Heroic police officer dies from his injuries
Austria

Heroic police officer dies from his injuries

A press spokesman for Vienna Police announced that the police officer who was shot by an armed robber on Saturday has died in hospital from his injuries on Tuesday evening.

Swedish zoo hails rare birth of these super cute cheetah cubs
Sweden

Swedish zoo hails rare birth of these super cute cheetah cubs

They are furry, cute and have made it into this world against all odds.

Neighbours can’t stop you getting naked in garden: court
Germany

Neighbours can’t stop you getting naked in garden: court

When Robert B. built a sauna in his garden, he didn’t think that neighbours would complain.

Worried Brits in France unite online after Brexit vote
France

Worried Brits in France unite online after Brexit vote

So what happens after the Brexit vote (and what can we do about it)?

After record year, weapons sales rise again
Germany

After record year, weapons sales rise again

Over the weekend, reports emerged that German weapons exports doubled in 2015. Figures seen by Die Welt show they have increased again in 2016.

Spanish police target 50 town halls in corruption probe
Spain

Spanish police target 50 town halls in corruption probe

Spanish police on Tuesday said they have launched an operation targeting some 50 town halls and made a dozen arrests as part of an investigation into fraudulent public contracts.

British band boycotts Swedish festival over reported rapes
Sweden

British band boycotts Swedish festival over reported rapes

UPDATED: Bråvalla festival organizers have told The Local they are working with police to prevent sexual crime, after British rock band Mumford & Sons vowed not to perform at the four-day event again.

Berlin liberals woo London startups with cheeky placard
Germany

Berlin liberals woo London startups with cheeky placard

Keep calm and move to Berlin: Germany's liberal party are rubbing salt into London's Brexit wounds by wooing startups with a mobile billboard.

France forces through labour bill amid new protests
France

France forces through labour bill amid new protests

There will be more protests across France today as the labour laws looks set to be pushed through parliament without a vote once again .

French farmers protest bears after sheep plunge off cliffs
France

French farmers protest bears after sheep plunge off cliffs

French farmers are protesting against the presence of bears, after reports that over 100 sheep were literally scared to death by a local bear.

Court makes pregnant woman induce labour against her will
Spain

Court makes pregnant woman induce labour against her will

After a Barcelona woman declined her doctor's suggestion to induce labour, the hospital came back with police and a court order telling her she had to.

Immigrant tries to cross into Spain posing as cyclist
Spain

Immigrant tries to cross into Spain posing as cyclist

The man, from Algeria, tried to cross from Morocco to Ceuta by riding alongside a Spanish cycle club.

Two thirds failed new Danish citizenship test
Denmark

Two thirds failed new Danish citizenship test

Integration minister says the new criticized test will not be changed despite just 31 percent of people passing it.

Fury as shop uses blind tenor in ‘never seen’ sales ad
Italy

Fury as shop uses blind tenor in ‘never seen’ sales ad

But this isn't the first time the clothes shop has sparked controversy...

Take a virtual journey through Oslo’s past
Norway

Take a virtual journey through Oslo’s past

The Norwegian capital has grown significantly over the past 100 or so years, but a new project on Oslo's history shows that some things have hardly changed at all.

Cannabis confiscation up threefold in Norway
Norway

Cannabis confiscation up threefold in Norway

"The new figures give cause for concern."

Swedes: Stop obsessing over your material life and start talking to strangers
Sweden

Swedes: Stop obsessing over your material life and start talking to strangers

"It's our duty to help each other, not watch from a distance."

Bodies of nine Italians killed in Dhaka attack flown home
Italy

Bodies of nine Italians killed in Dhaka attack flown home

The bodies of nine Italians killed in a terrorist attack at a cafe in the Bangladesh capital of Dhaka on Saturday were flown back to Italy on Tuesday.

Got festival fever? Here are Germany’s best picks
Germany

Got festival fever? Here are Germany’s best picks

There's no need to travel outside Germany to satisfy your festival cravings.

Swedish police backtrack on refugee groping claim
Sweden

Swedish police backtrack on refugee groping claim

Police have retracted a claim that a group of groping suspects identified at a summer festival were young refugees.

It’s official: These are France’s least reliable TGV lines
France

It’s official: These are France’s least reliable TGV lines

Looking for a punctual train? Avoid Lyon to Lille in July.

