Europe

Italy's rich northern regions seek greater autonomy

Lombardy and Veneto vote in a non-binding referendums to gain more control over its financial affairs.

War & Conflict

Abkhaz-Syrians return to homeland on Europe's edge

When the Syrian war began, the government of Abkhazia moved to bring ethnically Abkhaz-Syrians back to their homeland.

Syrians build new lives in post-conflict Abkhazia

Europe

First Brexit and Catalonia, now Italy holds autonomy referendum

Italy's wealthy northern regions of Lombardy and Veneto are going to vote on whether to take more control over their own affairs. The result of the ballots will not be binding.

Politics

Billionaire wins Czech election in landslide

Babis ran a campaign on opposition to refugee immigration and against closer European Union integration.

Czech election: Landslide for Andrej Babis' ANO

Catalonia

'We have no fear': 450,000 rally against Spain takeover

Hundreds of thousands amass in Barcelona after Spanish government announces plan to sack Catalonia's separatist leaders.

Germany

Several wounded in Munich stabbing spree

One suspect arrested after knife attack in southern German city leaves several people injured.

Munich police: Several wounded in stabbing spree

Europe

Spain to suspend Catalonia's leaders

PM Rajoy's cabinet moves to suspend Catalonia's separatist government and calls for fresh elections in the region.

Spain to suspend Catalonia's leaders, call elections

Brexit

Theresa May pushes for trade negotiations in Brexit talks

The British prime minister has told European Union leaders in Brussels that they do not need to worry about the UK's financial obligations to Brexit.

Arts & Culture

British Library celebrates 20 years of Harry Potter

It has been 20 years since the world fell under the spell of boy wizard, Harry Potter.

War & Conflict

Week in pictures: From Somalia blast to Diwali festival

A photo roundup of some of last week's key events, including demonstrations in Barcelona and the fall of Raqqa.

Week in pictures: From Somalia blast to Diwali festival

Inside Story

What is next for the Catalan separatists?

Spain says it will take away Catalonia's autonomy as region's leader ignores deadline to abandon secession plans.

Europe

Norwegian women's football team becomes first to score equal pay

The Norwegian women's football team has become the first female national team to receive the same pay deal as their male counterparts.

Catalonia

Spain prepares to suspend Catalonia's autonomy over secession bid

The Spanish central government in Madrid is preparing to suspend Catalonia's autonomy after Catalan leaders ignored a final deadline to drop secession plans.

Media

'Not afraid': Malta reporters unite after brutal murder

Hundreds of news industry workers gather outside parliament to protest killing of top investigative journalist.

Malta reporters unite after Caruana Galizia murder