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Paris protests: Students tear-gassed by police

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 13:56:04 GMT

Schools are blockaded in protest at alleged police brutality, including the reported rape of a black man.

Russian military admits significant cyber-war effort

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 14:04:28 GMT

Country's defence minister admits the presence of a powerful military team focused on controlling information.

Brexit: EU backs Dublin on open Northern Ireland border

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 18:18:50 GMT

The EU Commission chief says Brexit must not re-impose Northern Ireland border controls.

Ex-IMF chief Rodrigo Rato gets 4.5 years for embezzlement

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 16:05:42 GMT

Mr Rato and 64 other bankers were accused of misusing corporate credit cards at Spain's two banks.

Protest over skier's expulsion by France

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 12:53:15 GMT

Venezuelan cross-country skier Adrian Solano was expelled from France on his way to a training camp.

Adopted Romanian orphans 'still suffering in adulthood'

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 02:07:20 GMT

Despite being adopted by caring UK families in the early 90s, the mental scars are often visible.

Plane evacuated after landing gear collapses

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 20:30:12 GMT

A Flybe plane from Edinburgh is evacuated after its landing gear collapses at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport.

German budget surplus highest since 1990

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 15:25:57 GMT

Revenue outstripped expenditure last year by the largest amount since reunification.

Storm Doris: Woman killed as UK hit by winds reaching 94mph

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 22:43:52 GMT

The woman was hit by debris as the latest winter storm brings snow, rain and winds of up to 94mph.

Dutch populist Geert Wilders in security leak scare

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 23:14:45 GMT

Geert Wilders, who last week called some Moroccans "scum", said the breach was unacceptable.

Peugeot owner PSA sees profits nearly double

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 10:11:37 GMT

As its profits rise, the French carmaker says it will "develop" Vauxhall if it buys the brand.

Syria peace talks: Sides fail to meet on first day in Geneva

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 20:46:45 GMT

The meeting marks the first UN-backed talks between the government and opposition in nearly a year.

Artist plans mock 'Pray for Sweden' event at embassy

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 14:28:01 GMT

Organiser says the ironic event is a protest against fake news.

Russia's anti-fake news site mocked online

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 13:25:32 GMT

A Russian government website debunking fake news has left users unimpressed by its lack of evidence.

Flybe plane landing gear fails at Schiphol Airport

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 18:59:54 GMT

A Flybe flight from Edinburgh ends up leaning on its wing at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport.

Italian village torn apart by slow-moving landslide

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 21:47:23 GMT

The village of Ponzano in the Abruzzo region of Italy is being torn apart by a landslide, following earthquakes in 2016.

Trafficking victim: 'I was raped and blindfolded underground'

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 18:01:06 GMT

'Anna' was trafficked from Albania into the UK last year by someone pretending to be her boyfriend.

Uber threat drives noisy Italy protests by taxi drivers

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 17:51:46 GMT

Italian taxi drivers protest in Rome over a lack of regulation of new services such as Uber.

The spy next door

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 01:04:12 GMT

The remarkable double life of undercover agent Jack Barsky who lived the American dream at the KGB's expense.

Dark marketplace

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 01:24:13 GMT

Malware researcher Anton talks about who does what in the web's dark marketplaces.

'No sex with saints'

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 05:20:59 GMT

Calls in Russia for Matilda, the true story of a future tsar and a ballerina, to be banned over blasphemy.

‘France loves you!’

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 11:26:00 GMT

French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron tells French Londoners to come home in pre-election rally.

'I was raped every day'

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 01:17:10 GMT

Attracted by false marriages and jobs, women are subjected to sex trafficking and forced labour.

Huppert's hope

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 08:31:18 GMT

French film Elle was originally going to be a Hollywood production, its director says.

Baby Ciao

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 00:12:08 GMT

Catherine Gazzoli is producing a range of organic baby food influenced by her Italian roots.

RWE forced to scrap dividend again

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 08:39:58 GMT

The German parent company of UK energy firm Npower suffers writedowns on its power plants.

Vauxhall deal: Minister meets Peugeot and French government

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 08:09:05 GMT

The UK business secretary has "constructive meetings" over Peugeot's plans to buy Vauxhall.