What’s on in France: Ten of the best events in October
France

What’s on in France: Ten of the best events in October

Here's a look at the best outings France is offering this October.

Paris hits noisy and forgetful passengers with new fines
France

Paris hits noisy and forgetful passengers with new fines

Transport chiefs in Paris are determined to fight back against fare dodgers and those who are uncivil on trains and the Metro. From Monday fines have risen by up to 20 percent.

Toulouse proves a winner as France’s city on the rise
France

Toulouse proves a winner as France’s city on the rise

Toulouse has out-performed the entire country when it comes to economic growth and plenty of Parisians want to live there it seems.

Elena Ferrante’s ‘unmasking’ sparks literary privacy row
Italy

Elena Ferrante’s ‘unmasking’ sparks literary privacy row

One of literature's unresolved mysteries appears to have been cracked with the unmasking of the true identity of Italian publishing sensation Elena Ferrante.

Nine dead as Italy rescues 6,055 migrants on disaster anniversary
Italy

Nine dead as Italy rescues 6,055 migrants on disaster anniversary

UPDATED: 6,055 people were rescued off Libya on Monday, three years to the day after 366 people died in the sinking that first alerted the world to the Mediterranean migrant crisis.

Seven stunning Northern Lights snaps from Sweden
Sweden

Seven stunning Northern Lights snaps from Sweden

The Northern Lights were out in full force in Sweden over the weekend. Check out some of the best Instagram photos here.

Brexit: Could France stop payments to UK’s EU rebate?
France

Brexit: Could France stop payments to UK’s EU rebate?

France should stop contributing to the Britain's EU rebate, French opposition politicians say.

First Remembrance Day for Lampedusa migrants marked in Italy
Italy

First Remembrance Day for Lampedusa migrants marked in Italy

October 3rd 2016 marks three years since a shipwreck off the Italian island of Lampedusa killed 368 migrants, a tragedy seen by many as a key moment in Europe's migrant crisis.

‘Get out’ jeering crowds tell Merkel in Dresden
Germany

‘Get out’ jeering crowds tell Merkel in Dresden

The chancellor was jeered and whistled as she arrived in Dresden for Reunification Day celebrations.

What’s on in Spain: October 2016
Spain

What’s on in Spain: October 2016

Autumn has arrived and with it a whole host of interesting events across Spain.

Private mansions: The lodging of choice for celebs in Paris
France

Private mansions: The lodging of choice for celebs in Paris

The likes of Kim Kardashian opt for exclusive and secluded "hotels particuliers" or private mansions when they come to Paris rather than Airbnb or a traditional hotel. And you can see why.

Italy police dismantle two earthquake fundraising scams
Italy

Italy police dismantle two earthquake fundraising scams

Two initiatives purporting to be raising funds for the towns affected by August's earthquake were actually scammers cashing in on the tragedy, Italy's finance police said on Sunday.

Colombia’s ‘No’ sends Nobel Peace chances up in smoke
Norway

Colombia’s ‘No’ sends Nobel Peace chances up in smoke

Colombian people's shock rejection of a peace deal between Bogota and the communist FARC rebels has all but annihilated the former enemies' chances of securing a Nobel peace award, experts said on Monday.

Amazing photos of Catalonia’s ‘human tower’ contest
Spain

Amazing photos of Catalonia’s ‘human tower’ contest

Incredible aerial shots show the riot of colour on display at the Human Tower competition in Tarragona.

German tourist latest victim to drown off south west France
France

German tourist latest victim to drown off south west France

It marks the fifth drowning in the area in the past month.

Aussie cyclist gets caught in traffic, misses Tour of Lombardy
Italy

Aussie cyclist gets caught in traffic, misses Tour of Lombardy

A professional cyclist drafted in late for last weekend's Tour of Lombardy won't forget his maiden WorldTour event, after getting caught up in traffic and missing the start.

‘Great day to tell the world that we are doing our job’
Sweden

‘Great day to tell the world that we are doing our job’

A member of the controversy-hit panel behind the Nobel Prize in Medicine has told The Local he hopes the award will bring positive attention to the body in the wake of the Macchiarini scandal.

Norway left shocked after Colombia peace deal rejected
Norway

Norway left shocked after Colombia peace deal rejected

The Norwegian foreign minister, a key player in the Colombian peace process, said on Monday that's he's "disappointed" that voters rejected a peace accord.

Vienna apartment block evacuated after bomb threat
Austria

Vienna apartment block evacuated after bomb threat

Austrian special forces police were called to an apartment building in Vienna on Sunday after a 22-year-old man repeatedly shouted that he had a bomb.

Drought threatens Spain’s wild bears with starvation
Spain

Drought threatens Spain’s wild bears with starvation

A very dry summer and poor fruit harvest has left Spain’s population of wild brown bears suffering from malnutrition.

Neuchâtel dubbed Swiss ‘crystal meth capital’
Switzerland

Neuchâtel dubbed Swiss ‘crystal meth capital’

Police in Neuchâtel are reporting a worrying rise in use of crystal meth.

IN PICS: What’s left after Paris arsonists set mopeds ablaze
France

IN PICS: What’s left after Paris arsonists set mopeds ablaze

Arsonists turn Paris parking bay into moped graveyard.

Isis threats forced journalist Sofia to flee to Sweden
Sweden

Isis threats forced journalist Sofia to flee to Sweden

When Georgian journalist Sofia Tetradze started digging into Isis-affiliated extremist movements in her country, she found herself in danger. Sweden became her escape route.

