Diesel tanker salvaged from Danube after it ran aground
Austria

Diesel tanker salvaged from Danube after it ran aground

The Hungarian captain of a tanker loaded with almost 300 tonnes of diesel fuel which ran aground in the Danube river at Langenzersdorf near Vienna was reportedly drunk in charge of the vessel.

Vienna’s dead panda gets stuffed for final journey
Austria

Vienna’s dead panda gets stuffed for final journey

Long Hui, a giant panda feted for having fathered five cubs in captivity and who succumbed to a stomach tumour in December, will be stuffed and returned to China for posterity, Vienna's Schönbrunn Zoo said on Tuesday.

How Leipzig fans face abuse and violence at other football clubs
Germany

How Leipzig fans face abuse and violence at other football clubs

On Saturday fans of RB Leipzig football club, including children, were violently attacked in Dortmund. It was the worst aggression yet against the Bundesliga's youngest - and most hated - club.

Police arrest Syrian Isis suspect accused of rape
Germany

Police arrest Syrian Isis suspect accused of rape

Police on Tuesday arrested a Syrian man on suspicion of belonging to terror group Isis, and of raping a woman as she attempted to flee an Isis-held area in Syria with her children, officials said.

This map shows where in Germany professionals earn the most
Germany

This map shows where in Germany professionals earn the most

If you are a professional worker or business leader in Germany, you're on an average salary of €52,000 before tax. But in which state would you earn the most in?

Swedish statistician Hans Rosling dies from pancreatic cancer
Sweden

Swedish statistician Hans Rosling dies from pancreatic cancer

Swedish statistician Hans Rosling has died from pancreatic cancer, his family has confirmed.

Hundreds more German troops arrive in Lithuania amid Russia fears
Germany

Hundreds more German troops arrive in Lithuania amid Russia fears

Several hundred German soldiers arrived in Lithuania on Tuesday as part of the multinational NATO battalion being deployed in the country, part of the alliance's effort to beef up its eastern flank.

Sweden cuts 2017 refugee forecast further
Sweden

Sweden cuts 2017 refugee forecast further

The latest prediction from the country's migration agency is a reduction on the previous forecast for 2017, but would still mean more asylum requests than last year.

Moving forward: Fillon ‘relaunches’ campaign after expenses scandal
France

Moving forward: Fillon ‘relaunches’ campaign after expenses scandal

He's made his apology, now he's relaunching his campaign.

1,000s to strike at Berlin airports, causing cancellations and delays
Germany

1,000s to strike at Berlin airports, causing cancellations and delays

Around 2,000 ground crew members at Berlin's Tegel and Schönefeld airports are set to strike on Wednesday. Here's what you should know.

Seven suburbs around Paris you could potentially move to
France

Seven suburbs around Paris you could potentially move to

There's more to life than Paris.

Swiss star Gut bumped to third in ski world champs
Switzerland

Swiss star Gut bumped to third in ski world champs

Austrian Nicole Schmidhofer pulled off a shock victory in the women's super-G in St Moritz.

Thieves scoop big win at Spanish film awards
Spain

Thieves scoop big win at Spanish film awards

While the great and the good of Spanish cinema were celebrating the annual film awards at a hotel Madrid, thieves made off with jewellery worth €30,000 from an unguarded hotel bedroom.

Police raid Reichsbürger extremists who set up ‘own country’
Germany

Police raid Reichsbürger extremists who set up ‘own country’

Police in three German states raided more than a dozen homes and businesses, linked to a group with its own "country" as part of the sometimes violent Reichsbürger movement - those who do not recognize the German government.

Italy faces EU fine over smog and waste management
Italy

Italy faces EU fine over smog and waste management

Failure to comply with EU environmental standards could cost Italy billions - as well as presenting a public health risk.

These German stories really didn’t get enough attention, Mr Trump
Germany

These German stories really didn’t get enough attention, Mr Trump

Donald Trump thinks Islamist terrorism in Germany is under-reported in the international media. Maybe he should try looking at far-right violence instead.

‘It could happen here too’: Stockholmers protest Trump’s travel ban
Sweden

‘It could happen here too’: Stockholmers protest Trump’s travel ban

The turnout was lower than hoped, but hundreds still took to the streets of Stockholm to protest Donald Trump's controversial travel ban. The Local's Tilly Olsson asked them why.

Dramatic Syrian art installation in central Dresden enrages far right
Germany

Dramatic Syrian art installation in central Dresden enrages far right

A Syrian-born artist was on Tuesday to open an eye-catching installation in Germany - three passenger buses placed vertically like sniper barricades - but the artwork has drawn fierce criticism from far-right groups.

