Injury ends Swiss seed Bencic’s Wimbledon
Switzerland

Injury ends Swiss seed Bencic’s Wimbledon

The 19-year-old is forced to retire from her second round match with a wrist injury.

Six burning questions for British expats about Brexit
Germany

Six burning questions for British expats about Brexit

Uncertainty has kicked in over Brexit and what it may mean for Brits living in Germany.

The ten most expensive motorways in France
France

The ten most expensive motorways in France

A new study has shone a light on which stretches of motorway in France cost the most per kilometre.

Ibrahimovic confirms Manchester United move
Sweden

Ibrahimovic confirms Manchester United move

Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has put months of speculation over his future to an end by confirming that he will join Manchester United.

Merkel demands German vote on EU free trade deal
Germany

Merkel demands German vote on EU free trade deal

Angela Merkel said the German parliament should be consulted on the EU's free trade deal with Canada, setting her on a collision course with the European Commission.

Red-faced pensioner declares war on pre-recorded sexline
Germany

Red-faced pensioner declares war on pre-recorded sexline

An 84-year-old from Bavaria has reported a sex hotline to police after it let down his expectations of late night lust - and then charged him through the nose.

British royals in France to mark Somme centenary
France

British royals in France to mark Somme centenary

Prince William, his wife Kate and brother Harry are set to attend a vigil in France.

Man detained in Sweden over poison plot
Sweden

Man detained in Sweden over poison plot

The case, which involved assistance from the FBI, regards poisonous substance ricin that was allegedly stolen from Uppsala University to aid a blackmail plot.

The bright side of Brexit: the ‘good news’ for Brits in Italy
Italy

The bright side of Brexit: the ‘good news’ for Brits in Italy

Britain has voted to leave the European Union, and many if not most British expats in Italy are deeply concerned. But there are a few silver linings...perhaps.

Vienna study shows birds can make ‘economic decisions’
Austria

Vienna study shows birds can make ‘economic decisions’

Cockatoos have a good understanding of economics, a new study shows.

The burning questions about Brexit facing British expats
France

The burning questions about Brexit facing British expats

The Brexit vote has not changed anything yet, but there's no doubt our heads are full of questions about what might happen?

Danish police use infamous ‘jewellery law’ for first time
Denmark

Danish police use infamous ‘jewellery law’ for first time

UPDATED: A total of 79,600 kroner was seized from five Iranian nationals.

Seven burning questions for British expats about Brexit
Spain

Seven burning questions for British expats about Brexit

Uncertainty has kicked in over Brexit and what it may mean for British expats living in Spain.

Google’s Madrid offices raided in tax probe
Spain

Google’s Madrid offices raided in tax probe

Google's offices in Madrid were being searched in a tax probe Thursday, just over a month after police raided the Internet giant in Paris in a similar investigation.

Brexit ‘doesn’t pose big risk’ to German economy
Germany

Brexit ‘doesn’t pose big risk’ to German economy

While the financial markets have been thrown into disarray by the Brexit vote, leading experts on the German labour market say the country is easily strong enough to cope.

Fifty Stockholm heart patients hit by superbug
Sweden

Fifty Stockholm heart patients hit by superbug

A potentially deadly antibiotic-resistant bacteria has spread to more than 50 heart patients at Karolinska University Hospital in Solna, Stockholm.

Splash! Spanish waterpark crowned best in the world
Spain

Splash! Spanish waterpark crowned best in the world

Siam Park in Tenerife has topped TripAdvisor's Traveller's Choice Awards.

Mont-St-Michel (where bikes are banned) all set for Tour
France

Mont-St-Michel (where bikes are banned) all set for Tour

The Tour de France will start in possibly the only village in France where bikes are banned.

Berlin colony says no to more ‘non-Germans’ in its gardens
Germany

Berlin colony says no to more ‘non-Germans’ in its gardens

A public Berlin garden colony has come under fire for denying two Turkish families allotment spaces, saying there are already too many 'non-Germans' using the allotments.

Norway’s asylum figures ‘down 95 percent’
Norway

Norway’s asylum figures ‘down 95 percent’

New figures reveal lowest asylum numbers in 19 years.

The 16 must-visit towns in France you’ve never heard of
France

The 16 must-visit towns in France you’ve never heard of

Sarlat, Rocamadour? Old news.

The Syrian body-building champion fighting the urge to eat sweets in Sweden
Sweden

The Syrian body-building champion fighting the urge to eat sweets in Sweden

Alaa Tello was determined to win after his friends said he didn't stand a chance competing against Swedes.

Two jailed for match-fixing in Swedish football
Sweden

Two jailed for match-fixing in Swedish football

A Swedish appeals court has jailed two football players and handed suspended sentences to four others for their involvement in a match-fixing scandal.

Federal fund aims to reduce childcare costs
Switzerland

Federal fund aims to reduce childcare costs

A 100 million franc fund would ease the burden of childcare for working parents.

How and why Italy’s cannabis laws could soon change
Italy

How and why Italy’s cannabis laws could soon change

In July, Italy's parliament will begin debating historic changes to cannabis laws that could see the drug legalized.

How many Swedes were unfaithful last year?
Sweden

How many Swedes were unfaithful last year?

It kind of depends how you define it.

Germany experiences highest birth rate in 15 years
Germany

Germany experiences highest birth rate in 15 years

Germany is experiencing a mini baby boom - but a veritable "death boom" is more than balancing out the score sheet.

