Germany is turning back a growing number of migrants at its border with Austria, Austrian authorities said on Monday, in an apparent knock-on effect of Sweden and Denmark tightening frontier controls.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will attend the World Economic Forum in Davos next week, accompanied by five key ministers, his office announced on Monday.
Following several days of rain in lower altitude areas of Switzerland, a storm is expected to bring more precipitation, high winds and cooler temperatures to the country on Tuesday.
Britain's proposed new internet spying laws could threaten key rights if passed unchanged, UN rights experts in Geneva said on Monday, calling for a "comprehensive review" of the draft legislation.
Argentina and Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi won a record fifth Fifa Ballon d'Or award for the world's best player at a ceremony in Zurich on Monday.
A 15-year-old boy has died from knife wounds after an argument with a younger pupil escalated at a school in southern Sweden, police reported on Monday afternoon.
Who exactly is Carles Puigdemont, the man who has been chosen to lead Catalonia on the path to independence from Spain? The Local takes a look.
A Swedish photographer has shared the moment he chased David Bowie's BMW to the seaside to snap world exclusive pictures of the star's secret romance in Gothenburg.
The French went on strike a mammoth 966 times in 2015, according to fresh figures from a strike monitoring website.
Seven boat migrants are missing after allegedly being thrown overboard by human traffickers off Puglia’s Salento coast.
Brrrrrrr! Now that it’s cold, windy and wet we’re all looking for some great indoor hangouts to meet friends and keep us entertained too. We asked our friends at Oooh, Berlin to pick out 15 places from their free Berlin district guides we hope you’ll love.
Integration Minister Sylvi Listhaug doesn’t see any reason to believe that Norway will experience mass attacks against woman like what happened in Cologne on New Year’s Eve.
Spain's Princess Cristina and her husband went on trial Monday under intense global media scrutiny in a landmark corruption case that has outraged the country and sullied the monarchy's reputation.
UPDATED: A Turkish teenager who stabbed a Jewish teacher with a machete on Monday in Marseille told police he was attacking in the name of the terror group Isis , a prosecutor said.
Business-friendly party Liberal Alliance on Monday threatened to topple the Venstre government if it doesn’t follow through with planned tax cuts.
In the wake of the Cologne sexual assaults, many are calling for refugees found guilty of such crimes to be deported. This is not morally justifiable, argues The Local's Jörg Luyken.
Italian energy giant Enel was on Monday putting the finishing touches to a corporate restructure designed to put renewables at the core of the company's strategy in a move hailed by erstwhile critic Greenpeace.
Austria’s gun lobby is up in arms against plans for tougher new EU restrictions on firearms, which are set to be approved next month and would come into effect in July.
A tall and dapper former handball player with two Olympic medals to his name, Iñaki Urdangarin turned from "ideal son-in-law" to the black sheep of Spain's royal family when he landed in court in a corruption case.
A 31-year-old man from Rome allegedly passed on the HIV virus to 29 women after having unprotected sex without telling them he had the disease.
A new startup in Vienna aims to help homeless people by creating guided tours of the city from their perspective.
German authorities said Monday that nearly all the suspects in a rash of New Year's Eve violence against women in Cologne were "of foreign origin", as foreigners came under attack amid surging tensions.
UPDATED: Swedish police say that five people seized while apparently attempting to cross the Øresund Bridge may have been trying to avoid Sweden's new ID checks.
A former British counter-terror chief has raised fears that Isis jihadists are hiding out in the squalid Calais refugee camp, which opened new sheltered accommodation for migrants on Monday. Aid groups have rubbished the suggestion.
Kim Nilsson, 41, has tumours across half of his face. Now the Swede wants to inspire others to believe in themselves in a documentary by the Discovery Channel.
As the music world pays tribute to David Bowie, the British pop musician who has died at the age of 69, in Switzerland he is remembered for discreetly living in the mountain country to escape taxes and the trappings of celebrity.
A hearing on a bill that would see illegal immigration decriminalized has been taken off the political agenda amid a heated debate on the issue.
A 16-year-old boy charged with stabbing a gay man and putting a snake around his neck has been ordered to undergo psychiatric tests, while another teenager has been sentenced to three months in a youth detention centre.
Maurizio Gasparri, the gaffe-prone vice-president of the Italian Senate, has come under fire after taking an ironic photo showing 'The Doors' frontman Jim Morrison depicted as a Slavic criminal terrorizing Italy at face value.
