Trump lauds Macron and France and its ‘unbreakable ties’ with the US
France

Trump lauds Macron and France and its ‘unbreakable ties’ with the US

Donald Trump finally had some kind words for France on Thursday.

Merkel and Macron put defence at heart of blooming ties

Merkel and Macron put defence at heart of blooming ties

France and Germany agreed Thursday to begin work on a joint fighter jet, a major advance in their relations designed to underline their united front in the face of fracturing Western relations.

China bears ‘heavy responsibility’ for Liu death: Nobel committee
Norway

China bears ‘heavy responsibility’ for Liu death: Nobel committee

The Norwegian Nobel Committee said Thursday that China bears a "heavy responsibility" for the "premature" death of 2010 Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo.

Two reported dead in Italy’s wildfires
Italy

Two reported dead in Italy’s wildfires

Two people were reported dead on Thursday as a result of the wildfires which have swept across large parts of Italy and the south in particular.

New state farming minister accused of abusing own animals
Germany

New state farming minister accused of abusing own animals

The new agriculture minister of Germany’s largest state has been accused of mistreating animals on her own family farm.

‘My goal is to listen to patients and to create a better life quality for them’
Denmark

‘My goal is to listen to patients and to create a better life quality for them’

The Local’s guest columnist Melanie Haynes speaks to Copenhagen Doctor Tina Horsted, one of the city’s few prescribers of medicinal cannabis, and shares her own experiences with the treatment.

France set for traffic misery over long July 14th weekend
France

France set for traffic misery over long July 14th weekend

Motorists in France could be set for a miserable day on the roads over the long national day weekend.

Most French approve of Trump’s visit (even after all he’s said about France)
France

Most French approve of Trump’s visit (even after all he’s said about France)

Although there will be pockets of French resistance in the capital.

‘I became a politician because of Auschwitz’: meet Germany’s justice minister
Germany

‘I became a politician because of Auschwitz’: meet Germany’s justice minister

Germany's Justice Minister opened up in an interview about how the atrocities of his country's Nazi past moved him to get involved in politics.

Second time lucky: Spain’s royal Ferraris finally get buyers
Spain

Second time lucky: Spain’s royal Ferraris finally get buyers

The first time they went up for auction, there were no buyers. But on Thursday, two Ferraris gifted to Spain's former king Juan Carlos by an Arab sheikh finally went for nearly €444,000, the government said.

Bretons in uproar after their delicacy is compared to a doughnut
France

Bretons in uproar after their delicacy is compared to a doughnut

A Canadian rapper has provoked the anger of Bretons after comparing the French region’s famous Kouign-Amann cake to a doughnut.

How best to celebrate Bastille Day in France
France

How best to celebrate Bastille Day in France

Fireworks, military parades, firemen's balls - here are some of the best ways to celebrate July 14th in France this year.

12 injured in bridge collapse in Sweden
Sweden

12 injured in bridge collapse in Sweden

Several people are injured after a bridge over a railway collapsed in Ludvika, Dalarna, in central Sweden.

Postbus launches new open-top coach
Switzerland

Postbus launches new open-top coach

Travelling by bus in Switzerland just got a whole lot more stylish as national bus company Postbus unveiled its new convertible coach.

An Italian musician gave the world’s highest piano concert at the top of a mountain
Italy

An Italian musician gave the world’s highest piano concert at the top of a mountain

An Italian pianist and mountaineer performed the 'world's highest piano concert in the Alps at an altitude of 4,460 metres.

French power giant EDF buys 11 wind farm projects in Britain
France

French power giant EDF buys 11 wind farm projects in Britain

French power giant EDF said Thursday that it has acquired 11 wind farm projects in Britain as part of its drive to double renewable energy capacity by 2030.

Salvador Dali to be exhumed July 20th for paternity test
Spain

Salvador Dali to be exhumed July 20th for paternity test

A Spanish judge has scheduled the exhumation of the remains of Salvador Dalí on July 20th, the artist's foundation and a court said Thursday, although this date may change if an appeal is accepted.