Lettuce in February: the hidden cost of buying fresh vegetables all year round
Spain

Lettuce in February: the hidden cost of buying fresh vegetables all year round

Is Spain really to blame for the so-called 'courgette crisis' in British supermarkets?

Why would you live in Paris when you can live in the banlieues?
France

Why would you live in Paris when you can live in the banlieues?

Some would consider it unthinkable to live in the suburbs of Paris, but here are plenty of positive reasons to to take a leap outside the Périphérique.

‘Indescribable violence’ as football fans torch club president’s cars
Italy

‘Indescribable violence’ as football fans torch club president’s cars

The Pescara fans were angry at the club's poor performance.

What are the biggest challenges of moving to Sweden?
Sweden

What are the biggest challenges of moving to Sweden?

Sure, Sweden is a great country. But relocating to this Nordic paradise can still be difficult.

For first time, Norwegian flies more passengers than rival SAS

For first time, Norwegian flies more passengers than rival SAS

SAS announced its January passenger numbers on Tuesday, saying that 1.9 million travellers choose the Scandinavian airline last month.

A renegade tortilla recipe hit the internet and Spaniards aren’t having it
Spain

A renegade tortilla recipe hit the internet and Spaniards aren’t having it

Ever thought you could improve on a traditional Spanish tortilla? Don't even try!

Swede drinks ‘corrosive’ McDonald’s latte, ends up in hospital
Sweden

Swede drinks ‘corrosive’ McDonald’s latte, ends up in hospital

A corrosive cleaning substance accidentally made its way into a cup of McDonald's coffee consumed by a woman in Sweden.

Why Trump claimed minor Malmö fire was ‘under-reported terror’
Sweden

Why Trump claimed minor Malmö fire was ‘under-reported terror’

A fire in Malmö from October is present on the US administration's list of under-reported terror incidents, but was it even terror in the first place?

Yes, Trump, these German attacks were covered – quite extensively
Germany

Yes, Trump, these German attacks were covered – quite extensively

The White House this week produced a list to support US President Donald Trump’s claims that the media have been under-reporting terrorism. But here's how German and international media really covered those attacks.

Four Danish teens tried to burn Afghan teen alive
Denmark

Four Danish teens tried to burn Afghan teen alive

Four Danish boys have been arrested and charged with attempted homicide for trying to burn a 16-year-old Afghan boy alive, South Jutland Police said.

Speak German? Want to work from home? Here’s a job for you
Germany

Speak German? Want to work from home? Here’s a job for you

Looking for work in Germany? Here's an opportunity that just might suit you.

Speak French? Want to work from home? Here’s a job for you
France

Speak French? Want to work from home? Here’s a job for you

What do you have to lose?

French woman trolls Trump over terror and goes viral in America
France

French woman trolls Trump over terror and goes viral in America

A French woman's interesting choice of words to describe Donald Trump has gone down well in the US.

Drunk Swiss holidaymaker takes Austrian couple on drive from hell

Drunk Swiss holidaymaker takes Austrian couple on drive from hell

A drunk Swiss man gave a couple from Tyrol a trip from hell when he got into the car in which they were sitting and raced off on a joyride which could have ended in tragedy.

Report: Swiss permafrost ‘warmer than ever’
Switzerland

Report: Swiss permafrost ‘warmer than ever’

The temperature of Swiss permafrost continued to rise in 2016 as a consequence of what was the warmest year on record across the globe.

Jihadist duo linked to Islamic State arrested in northeastern Spain,
Spain

Jihadist duo linked to Islamic State arrested in northeastern Spain,

Two men suspected of links to the Islamic State group have been arrested in Badalona, Catalonia.

Norwegian military intelligence warns of increased threats from Russia
Norway

Norwegian military intelligence warns of increased threats from Russia

In its 2017 threat assessment released, the Norwegian Intelligence Service warned that Russia will continue its digital attacks on Norwegian targets and that it also poses new physical threats.

Austrian defence minister seeks new alliance to protect borders
Austria

Austrian defence minister seeks new alliance to protect borders

Austria’s Defence Minister Hans Peter Doskozil (SPÖ) has said he wants to forge a new military alliance and strengthen cooperation with countries along the so-called “Balkan route” to prevent migrants and refugees crossing Austria's border illegally.

This small Italian town is building a marble statue of Donald Trump
Italy

This small Italian town is building a marble statue of Donald Trump

It's going in the town's Park of Honour and Dishonour.

Macron laughs off widespread rumours of sexual affair with French radio boss
France

Macron laughs off widespread rumours of sexual affair with French radio boss

The rumours have been swirling for a long time, but Emmanuel Macron tries to nip them in the bud with a little humour.

