A German task force investigating the provenance of a spectacular Nazi-era hoard of hundreds of art works bequeathed to a Swiss museum says that only five had been proved to be looted thus far.
Expelled migrants will now have the more "dignified" option of crossing the border in a bus.
A French teacher is facing a formal "multiple manslaughter" probe after pupils he was with were killed in an avalanche on a closed ski run in the Alps.
The Paris terror attacks may have been two months ago but 51 of the 350 left injured remain in hospital battling to recover.
UPDATED: As France comes to terms with another fatal avalanche in the French Alps, questions are being asked as to why a group of 19 school children were skiing on a closed piste.
The Local spoke to Swedish Abba legend Björn Ulvaeus and some of the stars behind his new Mamma Mia-themed entertainment venue at a sneak peek of Stockholm's newest attraction.
UPDATED: A British man has avoided a prison sentence after admitting he was "irrational" for trying to smuggle an Afghan refugee out of Calais and into the UK.
For the first time ever, Jensen is no longer the most popular name in Denmark.
It's getting cheaper to buy everyday items at the shops in Sweden and Finland but plenty of economists argue that's a bad thing.
Thirty senators from the ruling Democratic Party have opposed gay adoption as part of Italy’s civil unions bill, giving premier Matteo Renzi another hurdle in getting the landmark legislation passed.
Switzerland has returned to Italy 45 boxes of ancient Etruscan art stolen during illegal excavations and stashed away for more than 15 years, including two rare sarcophaguses, authorities said on Thursday.
Five Spaniards claiming to be NGO staff on the Greek island of Lesbos have been arrested on suspicion of people trafficking.
Denmark’s ‘A War’ will compete for the Oscar in the ‘Best Foreign Language Film’ category
Paco Delgado is the Spanish designer behind the fabulous outfits that have earned The Danish Girl an Oscar nomination for Best Costume Design.
Go back to sleep bears, there's a cold front coming.
A German student filmmaker has been nominated for the "best live action short film" Oscar by the jury – placing his work in lights alongside blockbuster movies and A-list actors.
Satellite images of France offer a new perspective on some of the country's most famous sites.
The mood is tense at the camps in Calais as some refugees refuse to be moved into new metal shipping containers.
A young mother made a brave stand against sexual assault in Germany’s streets on Tuesday, when she grabbed her attacker and stopped him getting away until the police arrived.
Alicia Vikander, 27, has been nominated for an Oscar for her role in transgender film 'The Danish Girl', alongside Eddie Redmayne.
Geneva-based Richemont, the world's second-biggest luxury goods group, on Thursday posted slumping quarterly sales, as luxury spending in Europe followed Asia in a downward spiral.
A helicopter pilot used to fight wildfires before finding a more lucrative and illict means to make a living.
South-West District Police said on Thursday that they feel less certain that a three-year-old boy was sexually assaulted at a Stavanger asylum centre but are continuing to investigate the case.
Italy must pay a total €10 million in compensation to over 350 people infected with HIV and hepatitis through blood transfusions, the European Court of Human Rights has ruled.
A passenger on the Paris Metro was killed in a horrific accident when his coat became caught in the doors and he was dragged along the platform, reports say.
Spain's most prestigious greyhound racing event is on the verge of being called off after DNA proved two finalists were the offspring of a legendary dog stolen for his sperm.
A dog owner in western Germany could only look on in horror as an elderly couple poisoned her six-month-old puppy.
Shares in French carmaker Renault have plummeted after raids on the company, which may be linked to emissions foul play.
A Viennese doctor who put up a sign on the door to his practise saying that he wouldn't accept asylum seekers as patients may face disciplinary action. He also announced his decision on Facebook, causing a storm of protest on the social networking site.
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) said on Thursday a US legal suit alleging that the company inflated monthly sales was unfounded and would be vigorously contested.
Sweden's biggest online child abuse trial is under way with the suspect accused of mistreating almost 100 children.
As residents on Thursday were digging out from another round of snowfall, forecasts for the weekend were calling for temperatures to drop as low as -11C.
A “humiliated and angry” German tourist is suing Airbnb after a hidden camera secretly filmed her over several days at a rented apartment.
