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Global ransomware attack causes turmoil

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 00:24:26 GMT

Banks, retailers, energy firms and Kiev airport say they have been targeted by malware attacks.

Dragon Tattoo actor Michael Nyqvist dies aged 56

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 00:01:10 GMT

The actor's death following a battle with lung cancer will "leave a huge void", his family says.

Google hit with record EU fine over Shopping service

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 09:51:00 GMT

The European Commission penalises the US tech giant for illegally favouring its own shopping service.

Muslim girls complain of Polish racism on Holocaust study trip

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 18:38:52 GMT

German Muslim girls say they were racially abused in Poland while learning about the Holocaust.

Grenfell Tower fire: German flats cleared amid cladding fears

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 17:45:54 GMT

An 11-storey block is evacuated in Wuppertal because it has panels similar to Grenfell Tower's.

Germany: Merkel paves way for gay marriage vote

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 17:51:25 GMT

German MPs press for a vote on legalising same-sex marriage before the September election.

Charlie Gard parents lose European court appeal

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 17:47:30 GMT

The European Court rejects a plea from the parents of Charlie Gard to intervene in his case.

Portugal's Siresp rescue network 'failed forest fire victims'

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 11:20:05 GMT

Ten emergency calls in Portugal failed to get through as forest fires killed 64 people, reports say.

French woman guilty of smuggling migrant partner but spared jail

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 16:26:50 GMT

An ex-far-right supporter is convicted in France of helping her Iranian partner illegally enter the UK.

Slovakia's PM wants investigation after 'farce' in European Under-21 Championship

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 11:29:58 GMT

Slovakia's prime minister Robert Fico wants Uefa to investigate his country's group-stage exit from the European Under-21 Championship.

Rusada: Russia's anti-doping agency to resume drug testing under supervision

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 15:46:52 GMT

Russia can resume drug testing of its athletes under supervision, the World Anti-Doping Agency announces.

Srebrenica: Dutch state partly responsible for 350 deaths

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 13:00:41 GMT

A Dutch appeal court finds the state 30% liable for 350 deaths in the 1995 Srebrenica massacre.

HMS Queen Elizabeth sets sail from Rosyth for sea trials

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 09:08:00 GMT

HMS Queen Elizabeth - the largest warship ever built for the Royal Navy - leaves Rosyth for sea trials.

Ant power: Dutch make bus run on formic acid

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 23:15:03 GMT

The drive to find more sustainable transport fuels has been given a boost by some Dutch students.

£100m from West to clean up Russian nuclear base

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 23:13:13 GMT

Western nations are giving Russia nearly £100m to clear up nuclear waste at Andreyeva Bay, a contaminated Cold War submarine base.

Spain wildfires threaten Doñana nature reserve

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 10:47:55 GMT

About 2,000 people have been evacuated as the fires near the Unesco heritage site.

Blue shark spotted on holiday resort in Majorca

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 10:20:30 GMT

The shark was reportedly 8ft long and had to be put down after it was caught because of a head injury.

Cyprus reveals rare Roman horse race mosaic in Akaki

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 13:00:37 GMT

The scenes from a chariot race - found in rural Cyprus - are quite rare in ancient Roman mosaics.

Reality check

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 23:07:33 GMT

The EU argues that the rights of the bloc's citizens should not change as a result of Brexit.

Extreme sport

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 13:54:20 GMT

This stunning basketball court is nestled between buildings in an otherwise standard suburb of Paris.

'Bargaining chips'

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 20:53:14 GMT

EU citizens in the UK and Brits in Europe want their post-Brexit futures sorted. Do Tory plans deliver?

In pictures

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 14:20:29 GMT

The Swiss Association of Seaplane Pilots is gathering on the banks of Lake Geneva.

'Poisonous theory'

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:57:34 GMT

The "controversial" theory is too complex for schoolchildren, an education official says.


Fri, 23 Jun 2017 16:09:01 GMT

The French president makes his debut in Brussels, but it will take him more than smiles to succeed.

Co-operative Bank no longer up for sale

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 06:48:22 GMT

The bank says it expects to make a further announcement on fund-raising plans to safeguard its future.

New US Russia sanctions bill riles Germany and Austria

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 10:56:44 GMT

A German-Austrian protest accuses US politicians of interfering with Europe's gas supplies.