7 trains delayed as French tourists use tracks as bike path to idyllic island
Germany

7 trains delayed as French tourists use tracks as bike path to idyllic island

A French family's bike trip to the island of Sylt ended up delaying the journeys of many others.

Here’s how to marry a German as an expat
Germany

Here’s how to marry a German as an expat

Getting married in Germany isn't as simple as eloping and having an Elvis impersonator read out your vows. Here's what you should know as an expat.

Nepalese girl born in Germany allowed to return after deportation, delighting Duisburg
Germany

Nepalese girl born in Germany allowed to return after deportation, delighting Duisburg

A Nepalese teenager, who was born in Germany, was told in the middle of class at her high school that she would be deported in late May.

Aggressive Norwegian swan gets stay of execution after authority u-turn
Norway

Aggressive Norwegian swan gets stay of execution after authority u-turn

A belligerent swan in Hordaland known as the “Harbourmaster” which was due to be put down will now be relocated, authorities have said.

France: Hunt begins for violent Dordogne deer
France

France: Hunt begins for violent Dordogne deer

Watch out for the violent and possibly drug-addled deer roaming the French countryside.

Swedish government battles political fallout from transport data leak
Sweden

Swedish government battles political fallout from transport data leak

Opposition parties have said they could put the issue to a confidence vote.

Police intervene as notorious neo-Nazi goes on squirrel-killing spree
Germany

Police intervene as notorious neo-Nazi goes on squirrel-killing spree

A neo-Nazi best known for spending 15 months in jail for attacking a leading Green party politician is again in trouble, after shooting several squirrels in his garden, Bild reports.

Danish anti-begging law sees three convicted in Copenhagen
Denmark

Danish anti-begging law sees three convicted in Copenhagen

Two men and a woman were sentenced to 14 days’ imprisonment at Copenhagen court on Wednesday under Denmark’s new tightened anti-begging legislation.

Daimler could dodge billions in fines for being the first to reveal cartel: report
Germany

Daimler could dodge billions in fines for being the first to reveal cartel: report

Daimler was the first firm among a suspected German carmakers' cartel to break ranks and report the collaboration to authorities, potentially sparing it billions in fines, German media reported Tuesday.

‘Citizens are our top priority in Brexit negotiations’: Open letter from British ambassador to Spain Simon Manley
Spain

‘Citizens are our top priority in Brexit negotiations’: Open letter from British ambassador to Spain Simon Manley

In this open letter to British residents in Spain, Ambassador Simon Manley writes about citizens’ rights in the negotiations on our departure from and future partnership with the EU.

And the most beautiful plaza in Spain is…?
Spain

And the most beautiful plaza in Spain is…?

As the sun goes down, there's no better place to be than at a Spanish plaza. The Local looks at some of the most beautiful plazas found in Spain.

Italy’s top court rules out autism link in vaccine case
Italy

Italy’s top court rules out autism link in vaccine case

Italy’s top court has ruled against a claim for damages from a father who argued his son’s autism was caused by the polio vaccine, Sabin.

If there’s one thing you must do in each Paris arrondissement it’s this
France

If there’s one thing you must do in each Paris arrondissement it’s this

A tour guide shares his definitive guide to the whole of Paris.

Danish kitten takes solo train trip to neighbouring town
Denmark

Danish kitten takes solo train trip to neighbouring town

A 12-week-old cat reported missing in the Danish town of Fredericia was found unharmed after taking a train to Vejle – 30 kilometres away.

Why Swedish ‘summer cottage murder’ woman will likely spend life in prison: legal expert
Sweden

Why Swedish ‘summer cottage murder’ woman will likely spend life in prison: legal expert

One of the most high-profile murder cases in Sweden is about to reach a conclusion.

French mayor eats rat after losing football bet
France

French mayor eats rat after losing football bet

French mayor gets ratty all because of a lost football bet.

Granny’s ashes lost in mail en route from Germany to Sweden
Germany

Granny’s ashes lost in mail en route from Germany to Sweden

The woman's ashes were sent from Hanover to Sweden after she died in June, but have since disappeared in the Swedish post.

Top court gives go-ahead to Colosseum archaeological park
Italy

Top court gives go-ahead to Colosseum archaeological park

Italy’s Culture Ministry has won a legal battle that will allow it to go ahead with a plan to create an archaeological park around the Colosseum.

Paris canal pool closed due to ‘unsatisfactory’ water quality
France

Paris canal pool closed due to ‘unsatisfactory’ water quality

The popular Paris pool is already in need of a clean.

Urn containing woman’s ashes goes missing in Swedish post
Sweden

Urn containing woman’s ashes goes missing in Swedish post

The woman's ashes were sent from Hanover to Sweden after she died in June, but have since disappeared in the Swedish post.

