UK economy back at pre-crisis level

The UK economy grew 0.8% in the second quarter and has now recovered the ground lost since the downturn began in 2008, according to official figures.

Posted by on 25 July 2014 | 6:06 am

'No survivors' in Air Algerie crash

There are no survivors from the Air Algerie AH5017 passenger jet that crashed in Mali, says the French President, Francois Hollande.

Posted by on 25 July 2014 | 5:29 am

BSkyB pays £5bn to create Sky Europe

BSkyB wants to take over Rupert Murdoch's pay TV companies in Germany and Italy in a move that would create a company with 20 million European viewers.

Posted by on 25 July 2014 | 4:53 am

Russian anti-Putin activists jailed

A Moscow court jails two anti-government protest leaders - Sergei Udaltsov and Leonid Razvozzhayev - over clashes with police in May 2012.

Posted by on 25 July 2014 | 4:53 am

Dutch and Australians in MH17 talks

The Netherlands and Australia seek access to the rebel-controlled crash site of MH17 in eastern Ukraine as more bodies are flown out.

Posted by on 25 July 2014 | 4:38 am

VIDEO: Dutch PM: 'Polite' talk with Putin

Dutch PM Mark Rutte tells the BBC those responsible for the deaths of passengers of Malaysia Airways flight MH17 will 'not escape justice'.

Posted by on 25 July 2014 | 12:00 am

Five famous Scots with no vote

Five famous Scots who can't vote in the Scottish referendum

Posted by on 24 July 2014 | 7:48 pm

France protests over performers' pay

French performers march to defend state benefits

Posted by on 24 July 2014 | 7:22 pm

VIDEO: Close-up: MH17 crash investigation

MH17 crash investigation expected to be long and complex in attempt to piece together exactly what happened.

Posted by on 24 July 2014 | 5:01 pm

VIDEO: MH17: 'Goal is to bring everyone home'

A spokeswoman for the Dutch forensic team investigating the MH17 crash-site tells the BBC that despite the difficulty of the task they hope to identify all victims.

Posted by on 24 July 2014 | 4:51 pm

Google quizzed over deleted links

Watchdogs are told that Google has complied with more than 45,000 requests for links to be erased from its European search results.

Posted by on 24 July 2014 | 1:56 pm

VIDEO: MH17 crash scene still unsecured

A week after Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 came down in Ukraine, the crash site has yet to be secured raising concerns that vital evidence will be lost.

Posted by on 24 July 2014 | 1:34 pm

MH17 crash: Abandoned crime scene

Crash site still littered with clues to tragedy

Posted by on 24 July 2014 | 11:29 am

More art found in Gurlitt's home

Two sculptures, possibly by Rodin and Degas, are discovered in the home of the late art hoarder Cornelius Gurlitt in Munich.

Posted by on 24 July 2014 | 10:10 am

Europe lifts Tel Aviv flights ban

The European Aviation Safety Agency has joined the US in lifting its ban on flights to Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion airport.

Posted by on 24 July 2014 | 8:22 am

VIDEO: Fears MH17 crash site 'abandoned'

There are renewed calls for tighter security at the site of the Malaysia Airlines plane crash in Ukraine, after some reports it had been left abandoned.

Posted by on 24 July 2014 | 8:19 am

Sudan 'apostasy' woman meets Pope

A Sudanese woman who fled to Italy after being spared a death sentence for renouncing Islam meets Pope Francis at the Vatican.

Posted by on 24 July 2014 | 8:18 am

Poland 'helped in CIA rendition'

Poland violated the human rights convention and helped the CIA's rendition of terror suspects, the European Court of Human Rights finds.

Posted by on 24 July 2014 | 7:53 am

London 2012 Olympic Cauldron on show

Two years on from the London 2012 opening ceremony, the Olympic Stadium's cauldron goes on display at the Museum of London.

Posted by on 24 July 2014 | 7:40 am

How Scottish are Scottie dogs?

How Scottie dogs became a symbol of Scotland

Posted by on 24 July 2014 | 7:32 am

Bulgaria country profile

Provides an overview of Bulgaria, including key events and facts about this eastern European country

Posted by on 24 July 2014 | 7:16 am

Birdman heads Venice gala line-up

Birdman, starring Michael Keaton and Edward Norton, will lead this year's Venice Film Festival line-up.

Posted by on 24 July 2014 | 6:26 am

Alstom charged with corruption

Alston Network, a UK subsidiary of the giant French engineering group Alstom, has been charged with corruption by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO).

Posted by on 24 July 2014 | 6:21 am

Spanish unemployment below 25%

The unemployment rate in Spain falls below 25% for the first time in two years, as the economy begins to grow.

Posted by on 24 July 2014 | 6:07 am

Norway in Syria-linked terror alert

Norway is boosting security because of an imminent threat from people linked to Islamist militants in Syria, Norway's intelligence chief says.

Posted by on 24 July 2014 | 6:01 am