The parliament in Ottawa returns to work and gives a hero's welcome to the sergeant-at-arms who shot a gunman dead the day before.
US-led air strikes against Islamic State (IS) militants in Syria have killed 553 people since September, including 464 IS fighters, activists say.
Dozens of women and girls have been abducted from two villages in north-eastern Nigeria by suspected militants despite a reported truce, residents say.
Nato warplanes have intercepted a Russian spy plane over the Baltic Sea, the alliance says, amid heightened tensions between the West and Russia.
A plan to cut CO2 by 40% from 1990 levels is likely to be agreed by EU leaders despite the threat of a veto from Poland.
A doctor who treated Michael Schumacher for nearly six months after his brain injury in a skiing accident says the F1 champion has made "some progress".
The head of Guinea's Ebola mission says the government has started paying compensation to the families of health workers who have died of the virus.
Four women in Saudi Arabia have been given prison sentences for supporting al-Qaeda and training their sons for jihad.
The chief executive of Russia's Vnukovo airport and his deputy resign after a plane crash this week that killed the head of France's Total, Christophe de Margerie.
Japan's new trade minister Yoichi Miyazawa is forced to defend himself after it emerged support staff spent office money at a sex club.
A man who jumped the White House fence was attacked by dogs before being arrested, in the latest security incident at the US president's official home.
US government investigators are looking into about two dozen cases of medical kit suspected to be vulnerable to life-threatening hacks.
A black bear cub found in the aisles of an Oregon drugstore will be raised with the goal of releasing him into the wild next year.
Mark Zuckerberg has conducted a chat to Chinese students in Mandarin, leading to mixed reviews about his accent and pronunciation.
President Barack Obama expresses cautious optimism about the Ebola situation in the US, as new screening rules are introduced in the country.
A US federal jury finds four Blackwater security guards guilty of killing 14 Iraqis in a square in Baghdad in 2007.
The mayor of the Mexican town of Iguala, where 43 students went missing last month, is wanted for allegedly ordering police to confront them.
More than half a million people in Honduras have been affected by a severe drought, according to the Red Cross.
Rwanda's parliament condemns the BBC for broadcasting a TV documentary which questions official accounts of the 1994 genocide in the country.
An international team of scientists is set up to determine the effectiveness of using the blood of Ebola-survivors as a treatment.
The leader of one of Pakistan's biggest religious parties escapes as at least 10 people are killed in two attacks in the Pakistani city of Quetta.
Japan's Supreme Court backs a woman who unsuccessfully sued her employer following a demotion due to her pregnancy.
An EU summit gets under way shortly in Brussels seeking agreement on carbon emission cuts that could make Europe a global leader again in climate policy.
Everton fans are reportedly targeted by tear gas fired by police ahead of their Europa League match with Lille.
Israeli leader Benjamin Netanyahu accuses the Palestinian president of incitement, after an attack which killed a baby in Jerusalem.
The Syrian military has stepped up its air strikes on rebel-held areas dramatically, carrying out more than 200 in recent days, activists say.
Increasing NHS spending in England by the£8bn health bosses warn will be needed by 2020 will be tough but possible, the health secretary says.
A notorious police killer is to be released after 48 years in prison in a decision described as "scandalous" and "sickening"
Tesco shares close 6.5% down after the retailer announced that profits were overstated by£263m, £13m more than the original estimate.
Lloyds Banking Group is planning to cut around 9,000 jobs - around a tenth of its entire workforce - over the next three years, the BBC understands.
Nokia's fortunes since selling its mobile handset unit to Microsoft appear to be improving with the Finland business returning to profit.
Brendan Rodgers reminds Mario Balotelli of the club's culture after the player swapped shirts with Real Madrid's Pepe.
Irish racehorse trainer Philip Fenton is found guilty of having performance-enhancing drugs and other animal remedies at his stables.
Bosses of the Caterham F1 admit they will struggle to race in the USA next weekend if they cannot resolve a dispute with administrators.
Singer Alvin Stardust, best known for his hit My Coo Ca Choo, dies aged 72 after recently being diagnosed with metastatic prostate cancer.
Tate director Sir Nicholas Serota is named the most powerful figure in the art world.
Two episodes of 1960s TV comedy At Last The 1948 Show, which starred John Cleese and Graham Chapman before they formed Monty Python, are found.
Ukrainians go to the polls this weekend in a key parliamentary election. The BBC's Steve Rosenberg is reporting from across the country.
The BBC Pop Up bureau explores the rich heritage of voodoo culture among the Cajun and Creole communities of Louisiana.
Daily life and trade is continuing in Kashmir despite the recent violence being the worst in a decade, as BBC Urdu's Shumaila Jaffery reports.
Farah Khan's much-anticipated new film, Happy New Year, is released for Diwali.
Thirty years ago the BBC broadcast the first television reports of a devastating famine in Ethiopia. Tesfatsion Dalellew saw the reports and coordinated World Vision's response.
People of faith in countries struggling to combat the world's worst outbreak of Ebola should not meet in large numbers, the UK's Archbishop of York says.
Expanding coal mining operations along the Queensland coast could threaten Australia's treasured Great Barrier Reef.
