Hitler lookalike arrested in Austria
Austria

Hitler lookalike arrested in Austria

Austrian police arrested an Adolf Hitler lookalike Monday after he was spotted wandering around the Nazi dictator's hometown sporting his infamous moustache and side parting, a spokesman said.

Brits in Spain fear post-Brexit backlash and want their voices heard
Spain

Brits in Spain fear post-Brexit backlash and want their voices heard

British people who have made Spain their home are fearful that they will suffer a post-Brexit backlash over the UK government’s treatment of foreigners , and are anxious to make their voice heard.

Bavaria tells Trump: forget Germany, we’re most like you
Germany

Bavaria tells Trump: forget Germany, we’re most like you

A spoof video introducing US President Donald Trump to Bavaria perfectly explains a centuries-old rivalry between the southerners and the rest of the country.

Le Pen’s plan to ditch the euro ‘would cost France €30 billion a year’
France

Le Pen’s plan to ditch the euro ‘would cost France €30 billion a year’

An expensive project indeed.

‘Extreme concern’ for Stockholm academic who could face death penalty
Sweden

‘Extreme concern’ for Stockholm academic who could face death penalty

The Italian government has expressed alarm about the fate of a Stockholm-based academic detained in Tehran for nearly a year and reportedly sentenced to death for espionage.

Brits in France ‘face Brexit revenge’ for UK’s treatment of foreigners
France

Brits in France ‘face Brexit revenge’ for UK’s treatment of foreigners

Life may be about to get a lot harder for those wanting to stay in France.

Swedish minister responds to Iran headscarf criticism
Sweden

Swedish minister responds to Iran headscarf criticism

"I think it's so stupid I don't know what to say."

Prada looks to China for growth after rough year for sales
Italy

Prada looks to China for growth after rough year for sales

Prada on Monday reported a ten percent fall in sales for the year through January but said it was encouraged by a better second-half performance, notably in mainland China.

More tourists than ever before travelling to Bavaria, figures show
Germany

More tourists than ever before travelling to Bavaria, figures show

For the first time ever, 90 million beds were booked in Bavarian hotels and guest houses in 2016, the Bavarian tourism ministry revealed on Monday.

Four dead after avalanche in French Alps
France

Four dead after avalanche in French Alps

Five people are still buried under the snow.

Ex-governor of Bank of Spain charged over banking scandal
Spain

Ex-governor of Bank of Spain charged over banking scandal

The former head of Spain's central bank was charged Monday for allowing the troubled Bankia bank to list on the stock exchange in 2011, despite alleged "repeated warnings... that the group was unviable."

Dortmund to shut stand following hooligan attacks on families
Germany

Dortmund to shut stand following hooligan attacks on families

Borussia Dortmund will close their iconic south stand for this weekend's home Bundesliga match, having on Monday accepted the German FA's sanctions after hooligans attacked visiting fans a week ago.

Prince William and Kate set for two-day trip to France
France

Prince William and Kate set for two-day trip to France

France is set to host the British royals next month.

AfD mulls booting leader who said Germany should put WWII in past
Germany

AfD mulls booting leader who said Germany should put WWII in past

Germany's rightwing populist AfD Monday moved to expel a state leader who argued the country should turn the page on its Second World War guilt, exposing a deepening rift within the party.

Instagrammer beautifully rips these online pervs to shreds
Sweden

Instagrammer beautifully rips these online pervs to shreds

A Swedish handball player has told The Local about the threats – but also praise – she has received since she decided to start shaming her online abusers on social media.

Italy tells Iran of ‘extreme concern’ for scientist who could face death penalty
Italy

Italy tells Iran of ‘extreme concern’ for scientist who could face death penalty

Italy wants the academic to be "quickly returned to his family".

Two dead after family meeting ends in tragedy in Lower Austria
Austria

Two dead after family meeting ends in tragedy in Lower Austria

Police in Lower Austria arrested a man on suspicion of murdering his father and step-mother in Deutsch-Wagram on Saturday.

Sweden’s food would only last a week in an emergency, experts warn
Sweden

Sweden’s food would only last a week in an emergency, experts warn

Sweden's food reserves are so low they would only last a week in the case of a national emergency, experts have warned.

