Global exports of Swiss watches plummeted 16 percent in a year.
A sheet of glass fell from the 16th floor of the Bahntower at Berlin’s Potsdamer Platz onto a car as it was driving through the square on Wednesday evening.
For Germans chasing the ultimate in style, one man holds the key to dressing in the timeless manner of the English gentleman.
How the Chernobyl nuclear disaster continues to affect Sweden's Sami people.
For the first time ever, a Spanish flamenco troupe has performed in North Korea, delighting its supreme leader, Kim Jong-un.
The 19-year-old, a student and aspiring model, was struck by the train in Milan.
If you've put away your winter coat and gloves, it might be a good idea to dig them back out.
Police said on Thursday that two teenagers they have arrested in connection with a bomb attack on a Sikh temple in the western German city of Essen are linked to the Islamic fundamentalist scene there.
A new proposal to outsource prisoners to third-party has political support but was called "absurd" by the Prison Authority.
Introducing Snapshot, where The Local Voices offers a short, personal reflection on migration, integration, and life in Sweden. Today: Ghaith from Växjö.
It is the first time a northern council has been broken up over mafia concerns.
On the occasion of the Queen's 90th birthday, her most loyal subjects in Gibraltar are calling for her to visit.
The German government is concerned that dating apps are leading to a sharp rise in sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including a doubling in the number of syphilis infections, Bild reports.
A Frenchman will seriously regret taking LSD after he attacked his girlfriend, partially cut his own penis off, and jumped out of a second storey window, during what appeared to be a very bad trip.
UPDATED: Everyone in Skien prison is tired of hearing about the mass murderer, an inmate said.
One lucky couple will sleep like the fictional Danish prince in commemoration of the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare's death.
The left wing CUP party in the town of Manresa, Catalonia, doesn't like tampons and wants a more ecological alternative.
The plane was about to land at Charles-de-Gaulle airport in Paris, when the pilot spotted the drone.
A Swiss journalist has launched a Twitter-bot which tracks aircraft belonging to dictators landing at Geneva airport.
A trial of shorter days at a nursing home that made global headlines could end ahead of schedule if a motion gets through the city council.
Across the English Channel, Britain's royal family (themselves of German origin) are celebrating Queen Elizabeth II's 90th birthday on Thursday. But polls show Germans are content to enjoy monarchy at second hand.
Profits rose, but not as much as expected.
An Austrian due to appear in court next week for the attempted murder of a policeman committed suicide in his prison cell last night, authorities have confirmed.
A woman whose body was found in a cinema in Valencia on Tuesday had been there for a week, officials have revealed.
Authorities in the tourism hub must be getting mightily ticked-off.
The court ruled that smoking cigarettes poses a greater danger to pupils than a potential terror attack.
Fuel price changes have left low budget Nordic airline Norwegian at a loss of 992 million Norwegian kroner ($122 million) so far in 2016, despite many of its aircraft being full.
Germany is considered an El Dorado for criminals who want to launder their money, a study for the Finance Ministry has found.
France sprays 80,000 tonnes of pesticides on its crops each year and it's clearly having an adverse affect on people's health.
Everything we know so far about Sweden's youngest royal.
Ex-Fifa president Sepp Blatter carried out a secret mission to try to oust the president of Burundi last year.
Images of Immigration Minister Sylvi Listhaug floating in the Mediterranean Sea in a survival suit have sparked a social media backlash.
Looking to get yourself a cosy place in the countryside or by the sea? Be inspired by the finest cabins in Sweden and Denmark.
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Sixty women were murdered in Spain last year, beaten, stabbed or burnt to death by their partners. So what is Spain doing about it?
Are you getting tired of all the monochrome interiors in Sweden? Amanda Strömberg checks out eight refreshing homes drenched in colour.
In celebration of the Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth’s 90th birthday today, The Local Austria has dug up an old British Pathé newsreel that documented her last visit to Austria back in 1969.
"It's not a man I would vote for, I can tell you that."
There are not many Brits out there who can speak French at the age of 90, but Queen Elizabeth is one of them. But how good is her lingo really?
Some people are clearly prepared to go to extreme lengths to get signed off work.
The pro-refugee demonstration comes as tensions mount between Italy and Austria over border controls.
Italian police are planning to deploy 300 officers at pro-refugee protest taking place this weekend at the Brenner border with Austria.
VW will offer $5,000 to each US buyer of its diesel cars which were installed with emissions-cheating software in a bid to avoid a major court case, Die Welt reported on Thursday.
Spain's acting Prime Minister met Catalonia's separatist leader on Wednesday, a first in nearly two years as controversy rages over an independence drive in the wealthy, northeastern region.
As Her Majesty gets ready to celebrate her 90th birthday The Local explores her, sometimes, turbulent relationship with Spain.
Fighting broke out at a far-right march in Thuringia's second city Jena on Wednesday evening – the day of Hitler's birthday.
Several high schools in Kalmar in southern Sweden have hit the headlines after girls were allegedly asked to suck sex toys, strip and rank porn stars.
American who "likely saved the lives of Danish citizens" was honoured with a Danish Defense Medal.
Angela Merkel said it would take until 2018 to get rid of an obscure law used by the Turkish President to attack a German comedian. That's not fast enough for her critics.
Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II last visited Switzerland in 1980. As she celebrates her 90th birthday, The Local feels it’s about time she paid us a second visit.
Switzerland has said it is ready to mobilize up to 2,000 soldiers should migrants continue to arrive into the country.
From liquorice to beer to poetry, there's something for everyone.
Oetzi was found preserved in Alpine ice by hikers in 1991.
One brother shot dead soldiers and Jewish children in cold blood, the other is trying to make sure it never happens again.
UPDATED: Radicalisation is taking place across the country, not just its largest cities, suggests a new report.
A British woman has become the latest skier to die in the French Alps after a fatal collision with a snowboarder.