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Catalonia independence: Spain pushes to remove leaders


Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy says the Catalan parliament's powers will be curbed and elections held.

Man arrested after knife attack in Munich


Police say no motive has been established for the attack, which lightly wounded four passers-by.

Czech election: Billionaire Andrej Babis poised to win


Andrej Babis's party, ANO (Yes), is leading opinion polls but is not expected to secure a majority.

EU paves way for UK trade talks to begin


EU leaders say there is not enough progress to start trade talks yet, but they hope to begin in December.

Roma charged by Uefa for fans 'monkey chants' at Antonio Rudiger


Roma are charged by Uefa after some of their fans were heard making "monkey chants" towards Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger.

EU considers reducing $5bn accession aid to Turkey


Turkey is receiving the money to raise its public institutions to EU standards.

Ibrahim Halawa freed from jail in Egypt


The Irishman was acquitted of all charges in Egypt over a month ago but his release was delayed.

World Cup 2018: Sepp Blatter will accept Vladimir Putin's invitation to Russia


Former Fifa president Sepp Blatter says he will accept an invitation to the World Cup from Russia leader Vladimir Putin.

Tech firms to remove extremist posts within hours


Firms such as Facebook and Twitter have agreed to do more to remove extremist content within hours of it being posted.

Florence church tourist killed by falling stone fragment


Spanish tourist dies after being struck by falling stone fragment at Florence's Santa Croce basilica.

Daphne Caruana Galizia: Malta journalist killed by 'remotely detonated' bomb


Officials discuss initial results of an inquiry into the killing of an investigative reporter.

French cinema legend Danielle Darrieux dies aged 100


The girl who got her first film role at 14 was still working at the age of 99.

Putin weighs in on Trump's performance as US president


The Russian president took aim at the US political system when asked about Trump's "unpredictability".

The woman without legs who became an equestrian champion


Angelika Trabert's won 24 medals - six at the Paralympics. When not riding, she works as an anaesthetist.

Brexit talks: Michel Barnier focuses on three things


The EU's chief Brexit negotiator has consistently called for agreement on these three things before talks go on.

Heseltine: Brexit manoeuvring 'makes me weep'


Lord Heseltine tells BBC Newsnight that the more unpopular Brexit becomes, the higher the probability of a Labour government.

Positive noises


It is no surprise EU leaders sought to put a positive spin on negotiations, writes Laurence Peter.

A populist billionaire


The populist anti-immigration candidate who could become Czech Republic's next prime minister.

The Brit in Tbilisi


The ex-librarian from London moved to Georgia five years ago and is running for office in Tbilisi.

'Death Island'


British soldiers opened the first concentration camp in Russia in 1918, during World War One. To locals it was known as "Death Island".

'No deal' Brexit


Reporters covering the EU summit in Brussels share how their countries see a "no deal" Brexit.

Hotel hell


Spain's tourism sector may be booming, but hotel cleaners are getting as little as ?700 a month.

Unionists v separatists


What are the views of Catalans on both sides of the argument?

Theatre of horror


Chechen rebels seized a packed theatre in central Moscow and took hundreds of people hostage for two days.

Anti-corruption warrior


The murder of Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia is seen as an attack on democracy.

Age of the Wunderkind


Austria's Sebastian Kurz is just 31 - but he is not the first "Wunderkind" in modern politics.

Beaten and humiliated


Maxim Lapunov says he spent 12 days in a blood-soaked cell, beaten, threatened and humiliated.

Reality Check


Brexiters says there is no legal obligation for the UK to pay anything to leave the EU.

Lessons from Catalonia


The crisis in Spain's Catalonia region is being closely watched in Nigeria and Cameroon, where secessionist movements have been stepping up campaigns for independence.

Mata Hari


Remembering Mata Hari, 100 years after her execution by firing squad

Separate zones


Women-only carriages have been trialled around the world, but do they work?

Bombardier to partner Airbus on C-Series jets


The European aerospace firm is to take a majority stake in Bombardier's C-Series jet project.

EasyJet and Lufthansa make offers for parts of Alitalia


The failing Italian airline has received seven offers from interested companies.