10 things you should know about illegal drug use in Germany
Germany

10 things you should know about illegal drug use in Germany

Drug deaths are on the rise in Germany. But how does the government tackle the use of cocaine, heroin and other banned substances?

Italy drought: Vatican switches off fountains in show of solidarity
Italy

Italy drought: Vatican switches off fountains in show of solidarity

All fountains within Vatican City have been switched off in a show of solidarity with Italy as the country endures a prolonged drought.

Ten real Game of Thrones locations to visit this summer in Spain
Spain

Ten real Game of Thrones locations to visit this summer in Spain

Game of Thrones is back on our screens with season 7 introducing new spectacular locations that were filmed in Spain. Here's how to find them.

German business leaders have never been so confident about the future, survey shows
Germany

German business leaders have never been so confident about the future, survey shows

Confidence among German business leaders hit a "euphoric" all-time high in July, the Munich-based Ifo institute said, beating analysts' expectations of a small decline.

Opinion: Norway can achieve 50 percent food waste reduction by 2030
Norway

Opinion: Norway can achieve 50 percent food waste reduction by 2030

Norwegian supermarkets are not that great at donating their surplus food and supermarket managers are not always honest about their food waste.

VIDEO: Man shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’ attacks police on Morocco-Spain border
Spain

VIDEO: Man shouting ‘Allahu Akbar’ attacks police on Morocco-Spain border

A man shouting "Allahu Akbar" and wielding a knife injured a police officer on the border between Morocco and the Spanish territory of Melilla on Tuesday morning.

Swiss chainsaw attacker still on the run
Switzerland

Swiss chainsaw attacker still on the run

A massive manhunt is under way.

Austria jails Hamas suspect for life over terror plot
Austria

Austria jails Hamas suspect for life over terror plot

A Palestinian man suspected of belonging to the Islamist group Hamas has been given a life sentence in Austria for plotting a terror attack against Jews in Israel.

Summer of rain continues with flooding and heavy storms
Germany

Summer of rain continues with flooding and heavy storms

Rain is set to fall across nearly every part of the country on Tuesday, and has already hit northern and central areas hard.

Italian brothers don Trump masks for cash machine heists
Italy

Italian brothers don Trump masks for cash machine heists

Two brothers were arrested on Monday on suspicion of robbing around 20 cash machines near the northern Italian city of Turin while donning masks of US President Donald Trump.

Survey: immigrants in Switzerland are happy to be here
Switzerland

Survey: immigrants in Switzerland are happy to be here

More than a third of immigrants living in Switzerland say they have experienced discrimination, but most feel their lives have improved here, according to a new survey.

Spain’s PM gears up for corruption trial testimony
Spain

Spain’s PM gears up for corruption trial testimony

Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy is gearing up to testify as a witness on Wednesday in a major graft trial involving former members of his conservative Popular Party, a first in the country.

Cassano retires from Verona – again, says wife ‘was wrong’
Italy

Cassano retires from Verona – again, says wife ‘was wrong’

Former Italy international striker Antonio Cassano confirmed his retirement for the second time in a week on Monday, bringing an eventful end to a colourful career.

Norway out of Euros without scoring after Danish defeat
Norway

Norway out of Euros without scoring after Danish defeat

2013 runners-up Norway were edged out 1-0 by neighbours in Group A on Monday, leaving them bottom of Group A without a goal or a point after the final round of matches.

Dry Swedish summer creates forest fire risk and low water levels
Sweden

Dry Swedish summer creates forest fire risk and low water levels

Large parts of Sweden have had 50 percent less rain than usual in July.

Denmark vanquish neighbours Norway to reach women’s Euro quarters
Denmark

Denmark vanquish neighbours Norway to reach women’s Euro quarters

Denmark edged 2013 runners-up Norway 1-0 in Group A on Monday to advance to the women's Euro quarter-finals alongside hosts Netherlands.

Power failure knocks out thousands of alarms and card terminals across Sweden
Sweden

Power failure knocks out thousands of alarms and card terminals across Sweden

Thousands of panic alarms and card terminals throughout Sweden were down for several hours on Tuesday due to an IT crash at wireless communications firm Sierra Wireless.

Sweden’s Sarah Sjöström makes more history with new gold medal
Sweden

Sweden’s Sarah Sjöström makes more history with new gold medal

Sweden's Sarah Sjöström became the first woman to win four golds in the women's 100 m butterfly on Monday at the world championships, and the swimming hero was shocked at how close she came to matching her own world record.

Opinion: Swedish bureaucracy is slowing down integration
Sweden

Opinion: Swedish bureaucracy is slowing down integration

If Sweden is serious about integrating refugees then the country needs to have the courage to question its systems and structures, writes Bengt-Olof Petersen.