Norway on Wednesday proposed to open up a record number of blocks in the Barents Sea to oil exploration despite protests from environmentalists and others fearing possible damage to the Arctic region.
Norway's government said Wednesday that a controversial memorial for the victims of Anders Behring Breivik's 2011 terrorist attack would be rethought, in order to avoid an embarrassing lawsuit by local residents.
Scientists in Denmark plan an expedition to Greenland's remote northwest to measure how fast ice is melting around a Cold War-era US military base, which risks leaking toxic waste into the environment.
Anyone browsing through property websites for northern Bavaria on Wednesday may have come across an unusual advert posted by Deutsche Bahn.
As if Paris wasn't uncomfortable enough right now there is a peak in air pollution to add to the sweltering heat.
Imagine a day when Parisians were not allowed to drive.
Electronic tags for anyone suspected of being a potential threat is one possible measure.
There are plenty of reasons to be positive about finding work in Denmark, says a Lithuanian business student in Copenhagen who started his own company and helped fellow students find jobs – all in his spare time.
The Spanish Civil Guard has arrested parents who are suspected of selling their 14-year-old daughter for €5,000 and a van.
Police in Oslo are investigating whether two fires involving eight cars in the early hours of Wednesday were started deliberately.
German media reported Wednesday that former German leader Helmut Kohl's widow sought to stop Chancellor Angela Merkel from speaking at a ceremony in Strasbourg where Kohl will lie in state.
The number of reports of domestic violence against women increased by 20 percent within the first three months of the year, compared to the same period last year, according to a new report.
Prosecutors confirmed on Wednesday they are investigating two Bavarian teenagers who shot plastic bullets at the King of Thailand as he holidayed in the town of Erding earlier this month.
Travellers to Italy often choose to take a taste of the country home with them by filling their suitcases with local food and drinks - only to be thwarted by airports' strict regulations on carrying liquids.
Bus drivers in France denounce restrictive working conditions during a punishing heatwave.
Sweden's defence minister called it "unacceptable".
A large collection of Nazi artefacts found in Argentina this week may have come from the town of Solingen in North Rhine-Westphalia.
The Swedish police have released a new report on vulnerable areas in Sweden. The Local takes a closer look at what that actually means.
American thinktank Social Progress Imperative rates Denmark as the world's number one country on quality of life.
The Spanish Congress is expected on Wednesday to reject a planned independence referendum in Catalonia, where a separatist movement is in full swing.
The testing of in-vitro embryos for serious hereditary conditions will finally be allowed in Switzerland from September 1st.
There is something for everyone here, starting with today's Fête de la Musique.
If you're already sweltering in the Italian summer temperatures, we've got some bad news: the heatwave is just getting started.
The Local recently asked its readers why they love living in Switzerland. My answer? Because it's paradise for petrolheads, writes contributor Ross Bennie.
After soaring up in polling at the start of the year, the centre-left Social Democrats (SPD) are on the way back down, opening up the prospect of a "black-yellow" coalition after the national election.
The man arrested in Geneva last week is being held on suspicion of supporting terror groups.
Italy's Foreign Minister, Angelino Alfano, said Italy was working "with conviction" to guarantee the rights of Brits in Italy and Italians in the UK post-Brexit.
Spanish police have arrested three suspected jihadists, one of whom has alleged links to Isis and a similar profile to perpetrators behind recent terror attacks in Europe.
Will Macron RSVP?
Jose Mourinho's advisers have hit back at accusations that the Manchester United manager failed to pay millions of euros in taxes to the Spanish authorities during his time in charge of Real Madrid.
Two more of Macron's ministers bite the dust on Wednesday over fake jobs allegations.
The move throws a question mark over Pope Francis's reform efforts for the Holy See's finances.
The underlying cause of the landslide which has caused floods, missing people and evacuations in western Greenland remains uncertain, three days after the event.
The EU will hold a memorial ceremony in the eastern French city of Strasbourg on July 1st to remember former German chancellor and European "visionary" Helmut Kohl, a statement said Tuesday.
Eleven men go on trial on Wednesday over the horrific deaths of 71 migrants found in an abandoned truck in Austria nearly two years ago, in one of the most disturbing cases marking Europe's migration crisis.
But it won't quite beat June 2003.
Four conservative cardinals who have publicly challenged Pope Francis over his reforms of Catholic Church teaching have published a letter escalating the row.
A Nigerian human trafficker known as "Rambo" has been arrested in Italy on charges of torturing and killing migrants held captive in Libya, Italian police said on Tuesday.
Two sociology professors analyse the question of whether NGOs bear responsibility for the migration crisis which has seen thousands perish en route to Italy.
Sweden's national police chief has presented a new report about the country's problem areas, increasing the number of districts classified as vulnerable or especially vulnerable.