Public intervention in Italy’s ailing banks ‘not ruled out’
Italy

Public intervention in Italy’s ailing banks ‘not ruled out’

Bank of Italy Governor Ignazio Visco said on Friday that public intervention in the country's banks was not to be ruled out amid growing fears the sector's €360 billion ($398 billion) in bad debt would trigger a potentially contagious banking crisis.

Tyrannosaurs used to roam Germany: researchers
Germany

Tyrannosaurs used to roam Germany: researchers

The scientific consensus used to be that carnivorous dinosaurs were an extreme rarity in Jurassic Germany. But new research reveals the opposite to have been true...

Teenagers walk free in Swedish ferry ‘rape’ case
Sweden

Teenagers walk free in Swedish ferry ‘rape’ case

A prosecutor has said that she will not appeal a controversial court ruling which cleared four young men of gang-rape.

Obama Spain visit ‘to go ahead’ after Dallas shootings
Spain

Obama Spain visit ‘to go ahead’ after Dallas shootings

US President Barack Obama has told Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy his upcoming visit to Spain is to go ahead despite the murder of several police officers in Dallas, Spanish media report.

Police report increase in sex crimes at swimming pools
Germany

Police report increase in sex crimes at swimming pools

Police in Lower Saxony have said that sporadic group sexual assaults have been reported at swimming pools in 2016, what they call a 'new phenomenon.'

One-year-old vegan weighing 5kg hospitalized in Milan
Italy

One-year-old vegan weighing 5kg hospitalized in Milan

It is the fourth time a vegan child in Italy has been hospitalized within the last 18 months.

Germans’ football passion delights refugees
Germany

Germans’ football passion delights refugees

Many refugees have found a way into German culture through the enthusiastic support locals show for their national team.

Italy has the lowest birth rate in the EU: report
Italy

Italy has the lowest birth rate in the EU: report

Italy's birth rate has more halved since the ‘baby boom’ of the 1960s, with the number of births falling to 485,000 in 2015 – fewer than in any other years since the modern state was formed in 1861.

Air Europa pilots set to strike this summer
Spain

Air Europa pilots set to strike this summer

In more bad news for travellers, pilots with Spanish airline Air Europa are set to strike in the coming weeks.

Brits ignore Brexit fears to make dream move to France
France

Brits ignore Brexit fears to make dream move to France

Britons tell The Local how despite all the uncertainty and the falling pound, they are still making the move across the English Channel for a new life in France.

Spain charges Volkswagen with fraud over emissions
Spain

Spain charges Volkswagen with fraud over emissions

A Spanish judge has charged Volkswagen with fraud and damage to the environment over an emissions-cheating scandal which has plunged the German automaker into crisis, a statement said on Friday.

Ruling could spell doom for Uber in Denmark
Denmark

Ruling could spell doom for Uber in Denmark

In a long-awaited ruling, the Copenhagen City Court on Friday found six Uber drivers guilty of violating Denmark’s taxi laws.

Eight sizzling Swedish songs for this July
Sweden

Eight sizzling Swedish songs for this July

July brings a haul of great new Swedish pop – let our music writer, Paul Connolly, take you through the very best.

Denmark’s family reunification plans illegal: rights group
Denmark

Denmark’s family reunification plans illegal: rights group

Plans to make it harder for Danes to live with their spouses in Denmark are illegal, the Institute for Human Rights has warned.

Cameron names UK envoy in Paris as EU Commissioner
France

Cameron names UK envoy in Paris as EU Commissioner

British PM David Cameron has proposed Britain's ambassador to France as its new European Commissioner.

Spain to approve €1.75 million in refugee aid
Spain

Spain to approve €1.75 million in refugee aid

Spain is about to distribute nearly €2 million to be used to help refugees, but is still a long way from welcoming the number of asylum seekers it has promised to do so.

Anger at politician’s ‘national team’ football tweet
Germany

Anger at politician’s ‘national team’ football tweet

Was the AfD politician being racist, or was it a misunderstanding?

