Swiss champ Wawrinka loses semifinal to Murray
Switzerland

Swiss champ Wawrinka loses semifinal to Murray

Scot ends Stan Wawrinka's reign as the champion at Roland Garros.

US expats: Have you met your tax deadlines?
Sweden

US expats: Have you met your tax deadlines?

Expat tax returns are due June 15th. Are you compliant with all FBAR, FATCA, and other IRS guidelines?

Congratulations! Spain finally gets its very own paella emoji
Spain

Congratulations! Spain finally gets its very own paella emoji

Campaigners are celebrating after finally getting a paella emoji and are celebrating by going for a paella record attempt.

US expats: Taxes are due June 15th
Germany

US expats: Taxes are due June 15th

Expat tax returns are due June 15th. Are you compliant with all FBAR, FATCA, and other IRS guidelines?

This Caravaggio was chosen to honour Italy’s refugees
Italy

This Caravaggio was chosen to honour Italy’s refugees

A masterpiece by the Italian master Caravaggio was unveiled on the Italian island of Lampedusa on Friday as part of a special refugee-themed art exhibition.

Switzerland’s escaped killer arrested in Germany
Switzerland

Switzerland’s escaped killer arrested in Germany

A convicted killer who escaped from a secure psychiatric hospital in Switzerland last week has been caught.

How many Stockholmers will help this elderly man?
Sweden

How many Stockholmers will help this elderly man?

Would you help an elderly stranger in need? That's what one Swedish duo have tested in their latest video.

German tourists on Mallorca caught stealing beach towels
Spain

German tourists on Mallorca caught stealing beach towels

The German holidaymakers snatched ten towels - just for the two of them.

Düsseldorf terror plot ‘bigger than previously realized’
Germany

Düsseldorf terror plot ‘bigger than previously realized’

The Isis plot to attacks the capital of North Rhine-Westphalia was bigger than previously assumed, with ten terrorists supposed to murder people with bombs and guns, local media report.

Fifa in hot water again over suspicious payments
Switzerland

Fifa in hot water again over suspicious payments

Former president Sepp Blatter and deputies awarded themselves more than $80 million in often suspicious payments.

Flooded River Seine in Paris tops 6m mark (and it’s rising)
France

Flooded River Seine in Paris tops 6m mark (and it’s rising)

Evacuations may have to happen in Paris as train lines and Metro stations are closed due to the floods.

Stockholm’s plan to stop discrimination against Roma
Sweden

Stockholm’s plan to stop discrimination against Roma

No country is perfect – and while equality is one of the most important Swedish values, there is still work to be done. But Stockholm is making progress.

Spain prosecutors ask Messi be absolved in tax fraud trial
Spain

Spain prosecutors ask Messi be absolved in tax fraud trial

Looks like Messi is going to let his father take the wrap for his €4m tax dodge.

National team ‘no longer German’, says AfD leader
Germany

National team ‘no longer German’, says AfD leader

A German right-wing politician who caused outrage by racially disparaging footballer Jerome Boateng followed up Friday by saying the national team is "no longer ... German in the classical sense".

Stockholm court detains man over metro attack
Sweden

Stockholm court detains man over metro attack

The 34-year-old is accused of pushing another man in front of a train at Stockholm's central underground station.

Thirteen terrific Swedish summer hits for June
Sweden

Thirteen terrific Swedish summer hits for June

The Local's music writer, Paul Connolly, has sifted through an avalanche of early summer songs and picked 13 choice cuts for you.

How long will Denmark’s heat wave continue?
Denmark

How long will Denmark’s heat wave continue?

We hope you are reading this on the beach somewhere...

Why this bionic limb pioneer doesn’t believe in disability
Spain

Why this bionic limb pioneer doesn’t believe in disability

The Local speaks to Hugh Herr on winning Spain's top science prize and how being an amputee doesn't make him disabled.

Terrorism, strikes, now floods: Paris takes yet another hit
France

Terrorism, strikes, now floods: Paris takes yet another hit

The most visited city in the world has taken another battering and once again it's the tourism industry on the front line.

