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Italy referendum: PM Matteo Renzi resigns after clear referendum defeat

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 03:37:26 GMT

Italian PM Matteo Renzi resigns after admitting defeat in a constitutional referendum.

Austria far-right candidate Norbert Hofer defeated in presidential poll

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 20:18:54 GMT

Far-right Norbert Hofer loses to environmentalist Alexander Van der Bellen in Austria's presidential election.

UK Brexit case to begin at Supreme Court

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 00:00:16 GMT

A landmark hearing will decide whether Parliament's consent is needed to trigger Article 50.

Finland shooting: Three women killed in Imatra

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 14:29:44 GMT

A gunman in Finland kills three women - a local politician and two journalists - in Imatra.

Ukraine: Five police killed in friendly-fire shoot-out

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 16:00:25 GMT

Five police officers are mistakenly killed by their own side in Ukraine, officials say.

Mourinho faces tax probe call over Sunday Times claims

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 10:28:59 GMT

The tax affairs of football manager Jose Mourinho should be investigated by UK officials, an MP says.

Russia's Putin calls Donald Trump 'a clever man' who will learn

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 15:26:57 GMT

Russian President Vladimir Putin says Donald Trump is "clever" and "already a statesman".

Australian charged with murder over death of French tourist

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 02:48:29 GMT

An Australian man is charged with murder over the death of a French tourist in the outback.

French town told park's Virgin Mary statue must go

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 00:41:38 GMT

A French town is told to remove its park's Virgin Mary statue as it breaks national secularism rules.

IS group to step up attacks on Europe - Europol

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 11:58:47 GMT

Europol warns IS militants will step up attacks on European targets as they face Middle East defeat.

Spain floods: Man and dog rescued in Costa del Sol

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 23:27:35 GMT

A man and his dog are airlifted from chest-high floods in the Costa del Sol region of Spain.

Austria election: Van der Bellen promises to be "pro-European" president

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 22:31:13 GMT

Newly-elected Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen promises to be "pro-European" and open-minded.

Small tornado hits Russia's Olympic city Sochi

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 23:40:51 GMT

A small tornado descends on Russia's Olympic city Sochi as stormy weather batters the coastline.

The changing face of Black Pete in the Netherlands

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 04:49:18 GMT

The Sinterklaas festival in the Netherlands is hoping to avoid controversy with a new look for "Black Pete".

Fake it to make it

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 02:43:17 GMT

Many of the fake news websites that sprang up during the US election campaign have been traced to a small city in Macedonia, where teenagers are pumping out sensationalist stories to earn cash from advertising.

Fog of war

Sun, 04 Dec 2016 10:49:42 GMT

Hundreds of history enthusiasts re-enact Napoleon's 1805 victory at the Battle of Austerlitz.

Moscow connections

Mon, 05 Dec 2016 03:15:42 GMT

The BBC's Moscow correspondent reflects on the long shadow of the Cuban Missile Crisis

Man vs bull

Sat, 03 Dec 2016 00:34:07 GMT

Spain is a divided country over arguably its most famous tradition of bullfighting.

Deaths in the dorm

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 16:41:58 GMT

Turkish officials investigate if negligence was a factor in a fire that killed 12 people in a dorm.

Stepping aside

Thu, 01 Dec 2016 23:06:23 GMT

Francois Hollande's decision not to stand again comes as a huge relief to France's Socialist Party.

Shaken core

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 01:03:04 GMT

Ritula Shah reports from Essen at the heart of Germany's changing industrial landscape

Uncertain banking

Fri, 02 Dec 2016 00:15:10 GMT

Italy's struggling banks now face added uncertainty because of the country's reform referendum

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.