Smoke on the water: Hamburg under siege for G20
Germany

Smoke on the water: Hamburg under siege for G20

Anti-capitalist protesters wreaked havoc Friday in the G20 summit's host city of Hamburg, torching cars, firing flares at police choppers and blocking US First Lady Melania Trump at her residence.

Danish international joins Premier League newcomers
Denmark

Danish international joins Premier League newcomers

Danish international defender Mathias Jørgensen became Premier League debutants Huddersfield's latest signing of the close season on Friday.

How Hamburg’s anti-G20 riots were born in West German squats in the 1980s
Germany

How Hamburg’s anti-G20 riots were born in West German squats in the 1980s

The balaclava-wearing radicals known as "black blocs" rampaging through the streets of Hamburg during the G20 summit trace their roots back to Cold War-era West Germany.

Brexit: France to cut income tax and open international schools to entice London’s bankers to Paris
France

Brexit: France to cut income tax and open international schools to entice London’s bankers to Paris

Is Paris selling its soul to attract London's Brexiting bankers?

France set for weekend traffic misery as school holidays begin amid sizzling heatwave
France

France set for weekend traffic misery as school holidays begin amid sizzling heatwave

It's the start of the French school holidays, which means stay off the roads, if you can.

Ex-PM Renzi says Italy should only take in a ‘fixed number’ of migrants
Italy

Ex-PM Renzi says Italy should only take in a ‘fixed number’ of migrants

Former Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi, the head of the ruling Democratic Party, on Friday said Italy should allow only a "fixed number" of migrants into the country as it grapples with a wave of people arriving by sea from North Africa.

French police destroy ‘work of art’ thinking it was illegal cannabis plantation
France

French police destroy ‘work of art’ thinking it was illegal cannabis plantation

Police in the French city of Lyon were left red faced after destroying a 400 square metre art installation that they mistook for an illegal cannabis plantation.

Norway asylum agency posts marked drop in arrivals
Norway

Norway asylum agency posts marked drop in arrivals

The Norwegian Directorate of Immigration says it is downsizing operations after 2,380 asylum seekers came to the country in the first half of 2017 – the lowest number since the 1990s.

Man injured in shooting in Rosengård, Malmö
Sweden

Man injured in shooting in Rosengård, Malmö

His injuries are serious.

Italian missing for six years found barefoot and speechless in Madrid
Spain

Italian missing for six years found barefoot and speechless in Madrid

A man who disappeared in Palermo, Italy – and has been sought by Interpol since 2011 – has been found by police in Madrid.

Teen who shot Malmö janitor sentenced in court
Sweden

Teen who shot Malmö janitor sentenced in court

A 16-year-old boy who shot a janitor four times in central Malmö earlier this year has been found guilty of attempted murder.

Meeting Morricone: ‘It was essential that I change my style for every film’
Italy

Meeting Morricone: ‘It was essential that I change my style for every film’

Remember the showdown in "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly?" Well Ennio Morricone, one of the world's greatest living composers, wants you to tear your eyes away from the film's gunslingers and listen instead.

Escaped white kangaroo on the hop in Denmark
Denmark

Escaped white kangaroo on the hop in Denmark

A white kangaroo was reported to be on the loose near the Danish town of Køge Thursday, after it sprang out of its owner’s property.

Police arrest gang that specialised in exploding ATMs
Spain

Police arrest gang that specialised in exploding ATMs

Seven men arrested by security forces in Andalusia today were said to be specialists in blowing up ATMs in the Malaga and Cordoba regions.

Three gored in first Pamplona bull run
Spain

Three gored in first Pamplona bull run

Two Americans and a Spaniard were gored on Friday at the first running of the bulls at the annual San Fermin fiesta in Pamplona, organisers said.

Union of street hawkers launches its own clothes brand
Spain

Union of street hawkers launches its own clothes brand

A cooperative of illegal street sellers in Barcelona has launched its own clothing brand, Top Manta, which reclaims a derogative term used to describe their activities in the past.

French policeman suspected of being Isis follower is charged
France

French policeman suspected of being Isis follower is charged

A French police officer who works in the Paris area who is suspected of having expressed support for terror group Isis has been charged for allegedly helping his brother aid jihadists travelling to the Middle East.

The Swiss food and drink you’d miss if you left Switzerland
Switzerland

The Swiss food and drink you’d miss if you left Switzerland

What would you miss?

French probe opened into glitzy Las Vegas event featuring Emmanuel Macron
France

French probe opened into glitzy Las Vegas event featuring Emmanuel Macron

Another one of Macron's ministers is facing growing pressure over another corruption scandal.

French terror suspect deported from Switzerland
Switzerland

French terror suspect deported from Switzerland

A Frenchwoman suspected of being a threat to Switzerland’s security was arrested and deported from the country in March, police have said.

France ‘ordered Belgium anti-terror raids’ over fear of Bastille Day attack
France

France ‘ordered Belgium anti-terror raids’ over fear of Bastille Day attack

French authorities taking no risks ahead of national holiday on July 14th.

Nearly half of Europe’s top 10 tourist sites are in Spain
Spain

Nearly half of Europe’s top 10 tourist sites are in Spain

Four out of 10 of Europe's most visited tourism hotspots are in Spain.

Norway cull of 2000 reindeer ‘sign of panic’: researcher
Norway

Norway cull of 2000 reindeer ‘sign of panic’: researcher

A researcher at the Norwegian Institute for Nature Research (NINA) says the culling of 2000 reindeer in the country’s Nordfjella region might be unnecessary.

