Human trafficking gang busted in Europe
Austria

Human trafficking gang busted in Europe

Austrian police said Monday that an international operation has smashed an alleged people-smuggling ring suspected of illegally bringing more than 1,000 people from Hungary into western Europe over the past year.

First baby in Europe with Zika defects born in Spain
Spain

First baby in Europe with Zika defects born in Spain

A baby has been born in Spain with Zika-caused microcephaly, the first to be born in Europe with the condition.

Pokémon Go sparks chaos and concern in France
France

Pokémon Go sparks chaos and concern in France

Videos of hundreds of people sprinting through a park would normally be cause for panic in France at the moment.

The ten places where you really need to speak French
France

The ten places where you really need to speak French

There are some places and situations in France where you just have to speak French.

This Swede is the world’s best mosquito catcher
Sweden

This Swede is the world’s best mosquito catcher

Yes, there is such a thing as the world championship in mosquito killing.

Isis says Syrian bomber in Bavaria one of its ‘soldiers’
Germany

Isis says Syrian bomber in Bavaria one of its ‘soldiers’

The Syrian asylum seeker who blew himself up outside a music festival in Germany was a "soldier" of the Isis, the jihadist-linked Amaq news agency said on Monday.

Merkel’s refugee policy was ‘reckless’: Left Party leader
Germany

Merkel’s refugee policy was ‘reckless’: Left Party leader

The attacks carried out by refugees over the past week show accepting large numbers of refugees brings "significant problems", the party's chairwoman said on Monday.

Which of these two Swedes is Vincent van Gogh’s lost twin?
Sweden

Which of these two Swedes is Vincent van Gogh’s lost twin?

Question: What is even more bizarre than a Swede who really, really looks like Vincent van Gogh? Answer: TWO Swedes who look like Vincent van Gogh.

Plane of US WW2 pilot finally found near Bologna
Italy

Plane of US WW2 pilot finally found near Bologna

The final resting place of an American Second World War fighter pilot has been found by Italian amateur archaeologists near Bologna.

Date set for verdict in asylum home murder trial in Sweden
Sweden

Date set for verdict in asylum home murder trial in Sweden

The trial of a man accused of killing a worker at a home for young refugees earlier this year has ended.

Isis can be a conduit for psychopaths’ violent desires
France

Isis can be a conduit for psychopaths’ violent desires

Isis did not create these attackers, they were well on their way.

Ansbach suicide bomber confirms Isis loyalty in video
Germany

Ansbach suicide bomber confirms Isis loyalty in video

The man who blew himself up in Ansbach, Bavaria, on Sunday evening, injuring 15 people, recorded a video in which he pledged his allegiance to terror group Isis.

Tourist presumed dead after Norwegian waterfall drop
Norway

Tourist presumed dead after Norwegian waterfall drop

An American tourist is feared dead after falling from a height of at least 20 metres into a waterfall late Sunday afternoon.

Angry Marseille Muslim ends up in war of words with Isis
France

Angry Marseille Muslim ends up in war of words with Isis

"Who do you think you are, the Power Rangers?" Marseille man's foul-mouthed fighting talk provokes Isis to respond.

Top 10 German firms with the highest-paid employees
Germany

Top 10 German firms with the highest-paid employees

Want to know which companies shell out the most for salaries?

High security as Orlando top of mind at Stockholm Pride
Sweden

High security as Orlando top of mind at Stockholm Pride

Nothing is being left to chance, organizers insist.

Thousands of travellers face seven-day Air France strike
France

Thousands of travellers face seven-day Air France strike

The strike is set to run from July 27th to August 2nd and as many as 130,000 passengers could be affected.

Danes: Muslims must speak out against terrorism
Denmark

Danes: Muslims must speak out against terrorism

According to a new survey, 3 in 4 Danes believe that Muslims in Denmark are not doing enough to distance themselves from extremist acts carried out in the name of their religion.

Switzerland mulls alarm text message service
Switzerland

Switzerland mulls alarm text message service

A text message alarm system could be used to warn people in the event of a terror attack.

After attacks, minister rejects blanket suspicion of refugees
Germany

After attacks, minister rejects blanket suspicion of refugees

Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere on Monday cautioned Germans against indiscriminately branding all refugees a security threat after a rash of attacks over the last week.

Only a quarter of Italian towns host refugees: study
Italy

Only a quarter of Italian towns host refugees: study

In spite of Italy's position on the front line of the Mediterranean refugee crisis, just one in four of Italy's municipalities has housed refugees and asylum seekers.

How will Germany change after string of bloody attacks?
Germany

How will Germany change after string of bloody attacks?

Within seven days Germany has been hit by four bloody attacks on innocent people on its streets and in a train. What does this unprecedented string of murders mean for the country?

Sweden halves migration forecast figures for 2016
Sweden

Sweden halves migration forecast figures for 2016

The Swedish Migration Agency has cut its predictions for how many asylum seekers they expect will come to Sweden this year.

