Sunday marks the 25th anniversary of King Harald V's ascension to the throne and the weekend will be full of celebrations for royals and commoners alike.
Italy eased up slightly on cannabis growers on Friday, decriminalizing those who violate agreed terms on cultivating the plants for therapeutic purposes.
Hundreds of homeless people who sleep on the Paris Metro network provide the perfect cover for terrorists to sneak in and launch an attack, a new report has warned.
Reports in France claim the teacher who was in charge of a group of pupils swept away in an avalanche whilst skiing on a closed piste had spent a recent stay in a psychiatric hospital.
Here's what we know so far about the French drug trial that has left one volunteer brain-dead and has been described by the Health Minister as "unprecedented" in France.
A town in western Germany has banned male asylum seekers from public swimming pools after complaints from women that they were being harassed by migrants.
A Portuguese court has approved the extradition to Italy of a former CIA agent convicted over the kidnapping of an Egyptian imam as part of the agency's secret renditions programme, her lawyer said on Friday.
It was one of Italy's most brutal unsolved murder cases; a 21-year-old student raped and stabbed 29 times. On Friday, an arrest was finally made - partly thanks to handwriting analysis.
A debate has been raging over the cleanliness of dreadlocks after new Podemos MPs were criticized over their choice of hairstyle.
Austrian ski jumper Lukas Müller has been left partially paralysed after a violent crash during a test ski flying run on Wednesday on the Kulm hill in Styria.
How much would you be prepared to pay for a traditional Swedish cream pastry? One Swedish baker is hoping customers will splash out a lot of dough on his gold-covered roll.
As Denmark faces a barrage of criticism over its controversial plan to seize refugees' valuables, Switzerland has already been following this practice for years, Swiss authorities said on Friday.
UPDATED: A clinical drugs trial in France has gone horribly wrong with one of the healthy volunteers left brain-dead and five others in a serious condition in hospital.
The teacher thought he was being secretive but little did he realize his computer was still connected to the classroom’s projector.
Austria's interior minister signalled a tougher line on migrants on Friday, saying that from next weekend it will follow Germany's lead and turn back any new arrivals seeking to claim asylum in Scandinavia.
Norwegian oil services company Aker Solutions said on Friday it would cut up to another 900 jobs, meaning it will have shed more than one in ten jobs since oil prices began sliding in 2014.
As Denmark faces a barrage of criticism over its controversial plan to seize refugees' valuables, Switzerland has already been doing so for years, Swiss authorities said on Friday.
A Swedish trade union is facing accusations of allowing top bosses and senior politicians jump its Stockholm apartments queue while the capital battles a record housing shortage.
Italian police have managed to arrest an armed robber thanks to the heroic intervention of a 22-year-old asylum seeker from Nigeria.
The first of several cases against Danes who gave rides to refugees ended in a fine on Friday, while two Danish citizens await a trial on human smuggling charges on the Greek island of Lesbos.
The former Hansa Studios, where David Bowie spent much of his time in the years he spent in Berlin in the late 1970s, is throwing a party on Friday for his fans in the capital to raise a glass – or just put on the red shoes and dance the blues.
A heartbreaking tale that proves that dogs really are man's best friend.
After a clinical drugs trial in France left one volunteer brain-dead and five others in a serious condition in hospital, here's a closer look at how drug approval works.
Most Germans now doubt their country's ability to cope with a record migrant influx, and fear refugees more, after the New Year's Eve mass assaults on women in Cologne, opinion polls released Friday show.
Biker gang bemoans the 'them or us' tone after residents on the Danish island of Funen said they'd rather have the Hells Angels as neighbours than refugees.
This year's Spanish Eurovision hopefuls have been told they must include Spanish in their songs - but would embracing English give the country a better chance of Eurovision glory?
If you're a children's nurse – is it a good idea to get naked for a saucy calendar? 'Sure,' thought health staff at Sweden's biggest paediatric hospital and landed themselves in very hot water.
They may have a reputation for being one of the most technologically advanced countries in the world, but Germans remain surprisingly traditional in their entertainment choices, a new survey shows.
Lady luck has smiled upon a Syrian refugee who won a million euros from a scratch card lottery ticket bought in a northern suburb of Paris.