Spanish airline Vueling cuts flights for sixth day running
Spain

Spanish airline Vueling cuts flights for sixth day running

Hundreds of passengers were left stranded on Tuesday following the sixth straight day of cancellations and major delays.

VW, Daimler raided as part of antitrust investigation
Germany

VW, Daimler raided as part of antitrust investigation

Volkswagen, Daimler, and Bosch are suspected of colluding on steel prices, leading to raids on their offices by the federal competition watchdog, it was reported on Tuesday.

Berlusconi leaves hospital after open-heart surgery
Italy

Berlusconi leaves hospital after open-heart surgery

Italy’s former prime minister, Silvio Berlusconi, has been discharged from hospital after undergoing a successful open-heart operation in June.

Brits demand dual citizenship for expats in Spain post Brexit
Spain

Brits demand dual citizenship for expats in Spain post Brexit

A petition to the Spanish government is asking that British expats who have lived in Spain for at least ten years receive double nationality.

Man convicted in Swiss ‘kamikaze pigeon’ case
Switzerland

Man convicted in Swiss ‘kamikaze pigeon’ case

The pigeon fancier spread poison on one of his birds and sent it out to be killed by a falcon.

First sexually transmitted Zika case registered in Spain
Spain

First sexually transmitted Zika case registered in Spain

The case was registered in Madrid, as the total number of cases rises to 167.

This is how much Danes drink and smoke
Denmark

This is how much Danes drink and smoke

New consumer figures show Danes are buying more hard liquor and cigarettes than in previous years.

Austria’s election re-run will take place on October 2nd
Austria

Austria’s election re-run will take place on October 2nd

Austria’s re-run of the country’s presidential election will take place on Sunday October 2nd, the government has announced.

Eat away: Italian study shows pasta doesn’t make you fat
Italy

Eat away: Italian study shows pasta doesn’t make you fat

If you've banished pasta from your kitchen cupboard in the hope of squeezing into last years Speedos or bikini before your summer holidays, you're making a terrible mistake.

Refugee arrivals continue to drop off sharply
Germany

Refugee arrivals continue to drop off sharply

The number of refugees who arrived in Germany in June sunk below 5,000 - less than were arriving on a daily basis at the end of last year.

What’s the July weather like in Sweden? Anything but lagom
Sweden

What’s the July weather like in Sweden? Anything but lagom

The summer is so tricky right now, meteorologists are teaching Swedes to predict the weather with clouds.

France demands data haul from Swiss bank
Switzerland

France demands data haul from Swiss bank

Information relates to allegations of tax fraud in France by UBS.

Small town Germany desperately seeking doctors
Germany

Small town Germany desperately seeking doctors

Rural Germany is on the brink of a crisis: By 2020, around 50,000 registered doctors are expected to retire, but one authority says there is still time to do something about it.

Danes cause Venice campsite fire due to burning candles
Italy

Danes cause Venice campsite fire due to burning candles

The Danish family reportedly left candles burning on Sunday night.

Flights in France grounded as air traffic controllers strike
France

Flights in France grounded as air traffic controllers strike

Flying a low-cost airline to or from France today? Bad news awaits.

Norwegian won’t promise compensation to all travellers
Norway

Norwegian won’t promise compensation to all travellers

This past weekend’s cancellations will probably cost Norwegian several million kroner, but the airline will not promise that everyone will get compensation.

Report: Swiss society should act to prevent radicalization
Switzerland

Report: Swiss society should act to prevent radicalization

The Swiss government has published guidelines aiming to help members of society identify potential cases of Islamic radicalization.

Austria rules face veil ban at work is ‘not discriminatory’
Austria

Austria rules face veil ban at work is ‘not discriminatory’

One of Austria’s highest courts has ruled that companies who ban the wearing of face veils are ‘not discriminating’ against their employees.

Waiter slammed for denying service to Catalan-speaker
Spain

Waiter slammed for denying service to Catalan-speaker

The waiter refused to serve a man speaking Catalan on a Balearic Island ferry because he did not understand, sparking a fierce debate.

