The world’s first wine school will soon open in Italy
Italy

The world’s first wine school will soon open in Italy

Finally, a school where you'll want to do the homework.

Gothenburg ‘one of Europe’s most segregated cities’
Sweden

Gothenburg ‘one of Europe’s most segregated cities’

One in ten school students in Gothenburg's north-eastern suburbs sympathize with religious extremist organizations, according to a survey.

Danish Mohammed cartoons editor clashes with paper
Denmark

Danish Mohammed cartoons editor clashes with paper

The Danish ex-editor who commissioned the Mohammed cartoons that triggered deadly protests a decade ago accused Jyllands-Posten newspaper of trying to silence him, saying it had let "the jihadists" win.

Locals abandon their homes in quake-hit central Italy
Italy

Locals abandon their homes in quake-hit central Italy

The coloured houses and bustling squares of villages nestled in the mountains of the Marche region in central Italy were abandoned in a matter of hours as earthquake survivors fled.

Is Marks & Spencer to close Champs-Elysées store?
France

Is Marks & Spencer to close Champs-Elysées store?

Is it goodbye to crumpets, jam, and English biscuits?

Munich to get ‘nice toilets’ to serve cross-legged locals
Germany

Munich to get ‘nice toilets’ to serve cross-legged locals

The Bavarian capital has a pee problem - the city only has one public toilet for every 13,000 inhabitants. But a new plan could rescue desperate locals, the Süddeutsche Zeitung reports.

After Calais, France faces growing migrant crisis in Paris
France

After Calais, France faces growing migrant crisis in Paris

While all the focus has been on the closure of the Jungle in Calais, France must deal with the thousands of migrants sleeping rough in Paris. And their numbers are growing.

German kids get glowing report for their English skills
Germany

German kids get glowing report for their English skills

As if multilingual Germans don't already put many English-speakers to shame, now the younger generation is improving their English skills even more.

Restaurant boss suspected of kidnapping Cannes millionaire
France

Restaurant boss suspected of kidnapping Cannes millionaire

A restaurant owner 'harbouring a grudge', apparently.

Berlin museum controversially recreates Hitler bunker
Germany

Berlin museum controversially recreates Hitler bunker

Sensationalized or compelling history? Berlin museums clash over new Nazi bunker exhibit

Antonio, 19, is a Syrian refugee and porn actor hoping to change perceptions of refugees
Sweden

Antonio, 19, is a Syrian refugee and porn actor hoping to change perceptions of refugees

A 19-year-old refugee is hoping to change people's perception of Syrians and refugees - by making porn.

Swedish football diehard who went viral doesn’t get the fuss
Sweden

Swedish football diehard who went viral doesn’t get the fuss

A picture of Gefle IF celebrating with the only fan to make a 1164km round trip to see them has gone viral. The Local spoke to the diehard in question.

Forum Syd: helping marginalized people claim their rights
Sweden

Forum Syd: helping marginalized people claim their rights

What is shrinking civic space? Why is it important? How can we change the world? SI NFGL students got the chance to answer these questions at a meeting with NGO Forum Syd this week.

10 fascinating facts you never knew about German beer
Germany

10 fascinating facts you never knew about German beer

From malt and monks to Radlers and rivalries, the story of German beer is as rich and wonderful as its selection.

Sweden won’t suspend Assange warrant for funeral
Sweden

Sweden won’t suspend Assange warrant for funeral

The WikiLeaks founder has requested a temporary suspension of an arrest warrant so he could leave the Ecuadorian embassy in London for the funeral of his mentor.

Denmark had another year of record low crime
Denmark

Denmark had another year of record low crime

New report from the Justice Ministry shows slight uptick in rapes, however.

Dark tourism: Visit Italy’s creepiest attractions
Italy

Dark tourism: Visit Italy’s creepiest attractions

Get into the Halloween spirit by visiting some of Italy's creepiest sights. Cemeteries, underground bunkers, severed fingers... take your pick.

Halloween weekend: Sunny skies and nightmare traffic
Spain

Halloween weekend: Sunny skies and nightmare traffic

Spain is set for great weather over the long weekend. But be prepared for nightmare traffic.

