Europe

Blast in southern Turkey 'hits military'

A Turkish military convoy has been hit by an explosion in south-eastern Turkey, local media reports. The blast happened on a highway between the towns of Diyarbakır and Bingol with casualties reported. While details of…


'Crunch time' for Cameron's EU hopes

Image copyright Reuters David Cameron’s bid to win backing for his EU reforms has reached “crunch time”, a UK government official says. The prime minister heads for a Brussels summit later hoping to agree a…


Why Azaz is so important for Turkey

Image copyright AP Image caption Turkey’s prime minister has vowed that it will not allow Azaz to fall to the Kurds Turkey is facing mounting criticism for shelling Kurdish forces across the border in northern…


Living and loving on Ukraine's front line

It’s a year since an agreement was signed in Minsk that was supposed to end the fighting in eastern Ukraine. But the fighting continues – and civilians continue to suffer. The BBC’s Fergal Keane went…


Austria sets asylum claims cap

Image copyright EPA Image caption Austria is part of the main route for migrants bound for northern Europe Austria will impose a daily quota on asylum claims and limit the flux of migrants travelling through…


Blast hits Ankara military building

Injuries reported after large explosion at military dormitory in Turkish capital Ankara This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh the page for the fullest version. If…


RAF sent to intercept Russian bombers

Image copyright MOD RAF Typhoons have been scrambled to intercept two Russian bombers heading towards UK airspace, the Ministry of Defence has said. The incident is currently ongoing, a spokeswoman said. The UK’s airspace extends…


Russia sues Ukraine over $3bn debt

Image copyright AFP Image caption The countries have engaged in an economic warfare that has included disputes over gas supplies Russia has filed a lawsuit against Ukraine at London’s High Court over a $3bn (£2.1bn)…


France's FN raided in EU fraud probe

Image copyright AFP/Getty Image caption Investigators want to know if Marine Le Pen’s party misused European Parliament funds The headquarters of the French far-right Front National (FN) party have been raided as part of an…


Greece rejects 'EU lies' over borders

Image copyright AP Image caption Arrival at Lesbos: Rough winter weather has not dissuaded migrants Greece’s migration minister has accused fellow EU countries of hypocrisy and lying about Greece’s handling of the huge migrant influx…