EU President accuses populists of misleading Danes
Denmark

EU President accuses populists of misleading Danes

The president of the European Parliament has accused the anti-immigration Danish People’s Party of misleading Danish voters into voting “no” in last year’s EU referendum.

Homeless man does a runner from France’s top restaurants
France

Homeless man does a runner from France’s top restaurants

"A man's gotta eat," he told police, after racking up gigantic bills in some of France's plushest restaurants.

Facebook slammed for cutting Swedish breast cancer video
Sweden

Facebook slammed for cutting Swedish breast cancer video

The social media giant removed a breast cancer awareness video because it deemed the images "offensive," according to the Swedish Cancer Society.

Underwater museum hopes to make a splash in Marseille
France

Underwater museum hopes to make a splash in Marseille

Don't forget your scuba gear...

Austrian policeman sentenced over ‘Heil Hitler’ salute
Austria

Austrian policeman sentenced over ‘Heil Hitler’ salute

A policeman in Austria was sentenced on Thursday for shouting "Heil Hitler" at a driver during a traffic check at the Hungarian border in April.

Eurowings braces as cabin crew union proclaims strike
Germany

Eurowings braces as cabin crew union proclaims strike

A union representing cabin crew for Lufthansa's budget airline Eurowings announced that strikes could take place at any time over the next two weeks, starting on Monday.

Scary clown craze endangers crucial work of clown ‘doctors’
Austria

Scary clown craze endangers crucial work of clown ‘doctors’

Within the last couple weeks, disturbing events involving masked individuals has caught public attention in Austria.

Mysterious German U-boat wreckage found off Scotland
Germany

Mysterious German U-boat wreckage found off Scotland

First World War U-boat "attacked by sea monster” thought to be found off Scottish coast.

Milan made the Dalai Lama an honorary citizen and China isn’t happy
Italy

Milan made the Dalai Lama an honorary citizen and China isn’t happy

The ceremony honoring the Buddhist leader with Milanese citizenship was accompanied by a small protest from the city's Chinese community.

Supermarket Edeka warns of exploding apple juice bottles
Germany

Supermarket Edeka warns of exploding apple juice bottles

"Risk of injury" from "Gut und Günstig" sparkling apple juice bottles has forced Germany's largest supermarket to recall the product.

And France’s top chef of the year is… ‘Monsieur Idiot’
France

And France’s top chef of the year is… ‘Monsieur Idiot’

Look beyond the name. He's the man who turned his family's humble "moules frites" joint into one of France's best seafood restaurants.

Dine in the buff at Spain’s first nudist restaurant
Spain

Dine in the buff at Spain’s first nudist restaurant

Spain's first naked dining experience opens on the island of Tenerife.

By wheelchair from Syria to Germany: teen’s story of hope
Germany

By wheelchair from Syria to Germany: teen’s story of hope

She tackled the gruelling 2,000-kilometre migrant trail in a wheelchair, translating along the way for other refugees using English she learned from a US soap opera. Now this teen is living in Germany and hoping to inspire others with a newly published memoir.

Italian fined €30,000 for bad-mouthing her ex to her son
Italy

Italian fined €30,000 for bad-mouthing her ex to her son

Divorced Italians will want to watch their words following the ruling...

Berlin Zoo to have a pair of pandas by next summer
Germany

Berlin Zoo to have a pair of pandas by next summer

The giant bamboo-eating bears will move into a brand new 5,000 square-metre enclosure in the capital's Zoologischer Garten.

Peta slams Danish royals for animal fur stamp photo
Denmark

Peta slams Danish royals for animal fur stamp photo

Denmark’s royals are making the country look “callous and out of touch”, animal rights group Peta has claimed, after they posed in fur-lined boots for a Greenland stamp.

Two new spider species discovered in Munich
Germany

Two new spider species discovered in Munich

It's news every arachnophobe in Munich is no doubt thrilled to hear: two types of spider new to the region have been discovered in the Bavarian capital - and one of them bites!

Pastor rapped for depicting rival as Nazi in church play
Sweden

Pastor rapped for depicting rival as Nazi in church play

The pastor allegedly found it funny.

In Pictures: Look inside this perfect Swedish island home
Sweden

In Pictures: Look inside this perfect Swedish island home

Anna-Lena and Johan designed and built their home with tall beautiful windows, a smart heating system, and a separate section for their greyhounds.

