A man burst into a Muslim prayer hall in Zurich on Monday and started shooting, injuring three men, according to police, who have launched a manhunt for the shooter.
Twelve people have died and 48 were injured after a truck drove into a Christmas market in Berlin on Monday night.
It might be Christmas but the French government is not giving away any gifts for those on the minimum wage.
Police in Lower Austria have busted an unscrupulous people-smuggling gang which raked in around €15m over the past decade by sending migrants to Vienna by boat, plane and overland - often in the most awful conditions.
All kinds of wild weather on the way for France.
It has been quite the few days for Malmö's anononymous miniature artwork, which made an appearance on US TV and received a special visitor.
Will a white Christmas remain a dream in Italy?
Germany’s top weathermen have given their opinion on the likelihood of a snowy winter. If you're in the southeast you might want to start polishing your sledge.
Austria's far-right Freedom Party said it has struck a "cooperation pact" with the party of Russian President Vladimir Putin, who is courting populist movements across Europe in an anti-EU campaign.
American journalist Elaine Sciolio says the Rue des Martyrs is the "only street" in Paris in her recent book. But why? And is she right?
A 45-year-old woman was attacked and sexually assaulted while out running in Munich’s central park on Sunday evening.
France has had enough of "le binge drinking".
Marwin Wallonius just won two gold medals at the World Memory Championships, including one for memorizing 520 numbers in the correct order in just five minutes.
But the International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde won't be punished despite the court's judgement on Monday.
For the second time in five years, a Norwegian train station is home to the world’s longest gingerbread train.
The rise of the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) has normally been attributed to popular anger at the government’s refugee policy. But a union leader has a different explanation.
The ruling is the first in Italy dealing with foreign fighters who are still located in war zones.
Lone refugee boys and young men are supporting themselves by selling sex to older men on Gothenburg's streets, according to charity Gothenburg Rescue Mission (Göteborgs Räddingsmission).
How’s this for a quirky first Christmas in Sweden: Qutaiba Ad-Dagher tells The Local Voices how he escaped from Mosul and soon found himself baking saffron buns and learning tricks from circus artists.
Denmark's total asylum numbers for 2016 are likely to end up at less than a third of what they were in the previous year.
Almost 50 people spent a night in police custody after they were rounded up by police at a tram stop in the south east of Munich.
The Local looks ahead to Sweden's 'red days' to help you make the most of your vacation in 2017.
With Christmas just around the corner, why not add a couple of traditional Swedish tunes to your playlist?
Foreigners seeking permanent residency in Norway must now pass an oral exam in Norwegian and civics test, the The Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI) has announced.
There's one key ingredient missing from many French Alps ski resorts this winter.
The father of three young children who were shot dead by their mother at the end of November has spoken of his grief and anger.
Torrential rain which started drenching Spain at the weekend has caused major problems in the south-east of the country, with rivers bursting their banks and roads closed to traffic.
German businesses rounded off 2016 with a stronger-than-forecast increase in confidence, a closely-followed survey showed Monday, despite fears for the future over Brexit and Donald Trump.
The Swiss parliament may have decided that the country’s bilateral agreements with the EU are more important than immigration controls, but the public may yet get to say otherwise.
Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Daniel and their two children Princess Estelle and Prince Oscar have wished everyone a Merry Christmas in the Swedish Royals' traditional Christmas video.
A man who is suspected of kicking a woman down a flight of stairs at a Berlin underground station has been arrested, after video of the crime spread around the world.
The Swedish government has presented proposals for changes to the rules on employee share schemes following criticism from the likes of Spotify.
Hmmm, keep dreaming.
Swiss scientists will once again be able to participate fully in the landmark EU research programme Horizon 2020, after Switzerland finally ratified the protocol extending free movement to Croatia.
It's the second death of its kind in the Dordogne area this season.
The Vienna Greens party has announced that a faster and more frequent train service will be in service between Vienna and Lower Austria - including on the S7 route to the airport - from December 2017.
It has been a record year for Italy's coastguard, with nearly 180,000 people rescued in the Mediterranean, longer days than ever before and, despite their efforts, thousands of victims.
In the last two years 1.2 million people have arrived in Germany seeking asylum. New government figures show that getting into work takes time.
France and Australia will sign a multi-billion dollar deal -- which Paris has billed as the "contract of the century" -- for 12 state-of-the-art submarines, their defence ministers said Monday.
From distorted skulls to abstract strokes, this list compiles ten of German art's most famous and influential pieces.
Think you’ve just spotted a potential treasure at an online auction site? Be sure to read this before you bid.
Norway and China announced on Monday the resumption of diplomatic relations, six years after Beijing froze ties with Oslo over the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to a Chinese dissident.
With the El Gordo draw only a few days away, here's some insight into what it's like winning the world's richest lottery.
Swiss supermarket giant Coop will sell products containing insects, such as burgers and meatballs, from next spring, it has confirmed.
You can climb the Iron Lady again.
Better known for its electronic music and street art, Berlin is now also home to a budding graphic novel scene in a country that has treated illustrated stories as children's literature.
UPDATED: The Danish parliament on Monday passed a bill that will bar students from taking a second university degree.
After one of Virginia Raggi's close aides was arrested for suspected corruption, she received a stern warning from the leader of the populist party.
Here's how to do Christmas, Italian style.
Berlin voiced outrage Sunday over an alleged decision by a German-backed international school in Istanbul to scrap Christmas festivities, although the claim was swiftly denied in Turkey.
"We lost, we ultra-lost."
Being invited to a Christmas party in Italy is a sure sign you're settling in. But be careful – festive gatherings can be a minefield for foreigners new to Italian etiquette.
Swiss ski star Lara Gut won Sunday's women's super-G at French resort Val d'Isere to move to within five points of absent World Cup leader Mikaela Shiffrin.
What happened to the work-life balance?
Dozens of Spotify workers may be forced to leave Sweden because of an error that could lead to authorities rejecting their work permit extension, according to a Swedish broadcaster.
The Local meets Faith Clements, who used the chronic backpain that ended her previous job to launch a new career in Sweden.