Hurricane Irma - one of the most powerful Atlantic storms on record - ripped through the Caribbean on Wednesday leaving a trail of destruction in its wake.
Prisoners also made allegations of physical abuse including 'punches, kicks and blows with batons' while in custody.
Spain's top courts on Friday heaped fresh threats on Catalan separatists who have pushed on with their independence bid, passing a law outlining a transition to a possible independent republic.
Unions that called for 25 days of general strikes at airports across Spain starting on September 15th have delayed action pending further negotiations next week with airport authorities.
When dealing with inquiries, employees at job centres in Germany tend to discriminate against people with names that sound foreign, according to a report released on Friday.
The hurricane also left 112 injured and 60 percent of homes on the island were so badly damaged that they were uninhabitable.
Despite their "Hot, Hot, Baby" advert being named the most sexist campaign in Germany, a Hamburg gym aren't worried. They've used the attention to help out a colleague, they tell The Local.
Two tiny, tiny, but extinct thornback rays have seen the light at a Swedish aquarium.
Almost every third refugee is now finding work within three years of coming to Denmark – a huge increase, according to ministry figures.
With the leaves starting to change colour and autumn fast approaching, now's the time to take advantage of the short Federweißer (fermented young wine) season in Germany, traditionally paired with Zweibelkuchen (onion tart).
Blue flags at a Danish beach near the town of Aabenraa have been removed due to pollution caused by an oil tank.
The girl suffered 225 wounds all over her face and body.
Stuttgart's S21 rail project has suffered from delays, spiralling costs and protests from the start. But one of the reasons behind the set-backs is much smaller (and scalier) than you'd expect.
Two Italian police officers are being investigated for the alleged sexual assault of two American students, Italian media reported on Friday.
A new American ambassador to Denmark, chosen by US President Donald Trump, is expected to be approved by Congress.
Have researchers finally discovered Sweden's real-life version of Lady Brienne of Tarth or Xena the Warrior Princess?
University residence ditches plans to test beds that transmit data about activity in bed amid fears of misuse
Germany on Friday dismissed Poland's threat to demand new talks for World War II reparations from Berlin, saying the issue was already settled in 1953.
A 49-year-old German woman is standing trial in a Turkish court accused of having links to the alleged mastermind of last year's failed coup, German media reported Friday.
Customs officials at Munich Airport became suspicious when they spotted a nervous-looking man who had just arrived on a flight from the Netherlands. Further investigation showed he had swallowed an astonishing quantity of cocaine.
Unions have called a called a national strike for September 29th that will affect local regional and long-distance trains.
What can Star Trek and The Matrix teach us about the row over banking giant Nordea's move, asks Ruben Brunsveld.
Buying a house in Sweden has got more expensive, new figures show.
Six months after a brutal double murder in the western town of Herne, the trial began on Friday of a 19-year-old defendant.
Italy's top court has ruled that a homeless man should not be punished for spending the night in a private residence.
A neighbour alerted police after a kitten was flung repeatedly against a window.
The business brains behind the Yves Saint Laurent empire has died aged 86, his foundation said Friday.
For climate reasons as much as economic prudence, Norway is trying to cut its dependence on oil, a godsend that has made the small Scandinavian country rich beyond its dreams.
Autumn weather is set to arrive in Italy over the weekend, with thunderstorms forecast for large parts of the country.
But there's a big gap depending on where they live, fresh statistics show.
The announcement comes just two months after Macron's very public bust up with the then armed forces chief.
European artists and writers have found inspiration among the hills, valleys and mountains of Switzerland -- and it's not hard to see why.
The men are believed to have posed as Paris city workers as they stripped the French capital's walls of the artworks.
Political issues, the parties involved and scenarios: here are five things to know about Norway's legislative election on Monday.
An annual running race for primary school children at a St Gallen school has been cancelled this year after the authorities felt parents were too competitive about their children’s performance.
Dress warmly and hope for clear skies because it may be possible to spot the Northern Lights from Germany on Friday and Saturday night.
Austria's chancellery on Thursday halted the construction of anti-terror walls outside its office in Vienna after critics slammed the government for failing to provide similar protective measures in main tourist areas.
Macron spelt out his plans to fix the European Union on his visit to Greece, with the brightly lit Acropolis as his backdrop.
When Sarah Lopez saw her hometown of Houston submerge under water last month, she felt the sense of despair and helplessness that comes with living thousands of kilometres from home when tragedy strikes.
The Local sat down with Raphael Hillebrand, founder of “Die Urbane - Eine Hip Hop Partei.” Find out why the artist supports immigration and more voting rights for foreigners in Germany yet rejects nationalism.
Police on Thursday afternoon finally arrested a man who fled from a taxi on Wednesday night without paying his fare from the Italian city of Milan to Zurich.
Thirteen people went on trial near Paris suspected of concealing huge quantities of cocaine in "narco-torpedos".
"It's a film about crime, but it's also a story about a Naples made of feelings, of families, of colours," said actress Claudia Gerini.
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Suspended Spanish FA chief Angel Maria Villar was ordered to resign by the federation on Wednesday to pave the way for an election to find his successor.
Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy vowed Thursday to block an independence referendum in Catalonia slated for October 1st which he branded an "intolerable act of disobedience".
Are you a fan of Scandinavian crime series? You're in for a treat.
A Danish court of appeal has rejected a bid by Peter Madsen, accused of murdering a Swedish journalist aboard his homemade submarine UC3 Nautilus, to be released from custody.
Bologna is home to Italy's oldest university, where many students will be heading this September ready to experience the culture and - of course - the food that the city has to offer.
This recipe mixes the Swedish and Italian cuisine and comes up with something absolutely delicious.