Environment

Ten survivors located in avalanche-hit Italian hotel

Rescuers search for survivors after massive snow slide buries tourist hotel in Italy.

Weather

First snow in more than a century in Torrevieja, Spain

The Spanish Costa Blanca is white with snow in a rare weather event in the Mediterranean.

Europe

'Many dead' in avalanche-hit Italian hotel after quake

Bodies were found inside the hotel in the central Abruzzo region, media reports say.

Inside Story

Will the new 'Silk Road' be a success?

A freight train arrived at Barking Station in east London, UK, on Wednesday after a 12,000km journey from China.

Europe

The inevitable Trumputin divorce

Why it is not meant to be for Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump.

by Roman Dobrokhotov

Refugees

Dark and smoky shelters for refugees stranded in Serbia

Fearful of deportations at official camps, refugees in Serbia find cover in make-shift shelters.

Europe

Perfidious Albion and Israel-Palestine

British policy towards Palestine reveals a persistent pro-Israeli bias, from Lord Balfour to Theresa May.

by Avi Shlaim

Weather

More snow falls across Mediterranean countries

Much of southern Europe is experiencing its second round of snow in just under two weeks.

Human Rights

Romanians protest against plan to pardon prisoners

Government says move is needed to reduce overcrowded prisons, but opposition allege it will set back anti-graft drive.

Inside Story

Have anti-terror laws gone too far?

Amnesty International suggests basic human rights are being eroded across Europe, perhaps permanently.

Europe

Rome shaken as earthquakes hit central Italy

No reports of casualties as three tremors strike in quick succession across the regions of Abruzzo, Lazio and Marche.

Europe

Sylvana Simons: Racism is accepted in the Netherlands

In a country that prides itself on its supposed inclusiveness, a new political party exposes racism in Dutch society.

Politics

Britain will leave EU single market, says PM

Theresa May announces plans for a clean break from EU bloc and promises that politicians will vote on final Brexit deal.

Europe

Greek MP storms school over refugee classes

Golden Dawn politician and his far-right supporters threaten staff for plans to offer classes to refugee children.

Europe

Germany's top court rejects bid to ban far-right party

Court accepts NPD pursues unconstitutional goals, but says xenophobic outfit is too weak to endanger democracy.