Dong blows into loss in first post-IPO results
Denmark

Dong blows into loss in first post-IPO results

"It's literally because it has been less windy. That's the way it is when you operate wind farms," Sydbank analyst Morten Imsgard told Ritzau.

Danish police issue GoPro video of hash market raid
Denmark

Danish police issue GoPro video of hash market raid

The aim is to identify 16 young men who pelted the advancing officers with stones.

‘Avicii is for Sweden what Beyonce is for America’
Sweden

‘Avicii is for Sweden what Beyonce is for America’

Ahead of Avicii's last ever concert in Sweden, The Local's intern Saina Behnejad took to the streets of Stockholm to find out if Swedes really care about his much talked-about retirement.

20-man human chain saves Frenchman from beach death
France

20-man human chain saves Frenchman from beach death

Lifeguards have warned of the dangers of compacted sand after a man nearly buried himself alive.

11-year-old boy steals bus, passengers don’t notice
Germany

11-year-old boy steals bus, passengers don’t notice

A youngster who seems to dream of becoming a bus driver decided to go on a bit of a joy ride through the Bavarian city of Ingolstadt.

Coach jailed for groping girls at football cup
Sweden

Coach jailed for groping girls at football cup

A 36-year-old soccer coach accused of 'groping' teenage girls at Sweden's Gothia Cup youth football tournament has been locked up for two months by a Gothenburg district court.

Five unexpected things you learn when living with Swedes
Sweden

Five unexpected things you learn when living with Swedes

The Local details five things worth knowing if you're thinking of renting in one of Sweden's huge apartment blocks.

Man attacks Muslim woman, tries to rip off headscarf
Germany

Man attacks Muslim woman, tries to rip off headscarf

A man attacked the woman, trying to pull off her headscarf.

In Spain as in Syria? Why do people fight in foreign wars?
Spain

In Spain as in Syria? Why do people fight in foreign wars?

In Spain as in Syria, people fight in foreign wars for many reasons, or sometimes none at all.

Syrian refugee crowned wine queen in Germany
Germany

Syrian refugee crowned wine queen in Germany

She was crowned Trier's wine queen on Wednesday evening, tiara and all.

Early Leonardo piece to be shown in artist’s home town
Italy

Early Leonardo piece to be shown in artist’s home town

A landscape drawing by the Italian master artist, Leonardo da Vinci, will go on display in his native Tuscan town in commemoration of the 500th year since his death.

Paris on alert over ‘specific threat to beach festival’
France

Paris on alert over ‘specific threat to beach festival’

Police and counter-terrorism units met after getting wind of a specific threat to attack Paris Plages beach festival.

France gives go ahead for driverless car tests on roads
France

France gives go ahead for driverless car tests on roads

France has said oui to testing out self-driving cars on French roads.

German firestarter blames blaze on ‘toilet paper mishap’
Spain

German firestarter blames blaze on ‘toilet paper mishap’

A 27-year-old German man blamed for starting a wildfire that caused the death of a park ranger on the Canary Island of La Palma said he was trying to burn used toilet paper.

‘Terror threats’ against Austrian police stations
Austria

‘Terror threats’ against Austrian police stations

Austrian authorities said they increased security measures after receiving emailed "terror threats" towards police stations but added there was "no need to panic".

Ten ‘Italian’ dishes that don’t actually exist in Italy
Italy

Ten ‘Italian’ dishes that don’t actually exist in Italy

Wherever you travel in the world, the chances are you’ll never be too far from a restaurant offering Italian food. But is it really Italian? Here, The Local speaks to an Italian food blogger and culinary tour guide - and dispels a few persistent food myths.

Man behind brutal London stabbing is Norwegian
Norway

Man behind brutal London stabbing is Norwegian

The 19-year-old Norwegian citizen moved to the UK in 2002, when he was five years old.

Gender equality? Meet Germany’s first ‘men’s officer’
Germany

Gender equality? Meet Germany’s first ‘men’s officer’

If you're a man with gender-related issues, this is the guy to call.

