Clegg: Lib Dems must fight EU myths

Nick Clegg pits his party's "optimism and openness" against the "fears and falsehoods" of isolationists at the launch of the Lib Dem campaign for the European elections.

Posted by on 24 April 2014 | 8:16 am

Ukraine move draws Putin threat

Ukrainian commandos advance on the separatist stronghold of Sloviansk in the country's east, as Russia's President Putin warns of "consequences".

Posted by on 24 April 2014 | 8:11 am

Ecclestone denies bribery in Germany

Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone denies charges of bribery at the start of his trial in Munich and says he will fight to clear his name.

Posted by on 24 April 2014 | 7:54 am

Cornish granted UK minority status

Cornish people will be granted minority status under European rules for the protection of national minorities.

Posted by on 24 April 2014 | 7:16 am

Police make Syria plea to UK women

British counter-terrorism police chiefs make an unprecedented appeal to Muslim women to persuade their relatives against travelling to Syria to fight in the civil war.

Posted by on 24 April 2014 | 7:13 am

Alstom shares jump on GE bid report

Shares in French engineering company Alstom jump after a report that US multinational General Electric is in talks to buy Alstom for $13bn.

Posted by on 24 April 2014 | 5:18 am

Match-fixer arrested in Finland

Convicted football match-fixer Wilson Raj Perumal is being held by Finnish police on an international arrest warrant, officials say.

Posted by on 24 April 2014 | 5:05 am

Banksy street works to be auctioned

A collection of street art works by Banksy, removed from walls, is to go on display at a London hotel before being sold at auction.

Posted by on 24 April 2014 | 3:34 am

Europe braces for first vote since crash

Eurosceptic voter backlash – how big could it be?

Posted by on 24 April 2014 | 12:35 am

A tale of two Europes

Hamburg's experience versus Marseille's ahead of EU polls

Posted by on 24 April 2014 | 12:29 am

Czech deer still avoid Iron Curtain

A new study has found that deer on the border between the Czech Republic and old West Germany still stick to their sides despite the barrier having vanished long ago.

Posted by on 23 April 2014 | 12:56 pm

Portugal's return to bond market fuels recovery hopes

But success in the markets won't placate protesters

Posted by on 23 April 2014 | 12:04 pm

Turkey: Armenia killings 'inhumane'

Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan offers condolences for the first time for the mass killings of Armenians under Ottoman rule during WWI.

Posted by on 23 April 2014 | 11:59 am

Russian Duma passes film swearing ban

Russia's lower house passes a bill banning swearing from films, music and other works of art.

Posted by on 23 April 2014 | 10:41 am

VIDEO: Andy Murray in tears at Stirling award

Tennis star Andy Murray has been awarded the freedom of Stirling in a ceremony which made the Wimbledon champion break down in tears.

Posted by on 23 April 2014 | 8:55 am

EU in slow progress on deficit cuts

EU member countries have cut new government borrowing, but total debt continues to rise, European Commission figures show.

Posted by on 23 April 2014 | 7:03 am

Poster wars breaking out across Europe

Fear, hope, shock or fun - election posters across Europe

Posted by on 23 April 2014 | 5:36 am

Blair warns West over radical Islam

Tony Blair warns Western leaders they must put aside their differences with Russia over Ukraine to focus on the threat of Islamic extremism.

Posted by on 23 April 2014 | 4:22 am

Shakespeare 'a cultural icon' abroad

William Shakespeare is the UK's greatest cultural icon, according to the results of an international survey released to mark the 450th anniversary of his birth.

Posted by on 22 April 2014 | 7:47 pm

Novartis in $16bn GSK division deal

Novartis and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), two of the world's leading drugmakers, strike a multi-billion-dollar deal to join forces and reshape their businesses.

Posted by on 22 April 2014 | 9:38 am

AUDIO: Migrant birds 'shot as trophies'

Wildlife expert Chris Packham and Sergei Golovkin from Malta's Wild Birds Regulation Unit discuss the number of illegal bird hunters operating in Malta.

Posted by on 22 April 2014 | 5:13 am

VIDEO: How does MEP expenses system work?

Ben Wright reports on how a lack of transparency in the European Parliament's allowances system leaves it open to abuse by members.

Posted by on 22 April 2014 | 3:42 am

Black Briton aims to be Estonian MEP

British journalist hopes to become Estonian MEP

Posted by on 21 April 2014 | 7:45 pm

Rome's international community of the dead

An international community of the dead in Italy's capital

Posted by on 21 April 2014 | 7:14 pm

Will the wind in Spain blow slower?

The wind energy sector blowing hot and cold

Posted by on 21 April 2014 | 6:19 pm