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Italy's Renzi to hand in resignation amid political turmoil

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 15:00:36 GMT

Italy's PM confirms he will resign later on Wednesday, after the Senate passes the 2017 budget.

Banks fined £413m over euro rate rigging

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 12:13:55 GMT

HSBC, JPMorgan and Credit Agricole fined €485m (£413m) for rigging a key interest rate between 2005 and 2008.

Clares Rocket: '1m euro kidnapped greyhound' found

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 12:57:06 GMT

The trainers of a kidnapped greyhound worth up to 1m euros are 'delighted' he has been found.

Labour says MPs are entitled to Brexit plan details

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 14:14:23 GMT

Labour opens a Commons Brexit debate saying MPs are entitled to know details of ministers' plans.

Italy bank shares rise on bailout hopes

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 09:29:15 GMT

Italian bank shares rise further after falling in response to the government's referendum defeat.

Viola Beach did not suffer after crash, inquest hears

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 13:42:48 GMT

An inquest into the deaths of British band Viola Beach after a crash in Sweden hears that "none of the young men will have suffered".

Malta bans 'gay cure' conversion therapy

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 21:34:19 GMT

Malta is the first European Union country to ban 'gay cure' conversion therapy.

Arsenal finish top of Champions League group

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 23:36:20 GMT

Arsenal finish top of Champions League Group A thanks to a Lucas Perez hat-trick in Basel and Paris St-Germain's draw with Ludogorets Razgrad.

Angela Merkel endorses burka ban 'wherever legally possible'

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 15:59:36 GMT

The chancellor says the full-face veil should be prohibited across Germany where legally possible.

Hammarskjold death: UN asked to launch fresh inquiry

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 22:14:47 GMT

The UN could launch a new inquiry into the 1961 air crash that killed then UN chief Dag Hammarskjold.

Celtic: Brendan Rodgers says Champions League campaign 'sets standard'

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 22:47:15 GMT

Manager Brendan Rodgers says Celtic's Champions League campaign has "set the standard" for their future performances.

Green delight as Trump's Irish wall plans withdrawn

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 18:15:18 GMT

Donald Trump's plan to erect a huge sea wall at his Irish golf course has been withdrawn in the light of stiff opposition.

Row over table manners training for Tbilisi officials

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 10:46:02 GMT

Georgians unimpressed by dress code and table manners training for city officials.

Kremlin to sell own-brand dairy products online

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 14:57:49 GMT

Russian government says the "Kremlin Quality" range will launch in 2017.

Amnesty urges compensation for Turkey's displaced Kurds

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 18:16:48 GMT

Amnesty International urges Turkey to compensate people who fled fighting in Kurdish-majority Diyarbakir.

100 Women 2016: Birthday cakes and candles for retired Russian cows

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 00:09:49 GMT

One Woman's quest to rescue Russia's aging cows.

Three questions about the Italian referendum

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 03:29:30 GMT

We provide three answers.

Brexit: UK cannot cherry pick, EU negotiator says

Tue, 06 Dec 2016 12:42:05 GMT

EU negotiator Michel Barnier warns the UK that it cannot "cherry pick" the Brexit deal it wants.

Numbers game

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 13:18:45 GMT

For a second day, Paris is cutting car numbers according to odd or even licence plates. Do such schemes work?

Defence secrets

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 03:56:51 GMT

Ukraine's defence contracts are cloaked in secrecy and reformers complain of corruption, David Stern reports.

Changing the guard

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 09:11:48 GMT

Profiles of the leading candidates to become France's president in the election in April and May 2017.

Troubled times

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 11:58:48 GMT

Italy's struggling banks now face added uncertainty after Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's heavy referendum defeat.

Hunted down

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 11:07:05 GMT

How one Afghan migrant woman was followed by her allegedly abusive husband to the gates of Europe.

Iceland Foods hits back at Icelandic government over trademark

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 15:50:02 GMT

Supermarket Iceland says talks with the Icelandic government over a trademark dispute have failed.

Lufthansa applies for injunction to try to stop strikes

Mon, 28 Nov 2016 12:57:53 GMT

Lufthansa asks a Munich court for an injunction to try to stop this week's planned pilots' strikes.