Geneva is returning to normal after authorities lowered the terror alert level raised earlier this month following intelligence about a specific threat in the canton.
The leader of a proposed new government in conflict-wracked Libya made his first visit to Europe on Monday, holding secret talks with Italy's Premier Matteo Renzi, who assured him of Rome's willingness to intervene in support of the fledgling national unity administration.
A French police dog killed in a security services raid after the Paris attacks is to receive a posthumous medal for gallantry from a British animal charity, it said Monday.
Investigators have uncovered shocking messages sent by the wife of one of the Paris shooters, in which she boasts of her "great life" in Iraq and says she is "proud" of her husband.
Midwinter usually brings nothing but darkness to the far northern Norwegian island of Svalbard, where the sun does not rise above the horizon in either December or January. But something special has happened this year.
Animal rights groups have aligned themselves with politicians calling for a curb on Germany's favourite – and loudest – New Year pastime.
Footage has emerged of several police officers violently beating a woman in the northern suburbs of Paris, just moments after they had tried to arrest her sons.
The head of Spain's far-left party Podemos, a potential kingmaker following an inconclusive general election, on Monday ruled out offering support to any party in forming a new government.
Swedish doctors fear that ‘super-gonorrhea’, untreatable by conventional antibiotics, is on the rise after seeing the number of cases of the sexually transmitted disease more than double in six years.
The former emir of Qatar was flown to Zurich with his entourage in a convoy of planes at the weekend for treatment for a broken leg.
A group of Sherpas have spent several years reconstructing Norway's crumbling mountain paths after being recruited for their endurance and skill at high-altitude work as well as ability to carry heavy loads.
Happiness at home, health and good personal relationships top the list of the things the Swiss wish for themselves in 2016.
A man who committed several rapes in 2008 has finally been caught, after his DNA was found at the scene of a burglary on the other side of the country.
An ice cream parlour in northern Italy has whipped up an ice cream flavoured with hemp seed as a tribute to the reggae singer Bob Marley.
Stein Eriksen, a Norwegian credited as the founder of modern skiing, died on Sunday at his home in Utah, the ski resort he was long associated with said. He was 88.
If there is one thing the Spanish know how to do it is throw a great party. Here is a list of our favourites for 2016.
Denmark's national rail operator warns it may soon slap a surcharge on tickets for travel across the Øresund Bridge to Sweden, predicting ID checks will cost it a million Danish kroner ($150,000) a day.
UPATED: Cars were partially banished from the streets of Milan and Rome on Monday as Italy battled a buildup of health-threatening pollution caused by freakishly dry and warm winter weather.
Giovanni Malagò, the president of Italy’s National Olympic Committee (Coni), has called for an Italian women’s football team to re-form after it was disbanded following a series of mafia-style threats.
Police investigating the suspected murder of four people in the canton of Aargau one week ago have involved international forces in the search for leads.
After streaming firms including Spotify reached a deal to include tracks by The Beatles for the first time, 'Come Together' has become the most-played track by fans new and old.
The TelefonSeelsorge (Telephone Pastors) counsel millions of desperate callers each year. In 2016 the service will be 60 years old.
Denmark’s national rail operator has warned that it may hike ticket prices for those travelling across the iconic Öresund Bridge to Sweden, predicting ID checks will cost it a million Danish kroner ($150,000) a day.
Swedes are rushing to book their summer holidays already, as much of the country grapples with snow and ice.
Roast turkey is the traditional fare for many at Christmas but one unsuspecting tourist discovered that she was on the menu when she went for a dip off a beach in Gran Canaria.
In a year of crises for Europe Angela Merkel emerged as the continent's de facto leader, drawing more praise and fire than ever.
A unique word for female masturbation (‘klittra’), a plethora of news vocabulary, and tech verbs such as ‘svajpa’, ‘svischa’, and ‘vejpa’, dominate Sweden's official list of new words for 2015.
A young man from western Germany died in tragic circumstances on Christmas Eve after blowing up a condom machine with a homemade bomb.
Two Israeli citizens have been detained by police in Rome for allegedly flying a drone over the Vatican.
The spring-like temperatures that have disappointed many skiers hoping to find a blanket of fresh powder in the French Alps is having a far more painful impact on resort workers: unemployment.
The head of the Swiss Armed Forces, André Blattmann, has warned against cutbacks in the military amid a heightened threat of terrorism around the world.
The wreck of a ship, thought to date back to either the 12th or 13th century, has been found off the coast of Salento.
Mark Hamill who reprises his role of Luke Skywalker in the latest Star Wars epic thrilled a fan with his sardonic reply.
Some people who stumble across a large wad of cash might think all their Christmases have come at once. But not honest Luigi Tiedi, from the Marche region, who didn’t think twice about returning the €43,000 he found just before Christmas.
Air strikes that cause collateral damage against civilians in Syria are a "no lesser crime" than the Paris attacks, a leader from Germany's far-left Die Linke (Left Party) said on Monday.
2015 was undoubtedly a difficult year for France. But there were many positives to be found - The Local looks back at some of the country's successes and best moments from the year.
It wasn't just the two terror attacks that bookended the year 2015, there were many other reasons France will be happy to put this year behind it, writes The Local France's Editor Ben McPartland.
A 45-year-old man lost control of his car, and crashed into an oncoming vehicle driven by a teenager. Fortunately, no one was seriously injured, but both cars were demolished.
Most Danish municipalities are now fitting dementia patients with GPS tracking systems, a new survey shows.
The UN's Commission on the Status of Women has overruled a 2013 decision by the Danish Refugee Appeals Board to deport a Pakistani woman who was a victim of sexual assault.
Switzerland has had its warmest December since records began in 1868, according to meteorologists, with snow in short supply over Christmas.
With a deadline is looming to elect a leader and form a government the separatist parties are in deadlock.
With two new films, German cinema has rediscovered the country's fiercest Nazi hunter, former prosecutor Fritz Bauer, honouring a man who fought against post-war amnesia about the Holocaust.
A French reporter about to be thrown out of China after being accused of supporting terrorism said Monday the Chinese authorities were trying to "muzzle the international press".
The conservative state government in Bavaria has called on Berlin to allow the Free State's own police to secure its border with Austria, saying that federal officers are overwhelmed.
UPDATED: Black ice, flooding, snow and ice have welcomed workers heading back to their desks in Sweden after the festive break.
A three-day limit on daytime travel in Milan gets underway on Monday as the northern Italian city tries to bring air pollution down from dangerous levels.
Prashant Jain, 29, moved to Sweden to work at an asset management company. He tells The Local how working in investments gives you a global outlook, and how Swedes don't buck the system.
It’s as much a part of the Swedish Christmas as pickled herring, tipsy singing, and a less than jovial Santa, but after this year pulling in the lowest viewing figures for five years, is the annual showing of Donald Duck and pals now on the way out?