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Germany

Germany may tighten border with France, Switzerland

The German government is considering reintroducing border controls with France and Switzerland to curb undocumented immigration, but after 20 years without, many businesses oppose the move.

Special series

Slavery Routes: For All the Gold in the World

To expand their wealth, the Portuguese set up the slave trade, in which Africa was the centre.

Europe

Calls for release of Russian teenage girls arrested for extremism

The two girls were arrested under Russia's far-reaching extremism laws, but their lawyer argues that they were set up.

Italy

Italy bridge: 39 dead as rescuers search for survivors

Prosecutors launch investigation after Genoa's bridge collapse as search teams comb through the rubble for victims.

United Kingdom

Jailed Bahraini's son on hunger strike outside embassy

Son of opposition leader Hassan Mushaima enters third week of hunger strike, saying his father is denied healthcare.

Jailed Bahraini politician's son extends hunger strike protest

United Kingdom

Does Labour have an anti-Semitism problem?

Britons speak out about the anti-Semitism storm that has engulfed the UK's main opposition Labour Party.

Does Labour have an anti-Semitism problem?

Italy

'I heard a rumble, then I fell. My truck is buried'

Search for survivors after Morandi bridge collapses in northwest Italy, killing and injuring dozens as vehicles plunged.

Turkey

Sun, sea and single-sex beaches: Turkey's halal tourism boom

Muslim-friendly resorts witness a surge in business as demand for getaways that comply with Islamic law rises.

Sun, sea and single-sex beaches: Turkey's halal tourism boom

Europe

Radio for refugees: Show provides information on asylum

In Paris, a community radio station called Stalingrad Connection aims to help refugees living in France, offering them a mix of news and information for asylum-seekers in several languages including Arabic and English.

Humanitarian crises

Spain, Portugal accept more rejected Aquarius refugees

France, Germany and Luxembourg also to take in some on board rescue ship, after it was refused by Italy and Malta.

Spain, Portugal to accept more rejected Aquarius refugees

United Kingdom

Car crash outside UK's parliament treated as terrorist attack

At least three people were injured after a vehicle drove at cyclists and pedestrians near the UK's Houses of Parliament.

Inside Story

Will the Caspian Sea deal hold?

Five countries have agreed to share resources of the oil-rich, but landlocked, Caspian Sea.

Will the Caspian Sea deal hold?

Human Rights

Migrant boat on standby as Italy asks the UK to take it in

The Aquarius picked up the people in two separate operations and is now in international waters between Italy and Malta.

Migrant boat on standby as Italy asks the UK to take it in

United Kingdom

UK rolls out strategy to end rough sleeping by 2027

Charities welcome move but call on government to do more to tackle the causes of homelessness.

UK rolls out strategy to end rough sleeping by 2027

Opinion

VS Naipaul: Colonialism in fact, fiction, and the flesh

Naipaul personified what European colonialism, racist to the very core of its logic, had done to his and to our world.

Hamid Dabashi

by Hamid Dabashi

Hamid Dabashi