Trio locked up over Gothenburg bomb attacks
Sweden

Trio locked up over Gothenburg bomb attacks

Three men with previous links to a neo-Nazi organization have been jailed in connection with bomb attacks in the Gothenburg area last winter.

Former Audi exec arrested in Munich over ‘dieselgate’ emissions scam
Germany

Former Audi exec arrested in Munich over ‘dieselgate’ emissions scam

German prosecutors said Friday they have arrested a former executive of top-of-the-range car maker Audi in connection with the massive emissions-cheating scandal that has engulfed its parent company Volkswagen since 2015.

Unesco puts Vienna’s historic centre on ‘in danger’ list
Austria

Unesco puts Vienna’s historic centre on ‘in danger’ list

The historic centre of Vienna has been added to Unesco's list of sites in danger due to a high-rise project that the body says will undermine the area's value.

‘Italy is not alone’ in tackling migration crisis, EU ministers promise
Italy

‘Italy is not alone’ in tackling migration crisis, EU ministers promise

EU interior ministers on Thursday pledged to back an urgent European Commission plan to help crisis-hit Italy, which has been overwhelmed by a wave of migrants arriving by sea from North Africa.

How Italy is helping teenage mafia heirs escape the criminal underworld
Italy

How Italy is helping teenage mafia heirs escape the criminal underworld

It is one of the most secretive organizations in the world, with power passed through blood ties and family loyalty. But Italy's ruthless 'Ndrangheta mafia may have met its match.

We want the British to stay here, says UK ambassador to Spain
Spain

We want the British to stay here, says UK ambassador to Spain

The United Kingdom's ambassador to Spain, Simon Manley, signaled at a gathering with Spanish media that the UK is determined to sort out the rights of Spanish citizens in the UK as well as those of British citizens living in Spain.

Nearly half of Danes want smoking breaks to go unpaid: report
Denmark

Nearly half of Danes want smoking breaks to go unpaid: report

44 percent of Danes want wages to be deducted from smoking breaks during working hours, according to a new survey.

Meet the man helping Italy’s mafia children through therapy
Italy

Meet the man helping Italy’s mafia children through therapy

"They're raised as princes destined to inherit a dynasty, the embodiment of their town's criminal history."

Swiss bank plans new cable car across Lake Zurich
Switzerland

Swiss bank plans new cable car across Lake Zurich

The Zurich cantonal bank (ZKB) has come up with a novel way of celebrating its 150th birthday in 2020.

AS IT HAPPENED: Rioting steals attention from politics on first day of G20 summit
Germany

AS IT HAPPENED: Rioting steals attention from politics on first day of G20 summit

Shocking scenes of rioting have emerged from Hamburg on Friday, where the G20 summit officially started. The Local was on the ground in the port city.

SoundCloud lays off almost half of staff, but keeps Berlin HQ
Germany

SoundCloud lays off almost half of staff, but keeps Berlin HQ

Streaming platform SoundCloud, which has become a favorite tool of artists but has struggled to find ways to make money, said Thursday it would lay off nearly half its staff.

France and Russia vow to put aside differences and fight extremism
France

France and Russia vow to put aside differences and fight extremism

The French and Russian foreign ministers vowed Thursday to put aside their countries' differences to fight and defeat extremism.

No signs of life as firefighters search for two families feared missing after building collapse
Italy

No signs of life as firefighters search for two families feared missing after building collapse

Up to eight people belonging to two families were feared missing after a residential building collapsed near Naples on Friday morning.

Bolt ‘successor’ van Niekerk victorious in Lausanne meet
Switzerland

Bolt ‘successor’ van Niekerk victorious in Lausanne meet

World record holder Wayde van Niekerk stormed to victory in the 400m at the Diamond League meet at Lausanne on Thursday.

Paris police evacuate 2,500 migrants from squalid camp
France

Paris police evacuate 2,500 migrants from squalid camp

It's the 34th operation of its kind since summer 2015.

‘Mummified’ body of woman missing for years found in apartment
Spain

‘Mummified’ body of woman missing for years found in apartment

The mummified body of a woman in her fifties was found inside her apartment in a town in northern Spain where her neighbours had not seen her for at least four years, police and reports said Thursday.

Swiss talks fail to reach deal on Cyprus conflict
Switzerland

Swiss talks fail to reach deal on Cyprus conflict

Marathon talks aimed at ending Cyprus's drawn-out conflict sputtered out early Friday.

Platini loses final appeal against football suspension
Switzerland

Platini loses final appeal against football suspension

Switzerland's highest court has rejected former Uefa chief Michel Platini's appeal against a four-year suspension from football.

‘The fixation with Stockholm is over’: Stefan Löfven
Sweden

‘The fixation with Stockholm is over’: Stefan Löfven

Prime Minister Stefan Löfven has promised more cash and attention for rural Sweden.

76 police hurt in clashes with anti-G20 protesters
Germany

76 police hurt in clashes with anti-G20 protesters

At least 76 police officers were hurt on Thursday in clashes with anti-G20 protesters in Hamburg, German authorities said, as a demonstration dubbed "Welcome to Hell" erupted in violence shortly after it began.

LIVE: 12 hours in Hamburg – A guide to the harbour city
Germany

LIVE: 12 hours in Hamburg – A guide to the harbour city

While the world fixes its eyes on the northern German city for the G20, The Local takes a look at what else Hamburg has to offer, aside from heated political discussions and protests.