It might seem obvious, crêpes are sweet and galettes are savoury, right? But on February 2nd as France celebrates La Chandeleur an almighty pancake row broke out in Brittany.
Did Barack and Michelle Obama sneak onto Pont des Arts in 2009 and attach a love lock?
Podemos chief Pablo Iglesias and his deputy Íñigo Errejón have gone from best friends to rivals duelling over the future of the party.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday rebuked German Chancellor Angela Merkel for using the expression "Islamist terrorism", saying the phrase was not correct and saddened Muslims.
The phone was on charge at the time.
A new study shows about two-thirds of Germans say being "one of us" has nothing to do with being born in the country.
Two of the women are thought to have taken over from their jailed mafia boss father.
As François Fillon's struggles intensify it's the question everyone is asking.
The new law is designed to ensure all future governments have a 'credible climate policy'.
Six million people read The Local's sites last month – more than in any month since it was founded in 2004.
A 25-year-old man confessed on Wednesday to the rape of a female student inside a bathroom at the prestigious Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich. But police say he may have also been involved in another attempted rape.
As the prospect of a hard Brexit looms, Frankfurt is taking big strides in the competition among European financial centres to lure banks away from London.
For the first time in Germany, an airplane has had a collision with a wind turbine. The crash was tragically fatal for the pilot.
The people were rescued from 13 makeshift boats in the Mediterranean.
Italy on Thursday put on hold a controversial plan to cull five percent of its wolves, much to the relief of environmentalists and animal lovers who had mobilized across the country.
Public sector strikes began on Wednesday and were called for again Thursday, affecting numerous schools and classes. Here’s what you need to know.
A Madrid park made history with the installation of the first ever pedestrian bridge created from a 3D printer.
Think Sweden and Germany are basically the same? German The Local contributor Christian Krug explains why he's still trying to adapt to the Swedish way of life.
And southern France has been particularly affected.
Danish green energy giant Dong said on Thursday it was pulling out of coal use, burning another bridge to its fossil fuel past after ditching oil and gas.
A survivor of last year's earthquake tells The Local how he is "living a nightmare" after being arrested and banned from his hometown, simply because he refused to leave.
A nine-year-old girl who fell in a frozen pond when the ice she was walking on cracked was saved from drowning by her own school bag.
A 17-year-old suspected Islamic extremist who was arrested in Vienna planned to set off a pipe bomb near Ramstein Air Base in Germany but changed his mind because he didn’t want to “kill so many people”.
Are the Swedes really fearless Vikings? This short film has the answer.
Denmark's Novo Nordisk, the world's top insulin maker, said on Thursday its 2016 net profit was below forecasts due to falling product prices in the US, a huge market for the company.
February means Carnival season in Spain, but there are plenty of other fiestas from "devil dances" to flamenco fests.
Could this be the nail in the coffin for Francois Fillon?
A website which sells illegal firearms for the express purpose of "scaring off" immigrants is no longer available, Die Zeit reports.
The Christian cross will remain in Austrian court rooms, government ministers have said, despite a new programme of policies which says that state representatives must "present themselves as religiously neutral".
Federal technology institute EPFL has developed a new app for residents of the city and canton of Geneva to record the sounds they hear around them in order to help evaluate the region’s quality of life.
On Wednesday the trial started of a man who allegedly lured a woman into his car before holding her captive for weeks and forcing her into prostitution. But a big question mark surrounds whether he will be convicted.
Vice Chancellor and Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel will be the first German official to meet Donald Trump's administration in Washington on Thursday - but he's also one its more outspoken critics.
"The interest starts dropping when Trump's politics comes into focus, and then really dives when the executive orders start flying."
The Aarhus City Council voted to scrap a nearly ten-year old gender-separated weekly programme at a public swimming hall, setting up a likely discrimination complaint.
To anglophones, these may not sound like the most attractive places in Switzerland. But delve beyond the name and you’ll discover there are plenty of reasons to visit.
Swatch group profits were nearly halved last year, but the Swiss company predicts "healthy growth" ahead.
Global scientists have unveiled the first blueprint for a massive quantum computer that could be as large as a football pitch and offers hope of solving the world's most vexing problems.
A man whose house was destroyed in the central Italy earthquake last August was jailed for two nights after refusing to leave his hometown.
Germany's finance capital is to serve party-goers non-stop on the weekends. But don't get too excited - some of the changes could take a while.
The Swiss Federation for the Deaf staged protests in four cities yesterday as the government carried out the annual testing of the country’s 7,200 sirens, an emergency warning system that the federation finds “discriminatory”.
Ukranian international Roman Zozulya has been dropped by his new club after fans protested over his political affiliations.
As activists seethe over Donald Trump's first days in the White House, some experts say this year's Nobel Peace Prize may prove to be an emphatic call on the president to respect human rights.
Norway wants answers after two leading MPs were refused visas and a parliamentary delegation's trip to Moscow was called off.
Complaints about long processing times for residence permit applications have led the surge.
Here are eleven events worth checking out in France this month.
No vaccine for the Zika virus is likely to be available for women of childbearing age before 2020, the World Health Organization has said.
Troubled German banking giant Deutsche Bank on Thursday reported a net loss of €1.4 billion for 2016 as it struggles with the impact of mammoth fines, lower revenues and restructuring costs.
Italy's banking sector is buckling under bad debts and weak economic growth.
The Muslim community promised to reject all forms of violence, and hold Friday prayers in Italian.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel visits Turkey on Thursday for the first time since the failed July coup, seeking to keep a key partnership alive after a series of crises.
Residents in the town are smitten with the far-right.
Sweden's Volvo said on Tuesday that bottom-line profits fell sharply in 2016, hit by a decline in sales in North America.
Battling notorious Italian bureaucracy may be easier than you think...if you have the right resources.
The Local contributor Saina Behnejad, who was born to Iranian parents in Sweden and grew up in the UK, has her say on Donald Trump's executive order.