This is the first picture of Sweden’s new baby prince
Sweden

This is the first picture of Sweden’s new baby prince

UPDATED: Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia have released the first picture of their son.

Swedish celeb’s Eurovision dare: ‘I wish Russia no good’
Sweden

Swedish celeb’s Eurovision dare: ‘I wish Russia no good’

Here's why this Swedish celebrity does not want Russia to win Eurovision.

French hotels to fleece fans at Euro 2016
France

French hotels to fleece fans at Euro 2016

Heading to France for the football? Be prepared to cough up.

Swiss champion snowboarder killed by avalanche
Switzerland

Swiss champion snowboarder killed by avalanche

Swiss world champion snowboarder Estelle Balet has died in an avalanche in Switzerland.

Five bonkers ways Spain is commemorating Cervantes
Spain

Five bonkers ways Spain is commemorating Cervantes

This April 23rd will mark the 400th anniversary of the death of Spain's greatest literary figure. So how does Spain choose to celebrate?

Swedish boxer’s unusual demand: male eye candy
Sweden

Swedish boxer’s unusual demand: male eye candy

Here's this Swedish boxing champion's request for her big title match in Stockholm.

Can Swedes actually perform songs in Arabic?
Sweden

Can Swedes actually perform songs in Arabic?

What happens when a Swedish singer tries to tackle some of the most challenging and beloved songs ever written for the Arabic language? The results might surprise you.

The EU is ‘too lenient’ on overspending Italy: auditor
Italy

The EU is ‘too lenient’ on overspending Italy: auditor

Brussels is "too easy" on offenders, the EU's official auditors said.

Job reforms satisfy no one as French bosses threaten revolt
France

Job reforms satisfy no one as French bosses threaten revolt

The French government and President François Hollande are jumping from one bed to another and leaving both sides deeply unsatisfied.

Police free woman ‘locked away for years by mother’
Germany

Police free woman ‘locked away for years by mother’

Officers in southern Germany found a young woman on Tuesday who had been locked away "possibly for years" in a run-down and squalid flat.

Italian films to be shown in Cannes after Palme d’Or snub
Italy

Italian films to be shown in Cannes after Palme d’Or snub

The films are included in the Director's Fortnight contest held alongside the prestigious cinema showcase.

Why has France scrapped its most spectacular festival?
France

Why has France scrapped its most spectacular festival?

Revellers aren't ready to say goodnight to the popular and spectacular Roman Nights or Les Nuits Romanes.

Parisians sue City Hall as streets turn into ‘public bin’
France

Parisians sue City Hall as streets turn into ‘public bin’

Some Parisians are less willing than others to put up with the "veritable hell" of the famously grimy streets in certain parts of the City of Light.

How researchers want to reform Swedish rape law
Sweden

How researchers want to reform Swedish rape law

A government researcher wants to change Sweden's rape laws to cut the number of acquittals.

How Denmark’s national bank card is about to change
Denmark

How Denmark’s national bank card is about to change

Goodbye Visa partnership, hello mobile payments.

Apple ‘could be building self-driving car in Berlin’
Germany

Apple ‘could be building self-driving car in Berlin’

A German newspaper reports that Apple has set up a secret lab in the capital to build its self-driving car. But how plausible is the rumour?

Italian businessman among 413 dead in Ecuador quake
Italy

Italian businessman among 413 dead in Ecuador quake

Pasquale Kevin Bruzzese had celebrated his 65th birthday a day before the earthquake struck.

Report raises fears of Isis terror plot on Costa del Sol
Spain

Report raises fears of Isis terror plot on Costa del Sol

A report in a German newspaper warned that jihadists were planning attacks on beaches in Italy, Spain and France but they have been dismissed by Italian intelligence as "groundless".

Norway’s Trump ‘wig farm’ video a viral smash
Norway

Norway’s Trump ‘wig farm’ video a viral smash

Just in time for the vital New York primary on Tuesday, a Norwegian spoof video about US presidential candidate Donald Trump has spread across the internet like wildfire.

Far right criminal activity on the rise in Austria
Austria

Far right criminal activity on the rise in Austria

Austria has seen a 54 percent increase in the number of criminal incidents involving far-right extremism since 2014.

EPFL reveals new suit for healthcare workers
Switzerland

EPFL reveals new suit for healthcare workers

Swiss researchers have developed a reusable protective 'onsie' for medical staff working with infectious diseases such as Ebola.