Israel has said it doesn't want Sweden's foreign minister to set foot in the country. So who is Margot Wallström and why is she splitting opinions?
Scooter owners are up in arms in Genoa, birthplace of the iconic Vespa, after the Italian city's mayor banned models produced before 1999 in a bid to tackle pollution.
Bundle up - Spain's weather forecasters predicts that cold weather is finally on its way this weekend with snow and high winds sweeping across the country.
The Eternal City's rat catchers reported a 45 percent increase in call outs last year.
Amid ongoing concerns about the dangers of avalanches in the Alps, a video of one powering down the mountainside in the canton of Valais is making the rounds on the internet, underscoring the phenomenal force possible from a snow slide down a steep slope.
A town north of Cologne has cancelled one of its Carnival parades, citing fears of a repeat of the sexual assaults which took place in the Cathedral city over the New Year.
Former Playboy centrefold Pamela Anderson is expected at the National Assembly in Paris on Tuesday to support a new bill against force feeding animals.
Snow, ice, and freezing temperatures are all ahead this weekend as winter comes back with a vengeance after a brief respite.
Italy's Luca Cupani left for the UK at the age of 37 to become an actor. Luckily things didn't go quite as planned.
The new travel agency will be dedicated to astro-tourism and scientific holidays in Spain.
The Norwegian government said on Friday it would extend border checks for an additional 30 days.
BAWAG PSK has said it will pilot an Islamic current account in February - the first Austrian bank to do so.
The German High court has ruled that Facebook and other social networks which send invitations to join right to people’s inboxes are engaging in "unwanted and harassing" advertising.
Five-time Australian Open champion Novak Djokovic could face record Grand Slam winner Roger Federer in the semifinals of the season's opening Grand Slam following Friday's draw in Melbourne.
An influenza epidemic has struck eastern, central and southern parts of Switzerland while reported cases of the flu are increasing in most other parts of the country, the federal public health office says.
UPDATED: France's national weather agency has issued more alerts as snow storms approach the north east, as the west of the country records its first snow of the season.
Rodrigo Rato faces a prison sentence for allegedly misusing the company credit card for personal gain while head of a bank that was later bailed out.
The Grim Reaper has got his work cut out in Sellia in southern Italy, thanks to a decree ordering the village's elderly and dwindling population to stay in good shape.
Denmark produced more electricity through wind power than any country ever last year.
The 31 refugees sent to Chancellor Angela Merkel's office in Berlin by a Bavarian mayor as a protest are to be sent back down south on Friday – prompting harsh criticism of the use of human beings as political tokens.
Female priests are more likely to take sick leave because of psychological illness than women working in any other profession, while being a member of the clergy is the third most risky job for men.
Asylum seekers from Mali and Gambia strutted down the catwalk on Thursday at Florence's prestigious Pitti Uomo exhibition, kicking off an initiative to school would-be migrant fashionistas in Italy's top art.
Amanda Knox was cleared on Thursday of slandering police officers and a prosecutor involved in the investigation into the 2007 killing of British student Meredith Kercher.
A German task force investigating the provenance of a spectacular Nazi-era art hoard of hundreds of works said Thursday that only five had been proved to be looted thus far, and defended its slow progress.
An Austrian-German student film has been nominated for the "best live action short film" Oscar by the jury – placing it alongside blockbuster movies and A-list actors.
A new cartoon by French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo has divided social media commenters for depicting a drowned Syrian boy as an adult pervert in Germany to make a point about the West's inconsistent views towards refugees.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has slammed what he called "stupid" and "immoral" remarks of Sweden's Foreign Minister who has demanded investigations into the killing of Palestinians by Israeli forces.
Investment in Norway's all-important oil sector is set to decline until 2019 as producers face high costs and collapsing oil prices, a government agency said on Thursday.
It's dropped to less than -5C every night this week in Stockholm. So how does the city's homeless population survive?
French farmers have been told to stop production of geese and ducks in a bid to eradicate bird flu.
Prosecutors have unveiled the identity of a suicide bomber who blew himself up in a raid following the November attacks in Paris.
Trying to get in shape in 2016? Here is a Swedish take on tasty, budget-friendly cabbage rolls (kåldolmar), courtesy of The Local's food expert, John Duxbury.