The guards at the Drottningholm Palace, home to the Swedish royal family, are under attack from aggressive terns – and the court has applied for permission to shoot the protected seabirds.
Spain has specific laws on protecting historical memory, and yet some would rather forget about them altogether.
Emmanuel Macron spent an hour being harangued by angry workers in northern France on Wednesday and just about managed to calm them.
Norway’s immigration authorities have denied an Afghan family reunification due to a lack of documentation which has its roots on the Asian country’s civil law, which is partly derived from Islamic sharia.
Three women, who carried a giant plastic vagina through the streets of Seville as part of a feminist protest mimicking the Easter processions, could face jail after the action was deemed a “religious hate crime”.
An Easter miracle?
Tightened border controls in Europe, the EU's treaty with Turkey and Sweden's temporary asylum law means the Swedish Migration Agency's forecast for 2017 is on target so far.
Norway’s opposition parties have asked in parliament that the government confirm whether it voted for Saudi Arabia’s inclusion in a UN women’s rights commission.
Spanish authorities said Wednesday that they had arrested an Egyptian suspected of facilitating the return of jihadists from Iraq and Syria and a Spaniard who allegedly recruited people for the Islamic State group.
What happened to spring, Italy?!
On April 26th 2002 a 19-year-old took a gun into a high school in the eastern German town of Erfurt and shot 16 people dead. The event was the first of its kind in Germany and the impact was immense.
Italy's national carrier will be sold to the "highest bidder" after staff rejected a rescue plan.
While most people would probably agree that texting and driving is a bad idea, using a handheld mobile phone behind the wheel is still pretty much perfectly legal in Sweden. But that could soon be about to change.
I am Ivan Monich, a sustainable tourism researcher from Siberia. My time in Sweden has been exciting, full of amazing moments and unexpected good surprises.
US president Donald Trump is the Swedes' least favourite among international leaders, according to a new survey.
There is a way she could yet shock Europe. Complacency could be her Trump card.
Sweden is the second-best country in the world for press freedom, in spite of an overall trend for declining media freedom in the 'post-truth' era.
New research suggests the Vikings indulged in a bit of viticulture.
A Frenchwoman's (pretty negative) experience of the NHS.
After simmering for months, a crisis between Israel and Germany has erupted into the open, putting serious strain on a special relationship painstakingly built up after the Holocaust.
The German government upgraded its economic forecast for 2017 slightly Wednesday, saying that strong domestic consumption would increase growth and bring down its much-criticised trade surplus.
The number-crunchers at Italy's national statistics agency have published their predictions for how Italy's population will change over the next 50 years.
It beat new notes from the Maldives, Argentina and Scotland.
Exactly 80 years ago, in a crowded market square, the small Basque town of Guernica was bombed by Nazi aircraft at the behest of General Francisco Franco.
Three men in Munich went on trial on Tuesday for not offering help to a dying man. According to prosecutors, they dared him to jump into the Isar river, then watched him drown.
From ketchup to driving skills, when The Local once asked what expats complain about most to their Swedish partners, the responses were mixed.
The accident temporarily closed part of Italy's main rail line to Austria.
Anti-terror police have taken ten people into custody in a series of raids in France and Belgium, according to reports.
The restrictive 'gag law' is a threat to press freedom in Spain, warned Reporters Without Borders in its annual report on the state of the media across the world.
A rare weather phenomenon has seen Danes shivering in a wintery April after a spring-like March.
Good news for apartment-hunters.
You've probably never heard of them, but these are arguably some of Germany's best museums.
The Reporters Without Borders organization pointed the finger at Five Star Movement leader Beppe Grillo for 'outing' journalists he personally dislikes.
"As soon as he touched the ground, he said he would have done it again immediately."
Germany stagnated in rankings of the world’s media released by Reporters Without Borders (RWB) on Wednesday, while the report claimed global media freedom in the ‘post-truth’ era is more threatened than ever.
A far-right French mayor has been fined for comments that include a claim the number of Muslim students in his city was a "problem".
A painting that had been in the same family for generations and was only recently credited to Spain's famed artist Diego Velazquez was sold in Madrid for €8 million.
But the global situation has deteriorated.
A car drove around 15 kilometres in the wrong direction on the Øresund crossing between Sweden and Denmark before it was stopped by police.
His kayaking pictures have gone viral, and inspired many to go paddling in Norway. Our travel editor Marie Peyre interviewed Bergen resident and Norway enthusiast Tomasz Furmanek to talk kayak, photography and of course travel.
Egypt is home to the Middle East's largest Christian community.
Out of the presidential race and back to the fake jobs scandal...
A car drove around 15 kilometres in the wrong direction on the Öresund crossing between Sweden and Denmark before it was stopped by police.
There are only two candidates left for the French presidency: Marine Le Pen and Emmanuel Macron. Here are some things you probably didn't know about them both.
The Austrian city of Linz, where Adolf Hitler spent several years as a teenager, will once again display an Aphrodite sculpture offered by the Führer after keeping it in storage for years.
A new poll has asked Swedes what they worry about the most.