Forgotten Ingmar Bergman script to be made into a film
Sweden

Forgotten Ingmar Bergman script to be made into a film

Written in 1969, the script is 'up to the standard of his best', according to the Ingmar Bergman Foundation.

ECJ puts brakes on deportation of Iraqi family
Austria

ECJ puts brakes on deportation of Iraqi family

An Iraqi family threatened with deportation has been granted a brief reprieve after the European Court of Justice recommended they be allowed to stay in Austria for the time being.

France given wake up call as it bids for Brexit business
France

France given wake up call as it bids for Brexit business

France clearly has some work to do if it really wants to pinch business from the UK post-Brexit.

Mouth fun to feet fingers – 18 French words you just can’t translate literally
France

Mouth fun to feet fingers – 18 French words you just can’t translate literally

Word of warning: Don't translate French literally.

Spain’s Podemos sees golden opportunity in Socialist woes
Spain

Spain’s Podemos sees golden opportunity in Socialist woes

As Spain's conservatives prepare to re-take power after 10 months of political limbo, anti-austerity party Podemos has set its sights on replacing the divided Socialists as the main opposition force.

These are Germany’s top ten universities
Germany

These are Germany’s top ten universities

These are the best universities in all of Germany - at least according to one ranking.

Introducing Swabians – ‘the Scots of Germany’
Germany

Introducing Swabians – ‘the Scots of Germany’

These Southern Germans have quite a reputation in the rest of the country.

How France plans to help its stressed-out police force
France

How France plans to help its stressed-out police force

Could these measures stop the cops from protesting?

Wildlife ranger accused over decapitated bison in Valencia
Spain

Wildlife ranger accused over decapitated bison in Valencia

The case of the beheaded bison at a wildlife reserve in Valencia just got a whole lot weirder.

Woman sues dentist over job rejection for headscarf
Germany

Woman sues dentist over job rejection for headscarf

A dentist in Stuttgart is being taken to court by a woman whom he rejected for a job as his assistant on the basis that she wears a Muslim headscarf.

Sweden’s consumption footprint ‘among the worst’
Sweden

Sweden’s consumption footprint ‘among the worst’

Sweden has been criticized for its unsustainable consumption of the planet's resources in the latest edition of a major WWF study.

Denmark far behind Nordic neighbours on gender equality
Denmark

Denmark far behind Nordic neighbours on gender equality

Nation drops five spots in the Global Gender Gap Report to land at 19th.

What caused Wednesday’s earthquake in central Italy?
Italy

What caused Wednesday’s earthquake in central Italy?

The powerful tremors which shook central Italy on Wednesday were the product of a new earthquake rather than aftershocks from one that devastated the town of Amatrice in August, Italian experts say.

Lonely Planet hails Venice as budget destination. Wait, what?
Italy

Lonely Planet hails Venice as budget destination. Wait, what?

Ranked fourth in Lonely Planet's newly released list of the 'best value' destinations to visit next year is, er, Venice.

‘3,000 migrants dispersed’ after ‘Jungle’ clearance
France

‘3,000 migrants dispersed’ after ‘Jungle’ clearance

While thousands of migrants have been bussed out around France, new ones are arriving all the time and thousands of others have simply been dispersed aid agencies say.

Roskilde Festival reveals first names for 2017
Denmark

Roskilde Festival reveals first names for 2017

If Denmark’s largest festival was feeling some pressure after this week’s surprise announcement that the Aarhus-based NorthSide had landed Radiohead as a headliner, it didn’t show it.

Fifteen of the most bizarre laws in France
France

Fifteen of the most bizarre laws in France

A must read for anyone who wants to stay on the right side of the law in France.

Residents recall ‘apocalyptic’ earthquake scenes
Italy

Residents recall ‘apocalyptic’ earthquake scenes

Villagers recount "apocalyptic" scenes of the latest earthquake to strike central Italy - one of the country's most seismically active areas.

Isis suspect charged with scouting Berlin attack sites
Germany

Isis suspect charged with scouting Berlin attack sites

German federal prosecutors said Thursday they had brought charges against a 19-year-old Syrian man accused of having scouted targets in Berlin for a potential attack by the Isis terror group.

Video: How to be Joel Kinnaman for a day
Sweden

Video: How to be Joel Kinnaman for a day

The Swedish Hollywood actor will strap a camera to his head, stream it live and allow viewers to interact with him this weekend.