Swedish broadband provider must block The Pirate Bay, court rules
Sweden

Swedish broadband provider must block The Pirate Bay, court rules

Streaming site Swefilmer will also be blocked following the Patent and Market Court of Appeal ruling.

Trial starts of Munich teacher who sawed lover to death during sex
Germany

Trial starts of Munich teacher who sawed lover to death during sex

A Munich man died after his girlfriend tied him to the bed and attacked him with an electric saw. But was the death murder, or an act of desperation?

Paris suburbs: ‘It feels like the 2005 riots are starting again’
France

Paris suburbs: ‘It feels like the 2005 riots are starting again’

A police officer has compared the past week's unrest to that of 2005.

Bern politician wants to silence church bells at night
Switzerland

Bern politician wants to silence church bells at night

Bern's bells disturb people's sleep, he argues.

This map shows where you’re most likely to be unemployed in Sweden
Sweden

This map shows where you’re most likely to be unemployed in Sweden

The unemployment rate varies significantly between Sweden's 21 counties.

How to make expat money transfers cheaper and more efficient

How to make expat money transfers cheaper and more efficient

There are many ways to transfer money between countries – how do you choose? For Alicia, after trying several services, the answer was clear.

WATCH: Lightning fast reaction of traffic cop on Madrid motorway
Spain

WATCH: Lightning fast reaction of traffic cop on Madrid motorway

A Civil Guard officer has become an overnight hero on social media after footage showed him narrowly dodge death when an out of control car came careening towards him.

Paris to say au revoir to traffic lights in bid to improve traffic flow
France

Paris to say au revoir to traffic lights in bid to improve traffic flow

Paris is set to remove some of its traffic lights, a move that has reduced traffic in other French cities.

11 unique lamps that will light up your day
France

11 unique lamps that will light up your day

There’s nothing like a little interior design to brighten up a brisk winter day! Here are 11 beautiful - yet affordable - European light fixtures bound to leave you in awe.

11 unique lamps that will light up your day
Spain

11 unique lamps that will light up your day

There’s nothing like a little interior design to brighten up a brisk winter day! Here are 11 beautiful - yet affordable - European light fixtures bound to leave you in awe.

Man finds €269,500 in his cellar – and hands it to the police
Austria

Man finds €269,500 in his cellar – and hands it to the police

A man who recently moved into a rented apartment in the Austrian town of Graz was astonished when he stumbled on a cardboard box containing six neat bundles of €500 notes in the cellar.

11 unique lamps that will light up your day
Italy

11 unique lamps that will light up your day

There’s nothing like a little interior design to brighten up a brisk winter day! Here are 11 beautiful - yet affordable - European light fixtures bound to leave you in awe.

11 unique lamps that will light up your day
Germany

11 unique lamps that will light up your day

There’s nothing like a little interior design to brighten up a brisk winter day! Here are 11 beautiful - yet affordable - European light fixtures bound to leave you in awe.

Graubünden says no to hosting 2026 winter Olympics
Switzerland

Graubünden says no to hosting 2026 winter Olympics

The rejection means Sion is now the only place that could become the official Swiss candidate for 2026.

‘Your grandparents burned for Dresden’: new football banner outrage
Germany

‘Your grandparents burned for Dresden’: new football banner outrage

Fans of St Pauli football club have caused shock by unfurling a banner which mocked the victims of the firebombing of Dresden during the Second World War.

Northern Norway residents told to stay inside during ‘dangerous’ storm
Norway

Northern Norway residents told to stay inside during ‘dangerous’ storm

Meteorologists were expecting a full-blown winter storm to hit Troms and Finnmark on Monday and warned residents that it can be dangerous to be outdoors.

Sound of Music-obsessed concert pianist could be US ambassador to Austria
Austria

Sound of Music-obsessed concert pianist could be US ambassador to Austria

It’s being reported that the wealthy industrialist and philanthropist Patrick Park is US President Donald Trump’s choice for the new ambassador to Austria.

