Germans told ‘stay away from windows’ for Obama visit
Germany

Germans told ‘stay away from windows’ for Obama visit

Locals in Hanover have been given a very specific command for when the US President comes to visit - better remain neither heard nor seen.

Is France seeing the start of its own Occupy movement?
France

Is France seeing the start of its own Occupy movement?

Protesters have come together for the last four nights and the movement is growing.

‘Great East’: France decides on name of new region
France

‘Great East’: France decides on name of new region

It rolls off the tongue a bit more easily than Alsace-Champagne-Ardennes-Lorraine.

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Sweden

April 16: Opening of exhibit on Charles and Ray Eames

(Umeå)

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Sweden

April 6: Public debate on EU mobility, begging and the Roma

(Lund)

‘Iron bar-wielding predator’ was man testing water
Sweden

‘Iron bar-wielding predator’ was man testing water

Thankfully, the fear that gripped this woman out jogging was unfounded.

Italian chocolate giant Ferrero to eclipse €10bn turnover
Italy

Italian chocolate giant Ferrero to eclipse €10bn turnover

Ferrero is now above Nestlé as the world's third-largest chocolate producer.

EU: Austria’s Schengen closure doesn’t violate rules
Austria

EU: Austria’s Schengen closure doesn’t violate rules

The imposition of stricter border controls by Austria are not in violation of Schengen Agreement rules, according to the EU's chief Spokesperson Margaritis Schinas.

Wind-powered lamps to light German island’s streets
Germany

Wind-powered lamps to light German island’s streets

Could this German energy innovation be a model for the rest of the world?

Germany calls to ‘turn up heat’ on financial crimes
Germany

Germany calls to ‘turn up heat’ on financial crimes

The German government on Monday said it hoped the revelations from the so-called "Panama Papers" will spur global efforts to combat tax evasion and money laundering.

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France

Air France won’t force air hostesses to wear veil

Air hostesses and female pilots can opt out of flights from Paris to Tehran if they don't want to wear the veil.

German stopped in Rome after human skull found in suitcase
Italy

German stopped in Rome after human skull found in suitcase

The professor said he bought the skull at a market in Rome.

Lost seal wins hearts after Swedish police rescue
Sweden

Lost seal wins hearts after Swedish police rescue

What happened to the seal who tried to cross the road?

Danish Supreme Court sides with delayed passengers
Denmark

Danish Supreme Court sides with delayed passengers

The Supreme Court on Monday awarded compensation to 12 airline passengers in a ruling that could clear the way for similar rulings in favour of thousands of other airline customers.

Rural France: Why it’s like living in a ‘foreign country’
France

Rural France: Why it’s like living in a ‘foreign country’

UK comedian and author Ian Moore describes why rural France, more than anywhere else in the world, feels like living in a foreign country.

Catalan leader rules out independence during mandate
Spain

Catalan leader rules out independence during mandate

Madrid must be breathing a sigh of relief...

Families outraged at tribute to suicidal Germanwings copilot
Germany

Families outraged at tribute to suicidal Germanwings copilot

Families of the victims of last year's Germanwings crash deliberately caused by a suicidal co-pilot expressed outrage on Monday after his parents placed a heartfelt newspaper announcement in his memory.

German retiree ‘fed to dog’ by Russian wife in Mallorca

German retiree ‘fed to dog’ by Russian wife in Mallorca

A Russian woman is accused of stabbing her husband and feeding bits of his flesh to their dog.

French TV is about to change: What you need to know
France

French TV is about to change: What you need to know

French television is majorly stepping up its game tonight. Here's what you need to know.

Wikimedia ‘breaks copyright’ with Swedish statue photos
Sweden

Wikimedia ‘breaks copyright’ with Swedish statue photos

Wikimedia says the ruling is out of step with the times.

First person ever jailed over public broadcaster fee
Germany

First person ever jailed over public broadcaster fee

A woman in central Germany has become the first person to be jailed over her refusal to pay the national public broadcaster fee.

Families furious over tribute to suicidal Germanwings pilot
Spain

Families furious over tribute to suicidal Germanwings pilot

The parents of Andreas Lubitz, the suicidal co-pilot who downed the Germanwings plane killing 149 on board, have published a heartfelt tribute to their son.