An elephant calf has been air rescued after he fell down a well in the remote region of Milgis Lugga in Northern Kenya.
How the world loved the swastika - until Hitler stole it
Divisions in Viktor Orban's ruling party in Hungary
Some US seniors are still paying off student loans
Ukraine rebels fight on to keep dream alive
What is lurking in Sweden's waters?
Six surprising numbers from the fight against the epidemic
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There's more to being a model than just looking pretty, according to Liu Wen. And she should know.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/rss/edition_europe/~4/fVXLERTYZic" height="1" width="1"/>
He count's Kim Kardashian, Kendall and Rihanna among his "Balmain army" and he's not even 30 yet. Meet Olivier Rousteing, the fashion prodigy who merges hip hop with couture.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/rss/edition_europe/~4/EQDHMTwzd2o" height="1" width="1"/>
If you want a world-class education without the hefty price tag it usually carries, it's time you pack your bags and head to Germany.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/rss/edition_europe/~4/zXj2E20185E" height="1" width="1"/>
Not so long ago, Germany was vilified for its slow economic growth, high unemployment rates, and record budget deficits. As late as 2004, The Economist called it the Sick Man of Europe.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/rss/edition_europe/~4/DIL5JZnHNMY" height="1" width="1"/>
If the past 25 years are anything to go by, Germany has proven its firm position as the world's economic powerhouse.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/rss/edition_europe/~4/oKdNspAa5oM" height="1" width="1"/>
Say "Hello" to Betty-bot - the robotic organizer for in a warehouse about the size of four football fields.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/rss/edition_europe/~4/PmINTPRRz2k" height="1" width="1"/>
In the azure waters off the rocky coast of Antikythera, a remote island in the Mediterranean with a population of less than 50, an international team of archaeologists has recovered new treasures from one of the most mysterious shipwrecks of all time.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/rss/edition_europe/~4/5ib4XsuCpBo" height="1" width="1"/>
They have two wheels, can weigh less than a kilo and more than 6 million of them are made each year. But how do you make the 'world's most aerodynamic bike'?<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/rss/edition_europe/~4/CeYy9NB5XlQ" height="1" width="1"/>
Shrine to a dead cat and an homage to fromage are among Dutch capital's eccentric exhibitions.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/rss/edition_europe/~4/nf6N4OLGUoA" height="1" width="1"/>
Meet Jo Malone, a British entrepreneur who has created a multi-million dollar fragrance company.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/rss/edition_europe/~4/V1Esnl3UOsI" height="1" width="1"/>
Should a convicted rapist, who has served their time in prison, be allowed to resume their old job?<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/rss/edition_europe/~4/sbw7Js-iUgY" height="1" width="1"/>
There's nothing like getting stuck into a good book -- but getting stuck in a good book store is a different matter.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/rss/edition_europe/~4/TjFFEgeAXlI" height="1" width="1"/>
One goal in eight matches for new club Liverpool, and dumped by the Italian national team.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/rss/edition_europe/~4/gqv1lHk9LKQ" height="1" width="1"/>
CNN on Thursday welcomed budding journalists and news producers from under-represented backgrounds to experience life in the fast-paced world of the CNN London newsroom.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/rss/edition_europe/~4/RG_cZrUlhCs" height="1" width="1"/>
With a price tag of $250,000,these smartphones come complete with 18-carat white gold casing encrusted with precious diamonds.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/rss/edition_europe/~4/4hHC_rCmuUk" height="1" width="1"/>
Containing the Ebola outbreak sweeping West Africa is plausible -- but action needs to be taken immediately, before affected states potentially collapse and the virus spirals out of control, campaigner Bob Geldof says.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/rss/edition_europe/~4/S-UBvnmqgeQ" height="1" width="1"/>
To the outside world, the crisis in Ukraine seemed to come out of nowhere. But not for them.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/rss/edition_europe/~4/gzXw1EFSmOk" height="1" width="1"/>
Bounce Below transforms an abandoned slate mine in Wales into a surreal, springy world of fear and fun.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/rss/edition_europe/~4/n0KW17ODAEI" height="1" width="1"/>
Soup that is rumored to be radioactive...It could only be Frieze London.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/rss/edition_europe/~4/LyHrE_WloLo" height="1" width="1"/>
The stock market's recent jitters have made many investors wonder whether there's a new financial crisis just around the corner. Well, of course there isn't -- because we've never really left the last one.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/rss/edition_europe/~4/58sYj_OQteE" height="1" width="1"/>
Caroline Wozniacki is known as one of the fittest players in tennis, but even the rejuvenated Dane is feeling anxious as she prepares to take part in the New York City Marathon in early November.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/rss/edition_europe/~4/5X9gEosIA_E" height="1" width="1"/>
Swedish media have reported that the military has been looking for a mystery underwater vessel, possibly Russian.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/rss/edition_europe/~4/RBpW_m3FUuI" height="1" width="1"/>
Be it a Russian submarine or be it not, whatever has been lurking beneath the waves of the Stockholm archipelago since last week is not only drawing threats of martial force from Sweden's military, it's also getting on Lasse Schmidt's nerves.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/rss/edition_europe/~4/bjPbOS-YdGQ" height="1" width="1"/>
