Aarhus man sentenced to six months’ prison for making bomb in basement
Denmark

Aarhus man sentenced to six months’ prison for making bomb in basement

A 25-year-old man of Somali nationality has been sentenced to six months in prison for making a bomb in the basement of his Aarhus apartment block.

Two-thirds of French far-left supporters won’t vote for Macron
France

Two-thirds of French far-left supporters won’t vote for Macron

Bad news for Emmanuel Macron.

French anti-terror police seize heavy weapons and arrest five in raids: reports
France

French anti-terror police seize heavy weapons and arrest five in raids: reports

Police carried out three separate raids on Tuesday morning, arresting five people and seizing heavy weapons.

Sweden to end ID checks on trains from Denmark
Denmark

Sweden to end ID checks on trains from Denmark

Sweden is to end ID checks on buses, trains and ferries travelling between the country and Denmark, the Swedish government has announced.

Defence ministry investigating far-right terror cell in army: report
Germany

Defence ministry investigating far-right terror cell in army: report

After a German soldier was arrested last week on suspicion of planning a terror attack with far-right motives, the Defence Ministry now believe he was part of a cell of up to five people, according to German media.

Gingerism: Exhibition opens to tackle abuse towards France’s redheads
France

Gingerism: Exhibition opens to tackle abuse towards France’s redheads

Gingerism or abuse of red-heads might not be an issue you would associate with France but a French photographer is holding an exhibition to highlight the prejudice facing the country's ginger-haired people.

Sweden to end ID checks at border with Denmark
Sweden

Sweden to end ID checks at border with Denmark

Border control spot checks by police and customs will be strengthened to cover more travellers however.

Danish parliament puts new foreign spouse law on hold
Denmark

Danish parliament puts new foreign spouse law on hold

The Venstre (Liberal) Party, the biggest party in Denmark’s coalition government, has postponed talks on a new law enabling spouses of foreign-based Danes to move to the country, citing the emergence of “new solutions.”

OPINION: French voters must not risk abstaining in the second round
France

OPINION: French voters must not risk abstaining in the second round

A response to those French voters who can't bring themselves to back the pro-free market Emmanuel Macron.

Spies in Hesse say they’re keeping close watch on halal shops
Germany

Spies in Hesse say they’re keeping close watch on halal shops

The head of Hesse's state intelligence agency said that halal shops are being monitored because they may attract fundamentalist Islamic customers.

Art dealer ‘forgets’ €1.5 millon picture in Paris taxi
France

Art dealer ‘forgets’ €1.5 millon picture in Paris taxi

Always check the boot!

These are the 20 prettiest villages across Italy
Italy

These are the 20 prettiest villages across Italy

Italy is a small country with an endless heritage.

‘A 3-year education in 3 months’: coding bootcamp

‘A 3-year education in 3 months’: coding bootcamp

Finding a job in Sweden just got easier: "Now the job market is exploding with possibilities - Craft Academy changed my life."

A tour of Berlin, through the eyes of refugees
Germany

A tour of Berlin, through the eyes of refugees

A tour group started by a British immigrant is giving Syrian refugees the chance to connect their new home to the one they left behind.

Alitalia asks to be put into administration
Italy

Alitalia asks to be put into administration

Shareholders in Alitalia voted unanimously Tuesday to place the company into "extraordinary administration" as efforts continue to find a buyer and stave off liquidation for the troubled airline.

Denmark bans six hate preachers, including five Muslims
Denmark

Denmark bans six hate preachers, including five Muslims

Denmark on Tuesday published a blacklist of six foreign preachers accused of spreading hatred, including five Muslims and an American Evangelical pastor, banning them for at least two years.

Four men on trial over beating man to death amid ‘hunt for refugees’
Germany

Four men on trial over beating man to death amid ‘hunt for refugees’

Four men are going to court on Tuesday accused of beating a man to death after prosecutors said they went out to "hunt refugees".

Norwegian billionaire to build giant ship for environment research
Norway

Norwegian billionaire to build giant ship for environment research

Norwegian billionaire Kjell Inge Røkke is funding the purchase of a giant research vessel for the World Wild Fund for Nature (WWF).

Italian police bust neo-Nazi group who targeted foreigners
Italy

Italian police bust neo-Nazi group who targeted foreigners

Italy's police on Monday dismantled a neo-Nazi group which had targeted migrants in a series of escalating raids lasting more than two years.

Former Swedish PM Bildt worried Putin will ‘take Trump for a ride’
Sweden

Former Swedish PM Bildt worried Putin will ‘take Trump for a ride’

Trump is "a man who doesn't have very many core convictions," according to former Swedish PM Bildt.

How is Sweden tackling its integration challenge?
Sweden

How is Sweden tackling its integration challenge?

In the first of our Sweden In Focus series, The Local looks at how Sweden is trying to integrate the thousands of newcomers to the country in recent years.

Sweden in Focus: An in-depth look at what makes this place tick
Sweden

Sweden in Focus: An in-depth look at what makes this place tick

An in-depth look at the big issues facing Sweden.

Defence Minister ‘outrages’ soldiers with strong criticism of army
Germany

Defence Minister ‘outrages’ soldiers with strong criticism of army

The Armed Forces Association (Bundeswehrverband) and political opponents have closed ranks on Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen after she claimed the army had an "attitude problem".

The French and smoking: Is France really ‘Europe’s chimney’
France

The French and smoking: Is France really ‘Europe’s chimney’

France: good food, good wine and cigarettes. This has been the accepted view of L'Héxagone ever since Gainsbourg and Bardot graced TV screens, sporting sultry expressions and half-smoked gauloises. Amaryllis Barton looks at whether France really is Europe's chimney.

