Rail strike takes hold in France

An open-ended rail strike takes hold in France, with many services cancelled, just nine days before the Euro 2016 football tournament kicks off.

Posted by on 1 June 2016 | 2:11 am

World's longest rail tunnel to open

The world's longest and deepest rail tunnel is to be officially opened in Switzerland, after almost two decades of construction work.

Posted by on 31 May 2016 | 11:01 pm

VIDEO: Inside the world's longest rail tunnel

The world's longest and deepest rail tunnel will be officially opened in Switzerland today after nearly two decades of construction work.

Posted by on 31 May 2016 | 8:35 pm

Hollande: Will he, won't he stand again?

Could Francois Hollande win a second term in France?

Posted by on 31 May 2016 | 6:38 pm

Swiss Gotthard rail tunnel - an engineering triumph

Longest rail tunnel is engineering triumph

Posted by on 31 May 2016 | 6:19 pm

VIDEO: Britain's tricky history with Europe

Ahead of the UK's referendum, the BBC's Rob Watson explores Britain's very tricky history with our European neighbours.

Posted by on 31 May 2016 | 6:07 pm

Vote Leave sets out immigration plan

Vote Leave says the UK could have a "fairer, more humane" points-based immigration system if it left the EU, but Remain campaigners say it would "wreck" the economy.

Posted by on 31 May 2016 | 6:06 pm

Rain brings floods to northern France

Parts of northern France are hit by flooding after sustained heavy rain, which disupted the French Open tennis tournament for a second day.

Posted by on 31 May 2016 | 5:15 pm

US warns of Europe terror threat

The US warns that the Euro 2016 football championship being held in France next month could be a target of militant attacks.

Posted by on 31 May 2016 | 3:28 pm

French leader digs in as strike begins

President Francois Hollande of France insists that a controversial labour reform will not be withdrawn as strike action begins on the railways.

Posted by on 31 May 2016 | 2:41 pm

Concordia skipper's sentence upheld

An Italian appeals court upholds the 16-year sentence given to the captain of the Costa Concordia which capsized in 2012, killing 32 people.

Posted by on 31 May 2016 | 2:24 pm

Tbilisi vegans denounce meat-throwers

A vegan cafe in Tbilisi appeals for public solidarity after being invaded by ultra-nationalists wielding grilled meat and sausages.

Posted by on 31 May 2016 | 1:13 pm

Migrant 'document forgers' arrested

Police in Greece and the Czech Republic arrest more than 20 people suspected of producing forged passports and visas for migrants trying to enter Europe.

Posted by on 31 May 2016 | 12:03 pm

EU work headscarf ban 'may be justified'

Employers in the EU may be able to stop Muslim staff wearing headscarves to work as long as it is part of a general ban on all religious symbols, a senior EU court adviser has said.

Posted by on 31 May 2016 | 10:46 am

In pictures: Ukraine removes communist-era symbols

Goodbye Lenin: Ukraine rids itself of Soviet symbols

Posted by on 31 May 2016 | 10:22 am

VIDEO: Rain brings flooding to northern France

Parts of northern France have been hit by flooding after sustained heavy rain swept the region.

Posted by on 31 May 2016 | 10:16 am

Austria country profile

Provides an overview of Austria, including key events and facts about this European country.

Posted by on 31 May 2016 | 9:27 am

Ex-Miss Turkey guilty of Erdogan insult

A Turkish court convicts a former Miss Turkey of insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, giving her a 14-month suspended prison sentence.

Posted by on 31 May 2016 | 8:55 am

VIDEO: Protests in Belgium over labour reforms

Thousands of public sector workers in Belgium are taking part in a 24-hour national strike against labour reforms, as protests in France over reforms there continue.

Posted by on 31 May 2016 | 8:42 am

Marcel Proust precious items on sale

Intimate letters and family photographs that belonged to the celebrated French writer Marcel Proust are being sold at auction in Paris.

Posted by on 31 May 2016 | 7:49 am

Military exercise mistaken for invasion

Finnish man flees island home after spotting military's arrival - but it was just an exercise.

Posted by on 31 May 2016 | 6:59 am

Kraftwerk loses German copyright case

Germany's top court rules in favour of a hip-hop artist in a copyright dispute with the pioneering electro-pop band Kraftwerk.

Posted by on 31 May 2016 | 5:14 am

German jobless rate falls to record low

Germany's unemployment rate fell to a record low in May, while the jobless rate across the eurozone fell to 10.2% in April.

Posted by on 31 May 2016 | 5:14 am

VIDEO: Could Zorbs solve housing shortage?

A team of young British architects are showcasing some new ideas in Venice about how to design and build comfortable homes, at a time of severe housing shortages.

Posted by on 30 May 2016 | 5:42 pm

VIDEO: Cars buried amid deadly German floods

Four people have died in floods in southwestern Germany after torrential rain in the past 24 hours.

Posted by on 30 May 2016 | 4:42 pm