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Latest news from: The Local in Italy »
Italian police discover €1.7 bn corporate fraud

Italian police discover €1.7 bn corporate fraud

UPDATED: Italy's financial police on Tuesday said they had broken up a ring of companies they believe used false accounting to defraud the state out of €1.7 billion ($2.2 billion) of tax. READ »

Latest news from: The Local in Spain »
Spanish nurse with Ebola beats virus

Spanish nurse with Ebola beats virus

Updated: A Spanish nurse who was the first person to catch Ebola outside Africa is now free of the deadly virus, doctors confirmed on Tuesday, easing fears of it spreading in Europe. READ »

 
Latest news from: The Local in France »
French suicide: 'Racist' author taps into malaise

French suicide: 'Racist' author taps into malaise

A controversial new book by French polemicist Eric Zemmour is flying off the shelves and shows no sign of stopping. The notorious right-wing writer and polemicist appears to have struck a chord with a French public feeling disillusioned and "lost". READ »

Latest news from: The Local in Germany »
Fourth time lucky for free Berlin WiFi?

Fourth time lucky for free Berlin WiFi?

Berlin's bid to set up a free city-wide wireless network has so far come to nothing. But city bosses are now trying for a fourth time - and hope to have the project running next year. READ »

 
Latest news from: The Local in Sweden »
Chainsaw man destroys house in family feud

Chainsaw man destroys house in family feud

A man in central Sweden has gone on a rampage with a chainsaw after a family housing dispute took an unexpected turn. READ »

Latest news from: The Local in Norway »
Boxing fights for legal status in Norway

Boxing fights for legal status in Norway

Norway could lift its ban on professional boxing as early as the turn of the New Year, the government announced on Tuesday. READ »

 
Latest news from: The Local in Switzerland »
Last volume of Swiss history lexicon finished

Last volume of Swiss history lexicon finished

The final volume of a massive dictionary of Swiss history is set to be published at the end of the week. READ »

Latest news from: The Local in Austria »
Storm warnings over Austria

Storm warnings over Austria

Weather forecasters have issued major storm warnings in Austria for the early hours of Wednesday morning, as the former hurricane Gonzalo vents its remaining fury on the central European region. READ »

 
Latest news from: The Local in Denmark »
Bomb threat reported at Copenhagen City Hall

Bomb threat reported at Copenhagen City Hall

UPDATE, 6pm: Police called off their search shortly after 5pm after not finding any signs of explosives. READ »

 
 
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