Watch Icelanders cheer their Swedish hero coach
Sweden

Watch Icelanders cheer their Swedish hero coach

Swedish coach Lars Lagerbäck and his Icelandic footballers received a hero's welcome on returning home, with probably the best version of the Icelandic epic Viking war chant yet.

American student died ‘after brawl with homeless man’
Italy

American student died ‘after brawl with homeless man’

UPDATED: A 40-year-old homeless man has been arrested on suspicion of murdering 19-year-old American student, Beau Solomon, Italian police said on Tuesday.

Austrian minister: Britain ‘will remain in the EU’
Austria

Austrian minister: Britain ‘will remain in the EU’

Britain will not quit the European Union despite voting to do so in a June 23rd referendum, Austria's finance minister Hans Jörg Schelling has said.

Danish tourist causes huge resort fire in Italy
Denmark

Danish tourist causes huge resort fire in Italy

A Danish family's burning candles reportedly led to a fire that ruined the holidays of more than 2,000 campers.

Swedish finance minister: Don’t punish the UK for Brexit
Sweden

Swedish finance minister: Don’t punish the UK for Brexit

But should Britain be allowed to cherry-pick the EU rules it wants?

‘Nelson’ the black swan causes furore on Lake Geneva
Switzerland

‘Nelson’ the black swan causes furore on Lake Geneva

Should a black swan be allowed to swim with his white friends on Lake Geneva?

Second suspect connected to police shoot-out arrested
Austria

Second suspect connected to police shoot-out arrested

Police in Vienna have arrested a suspect in connection to a shoot-out on Saturday that left an armed robber dead and two police officers seriously injured.

More than 130,000 dogs and cats rescued in Spain in 2015
Spain

More than 130,000 dogs and cats rescued in Spain in 2015

Animal shelters and other groups picked up more than 137,000 dogs and cats last year that would have been left abandoned.

Swedish security police to register Isis sympathizers
Sweden

Swedish security police to register Isis sympathizers

But political and religious beliefs will not be registered, says Sweden's security agency.

France needs intelligence overhaul after attacks: inquiry
France

France needs intelligence overhaul after attacks: inquiry

French parliamentary inquiry demands an overhaul of France's intelligence services in order to fight the threat posed by international terrorism.

Spain’s unemployment figures drop to 7-year low in June
Spain

Spain’s unemployment figures drop to 7-year low in June

Spain's unemployment figures fell in June to the lowest point since September 2009, the country’s Employment Ministry announced on Monday.

Italy starts recovering bodies from migrant disaster boat
Italy

Italy starts recovering bodies from migrant disaster boat

Forensic doctors are also there to try to identify the victims who will be buried in various cemeteries in Sicily.

Alitalia cancels flights over scrapped ‘privileges’ strike
Italy

Alitalia cancels flights over scrapped ‘privileges’ strike

142 Alitalia flights will be cancelled on Tuesday.

German EU executive wants fines for Spain, Portugal
Germany

German EU executive wants fines for Spain, Portugal

Germany's EU Commissioner Günther Öttinger said in a newspaper interview Monday that Spain and Portugal should be fined by Brussels for missing their 2015 deficit targets

France rejects Corsica’s demands over its language
France

France rejects Corsica’s demands over its language

No, the Corsican language will not be given official status alongside French, the PM insists.

Sweden: A divided EU is to Russia’s advantage
Sweden

Sweden: A divided EU is to Russia’s advantage

Does Brexit favour Russia's interests? Top Swedish defence officials seem to think so.

French billionaire senator ‘hid €31 million in tax havens’
France

French billionaire senator ‘hid €31 million in tax havens’

France's third wealthiest man is on trial for all sorts of alleged crimes, not least hiding €31 million from the tax man.

5 good reasons why Indians would feel at home in Spain
Spain

5 good reasons why Indians would feel at home in Spain

Travelling to Spain and not sure what to expect? If you're Indian, fear not - you'll feel right at home.

‘Drop the need for perfect Swedish when filling jobs’
Sweden

‘Drop the need for perfect Swedish when filling jobs’

Do employers care too much about Swedish language skills?

Tales of a Roskilde Festival virgin’s first time
Denmark

Tales of a Roskilde Festival virgin’s first time

The Local's former intern Christopher Manion just managed to survive his first Roskilde Festival. From awe-inspiring views to passing out at the Orange scene, this is his story.