Stockholm Arlanda falls down EU’s busiest airport ranking
Sweden

Stockholm Arlanda falls down EU’s busiest airport ranking

The Swedish capital's main airport has dropped down the list of Europe's most-used, and was out-performed by a Scandinavian neighbour.

Just how ‘far right’ are the Sweden Democrats?
Sweden

Just how ‘far right’ are the Sweden Democrats?

After Sweden's PM fell foul of a slip of the tongue, The Local spoke to three political scientists on the tricky matter of finding appropriate labels for the Sweden Democrats.

Are there police no-go zones in France? The police say yes
France

Are there police no-go zones in France? The police say yes

Even if the Prime Minister insists there are not.

Amatrice man charged for deliberately running over his dog
Italy

Amatrice man charged for deliberately running over his dog

The man tied the animal to his car with a rope before running it over.

Badalona cancels Columbus holiday ‘glorifying genocide’
Spain

Badalona cancels Columbus holiday ‘glorifying genocide’

The anti-capitalist city council in Badalona have called off a national holiday on Wednesday arguing that it commemorates the "genocide of the occupation of America" and "has Francoist connotations".

Zurich restaurateur named chef of the year
Switzerland

Zurich restaurateur named chef of the year

Rico Zandonella, proprietor of Rico’s Kunststuben restaurant in Küsnacht on Lake Zurich is Gault Millau’s ‘chef of the year 2017’.

Germans use Syrian arrest ‘heroes’ to poke fun at Pegida
Germany

Germans use Syrian arrest ‘heroes’ to poke fun at Pegida

Germany on Monday hailed three Syrians who helped police capture a compatriot suspected of planning a jihadist bomb attack, with social media coming alive with jibes against anti-migrant protesters.

‘Jewel from Kardashian’s robbery’ found in Paris
France

‘Jewel from Kardashian’s robbery’ found in Paris

Will it help find the thieves who robbed Kim Kardashian?

Man jailed for killing drinking pal then cutting off his penis
Germany

Man jailed for killing drinking pal then cutting off his penis

A court in central Germany sentenced a man to almost seven years behind bars on Monday, after he was found guilty of killing a drinking companion before removing his genitals.

How to get really angry in French: Useful verbal missiles
France

How to get really angry in French: Useful verbal missiles

We'd rather you all stay calm and count to three, but sometimes it's impossible.

60 former UberPOP drivers convicted in Sweden
Sweden

60 former UberPOP drivers convicted in Sweden

The car-sharing service was ditched in Sweden last May.

Most of post-war justice ministry were Nazis: report
Germany

Most of post-war justice ministry were Nazis: report

A new study presented on Monday revealed that more than half of the leadership of the West German Justice Ministry were former members of the Nazi party, including dozens of former paramilitary SA members.

Denmark has lowest price increase in over 50 years
Denmark

Denmark has lowest price increase in over 50 years

Newly-released figures from Statistics Denmark reveal that the national consumer price index has barely moved over the past year.

Chancellor: ‘Austria is not a racist country’
Austria

Chancellor: ‘Austria is not a racist country’

Austria’s Chancellor Christian Kern has denied that Austria is a country full of racists, ahead of the upcoming presidential election which could see the far-right candidate win.

Who are the 2016 Nobel Economics Prize winners?
Sweden

Who are the 2016 Nobel Economics Prize winners?

A Brit and a Finn won this year’s Nobel Prize in Economics thanks to their contributions to contract theory.

100,000 Italians march ‘for peace, against indifference’
Italy

100,000 Italians march ‘for peace, against indifference’

Groups including trade unions, women's rights organizations and the family of murdered Italian student Giulio Regeni came together to march for peace in Italy on Sunday.

Norway rejected post-Brexit trade pact with UK
Norway

Norway rejected post-Brexit trade pact with UK

Britain wanted to create a formal task force to work with Norway on a post-Brexit free trade agreement, but the Norwegian rejected the overture according to a new report.

Nightclub exp-loo-sion shocks Bavarian police
Germany

Nightclub exp-loo-sion shocks Bavarian police

Emergency services were called to a north Bavarian club to discover a man had blown up one of the toilets.

Brittany joins Bali and Bhutan in ‘world’s greenest places’
France

Brittany joins Bali and Bhutan in ‘world’s greenest places’

The Grand Canyon, Bali, Zanzibar... and Brittany.

‘Man bun’ jibes spark drunken brawl on flight to Alicante
Spain

‘Man bun’ jibes spark drunken brawl on flight to Alicante

A fight that broke out between passengers on a flight between Edinburgh and Alicante last week erupted after one man was repeatedly insulted over his hair style.

Hospital to review treatment of intersex kids
Switzerland

Hospital to review treatment of intersex kids

Switzerland’s largest paediatric clinic is reacting to criticism over the treatment of intersex children.

Hunters find body of British hiker missing since June
Spain

Hunters find body of British hiker missing since June

David Oldman had been walking from London to Gibraltar when he went missing in June in the hills near Albox, in the southern Spanish province of Almeria.

Paris to make room at the top by upgrading unused loft flats
France

Paris to make room at the top by upgrading unused loft flats

Paris wants to make all the unused or squalid "chambres de bonne" inhabitable again.

Wasps and weather threaten Italian chestnuts
Italy

Wasps and weather threaten Italian chestnuts

Roasted chestnuts are a traditional autumnal snack in Italy - but production has hit a "historic low".

