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Latest news from: The Local in Italy »
Condemned horses given new lease of life in Italy

Condemned horses given new lease of life in Italy

Considered taboo in many parts of the world, eating horsemeat remains sufficiently widespread in Italy for the country to have to import live animals destined for the slaughterhouse. READ »

Latest news from: The Local in Spain »
Suarez opens Barca league account

Suarez opens Barca league account

Luis Suarez celebrated Barcelona's final La Liga game of 2014 with his first league goal for the club in their 5-0 win over Cordoba at the Camp Nou on Saturday. READ »

 
Latest news from: The Local in France »
French favour end of force-fed foie gras

French favour end of force-fed foie gras

Almost one out of every two French people now favour banning the force-feeding of geese and ducks to produce the national delicacy, foie gras, a survey showed. READ »

Latest news from: The Local in Germany »
Xenophobia thrives in shadow of Berlin towers

Xenophobia thrives in shadow of Berlin towers

There's little to break the monotony of communist-era apartment blocks stretching across Marzahn-Hellersdorf, an east Berlin satellite district that has gained national notoriety for a spate of anti-foreigner protests. READ »

 
Latest news from: The Local in Sweden »
Romanian beggar lands bumper lottery win

Romanian beggar lands bumper lottery win

A Romanian man who slept under a bridge in a Swedish city and lived by begging recently landed a 210,000 kronor ($27,000) lottery win after buying a ticket on impulse, saying he now wants to build himself a house. READ »

Latest news from: The Local in Norway »
Housemaid jailed for killing boss over will

Housemaid jailed for killing boss over will

A Norwegian housemaid who was set to inherit a fortune from her millionaire employer has lost her appeal against her conviction for his murder. READ »

 
Latest news from: The Local in Switzerland »
Singer Udo Juergens dies suddenly aged 80

Singer Udo Juergens dies suddenly aged 80

Swiss-Austrian crooner Udo Juergens, whose more than 50-year career was studded with hits in languages ranging from German to Japanese, died on Sunday following a heart attack. He was 80. READ »

Latest news from: The Local in Austria »
Third building evacuated as collapse feared

Third building evacuated as collapse feared

For a third time in as many weeks, an apartment building in Vienna has had to be evacuated by rescue services due to fears of its imminent collapse, according to a report from the Austrian Press Agency (APA). READ »

 
Latest news from: The Local in Denmark »
Aarhus pays tribute to Pakistan's child victims

Aarhus pays tribute to Pakistan's child victims

Pakistanis living in Denmark's second city gathered to condemn the Taliban for the brutal attack that left over 130 school children dead. READ »

 
 
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