Fillon’s allies jump sinking ship as calls grow for Juppé to return
France

Fillon’s allies jump sinking ship as calls grow for Juppé to return

Former supporters of scandal-hit François Fillon are jumping from the sinking ship in growing numbers.

WATCH: German Netflix series dubbed ‘the new but scarier’ Stranger Things
Germany

WATCH: German Netflix series dubbed ‘the new but scarier’ Stranger Things

The first original German series on Netflix promises to bring mystery and suspense to the streaming platform next winter.

Teacher in France suspended for reading Bible to pupils in class
France

Teacher in France suspended for reading Bible to pupils in class

Secularism in France rears its head again.

Three killed in avalanche at Italian ski resort
Italy

Three killed in avalanche at Italian ski resort

Two further people are missing after the avalanche.

Outcry after Muslim students told not to ‘pray provocatively’ at school
Germany

Outcry after Muslim students told not to ‘pray provocatively’ at school

A high school in the western city of Wuppertal has come under fire after a letter was circulated stating that teachers should take down names of Muslim students found praying at school.

Why Sweden is bringing back the draft
Sweden

Why Sweden is bringing back the draft

Confused as to why Sweden has brought back conscription? Here's everything you need to know.

Traffic delays expected after trams crash in central Gothenburg
Sweden

Traffic delays expected after trams crash in central Gothenburg

Two trams collided in central Gothenburg on Thursday afternoon.

Italy defends ‘fascist’ officers who killed Berlin attacker
Italy

Italy defends ‘fascist’ officers who killed Berlin attacker

After police and politicians hailed the pair who shot the Berlin market attacker, social media posts emerged which suggested the officers admired fascist dictator Benito Mussolini.

Drink-driver stuns police by confessing to 25-year-old murder
Germany

Drink-driver stuns police by confessing to 25-year-old murder

A German man caught for drink-driving twice in one night surprised police by confessing to a murder he committed a quarter of a century ago, authorities said on Thursday.

Five new French documentaries you should watch right now
France

Five new French documentaries you should watch right now

Fancy watching a French documentary?

German cities halt pro-Erdogan rallies citing ‘security reasons’
Germany

German cities halt pro-Erdogan rallies citing ‘security reasons’

German local authorities on Thursday blocked rallies by Turkish ministers aimed at promoting a referendum that would expand President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's powers, citing capacity problems.

These are the most inventive places in Germany
Germany

These are the most inventive places in Germany

If you want to meet Germans with the most new ideas, head south. Data on patent applications for 2016 suggests that the clean Alpine air is good for the brain.

Au revoir Velibs: Paris to get new fleet of modern city bikes
France

Au revoir Velibs: Paris to get new fleet of modern city bikes

Your daily bike ride across Paris will soon feel a little different.

Women will get free entry to Italy’s museums on International Women’s Day
Italy

Women will get free entry to Italy’s museums on International Women’s Day

All women will be able to enjoy free entry to Italy's museums and cultural sites on March 8th, International Women's Day.

Did you know today is an unofficial ‘national day’ in Sweden?
Sweden

Did you know today is an unofficial ‘national day’ in Sweden?

Living in Småland and wondering what all the fuss about the first Thursday in March is? Here's everything you need to know about the increasingly popular "fössta tossdan i mass" celebration.

Boeing sues Denmark after losing out on fighter jet deal
Denmark

Boeing sues Denmark after losing out on fighter jet deal

Boeing has filed a lawsuit against Denmark for not giving it access to documents it claims unfairly led to the American aerospace giant losing out on a contract to replace the country’s aging fighter jet fleet.

What it’s like to be a Republican in Germany with President Trump
Germany

What it’s like to be a Republican in Germany with President Trump

Polls show Germans generally wouldn’t vote Republican, and the vast majority don't support US President Donald Trump. So for American immigrants in Germany who do, it can make for some difficult conversations.

What happens now: How France will choose its next president
France

What happens now: How France will choose its next president

From now on, the race for the Elysée starts to get serious.

Alarm after river in Pyrenees turns fluorescent green
Spain

Alarm after river in Pyrenees turns fluorescent green

Authorities sought to reassure people living on the banks of Valira River after its waters turned a vivid green on Thursday.

