New Fifa president linked to deal with two businessmen since charged in the US with corruption.
Some may say it's too little too late. But 71 years after the end of the Second World War, a Bavarian town is taking a defiant stance against the Nazis - by revoking Hitler’s honourary citizenship.
German authorities on Wednesday arrested a Syrian national on war crimes charges, on suspicion of commanding a rebel militia in Aleppo that committed atrocities and plundered artefacts for sale.
The Local would like to pay tribute to its longstanding editor, Malcolm Curtis, who has passed away from cancer at the age of 61.
Teachers at a school in northern Germany scrambled to call the police when an 11-year-old boy brought an explosive shell from the Second World War to school on Tuesday.
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Lurid headlines on global websites claim Sardinia has been 'taken hostage' by protesting migrants. But locals have poured scorn on the reports.
"You won't have my hatred."
The Local talks to residents in L'Aquila, where the historic centre has become a ghost-town.
Sweden's migration minister on Wednesday outlined an updated version of how the government wants to tighten asylum rules.
The graffito, showing the Madonna with a pistol for a halo, is a popular attraction for visitors to the city.
Bang & Olufsen, the Danish maker of upmarket consumer electronics, on Wednesday reported a quarterly net loss but said its sales hadn't missed a beat.
If France doesn't reform its labour laws now, it may not dare to do so for a very long time.
The Danish government presented a reform of its upper secondary education on Wednesday, highlighted by a new minimum grade requirement for entry.
Germany's Autobahns are the envy of the world, and are associated with one thing above all - speed. But here are eight things you never knew about the iconic German tarmac.
The Eurozone's biggest bank announced plans to cut the jobs in Spain on Wednesday.
Here's what happened when The Local tried to call Sweden's new national number.
"It looks like we may just have cracked it, thanks to modern science and a bit of ancient horse poo."
As well as meeting the Pontiff, she also got to see the Rome's key sights.
The two British Overseas Territories accuse Spain and Argentina of "ganging up" on them.
The woman was lucky to survive after being burnt in the face with a blowtorch and beaten with a rock.
A sixth of pupils in Swiss schools are still overweight, even though figures have fallen in the past ten years.
"No reason we shouldn't do the same," Danish support parties said of a plan that would allow Norway to reject asylum seekers at the border.
Permits for hunting Norwegian elk are in such high demand that applications are to be decided using a lottery machine.
A 15-year-old boy is being sued for €20,000 after stabbing his ‘friend’ in his back because he veered in front of him on the pavement.
Why is it called Nice? What's in the Monster's Lair? And how was the city saved by a laundry lady? Here are some of the best facts that even the locals probably don't know.
Will this video stop Sweden from moving closer to Nato?
The case against an overweight prankster who sat on a donkey foal "as a joke" and killed it has been thrown out of a Spanish court.
The French parliament is set to finally rubber stamp a raft of measures aimed at cracking down on the “the oldest profession in the world”. Here are the main points.
A Swiss legal expert will decide on the validity of a decision by a Therwil school to allow male Muslim students to avoid shaking hands with female teachers for religious reasons.
Germany’s hippest young comedian faces a jail sentence of up to five years if Turkey decides to press charges over a poem he wrote insulting its head of state.
Head of Austria's central bank says IMF's engagement in Greece is no longer necessary.
Promotion of the Spanish director's new film 'Julieta' is called off as the Oscar winner faces scrutiny with 'Panama Papers'.
Italy's youth unemployment rate is 37.9 percent.
Ibiza's tourism industry wants people to know there is more to do there than take pills like in the Seeb hit.
Glencore will sell nearly half of its vast agriculture business to a Canadian pension fund for $2.5 billion.
A job platform connecting refugees and asylum seekers to employers has launched in Austria.
We all know the stereotype of the moody French waiter, but maybe its the customers who are at fault.
The heroin trafficker could see his sentence reduced after complaining about cramped prison conditions.
The pigs were covered in fat and let loose to be chased by local children.
The Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster in Brandenburg is suing the state over what they say is their right to post signs around town.
Not all Swedes had reason to celebrate the warm winter.
New Zealand comic Al Pitcher's spent seven years poking fun of Swedes on stage and his next show's set for Swedish television.
German companies are working round the clock to meet demand for colouring pencils and books as the stress-management craze sweeps Germany.
A new international report shines a light on Denmark's foreign fighters.
Mercedes Formula One driver Nico Rosberg has become the latest celebrity sportsman to be linked to the Panama Papers leak of millions of documents relating to murky offshore business dealings.
When an employee of a gambling hall in eastern Germany heard strange mechanical noises coming from a bin on Tuesday evening she feared the worst.
Will more CCTV make you feel safer travelling around Paris?
Researchers encourage anti-smoking measures in Austria, ranked the worst country in Europe in the European Cancer League tobacco tables.
A primary school in Bern has dismissed a popular teacher for continuing to bring her blind dog into class.
A song about taking drugs in Ibiza has brought a downer to tourism authorities.
A bomb hoax that caused a plane to return to Madrid airport escorted by an air force fighter jet.
Denmark's largest festival released its full roster of 179 acts on Wednesday.
Swedish efficiency went out of the window when the country's electronic prescription service broke down.
Germany could lift temporary border controls brought in last year to help stem the migrant flow by mid-May if the number of arrivals continues to dwindle, Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere said Tuesday.
The oil-rich Gulf state is part of the anti-Islamic State coalition.
France wants €50 million from US tech giant Apple, whom it accuses of unfair trade practices, according to reports.
Ok, just a little bit about meatballs.
UPDATED: Nordea, the Swedish bank linked to this week's global tax evasion scandal, is accused of helping an oligarch close to Kazakhstan's dictator president.
Spain is not happy after French farmers emptied the contents of two trucks carrying Spanish wine all over the motorway.
Germany could lift temporary border controls brought in last year to help stem the migrant flow by mid-May if the number of arrivals continues to dwindle, Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere said on Tuesday.
France and Panama could end up in a tit for tat spat if France puts the Central American country back on the blacklist of tax havens.
English club Manchester City are in Paris to play PSG on Wednesday but will the French club be over-confident?
Giulio Regeni disappeared in central Cairo on January 25th, and his body was found nine days later on the side of a motorway, badly mutilated and showing signs of torture.