VIDEO: Why is Putin so popular with Russians?

Russia's main polling agency measured support of Putin at 85%.

Posted by on 27 March 2015 | 2:01 am

VIDEO: 'Discovery' at Alps co-pilot's home

Media reports suggest police in Germany have made a significant discovery at one of the homes of Andreas Lubitz, the pilot who apparently flew his airliner into a mountainside in the French Alps killing all 150 people on board.

Posted by on 27 March 2015 | 1:23 am

Police probe Alps jet crash co-pilot

German police seize possessions of a co-pilot who apparently crashed his plane in the Alps killing all 150 people on board, as they investigate possible motives.

Posted by on 27 March 2015 | 12:43 am

Italy court to rule on Kercher death

Italy's top court is to rule whether to uphold the convictions of Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito for the 2007 murder of UK student Meredith Kercher.

Posted by on 26 March 2015 | 7:51 pm

Vladimir Putin's formative German years

The shock that left a young KGB officer in fear of people power

Posted by on 26 March 2015 | 7:12 pm

VIDEO: Relatives visit Germanwings crash site

Relatives of those who died in the Germanwings plane crash, including the parents of the co-pilot, have arrived in the southern French Alps.

Posted by on 26 March 2015 | 6:16 pm

VIDEO: Alps rescuer: 'The scene was surreal'

Jean Sebastien Beaud from the mountain police, who arrived at the French Alps site soon after the plane crash, describes the scene as "surreal".

Posted by on 26 March 2015 | 4:40 pm

First Europe non-beating heart swap

Surgeons in Cambridgeshire perform the first heart transplant in Europe using a non-beating heart.

Posted by on 26 March 2015 | 3:38 pm

VIDEO: Co-pilot 'crashed plane deliberately'

The co-pilot of the Germanwings plane that crashed into the French Alps on Tuesday appeared to want to "destroy the plane", French officials say.

Posted by on 26 March 2015 | 1:43 pm

Clarkson return 'not ruled out'

BBC creative director Alan Yentob says he would not rule out Jeremy Clarkson making a return to the BBC in the future.

Posted by on 26 March 2015 | 11:02 am

Cyprus profile

Provides an overview of Cyprus, including key events and facts about this bitterly divided island.

Posted by on 26 March 2015 | 9:50 am

Norwegian green energy to power UK

Green power from Norway will soon be powering hundreds of thousands of homes in Britain, National Grid says.

Posted by on 26 March 2015 | 8:47 am

Adidas unveils Europe factory plan

German sportswear firm Adidas outlines a turnaround plan that includes making some of its goods in Europe rather than Asia.

Posted by on 26 March 2015 | 8:03 am

Bulgaria buskers 'must be qualified'

Bulgaria's second city decides buskers must have a formal music qualification to play in the city's central areas.

Posted by on 26 March 2015 | 6:39 am

Asylum claims 'highest for 22 years'

The UN's refugee agency says the number of refugees seeking asylum in developed countries rose by 45% in 2014, with Germany receiving the most claims.

Posted by on 26 March 2015 | 6:23 am

Mad Max return to screen at Cannes

The new Mad Max film, Fury Road, will screen at this year's Cannes Film Festival, organisers confirm.

Posted by on 26 March 2015 | 4:40 am

DNA of 'an entire nation' assessed

The genetic code of "an entire nation" has effectively been deduced, say researchers in Iceland.

Posted by on 25 March 2015 | 8:54 pm

Four dead as Ukraine bus hits mine

At least four people are killed after a passenger bus hit a landmine near a government-held town in eastern Ukraine, local officials say.

Posted by on 25 March 2015 | 5:54 pm

VIDEO: 'Everyone is in a state of shock'

A ski patroller from a resort two kilometres from the site of the Germanwings crash tells the BBC the region is shocked by the crash.

Posted by on 25 March 2015 | 4:44 pm

Ukraine wrestles with oligarch power

Ukraine leader ratchets up anti-corruption drive

Posted by on 25 March 2015 | 2:04 pm

'Racist chants' Chelsea five in court

Five men accused over racist chanting on the Paris Metro ahead of Chelsea's Champions League game in the city contest a football banning order application.

Posted by on 25 March 2015 | 2:00 pm

Ruling on Kercher murder delayed

Italy's top court delays a decision on whether to uphold the convictions of Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito for the murder of UK student Meredith Kercher.

Posted by on 25 March 2015 | 10:07 am

VIDEO: European Parliament

Ukraine's ambassador to the EU appears before the Security and Defence Subcommittee.

Posted by on 25 March 2015 | 8:52 am

Disputed painting confirmed as Monet

A painting of a haystack is confirmed to be a Monet, after scientists use a special camera to uncover his signature.

Posted by on 25 March 2015 | 7:33 am

VIDEO: Germanwings crash site aerial video

Aerial video shows the crash site of the Germanwings flight 4U 9525, which was carrying 144 passengers and six crew.

Posted by on 24 March 2015 | 12:47 pm