New computer spying bug discovered

Computer security firm Symantec discovers what it says is one of the most sophisticated pieces of malicious software ever seen.

Posted by on 23 November 2014 | 12:32 pm

Hamilton wins World Championship

Britain's Lewis Hamilton clinches his second drivers' world championship with a comfortable victory in the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

Posted by on 23 November 2014 | 10:43 am

Federer seals Davis Cup for Swiss

Roger Federer beats Richard Gasquet to seal Switzerland's first Davis Cup triumph, then dedicates the victory to his team.

Posted by on 23 November 2014 | 10:37 am

204 left, 40 right, 8 headers, 1 other: Messi's record

Messi record: 204 left, 40 right, 8 headers, 1 other

Posted by on 23 November 2014 | 6:14 am

VIDEO: Trierweiler: 'It wasn't a suicide attempt'

When President Hollande was photographed on the back of a scooter at his mistress' apartment it was a story that made headlines all over the world and it lead to the break-up of his relationship with the First Lady, Valerie Trierweiler.

Posted by on 23 November 2014 | 4:22 am

The writer who foresaw the rise of the totalitarian state

The writer who foresaw the rise of the totalitarian state

Posted by on 22 November 2014 | 9:44 pm

Albania opens huge Cold War bunker

A secret five-storey bunker that Albania's communist regime built in the 1970s to survive a nuclear bomb opens to the public for the first time.

Posted by on 22 November 2014 | 4:50 pm

'Hitler' painting fetches $161,000

A watercolour thought to be painted by Adolf Hitler sells at an auction in Nuremberg, Germany, for 130,000 euros (£103,000; $161,000).

Posted by on 22 November 2014 | 2:23 pm

US and Turkey discuss IS and Syria

The US vice-president and Turkish president discuss ways to fight Islamic State and strengthen the Syrian opposition, despite reports of strained ties.

Posted by on 22 November 2014 | 12:39 pm

West 'seeks Russia regime change'

Western sanctions against Russia over its role in Ukraine are aimed at forcing regime change in Moscow, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says.

Posted by on 22 November 2014 | 12:09 pm

Portugal ex-PM held over tax fraud

The former prime minister of Portugal, Jose Socrates, has been arrested in Lisbon as part of an investigation into money-laundering and bribery.

Posted by on 22 November 2014 | 8:24 am

Balcony collapse victims named

Two Polish men who died after a balcony collapsed in west London on Friday are named as Tomasz Procko, 22, and Karol Szymanski, 29.

Posted by on 22 November 2014 | 8:12 am

The Rotting West

The web's ironic take on what Russians think

Posted by on 21 November 2014 | 9:14 pm

Monsieur Romieu - a 'man of talents'

A French envoy is poisoned - are British diplomats to blame?

Posted by on 21 November 2014 | 6:12 pm

VIDEO: Ukraine uprising: One year on

Services have been held in Ukraine to mark the anniversary of the mass protests which sparked the downfall of former president Viktor Yanukovych.

Posted by on 21 November 2014 | 4:40 pm

Biden warns Russia faces 'isolation'

US Vice-President Joe Biden, on a visit to Kiev, warns Russia of "greater isolation" as Ukraine marks a year since the start of its revolution.

Posted by on 21 November 2014 | 3:11 pm

VIDEO: UK joins Poland in Nato drill

UK troops take part in the largest British armoured exercise in Europe since 2008.

Posted by on 21 November 2014 | 1:22 pm

France's Hollande to visit Guinea

France's President Francois Hollande says he will travel to the West African country of Guinea, one of the worst affected by the Ebola epidemic.

Posted by on 21 November 2014 | 11:52 am

Dutch 'Syria bride' custody extended

A judge in the Netherlands agrees to extend the period police can hold a Dutch teenager who travelled to Syria to marry an Islamist fighter.

Posted by on 21 November 2014 | 9:38 am

Netherlands profile

Provides an overview of the Netherlands, including key events and facts about this European country

Posted by on 21 November 2014 | 6:00 am

VIDEO: Can Russia and the West reconcile?

One year on from the Ukrainian protests which toppled Viktor Yanukovych, John Simpson visits Moscow's Red Square to consider how serious the divide between Moscow and the West has become.

Posted by on 21 November 2014 | 12:11 am

Ukraine's year of chaotic events

Making sense of Ukraine's year of chaotic events

Posted by on 20 November 2014 | 6:29 pm

Spain's richest duchess dies aged 88

The Duchess of Alba, Spain's richest woman and one of its most flamboyant and eccentric figures, has died in Seville aged 88.

Posted by on 20 November 2014 | 4:07 pm

German leftists agree historic deal

Germany's three left-leaning parties agree a historic deal which will see the first far-left state president since the fall of Communism.

Posted by on 20 November 2014 | 10:08 am

VIDEO: Russia 'preparing for sanctions'

The Russian government is studying ways of dealing with possible foreseeable limitations on the export of oil because of a new round of sanctions, the Minister of Economic Development of Russia, Alexei Ulyukayev, has told the BBC.

Posted by on 20 November 2014 | 6:27 am