Crowds flock to leftist Madrid rally

Tens of thousands of people attend a rally in central Madrid by radical leftists Podemos, as they look to build on Syriza's recent victory in Greece.

Posted by on 31 January 2015 | 12:42 pm

VIDEO: Dutch reporters film 'gunman' incident

Police in the Netherlands say a man who forced his way into a studio of Dutch news broadcaster NOS with a fake gun has no known links to terrorist organisations.

Posted by on 31 January 2015 | 9:49 am

'Dozens killed' in Ukraine fighting

At least 40 people, including soldiers and civiliains, are reported to have died in eastern Ukraine as ceasefire talks begin in the capital of Belarus.

Posted by on 31 January 2015 | 9:02 am

Blaze wrecks Moscow public library

A blaze rages for more than 17 hours at one of Russia's largest public libraries, destroying parts of the building.

Posted by on 31 January 2015 | 8:59 am

Merkel rules out Greek debt relief

German Chancellor Angela Merkel rejects any cancellation of Greece's debt, saying banks and creditors have already made substantial cuts.

Posted by on 31 January 2015 | 8:05 am

Italy MPs elect judge as president

Italy's parliament elects judge Sergio Mattarella as the country's president, on a third day of voting for the largely ceremonial post.

Posted by on 31 January 2015 | 6:39 am

German ex-President Weizsaecker dies

German former President Richard von Weizsaecker, whose two terms in office spanned reunification, dies at the age of 94.

Posted by on 31 January 2015 | 6:00 am

Rediscovered pictures from Spanish Civil War

New museum reveals trove of pictures from Spanish Civil War

Posted by on 31 January 2015 | 3:42 am

Ireland's heroine who had sex in her baby's tomb

Why Ireland's heroine had sex in her baby son's tomb

Posted by on 31 January 2015 | 12:02 am

Democracy without women? Spanish women angry about Greek cabinet

Spanish feminists criticise male-dominated Greek cabinet

Posted by on 30 January 2015 | 7:49 pm

The huddled masses besieging Fortress Calais

Why people who once had good jobs are living in despair

Posted by on 30 January 2015 | 6:14 pm

VIDEO: Maud Gonne's attempt to reincarnate son

In late 1893, Irish nationalist and WB Yeats's muse Maud Gonne attempted to reincarnate her deceased two year-old son, through an act of sexual intercourse next to the dead infant's tomb.

Posted by on 30 January 2015 | 6:06 pm

Russian drug cheat keeps world title

Russian drug cheat Tatyana Chernova has her results annulled from 2009-2011 but keeps world title she won from Jessica Ennis.

Posted by on 30 January 2015 | 5:50 pm

VIDEO: 'Icy body language' at Greek talks

Greece's new left-wing finance minister says his government will not negotiate over the Greek bailout conditions with the "troika" team from the EU and IMF.

Posted by on 30 January 2015 | 3:59 pm

Greece shuns debt talks with troika

Greece's new finance minister snubs his main eurozone counterpart, saying Athens will not negotiate over debts with the EU-IMF troika.

Posted by on 30 January 2015 | 3:01 pm

Putin ally to build bridge to Crimea

A Russian contract for building a $3bn bridge to Crimea goes to a firm controlled by a close friend of Vladimir Putin who is under Western sanctions.

Posted by on 30 January 2015 | 1:45 pm

Nokia name row with London start-up

Nokia has threatened legal action against a UK start-up over the use of the word "HERE".

Posted by on 30 January 2015 | 10:59 am

Russia cuts interest rates to 15%

Russia has cut its main interest rate from 17% to 15% because inflation "is stabilising".

Posted by on 30 January 2015 | 6:44 am

Dutch TV intruder: 'No terror link'

A man who forced his way into a studio of Dutch news broadcaster NOS with a fake gun has no known links to terrorist organisations, police say.

Posted by on 30 January 2015 | 6:35 am

Eurozone deflation gathers pace

Eurozone deflation deepens in January, as prices fall by 0.6% compared with last year, pushed down by lower oil prices.

Posted by on 30 January 2015 | 6:10 am

Srebrenica massacre verdicts upheld

The former Yugoslavia war crimes tribunal upholds convictions against five men for their role in the 1995 Srebrenica massacre.

Posted by on 30 January 2015 | 6:10 am

'Be wary of those who do not eat baguettes'

French government's extremism message mocked

Posted by on 30 January 2015 | 5:39 am

Ukraine civilians stranded as shells pound Debaltseve

Ukrainian civilians stranded in battle for Debaltseve

Posted by on 30 January 2015 | 4:24 am

The tennis entourage can pay its way

Why it pays for players to have an entourage

Posted by on 30 January 2015 | 3:23 am

VIDEO: Mali welcomes Paris attack 'hero'

The shop assistant who saved many customers' lives during the siege of the Jewish supermarket in Paris earlier this month has been given a hero's welcome in his native country Mali.

Posted by on 29 January 2015 | 10:44 pm