How Stockholm’s cold climate boosts creativity
Sweden

How Stockholm’s cold climate boosts creativity

Do long, dark winters actually make Swedes more creative and more productive? We spoke to Stockholm startups to find out.

Heroes of the high seas: the Vikings rescuing migrants
Norway

Heroes of the high seas: the Vikings rescuing migrants

Torch beams from rubber dinghies in the Mediterranean flash an SOS cry for help in the darkness and the Norwegian Siem Pilot does what it does best: rescuing migrants.

Statoil further cuts investments amid drop in oil price
Norway

Statoil further cuts investments amid drop in oil price

The Norwegian oil giant Statoil announced on Thursday a deeper cut to its investments this year after a third-quarter loss because of low oil prices.

Meet Sweden’s lonely Donald Trump voter
Sweden

Meet Sweden’s lonely Donald Trump voter

The Local talks to an American Donald Trump supporter on what it is like living in progressive stronghold Sweden.

Illegal immigrant dies after setting himself on fire
Switzerland

Illegal immigrant dies after setting himself on fire

The 45-year-old Tunisian was threatened with deportation.

Troubled Danish asylum centre closes amid sex claims
Denmark

Troubled Danish asylum centre closes amid sex claims

The children’s asylum centre Børnecenter Tullebølle on the island of Langeland will be shut down after a number of problematic incidents and fresh allegations of sexual abuse.

Berlin Holocaust memorial could not be built now: creator
Germany

Berlin Holocaust memorial could not be built now: creator

The architect of the Berlin Holocaust memorial has said that, if he tried to build the monument again today, it would not be possible due to rising xenophobia and anti-Semitism in Germany and the United States.

Spain jobless drops below 20% for first time in six years
Spain

Spain jobless drops below 20% for first time in six years

Spain's unemployment fell below 20 percent for the first time in six years, official figures showed on Thursday.

Convicted killer escapes Rome prison amid quake chaos
Italy

Convicted killer escapes Rome prison amid quake chaos

Three prisoners, including a convicted murderer serving a life sentence, who had been relocated due to the earthquake in central Italy, took advantage of the chaos to break out of jail using knotted bedsheets.

‘Liberal’ Germany stopping Europe’s ‘slide into barbarism’
Germany

‘Liberal’ Germany stopping Europe’s ‘slide into barbarism’

Europe is not slipping into the same dark tunnel of hate and nationalism that it did in the 1930s - mainly thanks to Germany - one of the continent's leading historians has said.

Medieval town in south of France upholds ban on UFOs
France

Medieval town in south of France upholds ban on UFOs

Aliens take note.

Swiss government rejects call for second immigration vote
Switzerland

Swiss government rejects call for second immigration vote

The Swiss government has rejected a popular initiative calling for a revote on plans to limit immigration.

‘Saints not ghouls’ insists Spanish church for Halloween
Spain

‘Saints not ghouls’ insists Spanish church for Halloween

Spanish bishops are urging good Christian children to forgo zombie, ghost and devil outfits and instead dress up as "saints, virgins and apostles".

American tourist dies at French Riviera sex club
France

American tourist dies at French Riviera sex club

American tourist reportedly fell five floors after being pushed outside the underground sex club in Cannes.

Norway under renewed fire for ‘undermining’ whaling ban
Norway

Norway under renewed fire for ‘undermining’ whaling ban

Norway came under fire on Wednesday from conservation groups that accused the International Whaling Commission (IWC) of giving the world's biggest whale hunter a free ride.

Sweden to keep record-low interest rate in 2017
Sweden

Sweden to keep record-low interest rate in 2017

The Swedish central bank said that it will take longer than expected to reach its inflation target.

‘Horror clown’ threatens bus driver in Vienna’s Donaustadt
Austria

‘Horror clown’ threatens bus driver in Vienna’s Donaustadt

A man disguised as a ‘horror clown’ threatened a bus driver in Vienna’s Donaustadt district and vandalised the bus.

Central Italy earthquake: What you need to know
Italy

Central Italy earthquake: What you need to know

A series of destructive earthquakes struck central Italy on Wednesday night, a region still reeling from August's deadly quake. Here's everything you need to know about what happened and why.

