Women may join front line combat

Women may be allowed to fight in British infantry units for the first time, pending a further review by the Ministry of Defence.

Posted by on 19 December 2014 | 8:51 am

Companies face 'bloodbath' in Russia

The chief executive of Renault Nissan says manufacturers in Russia are facing a "bloodbath" because of the plunge in the value of the rouble.

Posted by on 19 December 2014 | 8:23 am

Turkey releases Gulen-linked editor

A court releases a top newspaper editor but says four others must stay in custody as part of a crackdown on support for cleric Fethullah Gulen.

Posted by on 19 December 2014 | 8:08 am

Russia warns US over sanctions bill

Russia has warned that a new US law authorising fresh sanctions against Moscow could damage relations between the two countries "for a long time".

Posted by on 19 December 2014 | 7:07 am

Mayor approves £175m garden bridge

A controversial garden bridge is to be built across the River Thames as the Mayor of London approves the scheme.

Posted by on 19 December 2014 | 6:24 am

VIDEO: What do Germans think of migration?

Germany has more immigrants than the UK and also has divided opinions on migrants heading there.

Posted by on 19 December 2014 | 6:13 am

VIDEO: European political week in 60 seconds

Highlights of the European political week include a new EU budget and road tolls for foreigners on German roads.

Posted by on 19 December 2014 | 5:38 am

VIDEO: Lithuania: Four currencies in 25 years

Lithuania is the latest nation about to join the euro currency as it prepares to swap over from litas.

Posted by on 19 December 2014 | 5:23 am

VIDEO: Farmers burn Merkel effigy at protest

Farmers burn an effigy of German Chancellor Angela Merkel outside the EU Commission building in Brussels during an anti-trade deal protest.

Posted by on 19 December 2014 | 5:12 am

Trade deal protest falls on deaf ears

Protest against EU-US trade deal falls on deaf ears

Posted by on 19 December 2014 | 4:38 am

'Sierra Leone has become part of me'

Emotional departure for Northern Irish football manager

Posted by on 19 December 2014 | 4:25 am

Man crashes car into Spain party HQ

A ruined Spanish businessman drives a car carrying gas cylinders into the front of the governing Popular Party's headquarters in Madrid, police say.

Posted by on 19 December 2014 | 3:48 am

7ft marine reptile fossil beach find

An amateur fossil hunter has unearthed a 7ft skeleton of a carnivorous marine reptile on a beach in south Wales.

Posted by on 19 December 2014 | 3:27 am

EU needs 'long-term' Russia strategy

The European Union needs a "plan for years" towards Russia, Donald Tusk says, chairing his first summit as European Council president.

Posted by on 18 December 2014 | 6:36 pm

De-radicalising Sweden's neo-Nazis

Deradicalising Sweden's neo-Nazis

Posted by on 18 December 2014 | 6:19 pm

Budapest's underground escape craze

The underground escape games taking Hungary by storm

Posted by on 18 December 2014 | 6:01 pm

VIDEO: 'Bravura performance by Putin'

President Vladimir Putin has sought to ease fears over Russia's economy, insisting that the dramatic fall in the rouble will stabilise.

Posted by on 18 December 2014 | 4:41 pm

Luxembourg speaks for the Dutch

How Luxembourg came to represent the Dutch

Posted by on 18 December 2014 | 4:26 pm

Putin's news conference: Five things we learned

Five things we learned from Putin's annual review

Posted by on 18 December 2014 | 4:11 pm

The casualties of Russia's decline

The knock-on effects of Russia's economic troubles

Posted by on 18 December 2014 | 1:03 pm

Aer Lingus rejects bid by BA owner

British Airways owner IAG says that Irish carrier Aer Lingus has rejected its takeover offer.

Posted by on 18 December 2014 | 11:05 am

Morricone regrets Eastwood rejection

Renowned Italian film composer Ennio Morricone tells the BBC's Will Gompertz that he regrets turning down the chance to compose music for Clint Eastwood.

Posted by on 18 December 2014 | 11:03 am

Family pain at wait for MH17 answers

The family of a British man who was among the 298 people killed in July's MH17 air crash have told of their pain at still not knowing what happened.

Posted by on 18 December 2014 | 11:00 am

Is migrant exploitation still rife?

Is UK exploitation of migrant workers still widespread?

Posted by on 18 December 2014 | 9:52 am

EU court gives UK visa direction

The UK cannot block non-EU family members coming to the country from Europe without a travel permit, European judges say.

Posted by on 18 December 2014 | 8:41 am