Spain’s top court overturns bullfighting ban in Catalonia
Spain

Spain’s top court overturns bullfighting ban in Catalonia

Spain's Constitutional Court on Thursday cancelled a bullfighting ban in Catalonia in what is likely to exacerbate tensions between Madrid and the separatist region, and between animal activists and fans of the tradition.

Could France do more to ease the worries of ‘Brexpats’?
France

Could France do more to ease the worries of ‘Brexpats’?

Paris is rolling out the red tape for British firms, so why not British citizens in France?

Danes seek damages from Sweden for border checks
Denmark

Danes seek damages from Sweden for border checks

More than 100 Danes are demanding compensation from the Swedish government for the border checks brought in at the start of the year.

‘Better sex education will help tackle gendered violence in Italy’
Italy

‘Better sex education will help tackle gendered violence in Italy’

'Urgent' reforms to Italy's school curriculum are needed to tackle violence against women, argues a new campaign calling for more education about sex, relationships and consent.

Out of the dark: Five years on from Eta ceasefire
Spain

Out of the dark: Five years on from Eta ceasefire

Five years after armed separatist group Eta declared a permanent ceasefire, Basque journalist Alberto Letona is still wondering when the dialogue will begin.

Finnish store mocks Norway champ with lipbalm deal
Norway

Finnish store mocks Norway champ with lipbalm deal

A supermarket in Finland is offering free lipbalm for customers who buy Norwegian salmon, in a far-from-subtle jab at the positive doping result of Norway's ski champion.

Chimney sweep rescues lost mushroom picker
Austria

Chimney sweep rescues lost mushroom picker

A 76-year-old Austrian man who went out mushroom picking almost froze to death after getting lost and spending the night in the forest.

After woman’s body found in barrel, husband may walk free
Germany

After woman’s body found in barrel, husband may walk free

A woman disappeared in Hanover 24 years ago, but no one reported her missing. Although her husband has now confessed to her murder, he still may not step foot in jail.

Cannabis worth millions seized at Swedish port
Sweden

Cannabis worth millions seized at Swedish port

The 300kg haul was found by in a truck which drove off a ferry in Karlskrona.

Muslims call for Norway minister to resign after pork post
Norway

Muslims call for Norway minister to resign after pork post

Norwegian Muslims have called on the country’s integration minister to step down after she said that immigrants should adapt to a culture of pork, alcohol and no face-veils.

Brother-in-law arrested over murder of Swiss teacher
Switzerland

Brother-in-law arrested over murder of Swiss teacher

The primary school teacher was found dead in Ticino earlier this week.

Brexit: Brits in France could face ‘cataclysmic’ impact
France

Brexit: Brits in France could face ‘cataclysmic’ impact

Can't France make it easier for Britons to get French nationality?

Refugees sold into forced prostitution
Austria

Refugees sold into forced prostitution

Female refugees are being sold into forced prostitution in Austria, a police investigation into human trafficking has found.

Roll over Volvo: there’s a new Swedish car in town
Sweden

Roll over Volvo: there’s a new Swedish car in town

Car developers in Gothenburg have given Volvo a new sibling.

Eta ‘not dead’ but Spain focus moves onto jihadism
Spain

Eta ‘not dead’ but Spain focus moves onto jihadism

Five years after Eta quit violence, the Basque separatist group has yet to dissolve but it poses little threat and authorities have shifted their focus to fight jihadists, says Spain's chief anti-terrorism prosecutor.

Inside Switzerland’s largest nuclear bunker – 40 years on
Switzerland

Inside Switzerland’s largest nuclear bunker – 40 years on

The Local takes a tour of the Sonnenberg bunker in Lucerne, opened 40 years ago at the height of the Cold War.

Two injured after army tank falls 50 metres in Alps
Germany

Two injured after army tank falls 50 metres in Alps

A Bundeswehr (German army) soldier has been severely injured after the tank he was riding in crashed 50 metres down an embankment after going off course in bad weather.

Italy is home to ‘Europe’s best landmark’
Italy

Italy is home to ‘Europe’s best landmark’

That's what the users of travel site TripAdvisor think, at least. But which of the country's many treasures scooped the top spot?

Hunt for ten most wanted Brit fugitives hiding out in Spain
Spain

Hunt for ten most wanted Brit fugitives hiding out in Spain

These fugitives from British justice are thought to be hiding out in Spain. Do you recognize anyone?