British duo cleared in bizarre Nordic garlic smuggling case

British duo cleared in bizarre Nordic garlic smuggling case

The prosecution had alleged that the two men were involved in smuggling 1287 tonnes of garlic from Norway to Sweden.

Austrian far-right ‘playing with fire’ over EU referendum
Austria

Austrian far-right ‘playing with fire’ over EU referendum

Austria's far-right candidate in the October presidential election is "playing with fire" with talk of an EU membership referendum, his challenger told media Friday, vowing to tackle him over the issue in the campaign.

Denmark top holiday choice for Norwegians

Denmark top holiday choice for Norwegians

Tighter holiday budgets have Norwegians choosing more traditional and well-known destinations this year, much to the benefit of southern neighbour Denmark.

1 in 3 Germans doesn’t take holiday for fear of job loss
Germany

1 in 3 Germans doesn’t take holiday for fear of job loss

The longer your working week, the less likely you are to take the holiday you're legally entitled to.

‘We must help more’ says mayor who refused refugees
Switzerland

‘We must help more’ says mayor who refused refugees

Andreas Glarner, the mayor of a Swiss village that chose to pay a fine rather than accept its share of asylum seekers, visited refugees in Greece this week.

Italians model 17,000-year-old brain from child’s skull
Italy

Italians model 17,000-year-old brain from child’s skull

The skull belonged to a boy of between 10 and 12 years old from Calabria.

Forty things to do in Austria this summer
Austria

Forty things to do in Austria this summer

Here is your ultimate bucket list of things to do and see in Austria this summer.

Marcelo Bielsa quits as Lazio coach after just two days
Italy

Marcelo Bielsa quits as Lazio coach after just two days

"We note with amazement the resignation of Marcelo Bielsa in clear violation of the commitments and agreements signed last week and filed with the Italian Football Federation."

Watch this hilarious Swedish take on Brexit
Sweden

Watch this hilarious Swedish take on Brexit

A Swedish comedy group has published a video showing a rather unusual take on the aftermath of the Brexit referendum... and British regional stereotypes.

Spanish women to buy ‘tax-free’ tampons from Canada
Spain

Spanish women to buy ‘tax-free’ tampons from Canada

With Spain having a tax on feminine hygiene products of 10 percent, Spanish women say they're going to be looking elsewhere to do their shopping - specifically Canada.

Traffic chaos expected as France heads off on holiday
France

Traffic chaos expected as France heads off on holiday

Travelling on the roads this weekend? Plan ahead.

Post-Brexit, Germans feel more positively about the EU
Germany

Post-Brexit, Germans feel more positively about the EU

But they've gone off the idea of referendums...

Norwegian police consider body cameras
Norway

Norwegian police consider body cameras

A small video camera recording everything that happens could soon become part of the standard uniform for Norway’s police force.

Teachers admit leading kids across railway crossing
Austria

Teachers admit leading kids across railway crossing

Four teachers have admitted to dangerously leading a group of children under a level crossing and across railway tracks in Austria just seconds before a train sped through the station.

Hollande only Frenchman who won’t get a lift from Les Bleus
France

Hollande only Frenchman who won’t get a lift from Les Bleus

Les Bleus have improved the morale of everyone in France, but the French president won't get the boost that the rest of the country has been given.

Angry viewer threatens to bomb Swiss TV station
Switzerland

Angry viewer threatens to bomb Swiss TV station

Court fines man for threatening to blow up Swiss broadcaster SRF after the television programme he intended to watch didn’t air on time.

In pictures: Scandinavian elegance in 40 square metres
Sweden

In pictures: Scandinavian elegance in 40 square metres

Step inside this Swedish couple's home with Houzz.se's reporter to get inspired by sleek Scandinavian design.

Plane evacuated after security threat at Berlin airport
Germany

Plane evacuated after security threat at Berlin airport

A Lufthansa flight scheduled to take off for Munich from Berlin’s Tegel airport was evacuated on Thursday after a "security tip-off".

From asylum seeker in Italy to organic yoghurt entrepreneur
Italy

From asylum seeker in Italy to organic yoghurt entrepreneur

They say entrepreneurial spirit flourishes in the face of great adversity and Barikamà, an organic yoghurt business which employs six former asylum seekers in Rome, is the perfect example.

