Women who are infected with genital herpes early in their pregnancy may face twice the risk of bearing a child with autism, a team of US and Norwegian researchers said Wednesday.
An iron gate with the infamous slogan "Arbeit macht frei" ("Work will set you free"), stolen from the former Nazi concentration camp of Dachau in Germany two years ago, was returned to the site on Wednesday.
Macron has been handed a boost by a veteran centrist just when he needed one.
A man who filmed himself burning the Quran has become the first person to be charged under Denmark's blasphemy law in 46 years.
A restaurant in Stavanger which turns fish from the Norwegian Sea into Nordic edomae sushi has won a Michelin star.
The northern industrial hub is attracting record numbers of tourists, entrepreneurs and foreign investors.
After Rinkeby in Stockholm made global headlines following a riot, The Local went to the suburb to find out what residents think.
A Syrian migrant went on trial in Austria on Wednesday for allegedly executing 20 wounded government soldiers in his home country.
As Cologne's week of Carnival festivities kicks off on Thursday, here's a guide to make sure you don't miss out on all the debauchery.
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A Malmö restaurant has become Sweden's sixth eatery ever to be awarded two stars by Guide Michelin, and the first restaurant in the southern city to get the double nod.
An iron gate with the infamous slogan "Arbeit macht frei" ("Work will set you free"), stolen from the former Nazi concentration camp of Dachau in Germany two years ago, was returned to the site Wednesday.
Amnesty said it was "very worried" about the situation in France.
Down-to-earth English singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran recently celebrated his 26th birthday in Austria. Not in a Michelin-starred restaurant, but in a rustic guest house.
A Swede who took police on a high-speed chase through Barcelona at the wheel of a stolen truck full of gas cylinders had partied hard the previous night, local authorities said Wednesday.
The German government agreed on new rules on Wednesday to speed up deportations of rejected asylum seekers. This map shows that over a quarter of failed asylum seekers who haven't been sent home live in one state.
Anyone who attacks a bus-driver or a ticket-collector in Austria could face up to two years in prison from September.
Police have responded to criticism that they did not do enough to stop riots in the Rinkeby suburb north-west of Stockholm on Monday night.
From police brutality, failure to meet refugee relocation quotas, and eroding the right to freedom speech, Spain still has a long way to go on human rights, according to a report by Amnesty International.
The Swiss government has launched an 18 million-franc research study to try and understand what led to the country’s controversial policy of placing thousands of children in abusive work placements.
A court ruled on Tuesday that North Rhine-Westphalia's "women's advancement" law was unconstitutional because it violates the principle of best selection for employment.
Which French presidential candidate threw tear gas at school and which one dreams of writing a romantic novel?
In Italy, carnival time injects colour, fun and festive spirit into the dreary month of February - and it's not only in Venice.
Only days after a young Tunisian drove a truck into a Berlin Christmas market, the city's biggest hospital has sent relatives of the dead a threatening bill. They also had to wait much longer for official condolences.
The suggestion could help the army offset falling numbers of male recruits.
Soon you'll be able to buy "Made in Paris" cheese.
The Stockholm stock exchange notched up a new all-time high on Wednesday morning.
With Brexit fears among EU expats in London, Macron might just convince a few French that it's time to return home.
As a six-day taxi strike came to an end, Rome's public transport service was hit by another strike.
Danish police have become the first in the world to hunt down internet drug traffickers by analysing their bitcoin transactions.
Good news for Angela Merkel, bad news for the far-right: New polls show the AfD falling below double digits for the first time in months, while Merkel's party still has its nose in front.
The Swiss government is funding a Nigerian television show in the hope of discouraging Nigerians from attempting to emigrate to Switzerland.
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.
Valentina Sampaio, the first transgender model to make the cover of French "Vogue", will be flying the flag for the LGBT movement at Milan fashion week.
The strike had left commuters stranded across the country, but taxi drivers have reached a deal with the government.
Tens of thousands of babies were stolen during Franco era in Spain. And now the first case is heading for trial.
A former doctor will stand trial in Madrid for allegedly stealing a newborn from her mother and giving her to another woman, a practice thought to have affected thousands of families during Spain's dictatorship.
Swiss-Swedish engineering giant ABB has uncovered significant embezzlement at its South Korean subsidiary, which it warned would heavily impact its 2016 earnings.
Those who suffer claustrophobia - look away now.
Around 630 migrants were rescued off the coast of Libya as they tried to cross the Mediterranean.
Portugal will extradite to Italy within days a former CIA agent convicted over the 2003 abduction of a radical Egyptian imam, ending a long legal tussle, her lawyer said on Tuesday.
The menorah is an ancient symbol of the Jewish faith, and will be celebrated in the Vatican museums as part of an ambitious exhibition.
Margot Wallström was asked about recent Russian changes to domestic violence laws after meeting with human rights organizations in Moscow.
Doctors in Denmark are risking prison by helping terminally ill patients die as they push for progress on euthanasia laws.
Germany will increase its military to nearly 200,000 troops over the next seven years, the defence ministry said Tuesday, a day after US Vice President Mike Pence urged European allies to boost their defence spending.
Roger Federer may be 35 but he showed retirement is far from his mind by committing to play at the Swiss Indoors for another three years.
Neither scandal, police investigations nor expert warnings have knocked Marine Le Pen off course, but can a new controversial film?
The police have to get green just like everyone else in Sweden.
One person died and several more were left injured following a multi-vehicle accident during a foggy night in Sweden.
The Local rounds up six facts about Sweden's equivalent of Pancake Tuesday, Fat Tuesday (Fettisdagen).