Over 50 homes have been evacuated in Longyearbyen, the capital of Norway’s Arctic Svalbard Archipelago, after an avalanche crashed through the town, demolishing two buildings.
A Danish artist has launched a fake vigil for the fake attack on Sweden referred to by US President Donald Trump last week. "Please remember to bring fake flowers,” he told The Local.
If, like the staff of The Local, you are constantly on the lookout for the best place to get a bit of nip and tuck, then look no further than this list.
French presidential candidate promises to roll out the red carpet for both French expats in London and Britain's bankers wary of Brexit.
Swedes should take sex breaks at work, says politician. Sorry, but would that be before or after fika?
Not only are they known for the office fika breaks and generous parental leave, now Swedes in a town in northern Sweden could be offered the chance to have sex during work hours – without losing any pay.
A poll to find the most beautiful train station in France has thrown up a surprise winner. No it wasn't Gare du Nord.
The Bavarian state government on Tuesday announced a draft law which would prohibit Muslim women from wearing burqas or niqabs in certain public spaces.
Two men arrested in Göttingen earlier this month over suspicions that they were plotting an "imminent" terror attack are no longer under investigation due to insufficient evidence, but they will still be deported.
Sweden's foreign minister Margot Wallström met her Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov in Moscow on Tuesday in an attempt to thaw frosty ties between the two countries.
Spain's King Felipe VI and his wife Letizia will visit Japan in April, his first state visit in Asia since his accession to the Spanish throne in 2014, the government said on Tuesday.
Austrian authorities say they have detained Ukrainian oligarch Dmytro Firtash on a European arrest warrant linked to organised crime and illegal money laundering allegations in Spain.
Denmark’s Social Democratic party has joined calls to ban prayer rooms at schools and universities, as it continues its flirtation with the populist right.
Don't mess with our favourite salad, French people say.
The leader of Germany's Social Democrats, Martin Schulz, could beat Chancellor Angela Merkel in September elections according to recent polls, thanks to a leftist programme that has earned him accusations of veering toward populism.
The Greek debt crisis is back on the agenda again. With Athens needing yet more money to pay off its huge loans, Germany is once again being accused of prolonging the Hellenic tragedy.
The intentions of the suspects remain unclear.
Four Yemenis working with the Norwegian Refugee Council have been detained in a rebel-held part of the country, the NGO said on Monday.
Is Sweden really a 'rape capital' as repeatedly suggested by sections of the international media? The Local consulted experts to get to the bottom of the matter.
Should Marine Le Pen have accepted to wear a headscarf in her meeting with a Muslim leader?
It’s carnival season in Switzerland, a chance to indulge and make merry before the coming of Lent.
The United States' new hostility to free trade deals under President Donald Trump is benefiting the European Union, the bloc's top trade official said Tuesday.
Spanish police said Tuesday they fired on a truck loaded with butane gas bottles which was driving the wrong way down a road in Barcelona, managing to stop it and detain the Swedish driver.
A 66-year-old man was killed walking across his own land after by a pack of five dangerous-breed dogs that had escaped from a neighbouring property.
Hundreds of taxi drivers are protesting over delays to Italian legislation regulating Uber and car-hire services.
Everybody who is anybody in Norway queued up to salute King Harald V on his 80th birthday, showing once again that no one loves their royals like the Norwegians.
Wherever people celebrate Carnival, you'll hear different shouts like "Helau!", "Alaaf!" or "Narri-Narro!" But where do they come from, and what do they mean?
The Chinese and Japanese tourists were among those most likely to shy away from visiting Paris.
Austria’s coalition government says it has reached agreement on a new plan to provide incentives for Austrian businesses that hire additional workers.
Britain is not pulling its weight, according to French President François Hollande.
The head of Italy's anti-discrimination office is accused of giving government funds earmarked for tackling sexual discrimination to associations which hosted gay sex parties.
Here's why Macron has found fans among foreigners in France as well as abroad.
A man locked out of his house called on three younger fellows to help him back inside. They proved willing, but after he offered them beer as a thank you, they gave him a much less welcome gift in return.
"Love, love, and keep on loving."
The United States' new hostility to free trade deals under President Donald Trump is benefiting the European Union, the bloc's top trade official told German media on Tuesday.
The two victims allegedly tipped off a journalist about a controversial sermon given by the mosque’s imam.
Thinking of buying a house in France? Here's our property of the week.
A police officer trained his gun on rioters in the Rinkeby suburb of Stockholm on Monday night.
A Spanish court on Monday dismissed appeals from Neymar and Barcelona over alleged fraud and corruption in the Brazilian star's transfer from Santos in 2013.
Copenhagen city politicians have begun talks with room-rental site AirBnb to impose a cap on the number of days residents can rent out their rooms or apartments.
A centre for asylum seekers in the canton of Bern has launched a new programme to help train its residents for potential jobs in Switzerland.
Taiwan has protested a decision by Spain to deport more than 200 Taiwanese fraud suspects to China, the latest such deportation amid frosty cross-strait ties.
Drastic measures to stop the spread of bird flu in France.
Knotted-bedsheet jailbreaks are not an infrequent occurrence in Italy...
Rents in Geneva and Zurich are among the most expensive in the world, according to a study.
"How long can I stay? Fortnight?
A German court on Monday sentenced a South Korean woman to six years in jail for the death of her cousin who was beaten and suffocated during an attempted exorcism in a Frankfurt hotel room.
Prosecutors in Saudi Arabia are seeking the death penalty for a suspect accused of opening fire on German diplomats, a newspaper reported on Monday.
Prison for the man who burgled the Musee d'Art Moderne in Paris.
The Swiss tennis ace wants to join forces in doubles with arch rival Rafael Nadal.
Another "fake" jobs scandal deepens.
Continuing his semi-regular musings about getting to grips with life in rural Abruzzo, David Brenner recalls his first night in Italy, getting online, and learning all about 'the Italian system.
Mona Sahlin has admitted she committed a crime by writing an inaccurate certificate for her bodyguard which exaggerated his salary and helped him secure a mortgage.
"We must all take responsibility for using facts correctly."