'Negligence' behind Total boss death

Russian investigators say "criminal negligence" caused the crash that killed the chief executive of oil firm Total and the three crew members of his private jet.

Posted by on 21 October 2014 | 7:21 am

Lufthansa strike declared legal

German airline Lufthansa fails in a court bid to force its pilots to call off their strike, while union leaders warn of more action.

Posted by on 21 October 2014 | 6:44 am

Turkish dailies divided on corridor issue

Media split on Kobane "corridor"

Posted by on 21 October 2014 | 6:25 am

Singing nun releases 'Like a Virgin'

Italian nun who won the The Voice releases Madonna's 1984 hit as her debut single.

Posted by on 21 October 2014 | 6:00 am

Total boss dies in Moscow air crash

Christophe de Margerie, chief executive of French oil company Total since 2007, has died after his plane crashed during take-off in Moscow.

Posted by on 21 October 2014 | 5:28 am

Ukraine faces cluster bomb claim

A leading human rights group says it has strong evidence Ukraine attacked populated areas of Donetsk with cluster bombs, banned by many other states.

Posted by on 21 October 2014 | 5:15 am

Europe's crisis that won't go away

New drama five years after start of eurozone crisis

Posted by on 21 October 2014 | 4:48 am

Chechen leader demands horse apology

Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov wants Germany to say sorry to his horses after freezing their prize money.

Posted by on 21 October 2014 | 4:12 am

Fresh fighting in key Syrian town

Fierce fighting breaks out in the Syrian town of Kobane, ending two days of relative calm after defenders pushed back Islamic State militants.

Posted by on 21 October 2014 | 1:36 am

VIDEO: Victimised by rebels in east Ukraine

A woman who helped the Ukrainian army fight in east Ukraine has detailed the violence pro-Russian rebels then subjected her to.

Posted by on 21 October 2014 | 12:58 am

Man walks again after transplant

A paralysed Polish man has been able to walk again after a pioneering therapy that involved transplanting specialist cells into his damaged spinal cord.

Posted by on 20 October 2014 | 11:31 pm

Magnum photographer Rene Burri dies

Celebrated Swiss photographer Rene Burri who took pictures of the likes of Che Guevara and Pablo Picasso for the Magnum agency dies aged 81.

Posted by on 20 October 2014 | 5:09 pm

UKIP's alliance in Europe rescued

A Polish MEP joins the UK Independence Party's Eurosceptic grouping, restoring its status in the European Parliament.

Posted by on 20 October 2014 | 12:34 pm

Sweden steps up 'mystery sub' hunt

Sweden steps up its search in waters off Stockholm and tells some civilian vessels to leave the area amid suspicions of a Russian submarine.

Posted by on 20 October 2014 | 12:27 pm

Exiled Nazis collected US benefits

The US has paid dozens of exiled Nazi war criminals millions of dollars in social benefits after forcing them to leave the country, a new report finds.

Posted by on 20 October 2014 | 11:47 am

Brits my boss, not Barroso, says PM

David Cameron promises to set out plans by Christmas to further curb the rights of EU migrants after European Commission head Jose Manuel Barroso warns of risks

Posted by on 20 October 2014 | 10:17 am

Lufthansa pilots' strike expanded

A Lufthansa pilots' strike hitting both short and long-haul services has affected the plans of 200,000 travellers.

Posted by on 20 October 2014 | 9:53 am

Amnesty deplores abuses in Ukraine

Amnesty International finds evidence of atrocities committed by both warring sides in eastern Ukraine, but not on the scale reported by Russia.

Posted by on 20 October 2014 | 9:12 am

VIDEO: Russian racism casts shadow on World Cup

FIFA has said that Russia's preparations for hosting the World Cup in 2018 are "on track" so far.

Posted by on 20 October 2014 | 8:14 am

Ebola: WHO under fire over response to epidemic

Global health body under fire over Ebola

Posted by on 20 October 2014 | 8:02 am

Europe 'will fail to protect climate'

IPCC expert says EU's plan consigns future leaders to “extraordinary and unprecedented” CO2 cuts.

Posted by on 20 October 2014 | 6:05 am

EU immigration - the Croatian solution?

Nick Robinson on UK options to limit EU migration

Posted by on 20 October 2014 | 4:39 am

Ukraine ready to trash politicians

Ukraine's politicians subjected to humiliation

Posted by on 20 October 2014 | 2:59 am

Where the Beatles lived in Liverpool

Modest suburban houses where rock 'n' roll took off

Posted by on 19 October 2014 | 9:08 pm

Scandalous tales from the British embassy in Paris

Scandalous tales from the British embassy in Paris

Posted by on 19 October 2014 | 6:16 pm