Terror warning over UEFA matches in France
Austria

Terror warning over UEFA matches in France

Austria's foreign ministry said on Thursday that it has advised people going to France for the European football championships in June and July to register beforehand in case of terror attacks.

Legal opinion finds Erodgan ‘smear poem’ not criminal
Germany

Legal opinion finds Erodgan ‘smear poem’ not criminal

There was good news for satirist Jan Böhmermann on Thursday, as broadcaster ZDF published a legal opinion claiming a "smear poem" he directed at Turkey's President was within the bounds of the law.

French to Ryanair: ‘We don’t care about your profits’
France

French to Ryanair: ‘We don’t care about your profits’

Sorry but we care about safety not your profits, French air traffic controllers tell Ryanair.

Changing your name could become easier in Sweden
Sweden

Changing your name could become easier in Sweden

Sweden's government wants it to be less hassle for residents to adapt their surnames.

Swedes witness building collapse in tourist hotspot
Sweden

Swedes witness building collapse in tourist hotspot

Nine people are missing and three are injured after a building collapsed in a Tenerife resort popular with Swedish holidaymakers.

Ibiza airport rip off sandwich goes viral
Spain

Ibiza airport rip off sandwich goes viral

Is this the most overpriced and underwhelming sandwich ever?

Baby elk go on the run around Swedish town
Sweden

Baby elk go on the run around Swedish town

Two baby elk were spotted running around the city of Karlstad in central Sweden after getting separated from their mother, sparking a huge police search.

Doomed Hollande set for pointless 90-minute TV grilling
France

Doomed Hollande set for pointless 90-minute TV grilling

Hollande will attempt to boost support in a 90-minute TV grilling on Thursday, but whatever happens his presidency appears doomed.

Report: Fifa must prove it respects human rights
Switzerland

Report: Fifa must prove it respects human rights

Zurich-based Fifa must brandish the threat of withdrawing a World Cup to prove it respects human rights, says a new report.

Norway’s wealth fund drops 52 coal companies
Norway

Norway’s wealth fund drops 52 coal companies

New ethical guidelines barring the world's largest sovereign wealth fund from investing in coal have gone into effect.

7 breathtaking national parks you have to visit in Germany
Germany

7 breathtaking national parks you have to visit in Germany

Germany has a total of 16 national parks - just about one in every state, which means it shouldn’t be too hard to find one near you.

Four people pulled alive from collapsed building in Tenerife
Spain

Four people pulled alive from collapsed building in Tenerife

Latest: Four people have been rescued from the rubble of a collapsed block of flats in Los Cristianos. And five others are feared trapped.

Mike Tyson buys Norway pigeons for €15,000
Norway

Mike Tyson buys Norway pigeons for €15,000

Three prized pigeons are on their way from Norway to the home of the heavyweight legend.

Italy braced for migrant squeeze as it seeks 15k beds
Italy

Italy braced for migrant squeeze as it seeks 15k beds

Migrant arrivals to Italy are running at a higher level than last year.

Podemos starts referendum on backing Socialist-led govt
Spain

Podemos starts referendum on backing Socialist-led govt

Will Podemos members back a government made up of the Socialists and Ciudadanos?

The strange history behind five everyday Italian words
Italy

The strange history behind five everyday Italian words

We bet you've said at least one of these words today - but did you know what it actually means?

French pupils on the warpath again over labour reforms
France

French pupils on the warpath again over labour reforms

High school protests against France's planned labour reforms have turned violent, again.

Journalists want ‘slanderous’ poem republished
Germany

Journalists want ‘slanderous’ poem republished

Public broadcast workers are rallying behind satirist Jan Böhmermann as the scandal over a 'slanderous' poem about the Turkish President threatens his freedom.

Plans underway for second refugee protest
Austria

Plans underway for second refugee protest

Organisers expect more people to turn up at a second demonstration against Austria’s migrant policy due to take place at the border between Italy and Austria.

Gay penguins left in peace after breeding plans stall
Germany

Gay penguins left in peace after breeding plans stall

Two male king penguins who didn't quite live up to their keepers' plans for them to go forth and multiply have been moved from Berlin to Hamburg zoo.

