Paris foodie event cancelled over lack of security
France

Paris foodie event cancelled over lack of security

It's just the latest cultural event in France to be cancelled over security issues.

Spain moves a step closer to ending political deadlock
Spain

Spain moves a step closer to ending political deadlock

Spain has just taken a first, tentative step to unblocking eight months of political paralysis.

Worried neighbours alert police to parrot’s cry for help
Germany

Worried neighbours alert police to parrot’s cry for help

New neighbours were startled to hear what they thought was a child crying for help in a small west German town - until police discovered the true birdbrain behind the calls.

Eight seriously injured in southern France train crash
France

Eight seriously injured in southern France train crash

UPDATED: A train crashed in southern France on Wednesday afternoon, leaving around 60 people injured, eight severely.

Berlin metro firm: It’s really not cool to ride trains naked
Germany

Berlin metro firm: It’s really not cool to ride trains naked

Berlin's public transport company pride themselves on their laid-back attitude to their customers. But a recent incident has prompted them to pull rank.

Swede films spectacular Northern Lights show
Sweden

Swede films spectacular Northern Lights show

A Swede has captured what may be the first Northern Lights of the season in this stunning video.

How Sweden hopes to stop car burnings
Sweden

How Sweden hopes to stop car burnings

Sweden's government has vowed to clamp down on criminals who set fire to cars after nine consecutive nights of car fires in Malmö and other parts of the country.

Police arrest ‘Islamist’ terror suspect near Polish border
Germany

Police arrest ‘Islamist’ terror suspect near Polish border

A police special forces unit arrested a terror suspect in eastern Germany on Wednesday, Brandenburg state interior minister Dietmar Woidke said.

Berlin bids to calm storm over report on Turkey Islamist ties
Germany

Berlin bids to calm storm over report on Turkey Islamist ties

Germany sought Wednesday to head off a storm over a leaked government document that described Turkey as a "platform" for Islamists.

French woman ‘tortured her abusive ex-husband’
France

French woman ‘tortured her abusive ex-husband’

A man from southern France has been hospitalized after a serious attack by his ex-wife, in which she reportedly torched his genitals.

Justin Bieber just bought an amazing new pad in Lanzarote
Spain

Justin Bieber just bought an amazing new pad in Lanzarote

Can you belieb it? The pop sensation just snapped one of the island's most desirable properties.

Italy arrests man for smuggling migrants to France

Italy arrests man for smuggling migrants to France

Tensions over the migrant situation have grown at the Italy-France border in recent weeks.

Hotelier sues politician who ‘stole bread’ from buffet
Sweden

Hotelier sues politician who ‘stole bread’ from buffet

"It wasn't the first time."

Three more migrant camps evacuated in Paris
France

Three more migrant camps evacuated in Paris

Police evacuated three camps in Paris today, which were home to between 800 and 900 migrants.

Three injured as Venice water taxi slices boat in two
Italy

Three injured as Venice water taxi slices boat in two

Three young people were injured, two seriously, on Tuesday night after a water taxi in Venice cut through the boat they were on.

How to tackle six of the trickiest French verbs
France

How to tackle six of the trickiest French verbs

French verbs can be a pain in the derrière for beginners, and these are some of the worst.

Five places Nigel Farage should live in Germany
Germany

Five places Nigel Farage should live in Germany

Is the Brexit proponent really applying for German citizenship? If so, here's where he might fit in.

Norway’s oil fund fends off Brexit to post positive return
Norway

Norway’s oil fund fends off Brexit to post positive return

The world's largest sovereign wealth fund posted positive quarterly results on Wednesday.

This Syrian artist found love in a Swedish library
Sweden

This Syrian artist found love in a Swedish library

Syrian artist Racha Allababidi fell in love with her Swedish librarian. Now the couple are “like peas in a pod”, painting together and learning each others’ languages, as she builds a new life far from her war-torn homeland.

Italy swim star’s nod to girlfriend hailed as gay first
Italy

Italy swim star’s nod to girlfriend hailed as gay first

"I've always lived my sexuality naturally, without any anxiety."

The Filipino who became Norway’s sushi master
Norway

The Filipino who became Norway’s sushi master

Roger Asakil Joya has helped popularize sushi in Norway – can he do the same for Filipino food?

Carlsberg sales dip amid cost cutting measures
Denmark

Carlsberg sales dip amid cost cutting measures

Profits are up but sales are down.

Seven-year-old girl gored by bull during Spanish fiesta
Spain

Seven-year-old girl gored by bull during Spanish fiesta

A seven-year-old girl was fighting for her life in a hospital in Zaragoza after being seriously gored when a bull broke through a protective barrier at a festival in Spain.

Asylum centre plans shelved after Swiss village protests
Switzerland

Asylum centre plans shelved after Swiss village protests

The canton makes a u-turn after feelings run high in the village of Seelisberg.

Why coffee in Italy is a culture you must taste to understand
Italy

Why coffee in Italy is a culture you must taste to understand

"To live in Italy, one must do more than drink coffee. One must understand coffee."

Immigration propels Swedish population close to ten million
Sweden

Immigration propels Swedish population close to ten million

Sweden's population is racing towards the ten million mark, new figures from Statistics Sweden show.

Munich shooter could have killed more but didn’t: police
Germany

Munich shooter could have killed more but didn’t: police

The teenage gunman who murdered nine people before taking his own life in Munich in July had the chance to kill several more people but chose not to, police have revealed.

IN PICTURES: Hundreds gather for historic Siena palio
Italy

IN PICTURES: Hundreds gather for historic Siena palio

The second of Siena's two annual horse races took place on Tuesday, watched by huge crowds of locals and tourists alike.

