Norwegian husband guilty of killing concert pianist
Norway

Norwegian husband guilty of killing concert pianist

The husband of internationally-renowned concert pianist Natalia Strelchenko who strangled her on their second wedding anniversary was on Friday found guilty of her murder.

Norwegian PM to talk terror and refugees with Obama
Norway

Norwegian PM to talk terror and refugees with Obama

PM Erna Solberg and other Nordic leaders will visit the White House in May.

Danish PM to talk terror and refugees with Obama
Denmark

Danish PM to talk terror and refugees with Obama

Lars Løkke Rasmussen and other Nordic leaders will join the American president in the White House in May.

‘We got him’: Paris terror suspect Abdeslam arrested
France

‘We got him’: Paris terror suspect Abdeslam arrested

UPDATED: Europe's most wanted man Salah Abdeslam has been 'injured and arrested' during a police anti-terror raid in Brussels on Friday evening, according to French police.

Norway preps ‘breakthrough’ on gender change
Norway

Norway preps ‘breakthrough’ on gender change

Norway will allow people to legally change their gender without the need for any surgery, hormone treatment or sterilisation.

Integrate refugees with help, not pity
Austria

Integrate refugees with help, not pity

In the Austrian village of Gutau, inhabitants have set up a microcredit system to help refugees rent houses and start businesses.

‘I am a human being just like you. There is no difference’
Sweden

‘I am a human being just like you. There is no difference’

Those are the words of Omar Atrash, who arrived in Sweden from Syria in 2012 and shared his reflections through MIG Talks, a new communications initiative launched this week.

Spanish police arrest six for illegal fishing in Antarctica
Spain

Spanish police arrest six for illegal fishing in Antarctica

The illegal fishermen pillaged the endangered toothfish from Antartic waters.

Flights in France to be hit by air traffic controllers’ strike
France

Flights in France to be hit by air traffic controllers’ strike

Five airports will be affected will be affected by the two day strike.

Number of Spaniards residing in UK leaps 77% with crisis
Spain

Number of Spaniards residing in UK leaps 77% with crisis

The number of Spaniards choosing to live outside Spain has rocketed since the start of the economic crisis.

Gunman killed in Brussels raid ‘had role in Paris attacks’
France

Gunman killed in Brussels raid ‘had role in Paris attacks’

More revelations emerged from Brussels on Friday days after a deadly shoot-out between gunmen and police.

Swedish PM to talk terrorism and refugees at White House
Sweden

Swedish PM to talk terrorism and refugees at White House

Stefan Löfven is heading to Washington DC this May.

How many sex partners do Swedes have?
Sweden

How many sex partners do Swedes have?

Let's see if you’ve got your stereotypes lined up correctly.

Wild boar droves refuse to let Cologne dead rest in peace
Germany

Wild boar droves refuse to let Cologne dead rest in peace

A drove of wild boar have horrified cemetery workers in Cologne by overturning the earth in a grisly search for essential protein.

Police grab suspected jihadi at Frankfurt airport
Germany

Police grab suspected jihadi at Frankfurt airport

A 22-year-old from western Germany has been arrested at Frankfurt Airport over allegations he joined Isis and appeared in propaganda videos for the group.

7 German startups creating buzz at South by Southwest
Germany

7 German startups creating buzz at South by Southwest

From creating apps that save lives to developing ones that expand our visual horizons, these tech projects and startups are making waves at Texas' South by Southwest.

Here’s where you’ll find the best baguette in Paris
France

Here’s where you’ll find the best baguette in Paris

In Paris you're never far from a boulangerie, but only can be voted the very best each year.

Former Foreign Minister dies after battle with cancer
Germany

Former Foreign Minister dies after battle with cancer

Former German foreign minister Guido Westerwelle, one of the country's most prominent openly gay politicians, died Friday, aged 54, after a long battle with leukaemia, his charity foundation said.

How a show of hands saved 40 from Bataclan gunmen
France

How a show of hands saved 40 from Bataclan gunmen

An incredible story of how 40 people survived the Bataclan massacre has emerged from an ongoing parliamentary inquiry into the November attacks.

Sweden looks to boost gender equality in higher education
Sweden

Sweden looks to boost gender equality in higher education

The Swedish government is putting its money where its mouth is when it comes to promoting gender equality in the country’s higher education sector.

Bavarian town goes back to sleep as refugees disappear
Germany

Bavarian town goes back to sleep as refugees disappear

Quiet returns to a small Bavarian town on the Austrian border as the refugee flow from the Balkans dries up.

Six Austrians you should really know about
Austria

Six Austrians you should really know about

We all know Mozart, Sisi and Freud. But what about Suttner, Meitner and Frankl?

Monster figurehead returns home – after five centuries

Monster figurehead returns home – after five centuries

A figurehead from a Danish ship that sank in the 1490s has made it home to Copenhagen after it was hauled from a Swedish sea bed last summer.

