Investigators identify 8 more Nazi war crimes suspects
Germany

Investigators identify 8 more Nazi war crimes suspects

German authorities have identified eight suspects - four men and four women - who they allege were responsible for war crimes during the Nazi era.

Prince William to visit Düsseldorf in August
Germany

Prince William to visit Düsseldorf in August

Get your cameras and selfie sticks ready, Rhineland folks: the Duke of Cambridge is coming to Düsseldorf later this month.

Scheisse Ship: the greatest viral story that never was
Germany

Scheisse Ship: the greatest viral story that never was

At The Local we always strive to bring you the most curious as well as the most important German stories of the day. This one never quite came about, but if it had…

Swede caught drink driving four times in eight months
Sweden

Swede caught drink driving four times in eight months

Would you believe that Sweden is actually known for its low rate of drink-driving offenders?

‘Great wall of Calais’ won’t stop migrants, aid group says
France

‘Great wall of Calais’ won’t stop migrants, aid group says

A new four-metre wall along the road to Calais is a waste of money, aid organizations and truckers groups warn.

6 reasons expats use TransferWise to send money

6 reasons expats use TransferWise to send money

There are a lot of money transfer services out there. How do you know which is the best one for your international transfers?

Refugee’s internship stopped ‘due to attacks in Germany’
Germany

Refugee’s internship stopped ‘due to attacks in Germany’

A young Syrian refugee who was offered a traineeship with a company in Nuremberg was later informed that the offer had been rescinded "due to serious attacks in Germany", local media report.

Is the world’s best museum restaurant in Stockholm?
Sweden

Is the world’s best museum restaurant in Stockholm?

The hottest restaurant in the city, or just a bit too hipster?

Milan pushed to its limits as migrant numbers soar
Italy

Milan pushed to its limits as migrant numbers soar

UPDATED: As well as new arrivals, the city is now accommodating those sent back from closed borders with France, Austria and Switzerland.

Court rules small victory against Berlin Airbnb ban
Germany

Court rules small victory against Berlin Airbnb ban

A court just issued a small blow to the capital city's ban on Airbnb-style holiday flat rentals.

Norway cool on idea of Britain returning to EFTA
Norway

Norway cool on idea of Britain returning to EFTA

Letting Britain into the organization "not necessarily in Norway's interests".

Desperate Ryanair passenger chases after missed flight
Spain

Desperate Ryanair passenger chases after missed flight

You won't believe what this Ryanair passenger did at Madrid airport when he found his gate had closed. Or where he ended up...

Thuringia teen found with stash of rifles, pistols, bullets
Germany

Thuringia teen found with stash of rifles, pistols, bullets

Police in Rudolstadt, Thuringia, arrested a 17-year-old after discovering his stash of illegal guns and ammunition.

How Pokémon Go could be used in Norway schools
Norway

How Pokémon Go could be used in Norway schools

The massively popular game has the potential to become a valuable classroom learning tool.

Italian editor fired for ‘chubby trio’ jibe against archers
Italy

Italian editor fired for ‘chubby trio’ jibe against archers

The editor of an Italian sports newspaper has been fired for publishing a headline calling three female athletes competing in archery at the Rio Olympics “the chubby trio”, or “il trio cicciottelle” in Italian.

American basejumper saved in amazing 13-hour rescue
Switzerland

American basejumper saved in amazing 13-hour rescue

He was left injured and stranded on a Swiss rockface after a jump went wrong.

French café owner fined €190k for closing on Bastille Day
France

French café owner fined €190k for closing on Bastille Day

No, not for opening, but for closing. A sign of the changing times in France.

Ikea offices searched in Russian police raid
Sweden

Ikea offices searched in Russian police raid

Russian investigators have searched offices belonging to Ikea, the Swedish furniture giant has confirmed.

Foreigners fill more than half of all new jobs in Denmark
Denmark

Foreigners fill more than half of all new jobs in Denmark

According to a new analysis, 63 percent of all new jobs in Denmark are being filled by non-Danes.

Death threats force Swedish band to hire bodyguards
Sweden

Death threats force Swedish band to hire bodyguards

A member of Swedish group Black Ingvars says the group has received several anonymous threats.

Italy wages war against beach-hogging tourists
Italy

Italy wages war against beach-hogging tourists

From Tuscany to Calabria, coastguards up and down the country are waging a war against beachgoers who stake their claim on a coveted patch of sand by leaving towels and umbrellas out overnight.

‘Burqini’ pool party in France called off after death threats
France

‘Burqini’ pool party in France called off after death threats

A planned event dubbed a "burqini pool party" that has caused uproar in France has finally been cancelled after organisers had been sent death threats.

Driver carries out apparent racist attack in front of police
Austria

Driver carries out apparent racist attack in front of police

A driver who tried to mow down a group of men in what appeared to be a racist attack was quickly arrested after carrying out the action right in front of policemen.

Spain is officially off the hook over budget deficit breach
Spain

Spain is officially off the hook over budget deficit breach

EU member states let Spain and Portugal off the hook on Tuesday, deciding against fines for their repeated breach of budget deficit rules meant to bolster growth and the public finances.

Here’s where Germany’s unhealthiest people live
Germany

Here’s where Germany’s unhealthiest people live

Does your own lifestyle add to or detract from the healthy German way of life?

German Olympic team off to worst start since reunification
Germany

German Olympic team off to worst start since reunification

After three days of competition, Germany was yet to win a single medal at the Rio Olympics by Monday evening - a new low since reunification a quarter century ago.

Ten top tips to avoid looking like a guiri when in Spain
Spain

Ten top tips to avoid looking like a guiri when in Spain

Fed up of being spotted as a guiri (expat) in Spain? Here is the essential guide to blending in.