A Spanish farmer thought he came up with an ingenious way to pay off his debts.
An Italian woman is celebrating after being told she could convert 15 million lire into euros - just a few weeks short of a deadline to exchange the former national currency.
Germany's economy picked up speed and afforded the government a big surplus in 2015 - which will be put straight towards spending on refugees.
Norwegian authorities were never told that Anders Behring Breivik was caught with weapon parts and ammunition in Germany in 2009 – two years before his killing spree.
Could the solution to the world's climate crisis be simpler than we think? A Swedish team is turning wasted heat into clean energy - in a sustainable and low-cost manner.
The Ebola epidemic that has ravaged west Africa for two years is over after Liberia, the last affected country, received the all-clear, the Geneva-based World Health Organization (WHO) announced on Thursday.
The risks of avalanches in the French Alps are currently high, as seen by Wednesday's fatal snow-slide involving school children. The Local looks at why the risk is so high and how to avoid the dangers.
UPDATED: Ashley Olsen, the American found strangled and naked in her Florence flat, was killed by an illegal immigrant from Senegal she met in a nightclub, the prosecutor in charge of the case said on Thursday.
The opening of the Gotthard Base Tunnel is still more than four months away but federal authorities have announced grand preparations for the “momentous occasion”.
A Swedish woman who says she's had enough of male douchebags has caused a stir by posting a witty advert selling a former lover's jumper online.
A local politician in Bavaria is following through on a threat he made to Angela Merkel in October - by sending a bus full of refugees on a 550km journey to her office in Berlin.
A medieval skeleton found with the remains of a wooden prosthetic foot in Hemmaberg, Austria, is a unique find and the oldest example of prosthesis use in Europe, researchers have said.
Birthday celebrations aren't sanctioned by the Quran and therefore kids shouldn't attend parties, a Kristiansand imam said.
UPDATED: Women living in Sweden will from April be allowed to apply for state-funded fertility treatment in order to become single parents.
A blast of freezing air will strike Italy this weekend sending temperatures plummeting and bringing snow to low-lying areas of central-southern Italy.
The publisher of a new critical edition of Mein Kampf has said that more copies of the Adolf Hitler manifesto will have to be printed due to enormous demand.
More than 30 Basque nationalists were spared jail on Wednesday, after signing a judicial deal in which they admitted their links to the armed Eta group.
A Honduran former Fifa vice president pleaded not guilty in New York on Wednesday just hours after being extradited from Switzerland over the Fifa corruption scandal rocking world football.
Former Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt will leave Danish politics for London, where she will head up the international NGO Save the Children.
A low-cost airline in Spain has been slammed for illegally charging candidates to apply for jobs as pilots and cabin crew.
Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere said on Wednesday that a deadly bomb attack in Istanbul which killed ten Germans was not aimed specifically at German citizens.
A young man was killed early on Thursday by an unknown assailant with a Kalashnikov firearm, officials said.
Think of Austria and one image bound to pop into your head is skiers racing down pristine white slopes. If you love skiing, but like many people prefer to travel light, you can now rent top-of-the-range ski apparel online and have it delivered directly to your hotel or chalet.
Around 500 police joined a raid on a squat in east Berlin on Wednesday night after four unknown attackers beat up an officer.
UPDATED: At initial court appearance suspect "looked more like a schoolgirl than a terrorist".
A hunter in the canton of Graubünden has admitted to killing a golden jackal, providing the first tangible evidence of the animal being in Switzerland.
President Francois Hollande on Wednesday rejected as "intolerable" the idea that fear of attack would prompt French Jews to "hide".
Ecuador has said it will cooperate with Swedish prosecutors after they formally requested permission to interrogate WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange at its embassy in London.
After almost 200 live pigs toppled from a truck on a French motorway, they showed little appetite for their sudden freedom.
It's below fffreezing across most of Sweden at the moment so here are five toasty tips for things to do over the next week as well as our regular listings.
The Swedish prosecutor's office has said it will not investigate whether police withheld information about a wave of sexual assault allegations at a popular teen music festival in 2014 and 2015.