Mogherini ranked among world’s most powerful women
Italy

Mogherini ranked among world’s most powerful women

Italy’s former Foreign Minister Federica Mogherini is among the world’s most powerful women, according to a ranking compiled by the magazine, Forbes.

Swedish police shoot ‘knife man’ in Malmö
Sweden

Swedish police shoot ‘knife man’ in Malmö

A man was shot by police in Malmö city centre after he charged them wielding a knife, according to a witness.

Famed Berlin hacker linked to Wikileaks fends off rape claim
Germany

Famed Berlin hacker linked to Wikileaks fends off rape claim

The most high-profile member of Berlin’s hacker community, Jacob Appelbaum, has been forced to deny accusations of sexual harassment and rape.

Website helps ‘train’ users to get into Berghain
Germany

Website helps ‘train’ users to get into Berghain

A new website offers "training" for getting into Berlin's most notorious club.

Euro 2016 city guide to Lens
France

Euro 2016 city guide to Lens

Lens is one of the ten host cities in France for the Euro 2016 tournament. Find out more about the city here.

Euro 2016 city guide to Saint-Etienne
France

Euro 2016 city guide to Saint-Etienne

Saint-Etienne is one of the ten host cities in France for the Euro 2016 tournament. Find out more about the city here.

Euro 2016 city guide to Lyon
France

Euro 2016 city guide to Lyon

Lyon is one of the ten host cities in France for the Euro 2016 tournament. Find out more about the city here.

Euro 2016 city guide to Toulouse
France

Euro 2016 city guide to Toulouse

Toulouse is one of the ten host cities in France for the Euro 2016 tournament. Find out more about the city here.

France’s iconic rooster banned from Euro 2016
France

France’s iconic rooster banned from Euro 2016

Balthazar the rooster, much loved in France for his emblematic appearances at national sporting events, has been banned from the upcoming Euro 2016 football championships, but owner Clement Tomaszewski says he will ignore the ban.

Euro 2016 city guide to Bordeaux
France

Euro 2016 city guide to Bordeaux

Bordeaux is one of the ten host cities in France for the Euro 2016 tournament. Find out more about the city here.

Sweden’s newest prince makes his public debut
Sweden

Sweden’s newest prince makes his public debut

As crowds waited to gain entrance to the Swedish Royal Palace on Swedish National Day, they were greeted by the first public appearance of Prince Alexander, the snoozing seven-week-old son of Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia.

Merkel hits back at Erdogan’s threats against Turkish MPs
Germany

Merkel hits back at Erdogan’s threats against Turkish MPs

Angela Merkel has rebuked Recep Tayyip Erdogan after he accused German MPs of Turkish heritage of having connections to terrorism.

Living in Berlin – Six things I won’t miss when I’m gone
Germany

Living in Berlin – Six things I won’t miss when I’m gone

After spending three years in Berlin, Tom Barfield realized there were more than a few things about the Hauptstadt that got on his nerves.

Euro 2016 city guide to Marseille
France

Euro 2016 city guide to Marseille

Marseille is one of the ten host cities in France for the Euro 2016 tournament. Find out more about the city here.

President Obama announces three-day visit to Spain in July
Spain

President Obama announces three-day visit to Spain in July

It will be the US President's first visit to Spain.

Euro 2016 city guide to Lille
France

Euro 2016 city guide to Lille

Lille is one of the ten host cities in France for the Euro 2016 tournament. Find out more about the city here.

Euro 2016 city guide to Paris
France

Euro 2016 city guide to Paris

Paris is one of the ten host cities in France for the Euro 2016 tournament. Find out more about the city here.

What we know of Frenchman’s ‘plot to attack Euro 2016’
France

What we know of Frenchman’s ‘plot to attack Euro 2016’

Ukraine intelligence services claimed on Monday they had thwarted a plot to carry out a wave of attacks at Euro 2016. As skeptical French authorities investigate those claims, here’s what we know.

Designer Vikings? Danish parents want taller sons
Denmark

Designer Vikings? Danish parents want taller sons

An increasing number of Danish parents are requesting that their sons be treated with growth hormone so that they will be taller adults.

Experts warn of jellyfish boom across Spain’s beaches
Spain

Experts warn of jellyfish boom across Spain’s beaches

Watch out on Spain's beaches this summer as jellyfish numbers are on the rise.

