Danish foreign minister rules out action on alleged Turkish surveillance
Denmark

Danish foreign minister rules out action on alleged Turkish surveillance

Turkey denies having carried out surveillance on individuals in Denmark critical of the Ankara government, says foreign minister Anders Samuelsen.

French bus drivers win right to wear shorts after pulling skirt stunt
France

French bus drivers win right to wear shorts after pulling skirt stunt

French Bus drivers' skirt stunt succeeds in winning over company bosses.

France converts hotels into lodging for asylum seekers as Calais migrants crisis rumbles on
France

France converts hotels into lodging for asylum seekers as Calais migrants crisis rumbles on

France is being forced to convert former low-cost hotels around the country into accommodation for migrants seeking asylum due to the growing pressure on existing structures.

The ultimate guide to Madrid’s WorldPride 2017
Spain

The ultimate guide to Madrid’s WorldPride 2017

The Spanish capital has the privilege of hosting the WorldPride celebration this year, with two million people expected to visit. Here's what you need to know to make the most of the week-long festivities.

Midsummer holiday chaos leaves thousands of travellers stranded
Sweden

Midsummer holiday chaos leaves thousands of travellers stranded

Thousands of holidaymakers and commuters were caught up in travel chaos as a fire in Stockholm sparked train delays just a day before one of Sweden's biggest holidays.

Ugly family feud tarnishes mourning for ex-Chancellor Helmut Kohl
Germany

Ugly family feud tarnishes mourning for ex-Chancellor Helmut Kohl

Helmut Kohl was the "chancellor of German unity" but a week after his death, a family spat has cast a glaring spotlight on deep divisions and a looming battle over his legacy.

‘Germany for the Germans’: explosive WhatsApp leaks pile pressure on AfD
Germany

‘Germany for the Germans’: explosive WhatsApp leaks pile pressure on AfD

A leaked WhatsApp chat in which the Alternative for Germany's (AfD) state leader in Saxony-Anhalt used a neo-Nazi slogan has forced the party to defend itself against renewed accusations of extremism.

Merkel rebuffs UK, saying EU future more important than Brexit
Germany

Merkel rebuffs UK, saying EU future more important than Brexit

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Thursday that the EU's future took priority over Brexit talks, in a rebuke to British Prime Minister Theresa May's plans to bring the negotiations up at a Brussels summit.

Iconic Copenhagen theme park to celebrate 175th birthday with winter opening
Denmark

Iconic Copenhagen theme park to celebrate 175th birthday with winter opening

Tivoli, the famous gardens and theme park in the centre of Copenhagen, is set to mark the 175th anniversary of its opening with a first-ever winter season.

These are France’s 12 ‘most expensive’ beaches
France

These are France’s 12 ‘most expensive’ beaches

Have you been to France's priciest plages?

Master the art of property investing with a Rich Dad Education
Norway

Master the art of property investing with a Rich Dad Education

Increased cash flow. Financial freedom. Sound good to you? Maybe you need a Rich Dad Education.

Master the art of property investing with a Rich Dad Education
Denmark

Master the art of property investing with a Rich Dad Education

Increased cash flow. Financial freedom. Sound good to you? Maybe you need a Rich Dad Education.

France urged to do more to protect truck drivers after Calais crash death
France

France urged to do more to protect truck drivers after Calais crash death

France has been urged to do more to protect lorry drivers passing through Calais after a Polish truck driver was killed in a crash caused by a makeshift roadblock of tree trunks set up by migrants on a motorway outside the port town.

Spanish Congress says ‘no’ to Catalan independence vote
Spain

Spanish Congress says ‘no’ to Catalan independence vote

The Spanish Congress voted on Thursday to reject the Catalan regional government's request to allow an independence referendum, planned for October 1st.

Trains cancelled across north Germany as fierce storms kill one
Germany

Trains cancelled across north Germany as fierce storms kill one

A tornado twisting through Hamburg on Thursday was just the most dramatic example of the storms that are breaking through the recent heatwave, leading to travel chaos in northern Germany.

