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BBC News - Europe

BBC News - Europe

The latest stories from the Europe section of the BBC News web site.


07/28/2014 08:47 PM
MH17 jet 'downed by shrapnel'
Security officials in Ukraine say the Malaysia Airlines jet downed in eastern Ukraine suffered an explosive loss of pressure caused by missile shrapnel.
07/28/2014 06:54 PM
Russia plans $50bn Yukos appeal
Russia will appeal against a court decision ordering it to pay the biggest compensation package to date, amounting to $50bn (£29.5bn) in damages.
07/28/2014 05:29 PM
AH5017 pilots 'asked to turn back'
French foreign minister reveals that the pilots of Air Algerie flight AH5017 requested to return to Burkina Faso after hitting bad weather.
07/28/2014 02:59 PM
France offers Iraq Christians asylum
France says it is ready to offer asylum to Iraqi Christians forced to flee by Islamic State militants holding the Iraqi city of Mosul.
07/28/2014 08:57 PM
PM urges 'prompt' Russian sanctions
David Cameron says he and fellow European leaders agree that "strong" economic sanctions should be imposed on Russia as soon as possible.
07/28/2014 06:15 PM
Beauty spots still at fracking 'risk'
Government guidance that fracking licences can only be issued for beauty spots in "exceptional circumstances" receives a mixed response from campaigners.
07/28/2014 02:47 PM
Gecko sex satellite back in touch
Fears recede over the fate of a Russian space satellite carrying gecko lizards as part of a sex experiment, after ground control restores contact.
07/28/2014 12:15 PM
Russia offers $110,000 Tor bounty
Russia offers 3.9m roubles ($110,000; £65,000) in a contest for ways to crack the identities of users of the Tor network.
07/28/2014 10:22 PM
Lloyds fined £218m over Libor
Lloyds Banking Group is fined £218m for "serious misconduct" relating to key interest rates including Libor.
07/27/2014 06:05 PM
Nibali seals Tour de France win
Italy's Vincenzo Nibali wraps up his first victory in the three-week race as Marcel Kittel wins the final stage in Paris.
07/27/2014 04:29 PM
Costa Concordia ends final voyage
The wreck of the Italian cruise ship Costa Concordia enters the port of Genoa for scrapping after a lengthy salvage operation.
07/28/2014 08:33 AM
Parents' joy as 13-year-old wins bronze
The parents of 13-year-old swimmer Erraid Davies speak of their pride after her Commonwealth Games bronze.
07/28/2014 03:28 PM
VIDEO: Turkish PM scores football hat-trick
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has scored three goals in an exhibition match to open a new stadium in Istanbul.
07/24/2014 11:21 AM
Alstom charged with corruption
Alston Network, a UK subsidiary of the giant French engineering group Alstom, has been charged with corruption by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO).
07/24/2014 11:07 AM
Spanish unemployment below 25%
The unemployment rate in Spain falls below 25% for the first time in two years, as the economy begins to grow.
07/15/2014 04:42 PM
VIDEO: European Parliament
MEPs approve Jean-Claude Juncker as President of the European Commission.
06/12/2014 10:48 AM
Albania profile
Provides an overview of Albania, including key events and facts about this European country
05/01/2014 03:53 PM
Andorra country profile
Provides an overview of Andorra, including key events and facts.
04/26/2014 08:45 AM
Armenia country profile
Provides an overview of Armenia, including key events and facts about this eastern European country
10/01/2013 10:46 AM
Austria country profile
Provides an overview of Austria, including key events and facts about this European country.
10/18/2013 02:16 PM
Azerbaijan country profile
Provides an overview of Azerbaijan, including key events and facts.
04/02/2014 01:22 PM
Belarus country profile
Provides an overview of Belarus, including key events and facts about this east European country
05/20/2014 02:14 PM
Belgium country profile
Provides an overview of Belgium, including key events and facts about this European country
05/21/2014 11:12 AM
Bosnia-Herzegovina
Provides an overview of Bosnia, including key events and facts about this European country which used to form part of Yugoslavia.
07/24/2014 12:16 PM
Bulgaria country profile
Provides an overview of Bulgaria, including key events and facts about this eastern European country
05/08/2014 01:15 PM
Croatia country profile
Provides an overview of Croatia, including key events and facts about this European country which used to be part of Yugoslavia
03/11/2014 03:26 PM
Cyprus profile
Provides an overview of Cyprus, including key events and facts about this bitterly divided island.
01/29/2014 02:40 PM
Czech Republic profile
Provides an overview of the Czech Republic, including key events and facts about this European country which was part of the former Czechoslovakia.
05/01/2014 04:09 PM
Denmark country profile
Provides an overview of Denmark, including key events and facts about this European country
06/04/2014 03:59 PM
Estonia country profile
Provides an overview of Estonia, including key events and facts about this small country on the Baltic sea
06/25/2014 04:29 PM
Finland country profile
Provides an overview of Finland, including key events and facts about this northern European country.
07/03/2014 02:30 PM
France country profile
Provides an overview of France, including key events and facts about this European country.
