The famous Champs de Mars by the Eiffel Tower will be closed as Paris deploys rat catchers.
The soldier reported an incident to the police where he claims to have been scratched by two unknown assailants.
City authorities in the capital of North Rhine-Westphalia want to legalize cannabis. But to see the plan through they might have to get their neighbours on board.
The German Defence Minister was in Saudi Arabia on Thursday aiming to conclude a training deal for Saudi military officers, eliciting sharp criticism from German left-leaning parties.
Unruly drivers are undermining the pollution bans.
The French will have to fork out far more for Christmas delicacies this year.
The goat hater behind the burning of this year's giant straw figure in Sweden is still at large.
German cuisine may not be as internationally renowned among gourmands as French fare, but the country still has its share of three-star bistos that can't be missed.
Adolf Burger, the last of the concentration camp inmates forced by Nazi Germany to churn out phoney British money, has died at the age of 99, media reports said Thursday.
An incredibly detailed portrayal of a mouse-sized world featuring a restaurant, shop and more has brought smiles to the faces of Malmö residents.
Is it worth it?
An annual study of consumer purchasing power shows where the richest Germans live and just how unevenly distributed wealth is throughout the country.
German heavy industry giant ThyssenKrupp said Thursday it fell victim to a hacking attack in which the perpetrators sought to steal company secrets.
Geneva’s most popular and enduring annual festival, the Escalade, takes place this weekend. The Local tells you what it's all about.
For the first time in 20 years, Norway’s government spending exceeds 50 percent of the nation’s gross domestic product (GDP).
Here are the most likely candidates.
Barack Obama didn't want this technology to end up in the hands of a Chinese government-backed company.
Despite his heavy referendum defeat, polls on Thursday showed a majority of voters saw Renzi as the best leader for his party.
With Sweden taking in so many refugees in recent years, economic migrants have dropped down the list of priorities and are often ignored, business administrator Stuti Singh tells The Local Voices.
"Play time is over," says the leader of France's far-right National Front party.
More Swedish billionaires have been added to the ranks this year, but who is the richest of them all?
Only question is: will the Swedes believe that?
Anyone visiting Geneva University Hospital must now wear a face mask, under new rules to combat the spread of flu.
Former Budget Minister Jérôme Cahuzac's was jailed for three years on Thursday. Here is a look at how he became a political pariah in France after being charged with tax fraud and kicked out of the government in 2013.
He was supposed to be cracking down on tax dodgers not joining them.
A 41-year-old man had been detained on suspicion of murder, after he is believed to have set fire to his wife on a street in the northern town of Kiel on Wednesday.
With nearly 70 significant changes to the rules over the past 15 years, foreigners in Denmark have a hard time following along.
An initiative intended to promote reading among young people showed the enduring popularity of classic tales - but ten schools submitted a rather worrying choice.
Catholics seeking to confess their sins to a priest in Spain can now turn to a new app to find the nearest available cleric.
It was the first time that four paintings by Pablo Picasso had been auctioned in Sweden, and buyers paid a premium.
Germany's top court shot down the case of a young girl who had argued she should not have to take part in swim classes with both boys and girls due to her religion.
International banks have enquired about switching operations from London to Paris following Britain's vote in favour of exiting the European Union, according to a senior official at France's markets regulator.
The European Commission is preparing a legal case against the German government for failing to properly impose regulations on diesel emissions on its car manufacturers.
The Moody's ratings agency on Wednesday downgraded its outlook for Italy's sovereign debt to negative from stable, citing the failure of the constitutional referendum, but kept the debt rating unchanged.
The annual Fête des Lumières is going to be a tightly guarded and scaled-back affair this year.
A new guide on training for priests emphasizes sexual abstinence, the barring of gay people and supporters of 'gay culture' from holy orders, and daily social media use.
It's Nobel Week and this year's winners are in town to celebrate. And another old laureate has decided to stay and join the research team at Stockholm University...
Want to build an end-of-year playlist Danish style? Here are 2016's most streamed tracks in Denmark.
Things got a little more exciting than usual at the annual Krampus parade in the small town of St. Johann in Pongau when a group of teenagers attacked the demonic mountain spirits.
Want to build an end-of-year playlist Norwegian style? Here are 2016's most streamed tracks in Norway.
Investors are reluctant to commit funds due to the instability created by Renzi's resignation.
The right-wing Swiss People’s Party (SVP) says it will not call on Swiss voters to decide on how its mass immigration initiative should be implemented.
Renzi once promised to make Italy stronger and more competitive in 1,000 days. But his reforms didn't quite take off.
A 66-year-old man was sentenced to eight years in prison on Thursday for a series of online sexual assaults perpetrated on children in Norway and the Philippines.
One person was killed when a light aircraft crashlanded at an airport in eastern France on Wednesday, airport managers said.
He also described readers as faeces lovers.
Spanish police have smashed a criminal gang of Iranians and Pakistanis who preyed on tourists in Barcelona by posing as police, just days after dismantling a similar ring in Madrid.
UPDATED: After massive criticism, Kenneth Kristensen Berth walked back his remarks by saying he meant "warning shots"
Do the Paris driving restrictions really help improve the quality of the air?
A man who was found with gunshot wounds in Malmö has died in hospital.
French media reports claim American and British spies intercepted data from plane passengers' mobile phones.
A Swiss adventurer has unveiled a solar plane aimed at reaching the stratosphere.
One person was killed when a light aircraft crashed at the EuroAirport Basel on Wednesday evening.
An inquest into British indie band Viola Beach's tragic car accident in Sweden has established the causes of death.
The Swedes have no shortage of quirky traditions. Here are 16 to follow to help you fit in around Christmas.