Fresh chaos as Italian border town sees new migrant influx
Italy

Fresh chaos as Italian border town sees new migrant influx

Ventimiglia, on the Italy-France border, saw chaotic scenes at the height of last summer's migrant crisis.

Austrians condemn refugee centre arson at rally
Austria

Austrians condemn refugee centre arson at rally

Hundreds stood in solidarity with asylum seekers at a rally on Sunday after a recent arson attack on a refugee centre.

Euro 2016 city guide to Nice
France

Euro 2016 city guide to Nice

Nice is one of the ten host cities in France for the Euro 2016 tournament. Find out more about the city here.

Norway returns kids in high-profile custody case
Norway

Norway returns kids in high-profile custody case

A Norwegian-Romanian whose battle with the Norwegian Child Welfare Services spurred protests around the globe will get all five of their children back.

What you need to know about Italy’s Five Star Movement
Italy

What you need to know about Italy’s Five Star Movement

The populist party are on course to take control of Rome later this month.

‘I am so lucky to be Swedish’: prime minister
Sweden

‘I am so lucky to be Swedish’: prime minister

Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven launched his Swedish National Day speech in Botkyrka by declaring how lucky he was to be born in Sweden. Löfven also talked about the importance of empathizing with strangers.

Austrian wins rent-free flat in treasure hunt
Austria

Austrian wins rent-free flat in treasure hunt

An Austrian woman is going to live rent-free for two years after winning the largest prize in a treasure hunt held in Vienna over the weekend.

Paris cops clear out migrant camp for 23rd time
France

Paris cops clear out migrant camp for 23rd time

Another 2,000 migrants were cleared out of a makeshift camp in Paris on Monday. The 23rd operation of its kind in the last year.

Couple found dead on yacht in Catalonia after ‘drugs binge’
Spain

Couple found dead on yacht in Catalonia after ‘drugs binge’

A Russian man and his much younger Italian lover were discovered dead on a yacht containing "huge" amounts of drugs, as well as alcohol and sex toys.

Swedish man dies at Austrian rock festival
Sweden

Swedish man dies at Austrian rock festival

A Swedish man who was attending the Rock in Vienna festival in Austria has drowned after going for a swim in a channel of the Danube river.

VIDEO: France’s economy minister pelted with eggs
France

VIDEO: France’s economy minister pelted with eggs

Not the warmest of welcomes for France's Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron.

Geneva gives thumbs up to lake crossing
Switzerland

Geneva gives thumbs up to lake crossing

Geneva residents vote in favour of a bridge or tunnel over the lake.

How drone racing craze is really taking off in Spain
Spain

How drone racing craze is really taking off in Spain

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's a drone!

Italian woman found dead on yacht in Spain
Italy

Italian woman found dead on yacht in Spain

The 28-year-old was found dead alongside a Russian man.

Two drown in Vienna’s Neue Donau on Sunday
Austria

Two drown in Vienna’s Neue Donau on Sunday

Two men drowned in Vienna’s Neue Donau on Sunday evening in separate incidents, including a Swedish man who was attending the Rock in Vienna festival.

President calls time despite ‘touching’ urges to stay
Germany

President calls time despite ‘touching’ urges to stay

The highest elected official in the land, President Joachim Gauck, said on Monday he will not run for a second term due to the encroaching weathers of time.

Tenerife police probe death of Brit woman in balcony plunge
Spain

Tenerife police probe death of Brit woman in balcony plunge

The 25-year old holidaymaker plummeted to her death from a 12th floor balcony while her young daughter was in the next room.

Zlatan: from troublemaker to Swedish role model
Sweden

Zlatan: from troublemaker to Swedish role model

Zlatan Ibrahimovic makes no secret of his lofty opinion of himself and according to his childhood club it is a longstanding trait of the Swedish superstar.

Frenchman planned ’15 terror attacks’ during Euro 2016
France

Frenchman planned ’15 terror attacks’ during Euro 2016

Authorities in Ukraine claim a Frenchman they arrested with an arsenal of weapons and explosives was plotting to carry out 15 terror attacks in France before and during Euro 2016. French authorities remain skeptical.

A guaranteed income: why the Swiss said no
Switzerland

A guaranteed income: why the Swiss said no

“Utopia did not convince”. The Local examines why.

Doubts hang over Frankfurt’s prospects after Brexit
Germany

Doubts hang over Frankfurt’s prospects after Brexit

Media reports in recent months have suggested that the financial capital on the Main could steal London's banking thunder if Britain votes to leave the EU. But it's not the only city in the running.