Norwegian hepatitis C patients wait for treatment due to medicine monopoly: report
Norway

Norwegian hepatitis C patients wait for treatment due to medicine monopoly: report

Norwegian hepatitis C patients are waiting longer than they should for medical treatment due in part to a monopoly on its supply, according to a report.

France to appeal after Google escapes €1.1bn tax bill
France

France to appeal after Google escapes €1.1bn tax bill

The French government is set to appeal a court ruling that the internet giant does not owe any taxes in France.

Foreign graduates earn less than Swedes: study
Sweden

Foreign graduates earn less than Swedes: study

Foreign-born degree holders are paid less than their Swedish-born colleagues even when they have similar jobs, a new study shows.

The eight places in Paris Donald Trump should really visit
France

The eight places in Paris Donald Trump should really visit

An alternative agenda for Donald Trump on his trip to Paris.

‘I feel great shame’: Swedish police chief’s Facebook post slamming asylum policy goes viral
Sweden

‘I feel great shame’: Swedish police chief’s Facebook post slamming asylum policy goes viral

A Swedish police chief's Facebook post slamming the country's asylum policy has provoked more than 13,000 reactions in two days.

Zurich scientists use 3D printer to create lifelike silicon heart
Switzerland

Zurich scientists use 3D printer to create lifelike silicon heart

Researchers at Swiss technology institute ETH Zurich have created an artificial heart that could be a step in a new direction for transplant patients.

‘The mafia are invisible but almost everywhere in Germany’, experts say
Germany

‘The mafia are invisible but almost everywhere in Germany’, experts say

Ten years after one of the bloodiest mafia shoot-outs in Germany, Italian and German politicians and researchers gathered in Berlin to discuss how to combat such criminal groups that still have a solid presence in the Bundesrepublik.

Hot hot hot! Heatwave reaches peak with record temperatures.
Spain

Hot hot hot! Heatwave reaches peak with record temperatures.

The heatwave sizzling Spain is expected to reach its peak Thursday with six provinces on red alert for extreme temperatures that could hit a record 46.9C.

French prosecutors demand magazine’s withdrawal over Nice terror attack images
France

French prosecutors demand magazine’s withdrawal over Nice terror attack images

Victims' families left distressed by publication of images.

Denmark said no to meeting with top US politicians
Denmark

Denmark said no to meeting with top US politicians

Political representatives from the Nordic and Baltic parliaments recently took part in a top-level visit to Washington. Denmark was conspicuous by its absence.

Barcelona and Airbnb reach deal after months of conflict
Spain

Barcelona and Airbnb reach deal after months of conflict

Homesharing website Airbnb will remove adverts for lodgings in Barcelona that lack permits to host tourists under a deal reached Wednesday with city authorities after months of dispute.

Zurich ferries drop horn tradition after local man complains
Switzerland

Zurich ferries drop horn tradition after local man complains

The ferry company abandons a 50-year tradition.

Mafia expert blames crime groups for Vesuvius fire as Italy sends in the army to tackle blaze
Italy

Mafia expert blames crime groups for Vesuvius fire as Italy sends in the army to tackle blaze

Italian mafia expert and writer Roberto Saviano on Wednesday evening blamed "criminal organizations" for the huge fire which has spread over the slopes of Mount Vesuvius, as the Italian army were deployed to tackle the blaze.

Spanish party islands call for ban on booze on flights
Spain

Spanish party islands call for ban on booze on flights

Authorities in the Balearic Islands have appealed to the European Union to impose a ban on alcohol at airports and on flights in a bid to stop 'anti-social' drunken antics.

Discover Stockholm: 7 spectacular hidden gems
Sweden

Discover Stockholm: 7 spectacular hidden gems

You won't want to miss these seven must-sees on your next trip to Stockholm!

Daimler manipulated one million cars to appear more eco-friendly: report
Germany

Daimler manipulated one million cars to appear more eco-friendly: report

German luxury automaker Daimler manipulated the engines of around one million diesel vehicles to make them appear less polluting, local media reported on Thursday, raising echoes of competitor Volkswagen's 'dieselgate' scandal.

Swiss health insurance premiums set to rise again next year
Switzerland

Swiss health insurance premiums set to rise again next year

The insured will bear the brunt of sharp rises in the cost of healthcare.

