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Turkey reverses female army officers' headscarf ban

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 13:52:36 GMT

The army was the last institution in officially secular Turkey with a ban on the Muslim headscarf.

Ildar Dadin: Russian activist jail term quashed

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 11:30:02 GMT

Supreme Court orders the release of protester Ildar Dadin, jailed under tough new rules.

French artist Abraham Poincheval entombs himself in boulder

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 18:00:16 GMT

Poincheval will stay inside the 20-tonne limestone rock for a week to experience "geological time".

Stolen Nazi gate returned to Dachau

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 16:51:18 GMT

The gate of the former Nazi camp Dachau is returned to the site after it was stolen two years ago.

France election: Centrist boost for liberal candidate Macron

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 19:23:53 GMT

Emmanuel Macron is endorsed by a veteran centrist just as his support falters in opinion polls.

2024 Olympics: Budapest to drop bid to host Games

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 19:43:09 GMT

Budapest is to drop its bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games, a Hungarian government spokesman says.

Austria tries asylum seeker over Syria murders

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 20:22:59 GMT

An asylum seeker appears in an Austrian court after speaking of killings that took place in Syria.

Germany's Bavaria to ban full-face veil

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 11:53:27 GMT

Minister says facial expressions are key to communication, but critics say a ban is largely symbolic.

Irish PM Enda Kenny to give timeframe for standing down

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 08:25:46 GMT

Irish PM Enda Kenny is expected to give the Fine Gael parliamentary party a timeframe for stepping aside when they meet on Wednesday night.

Sweden probes riot in mainly immigrant Stockholm suburb

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 09:30:43 GMT

Unrest in the mainly immigrant suburb follows controversial Trump comments on Sweden.

Moscow to demolish 8,000 Soviet-era housing blocks

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 15:23:55 GMT

Plans to rehouse more than a million people in massive clearance of Soviet-era homes.

Jean-Claude Juncker: UK faces hefty Brexit bill

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 08:59:40 GMT

The European Commission's president warns of a "tough" two-year divorce negotiation with the EU.

German council asks veggie event to serve sausages

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 12:21:03 GMT

Councillors unhappy about absence of sausage stalls at German Earth Day festival.

Plea for Irish army to fight 'aggressive' rhododendrons

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 12:59:18 GMT

'Aggressive' plants are taking over a national park, says an Irish politician as he calls for action.

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.

Russian film sparks Tsar row

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 00:30:05 GMT

Controversy surrounds a new film about Tsar Nicholas II and his love affair with a Polish prima ballerina Matilda.

'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.