Federer to miss Rio, rest of season with injury
Switzerland

Federer to miss Rio, rest of season with injury

Roger Federer will miss the remainder of the season, including next month's Olympic Games in Rio.

Orban calls refugees ‘poison’ after Kern meeting
Austria

Orban calls refugees ‘poison’ after Kern meeting

Hungary's right-wing Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Tuesday described the arrival of asylum seekers in Europe as "a poison", saying his country did not want or need "a single migrant".

France faces same big questions after latest attack
France

France faces same big questions after latest attack

The latest terror attack has left France facing similar questions to those it has tackled numerous times since the Charlie Hebdo attacks in January last year. So how will France react?

Muslim leaders denounce attack on French church
France

Muslim leaders denounce attack on French church

France's Muslim leaders have denounced Tuesday's apparent terror attack at a church, and called for the country's Muslims to band together in support.

Man gets life in jail for murder of two young children
Germany

Man gets life in jail for murder of two young children

A former security guard was handed a life sentence Tuesday for murdering two children, one of them a four-year-old Bosnian boy snatched from a crowded migrant registration centre last year.

Napoli’s Gonzalo Higuain joins Juventus: official
Italy

Napoli’s Gonzalo Higuain joins Juventus: official

Gonzalo Higuain completed his move to Juventus after the Italian champions reportedly agreed to pay a €94.7 million buyout clause to wrest the Argentine striker from Napoli on Tuesday.

German Turks mourn Munich shooting victims
Germany

German Turks mourn Munich shooting victims

Seven of the nine victims were Muslim.

French workers ‘pay the most taxes in Europe’
France

French workers ‘pay the most taxes in Europe’

From tomorrow the French will be the only workers in Europe still handing over money to the taxman.

Man injured in shooting at Malmö shopping mall
Sweden

Man injured in shooting at Malmö shopping mall

Police cordoned off an area around a shopping centre in Malmö after a man was shot on Tuesday afternoon.

Researcher: Norwegian politicians should stay out of US election
Norway

Researcher: Norwegian politicians should stay out of US election

Norwegian politicians have no business getting involved in the US presidential election, says Hilmar Mjelde from the University of Bergen.

Swedish kids’ TV cooks up storm with condom haggis
Sweden

Swedish kids’ TV cooks up storm with condom haggis

Not the Swedish Chef as you know him.

Berlin refugee teen prepares to swim at the Olympics
Germany

Berlin refugee teen prepares to swim at the Olympics

Eighteen-year-old refugee Yusra Mardini has pulled a boat of 20 refugees from the middle of the Aegean to the Greek shore. Now she's preparing to swim at the Olympics.

So Sweden has high taxes? Not as high as you might think
Sweden

So Sweden has high taxes? Not as high as you might think

So you think Swedes pay a lot in tax? Others pay much more, according to a new study.

There still hasn’t been an Isis attack on Germany
Germany

There still hasn’t been an Isis attack on Germany

The last week has been brutal and shocking, but we need to stay calm and keep the events we have witnessed in perspective, argues Jörg Luyken.

Take care around fireworks, Swiss told
Switzerland

Take care around fireworks, Swiss told

Fireworks caused 250 accidents last year in Switzerland – half of them on August 1st.

Family warns of painkiller risk after Irishman dies on holiday
Spain

Family warns of painkiller risk after Irishman dies on holiday

Relatives of an Irishman who died after being prescribed a common painkiller in Spain have spoken out to warn other holidaymakers of the danger.

Church mourns loss of slain 85-year-old French priest
France

Church mourns loss of slain 85-year-old French priest

Father Jacques Hamel could have retired at 75 but believed he could still be of service so carried on.

Enter if you dare: Berlin’s best abandoned haunts
Germany

Enter if you dare: Berlin’s best abandoned haunts

These hidden spots are steeped in shadows of their past and just begging to be explored...

Danish comedian slams prayer and religion in viral video
Denmark

Danish comedian slams prayer and religion in viral video

A video by a Danish comedian has stirred up a heated debate on the utility of prayer and religion in general.

Police bust gang selling fake holiday rentals in Barcelona
Spain

Police bust gang selling fake holiday rentals in Barcelona

Spanish police have busted a gang who have been advertising fake holiday apartments in Barcelona.

