Europe

UK Labour Party meets to discuss stance on Brexit

Thousands protest against Brexit as Labour's Jeremy Corbyn faces intense pressure to support a new vote on withdrawal

Switzerland

Swiss region votes to ban face veil in public places

Northeastern canton of St Gallen bans face veils in what critics call an Islamophobic move.

Swiss region of St Gallen votes to ban 'burqa' in public places

Armenia

Armenians head to municipal polls in first post-revolution vote

Municipal elections in the country's capital are crucial for Armenia's new, reform-minded government.

Armenians head to municipal polls in first post-revolution vote

Europe

Macedonia president urges boycott of name-change referendum

The country could change its name to North Macedonia to appease Greece and ease its joining of international bodies.

Macedonia president urges boycott of name-change referendum

France

France hopes Ryder Cup will invigorate nation's interest in golf

France counts down to the start of the Ryder Cup, but is the public enthusiastic about golf's biggest team tournament?

Human Rights

Tens of thousands rally for wage equality in Switzerland

Some 20,000 people marched in Bern on Saturday demanding wage equality between the genders.

Tens of thousands rally for wage equality in Switzerland

Vatican

China and Vatican agree to landmark deal on bishop appointments

In historic move, Pope Francis recognises seven Beijing-chosen bishops picked without Holy See approval.

China and Vatican agree to landmark deal on bishop appointments

Brexit

Embattled UK leader defiant after Brexit plan attacked

Theresa May faced headlines on Friday detailing her 'humiliation' at an EU summit in Salzburg over her Brexit proposal.

Europe

'Radioactive mud' dumping alarms activists in Wales and England

Environmental campaigners say the mud being dumped into the sea by the nuclear plant may contain dangerous radioactive materials.

Europe

Will EU tap Egypt to solve its refugee crisis?

Plans to deepen EU ties with Cairo over migration crisis would turn 'a blind eye' to human rights abuses, critics say.

European Union

Europe migration: EU eyes Egypt to help cut numbers

EU leaders consider new North African partnerships as they meet in Austria.

Weather

Storm Ali leaves two dead in Ireland

Gale force winds hit the British Isles, disrupt travel, damage property and leave 200,000 people without power.

Storm Ali leaves two dead in Ireland

Hungary

Hungary upholds 'terrorism' conviction against Syrian refugee

A Hungarian appeals court confirms throwing stones at police can be ruled as terrorism.

Hungary upholds 'terrorism' conviction against Syrian refugee

Europe

European leaders pour scorn on British PM's Brexit plan

Brexit rhetoric heats up with EU leaders denouncing UK's plan, and France's Macron calling its proponents 'liars'.

European leaders pour scorn on British PM's Brexit plan

Europe

Russia annuls local election results marred by fraud

Unprecedented move came after claims of vote-rigging in favour of a candidate backed by Putin sparked protests.

Russia cancels local election results in Far East after protests