Huge spike in sleep drug use among children in Sweden
Sweden

Huge spike in sleep drug use among children in Sweden

Sweden has seen a ninefold increase over ten years in the number of children using melatonin to help them sleep better.

German becomes latest hiker to die in Tyrol
Austria

German becomes latest hiker to die in Tyrol

A German hiker has become the latest to die in the Neustift im Stubaital region of Tyrol in Austria.

Italy rules out burqini ban and wants home-trained imams
Italy

Italy rules out burqini ban and wants home-trained imams

"Enough already with these homemade mosques springing up in garages."

Swiss jihad suspect arrested on return from Turkey
Switzerland

Swiss jihad suspect arrested on return from Turkey

The Swiss-Tunisian dual national was arrested at Zurich airport.

French mayor bans Pokemon Go app from his village
France

French mayor bans Pokemon Go app from his village

First it was Iran, now it's the tiny village of Bressolles in central France.

Two Brits found after five days lost in the Pyrenean foothills
Spain

Two Brits found after five days lost in the Pyrenean foothills

The couple survived five days in the woods drinking from animal water troughs.

Austria wins first medal at Rio Olympics
Austria

Austria wins first medal at Rio Olympics

Austria received its first medal in the Rio Olympics yesterday after Thomas Zajac and Tanja Frank won bronze in the sailing.

Dead Olympic coach saves 4 lives with organ donations
Germany

Dead Olympic coach saves 4 lives with organ donations

As an organ donor, the young German Olympic coach who died on Monday in a taxi accident has been able to help four people in need of transplants, German media report.

Norwegian politician locked daughter in homemade cell
Norway

Norwegian politician locked daughter in homemade cell

He admits to doing it but said it was an attempt to save her from her drug addiction.

Swiss sports journalist shot at by Rio gunman
Switzerland

Swiss sports journalist shot at by Rio gunman

A journalist and cameraman working at the Olympics for Swiss broadcaster RTS were threatened by a gunman.

Vice-chancellor Gabriel gives neo-Nazi protesters the finger
Germany

Vice-chancellor Gabriel gives neo-Nazi protesters the finger

Germany's Vice-Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel raised eyebrows Wednesday over a video of him showing the middle finger to a group of far-right protesters.

Drought forces France to roll out water restrictions
France

Drought forces France to roll out water restrictions

Most of southern and western France has been slapped with water restrictions.

Calls for tougher laws against illegal economic migrants
Austria

Calls for tougher laws against illegal economic migrants

Austria’s Interior Minister Wolfgang Sobotka is pushing for tougher laws for people who come illegally to Austria to settle as economic migrants.

Italian politicians propose crackdown on cold calls
Italy

Italian politicians propose crackdown on cold calls

The politicians noted that recent years have seen a considerable increase in what is known in Italy as "savage" telemarketing.

Female jogger left ‘near death’ in Copenhagen attack
Denmark

Female jogger left ‘near death’ in Copenhagen attack

UPDATED: A 29-year-old man will face charges of attempted murder and rape in an attack on a female jogger.

Swiss are most frequent train travellers in Europe
Switzerland

Swiss are most frequent train travellers in Europe

And they travel further by train than anyone else in the world.

Spain’s Olympic kayak hero only just became ‘Spanish’
Spain

Spain’s Olympic kayak hero only just became ‘Spanish’

Marcus Cooper Walz has become the fifth athlete to win a gold for Spain in the Summer Olympic Games. But who is he?

Fraudsters steal €40 million from German car parts maker
Germany

Fraudsters steal €40 million from German car parts maker

German auto parts maker Leoni was punished on the stock market on Tuesday after admitting that fraudsters had walked away with €40 million.

Dong gets nod for ‘world’s biggest offshore wind farm’
Denmark

Dong gets nod for ‘world’s biggest offshore wind farm’

The British government has given the green light for what it called the world's biggest offshore wind farm to be built off the English coast.

Greek PM vows to make Germany pay war reparations
Germany

Greek PM vows to make Germany pay war reparations

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras pledged Tuesday to do "whatever is necessary" - including taking legal action - to get Germany to pay damages for the wartime atrocities of Nazi troops.

Cinque Terre: Italy’s tourist jewel feels the strain of fame
Italy

Cinque Terre: Italy’s tourist jewel feels the strain of fame

A surge in the number of Chinese visitors is only one of the reasons that the Cinque Terre, a Unesco world heritage site that is home to some 5,000 people, attracted 2.5 million tourists last year.

French PM supports burqini ban as more towns join in
France

French PM supports burqini ban as more towns join in

Six towns in France are set to have burqini bans - and France's prime minister thinks it's a good move.

Nine in jail awaiting trial over rape of tourist in Vienna
Austria

Nine in jail awaiting trial over rape of tourist in Vienna

An Austrian court remanded nine Iraqi migrants in custody on Tuesday for their alleged involvement in the gang rape of a German tourist on New Year's Eve in Vienna.

Sweden’s summer spate of car fires continues
Sweden

Sweden’s summer spate of car fires continues

Dozens of vehicles were set alight overnight in towns across Sweden.

In pictures: Decorate your tiny apartment the Swedish way
Sweden

In pictures: Decorate your tiny apartment the Swedish way

Do you find it difficult to make the most of a small apartment? Houzz.se's Amanda Strömberg finds seven perfect examples of clever tricks in Sweden.

How to save money as a student in Sweden
Sweden

How to save money as a student in Sweden

Worried about having a tight budget as a student in Sweden? The Local rounds up some of the top tricks for saving money while studying there.