How Brexit vote has changed life for expats in France
France

How Brexit vote has changed life for expats in France

Now it really looks like happening, has Brexit changed life in France for Brits?

Chamonix bans wingsuits after spate of deaths in Alps
France

Chamonix bans wingsuits after spate of deaths in Alps

The mayor of the French Alps town of Chamonix has banned the extreme sport of wingsuit flying for six months.

‘Psychotic’ nephew suspected in grisly murder of family
Spain

‘Psychotic’ nephew suspected in grisly murder of family

Spanish police suspect that the man who dismembered a Brazilian couple and also killed their young sons in a crime that shocked the country was the father's "psychotic" nephew.

Far-right AfD loses support for first time in months
Germany

Far-right AfD loses support for first time in months

Several polls show that the anti-immigrant Alternative for Germany (AfD) party are losing the support of voters for the first time since July.

Police nab serial ‘paddling pool slasher’ after 7 years
Germany

Police nab serial ‘paddling pool slasher’ after 7 years

Forty-seven paddling pools ruined. Seven years on the run. Thousands of euros in damage. But time has final run out for this wet bandit.

Missing Viking-era rune stone turns up in Sweden
Sweden

Missing Viking-era rune stone turns up in Sweden

A thousand-year-old rune stone that went missing for almost two centuries has been found near Uppsala, almost by chance.

Air Berlin and Tuifly cancel 56 flights on Wednesday alone
Germany

Air Berlin and Tuifly cancel 56 flights on Wednesday alone

More than 50 flights were cancelled by Air Berlin and Tuifly on Wednesday after a large number of staff called in sick amid concerns about a partial merger between the two companies.

Remains of ‘up to six bodies’ discovered in Sicilian cave
Italy

Remains of ‘up to six bodies’ discovered in Sicilian cave

Police made the grisly discovery in a cave in Palermo, Sicily. Clothes and women's shoes were also reportedly found.

Police ‘free’ man ‘detained’ by parents for three decades
Germany

Police ‘free’ man ‘detained’ by parents for three decades

A 43-year-old man has been "freed" from his parent’s house after he was confined there for several decades.

10 things you’re sure to notice after an Oktoberfest visit
Germany

10 things you’re sure to notice after an Oktoberfest visit

As Oktoberfest opened its tent doors for the final time in 2016, Jörg Luyken was there to soak up the atmosphere and the brew. To his surprise, he got sucked into the epicentre of German kitsch.

See-through clothes and bad taste: Paris fashion week hits
France

See-through clothes and bad taste: Paris fashion week hits

See-through clothes, lingerie dresses, and some "flashy bad taste".

The ten most Instagram-able places in Italy – beyond the obvious
Italy

The ten most Instagram-able places in Italy – beyond the obvious

Narrowing it down to ten isn't easy, but we think these are ten places all Instagrammers should visit in Italy - slightly off the beaten track.

New photos show horror of the Mediterranean’s never-ending migrant tragedy
Italy

New photos show horror of the Mediterranean’s never-ending migrant tragedy

The horror, terror and joy felt during perilous rescues of migrant boats have been captured in powerful new images published Wednesday, as the latest deadly episode in the Mediterranean fuelled calls for Europe to change tack on the crisis.

Ban the headscarf on French streets: Is Sarkozy serious?
France

Ban the headscarf on French streets: Is Sarkozy serious?

The ex-president has suggested he is in favour of banning the wearing of the Muslim headscarf in public. But his own campaign team tell a different story.

‘My hijab isn’t about religion any more – it’s about identity and I’m not taking it off’
Sweden

‘My hijab isn’t about religion any more – it’s about identity and I’m not taking it off’

Some classmates mocked her Swedish and prospective employers disliked her veil, but Najat Benyahia explains why she’s proud of graduating from university and has no intention of shedding her hijab.

Dane faces 10 years for selling cannabis to cancer patients
Denmark

Dane faces 10 years for selling cannabis to cancer patients

A Danish activist who provides cannabis to cancer patients and other Danes with serious medical ailments was arrested on Tuesday and faces up to ten years in prison.

