Walls go up in Europe again: Austria raises ‘migrant fence’
Italy

Walls go up in Europe again: Austria raises ‘migrant fence’

Work has begun on an anti-migrant barrier at Italy's border with Austria.

Man on trial in Germany for New Year’s sex assault
Germany

Man on trial in Germany for New Year’s sex assault

Germany put a 33-year-old Moroccan man on trial for sexual assault on Monday, the first man accused over a spate of such attacks at New Year's celebrations that shocked the country.

Alarm over steep rise in poverty in Paris region
France

Alarm over steep rise in poverty in Paris region

A French charity has issued an urgent call to arms over the growing poverty and inequality in the Paris region.

6 things you never knew linked Mexico and Germany
Germany

6 things you never knew linked Mexico and Germany

From 2016 to 2017, the two countries officially celebrated the year of German-Mexican culture. But what the heck do these two far-flung countries have in common? Apparently quite a bit...

Beyoncé adds Barcelona gig to Formation world tour
Spain

Beyoncé adds Barcelona gig to Formation world tour

The American diva is coming to Barcelona to shake her booty.

The next Copenhagen? Bari plans €7.9m seafront revamp
Italy

The next Copenhagen? Bari plans €7.9m seafront revamp

A new project hopes to "give back the sea" to Bari's residents.

Hacked Sweden servers used in US banks attack
Sweden

Hacked Sweden servers used in US banks attack

Swedish military computers were hacked and used in an attack targeting major US banks in 2013, the armed forces have revealed.

How Sweden’s fake ‘smombie’ sign is being used for real
Sweden

How Sweden’s fake ‘smombie’ sign is being used for real

Six months after two Swedes poked fun of their smartphone-addicted peers with an unofficial road sign, it's become an unexpected educational tool.

Italian shepherd who offers ‘lawnmower sheep’ fined €12k
Italy

Italian shepherd who offers ‘lawnmower sheep’ fined €12k

The shepherd has been travelling around Italy grazing his flock on public land.

How the French Riviera will change the way you live
France

How the French Riviera will change the way you live

For starters, no more hibernating through the winter.

Fans go ‘ahahaha’ as Swedish Tarzan star drops trousers
Sweden

Fans go ‘ahahaha’ as Swedish Tarzan star drops trousers

Swedish actor Alexander Skarsgård gave fans a glimpse of what they can expect in his upcoming Tarzan movie at the MTV Movie Awards.

Leak reveals Neymar to earn 46 million…if he learns Catalan
Spain

Leak reveals Neymar to earn 46 million…if he learns Catalan

The Barcelona star's deal hinges on him learning Catalan.

Armed soldiers could replace cops on Danish streets
Denmark

Armed soldiers could replace cops on Danish streets

A political majority favours allowing the Danish Armed Forces to take over assignments from overworked police officers.

Stockholm’s Arlanda ‘must compete’ with other airports
Sweden

Stockholm’s Arlanda ‘must compete’ with other airports

Sweden's biggest airport, Arlanda, needs massive investment, a major government-funded investigation has concluded.

China’s HNA offers $1.5b for Switzerland’s gategroup
Switzerland

China’s HNA offers $1.5b for Switzerland’s gategroup

Chinese conglomerate HNA agreed to buy the Swiss airline catering company gategroup on Monday for 1.4 billion Swiss francs ($1.5 billion, €1.3 billion), with gategroup's management endorsing the offer.

Norway ‘not prepared’ for military attack
Norway

Norway ‘not prepared’ for military attack

A new report from the Norwegian Armed Forces said the whole military apparatus is under pressure.

Six fun facts about public transport in Vienna
Austria

Six fun facts about public transport in Vienna

From escalator parties to honest drivers, here's a list of fun things you never know about Vienna's public transport.

Zurich snubs plan to let school kids sleep in
Switzerland

Zurich snubs plan to let school kids sleep in

School children in Zurich who were expecting to get a little more sleep have seen their hopes dashed.

Norway to allow gay church weddings
Norway

Norway to allow gay church weddings

UPDATED: The Church of Norway leadership on Monday voted to allow homosexuals to get married within the church.

French Riviera to beef up security on rail network
France

French Riviera to beef up security on rail network

Security improvements are soon to roll in to train stations in the south of France.

How France aims to calm youths and get them jobs
France

How France aims to calm youths and get them jobs

With youths involved in weekly violent protests against the government and unemployment hitting new heights France released a €500 million plan to calm their anger.

Why was Hollande dining with America’s ‘The Nanny?’
France

Why was Hollande dining with America’s ‘The Nanny?’

"Just had dinner with Pres. Hollande of France! Ooh la la", tweeted the star of America's The Nanny.

Bullseye! Matador gored in bum during Seville bullfight
Spain

Bullseye! Matador gored in bum during Seville bullfight

Dramatic footage captured the moment Andres Roca Rey, a 19-year-old matador from Peru appeared to be gored in the buttocks.

Getting an abortion ‘too hard’ even though it’s legal in Italy
Italy

Getting an abortion ‘too hard’ even though it’s legal in Italy

A report from the Council of Europe also said that doctors who do provide abortion procedures are discriminated against.

Safe stolen from iconic Roman catacomb
Italy

Safe stolen from iconic Roman catacomb

Police suspect the gang may have been specifically commissioned to steal the safe, which belonged to the catacomb's director.

Munich man survives being rolled over by three trains
Germany

Munich man survives being rolled over by three trains

A drunken night out ended in serious injuries for one man in Munich on Sunday.

Drug addict doctor fired from Austrian hospital
Austria

Drug addict doctor fired from Austrian hospital

A senior doctor has been dismissed from a hospital in Carinthia after he was unable to get control of his drug addiction.