Swiss government’s tax reform plan crushed by voters
Switzerland

Swiss government’s tax reform plan crushed by voters

The government lost an important referendum on Sunday as Swiss voters disagreed with a plan to reform the corporate tax system.

Hitler doppelgänger spotted in Nazi dictator’s birthplace
Austria

Hitler doppelgänger spotted in Nazi dictator’s birthplace

Austrian authorities are investigating reports of a man dressed as Adolf Hitler who has been sighted in public in the Nazi dictator's birthplace.

Pepper spray ‘prank’ leads to evacuation at Hamburg airport
Germany

Pepper spray ‘prank’ leads to evacuation at Hamburg airport

Emergency services temporarily evacuated Hamburg airport Sunday and treated almost 70 people after an irritant gas was released in the building - probably by a "prankster" using pepper spray, firefighters said.

11 unique lamps that will light up your day
Sweden

11 unique lamps that will light up your day

There’s nothing like a little interior design to brighten up a brisk winter day! Here are 11 beautiful - yet affordable - European light fixtures bound to leave you in awe.

11 unique lamps that will light up your day
Austria

11 unique lamps that will light up your day

There’s nothing like a little interior design to brighten up a brisk winter day! Here are 11 beautiful - yet affordable - European light fixtures bound to leave you in awe.

Adele keeps Denmark’s Lukas Graham from saying ‘Hello’ to a Grammy
Denmark

Adele keeps Denmark’s Lukas Graham from saying ‘Hello’ to a Grammy

The Danish band Lukas Graham, fronted by singer Lukas Forchhammer, performed at the 59th Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday but left the awards show empty-handed.

Eleven arrested as tensions flare again in Paris suburbs
France

Eleven arrested as tensions flare again in Paris suburbs

Sunday night saw more unrest in the Paris suburbs.

Swiss skier Feuz takes gold on home soil
Switzerland

Swiss skier Feuz takes gold on home soil

Beat Feuz stormed to gold in the men's downhill at the World Ski Championships in St Moritz on Sunday.

‘Working in Denmark has allowed me to enjoy my time with my family’
Denmark

‘Working in Denmark has allowed me to enjoy my time with my family’

In the latest edition of My Danish Career, The Local spoke with Australia native Tim Farrell, who said one of the best things about working in Denmark is the sense of teamwork among his Danish colleagues.

Minister visits Malmö as shootings continue
Sweden

Minister visits Malmö as shootings continue

Sweden's interior minister, Anders Ygeman, visited Malmö on Monday, just a day after another man was shot dead in the southern Swedish city.

Six reasons why South Tyrol will absolutely blow your mind
Italy

Six reasons why South Tyrol will absolutely blow your mind

With valleys, lakes and forests nestled among the summits of the Dolomites, South Tyrol is a breathtaking wonderland.

Swiss approve easier nationalization process for 3rd gen immigrants
Switzerland

Swiss approve easier nationalization process for 3rd gen immigrants

The result crushes right-wing nationalists who had stoked fears about granting nationality to more Muslims.

8 sustainable stylish ways to reinvent your living room

8 sustainable stylish ways to reinvent your living room

Who says giving your home a new look needs to be a costly endeavour?

Early winner emerges in Northern Norway’s ‘beer war’
Norway

Early winner emerges in Northern Norway’s ‘beer war’

Supermarket Rema 1000’s decision to ditch region local breweries in Northern Norway in favour of Danish giant Carlsberg and local breweries may be backfiring.

Danes once again discuss who is a Dane
Denmark

Danes once again discuss who is a Dane

Denmark’s long-running, some might say exhausting, debate on just what it means to be ‘a Dane’ has flared up again thanks to the wording of a declaration approved by parliament.

Max Martin wins Grammy for hit sung by tiny, hairy trolls
Sweden

Max Martin wins Grammy for hit sung by tiny, hairy trolls

Bit different from his usual work.

‘Sweden is such a wonderful place, I’d find it difficult to write anything set in the UK’
Sweden

‘Sweden is such a wonderful place, I’d find it difficult to write anything set in the UK’

The Local speaks to author Robin Porecky, whose novels Nordic noir novels were inspired by spending summers in Sweden.