Bayer chief promises no Monsanto GM crops in Europe
Germany

Bayer chief promises no Monsanto GM crops in Europe

German chemicals firm Bayer said on Monday it would not introduce genetically modified crops in Europe after its gigantic takeover of US seed and pesticide producer Monsanto.

Far-right radicals try to storm east German police station
Germany

Far-right radicals try to storm east German police station

A group of nearly a dozen people from the far-right scene in Magdeburg attempted to storm a police station on Saturday to free a companion who had been arrested earlier in the day.

IN PICTURES: Italy’s first snowfall of the season
Italy

IN PICTURES: Italy’s first snowfall of the season

Summer may barely be over, but this weekend saw the first snowfall of the season in several of Italy's mountain towns.

Frankfurt trial of ‘exorcism murder’ family begins
Germany

Frankfurt trial of ‘exorcism murder’ family begins

The trial of five family members, accused of murdering one of their relatives during a brutal exorcism ritual, began in Frankfurt am Main on Monday.

BLOG: Sweden’s Nobel Prize in Economics 2016
Sweden

BLOG: Sweden’s Nobel Prize in Economics 2016

The Local reported live from Stockholm as Oliver Hart and Bengt Holmström won the 2016 Nobel Prize in Economics.

Hollande warns Putin: Those behind ‘war crimes’ will pay
France

Hollande warns Putin: Those behind ‘war crimes’ will pay

French president François Hollande has been talking tough ahead of talks with Russian leader Vladimir Putin in Paris later this month.

40 boys in mass brawl at troubled Danish asylum centre
Denmark

40 boys in mass brawl at troubled Danish asylum centre

One teen was charged for hitting a centre worker with a pipe.

Austrian far-right leader weds for second time
Austria

Austrian far-right leader weds for second time

The head of Austria’s far-right Freedom Party (FPÖ) Heinz-Christian Strache (47) has married for the second time.

Hail causes massive highway collision
Switzerland

Hail causes massive highway collision

A hailstorm caused a 24-car pile-up on Sunday.

Merkel warns of ‘brain drain’ in Africa amid refugee influx
Germany

Merkel warns of ‘brain drain’ in Africa amid refugee influx

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday warned against Africa suffering from a "brain drain" as she arrived on a three-day tour of the continent focused on security and stemming the influx of asylum seekers to Europe.

Pensioner in chairlift scares off would-be burglars
Austria

Pensioner in chairlift scares off would-be burglars

A plucky 84-year-old woman from Upper Austria chased off two men who were attempting to rob her home.

Controversial Pique to quit Spain after 2018 World Cup
Spain

Controversial Pique to quit Spain after 2018 World Cup

Controversial Spanish defender Gerard Pique insisted on Sunday that he will end his international career after the 2018 World Cup.

US establishing Marine ‘base’ in Norway: report
Norway

US establishing Marine ‘base’ in Norway: report

UPDATED: The Defence Ministry said on Monday that the US and Norwegian militaries are discussing the possibility of deploying US troops in Norway.

Pets or pests? Quaker parrots invade Madrid parks
Spain

Pets or pests? Quaker parrots invade Madrid parks

Spanish parks are struggling to control a foreign invasion.

Malmö nightclub rocked by powerful explosion
Sweden

Malmö nightclub rocked by powerful explosion

A popular nightclub in Malmö was damaged in a powerful explosion in the early hours of Monday.

Pope Francis appoints potential successors
Italy

Pope Francis appoints potential successors

Pope Francis announced the appointment of 17 new cardinals, including the papal envoy to Syria, which he called a "martyred country".

France says Britain should take in Calais migrant minors
France

France says Britain should take in Calais migrant minors

Britain should take in hundreds of migrant children from the Calais migrant camp, says France.

Police suspect gang ties in Copenhagen shooting death
Denmark

Police suspect gang ties in Copenhagen shooting death

One man was killed and three others were injured in a shooting incident over the weekend.

Police arrest Isis suspect with help from Syrians
Germany

Police arrest Isis suspect with help from Syrians

A Syrian man suspected of plotting an Isis bomb attack was arrested on Monday by German police with the help of three of his compatriots, in a case that sparked fresh calls for greater checks on asylum seekers.

Chinese wine tasters enjoy shock win in France
France

Chinese wine tasters enjoy shock win in France

Turns out the Chinese are the best in the business when it comes to blind wine tasting.

Wawrinka joins Nadal in Brisbane International
Switzerland

Wawrinka joins Nadal in Brisbane International

Stan Wawrinka will use the Brisbane International as his warm-up event to the Australian Open.

Fire truck collision kills 37 cows in Sweden
Sweden

Fire truck collision kills 37 cows in Sweden

Most of the cattle died in the collision, others had to be put down.

French villagers rally against migrant relocation plan
France

French villagers rally against migrant relocation plan

Angry demonstrators were out in force this weekend, protesting against the migrants set to arrive in their villages.

Cop confesses to murder of girlfriend and son
Austria

Cop confesses to murder of girlfriend and son

A police officer from Vienna has confessed to shooting dead his pregnant girlfriend with his service weapon and strangling their son.

French policeman in coma after fire bomb attack
France

French policeman in coma after fire bomb attack

A French policeman is in a life-threatening condition after his patrol car was torched near Paris.

Here’s how many Swedes would vote for Clinton
Sweden

Here’s how many Swedes would vote for Clinton

If Sweden could vote in the US election, Donald Trump would not stand a chance, according to this new poll.

‘Sweden is doing much better than most other countries’
Sweden

‘Sweden is doing much better than most other countries’

The Sweden-based founder of the first organization for the LGBT community in Iraq and Kurdistan speaks to The Local about his work.