Fewer foreign graduates stay in Sweden to work
Sweden

Fewer foreign graduates stay in Sweden to work

The number of non-EU students pursuing careers in Sweden after they graduate is going down.

New restaurants in Vienna that every foodie should visit
Austria

New restaurants in Vienna that every foodie should visit

Some of the latest movers and shakers on the capital’s restaurant scene.

Austrian steelmaker’s profits melt down
Austria

Austrian steelmaker’s profits melt down

Profits at Austrian steelmaker Voestalpine downturn took its toll, the group said Tuesday.

Six years in jail for fatal stabbing in Vienna
Austria

Six years in jail for fatal stabbing in Vienna

A Serbian man has been sentenced to six years behind bars after being found guilty of fatally stabbing an asylum seeker after he came to a woman’s aid in Vienna.

Hundreds apply for nine top jobs at Italy’s cultural sites
Italy

Hundreds apply for nine top jobs at Italy’s cultural sites

The four-year roles pay €78,000 a year, plus bonuses.

Mallorca and Ibiza clampdown on rowdy tourist ‘party boats’
Spain

Mallorca and Ibiza clampdown on rowdy tourist ‘party boats’

A sunset cruise on a party boat around the Balearic Islands might also include a raid by police.

French MP’s call for Facebook ID cards blasted ‘as idiotic’
France

French MP’s call for Facebook ID cards blasted ‘as idiotic’

Is demanding an ID card to sign up for Facebook a good counter-terror move, or an "idiotic" idea?

Danish firm offers to pay workers in Pokémon Go coins
Denmark

Danish firm offers to pay workers in Pokémon Go coins

A Danish IT company is raising eyebrows for its unusual attempt to fill a vacancy.

Chinese champ ‘pees purple’ says beaten Frenchman
France

Chinese champ ‘pees purple’ says beaten Frenchman

A French swimmer who suffered Olympics disappointment has lashed out at a Chinese champion saying he "pisses purple" in a reference to doping allegations.

Brit quadruple amputee summits Matterhorn
Switzerland

Brit quadruple amputee summits Matterhorn

A Scottish climber and motivational speaker has become the first quadruple amputee to summit the Matterhorn.

Tourists panic as building collapses at Italian waterpark
Italy

Tourists panic as building collapses at Italian waterpark

Hundreds of people were visiting the northern Italian waterpark when an accommodation building collapsed.

British ‘anarchist’ evades trial in Austria
Austria

British ‘anarchist’ evades trial in Austria

A case against a British anarchist charged with obstructing a squat eviction in Vienna has been dropped after police failed to find him.

Dutchman Frank de Boer is new Inter Milan coach: club
Italy

Dutchman Frank de Boer is new Inter Milan coach: club

Dutchman Frank de Boer was officially appointed Inter Milan coach on Tuesday, taking over from ousted Roberto Mancini.

Rome police cook pasta for lonely elderly couple
Italy

Rome police cook pasta for lonely elderly couple

Four policemen cooked pasta for an elderly couple after rushing to their home in Rome when a neighbour overheard their cries of despair.

‘Everything will be done’ to protect Lourdes pilgrims
France

‘Everything will be done’ to protect Lourdes pilgrims

There will be no giving in to terror fears for the feast of the Assumption in Lourdes this year.

No new charges in ferry fire that killed 159 people

No new charges in ferry fire that killed 159 people

After two years of new investigations into the 1990 fire aboard the ship Scandinavian Star that killed 159 people, Norwegian police have concluded that there is no evidence that the fire was deliberately set by arsonists.

German hopes of export boom to Iran frustrated
Germany

German hopes of export boom to Iran frustrated

A hoped-for export bonanza has failed to materialize a year after a deal to lift international sanctions against Iran over its nuclear programme, a German industry association told AFP Monday.

Switzerland sees rise in child victims of forced marriage
Switzerland

Switzerland sees rise in child victims of forced marriage

Twenty-six cases of forced marriages involving children under 16 have been uncovered this year so far.

How luck reunited a family with their son in Sweden
Sweden

How luck reunited a family with their son in Sweden

This story of how an Afghan family was reunited with their lost son in Sweden has so many twists it could be a Hollywood movie.

‘Both newcomers and Swedes have a role to play in integration’
Sweden

‘Both newcomers and Swedes have a role to play in integration’

Madeleine Racutanu works with refugees in Sweden, and says both newcomers and Swedes must do more to achieve effective integration.

French teenage girl charged with planning attack
France

French teenage girl charged with planning attack

The "radicalized" 16-year-old girl was ready to act, sources say.

Zlatan who? Sjöström gives Sweden a new hero
Sweden

Zlatan who? Sjöström gives Sweden a new hero

Has Sarah Sjöström outdone Zlatan Ibrahimovic by becoming the first Swedish woman ever to win Olympic swimming gold? She's not so sure.

Volkswagen fined by Italy watchdog over ‘dieselgate’
Italy

Volkswagen fined by Italy watchdog over ‘dieselgate’

Volkswagen has been slapped with a €5 million ($5.5 million) fine in Italy over the massive engine-fixing scandal, the Italian competition authority said on Monday.

My year of hope and despair in Sweden
Sweden

My year of hope and despair in Sweden

For journalist Habtamu Bogale Alemu, fleeing Ethiopia for Sweden has meant both a second chance in life and the despair of waiting for an answer on his asylum application.

Italy claims another gold medal at Rio Olympics
Italy

Italy claims another gold medal at Rio Olympics

Niccolo Campriani, silver medalist in London 2012, went one better on Monday when claiming gold in the men's 10m air rifle at the Rio Olympics.