Federer toppled from tennis earnings topspot
Switzerland

Federer toppled from tennis earnings topspot

World number one Novak Djokovic has surpassed Swiss star Roger Federer as the highest-earning player in ATP Tour history.

Lausanne illegal found guilty of attempted murder
Switzerland

Lausanne illegal found guilty of attempted murder

Man tried to run down a police officer in his car.

Madrid takes centre stage in new Netflix period drama
Spain

Madrid takes centre stage in new Netflix period drama

The 1920s-set series will be broadcast around the world.

Renzi to visit Iran as Italy leads way in forging trade ties
Italy

Renzi to visit Iran as Italy leads way in forging trade ties

Sanctions against Tehran were lifted last year.

David Gilmour to play Rome’s ancient Circus Maximus
Italy

David Gilmour to play Rome’s ancient Circus Maximus

The legendary British rocker has announced two dates in Rome this July.

One dead in explosion at popular Rome bar
Italy

One dead in explosion at popular Rome bar

The explosion led to a stampede in one of Rome's central squares.

Tradition still sways married Swiss women
Switzerland

Tradition still sways married Swiss women

Only a fifth of women married in Switzerland since 2013 chose to keep their name.

Norway’s royals twice as costly as thought: report
Norway

Norway’s royals twice as costly as thought: report

Hundreds of millions of kroner in expenses are buried in other budget line items, according to a report from Dagbladet.

Former Italy coach Cesare Maldini dies at 84
Italy

Former Italy coach Cesare Maldini dies at 84

Maldini also played for and managed AC Milan.

‘Only 3 bombs’ in bag joke sparks Vienna airport alarm
Austria

‘Only 3 bombs’ in bag joke sparks Vienna airport alarm

An Austrian sparked a major security alarm after joking to Vienna airport personnel that he was carrying three bombs in his luggage.

Rajoy vows to turn back the clocks in Spain
Spain

Rajoy vows to turn back the clocks in Spain

Could a shift to Greenwich Mean Time put an end to the siesta?

Nordic nations to make joint bid for future Euros

Nordic nations to make joint bid for future Euros

Euro 2024 and Euro 2028 could include football matches in Sweden, Norway or Denmark if a joint Nordic push to host the competition goes through.

Huge rat ‘most disgusting thing I’ve come across’
Sweden

Huge rat ‘most disgusting thing I’ve come across’

How would you cope with an invasion of giant rats?

Spanish royal, Almodóvar and Messi named in tax files leak
Spain

Spanish royal, Almodóvar and Messi named in tax files leak

The sister of the former King, the film director Pedro Almodóvar and the Barça football star Lionel Messi have all been named in the leaked Panama Papers.

First Syrian refugees arrive under disputed Turkey deal
Germany

First Syrian refugees arrive under disputed Turkey deal

The first Syrians arrived in Germany from Istanbul on Monday under a controversial EU-Turkey migrant exchange pact, an official from the German federal refugee office told AFP.

3,000 undercover armed guards to patrol French trains
France

3,000 undercover armed guards to patrol French trains

France to put 3,000 armed plain clothed guards on its train network.

Spanish unemployment rate drops in March
Spain

Spanish unemployment rate drops in March

Spain's unemployment, the eurozone's highest after Greece, shrank by 1.4 percent in March over February, the employment ministry said on Monday.

Austria to post soldiers at Italian border
Austria

Austria to post soldiers at Italian border

Austria is to deploy soldiers at its border with Italy as part of a “massive” effort to step up anti-migrant border controls.

Ten ways to save money in Copenhagen
Denmark

Ten ways to save money in Copenhagen

How to make your kroner go further in the Danish capital, which was recently declared the eighth most expensive city in the world.

Clashes as Austria pledges to deploy soldiers to Italy border
Italy

Clashes as Austria pledges to deploy soldiers to Italy border

The police used pepper spray, batons and shields to push the pro-refugee protesters back.

EU ‘too clunky to copy German anti-terror model’
Germany

EU ‘too clunky to copy German anti-terror model’

Trying to bring all of Europe's security forces under one roof to fight terrorism would be more trouble than it's worth, Germany's Interior Minister said on Sunday.

‘About 800 Italians’ named in global tax evasion leak
Italy

‘About 800 Italians’ named in global tax evasion leak

UPDATED: Sources close to Luca Cordero di Montezemolo said the ex-Ferrari president doesn't have an offshore company.

