Danish populists irk Germany with ‘Denmark to the Eider’ call

Danish populists irk Germany with ‘Denmark to the Eider’ call

The populist Danish People’s Party has thrown the border with Germany into question after nearly 100 years, suggesting that Denmark may one day recover parts of Schleswig.

‘Force jobless to clean Copenhagen streets’: Liberal Party
Denmark

‘Force jobless to clean Copenhagen streets’: Liberal Party

Unemployed people could be forced clear Copenhagen’s streets of cigarette butts, old plastic beer mugs and other detritus over the summer.

Norway hosts international donor meet for Nigeria famine
Norway

Norway hosts international donor meet for Nigeria famine

UN aid agencies and donor countries gathered in Oslo on Thursday to raise emergency aid for the millions threatened by famine in northeastern Nigeria.

Norway’s Telenor sells out of India as tycoon weighs in
Norway

Norway’s Telenor sells out of India as tycoon weighs in

Norway's Telenor has announced plans to sell its Indian operations to local telecom giant Bharti Airtel, as the ultra-competitive mobile market is shaken up by the country's richest man.

Norway government to allow last-minute wolf cull
Norway

Norway government to allow last-minute wolf cull

Norway’s government has enraged animal rights activists with a last minute u-turn which will means hunters can cull wolves this hunting season.

Minister blasts Sweden Democrats’ Wall Street Journal op-ed: ‘They’re lying about Sweden’
Sweden

Minister blasts Sweden Democrats’ Wall Street Journal op-ed: ‘They’re lying about Sweden’

Sweden's justice minister has accused anti-immigration party leaders of lying about Sweden after they wrote in the Wall Street Journal that Donald Trump was right in his comments about immigration.

Expect the unexpected: French presidential race now wide open
France

Expect the unexpected: French presidential race now wide open

The French election race is proving impossible to predict.

Why you’re likely to live to a ripe old age in France
France

Why you’re likely to live to a ripe old age in France

Here's why the average woman in France will soon be living until she's 90-years-old.

Germany ‘only country left’ which holds to free higher education
Germany

Germany ‘only country left’ which holds to free higher education

A report on higher education in 13 countries published on Thursday found that Germany was the only one which still offers higher education without tuition fees to almost all students.

Plan to hire ‘abortion doctors’ at Rome hospital sparks outcry
Italy

Plan to hire ‘abortion doctors’ at Rome hospital sparks outcry

A controversial move by a Rome hospital to hire two specialist abortion doctors - because the majority of Italian doctors refuse to carry out the procedure - has caused an outcry.

Batch of deadly, illegal vodka seized in North Rhine-Westphalia
Germany

Batch of deadly, illegal vodka seized in North Rhine-Westphalia

Bottles of unlicensed "Diamond Vodka" have been found to have potentially deadly levels of methanol in them. Authorities have warned people not to drink from the bottles, and to go to hospital immediately if they feel any symptoms.

Bild appoints ombudsman to deal with fake news complaints
Germany

Bild appoints ombudsman to deal with fake news complaints

The Bild newspaper has established the position of an "independent" ombudsman to respond to any complaints or questions their readers may have about facts and sources used in their articles.

Why French presidential candidates can be compared to fromage
France

Why French presidential candidates can be compared to fromage

People always say you should never mix cheese and politics. But sometimes it's unavoidable.

German Islamist arrested for planning attack on security forces
Germany

German Islamist arrested for planning attack on security forces

German police have arrested a 26-year-old Islamist who was planning an attack against police officers or soldiers using a homemade explosive device, authorities said Thursday.

How Le Pen’s plan to quit the euro could spell economic disaster for France
France

How Le Pen’s plan to quit the euro could spell economic disaster for France

France would say goodbye to over €180 billion on the country's GDP as well as 500,000 jobs. Delirious or reality?

Germany deports third group of Afghan migrants to Kabul
Germany

Germany deports third group of Afghan migrants to Kabul

Eighteen Afghans deported from Germany arrived in Kabul Thursday after their asylum pleas were rejected, the third group to be sent back in recent months as Berlin speeds up the expulsions.

