78 DNA strands found in Alps crash

Five days after the crash of Germanwings flight 4U 9525 in the French Alps, investigators say they have isolated 78 distinct DNA strands.

Posted by on 29 March 2015 | 12:10 pm

VIDEO: Tapping into Armenia's potential

Armenian authorities investigate new technology and online industries as a way of creating wealth.

Posted by on 29 March 2015 | 7:31 am

Greece's creditors mull new reforms

Greece's creditors are studying new reform plans put forward by Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras' government in a bid to secure further bailout funds.

Posted by on 29 March 2015 | 5:08 am

France votes in local elections

Parts of France head to the poll for local elections seen as a key barometer for the presidential vote in two years' time.

Posted by on 29 March 2015 | 2:17 am

Europol chief warns on encryption

A European police chief says encrypted online communications are the biggest problem faced by security agencies tackling terrorism.

Posted by on 28 March 2015 | 7:38 pm

VIDEO: Monitoring a ceasefire in Ukraine

International observers are in Ukraine to observe a ceasefire, but they say they do not have access to all border crossings.

Posted by on 28 March 2015 | 7:15 pm

Spectator killed at Nurburgring race

A spectator is killed in a crash involving British driver Jann Mardenborough during an endurance race at the Nurburgring.

Posted by on 28 March 2015 | 11:50 am

Czech tourists freed in Pakistan

Two Czech women tourists kidnapped two years ago in Pakistan have been released and have returned home, the Czech PM says.

Posted by on 28 March 2015 | 6:47 am

Knox and Sollecito cleared of murder

Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito are acquitted by Italy's top appeals court of murdering British student Meredith Kercher in 2007 - the final ruling in the case.

Posted by on 28 March 2015 | 6:12 am

VIDEO: Alps plane crash: How a town is coping

Clive Myrie visits the French town of Seyne-les-Alpes where some residents have described the Alps plane tragedy as the "French Lockerbie".

Posted by on 28 March 2015 | 12:24 am

VIDEO: Safety concerns after Alps plane crash

Questions are being raised over whether new safety measures are needed after co-pilot Andreas Lubitz is believed to have deliberately crashed a plane in which 150 people died.

Posted by on 27 March 2015 | 11:18 pm

VIDEO: Knox's lawyer: Amanda 'is very happy'

One of Amanda Knox's defence lawyers, Carlo Dalla Vedova has told the press she is very happy and has been crying with happiness.

Posted by on 27 March 2015 | 7:31 pm

What drives people to murder-suicide?

What drives people to murder-suicide?

Posted by on 27 March 2015 | 7:13 pm

Swedish poet Tomas Transtroemer dies

Swedish poet Tomas Transtroemer, who was awarded the 2011 Nobel Prize for Literature, dies at the age of 83.

Posted by on 27 March 2015 | 12:27 pm

Love blooms for rival Russian MPs

Two Russian MPs from different political parties get married after falling in love in parliament.

Posted by on 27 March 2015 | 10:51 am

'We knew there would be no survivors'

What the first person at the Germanwings crash site saw

Posted by on 27 March 2015 | 10:37 am

Putin still in fashion 15 years on

Russia's president still in fashion 15 years on

Posted by on 27 March 2015 | 7:15 am

RBS sells Coutts International to UBP

Royal Bank of Scotland sells Coutts International, the overseas arm of its private bank, to Switzerland's Union Bancaire Privee (UBP).

Posted by on 27 March 2015 | 5:04 am

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: 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

VIDEO: European Parliament

MEPs debate March's EU leaders' meeting in Brussels.

Posted by on 26 March 2015 | 2:22 pm

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

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