Austria's Freedom Party is "stronger than ever" and ready to win the next general election after its candidate narrowly failed to become the European Union's first far-right president, party chief Heinz-Christian Strache said Tuesday.
Despite what stereotypes might have you believe, Germans aren't that different from the rest of us when it comes to social interactions. But these tips should at least help guide you through the minor quirks that come with your next dinner invitation.
With petrol stations quickly running empty and the protests set to rumble on, who can be held responsible for the growing crisis?
Could Paris be on the way to becoming the new Amsterdam for bikes?
Air traffic controllers and thousands of other workers could be set for a three day strike at the beginning of June.
For three years a police officer in western Germany simply ignored many of the cases he was supposed to investigate. His trial started on Tuesday in Bochum.
Unemployment is falling among native Swedes, but foreign-born citizens are struggling to keep pace.
The killer hoped to disguise the smell of the rotting bodies by hanging dozens of air fresheners in the room.
Police have made an arrest in the case of a Chinese student murdered while she was out jogging a week ago, media reported on Tuesday.
The International Monetary Fund has warned France to go beyond its already hotly contested job market reforms.
“Everybody, including Harrods, needs to obey the same rules."
Travel company the Lonely Planet calls the Dordogne "France's foodiest region".
Pickpockets are an ever more common phenomenon in the German capital. But sometimes they can surprise you.
My name doesn’t make life easy for me, Jihad Eshmawi tells us.
Denmark’s family reunification laws discriminate against those who achieve citizenship later in life, the European Court of Human Rights ruled on Tuesday.
The Royal Spanish Academy is fighting against the anglicization of Spanish.
While far-right parties across Europe hailed the near-election of one of their own as Austrian president as a boost for their future prospects, his defeat shows that mainstream forces are still capable of rallying to keep extremists out of power.
It’s one of the first words we learn as babies and one of our most fundamental identifiers - a first name. But for Syrian refugee Jihad Eshmawi, his also comes burdened with misconceptions and misunderstanding.
UPDATED: Over 3,200 petrol stations are now reportedly empty or running dry.
A proposed tie-up between Bayer and Monsanto has inflamed opinion in Germany where most people oppose genetically modified foods.
The Local caught up with British expat Rebecca Sumner Smith when she stopped in the Danish capital as part of her mission to speak to fellow Brits across the EU.
Daniele De Santis, a Roma 'ultra' and right-wing militant, was on Tuesday found guilty of killing 31-year-old Ciro Esposito.
Around 100 French officials and police have raided Google's offices in Paris, reports say.
Younger Swedes are better at protecting themselves than their older compatriots.
Gjøvik District Court on Tuesday sentenced a former teacher to 12 years behind bars for sexually abusing 108 children.
Defeated Freedom Party candidate Norbert Hofer asks Austria to refrain from arguing and “stick together” as some of his supporters complain that the presidential election was fixed.
New to Switzerland? The Local shows you how to navigate your way through the Swiss social minefield – handshakes included.
Switzerland's main telecomms group has been fined 71.8 million Swiss francs by the Swiss competition authorities.
New findings, if confirmed, would support the theory that a bomb may have brought down the plane.
There are far worse places to be stuck with no fuel than rural France, but here's some official advice on how holidaymakers can avoid becoming stranded.
Greece has been in the headlines more often this year for its front-line role in the refugee crisis than its finances – so just why is it top of Germany's agenda again all of a sudden?
The co-leader of the far-right Alternative for Germany party has criticized his party colleagues after talks with Muslim leaders collapsed after just an hour on Monday.
France is taking security at the Tour de France extremely seriously this year.
The Spanish Supreme Court ordered the government to pay a woman €60,000 after finding she had been kept in prison over a murder that judges said never happened.
Sweden's economy is out-pacing its Nordic rivals, but high levels of household debt are still a problem.
An impressive 88 percent of all food served in the City of Copenhagen’s public institutions is organic, according to new figures released by the city.
An inmate managed to commit fraud while under the watch of wardens in an Austrian prison by posing online as a doctor who needed money for aid work in Syria.
It’s National Parks Day in Sweden. Who knew? A perfect opportunity surely to take a closer look at some of the country’s most amazing natural wonders…
A candle factory in Einsiedeln became a victim of its own creations on Monday afternoon when a major fire broke out.
The classic board game is getting an Italian makeover - and you can have a say in how the finished board looks.
The Bavarian capital leaves other German cities in the dust when it comes to where the highest-valued companies choose to plant their flag.
Rudy Guede, the man currently serving a 16-year jail sentence for the 2008 murder of 21 year old British exchange student Meredith Kercher, has been given 36 hours of temporary release from prison as a reward for good behaviour.
A cow who attacked an 80-year-old woman in Rødøy Municipality in Nordland over the weekend will be put down, its owner said.
An award-winning sex tech toy from France promises to revolutionize the erotic industry and break a few taboos along the way.
Malmö is known for a variety of things. Like falafel, Zlatan, and the Turning Torso. But did you know it's also been ranked the sixth-best city in the world for biking?
The plane was attempting to land at Bilbao airport in the Basque Country.
The pilot programme will offer refugees unpaid farming work to help them integrate.
You’ve heard of the red and yellow cards, but how about the green card?
It's technically in France, but does it really belong there?
But will the elusive artist put in an appearance?
The actor turned real life Hollywood hero when he saved a young girl from being injured this week.
Fans affectionately call him "the professor", while his critics decry him as a haughty "green dictator".
Bergen native Kyrre Gørvell-Dahll, better known as Kygo, is now the highest-ever placing Norwegian act on the Billboard 200 list.
Bavaria’s interior ministry has started a campaign to encourage more migrants to join up as officers of the law - whether they have a German passport or not.
Sweden's foreign minister Margot Wallström will not be charged over claims she was given special treatment to secure an apartment in Stockholm.
The Geneva-based World Health Organization blames a lack of mosquito control in 1970s for the current Zika outbreak.
So far this year more than 34,000 people have been brought to the Italian coast after being rescued off Libya.
A source close to the case said the secrets allegedly passed on concerned the European Union and Nato, of which Portugal is a member.
Technical issues with its flight of CRJ900 aircraft will leave SAS ten planes short through Thursday, causing the airline to cancel dozens of additional flights.
We'll keep our krona, thank you very much.
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said his security forces had launched a sweeping operation to find the journalist.
Singapore's central bank is kicking out Swiss bank BSI due to its links to a global money-laundering scandal.
The French government is saying don't panic... but what ARE we supposed to do?
The assassination of Sicilian judge and anti-mafia campaigner Giovanni Falcone marked a turning point on the southern island.
After you have spent a day exploring Barcelona at street level, it's time to head to the skies and take in the view.
Sweden still needs to do more to confront intolerance, argues columnist Paul Connolly.
The Swedish streaming giant expanded rapidly last year but hasn't yet turned a profit.