Lucky Italian scoops record €163 million lottery win
Italy

Lucky Italian scoops record €163 million lottery win

A €3 scratchcard was an extremely good investment for one Italian...

Germans think they’re fit, but they’re really couch potatoes
Germany

Germans think they’re fit, but they’re really couch potatoes

There's been an increase in the number of Germans who define themselves as "fit", but their lifestyle choices don't quite match this self-perception.

What’s on in France: Top things to do in November
France

What’s on in France: Top things to do in November

The autumn is in full swing in France, and there's plenty to do.

Austrian police rescue 47 puppies from animal smuggler
Austria

Austrian police rescue 47 puppies from animal smuggler

Austrian police have seized 47 puppies found in a car at the Hungarian border.

‘I want to see women priests in the Catholic Church’
Sweden

‘I want to see women priests in the Catholic Church’

'I told the pope last year during a speech it is time to no longer speak for women about women, but to speak with women,' Sweden's Archbishop says.

‘Protect Swiss waterways or lose our fish’: WWF
Switzerland

‘Protect Swiss waterways or lose our fish’: WWF

Eighty-five percent of fish species in Switzerland are under threat, according to a report by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF).

Intensive farming ‘endangers a third of German species’
Germany

Intensive farming ‘endangers a third of German species’

There are 32,000 species of animal, plant and mushroom life native to Germany. Due to intensive farming methods, one in every three of these is endangered, a new report shows.

Why Apple is taking some random Danish dude to court
Denmark

Why Apple is taking some random Danish dude to court

A real-life case of David vs Goliath will play out in a Danish courtroom.

Call for FPÖ chief’s Facebook page to be shut
Austria

Call for FPÖ chief’s Facebook page to be shut

The Austrian lawyer who filed a criminal case against the leader of the Freedom Party for inciting hatred has called for his Facebook page to be shut down.

Italy quake survivors head to the coast
Italy

Italy quake survivors head to the coast

There was no relief for residents in Italy's quake-centre on Friday, where survivors with their nerves frayed by hundreds of aftershocks were packing up their few belongings and moving to the Adriatic coast.

Three migrant centre workers investigated for €9 million fraud
Italy

Three migrant centre workers investigated for €9 million fraud

The workers are accused of lying about the number of migrants who passed through their doors.

Sweden one of world’s easiest places to do business: report
Sweden

Sweden one of world’s easiest places to do business: report

It is easier to do business in Sweden now than it was last year, according to a World Bank report.

What Paris ‘squalor pit’ Gare du Nord will look like in future
France

What Paris ‘squalor pit’ Gare du Nord will look like in future

IN PICTURES: The universally accepted 'squalor pit of Europe' is finally getting a facelift.

SBB pilots new annual pass – costing 12,200 francs
Switzerland

SBB pilots new annual pass – costing 12,200 francs

Swiss federal railways (SBB) is looking for 100 people willing to pilot a new annual transport pass that includes use of an electric car.

Southern Spain will become a desert with global warming
Spain

Southern Spain will become a desert with global warming

Southern Spain will become a desert if global warning continues, scientists have warned.

Which areas of Italy have the highest risk of earthquakes?
Italy

Which areas of Italy have the highest risk of earthquakes?

Italy is particularly prone to earthquakes, like the four which struck on Wednesday. But where is the risk greatest?

This Swede has built a procrastinator’s dream
Sweden

This Swede has built a procrastinator’s dream

Ever wondered what's going on in the sky above the earth and in space? Now you can hear for yourself.

German hospital uses therapy to ‘treat’ paedophiles
Germany

German hospital uses therapy to ‘treat’ paedophiles

A unique German initiative is offering therapy to paedophiles to control their urges, with the aim of getting them help before they offend.

Halloween holiday in France: Traffic nightmares and sun!
France

Halloween holiday in France: Traffic nightmares and sun!

But it's great news for the country's beleaguered tourism industry.

Female terror suspect ‘planned suicide attack’
Austria

Female terror suspect ‘planned suicide attack’

Police have arrested the wife of a Chechen terror suspect after they found evidence that the pair were planning a suicide attack in Austria.

This Italian couple had a magical underwater wedding
Italy

This Italian couple had a magical underwater wedding

How deep is your love? For one Italian couple, the answer is "four metres underwater" - at least, that's where they got married, in an amazing diving ceremony.