Spanish siblings reveal secret incestuous romance on TV
Spain

Spanish siblings reveal secret incestuous romance on TV

The brother and sister admitted that they were in an incestuous relationship, loved each other and wanted to get married.

Spanish ambassador joins UK and France on visit to Libya
Spain

Spanish ambassador joins UK and France on visit to Libya

This is the first visit to Libya by the European envoys since they closed their embassies two years ago.

Spaniards design mattress to catch out love cheats
Spain

Spaniards design mattress to catch out love cheats

The mattress uses an app to inform owners if "suspicious activity" is taking place on their bed.

‘Italy must stop refugee flow or we’ll shut Brenner pass’
Austria

‘Italy must stop refugee flow or we’ll shut Brenner pass’

Austria has threatened to completely close the Brenner pass, one of the main links across the Alps, unless Italy stops the flow of refugees to its northern neighbour.

Nine French eating habits you will probably find peculiar
France

Nine French eating habits you will probably find peculiar

France might be the gastronomy capital of the world, but the French have some eating habits that seem very bizarre to Anglos, writes The Local's Catherine Edwards.

Switzerland sees first quarter drop in asylum requests
Switzerland

Switzerland sees first quarter drop in asylum requests

The number of asylum seekers arriving in Switzerland fell by 45 percent in the first three months of this year.

The Swedish bear quadruplets that will make you go ‘awww’
Sweden

The Swedish bear quadruplets that will make you go ‘awww’

They may look cuddly now, but they are going to grow up to become Sweden's largest predator.

Greenland ice melts ‘disturbingly’ early
Denmark

Greenland ice melts ‘disturbingly’ early

Greenland ice is melting so early that meteorologists initially didn't believe their own measurements.

Accent mimics and trashy news land police in hot water
Italy

Accent mimics and trashy news land police in hot water

Police officers in Verona have been hit with rafts of disciplinary procedures for dubious misdemeanors.

US scolds France for violent cops and dirty prisons
France

US scolds France for violent cops and dirty prisons

The United States has highlighted a list of all the human rights problems in France, including its violent cops and unhygienic jails.

Swedish van raid leads to record drug bust
Sweden

Swedish van raid leads to record drug bust

A rental van hired in Sweden and driven over the border to Norway has been caught containing massive amounts of marijuana, amphetamines and pills.

‘Standard’ drink in Austria is a drinking problem abroad
Austria

‘Standard’ drink in Austria is a drinking problem abroad

When it comes to deciding what is a reasonable size for an alcoholic drink, Austria sets the bar high apparently.

New law to punish migrants who fail to integrate
Germany

New law to punish migrants who fail to integrate

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's ruling coalition agreed Thursday on tough measures to spur the integration of migrants and refugees, including sanctions for failing to take part in programmes such as language classes.

‘Italy must stop refugee flow or we’ll shut Brenner pass’
Italy

‘Italy must stop refugee flow or we’ll shut Brenner pass’

Italy has come under fire from Austria for letting refugees freely cross the border.

Roskilde Festival volunteers to receive terror training
Denmark

Roskilde Festival volunteers to receive terror training

Festival staff will be taught to spot suspicious behaviour by the Danish Security and Intelligence Service

Study finds traces of pesticide in Swiss beers
Switzerland

Study finds traces of pesticide in Swiss beers

A German study finds traces of glyphosate, a pesticide considered by the World Health Organization to be “probably” carcinogenic, in Swiss beers.

Killer nurse suspected in 24 more patient deaths
Germany

Killer nurse suspected in 24 more patient deaths

A German male nurse jailed for life last year for murdering two patients with a potent heart drug is a suspect in at least 24 more deaths, police said Wednesday.

Panic on board Paris flight to Bilbao after ‘terror scare’
Spain

Panic on board Paris flight to Bilbao after ‘terror scare’

Passengers freaked out after learning that there was an unidentified bag on the plane and that an "Arab" man had failed to board.

4600 Austrian jobs ‘at risk’ from TTIP deal
Austria

4600 Austrian jobs ‘at risk’ from TTIP deal

As many as 4600 jobs could be lost in Austria as a result of the proposed TTIP trade, according to opponents to the deal.

