Putin cast as national saviour ahead of Russia election

State media in Russia give President Putin's image a religious glow in the run-up to elections.

Posted on: 20 January 2018 | 7:39 pm

Would you swap your pet for a snail?

In Russia, keeping exotic animals getting is more and more popular each year.

Posted on: 20 January 2018 | 7:08 pm

Deported from Belgium, tortured in Sudan

Has Belgium failed in its duty to protect asylum seekers?

Posted on: 20 January 2018 | 6:18 pm

Syria: Turkey war planes launch strikes on Afrin

Turkey launches air strikes on US-backed militants in Afrin, opening a new front in Syria.

Posted on: 20 January 2018 | 3:59 pm

Why Turkey is poised to attack Syrian town

Turkey says it has begun an assault on a Kurdish-held town in Syria. Here's all you need to know.

Posted on: 20 January 2018 | 10:03 am

Paul Bocuse: Top French chef dies at 91

He is said to have passed away in his famous three-Michelin-starred restaurant near Lyon.

Posted on: 20 January 2018 | 9:29 am

Turkey bus crash: Eleven killed in motorway accident

The bus taking families on a skiing trip crashed in the north-west in reportedly good road conditions.

Posted on: 20 January 2018 | 7:42 am

Macron says 'special' UK deal possible

It might fall between the single market and a trade agreement, the French president tells the BBC.

Posted on: 20 January 2018 | 6:49 am

Australian Open: Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic into fourth round

Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic both make round four of the Australian Open with straight-set wins - although the Serb suffered an injury scare.

Posted on: 20 January 2018 | 6:12 am

Why Italians are saying 'No' to takeaway coffee

Drinking takeaway coffee is a way of life in many parts of the world. So why do Italians refuse to do it?

Posted on: 19 January 2018 | 6:35 pm

France: Emmanuel Macron’s marvellous manoeuvres this week

The French president had enough reasons to keep smiling this week, writes the BBC's Hugh Schofield.

Posted on: 19 January 2018 | 6:17 pm

Turkey steps up Syria shelling as invasion of Afrin looms

It says it marks the start of a planned invasion of northern Syria to wipe out Kurdish fighters.

Posted on: 19 January 2018 | 1:12 pm

Net firms 'better' at removing hate speech, says EU

The European Union says that 70% of material deemed to be offensive is removed within 24 hours.

Posted on: 19 January 2018 | 11:08 am

Czech PM Andrej Babis stripped of immunity amid fraud claims

Accused of fraud over EU subsidies, Andrej Babis says the case against him is politically motivated.

Posted on: 19 January 2018 | 10:56 am

Pope Francis 'slander' comment angers Chile abuse victims

Francis said there was no evidence a Chilean bishop had covered up another priest's actions.

Posted on: 19 January 2018 | 10:14 am

Crocodile found in Russian weapons raid in St Petersburg

St Petersburg police found arms stockpiled in a house - along with a crocodile.

Posted on: 19 January 2018 | 8:51 am

Smiling Macron and May pose for selfie

UK PM tweets a photo of her and the French President with guests at the V&A after an Anglo-French summit.

Posted on: 19 January 2018 | 8:14 am

Russian social media defends air cadets dancing in underwear

Would-be pilots saved from expulsion after social media steps in to defend their 'fooling around'.

Posted on: 19 January 2018 | 7:34 am

President Putin plunges into icy water

Russian President Vladimir Putin has taken part in a traditional Orthodox ritual to mark the feast of Epiphany.

Posted on: 19 January 2018 | 7:17 am

Europe storm: Germany in huge clean-up as trains run again

Dutch and German transport resumes but removing all the storm debris is a huge task.

Posted on: 19 January 2018 | 4:17 am

Hijab shampoo advert: L'Oreal model on 'game-changing' ad

Beauty blogger Amena Khan hopes to empower young women by wearing a hijab in a new hair advert.

Posted on: 19 January 2018 | 3:44 am

Ukraine crisis: Kiev defines Russia as 'aggressor' state

Ukrainian MPs pass a law defining areas seized by separatists as temporarily occupied by Russia.

Posted on: 19 January 2018 | 3:00 am

How to survive in Moscow without sunshine

Moscow endured a December without sunshine - Oleg Boldyrev describes a hundred shades of grey.

Posted on: 18 January 2018 | 6:15 pm

London is lit up by Lumiere festival

The four-night festival is illuminating landmarks across the city.

Posted on: 18 January 2018 | 2:42 pm

In pictures: Deadly storm Friedericke rips through Europe

Pictures of the damage left by hurricane-strength winds in north-west Europe.

Posted on: 18 January 2018 | 1:00 pm