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Latest news from: The Local in Italy »
Italy backs Nazi victim claims against Germany

Italy backs Nazi victim claims against Germany

Italy's constitutional court has ruled that victims of Nazi-era war crimes can sue Germany in Italian courts, rejecting a UN ruling and provoking a strong reaction from Berlin on Friday. READ »

Latest news from: The Local in Spain »
Take The Local's Spanish history quiz

Take The Local's Spanish history quiz

Spain is full of famous places, faces and names. But how well do you know the history of this amazing country? Find in The Local's latest quiz! READ »

 
Latest news from: The Local in France »
Le Pen: France needs to take control of borders

Le Pen: France needs to take control of borders

National Front leader Marine Le Pen visited the northern port city of Calais on Friday where tensions are high as authorities under increasing pressure to control the influx of illegal migrants trying to get to Britain. READ »

Latest news from: The Local in Germany »
Expats reveal another side of Berlin Wall

Expats reveal another side of Berlin Wall

Two expats who walked the Mauerweg - the 160-kilometre trail that runs the length of the former Berlin Wall - have written a book about forgotten aspects of its past and present. READ »

 
Latest news from: The Local in Sweden »
American sales squeeze Ericsson profits

American sales squeeze Ericsson profits

Swedish telecoms equipment maker Ericsson reported a decline in net profit in the third quarter despite an increase in sales, boosted by business in emerging markets. READ »

Latest news from: The Local in Norway »
10 best places to visit in North Norway this winter

10 best places to visit in North Norway this winter

Northern Norway this month made the Lonely Planet's Top 5 list for best regions for travellers to go to in 2015. The Local takes a tour of one of Europe's most scenic destinations and reveals some of the coolest places to see and things to do in the Arctic Circle and beyond. READ »

 
Latest news from: The Local in Switzerland »
Glacier 3000 opens new mountaintop bridge

Glacier 3000 opens new mountaintop bridge

The new ‘Peak Walk’ at Glacier 3000, the world’s first suspension bridge to connect two mountain peaks, was inaugurated on Friday. READ »

Latest news from: The Local in Austria »
Independent lists Europe's top 6 ski hotels

Independent lists Europe's top 6 ski hotels

A recent article in Britain's Independent newspaper lists its picks for Europe's top six ski hotels - and two of them are in Austria. READ »

 
Latest news from: The Local in Denmark »
Denmark handed major Euro 2016 boost

Denmark handed major Euro 2016 boost

Serbia and Albania's Euro 2016 qualifying match was cancelled after tumultuous scenes on and off the pitch, and now Uefa has ruled that neither of them will get any points from the game, boosting Denmark's chances to qualify. READ »

 
 
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