Swedish prosecutors: ‘Assange is still a flight risk’
Sweden

Swedish prosecutors: ‘Assange is still a flight risk’

The Wikileaks founder may go on the run if he leaves Ecuador's embassy, Swedish prosecutors have suggested in their latest update on the case.

Paris terrorist was eyeing German nuclear centre
Germany

Paris terrorist was eyeing German nuclear centre

New evidence shows that Paris attacks ringleader Saleh Abdeslam was gathering information on a nuclear research centre in Germany.

Norway top nation for childhood income equality
Norway

Norway top nation for childhood income equality

Norwegian children feel healthy and happy according to a new Unicef report on inequality.

Panic on board Paris flight after ‘terror scare’
France

Panic on board Paris flight after ‘terror scare’

An unidentified suitcase and a missing "Arab" passenger sparked panic on board a flight at Charles de Gualle airport in Paris.

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Sweden

April 26: Internships in Sweden and abroad – How to get them and where to start

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Norway customs agents tout record drug bust
Norway

Norway customs agents tout record drug bust

The Directorate of Norwegian Customs revealed on Wednesday that officials pulled off the largest ever drug confiscation in the county of Hedmark.

Motorists ‘beaten by migrants’ in French motorway rest area
France

Motorists ‘beaten by migrants’ in French motorway rest area

Police say it's the first time drivers have been randomly attacked in an autoroute rest area. The assault has been attributed to a turf war over key trafficking points to the UK.

German Unity ‘seesaw’ monument cut due to costs
Germany

German Unity ‘seesaw’ monument cut due to costs

Budget problems and a colony of bats have put a halt to the planned monument.

Spanish police arrest 14 for ‘glorifying terrorism’ online
Spain

Spanish police arrest 14 for ‘glorifying terrorism’ online

Spanish police arrested 14 people for allegedly glorifying terror acts by three radical groups in Facebook and Twitter messages.

Neighbour drills through 500-year-old Italian church fresco
Italy

Neighbour drills through 500-year-old Italian church fresco

The drill perforated the fresco, missing Saint Peter's face by centimetres.

Denmark has lowest levels of childhood inequality
Denmark

Denmark has lowest levels of childhood inequality

Kids in Denmark grow up with the lowest inequality among the world’s wealthy nations, according to a new Unicef report.

Families of crash victims sue suicide pilot’s US school

Families of crash victims sue suicide pilot’s US school

Relatives whose loved ones died last year when a Germanwings pilot deliberately crashed a plane in the French Alps filed a wrongful death suit on Wednesday against the US flight school that trained him.

Italian research student slain in Geneva street

Italian research student slain in Geneva street

A 29-year-old Italian doctoral student at the University of Geneva was battered to death with an iron bar earlier this week.

Deportations rise sharply in Germany: report
Germany

Deportations rise sharply in Germany: report

Germany deported 60 percent more migrants last year than in 2014, the government said on Wednesday, with figures from January and February showing that the pace of repatriations further accelerating.

New Chaplin museum set in star’s own ‘Downton Abbey’
Switzerland

New Chaplin museum set in star’s own ‘Downton Abbey’

An immersive museum showcasing the life of Charlie Chaplin opens in Switzerland on Sunday.

Could defeat spell end of road for Zlatan at PSG?
Sweden

Could defeat spell end of road for Zlatan at PSG?

Oh Zlatan, we'll always have Paris.

Frenchwoman sacked for refusing to change her name
France

Frenchwoman sacked for refusing to change her name

And you thought it was impossible to get fired in France?

Why booze could get even pricier in Sweden
Sweden

Why booze could get even pricier in Sweden

Taxes on beer, wine and spirits could go up in 2017.

French PM blamed after Benzema axed over sex-tape
France

French PM blamed after Benzema axed over sex-tape

France will have to do without star striker scandal-hit Karim Benzema at Euro 2016 and Prime Minister Manuel Valls is to blame apparently.

Four spring exhibitions for you and your arty friends
Sweden

Four spring exhibitions for you and your arty friends

Spring has arrived in Sweden and you may finally be able to convince your friends living abroad to visit, even if the sun doesn't keep shining.