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Latest news from: The Local in Italy »
Spielberg leaves €300 tip in Italian restaurant

Spielberg leaves €300 tip in Italian restaurant

Waiting staff at a restaurant on an Italian island got a surprise when the American film director Steven Spielberg called in for lunch and left them a €300 tip. But generous though the tip was, it’s not the biggest staff have received, the restaurant’s owner told The Local. READ »

Latest news from: The Local in Spain »
Magaluf police chief charged over corruption

Magaluf police chief charged over corruption

The head of Calvià police on the holiday island of Majorca has been arrested following corruption claims filed by businessmen and bar owners in the notorious binge drinking spot of Magaluf. READ »

 
Latest news from: The Local in France »
Blow for French league as Falcao departs

Blow for French league as Falcao departs

The French league was dealt a blow on Monday when one of its star names, Monaco's Colombian striker Radamel Falcao, left to join Manchester United. The move shows clubs in France's Ligue 1, with the exception of PSG, cannot compete with Europe's big teams. READ »

Latest news from: The Local in Germany »
Merkel details Iraq arms shipment to MPs

Merkel details Iraq arms shipment to MPs

UPDATE: Chancellor Angela Merkel addressed the Bundestag on Monday to explain her government's decision to send weapons to Iraqi Kurds fighting terrorist group Isis. READ »

 
Latest news from: The Local in Sweden »
Suspected Ebola case ruled out in Sweden

Suspected Ebola case ruled out in Sweden

UPDATED: Officials at a Stockholm hospital reported that they had found a suspected case of the Ebola virus on Sunday night. But the case was dismissed on Monday. READ »

Latest news from: The Local in Norway »
Samurai sword attack at Norway wedding

Samurai sword attack at Norway wedding

Wedding guests in the town of Skedsmo, central Norway, watched in horror as two men were attacked with a Samurai sword on Sunday. READ »

 
Latest news from: The Local in Switzerland »
Japan Novartis unit failed to report 'drug deaths'

Japan Novartis unit failed to report 'drug deaths'

The Japanese unit of Swiss pharma giant Novartis has admitted it did not report more than 2,500 cases of serious side effects in patients using its leukaemia and other cancer drugs, reportedly including some fatalities. READ »

Latest news from: The Local in Austria »
Wanted jihadist calls Vienna mosque 'pro Isis'

Wanted jihadist calls Vienna mosque 'pro Isis'

An Austrian jihadist wanted by Interpol has said that he was recruited to the Isis terrorist organisation in the Floridsdorf mosque in Vienna. However, the Islamic Centre denies any connection to Isis. READ »

 
Latest news from: The Local in Denmark »
Denmark's one percent problem

Denmark's one percent problem

Income inequality is on the rise in Denmark and a recent analysis shows that Danes haven't fully grasped the seriousness of the situation. READ »

 
 
Latest chat from: Toytown Germany »