Italy dismisses beach terror plots report
Italy

Italy dismisses beach terror plots report

The story of planned attacks at beach resorts in Italy, Spain and France emerged in the German daily, Bild.

San Sebastián to hold public vote over bullfighting ban
Spain

San Sebastián to hold public vote over bullfighting ban

The city in Spain's Basque Country will ask its citizens if it should ban the practice.

Four facts to know about the new Millennium book
Sweden

Four facts to know about the new Millennium book

Hint: it involves Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Falsely-accused Dane will have to wait for US justice
Denmark

Falsely-accused Dane will have to wait for US justice

Danish man's $7 million lawsuit over dropped sexual assault charges will be delayed until June unless the New York City Police Department accepts a settlement offer.

These ten Swedish kitchens look good enough to eat (in)
Sweden

These ten Swedish kitchens look good enough to eat (in)

Warning: these pictures will make you want a new kitchen.

German TV journalist refused entry to Turkey
Germany

German TV journalist refused entry to Turkey

Volker Schwenck, a TV journalist for public broadcaster ARD, was detained on Tuesday after arriving in Turkey and appears set to be expelled from the country.

Spanish police free sex slaves forced to work 24 hours a day
Spain

Spanish police free sex slaves forced to work 24 hours a day

The Spanish National Police freed five Latin American women in Seville who were forced to work as prostitutes 24 hours a day.

‘Copenhagen has a lot of advantages for startups’
Denmark

‘Copenhagen has a lot of advantages for startups’

Three Copenhagen Business Academy graduates from Romania are behind a startup that they say will make your CV more efficient and effective.

Dozens of Swiss farmers eager to grow cannabis
Switzerland

Dozens of Swiss farmers eager to grow cannabis

Some farmers in Switzerland would jump at the chance to grow cannabis should the drug be legalized in Switzerland.

‘Life in Stockholm’s suburbs is better than people realize’
Sweden

‘Life in Stockholm’s suburbs is better than people realize’

Finding housing in Stockholm is hard - but far from impossible. The Local spoke with several expats in the tech scene to figure out how they solved the housing challenge.

Reports suggest Apple Car will be built in Austria
Austria

Reports suggest Apple Car will be built in Austria

Rumours that a highly anticipated electric car from Apple could be built in Austria have been strengthened following a report in a German newspaper.

Norway’s biggest online drug bust nets 15 arrests
Norway

Norway’s biggest online drug bust nets 15 arrests

Fifteen people have been arrested in what has been characterized as Norway's largest ever drug bust targeting the so-called dark web.

Spain to overshoot deficit target… for 8th year running
Spain

Spain to overshoot deficit target… for 8th year running

Spain has raised its public deficit target this year from 2.8 percent of GDP to 3.6 percent, meaning that for the eighth consecutive year will overshoot the limit demanded by Brussels.

Men cannot be forced to take fatherhood tests: top court
Germany

Men cannot be forced to take fatherhood tests: top court

Germany's top court decided on Tuesday that people's right to know their parents is not unconditional, when it rejected an attempt by a woman to make the man she believes is her father take a DNA test.

French statue gets removable organ to fight penis thieves
France

French statue gets removable organ to fight penis thieves

Authorities fed up with Heracles' penis being pilfered by thieves have decided to make a removable prosthetic just for special days.

French drivers still think ‘little alcohol, little danger’
France

French drivers still think ‘little alcohol, little danger’

The results of a new survey won't make you feel too safe driving on French roads, even if things are getting better.

No underdog: Swede invites expats to use pooch-sitters
Sweden

No underdog: Swede invites expats to use pooch-sitters

Is this the solution to keeping your dog cared for while you're on holiday?

Call for pedestrian phone ban in Austria
Austria

Call for pedestrian phone ban in Austria

An Austrian traffic psychologist is calling for the country to ban pedestrians from using their phones while crossing the road in a bid to prevent accidents.

Warnings of a ‘second Idomeni’ on Italian border
Italy

Warnings of a ‘second Idomeni’ on Italian border

Austria began building an anti-migrant barrier across the Brenner pass at the Italian border last week.

Norway Islamist Mullah Krekar sues state
Norway

Norway Islamist Mullah Krekar sues state

No stranger to the Norwegian court system, the Islamist says the state should pay him 200,000 kroner for ruining his "good name and reputation".

