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Latest news from: The Local in Italy »
Why Libya is ringing alarm bells in Italy

Why Libya is ringing alarm bells in Italy

As Rome rings alarm bells over the deteriorating situation in Libya, The Local investigates the ramifications of a conflict across the Mediterranean. READ »

Latest news from: The Local in Spain »
Arrested: Man attacked woman for 'fun video'

Arrested: Man attacked woman for 'fun video'

A man who attacked a woman in Barcelona so his friend could film the "prank" and post it on social networks has been arrested. READ »

 
Latest news from: The Local in France »
France to remain on high terror alert 'for months'

France to remain on high terror alert 'for months'

France will remain on high terror alert for months, it emerged on Wednesday, despite the huge cost of the heightened security. It's not all bad news however, with the increased presence of the police and army prompting a drop in the number of burglaries and thefts. READ »

Latest news from: The Local in Germany »
Cannabis lovers greet Green legalization plan

Cannabis lovers greet Green legalization plan

Pro-legalization campaigners welcomed a draft law presented by the Green party on Wednesday that would allow adults to consume cannabis under strict conditions. READ »

 
Latest news from: The Local in Sweden »
Norwegian hires rival crews as strike continues

Norwegian hires rival crews as strike continues

Budget Scandinavian airline Norwegian has asked Small Planet Airlines to operate some of its flights in Europe after around 700 of the company’s pilots went on strike. But dozens of services from cities including Stockholm, Oslo and Copenhagen remain cancelled. READ »

Latest news from: The Local in Norway »
Norwegian at risk if strike continues, Kjos warns

Norwegian at risk if strike continues, Kjos warns

Norwegian Air chief executive Bjørn Kjos has warned that the pilot strike which grounded his entire Scandinavian fleet on Wednesday can only continue for a matter of weeks before putting the survival of the company at risk. READ »

 
Latest news from: The Local in Switzerland »
Manor department store chain to cut 150 jobs

Manor department store chain to cut 150 jobs

Manor, Switzerland’s biggest department store chain, is laying off 150 people in administration at its Basel headquarters after posting disappointing results for 2014. READ »

Latest news from: The Local in Austria »
Man arrested after violent assault left man dead

Man arrested after violent assault left man dead

A violent act left a 28-year-old German man dead in Vienna on Wednesday afternoon, with a 33-year-old suspect now in police custody. READ »

 
Latest news from: The Local in Denmark »
Jyllands-Posten plotter found guilty in New York

Jyllands-Posten plotter found guilty in New York

Abid Naseer faces life in American prison for plotting attacks against Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten and targets in the UK and US. READ »

 
 
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