Opinion: the Bavarian ‘burqa ban’ is utterly deplorable
Germany

Opinion: the Bavarian ‘burqa ban’ is utterly deplorable

Banning the burqa has nothing to do with the Bavarian government's care for women and everything to do with cynically bashing Islam in the build-up to elections, argues The Local reader Laeeqa Ahmed.

Court: Man tried to raise cash on Facebook to fund Isis
Sweden

Court: Man tried to raise cash on Facebook to fund Isis

A Swedish citizen has been jailed for urging people to finance Isis through Facebook, a landmark case for the country.

Italy launches award for most eco-friendly fashion brand
Italy

Italy launches award for most eco-friendly fashion brand

Green is the new black.

VIDEO: Paris pupils clash with cops during anti-police violence protests
France

VIDEO: Paris pupils clash with cops during anti-police violence protests

Protests against police violence turned ugly in Paris on Thursday.

Spanish ex-IMF chief Rodrigo Rato gets jail sentence for embezzlement
Spain

Spanish ex-IMF chief Rodrigo Rato gets jail sentence for embezzlement

Former IMF chief Rodrigo Rato was handed a jail sentence of four years and six months Thursday for misusing funds when he was the boss of two Spanish banks.

New images show how fast Sweden’s glaciers are melting
Sweden

New images show how fast Sweden’s glaciers are melting

One of them is almost completely gone.

Forget fake news, these are the ten real ‘no-go zones’ in Paris
France

Forget fake news, these are the ten real ‘no-go zones’ in Paris

OK, these are more 'don't go zones' than 'no-go zones'. But they are REAL.

Brit arrested for cyber attack on a million German homes last year
Germany

Brit arrested for cyber attack on a million German homes last year

A British national has been arrested at a London airport on suspicion of staging a cyber-attack on Deutsche Telekom last year that knocked around a million German households offline, officials in both countries said Thursday.

Hard and fast: the reality of life as a Berlin food courier
Germany

Hard and fast: the reality of life as a Berlin food courier

Young men and women pedalling the streets of Berlin with pizzas and artisan burgers strapped to their backs have become part of the scenery. But what is life like cycling through the harsh Prussian winter?

Amnesty slams Switzerland’s ‘illegal’ treatment of migrants at Italian border

Amnesty slams Switzerland’s ‘illegal’ treatment of migrants at Italian border

Amnesty International has criticized the actions of Switzerland in turning back migrants at the Italian border last year, saying it acted “illegally”.

Here’s how much (and where) Swedes masturbate
Sweden

Here’s how much (and where) Swedes masturbate

In the car, on the bus, in the garage, at a friend's house...

Spain king’s brother-in-law might not have to go to jail after all
Spain

Spain king’s brother-in-law might not have to go to jail after all

A Spanish court decided Thursday that the king's brother-in-law, who was handed six years and three months jail for syphoning off millions, will remain free without bail as he prepares to appeal.

An ‘unstoppable’ landslide is tearing apart a village in central Italy
Italy

An ‘unstoppable’ landslide is tearing apart a village in central Italy

The landslide was caused by the earthquakes and extreme weather earlier this year, experts believe.

French mock UK tabloids and US far right’s ‘Paris no-go zones’ but it’s no laughing matter
France

French mock UK tabloids and US far right’s ‘Paris no-go zones’ but it’s no laughing matter

Once again talk of Paris "no go zones" in the British tabloid newspapers and far-right (so-called) media sites in the US has prompted ridicule and concern in France. But it's no laughing matter.

British pair left for dead after ‘hit and run’ in French Alps ski resort
France

British pair left for dead after ‘hit and run’ in French Alps ski resort

A British man and women are fighting for their lives in a French hospital after a hit and run in the Alps.

Vienna State Opera opens its doors for the ‘ball of balls’
Austria

Vienna State Opera opens its doors for the ‘ball of balls’

The Vienna State Opera House is rolling out the red carpet for the 5,000 guests expected to attend tonight’s Opera Ball.

Geneva reveals secret operation to legalize illegal workers
Switzerland

Geneva reveals secret operation to legalize illegal workers

In a first for Switzerland, nearly 600 illegal workers have been ‘regularized’ since 2015 in a secret operation in Geneva.