32 incredible world records held by Switzerland and the Swiss
Switzerland

32 incredible world records held by Switzerland and the Swiss

What a record-breaking country this is!

IN VIDEOS: Italy’s firefighters continue tireless work to rebuild quake-hit region
Italy

IN VIDEOS: Italy’s firefighters continue tireless work to rebuild quake-hit region

Italy's earthquake-hit towns may have dropped off the radar for many outside central Italy, but the country's firefighters haven't slowed down in their efforts to restore the mountain towns to their former glory.

Atletico desperate to end Champions League drought in high-stakes Madrid derby
Spain

Atletico desperate to end Champions League drought in high-stakes Madrid derby

Atletico Madrid captain Gabi insisted on Monday it is winning the Champions League not gaining revenge on Real Madrid that motivates him as the Spanish giants face off once more in Tuesday's semi-final, first leg.

Woman sues hotel to find lover’s name after three-night fling leads to baby
Germany

Woman sues hotel to find lover’s name after three-night fling leads to baby

A woman had a three-night affair with a man at a hotel. Nine months later she gave birth, but all she knew about the likely father was his first name. Should the hotel give her more details?

‘Fewer than ever’ Norwegians killed in traffic accidents
Norway

‘Fewer than ever’ Norwegians killed in traffic accidents

Fewer people have lost their lives in traffic accidents so far this year in Norway compared with the same period in any other year.

Trial over topless Duchess of Cambridge photos starts in France
France

Trial over topless Duchess of Cambridge photos starts in France

Tuesday marks the first day of the trial over the topless pics of Prince William's wife Kate Middleton.

High speed train derails in Dortmund, disrupting travel for days
Germany

High speed train derails in Dortmund, disrupting travel for days

Commuters in Dortmund had to deal with massive disruption to their travel plans on Tuesday morning after a high speed train derailed at the central station on Monday.

Rejoice: Spring has finally returned to Sweden
Sweden

Rejoice: Spring has finally returned to Sweden

Hello sunshine my old friend...

Survey: lack of money keeps Swiss young people living with parents
Switzerland

Survey: lack of money keeps Swiss young people living with parents

However a third of stay-at-home young men refuse to move out because they don't want to do household chores.

Smoking on the rise in France despite rollout of plain packaging
France

Smoking on the rise in France despite rollout of plain packaging

Attempts by the French government to discourage the population from smoking appear to have burnt out as new figures reveal a rise in the number of smokers.

Three arrested after clashes at Turin’s Labour Day rallies
Italy

Three arrested after clashes at Turin’s Labour Day rallies

Police on Monday arrested three people in Turin, following clashes at a Labour Day protest in the northern city.

What changes in France in May 2017 (apart from the president)
France

What changes in France in May 2017 (apart from the president)

Here's a look at the new laws and price hikes coming into existence this month that will affect life in France.

May 1st rallies lead to violence by left and right
Germany

May 1st rallies lead to violence by left and right

The annual protests on May 1st International Workers' Day again brought thousands to the streets across Germany, with both left- and right-wing demos involving clashes with police.

Marine Le Pen copies speech by Francois Fillon (on purpose)
France

Marine Le Pen copies speech by Francois Fillon (on purpose)

Marine Le Pen copied comments by Francois Fillon in her speech on Monday.

Macron tells French voters democracy is under threat from ‘anti-France’ Le Pen
France

Macron tells French voters democracy is under threat from ‘anti-France’ Le Pen

Emmanuel Macron says Sunday's election will impact on the future of France for decades to come.

Family saved from suffocating in car on Swiss motorway
Switzerland

Family saved from suffocating in car on Swiss motorway

A family of four had a lucky escape on Saturday when they suffered from carbon dioxide poisoning whilst driving along a motorway in central Switzerland.

New medical marijuana prescription approved in Sweden
Sweden

New medical marijuana prescription approved in Sweden

A further licence to use marijuana for medical purposes has been granted in Sweden three months after an historic decision to approve the country's first two prescriptions.

Uefa: Euros host nation ‘must respect human rights’
Switzerland

Uefa: Euros host nation ‘must respect human rights’

The host nation must also comply with anticorruption measures.

If This is A Man, 70 years on: Primo Levi’s book reminds us what it is to be human
Italy

If This is A Man, 70 years on: Primo Levi’s book reminds us what it is to be human

70 years since its publication, Auschwitz survivor Primo Levi's account of his incarceration remains essential reading.

Merkel makes rare Russia visit as Putin backs warmer ties
Germany

Merkel makes rare Russia visit as Putin backs warmer ties

German Chancellor Angela Merkel will Tuesday meet President Vladimir Putin in the Black Sea resort of Sochi in her first visit to Russia since 2015, signalling renewed dialogue between Berlin and Moscow.

Pescara player walks off pitch in protest over ‘racist chants’
Italy

Pescara player walks off pitch in protest over ‘racist chants’

Midfielder Sulley Muntari was given a yellow card after complaining about racist chanting from the crowd.

7 steps to becoming a programmer in Switzerland
Switzerland

7 steps to becoming a programmer in Switzerland

Want an in-demand job in Switzerland? Here's how to get one.

Swedish athletes slam plans to reset European records in anti-doping push
Sweden

Swedish athletes slam plans to reset European records in anti-doping push

"Obviously I would find it disgusting if I were deprived of my record when I was completely clean."

Opinion: This is Zlatan’s secret to success
Sweden

Opinion: This is Zlatan’s secret to success

Behavioural scientist Staffan Hultgren of The Swedish School of Sport and Health Sciences explains Zlatan Ibrahimovic's recipe for success.