Driverless bus takes a spin around Salzburg’s old town
Austria

Driverless bus takes a spin around Salzburg’s old town

A driverless minibus has made a test journey in the city of Salzburg.

Ten Swiss ski resorts named most expensive in Europe
Switzerland

Ten Swiss ski resorts named most expensive in Europe

Skiers in Switzerland pay the highest prices for their ski passes of anywhere in Europe, according to research.

Thaw trip: Swedish PM Löfven heads to Saudi Arabia
Sweden

Thaw trip: Swedish PM Löfven heads to Saudi Arabia

There are fences that need mending.

In their own words: Why French police are in revolt
France

In their own words: Why French police are in revolt

Police have staged protests for three nights in a row across France. Here's why they say they're fed up.

Mythbusting Ancient Rome: What was Emperor Nero really like?
Italy

Mythbusting Ancient Rome: What was Emperor Nero really like?

He's one of the most controversial - and misunderstood - figures of Ancient Roman history. So who exactly was Emperor Nero?

Here’s where it could snow in central Sweden this weekend
Sweden

Here’s where it could snow in central Sweden this weekend

...and it's still only October.

Teen girl stands trial for ‘Isis’ police stabbing in Hanover
Germany

Teen girl stands trial for ‘Isis’ police stabbing in Hanover

A teenage girl stands trial from Thursday in Germany for stabbing a police officer, an assault allegedly "ordered" by Isis but which was not claimed by the jihadist group.

France leaning right six months before election
France

France leaning right six months before election

... and the left has been left in suspended animation.

On the trail of Inspector Montalbano in Sicily
Italy

On the trail of Inspector Montalbano in Sicily

Love Inspector Montalbano? You'll love this tour of the detective's Sicilian haunts.

Disgruntled French police stage protests for third night
France

Disgruntled French police stage protests for third night

The French government is struggling to deal with a revolt among the country's police force.

Brazilian suspect in grisly Madrid murder turns self in
Spain

Brazilian suspect in grisly Madrid murder turns self in

A Brazilian teenager suspected of dismembering his uncle and aunt and killing their two young sons in a grisly crime that shocked Spain has turned himself in to police.

Merkel threatens Putin with more sanctions on Berlin visit
Germany

Merkel threatens Putin with more sanctions on Berlin visit

Chancellor Angela Merkel created a united front with French President Francois Hollande in Berlin on Thursday to denounce Russia’s “war crimes” in Syria.

German hosemaker to France: stop misusing our name

German hosemaker to France: stop misusing our name

German high-pressure hose manufacturer Kärcher has appealed to candidates in the French presidential campaign to stop using its name in discussions about crime.

Scarlett Johansson to run Paris gourmet popcorn shop
France

Scarlett Johansson to run Paris gourmet popcorn shop

She'll even be serving customers apparently.

IN PICTURES: Star architect unveils ‘The Cloud’ in Rome
Italy

IN PICTURES: Star architect unveils ‘The Cloud’ in Rome

The Cloud is an ambitious conference centre created by acclaimed architect Massimiliano Fuksas.

Five bodies recovered, 300 migrants rescued in Mediterranean
Italy

Five bodies recovered, 300 migrants rescued in Mediterranean

The bodies of five migrants were recovered in the central Mediterranean on Wednesday during rescue operations that saved 300 others, the Italian coastguard said.

This is where Germany’s top-earners live
Germany

This is where Germany’s top-earners live

A new study shows in which states you might be living the high life - and in which ones you might be struggling on below average pay.

Fury at plans that ‘threaten the IB’s survival’ in Sweden
Sweden

Fury at plans that ‘threaten the IB’s survival’ in Sweden

A new system for converting the grades of International Baccalaureate students in Sweden will make it almost impossible for them to get into top Swedish universities, it has been claimed.

Education doesn’t always pay in Sweden: study
Sweden

Education doesn’t always pay in Sweden: study

Half of Swedish graduates would earn more in their lifetime if they instead started work straight after high school, a new study shows.

Eco group fights Bern over wind farm plans
Switzerland

Eco group fights Bern over wind farm plans

Wind turbines are “gigantic and destructive” machines, says Paysage Libre Suisse.

Five ways to discover something new in Sweden
Sweden

Five ways to discover something new in Sweden

From a performance of Frank Zappa's unheralded orchestral work to an intriguing combination of circus and opera, Sweden has some unique events this weekend.