Police arrest ‘hugger mugger’ gang in Barcelona
Spain

Police arrest ‘hugger mugger’ gang in Barcelona

Beware of people invading your personal space.

Triple cuteness! Swedish zoo keeper adopts these fox cubs
Sweden

Triple cuteness! Swedish zoo keeper adopts these fox cubs

These three orphaned fox cubs have been given a new lease of life thanks to a Swedish zoo keeper.

France warned to avoid 100 ‘toxic’ household products
France

France warned to avoid 100 ‘toxic’ household products

A new blacklist from France might make you think twice about what's in your cupboard.

Man on trial for abusing 114 kids across Sweden
Sweden

Man on trial for abusing 114 kids across Sweden

The defendant is accused of persuading underage girls to perform sex acts on camera.

Spain fires ambassador who ‘did nothing but go to church’
Spain

Spain fires ambassador who ‘did nothing but go to church’

In four years Spain's ambassador in Brussels never once met with Belgian government officials.

Mum jailed for handbag attack on teacher at school gates
Spain

Mum jailed for handbag attack on teacher at school gates

The woman assaulted her nine-year-old child's teacher outside the school gates.

Oslo police ‘more afraid’ of xenophobes than Islamists
Norway

Oslo police ‘more afraid’ of xenophobes than Islamists

Police in the capital are more worried about trouble and street violence from groups like the Soldiers of Odin than militant Islamists.

Turkey’s complaint could land German comedian in jail
Germany

Turkey’s complaint could land German comedian in jail

A TV comedian's filthy poem of insults against the Turkish President has become "a kind of state crisis" in Germany.

Nearly 6,000 refugee children missing in Germany
Germany

Nearly 6,000 refugee children missing in Germany

Some fear missing refugee children may be easy targets for organized crime and forced prostitution.

Jihadi arrested in Austria may be Mumbai bomber
Austria

Jihadi arrested in Austria may be Mumbai bomber

Terrorist arrested in Austria after Paris attacks may have also been involved in the 2008 Mumbai bombings that killed 164 people.

Man dies in balcony collapse while having cigarette
Italy

Man dies in balcony collapse while having cigarette

The man was leaning on the railing of the balcony at his home in Brescia when it suddenly gave way.

‘I only posted Isis videos because I liked the music’
Switzerland

‘I only posted Isis videos because I liked the music’

Two Muslim boys in Switzerland who caused an uproar by refusing to shake hands with a female teacher deny they have been radicalized.

‘500 young inmates risk being radicalized in Italian jails’
Italy

‘500 young inmates risk being radicalized in Italian jails’

"They are at a high risk of radicalization,” Italy's chief anti-terrorism prosecutor has warned.

Federer coy on Monte Carlo chances after knee operation
Switzerland

Federer coy on Monte Carlo chances after knee operation

Roger Federer was giving absolutely no guarantees about his form on Sunday, as the four-time finalist prepared for his first ATP start in more than two months at the Monte Carlo Masters.

Lukas Graham sets Danish record on Billboard chart
Denmark

Lukas Graham sets Danish record on Billboard chart

Never before has a Danish musical act placed so high on the Billboard 200 album chart.

Two runners collapse and die during Castellón marathon
Spain

Two runners collapse and die during Castellón marathon

Two runners died during a marathon in Spain's eastern province of Castellón on Sunday.

Brussels terror cell ‘intended to target Euro 2016 in France’
France

Brussels terror cell ‘intended to target Euro 2016 in France’

Was Euro 2016 the real target of the Belgian terror cell, before they were forced to attack Brussels?

Majority wants to give Danes direct voice in parliament
Denmark

Majority wants to give Danes direct voice in parliament

Any citizen proposals that can gather 50,000 signatures could go straight to Christiansborg.

Refugee admits to swastika arson attack
Germany

Refugee admits to swastika arson attack

A Syrian refugee has confessed to setting light to a hotel in Rhineland-Palatinate where he was staying and spraying swastikas on the walls to make it look like a political crime.

Swedish King: ‘You don’t have to eat bloody steak every day’
Sweden

Swedish King: ‘You don’t have to eat bloody steak every day’

Why the King of Sweden thinks you should cut down on rare steaks and jelly sweets.

Germany calls for allies in war on tax havens
Germany

Germany calls for allies in war on tax havens

Will other countries join up with Germany's plan to fight shell companies and tax evasion?

Palermo woes deepen as flares rain down on players
Italy

Palermo woes deepen as flares rain down on players

"This shouldn't be happening in football."

Austria’s new interior minister to stay tough on migrants
Austria

Austria’s new interior minister to stay tough on migrants

Austria's new Interior Minister Wolfgang Sobotka says he will stick to the hardline stance on migrants pushed by his predecessor.

France: Nocturnal protests ‘to change the world’ gather force
France

France: Nocturnal protests ‘to change the world’ gather force

Sunday marked the 11th night of France's "Nuit Debout" protest movement, that shows no signs of petering out, even if it's not clear where it will end up.

France could turn nuclear plant into electric car factory
France

France could turn nuclear plant into electric car factory

France is under pressure from Germany to close the country's oldest nuclear power station.

Frenchman attempts craziest crossing of Atlantic Ocean
France

Frenchman attempts craziest crossing of Atlantic Ocean

The French have always had a sense of adventure, but this is taking things to a new level.

Malmö urged to crack down on radicalism
Sweden

Malmö urged to crack down on radicalism

The Swedish city of Malmö has been criticized after a 23-year-old who grew up there was arrested by Belgian police investigating the Brussels attacks.

‘My massage helps Swedes to bond with their babies’
Sweden

‘My massage helps Swedes to bond with their babies’

French entrepreneur Anabelle Lindqvist tells The Local how she's combined her twin passions of wellness and working with children.