That's what the locals believe anyway.
A bus driver in Lower Saxony faces a hefty fine after he repeatedly denied a Muslim woman wearing a niqab entry onto his bus.
Italy's rice producers sounded the alarm on Thursday over competition from Asia, saying the national industry was in crisis and consumers were unwittingly buying pesticide-contaminated grains harvested by exploited children.
More than 5,000 Norwegians, a 20-kilometre queue on the E6 motorway – and three hours of serious partying. It's time for the traditional Norwegian Easter invasion of Sweden.
In typically dramatic fashion, Silvio Berlusconi began his AC Milan reign by flying in by helicopter to the sound of Wagner's 'Valkyries' when he met 10,000 fans at a first team presentation in July 1986.
Nine in ten single parent households with one child cannot afford to make ends meet in Germany with minimum wage jobs alone, according to newly released figures.
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Sunderland have failed in their bid to overturn the red card shown to Swedish midfielder Sebastian Larsson during last weekend's defeat against Manchester United.
You know it's spring in Stockholm when the cherry blossoms are in bloom.
From dancing devils to burning puppets, there's more to an Italian Easter than chocolate eggs and mass.
When in Rome, don't mess with the fountains.
Bed bugs are taking over Paris - and some in France are just itching to blame American tourists.
The Swiss Federal Court in Lausanne has found former leading members of the right-wing Swiss People’s Party (SVP) guilty of racism over a poster used in its mass immigration initiative campaign in 2011.
A local rapper spread alarm through the Dortmund public on Wednesday by using a fake gun while shooting a music video on the city streets - a day after a terror attack on the Borussia Dortmund team bus.
"Everyone has the right to make a mistake. We have all been mistaken in one way or another," said the pope.
70-year-old Zarmena Waziri, who suffers with dementia, is likely to be forcibly deported to Afghanistan with a number of other rejected asylum seekers.
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Swiss head southwards and abroad for the Easter vacation.
Chancellor Angela Merkel had some critical words for the states of North Rhine-Westphalia and Berlin after both states experienced terror attacks in recent months.
The 2017 Cannes line up has been revealed.
Read this before confirming your Easter plans.
A Swedish travel agency was left red-faced after it mixed up some of northern Sweden's biggest towns in an advert.
There is no older gorilla in Europe: on Thursday the Berlin zoo celebrated the birthday of Fatou the gorilla, thought to be 60 years old.
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In the 1950's, Italy's government sent thousands of Calabrian children to live with other families or in military bases or religious institutions, in reaction to severe floods in the region. So what happened to those displaced children - and why do so few people talk about this chapter in Italian history?
Looking for a sunny Easter? You're probably in luck.
Federal prosecutors said on Thursday that there is no evidence that the suspect temporarily detained participated in the Borussia Dortmund attack on Tuesday, German media report.
Traffic authorities and weather forecasters warn that Easter weekend could bring snow and traffic chaos to parts of Sweden as thousands of people hit the road for the holidays.
In good news for skiers, 25 resorts in western Switzerland have teamed up to offer a discount ski pass for the 2017/18 winter season.
A Spanish group which has been rescuing migrants in the Mediterranean since 2016 accused the EU's border control agency Frontex on Wednesday of plotting to discredit private aid organisations in order to put off donors.
Five percent of Italian women, and four percent of Britons, admitted to drinking alcohol at least once or twice a week during pregnancy, according to a new study.
A group has claimed the attack and promised more to come.
In a warehouse in the western Germany city of Cologne, bottles of deodorant and shower gel plastered with the face of football manager Joachim Löw are stacked all the way up to the ceiling.
Borussia Dortmund coach Thomas Tuchel accused UEFA of treating the bomb attack on their team bus as if a "beer can" had been thrown and claimed they were informed by text message that they would have to play their Champions League game against Monaco.
A baby orangutan has been born at Basel zoo – the second to be born since the monkey house was rebuilt five years ago.
Looking for some culinary inspiration this Easter, beyond one that involves chocolate? Monica Cesarato, an Italian food blogger and culinary tour guide, shares a recipe with The Local.
Two police officers have spoken for the first time of the moment they apprehended Rakhmat Akilov, the man suspected of running down pedestrians in a terror attack in Stockholm last week.