German arm of Maple Bank shut down

The German arm of Canada's Maple Bank is closed by German authorities over concerns about its financial position.

Posted by on 7 February 2016 | 9:15 am

Spain breaks up 'IS jihadist cell'

Spanish police say they have arrested seven people with suspected links to so-called Islamic State (IS) and other jihadist groups.

Posted by on 7 February 2016 | 8:03 am

EU calls on Turkey to let in refugees

Officials in the EU urge Turkey to let in tens of thousands of Syrian refugees trapped on its border after fleeing fighting.

Posted by on 6 February 2016 | 9:26 pm

Is there such a thing as 'the world's best chef'?

Is there such a thing as 'the world's best chef'?

Posted by on 6 February 2016 | 6:41 pm

Foreign Legion ex-chief held in Calais

A former head of the French Foreign Legion is arrested with about 20 other protesters at a banned anti-Islam rally in the port of Calais.

Posted by on 6 February 2016 | 6:18 pm

VIDEO: Exodus amid fierce battle for Syrian city

The number of Syrians trying to cross into Turkey amid an upsurge of fighting in northern Syria has nearly doubled, a Turkish official says.

Posted by on 6 February 2016 | 5:37 pm

VIDEO: Anti-migration protest in Calais

Some members of the right-wing group Pegida in the French port of Calais protest against the presence of refugees there.

Posted by on 6 February 2016 | 5:36 pm

Vatican abuse critic refuses to quit

An outspoken British member of a Roman Catholic commission on sexual abuse refuses to quit, denouncing his treatment by the Vatican as "outrageous".

Posted by on 6 February 2016 | 3:49 pm

Ecuador-Turkey row over speech scuffle

Ecuador protests to Turkey over an incident in which demonstrators were ejected during a speech by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Quito.

Posted by on 6 February 2016 | 2:18 pm

Skiers killed in Austrian avalanche

Five Czech skiers have been killed in a huge avalanche in the Austrian Alps that buried 17 people, local police say.

Posted by on 6 February 2016 | 12:21 pm

Russians sneak a peek at BBC's War and Peace

Russians take a view on BBC's version of Tolstoy

Posted by on 6 February 2016 | 5:19 am

VIDEO: Cologne Carnival: A migrant's view

Noura from Lebanon gives her for impressions of Cologne Carnival.

Posted by on 5 February 2016 | 6:12 pm

VIDEO: Migrant attacks investigated in France

The BBC has been told French prosecutors are investigating at least half a dozen attacks on migrants who live in the refugee camp known as the Jungle, in Calais.

Posted by on 5 February 2016 | 6:11 pm

Man shot dead at Dublin boxing weigh-in

A man is shot dead at a Dublin boxing weigh-in, in a suspected gangland attack by gunmen dressed as police officers and armed with AK47s.

Posted by on 5 February 2016 | 5:49 pm

Rare Ferrari sells for 32m euros

A Ferrari 335 Sport Scaglietti racing car, built in 1957, has sold at auction in Paris for 32m euros.

Posted by on 5 February 2016 | 4:06 pm

German judges criticise EU trade plan

German judges oppose new courts for investors to sue governments, which would be set up under a EU-US trade deal.

Posted by on 5 February 2016 | 1:44 pm

Russian media breaks Putin family taboo

Russian media breaks taboo over Putin private life

Posted by on 5 February 2016 | 12:03 pm

Cameron gets Danish backing for EU deal

David Cameron receives the backing of Denmark for his EU renegotiation after Poland said plans to limit benefits for migrants need "further discussion".

Posted by on 5 February 2016 | 10:49 am

VW delays publishing its results

Volkswagen says it will not release its results nor hold its shareholders' meeting on time, as it needs more time to work out its accounts as a result of last year's emissions crisis.

Posted by on 5 February 2016 | 7:58 am

Sex attacks at Cologne Carnival

Police say 22 incidents of sexual assault occurred on the first night of the Carnival street party, with thousands packing the streets amid tight security.

Posted by on 5 February 2016 | 6:57 am

Uproar over changes in French spelling

Controversy has emerged in France over new spellings for more than 2,000 French words.

Posted by on 5 February 2016 | 3:59 am

VIDEO: Rare Ferrari to go under the hammer

A 1957 Ferrari 335 Sport Scaglietti is expected to fetch up to 32m euros ($34m) at auction in Paris.

Posted by on 4 February 2016 | 7:22 pm

Ukraine teeters a few steps from chaos

Ukraine teeters just a few steps from chaos and instability

Posted by on 4 February 2016 | 7:02 pm

Greeks 'necktie revolt' over pensions

Greeks fight back to defend their pensions

Posted by on 4 February 2016 | 6:57 pm

Eurozone growth forecast cut to 1.7%

The European Commission cuts its forecast for economic growth in the eurozone this year from 1.8% to 1.7%.

Posted by on 4 February 2016 | 4:41 am