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A Swedish court has jailed a Syrian for aggravated assault over a Facebook video of him beating a fellow rebel fighter.
Swedish post boxes painted in rainbow colours are making a splash in Stockholm in a show of support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights.
The world of French politics has been sullied by sex scandals once again. Will lessons be learned this time?
The official Twitter account for fictional president Frank Underwood trolled the French PM by saying his government's forced labour reform bill was undemocratic.
UPDATED: The three-tonne whale died after being washed up on a beach in southwestern Spain.
Women in Germany tell The Local that government plans to fight the country's male-female wage gap are far from enough.
The glitz and glamour of the Cannes Film Festival is back again.
The Italian government survived a confidence vote called by Italian Premier Matteo Renzi, in order to force the bill through.
Stefan Löfven and the four other Nordic leaders will hold discussions with the US President on Friday.
Homosexuality hasn’t been a crime for decades. But thousands of men still have criminal records based on a law that was wiped from the books in 1969.
There is brilliant news for those Brits who just long for a traditional cuppa.
Last week's back pain proves a thing of the past for Roger Federer as he wins his first match at the Rome Masters.
The engineer had been given a jail sentence after a building he had restored collapsed during the 2009 L’Aquila earthquake, killing 13.
Fire services in the German capital described witnessing repeated explosions as they struggle against a huge blaze at an Asian supermarket.
A 19-year-old Aarhus man is being charged with threatening terrorist acts for comments he made on social media.
Introducing naked wolf dancing and a Frenchman who's been likened to Enrique Iglesias.
Norway native Jørn Andersen will lead North Korea's national football team.
A Galapagos giant tortoise at Zurich Zoo has become a mother again at the age of 80.
UPDATED: A French 19-year-old used the Periscope app to stream live footage of herself jumping in front of a train near Paris, after naming a man who she said had raped her.
Wednesday is a landmark day for gay rights in Italy.
"A solid start to the year" for the Danish brewer.
There is a new star at Madrid's opera house... unless animal rights activists get their way.
Much of France is set ot experience flashes of lightning and booms of thunder as storms sweep across the country. Weather warnigns are in place.
Here's how Paris wants Airbnb cheats to turn themselves in, or perhaps their neighbours will.
Austria is one of the worst performing countries in the OECD when it comes to equality for women in the workplace according to figures released last week.
Europe will soon be hearing a lot more from Sweden's rising star of pop.
The man arrested on Tuesday for stabbing four people on the outskirts of Munich was released from psychiatric care two days before the attack, police confirm.
Italy has arrested 13 accused of being part of a network which held migrants hostage on their arrival in Sicily to extort money.
Internet "trolls" now officially exist in France as well.
The boyfriend went on the run after the disappearance of Lisa Brown, a British mother-of-one who vanished last November from her home on the Costa del Sol.
Should Geneva build a crossing over Lac Léman? Residents get their say on June 5th.
The skies above most of Germany remained clear on Wednesday morning. But that is set to change for the weekend, when it could be colder than Christmas 2015.
Uber has announced it is ditching its low-cost car-sharing service in Sweden.
No more muscle-bound men or bikini models in Trondheim.
Families of the victims of the Paris terror attacks have been left furious after they were sent tax bills for their dead loved ones.
Germany's government is set to finally loosen restrictive rules that have turned businesses off offering free Wi-Fi, media reported on Wednesday.
The ultra-marathon will pass through the region's most notorious red light districts.
A hairdresser from Leicester who stole from duty free shops in Vienna airport to pay for flights to visit his girlfriend in Austria is now facing charges after he was caught by police.
“The photo is needed to attract your attention, otherwise you would never have read it.”
Denmark will strengthen its military contingent in Afghanistan with both personnel and investments.
From ballerinas to Bangkok brothels.
Norwegians’ confidence in the economy is at a low point not seen since the banking and housing crisis of the early 1990s.
What exactly is "the Swedish model"? What is unique about Swedish democracy? How do Swedes even get involved in politics in the first place? We decided to ask a few politicians. First up, Hillevi Larsson, a Social Democrat from Malmö.
France's Finance Minister Michel Sapin admitted to an "inappropriate action" to a female journalist, who claimed he twanged the elastic of her knickers.
Known worldwide for its popular Beetle camper van and, of late, its engine-rigging scandal, German car maker Volkswagen also has another slightly lesser-known speciality: the curry sausage.
A young soldier in Austria has been hailed a hero after breaking down a door to a burning building and rescuing an 87-year-old woman trapped inside.
Federal investigators have opened cases against dozens of people who have arrived in Germany seeking asylum, suspecting Isis connections.
A woman in her 40s has taken her health insurer to court after it refused to cover the cost of her infertility treatment because of her age.
Osman can finally get the medical care he so badly needs.
The Nordic country jumped from ninth to fourth place in a review of how LGBTI people experience human rights across the continent.
The Social Democratic Party (SPD) want to introduce a law allowing women to see what their male colleagues earn, in an attempt to level the gender pay gap.
Surprising new study doesn't mean you can eat whatever you want, though.
Anne Hidalgo wasted no time by becoming the first foreign dignitary to meet London's new socialist mayor Sadiq Khan.
Three journalists spent almost a year held hostage in Syria by an Al Qaeda-linked group fearing that they could be sold to the Islamic State group, which regularly kills captives.
It could be quicker to go from Paris to Rome than to go to work in the French capital via the RER and Metro.
The first ten countries to qualify for Saturday's Eurovision Song Contest final have been announced in Stockholm.
Anger at the French government's decision to force unpopular labour reforms through parliament has prompted calls for more strikes.
For Swedes, the annual pop pageant is no laughing matter.
UPDATED: The Local spoke to startup workers taking part in a protest over Stockholm's housing crisis on Wednesday.
The high-end Italian supermarket has been fined for encouraging customers to assume its wines were free from sulphites.