Armin Laschet elected leader of Merkel's CDU party
Centrist Armin Laschet is now in a good position to succeed Angela Merkel as Germany's chancellor. | 16-Jan-2021 13:11

Brexit: End to Gibraltar land border prompts joy and trepidation
For residents on both sides of the border there are hopes of an end to queues, but not everyone is convinced. | 16-Jan-2021 01:16

US Election 2020: What do countries around the world want from Joe Biden?
The BBC World Service speaks to reporters in six regions around the world about the hopes and expectations for Joe Biden's administration. | 16-Jan-2021 01:09

Coronavirus: EU anger over reduced Pfizer vaccine deliveries
Many EU countries are receiving significantly fewer doses due to a change in manufacturing processes. | 15-Jan-2021 20:22

Ethiopia Tigray crisis: EU concern over war crime reports
The conflict threatens the stability of the entire region, the EU's top diplomat says.
BBC News | 15-Jan-2021 18:45

Dutch Rutte government resigns over child welfare fraud scandal
Mark Rutte's cabinet resigns after families were wrongly accused and many faced financial problems. | 15-Jan-2021 16:32

German sports doctor jailed over blood doping scandal
Mark Schmidt masterminded an international doping ring exposed by police in "Operation Aderlass". | 15-Jan-2021 14:31

Nazi Buchenwald camp no place for sledging, authorities warn
German officials say some people have used Buchenwald mass graves as a toboggan run. | 15-Jan-2021 12:46

French motorcyclist Cherpin dies after Dakar Rally crash
French motorcyclist Pierre Cherpin dies five days after crashing during stage seven of the Dakar Rally. | 15-Jan-2021 12:33

Michael D Higgins: Mother-and-baby homes a 'violation of rights'
Both state and Church are responsible for an "appalling level of infant mortality", says Michael D Higgins. | 15-Jan-2021 11:44

Villarejo: The rise and fall of the Spanish state's secret fixer
An undercover policeman now facing trial amassed a hoard of Spanish state secrets. | 15-Jan-2021 01:33

German chancellor race: The men vying for Merkel's job
Three candidates are challenging to lead Angela Merkel's CDU, but the race may not end there. | 15-Jan-2021 01:04

Covid-19: France PM Castex announces tighter curfew
The curfew means everyone must be home by 18:00 unless they are returning from school or work. | 15-Jan-2021 00:04

Covid-19: Almost half of all cases in Ireland reported in last two weeks
In the last two weeks one in every 67 people have been told they were positive for Covid-19. | 14-Jan-2021 23:04

Siegfried Fischbacher: Member of magic duo Siegfried and Roy dies aged 81
Illusionist Siegfried Fischbacher and partner Roy Horn were an institution in Las Vegas and beyond. | 14-Jan-2021 18:58

The Blue Lotus: Rare Tintin painting sells for record €3.2m
The record-breaking illustration was originally intended as the cover of the fifth Tintin book. | 14-Jan-2021 18:01

Covid contraction shrinks German economy by 5%
Figures for 2020 show a sharp decline, but less severe than many economists had expected. | 14-Jan-2021 14:24

Brexit shellfish delays: 'If we go another week like this, we're finished'
A Scottish shellfish firm says EU customers are deserting his business because of export delays. | 14-Jan-2021 14:22

German freight giant DB Schenker pauses UK deliveries
DB Schenker, owned by rail firm Deutsche Bahn, is suspending UK deliveries over Brexit bureaucracy. | 14-Jan-2021 13:15

Norwegian axes 1,000 UK airport jobs in cuts
Norwegian has abandoned its long-haul network, but Gatwick says demand for slots remains strong. | 14-Jan-2021 13:10

Italy political crisis erupts over EU Covid spending
Prime Minister Conte's government is torpedoed by ex-PM Renzi pulling ministers from his party out. | 14-Jan-2021 12:35

Amazon faces legal challenge over Prime cancellation policy
Consumer watchdogs say the manipulative "dark pattern" design makes it hard for people to end membership. | 14-Jan-2021 06:25

Evaristo de Macedo: The record-breaking Brazilian loved by Barca & Madrid
Barcelona's first Brazilian striker left for Real Madrid, managed Iraq with Saddam Hussein's son and beat Pele to a goalscoring record. | 14-Jan-2021 01:01

