Paris: French police shoot attacker armed with hammer at Notre-Dame Cathedral
France

Paris: French police shoot attacker armed with hammer at Notre-Dame Cathedral

Attacker shouted "this is for Syria" before aiming hammer blows at policeman.

IN PICTURES: Sweden celebrates National Day
Sweden

IN PICTURES: Sweden celebrates National Day

Royals in folk costumes, sun worshippers and tears of joy as Sweden celebrates its National Day on June 6th.

Copenhagen jetski accident driver given extended custody
Denmark

Copenhagen jetski accident driver given extended custody

A Copenhagen judge has extended the custody period of the driver of a jetski which collided with a boat in the city’s harbour last month, costing two people their lives.

Shootings in Aarhus mar holiday weekend as gang violence escalates
Denmark

Shootings in Aarhus mar holiday weekend as gang violence escalates

No injuries were reported during the latest shooting in Aarhus’ western neighbourhood of Brabrand, the latest in in a series of gang-related incidents over the public holiday weekend.

Two taken to hospital after car with caravan plunges off bridge
Sweden

Two taken to hospital after car with caravan plunges off bridge

Two people were taken to hospital after their car, with a caravan attached, plunged off a swing bridge north-west of Stockholm.

German men selling fatherhood to refugee women for cash, say prosecutors
Germany

German men selling fatherhood to refugee women for cash, say prosecutors

Prosecutors allege that men in Berlin are falsely claiming to be the fathers of refugee children, allowing the mothers to stay in the country in exchange for money.

Italian police bust migrant trafficking ring in Sicily
Italy

Italian police bust migrant trafficking ring in Sicily

The Italian police said on Tuesday that they had broken a smuggling ring between Tunisia and Sicily which was preparing to bring migrants with suspected jihadist links to Europe.

100 km/h strong winds, storms to hit Germany in the week ahead
Germany

100 km/h strong winds, storms to hit Germany in the week ahead

Hold on to your hats - Germany is in for a very windy and stormy week.

Passersby save woman pushed in front of oncoming Berlin U-Bahn train
Germany

Passersby save woman pushed in front of oncoming Berlin U-Bahn train

A 66-year-old woman was rescued by passersby after a man pushed her onto the tracks of an oncoming U-Bahn train in Berlin on Monday.

Man who ‘threatened’ Norway police shot in Bergen
Norway

Man who ‘threatened’ Norway police shot in Bergen

A 36-year-old man was shot by police in the city of Bergen Tuesday morning after he threatened officers with a weapon.

French expat voters give Macron’s party a big confidence boost in parliamentary elections
France

French expat voters give Macron’s party a big confidence boost in parliamentary elections

If the votes of hundreds of thousands of French expats are anything to go by then Emmanuel Macron's Republique en Marche party is set for a big win in this month's parliamentary elections.

Ten great reasons to discover the real Malaga right now
Spain

Ten great reasons to discover the real Malaga right now

Spend some time discovering Spain's southern city of Malaga.

Germany’s new startup hub? Hamburg beats Berlin for most business founders
Germany

Germany’s new startup hub? Hamburg beats Berlin for most business founders

A new report shows that Hamburg beat out Berlin for the most entrepreneurs per capita last year, declaring the harbour city as the new capital for launching a business.

IN PICTURES: 2017 SI Diploma Ceremony
Sweden

IN PICTURES: 2017 SI Diploma Ceremony

SI Diploma Ceremony in pictures

Two Frenchmen still missing after London terror attack as families appeal for information
France

Two Frenchmen still missing after London terror attack as families appeal for information

Distressed families and friends are desperately trying to find out what happened to two missing Frenchmen.

Third London attacker had been detained en route for Syria
Italy

Third London attacker had been detained en route for Syria

A third man arrested for carrying out Saturday's deadly attack in London is an Italian-Moroccan who was arrested last year on suspicion of trying to reach Syria, Italian sources said on Tuesday.

Record number of Swedish university students caught cheating
Sweden

Record number of Swedish university students caught cheating

A record number of Swedish university students were suspended in 2016 because of cheating, according to a fresh review.

Macron set to hit goal of parliamentary majority after early show of strength
France

Macron set to hit goal of parliamentary majority after early show of strength

French President Emmanuel Macron is tipped to win his audacious bet by obtaining a parliamentary majority.

Benidorm bar slammed over ad for ‘barmaids without boyfriends’
Spain

Benidorm bar slammed over ad for ‘barmaids without boyfriends’

"Good looking, fit girls wanted, must be experienced behind the bar and like people. Those with jealous boyfriends need not apply."

