A new grandly titled "Best Countries" ranking has seen France fall a place with the country scoring badly for "quality of life", which appears at odds with previous surveys.
Maritime history experts have tracked down a mysterious nautical chart of the Swedish archipelago found on an old Soviet Union submarine from the Cold War.
Investigators on Wednesday found body parts at the home in northwest France of the man who has confessed to killing four relatives with a crowbar, the prosecutor in the case said.
The Spanish MEP who became an instant heroine when she stood up for women everywhere against a Polish MP who insisted women SHOULD earn less than men, has called the incident a perfect example of why we need International Women's Day.
French ambassadors are getting a little nervous about the prospect of working for Marine Le Pen.
The two men behind one of Germany's most high-profile kidnappings have both died, taking to the grave the question of what happened to missing millions in ransom money.
Cindy Lee bares almost all in quest for transparency, but is then arrested.
A Swedish builders' union has been both praised and criticized after its all-male board donned 'pussyhats' and posed for a picture in support of gender equality.
On average in Germany women earn a fifth less than men, one of the worst rates in Europe. But what industries pay women the least compared to male colleagues?
Police have found a large stash of explosives in northern Spain which they suspect belong to the Basque separatist group Eta.
A man who claims he was falsely placed in special needs schools for years is now suing the state of North Rhine-Westphalia to the tune of €38,000.
Several schools in Norway and one school in Denmark received bomb threats at around the same time on Wednesday morning.
The Local Italy speaks to the organizers of the Italian Women's Strike, as well as one of the many women who are taking part.
Turkish politicians are using a spate of cancelled rallies in Germany to stir up nationalist feeling ahead of next month's referendum on boosting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's powers, analysts say.
On International Women's Rights Day it's time to look at a delicate question.
Foreign Minister Anders Samuelsen has been criticised by members of other conservative parties for naming globalisation as Denmark’s main foreign policy challenge, ahead of migration.
A married couple who arrived at Munich Airport on Monday evening from Chicago were more than a little careless with their possessions. Luckily a thorough cleaner stepped in to help.
Take a look at what the Eiffel Tower's new three-metre high, anti-terror glass wall will probably look like.
For International Women's Day on Wednesday, The Local takes a look at how Germany stacks up when it comes to women's rights.
A court ruled that Facebook had copied an app created by a Milan start-up.
After Switzerland experienced its biggest earthquake in years on Monday night, The Local looks at the current situation regarding the country’s earthquake safety.
Five teenagers convicted of raping a boy in Uppsala are to be deported, an appeals court has ruled, partially overturning a previous verdict which said they should stay in Sweden.
On Wednesday a total of 43 flights to and from Spanish airports were cancelled as a result of industrial action in France.
More women than men in Denmark are living on social welfare payments, according to a report.
Sweden is seen as the best place in the world for women, at least according to a new survey.
A victory for women on International Women's Rights Day.
Spain has a way to go to bridge the gender gap.
Police are now searching across Germany for a 19-year-old man suspected of killing his nine-year-old neighbour and then bragging about it online.
Another two skiers are missing.
The strike by French air traffic controllers forced airlines to cancel scores of flights once again on Wednesday.
Italy's far-right Northern League party signed a deal with Putin's United Russia party this week.
Vaud's parliament rejected a proposal to follow Geneva’s lead in legalizing thousands of undocumented immigrants working in the region.
The time has come for authorities to act after the spread of wolves, back in Denmark for the first time since the 1800s, was proved, says professor Carsten Rahbek.
Spain said it wants to receive fewer refugees from European Union border areas than it had agreed, arguing the number of people needing relocation was far less than thought.
The rhino was found without his horn.
The regional president said the Islamic veil was "the worst symbol of the oppression of women".
Increasingly, the leaders of the international business world are female. And as more and more women are becoming entrepreneurs, one unique MBA programme is helping to give them the tools to succeed.
The joint Valais-Vaud bid will have to compete against Calgary, Sapporo and Innsbruck to become 2026 host.
The suspected ringleader of a group of baptism guests who did the conga out of a restaurant leaving a massive bill, has been arrested
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu asked Berlin not to preach about democracy and human rights amid a mounting row sparked by German cities refusing to allow meetings aimed at gathering votes to extend the Turkish president's powers.
Diego Maradona fans have another reason to make a pilgrimage to Naples: a new mural of the Argentine legend has gone up to mark 30 years since he led local club Napoli to its first Italian title.
Leading automakers expressed cautious optimism about the industry's prospects for 2017, as Europe's biggest annual car show gets underway.
It's been a good week for Emmanuel Macron the self-proclaimed "defender of France's middle classes".
A so-called 'hard Brexit' could be a "very nice opportunity" for French car giant PSA Peugeot Citroen, who have just bought Vauxhall and Opel.
Namibian former sprinter Frankie Fredericks faces a probe into money he accepted from a sports marketing chief accused of corruption.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel faces Wednesday questioning by lawmakers investigating if her government shielded Volkswagen from regulators despite knowing the auto giant was carrying out emissions cheating.
Police in Sweden fear that there could soon be an increase in undocumented immigrants in the country, leaving them vulnerable to crime and exploitation.
Your new Italian feminist heroes.
The International Ski Federation (FIS) said Tuesday it had appealed a 13-month doping ban against Norwegian world champion cross-country skier Therese Johaug, which it judged too short, threatening her 2018 Winter Olympic bid.
International Women’s Day 2017 is to be marked by a series of flash mobs in public places across Sweden.
Shooting is underway in Sweden for a new Lars von Trier movie starring Hollywood actress Uma Thurman, producers have announced.
From historical figures to contemporary icons, Swedish women have broken boundaries around the globe.