A group of Danish political parties plan to push for a parliamentary deal committing all the country’s pro-European Union parties never to put the country’s EU membership to an in-out referendum.
Congo's President has agreed to pardon British-Norwegian dual citizen Joshua French this year, Justice Minister Alexis Thambwe Mwamba has said.
A care worker has been charged with sexually abusing 15 children in an asylum centre in southern Norway.
An open letter to Donald Trump's friend Jim, who reckons he wouldn't go to Paris anymore.
A man who almost killed a woman after attacking her with an axe in Sweden and subsequently threatened her husband has been handed a six-year prison sentence.
"He probably thinks he's a cow as well by now."
A Stockholm-based academic who has been detained in Tehran for nearly a year on suspicion of espionage refuses to drink, his wife has told a Swedish news agency.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic's agent has claimed the striker could be "successful on Mars" at the same time as the headstrong Swede compared himself to "a lion".
Nightmarish conditions in Libya are helping to drive a surge in the numbers of migrants attempting to reach Italy in the depths of winter, humanitarian officials and asylum seekers say.
A court in the German capital on Monday convicted two illegal street racers who caused a deadly high-speed car crash of murder and handed them life prison terms in a landmark ruling.
Concerns have been raised that refugee children in Sweden are using online forums to plan mass suicides, and are not always receiving the adequate care they need for mental illness.
More than 80 percent of Danes are in favour of legalising the medical use of cannabis, a new survey has found, increasing the chance that a pilot scheme planned for next year will lead to an end to prohibition.
The floats at Karneval parades across southern and western Germany are known for their biting satire. This year the main target of their derision was only ever going to be one man.
While she's far from the favourite, no one is ruling her out. And there are certain scenarios that will boost her chances.
A 74-year-old man from Upper Austria has been arrested on suspicion of trying to murder his wife on two occasions last year by giving her electric shocks.
The Spanish coast guard rescued 257 migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean to Europe from Morocco in inflatable dinghies in an "intense weekend."
Is this the ultimate Swiss present?
The mayor of Paris slammed Trump's "unfriendly" comments.
A new brothel has opened in Barcelona that offers men the chance to fulfil all their fantasies – as long as their fantasies involve hyper-realistic silicone dolls.
Islamic militants in the Philippines have beheaded the German hostage they were holding for ransom, the government in Manila said Monday.
When a man drove a car into a group of pedestrians on Saturday, Twitter trolls demanded to know why police weren’t talking about his ethnicity. Cue a tirade from police on proper rules of investigation.
An Austrian teacher has been fired from his job at a secondary school after he let his 12-year-old students create an oversized model of an erect penis during an art and crafts class.
An Italian DJ has undergone assisted suicide in Switzerland, two days after criticizing Italy's government for postponing debate on living wills legislation.
Sweden's prime minister isn't afraid of a silly photo-op. To prove it, The Local rounds up images of Stefan Löfven looking like the stereotypical Swede.
Denmark’s first Professor of Sexology, known for his book and research on Christine Jorgensen, the United States’ first high-profile transgender woman, has died aged 89.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is "not welcome" to hold campaign events in Austria ahead of April's referendum on strengthening his powers, the foreign minister in Vienna said on Monday.
"Information is suspected to have been passed on to intelligence operatives working for a foreign power."
Eleven people, including ten police officers, were injured in Bern on Saturday night in a clash between police and protestors demonstrating against the eviction of squatters from a building in the Swiss capital last week.
Austrian police locked down the grounds of Vienna’s Schönbrunn Palace on Monday morning, after a jogger told them he’d spotted a lion which he believed must have escaped from the zoo.
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A 64-year-old doctor from northern Italy has been sentenced to four years in jail for sexual abuse for touching female patients' genitals.
In a bid to stop visitors scrawling on the cathedral's walls, Florence authorities have installed digital tablets allowing them to leave their message in a less messy way.
Spain’s government has created a new post to encourage procreation to counter the nation’s plummeting birth rate.
The EU is doing it. Why can't Switzerland?
Two German archaeologists who were kidnapped while working at a dig site in northern Nigeria this week have been released and are doing well, officials in both countries said Sunday.
Police bomb technicians are investigating a suspicious object found inside a bin in the centre of a Stockholm suburb.
The expo opened on Saturday - and the politicians are on their way this week.
Dumbphones - handsets that just make calls and send texts - were set to disappear as technology moved on, but they have survived in emerging markets and among nostalgics of simpler devices in the West.
The media is "campaigning hysterically" for Emmanuel Macron, says Le Pen.
Germany recorded more than 3,500 attacks against refugees and asylum shelters last year, according to new interior ministry figures, amounting to an average of nearly 10 acts of anti-migrant violence a day.
Flowers, foxes and feminism.
The historic visit is a sign of closer ties between the Catholic and Anglican churches.
The designer told the audience: "There is a bond between us that will keep us strong and safe."
The United States will on Monday claim its seat at the UN Human Rights Council under the new presidency of Donald Trump, whose election has provoked deep concern over the body's future.
Investigators are probing the motives of a 35-year-old German student who rammed his car into a group of pedestrians, killing one person and injuring two others, officials said Sunday, ruling out terrorism.
There's an interesting history behind Ivrea's juicy carnival tradition.
Former All Black Ali Williams and Australian international James O'Connor have both been charged.
The Egyptian-born French Jewish scholar was held for hours and nearly deported.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic said he appreciates winning the older he gets, after celebrating Manchester United's League Cup final win.
Cinematographer Linus Sandgren was the only Swede to win an Oscar last night, thanking his colleagues, wife and children in speech in English and Swedish.
The Local speaks to Michelle Job, a photographer and blogger from India who recently relocated to Stockholm.