UPDATED: Swedish police say that five asylum seekers stopped while apparently attempting to cross the Öresund bridge on foot may have been trying to avoid Sweden's new ID checks.
As the world reacts to the news of David Bowie's death, have a listen to him singing his 1977 classic Heroes - in French.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has said that he didn't mean to scare Angela Merkel with his dog Koni at one of their first-ever meetings, a move that has left its mark on relations with the Chancellor ever since.
Two of Germany’s leading news publications have been heavily criticized for using imagery described as ‘disgustingly sexist and racist' to portray the Cologne sexual assaults.
Austria is a great country to live in and foreigners who have made it their home should be grateful for everything it has to offer - but if we’re being honest there are a number of ways in which it could still be improved.
Last year was the third warmest and third wettest year measured in Norway since 1900.
In this week's instalment of My Spanish Career, we talk to Barcelona-based Andrew Funk, an entrepreneur empowering the homeless to get off the streets and add value to society.
A bizarre murder is making headlines in Spain after a woman confessed to hiding a man she killed in the freezer of an ice-cream parlour.
As news of David Bowie's passing reached the German capital on Monday morning, Berliners were quick to pay tribute to one of the city's most famous and universally loved adopted children.
Rockfall on Monday morning diverted the course of a river, flooding the main road between the villages of Wolhusen and Entlebuch in the canton of Lucerne, according to media reports.
The Danish government is trying to build the political support needed to send as many as 50 special operations forces into Syria and Iraq.
The first security camera footage has been released of prime Paris terror suspect Salah Abdeslam, taken at a petrol station on the Belgium border, after he had fled the city the morning after the attacks.
In a unique event, two sperm whales have washed up together on the German North Sea coast. Experts suspect the pair mistakenly took a detour into the shallow waters between Britain and Europe.
Seventeen ex-managers at the electronics firm, Olivetti, are due to stand trial over allegations that asbestos exposure at a factory in the Piedmont town of Ivrea caused 14 deaths.
Thousands gathered in Paris at the Place de la Republique on Sunday to mark a year since a million and a half citizens marched in unity following jihadist attacks on satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo and a Jewish supermarket.
Spain's Princess Cristina and her husband go on trial on Monday under intense global media scrutiny in a landmark corruption case that has outraged the country and sullied the monarchy's reputation.
Jean-Marie Le Pen the former leader of the National Front is furious over a selfie taken while he was asleep on plane, which he believes cost the National Front victories in the regional elections.
David Bowie has died at the age of 69 after a long battle with cancer. The Local takes a look at the Thin White Duke's favourite haunts in Berlin - the place he made some of his greatest music.
Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi is in line for an unprecedented fifth Ballon d'Or award in Zurich on Monday, with the Argentine heavily favoured to reclaim the prize from three-time winner Cristiano Ronaldo.
Throughout the first half of 2016, the Norwegian capital will pay respects to one of the biggest names in hard rock by playing a Motorhead tune at the Oslo City Hall.
Police in Florence have opened a murder investigation after a 35-year-old American woman was found dead in her apartment in the Tuscan city.
Swedish and international staff working at white goods giant Electrolux are getting a new boss after its US CEO Keith McLoughlin announced his retirement following a turbulent few months for the firm.
Carles Puigdemont, who has been chosen to lead Catalonia to independence from Spain, called on Sunday for the secession process to start.
The Paris attacks hit France's national airline hard as tourists decided against travel to France. But there are signs of recovery.
Gangs of thugs attacked groups of immigrants in central Cologne on Sunday night after far-right groups called for a "manhunt" on social media.
The number of unaccompanied minors coming to Denmark as asylum seekers has increased dramatically over the past two months.
In a rare interview the man who led the fight to get Burgundy's wine-growing tradition added to the World Heritage list says it wasn't always easy to make a living out of wine in France.
Pictures of British landmarks were found on he phone of the so-called ringleader of the Paris attacks Abdelhamid Abaaoud.
Nargis Rahimi from Tajikistan tells The Local how her family's Stockholm-based startup is using data and tech to boost children's health in developing nations.
UPDATED: A 15-year-old boy has been charged with assault and sexual assault at a music festival in Stockholm, after police were accused of withholding information about a string of attacks there.
Weather warnings are in place for much of western France's Atlantic coast as well as parts of the Mediterranean.