Copenhagen 4th most liveable city in the world
Denmark

Copenhagen 4th most liveable city in the world

The Danish capital makes a comeback in the British lifestyle magazine Monocle’s Quality of Life Index, where it 'only' came in 10th last year.

Fireman discovers son’s death on call out
Austria

Fireman discovers son’s death on call out

A fireman called out to fatal car crash tragically discovers his own son was among those killed.

Swiss solar plane nears end of epic trip
Switzerland

Swiss solar plane nears end of epic trip

Solar Impulse 2 is approaching the end of its epic bid to become the first sun-powered plane to circle the globe without fuel.

Turin could slash Wi-Fi over ‘radiation’ concerns
Italy

Turin could slash Wi-Fi over ‘radiation’ concerns

Turin is planning to cut back on Wi-Fi in state schools and government buildings over concerns that radiation might damage people's health.

No, Dover travel chaos wasn’t French revenge for Brexit
France

No, Dover travel chaos wasn’t French revenge for Brexit

What a load of Brex**it. Resources, not revenge, is the big issue for the French.

Royal husband: ‘Britain should not leave the EU’
Sweden

Royal husband: ‘Britain should not leave the EU’

What does this British-American husband of a Swedish princess think of Brexit and Hillary Clinton?

Man arrested in forest murder case
Switzerland

Man arrested in forest murder case

Police arrest an illegal immigrant over the killing of a woman in the canton of Bern last week.

What we know about the Reutlingen knife attack
Germany

What we know about the Reutlingen knife attack

... and what we don't.

The best cycle routes in and around Vienna
Austria

The best cycle routes in and around Vienna

Cycling is becoming an increasingly popular way to get around Vienna and the city has plenty of cycle paths to explore.

The Jewish Syrian who dreams of rebuilding his country
Sweden

The Jewish Syrian who dreams of rebuilding his country

Being Jewish in Syria was not easy, says Alanov, 25, who has been in Sweden since 2014, but he still dreams of returning home to help rebuild his country.

Number of Norwegians joining Isis in decline
Norway

Number of Norwegians joining Isis in decline

A number of recently published reports from Scandinavian intelligence services suggest that Isis recruitment peaked across Denmark and the rest of Scandinavia in 2013/2014.

Police arrest possible accomplice of Munich gunman
Germany

Police arrest possible accomplice of Munich gunman

Authorities in Munich believe that a friend of the teenager who murdered nine people at a Munich shopping centre may have known about his plans.

Austrian phone addicts taught how to cross the road
Austria

Austrian phone addicts taught how to cross the road

Pedestrians offered workshops to remind them how to cross the road without looking at their phones.

Number of Danes joining Isis in decline
Denmark

Number of Danes joining Isis in decline

A number of recently published reports from Scandinavian intelligence services suggest that Isis recruitment peaked across Denmark and the rest of Scandinavia in 2013/2014.

What we know about the Ansbach suicide bomber
Germany

What we know about the Ansbach suicide bomber

He had had his asylum application rejected and had twice attempted suicide, say authorities.

Hoax bomb found at Paris Metro station
France

Hoax bomb found at Paris Metro station

Bomb squad called in to a Paris Metro station after the discovery of a bag with a walkie-talkie antenna and red wires sticking out.

Terror fears trigger Swiss run on guns
Switzerland

Terror fears trigger Swiss run on guns

Applications for gun licences soar in Switzerland amid growing insecurity.

Fired Ericsson boss to get millions in payouts
Sweden

Fired Ericsson boss to get millions in payouts

Swedish telecoms giant Ericsson has fired its long-standing CEO Hans Vestberg, but said he will receive a severance package amounting to millions of kronor.

Five key moments in Chris Froome’ Tour de France win
France

Five key moments in Chris Froome’ Tour de France win

Here are the key moments that earned Christopher Froome his third Tour de France victory.

Italy could make it legal to grow your own weed
Italy

Italy could make it legal to grow your own weed

Italy could legalise home-grown cannabis, if a law being debated on Monday gets the green light.

Suicide bomber attacks bar in Bavaria
Germany

Suicide bomber attacks bar in Bavaria

A Syrian migrant set off an explosion at a bar in southern Germany that killed himself and wounded a dozen others late Sunday, authorities said, the third attack to hit Bavaria in a week.

Private holiday rentals boom in Sweden
Sweden

Private holiday rentals boom in Sweden

More tourists in Sweden are choosing to rent private homes from the likes of Airbnb – but the hotel industry is just fine.

Policewoman’s Nice claims leave government in crisis
France

Policewoman’s Nice claims leave government in crisis

The pressure is mounting on the French government after a policewoman claimed she was pressured to change her report over security measures in Nice on the night of the July 14th attack.

Mountain biker survives icy plunge into the Rhine
Switzerland

Mountain biker survives icy plunge into the Rhine

A Swiss mountain biker had a lucky escape after toppling into the Rhine river.

‘Fashion is this big industry that can really do better’
Sweden

‘Fashion is this big industry that can really do better’

The Local talks to US social entrepreneur Stefanie Smith about transparent fashion and why Sweden's startup scene is about more than just tech.