One week on: Nice fearful but defiant after truck rampage
France

One week on: Nice fearful but defiant after truck rampage

A week after 84 were killed in Nice, the local community including its Muslim population has been left devastated but remains defiant.

This castle: yours for the price of a tiny flat
Sweden

This castle: yours for the price of a tiny flat

It has turrets, is set on a lake and is just 2 hours from Stockholm. So why's it so cheap?

Calls for France to open own Guantanamo on idyllic island
France

Calls for France to open own Guantanamo on idyllic island

A prison for jihadists on one of France's most picturesque islands? Local residents and the tourist board might have something to say about that.

Swiss sports court upholds ban on Russian athletes
Switzerland

Swiss sports court upholds ban on Russian athletes

The decision by Lausanne's Court of Arbitration for Sport is a "funeral for athletics" said one Russian athlete.

Half of France’s night trains to see the end of the line
France

Half of France’s night trains to see the end of the line

Half of France's sleeper trains will be shut down for good by October.

What will Turkey’s failed coup mean for Turkish Germans?
Germany

What will Turkey’s failed coup mean for Turkish Germans?

Thousands of Germans of Turkish origin took to the streets in support of Erdogan. What does this say about the integration of Turks in the country?

Swedish group trumps Trump over wind farm
Sweden

Swedish group trumps Trump over wind farm

Swedish energy giant Vattenfall has vowed to develop a controversial wind farm despite fierce opposition from none other than Donald Trump.

Italian police nab hobbling mafia boss
Italy

Italian police nab hobbling mafia boss

Italian police slapped cuffs on a fugitive on Thursday after a high-speed chase turned into a hobble when the mobster broke his ankle.

Most Germans in favour of compulsory real names online
Germany

Most Germans in favour of compulsory real names online

But a majority of young people think pseudonyms should be allowed.

‘My decision with Zlatan is down to hours of study’
Sweden

‘My decision with Zlatan is down to hours of study’

Manchester United coach José Mourinho has defended his decision to let the club's new Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic take a longer summer break than his teammates.

The Spanish Civil War and the Americans who fought in it
Spain

The Spanish Civil War and the Americans who fought in it

James D. Fernandez of New York University explains the convoluted legacy of the Americans who fought in the Spanish Civil War.

Six outdoor bars in Paris you simply must visit
France

Six outdoor bars in Paris you simply must visit

Looking for a cool place to grab a drink with friends now that the summer weather is here? Check out The Local's top hotspots in Paris.

Julen Lopetegui named as Spain’s new football coach
Spain

Julen Lopetegui named as Spain’s new football coach

La Roja has a new football manager. Welcome Julien Lopetegui!

‘Accepting newcomers doesn’t mean we’ll stop celebrating Midsummer’
Sweden

‘Accepting newcomers doesn’t mean we’ll stop celebrating Midsummer’

Volunteer Annica Ullhag loves meeting and talking to newcomers, but wonders why so many of her Swedish friends do not.

‘Counter-terror raids’ carried out near Paris
France

‘Counter-terror raids’ carried out near Paris

UPDATED: Counter-terror raids take place in a suburb to the north west of Paris on Thursday, according to reports.

Huge weapons cache found at home of hate speech suspect
Germany

Huge weapons cache found at home of hate speech suspect

The hoard contained Samurai swords, various kinds of guns, a cross bow and other weapons.

Swedish Volvo rev up for another sales record
Sweden

Swedish Volvo rev up for another sales record

Will Volvo Cars manage to break last year's record?

Couple plant bomb at Lidl to earn place in the Spanish sun

Couple plant bomb at Lidl to earn place in the Spanish sun

It must have sounded foolproof when they came up with it.

Danish women have become more violent
Denmark

Danish women have become more violent

Danish women are closing the gender gap when it comes to crime.

‘I was ready to die’: The Nice scooter hero speaks out
France

‘I was ready to die’: The Nice scooter hero speaks out

The man who was presumed dead after attempting to stop the carnage in Nice has told of his heroic efforts to bring the rampage to an end.

Spain seeks ‘urgent’ answers over Gib nuclear sub collision
Spain

Spain seeks ‘urgent’ answers over Gib nuclear sub collision

Spain has asked London for "urgent" explanations after a British nuclear submarine collided with a vessel off the coast of Gibraltar, forcing it to dock in the disputed territory.

Norway’s open values intact five years after Breivik attack
Norway

Norway’s open values intact five years after Breivik attack

"If July 22nd, 2011 was a test for democracy, I think one can say we have passed it."

Surfs Pup! Barcelona opens its first dog-friendly beach
Spain

Surfs Pup! Barcelona opens its first dog-friendly beach

Barcelona has just opened its first beach area especially for dogs.

