Nearly 200 apply to change gender under new Norway law
Norway

Nearly 200 apply to change gender under new Norway law

New law makes Norway one of the most liberal countries in the world for transgender people.

Øresund Bridge to get a huge new paint job
Denmark

Øresund Bridge to get a huge new paint job

The focal point of hit TV series The Bridge is about to get a makeover, and we don't mean Saga Norén

Norway party calls for ‘Slug Hour’ to beat mollusc peril
Norway

Norway party calls for ‘Slug Hour’ to beat mollusc peril

The idea is modelled on Earth Hour, the global lights-off initiative.

France starts to talk tough on fighting radical Islam
France

France starts to talk tough on fighting radical Islam

The French government are keen to show they are talking a hard line against radical Islam, but Muslims and experts say it won't solve the problem of terrorism.

Private security sector booms on terrorism fears
Germany

Private security sector booms on terrorism fears

Private security is so in demand that some firms have run out of employees to meet demand, Die Welt reports.<<<<

9-year-old saves his newborn brother from kidnapping
Germany

9-year-old saves his newborn brother from kidnapping

The young boy confronted the 34-year-old woman, who had snatched the newborn away from his sleeping mother.

Öresund Bridge to get a huge new paint job
Sweden

Öresund Bridge to get a huge new paint job

The focal point of hit TV series The Bridge is about to get a makeover, and we don't mean Saga Norén.

Tired Nazi jibes bring German-Turkish relations to new low
Germany

Tired Nazi jibes bring German-Turkish relations to new low

No European country is more important in relations with Turkey than Germany - home to the world's largest Turkish diaspora - but in Turkish media Germany is currently being demonized.

Why Sweden’s online chlamydia tests are spreading
Sweden

Why Sweden’s online chlamydia tests are spreading

The discreet method of checking for the disease allows Swedes to order a test from their computers then check the results online.

Irish woman attacked by three men in southern France
France

Irish woman attacked by three men in southern France

An Irish woman was left injured after being hit with a motorcycle chain lock during a violent attack in Avignon.

Three refugees charged for groping at Danish festival
Denmark

Three refugees charged for groping at Danish festival

The assault is the latest in a string of sexual offences committed by young asylum seekers at festivals in Denmark and Sweden this summer.

Six things you need to get right when you first arrive in Germany
Germany

Six things you need to get right when you first arrive in Germany

Planning on moving to Germany but don’t know where to start? Here’s a handy checklist to make the process a piece of cake.

France dismisses sex abuse cover-up probe into Cardinal
France

France dismisses sex abuse cover-up probe into Cardinal

French Cardinal will not face trial for allegations he covered up sex abuse of couts.

Think Trump will be a disaster? Just ask the Italians
Italy

Think Trump will be a disaster? Just ask the Italians

Many people didn't take Silvio Berlusconi seriously - but he was elected Italy's prime minister three times. Has history repeated itself?

What’s on in Spain: August 2016
Spain

What’s on in Spain: August 2016

There's oodles of fun to be had across Spain this August.

Danish girl killed disabled brother who ‘ruined life’
Denmark

Danish girl killed disabled brother who ‘ruined life’

"I've just always hated him," 16-year-old told emergency services after stabbing her brother to death in the neck.

Is this what a Swedish Harry Potter would look like?
Sweden

Is this what a Swedish Harry Potter would look like?

Henrik Pottersson and the prisoner of horrible architecture? Inspired by the world of J K Rowling, The Local speculates on how a Swedish Harry Potter could look.

Where to find the oldest house in Paris?
France

Where to find the oldest house in Paris?

Not far from the second oldest house in the City of Light.

Another American burger chain opens up in Paris
France

Another American burger chain opens up in Paris

Yet another US fast food chain arrives in Paris on Monday to satiate the growing French appetite for burgers.

Soldiers replace police at embassies in Vienna
Austria

Soldiers replace police at embassies in Vienna

Soldiers from the Austrian army will from today be used to guard embassies around Vienna in order to free up police to carry other duties in the city.

Renegade horse herd runs amok in small Saxon town
Germany

Renegade horse herd runs amok in small Saxon town

Nearly 50 horses used their newfound freedom at the weekend to wreak a bit of havoc in a Lower Saxon town.

Penis tattoo victim gets cover-up design on back
Austria

Penis tattoo victim gets cover-up design on back

A woman who wanted a Yin Yang tattoo on her back but ended up with a penis and the word ‘Fuck’ instead is having the originally drawing covered up by a new tattoo artist.

Swedish PM: Trump’s campaign based on ‘fear’
Sweden

Swedish PM: Trump’s campaign based on ‘fear’

Sweden's prime minister is not one of Donald Trump's biggest fans.

Denmark gives lesbian refugee last-minute reprieve
Denmark

Denmark gives lesbian refugee last-minute reprieve

Lesbians in Uganda face prison and violent attacks.

Jordan Pass: your ticket to the experience of a lifetime

Jordan Pass: your ticket to the experience of a lifetime

It’s like a second passport giving you affordable and hassle-free access to dozens of Jordan’s most stunning sites.

Pictured: Costa Blanca shark attack victim reveals wound
Spain

Pictured: Costa Blanca shark attack victim reveals wound

The 40-year-old bather bitten by a shark while swimming at his local beach has released photos of his wound.