Danish diversity ad a massive social media hit
Denmark

Danish diversity ad a massive social media hit

A new ad from the Copenhagen-based travel search engine Momondo has struck a nerve by showing Danes that they’re not quite as Danish as they think.

Why farmers in Puglia have turned to cannabis
Italy

Why farmers in Puglia have turned to cannabis

And it's all perfectly legal.

How to tell a Swede from a Norwegian on national day

How to tell a Swede from a Norwegian on national day

WATCH: The Swedes and the Norwegians do their national days rather differently.

Thai police arrest Dutch suspect in Swiss murder case
Switzerland

Thai police arrest Dutch suspect in Swiss murder case

A man wanted in connection with the death of the curator of a music museum in Switzerland has been arrested in Thailand.

Various strikes continue to hit transport in France
France

Various strikes continue to hit transport in France

While everyone might be talking floods, the strikes that have disrupted transport around France are still ongoing.

How Life of Brian is starting a revolution against the Church
Germany

How Life of Brian is starting a revolution against the Church

The Church in Germany still has a relationship to the state much closer than in many other western democracies. But the public showing of a British comedy classic could change that.

Five unwritten rules about cake in Austria
Austria

Five unwritten rules about cake in Austria

With Dunkin Donuts soon shutting its doors in Austria, The Local has some ideas about why they struggled to find fans in the country.

Why Italy’s facing another tough summer
Italy

Why Italy’s facing another tough summer

The refugee crisis is testing the limits of Italian compassion.

It’s enormous! World’s largest cruise ship sails into Malaga
Spain

It’s enormous! World’s largest cruise ship sails into Malaga

The Harmony of the Seas is looming over the city’s port all day on Friday.

Norway’s ‘out-but-in’, a model for Brexit?
Norway

Norway’s ‘out-but-in’, a model for Brexit?

Hailing the Norwegian model as an example to follow is the result of "a great misunderstanding", some say.

Driver jailed for running car into Aargau joggers
Switzerland

Driver jailed for running car into Aargau joggers

A 28-year-old man gets five and a half years for attempted murder after he deliberately drove his car into a pair of joggers.

Sharks in Chatelet and Uber boats! Parisians see funny side of floods
France

Sharks in Chatelet and Uber boats! Parisians see funny side of floods

Parisians might be pretty wet at the moment but they can still see the funny side of the floods as these Twitter memes reveal.

Why Swedes could be starved of M&M’s
Sweden

Why Swedes could be starved of M&M’s

A court has ruled that the sweets infringe a trademark in Sweden.

6 things I’ve learned about Germany by editing The Local
Germany

6 things I’ve learned about Germany by editing The Local

With his tenure as editor of The Local coming to an end, Tom Barfield looks back at two years that have changed the way he sees Germany.

International students in Stockholm study in Nepal
Sweden

International students in Stockholm study in Nepal

With the school year drawing to an end, Stockholm International School had a lot to celebrate as it marked two years of its Nepal Project, a partnership with a primary school in the Himalayan country.

Nestlé celebrates 150 years with museum openings
Switzerland

Nestlé celebrates 150 years with museum openings

Swiss food behemoth Nestlé marks its 150th birthday with the opening of two museums in its hometown of Vevey.

Beavers cause €750K worth of damages in Austrian town
Austria

Beavers cause €750K worth of damages in Austrian town

They may look cute and fluffy but a group of beavers have been driving one Austrian mayor mad after allegedly causing €750,000 worth of damage in his town.

Spanish town installs giant turd to deter bad dog owners
Spain

Spanish town installs giant turd to deter bad dog owners

The town of Torrelodones has dumped an inflatable giant poo in a public square as part of a campaign to rid its streets of dog mess.

Spanish dad loses custody after giving son pig medicine
Spain

Spanish dad loses custody after giving son pig medicine

The medicine was especially for deworming pigs and sheep...

Striking before and after pics reveal extent of Paris flood
France

Striking before and after pics reveal extent of Paris flood

The flooding at the River Seine in Paris - before and after.

Denmark scraps green card but spares current holders
Denmark

Denmark scraps green card but spares current holders

The Danish parliament has formally eliminated the troubled green card scheme but extended a life line to those already in the country under the programme.