Lazio facing racism probe over monkey chants
Italy

Lazio facing racism probe over monkey chants

Lazio fans targeted Sparta Prague's Ivory Coast midfielder with monkey chants.

Ten totally chillaxing things to do on Lanzarote
Spain

Ten totally chillaxing things to do on Lanzarote

British Prime Minister David Cameron and his family are jetting off to Lanzarote for Easter, but don't let that put off!

Italian town ‘forgets’ Roman theatre found under ex-factory
Italy

Italian town ‘forgets’ Roman theatre found under ex-factory

The Roman ruin was discovered in 2001 but since then, nothing has been done to restore it.

France set to slash ‘arrogant Nutella tax’ after protests
France

France set to slash ‘arrogant Nutella tax’ after protests

Indonesia had decried France's proposed surtax as "arrogant".

Murderer Breivik: Norway guilty of ‘inhumane’ treatment
Norway

Murderer Breivik: Norway guilty of ‘inhumane’ treatment

"The person who is hated by everyone has only the law as his last chance," Breivik's lawyer said on trial's final day.

Brits in Denmark: Brexit could spell ‘disaster’
Denmark

Brits in Denmark: Brexit could spell ‘disaster’

The Local spoke to four British citizens living in Denmark about their thoughts on the potential British EU exit - and what it might mean for them as European free movers.

Paris takes inspiration from London for new hipster bars
France

Paris takes inspiration from London for new hipster bars

Two quirky themed bars are setting up shop in the French capital.

Florence toasts Guggenheim eye for 20th century art
Italy

Florence toasts Guggenheim eye for 20th century art

The exhibition will run in Florence's Palazzo Strozzi until July 24th.

Swiss continue to scoff more cheese: report
Switzerland

Swiss continue to scoff more cheese: report

The Swiss munched their way through a whopping 21.49 kilos per person last year.

PSG face Manchester City in Champions League quarters
France

PSG face Manchester City in Champions League quarters

PSG's reward for beating an English club is to play another one.

Jail for three Iraqis guilty of supporting IS in Switzerland
Switzerland

Jail for three Iraqis guilty of supporting IS in Switzerland

Three of the four Iraqis on trial in Bellinzona are found guilty of supporting terrorist group Islamic State (IS).

After 250 years, ‘lost’ rune stone found at Dane’s home
Denmark

After 250 years, ‘lost’ rune stone found at Dane’s home

A rune stone likely dating back to around the year 1000 has been discovered in northern Denmark.

Scandal-hit kindergarten used for drug and sex parties
Austria

Scandal-hit kindergarten used for drug and sex parties

A kindergarten in Vienna was reportedly used as a location for sex and drug parties.

Bang & Olufsen outsources TV production to LG
Denmark

Bang & Olufsen outsources TV production to LG

Denmark's struggling upmarket electronics company will let South Korea's LG handle TV manufacturing.

Madrid official fined over topless protest in church
Spain

Madrid official fined over topless protest in church

Rita Maestre has been ordered to pay €4,380 for her role in a protest that saw her remove her top at a university chapel.

TV clip shows Aussie crew attacked in Sweden
Sweden

TV clip shows Aussie crew attacked in Sweden

An Australian TV station has released a short clip that shows its crew coming under attack in a Stockholm suburb last month.

4-meter python discovered on south German road
Germany

4-meter python discovered on south German road

Police were called out on Thursday evening after a huge python was found near service station in southern Germany.

Norway releases terror suspect wanted by Italy
Italy

Norway releases terror suspect wanted by Italy

Mullah Krekar faces charges in Italy for terrorist plots.

Watch out Scotland, France may soon be ‘home of whisky’
France

Watch out Scotland, France may soon be ‘home of whisky’

France is already the home of cognac, wine and pastis, but there are predictions it will soon steal Scotland's crown as the 'home of whisky.

Marbella femme fatales held after robbing rich old tourists
Spain

Marbella femme fatales held after robbing rich old tourists

Two women targeted rich old men in the bars of Puerto Banus seducing them before slipping something in their drink and robbing them blind.

Experts warn of rising inequality in Germany
Germany

Experts warn of rising inequality in Germany

Income inequality has leapt in Germany since 2000, a new study shows, with the lowest earners having less money in their pockets than 15 years ago.

Swiss People’s Party falls prey to hackers
Switzerland

Swiss People’s Party falls prey to hackers

Group claims to have stolen personal data of more than 50,000 people from Switzerland’s biggest political party.

Can you find a doctor for this Swedish town (and win cash)?
Sweden

Can you find a doctor for this Swedish town (and win cash)?

Find a doctor and win 20,000 kronor.

Norway Islamist Mullah Krekar a free man
Norway

Norway Islamist Mullah Krekar a free man

After Court of Appeals reversed a conviction on making threats, Italy will try to have him extradited to face terror charges.

Austrian charged for inciting hatred against migrants
Austria

Austrian charged for inciting hatred against migrants

State prosecutors charge chairman of an organisation with links to Austria's Freedom Party with racism and inciting hate against a minority group.

