Danish medicinal cannabis scheme likely to struggle, doctors reluctant to prescribe: report
Denmark

Danish medicinal cannabis scheme likely to struggle, doctors reluctant to prescribe: report

Very few doctors in Denmark are willing to prescribe medicinal cannabis oil under a new trial scheme, according to a report.

Just how bad is France’s wine shortage going to get?
France

Just how bad is France’s wine shortage going to get?

Wine production is at "historically low" levels in France but what does that really mean?

This is what happened during France’s state of emergency
France

This is what happened during France’s state of emergency

France's state of emergency will officially end this week, so how did authorities make use of its powers?

Spanish and German police find tonne of cocaine hidden in shipment of plasterboard panels
Spain

Spanish and German police find tonne of cocaine hidden in shipment of plasterboard panels

Police have arrested the head of a company based in Seville after finding more than 1,000 kilograms of cocaine hidden in a shipment of plasterboard panels.

VIDEO: Shipwrecked sailor saved in Sweden after writing ‘help’ in moss
Sweden

VIDEO: Shipwrecked sailor saved in Sweden after writing ‘help’ in moss

A man who was attempting to sail solo from Sweden to Spain has been rescued after a huge search and rescue mission.

UN names veteran Norwegian coordinator to unblock aid for Myanmar
Norway

UN names veteran Norwegian coordinator to unblock aid for Myanmar

The United Nations on Tuesday named Knut Østby as its new interim relief coordinator in Myanmar as the government continues to block demands that humanitarian workers be allowed to reach Muslim Rohingya in Rakhine state.

Body recovered after Arctic Norway helicopter crash
Norway

Body recovered after Arctic Norway helicopter crash

Norwegian authorities said Tuesday they had recovered the body of one of the eight people aboard a Russian helicopter that crashed in Norway's Svalbard archipelago last week.

Geneva employs ‘Brits’ to show locals how to be polite on public transport
Switzerland

Geneva employs ‘Brits’ to show locals how to be polite on public transport

The city's transport authorities want Geneva residents to adopt British politeness when using public transport.

Sweden promises better protection for police after string of attacks
Sweden

Sweden promises better protection for police after string of attacks

The Swedish government wants to better protect the country's police officers, with Justice Minister Morgan Johansson outlining plans to crack down further on gang crime.

Puigdemont implies he accepts charges against him and new elections but wants dialogue with EU
Spain

Puigdemont implies he accepts charges against him and new elections but wants dialogue with EU

Carles Puigdemont gave his first press conference on Tuesday October 31st since arriving in Belgium.

Hate campaign shuts down French anti-harassment hotline after three days
France

Hate campaign shuts down French anti-harassment hotline after three days

Fake number service prompted a barrage of hate messages.

Migrant arrivals to Italy down by over thirty percent since January
Italy

Migrant arrivals to Italy down by over thirty percent since January

Migrant arrivals in Italy have dropped nearly 70 percent since summer as a deal with Libya blocks boats and would-be asylum seekers use other routes into Europe.

How this tiny team from Sweden gave 1.5 million Kurds something to celebrate
Sweden

How this tiny team from Sweden gave 1.5 million Kurds something to celebrate

Despite their humble status on the pitch, Dalkurd's international following makes them the most-supported club in Sweden by a distance. Their founder told The Local about their social goals.

Couple and three children found shot dead on pig farm in France
France

Couple and three children found shot dead on pig farm in France

The bodies of five people, believed to be a couple and their three children were found on a pig farm in north eastern France on Tuesday. All five were killed by gun shots.

Unholy row breaks out in France after Breton town told to pull down cross
France

Unholy row breaks out in France after Breton town told to pull down cross

Critics say France's Catholic heritage is being slowly wiped out.

French economy outpaces Britain as recovery is confirmed
France

French economy outpaces Britain as recovery is confirmed

More good news on the French economy

Far-right conference with white nationalist Richard Spencer cancelled in Stockholm
Sweden

Far-right conference with white nationalist Richard Spencer cancelled in Stockholm

Organizers cited fears that American white nationalist Richard Spencer might be denied entry to Sweden.

Everything that changes in France in November 2017
France

Everything that changes in France in November 2017

There are some fairly important changes happening in France in November.

Berlusconi probed over alleged link to mafia bombings
Italy

Berlusconi probed over alleged link to mafia bombings

Italy's Silvio Berlusconi is under investigation for alleged involvement in mafia bombings that terrorised the country in 1993, the former prime minister's lawyer said on Tuesday.

AS IT HAPPENED: Catalonia’s second working day of Spanish direct rule
Spain

AS IT HAPPENED: Catalonia’s second working day of Spanish direct rule

Puigdemont says he accepts the new elections and implies he also accepts the charges against him; Spain's Constitutional Court has suspended Catalonia's declaration of independence and Spanish police have been inside several headquarters of the regional police, the Mossos d'Esquadra, seeking evidence of sedition.

The Gauls and the ghouls: Do the French care about Halloween?
France

The Gauls and the ghouls: Do the French care about Halloween?