Turkey encouraging teachers to spy in German schools: report
Germany

Turkey encouraging teachers to spy in German schools: report

The Turkish government has urged teachers and parents in western Germany with Turkish roots to report any criticism of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan they hear at schools, according to local media.

McDonald’s opens restaurant-museum over ancient Roman road
Italy

McDonald’s opens restaurant-museum over ancient Roman road

On Tuesday, a new McDonald's restaurant opened in Italy with one added extra that wasn't on the menu: an ancient Roman road, complete with three skeletons.

Denmark extends S.Korea ‘Rasputin’ daughter’s detention
Denmark

Denmark extends S.Korea ‘Rasputin’ daughter’s detention

A Danish court on Wednesday extended the detention of the daughter of Choi Soon-Sil, the woman at the centre of a South Korean corruption.

Austria to ban online ads offering pets for sale
Austria

Austria to ban online ads offering pets for sale

Austria’s new Animal Protection Act will ban advertising pets for sale on online platforms.

Two in three Alitalia flights cancelled in 24-hour strike
Italy

Two in three Alitalia flights cancelled in 24-hour strike

A strike at Italy's national carrier Alitalia will see 60 percent of its flights cancelled on Thursday.

Germany records record budget surplus thanks to healthy trade
Germany

Germany records record budget surplus thanks to healthy trade

Last year the German state hauled in its healthiest budget surplus since reunification over quarter of a century ago.

Channel ferry services hit as fierce winds lash France’s northern coast
France

Channel ferry services hit as fierce winds lash France’s northern coast

Ferry services have been delayed in the English Channel as Storm Thomas arrives.

Italy’s coast guard rescues another 700 people off Libyan coast
Italy

Italy’s coast guard rescues another 700 people off Libyan coast

The migrants were mainly from sub-Saharan Africa, the coast guard said.

Italian paralympic champion targeted by Facebook sexual harassment campaign
Italy

Italian paralympic champion targeted by Facebook sexual harassment campaign

The fencer, who was named 2017 World Sportsperson of the Year with a Disability', will take legal action against the anonymous online campaign.

Suspect arrested in Swiss anti-terror investigation
Switzerland

Suspect arrested in Swiss anti-terror investigation

One person was arrested in the canton of Ticino on Wednesday as part of a criminal investigation against two men suspected of violating the law banning terror groups Al Qaida and Islamic State.

Essex-born chef wins two Michelin stars for Denmark
Denmark

Essex-born chef wins two Michelin stars for Denmark

British chef Paul Cunningham, who cut his teeth at Heston Blumenthal's famed Fat Duck restaurant, has won two Michelin stars for Henne Kirkeby Kro in Jutland.

Paris thieves nab €100,000 from tourists in highway robbery
France

Paris thieves nab €100,000 from tourists in highway robbery

Another high profile robbery on the A1 motorway.

UN pessimistic as Syria peace talks resume in Geneva
Switzerland

UN pessimistic as Syria peace talks resume in Geneva

UN-brokered Syrian peace talks resume in Geneva on Thursday, but hopes of a breakthrough are dim.

Marine Le Pen’s aide charged in ‘fake jobs’ scandal
France

Marine Le Pen’s aide charged in ‘fake jobs’ scandal

Another blow for Marine Le Pen.

‘Serious’ media and checking sources important: Swedish King
Sweden

‘Serious’ media and checking sources important: Swedish King

Sweden's King has emphasized the importance of "serious" media and checking sources in a new interview released at a time when the accuracy of some media portrayals of Sweden are being questioned.

Everything you need to know about planning a wedding in Italy
Italy

Everything you need to know about planning a wedding in Italy

Two wedding planners share their tips for planning your very own Italian wedding.

Sweden video that inspired Trump was edited ‘unethically’, photographer who shot it says
Sweden

Sweden video that inspired Trump was edited ‘unethically’, photographer who shot it says

The photographer who filmed an interview with Swedish police officers used in a segment aired on Fox News says the cops were telling the truth when they said they were misrepresented by the film.