Strike hits all French oil refineries

A strike over new labour laws spreads to all of France's eight oil refineries, the CGT union says, in an escalating dispute with the government.

Posted by on 24 May 2016 | 8:14 am

Google's Paris HQ raided in tax probe

French finance officials raid the Paris offices of US internet giant Google as part of a €1.6bn tax fraud investigation.

Posted by on 24 May 2016 | 7:06 am

Greece moves migrants from Idomeni camp

Greece has begun evacuating thousands of migrants from the makeshift Idomeni camp on its northern border with Macedonia.

Posted by on 24 May 2016 | 4:57 am

Swiss criminal probe into BSI bank

Swiss financial regulators open criminal proceedings against the country's BSI bank over links to the corruption investigation into Malaysia's 1MDB fund.

Posted by on 24 May 2016 | 4:05 am

VIDEO: Gay refugees 'bullied' in Dutch camps

Gay refugees from the Middle East have faced abuse and harassment in Dutch camps - but now LGBT charities have begun to step in.

Posted by on 23 May 2016 | 11:03 pm

Unity call after divisive Austria poll

Austria's new president vows to listen to the people's "fear and anger" after his far-right opponent narrowly misses out on a landmark victory.

Posted by on 23 May 2016 | 9:22 pm

Why is Bulgaria making a big fuss about the niqab?

Why is Bulgaria banning clothing almost none of its Muslims wear?

Posted by on 23 May 2016 | 6:26 pm

Anatomy of a shipwreck

Why 700 people drowned in one incident in the Med

Posted by on 23 May 2016 | 6:05 pm

Van Gaal sacked over poor Man Utd style

Louis van Gaal is sacked as Manchester United manager for the poor style of play - with Jose Mourinho set to replace him.

Posted by on 23 May 2016 | 5:37 pm

Colombia looks for Spanish journalist

Colombian security forces launch an operating to find a missing Spanish reporter believed have been kidnapped by left-wing guerrillas.

Posted by on 23 May 2016 | 4:50 pm

Fifa official sacked over bonus pay

Fifa acting secretary general Markus Kattner is sacked after being accused of paying himself unauthorised bonuses worth millions of pounds.

Posted by on 23 May 2016 | 1:45 pm

Pope Francis meets top Sunni cleric

Pope Francis meets the grand imam of Cairo's al-Azhar mosque after a five-year dialogue freeze between Roman Catholicism and the centre of Sunni learning.

Posted by on 23 May 2016 | 1:08 pm

VIDEO: 'Dark questions' after Cizre deaths

The United Nations wants to send investigators in to examine allegations that Turkish forces massacred around 100 civilians in Cizre.

Posted by on 23 May 2016 | 12:41 pm

VIDEO: Binali Yildirim - farm boy to premier

Turkey's new prime minister Binali Yildirim grew up on a farm, had a career in shipbuilding before helping to found the current ruling party

Posted by on 23 May 2016 | 11:21 am

German AfD walks out of Muslim meeting

The German right-wing party AfD walks out of a meeting with a Muslim council.

Posted by on 23 May 2016 | 10:20 am

Merkel 'concern' on Turkey immunity law

German Chancellor Angela Merkel expresses "deep concern" to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan over a new law lifting immunity for MPs.

Posted by on 23 May 2016 | 10:03 am

Austria country profile

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

Posted by on 23 May 2016 | 7:32 am

Osborne: EU exit threatens 820,000 jobs

George Osborne's Treasury says leaving the EU would tip the UK into recession, but Boris Johnson says the study is "more propaganda".

Posted by on 23 May 2016 | 7:13 am

What happened inside curfew-hit Turkish town?

Where Turkish forces stand accused of Kurdish killings

Posted by on 23 May 2016 | 12:03 am

VIDEO: Austrian election count is very close

Votes are being counted in Austria in a presidential race that is proving to be very close.

Posted by on 22 May 2016 | 6:04 pm

VIDEO: What would Brexit mean for NI?

The decision on EU membership has profound implications for Northern Ireland and its border with the Republic of Ireland.

Posted by on 22 May 2016 | 3:18 pm

VIDEO: MEPs make Greece migrant camp visit

Ten members of the European Parliament visit Greece to see how the deal between the European Union and Turkey has led to a dramatic reduction in new migrants.

Posted by on 21 May 2016 | 4:10 pm

VIDEO: Meet Istanbul's migrant musicians

BBC News meets some of the musician migrant bringing new sounds to the Turkish city.

Posted by on 21 May 2016 | 3:58 am

VIDEO: Yeats masterclass by renowned Irish actress

Irish actress Fiona Shaw reads and explains Easter 1916

Posted by on 20 May 2016 | 6:47 pm

Russian schools in army training drive

Russian teenagers' military spirit will be honed by a revived Soviet-era body.

Posted by on 20 May 2016 | 9:43 am