Defiant Fillon fights to save wobbling presidential bid as pressure mounts
France

Defiant Fillon fights to save wobbling presidential bid as pressure mounts

"I'm not going anywhere", Fillon insists, but those in his party might have something to say about that.

The Vatican is ‘concerned’ by Donald Trump’s policies
Italy

The Vatican is ‘concerned’ by Donald Trump’s policies

"We are builders of bridges, far less of walls."

Violent storms set to lash Brittany and Normandy
France

Violent storms set to lash Brittany and Normandy

Prepare yourself for a tempest (or three).

Sweden extends border controls until spring 2017
Sweden

Sweden extends border controls until spring 2017

Sweden will extend border controls and ID checks in the south of the country by a further three months, the country's government has confirmed.

Berlin to fit suspected jihadists with ankle bracelets
Germany

Berlin to fit suspected jihadists with ankle bracelets

Germany's government on Wednesday approved the use of ankle bracelets to monitor extremists considered potentially dangerous as it moves to get tough on suspected jihadists after the Berlin truck attack.

Italy sets up €200 million fund to help African countries stop migrants leaving
Italy

Italy sets up €200 million fund to help African countries stop migrants leaving

The so-called Africa Fund will help bolster the "fight against human trafficking and illegal migration", Italian Foreign Minister Angelino Alfano said.

After Knut, meet Fritz, the polar bear melting German hearts
Germany

After Knut, meet Fritz, the polar bear melting German hearts

Move over Knut, there's a new über-cute polar bear in town. Meet Fritz, the three-month-old ball of fluff that a Berlin zoo is hoping will capture hearts around the world.

Southern Sweden may have its own Vasa as historic shipwreck is identified
Sweden

Southern Sweden may have its own Vasa as historic shipwreck is identified

Marine archaeologists think a shipwreck found in the south of Sweden is 1600s warship the Blekinge.

WATCH: Police dog pushes woman onto train tracks in Nuremberg
Germany

WATCH: Police dog pushes woman onto train tracks in Nuremberg

In a bad news day for Germany's federal police, video has emerged of an out-of-control police dog pushing an innocent woman off a station platform in Nuremberg.

German soldiers accused of ‘sadistic sexual rituals’ and humiliation
Germany

German soldiers accused of ‘sadistic sexual rituals’ and humiliation

The German army is currently embroiled in a scandal after reports surfaced of "sadistic sexual practices" on trainees at an elite army camp in Pfullendorf, Baden-Württemberg.

Spanish nun sparks outrage with suggestion that Virgin Mary may have had sex
Spain

Spanish nun sparks outrage with suggestion that Virgin Mary may have had sex

Sister Lucia Caram is not a typical nun but her latest declarations might be a step too far for Spain's Catholic Church.

Fillon and ‘Miss Moneypenny’ fight new claims as French right mulls Plan B
France

Fillon and ‘Miss Moneypenny’ fight new claims as French right mulls Plan B

The noose appears to be tightening around French presidential frontrunner François Fillon as his party considers a plan B and a new poll spells bad news.

In-demand Lagerbäck follows Iceland heroics with risky Norway move

In-demand Lagerbäck follows Iceland heroics with risky Norway move

Swedish coach Lars Lagerbäck has risked the wrath of his home nation by signing up to coach rivals Norway

EU ‘to dock Marine Le Pen’s wages’ to make up for €300,000 she owes Brussels
France

EU ‘to dock Marine Le Pen’s wages’ to make up for €300,000 she owes Brussels

Le Pen's salary is about to take a hit.

Ten other outrageous political scandals that rocked France
France

Ten other outrageous political scandals that rocked France

The growing "fake jobs" scandal engulfing François Fillon is just the latest in a long line of politicians (allegedly in Fillon's case) behaving badly in France.

Family appeals for help after British expat goes missing in Dordogne
France

Family appeals for help after British expat goes missing in Dordogne

Family appeal for help to find British expat in the Dordogne.

Lugner invites Goldie Hawn as his date to Vienna Opera Ball
Austria

Lugner invites Goldie Hawn as his date to Vienna Opera Ball

American actress Goldie Hawn will be billionaire Richard Lugner's celebrity guest at the Vienna Opera Ball on February 23rd.

