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Catalan crisis: EU leaders rule out involvement in crisis

BBC / News

Donald Tusk says there is no room for "any kind" of mediation or action on Catalonia.

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Brexit: EU leaders seek Brexit talks progress

BBC / UK

Leaders gather for a crunch summit as the UK faces EU calls to do more to break the deadlock.

17

The other 'no deal' view

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Reporters covering the EU summit in Brussels share how their countries see a "no deal" Brexit.

14

'Stolen Salvador Dali' painting recovered in Lebanon

BBC / Middle East

The portrait is thought to be a minor work painted by the Spanish artist while living in the US.

12

Catalonia crisis: Spain moves to suspend autonomy

BBC / News

Spain is to begin the process of imposing direct rule on Catalonia after a disputed independence vote.

Malta journalist Daphne Galizia's sons reject million euro reward

BBC / Europe

Sons of the journalist killed in Malta say they are "not interested in justice without change".

11

Catalonia: Spain ultimatum over independence push passes

BBC / News

Madrid has warned it could impose direct rule, suspending the region's autonomy.

09

Malta journalist death: 'My friend has been killed'

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A friend of murdered Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia on her death and corruption in Malta.

08

Tom Karen: Meet the man who designed the 70s

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Tom Karen found fame after he designed the Raleigh Chopper bike.

02

'Death Island': Britain's 'concentration camp' in Russia

BBC.com

British soldiers opened the first concentration camp in Russia in 1918, during World War One. To locals it was known as "Death Island".

100 Women: The pink bus designed to protect women from harassment

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Authorities in one city in Turkey have put pink women-only buses in service, designed to protect female passengers from harassment.

Unionists v separatists

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What are the views of Catalans on both sides of the argument?

How Europe's borders have changed over time

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How Catalonia's bid for independence could change the map of Europe.

Wednesday, Oct 18

22

Russia socialite Ksenia Sobchak declares presidential bid

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The Kremlin welcomes her candidacy while commentators say it may split the opposition.

20

Malta PM 'shocked' by Daphne Caruana Galizia's murder

BBC / News

Joseph Muscat said he was "flabbergasted" when he heard Daphne Caruana Galizia was killed in a car bomb.

15

Air Berlin plane does 'lap of honour' in Düsseldorf

BBC / Europe

The incident took place on the bankrupt airline's final long-haul flight.

Dyslexia link to eye spots confusing brain, say scientists

BBC / Europe

Experts say the findings are exciting but unlikely to explain the causes for all dyslexia.

Theresa May defends football referee Tory MP Douglas Ross

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Douglas Ross is to miss a debate on universal credit because he is officiating in a Champions League match.

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Spain warns Catalonia on self-rule as deadline looms

BBC / Europe

The deputy prime minister speaks out as a deadline nears for Catalan leaders to drop a secession plan.

EU Withdrawal Bill 'won't be debated this month'

BBC / UK

Labour says the "further delay" shows "the government's Brexit strategy is in paralysis".

13

Fire deaths crisis hits Portugal government

BBC / Europe

The country's interior minister resigns after dozens died in the second major fire this year.

02

Theatre of horror

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Chechen rebels seized a packed theatre in central Moscow and took hundreds of people hostage for two days.

Spain's hotel chambermaids 'Las Kellys' fight for fair pay

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Spain's tourism sector may be booming, but hotel cleaners are getting as little as €1,400 a month.

French aviators credited with transatlantic flight

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New Paris street signs say Charles Nungesser and Francois Coli did fly across the Atlantic in 1927.

01

French magazine accused of glorifying rock-star murderer

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Les Inrockuptibles defends making Bertrand Cantat - who killed his girlfriend - its cover star.

Ukraine anti-graft protesters clash with riot police

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Demonstrators demanding major anti-corruption reforms vow to stay put, setting up tents in Kiev.

Tuesday, Oct 17

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Portugal fires: Three days of national mourning for wildfire victims

BBC / Europe

At least 41 people died in Portugal and four in Spain in a wave of wildfires.

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Catalonia: Protests after Spain detains separatists

BBC / Europe

A candlelit protest is held after a Spanish judge jails two Catalan pro-independence leaders.

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Anti-corruption warrior

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The murder of Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia is seen as an attack on democracy.

Storm Ophelia: Day two

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Some 245,000 homes and businesses were left without electricity in Ireland alone.