Tough road ahead, Spain PM warns before return to power
Spain

Tough road ahead, Spain PM warns before return to power

Spain's acting Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy warned on Wednesday of a tough road ahead as he prepares to take power again at the head of a minority government with little support.

Man lived with body of murdered lover for weeks
Austria

Man lived with body of murdered lover for weeks

A man has been arrested in Graz after police discovered the body of his girlfriend hidden in the shower cubicle of their rented apartment.

9 unexpected programmes at Stockholm University
Sweden

9 unexpected programmes at Stockholm University

Did you know Stockholm University offers 75 master's programmes taught in English? And some of them are programmes you won't find anywhere else...

Eurowings strike to hit 40,000 passengers
Germany

Eurowings strike to hit 40,000 passengers

The day-long strike by a Eurowings cabin crew union is expected to impact some 40,000 passengers on Thursday as hundreds of flights have been cancelled.

Norway’s chess king Carlsen hopes to fend off Russian grandmaster
Norway

Norway’s chess king Carlsen hopes to fend off Russian grandmaster

Sitting next to an ornate chess board in his home outside Moscow, 26-year-old Russian grandmaster Sergei Karyakin lowers his gaze as he ponders how to beat reigning world champion Magnus Carlsen.

Bern: companies should report salary inequality by law
Switzerland

Bern: companies should report salary inequality by law

The Swiss government wants to force small companies to examine their rates of pay every four years.

Deutsche Bank reports surprise quarter billion profit
Germany

Deutsche Bank reports surprise quarter billion profit

Troubled German lender Deutsche Bank reported Thursday a surprise €256-million profit in the third quarter, compared with a loss of more than six billion in the same period last year.

Danish anti-Trump campaigns target American voters
Denmark

Danish anti-Trump campaigns target American voters

Bus ad and music video encourage Americans to keep Donald Trump out of the White House.

IN PICTURES: Chaos and collapsed buildings as Italy hit by another quake
Italy

IN PICTURES: Chaos and collapsed buildings as Italy hit by another quake

Two strong earthquakes caused major damage on Wednesday night in an area of central Italy still recovering from a deadly quake in August.

Italy earthquake causes thousands to flee homes
Italy

Italy earthquake causes thousands to flee homes

Hundreds of people awoke in emergency shelters in Italy on Thursday after fleeing their homes following a series of strong quakes in the same region struck by a devastating tremor two months ago.

US ‘warned Merkel’ against Chinese takeover of tech firm
Germany

US ‘warned Merkel’ against Chinese takeover of tech firm

The German government withdrew its approval for a Chinese firm to purchase Aixtron, which makes semiconductor equipment, after the US secret services raised security concerns, a German media report said Wednesday.

Husband in custody after Orbe body identified
Switzerland

Husband in custody after Orbe body identified

The deceased is a 55-year-old woman who lived in the house with her husband.

Love, food and music: Why Italian is now the world’s fourth most studied language
Italy

Love, food and music: Why Italian is now the world’s fourth most studied language

Why did you learn Italian? Here are the (sometimes surprising) reasons people chose to study the language, from the emotional to the practical.

Paris: ‘Flying’ water taxis to be tested on River Seine
France

Paris: ‘Flying’ water taxis to be tested on River Seine

An in Seine idea surely? But tests will go ahead.

Creepy clown messes with the wrong dog walker in Sweden
Sweden

Creepy clown messes with the wrong dog walker in Sweden

A dog helped its owner fight off a creepy clown chasing the pair in southern Sweden.

France joins fight for rich pickings from post-Brexit UK
France

France joins fight for rich pickings from post-Brexit UK

France tries to woo EU's bank regulator and other agencies.

A million Swedes are digitally excluded: report
Sweden

A million Swedes are digitally excluded: report

Tech-savvy Swedes? Perhaps not. A new study suggests that at least a million of its residents feel the pain of the digital divide.

Malmö’s 19th Swedish title sets Champions hopes alight
Sweden

Malmö’s 19th Swedish title sets Champions hopes alight

Malmö FF have their eyes set on the Champions League after winning the Swedish league for the 19th time.

Five great autumn events in Sweden this week
Sweden

Five great autumn events in Sweden this week

Food, music, movies and more food. What better way of helping yourself forget that the days are getting shorter and colder?