Merkel election rival accuses Trump of being ‘un-American’
Germany

Merkel election rival accuses Trump of being ‘un-American’

Martin Schulz, the Social Democrat who is to take on Angela Merkel in September's national election, has said that Donald Trump has not acted like an American since becoming US President.

SAS plans new bases in Ireland and London to match low-cost rivals

SAS plans new bases in Ireland and London to match low-cost rivals

The airline has revealed it will set up new bases outside Scandinavia to keep up with low-cost rivals and capitalize on rising demand.

Ski-booted man causes ‘serious injury’ with groin kick
Austria

Ski-booted man causes ‘serious injury’ with groin kick

A German skier is being treated in hospital for a serious injury after a fellow skier kicked him in the genitals whilst wearing ski boots during a drunken argument at a ski resort in the Austrian state of Salzburg.

Are you as Swedish as a four-year-old? The battle to integrate as quickly as your kid
Sweden

Are you as Swedish as a four-year-old? The battle to integrate as quickly as your kid

Victoria Martínez explains how her four-year-old daughter is beating her in the race to integrate after they moved to Sweden.

‘Neo-Nazi’ arrested for bomb attack on foreigners in Düsseldorf 17 years ago
Germany

‘Neo-Nazi’ arrested for bomb attack on foreigners in Düsseldorf 17 years ago

Nearly two decades after a bombing in Düsseldorf injured mainly Jewish people and foreigners, police have now arrested a suspect.

Italian couple arrested for sending weapons to Isis
Italy

Italian couple arrested for sending weapons to Isis

Italian police on Tuesday arrested a married couple suspected of sending weapons to a faction of terrorist group Isis.

Reported rapes in Denmark double in two years
Denmark

Reported rapes in Denmark double in two years

Better police procedures cited as a major reason behind the increase.

Swiss to vote on government’s anti-nuclear energy strategy
Switzerland

Swiss to vote on government’s anti-nuclear energy strategy

The Swiss people will go to the polls on May 21st to decide whether the government’s ‘energy strategy 2050’ should go ahead.

Tourism sector believes burqa ban damages Austria’s image
Austria

Tourism sector believes burqa ban damages Austria’s image

Austria’s tourism sector is concerned that the government’s planned ban on full-face veils in public places will damage Austria’s image for visitors from the Gulf States.

US travel ban: Swiss dual nationals can now enter on valid visa
Switzerland

US travel ban: Swiss dual nationals can now enter on valid visa

Swiss citizens who are also nationals of one of the seven countries facing a 90-day US travel ban can now enter America if they have a valid visa in their Swiss passport.

Bosch to pay out $300 million to US buyers over ‘dieselgate’ scandal
Germany

Bosch to pay out $300 million to US buyers over ‘dieselgate’ scandal

German car parts maker Bosch said on Wednesday it will pay out some $327.5 million in compensation to US buyers and dealers of Volkswagen-made diesel cars affected by the 'dieselgate' scandal.

Avalanche victims ‘died of impact, not hypothermia’
Italy

Avalanche victims ‘died of impact, not hypothermia’

Results of autopsies on the victims of Italy's deadly avalanche have revealed how the 29 people died.

History is made: First same-sex church wedding performed in Norway
Norway

History is made: First same-sex church wedding performed in Norway

Midnight ceremony heralds new milestone for gays and lesbians in Norway.

Opinion: Germany shouldn’t force social media firms to be arbiters of truth
Germany

Opinion: Germany shouldn’t force social media firms to be arbiters of truth

Germany's efforts to punish social media companies when "fake news" is shared on their platforms will hurt tech start-ups while fueling the anger of conspiracy theorists, argue tech analysts Nick Wallace and Alan McQuinn.

Sweden ‘welcomes’ Trump dual citizens decision but still critical of travel ban
Sweden

Sweden ‘welcomes’ Trump dual citizens decision but still critical of travel ban

"We maintain our criticism of the decision."

Migrants make return to Calais in new hope of making it to UK
France

Migrants make return to Calais in new hope of making it to UK

Migrants and refugees - especially minors - already starting to amass in Calais once again, three months after the Jungle camp was torn down.

Volvo criticized for West Bank armoured buses
Sweden

Volvo criticized for West Bank armoured buses

Swedish bus maker Volvo has been criticized for its activities in the occupied West Bank, where armoured versions of its buses operate between settlements.