Ethanol ‘insect repellent’ sends woman up in flames
Austria

Ethanol ‘insect repellent’ sends woman up in flames

A father trying to protect his family from insect bites saw his wife go up in flames in front of his eyes after he tried to use ethanol as an insect repellent.

Surprise! Long-delayed Copenhagen bridge opens
Denmark

Surprise! Long-delayed Copenhagen bridge opens

After over three years of delays, a long-awaited cycling and pedestrian bridge that helps tie Copenhagen together made its surprise debut on Thursday.

Six gored in ‘war-like’ Pamplona bull run
Spain

Six gored in ‘war-like’ Pamplona bull run

UPDATED: Six people were gored by bulls early on Friday morning during one of the most dangerous bull runs in Pamplona history.

Suspicious package found in Stockholm ‘not dangerous’
Sweden

Suspicious package found in Stockholm ‘not dangerous’

UPDATED: Police in Stockholm have confirmed that a suspicious package found at a social services office in the south of the city on Friday was not dangerous.

Spanish civil war veteran, Nazi camp survivor dies at 102
Spain

Spanish civil war veteran, Nazi camp survivor dies at 102

One of the last surviving veterans of Spain's 1936-39 civil war has died at the age of 102, his family said on Thursday.

The end of Vienna’s 100-year-old ‘unethical’ pony carousel
Austria

The end of Vienna’s 100-year-old ‘unethical’ pony carousel

The real life pony carousel at Vienna's Prater fairground is to close at the end of the season following a campaign against the controversial attraction.

Swiss city slammed for failing to prevent radicalization
Switzerland

Swiss city slammed for failing to prevent radicalization

A Muslim politician says the authorities in Winterthur haven't done enough to prevent radicalization.

Ryanair tweet calls French team ‘cheating b**tards’
France

Ryanair tweet calls French team ‘cheating b**tards’

It seems some find it harder to forgive and forget than others.

Spanish whistle-blower gets jail time in Vatileaks case
Spain

Spanish whistle-blower gets jail time in Vatileaks case

The Spanish prelate claimed he leaked the secret Vatican papers because he was being blackmailed.

Germany passes historic law on refugee integration
Germany

Germany passes historic law on refugee integration

German lawmakers Thursday passed a law designed to aid the integration of refugees, having been at the forefront of European efforts to deal with the fallout of the migrant crisis.

‘Disappointed’ Löw questions future as Germany manager
Germany

‘Disappointed’ Löw questions future as Germany manager

Germany coach Joachim Löw refused to commit himself to stay beyond the next World Cup campaign as he picked through the wreckage of the country's Euro 2016 exit.

Swedish police shoot man dead in Stockholm
Sweden

Swedish police shoot man dead in Stockholm

A man has died from injuries in hospital after being shot by police in Viksjö, northern Stockholm.

French finally fall back in love with Les Bleus
France

French finally fall back in love with Les Bleus

It's taken a while, but the old love affair between the fans and the team has been rekindled after Thursday's victory over Germany.

Man held over death of US student to remain in jail
Italy

Man held over death of US student to remain in jail

The body of 19-year-old student Beau Solomon was found in Rome's Tiber river on Monday.

Exiled Italian prince now sells pasta from a van in California
Italy

Exiled Italian prince now sells pasta from a van in California

The grandson of Italy's last king has moved to California to sell pasta. Really.

Fendi models walk on water in Rome’s Trevi fountain
Italy

Fendi models walk on water in Rome’s Trevi fountain

Fendi, now part of French luxury giant LVMH, said it wanted to capture the romance of the nearly 300-year-old monument.

Swedes jailed in Finland for refugee smuggling
Sweden

Swedes jailed in Finland for refugee smuggling

A Swedish man and his two sons have been handed prison sentences in Finland for human smuggling of refugees, radio station P4 Gävleborg reports.

How to make delicious Swedish cheese tuiles
Sweden

How to make delicious Swedish cheese tuiles

This Swedish recipe for cheese tuiles is perfect for a quick summertime appetizer.