France endures hottest June night ever but country finally looks set to cool
France

France endures hottest June night ever but country finally looks set to cool

Did you sleep well last night?

Norway child abuse victims were let down by authorities: investigation
Norway

Norway child abuse victims were let down by authorities: investigation

The head of a committee appointed by the Norwegian government agency to investigate historical child abuse cases says that victims of serious abuse were let down by welfare services.

Merkel’s chief rival Martin Schulz fights to save election campaign
Germany

Merkel’s chief rival Martin Schulz fights to save election campaign

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's chief challenger in September elections, Martin Schulz, will battle at a party congress on Sunday to regain his footing in the campaign and reverse his plunging popularity.

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Sweden

‘I’m pregnant but my husband is being deported from Sweden’

Hana and Chakib have jobs in Sweden, are married and expecting a child. But because authorities do not consider them to be living together, Chakib now risks being deported.

French fitness blogger and Instagram star killed by exploding whipped cream dispenser
France

French fitness blogger and Instagram star killed by exploding whipped cream dispenser

Instagram star dies in freak whipped cream accident in France.

Everything you need to know about Calcio Storico, Italy’s most violent tradition
Italy

Everything you need to know about Calcio Storico, Italy’s most violent tradition

Each June, Florence's main square turns into an arena for a sport that's a brutal combination of rugby, football, and wrestling. The Local explores the history of this unique tradition.

Germany spied on the White House over years: report
Germany

Germany spied on the White House over years: report

Germany's foreign intelligence service long spied on numerous official and business targets in the United States, including the White House, Spiegel weekly reported Thursday.

Report reveals how landlords discriminate against flat-hunting foreigners
Germany

Report reveals how landlords discriminate against flat-hunting foreigners

An investigation released on Thursday by Spiegel and Bayerischer Rundfunk has exposed how people with typical German names are more likely to be invited to an apartment viewing than someone with a foreign-sounding name.

Weathermen warn of ‘extreme’ fire risk, but cooler weekend forecast
Spain

Weathermen warn of ‘extreme’ fire risk, but cooler weekend forecast

Spanish weather service Aemet on Thursday warned that the risk of fire due to the heat and dryness is "extreme" in certain areas, but temperatures are expected to drop at the weekend.

Doctor stabbed to death by suspected stalker outside hospital
Italy

Doctor stabbed to death by suspected stalker outside hospital

A doctor was stabbed to death outside the hospital where she worked on Wednesday evening, according to Italian media reports which say the woman had previously reported her suspected killer for stalking.

Switzerland looks to tighten anti-terror laws
Switzerland

Switzerland looks to tighten anti-terror laws

Proposed new legislation would toughen penalties for terrorists and those supporting terror organizations.

Swedish Midsummer through the eyes of foreigners: ‘It was the first time I saw my in-laws tipsy’
Sweden

Swedish Midsummer through the eyes of foreigners: ‘It was the first time I saw my in-laws tipsy’

We asked readers to share their Midsummer memories.

Madrid teacher arrested over verbal abuse, calling students ‘drug addicts’
Spain

Madrid teacher arrested over verbal abuse, calling students ‘drug addicts’

Spain's National Police have arrested a Madrid teacher, accused of hate crime and crimes against moral integrity after she reportedly called her students "drug addicts" and insulted a Latin American student.

Pope Francis to send funds to South Sudan after Vatican rules out papal visit
Italy

Pope Francis to send funds to South Sudan after Vatican rules out papal visit

Francis had repeatedly said he wanted to travel to the famine-stricken country, but the Vatican said at the end of May that such a trip would be too dangerous.

The Nordic way: ‘We must trust each other’

The Nordic way: ‘We must trust each other’

She grew up surrounded by water, stumbled into politics, and is now one of the most important political voices in the entire Nordic region. The Local finds out more.

Paris: Russian businessman and female driver attacked after chasing thieves into estate
France

Paris: Russian businessman and female driver attacked after chasing thieves into estate

A Russian businessman attending the Paris Air Show and his female driver were attacked in a Paris suburb after chasing thieves into a housing estate, according to reports.

