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Latest news from: The Local in Italy »
Sixty migrants 'stabbed to death by traffickers'

Sixty migrants 'stabbed to death by traffickers'

BREAKING: Italian police arrested five men on Tuesday for allegedly stabbing 60 migrants to death and throwing their bodies into the sea after a fight broke out on board a fishing boat, in what may be the worst incident of its kind so far. READ »

Latest news from: The Local in Spain »
'Madrid is like a zombie movie in summer'

'Madrid is like a zombie movie in summer'

Does the idea of August in Madrid sound like heaven or hell to you? In the first of our face off series, The Local's Alex Dunham and George Mills go head to head over whether it's better to stay in the city or get out as fast as possible. READ »

 
Latest news from: The Local in France »
Gaza crisis: Air France halts flights to Tel Aviv

Gaza crisis: Air France halts flights to Tel Aviv

French national airline company Air France suspended its flights to Tel Aviv on Tuesday until further notice, due to the worsening security situation in Gaza. READ »

Latest news from: The Local in Germany »
Munich man arrested for foreigner death threats

Munich man arrested for foreigner death threats

A man from Munich was arrested on Monday for posting videos on Facebook in which he posed with a gun and threatened to kill foreigners. READ »

 
Latest news from: The Local in Sweden »
Motorists in sticky drama after jam spill

Motorists in sticky drama after jam spill

Drivers in western Sweden were forced to jam on the brakes after a van shed its load of preserves and juices which led to major traffic problems. READ »

Latest news from: The Local in Norway »
Norwegian and SAS cancel flights to Israel

Norwegian and SAS cancel flights to Israel

Norway's two biggest airlines have cancelled Scandinavian flights to and from Israel, on Tuesday, as fears mount for the security of passengers and staff. READ »

 
Latest news from: The Local in Switzerland »
Hackers exploit ‘holes’ in Swiss online banking

Hackers exploit ‘holes’ in Swiss online banking

Computer hackers are using a “trojan horse” virus to target users of 16 Swiss online banking sites, according to reports from security experts who liken the “holes” in internet banking security to Emmental cheese. READ »

Latest news from: The Local in Austria »
German student Josef S found guilty

German student Josef S found guilty

A 23-year-old German student who was accused of being the ringleader of a group of extreme-left demonstrators at the Akademikerball (Academic's Ball) in January this year, has been found guilty. READ »

 
Latest news from: The Local in Denmark »
Copenhagen flights to Tel Aviv grounded

Copenhagen flights to Tel Aviv grounded

Following reports that a rocket struck near Ben Gurion International Airport, both SAS and Norwegian have halted all outbound flights to Tel Aviv. READ »

 
 
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