Is Nice airport the most spectacular place in the world to land at?
France

Is Nice airport the most spectacular place in the world to land at?

That's what the locals believe anyway.

Bus driver faces fine for refusing ride to niqab-wearing woman
Germany

Bus driver faces fine for refusing ride to niqab-wearing woman

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 threatened by foreign imports
Italy

Italy’s rice producers threatened by foreign imports

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.

The Norwegians are coming! But what are they doing in Sweden?
Sweden

The Norwegians are coming! But what are they doing in Sweden?

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.

Silvio Berlusconi’s Milan reign comes to an end
Italy

Silvio Berlusconi’s Milan reign comes to an end

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 parents can’t survive on German minimum wage alone
Germany

Nine in ten single parents can’t survive on German minimum wage alone

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.

Eight great things to do in France this Easter weekend
France

Eight great things to do in France this Easter weekend

Got Easter plans?

Sebastian Larsson’s red card appeal rejected
Sweden

Sebastian Larsson’s red card appeal rejected

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.

In pictures: Cherry blossoms in Kungsträdgården, Stockholm
Sweden

In pictures: Cherry blossoms in Kungsträdgården, Stockholm

You know it's spring in Stockholm when the cherry blossoms are in bloom.

Dancing devils and egg olympics: Nine of Italy’s most curious Easter festivals
Italy

Dancing devils and egg olympics: Nine of Italy’s most curious Easter festivals

From dancing devils to burning puppets, there's more to an Italian Easter than chocolate eggs and mass.

Italian arrested for nude Trevi Fountain swim
Italy

Italian arrested for nude Trevi Fountain swim

When in Rome, don't mess with the fountains.

Are Americans really behind the bed bug explosion in Paris?
France

Are Americans really behind the bed bug explosion in Paris?

Bed bugs are taking over Paris - and some in France are just itching to blame American tourists.

SVP ad ruled racist by Swiss supreme court
Switzerland

SVP ad ruled racist by Swiss supreme court

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.

Gun-toting rapper causes major police op in Dortmund day after bus attack
Germany

Gun-toting rapper causes major police op in Dortmund day after bus attack

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.

Pope Francis washes feet of former mafiosi in Easter rite
Italy

Pope Francis washes feet of former mafiosi in Easter rite

"Everyone has the right to make a mistake. We have all been mistaken in one way or another," said the pope.

Denmark to deport 70-year-old woman, dementia sufferer, to Afghanistan
Denmark

Denmark to deport 70-year-old woman, dementia sufferer, to Afghanistan

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.

Shouldn’t EU citizens have right to vote in French presidential election?
France

Shouldn’t EU citizens have right to vote in French presidential election?

We pay our taxes in France so surely we should have a say in who becomes president and who stands in parliament?

Seven ways EU citizens could be given the right to vote in the French election
France

Seven ways EU citizens could be given the right to vote in the French election

Here's how EU citizens could qualify to be able to vote in France.

Easter getaways more popular than ever with Swiss
Switzerland

Easter getaways more popular than ever with Swiss

Swiss head southwards and abroad for the Easter vacation.

Merkel criticizes Berlin and NRW for anti-terror failings
Germany

Merkel criticizes Berlin and NRW for anti-terror failings

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.

Revealed: Coppola and Haneke films in lineup for Cannes festival
France

Revealed: Coppola and Haneke films in lineup for Cannes festival

The 2017 Cannes line up has been revealed.

Easter weather: Italy’s in for rain and storms this weekend
Italy

Easter weather: Italy’s in for rain and storms this weekend

Read this before confirming your Easter plans.

Travel agency gets its Swedish geography very wrong
Sweden

Travel agency gets its Swedish geography very wrong

A Swedish travel agency was left red-faced after it mixed up some of northern Sweden's biggest towns in an advert.

Europe’s oldest gorilla celebrates 60th birthday in Berlin
Germany

Europe’s oldest gorilla celebrates 60th birthday in Berlin

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.

QUIZ: Which of these Swedish towns is the furthest north?
Sweden

QUIZ: Which of these Swedish towns is the furthest north?

How much do you really know about the geography of Sweden?

The untold story of thousands of Italian children sent away from their parents in the 1950s
Italy

The untold story of thousands of Italian children sent away from their parents in the 1950s

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?

France set for a (mostly) sunny Easter weekend
France

France set for a (mostly) sunny Easter weekend

Looking for a sunny Easter? You're probably in luck.

Investigators: No evidence suspect detained participated in Dortmund attack
Germany

Investigators: No evidence suspect detained participated in Dortmund attack

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.

Easter weekend: Get ready for snow, Sweden
Sweden

Easter weekend: Get ready for snow, Sweden

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.

Ski resorts join forces to offer discount pass
Switzerland

Ski resorts join forces to offer discount pass

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.

Refugee rescue group accuses EU border agency of plotting against them

Refugee rescue group accuses EU border agency of plotting against them

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.

Italians and Brits are most likely to drink while pregnant
Italy

Italians and Brits are most likely to drink while pregnant

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.

Marine Le Pen’s campaign HQ in Paris hit in ‘attempted arson’
France

Marine Le Pen’s campaign HQ in Paris hit in ‘attempted arson’

A group has claimed the attack and promised more to come.

Recycling-mad Germans turn to sharing to battle waste
Germany

Recycling-mad Germans turn to sharing to battle waste

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.

Dortmund team treated as if ‘beer can’ thrown at bus, rages coach
Germany

Dortmund team treated as if ‘beer can’ thrown at bus, rages coach

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.

Paternity test ordered for baby orangutan
Switzerland

Paternity test ordered for baby orangutan

A baby orangutan has been born at Basel zoo – the second to be born since the monkey house was rebuilt five years ago.

An Italian recipe for Easter: How to make asparagus and prawn risotto
Italy

An Italian recipe for Easter: How to make asparagus and prawn risotto

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.

Meet the two cops who caught the Stockholm terror suspect
Sweden

Meet the two cops who caught the Stockholm terror suspect

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.