Making its Central European debut, the traditional Chinese lantern festival highlights music, dance, costumes and the amazing art of the illuminated lantern, opening September 1st on Vienna's Donau Insel.
US Vice President Joe Biden will arrive in Stockholm on Wednesday evening ahead of talks with Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven that are expected to focus on migration and refugees.
Health authorities have been criticized for their slow reaction to warnings that Dépakine can be dangerous during pregnancy.
Former West German president Walter Scheel, who helped pave the way for his country's rapprochement with the communist East, has died aged 97, his party's spokesman said on Wednesday.
Eastern Germany remains economically anaemic with little prospect of catching up with the rest of the country by 2030, a study published on Wednesday said.
At least 247 people have died after a powerful earthquake struck a remote area of central Italy on Wednesday, said Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, warning that the figure could still rise.
Arnaldo Otegi, once jailed for terrorism charges, has been barred from standing in Basque elections.
Turkey has around 6,000 informants working in Germany, which experts say means they're each monitoring more people than the Stasi did in West Germany during the Cold War.
Free parking on Thursday to fight the high pollution levels.
A 17-year-old boy who stormed the pitch and attacked a goalkeeper in Sweden’s top division earlier this month has claimed he had placed a large bet on the result.
The French Council of Muslims has called an urgent meeting with the interior minister citing a "fear of stigmatization of Muslims in France".
Sitting with his brother on a bench in Illica, one of the Italian mountain villages devastated by a powerful earthquake on Wednesday, Guido Bordo clasps and unclasps his hands repeatedly.
The Danish government on Wednesday released the details of what it called a “historic" plan to combat cancer.
Everyone at her asylum centre knows Reem Edlbi as “the genius kid” with a head for numbers and a knack for talking to adults. She tells The Local about her love for pretty much everything and everyone, especially her sick brother and her dad back in Lebanon.
The tastiest way to get through the heatwave.
An avid gamer, Norway's Prime Minister Erna Solberg took a break from her official duties in Bratislava this week to hunt for Pokemon monsters in the Slovak capital's old town.
It might seem entirely obvious to most, but it seems some people need to be told that looking at your phone while crossing a busy road can prove dangerous.
A trial programme gets the okay in southern Denmark.
Germany on Wednesday urged its population to stockpile food and water in case of terrorist or cyber attacks, as it adopted its first civil defence strategy since the end of the Cold War.
A look back on a year since 71 refugees and migrants were discovered in the back of a truck in Austria, having suffocated to death while being smuggled into central Europe.
French schools will soon be forced to stage simulated attacks in a bid to prepare children for potential terror attacks, among other measures.
A fireman in Malmö has won praise across Sweden for calling out arsonists on the “bullshit” reasons behind a spate of car fires in the southern city.
An €11 million bridge, which is nearing completion in northern Bavaria, is set to include technology never seen before on the German Autobahn.
Residents requested to stay off the roads.
The secular canton of Geneva has issued guidelines for teachers on how to deal with religious issues in the classroom.
In order to help her long-distance relationship, one Stockholm-based blogger produced a fascinating visual illustration of the Swedish capital throughout the seasons.
Another wacky record in the books for Norway's extreme travellers.
Pictures have emerged showing armed police officers in southern France apparently forcing a woman to remove her burqini.
Nine children and one adult have been injured in Austria after a platform they were standing on in a farm collapsed underneath them.
France is yearning for political renewal, but looks set to be stuck with familiar faces in the presidential race.
Do you recognise this car?
A former prosector said the reasoning was "absurd" and "illegitimate".
An Austrian man has won a ten year court battle over an extra €2.50 he was asked to pay to get into a swimming pool in Bavaria a decade ago.
Gran Canaria may be best known for its beaches, but it’s got a lot more to offer than sand and surf. The Local spoke with an expert about Gran Canaria’s hidden gem: the countryside.
An Austrian has won a ten year court battle over an extra €2.50 he was asked to pay to get into a pool in Bavaria a decade ago.
The Local takes a closer look at the unique Swiss sports that are the highlight of the Fédérale, or Eidgenössische, festival this weekend.
Local residents and businesses have offered to put up rewards for information.
Prince William paid a visit to the Rhineland city of Düsseldorf on Wednesday to celebrate the state of North Rhine-Westphalia's 70th birthday. Here's a look at his royal stay.
The victim was attacked by three burglars in her home in broad daylight.
The national weather agency has issued orange alerts to a further 23 départements.
A freight train crashed into a bus in Osnabrück on Wednesday morning, leaving several people badly injured, local media report.
At least 247 are reported dead as rescuers work to save those trapped in the rubble.
Reports increased fivefold between 2014 and 2015 and officials fear there are more unreported cases.
Eight months without a government but is Spain really the worse for it?
A Frenchman allegedly killed a British woman and stabbed three others in an Australian backpacker's hostel.
It seems the Swedes are not quite so efficient after all.
Germany's finance capital has spotted an opportunity with the Brexit-wary banking beasts of the Square Mile.
Austrian Cornelia Miedler writes about experience of leaving Austria and embarking on a new life in sunny California.
Russia has lost an appeal against a suspension issued over a vast, state-run doping programme.
The large number of asylum seekers leaving Sweden in 2016 coincides with a dramatic fall in the number seeking asylum in the country compared to last year.
To mark International Museum Day, The Local takes a look at ten museums in Spain, you may not have visited. But should.
A study carried out in Sweden suggests that youths who suffer traumatic brain injuries are more likely to experience long-term psychological and social problems.
Film buff Christian Ekvall picks out 30 definitive Swedish movies you must see to understand the soul of the country's cinema.
A powerful earthquake that rocked central Italy on Wednesday left 120 people dead and the total is likely to rise, the country's civil protection unit said in the first official death toll.