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King Felipe VI says Catalonia 'will remain' Spanish

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 20:42:08 GMT

King Felipe VI says Spain will solve the crisis through democratic institutions.

EU paves way for UK trade talks to begin

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 16:14:06 GMT

EU leaders say there is not enough progress to start trade talks yet, but they hope to begin in December.

Czech election: Billionaire Andrej Babis poised to win

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 12:14:52 GMT

Andrej Babis's party, ANO (Yes), is leading opinion polls but is not expected to secure a majority.

Roma charged by Uefa for fans 'monkey chants' at Antonio Rudiger

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 10:57:14 GMT

Roma are charged by Uefa after some of their fans were heard making "monkey chants" towards Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger.

EU considers reducing $5bn accession aid to Turkey

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 12:04:13 GMT

Turkey is receiving the money to raise its public institutions to EU standards.

Ibrahim Halawa freed from jail in Egypt

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 08:34:24 GMT

The Irishman was acquitted of all charges in Egypt over a month ago but his release was delayed.

World Cup 2018: Sepp Blatter will accept Vladimir Putin's invitation to Russia

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 10:13:11 GMT

Former Fifa president Sepp Blatter says he will accept an invitation to the World Cup from Russia leader Vladimir Putin.

Tech firms to remove extremist posts within hours

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 16:21:20 GMT

Firms such as Facebook and Twitter have agreed to do more to remove extremist content within hours of it being posted.

Florence church tourist killed by falling stone fragment

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 22:57:47 GMT

Spanish tourist dies after being struck by falling stone fragment at Florence's Santa Croce basilica.

Daphne Caruana Galizia: Malta journalist killed by 'remotely detonated' bomb

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 22:37:17 GMT

Officials discuss initial results of an inquiry into the killing of an investigative reporter.

French cinema legend Danielle Darrieux dies aged 100

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 17:42:02 GMT

The girl who got her first film role at 14 was still working at the age of 99.

'Stolen Salvador Dali' painting recovered in Lebanon

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 13:19:56 GMT

The portrait is thought to be a minor work painted by the Spanish artist while living in the US.

Putin weighs in on Trump's performance as US president

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 19:03:01 GMT

The Russian president took aim at the US political system when asked about Trump's "unpredictability".

The woman without legs who became an equestrian champion

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 23:06:24 GMT

Angelika Trabert's won 24 medals - six at the Paralympics. When not riding, she works as an anaesthetist.

Brexit talks: Michel Barnier focuses on three things

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 03:54:43 GMT

The EU's chief Brexit negotiator has consistently called for agreement on these three things before talks go on.

Heseltine: Brexit manoeuvring 'makes me weep'

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 03:53:46 GMT

Lord Heseltine tells BBC Newsnight that the more unpopular Brexit becomes, the higher the probability of a Labour government.

Positive noises

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 21:29:31 GMT

It is no surprise EU leaders sought to put a positive spin on negotiations, writes Laurence Peter.

A populist billionaire

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 10:08:54 GMT

The populist anti-immigration candidate who could become Czech Republic's next prime minister.

The Brit in Tbilisi

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 00:45:55 GMT

The ex-librarian from London moved to Georgia five years ago and is running for office in Tbilisi.

'Death Island'

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 23:46:55 GMT

British soldiers opened the first concentration camp in Russia in 1918, during World War One. To locals it was known as "Death Island".

'No deal' Brexit

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 14:40:39 GMT

Reporters covering the EU summit in Brussels share how their countries see a "no deal" Brexit.

Hotel hell

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 23:18:58 GMT

Spain's tourism sector may be booming, but hotel cleaners are getting as little as €700 a month.

Unionists v separatists

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 23:24:12 GMT

What are the views of Catalans on both sides of the argument?

Theatre of horror

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 23:35:06 GMT

Chechen rebels seized a packed theatre in central Moscow and took hundreds of people hostage for two days.

Anti-corruption warrior

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 16:46:24 GMT

The murder of Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia is seen as an attack on democracy.

Age of the Wunderkind

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 23:14:34 GMT

Austria's Sebastian Kurz is just 31 - but he is not the first "Wunderkind" in modern politics.

Beaten and humiliated

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 23:42:33 GMT

Maxim Lapunov says he spent 12 days in a blood-soaked cell, beaten, threatened and humiliated.

Reality Check

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 23:24:56 GMT

Brexiters says there is no legal obligation for the UK to pay anything to leave the EU.

Lessons from Catalonia

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 23:16:47 GMT

The crisis in Spain's Catalonia region is being closely watched in Nigeria and Cameroon, where secessionist movements have been stepping up campaigns for independence.

Mata Hari

Sun, 15 Oct 2017 00:04:33 GMT

Remembering Mata Hari, 100 years after her execution by firing squad

Separate zones

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 23:28:48 GMT

Women-only carriages have been trialled around the world, but do they work?

Bombardier to partner Airbus on C-Series jets

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 13:14:10 GMT

The European aerospace firm is to take a majority stake in Bombardier's C-Series jet project.

EasyJet and Lufthansa make offers for parts of Alitalia

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 18:47:49 GMT

The failing Italian airline has received seven offers from interested companies.