A homeless Austrian man who vandalised dozens of memorials to victims of the Nazis in Salzburg was on Friday sentenced to five years in jail.
Watch the frightening CCTV footage of the shopkeeper's bravery.
Educate yourself a bit about the mainstream music landscape in Germany where even the world-famous Adele is apparently no match for Schlager Christmas hits.
Paris attacks suspect Mohamed Abrini was arrested on Friday, a police source told AFP after a Belgian television station said he was arrested in a Brussels suburb.
A student in northern France risks prison and a hefty fine after he ran naked through a local village "to overcome his shyness".
Can a surfeit of bodily contact persuade sceptical Brits to stay in the EU? These Europeans hope it might.
And that's despite two devastating terror attacks that scared off a lot of visitors.
The man was abducted by Islamic militants six months ago.
A former Sweden coach has apologized to Zlatan Ibrahimovic for appearing to accuse the footballer of doping.
Talk about losing your appetite.
Swedish bureaucracy vs this parrot actor.
The world is quickly heading towards a cash-free age - and Sweden is getting there faster than most other nations. But it wasn't long ago that ATMs even came into existence. Did you know that the version of the ATM we find across Europe and the world today is Swedish?
France’s interior minister believes the move will protect both the police and the public.
"It will simply be prohibited to set foot in certain areas," the justice minister said.
The Norwegian government will not take any additional refugees from the EU despite the bloc's new agreement with Turkey, Immigration Minister Sylvi Listhaug said on Friday.
Meet the German journalists who helped bring the biggest leak in history to light - and who are promising more huge stories in the days ahead.
This breathtaking video of Zurich by night will blow your mind.
It looks increasingly likely that Spain will be heading back to the polls in June.
Take a cheap shirt. Call it 'fashion'. Charge what you like.
Publishing photos of a police raid is now a crime in Spain.
The man was charged with violating Italian aviation rules and had his drone confiscated.
The idea that Hannibal crossed the Swiss Alps on his way to Rome may be no more than a load of (very) old horse manure, a new study shows.
Nation's most famous red head will join Charlize Theron and others in the latest in the successful 'Fast & Furious' franchise.
A special bird patrol is being trained to protect the skies over Spain’s Zarzuela Palace, the official residence of the Royal Family.
Here's a closer look at some of the stranger French protests that will leave you asking: How on earth do they get away with that?
Men today cannot blame their Neanderthal behaviour on their genes.
"There are absolutely no grounds for considering homosexual unions to be in any way similar or even remotely analogous to God's plan for marriage and family."
Protests over a proposal to install a super telescope on the most sacred of Hawaiian peaks could see the Spanish island of La Palma chosen instead.
UPDATED: Tech-addicted Swedish pedestrians pose the greatest traffic danger in these European cities.
Interior Minister Angelino Alfano made the announcement on Friday.
Tickets for the Red Ribbon Concert hosted by the Life Ball and taking place in Vienna in June have gone on sale this week.
A new system of emissions certificates could see diesel cars banned from parts of some German cities.
Pedestrians with their eyes glued to their smartphones pose a serious danger to traffic in European cities, according to a new study.
Rich people must be allowed to invest their money offshore, Switzerland's finance minister says.
This week The Local chats to Englishwoman, Natasha Mason Kennedy, a woman who moved to Madrid for love and then started her own successful business.
Eight members of a criminal gang suspected of extorting as much as half a million euros from bar owners in Vienna have been arrested.
25 people have been caught trying to walk over the high-speed Øresund Bridge connecting Denmark and Sweden.
The controversial book, 'Riina Family Life', explains what it was like growing up with a mafia boss for a dad.
A sparkling selection of Sweden's best tunes this month from The Local's music guru Paul Connolly.
Two men got a group of refugees to unknowingly help them steal entire kitchen from a refugee home so they could sell it to fund an addiction.
Two Norway men arrested last year for joining the Islamic State are now suspected of making a terror pact.
Drinking whilst cooking is no longer acceptable in France it seems, or at least not on television.
The move comes after 25 people were caught trying to walk over the high-speed Öresund bridge that connects Denmark's capital to Sweden.
Jobs, health, border checks...Life may not be as easy for future generations of Brits if the UK leaves the EU. One expat spells out the issues.
The house in central Switzerland has been left in ruins.
Museum workers must be ticked off about their parasite problem.
Police operation seizes 20 kilograms of drugs and arrests nearly 2,000 people in just a few weeks on one of Vienna’s underground lines.
The number of new asylum applications in Germany, Europe's top destination for refugees last year, dropped 66 percent in March to about 20,000, officials said on Friday.
The German housing market is booming, particularly for brand new flats.
A Chinese billionaire is now the largest single shareholder of the Danish maker of upmarket consumer electronics.
A court complaint has been filed against Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy for his support of an EU accord to send refugees back to Turkey.
France's trade deficit shot up €1.3 billion last month.
UPDATE: Police have released two men arrested in Munich on Thursday after they found no evidence of a terror plot.
A law passed on Thursday places tighter restrictions on tobacco and alcohol consumption, but actually opens the door a bit for more cannabis clubs.
The defence group's former chief was handed a sentence of 4.5 years.
Perhaps the most bizarre explanation for a court ruling you will ever read.
Fancy watching Ibracadabra I, VIII or X?
A man who assaulted a mum trying to stop him from stealing from a woman in Stockholm's Old Town has been deported to Denmark.
UPDATED: The number of people facing charges as a result of a Thursday police raid is now up to seven.
The pair had travelled to the Middle East to fight alongside the radical Islamist group.
Those who know a thing or two about wine have hailed the Bordeaux 2015 vintage.
A perfect addition to your fika.
The Danish Atheist Society has used a new campaign to encourage members of the Church of Denmark (Folkekirken) to withdraw – and it's working.