Brit fugitive held in Ibiza over body-in-a-suitcase Thai murder
Spain

Brit fugitive held in Ibiza over body-in-a-suitcase Thai murder

Police in Ibiza detained a British man Thursday wanted over the murder of a woman in Thailand whose body was found dismembered in a suitcase in 2014.

How much does the traditional ‘apéro’ really mean to French people?
France

How much does the traditional ‘apéro’ really mean to French people?

Drop everything, it's time for an apéro...

Scotland Yard deny shooting Spanish skateboard hero
Spain

Scotland Yard deny shooting Spanish skateboard hero

Scotland Yard have denied that Ignacio Echeverría was shot mistakenly by armed police during the London Bridge terrorist attack.

Swedish universities among top 100 in the world
Sweden

Swedish universities among top 100 in the world

Several Swedish universities have made the cut in the latest edition of an international ranking of top higher education institutions.

Brother of teen who stabbed cop for Isis found guilty of arson
Germany

Brother of teen who stabbed cop for Isis found guilty of arson

The older brother of a teenage girl who stabbed a police officer in 2015 has also been found guilty of a dangerous extremist act.

Asylum processes now taking three times as long as expected
Germany

Asylum processes now taking three times as long as expected

It currently takes on average more than ten months to process an individual asylum application - three times as long as previously expected, according to a new government report.

Swedish tourist claims he doesn’t remember kicking hotel maid unconscious
Sweden

Swedish tourist claims he doesn’t remember kicking hotel maid unconscious

A Swedish tourist caught on camera in Bulgaria kicking a hotel cleaner in the head claims he does not remember the incident as he was drunk at the time.

Rebuffed in Norway, Breivik takes case to European rights court
Norway

Rebuffed in Norway, Breivik takes case to European rights court

Neo-Nazi mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik will take his case over his "inhumane" prison conditions to the European Court of Human Rights, his lawyer said Thursday.

Berlin woman named European champion of tram driving
Germany

Berlin woman named European champion of tram driving

Only in Europe would such a competition exist.

Germany grants refuge to gay man from Russian Muslim province
Germany

Germany grants refuge to gay man from Russian Muslim province

Germany has granted a humanitarian visa to a gay man from Russia's Chechnya region and is considering four more requests, the foreign ministry said Thursday.

10 simple reasons why living in Germany is truly awesome
Germany

10 simple reasons why living in Germany is truly awesome

The Bundesrepublik is a great place to call home. The Local lists the top ten things that make life in Germany so wonderful.

Why H&M has launched all-female alternative to the Fortune 500
Sweden

Why H&M has launched all-female alternative to the Fortune 500

"As always when women are portrayed as powerful, some people might feel threatened."

New study gives first verifiable death toll at Cold War East German borders
Germany

New study gives first verifiable death toll at Cold War East German borders

Nearly three decades after the fall of the Berlin Wall and the reunification of Germany, a new study sheds light on the long-unknown number of people who died at the strict border controls of the communist East German regime.

Denmark ‘stands with Macron’ on climate: PM
Denmark

Denmark ‘stands with Macron’ on climate: PM

Danish prime minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen appears to be increasingly turning towards Berlin and Paris after meeting with new French president Emmanuel Macron.

Football: Real Madrid call presidential election
Spain

Football: Real Madrid call presidential election

Will anyone come forward to challenge Florentino Perez?

Turin bans late night alcohol sales after stampede that injured 1,500
Italy

Turin bans late night alcohol sales after stampede that injured 1,500

Turin mayor Chiara Appendino on Thursday introduced a measure clamping down on the sale of takeaway alcoholic drinks in the evening, after a stampede in one of the city's main squares on Saturday night left over 1,500 people injured.

French warned to avoid more than 1,000 ‘worrying’ high street cosmetic products
France

French warned to avoid more than 1,000 ‘worrying’ high street cosmetic products

It might be time to check the ingredients on all the products in your bathroom.

NFGL 2017 Diploma Ceremony: ‘Go out and happen to things’
Sweden

NFGL 2017 Diploma Ceremony: ‘Go out and happen to things’

Dozens of newly minted NFGL ‘graduates’ gathered in the impressive Golden Hall of Stockholm City Hall on a Friday, June 2nd for the 2017 SI Diploma Ceremony.

Do languages bring us together… or just make us feel plain silly?
Sweden

Do languages bring us together… or just make us feel plain silly?

English teacher David Ashby has learned Swedish, but often gets mistaken for a Norwegian. But, hey, at least they're both Scandinavian, right?

What you need to know about Sweden’s proposed new airline tax
Sweden

What you need to know about Sweden’s proposed new airline tax

Swedish flights may soon get more expensive. Here's why.

How an activist for Le Pen’s Front National fell in love with a Calais Jungle migrant
France

How an activist for Le Pen’s Front National fell in love with a Calais Jungle migrant

An unlikely love story that grew out of the notorious Calais Jungle refugee camp.

Thousands of Norwegians asked to report their cycling routes
Norway

Thousands of Norwegians asked to report their cycling routes

The many routes taken by cyclists through town are set to be mapped in nine different parts of Norway in the hope of improving cycling infrastructure.

Dutch won’t prosecute Geert Wilders over anti-Islam speech in Austria
Austria

Dutch won’t prosecute Geert Wilders over anti-Islam speech in Austria

Dutch prosecutors have rejected an Austrian request to prosecute MP Geert Wilders over alleged inflammatory remarks about Islam during a visit to Vienna two years ago, officials said Wednesday.

