Manure from giraffes at a zoo in France will soon be warming homes in the local area.
Some of these eyesores have really ruined parts of the famous French Riviera coastline.
Germany on Friday put on trial a man accused of stabbing Cologne's mayor in the neck in a suspected violent protest against her welcoming stance towards refugees.
A high level meeting between Austria and Russia was secretly recorded by Russian spies, according to a report in the Kurier newspaper.
One of the four men facing terror charges for allegedly helping the gunman in last year's Copenhagen shootings said that Swedish artist Lars Vilks "deserved to die" in the violence.
Spain wants Unesco to include tapas on its Intangible Cultural Heritage list.
For the first time in France a court has ordered a tenant to pay a landlord €5,000 for subletting his flat in Paris on Airbnb without the owner's permission.
A radicalised Swede, who was arrested after his mother reported him to authorities, has gone on trial.
One defendant said Swedish cartoonist Lars Vilks "deserved" to die while another was thrown out of court for cursing at the judge.
Around 80 staff at Swedish public broadcaster SVT could walk out during final Eurovision preparations if a union strike goes ahead.
NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden could have been acting under the influence of the Russian government, the heads of Germany's foreign and domestic intelligence agencies said on Friday.
Activists in nearly 30 countries plan to protest the Norwegian Child Welfare Service on Saturday for what they say is the agency's practice of "kidnapping" children from their families.
A fashion faux-pas by Queen Máxima of the Netherlands on the second day of a royal visit to Germany led to consternation on social media on Thursday.
The US Secretary of Transportation will visit Denmark on Monday to gather insight on the capital's successful bicycle culture.
The 26 year-old developed a taste for luxury accommodation without the means to pay for it.
Is Berlusconi about to sell up to the Chinese?
Police in southern Sweden are searching for three alleged robbers thought to belong to a German extremist group.
Better late than never. Read about 78-year-old Renée who has thrilled France by attending her first all-night rave party in the middle of a forest.
You’ll be able to feast your eyes on two Aston Martins driven by Daniel Craig, a golden mannequin, Monica Bellucci’s corset, and much more.
One in three children in Spain are at risk of poverty, one of the worst records of developed countries.
Images of French people queuing in their droves to get a coffee at a new Starbucks outlet reveal just how popular the American chain is in the home of le café.
The German government will allow state prosecutors to prepare a case against satirist Jan Böhmermann under a little-used law against insulting foreign heads of state, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Friday.
Many halls will soon be reopened for sports, as longer-term solutions are found for refugees.
The city's skyline could change forever with the construction of six new skyscrapers, including the EU's tallest building.
As Austria prepares to build fences to the east, smuggling appears to be on the rise again, sparking fears of a repeat of the tragic death of 71 refugees last year.
It’s been more than five years since Gamei Nalouta lost his eyesight, but that hasn’t stopped him from looking toward a bright future in Sweden.
The arrivals are set to continue.
Having the name of an ancient Egyptian goddess doesn’t make for a smooth banking experience in Switzerland.
Bars in Sweden will soon no longer need a special licence for 'spontaneous dancing'.
Erna Solberg said she felt like "an animal in a cage" as soldiers watched her every move at a border station.
The Italian Prime Minister may have had a little too much Chianti when he declared Italian wine was better than French wine.
Experts say Italy needs to do more to help heavy drinkers.
Have Isis corrupted one of the most important words in the English language for ever? One German town thinks so.
Workers at two nuclear power plants in western Germany submitted fake reports of their checks on radiation meters, it emerged this week.
They thought they were calling a random Swede... and got the shock of a lifetime when the Prime Minister picked up instead.
Young Austrians prefer tap water to alcohol, like to get up early, and don't mind helping round the house, according to recent research.
Hollywood actors-turned-directors Jodie Foster and Sean Penn will premiere their latest films at Cannes next month, joining a star-studded cast at the world's most prestigious film festival.
The amazing discovery of an ancient tombstone of a Spanish priest was made by engineers installing lamp posts in Mexico City.
Police are profiling passengers look at Charles de Gaulle airport looking for "abnormal behaviour".
The editors behind a new anthology about immigrants' battle to reconcile their background with life in Sweden tell The Local why they chose to focus on women.
Two Swiss beekeepers are reeling after half a million of their bees were killed in a suspected case of poisoning.
The church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster in Brandenburg lost its bid to hang signs advertising its masses around town, but refuses to put the case on the back-burner until they're served a helping of justice.
Right-wing extremists stormed a stage in Vienna last night where asylum seekers were performing a play, in what was the second protest from the anti-Muslim group in two weeks.
After a week of speculation since José Manuel was named in the Panama Papers, the acting Industry Minister has resigned.
New information about the shoot-out that ended last year's terror attack in Copenhagen has been revealed.
A capsule-like sofa designed for intimate encounters is among the centrepieces at this year's Geneva inventions show.
UPDATED: Spanish authorities said on Sunday they had pulled more bodies from the rubble of a four-storey building that collapsed on the popular Canary Island resort of Tenerife, bringing the death toll to seven.
Some of them were still living in the Tuscan town of Vinci.
Norway's prison system has been a source of interest for many international news agencies, and now it features prominently in a film hitting theatres on Friday.
The €3 million heist was arranged by a wealthy Russian woman with a penchant for gold.
The 19-year-old is injured and cannot play against the Czech Republic in Lucerne this weekend.
The beautiful home once belonged to Lisa Gherardini, who is thought to have been the model for Da Vinci's portrait.
Hint: the rental prices have a lot to do with it, according to a new study.
More than 900 German police, tax and customs investigators raided Berlin's biggest brothel, charging it is linked to the Hells Angels biker gang, and making six arrests, authorities said on Thursday.
Neil Young, Deep Purple, PJ Harvey and Quincy Jones on the bill of the 50th Montreux Jazz Festival.
UPDATED: The former teaching student's trial got under way on Friday.
Consort no more. Queen Margrethe’s husband, who for years has been known as Prince Consort Henrik, has now simplified his name.
A video has emerged showing chaotic scenes when Swedish footballer Zlatan Ibrahimovic visited his old neighbourhood Rosengård.
Two Iranian men have been hauled to safety after almost crossing the English Channel in an inflatable dinghy.
Hollande has said he'll tell us at the end of the year if he is going to run for presidency in 2017.
If you're a pro-EU Brit living abroad, there's plenty you can do to keen Britain 'in', explains Laura Shields from the Brits Abroad: Yes to Europe initiative.
Spring is the season of asparagus in Sweden. Try this delicious tart with smoked salmon.