Six German words you’ll need to know this summer
Germany

Six German words you’ll need to know this summer

The onset of sunny weather in Germany means it is time to brush up on your summer-related vocabulary.

Germans among world’s happiest people about economic situation
Germany

Germans among world’s happiest people about economic situation

A new global poll shows that after the Dutch, the Germans are the most positive about their current economic conditions - but they're also quite pessimistic about the future.

US urges UN to investigate DRCongo murders
Sweden

US urges UN to investigate DRCongo murders

The United States on Monday urged the United Nations to launch an investigation into the murder of two UN experts in the Democratic Republic of Congo, including Zaida Catalán from Sweden.

Danish PM’s Trump remarks could signal new course: expert
Denmark

Danish PM’s Trump remarks could signal new course: expert

Lars Løkke Rasmussen's criticism of Donald Trump over the US president’s decision to withdraw from the Paris climate accord could signal a “significant break” with the Danish government’s established pro-US foreign policy.

ArcelorMittal group wins Italy steel giant takeover
Italy

ArcelorMittal group wins Italy steel giant takeover

A consortium led by global steel giant ArcelorMittal has been chosen to take over Italy's huge but struggling steel producer Ilva, the Italian government said on Monday.

Italian mafia drug lord arrested in Geneva pizza restaurant

Italian mafia drug lord arrested in Geneva pizza restaurant

The man had been on the run for nearly two years.

Italian court opens door to jailed Mafia boss’ possible release
Italy

Italian court opens door to jailed Mafia boss’ possible release

Salvatore "Toto" Riina, Sicily's most notorious gangster, has "the right to die with dignity," an Italian appeal court said on Monday, opening the door to Riina's eventual release.

Man who murdered young child in refugee home was ex-convict
Germany

Man who murdered young child in refugee home was ex-convict

Prosecutors in Regensburg revealed on Monday that an Afghan asylum seeker who stabbed a five-year-old boy to death on Saturday was wearing an ankle monitor at the time.

Top 10 Spanish treats to keep you cool in summer
Spain

Top 10 Spanish treats to keep you cool in summer

As Spain starts to swelter The Local brings you our list of the best Spanish treats to cool you down as the mercury rises.

WATCH: Salsa-dancing policewoman at Berlin carnival goes viral
Germany

WATCH: Salsa-dancing policewoman at Berlin carnival goes viral

Hundreds of thousands of revellers took part in Berlin's colourful Carnival of Cultures over the weekend - including one particularly well-choreographed officer.

Austria’s fantastical factory of ‘raw art’
Austria

Austria’s fantastical factory of ‘raw art’

Nestled in the hills of Austria sits Gugging, an artists' colony with a difference where the worlds of psychiatry and art collide -- with spectacular success.

VIDEO: Eiffel Tower becomes haven for thrill-seekers as it turns into 90km/h ride
France

VIDEO: Eiffel Tower becomes haven for thrill-seekers as it turns into 90km/h ride

Adrenalin junkies leapt from the Eiffel Tower and flew through the air in Paris on a zipwire at up to 90 kilometres an hour.

Swiss fans of Ariana Grande gather in support of Manchester victims
Switzerland

Swiss fans of Ariana Grande gather in support of Manchester victims

Some 60 fans gathered outside Zurich's Hallenstadion on Monday where Grande had been due to play.

Finally! Terry Gilliam finishes ‘Don Quixote’ film project that took 17 years
Spain

Finally! Terry Gilliam finishes ‘Don Quixote’ film project that took 17 years

Terry Gilliam, the US-born director famous for a string of dark fantasy films, has finally finished his version of Don Quixote... after 17 years battling one disaster after another.

Germany will have to pull its troops from key base in Turkey, says Merkel’s deputy
Germany

Germany will have to pull its troops from key base in Turkey, says Merkel’s deputy

Germany has no choice but to pull its troops out of the key Turkish airbase of Incirlik, after failing to reach agreement with Ankara on visits by politicians, Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said on Monday.

A trip back in time: Blaafarveværket and the Cobalt Mines
Norway

A trip back in time: Blaafarveværket and the Cobalt Mines

Interested in Norwegian art and history? Blaafarveværket and the Cobalt Mines at Modum make for a great day trip from Oslo, says our travel editor Marie Peyre.

Wawrinka eases through to French Open quarterfinals
Switzerland

Wawrinka eases through to French Open quarterfinals

The third seed defeated Gael Monfils to earn a place in the quarterfinals.