These are Spain’s top ten beaches
Spain

These are Spain’s top ten beaches

It's never too early to think about planning a trip to the beach. The Local gives you a tour of Spain's best spots.

This Danish video is giving everyone the feels
Denmark

This Danish video is giving everyone the feels

An English-language version of a video by Danish broadcaster TV2 has gone viral, with media around the world praising its message of unity.

Thousands sign Swiss anti-Trump petition
Switzerland

Thousands sign Swiss anti-Trump petition

Over 7,000 people in Switzerland have signed a petition calling for US President Donald Trump to be banned from the country following his suspension of immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries.

Woman says police made her draw milk from breast at Frankfurt Airport
Germany

Woman says police made her draw milk from breast at Frankfurt Airport

Germany's federal police are having to fight off an accusation that has made international headlines - that a woman passing through Frankfurt Airport was made to prove that she was lactating.

Is it time La Liga introduced video referees?
Spain

Is it time La Liga introduced video referees?

Barcelona coach Luis Enrique stressed his desire for Spanish football to embrace video technology in crucial refereeing decisions.

Milan can attract businesses that leave London post-Brexit: Italian FM
Italy

Milan can attract businesses that leave London post-Brexit: Italian FM

"Milan can attract companies that decide to leave London."

Problems ‘resolved’ for German dual citizens under Trump’s travel ban
Germany

Problems ‘resolved’ for German dual citizens under Trump’s travel ban

American President Donald Trump's travel ban initially looked to block more than 100,000 German dual citizens from entering the US, but now the two allies say they have found a solution.

Spanish bank BBVA sees profits rise on cost-cutting
Spain

Spanish bank BBVA sees profits rise on cost-cutting

Spain's second-biggest bank BBVA on Wednesday said that solid revenues and a cost-cutting drive helped lift profits by more than 30 percent last year.

Free tickets for women after French football supporters show sexist banner
France

Free tickets for women after French football supporters show sexist banner

"Ladies, you are welcome with us!"

Switzerland boasts top two ‘most international’ universities in the world
Switzerland

Switzerland boasts top two ‘most international’ universities in the world

Switzerland’s two federal technology institutes take the top spots in a new ranking as US universities warned their standing is threatened by US immigration policy.

The best ways to send money abroad: a quick guide

The best ways to send money abroad: a quick guide

Need to send money to family or friends overseas? Have funds in foreign accounts you need to access in your new home? Sending money abroad may be cheaper and faster than you might think.

They’re back: Daft Punk to play at Grammys
France

They’re back: Daft Punk to play at Grammys

Look who's back on stage.

Ikea US boss calls Trump travel ban ‘troubling’
Sweden

Ikea US boss calls Trump travel ban ‘troubling’

The Swedish furniture giant is offering to provide free legal advice to employees in the US hit by Donald Trump's travel ban.

Marijuana, made in Italy: Inside the military police cannabis lab
Italy

Marijuana, made in Italy: Inside the military police cannabis lab

A day with the Italian police cooking up cannabis cures...

Twelve dialect words to help you survive in Rome
Italy

Twelve dialect words to help you survive in Rome

Blend in with the Romans with these twelve useful dialect words you definitely didn't learn in class.

Star-packed Berlin film fest promises laughs in dark times
Germany

Star-packed Berlin film fest promises laughs in dark times

Penelope Cruz, Hugh Jackman, Catherine Deneuve, Richard Gere and Robert Pattinson are among the high-wattage stars due on the red carpet at February's Berlin film festival, organisers said Tuesday as they unveiled the line-up.

Tunisian terror suspect ‘had already committed attack in Tunis’
Germany

Tunisian terror suspect ‘had already committed attack in Tunis’

Update: A Tunisian man arrested in Hesse on Wednesday on suspicion of recruiting for Isis is also accused of involvement in the deadly 2015 attack on the Bardo Museum in Tunis, prosecutors said.

Eight useless facts about Sweden’s Melodifestivalen mania
Sweden

Eight useless facts about Sweden’s Melodifestivalen mania

Sweden loves Eurovision so much it treats the qualifying process like the Olympics. Here are eight useless facts about the whole ordeal.