Ibrahimovic and Mings charged with ‘violent conduct’ after clash
Sweden

Ibrahimovic and Mings charged with ‘violent conduct’ after clash

Swedish Manchester United striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Bournemouth defender Tyrone Mings were charged with violent conduct on Monday over two incidents in Saturday's 1-1 draw.

Fillon’s hopes boosted as Republicans party pledges ‘unanimous’ support
France

Fillon’s hopes boosted as Republicans party pledges ‘unanimous’ support

Despite scores of MPs jumping ship the Republicans party has finally decided to back their man.

Berlin’s chaos airport sacks boss amid leadership struggle
Germany

Berlin’s chaos airport sacks boss amid leadership struggle

Berlin announced on Monday that it had sacked the head of its long-delayed new airport, replacing him within hours with a trusted bureaucrat.

Wind power firm Vestas creates 400 new jobs in Denmark
Denmark

Wind power firm Vestas creates 400 new jobs in Denmark

Danish wind power giant Vestas has announced the extension of factories in two locations in Denmark.

How François Fillon has slowly morphed into Donald Trump
France

How François Fillon has slowly morphed into Donald Trump

Fillon accused of going all Trump after his comments on autism and bizarrely accusing TV stations of reporting his wife's suicide. Not to mention the rest.

‘We are Nazis to the bitter end’: right-wing group on trial for terror
Germany

‘We are Nazis to the bitter end’: right-wing group on trial for terror

An extremist group accused of attacks at refugee homes and against left-leaning politicians is on trial starting this week, facing charges of terrorism.

Switzerland extradites member of Algerian rebel group to France
Switzerland

Switzerland extradites member of Algerian rebel group to France

He has been wanted in France since September.

Rinkeby teens say Russian TV crew tried to bribe them
Sweden

Rinkeby teens say Russian TV crew tried to bribe them

Teens in Rinkeby told Danish radio they were offered money by a Russian TV crew in exchange for 'action' on camera, the journalist who interviewed them has told The Local.

Why small German university towns are the best for foreign students
Germany

Why small German university towns are the best for foreign students

The top five reasons why small towns are great for studying abroad.

Strange but true: North Korea owes Sweden millions for Volvos from the 1970s
Sweden

Strange but true: North Korea owes Sweden millions for Volvos from the 1970s

You're not going to believe this one...

Copenhagen bans ’polluting’ buses
Denmark

Copenhagen bans ’polluting’ buses

Copenhageners will no longer have to worry about pollution from buses exhausts clogging up their streets, after the city’s municipality confirmed the end of the road for outdated vehicles.

IN PICS: Wildfire rages in Ibiza
Spain

IN PICS: Wildfire rages in Ibiza

A wildfire raged out of control in the heart of Ibiza Town forcing several homes to be evacuated and blocking roads.

Saint Laurent slammed for ‘porno chic’ ad campaign
France

Saint Laurent slammed for ‘porno chic’ ad campaign

The ads show painfully thin models in "degrading" poses.

Rejoice! Munich gets go-ahead to cap Oktoberfest beer prices
Germany

Rejoice! Munich gets go-ahead to cap Oktoberfest beer prices

Will this bring back the visitors after a slow year in 2016?

Austrian energy group OMV snaps up stake in Russian gas field
Austria

Austrian energy group OMV snaps up stake in Russian gas field

Austria's OMV said that it is buying a 24.99-percent stake in one of Russia's biggest gas fields for $1.85 billion.

Norwegian minister hits back at Facebook crucifix commentator
Norway

Norwegian minister hits back at Facebook crucifix commentator

Norwegian immigration minister Sylvi Listhaug had a strong response to a Facebook commentator who said she wore a cross necklace for political gain, calling it a “shameful” attack.

German drug store tycoon goes on trial for embezzling millions
Germany

German drug store tycoon goes on trial for embezzling millions

Former German retail tycoon Anton Schlecker went on trial Monday, five years after his drugstore chain collapsed, accused of having stashed away millions in corporate assets before the bankruptcy.

‘Brexit can make Italy great again – but it needs to act fast’
Italy

‘Brexit can make Italy great again – but it needs to act fast’

Britain's decision to leave the bloc should be good news for Italian business, writes consultant and writer Jean Moncrieff - but the key word is 'should'.

This is what Germans really think about being naked in the sauna
Germany

This is what Germans really think about being naked in the sauna

For many foreigners in Germany, a defining cultural breakthrough involves summoning up the courage to bare it all in the sauna. But not all Germans are comfortable showing their bodies either.

Merkel calls for calm as row erupts over Erdogan’s Nazi jibe
Germany

Merkel calls for calm as row erupts over Erdogan’s Nazi jibe

Chancellor Angela Merkel called for calm on Monday in an escalating dispute with Turkey, a day after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan labelled a German ban on rallies by his ministers "Nazi practices".

Half of new cars in Norway now electric or hybrid
Norway

Half of new cars in Norway now electric or hybrid

Norway, which already boasts the world's highest number of electric cars per capita, said Monday that electric or hybrid cars represented half of new registrations in the country so far this year.

Why Polish women are travelling to Germany for abortions
Germany

Why Polish women are travelling to Germany for abortions

Poland only allows abortions in a limited set of scenarios. So for many women faced with unwanted pregnancies, Germany has become a safe solution.

The Local’s Swedish film of the month: The Sacrifice
Sweden

The Local’s Swedish film of the month: The Sacrifice

Film writer Peter Larkin reviews 'The Sacrifice' (1986), a Swedish film directed by Andrei Tarkovsky.

