Danish amateur finds 1000-year-old Viking amulet
Denmark

Danish amateur finds 1000-year-old Viking amulet

Only two similar amulets have ever been found in Denmark.

Watch: Nordic scientists get rare dolphin surprise
Denmark

Watch: Nordic scientists get rare dolphin surprise

But there may be a serious reason explaining its presence in Danish waters.

Turkey spars with Austria over racism claims
Austria

Turkey spars with Austria over racism claims

Turkey's top diplomat escalated on Friday a war of words with Austria, calling it the "capital of radical racism" after Vienna urged an end to Ankara's EU membership talks.

Norway’s angel princess divorces novelist husband
Norway

Norway’s angel princess divorces novelist husband

Märtha Louise and her husband Ari Behn intend to continue to parent together.

Where to go swimming in France (and where to avoid)
France

Where to go swimming in France (and where to avoid)

The water may look inviting buy just how clean is it?

Norway Labour leader calls Trump ‘deeply disturbing’
Norway

Norway Labour leader calls Trump ‘deeply disturbing’

Jonas Gahr Støre joins French president, Swedish and Italian prime ministers, and Germany foreign minister in condemning Republican candidate.

Ten times Germans proved they really, really love beer
Germany

Ten times Germans proved they really, really love beer

On International Beer Day, here's a look at how there's almost nothing Germans won't do for a beer...

Robots and drones: deliverymen of the future?
Germany

Robots and drones: deliverymen of the future?

Instead of being greeted by the smiling face of a delivery driver, German customers could soon open the door to a robot or even a drone distributing their parcels.

British teenage girl raped in Tenerife after taking ‘fake taxi’
Spain

British teenage girl raped in Tenerife after taking ‘fake taxi’

A 17-year-old British holidaymaker was taken to wasteland outside a busy tourist spot on the Canary Island and sexually assaulted after getting in what she thought was a taxi.

German attackers were ‘advised by Isis’: report
Germany

German attackers were ‘advised by Isis’: report

The perpetrators of two attacks in Germany claimed by the Isis terror group were given advice on the separate assaults by members of the jihadist organisation, German media reports.

Is Sweden about to make this comic book icon a woman?
Sweden

Is Sweden about to make this comic book icon a woman?

The main hero of The Phantom has long been a man, but in Sweden that could all be about to change.

Danish jets have bombed Syria for the first time
Denmark

Danish jets have bombed Syria for the first time

Targets included command and control facilities, weapons stocks and enemy personnel.

More Turks are seeking asylum in Germany
Germany

More Turks are seeking asylum in Germany

Official figures show that more Turkish people are applying for asylum in Germany - most of whom are from the Kurdish minority.

Is France ‘letting terrorists win’ by cancelling events?
France

Is France ‘letting terrorists win’ by cancelling events?

French authorities have cancelled a series of events this summer over security fears. Are they handing a victory to the terrorists, as many argue?

Chinese investors in deal to buy AC Milan
Italy

Chinese investors in deal to buy AC Milan

A preliminary agreement after months of negotiations sets the value of the Italian giants at €740 million ($825.4m).

Saudi royal robbed of ‘€1 million watch’ in Paris
France

Saudi royal robbed of ‘€1 million watch’ in Paris

A brazen robbery has seen a Saudi royal stripped of a '€1 million watch' in the French capital.

Hospital on heightened alert after ‘threat’
Sweden

Hospital on heightened alert after ‘threat’

The threat is not linked to terrorism, but extra security guards have been called in, Sweden's Karolinska University Hospital has said.

Fifa’s Infantino cleared of ethics violations
Switzerland

Fifa’s Infantino cleared of ethics violations

The Fifa president was investigated over his use of private jets, personal expenses, hiring methods and a contract dispute.

Arsonist burns down Merkel party mate’s campaign bus
Germany

Arsonist burns down Merkel party mate’s campaign bus

Berlin police are searching for the culprit behind a fire that burned down a campaign bus belonging to one of Chancellor Angela Merkel's party mates.

The curious case of Sweden’s disappearing police car
Sweden

The curious case of Sweden’s disappearing police car

Officers in Gothenburg managed to lose a police car without even noticing.

Ten pieces of Austrian slang you’ll never learn in class
Austria

Ten pieces of Austrian slang you’ll never learn in class

Not likely to be taught in class, these German and Austrian slang words are handy things to have up your sleeve if you want to blend in with locals.

Three dead after treatment at alternative cancer clinic
Germany

Three dead after treatment at alternative cancer clinic

German and Dutch police are investigating the deaths.

Mallorca is one of world’s best islands… and here’s why
Spain

Mallorca is one of world’s best islands… and here’s why

It's the favourite holiday destination of Spain's royal family but what is so great about Mallorca? The Local takes a look.

France cancels Europe’s top flea market over terror fears
France

France cancels Europe’s top flea market over terror fears

The Lille flea market, considered one of France top annual events, has become the latest to be cancelled amid fears it may be targeted by terrorists.

14 mistakes foreigners make on moving to Switzerland
Switzerland

14 mistakes foreigners make on moving to Switzerland

How many of these errors did you make?

Motorists in France set for traffic hell this weekend
France

Motorists in France set for traffic hell this weekend

Best to avoid the roads in France on Friday and particularly on Saturday, unless you have no choice of course.

Denmark’s Novo Nordisk cuts forecasts on price fears
Denmark

Denmark’s Novo Nordisk cuts forecasts on price fears

Tough negotiations with US health insurers is driving down drug prices.

Cargo jet slides onto road after overshooting runway
Italy

Cargo jet slides onto road after overshooting runway

Nobody was hurt in the incident.