05/05/2014 04:30 PM
Georgia country profile
Provides an overview of Georgia, including key events and facts
05/22/2014 11:10 AM
Germany country profile
Provides an overview of Germany, including key events and facts about this European country
06/10/2014 04:45 PM
Greece country profile
Provides an overview of Greece, including key events and facts about this European country
04/10/2014 11:34 AM
Hungary country profile
Provides an overview of Hungary, including key events and facts about this eastern European country
05/01/2014 03:37 PM
Iceland country profile
Provides an overview of Iceland, including key events and facts
04/10/2014 02:22 PM
Ireland country profile
Concise information about Ireland and its people, including figures for area, population, main languages, religions, exports, and more.
02/27/2014 02:47 PM
Italy country profile
Provides an overview of Italy, including key events and facts about this European country
04/10/2014 02:56 PM
Latvia profile
Provides an overview of Latvia, including key events and facts about this country which lies on the Baltic Sea
11/05/2013 03:17 PM
Liechtenstein country profile
Provides an overview of Liechtenstein, including key events and facts about this tiny European country
05/14/2014 03:31 PM
Lithuania country profile
Provides an overview of Lithuania, including key events and facts about this small country on the Baltic Sea
12/12/2013 10:21 AM
Luxembourg country profile
Provides an overview of Luxembourg, including key events and facts about this tiny but very wealthy European country
06/23/2014 10:59 AM
Macedonia country profile
Provides an overview of Macedonia, including key events and facts about this European country
01/31/2014 12:25 PM
Malta country profile
Provides an overview of Malta, including key events and facts about this small island state in the Mediterranean Sea
03/20/2014 11:56 AM
Moldova country profile
Provides an overview of Moldova, including key events and facts about this small eastern European country
05/14/2014 10:16 AM
Monaco country profile
Provides an overview of Monaco, including key events and facts about tiny kingdom on the Mediterranean Sea
01/31/2014 12:27 PM
Montenegro country profile
Provides an overview of Montenegro, including key events and facts about this Mediterranean country which used to be part of the former Yugoslavia
06/10/2014 12:22 PM
Netherlands profile
Provides an overview of the Netherlands, including key events and facts about this European country
06/10/2014 03:20 PM
Norway profile
Provides an overview of Norway, including key events and facts about this north European country
04/02/2014 02:23 PM
Poland country profile
Provides an overview of Poland, including key events and facts about this European country
11/27/2013 10:33 AM
Portugal profile
Provides an overview of Portugal, including key events and facts about this European country
06/25/2014 02:22 PM
Romania profile
Provides an overview of Romania, including key events and facts about this European country
05/21/2014 11:50 AM
Russia country profile
Provides an overview of Russia, including key events and facts about this major world power
05/14/2014 11:50 AM
San Marino country profile
Provides an overview of San Marino, including key events and facts about this tiny European country
05/07/2014 02:43 PM
Serbia country profile
Provides an overview of Serbia, including key events and facts about this European country which used to be part of Yugoslavia
03/18/2014 02:53 PM
Slovakia country profile
Provides an overview of Slovakia, including key events and facts about this European country
07/15/2014 01:32 PM
Slovenia country profile
Provides an overview of Slovenia, including key events and facts about this European country which used to be part of Yugoslavia
06/02/2014 10:09 AM
Spain country profile
Provides an overview of Spain, including key events and facts about this tropical island off India's southern tip.
05/08/2014 03:46 PM
Sweden country profile
Provides an overview of Sweden, including key events and facts about this European country.
02/09/2014 07:46 PM
Switzerland country profile
Provides an overview of Switzerland, including key events and facts about this European country
05/15/2014 09:32 AM
Turkey country profile
Provides an overview of Turkey, including key events and facts about this country which straddles Europe and Asia
05/22/2014 02:42 PM
Ukraine country profile
Provides an overview of Ukraine, including key events and facts about Europe's second biggest country
04/10/2014 04:50 PM
United Kingdom country profile
Provides an overview of the United Kingdom, including key events and facts about this European country
03/14/2014 03:24 PM
Vatican country profile
Provides an overview of the Vatican, including key events and facts about the world's smallest independent state
06/03/2014 02:50 PM
Abkhazia profile
A profile of Abkhazia, which declared itself independent but which Georgia considers a break-away region
11/22/2011 11:39 AM
Regions and territories: Ajaria
An overview of Ajaria including key facts, political leaders and notes on the media
08/14/2013 04:43 PM
Catalonia profile - Overview
Provides an overview of Catalonia, including key events and facts about this culturally and politically distinct region of Spain.
04/28/2011 09:31 AM
Regions and territories: Ceuta, Melilla
A profile of the Spanish north African enclaves of Ceuta and Melilla
10/05/2013 08:00 AM
Channel Islands profile
An overview of the Channel Islands, which are possessions of the British Crown and have independent administrations
03/18/2014 04:36 PM
Chechnya profile
Provides an overview, key facts and history of this Russian republic which was the scene of a major separatist conflict in the 1990s
01/10/2012 02:24 PM
Regions and territories: Corsica
An overview of Corsica including key facts and notes on the media
03/22/2014 10:59 AM
Crimea profile
Provides and overview, basic facts and key events for the semi-autonomous region of Ukraine
10/05/2013 08:23 AM
Dagestan profile - Overview
Provides an overview of Dagestan, including key events and facts about this diverse and volatile republic in Russia's North Caucasus.
