NATO members and partners have begun large-scale aerial drills in northern Europe. The exercises take place against the backdrop of terse language between the western allliance and Russia over Ukraine's conflict.
Andrzej Duda, Poland’s new president, is young, smart, dynamic – and relatively unknown. But he has a well-known backer: Jaroslaw Kaczynski, the conservative head of the Law and Justice Party.
Foreign affairs politician Karl-Georg Wellmann has been stopped from entering Russia, where he was to take part in talks on "the future of Ukraine". The move is "unacceptable," the German Foreign Ministry says.
Switzerland has begun online publication of names of foreigners and foreign firms wanted in tax probes by their countries of origin, including Germany. American citizens are identified only by their initials.
Spain's "Indignados" have battered the ruling right-wingers and the second place centrists. Protest factions topped the vote in Barcelona and shattered the Popular Party's majority in Madrid.
Andrzej Duda has won Poland's presidential runoff. The right-winger trumped the incumbent centrist, Bronislaw Komorowski, with promises of change and generous social spending.
David Cameron has given an outline of who may vote in a referendum on Britain's EU membership. The prime minister has opted for rules that exclude most voters from the 28-nation bloc who live in the UK.
The right-wing candidate Andrzej Duda has won Poland's runoff election. Two weeks ago, 62-year-old incumbent Bronislaw Komoworwski had seemed a shoo-in for a second five-year term.
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Megan Williams reports from Catania on the moral outrage in Italy regarding the migrant crisis.
Guy Hedgecoe reports from the Spanish enclave of Ceuta about attempts to enter the EU from there.
France ticked off over smacking policy