Cristiano Ronaldo denies tax fraud at court hearing
Spain

Cristiano Ronaldo denies tax fraud at court hearing

Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo denied hiding millions of euros in income at a court hearing near the Spanish capital on Monday where he was charged with tax evasion.

Norwegian anti-immigrant Facebook group confuses empty bus seats with ‘terrorists’
Norway

Norwegian anti-immigrant Facebook group confuses empty bus seats with ‘terrorists’

A Facebook group for Norwegians opposed to immigration was widely mocked after members apparently could not tell the difference between empty bus seats and burka-clad women.

Björn Borg biopic to become first Swedish film ever to open prestigious Toronto Film Festival
Sweden

Björn Borg biopic to become first Swedish film ever to open prestigious Toronto Film Festival

"It's absolutely sensational for a Scandinavian film to open up the festival and head the gala section," director Janus Metz said.

Everything that changes in France from August 2017
France

Everything that changes in France from August 2017

Here's what's changing in France from August 1st.

The one TV streaming service you need in Sweden
Sweden

The one TV streaming service you need in Sweden

Sports, movies and TV shows all in one place, and for less than 15 kronor a day.

Hamburg knife attacker had ‘radical Islamist’ motive: prosecutor
Germany

Hamburg knife attacker had ‘radical Islamist’ motive: prosecutor

A 26-year-old failed asylum seeker who carried out a deadly knife attack in a Hamburg supermarket likely had a "radical Islamist" motive, German prosecutors said Monday.

Denmark makes official bid to lure EU agency from London
Denmark

Denmark makes official bid to lure EU agency from London

The Danish Foreign Ministry announced on Monday that it has officially submitted a bid for Copenhagen to become the new home of the European Medicines Agency (EMA).

Danish street gang expanding into Sweden: police

Danish street gang expanding into Sweden: police

The criminal gang Loyal to Familia has already spread across Denmark from its base in the Nørrebro district of Copenhagen and now it appears to have set its sights on Sweden.

Italy drought: No water rationing in Rome
Italy

Italy drought: No water rationing in Rome

Plans to ration water in Rome amid a prolonged drought have been averted.

900,000 eggs recalled in western Germany due to insecticide fears
Germany

900,000 eggs recalled in western Germany due to insecticide fears

A huge quantity of eggs originating from Belgium has been recalled from shops in North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW), after testing found they contained high levels of an insecticide.

Police search for mysterious feline on the loose in Normandy countryside
France

Police search for mysterious feline on the loose in Normandy countryside

A big cat has been spotted roaming Normandy.

Swedish train takes wrong track and ends up in the wrong town, yet no one seems to know why
Sweden

Swedish train takes wrong track and ends up in the wrong town, yet no one seems to know why

There is disagreement between a Swedish railway owner and train operator over exactly why the train from Stockholm turned west away from its correct destination.

Man seriously injured by combine harvester after taking drunk nap in field
Germany

Man seriously injured by combine harvester after taking drunk nap in field

A 39-year-old man was badly wounded by the blades of a combine harvester after he fell asleep in a field on Friday evening.

How Norway’s government is failing Nynorsk
Norway

How Norway’s government is failing Nynorsk

The Norwegian government is falling well short of the Norwegian Language Council’s requirements for the use of Nynorsk, the lesser-used of the Nordic country’s two national languages.

French court rules government must supply water to migrants
France

French court rules government must supply water to migrants

The court said that failing to provide for the migrants basic needs "exposed them to inhuman and degrading treatment".

Migrant NGOs to sign controversial ‘code of conduct’
Italy

Migrant NGOs to sign controversial ‘code of conduct’

Charity organisations performing search and rescue operations in the Mediterranean are due to sign a controversial ‘code of conduct’ on Monday as Italy attempts to stem the number of migrants arriving on its shores.

French acting star Jeanne Moreau dies aged 89
France

French acting star Jeanne Moreau dies aged 89

The star shot to fame in 'Jules et Jim' in 1962.

Eight football greats who have fallen foul of the Spanish taxman
Spain

Eight football greats who have fallen foul of the Spanish taxman

From Barcelona's star striker Lionel Messi to his arch-rival Cristiano Ronaldo at Real Madrid, many football stars have fallen foul of the Spanish taxman over the past few years.

