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Latest news from: The Local in Italy »
Tourist writes name on Florence cathedral

Tourist writes name on Florence cathedral

A tourist has been stopped by police for writing her name on the Florence’s world-famous cathedral, the latest in a string of cases of visitors misbehaving at Italy’s most popular sites. READ »

Latest news from: The Local in Spain »
Friends 'heartbroken' over Brit couple deaths

Friends 'heartbroken' over Brit couple deaths

Friends and neighbours of Peter and Jean Tarsey have described their shock after the British couple were discovered shot dead in their villa on Sunday. READ »

 
Latest news from: The Local in France »
Angry French doctors to close surgeries en masse

Angry French doctors to close surgeries en masse

With a parliamentary debate on controversial health reforms kicking off on Tuesday, doctors around the country are due to close their surgeries to show their disgust at a new system they say will cripple France's healthcare service. READ »

Latest news from: The Local in Germany »
Unemployment at new post-unification low

Unemployment at new post-unification low

German unemployment fell in March to the lowest level since the country reunited in 1990 as growth in Europe's biggest economy continues to pick up, official data showed on Tuesday. READ »

 
Latest news from: The Local in Sweden »
Jay Z rebrands Nordic streaming service

Jay Z rebrands Nordic streaming service

Rap mogul Jay Z launched a rebranded music streaming service on Monday with major star backing, after buying the Scandinavian sites Tidal and Wimp and their parent company Aspiro earlier this month. READ »

Latest news from: The Local in Norway »
Atheists equal believers in Norway for first time

Atheists equal believers in Norway for first time

The number of Norwegian atheists now equals those who believe in God for the first time since a key survey began, in a sign that secularization is still taking place in the once god-fearing nation. READ »

 
Latest news from: The Local in Switzerland »
Orange set to ditch name in rebranding exercise

Orange set to ditch name in rebranding exercise

Orange, Switzerland’s third-ranked telecom company, announced on Tuesday that it is changing its name under a rebranding exercise likely to cost tens of millions of francs as it scrambles to catch up to its competitors, market leader Swisscom and Sunrise. READ »

Latest news from: The Local in Austria »
Vienna showcases city's shock art movement

Vienna showcases city's shock art movement

As artists, they pushed the limits, bathing in blood, mud and urine. Vienna's famed "Actionists", whose avant garde movement may be the most radical in contemporary art, are the focus of a new exhibition in their home city. READ »

 
Latest news from: The Local in Denmark »
'Solo mums' on the rise in Denmark

'Solo mums' on the rise in Denmark

In Denmark you get your education and health care for free and if you're a woman who still hasn't found the love of your life but still want a child, the state will also cover your artificial insemination costs. But this is too much, some Danes now argue. READ »

 
 
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