Woman who refused ID to cop in sweatpants fined €8,500
Germany

Woman who refused ID to cop in sweatpants fined €8,500

The woman wouldn’t let him see her identification and then nearly ran him over, leading a Munich court to throw the book at her.

Swiss Post moves to accept debit cards – sometimes
Switzerland

Swiss Post moves to accept debit cards – sometimes

By December customers will be able to pay for products (but not their bills) by debit card.

Migrant disaster boat was ‘packed like Auschwitz trains’
Italy

Migrant disaster boat was ‘packed like Auschwitz trains’

There were five migrants per square metre inside the boat.

Summer’s so hot this Swedish weather host left his fly open
Sweden

Summer’s so hot this Swedish weather host left his fly open

There's a warm front moving in and... OOPS.

‘France won’t let UK have benefits of EU but not be in it’
France

‘France won’t let UK have benefits of EU but not be in it’

It's time to get on with the divorce, François Hollande tells Theresa May.

Tax returns reveal true extent of Spain’s north-south divide
Spain

Tax returns reveal true extent of Spain’s north-south divide

New figures reveal Spain's richest towns are located around the country's two biggest cities: Madrid and Barcelona, while the poorest are located in the south of the country.

Outrage after Nazi memorial used for Pokemon battles
Austria

Outrage after Nazi memorial used for Pokemon battles

A memorial to victims of Nazism has become the latest controversial location for Pokemon battles after Pokemon Go hunters visited the site to play the app game sweeping the globe.

Santas spread (summer) Christmas cheer in Denmark
Denmark

Santas spread (summer) Christmas cheer in Denmark

More than 100 jolly souls dressed up as Santa Claus, Mrs. Claus and elves just left Copenhagen – see all of the bearded action from their visit.

Study: a fifth of Swiss spy on neighbours
Switzerland

Study: a fifth of Swiss spy on neighbours

And 40 percent of Swiss feel watched in their homes.

Italy woos Chinese to help restore crumbling treasures
Italy

Italy woos Chinese to help restore crumbling treasures

Italy is looking to Chinese investors to secure the future of many of its crumbling archaeological sites.

Brexit predicted to cut growth in Austria by 0.5%
Austria

Brexit predicted to cut growth in Austria by 0.5%

Austria’s Institute for Advanced Studies (IHS) announced today that Britain’s decision to leave the EU is expected to cut economic growth in Austria by half a percent by 2020.

How did the truck get past? – France probes Nice security
France

How did the truck get past? – France probes Nice security

Under pressure French minister launches probe into security operation in Nice to respond to newspaper's claims of "failings" and "lies"

‘Not in my name’: Refugees demonstrate in Würzburg
Germany

‘Not in my name’: Refugees demonstrate in Würzburg

Following a brutal axe attack by a man who arrived in Germany as an asylum seeker, refugees have taken to the streets to denounce the act.

Six easy ways to boost your German skills now
Germany

Six easy ways to boost your German skills now

Did you think learning German in a language school was enough? It's not.

Price of defending girlfriend against fiesta sex pest? €150K
Spain

Price of defending girlfriend against fiesta sex pest? €150K

An American tourist who leapt on a sex pest bothering his girlfriend during Pamplona's famous fiesta has been severely punished.

Man who fired on Norway police used starter’s gun
Norway

Man who fired on Norway police used starter’s gun

The Bergen man who precipitated Monday’s rare police shooting fired on officers with a starter police.

Adult boss ‘groped girls’ at Swedish kids’ football cup
Sweden

Adult boss ‘groped girls’ at Swedish kids’ football cup

UPDATED: The manager's team have been told to leave the world's largest children's football tournament in Gothenburg.

Work-shy cop caught clocking in before going fishing
Italy

Work-shy cop caught clocking in before going fishing

The arrest comes a week after public sector workers in southern Italy were caught wearing cardboard boxes over their heads in a bid to avoid identification as they cheated on their time clocks.

Corruption charges against ex-Finance Minister confirmed
Austria

Corruption charges against ex-Finance Minister confirmed

Austria’s Justice Ministry is expected to announce corruption charges against the country’s former Finance Minister Karl-Heinz Grasser later today following a seven year investigation.

Clashes in Paris suburbs after man dies in police custody
France

Clashes in Paris suburbs after man dies in police custody

Violence erupted for a second night in a row in the northern suburbs of Paris, sparked by the death of a young man in police custody.

Bayern fans flee after getting trapped in overheated train
Germany

Bayern fans flee after getting trapped in overheated train

Around 500 football fans were packed into an S-Bahn service to the Allianz Arena in Munich on Wednesday evening when the train broke down, causing panic.

