German Chancellor Angela Merkel stood firm Monday on her liberal refugee policy, despite a drubbing in regional elections described as a "debacle" in which disgruntled voters turned to the anti-migrant AfD.
Amateur shutterbug Jerry Barton visited one of Austria's traditional Easter markets at Schloss Hof.
A Berlin writer shares with The Local the story of how his family has taken in a refugee and how settling in hasn't always been easy.
There were hectic scenes in eastern Bavaria on Monday, as the circus which owns Germany's last travelling bear tried to hide the animal from police - but to no avail.
Bavarian men have a weakness for beer, Weisswurst, and Bayern Munich - and apparently also for dressing up like ladies. One Nuremberg store caters to their deepest desires.
One of Sweden's biggest rock bands, Kent, has announced it is marching towards its last performance, with a very creepy video.
Under pressure from unions and student groups the French government has come up with a watered down version of its original labour reforms bill.
British politicians and family rights activists have slammed the new steamy TV series Versailles as "porn", but the French can't understand the fuss.
Nord-Pas-de-Calais-Picardie now has a much snappier name, but that hasn't stopped it coming in for some ridicule.
The trial of a former Auschwitz medic for abetting 3,681 murders was suspended indefinitely due to the defendant's health, raising fresh questions whether the case can proceed.
The potentially deadly explosives had lain undiscovered for 70 years.
What began as an innocent child’s birthday party ended up in a free-for-all involving over 200 people.
The Chancellor admitted that Germany benefited from a closure of a Balkan route used by immigrants seeking to head north, even as she insisted that it was not a long-term solution.
The biggest cod fish catch by a woman for more than four decades has been pulled out of Norwegian waters a 35-year-old Swede.
Only 80 people sought asylum last week, the lowest number since border control measures were implemented in January.
As if losing his loot in a cab wasn't bad enough, striker Max Kruse now also faces a fine of €25,000 from his own team for his carelessness.
Spain's acting Foreign Minister José Manuel García-Margallo described the proposal between Brussels and Ankara as "unacceptable from the outset".
The pair had an argument on their way back home to Aosta.
"I could bring this plane down if I wanted," the passenger is alleged to have said. But was it all a misunderstanding?
After years of lobbying and foot-dragging, Americans, Canadians and Australians will finally be able to simply exchange their driving licence for a Danish one.
Record immigration to Sweden has played a role in national school test scores tumbling.
Dortmund football fans showed incredible respect for one of their own when he died watching the game on Sunday. Players said they'd never seen anything like it before.
Cannabis could go on sale in selected pharmacies in the Swiss capital under a pilot project.
Austrian businessman releases an unconventional video as part of his campaign to become Austria’s next President.
Researchers at the Arctic University of Norway believe that underwater bubble explosions could be behind a mystery that has confounded scientists for years.
A 16-year-old was arrested in Vienna at the weekend after he reportedly tried to drag two women into a cellar so he could rape them.
France's "dentist of horror" facing a long time behind bars.
Sunday's state elections have caused an earthquake in German politics. What does this mean for the future of Angela Merkel, her conservative party and the policy which will become her enduring legacy - welcoming refugees?
The stars of the Indian film industry descended on Madrid this weekend.
The former Beatle will play a concert at the Vicente Calderón Stadium in the Spanish capital on June 2nd.
A Swiss judge has ruled that a man suspected of killing a 25-year-old American au-pair in Vienna in January can be deported to Austria.
A pilot veered of course from his scheduled root in north-west Germany to steer his plane in a bizarre sequences of curves. But the end result made sense out of the apparent chaos.
"We understand it was a case of mistaken identity."
Trio teams up with rescue workers to construct shelter.
"It is clear the time of waving through refugees to central Europe has past."
New laws making it easier for Italian businesses to donate excess food to charity are expected to pass on Monday.
Housing prices are once again rising in Sweden, after a cooling-down period in late 2015.
As border checks cause traffic chaos in Austria, the Foreign Minister calls for further controls to shut down the Italian route for refugees.
Ten-year ordeal aimed to "reverse" his homosexuality.
Police are questioning the suspects after two boys aged 16 and 17 were bundled into a car on Sunday.
Man said the ghost of his dead mother convinced him to admit to his crime – but police can't find a body.
For this week's My Spanish Career, The Local chats to Lucy King, the British owner of Lottie Lencería, a specialist lingerie shop in Madrid.
The car tryst not only exposed their affair, but has left the couple facing charges.
French MP argues that the tax would allow for "an autonomous French Islam".
A 15-year-old Moroccan boy was found drowned after attempting to stow away on a ship in the port of Melilla.
The victims say they want to "understand" why the priest remained in office despite the church being aware of his abuse.
The public will once again be able to visit one of the most famous landmarks in Paris.
Swedish-Danish crime drama The Bridge could return to our television screens, its creator has hinted.
The answer depends largely on what part of the country you're in.
The spicy courtroom drama has already served up claims of sexually charged scheming, blackmail and computer hacking.
While towns across Spain consider banning the "cruel spectacle" thousands came out onto the streets calling for their "cultural heritage" to be protected.
Danish officials where not informed of the plan.
"I gonna sue her" says Rafael Nadal about France's former sports minister.
A tragic end to a wedding celebration in Hanover.
But how will the cheap clothes chain sit alongside the likes of Muccia Prada?
"Avoid area around Place de Clichy, Opéra and Pigalle at all costs" The terror attack rumour that caused online panic in Paris at the weekend.
UPDATE: The German language institute confirmed on Monday that the German woman killed in the Ivory Coast terror attack was the director at the Goethe Institute in the area.
Another tragic incident in the French Alps.
On your marks... get set... bask!
Was it ever really in doubt?
Actually, if you're familiar with the confident Swede... you probably CAN guess.
US-born Jane Ruffino loves helping companies to shape their brand identities. But the 40-year-old says that's sometimes a challenge in Sweden, a nation famed for its shyness.