Swiss widen probe into Malaysian 1MDB fund
Switzerland

Swiss widen probe into Malaysian 1MDB fund

Switzerland widens its probe into Malaysia's scandal-tainted state investment fund, 1MD.

Paris police crack down on fake Syrian refugee beggars
France

Paris police crack down on fake Syrian refugee beggars

Beggars in Paris are posing as Syrian refugees in the hope of getting sympathy and spare change from the public.

Eight questions to help you talk about molecular machines
Sweden

Eight questions to help you talk about molecular machines

The Local spoke to one of the Swedish Nobel judges about this year's Chemistry winners. We ask the stupid questions so you don't have to.

Don’t panic: Tenerife insists volcano ISN’T about to erupt
Spain

Don’t panic: Tenerife insists volcano ISN’T about to erupt

Tenerife's government has urged calm and insists there is no risk of an imminent eruption of the island's volcano.

Sicilian public sector workers skipped work for massages and basketball
Italy

Sicilian public sector workers skipped work for massages and basketball

Almost a third of the workers for the local authority in a Sicilian town have been charged with aggravated fraud, after an investigation revealed they were skipping work in favour of activities such as shopping and massages.

Who are the 2016 Nobel Chemistry winners?
Sweden

Who are the 2016 Nobel Chemistry winners?

A Frenchman, a Dutchman and a Scot are this year's winners of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry, all thanks to very tiny machines.

Brit fails to defend herself after pie attack on Norwegian minister
Norway

Brit fails to defend herself after pie attack on Norwegian minister

The British woman who was convicted of an “attack on democracy” for shoving a shaving cream pie into he face of Norwegian Equality Minister Solveig Horne in June did not show up to her appeal case on Tuesday.

Boutique in Vienna shopping district found floorless
Austria

Boutique in Vienna shopping district found floorless

Boutique owners returned to their shop in central Vienna to find a three-meter deep hole where the floor used to be.

9 unmissable events to check out in Germany this October
Germany

9 unmissable events to check out in Germany this October

If you're in the mood for giant pumpkin carving, onion festivals or spending the night at Frankenstein's castle, then Germany certainly has what you're looking for this October.

Lynx shot after posing a risk to humans
Switzerland

Lynx shot after posing a risk to humans

Game keepers have shot dead a sick lynx that was found wandering in a residential area.

Brexit boosts Danish housing market
Denmark

Brexit boosts Danish housing market

Low interest rates spurred by the referendum have increased house prices across Denmark.

Italian government boasts of low wages in campaign for foreign investment
Italy

Italian government boasts of low wages in campaign for foreign investment

A campaign sponsored by the Italian Ministry of Economic Development and aiming to encourage foreign businesses to invest in the country has been criticized for boasting of the low wages paid to educated workers in Italy.

Fashion Week brings in €1.2 billion to Paris economy
France

Fashion Week brings in €1.2 billion to Paris economy

While Kim Kardashian’s robbery may have over-shadowed the headlines, Paris Fashion Week still managed to bring a major economic boost to the city.

How abandoned luggage causes havoc at Paris airports
France

How abandoned luggage causes havoc at Paris airports

And it's all down to us passengers.

Twelve French insults we’d love to have in English
France

Twelve French insults we’d love to have in English

The French certainly have a way with words.

Würzburg, Salzburg? After Oktoberfest it’s all the same

Würzburg, Salzburg? After Oktoberfest it’s all the same

A young man from Austria had trouble distinguishing between two not so similar place names after a weekend at Munich's famous beer festival - and ended up in the wrong country.

BLOG: Sweden’s Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2016
Sweden

BLOG: Sweden’s Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2016

The Local reported live from the announcement of the 2016 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

‘I love how cool Copenhagen and its people are’
Denmark

‘I love how cool Copenhagen and its people are’

Irishwoman Alison O'Keefe moved to Copenhagen sight unseen and is now helping other expats make the transition.

