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A strong earthquake has shaken the Greek capital of Athens, knocking out phone networks and power in parts of the city. The 5.1 magnitude earthquake had an epicentre about 22km (14 miles) north-west of...

Germany’s Ursula von der Leyen has been narrowly elected president of the EU Commission following a secret ballot among MEPs. The centre-right defence minister will replace Commission President...

Turkey’s ruling party has lost control of Istanbul after a re-run of the city’s mayoral election, latest results show. The candidate for the main opposition party, Ekrem Imamoglu, won 54%...

Here’s our latest Europe & You newsletter covering everything from a French warning for Boris Johnson, an interesting new Brexit poll and a look at Switzerland’s problem with the EU. British...

Turkey has been given a deadline of the end of July to choose between buying US fighter jets and Russian anti-aircraft missile systems. Acting US Defence Secretary Patrick Shanahan set out the ultimatum...

A factory explosion in the Russian city of Dzerzhinsk has injured 79 people and damaged 180 homes nearby. City officials say that the factory was used to produce and store high-explosive bombs for the...

At least seven people have died and 19 are missing after a boat capsized on the Danube river in Hungary’s capital Budapest, state media reported. Thirty-three people, mostly tourists from South...

French police have made an appeal for information in their hunt for a man suspected of planting a parcel bomb in Lyon, which injured 13 people. The device went off outside a bakery on a busy street in...

“Yellow-Vest” demonstrators have called on the security forces in chants to commit suicide – and thus sparked public outrage. The Police Alliance alluded Sunday to a “peak of hatred”...

The destruction of the cathedral is not only a tragedy for Paris, but for the whole world. At 19.13 clock came the first message: Notre-Dame burns. From minute to minute it got worse, a tower collapsed,...