Rambo cop with plastic gun sparks panic in Madrid plaza
Spain

Rambo cop with plastic gun sparks panic in Madrid plaza

A woman was spotted dressed as Rambo and brandishing a rifle in central Madrid on Thursday, causing panic among locals.

Swiss banks and Fifa figures tied to offshore activity
Switzerland

Swiss banks and Fifa figures tied to offshore activity

Swiss bank UBS, banned Uefa boss Michel Platini and the former secretary general of Fifa are among those named in leaked documents as being connected to secret offshore companies.

Plan for ‘anti-Kalashnikov walls’ at Marseille schools
France

Plan for ‘anti-Kalashnikov walls’ at Marseille schools

Could "anti-Kalashnikov walls" really be the answer to keep Marseille pupils out of harm's way?

Swedish royals name the date for baby Oscar’s baptism
Sweden

Swedish royals name the date for baby Oscar’s baptism

UPDATED: Sweden's newest prince will be baptised in May.

Police issue dispersal order to lairy squirrels
Germany

Police issue dispersal order to lairy squirrels

Officers were a bit baffled to find out the identities of the culprits causing trouble for drivers in western Germany at the weekend.

Sigtunaskolan: ‘The best of what Sweden has to offer’
Sweden

Sigtunaskolan: ‘The best of what Sweden has to offer’

Boarding schools sometimes get a bad rap. But in Sigtuna, just north of Stockholm, Swedes and expats alike thrive. The Local finds out more about Sigtunaskolan.

The Inner Circle: Stockholm’s secret dating scene
Sweden

The Inner Circle: Stockholm’s secret dating scene

Single in Stockholm? Let's get down to business.

Austrian banks caught up in Panama Papers leak
Austria

Austrian banks caught up in Panama Papers leak

Austrian banks embroiled in scandal following huge data leak exposing how prominent public figures hide their wealth abroad.

‘I may work at a Swedish company, but we’re global’
Sweden

‘I may work at a Swedish company, but we’re global’

Looking for an international career? Find out how the Stockholm School of Economics is connecting the dots in the business world, from Stockholm to Hong Kong.

Norway’s top bank apologizes after tax evasion leak
Norway

Norway’s top bank apologizes after tax evasion leak

Norwegian bank DNB, the nation’s largest, said it shouldn’t have helped its customers set up businesses in tax havens.

Disneyland Paris worker found dead in haunted house
France

Disneyland Paris worker found dead in haunted house

A member of staff working at Disneyland Paris was found dead in the park’s haunted house.

Nine bikers killed in deadly spring weekend
Germany

Nine bikers killed in deadly spring weekend

Getting back in the saddle after a long break can be risky.

Teen ‘stabbed in street’ flown to hospital in Stockholm
Sweden

Teen ‘stabbed in street’ flown to hospital in Stockholm

A 16-year-old boy is seriously injured after a stabbing in Alby, a suburb in the south of the Swedish capital.

Danish banks caught up in global tax evasion leak
Denmark

Danish banks caught up in global tax evasion leak

Denmark's second and third largest banks are among the institutions accused of helping customers avoid taxes.

German paper unveils biggest leak in history
Germany

German paper unveils biggest leak in history

Things are looking bleak for a lot of people who wanted to hide their money.

Taxi driver protest to halt transport in Toulouse
France

Taxi driver protest to halt transport in Toulouse

Not a great day to be travelling in, around, or even out of Toulouse.

Police drop sex abuse probe into Italian bishop
Italy

Police drop sex abuse probe into Italian bishop

The accusations were "utterly unfounded".

Nordea bank investigated over tax haven scandal
Sweden

Nordea bank investigated over tax haven scandal

UPDATED: One of the biggest banks in Scandinavia has been accused of helping wealthy customers to dodge taxes.

Air France stewardesses rebel over order to wear veil
France

Air France stewardesses rebel over order to wear veil

Female Air France crew are not happy with having to wear the veil in Tehran, when flights resume this month.

‘Go for your passion and see where it takes you’
Sweden

‘Go for your passion and see where it takes you’

Why Stockholm-based British novellist Simon Linter does not want to join the Nordic Noir hype.