Pope calls for more help on migrants

Pope Francis urges the EU and international community to do more to tackle the rising number of migrants making desperate journeys across the Med.

Posted by on 18 April 2015 | 11:41 am

Ukraine rebel in ceasefire warning

A senior separatist leader in eastern Ukraine says a ceasefire deal will fail unless Kiev recognises the independence of rebel-held territory.

Posted by on 18 April 2015 | 9:11 am

Russian town trapped in Soviet past

Stalin and storytellers haunt Russian town

Posted by on 18 April 2015 | 7:08 am

VIDEO: Replica French warship to sail Atlantic

An exact replica of an 18th Century French frigate has set sail on its maiden voyage - recreating a transatlantic journey to America.

Posted by on 18 April 2015 | 6:46 am

VIDEO: 'I was rescued from migrant boat'

A 21-year-old student from Eritrea talks about his hopes for the future after being rescued from migrant boat bound for Italy.

Posted by on 18 April 2015 | 3:58 am

Replica ship recalls French-US history

Replica of 18th Century French frigate heads for US

Posted by on 17 April 2015 | 10:27 pm

Finland elections: Candidate putting public in the picture

Finland candidate's unusual tactics to encourage people to vote

Posted by on 17 April 2015 | 6:36 pm

Russian opposition parties to unite

The political party founded by murdered Russian dissident Boris Nemtsov says it will form a loose anti-Putin alliance ahead of 2016 elections.

Posted by on 17 April 2015 | 5:29 pm

VIDEO: Zebras on the loose in Brussels

Three Zebras on the loose in Brussels are captured after more than an hour on the streets.

Posted by on 17 April 2015 | 5:12 pm

Zebras roam free in Brussels

Zebras running through the streets of Brussels is only the latest "animals at large" story to hit the headlines.

Posted by on 17 April 2015 | 2:12 pm

VW boss to stay despite divisions

The chief executive of Volkswagen, Martin Winterkorn, wins the backing of the company's top bosses, following a clash with the chairman.

Posted by on 17 April 2015 | 12:34 pm

VIDEO: Italy arrests after migrant deaths

Italian police say they have arrested 15 Muslim migrants after they allegedly threw 12 Christians overboard following a row on a boat heading to Italy across the Mediterranean.

Posted by on 17 April 2015 | 9:40 am

Italy recaptures seized fishing boat

The Italian navy recaptures a Sicilian fishing boat hours after it was seized by the Libyan coastguard.

Posted by on 17 April 2015 | 9:35 am

Emotional tributes to Alps crash dead

Emotional tributes are paid to the victims of last month's Germanwings crash at a memorial service at Cologne cathedral.

Posted by on 17 April 2015 | 9:17 am

Wanted Lugovoi earns over £400,000

One of the suspected killers of Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko, Andrei Lugovoi, earned £400,400 as a Russian MP last year.

Posted by on 17 April 2015 | 7:33 am

VIDEO: Music and candles at Cologne service

A memorial service for the victims of last month's Alps plane crash is being held in Cologne Cathedral.

Posted by on 17 April 2015 | 6:52 am

Ukraine crisis: The factory that has been shelled 165 times

The Ukraine factory that has been shelled 165 times

Posted by on 17 April 2015 | 6:21 am

Record £6bn order for Rolls-Royce

Rolls-Royce receives its largest order to date, worth £6.1bn ($9.2bn), to supply engines for Emirates airline A380 planes.

Posted by on 17 April 2015 | 6:00 am

Danes double up for western 'homage'

Horses, gunfights, spurs and Stetsons: The Salvation has everything you'd expect from a western. What sets it apart is that both its director and leading man hail from Denmark and the fact it was shot in South Africa.

Posted by on 17 April 2015 | 5:25 am

US troops to train Ukraine army

About 300 US paratroopers arrive in western Ukraine to train with Ukrainian forces - a move condemned by Russia.

Posted by on 17 April 2015 | 4:30 am

Greece police break up Athens sit-in

Police end a 19-day sit-in by anti-establishment protesters at Athens University, hours after clashes with protesters in the city.

Posted by on 17 April 2015 | 4:28 am

What's behind the high-profile deaths in Ukraine?

Mystery deaths of figures linked to ex-Ukraine president

Posted by on 17 April 2015 | 3:38 am

VIDEO: Greece turning to commune life

As Greece's talks with the EU drag on, communes are springing up across the country as people take matters into their own hands.

Posted by on 16 April 2015 | 8:01 pm

How close is Greece to Grexit?

How close is Greece to leaving the euro?

Posted by on 16 April 2015 | 7:40 pm

Man admits killing Calais schoolgirl

A 38-year-old Polish man admits to kidnapping and killing a nine-year-old girl in the French town of Calais.

Posted by on 16 April 2015 | 4:54 pm