Chorizo in paella? Go back to cooking school Jamie Oliver
Spain

Chorizo in paella? Go back to cooking school Jamie Oliver

You might think Spain would be flattered that one of Britain's most famous chefs chose to create his own version of a beloved national dish. You'd be wrong.

Fake Ferrante Twitter account sparks fresh confusion over author’s identity
Italy

Fake Ferrante Twitter account sparks fresh confusion over author’s identity

A Twitter account claiming to belong to Anita Raja on Tuesday night "confirmed" media reports that the translator was behind the successful Elena Ferrante novels, sending Italian media into a frenzy. But by Wednesday morning, it seemed that the account was a fake.

Set your own rent would-be tenants urged
Switzerland

Set your own rent would-be tenants urged

Three rental apartments in Vaud with pool and fitness centre are up for grabs at auction.

CDU politician’s office attacked after her ‘Nazi tweet’
Germany

CDU politician’s office attacked after her ‘Nazi tweet’

The office of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s CDU party mate Bettina Kudla was attacked after she posted a controversial tweet using a Nazi-invented term.

Who will claim this year’s Nobel Peace Prize? No one seems to know.
Norway

Who will claim this year’s Nobel Peace Prize? No one seems to know.

A veteran Russian rights activist, or the architects of the Iranian nuclear accord? Edward Snowden? Donald Trump?

Same-sex unions in Austria edge closer to marriage status
Austria

Same-sex unions in Austria edge closer to marriage status

A new piece of legislation will update the status of same-sex unions in Austria.

Swedish state ‘prepared to act’ on Ericsson cuts: minister
Sweden

Swedish state ‘prepared to act’ on Ericsson cuts: minister

But the telecoms giant is 'expected to take responsibility', Sweden's enterprise minister Mikael Damberg says.

Macron takes swing at ‘self-serving’ politicians in France
France

Macron takes swing at ‘self-serving’ politicians in France

The ex-banker turned economy minister turned presidential hopeful has removed his gloves to take a swipe at the country's old guard of politicians.

Tourism chiefs want special police units in Paris hot spots
France

Tourism chiefs want special police units in Paris hot spots

Would the tourists come back to France if they felt safer?

All ‘legal’, ex-IMF head Rato says in embezzlement trial
Spain

All ‘legal’, ex-IMF head Rato says in embezzlement trial

Former IMF chief Rodrigo Rato insisted that using the funds of banks he headed up for personal use was "completely legal," as he took the stand in a trial for embezzlement.

Swedish household debt hits record high
Sweden

Swedish household debt hits record high

Mortgage loans are still growing despite recent rules designed to help temper household debt, a major bank's new figures show.

Deal agreed with Sri Lanka over repatriations
Switzerland

Deal agreed with Sri Lanka over repatriations

Some Sri Lankans living in Switzerland may face a return home.

First pregnant woman in Austria tests positive for Zika
Austria

First pregnant woman in Austria tests positive for Zika

A pregnant woman from Salzburg has been diagnosed with the Zika virus, following her return from a vacation in the Dominican Republic.

At least 32 migrants dead off Libya: coastguard
Italy

At least 32 migrants dead off Libya: coastguard

UPDATED: At least 32 Europe-bound migrants were found dead on a day of frantic rescues off Libya on Tuesday, an AFP photographer on board one of the rescue boats said.

France and Germany to share military facilities and aircraft

France and Germany to share military facilities and aircraft

The two countries will cooperate more now that Britain is set to leave the EU.

Paris robbers will find it hard to sell on Kardashian gems
France

Paris robbers will find it hard to sell on Kardashian gems

Kim Kardashian's robbers managed to pull off their €9 million heist but the next step may prove harder than they had hoped..

Sweden proposes tougher laws on sexual offences
Sweden

Sweden proposes tougher laws on sexual offences

UPDATED: Changes to the rules on consent, negligence, and online abuse are among the proposals.

Future asylum centre damaged in deliberate act
Switzerland

Future asylum centre damaged in deliberate act

Vandals have attacked a future federal asylum centre in the canton of Fribourg.