Swimmers warned after aggressive beaver attacks two in Swiss river
Switzerland

Swimmers warned after aggressive beaver attacks two in Swiss river

Two swimmers were left with bite wounds after a dip in the river.

Rainy Norwegian city gets wet weather every single day in June
Norway

Rainy Norwegian city gets wet weather every single day in June

While other parts of Europe are enjoying record-breaking heat, Bergen is having one of the wettest months in living memory.

How a nursing home is treating dementia patients by ‘sending’ them back to the GDR
Germany

How a nursing home is treating dementia patients by ‘sending’ them back to the GDR

Pictures of Erich Honecker and currency emblazoned with Karl Marx's head are awakening old dementia patients from lethargy in Dresden.

Analysis: Rome mayor’s anti-migrant stance signals a shift to the right for the Five Star Movement
Italy

Analysis: Rome mayor’s anti-migrant stance signals a shift to the right for the Five Star Movement

What does Virginia Raggi's attempt to crack down on migrant arrivals tell us about how party politics and the migrant crisis have changed?

Downpours and thunder warnings issued for Denmark
Denmark

Downpours and thunder warnings issued for Denmark

A summer thunderstorm is likely to hit Denmark Thursday morning, with heavy rain forecast for the southern part of the country.

Fête de la Musique: Man dies after jumping into River Seine in Paris
France

Fête de la Musique: Man dies after jumping into River Seine in Paris

A man died in Paris on Wednesday night after jumping into the River Seine during the annual Fête de la Musique music festival.

Turkey says liberal German mosque ‘incompatible’ with Islam
Germany

Turkey says liberal German mosque ‘incompatible’ with Islam

Turkey's religious affairs agency has expressed distaste over a new mosque in Berlin where men and women mingle freely, saying it was incompatible with the principles of Islam.

EU wins prestigious ‘Hispanic Nobel Peace Prize’
Spain

EU wins prestigious ‘Hispanic Nobel Peace Prize’

The European Union on Wednesday received the prestigious Princess of Asturias Award for Concord - seen as the Hispanic world's Nobel Peace Prize - for its achievements over the six decades since its formation.

Swiss court convicts driver for killing suicidal woman who lay on motorway
Switzerland

Swiss court convicts driver for killing suicidal woman who lay on motorway

A driver who fatally ran over a woman who had lain down on a motorway with the intention of committing suicide has been convicted of negligent homicide.

Macron reshuffles cabinet after losing key allies
France

Macron reshuffles cabinet after losing key allies

Just five weeks into office and Macron has already been busy reshuffling top government roles.

Getting from Arlanda to Stockholm just got a lot cheaper
Sweden

Getting from Arlanda to Stockholm just got a lot cheaper

If you’re planning a visit to Stockholm this summer, here’s an offer you won’t want to miss.

Convicted Italian ‘Years of Lead’ bomber arrested in Portugal
Italy

Convicted Italian ‘Years of Lead’ bomber arrested in Portugal

Portuguese police said on Wednesday they have arrested Italian Maurizio Tramonte, on the run following his 2015 conviction for a 1974 bombing which killed eight and injured 102.

How to spot good quality gelato in Italy – and how to suss out the fakes
Italy

How to spot good quality gelato in Italy – and how to suss out the fakes

Not all gelato is created equal.

Spanish court reins in Catalan foreign policy ambitions
Spain

Spanish court reins in Catalan foreign policy ambitions

Spain's constitutional court on Wednesday forbade the pro-separatist region of Catalonia from promoting its interests abroad through a foreign policy "secretariat."

Sweden agrees to exchange fingerprints with the US
Sweden

Sweden agrees to exchange fingerprints with the US

It means the two countries will be able to browse each other's fingerprint registers without first applying for permission.

RECIPE: Pickled mackerel and beetroot salad
Sweden

RECIPE: Pickled mackerel and beetroot salad

If you like pickled herring, then you will surely like pickled mackerel too, and food writer John Duxbury knows exactly how to make it.