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Latest news from: The Local in Italy »
Versace in thigh-high thrills at Milan fashion

Versace in thigh-high thrills at Milan fashion

It was a traffic-light colour scheme to get any fashionista hot under the collar: red, yellow and green thigh-high boots sauntering down the catwalk at Versace's show Friday. READ »

Latest news from: The Local in Spain »
Catalonia prepares ahead of independence vote

Catalonia prepares ahead of independence vote

The wealthy Catalonia region is strengthening its tax office and expanding its network of foreign missions in defiance of the central government, as it prepares for possible secession from Spain. READ »

 
Latest news from: The Local in France »
Eight jailed in €100m euro Paris jewellery heist

Eight jailed in €100m euro Paris jewellery heist

A French court has sentenced eight men to jail over a double heist at a Harry Winston jewellery shop in Paris in which they made off with gems and watches worth more than €100 million ($114 million). READ »

Latest news from: The Local in Germany »
Greek PM vows to 'start working hard' after vote

Greek PM vows to 'start working hard' after vote

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras vowed Friday to "start working hard" to implement vital reforms in the stricken eurozone country, after Germany's parliament approved a four month extension to its bailout. READ »

 
Latest news from: The Local in Sweden »
Sweden's Ericsson sues Apple in patent spat

Sweden's Ericsson sues Apple in patent spat

Swedish telecoms group Ericsson announced Friday a lawsuit against US tech giant Apple claiming that its technology was used in iPhones and other wireless devices despite a lapsed licencing agreement. READ »

Latest news from: The Local in Norway »
Norwegian slammed for 'unethical' strikebreaking

Norwegian slammed for 'unethical' strikebreaking

Norwegian Air Shuttle on Saturday faced down its first ever pilot strike by transferring staff from desk jobs and subsidiaries in other countries to keep flights running normally, a move unions decried as “unacceptable” and “unethical”. READ »

 
Latest news from: The Local in Switzerland »
Swiss businessman charged in art fraud case

Swiss businessman charged in art fraud case

A prominent Swiss businessman was on Saturday charged in connection with an alleged art fraud targeting Russian oligarch and football club owner Dmitry Rybolovlev. READ »

Latest news from: The Local in Austria »
Retired judge acquitted in Kampusch perjury claim

Retired judge acquitted in Kampusch perjury claim

Exclusive: Investigative journalist Flemming Emil Hansen delves into the legal morass that surrounded the 'botched' handling of the investigation of the abduction and escape of Natascha Kampusch, with the acquittal this week of a former supreme court president on charges of perjury. READ »

 
Latest news from: The Local in Denmark »
Dane's Tibetan dream made football history

Dane's Tibetan dream made football history

The improbable story of how a Danish man with no coaching experience became the head of a Tibetan national football team that didn't even exist is being told in graphic novel form – if he can hit his fundraising goal. READ »

 
 
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