A Turkish newspaper and the Foreigners’ Advisory Council in the German state of Hesse have expressed outrage at a televised Karneval monologue that made several jokes at the expense of Turkish Germans.
German athlete Thomas Dold humiliated the competition once again this week in the race he loves the most – for the seventh year running, he climbed the 86 floors of the Empire State Building in New York City faster than anyone else.
Police in Stockholm are looking to beef up efforts to put the brakes on a “vodka-mobile” that delivers hard liquor to school children in the Swedish capital who place their orders via text message.
A court in northern Italy will rule on Monday in the unprecedented trial of a Swiss billionaire and a Belgian baron for over 3,000 alleged asbestos-related deaths.
Germany on Friday defied the European Union by refusing to sign the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA), meant to unify copyright law internationally. Massive anti-ACTA protests are planned for Saturday.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel is running for re-election – in France. The Local’s Marc Young takes a closer look at the “Merkozy” phenomenon.
Two days before the premiere of ‘Kontoret’, the Swedish version of The Office, The Local's Oliver Gee chats with the cast about the show, their goals, and whether Sweden needs its own version of a show that's already proved to be a winning concept worldwide.
Swedish defence and aerospace group Saab reported Friday a five-fold increase in its 2011 earnings after clinching several major contracts and said it hoped to increase sales this year.
Two young women charged in connection with the brutal axe murder of 23-year-old Hans Rickard Strømner deliberated for around a week before deciding how to kill him, a prosecutor has said.
A German court handed down a life sentence Friday to a man who has confessed to killing two US soldiers at Frankfurt airport in what has been called Germany's first deadly jihadist attack.
A 38-year-old Swiss skier was killed earlier this week in an avalanche as he descended Mount Pilatus. His companion managed to escape unharmed.
Since approval for use of tasers in Switzerland by Swiss cantonal police was granted in 2003, usage has been steadily on the increase.
Mats Sundin, the ex-Swedish ice hockey great, has donated 2.2 million kronor ($330,000) to researchers at Karolinska University in Stockholm and the University of Toronto, stating the gesture was in thanks of the support he had been given throughout his storied hockey career.
Confessed mass killer Anders Behring Breivik planned to hijack a small plane and fly solo to Serbia in the immediate aftermath of the twin terror attacks that left 77 dead last July.
Oscar-tipped French actor Jean Dujardin has filmed a spoof audition tape for an American website where he plays a series of villains.
Two men were killed and another seriously injured in a shooting at the main food market in the southern city of Nice on Friday morning.
Two thirds of Germans voiced doubt in a poll published Friday that heavily-indebted Greece is serious in its commitment to pare down its spending in order to receive a bailout and avoid bankruptcy.
A father of two who was pushed onto the tracks of the Paris metro as a train approached has been reliving his nightmare as the man accused of the attack faces trial.
The government's new plan to shorten high school by introducing a short vocational programme for those ”lacking the prerequisites” to finish a full three-year programme, has met with staunch critique from opposition politicians.
A South African high court on Friday postponed the murder case of two men accused of killing honeymooner Anni Dewani, as prosecutors await the extradition of her British husband.
While politicians encourage French people to buy products that are "made in France", an investigation by a daily newspaper suggests they may not be practising what they preach.
The number of teenage smokers in Germany has been halved in the past decade, with less than 12 percent of 12 to 17-year-olds lit up regularly in 2011 according to governmental research published on Friday.
A small village in the Ticino is fighting back against the large volume of Italian commuters using it as a short-cut.
Swedish prime minister Fredrik Reinfeldt harbours hope that the two Swedish reporters jailed for terror crimes in Ethiopia will be pardoned by the regime.
Transgender rights activists have taken up the cause of an 11-year-old transsexual child who wants hormone treatment to grow up as a girl but faces being sent to a psychiatric institution by Berlin authorities.
A primary school teacher in a town in eastern Norway has outraged parents after posting Facebook messages in support of confessed mass killer Anders Behring Breivik.
Four men have been arrested for the “execution style” killing of a 19-year-old man in Malmö in August 2011 in what police believe was a settling of scores among criminal gangs.
Swiss banking giant UBS on Thursday denied it had directly handed files to US authorities detailing which of its rivals had taken on its American clients following a tax evasion probe.
A German couple and their nine-year-old son drowned off the Red Sea coast of Egyptian holiday resort Hurghada on Thursday, after their glass-bottomed boat hit a coral reef and splintered.
An employee at a high school near Uppsala, in eastern Sweden, has been detained by police on suspicion of rape and the sexual harassment of some of his students.
Germany has backed a proposed joint Arab League-UN mission to monitor the Syrian government's deadly crackdown on protests, but other major powers were more cautious.
A doctor in central Sweden, who broke the collarbone of an infant during a 55 hour long delivery after using the ventouse nine times, is being investigated by the National Board of Health and Welfare (Socialstyrelsen).
As the Berlin gears up for the glittering Berlinale film festival, The Local List this week is dedicated to the best actors and actresses Germany has had to offer.
Two men on snowmobileswent through the ice on a lake near Östersund in northern Sweden on Thursday, in what is believed to have been a fatal accident for one.
A Paris-based trends consultancy has been defining what tomorrow's man will look like, from culture-jamming youths wired into a networked world, to neo-dandies or take-it-slow types.
Mediator, a drug licensed for use by diabetics that became widely prescribed in France as a slimming aid, "probably" caused at least 1,300 deaths before it was withdrawn, a study published on Thursday said.
France's President Nicolas Sarkozy set the stage on Thursday for a re election campaign marked by a conservative social agenda, vowing to oppose gay marriage and euthanasia and restrict immigration.