Swedes outgrown as world’s tallest people
Sweden

Swedes outgrown as world’s tallest people

Forget the myth about the tall, blond, modern Viking.

What we know about the attack on the French church
France

What we know about the attack on the French church

A priest was killed after armed men took over a church in northern France, before they too were killed by police. Here is what we know.

Doctor killed in Berlin hospital shooting: police
Germany

Doctor killed in Berlin hospital shooting: police

A doctor has died after being shot at a Berlin hospital by an elderly man, Berlin police said on Twitter on Tuesday.

A timeline of terror in France since Charlie Hebdo attacks
France

A timeline of terror in France since Charlie Hebdo attacks

Here is a recap of major assaults and foiled attempts since the Charlie Hebdo shootings in Paris in January 2015.

Isis claims priest’s killing as Hollande vows all-out war
France

Isis claims priest’s killing as Hollande vows all-out war

Terror group Isis has said its soldiers were behind the killing of a French priest at his church on Tuesday as President François Hollande vows to wage war against them "by every means".

How plainclothes cops caused panic at Munich shooting
Germany

How plainclothes cops caused panic at Munich shooting

Plainclothes officers can help in fight against gun attacks. But Munich showed that they can lead to confusion in efforts to track down the real attackers.

France has long feared terror would strike its churches
France

France has long feared terror would strike its churches

France's long-standing fears that its churches would be targeted by terrorists were realized on Tuesday. But can the government do anything to protect them?

7 reasons why grandparents in Spain are simply the best
Spain

7 reasons why grandparents in Spain are simply the best

As Spain celebrates Grandparents' Day, The Local takes a look at what makes Spanish abuelos so special...

Italy’s government nets €759 million in air traffic sale
Italy

Italy’s government nets €759 million in air traffic sale

The Italian government on Tuesday sold part of air traffic service company Enav on the stock exchange, netting €759 million.

Missing man found dead in Obwalden forest
Switzerland

Missing man found dead in Obwalden forest

A man reported missing in early July has been found dead close to the wreck of his car in central Switzerland.

Danish asylum centre visited by alleged Isis recruiter
Denmark

Danish asylum centre visited by alleged Isis recruiter

A Danish asylum centre on the island of Bornholm was purportedly visited by a man claiming to be an Isis representative.

After Brexit, keep a close eye on Italy’s Five Star Movement
Italy

After Brexit, keep a close eye on Italy’s Five Star Movement

The political pulse of Italy has changed its rhythm.

Baby hospitalised after licking discarded drug packet
Austria

Baby hospitalised after licking discarded drug packet

A baby is in intensive care in Austria after licking a piece of foil thought to have drugs on it while out for a walk with her parents.

Bull pops into high street bank during Spanish fiesta
Spain

Bull pops into high street bank during Spanish fiesta

A bull made an unusual stop off during the annual bull run at a festival in Cheste, in the eastern region of Valencia.

Brits help to give tourism in Vienna a boost
Austria

Brits help to give tourism in Vienna a boost

Vienna is going through a tourism boom at the moment after seeing significantly more tourists in the first half of this year.

Confirmed cases of Zika virus soar in Switzerland
Switzerland

Confirmed cases of Zika virus soar in Switzerland

Switzerland has registered 28 cases of the birth-defect causing Zika virus since the start of the year.

Air Europa cancels 114 flights during four-day pilot strike
Spain

Air Europa cancels 114 flights during four-day pilot strike

The Spanish airline has cancelled 38 internal and 76 international flights between July 30th to August 2nd as pilots strike during the busy start of the summer holidays.

Priest slain in ‘terror attack’ on church in northern France
France

Priest slain in ‘terror attack’ on church in northern France

UPDATED: Two men armed with knives killed a priest after taking several people hostage at a French church, before they were shot dead by police.

‘Hoax’ package causes bomb scare on Milan’s underground
Italy

‘Hoax’ package causes bomb scare on Milan’s underground

"It was probably left there deliberately to create panic."

Armed robber evades police capture in Vienna
Austria

Armed robber evades police capture in Vienna

An armed thief who robbed a jewellers in Vienna managed to slip away and evade capture despite police surrounding a hotel he escaped into.

Immigration and integration Germany’s ‘biggest challenge’
Germany

Immigration and integration Germany’s ‘biggest challenge’

Eighty-three percent of Germans see immigration as Germany's "biggest challenge" - that's twice as many as a year ago, and more than in any of the other countries surveyed.

