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Brexit: Theresa May 'to offer 20bn euros transitional deal'

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:45:13 GMT

Theresa May is expected to propose a two year transitional period in her big Brexit speech on Friday.

Catalonia referendum: Madrid court fines organisers

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:20:11 GMT

Organisers of the 1 October referendum face daily fines of up to €12,000 (£10,600; $14,300).

L'Oreal heiress Liliane Bettencourt dies at 94

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 20:00:17 GMT

Liliane Bettencourt was suffering from dementia and died peacefully at home, her family say.

Florian Philippot: Le Pen's top aide quits National Front

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 09:13:03 GMT

Florian Philippot, who helped the party embrace more liberal values, says he has been "ridiculed".

Russia turns on Morgan Freeman over election 'war' video

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 13:52:27 GMT

Russian media attack the actor for appearing in a video accusing Moscow of waging "war" on the US.

French chef Sebastien Bras asks to drop Michelin stars

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 11:59:45 GMT

Celebrated chef Sebastien Bras says his restaurant Le Suquet's Michelin stars create huge pressure.

Bere Island buzzing over mystery lottery win

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 08:52:10 GMT

Only 180 people live on Bere Island, County Cork - and it seems one of them has won £450,000.

Beslan siege: Russia 'will comply' with critical ruling

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 10:34:07 GMT

The ruling found Russia responded to the bloody school siege with disproportionate force.

Iraqi refugee in Berlin praised for handing over cash find

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 09:09:07 GMT

The 16-year-old Iraqi refugee found thousands of euros in a handbag on the subway.

Ryanair compensation info 'woefully short' says Which?

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 18:43:03 GMT

Ryanair says it has now emailed all customers advising them of flight changes and offering refunds.

Owls hold secret to ageless ears

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 07:18:06 GMT

Barn owls keep their acute sense of hearing into old age, scientists have discovered.

Tata and ThyssenKrupp agree steel merger

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 08:35:05 GMT

The tie-up will create Europe's second-biggest steelmaker, but will also lead to job losses.

Valentino Rossi: Italian will 'try to race' at Aragon GP after double leg fracture

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 14:00:51 GMT

Nine-time MotoGP champion Valentino Rossi hopes to race in this weekend's Aragon Grand Prix, three weeks after a double leg fracture.

German WW1 U-boat found off Belgian coast

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 11:39:55 GMT

The UB-II type submarine is said to be in good condition and the crew's bodies may still be on board.

Spain's Gran Canaria battles forest fires

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 18:13:17 GMT

Spanish firefighters battle a huge forest fire on the island of Gran Canaria.

Barcelona: Referendum protests after police raids

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 08:16:02 GMT

Pro-independence Catalans responded to police searches in Barcelona with a mass street protest.

Die Urbane: How do you form a 'hip hop' political party?

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 23:20:07 GMT

Raphael Hillebrand didn't feel represented by Germany's political parties. So he started his own.

Why Amsterdam is hiking tourist tax

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 04:54:13 GMT

From 2018 hotels in the centre of the city will charge 2% more in tourist tax than those further out.

Men only

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 00:24:58 GMT

The case of a woman fined for peeing in an Amsterdam alleyway has sparked a debate about sexism.

Textbook revolution

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 13:17:35 GMT

New Turkish school textbooks omit evolution but include the idea of "jihad" - provoking a row.

Gaining ground

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 17:34:28 GMT

The right-wing Alternative for Germany (AfD) is making big gains in German politics. So what does it stand for? The BBC's Laurence Peter explains.

Tackling hate

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 23:16:48 GMT

It's called "NetzDG" and critics worry that it will push social networks to delete posts - even if they are entirely legal.

Ryanair faces 20m euro compensation bill over cancellations

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 15:00:55 GMT

The airline has blamed a backlog of staff leave for the disruption, which could affect 400,000 passengers.

UK and EU firms to urge faster Brexit deal

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 20:13:51 GMT

Firms employing more than a million workers will call on Brexit negotiators to speed up Brexit talks to protect jobs.