Minister: ‘no tolerance’ for clowns after chainsaw attack
Germany

Minister: ‘no tolerance’ for clowns after chainsaw attack

Interior Minister Thomas de Maizière has called for a zero-tolerance approach to 'killer clowns' after a series of attacks culminating in two teenagers being chased by a clown wielding a chainsaw.

Immigration to Switzerland falls as emigration rises
Switzerland

Immigration to Switzerland falls as emigration rises

Immigration in Switzerland has fallen considerably this year, according to official figures.

Did Norwegian police eavesdrop on nation’s PM?
Norway

Did Norwegian police eavesdrop on nation’s PM?

The former mayor of Bergen had her telephone bugged by police while she was under investigation for corruption and Prime Minister Erna Solberg said she can’t rule out that she may have been on the other end of the line.

Spain’s Socialists refuse to go easy on Rajoy once in power
Spain

Spain’s Socialists refuse to go easy on Rajoy once in power

Spain's Socialists may have reluctantly decided to let Mariano Rajoy govern again but they will not go easy on the acting conservative premier once he re-takes power, they warned on Thursday.

Baby who was auctioned on eBay taken away from father
Germany

Baby who was auctioned on eBay taken away from father

A German court ruled on Thursday that a man who put his one-month-old baby up for sale on the online auction platform eBay should only be allowed contact with the child under supervision.

Portugal’s ruling party calls German minister ‘pyromaniac’
Germany

Portugal’s ruling party calls German minister ‘pyromaniac’

The head of Portugal's ruling Socialists called German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble a "pyromaniac" on Thursday after he criticized Lisbon for reversing course on austerity.

French MPs vote to make Airbnb ‘professionals’ pay tax
France

French MPs vote to make Airbnb ‘professionals’ pay tax

Do you make a lot of money through Airbnb in France? You'll have to pay a share to the taxman in future.

Over 100 aftershocks felt in central Italy on Thursday night
Italy

Over 100 aftershocks felt in central Italy on Thursday night

Italy has vowed to rebuild every single home destroyed in Wednesday's earthquake, but for the inhabitants of the central Italian towns and villages affected by the disaster, it will be a long time before life can return to normal.

France and Britain accused of abandoning Calais minors
France

France and Britain accused of abandoning Calais minors

Scores of young migrants are forced to sleep rough for a second night.

Greenland uranium mining opponents join government
Denmark

Greenland uranium mining opponents join government

Newly-formed coalition divided on the controversial issue of uranium mining.

Fake police car driver seized after confronting real police
Sweden

Fake police car driver seized after confronting real police

Three men in a fake police car were left red-faced after they tried to stop a man in southern Sweden who turned out to be an off-duty officer.

Wawrinka aces his way into Basel quarterfinals
Switzerland

Wawrinka aces his way into Basel quarterfinals

The home favourite returns to the quarterfinals of the Swiss Indoors for the first time in five years.

This tiny bird can fly for ten months straight: scientists
Sweden

This tiny bird can fly for ten months straight: scientists

Swedish scientists have found that this bird stays in the air for almost a year without landing.

‘Death must be Viennese’, and not just at Halloween
Austria

‘Death must be Viennese’, and not just at Halloween

Dominik Creazzi, "Paranormal Investigator" embossed on his jacket, strains his ears among the decaying tombstones of Vienna's central cemetery, the last resting place of three million mortals from Beethoven to "Rock Me Amadeus" singer Falco.

Recipe: How to make no-knead sourdough bread like a Swede
Sweden

Recipe: How to make no-knead sourdough bread like a Swede

Swedes love their sourdough bread. Food writer John Duxbury shares his favourite Swedish recipe for a no-knead loaf.

Why the Pope is visiting Sweden next week
Sweden

Why the Pope is visiting Sweden next week

Pope to nail reconciliation agenda to Lutherans' door in southern Sweden.

Norway is world’s third most gender equal country, but…
Norway

Norway is world’s third most gender equal country, but…

Norway has been declared the world’s third most gender equal country in a study by the prestigious World Economic Forum, but the study as a whole as bad news for equality.