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Vatican cancels women's match after abortion protest

Vatican cancels women's match after abortion protest

The Vatican called off a friendly football match involving its new women's team in Vienna over the weekend after several Austrian players protested the church's anti-abortion stance.

Europe & You: An interesting new Brexit poll and what's Switzerland's problem with the EU?

Europe & You: An interesting new Brexit poll and what's Switzerland's problem with the EU?

Here's our latest Europe & You newsletter covering everything from a French warning for Boris Johnson, an interesting new Brexit poll and a look at Switzerland's problem with the EU.

Seven golden rules for moving abroad with children

Seven golden rules for moving abroad with children

Starting a new life abroad is daunting at any age. And for children, who might not have a say in the big move, there is lots of excitement and anxiety about the new place they will soon call home.

 
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Five ways expats can benefit from international health insurance

Five ways expats can benefit from international health insurance

Moving abroad is a massive upheaval, physically and emotionally. Knowing your health is covered no matter where you are and whatever happens can be a huge weight off your shoulders.

 
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Pharmacies in Sweden run out of contraceptive pill

Pharmacies in Sweden run out of contraceptive pill

A brand of contraceptive pill with a particular type of oestrogen has run out in all of Sweden's pharmacies, which could make it hard for those who use it to find an equivalent.

 

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How and why learning a new language messes with your old one

How and why learning a new language messes with your old one

Many people report forgetting words or phrases from their native language when they learn a second language. The Local explored this linguistic phenomenon, known as first-language attrition.

 
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Austria's first female chancellor to lead interim government

Austria's first female chancellor to lead interim government

The new Austrian chancellor will have to pick up the pieces of the government after the 'Ibiza-gate' scandal brought it down.

Austrian train company denies plans for overnight Vienna–Malmö route

Austrian train company denies plans for overnight Vienna–Malmö route

The Austrian train company ÖBB has denied reports that it is considering extending its Vienna-Hamburg night train route on to Malmö, telling The Local that the roughly 17-hour journey would be too long.

EU ministers battle over proposed tax on 'big tech'

EU ministers battle over proposed tax on 'big tech'

EU finance ministers battled Saturday over a controversial proposal to slap a European tax on US tech giants amid rising worries that it is ineffective and protectionist.

Wes Anderson presents box of 'treasures' from Viennese vaults

Wes Anderson presents box of 'treasures' from Viennese vaults

The "treasure chamber" at Vienna's Kunsthistorisches Museum takes on a new meaning this week thanks to an exhibition curated by American filmmaker Wes Anderson and his partner, illustrator and author Juman Malouf.