Raoul Wallenberg is credited with rescuing 100,000 Jews from the Holocaust during World War II, and his death has been shrouded in mystery for years.
Changing colours, dramatic sunsets, atmospheric light... autumn is when Italy is at its most photogenic.
Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel confirmed on Monday that an agreement has been reached to save troubled supermarket Kaiser's Tengelmann, after the chain appeared to be heading for closure.
A €23 million plan to boost visitor numbers in Paris will include English lessons for those in the tourism industry.
Just like in love, sometimes the way to get to know a city's heart is through your stomach.
After four people ignored an 82-year-old man who had collapsed and would later die in a bank in Essen, Germans have been forced to ask if their society has become too egotistical.
Is French Prime Minister Manuel Valls fed up or finally sensing his opportunity?
Gareth Bale declared the lure of "the biggest club in the world" behind his decision to sign a new bumper six-year deal with Real Madrid which makes him one of football's highest paid players.
Halloween was unknown in Germany 25 years ago. But when the Gulf War cancelled Karneval, its organizers saw a gap in the market.
France has formally ended its peacekeeping mission in Central African Republic.
Copenhagen Police said on Monday that the illicit cannabis trade in the alternative enclave Christiania is now just a shadow of its former self.
Picasso's widow hid nearly 300 artworks from his son, a court in southern France heard on Monday.
With Sweden’s immigration debates focusing mainly on lucrative tech startups, exploited berry pickers, and an unprecedented influx of asylum seekers, migrant workers in the middle ground are grappling with their own problems but struggling to get their voices heard.
A group of teens and young people banded together to harass police at a train station in Munich, leading officers to evacuate part of the station at the weekend.
In the coming 12 months, hundreds of events will commemorate the reformer Martin Luther, hoping to bring the two Christian Churches closer together.
Tickets went on sale at midnight.
Germany's World Cup-winning coach Joachim Löw has extend his contract until 2020, the German FA (DFB) announced on Monday.
French authorities have said the last shacks in the Calais "Jungle" will be cleared by Monday evening.
After some pleasant mild and sunny autumn weather Austria can expect to experience a cold front, with rain and snow forecast after All Saints' Day on November 1st.
Know your Lutherans from your Calvinists with this handy companion guide to the Pope's visit to Sweden.
A 21-year-old Spaniard has been arrested for faking his own kidnapping to extort money from his mother to pay a debt.
Panic on the streets of Stockholm?
Six police officers were injured when they tried to shut down an illegal rave in Vienna’s Simmering district.
Here's a potential happy ending for the men who like to keep their smartphone in their pockets.
Looking for something to give you goosebumps this Halloween? The Local looks at eight Spanish films that are sure to have you cowering beneath the covers.
Italian authorities said on Monday they were taking care of more than 15,000 people left homeless by the country's most powerful earthquake in nearly 40 years.
Prosecutor finds Philipp Müller guilty of negligent driving after a head-on collision with a scooter last September.
You may not realise it, but many of our favourite dog breeds have German names and were developed in Germany before they became our pets. Here are 11 of the most popular.
Italian cinema is famous around the world - but there's much more to it than La Dolce Vita. This Halloween, why not try out a few classic Italian horror films?
Two weeks after a self-proclaimed "Reichsbürger" killed an officer during a police raid, German police are investigating within their own ranks for links to the extremist movement.
Two Afghan asylum seekers rescued a pensioner who had fallen in a river in Upper Austria and was in danger of drowning.
Ana Vela Rubio had an awful lot of candles to blow out this year.
A new photography exhibition aims to debunk common stereotypes about Portuguese people.
A key Russian defence figure says the deployment of US Marines at Værnes is part of a US buildup to go on a "global blitz" and warned that Norway may make itself a target for a potential nuclear attack.
BLOG: The Local followed the Pope's visit to Sweden live from Malmö and Lund.
The British homeless man found dead tied to a bench near Malaga airport with ham on his buttocks and his genitals in a tuna can may have been killed by a fellow tramp in a row over food.
The temporary migrant camp in Paris is now home to over 2,000, but not for long.
Seven out of ten Austrian voters believe that the government does not have the country’s problems under control - but the majority would still not want to see the right-wing FPÖ in government.
Man sought by police after the bodies of his wife and two young daughters were discovered.
Swiss federal police (Fedpol) has banned nearly 100 people from entering Switzerland this year.
This week we put Jönköping University in the spotlight, as President Anita Hansbo tells us about the school's intimate but international atmosphere and gives advice on how to get along with Swedes.
On Monday morning, a 66-year-old Norwegian will appear in Bergen District Court to face charges of child sexual abuse, including having ordered the abuse of Filipino children that was live-streamed over the internet.
He's done it again. Germany's gaff prone European Commissioner Günther Oettinger, has been recorded putting his foot in his mouth. Not for the first time.
After ten long months of political deadlock, conservative leader Mariano Rajoy has been officially sworn in by King Felipe VI as prime minister of Spain.
A pensioner was killed at the weekend when a road bridge collapsed - despite the highway agency having "repeatedly requested" its immediate closure".
Large-scale police action after man refused to leave his residence.
A British man is among those charged over the kidnapping of a millionaire in Nice.
Twenty-eight cows died in the incident.
As her 117th birthday approaches, Emma Morano and her doctor share the secrets to her longevity.
Would you dare visit?
Russia wants to team up with Sweden to salvage a submarine wreck, in a move to improve relations between the two countries.
Marin Cilic defeated Kei Nishikori to lift the Swiss Indoors title.
Support for banning begging in the Swedish capital has gone up in the past year, according to a fresh survey.
The Local speaks to British writer and dancer Rebecca Rosier about how she and her partner one day decided to pack their bags and move to Sweden.
Pope Francis flies to Sweden today on the latest leg of his mission to promote reconciliation and unity within the wider Christian family.