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Russia's Putin visits Syria airbase and orders start of pullout

BBC / News

Russia's Vladimir Putin visits Syria and tells troops he is ordering the start of their withdrawal.


Spain orders removal of art work from Catalonia

BBC / Europe

The operation to seize dozens of medieval items follows a lengthy ownership battle.

Jerusalem: Netanyahu expects EU to follow US recognition


But the EU says its stance is unchanged after the US recognised Jerusalem as Israel's capital.


Harassment survey: 'I'm a waitress but I feel like a sex worker'


Two in five UK women say they have experienced unwanted sexual behaviour at work, a BBC survey finds.


Lactalis baby milk in global recall over salmonella fears

BBC / Asia

Britain and China are among the countries affected by the recall of baby milk formula products.


Brexit: Theresa May claims new sense of optimism in talks


The UK prime minister will tell MPs she did not cave into Brussels in her deal to unlock talks.

The 3am epiphany

BBC / Australia

Kristina Karlsson set up her stationary business following a eureka moment, and it has since gone global.

Sunday, Dec 10


German spy agency warns of Chinese LinkedIn espionage

BBC / Technology

Germany's spy agency says China is using the site to gather information on politicians.


Qatar buys 24 Eurofighter jets

BBC / Business

The move will help safeguard thousands of jobs at BAE Systems, mainly at Warton in Lancashire.


UK minister seeks 'Canada plus' trade deal


The Brexit secretary says he wants a tariff-free trade deal, as Labour suggests paying for market access.


Passenger ferry runs aground on sandbank in Calais in storm

BBC / Europe

There were no reports of injuries when the vessel ran aground with hundreds of people aboard.


German village sold for 140,000 euros


A German village is sold for a bargain price at auction

Saturday, Dec 9


Portugal's Eurovision winner Salvador Sobral has heart transplant

BBC / Entertainment

Salvador Sobral, who won this year's contest for Portugal, is doing well, surgeons in Lisbon say.


Spain Catalonia ex-minister: They wanted to steal our dignity

BBC / News

Catalan ex-minister Josep Rull says Spain's reaction to the declaration of independence was too severe.


Swedish boxer in coma after brain surgery

BBC / Europe

Swedish boxer Erik Skoglund is in a "serious yet stable condition" after having surgery for a bleed on the brain, his promoters have said.


Johnny Hallyday: Huge crowds gather for France's 'Elvis Presley'

BBC / Europe

Paris comes to a standstill as hundreds of thousands of fans pay tribute to a French icon.

France bids farewell to rocker Hallyday

BBC / News

Hundreds of leather-clad bikers follow the French singer's coffin down the Champs-Elysees.


King Michael: Romanians unite to mourn their last monarch


King Michael's death is uniting, at least for now, a deeply polarised Romania, says the BBC's Nick Thorpe.


Unhappy voters 'can change Brexit deal'


People who "dislike the arrangement" can change it at the ballot box, says the environment secretary.


War of the World Cup animals


A meerkat, a raccoon, two turtles and an otter try to predict the results of next year's tournament.

Ahmed Rouaba: Why Algerians are angry with France's president


President Macron has angered Algerians by asking their government to allow the return of anti-independence fighters.


Saakashvili: Ex-Georgia leader detained by police in Kiev

BBC / Europe

Mikheil Saakashvili's detention comes days after he was freed from police custody by his supporters.

Friday, Dec 8


Watching the Brexit talks unfold in Brussels


The BBC's Adam Fleming shares how he watched the last-minute Brexit deal unfold from Brussels.

Polish judicial reforms approved by lower house

BBC / Europe

Critics say the controversial bills would increase the ruling party's control over the judiciary.


Instagram 'bomb threat': German police arrest Afghan asylum seeker

BBC / Europe

A 19-year-old Afghan asylum seeker said the picture of a Christmas market with bombs superimposed was a "joke".


Kevin Spacey 'groped Norwegian king's son-in-law'

BBC / News

The King of Norway's former son-in-law accuses Spacey of groping him at a Nobel Peace Prize concert.


Brexit: 'Breakthrough' deal paves way for future trade talks

BBC / News

Divorce bill estimated at up to £39bn as Theresa May gets agreement on Irish border issue.

Massive cannabis cargo seized at sea

BBC / News

It was found on a boat travelling between Cyprus and Malta.

Lord's Prayer: Pope Francis calls for change

BBC / Europe

The head of the Catholic Church calls for a better translation of a phrase about temptation.


Germany's Love Parade organisers on trial over stampede deaths


Ten people are on trial over a stampede at the Love Parade festival in 2010 that led to 21 deaths.