Two workers in Spain fired for skipping work… for 15 years
Spain

Two workers in Spain fired for skipping work… for 15 years

The men were municipal employees in the town of Jerez de la Frontera, southern Spain. And they hadn't done a day's work in 15 years.

Investigation into ‘terrorism-praising’ puppet show shelved
Spain

Investigation into ‘terrorism-praising’ puppet show shelved

Two puppeteers accused of 'glorifying terrorism' in a show for children have been cleared.

‘A Swedish passport means more than a British one now’
Sweden

‘A Swedish passport means more than a British one now’

The Local spoke to Brits living in Sweden on how they feel about the Brexit vote, one week on.

Brexit: Brussels should have stood up for itself more
France

Brexit: Brussels should have stood up for itself more

Why didn't Brussels join the scrap instead of allowing itself to be bashed up by the British media, argues France based author Stephen Clarke, who knows a thing or two about the EU.

At least 10 dead on sinking migrant boat: coastguard
Italy

At least 10 dead on sinking migrant boat: coastguard

107 people were rescued.

Outrage at van with Nazi slogan in Graz
Austria

Outrage at van with Nazi slogan in Graz

A white van, with a banner reading 'Heil Hitler' on its rear window, has provoked a backlash in Graz, Austria's second-largest city.

Good news for renters: New caps to hit Paris region
France

Good news for renters: New caps to hit Paris region

France's rental cap laws will soon be rolled out across the greater Paris region.

Huge turnout at Austria’s first job fair for refugees
Austria

Huge turnout at Austria’s first job fair for refugees

Several job offers have already been made.

Italy, US and Colombia bust massive drug trafficking ring
Italy

Italy, US and Colombia bust massive drug trafficking ring

Thirty-three drug traffickers have been arrested and large quantities of cocaine seized as part of the investigation between Italy, America and Colombia.

Stop trashing your city, Copenhagen residents!
Denmark

Stop trashing your city, Copenhagen residents!

Denmark and its capital have a lot to be proud of, but the way residents treat the entire city like a rubbish bin is not one of them, writes American expat Louis Volpe.

Switzerland sets out law on expelling foreign criminals
Switzerland

Switzerland sets out law on expelling foreign criminals

The 2010 initiative to expel foreign criminals for serious crimes will come into effect this autumn.

Google teams up with Norway’s largest wind park
Norway

Google teams up with Norway’s largest wind park

Google has agreed to purchase the entire output of the Tellenes wind power park in Rogaland, where construction is expected to be completed by the end of next year.

‘Giving in to fear’: Anger as Paris gay pride cut back
France

‘Giving in to fear’: Anger as Paris gay pride cut back

The annual Paris gay pride parade on Saturday will be half as long as usual due to security concerns, but members of the LGBT community say this is just giving in to fears.

Praying Moroccans spark bomb alert on flight to Rome
Italy

Praying Moroccans spark bomb alert on flight to Rome

This is the latest in a series of flight disruptions in recent months because of fears over passengers “looking suspicious”.

Want a job? Here’s where Sweden needs people
Sweden

Want a job? Here’s where Sweden needs people

It’s not always easy to find work in Sweden, but there are quite a few professions crying out for new workers in the coming year.

Court fines Muslim father in latest swimming lessons row
Switzerland

Court fines Muslim father in latest swimming lessons row

A Muslim father was fined in Switzerland on Wednesday for refusing to allow his daughters to take swimming lessons at school.

Monsanto still ‘open’ to deal with German chemical giant
Germany

Monsanto still ‘open’ to deal with German chemical giant

Monsanto said on Wednesday it was still open to a potential merger with Bayer, or to another big deal, as it reported lower earnings due to a tough agricultural market.

Danish bankers eye Brexit cash-in
Denmark

Danish bankers eye Brexit cash-in

Experts in the Danish finance industry have called for changes to tax laws so that Denmark can take advantage of a potential banking exodus from London following last week's Brexit vote.

Why you should learn Danish (and how it will benefit you)
Denmark

Why you should learn Danish (and how it will benefit you)

Relocation expert Melanie Haynes offers up her eight top reasons for why you should at least make an effort to learn the local language.

Tour de France: 23,000 police and special ops join the ride
France

Tour de France: 23,000 police and special ops join the ride

Not to mention the elite special-ops forces who will also be on duty.

Shock birthday party attack at campsite leaves one dead
Germany

Shock birthday party attack at campsite leaves one dead

Violence erupted at a campsite birthday party in Lower Saxony leaving one dead, police reported on Wednesday.

Federer ends British fairytale at Wimbledon
Switzerland

Federer ends British fairytale at Wimbledon

Brit qualifier Marcus Willis's brief flirtation with Wimbledon fame was ended by Swiss champ Roger Federer on Wednesday.

Italy ready for German ‘Everest’: Florenzi
Italy

Italy ready for German ‘Everest’: Florenzi

"We've already climbed some mountains here and now we're facing Everest."

Michelle Obama and daughters arrive in Spain
Spain

Michelle Obama and daughters arrive in Spain

The First Lady of the United States is visiting Madrid with her mother and two daughters.

What France says will be the impact of Brexit
France

What France says will be the impact of Brexit

The French president and his government have been talking about the impact of Brexit in several areas. Here's what they had to say.

Top Swedish businesswomen slam boardroom quota plan
Sweden

Top Swedish businesswomen slam boardroom quota plan

It's a slippery slope, they say.

Five great ways to kick off July in Stockholm
Sweden

Five great ways to kick off July in Stockholm

From Vikings to ghosts, music and more: The Local looks at five great ways to kick off July in Stockholm.