Sweden releases second man held over Stockholm attack: no longer a suspect
Sweden

Sweden releases second man held over Stockholm attack: no longer a suspect

Sweden on Tuesday released a second suspect held in connection with the deadly Stockholm truck attack earlier this month, prosecutors said.

Russian radio spread ‘fake interview’ about mental health in Sweden
Sweden

Russian radio spread ‘fake interview’ about mental health in Sweden

Some Russian media outlets are reporting on a wave of mental illness sweeping across Sweden, referring to made-up figures and a faked interview with the director-general of the Swedish Social Insurance Agency, a spokesperson has told The Local.

Italian acid attack victim shares defiant selfie showing her scars
Italy

Italian acid attack victim shares defiant selfie showing her scars

Gessica Notaro was the victim of an acid attack in January, for which her ex-boyfriend is awaiting trial.

French Property of the Week – Cottage with private lakes and woodland in Dordogne
France

French Property of the Week – Cottage with private lakes and woodland in Dordogne

It doesn't get much more picturesque than this.

German biker gang with links to violence, killings sets up in Denmark
Denmark

German biker gang with links to violence, killings sets up in Denmark

German biker gang Guerilla Nation set up shop in Denmark last month, despite government attempts to crack down on biker-connected organised crime.

Berlin ‘U-Bahn kicker’ suspect accused of sexually harassing women: report
Germany

Berlin ‘U-Bahn kicker’ suspect accused of sexually harassing women: report

The man accused of brutally kicking an unsuspecting woman down a flight of stairs in Berlin has also been implicated in sexually harassing women and girls in the past, local media report.

Macron campaign was ‘targeted by Russian hackers’
France

Macron campaign was ‘targeted by Russian hackers’

French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron's political campaign was targeted by a group of Russian hackers last month, according to a report by a cybersecurity research group on Tuesday.

Where will Marine Le Pen find the 50 percent of French voters she needs?
France

Where will Marine Le Pen find the 50 percent of French voters she needs?

She needs a lot more votes to be president, so where will she find them?

EU antitrust watchdogs raid Swedish telecom groups
Sweden

EU antitrust watchdogs raid Swedish telecom groups

The European Commission on Tuesday said it had carried out surprise inspections at four major Swedish mobile telecommunication companies, which it suspects of having breached EU antitrust rules.

17 arrests in biggest ever Swedish child porn raid
Sweden

17 arrests in biggest ever Swedish child porn raid

Seventeen people have been arrested following raids against 50 suspected online paedophiles, in what has been described as the biggest police effort against child porn in Swedish history.

Researchers hope to recruit 25,000 Berlin weed-smokers for study
Germany

Researchers hope to recruit 25,000 Berlin weed-smokers for study

A research initiative hopes to get approval for a study that would recruit 25,000 recreational cannabis consumers in Berlin - if it can get government approval.

Ivanka Trump forced to defend father at Berlin women’s summit
Germany

Ivanka Trump forced to defend father at Berlin women’s summit

Ivanka Trump, on her overseas debut as the US "First Daughter" at a Berlin women's summit with German Chancellor Angela Merkel Tuesday, was quickly forced to defend her father's attitude toward women.

Who are the millions of French voters backing Marine Le Pen?
France

Who are the millions of French voters backing Marine Le Pen?

Who are they, where are they, and what matters most to the record number of voters supporting Marine Le Pen?

These are the German states with the best school marks
Germany

These are the German states with the best school marks

On Tuesday high school students in Germany start writing their final exams. A new graphic from Statista shows which states are likely to have the best results.

‘Facebook rape video’ trio sentenced to prison
Sweden

‘Facebook rape video’ trio sentenced to prison

Three men have been sentenced to prison in connection with the rape of a woman in Uppsala, which was broadcast live on Facebook.

Professionals offer revealing career advice to Stockholm International School students
Sweden

Professionals offer revealing career advice to Stockholm International School students

Did you know what you wanted to do with your life when you were 14 years old? Maybe – but probably not. But luckily students at Stockholm International School get career guidance from international CEOs, UN committee board members, foreign ministry officials, entrepreneurs, and more.

Woman caught smuggling gold, khat and cash on Denmark-Norway ferry

Woman caught smuggling gold, khat and cash on Denmark-Norway ferry

A 43-year-old woman was caught carrying khat by customs after taking the Hirtshals-Larvik ferry on Friday.

Jihadi suspects arrested in Barcelona over links to Brussels attack
Spain

Jihadi suspects arrested in Barcelona over links to Brussels attack

Catalan police have arrested eight people including suspected members of a jihadi group linked to last year’s suicide bomb attacks in Brussels’ airport and subway.

‘You won’t have my hatred’: Partner honours policeman killed on Champs-Elysées
France

‘You won’t have my hatred’: Partner honours policeman killed on Champs-Elysées

The policeman gunned down on the Champs-Elysées Champs-Elysées last week was honoured in Paris on Tuesday morning.

Seven faces of the Italian resistance whose stories you should know
Italy

Seven faces of the Italian resistance whose stories you should know

April 25th is Liberation Day in Italy - but who were the men and women that made up the Italian resistance?

Police union demands 20,000 new cops to fight violent crime
Germany

Police union demands 20,000 new cops to fight violent crime

After the Interior Ministry published figures on Monday showing that violent crime shot up in 2016, Germany's main police union has called for more officers.