Looking for a job in France? Perhaps head out west
France

Looking for a job in France? Perhaps head out west

New stats suggest that - for employment at least - it's best in the west.

Chilly weather to hit areas of Austria
Austria

Chilly weather to hit areas of Austria

A cold weather front is set to sweep Austria in the coming days with heavy rainfall expected in the mountainous western region and storms in the south.

Prison for Swiss speeder who drove over policeman’s foot
Switzerland

Prison for Swiss speeder who drove over policeman’s foot

A 25-year-old driver who was caught speeding without a driving licence ran over a police officer's foot in trying to flee.

German rapper turned Isis fighter ‘may still be alive’
Germany

German rapper turned Isis fighter ‘may still be alive’

US intelligence from the Pentagon reveals that the German rapper Deso Dogg may still be alive after he joined Isis and was thought to have been killed in an air strike.

German man says ‘toilet paper mishap’ started Spain wildfire
Germany

German man says ‘toilet paper mishap’ started Spain wildfire

UPDATE: A German man blamed for starting a wildfire that caused the death of a park official on the Canary Island of La Palma said he was trying to burn used toilet paper.

Hundreds more to protest tougher Swedish asylum laws
Sweden

Hundreds more to protest tougher Swedish asylum laws

Organizers expect more people to turn up for the second day of protests near the Riksdag than the first, which attracted around 500 demonstrators.

This haunted Italian castle could be yours for €600k
Italy

This haunted Italian castle could be yours for €600k

A medieval castle, "complete with ghost and hidden treasure", is up for sale in Italy and will set you back half the price of a four-bedroom home London.

Two jailed in Norway for joining ISIS in Syria
Norway

Two jailed in Norway for joining ISIS in Syria

The two men took part in ISIS training programmes and swore allegiance to the group.

Norwegians told to seek their fortune in Sweden

Norwegians told to seek their fortune in Sweden

Unemployed Norwegians are being urged to head for greener pastures in Sweden.

Provence on maximum alert over risk of forest fires
France

Provence on maximum alert over risk of forest fires

A dangerous combination of a lack of rain, the Mistral winds and grounded water planes has put Provence on maximum alert for forest fires.

Jailed jihadist reveals how Isis organizes terror in Germany
Germany

Jailed jihadist reveals how Isis organizes terror in Germany

New revelations from a former German Isis fighter could shed light on recent attacks.

How could collapse of Turkey migrant deal affect Austria?
Austria

How could collapse of Turkey migrant deal affect Austria?

With Austria one of the centres of the refugee and migrant crisis last year, how might the collapse of the migrant deal with Turkey affect the country?

Hundreds evacuated as forest fire rages on Canary Island
Spain

Hundreds evacuated as forest fire rages on Canary Island

A German man has been arrested on suspicion of starting the fire in La Palma that killed one firefighter and is threatening to engulf homes.

Himmler’s diary reveals daily life of Nazi mass murderer
Germany

Himmler’s diary reveals daily life of Nazi mass murderer

Massages, moonlight strolls and mass murder: the recent discovery of Heinrich Himmler's personal wartime diary gives a new look into the notorious Nazi's daily life.

Swiss start-up to offer drone service to farmers
Switzerland

Swiss start-up to offer drone service to farmers

A Swiss company wants to be the first in Europe to offer drone-based crop-spraying services to farmers.

AUF gets radical in second Utøya camp since massacre
Norway

AUF gets radical in second Utøya camp since massacre

Norway's Labour youth movement toughens its stance at start of second Utøya camp since 2011 massacre.

Rome boosts security amid heightened terror threat
Italy

Rome boosts security amid heightened terror threat

Italy’s security alert level has been at 2, the highest possible in the absence of a direct attack, since the Paris attacks in November last year.

