Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio slammed the "corporate greed" of the fossil-fuel industry after receiving a Crystal Award from the World Economic Forum for “working for a better world” at a ceremony on Tuesday in Davos.
Plastic rubbish will outweigh fish in the oceans by 2050 unless the world takes drastic action to recycle the material, a report warned Tuesday on the opening day of the World Economic Forum in Davos.
The Euro 2016 football tournament provides "a good opportunity" for Swiss-based Uefa to introduce goal-line technology (GLT), the European federation's chief referee Pierluigi Collina said on Tuesday, with a final decision expected this week.
A 49-year-old former Geneva bank executive who strangled and suffocated his seven-year-old daughter and later pretended it happened while the pair was playing a game of “who is the boss” was jailed on Tuesday for 16 years.
Taxi-hailing app mytaxi will no longer be allowed to offer customers 50 percent off trips, a court in Frankfurt has decided, saying that the deals represent unfair competition.
Angela Kamper volunteers with the Catholic charity Caritas and gave us an insight into life at a refugee transit camp in Styria, close to the Slovenian border - where refugees spend a few hours or sometimes weeks before continuing their journey or applying for asylum.
Italy's Interior Minister Angelino Alfano on Tuesday established a council for relations with the country's Muslims, an advisory body the government hopes will help the minority to better integrate.
Suzanna Holmqvist, 28, is taking her horse and her dog on a massive adventure across Sweden and is being offered plenty of help along the way.
Police in the Rhineland have warned people not to dress up like a jihadist for upcoming Carnival street parties.
Danish hospitals have been warned by authorities to be on the lookout for diphtheria, an illness that hasn’t been seen in Denmark for nearly 20 years but may have returned with asylum seekers.
An apparent confession from a Swedish human rights activist detained in China has been published, amid claims of his "opposition to the government".
France's state of emergency and new electronic surveillance laws imposed following the November attacks in Paris impose "excessive and disproportionate" restrictions on key rights, UN experts said in Geneva on Tuesday.
Austria's army will carry out thorough identity and bag checks on every migrant arriving at the main border crossing with Slovenia from Wednesday, as part of new government measures heralding a tougher stance in Europe's refugee crisis.
The average life expectancy of people in France took a rare dip in 2015, which saw the highest annual death toll since World War II, new figures showed on Tuesday. But why?
The Copenhagen amusement park Tivoli has given guests a sneak peek at what to expect when its new ‘3-in-1’ ride debuts in April.
Cigarette sales in the country have slumped in the last five years since the smoking ban was introduced.
A controversial report in France has called for cuts to the country’s famously generous unemployment benefits system, which can see some jobseekers pick up €6,000 a month for two years. Unions block their path.
Veteran Baywatch star David Hasselhoff has lashed out at a Swedish television presenter after she appeared to poke fun at his appearance at the Nordic nation's version of the Oscars.
The Borgarting Court of Appeal on Tuesday sentenced three men to prison for having supported and fought alongside the terror group Isis.
Images of bullfighting are likely to be censored on Facebook from now on after the social network included the tradition on its 'offensive' list.
Worries about slowing growth in China and the ensuing global stock market turmoil are souring investor sentiment in Germany at the start of the new year, a leading survey showed on Tuesday.
Around 40 people have fled from the Oscarsgata asylum centre in Vadsø out of fear that they were set to be sent back to Russia.
Switzerland's Stan Wawrinka advanced to the second round of the Australian Open tennis tournament after his Russian opponent Dmitry Tursunov retired with an injury on Tuesday.
On Thursday the trial of a Muslim man accused of planning a terror attack against a cycle race in Frankfurt begins.
A Chinese family went to the police in desperation after losing a wallet containing thousands of euros in cash as well as their travel documents – only to be presented with a welcome surprise in double-quick time.
A police dog who specialises in sniffing out money came to the aid of a desperate elderly Viennese couple who had mislaid their life savings and feared they had been stolen.
A horrific start to 2016 in the French Alps has seen 12 people killed in separate avalanches, but the French Alps has witnessed numerous tragedies of this kind over the years.
Have you been eating truly authentic paella? It's harder to come by than you might think.
Seventy people were injured, two seriously, when two trams collided head-on in rush hour traffic in the Sardinian capital of Cagliari on Tuesday morning.
It was a future they perhaps failed to predict: two 'clairvoyants' have been charged with fraud for allegedly duping a woman out of a whopping €150,000 – payment made to them in return for guaranteeing her sick father’s place in Heaven.
South Jutland Police announced on Tuesday that six people had thus far been arrested in an ongoing investigation into what police said was the biggest confiscation of cocaine ever in Denmark.
The French government wants to set in stone the AZERTY computer keyboard, claiming the French language is suffering because of all the variations.
Opposition lawmakers want to probe the government's handling of France's terror attacks last year.
