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Latest news from: The Local in Italy »
Kercher's mother 'shocked' by Italy verdict

Kercher's mother 'shocked' by Italy verdict

UPDATED: Meredith Kercher's mother said on Friday she was "surprised and very shocked" by Italy's top court clearing Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito of her daughter's murder. READ »

Latest news from: The Local in Spain »
Post office cleared due to suspicious package

Post office cleared due to suspicious package

A package containing "a suspicious white substance" led to the evacuation of a Madrid post office on Saturday. Emergency services said 23 people underwent decontamination as a safety precaution. READ »

 
Latest news from: The Local in France »
French socialists take a beating in local elections

French socialists take a beating in local elections

France's ruling Socialists lost out to the right in the country's local elections on Sunday as Nicolas Sarkozy said the French public had massively rejected the Hollande government. Reports said the National Front failed to take control of a council. READ »

Latest news from: The Local in Germany »
Ethiopia's Legese wins Berlin half marathon

Ethiopia's Legese wins Berlin half marathon

Ethiopia's Birhanu Legese won the Berlin half marathon on Sunday as African runners dominated the top ten finishers in the men's race. READ »

 
Latest news from: The Local in Sweden »
'It was a long journey and some friends died'

'It was a long journey and some friends died'

A week after the Swedish Migration Board announced it was tripling the maximum number of residents allowed at asylum centres, The Local brings you a special report from inside Märsta, the country's busiest asylum application centre just outside Stockholm, where hundreds of refugees spend their first nights in Sweden each week. READ »

Latest news from: The Local in Norway »
Norway teens charged for hash cake prank

Norway teens charged for hash cake prank

Two Norwegian teenagers have been charged by police after they brought Easter cakes to school loaded with so much marijuana that two teachers were admitted to hospital. READ »

 
Latest news from: The Local in Switzerland »
Iran journo at Lausanne talks seeks asylum

Iran journo at Lausanne talks seeks asylum

In the margins of intense talks in Lausanne to reach a deal over Iran’s nuclear future over the weekend an Iranian journalist took advantage of the situation to file a request for asylum in Switzerland, media reports said. READ »

Latest news from: The Local in Austria »
Austrian airlines mandate 'two-crew' rule

Austrian airlines mandate 'two-crew' rule

German and Austrian airlines on Friday joined other international carriers in adopting a new safety rule to ensure two crew are in a plane's cockpit at all times. READ »

 
Latest news from: The Local in Denmark »
Final Christiania tally: 76 sentenced to 187 years

Final Christiania tally: 76 sentenced to 187 years

Ten additional guilty verdicts on Friday put an end to what has been characterized as Denmark’s largest ever cannabis case. READ »

 
 
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