Swiss-based tobacco giant Philip Morris is aiming to stop selling conventional cigarettes.
Donald Trump would be the perfect protagonist for a disaster film, said Spanish director Pedro Almodovar, as a retrospective of his movies got underway in New York.
A Slovakian woman will be kicked out of Denmark in the country's first ruling of its kind.
The bizarre story of a spy for Germany's domestic secret service who was revealed to be an Islamist got even stranger when media reported on Wednesday that he was also once a gay porn star.
House and car insurance costs are going to rise in France next year.
Norway's minority government faced a crisis on Wednesday as the small Christian Democratic Party broke off budget negotiations, putting the right-wing coalition in danger of collapse.
... but Japanese restaurants came out on top overall.
Stockholm-based English teacher David Ashby reflects on British politeness and the straight-talking Swedes.
A 14-year-old from Syria has reported a Berlin tram driver to police, claiming he told her to get off the vehicle because she was wearing a headscarf.
But what does Sweden's new government inquiry mean for services such as Uber?
... and some suggestions for where you should head to instead.
Germany's biggest media gala kicked into its usual glamorous swing last Friday, but now it is kicking up a storm after an event publication satirically advertised 'swimming lessons for refugees on the Mediterranean'.
German airline Lufthansa on Wednesday said it had offered striking pilots a fresh pay deal in a bid to end a long-running and crippling dispute.
Swiss police have raided homes in the country as part of a broadening probe into corruption allegations over the awarding of the 2006 World Cup to Germany.
Who were those bearded warriors?
Tribute will be paid to those who lost their lives in the plane crash in Colombia.
A new pan-European study analyzes why right-wing populists are on the march across Europe. One factor above all was most relevant.
Another 13 towns across Spain have been chosen to join the elite club of “most beautiful pueblos” for 2017. The Local takes a look at the newcomers to the title.
As Danes prepare to turn their calendars to December and hunker down for winter, the summer music festival season is just starting to heat up.
Only the Austrians are more afraid of globalization, a new survey reveals.
"Don't just say it, mean it," the Pope tells French politicians.
Beppe Grillo, the party's leader, failed to address key questions when attacking the claims of links between the Movement and fake news sites.
Winter is finally upon us, and Germany has kindly laid on a whole host of things to do to carry us through the final month of the year.
So ripping the shirt of your bosses' backs is not acceptable in France.
A Stockholm charity warns that the number of homeless people is on the increase as a result of Sweden's housing crisis.
Just a few days before Austrians vote in the re-run of the presidential election, the far-right candidate Norbert Hofer has told other politicians from the Freedom Party (FPÖ) to avoid wearing a blue cornflower in their buttonholes.
The most significant quake, measured at 4.4 magnitude, was felt in L'Aquila and Amatrice.
A Dutch student living in Tromsø makes an appeal to Norwegians to consider the global impacts of their meat-heavy diet.
Top economic advisers to the German government have estimated that children today will have to work until they are 71 years old for the pension system to properly function.
Police in Switzerland are arming themselves with assault rifles to be better prepared in the event of a terrorist attack.
The far-right Identitarian youth movement has placed a veil on one of Vienna’s most famous statues as a protest against what they call “the Islamisation of Austria”.
Sweden's burger and fries baked in a calzone has caused jealousy in the land of the deep-fried Mars bar, but it isn't even the worst the Nordic nation has to offer.
A former politician for the Labour Party is one of 51 people involved.
Mayors say closure of river bank in Paris has caused traffic chaos in their towns.
She wriggled out of the passenger window of her quickly disappearing red BMW and hauled herself onto its roof.
An anaesthetist and a nurse are suspected of causing the deaths of at least five patients through a lethal cocktail of drugs - including the nurse's husband.
Nobody knows better than the Germans how to create a cosy atmosphere at a Christmas market. A new survey shows exactly what treats Germans think a good Christmas market can't do without.
Good news for Sweden after years of tumbling down global education tables.
A priest from Lower Austria has managed to upset children and parents at a local primary school, after telling the assembled children that their beloved gift giver the Christkind (Christ child) doesn’t exist.
Swiss ski resorts may have opened early this year, but the past month was one of the mildest Novembers since records began.
The spotlight is on Nordic tech this week as the Slush conference kicks off. So in the midst of all the excitement we had to ask - what makes Stockholm so special?
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Hundreds of migrants sleep rough on Rome's streets, while thousands more with legal residency are forced to sleep in squats.
German heavyweight airline Lufthansa cancelled a further 890 flights on Wednesday as pilots remained on strike in a long-running wage dispute.
A Zurich pensioner is to receive a reward for handing in a wad of 6,000 francs ($5,900) that he found in the street.
One of the heirs to the Fiat fortune has been arrested in New York for allegedly faking his own kidnapping to fund a weekend of drugs and sex.
Update: The German government insisted on Wednesday that security measures at its domestic intelligence agency were sound after an agent was unmasked as a suspected Islamist.
A former Stockholm resident suspected of involvement in the Paris and Brussels terror attacks also had links with an Islamist network in the Scandinavian country, SVT’s Uppdrag granskning program reports.
Find out how Swedes are helping ensure songwriters around the world can earn a living from their work – whether songs are streamed on Spotify or played live in an arena.
Marine Le Pen is tapping into voters' fears and desires.
After just two years the marriage of Austrian multimillionaire Richard Lugner (84) and his former Playboy wife Cathy (26) is over. The couple are signing their divorce papers on Wednesday.
Danish jets were part of a US-led attack that killed dozens of Syrian military forces.
Tatyana Chernova was banned by the Lausanne-based Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) on Tuesday for doping and stripped of her 2011 world title.
Only two days after Gävle's giant Christmas goat was reduced to ashes, a second Swedish yule goat has met its demise.
You may have noticed that a few things have changed around here.
You may have noticed that a few things have changed around here.
Looking for somewhere to beat the winter blues in Sweden's second city? These eight cozy cafes are guaranteed to help.