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Latest news from: The Local in Italy »
Italian diner finds five pearls in oyster

Italian diner finds five pearls in oyster

An Italian businessman got a pleasant surprise when he ordered oysters at a restaurant in Salerno and discovered five pearls inside. READ »

Latest news from: The Local in Spain »
'The Catalonia issue is about the end of Spain'

'The Catalonia issue is about the end of Spain'

With a possible vote on the issue of independence for Catalonia just weeks away, The Local spoke to self-confessed Spanish nationalist and political science professor Ramón Cotarelo about the possible dire consequences for Spain. READ »

 
Latest news from: The Local in France »
'Sacre bleu!' Do the French really say that?

'Sacre bleu!' Do the French really say that?

Do the French really say "sacre blue!" or "zut alors!" when they want to curse? Or is it just a myth Anglos and their media have engineered? And if they don't use them then what do the French really say when they want to swear? READ »

Latest news from: The Local in Germany »
Denmark, Germany launch joint patrols

Denmark, Germany launch joint patrols

Police officers from both countries will in the future mount joint patrols in frontier areas, both in uniform and in plain clothes, the sides agreed on Tuesday. READ »

 
Latest news from: The Local in Sweden »
Late summer sun set to hit Sweden

Late summer sun set to hit Sweden

Forecasters have predicted sunshine across Sweden this week, with a warm front moving in from Russia and temperatures of up to 25C. READ »

Latest news from: The Local in Norway »
Norway name new captain for England game

Norway name new captain for England game

National coach Per-Mathias Høgmo has named Per Ciljan Skjelbred as Norway's new captain on Tuesday ahead of the friendly against England. READ »

 
Latest news from: The Local in Switzerland »
Cable car worker plunges to death in safety check

Cable car worker plunges to death in safety check

A 39-year-old worker checking a cable car during a safety inspection died on Tuesday afternoon after falling from a pylon near Zermatt in the canton of Valais, cantonal police said. READ »

Latest news from: The Local in Austria »
Austrian chancellor slams Putin's aggression

Austrian chancellor slams Putin's aggression

In informal remarks to reporters after a cabinet meeting on Tuesday, Austrian chancellor Werner Faymann slammed Moscow for its "deception and salami tactics" in the current conflict in Ukraine, reiterating Austria's determination to support stronger sanctions. READ »

 
Latest news from: The Local in Denmark »
Prosecution presents case in hacker trial

Prosecution presents case in hacker trial

The trial of Pirate Bay co-founder Gottrid Svartholm Warg and his Danish co-defendant began with an almost immediate delay followed by the surprise showing of a hitherto unseen video of the hacker known as anakata. READ »

 
 
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