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A Moroccan man was expelled from Italy on Tuesday after saying he was planning to "blow up Rome".
Police have dismantled an elaborate network of thieves at Rome’s Fiumicino airport, including cleaners, ground crew and passenger assistants, who were behind the theft of valuable paintings from passengers in transit.
Green Party MP Volker Beck has initiated legal proceedings against the anti-Islamic group Pegida and several of its supporters over death threats against him on its Facebook page.
Information leaked from the Paris terror attack investigations appears to suggest the gunmen targeted the American band that was playing during the attack at the Bataclan concert hall.
The eastern Spanish town of Ibi held its annual Enfarinats festival, a colourful and messy fiesta which sees revellers launch eggs, flour and firecrackers at each other in a mock coup d’etat.
Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister, the legendary leader of the hard rock band Motörhead, willed himself to die after he was diagnosed with cancer on Saturday, the band's Swedish drummer has claimed.
Want to make the most of your expat experience in 2016? The Local gives you eight of the most exciting events going on in Germany over the next 12 months.
The shocking murder of eight journalists in attacks on the offices of the French magazine Charlie Hebdo in January made France the third most deadly country in the world for journalists in 2015.
A surprising number of Swedish fathers do not take a single day's parental leave to look after their newborn babies, according to the country's social welfare agency.
Norway has contributed to the international nuclear agreement with Iran by helping transport natural uranium to the Islamic republic, the Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday.
Spanish police have detained a man and a woman who kept their 59-year-old brother locked up in "inhuman conditions" in a tiny, roofless room adjoining their home.
As we head towards 2016, Italy’s national energy authority has given the population some good news - gas and electricity bills are set to fall.
Sweden’s Finance Minister has rejected calls for a “British model” of low salaries alleviated by heavy tax breaks, as she seeks ways to create jobs for asylum seekers entering the country.
France has been top of travellers’ bucket lists for centuries, and there's never really a bad time to visit. But there's a lot going on here in 2016, from sport to art, so here's our list of what not to miss in France next year.
Several high-profile Norwegian celebrities have publicly confirmed study findings showing many clubs and bars in the city have racist entry policies.
Police are seeking witnesses after a man burnt to death on a street in Matten near the tourist resort of Interlaken in the Bernese Oberland.
An Afghan refugee, a student-turned-millionaire and a dare-devil are among the most inspirational people interviewed by The Local this year.
Forget about Erik, Maja or Johan. More and more Swedes are choosing to swap their traditional names for more unusual or downright bonkers ones.
A woman from Bavaria reported her mother-in-law to police after she gave her 11-year-old grandson alcohol-filled chocolates for Christmas.
We have chosen a selection of the most read stories from Spain over the last twelve months from the slightly bizarre to the downright unbelievable.
After a week-long battle against more than 200 wildfires that ravaged northern Spain, long-awaited rainfall on Tuesday helped extinguish the blazes.
It may have been an unusually mild winter so far, but meteorologists are predicting wintry weather will arrive on Thursday, with icy air set to send the mercury plunging and bringing snow to northern Italy.
A company that operates car ferries between Sweden and Denmark has reported the Swedish government to the European Commission for forcing it to carry out ID checks on passengers.
A Syrian Stockholmer who stopped his refugee sister from drowning, an enthusiastic TV signer and a Swedish athlete who helped rescue a south American street dog are among the top ten interviewees who made us learn, gasp or laugh over the last 12 months.
Police made the haul after stopping a truck which seemed to be travelling without any cargo... until they checked its fuel tank.
A 45-year-old man who crept into women’s homes and stole their underwear will spend more than two years behind bars.
One of Germany's most notorious streets became the scene of a violent shootout on Monday evening when a member of a biker gang was attacked by gunmen outside a bar.
Swiss retailers made less money this Christmas compared with last year with some blaming the strong franc.
Conservationists will start using drone technology to track the world's most endangered cat as the species battles to survive in the Andalusian countryside.
Spain's Supreme Court highlighted the pimp's "horrific behaviour" and extreme cruelty when handing down the harsh sentence.
Police made the haul after stopping a truck which seemed to be travelling without any cargo... until they checked inside its fuel tank.
Danish company SEGES is set to take advantage of new business opportunities in North Africa by helping the Tunisian dairy industry improve its milk production.
Single use plastic bags are set to disappear from French checkouts by the end of March 2016, the ecology minister said on Monday.
The fabled Mediterranean diet is at risk of dying out, according to a new study which claims that just 33 percent of all young Italians are now eating according to tradition.
Newly restored ruins in the ancient city of Pompeii, including a merchant’s luxurious dwelling, have attracted thousands of visitors to the site over the past few days.
A Swedish couple have complained to a parliamentary watchdog after their pet cat was hit with a baton and put in a freezer by officers, after being injured in a car accident.
A refugee was killed on Monday when he stuck his head outside of a truck travelling through northern France.
German states are set to spend at least €17 billion ($18.7 billion) on refugees in 2016, in some cases double the figure for this year.
We've picked out a selection of the most-read stories from France over the last 12 months, featuring everything from high-flying sex to enterprising drug dealers.
A lesson in why it isn't a good idea to publically insult the team that you are then signed by.
The Stena Line ferry from Grenaa to Varberg in Sweden has refused boarding to around 30 passengers since mandatory ID checks were introduced in November.
Amid unseasonably warm weather, firefighters battled over 130 wind-fuelled wildfires in northern Spain on Monday which officials suspect were deliberately set.
The Danish company which operates the car ferries between Sweden and Denmark has reported the Swedish government to the European Commission for forcing it to carry out ID checks on passengers.
A new cycle super-highway is set to connect 2 millions Germans to their pedals, offering a greener and healthier commuting future.
France has called on the European Union to do more to detect fake Syrian passports like those used by two of the bombers in the Paris attacks.
A temporary ban on wolf hunting in parts of the country has been ordered by Swedish courts, favouring animal rights activists in one of the nation's most hotly disputed environmental issues.
Around 4,000 migrants and refugees were saved from waters between Italy and North Africa over the course of the Christmas weekend, with further rescue operations expected in the final days of an "exceptional" year, officials said on Monday.
From criminal trials that made international headlines and Vatican scandals to crazy weather and a new discovery at the ruins of Pompeii, 2015 has been another eventful year for Italy. The Local recaps.
To ensure Sweden gets the best out of future digitalization opportunities, the country's legislation needs to be reconsidered, writes Swedish economist Mårten Blix.
New film The Swedish Theory of Love explores the Scandinavian focus on autonomy, asking whether Swedes have gone so far in their quest for independence that they are actually lonelier than ever. The Local spoke to the man behind the movie.