Are the French freaked out by the quintessential American celebration of Halloween or do they embrace it?

Anti-Jewish sculpture in Wittenberg splits opinion on 500th anniversary of Reformation
Germany

Anti-Jewish sculpture in Wittenberg splits opinion on 500th anniversary of Reformation

A bitter row over a medieval anti-Semitic carving on a church wall risks overshadowing Germany's celebrations on Tuesday to mark the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, the seismic theological shift started by German theologian Martin Luther.

Zurich admits to ‘losing’ nearly a thousand works of art over the years
Switzerland

Zurich admits to ‘losing’ nearly a thousand works of art over the years

The city of Zurich has misplaced more than 900 works of art from its public collection over the years, Swiss media reported on Tuesday.

Son-in-law of notorious mafia boss begs for money on Facebook
Italy

Son-in-law of notorious mafia boss begs for money on Facebook

The son-in-law of Toto Riina, one of Italy’s most notorious mafia bosses, is endeavouring to raise money via Facebook, saying he’s struggling to survive since his business was confiscated by police.

Are the Spanish government and the former Catalan authority in secret negotiations?
Spain

Are the Spanish government and the former Catalan authority in secret negotiations?

What exactly is Carles Puigdemont doing in Belgium? And have former Catalan officials given up their posts out of fear of the repercussions from the Spanish state, or do they know something we don't?

Copenhagen ‘ignored’ gang members on social welfare: report
Denmark

Copenhagen ‘ignored’ gang members on social welfare: report

Copenhagen Municipality’s department for jobs and integration did not take systematic steps to place gang members receiving social welfare at work, according to a report.

Catalonia’s deposed leader Puigdemont seeking legal advice in Belgium
Spain

Catalonia’s deposed leader Puigdemont seeking legal advice in Belgium

Carles Puigdemont, who was removed from office as Catalonia's president last week by Madrid's central government, spoke with a lawyer in Belgium on Monday as Spanish prosecutors sought rebellion charges against the region's separatist leaders.

Vatican to host high-level push against nuclear weapons
Italy

Vatican to host high-level push against nuclear weapons

The Vatican is to host a high-level international conference on nuclear weapons in November set to be dominated by the escalating confrontation between the US and North Korea.

Roma coach wants ‘same mentality’ in Chelsea rematch
Italy

Roma coach wants ‘same mentality’ in Chelsea rematch

Roma coach Eusebio Di Francesco called on his players to have "the same mentality" against Chelsea in Tuesday's Champions League game in Rome as in London two weeks ago.

Swiss glaciers suffered ‘extreme’ melting in the past year
Switzerland

Swiss glaciers suffered ‘extreme’ melting in the past year

It's the third biggest loss in any one year since the beginning of records a century ago.

German police arrest Syrian suspected of preparing ‘serious’ attack
Germany

German police arrest Syrian suspected of preparing ‘serious’ attack

German police on Tuesday arrested a Syrian man suspected of preparing a terror attack using powerful explosives, prosecutors said, almost one year after a deadly jihadist truck rampage at a Berlin Christmas Market.

French prosecutors seek life in jail for brother of jihadist who killed Jewish children
France

French prosecutors seek life in jail for brother of jihadist who killed Jewish children

Prosecutors in the trial of the brother of the Islamist radical who shot dead seven people in 2012 have called for him to be jailed for life.

Norway wants to host 2026 Winter Olympics
Norway

Norway wants to host 2026 Winter Olympics

Norway’s Telemark County wants to host the Winter Olympics in 2026.

Commuters between Sweden and Denmark swap cars for trains

Commuters between Sweden and Denmark swap cars for trains

The number of people taking the train over the Öresund Bridge between Sweden and Denmark has increased, while the number choosing to drive over the crossing dropped.

Paris: Mudslide cuts Europe’s busiest commuter train line
France

Paris: Mudslide cuts Europe’s busiest commuter train line

More misery for commuters on the RER A on Tuesday.

UN: Carbon dioxide in atmosphere hits new high
Switzerland

UN: Carbon dioxide in atmosphere hits new high

Drastic action is needed to achieve targets set by the Paris climate agreement, it said.

Denmark’s municipal elections could see low turnout without foreign citizens
Denmark

Denmark’s municipal elections could see low turnout without foreign citizens

More EU citizens than ever before are eligible to vote in upcoming regional and municipal elections in Denmark.

Swedish foreign minister Wallström holds first meeting with US ambassador to UN Haley
Sweden

Swedish foreign minister Wallström holds first meeting with US ambassador to UN Haley

The American diplomat has been touted as a future candidate for top positions in the Trump administration including secretary of state.

Police search for killer after man is shot dead in Stockholm
Sweden

Police search for killer after man is shot dead in Stockholm

Police have yet to make an arrest after a man was shot dead in the Nacka area of Sweden's capital.

Battling nostalgia during Halloween and the holidays in Sweden
Sweden

Battling nostalgia during Halloween and the holidays in Sweden

"Halloween is the time when I begin to feel the most disconnected from my native country and its traditions as I experienced them growing up."