Henri Rousseau exhibition proves huge hit in Paris
France

Henri Rousseau exhibition proves huge hit in Paris

He was once regarded as a bit of a joke. A self-taught "Sunday painter" who couldn't do hands and who was laughed at by other artists for his amateurish technique.

Brawl breaks out between Danish asylum centres
Denmark

Brawl breaks out between Danish asylum centres

Upwards of 100 minor asylum seekers were involved in a brawl described by a witness as a “blood frenzy”.

Frenchman tries to sell Nice massacre souvenirs online
France

Frenchman tries to sell Nice massacre souvenirs online

An unemployed Frenchman was jailed for 10 months Wednesday after trying to sell objects he had advertised online as found at the scene of the Bastille Day massacre in Nice.

Austria summons Turkey’s ambassador following protest
Austria

Austria summons Turkey’s ambassador following protest

Austria’s Foreign Ministry summons the ambassador for Turkey to discuss the crackdown in the country following the failed coup against Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.

Norwegian skier stripped of wins over asthma mistake
Norway

Norwegian skier stripped of wins over asthma mistake

Norwegian cross country skier Martin Sundby has been deprived of his wins in the 2015 Tour de Ski and banned for two months for using a banned asthma drug.

Lufthansa cuts profit targets after ‘repeated terror attacks’
Germany

Lufthansa cuts profit targets after ‘repeated terror attacks’

Terror attacks in Europe and "political and economic uncertainty" have prompted German airline Lufthansa to cut its full-year profit target, the company said Wednesday.

UN slams Swedish troops pullout in South Sudan
Sweden

UN slams Swedish troops pullout in South Sudan

Sweden has been rebuked by the UN for evacuating its nationals serving as police in South Sudan.

Spectacular Valais ‘bisse’ to feature on new banknote
Switzerland

Spectacular Valais ‘bisse’ to feature on new banknote

The canton's historic irrigation channels will take pride of place on the new 100 franc note.

New mayor wants to turn Turin into Italy’s first ‘vegan city’
Italy

New mayor wants to turn Turin into Italy’s first ‘vegan city’

Turin's new Five Star Movement mayor, Chiara Appendino, presented her new council's five-year political programme on Tuesday, which included plans to reduce the amount of animal products eaten in the Piedmont capital.

Police bust major drugs ring in Sweden
Sweden

Police bust major drugs ring in Sweden

Police in Sweden say that they have busted a major amphetamine smuggling gang, as part of a multinational operation involving police from the Czech Republic and Hungary.

Merkel accepts UK’s decision to delay triggering Brexit
Germany

Merkel accepts UK’s decision to delay triggering Brexit

Germany and Britain agreed Wednesday that Prime Minister Theresa May needed time to prepare for talks to leave the EU, after London took the first step towards Brexit by giving up its presidency of the European Council.

France tells Microsoft to stop collecting user data
France

France tells Microsoft to stop collecting user data

France has ordered Microsoft to stop collecting personal data on users of its Windows 10 operating system.

Five suspects held over Nice attack to appear in court
France

Five suspects held over Nice attack to appear in court

Did the five play any role in the attack?

Spanish climbers rescued after Andes avalanche
Spain

Spanish climbers rescued after Andes avalanche

Rescuers in Peru found three of nine mountain climbers who went missing after an avalanche in the Andes mountains, as the search continued on Wednesday for the others.

Swiss rider quits Tour to focus on Olympics
Switzerland

Swiss rider quits Tour to focus on Olympics

Fabian Cancellara has just ended his last ever Tour de France.

Over 20 migrant bodies found on dinghy in Med
Italy

Over 20 migrant bodies found on dinghy in Med

Rescue teams who pulled over 550 migrants to safety from rickety vessels in the Mediterranean on Wednesday said they had recovered 22 bodies from a dinghy.

Isis: Sweden calls for talks to discuss plans
Sweden

Isis: Sweden calls for talks to discuss plans

The global coalition fighting Isis in Iraq and Syria will meet in Sweden in September to discuss how to beat back the so-called Islamic state.

British nuclear sub docks in Gibraltar after collision
Spain

British nuclear sub docks in Gibraltar after collision

A British nuclear submarine docked in Gibraltar on Wednesday after it collided with a merchant vessel off the coast of the territory located on Spain's southern tip.

Seven rooftop bars to see in Stockholm this weekend
Sweden

Seven rooftop bars to see in Stockholm this weekend

Even if you think you've seen it all in Stockholm, seeing the city from its rooftops is a different experience, and what better time to do that than on a sunny summer weekend?