1,000 tourists evacuated from Sicily village due to wildfire
Italy

1,000 tourists evacuated from Sicily village due to wildfire

Around 1,000 tourists were evacuated from a village in Sicily as a fire raged on Wednesday evening, firefighters said.

Danish party corrects spokesperson on burqa ban
Denmark

Danish party corrects spokesperson on burqa ban

The Danish opposition Social Liberal (Radikale Venstre) Party has clarified its position after a spokesperson appeared to suggest the party would join conservatives in supporting a ban on burqas.

Court frees suspected ‘Islamist’ intelligence agent
Germany

Court frees suspected ‘Islamist’ intelligence agent

A Düsseldorf court on Wednesday freed an intelligence agent detained last November on suspicion of being an "Islamist" preparing to bomb his agency's headquarters.

Germany to try IRA suspect for 1996 mortar attack
Germany

Germany to try IRA suspect for 1996 mortar attack

A former member of an IRA splinter group will face trial in Germany, 21 years after he allegedly tried to hit a British base there with mortar shells, the court said on Wednesday.

Melania Trump’s sightseeing tour of Paris: What’s on the first lady’s agenda?
France

Melania Trump’s sightseeing tour of Paris: What’s on the first lady’s agenda?

What will the US first lady get to see of Paris during her national day trip?

Italian PM criticizes EU nations for failing to share migrant burden
Italy

Italian PM criticizes EU nations for failing to share migrant burden

Italy's Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni criticized fellow EU nations on Wednesday for leaving his country to grapple with the migrant crisis, despite pledges made by France and Germany.

WATCH: Two gored in seventh bull run of Pamplona
Spain

WATCH: Two gored in seventh bull run of Pamplona

Two people were gored during the seventh and penultimate running of the bulls at the San Fermin festival in Pamplona on Thursday.

German journalists furious after 32 reporters barred from G20
Germany

German journalists furious after 32 reporters barred from G20

German media groups protested on Wednesday after government authorities at last week's G20 summit suddenly withdrew the accreditations of 32 journalists on unspecified security grounds.

Switzerland’s last finishing school: ‘We don’t finish the students, we start them’
Switzerland

Switzerland’s last finishing school: ‘We don’t finish the students, we start them’

The Institut Villa Pierrefeu is the only Swiss finishing school left.

Priests wanted: Poor pastor numbers forces Swedish diocese to recruit from abroad
Sweden

Priests wanted: Poor pastor numbers forces Swedish diocese to recruit from abroad

A shortage of priests in Swedish municipality Karlstad means the local diocese has now turned to importing pastors from abroad, with an international recruitment project under way.

Federer eases into Wimbledon semifinals as top seeds crash out
Switzerland

Federer eases into Wimbledon semifinals as top seeds crash out

Roger Federer moved into a 12th Wimbledon semifinal and within touching distance of a record eighth title.

Queen speaks of ‘resilient spirit of cooperation and goodwill’ between UK and Spain
Spain

Queen speaks of ‘resilient spirit of cooperation and goodwill’ between UK and Spain

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II sought to sweep differences with Spain aside on Wednesday as she hosted a banquet for the country's King Felipe VI, just hours after he called for a deal on the status of Gibraltar.

Macron to woo under-pressure Trump with French grandeur and gastronomy
France

Macron to woo under-pressure Trump with French grandeur and gastronomy

Will pomp and posh grub help bring Trump in from the cold?

Eleven Swedish ‘false friends’ you need to watch out for
Sweden

Eleven Swedish ‘false friends’ you need to watch out for

Never, ever take the Swedish language at face value. This is a language where "puss" means "kiss" and "kiss" means "pee". And that's just the beginning...

Swedish police investigate fire at centre for refugee children
Sweden

Swedish police investigate fire at centre for refugee children

Two were injured in the fire which left large parts of the home for lone refugee children destroyed.

Sweden’s new golf hero Norén fights to defend Scottish Open title
Sweden

Sweden’s new golf hero Norén fights to defend Scottish Open title

After a year in which he shot up the world rankings and turned heads in the golf world, Swede Alex Norén will tee up this week on Dundonald Links looking to become the first player ever to defend the Scottish Open title.