Secret services: no proof Russia meddling in German affairs
Germany

Secret services: no proof Russia meddling in German affairs

For almost a year, Germany's two central intelligence agencies looked for evidence Russia was trying to undermine Angela Merkel's government, but found nothing, German media reported on Tuesday.

Fillon and British journalist in Twitter spat over Penelopegate quotes
France

Fillon and British journalist in Twitter spat over Penelopegate quotes

A British journalist has lashed out at Francois Fillon for using her "as a smokescreen" in the expenses scandal.

Swiss village invites Obama to explore ancestral roots
Switzerland

Swiss village invites Obama to explore ancestral roots

According to records, Obama's seventh-great grandfather was Swiss.

Vatican row over China’s invite to organ trafficking summit
Italy

Vatican row over China’s invite to organ trafficking summit

Ethics experts and human rights lawyers slammed the Vatican on Tuesday for inviting a top Chinese health official to an organ trafficking summit despite concerns it still uses tissue from executed prisoners.

Denmark leads European push for women’s rights to counter Trump’s ‘global gag rule’
Denmark

Denmark leads European push for women’s rights to counter Trump’s ‘global gag rule’

The Foreign Ministry has announced a new Danish-led initiative to fund organizations that will be affected by the new US policy.

‘Some people just don’t care about the facts’

‘Some people just don’t care about the facts’

As public debate gets more heated and the work of journalists ever more dangerous, meet the Finnish academic helping the UN improve journalists’ safety in the digital age.

Sarkozy ‘to be put on trial’ over campaign fraud allegations
France

Sarkozy ‘to be put on trial’ over campaign fraud allegations

Sarko is set to face court, sources say.

Atletico Madrid defender faces jail over scrap with girlfriend
Spain

Atletico Madrid defender faces jail over scrap with girlfriend

Spain's public prosecutor asked for a seven-month prison sentence to be handed down to Atletico Madrid's French defender Lucas Hernandez.

Bern calls for new office to debate questions of religion
Switzerland

Bern calls for new office to debate questions of religion

The federal body would help the cantons tackle pertinent issues including handshaking in schools and burkinis in swimming pools

Here are reports on the Danish ‘terror’ attacks Trump says weren’t reported
Denmark

Here are reports on the Danish ‘terror’ attacks Trump says weren’t reported

Three Danish incidents were included in a list provided by the White House; all were reported and one was not terror.

Storms on the way to batter Italy
Italy

Storms on the way to batter Italy

Tuesday will be a day of mild weather for much of Italy, but the rest of the week will see storms, wind and plenty of rain, forecasters warn.

50,000 women in Germany have suffered genital mutilation: report
Germany

50,000 women in Germany have suffered genital mutilation: report

Thousands of girls in Germany face genital mutilation on top of the tens of thousands of women who have already suffered it, a new government report claims.

Merkel wins Bavarian backing for ‘toughest election race yet’
Germany

Merkel wins Bavarian backing for ‘toughest election race yet’

Chancellor Angela Merkel formally united her conservative block behind her re-election bid Monday, despite discord over migrant policy, as she faces tough challenges from both the right and left.

Sting wins Sweden’s prestigious Polar Music Prize
Sweden

Sting wins Sweden’s prestigious Polar Music Prize

Jazz musician and composer Wayne Shorter also wins in 2017.

Trouble flares in Paris suburb for third night after cop ‘rapes man with baton’
France

Trouble flares in Paris suburb for third night after cop ‘rapes man with baton’

Cars were torched as hundreds hit the streets to protest after French policeman gets accused of baton rape.

‘Violent’ fire hits world’s largest Volvo Cars industrial site
Sweden

‘Violent’ fire hits world’s largest Volvo Cars industrial site

The large fire burned at the Volvo Cars site in Torslanda, Gothenburg.

Van Goghs stolen in daring heist go on show in Naples
Italy

Van Goghs stolen in daring heist go on show in Naples

It will be the first chance for the public to see the masterpieces since they were stolen in 2002 in a raid.

Rome’s police are on the hunt for unknown anti-pope plotters
Italy

Rome’s police are on the hunt for unknown anti-pope plotters

Vandals have put posters around the city, asking the pontiff: "Where is your mercy?"

Opinion: Why Sweden’s six-hour work day trial worked
Sweden

Opinion: Why Sweden’s six-hour work day trial worked

Swedish trials of a six-hour work day have shown that it is possible to strike a healthier balance between free time and work, according to Gothenburg city councillor Daniel Bernmar.