Spain’s reclusive Zara heiress shocks with nude beach photo
Spain

Spain’s reclusive Zara heiress shocks with nude beach photo

The daughter of Spain's richest man has shocked Spaniards after appearing nude on Instagram.

Refugee swimmer eyes Rio Olympics from Berlin
Germany

Refugee swimmer eyes Rio Olympics from Berlin

After swimming for miles to save a boat full of refugees in the Mediterranean last year, one Syrian athlete is developing Olympic ambitions in Berlin.

Ten mouth-watering dishes to enjoy over Easter in Spain
Spain

Ten mouth-watering dishes to enjoy over Easter in Spain

The Local counts down ten classic Spanish Easter recipes to tantalize your tastebuds this Holy Week.

Brussels terrorist shot dead in raid ‘lived in Stockholm’
Sweden

Brussels terrorist shot dead in raid ‘lived in Stockholm’

The suspected terrorist shot dead in a Brussels police raid previously lived in Stockholm, broadcaster Sky News reports.

Prague football fans filmed urinating on Rome beggar
Italy

Prague football fans filmed urinating on Rome beggar

The incident happened at a crowded tourist spot on Thursday afternoon.

French docs admit to illegally helping gay couples have kids
France

French docs admit to illegally helping gay couples have kids

French doctors owned up on Friday in the hope of changing France's laws around IVF.

Buzzing ‘bomb’ in bin was recycled sex toy
Italy

Buzzing ‘bomb’ in bin was recycled sex toy

The area was cordoned off as fire fighters inspected what was causing the vibrations.

Swiss double money frozen in Petrobras probe
Switzerland

Swiss double money frozen in Petrobras probe

$800 million (706 million euros) frozen during Swiss investigation into corruption at Brazil's state oil firm.

Denmark has new plan to get refugees into work
Denmark

Denmark has new plan to get refugees into work

The PM said new agreement is a shining example of “the Danish model”, but others warn that low-paying jobs for refugees will have dire effects.

Art, architecture, and migration: unique courses in Stockholm
Sweden

Art, architecture, and migration: unique courses in Stockholm

Learn about a unique course at the Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm that's captivating expats and Swedes alike with its cutting edge – and sometimes controversial – approach.

How paying your income tax in France is going to change
France

How paying your income tax in France is going to change

Paying income tax in France will soon to get a lot simpler, so the French government promises. Here's what you need to know.

Spanish police bust ‘Hotel Marijuana’ at beachside resort
Spain

Spanish police bust ‘Hotel Marijuana’ at beachside resort

More than two thousands cannabis plants were seized from the hotel on the Costa Brava.

Berlin refuses legal ban on shredding chicks
Germany

Berlin refuses legal ban on shredding chicks

Animal rights activists are fuming over the government's failure to stop the killings.

Austrian jailed for spying on girls in leisure centre
Austria

Austrian jailed for spying on girls in leisure centre

Austrian jailed in Scotland for spying on girls as young as fifteen getting undressed in a changing room.

Swiss pursue Fifa’s Valcke as salaries finally revealed
Switzerland

Swiss pursue Fifa’s Valcke as salaries finally revealed

Switzerland opens criminal proceedings against Fifa's former secretary general, who earned 2.1 million francs in 2015.

Swiss watch fair opens amid crisis of confidence
Switzerland

Swiss watch fair opens amid crisis of confidence

This year's Baselworld "won't be one of the best" says industry legend.

Ferrari signs preliminary deal for China theme park
Italy

Ferrari signs preliminary deal for China theme park

The theme park are one of the ways in which Ferrari is hoping to leverage its luxury brand.

For first time, majority in Norway don’t believe in God
Norway

For first time, majority in Norway don’t believe in God

Norwegian atheists now outnumber believers.

Europe ‘united’ in push for Turkey deal: Merkel
Germany

Europe ‘united’ in push for Turkey deal: Merkel

Germany needs to get a deal through - but at what cost?

Italy-bound migrant flight grounded in Greece
Italy

Italy-bound migrant flight grounded in Greece

The small Piper plane carrying the seven migrants, including four children, was stopped as it was about to take off.

Man found shot in head in Stockholm suburb
Sweden

Man found shot in head in Stockholm suburb

The man was fighting for his life in hospital on Friday morning.

France stages mock Euro 2016 chemical terror attack
France

France stages mock Euro 2016 chemical terror attack

Nearly 2,000 took part in a simulated terror attack ahead of Euro 2016.

France says ready to pump money into EDF if needed
France

France says ready to pump money into EDF if needed

France might have to stump up to fund a nuclear power plant in the UK.

Sweden ready to send refugee aid to Greece
Sweden

Sweden ready to send refugee aid to Greece

EU leaders are attempting to reach a deal with Turkey.

How to make Swedish roast lamb with garlic
Sweden

How to make Swedish roast lamb with garlic

Here's a great Easter recipe. Start practising now to get it right next week.