10/05/2013 08:46 AM
Faroe Islands profile
Provides an overview, basic facts and key events for this island belonging of Denmark
04/02/2014 03:07 PM
Gibraltar profile
Provides and overview of Gibraltar, plus key facts and dates for this British territory which is claimed by Spain
01/01/2014 11:12 AM
Greenland profile
Provides an overview of Greenland, including key events and facts about this Danish dependent territory
10/17/2013 01:57 PM
Ingushetia profile - Overview
Provides an overview of Ingushetia, including key events and facts about this republic in Russia's North Caucasus.
10/05/2013 09:01 AM
Isle of Man profile
Provides an overview of the Isle of Man, including key events and facts about this wealthy possession of the British Crown
10/05/2013 11:51 AM
Kabardino-Balkaria profile
Provides an overview, basic information and key events for this Russian republic
10/05/2013 11:56 AM
Kaliningrad profile
Provides an overview, basic facts and key events for this Russian exclave
11/29/2011 09:56 AM
Regions and territories: Kalmykia
Key facts, dates and events
10/05/2013 11:56 AM
Karachay-Cherkessia profile
Provides an overview, basic facts and key dates for this Russian republic
07/17/2014 10:30 AM
Kosovo profile
Provides an overview, basic facts and key events for this territory which unilaterally declared independence from Serbia in 2008
10/05/2013 12:10 PM
Nagorno-Karabakh profile
Provides an overview, basic facts and key events in this break-away republic completely surrounded by Azerbaijan
10/05/2013 01:04 PM
North Ossetia profile
Provides and overview, basic facts and key events for this territory
10/17/2013 01:23 PM
South Ossetia profile
Provides and overview, basic facts and key events for this territory which has claimed independence from Georgia
03/20/2014 12:12 PM
Trans-Dniester profile
Provides and overview, basic facts and key events for this break-away region which has proclaimed independence from Moldova
07/28/2014 07:13 PM
VIDEO: Fighting near MH17 crash site
Fresh fighting, close to where the Malaysia Airlines jet went down in Ukraine, has prevented international monitors from accessing the crash site for the second day in a row.
07/27/2014 09:38 PM
VIDEO: Heavy fighting in eastern Ukraine
There are reports of heavy fighting in eastern Ukraine, close to the site where Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 crashed.
07/26/2014 08:56 PM
VIDEO: Clashes at Paris pro-Palestinian demo
French police fired tear gas as clashes broke out at a banned pro-Palestinian demonstration on Saturday, as thousands defied a ban on the protest.
07/25/2014 04:57 PM
VIDEO: Sloviansk: Going back to ruined house
Many residents of Sloviansk are now returning home, after pro-Russian insurgents were pushed out of the eastern Ukrainian city at the beginning of July.
07/25/2014 02:42 PM
VIDEO: New MH17 debris found in woods
Crash investigators have found large pieces of the crashed Malaysia Airlines MH17 plane in a wood near the main crash site.
07/25/2014 05:00 AM
VIDEO: Dutch PM: 'Polite' talk with Putin
Dutch PM Mark Rutte tells the BBC those responsible for the deaths of passengers of Malaysia Airways flight MH17 will 'not escape justice'.
07/24/2014 10:01 PM
VIDEO: Close-up: MH17 crash investigation
MH17 crash investigation expected to be long and complex in attempt to piece together exactly what happened.
07/24/2014 06:34 PM
VIDEO: MH17 crash scene still unsecured
A week after Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 came down in Ukraine, the crash site has yet to be secured raising concerns that vital evidence will be lost.
07/28/2014 07:25 AM
MH17 crash: The 298 who perished
The 298 men, women and children who perished
07/28/2014 11:29 PM
The prisoners who grew 33,000 lettuces
The prisoners who grew 33,000 lettuces
07/29/2014 01:35 AM
Gabriel Prokofiev debuts concerto
Gabriel Prokofiev debuts WW1 concerto
07/28/2014 06:31 PM
Are Ukraine's rebels fighting a 1920s war?
Are Ukraine's 2014 rebels fighting a war from the 1920s?
07/28/2014 10:36 AM
Anti-Semitism comes back to haunt Europe
New wave of hostility to Jews alarms European leaders
07/28/2014 05:26 PM
Tomorrowland music festival makes global impact
Fans throng Belgian town for Tomorrowland music event
07/27/2014 11:31 PM
Germany's super-shy super-rich
Why do Germany's super-rich so often keep their heads down?
07/27/2014 11:01 PM
The bakery in the middle of a desert
Why two Spanish sisters started a bakery in a desert
07/26/2014 11:02 PM
The cellar that still holds Goering's wine
The underground vault that still holds Goering's wine collection
07/26/2014 11:27 PM
Iran students face expulsion from Norway over sanctions
How sanctions are hurting Iranian science students in Norway
07/25/2014 11:21 PM
The most important battle you've probably never heard of
The most important battle you have probably never heard of
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