WATCH: Speeding car’s near miss with police patrol at petol pump
Spain

WATCH: Speeding car’s near miss with police patrol at petol pump

A speeding car narrowly missed crashing into a Guardia Civil patrol car filling up at a petrol station in southeastern Spain.

Ageing Italy’s birthrate has hit a record low
Italy

Ageing Italy’s birthrate has hit a record low

Italy is getting older, with tens of thousands more deaths than births in 2016.

Bus full of schoolkids slides off icy road
Sweden

Bus full of schoolkids slides off icy road

And last night around 100 trucks got stuck on the motorway in the icy conditions.

France pummeled by storm winds of over 150km/hr
France

France pummeled by storm winds of over 150km/hr

The winds will reach up to 150km/hr in Brittany.

Juppé slams Fillon but says he will NOT run for French presidency
France

Juppé slams Fillon but says he will NOT run for French presidency

Juppé blasts Fillon's "obstinacy" for creating a "mess" for the French right.

Denmark to give seven million kroner to catch Syrian war criminals
Denmark

Denmark to give seven million kroner to catch Syrian war criminals

The Danish foreign ministry has announced that it is to provide over seven million Danish kroner ($1 million) to a UN team collecting evidence of war crimes in Syria.

Man bitten by rattlesnake in Madrid park
Spain

Man bitten by rattlesnake in Madrid park

A man is being treated in hospital after claiming to have been bitten by a venomous rattlesnake that he came across in a Madrid park.

IN PICS: Basel carnival parade targets Trump
Switzerland

IN PICS: Basel carnival parade targets Trump

US President Donald Trump was a top theme at Basel’s Morgestraich event on Monday morning.

Here’s how much Italy’s top politicians earned last year
Italy

Here’s how much Italy’s top politicians earned last year

Ever wondered who is the richest member of the Italian cabinet?

Marine Le Pen really could become president, warns Hollande
France

Marine Le Pen really could become president, warns Hollande

Hollande vowed he'd "do everything" to stop Le Pen becoming president.

New Heidi theme park aims to boost tourism in St Gallen
Switzerland

New Heidi theme park aims to boost tourism in St Gallen

The canton of St Gallen is planning to build a theme park style attraction based around the famous Heidi story by Johanna Spyri, set to open in 2020.

Ryanair furious as French air traffic control strike grounds 300 flights
France

Ryanair furious as French air traffic control strike grounds 300 flights

Flying into or out of France in the next few days? Double check your flight.

Embattled Fillon says ‘no one’ can stop him as Juppé set to break silence
France

Embattled Fillon says ‘no one’ can stop him as Juppé set to break silence

So what is Juppé going to say at 10:30 this morning?

France murder mystery: Brother-in-law ‘admits’ killing French family
France

France murder mystery: Brother-in-law ‘admits’ killing French family

The case that has gripped France may have just been solved.

Pablo Escobar’s son slams ‘Narcos’ TV series for making his dad a hero
Spain

Pablo Escobar’s son slams ‘Narcos’ TV series for making his dad a hero

"Series about narcos have turned my father into a hero and given young people the idea that it is cool to be a drug trafficker," said the son of the infamous drug lord.

Spanish PM heads to Versailles for EU big four Brexit talks
Spain

Spanish PM heads to Versailles for EU big four Brexit talks

The heads of continental Europe's biggest economies meet in the gilded splendour of the Palace of Versailles on Monday, seeking ways of strengthening an EU facing Britain's exit and mounting populism.

Italy PM meets key EU leaders to discuss the future of the bloc
Italy

Italy PM meets key EU leaders to discuss the future of the bloc

Italian premier Paolo Gentiloni is meeting German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande - whose two countries are often described as the European Union's "engine" - as well as Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy.

‘Test two-year-olds’ Danish skills’: minister
Denmark

‘Test two-year-olds’ Danish skills’: minister

Danish social and children’s minister Mai Mercado wants children with bilingual backgrounds to be given Danish language tests at the age of two.

Over 100 rescued migrants arrive in Lampedusa after turbulent journey
Italy

Over 100 rescued migrants arrive in Lampedusa after turbulent journey

Strong winds threw several people overboard.

Erdogan likens Germany’s blocking rallies to Nazis
Germany

Erdogan likens Germany’s blocking rallies to Nazis

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan lashed out at Germany on Sunday for blocking rallies in support of him ahead of a vote on boosting his powers, likening the ban to "Nazi practices".

Geneva’s Syria talks end on ‘more positive’ note
Switzerland

Geneva’s Syria talks end on ‘more positive’ note

Fractious talks ended with the agreement of a "clear agenda" to seek to end Syria's war.

Asylum seekers should not be able to choose the EU nation they apply in: Swedish MEP
Sweden

Asylum seekers should not be able to choose the EU nation they apply in: Swedish MEP

Liberal MEP Cecilia Wikström is in charge of steering reforms of the EU's asylum policy.

Swiss mining company accused of payments to ‘known corruption risk’
Switzerland

Swiss mining company accused of payments to ‘known corruption risk’

International watchdog Global Witness has accused Glencore of paying more than $75 million to a scandal-hit Israeli businessman.

1930s naval mine found near swimming spot in Stockholm archipelago
Sweden

1930s naval mine found near swimming spot in Stockholm archipelago

The naval mine is to be detonated by the Swedish Armed Forces on Monday.

‘I’ve always said about Gothenburg that you can almost guarantee a good night out’
Sweden

‘I’ve always said about Gothenburg that you can almost guarantee a good night out’

Who are the biggest fans of Gothenburg? David and Rob Griffith-Jones, two British brothers running an online visitors' guide to Sweden's second city, are definitely two of them.