Volvo cheers profit boost thanks to strong European demand
Sweden

Volvo cheers profit boost thanks to strong European demand

Swedish truck makers Volvo notched up a larger than expected profit boost on Tuesday thanks to strong demand in Europe and Japan.

‘May 7th without me’: Could the second round be hit by mass abstention?
France

‘May 7th without me’: Could the second round be hit by mass abstention?

Could the second round be hit with mass abstention?

French voters in Switzerland reject Le Pen
Switzerland

French voters in Switzerland reject Le Pen

French residents of French-speaking Switzerland were hoping for François Fillon and Emmanuel Macron in the second round.

‘Leave country by June 10th’: Denmark to American wife of astrophysicist
Denmark

‘Leave country by June 10th’: Denmark to American wife of astrophysicist

The first family to be affected by the forced removal of a legal exemption to Danish immigration law has been told they no can no longer live together in the country.

After Nazi remarks, Turkey says ‘we need Germany’
Germany

After Nazi remarks, Turkey says ‘we need Germany’

Tensions have been running high between Ankara and Berlin recently, culminating in the Turkish premier accusing the Bundesrepublik of using "Nazi measures". But now Ankara is calling on Germany for economic help.

The ‘forgotten’ resistance: The Italian partisans neglected by history books
Italy

The ‘forgotten’ resistance: The Italian partisans neglected by history books

Most people are acquainted with at least the basic facts about the French Resistance. But few are quite so well versed on another resistance movement that played out in Italy towards the end of World War II.

Italy arrests man who planned attacks on ‘non-believers’
Italy

Italy arrests man who planned attacks on ‘non-believers’

The suspect had reportedly used social media to pledge his support for Isis - and said opponents of the group should be "roasted on kebab skewers".

UN asks Switzerland not to extradite militant to Spain after torture claims

UN asks Switzerland not to extradite militant to Spain after torture claims

A UN torture watchdog has asked the Swiss authorities not to extradite a convicted Basque militant who claims she was tortured in Spain.

Ericsson makes expected hefty loss
Sweden

Ericsson makes expected hefty loss

Swedish telecom giant Ericsson reported a net loss of 10.9 billion kronor ($1.2 billion) in the first quarter of 2017.

Netanyahu cancels talks with Germany over minister’s meeting with rights groups
Germany

Netanyahu cancels talks with Germany over minister’s meeting with rights groups

Update: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has threatened to cancel talks set for Tuesday with German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel over the visiting diplomat's plan to also meet rights groups critical of Israel's government.

Le Pen steps aside as head of National Front in bid to woo more voters
France

Le Pen steps aside as head of National Front in bid to woo more voters

Le Pen says she is "no longer the president of the FN, but the candidate for the French presidency".

Trump: Italy will ‘pay up’ for NATO
Italy

Trump: Italy will ‘pay up’ for NATO

Trump has shared details of his private meeting with the Italian prime minister, saying Italy "will end up paying" higher NATO contributions.

Police open inquiry into suspected homicide of Italian football fan in Lisbon
Italy

Police open inquiry into suspected homicide of Italian football fan in Lisbon

Portugal's public prosecutor opened an inquiry into voluntary homicide on Monday after an Italian man was killed in a hit-and-run incident during clashes between rival Benfica and Sporting Lisbon fans at the weekend.

How to make friends with expats in Denmark (and why it’s OK)
Denmark

How to make friends with expats in Denmark (and why it’s OK)

The art of making friends as a newcomer to Denmark applies when meeting fellow expats as well as Danes, writes our columnist Melanie Haynes.

Swiss snowman predicts hot summer ahead
Switzerland

Swiss snowman predicts hot summer ahead

Switzerland is set for a lovely summer if a Zurich tradition is to be believed.

Alitalia’s future in doubt after workers reject rescue plan
Italy

Alitalia’s future in doubt after workers reject rescue plan

The troubled national carrier seems to have run out of options...

‘New era’ for Spanish investments in Brazil
Spain

‘New era’ for Spanish investments in Brazil

Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy spoke with his Brazilian counterpart Michel Temer about boosting trade links between the two countries.

How to get the dream tech job you always wanted

How to get the dream tech job you always wanted

Europe’s tech industry is booming, giving rise to a range of programming ‘bootcamps’ that offer tech literacy more quickly and affordably than traditional degree programs. The Local finds out more.

Tour de Romandie kicks off as rain ends prolonged dry spell
Switzerland

Tour de Romandie kicks off as rain ends prolonged dry spell

Cyclists face rain and snow in this week's race.

Surely the spring weather can’t get much worse? Sweden: Hold my beer
Sweden

Surely the spring weather can’t get much worse? Sweden: Hold my beer

The surprise return of winter to Sweden was expected to continue on Tuesday, with forecasters warning that up to 20 centimetres of snow could fall on the east coast north of Stockholm.

‘My son is not a terrorist,’ says mother of second suspect in Stockholm attack
Sweden

‘My son is not a terrorist,’ says mother of second suspect in Stockholm attack

A woman has spoken of the moment police arrested her son in connection with the deadly Stockholm truck attack.

Opinion: ‘This is not the Sweden I’m proud of’
Sweden

Opinion: ‘This is not the Sweden I’m proud of’

Sweden has in recent years allowed racists to stretch the boundaries of what is considered acceptable, argues musician Petter Askergren.