hamburg's red light district to beware of prostitutes asking them to pay for sexual services with credit cards.
A pair of family-run lodges nestled in the archipelago islands of Swedish Lapland have a reputation for offering visitors adventure and an intimate encounter with the Arctic lifestyle. The Local finds out more.
Swedish police have launched an investigation after a powerful blast at a popular Stockholm restaurant just a week before it is set to open its doors to revellers for its annual New Year's Eve celebrations.
Difficult negotiations are now underway following inconclusive election.
A Norwegian drug firm on Tuesday announced an advance in its quest for an HIV cure with a drug combination which seeks to force the virus out of its hiding place and kill it.
A new survey conducted by the Protestant church shows that Germans’ willingness to help refugees remains steadfast, despite concerns the country will struggle to cope with the large influx.
More and more young Danes are giving up on the likes of Facebook and Snapchat in what researchers say might be a conscious rejection of the online world.
A gelateria in Trieste is on the lookout for the thief who made off with a 50kg ice cream cone on Tuesday morning.
Austrian skier Marcel Hirscher was furious on Tuesday after a camera drone dropped from the sky mid-race, missing him by centimeters.
Spain's most controversial 'sport' has been in strife lately. But anthropologist Robin Irvine explains why a year working on a bull-breeding estate made him optimistic for its future.
The city of Zurich plans to house asylum seekers in 62 chipboard huts to replace Ikea refugee shelters that it rejected last week after they failed a fire test.
Catalan separatists have made a last ditch attempt to break the deadlock and form a government to avoid calling fresh elections.
A suspected accomplice in the murder of an anti-mafia judge was arrested Tuesday 32 years after the killing thanks to a sting operation combining an anonymous letter with wiretaps, Italian media reported on Tuesday.
France revealed on Wednesday that its intelligence services had foiled an attack by jihadists in the central city of Orléans and the surrounding area. Here’s what we know.
Germany coach Joachim Löw said on Tuesday his players would remain affected "for a long time" by November's Paris terror attacks, adding that it would impact their preparations for Euro 2016 in France.
December 23rd, or 'Little Christmas Eve', is the day when Norwegians traditionally put up their Christmas trees but the custom of waiting until the last day before bringing the juletre inside is on the wane.
Which of your Swedish friends are the most likely to refuse your invitation to a Christmas gathering, New Year's Eve party or night out with colleagues? A national social life survey has found out.
A huge amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) leaked from a transport truck in central Mainz on Tuesday, immobilizing traffic around the centre of the city and forcing the closure of the Christmas market.
The public prosecutor’s office in the canton of Aargau has opened a murder investigation after four people were found dead following a fire in a family home.
A Frenchman who killed his boss and pinned his severed head to a fence at an industrial gas factory has committed suicide in his jail cell, prison authorities said on Wednesday.
Refugees will be at the heart of the next Berlin film festival, with hundreds of free tickets for asylum seekers and new movies spotlighting Europe's historic influx, its director said.
Police have cracked down on a record number of cases of people smuggling on the Öresund bridge between Sweden and Denmark in the past few months as the Nordic country's refugee crisis reached its peak.
How much do you know about the most traditional, tasty and sometimes bizarre dates in the Swedish calendar?