Sweden’s asylum seeker cruise ship told to set sail
Sweden

Sweden’s asylum seeker cruise ship told to set sail

Floating Accommodations has been fighting to keep the Ocean Gala at Utansjö port. But the vessel originally planned to lodge 1,800 asylum seekers has been told to leave by a local court.

Spain’s royal family pose for holiday snaps in Mallorca
Spain

Spain’s royal family pose for holiday snaps in Mallorca

King Felipe, Queen Letizia and their two daughters smile for the cameras on their annual summer holiday in the Balearic Islands.

Police identify mystery body found on Austrian road
Austria

Police identify mystery body found on Austrian road

A mystery woman who was found dead on a motorway in Austria has been identified as a Ukrainian citizen after her passport was discovered in the area.

Swiss resort unveils huge ‘natural’ fresco on mountain
Switzerland

Swiss resort unveils huge ‘natural’ fresco on mountain

Visitors to Leysin can see the giant painting of a shepherd before it biodegrades in about three weeks' time.

Five Italian athletes going for gold at the Rio Olympics
Italy

Five Italian athletes going for gold at the Rio Olympics

Since the first modern Olympics were held in 1886, Italy has won 199 gold medals and will almost certainly scoop its 200th gold medal at the Rio Olympics.

German minister: Donald Trump is a ‘hate preacher’
Germany

German minister: Donald Trump is a ‘hate preacher’

He's just the latest European politician with harsh words to say about the US presidential candidate...

Vienna church furious over ‘devil’ pokemon
Austria

Vienna church furious over ‘devil’ pokemon

A russian-orthodox church in Vienna files an official complaint with the makers of Pokemon Go over devil pokemon.

‘Jihadist’ headed Italy trafficking gang: police
Italy

‘Jihadist’ headed Italy trafficking gang: police

Italian authorities said on Friday they had broken up a people trafficking gang based near Naples headed by a Tunisian national they suspect of jihadist links.

France sees more anti-Muslim acts after terror attacks
France

France sees more anti-Muslim acts after terror attacks

While the government and religious leaders are preaching unity between communities the country is still witnessing several acts of Islamophobia with mosques targeted.

‘I’m one of those people who don’t know where they belong’
Sweden

‘I’m one of those people who don’t know where they belong’

The Local's intern Saina Behnejad, whose Iranian parents moved from Stockholm to London when she was five, explains why she will always keep returning to Sweden.

Rostock halts asylum home plans over far-right fears
Germany

Rostock halts asylum home plans over far-right fears

Concerns about far-right violence have prompted the northern German city of Rostock to stop construction plans for a new asylum home meant for families.

More than 2,500 forced from homes in La Palma wildfire
Spain

More than 2,500 forced from homes in La Palma wildfire

The wildfire that started when a German tried to burn used toilet paper is still raging across the Canary Island claiming one life and forcing thousands from their homes.

French store risks closure for not selling booze or pork
France

French store risks closure for not selling booze or pork

No alcohol or pork? A French housing authority is not having any of it.

Drug dealer makes off with €100K of Austrian police cash
Austria

Drug dealer makes off with €100K of Austrian police cash

A drug dealer in Austria made off with over €100,000 of police money during an embarrassing undercover operation botch up in which officers failed to seize the suspect.

Man claims ‘scientific’ interest in explosives after police raid
Switzerland

Man claims ‘scientific’ interest in explosives after police raid

A Swiss man whose apartment was raided by police has protested against the seizure of explosive material found at his home, saying he simply had an interest in chemistry.

The battle to reinvent French fizz in face of climate change
France

The battle to reinvent French fizz in face of climate change

France's Champagne country has little to celebrate as global warming threatens to wreak havoc on production, forcing winegrowers to take a sober look at their future.

Merkel’s popularity plunges in wake of attacks
Germany

Merkel’s popularity plunges in wake of attacks

The new poll is Chancellor Angela Merkel's second worst result since she was re-elected in 2013.

Swedish free church to drop bibles into Isis areas
Sweden

Swedish free church to drop bibles into Isis areas

It wants to drop thousands of bibles into Isis-controlled areas in the Middle East.

Man injured in Nice attack dies after three weeks in hospital
France

Man injured in Nice attack dies after three weeks in hospital

The death toll from the atrocity in Nice rises to 85.

Juncker: Closing EU door to Turkey ‘serious mistake’
Austria

Juncker: Closing EU door to Turkey ‘serious mistake’

European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker rejected Austria's call for the EU to end membership talks with Turkey on Thursday, warning that it would be a grave error.

In pictures: Seven signs you’re on top of Nordic trends
Sweden

In pictures: Seven signs you’re on top of Nordic trends

Want to show your guests that you're on top of Swedish design trends? Antonia Wiklund from Houzz.se lists seven secret signs in your home.

Italy arrests senator over ‘mafia links’
Italy

Italy arrests senator over ‘mafia links’

The senator allegedly had "the power to engineer political and economic destinies".

Olympics: Italian beach volley player banned from Rio
Italy

Olympics: Italian beach volley player banned from Rio

Italian beach volleyball player Viktoria Orsi Toth has been excluded from the Rio Olympics after failing a doping test, the Italian federation said.

Germany’s first Pokémon train helps you catch ’em all
Germany

Germany’s first Pokémon train helps you catch ’em all

The train's route takes you to all the most desirable Pokémon in the city.

Watch: Nordic scientists get rare dolphin surprise
Sweden

Watch: Nordic scientists get rare dolphin surprise

But there may be a serious reason explaining its visit to Swedish waters.