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Latest news from: The Local in Italy »
Renzi defends reforms as jobless rate rises

Renzi defends reforms as jobless rate rises

Italy's Prime Minister Matteo Renzi defended his labour reform programme on Friday, playing down gloomy unemployment data and insisting the debt-laden country was on the right path to growth. READ »

Latest news from: The Local in Spain »
Tourist lies on speeding car in latest stupid stunt

Tourist lies on speeding car in latest stupid stunt

Footage showing a half-naked tourist spread-eagled across the back of a car speeding along a busy motorway outside Marbella is being investigated by police. READ »

 
Latest news from: The Local in France »
Migrant: 'France will protect me more than UK'

Migrant: 'France will protect me more than UK'

While the intense media coverage of Calais might suggest that all migrants there want to make it to the UK, an increasing number of them are now actually choosing to stay in France. READ »

Latest news from: The Local in Germany »
July asylum applications hit 'all-time record'

July asylum applications hit 'all-time record'

More people applied for asylum in Germany in July than in any previous month on record, the Ministry for Immigration and Refugees announced on Friday. READ »

 
Latest news from: The Local in Sweden »
Wet July dampens Swedes' summer spirit

Wet July dampens Swedes' summer spirit

Swedes complaining about the disappointing summer were vindicated after meterologists revealed on Friday that July indeed finished wetter – but warmer – than normal. READ »

Latest news from: The Local in Norway »
Norway's Søl beer in war with Mexican giant

Norway's Søl beer in war with Mexican giant

A tiny microbrewery in far northern Norway has entered a trademark war with global brewing company Heineken, because its name and logo Søl is too close to that of its Mexican beer brand Sol. READ »

 
Latest news from: The Local in Switzerland »
Lausanne gets 2020 Winter Youth Olympics

Lausanne gets 2020 Winter Youth Olympics

The Swiss city of Lausanne will host the third Winter Youth Olympic Games in 2020, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced on Friday. READ »

Latest news from: The Local in Austria »
Mary Vetsera's suicide letters found

Mary Vetsera's suicide letters found

Suicide letters believed to have been written by the mistress of Austria’s Crown Prince Rudolf, 17-year-old Mary Vetsera, before her untimely death have been found in an archive of the private Schoeller bank. READ »

 
Latest news from: The Local in Denmark »
Danes: Spend more on elderly care

Danes: Spend more on elderly care

According to a new poll, a majority of Danes would like to see better care for the elderly, even if it is at the expense of other vital welfare services. READ »

 
 
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