Jordan: where history meets adventure

Jordan: where history meets adventure

Jordan is where history, adventure, culture, and comfort join forces. Don't miss out.

Cash bonus fails to motivate refugees to leave Austria
Austria

Cash bonus fails to motivate refugees to leave Austria

Over 3,100 asylum seekers have returned home voluntarily from Austria so far this year, although experts say they are not motivated by money offered by the government to leave.

Gabriel mastered Swedish and got accepted onto a medicine degree in just 7 months
Sweden

Gabriel mastered Swedish and got accepted onto a medicine degree in just 7 months

Meet the Syrian bookworm who taught himself Swedish and got accepted onto a medicine degree after less than a year in the country.

Air France strike update: 150,000 passengers affected
France

Air France strike update: 150,000 passengers affected

The Air France crew strike is now in its sixth day and more flights have been cancelled.

Merkel’s party mates push to end minimum wage for interns
Germany

Merkel’s party mates push to end minimum wage for interns

Members of Chancellor Angela Merkel's party are trying to combat the decline of internships since the introduction of the minimum wage.

‘Give me a grumpy Paris waiter over US-style service any day’
France

‘Give me a grumpy Paris waiter over US-style service any day’

Would you rather have the brusque and serious Parisian 'serveur' or the tip-driven and smiley American waitress?

German tourists illegally scale Colosseum in night-time stunt
Italy

German tourists illegally scale Colosseum in night-time stunt

A video showing two German tourists scaling the 48-metre-high walls of the Colosseum has raised questions about lax security around Italy's top tourist landmarks.

Cheeky monkey! Endangered Mangabey born in Barcelona
Spain

Cheeky monkey! Endangered Mangabey born in Barcelona

There is an adorable new arrival at Barcelona Zoo.

Turkey calls in senior German diplomat after Cologne rally
Germany

Turkey calls in senior German diplomat after Cologne rally

Turkey summoned a senior German diplomat on Monday, the embassy said, a day after a rally in Cologne in support of the Turkish president who was not permitted to address the crowd by video conference.

How Brexit has helped to expose Italy’s banking malaise
Italy

How Brexit has helped to expose Italy’s banking malaise

Brexit has triggered a financial chain reaction that has also exposed the problems of the Italian banking system.

Listen to this Swede’s viral Pokémon theme hit
Sweden

Listen to this Swede’s viral Pokémon theme hit

Love it or hate it, Pokémon Go has gained a huge amount of attention in the last few weeks, as a quarter of a million views of this Swedish cover of the Pokémon theme proves.

France gets three new ‘international tourist zones’
France

France gets three new ‘international tourist zones’

Late-night shopping in Antibes? Now you can.

Austrians say same-sex parents are unpopular
Austria

Austrians say same-sex parents are unpopular

Survey reveals two thirds of Austrians believe society is not comfortable with the idea of homosexual parents taking care of children.

Tourist killed in Norway after bus careers off road
Norway

Tourist killed in Norway after bus careers off road

The roof of the bus was squashed flat, injuring many passengers.

British mum abandoned twins for night boozing in Benidorm
Spain

British mum abandoned twins for night boozing in Benidorm

A British tourist has been arrested for abandoning her nine-year-old twin sons to go out boozing in Benidorm.

What changes in France from August 1st 2016
France

What changes in France from August 1st 2016

The little changes in France that you might not have noticed.

Munich shooting memorial calls for tolerance and peace
Germany

Munich shooting memorial calls for tolerance and peace

Munich paid tribute to nine victims of a shooting rampage on Sunday, with Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Joachim Gauck attending the memorials that called on people to resist slipping into fear and hatred.

Tensions as tens of thousands rally for Erdogan in Cologne
Germany

Tensions as tens of thousands rally for Erdogan in Cologne

Tens of thousands of supporters of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan rallied in the German city of Cologne on Sunday as tensions over Turkey's failed coup put authorities on edge.

French ferry evacuated after mystery underwater blast
France

French ferry evacuated after mystery underwater blast

Could it have been an old wartime bomb?

Italy says 6,500 migrants rescued since Thursday
Italy

Italy says 6,500 migrants rescued since Thursday

Sunday's rescue missions off the Libyan coast brought 1,100 migrants and refugees to safety overall, bringing the total to 6,530 since Thursday.

Swede walks into McDonald’s carrying a deceased badger
Sweden

Swede walks into McDonald’s carrying a deceased badger

No, that's not the beginning of a joke.

Italians among those killed at Bolivia’s top tourist draw
Italy

Italians among those killed at Bolivia’s top tourist draw

Five tourists from Belgium, Italy and Peru were killed in a car crash at Bolivia's famous salt flats, the Salar de Uyuni, authorities said on Sunday.

Thunder, tornadoes and now fires? You must be joking?!
Sweden

Thunder, tornadoes and now fires? You must be joking?!

Tens of thousands of Swedes were left without power for several hours after a thunderstorm caused a huge blackout in northern Sweden.

‘I never intended to start this, but I saw a gap in the market’
Sweden

‘I never intended to start this, but I saw a gap in the market’

Jerome Lantheaume, 44, hopes to get Swedes mingling and listening to deep house music at his mini-festivals in Malmö.