A Spanish referee is embroiled in a sexism row after trying to get a date with a female player during the match.
Iranian investment could help fill the void and create jobs in Spain, said the Spanish foreign minister.
UPDATED: Armed police and ambulances responded to the British International School of Stavanger on Tuesday morning after a bomb threat was called in.
Art lovers take note: a sprawling villa once owned by the artist and sculptor Michelangelo Buonarroti is on the market. And if you have a few million to spare, the masterpiece could be yours.
Yogurt empire founder Hamdi Ulukaya rallied the corporate world to aid refugees on Tuesday, as the world's rich and powerful gathered in Davos to discuss how to resolve some of the world's greatest challenges.
The vast majority of Germans say that having a good working environment and a secure job is much more important to them than more money or the chance of getting ahead in a career, a survey has found.
UPDATED: After claims she was given special treatment to secure an apartment in Stockholm, Sweden's Foreign Minister Margot Wallström could be questioned as part of a corruption investigation.
Journalist Peter Kenworthy argues that Helle Thorning-Schmidt was a strange choice as Save the Children, given her anti-immigration position and her party’s support of a new immigration bill, that has been criticized by the organization itself.
A stunningly detailed scale model of the city of Geneva is going on public display, more than 30 years after work started on the intricately crafted project.
UPDATED: The British International School of Stockholm was evacuated after receiving a bomb threat on Tuesday morning, officials told The Local.
In September 2015, a 38-year-old Swedish doctor admitted plotting to keep a woman locked up in a bunker. His trial doesn't start until next week, but here are the questions already hooking the global media.
In this week's instalment we chat to Robert James Parfett, an Englishman living in Murcia who has just published his first book.
New figures have revealed the glaring differences when it comes to rental prices across France. See how much more you can get for your money outside Paris.
Fresh calls have been made for Italy to rush though legislation to combat cyberbullying following the attempted suicide of a 12-year-old girl who was insulted and abused by her peers online.
The shark, discovered by a Spanish research team, has its very own flashlight built into its cells to find its way through the murky depths.
Swedes should be proud so many foreign graduates are choosing to relocate here, rather than being shocked by our decision to brave the cold, argues The Local's Editor Maddy Savage.
Since the beginning of the year the German Luftwaffe (air force) has been taking part in the military conflict with Isis. The only problem? Its jets can’t fly at night.
Stig ‘Tonish’ Tonsjø is a proud Norwegian police officer and a big fan of Rihanna, so he and a colleague decided to post a video of his fancy footwork to show the human side of Norway’s finest.
Relocation expert Melanie Haynes offers some tips for newcomers and long-time residents alike to get through the dark and cold Danish winter.
French carmaker Renault will bring in 15,000 vehicles to ensure their engines meet emissions standards, said France's environment minister.
The wealth of the 20 richest people in Spain rose 15 percent last year, while the assets of the 99 percent remaining population fell by the same percentage.
Police have confirmed that DNA from three far-left terrorists who have been on the run for decades was found at the site of two robberies in 2015.
When Geneva-based jeweller Ronny Totah received an offer last November to view a rare Kashmir sapphire set for auction with an asking price of up to $12 million (€11 million), his jaw dropped.
When Geneva-based jeweller Ronny Totah received an offer last November to view a rare Kashmir sapphire set for auction with an asking price of up to $12 million, his jaw dropped.
Public institutions in Randers will be obliged to serve pork, local politicians decided on Monday night in what was the latest battle in what has been dubbed the ‘meatball war’.
Switzerland rolled out its answer to Silicon Valley on Monday: a network of five technology parks designed to boost industry, science and technology across the country.
Italy is preparing to tighten the law against time clock cheats after a series of stings which found people clocking-in for friends and a traffic cop punching-in in his underpants.
A fire engulfed the top floor of the famous Ritz hotel in Paris on Tuesday morning.
A former Vatican accountant known as "Mr 500" for his cash-rich lifestyle was acquitted by an Italian court on Monday of corruption and attempted money-smuggling.
UPDATED: South-western Sweden was facing heavy delays at airports and on railways and busy roads during the Tuesday morning rush hour after more than 10 centimetres of snow fell overnight.
After three years of painstaking work, artists in France have finally finished the true-to-life replica of the famous Stone Age cave paintings hidden away in southwestern France.
It started with a nannying job and ended with the parents chopped up in the bathtub: a Chinese couple go on trial in France on Tuesday for a double murder worthy of a film plot.
Police were investigating suspected murder on Tuesday after two people were found dead inside a house in a quiet residential area south-west of Västerås in central Sweden.
Austrian police have said they will have 29 camera teams in action on the night of the controversial right-wing Akademikerball (Academics Ball) in Vienna on January 29th, to help them collect evidence in the event of violent clashes.