World still loves Denmark despite negative attention
Denmark

World still loves Denmark despite negative attention

Despite concerns, a new international survey shows that Denmark's reputation has not taken a hit from negative media coverage.

‘Catastrophic’ weather topples crane in Austria
Austria

‘Catastrophic’ weather topples crane in Austria

Hundreds of firemen continued to battle “catastrophic” weather conditions in parts of Austria over the weekend as the rain became so severe it brought down a crane on a building site.

Oh baby! Rare orangutan birth celebrated at Madrid Zoo
Spain

Oh baby! Rare orangutan birth celebrated at Madrid Zoo

Its birth was live-streamed around the world.

Provocative Italian politician dies in car crash, aged 50
Italy

Provocative Italian politician dies in car crash, aged 50

Gianluca Buonanno, a right-wing politician famous for making a series of insulting stunts in both the Italian and European parliaments, died in a car crash on Sunday evening, aged 50.

Powerful tornado drama captured on Venice beach
Italy

Powerful tornado drama captured on Venice beach

Definitely not 'beach weather'.

IN PICS: See the damage left behind by floods in France
France

IN PICS: See the damage left behind by floods in France

Areas south of Paris saw the worst devastation from what have been described as the worst floods in over a century.

Cyclist gunned down in Hamburg in broad daylight
Germany

Cyclist gunned down in Hamburg in broad daylight

A gunman shot and killed a cyclist in Hamburg on Sunday afternoon and is now on the run.

France suffers as rail strikes drag through sixth day
France

France suffers as rail strikes drag through sixth day

UPDATED: Rail traffic in France remained hugely disrupted on Monday as workers continued to strike for a sixth consecutive day.

Adidas and Puma: a football strip feud that divides a town
Germany

Adidas and Puma: a football strip feud that divides a town

In one Bavarian town, fierce rivalry between Germany's biggest sports brands means some people won't be cheering Die Mannschaft in this year's Euro championship.

Public ‘snub’ Swiss People’s Party over asylum
Switzerland

Public ‘snub’ Swiss People’s Party over asylum

Switzerland’s largest party, the right-wing Swiss Peopl's Party (SVP), lost its campaign against asylum reform this weekend.

Five convicted of gang-rape of Danish tourist in New Delhi
Denmark

Five convicted of gang-rape of Danish tourist in New Delhi

Three others are being charged separately in juvenile court for the rape of the 52-year-old Dane.

US rapper arrested for alleged rape in Vienna hotel
Austria

US rapper arrested for alleged rape in Vienna hotel

American rapper Freddie Gibbs has been arrested in France in connection to an alleged rape attack that took place in Austria last year.

No, Norway isn’t banning diesel and petrol cars – yet
Norway

No, Norway isn’t banning diesel and petrol cars – yet

A report that Norwegian politicians agreed to ban the sale of diesel and petrol-powered cars by 2025 quickly flew around the world, but it is “not correct”. At least not yet.

Erdogan’s rage brings death threats to German MPs
Germany

Erdogan’s rage brings death threats to German MPs

German MPs of Turkish origin faced death threats from people loyal to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the weekend after voting to declare Ottoman masacres of Armenians a genocide.

Watch: Escaped bull goes on the run in northern Spain
Spain

Watch: Escaped bull goes on the run in northern Spain

The bull was filmed running down a dual carriageway in Oviedo.

French floods: Clean-up begins as bill could hit €2bn
France

French floods: Clean-up begins as bill could hit €2bn

It could be a while before Paris and other parts of France are back to normal.

Anti-establishment candidate leads Rome mayoral race
Italy

Anti-establishment candidate leads Rome mayoral race

Anti-establishment candidate Virginia Raggi easily took the lead in the first round of the Rome mayoral race, partial results showed on Monday, dealing a setback to Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's ruling party.

Three kind of bizarre but totally Swedish recipes
Sweden

Three kind of bizarre but totally Swedish recipes

Put together the perfect Swedish dinner using these top-three regional delicacies from all corners of Sweden.

France winning war of the rosé to prove ‘pink is plonk’
France

France winning war of the rosé to prove ‘pink is plonk’

French winemakers are winning a battle to prove that rosé wine really is worthy of its place at a French dining table.

The Spanish startup offering the ultimate bucket list
Spain

The Spanish startup offering the ultimate bucket list

This week The Local chats to Ceinwen Atkinson, founder of Bucket List Map.