Watch: Bayern knocked out of German Cup by second-tier side
Watch as Bayern Munich are knocked out of the German Cup by lower-league opposition after being stunned by second-tier Holstein Kiel in a penalty shootout. | 14-Jan-2021 00:45

Spanish Super Cup: Barcelona beat Real Sociedad on penalties to reach final
Barcelona are through to the Spanish Super Cup final after beating Real Sociedad 3-2 in a semi-final penalty shootout. | 14-Jan-2021 00:39

Stena Line's new Belfast ferry moves to Rosslare in 'Brexit busting move'
The Stena Embla was to sail between Belfast to Liverpool but moves in a "Brexit busting move". | 14-Jan-2021 00:16

Paris St-Germain: Mauricio Pochettino wins first trophy of managerial career
Mauricio Pochettino wins the first trophy of his managerial career - albeit a minor one - as Paris St-Germain lift the Trophee des Champions. | 13-Jan-2021 23:11

Belgian king's car hit during riots over death in police custody
Violence breaks out as hundreds gather at a police station over the death of a 23-year-old in custody. | 13-Jan-2021 23:07

Scottish seafood exports to EU delayed for further five days
The transport company that handles most of the trade to EU countries has blamed delays in getting the right paperwork. | 13-Jan-2021 21:57

Coronavirus: British tourist blamed for Lauberhorn ski race cancellation
The famous Lauberhorn ski event is cancelled after a spike in Covid-19 cases linked to one tourist. | 13-Jan-2021 20:45

Gurlitt's last Nazi-looted work returned to owners
The last of 14 works identified as looted from Jewish collectors is returned to the owner's heirs. | 13-Jan-2021 18:51

Irish PM apologises over mother and baby homes
Micheál Martin apologised for the "profound and generational wrong" to survivors of the homes. | 13-Jan-2021 14:49

Investigation after 'Nazi monkey' appears in Russian circus
Images appear to show a monkey wearing a Nazi uniform performing at a state circus last week. | 13-Jan-2021 13:16

Russia Navalny: Poisoned opposition leader says he will fly home
Alexei Navalny says he will fly back on 17 January, months after he was sent to Germany for treatment. | 13-Jan-2021 11:47

'Ndrangheta group: Italy braces for biggest mafia trial in decades
Hundreds of people will face a judge following a major inquiry into the 'Ndrangheta criminal group. | 13-Jan-2021 01:02

Central Spain records temperatures of -25C after snowstorm
Plunging temperatures inland follow heavy snow at the weekend and lead to deaths and injuries. | 12-Jan-2021 18:04

Brexit: Five surprising consequences
Confiscated ham sandwiches, delayed Scottish salmon and other fallout from the new regime. | 12-Jan-2021 15:56

Diary Sow: Talented Senegal student disappears in France
An investigation is opened into the disappearance of Diary Sow who has not been seen since 4 January. | 12-Jan-2021 12:10

Irish mother and baby homes report to be published
Taoiseach Micheál Martin said the findings of the report are a "shocking and difficult read". | 12-Jan-2021 10:53

Brexit leaves Spain's Costa Brits facing dilemmas
British expats in Spain tell the BBC how the new post-Brexit rules have changed their lives. | 12-Jan-2021 01:16

Plastic surgery: Surgeons who target black women and use influencers for promotion
A BBC investigation finds women suffered life changing conditions after going to Turkey for surgery. | 12-Jan-2021 01:03

Brexit: UK driver has ham sandwiches confiscated at Dutch border
Dutch TV films officials confiscating ham sandwiches from UK drivers under new food import rules. | 11-Jan-2021 23:57

Pope Francis backs women's roles in Catholic services
Pope Francis welcomes women performing Catholic rites, though they cannot become priests. | 11-Jan-2021 18:12

UK allows emergency use of bee-harming pesticide
In 2018, the EU and UK imposed an almost-total ban because of the serious damage it could cause. | 11-Jan-2021 16:17

Covid: 'Most dangerous time' of the pandemic, says Prof Whitty
The warning from England's chief medical officer comes as seven mass vaccination centres open. | 11-Jan-2021 13:15

In pictures: Storm Filomena hits Spain as Greeks bask in heatwave
Spain has seen heavy snow and plunging temperatures, while in Greece it is unusually warm. | 11-Jan-2021 12:13

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