Woman ‘deliberately run over’ after fight outside disco
Austria

Woman ‘deliberately run over’ after fight outside disco

Police in Vienna are searching for a man who deliberately ran over a young woman with his car on Sunday morning after an argument outside a disco in the Favoriten district.

Why Norway’s farmers will benefit from climate change
Norway

Why Norway’s farmers will benefit from climate change

While the higher temperatures brought on by climate change generally have a negative impact on food production for the rest of the world, Norway is experiencing the opposite.

Kardashian robbery another blow for the image of Paris
France

Kardashian robbery another blow for the image of Paris

When celeb Kim Kardashian is the victim of a terrifying armed robbery, the image of Paris will naturally take a hit. But is there a greater issue around security?

Refugee kids made to use separate toilets at Italian school
Italy

Refugee kids made to use separate toilets at Italian school

Two refugee children at a school in Sardinia were asked to use different toilets from the other children, after parents voiced fears that the boys might have contagious illnesses.

How to get your hands on Sweden’s new coins
Sweden

How to get your hands on Sweden’s new coins

The second batch of Sweden's new currency is going into circulation today. Here's how to get your hands on the new money.

BLOG: Sweden’s Nobel Prize in Medicine 2016
Sweden

BLOG: Sweden’s Nobel Prize in Medicine 2016

The winner of the 2016 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was revealed on Monday. The Local reported live from Stockholm.

Man stabbed to death in Danish asylum centre
Denmark

Man stabbed to death in Danish asylum centre

UPDATED: 46-year-old man stabbed "several" times at Center Sandholm.

100 space explorers descend on Vienna for Planetary Congress
Austria

100 space explorers descend on Vienna for Planetary Congress

One hundred astronauts and cosmonauts are in Vienna this week to take part in the XXIX Space Explorers´ Planetary Congress from 3rd-7th October.

Man stands trial over brutal murder of therapist
Switzerland

Man stands trial over brutal murder of therapist

A convicted rapist stands trial for murder of his therapist three years ago in Geneva.

Germany: send asylum seekers back to Greece
Germany

Germany: send asylum seekers back to Greece

Asylum seekers who enter the European Union through Greece should be sent back there, Germany's interior minister has said.

Kim Kardashian robbed of €10 million in armed Paris raid
France

Kim Kardashian robbed of €10 million in armed Paris raid

Armed robbers posing as police stole jewellery worth "€10 million" from US TV star Kim Kardashian at her plush Paris residence in the middle of the night on Sunday.

Bosses to blame for Deutsche Bank crisis: Gabriel
Germany

Bosses to blame for Deutsche Bank crisis: Gabriel

"I don't know whether to laugh or cry" Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel says.

Italy expels five for ‘jihadist messages’ on Facebook
Italy

Italy expels five for ‘jihadist messages’ on Facebook

A total of 55 Islamic extremists have been expelled in 2016.

Pope to give slain French priest fast track to sainthood

Pope to give slain French priest fast track to sainthood

Slain catholic priest Jacques Hamel is set for a speedy trip towards sainthood, Vatican sources say.

Socialist bloodletting opens way for Spanish solution
Spain

Socialist bloodletting opens way for Spanish solution

The drama within Spain's opposition Socialist Party which saw the resignation of Pedro Sanchez as leader could now finally unblock months of political paralysis, analysts predict.

Kurz says EU should drop plan to share out refugees
Austria

Kurz says EU should drop plan to share out refugees

Austria's foreign minister says the EU should drop its "unrealistic" proposal to share out refugees across the bloc.

Denmark had a record warm and sunny September
Denmark

Denmark had a record warm and sunny September

If last month seemed a lot nicer than normal, it was!

Switzerland opens doors to refugees from Greece
Switzerland

Switzerland opens doors to refugees from Greece

Syrian asylum seekers from Greece are to be admitted to Switzerland.

Tax demand sent to dead Frenchwoman’s grave
France

Tax demand sent to dead Frenchwoman’s grave

Two things in life are certain, death and taxes. Though usually not at the same time.

Why few migrant women enter Sweden’s labour market
Sweden

Why few migrant women enter Sweden’s labour market

Only one in four of Sweden's state-subsidized entry level jobs went to newly-arrived women last year.

Police probe Copenhagen shootings for connection
Denmark

Police probe Copenhagen shootings for connection

Three shootings in the greater Copenhagen area in under 24 hours on Sunday have police investigating whether the incidents could be related.

Pope Francis: Teaching gender theory is indoctrination
Italy

Pope Francis: Teaching gender theory is indoctrination

Pope Francis said teaching gender theory was part of a "global war" on traditional values, but added that homosexual and transsexual people should be accepted.

Farewell Pedro Sanchez, Spain’s fallen Socialist chief
Spain

Farewell Pedro Sanchez, Spain’s fallen Socialist chief

At the helm of the Spanish Socialist party for more than two years, Pedro Sanchez - or "Mr Handsome" as he is known - fell for repeatedly saying "no" to the conservatives.

Airbnb hosts accused of discrimination in Sweden
Sweden

Airbnb hosts accused of discrimination in Sweden

A study carried out by Sveriges Radio suggests it is easier for white people to hire out rooms in Sweden through the service than it is for black people.

Swedish champion’s Ryder Cup shot goes down the toilet
Sweden

Swedish champion’s Ryder Cup shot goes down the toilet

Henrik Stenson compared his first shot of the Ryder Cup on Sunday to something you would find in a sewer – and it almost made its way into one.

‘Stockholm has a reputation as a fashion capital’
Sweden

‘Stockholm has a reputation as a fashion capital’

Meet the two Dutchmen who strayed from their beaten path to launch a new watch brand in Sweden.