One dead after violent clashes in Calais migrant camp
France

One dead after violent clashes in Calais migrant camp

An Ethiopian has died after he was stabbed in the chest during clashes at the Calais migrant camp.

Flooding leads to chaos in central Switzerland
Switzerland

Flooding leads to chaos in central Switzerland

The fire brigade in the canton of Schwyz had a busy night dealing with flooding emergencies.

Drones hunt down 1.7 million tax cheats in Spain
Spain

Drones hunt down 1.7 million tax cheats in Spain

The Spanish government has used drones to discover more than 1.69 million homes are not paying sufficient taxes.

Norwegian minister: Immigration reforms inadequate
Norway

Norwegian minister: Immigration reforms inadequate

Integration Minister Sylvi Listhaug of the anti-immigration Progress Party warned that further immigration and asylum restrictions may be on the way.

Austria and Hungary meet to discuss refugee policy
Austria

Austria and Hungary meet to discuss refugee policy

Austrian Chancellor Christian Kern is travelling to Budapest today for talks with the Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban over refugee policies.

Sleepy Bavarian town left shocked by suicide attack
Germany

Sleepy Bavarian town left shocked by suicide attack

Residents of Ansbach were left reeling Monday after a Syrian suicide bomber blew himself up outside a music festival, shattering the sleepy calm of this picture-postcard southern German city.

Nice attack: Two more suspected accomplices held
France

Nice attack: Two more suspected accomplices held

One of the arrested men was reportedly in a photo with the killer beside the truck used in the attack.

Nude photo exhibition opens in Copenhagen
Denmark

Nude photo exhibition opens in Copenhagen

A controversial nude photo exhibition finally opened on Copenhagen’s Nytorv square on Monday after months of wrangling with the local police.

Rapturous reception at Wagner fest’s opening night
Germany

Rapturous reception at Wagner fest’s opening night

Germany's legendary Bayreuth opera festival, dedicated to the works of Richard Wagner, got off to a rapturous start on Monday with a brand new production of the composer's last opera, "Parsifal", enthusiastically received by the first-night audience.

Record number of drowning deaths in Sweden this year
Sweden

Record number of drowning deaths in Sweden this year

More people have drowned in Sweden so far this year than in any other year this century. The good weather is getting the blame.

Rome cracks down on splash-happy fountain dippers
Italy

Rome cracks down on splash-happy fountain dippers

Cooling off with a midnight dip in Rome's famous Trevi Fountain may sound like a dream "Roman Holiday", but an Italian police crackdown has landed a series of splash-happy tourists with fat fines.

Erdogan accuses EU of not paying up under migrant deal
Germany

Erdogan accuses EU of not paying up under migrant deal

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday accused the EU of not paying its way under a deal to send Syrian refugees back across the Aegean.

Nice security row rumbles on as minister files lawsuit
France

Nice security row rumbles on as minister files lawsuit

Despite the efforts of the French president the controversy over the security arrangements on the night of the Nice attack won't go away.

Couple find snake in their bed in northern Spain
Spain

Couple find snake in their bed in northern Spain

The serpent was inches away from their baby, whose cries alerted the couple to their unwelcome visitor...

Solar plane completes epic round-the-world trip
Switzerland

Solar plane completes epic round-the-world trip

Solar Impulse 2 has landed in the UAE, completing its epic round-the-world journey.

Air France strike to see 30 percent of flights grounded
France

Air France strike to see 30 percent of flights grounded

Here's what to do if you are affected by the one-week Air France strike that begins on Wednesday.

Pupils’ school photo Nazi salute ‘wasn’t criminal’
Sweden

Pupils’ school photo Nazi salute ‘wasn’t criminal’

Four high school students who performed a Nazi salute in a school photo have had their convictions for inciting racial hatred quashed by an appeal court.

Silly season: seven strange Swedish summer stories
Sweden

Silly season: seven strange Swedish summer stories

What are Swedish journalists to do during the long dry news spell of summer? Here are the most bizarre stories we could find.

‘We don’t know how Brexit will affect our time in Sweden’
Sweden

‘We don’t know how Brexit will affect our time in Sweden’

One month after the Brexit referendum Sarah Campbell, a British reader based in Uppsala, pens a love letter to her European Union.