Drones patrol Spanish resorts amid jihadist attack fears
Spain

Drones patrol Spanish resorts amid jihadist attack fears

Police are using drones to patrol Spanish tourist resorts as the nation steps up security across its coastline in the wake of terror attacks elsewhere.

Would you wear this bizarre Swedish poo emoji sweater?
Sweden

Would you wear this bizarre Swedish poo emoji sweater?

Always wanted a poo-branded sweater from a high fashion brand? Sweden's Acne Studios can make your dreams come true.

Shocked French mayor wants to ban ‘burqini’ pool party
France

Shocked French mayor wants to ban ‘burqini’ pool party

An event dubbed a "burqini pool party" in France was unlikely to go down well with local authorities or right-wing politicians.

Couple get hitched on plane in surprise wedding ceremony
Austria

Couple get hitched on plane in surprise wedding ceremony

Love was in the air for this happy couple after a boyfriend proposed to his girlfriend mid-flight and then arranged for them to get hitched right there and then.

Women shoppers flout burqa ban in Ticino
Switzerland

Women shoppers flout burqa ban in Ticino

The new ban against the niqab and burqa in the canton of Ticino is not being effectively enforced, according to reports.

Should Rome give up on its 2024 Olympic dream?
Italy

Should Rome give up on its 2024 Olympic dream?

Less than 18 months after Rome unveiled plans to host the 2024 Olympics, the city could be ready to abandon its dream. But why?

Austria wants EU to end Turkey membership talks
Austria

Austria wants EU to end Turkey membership talks

Austria's Chancellor Christian Kern calls on the European Union to end membership talks with Turkey.

Danish Muslim graveyard offers to bury French terrorist
Denmark

Danish Muslim graveyard offers to bury French terrorist

Kasem Said Ahmad said it was "shameful and un-Islamic" to refuse to bury a Muslim.

Germans held in Spain as flashmob sparks terror alert

Germans held in Spain as flashmob sparks terror alert

Five young German women were arrested after a flashmob stunt at a Spanish resort went wrong and sparked a terror alert, police said on Wednesday.

Far-right anger as Paris church cleared for bulldozers
France

Far-right anger as Paris church cleared for bulldozers

Fury from the far right National Front in France failed to stop riot police clearing a famous Paris church on Wednesday.

France’s EDF ‘knew’ about British nuclear plan delay
France

France’s EDF ‘knew’ about British nuclear plan delay

France's EDF were not taken by surprise by the British decision to delay a decision on its planned nuclear power plant.

Swedish police officer cut from car after elk crash
Sweden

Swedish police officer cut from car after elk crash

Emergency services had to come to the aid of two police officers after they crashed into an elk in central Sweden.

Summer sun can’t mask creeping anxiety in France
France

Summer sun can’t mask creeping anxiety in France

The summer is in full swing in France but beneath the surface there is growing anxiety.

Ryanair slashes London routes from Gothenburg
Sweden

Ryanair slashes London routes from Gothenburg

Irish low-cost airline Ryanair is set to halve its flights from Landvetter Airport in Gothenburg to London this autumn.

Six family-friendly activities across Sweden this week
Sweden

Six family-friendly activities across Sweden this week

Running out of ways to entertain the children this summer? Here are five exciting events taking place across the country this week.

Six free apps to simplify your summer in Spain
Spain

Six free apps to simplify your summer in Spain

From booking sunbeds to checking the jellyfish warnings, these apps will make your summer go a lot more smoothly.

Italy seizes €44m from mafia boss obsessed with ‘Scarface’
Italy

Italy seizes €44m from mafia boss obsessed with ‘Scarface’

Italian police on Wednesday seized assets worth €44 million ($49 million) from a Mafia boss so obsessed with the film "Scarface" he had a throne made for himself modelled on the one used by Al Pacino in the movie.

JPMorgan Chase planned to buy Italy’s BMPS: sources
Italy

JPMorgan Chase planned to buy Italy’s BMPS: sources

Their first idea, the sources said, was the outright purchase of the heavily indebted BMPS.