Sweden’s deputy leader defends 9/11 ‘accident’ gaffe
Sweden

Sweden’s deputy leader defends 9/11 ‘accident’ gaffe

UPDATED: Green Party co-leader Åsa Romson has told The Local she refuses to let terror set the agenda, after appearing to refer to the 9/11 attacks as "accidents".

Swiss ‘groundhog day’ forecasts worst ever summer
Switzerland

Swiss ‘groundhog day’ forecasts worst ever summer

If you were looking forward to a long, hot summer you might be sorely disappointed if the outcome of this year’s burning of the Böögg is to be relied upon.

Police arrest Isis recruiter who was planning attacks in Spain
Spain

Police arrest Isis recruiter who was planning attacks in Spain

The 26-year-old was arrested in Mallorca on Tuesday morning.

Berlin to honour Bowie with plaque outside old flat
Germany

Berlin to honour Bowie with plaque outside old flat

Fans wanted a street named after the pop legend, but for now they’ll have to settle for a plaque placed outside the flat where he lived in the 1970s instead.

Warnings of ‘a second Idomeni’ at Brenner pass
Austria

Warnings of ‘a second Idomeni’ at Brenner pass

Austria's introduction of border controls at the Brenner border with Italy could result in a “second Idomeni” being created, a German politician warned yesterday.

How police in Verona, US, saved a life in Verona, Italy
Italy

How police in Verona, US, saved a life in Verona, Italy

The New Jersey police force was mistakenly contacted by a girl reporting her suicidal friend in Italy.

France goes ape over club’s ‘zoo night’ with caged tigers
France

France goes ape over club’s ‘zoo night’ with caged tigers

French animal rights clubs are roaring in protest after a nightclub promised caged tigers, panthers and snakes for a one-off spectacle.

Spain’s CaixaBank launches takeover of Portugal’s BPI
Spain

Spain’s CaixaBank launches takeover of Portugal’s BPI

Spain's CaixaBank on Monday announced its second takeover bid in just over a year for the 56 percent of Portugal's fourth-biggest bank BPI that it does not already control.

Copenhagen boom to add to housing woes
Denmark

Copenhagen boom to add to housing woes

The Danish capital will grow up 100,000 in the next ten years but the mayor worries there won't be enough housing for those with normal incomes.

Online ‘hate speech’ trial for Pegida founder
Germany

Online ‘hate speech’ trial for Pegida founder

Some of the Pegida founder's unguarded words on Facebook may have caught up with him.

Museum’s new wing aims to be ‘architectonic highlight’
Switzerland

Museum’s new wing aims to be ‘architectonic highlight’

Basel’s fine art museum has reopened after a three-year, 100 million-franc renovation project.

Elite anti-terror cops collar five far-right suspects
Germany

Elite anti-terror cops collar five far-right suspects

Germany's top police anti-terror unit searched houses and arrested five people early on Tuesday morning in a swoop on a suspected far-right group.

Italy close to raising body-filled migrant disaster ship
Italy

Italy close to raising body-filled migrant disaster ship

Some 800 migrants died when the ship sank on the night of April 18th -19th, 2015.

Travel misery ahead as France set for new mass rail strike
France

Travel misery ahead as France set for new mass rail strike

Get the date into your diaries now.

Changes to hockey format should ‘reinvigorate’ game
Switzerland

Changes to hockey format should ‘reinvigorate’ game

Lausanne-based International Hockey Federation (FIH) announces sweeping changes to field hockey competition.

Austria’s main parties lag behind in presidential race
Austria

Austria’s main parties lag behind in presidential race

Austria's main parties set for defeat in presidential elections as left and right wing candidates lead the race.

France remains king of global fine wine exports
France

France remains king of global fine wine exports

Evidence that France has the finest wines in the world, and that the world continues to have a taste for them.

Six in ten Swedes reckon government doing a bad job
Sweden

Six in ten Swedes reckon government doing a bad job

The majority of Swedes are frustrated with their government and pleased the country's housing minister has quit.

‘Refugees must be taught the Swedish way of doing things’
Sweden

‘Refugees must be taught the Swedish way of doing things’

Sweden should be proud of the way it has dealt with the refugee crisis but the hard work has only just begun, argues columnist Paul Connolly.

Sweet! Swede cashes in on first strawberry crop
Sweden

Sweet! Swede cashes in on first strawberry crop

Sweden's first strawberry crop has scored a juicy sum for the ten-time champion farmer behind it.