An Austrian prostitute was convicted Monday over the death of a sadomasochist client left to die with a noose and a shoelace around his neck in a Vienna hotel room.
Several hundred lone refugee children could now be sent home from Sweden due to a change in how the rule on exceptional circumstances is applied when making asylum decisions.
If you're an American in Europe, don't let high-minded queasiness stop you using your vote - there's too much at stake, says Laura Shields of Democrats Abroad.
Spain's Socialist leader is standing by his refusal to let conservative acting Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy form a new government.
Swedish politicians are keen to talk up the country's startups – but their migration rules threaten to strangle them, argues The Local's managing editor James Savage.
Was an Australian TV report about France's burkini ban a set up to portray the French as "anti-Muslim"?
Neuchâtel voted on Sunday against an initiative that would have made it the first Swiss canton to allow foreigners stand in cantonal elections.
Unfortunately he isn't likely to be successful.
Swiss voters on Sunday rejected a plan to increase pension payments by ten percent.
Here's how one man says Paris has changed for the better over his last 15 years in the city.
The leader of Italy's Lega Nord is plotting "adequate counter-measures".
A police SWAT team has surrounded gunman's apartment.
The EU warned Switzerland on Monday over a vote by one of its cantons backing curbs on migrants, an issue being closely watched in London as a possible template for Brexit negotiations.
It's the start of autumn, which means the start of the university year. But along with the excitement comes the stress of finding housing - and in some glamorous locations this can be a nightmare.
The Ticino region borders Italy, with 63,000 jobs there held by cross-border workers.
German international broadcaster Deutsche Welle said Monday it had filed a civil complaint after a Turkish minister's office confiscated a taped video interview with him.
The French capital is going green with a vengeance.
The film looks at the thousands of arrivals on the Italian island of Lampedusa.
A flight bound for Stockholm from Reykjavik got a nasty surprise last week when its pilot spotted two Russian bombers from his window.
As the wine harvest gets well underway across Spain, The Local celebrates the nation's favourite tipple with some little known facts.
The study suggests a link between aluminium salts and breast cancer.
The nationalist Danes’ Party elicited strong reactions went it took to the streets of Haderslev to hand out cans of what it called ‘refugee spray’.
A Gothenburg hotel's attempt to track down the owner of this lost teddy bear turned into something much bigger.
Unions have called for a "massive" walk-out among hospital doctors.
Germany's former top spy, Werner Mauss, went on trial on Monday accused of hiding millions of euros from authorities.
Police arrested a Norwegian tourist after he reportedly bit off part of the ear of a man who tried to break up a fight.
Doctors wondered why the man wasn't recovering after having his kidney removed...
It's a cheese maker's take on David and Goliath.
Ariel would be proud.
Police are trying to determine exactly what happened after three friends' fishing trip turned fatal.
As summer fades into a distant memory and you start to begrudge trading Birkenstocks for boots, these pictures may help change your perspective on the new chill in the air.
Major names in the tech community have rallied behind a developer who was told he must leave Sweden within a month due to an admin error made by his former employer.
PSG player had attacked a police officer outside a night club on the Champs Elysées.
Housing, food and health care for migrants is expected to cost Italy over €1 billion this year.
Spanish police have arrested two men accused of plotting to carry out an Isis-inspired attack in Europe.
Copenhagen’s coming multi-purpose arena will be opened in grand style with two nights of shows with the legendary band.
Voters in Ticino on Sunday strongly backed an initiative giving preference to local workers over foreigners.
UPDATED: A 17-year-old has been charged in connection with one of the 11 new fires over the weekend.
Rocco the cat survived 32 days in the ruins in Amatrice.
A nudist park in Paris? "We're going to do it," says City Hall.
A voter from Galicia mistakenly posted a €200 christening gift in the ballot box instead of his voting slip.
See the video that the Israeli Foreign Ministry wants "removed from every site" on the internet.
Customs officers at an Austrian airport were taken aback to find human entrails in the bag of a Moroccan traveller, who said they belonged to her dead husband.
The steps had been open less than 24 hours when the first fines were handed out...
Die Linke (Left Party) politician Diether Dehm could lose his immunity as an elected official after he admitted to smuggling a refugee into Germany.
Former IMF chief and 64 other former bank executives go on trial for racking up huge expenses while in charge of a bailed out bank.
The French president knows that immigration is a key issue of the presidential election battle.
Regional elections in Spain have strengthened acting Prime Minister's Mariano Rajoy's conservatives and weakened the Socialists.
France is tracking down UBS account holders.
The mayor of the famous town near Paris is furious.
Did you make the most of the car-free day in Paris on Sunday?
The city's mayor argues that the public should be able to participate more in Fashion Week.
A snow-covered former US army base in Greenland -- dubbed "a city under ice" -- could leak pollutants into the environment as the climate changes, raising difficult questions over who is responsible for a clean-up.
Sweden was kicked out of the World Cup of Hockey after losing to Team Europe in overtime.
Speaking at the Gothenburg Book Fair, Syrian poet and possible Nobel Prize contender Adonis said that religious fanaticism is 'destroying the heart of the Arab world', but sees salvation in poetry.
The Local speaks to a Kiwi expat who took on the tricky world of microbreweries in Stockholm and won.
UPDATED: One of the four men injured in a drive-by shooting in Malmö has died, police confirmed on Monday.