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Latest news from: The Local in Italy »
Italy among worst places in EU to grow old

Italy among worst places in EU to grow old

Italy is one of the worst countries in Europe to grow old due to a poor safety record and substandard public transport for the elderly, according to a report released on Wednesday. READ »

Latest news from: The Local in Spain »
Spain to grow around 2% in 2015: Central bank

Spain to grow around 2% in 2015: Central bank

The Bank of Spain said Wednesday it expects the Spanish economy will expand by "around" two percent in 2015, in line with government forecasts for next year. READ »

 
Latest news from: The Local in France »
Paris Fashion Week: Five trends to emerge

Paris Fashion Week: Five trends to emerge

Didn't manage to get a seat by the catwalk during this year's Paris Fashion week? No need to worry, here's five trends that emerged from the catwalks this week. READ »

Latest news from: The Local in Germany »
Eight expat groups to save you in Germany

Eight expat groups to save you in Germany

Think you're the only English speaker in your town or region? Think again! The Local List this week runs through eight of the best expat groups and clubs in Germany. READ »

 
Latest news from: The Local in Sweden »
Nuclear freeze agreed by new government

Nuclear freeze agreed by new government

Sweden's Social Democrats and Greens Party have announced a coalition agreement to halt nuclear energy development. READ »

Latest news from: The Local in Norway »
Oslo withdraws bid from 2022 Winter Olympics

Oslo withdraws bid from 2022 Winter Olympics

Norway's ruling government party has voted against Oslo's bid for the 2022 Winter Olympics on Wednesday. READ »

 
Latest news from: The Local in Switzerland »
FC Basel beat Liverpool in 1-0 home victory

FC Basel beat Liverpool in 1-0 home victory

FC Basel defeated English side Liverpool 1-0 in a Champions League game played on Wednesday night to a cheering home crowd at St. Jakob Park. READ »

Latest news from: The Local in Austria »
High CO2 levels in 'every third office'

High CO2 levels in 'every third office'

Suffering from headaches and tiredness in the afternoon? If you work in an office carbon dioxide levels could be to blame, as new research suggests that one in three Austrian offices have high levels of CO2 and are too dry. READ »

 
Latest news from: The Local in Denmark »
Greenland government rocked by scandal

Greenland government rocked by scandal

After coalition party withdraws and two ministers resign, the pressure is on PM Aleqa Hammond to "take the natural consequences of her actions and step down". READ »

 
 
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