A computer hiccup prompted the Swedish parliament to announce the resignation of Liberal Party leader Jan Björklund on Thursday. The only problem was Björklund had no such intentions.
France has launched a new campaign to try to cut down the high smoking rate across the country - which is especially high among pregnant women.
Technology giant Apple opened its first European Academy in the southern Italian city of Naples on Thursday, a project it is hoped will provide opportunities for work and study to the city.
Exact replicas of three architectural treasures damaged or destroyed by the Islamic State group (Isis) in Syria and Iraq went on show on Thursday at the Colosseum in Rome.
A member of the Sweden Democrats is being accused of anti-Semitism after she called for a ban on 'ethnic groups' owning more than five percent of media, singling out the Bonnier family.
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UPDATED: Sixteen underage asylum seekers were injured when a bus bringing them back from language class was struck by a lorry in northern Jutland.
In a ruling condemned by German media, an award-winning anti-Nazi activist was convicted for changing the meaning of a piece of graffiti which called for Chancellor Angela Merkel to resign.
A young woman was rescued from a ‘cult exorcism’ taking place in the northern Spanish city of Oviedo after her "blood-curdling screams" were heard by neighbours.
Germany's highest court on Thursday rejected compensation claims by relatives of victims of an airstrike in Afghanistan seven years ago that killed dozens of civilians.
FIFA president Gianni Infantino has vowed that the 2026 World Cup bidding process will be free of controversy.
Two German courts Thursday jailed an Isis group jihadist and handed prison terms to four men for backing another Islamist militant group in Syria.
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Love letters from a very smitten Francois Mitterrand - that the former president sent to his mistress - are set to be published 20 years on.
Sweden's bureaucratic migration system could cripple its competitive edge, an American developer behind a new network to help bridge the gap between firms and foreign workers has told The Local.
As Kaiser's Tengelmann continues to see losses, it faces having to immediately shut down dozens of branches if a takeover deal doesn’t go through.
Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday that those opposed to the EU signing the TTIP free trade deal with the US wouldn't be half as loud if the negotiations were with Russia.
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Radicalized staff sabotaging planes? Not true says France's national carrier.
Cecilie Myhre was born in Norway to a Norwegian family that goes back generations. She spent most of her life in the country before moving to Australia 14 years ago. Now she says that the country of her birth has left her stateless.
One size does not fit all – not in shoes and not in Swedish lessons. The Local finds out more about “Swedish for Programmers”, an alternative to SFI which is helping get foreigners into new jobs quickly.
A picturesque hamlet nestled on the shores of Lake Lugano is Switzerland's most beautiful village.
Four Danish MPs were on Thursday told to leave the chamber during parliament’s opening debate because they were wearing t-shirts urging action in Syria.
Spanish police are searching for 26 migrants who escaped from a detention centre in southern Spain after a "mutiny" in which five officers were injured.
Norway plans to spend a record amount of its oil riches next year -- an election year -- to stimulate its economy hit hard by oil price weakness, a budget bill presented on Thursday showed.
Sweden's famous @Sweden Twitter account could close as a last resort after a wave of abuse directed against its curators.
Britain cannot be allowed access to the EU's single market without accepting free movement of people, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Thursday, warning she would not allow a free-for-all.
CCTV footage is revealing more information about the puzzling robbery of US star Kim Kardashian.
Disney's endearing family movies drew heavily on the Grimms' fairy tales - but left out all the child abuse, cannibalism, and murder.
French PM announces plan to build 33 prisons to help ease the crisis of France’s bulging prison population.
A proposed tunnel between Denmark and Sweden could at last see the light of day.
A British woman drowned off a Costa Blanca beach after lifeguards ignored her because "she wasn’t waving hard enough", claimed her heartbroken husband.
Switzerland’s second biggest bank, Credit Suisse is fined 90 million dollars.
A celebratory band played Thursday as a cruise liner docked in the port of Tunis for the first time since a March 2015 jihadist attack killed 21 tourists in the capital.
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A pensioner from Carinthia has been conned out of around €2.3m after “investing” in fake shares for years.
A man got much more than just love drunk when he popped the question to his girlfriend. But now he’s enlisting the help of the public to remember how she answered.
More than 100,000 Italians moved abroad last year - and a third of them were aged under 35. Italy's President warned that this was often "a sign of impoverishment, not a free choice".
A proposed tunnel between Sweden and Denmark could at last see the light of day.
Two Russian Blackjack bombers were intercepted by Spanish fighter jets and turned back off the coast of Bilbao.
A five-star hotel in central Switzerland has become an overnight internet sensation.
The benches in front of Salzburg train station have been removed in a move to discourage homeless people, beggars and drug addicts from congregating there.
AfD leader Frauke Petry has come under fire for predicting a sort of clash of civilizations and comparing Germany's multicultural society to a "compost heap".
A light aircraft crashed and caught fire in northern Italy on Wednesday, killing the one person on board.
A flock of drunken starlings caused chaos on an Austrian motorway earlier this week.
US Ambassador Jane Hartley was the first to cast a ballot.
In a bid to save energy and money the City Hall has ordered the temperature of pools to be dropped, while one pool is heated by the water from sewers.
UPDATED: The leader of the Danes' Party says the charge is "political theatre".
Gibraltar reacted furiously as Spain outlined its plans at the UN for a proposal for joint sovereignty with Britain.
Violence flared in Corsica last night.
Fame came at a price for a Spanish boy who mistakenly racked up €100,000 ($112,000) in advertising fees with Google as he attempted to make his brass band famous online.
Norway's right-wing government on Wednesday announced plans to ban the full-face Islamic veil from classrooms and university lecture halls.
Austrian double Olympic judo champion Peter Seisenbacher has been charged with sexually abusing two young girls he was coaching.
Cutting 3000 Swedish jobs could be a short-term solution with the potential to cause long-term damage to Ericsson, Karl-Petter Thorwaldsson argues.
The l'Hotel de Ville restaurant in Crissier has retained its three-star Michelin rating.
Italian police have arrested a mafia boss known as 'la mamma' (the mummy) who was hiding in a concealed room in the house he had lived in his whole life.
A building in western France, set to house a number of migrants and refugees from Calais, has been hit by gunfire.
People wishing to bring a partner or family member to Sweden are waiting up to two years for a decision on whether they will be granted residency, according to a Swedish radio report.
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