Italy told to pay damages to stabbed wife in landmark human rights case
Italy

Italy told to pay damages to stabbed wife in landmark human rights case

It is the first time the court has condemned Italy for human rights violation in a domestic violence case.

The nine best events taking place across Germany this March
Germany

The nine best events taking place across Germany this March

From beer to Easter festivities, here's how you can welcome in the spring this March.

WATCH: Firemen rescue five-year-old girl clinging to seventh floor window
Spain

WATCH: Firemen rescue five-year-old girl clinging to seventh floor window

A team of firefighters came to the rescue of a five-year-old girl who was clinging to the window sill of her seventh floor flat in Alicante after being left home alone.

Swiss survey: smoking and drugs aren’t ‘cool’ – but drinking still is
Switzerland

Swiss survey: smoking and drugs aren’t ‘cool’ – but drinking still is

Young people in Switzerland are increasingly rejecting smoking and drugs, but still enjoy drinking alcohol, according to a new survey.

One in six Norwegians has immigrant background
Norway

One in six Norwegians has immigrant background

One out of six Norwegians has an immigrant background, new data from Statistics Norway showed on Thursday, while also noting that the Nordic country in 2016 received the lowest percentage increase of immigrants in 15 years.

Parents outraged as brothel adverts tossed out during kids’ carnival
Germany

Parents outraged as brothel adverts tossed out during kids’ carnival

A children's Carnival celebration in a Rhineland town has caused outcry among parents after merchandise advertising a brothel were thrown out to kids along with candy and goodies.

Here’s what happened when this Swede introduced fika at her London office
Sweden

Here’s what happened when this Swede introduced fika at her London office

You can take the Swede out of Sweden, but you can never take their fika. Hanna Månsson writes about what happened when she brought the concept to her London office.

EU parliament strips Le Pen of immunity over ‘shameful’ Isis tweets
France

EU parliament strips Le Pen of immunity over ‘shameful’ Isis tweets

Le Pen's tweets included an image of the beheaded US journalist James Foley.

Meet Sweden’s Centre Party
Sweden

Meet Sweden’s Centre Party

The Center Party of Sweden was founded on March 2, 1913. So who are they? We spoke with party secretary Michael Arthursson to learn more about the party, its history, and its beliefs.

‘Women can do anything they decide to’: Sweden team sends a message with new shirts
Sweden

‘Women can do anything they decide to’: Sweden team sends a message with new shirts

The Sweden women's national football team has launched a new line of matchday shirts featuring phrases by feminist figures instead of players' names.

Over 300,000 poverty-hit German homes have power cut off each year
Germany

Over 300,000 poverty-hit German homes have power cut off each year

Each year between 2011 and 2015, electricity providers cut off power to at least 300,000 German households who could no longer afford to pay their bills, the government revealed on Thursday.

Syrian accused of mass murder arrested in Düsseldorf
Germany

Syrian accused of mass murder arrested in Düsseldorf

German police on Thursday arrested two Syrians and a Bosnian for alleged offences in jihadist groups active in war-torn Syria, including the execution of three dozen civilians.

What’s on in France: Ten great things to do in March 2017
France

What’s on in France: Ten great things to do in March 2017

Got plans this month?

18 interesting facts about Romansh, Switzerland’s fourth official language
Switzerland

18 interesting facts about Romansh, Switzerland’s fourth official language

While the fact that Switzerland speaks German, French and Italian is well known, did you know about Romansh? Here's what you need to know about Switzerland's fourth official language.

Young Swedes swapping alcohol for social media and the gym: study
Sweden

Young Swedes swapping alcohol for social media and the gym: study

Sweden's youngsters are becoing more strict in their attitudes towards alcohol – unlike their older counterparts – a new study shows.

Italy creates national ‘Mafia Victims Remembrance Day’
Italy

Italy creates national ‘Mafia Victims Remembrance Day’

"From our deep pain of loss, we have gained the strength to react," said one of the antimafia campaigners behind the idea.

Clashes break out during Copenhagen ‘youth house’ demo
Denmark

Clashes break out during Copenhagen ‘youth house’ demo

Demonstrators marking the 10-year anniversary of the Copenhagen youth house riots clashed with police late on Wednesday, resulting in at least nine arrests.

