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Latest news from: The Local in Italy »
Italy's poor south risks 'desertification'

Italy's poor south risks 'desertification'

Impoverished southern Italy is at risk of being deserted by both people and industry, according to a report released on Wednesday. READ »

Latest news from: The Local in Spain »
Santander profits jump nearly 40 percent

Santander profits jump nearly 40 percent

Santander, the eurozone's biggest bank by market value, said on Thursday its profits jumped by more than a third in the second quarter as its ratio of risky assets eased. READ »

 
Latest news from: The Local in France »
France condemns Israeli shelling of Gaza school

France condemns Israeli shelling of Gaza school

France's president condemned the Israeli shelling of a United Nations school in Gaza that killed 16 people who had sought refuge there. It was the second time this week Israeli artillerie hit a UN school in Gaza. READ »

Latest news from: The Local in Germany »
Merkel and Putin in 'land for gas' deal

Merkel and Putin in 'land for gas' deal

Chancellor Angela Merkel and Russian President Vladimir Putin have been working on a secret peace plan for Ukraine, the Independent newspaper reported on Thursday, which would allow Russia to keep the Crimea. READ »

 
Latest news from: The Local in Sweden »
Bildt lays out four steps to Gaza peace

Bildt lays out four steps to Gaza peace

Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt stated that there are four steps to achieving peace in Gaza, and that it begins with removing the blockade - which has "played into Hamas' hands". READ »

Latest news from: The Local in Norway »
Israel appoints new Norway ambassador

Israel appoints new Norway ambassador

Israel has chosen Raphael Schutz as new Norway ambassador to replace Naim Araidi, who was called home earlier this year amid controversy. READ »

 
Latest news from: The Local in Switzerland »
Switzerland fêtes 100 years of national park

Switzerland fêtes 100 years of national park

The village of Zernez in the canton of Graubünden will lead celebrations for the 100th birthday of Switzerland’s only national park on August 1st, Swiss National Day. READ »

Latest news from: The Local in Austria »
Vienna is 'the capital of spies'

Vienna is 'the capital of spies'

More than 7,000 secret agents and spies are currently working in Vienna, more than in any other city, according to a new book by Austrian investigative journalist Emil Bobi. READ »

 
Latest news from: The Local in Denmark »
One of the hottest Julys in 140 years

One of the hottest Julys in 140 years

As the month's final day once again offers up sunshine and high temperatures, July 2014 is making a run for various weather-related records. READ »

 
 
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