Eyes on Paris but other areas bear brunt of floods in France
France

Eyes on Paris but other areas bear brunt of floods in France

While most of the focus has been on the relentless rise of the River Seine in Paris the main devastation caused by the flooding has been outside the capital.

Huge majority of Germans want Britain to stay in EU
Germany

Huge majority of Germans want Britain to stay in EU

An enormous 79 percent majority of Germans say that Britain should remain a member of the European Union in a survey published on Friday.

Suspicious white powder found at Swedish mail centre
Sweden

Suspicious white powder found at Swedish mail centre

Stockholm police haven't ruled out a connection with a similar even in Norway on Thursday.

Air Force video shows stunning Rome from above
Italy

Air Force video shows stunning Rome from above

What does the Eternal City look like from above when travelling at 600 kmph?

Austrian arrested in Hungary carrying six Syrians in his car
Austria

Austrian arrested in Hungary carrying six Syrians in his car

A 49-year-old Austrian has been taken into custody in Hungary after police carrying out checks discovered he was transporting six Syrians in his car.

Paris police: We can’t cope with fan zones AND matches
France

Paris police: We can’t cope with fan zones AND matches

Police in Paris say fan zones should be closed in the Paris when Euro 2016 matches are taking place because "exhausted" officers are already overstretched.

Norway helicopter ban spreads across Europe
Norway

Norway helicopter ban spreads across Europe

Europe's air safety agency has followed Norway's lead and grounded the helicopter type involved in the fatal crash near Turøy.

Bavaria on edge as hunt for flood victims continues
Germany

Bavaria on edge as hunt for flood victims continues

Six people have now been confirmed dead in flash floods that hit the far southeast of Germany on Wednesday evening, while rescue teams search for further missing people.

Italy ‘not among the favourites’ in Euro 2016
Italy

Italy ‘not among the favourites’ in Euro 2016

Experienced Italian midfielder Daniele De Rossi has played down chances of success at Euro 2016, insisting Thursday that the Azzurri are "not among the favourites".

Hotting up! Spain set for hotter than average summer
Spain

Hotting up! Spain set for hotter than average summer

But thankfully no heat waves!

Report: Swiss are officially ‘good’ for the planet
Switzerland

Report: Swiss are officially ‘good’ for the planet

Switzerland has an extremely good ecological footprint but contributes far less than other countries its size to global culture.

White powder at Norway mail centre was flour
Norway

White powder at Norway mail centre was flour

UPDATED: A white powder that led to 44 mail distribution centre employees being taken to hospital was flour.

Federer confirms return to the court pre-Wimbledon
Switzerland

Federer confirms return to the court pre-Wimbledon

Swiss superstar Roger Federer will play at next week's ATP tournament in Stuttgart as he returns from a back injury.

Ikea and pilsner… an offer Zlatan can’t refuse?
Sweden

Ikea and pilsner… an offer Zlatan can’t refuse?

An unlikely club has thrown its hat in the ring for Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Migrants walk from Denmark to Sweden ‘almost daily’
Denmark

Migrants walk from Denmark to Sweden ‘almost daily’

Three people were seized by police early on Friday after they were discovered walking on the railway from Denmark to Sweden and officials say it is happening more and more.

Paris revolts at plan to modernize historic kiosks
France

Paris revolts at plan to modernize historic kiosks

The new designs have been compared to sardine cans, photocopiers and recycling bins.

Swedish authorities fear rise in Öresund link asylum treks
Sweden

Swedish authorities fear rise in Öresund link asylum treks

Another three people have been seized by police after they were discovered walking on the railway from Denmark to Sweden.

Paris on alert as Seine flood levels set to peak
France

Paris on alert as Seine flood levels set to peak

UPDATED: The River Seine in Paris is expected to rise more than six metres higher than normal on Friday.

How to make Swedish rhubarb and ginger jam
Sweden

How to make Swedish rhubarb and ginger jam

This very Swedish jam works great together with a slice of cheese. This recipe was shared with The Local by food writer John Duxbury.