Most native English speakers in Denmark have probably laughed at words like ‘fartkontrol’, ‘slut’ and ‘skat’, but what about names of towns and villages? A closer look at the map reveals several gems that had us giggling away. Here are our favourites.
A strike in Stockholm looked set to continue as waste collectors refused to return to work despite a court order.
Colombia is looking for investors willing to retrieve billions of dollars in Spanish gold and silver from an 18th century ship wreck off the country's Caribbean coast.
The Local's Emma Anderson shares how her first internship in Berlin scared her into charging full-speed ahead into the German language.
The city of Augsburg unveiled a new, green traffic light man on Friday, which pays homage to the city's puppet theatre. But it is far from the first time that a German town has picked a strange figure for their pedestrian crossings.
With a flood of migrants arriving on Italy's shores, a bitter debate has erupted over whether children born on Italian soil to foreign parents should have citizenship rights at birth.
Pope Francis carries the weight of the world's poor and suffering on his shoulders: the last thing he needs is people turning up at his apartment for a whinge.
A former clinical trials subject is suing Swiss pharma giant Novartis, alleging the company was not honest with participants about what they were being tested for.
German media reported on Friday that 35 investigations are now ongoing, examining police behaviour amid G20 protests and riots in Hamburg last week.
A 26-year-old man who raped a student in a restroom of Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich was sentenced to six years and nine months in a secure psychiatric unit on Friday.
Former Amnesty International Norway leader Petter Eide claimed that Prime Minister Erna Solberg reacted with relief when informed of the death of Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo in China. Solberg has rejected the claim.
A French military band broke from tradition at the Bastille Day parade on Friday, dropping martial music for a rendition of "Get Lucky" by French electro superstars Daft Punk.
Twenty years ago, stylist Gianni Versace was gunned down in Miami, plunging his fashion house into crisis. Two decades on, it is one of the world's top global luxury brands thanks to his little sister, Donatella
Three prominent members of the government of Spain's northeastern region of Catalonia have resigned, just months before a planned independence referendum opposed by Madrid.
Men in Switzerland are doing an increasing amount of domestic chores, according to a report from the Federal Statistics Office - but they still lag far behind their female counterparts.
Six people have been convicted of murder by a Swedish district court in an honour violence case in which a man was killed after having an affair with a married woman.
Police in a small West German town are searching for thieves who now possess enough cleaning products to have sparkling clean urinals for life.
Milan's town hall has clamped down on food trucks, selfie sticks, and drinks in glass bottles or cans in the latest ban aimed at tackling litter and anti-social behaviour in Italy over the summer months.
Been to Øya, Slottsparken and Bergenfest? Good. Now why not try one of these more unusual festivals? From inflatable boats and rollerskiing to insects and real life mermaids, our travel editor Marie Peyre has something for every taste.
Automated cars could be set for a debut in Denmark, with a trial scheduled to take place in Copenhagen within the next year.
In Washington's latest move against what it considers unfair trade, authorities have launched an investigation into whether Spanish olive imports are improperly subsidized, hurting American companies.
An AfD politician from northern Germany has sparked controversy after suggesting in a Facebook post that those who looted amid G20 riots should be shot.
From crystal-clear lakes to postcard-perfect villages and castles perched on clifftops, Italy has more than its fair share of fairytale travel destinations.
British airline easyJet said Friday it had applied for a new air operator's certificate in Austria to allow it to continue flying in the European Union after Brexit regardless of the outcome of negotiations.
"Marriage is a serious business."
A French court Thursday banned a magazine from republishing images from last year's Bastille Day attack that killed 86 people in Nice, but ignored calls to pull the issue from news stands.
Roger Federer stands just two wins away from a record eighth Wimbledon title but faces a perilous trip through the land of the giants if he is to become the tournament's oldest champion.
French President Emmanuel Macron and US counterpart Donald Trump marked France's national day together on Friday at a military parade that showcased their warming relations.
The Local live blogged Crown Princess Victoria's birthday celebrations in Stockholm on Friday morning.
Berlin police arrested a man on Wednesday evening who they suspect knocked another man down the stairs of an U-Bahn station last month.
July has not yet seen a summer day in Denmark, and the weekend weather is unlikely to bring much improvement, report Danish meteorologists.
American travel blogger Adam Groffman visited Berlin for Gay Pride in 2011. He never ended up leaving, and tells The Local why Christopher Street Day, as the celebration is known in Germany, is so special.
Spain baked in a record-breaking heatwave on Thursday which was blamed for the death of a road crew worker and is suspected of leaving another man in critical condition.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov dismissed speculation on Thursday that Moscow would attempt to meddle in Germany's upcoming general election.
The US president's trip to Paris appeared to be going fairly smoothly until he was overheard commenting about Brigitte Macron's body.
Here's a look at some of the best images from the US President's brief trip to the French capital.
Italian Interior Minister Marco Minniti on Thursday proposed a pact with Libya to combat human trafficking during a visit to Tripoli to meet mayors of cities affected by the scourge.
Used cars are experiencing a surge in popularity in Sweden, where 646,000 previously owned vehicles were bought in the first half of 2017 – more than the entirety of 2016.
Brexit has created uncertainty for both Spanish businesses and citizens, King Felipe VI of Spain said Thursday during his state visit to Britain, calling for a swift resolution.
It's a big day for Crown Princess Victoria as the Swedish royal celebrates turning 40, with festivities set to take place in Stockholm and Öland.
A new study by Swedish researchers has revealed that ravens have the capacity to plan ahead – a skill previously thought to belong only to humans and great apes.
This recipe for a tasty Swedish classic should help you understand the country's obsession with saffron.