Cow gores woman to death in Austrian Alps
Austria

Cow gores woman to death in Austrian Alps

A hiker in the Austrian Alps was fatally gored on Wednesday when a cow charged at her, local police and media said.

Swiss MP: failed asylum seekers are avoiding deportation
Switzerland

Swiss MP: failed asylum seekers are avoiding deportation

Migrants who are refused asylum are not always deported and could prove a threat to society, according to an MP who wants the Swiss government to address the issue in a report.

Famed female rapper faces court over forcing fans into prostitution
Germany

Famed female rapper faces court over forcing fans into prostitution

Schwesta Ewa, one of the few women in Germany's male-dominated rap scene, goes on trial on Thursday accused of pimping out teenage fans.

Germany lost €32 billion to bankers in ‘biggest ever tax scandal’: report
Germany

Germany lost €32 billion to bankers in ‘biggest ever tax scandal’: report

A report by German media on Wednesday claims that the German state lost at least €31.8 billion since 2001 through tricks by banker and brokers to manipulate tax payments and refunds.

France to get new counter-terrorism centre answerable to Macron
France

France to get new counter-terrorism centre answerable to Macron

President Emmanuel Macron will set up a national counter-terrorism centre to coordinate France's intelligence services, his office said. The announcement came a day after an attack on a policeman in Paris.

Swiss parliament green lights Paris climate accord
Switzerland

Swiss parliament green lights Paris climate accord

The Swiss government has the go-ahead to ratify the Paris agreement on climate change after the upper house of parliament gave its approval on Wednesday.

Stockholm terror investigation extended
Sweden

Stockholm terror investigation extended

The prosecutor investigating the April 7th attack in Stockholm has been granted more time to continue looking into the suspected terrorist crime in the Swedish capital.

Italy’s top court says company was right to sack employee for sleeping on the job
Italy

Italy’s top court says company was right to sack employee for sleeping on the job

An Italian company was right to sack an employee who slept on the job, Italy's highest court has ruled, after an appeals court overturned the dismissal.

Child migrants risk lives to reach Europe from… Spain
Spain

Child migrants risk lives to reach Europe from… Spain

The road to Europe is treacherous and children are involved in a new form of hide and seek in their quest for a better life.

Asthmatic yoga teacher sues France after ‘near death’ during Paris pollution spike
France

Asthmatic yoga teacher sues France after ‘near death’ during Paris pollution spike

Parisian woman takes up the fight over air pollution in the French capital.

Spanish policeman killed in tobacco smuggling operation at Gibraltar border
Spain

Spanish policeman killed in tobacco smuggling operation at Gibraltar border

A Spanish policeman has been killed during an operation against tobacco smuggling in La Linea, the town on the border with Gibraltar that has long been plagued by contraband.

Copenhagen to open English-language daycare
Denmark

Copenhagen to open English-language daycare

Two daycare centres for children of international workers will be opened in Copenhagen, the city’s municipality has announced.

Syrian refugee stabs psychologist to death: police
Germany

Syrian refugee stabs psychologist to death: police

A 27-year-old Syrian man was arrested on Wednesday after he stabbed and killed a refugee aid worker during an argument in a Red Cross therapy and counselling centre, police said.

Fifteen people injured in whirlwind at Sardinian beach
Italy

Fifteen people injured in whirlwind at Sardinian beach

Fifteen people were hurt on Wednesday when a whirlwind hit a beach in north-eastern Sardinia, according to local media reports.

Swiss canton withdraws requirement for Italian workers to show police record

Swiss canton withdraws requirement for Italian workers to show police record

Italian cross-border workers in the canton of Ticino will no longer be obliged to systematically provide a copy of their police record in order to secure a work or residence permit.

Actor rehearsing lines in French TGV train toilet is mistaken for terrorist
France

Actor rehearsing lines in French TGV train toilet is mistaken for terrorist

Probably not the right time or place for an actor to be practicing his lines.

Deadly fire believed to have started in sauna
Sweden

Deadly fire believed to have started in sauna

An elderly woman died and a man was injured after a fire raged through their terraced house.

Italian Muslims fear backlash after London attacker identified as half-Italian
Italy

Italian Muslims fear backlash after London attacker identified as half-Italian

"It is not going to help things, people (in Italy) have been mixing up Muslims with terrorism for a long time."

Shakira, Pharrell coming to Hamburg for anti-poverty concert amid G20 summit
Germany

Shakira, Pharrell coming to Hamburg for anti-poverty concert amid G20 summit

Pop superstars Shakira and Pharrell Williams announced on Wednesday that they will join the first Global Citizen festival in Europe to push leaders to end extreme poverty.

‘Sweden has come out of every challenge victorious and better than before’
Sweden

‘Sweden has come out of every challenge victorious and better than before’

How a 20th century diary and days of exploring Stockholm gave Faisal Khan hope for Sweden's future.

Wawrinka cruises into semifinal in Paris
Switzerland

Wawrinka cruises into semifinal in Paris

Former champion Stan Wawrinka is the oldest French Open semifinalist in 32 years.

Hundreds of travel documents suspected stolen from Swedish embassy
Sweden

Hundreds of travel documents suspected stolen from Swedish embassy

Hundreds of travel documents have disappeared without a trace from a Swedish embassy.