The liberal group in the European Parliament on Monday rejected a controversial application by Italy's biggest opposition party, the populist Five Star Movement, to join forces.
In pictures: After Germany enjoyed a white, wintery weekend, the weathermen are forecasting rainier weather but also more snow on its way for this week.
The suggestion that the state should fund 'sexual assistants' for the disabled has provoked fierce debate across the country.
The numbers continue a significant trend in recent years.
More bike lanes and tram lines for Paris.
The number of deaths on Swedish roads went up in 2016, new figures reveal.
The boardrooms of Germany's top companies remain male-dominated despite a so-called "women's quota" imposed last year, a new report finds.
Spring is around the corner - here are some top things to check out before then.
A fight is brewing over space on the beer shelves of supermarket Rema 1000 in the northern part of Norway.
The populist party is toning down its Euroscepticism as Italy heads towards elections.
Spain hosted nearly 75 million foreign tourists last year, ten percent more than visited the world's third most popular destination in 2015.
Two schools in Jutland were evacuated on Monday after an English-speaking woman phoned in bomb threats, police said.
French police made 16 arrests Monday over the armed robbery in Paris of US reality TV star Kim Kardashian when masked gunmen stole at least €9 million ($9.5 million) worth of jewellery.
A criminal probe into the crash concluded that Andreas Lubitz bore sole responsibility for the disaster that killed 144 passengers and six crew.
Four people died and some 20 were injured, many of them Swiss residents, when a coach travelling from Portugal to Switzerland crashed in France on Sunday morning.
Rock band U2 will play in Barcelona on July 18th, the only date in Spain on their Joshua Tree album tour.
Justice Minister Heiko Maas wants to strengthen security measures by tracking dangerous suspects with ankle monitors, as officials debate tough new protocols following the Berlin attack.
The president of Austria's Islamic Faith Community has a plan to show more transparency to the non-Muslim public.
Swedish prime minister Stefan Löfven told a defence conference that he "cannot rule out" that Russia could try to influence Swedish elections.
Ever heard of Faroese wool? Gudrun Rógvadóttir tells The Local about life on the Faroe Islands, tradition, and how a unique jumper epitomizes the Nordic-but-not nature of this isolated society.
A doctor at Vienna's general hospital (Wien AKH) has developed a vaccine that could effectively cure the common cold.
A house fire broke out under subzero conditions in Upper Austria due to a lit cigarette.
Videos of rescue puppies playing in the snow have gone viral in Sweden and chalked up thousands of views in just a handful of days.
The capital city is considering allowing rejected asylum seekers the chance to stay in Germany if they are victims of far-right violence, as a way of sending a "strong signal" to perpetrators of racist crimes.
A Swedish court has fined a former national athletics coach over comments that appeared to accuse Zlatan Ibrahimovic of doping.
Six of the victims were homeless.
Just how popular is the Norwegian youth series ‘Skam’ in Denmark? Enough that the Hartvig Nissen school in Oslo that serves as the show’s setting has been overrun by Danish fans.
With France's presidential election less than four months away, political parties have been urged to practise "digital hygiene" to avoid cyberattacks, Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Sunday.
A Dutch woman has seen her request for Swiss citizenship refused for the second time by local residents who object to her media campaigning against cowbells and other Swiss traditions.
It's been a snowy start to 2017, and the wintery weather is set to continue.
Susanne Bier may not have left Sunday night’s Golden Globe awards with a statue in hand, but three actors in her miniseries 'The Night Manager' did.
La Vijanera carnival took place in Spain on the first Sunday of January as thousands of people gathered in the Cantabrian town of Silió to bid farewell to winter.
Germany's domestic security chief warned on Sunday that the country's radical Islamist scene is not only growing, but becoming more decentralized, posing greater challenges to surveillance operations.
Three women and 14 men were arrested on Monday, police sources say.
France's Isabelle Huppert wins best actress.
A Russian couple died and their two children were seriously injured when their car came off the road in Switzerland on Saturday.
Germany threatened on Sunday to end development aid to countries that refuse to take back rejected asylum seekers, a response to failings which kept the suspected Berlin attacker from being deported.
A Norwegian court will on Tuesday examine the state's appeal against a ruling that right-wing extremist and mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik has been treated inhumanely since being jailed for killing 77 people nearly six years ago.
The head of Italy's populist Five Star movement (M5S) has said he wants to abandon a eurosceptic alliance in the European Parliament with Britain's UKIP party, which will leave the legislature after Brexit.
If there is one thing the Spanish know how to do it is throw a great party. Here is a list of our favourites for 2017.
FBI agents have arrested a Volkswagen executive on conspiracy charges in relation to the 'dieselgate emissions-cheating scandal, The New York Times reported on Monday.
Rival Cypriot leaders resume UN-brokered peace talks in Geneva on Monday billed as a historic opportunity to end decades of conflict on the divided island, but the outcome is far from certain.
Train travellers in Stockholm were met with an unusual spectacle at the weekend when the city’s subway was filled with bare-legged 'no pants' enthusiasts.
Henrik Kristoffersen, reigning world champion in the discipline, won Sunday's slalom at Adelboden, pushing Italian Manfred Moelgg into second spot.
Alexander Isak is only 17, but he has now made his debut for Sweden.
Swedish automaker Volvo said Sunday that it expects to export half of the cars produced at a future plant in the United States.
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