Carnival drag queen causes outrage with ‘blasphemous’ performance as Virgin Mary
Spain

Carnival drag queen causes outrage with ‘blasphemous’ performance as Virgin Mary

A bishop in the Canary Islands said the drag queen performing as the Virgin Mary and Jesus on the cross was “even more upsetting” than the Spanair plane crash in which 154 people died.

See what the French can do when they blend Broadway and 140 tonnes of citrus fruit
France

See what the French can do when they blend Broadway and 140 tonnes of citrus fruit

Ever seen a giant Lion King made of lemons?

Norwegian news site sifts out trolls with quiz for commenters
Norway

Norwegian news site sifts out trolls with quiz for commenters

A Norwegian news site has launched a new feature to try to sift out the number of trolls commenting on its articles by having readers take a quiz on the story before they can vent their opinions about it.

Mapped: This is where the Swiss live abroad
Switzerland

Mapped: This is where the Swiss live abroad

France is the most popular destination of Swiss living abroad, according to new figures.

Merkel heads to North Africa to talk business and refugees
Germany

Merkel heads to North Africa to talk business and refugees

German Chancellor Angela Merkel starts a two-day trip to Egypt and Tunisia on Thursday, part of her push to limit migrant flows to Europe through North Africa, especially chaos-torn Libya.

Ten great don’t-miss events in Sweden this spring
Sweden

Ten great don’t-miss events in Sweden this spring

Still cold where you are? All the more the reason to start planning the upcoming spring. We have picked ten events all around Sweden between March and May you should not miss.

Fed up French farmers unimpressed by France’s presidential hopefuls
France

Fed up French farmers unimpressed by France’s presidential hopefuls

Farmers are hardly inspired by the choice for the the next French president.

Remains of two British soldiers found in southern Italy
Italy

Remains of two British soldiers found in southern Italy

The soldiers likely died in the Second World War during the Allied Invasion of Italy.

Gareth Bale sees red for first time in Madrid career
Spain

Gareth Bale sees red for first time in Madrid career

Gareth Bale complained he had been harshly treated after the first red card of his Real Madrid career cost the European champions in a thrilling 3-3 draw at home to Las Palmas on Wednesday.

German spies investigate if Scientologists ‘infiltrated’ major museum
Germany

German spies investigate if Scientologists ‘infiltrated’ major museum

The secret service in Bavaria have been called in to deal with a most unusual case - the suspicion that Scientologists have too much power in one of Munich's most famous state art galleries.

Finally Macron reveals his plan for France. Here’s what he has in mind
France

Finally Macron reveals his plan for France. Here’s what he has in mind

From schools to the suburbs, here's more details on Emmanuel Macron's plan for France.

Rights groups urge Germany to take in more refugees
Germany

Rights groups urge Germany to take in more refugees

German pro-migrant groups Wednesday urged Chancellor Angela Merkel's government to respect its pledge under an EU deal and take in its share of refugees still stuck in Greece or Italy.

Jogger finds belongings as France desperately hunts missing family
France

Jogger finds belongings as France desperately hunts missing family

The jogger found possessions of one of the family members - three hours from where the woman was last seen.

German post service tests out new deliveries by ‘cargo bike’
Germany

German post service tests out new deliveries by ‘cargo bike’

Apparently German postmen got bored of the traditional mail truck.

‘I watched with dismay’: Sex abuse survivor resigns from Vatican panel
Italy

‘I watched with dismay’: Sex abuse survivor resigns from Vatican panel

Marie Collins, who was raped by a hospital chaplain at 13, accused Vatican officials of "shameful" blocking of reforms.

Woman and sons jailed for faking disability to claim benefits
Sweden

Woman and sons jailed for faking disability to claim benefits

Malmö District Court jailed the woman and her two adult sons for fraud after the elder brother pretended to be mentally disabled for more than a decade to receive social benefits.

‘At Malmö University you become part of a global network’
Sweden

‘At Malmö University you become part of a global network’

Did you know you can study at Malmö University, no matter where in the world you are? The Local finds out more about the school's 'Glocal classroom' concept and how it brings a top education to your doorstep.

Thousands of teens to be called up for military service
Sweden

Thousands of teens to be called up for military service

Sweden's government has formally announced that it is bringing back conscription.