Europe

Insects in decline: Pesticides killing off pollinators

Biologists warn that insects are vital for the entire food chain and their mass extinction will directly affect the future of humanity.

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The steel town at the centre of Britain's Brexit identity crisis

British Steel’s potential collapse has become a national event in which people see their political prophecies affirmed.

The steel town at the centre of Britain's Brexit identity crisis

Europe

Denmark's Social Democrat leader forms new leftist government

Social Democrats will form a government after reaching a deal with left and centre-left parties, weeks after election.

Denmark's Social Democrat leader forms new leftist government

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Ireland, Scotland and Iceland vie for fishing rights

Between Rockall and a hard plaice: Fishing rights are at the centre of a post-Brexit fight for maritime territory.

Fish fight: Nations' maritime melee over post-Brexit rights

Sport

Meet the 'Greek Freak': 7 things to know about NBA MVP

The 24-year-old Milwaukee Bucks star has won Most Valuable Player honours at the annual NBA Awards.

Seven things to know about NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo

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UK suspends new arms export licences to Saudi-led coalition

UK Court of Appeal ruled last week that arms sales to Saudi Arabia and its allies fighting in Yemen were unlawful.

UK suspends new arms export licences to Saudi-led coalition

Democracy

Will Albania abandon democracy?

Elections are set for June 30 but an escalating political crisis could derail the vote.

Will Albania abandon democracy?

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Albania's challenge: Rural counties left behind

Rural areas near the Montenegro border complain of government neglect - or worse - that makes their survival difficult.

Crime

Manhunt for Italian mafia boss who escaped Uruguayan prison

Morabito - dubbed 'the king of cocaine' - was one of Italy's most-wanted men and had been on the run for 23 years.

Manhunt for Italian mafia boss who escaped Uruguayan prison

Europe

Boris Johnson under pressure in UK prime minister race

Protesters opposed to Heathrow expansion are wondering whether Johnson remains committed to supporting them, another in a series of questions plaguing the Conservative candidate.

Sport

Italy's Milan and Cortina win vote to host 2026 Winter Olympics

The Italian bid was up against a joint candidacy from Sweden's Stockholm and Are.

Italy's Milan and Cortina win vote to host 2026 Winter Olympics

Georgia

Georgia's ruling party announces electoral changes amid protests

Georgian Dream party chief says 2020 parliamentary elections will be based fully on a proportional system.

Georgia's ruling party announces electoral changes amid protests

Turkey

Turkey puts 16 on trial for trying to overthrow the government

Rights groups call the allegations baseless as civil society figures face life in jail over 2013 Gezi Park protests.

Turkey puts 16 on trial for trying to overthrow the government

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Cyprus: Offshore exploration raising fears of a confrontation

Cypriots worry about the effects recent gas explorations will have on the tourism industry, and on relations with Turkey.

Czech Republic

'We've had enough': Huge crowds demand Czech PM quits

A quarter of a million Czechs take part in rally calling on premier Andrej Babis to step down over corruption scandal.