Germany calls for countermeasures against ‘illegal’ US sanctions on Russia
Germany

Germany calls for countermeasures against ‘illegal’ US sanctions on Russia

The German Economy Minister Brigitte Zypries on Monday slammed the latest round of US sanctions against Russia as being “against international law.”

Ten of the most epic bike rides in Spain
Spain

Ten of the most epic bike rides in Spain

The Local counts down some of the best bike rides Spain has to offer.

Huge sinkhole forces Swedish factory to close
Sweden

Huge sinkhole forces Swedish factory to close

A factory in northern Sweden has been forced to close for the day after a huge sinkhole opened up in the middle of an industrial area on Sunday night.

Violent summer storms to hit France
France

Violent summer storms to hit France

The storms are set to stretch from south west to north eastern France.

Investigation starts after dramatic cable car rescue in Cologne
Germany

Investigation starts after dramatic cable car rescue in Cologne

After 65 people had to be rescued from the Cologne cable car on Sunday, investigations into the cause of the emergency began on Monday.

Meet the mayor who wants to turn Stockholm into the world’s smartest city
Sweden

Meet the mayor who wants to turn Stockholm into the world’s smartest city

Stockholm has made an international name for itself with a booming startup scene and focus on tech and green issues. Now, it wants to step it up a notch. The Local sits down with mayor Karin Wanngård to find out how she plans to make the city even smarter.

Wildfires are raging in the Mediterranean. What can we learn?

Wildfires are raging in the Mediterranean. What can we learn?

Italy, Portugal, Spain and France have all gone up in flames in recent weeks, highlighting the need to rethink how Mediterranean countries protect people and save ecosystems.

Female Macron MP punched at French market
France

Female Macron MP punched at French market

This marks the second assault in as many months on a female MP in France.

IN PICS: World’s longest suspension bridge opens in Switzerland
Switzerland

IN PICS: World’s longest suspension bridge opens in Switzerland

Hiking near Zermatt reaches new heights.

Govt accused of helping Porsche cover up emissions cheating
Germany

Govt accused of helping Porsche cover up emissions cheating

According to a report in Bild, the Transport Ministry knew in early 2016 that Porsche had installed emissions cheating software in its diesel engines, but changed the wording of a report under pressure from the car maker.

Italy braces for ‘the hottest week of the year’
Italy

Italy braces for ‘the hottest week of the year’

After a brief respite, temperatures across Italy are set to creep up again this week, eclipsing 40 degrees Celsius in Sardinia.

What recovery?  Economic rebound bypasses Spain’s poorest neighbourhoods
Spain

What recovery? Economic rebound bypasses Spain’s poorest neighbourhoods

Government data shows Spain has nearly recovered to pre-crisis levels. But the reality for Spain's poorest isn't changing.

Swedish PM Löfven to meet French President Macron in Paris
Sweden

Swedish PM Löfven to meet French President Macron in Paris

Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven will meet French President Emmanuel Macron at the Elysée Palace on Monday with the future of the EU on the agenda.

Three arrested after car drives down stairs of Berlin U-Bahn station
Germany

Three arrested after car drives down stairs of Berlin U-Bahn station

During a police chase on Sunday evening a car drove down a flight of stairs into a Berlin underground station. Police had been chasing the vehicle because the license plate was marked as wanted.

Fifty cows dead after fires ravage two Swiss farm buildings
Switzerland

Fifty cows dead after fires ravage two Swiss farm buildings

Two fires broke out at separate farms in the Payerne/Avenches area on the Vaud/Fribourg border early on Saturday morning, leaving around fifty cows dead.

Sarah Sjöström finishes World Championships with three gold medals and two world records
Sweden

Sarah Sjöström finishes World Championships with three gold medals and two world records

Swedish swimming icon Sarah Sjöström won the women's 50m freestyle gold at the world championships on Sunday for her third sprint title in Budapest.

‘When people ask me if I’m a love refugee in Sweden I say no…it’s the insulation’
Sweden

‘When people ask me if I’m a love refugee in Sweden I say no…it’s the insulation’

Jack Ryan's reason for moving from Ireland to Sweden may seem trivial, but the ideas behind his startup which buys quality coffee from growers at a fair price are not.

Denmark stun Germany to set-up Austria semi-final clash

Denmark stun Germany to set-up Austria semi-final clash

Germany's hopes of a seventh successive European women's title were shattered on Sunday when second-half headers by Nadia Nadim and Theresa Nielsen gave Denmark a shock 2-1 victory in the quarter-finals in Rotterdam.