You’ve heard of The Great Train Robbery, but how about the great chewing gum robbery?
It was the worst disaster in the Mediterranean since World War II.
French police caught the yachtsmen who were operating a lucrative people-smuggling business between France and the UK.
Police are investigating if it was just a dangerous prank or something more sinister.
A box full of straw with some pretty flowers on top could just be the next big thing.
The 31 athletes from 12 countries failed doping tests after new analysis of samples taken from the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
In the first three months of 2016 the number of people who applied for so-called small weapons licences in Bavaria was already double the number for the whole of 2015.
Violent clashes took place in Paris, Nantes and Bordeaux as labour reform protests kicked off again.
The film director used his appearance in Cannes to slam the Spanish media over "exaggerating" his role in the tax haven leak.
The Local spoke to Olivier Giraud, the star of the hugely successful theatre show "How to be Parisian in one hour", to find out how to act like a local in the City of Light.
Donald Tusk warned on Tuesday that Denmark will not face an easy road in establishing a ‘parallel agreement’ to remain part of the EU's law enforcement agency.
Seeing someone swimming in the Seine River of Paris soon might not be as impossible as it sounds.
With rents shooting up in Berlin, the government stepped in last year on the side of the tenant. But so far the measures haven’t worked.
Danish and Norwegian players on Tuesday criticised the "cruel" working conditions of labourers at Qatar's 2022 World Cup stadiums in a video published by world football players' union, FIFPro.
German trainer Joachim Löw looks to be taking some risks with his provisional Euro 2016 squad.
A farmer in central Germany woke up on Sunday morning to the horrifying sight of 40 of his chickens with their heads ripped off by brute force.
What makes Spanish football teams so much better than their European rivals?
A gender gap may exist among those hoping to learn the Swedish language.
Austria will appoint its new Chancellor Christian Kern on Tuesday, with the ailing centrist government pinning its hopes on the ex-railway boss to help stem the surge of the far-right.
European royalty, the arch bishop and spring water from a Swedish island. What more do you need for a royal christening?
It's time to use France's motorways for something besides driving.
The faces of the two infamous men were projected onto the castle of Guadamur and now town authorities have been forced to apologise.
The village of Rupperswil is left reeling after police reveal background of quadruple murderer.
Negative reviews on social media could actually benefit businesses, a new study in Austria has shown.
The huge imperial barracks was found during construction work on a new underground station in the capital.
Check out this new exhibition, which has seen social media users take a fresh look at classic French art.
A hobby historian from eastern Germany says he has found Hitler’s nuclear bombs in an underground bunker. But did such a bomb even exist?
Four years have passed since the Syrian writer Housam al-Mosilli was arrested and tortured. Now he lives in Linköping, after the Swedish city offered him sanctuary this year.
Italians love children, but the stereotypical image of parents surrounded by their large brood has been confined to history.
An advertising campaign from the Danish People’s Party has been the talk of the nation and criticized for everything from poor Photoshop skills to a white-washing of the Danish population.
A wild lynx has escaped from an animal shelter near Nyon after breaching the park’s electric fences.
A shipment with a street value of €17m was found hidden within synthetic bananas at a port in southern Spain.
Fancy having no toilet and washing in the local car wash? This is the place for you.
A Spaniard is facing up to two years in prison for making a joke about Spain's King Felipe on social media.
Expat parents in Vienna tell The Local Austria about the pros and cons of bringing up children in the city.
Hundreds of amateur musicians joined the German Symphony Orchestra to play Wagner, Verdi and Bizet pieces in a flashmob concert in the Mall of Berlin shopping centre on Monday.
Here's how you'll (probably) be affected.
The Local takes a look some of the major advantages for the LGBT community in Spain.
Second case of syringes left sticking out of a train seat in Vienna leaves woman in hospital.
The 58-year-old was not known to be allergic to bees.
Reports of physical and emotional abuse in one of Denmark's asylum tent camps has led to calls for national action.
Paris prosecutors have launched an inquiry into a new Isis video that suggests two French children took part in the killing of Syrian prisoners.
Sweden has had record levels of immigration in recent months – and the booming Stockholm tech sector is in need of employees. The situation has the potential to be a match made in heaven.
A Germanwings flight from Dresden to Düsseldorf was forced into an emergency landing on Monday evening after smoke appeared in the cockpit.
The body of a woman was pulled out of the river Rhine near the German city of Konstanz on Sunday.
A Spanish couple survived on raw fish after being lost at sea in shark infested waters off Borneo.
Pope Francis has ruled out seeking the fast-track resignation of a French cardinal accused of failing to inform the authorities about an alleged paedophile priest.
A convicted neo-Nazi terrorist was among the audience at a high-profile speech by Alternative For Germany (AfD) leader Frauke Petry on Sunday, with the right-wing populist party scrambling to distance itself.
French President Francois has ruled out withdrawing the labour market reforms which have sparked street protests for weeks and led to a vote of no-confidence in the government.
"Beppe has always brought the news into his stand-ups. And seeing as in Italy there's rhetoric about Muslims blowing themselves up, he cracked the joke."
The street value of the recent cocaine seizures in Rome was put at around €441,000.
Police have launched an investigation after several gunshots were fired at a metro station in southern Stockholm.
The merger between Banco Popolare and BPM will create Italy's third-largest bank.
The controversial weedkiller glyphosate, used in herbicide Roundup, is "unlikely" to cause cancer, a United Nations finding has said.
Extremists in the Philippines say they will kill another Western hostage if a multi-million dollar ransom is not paid within four weeks.
The world's largest sovereign wealth fund will reportedly sue the German carmaker over its emissions-cheating scandal.
Senior envoys from world and regional powers are to meet once again in Vienna on Tuesday in an effort to salvage stumbling efforts to halt Syria's bloody civil war.
Should Swedes abandon meat on the barbecue this summer and go vegetarian instead?
Record number of parents are being caught cheating the Swedish benefits system, which allows them to get paid for looking after sick children.