Bank notes are increasingly incorporating high-tech features to make them harder to fake.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/rss/edition_europe/~4/eAhqhq58C8o" height="1" width="1"/>
Slovenian Kickstarter project encourages travelers to hop on their suitcase and cruise through the streets.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/rss/edition_europe/~4/17gi3aSBExg" height="1" width="1"/>
He was once part of Germany's largest Jewish sports club -- but now he's the first suspected member of ISIS to stand trial in a country that has been left shocked by his alleged radicalization.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/rss/edition_europe/~4/6Rnq0I7G8u0" height="1" width="1"/>
Four people have been detained in connection with a crash that killed the chief executive of a French oil company, a Russian investigative committee said Thursday.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/rss/edition_europe/~4/_CAEDHBSB0Q" height="1" width="1"/>
Cristiano Ronaldo inspires Real Madrid to a 3-0 win over Liverpool in the Champions League.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/rss/edition_europe/~4/TFT9REdCanQ" height="1" width="1"/>
A doctor who has devoted years to aiding gang-rape victims in the conflict-torn Democratic Republic of Congo has been awarded Europe's top human rights award, the Sakharov Prize.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/rss/edition_europe/~4/YL0VttvgPFw" height="1" width="1"/>
Last week, the final German federal state has scrapped tuition fees, making studying in Germany 100% free even for international students.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/rss/edition_europe/~4/zXj2E20185E" height="1" width="1"/>
The United Nations, citing reports of cluster bombs being used by the Ukrainian government, calls the apparent use of such weapons "extremely alarming."<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/rss/edition_europe/~4/Bms5ATSi1xM" height="1" width="1"/>
Teresa Romero Ramos, a Spanish nurse's aide who had contracted Ebola after caring for a patient with the deadly disease, is now free of the virus, Spain's Special Ebola Committee said Sunday.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/rss/edition_europe/~4/xJNl1sXLsoc" height="1" width="1"/>
A freak injury while playing an impromptu game of football with his teammates could sideline Norwegian skiing great Aksel Lund Svindal for the entire World Cup skiing season.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/rss/edition_europe/~4/onoue7sb3Cw" height="1" width="1"/>
The pronouncement by the Roman Catholic Church at its extraordinary synod that "homosexuals have gifts and qualities to offer to the Christian community" has left many pondering if this is a turning point for the LGBTI debate.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/rss/edition_europe/~4/i3A0UgpJgk0" height="1" width="1"/>
Pope Francis moved a predecessor closer to sainthood on Sunday, beatifying Pope Paul VI on the last day of a gathering in Rome of church leaders from around the world.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/rss/edition_europe/~4/5_Y5MGUNWYQ" height="1" width="1"/>
Kosovo's foreign minister has arrived in Serbia. Enver Hoxhaj is making his country's first high-level visit to Belgrade since the former Yugoslav territory proclaimed independence in 2008.
More than 24 million euros has been granted by the European Union in a bid to drive up Ebola research effort. Outgoing president of the EU Commission José Manuel Barroso has called for a"long term response."
The unemployment rate in Spain dropped more than a percentage point in the third quarter amid a recovering economy. The government is expecting the positive trend to continue.
Estonia says Russia's ambassador has been summoned to the foreign ministry in Tallin to explain a brief airspace intrusion by a Russian spy plane. NATO says the plane was intercepted by alliance fighter jets.
Human Rights Watch (HRW) has accused the Ukrainian military of using cluster bombs in the Donbass region. Kyiv denies the allegations and international observers question the report.
On his first visit to the United States, Sigmar Gabriel has rejected a suggestion that Germany shoulder the weight of a European growth spurt. Soon, the vice chancellor will also have talks on an EU-US trade agreement.
At their most recent football match in Belgrade riots broke out between Albanians and Serbians over a propaganda banner. Albania's Prime Minister Edi Rama told DW that both countries want to look forward together.
The commissioners are ready and the new president of the EU Commission Jean-Claude Juncker can get to work. The biggest task lying ahead is the economy, says Bernd Riegert. But don't hold out for miracles.
The European Parliament has approved the incoming European Commission. The team, headed by former prime minister of Luxembourg Jean-Claude Juncker, is expected to take office on November 1.
The parliamentary hearings for the new EU commissioners have proved themselves to be a pointless formality. In this format, they are pseudo-democratic and completely superfluous, says DW's Barbara Wesel.
The German government sees itself as a fiscal role model for the rest of the European Union. But Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble's dream of a balanced budget may not be the answer.
A human rights group has reported the use of cluster bombs by the Ukrainian military during its fight against separatist rebels in the east of the country. Kyiv has denied implementing the weapons, which are illegal.
The European Central Bank (ECB) will announce the results of its latest stress test on October 26. German banking regulator president Elke König tells DW that banking oversight should ideally be separate from the ECB.
Moscow and Kiev may be approaching a gas deal ahead at key talks in Brussels. German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called on Kyiv to shoulder more responsibility in the dispute.
The CEO of French multinational oil company Total has died in a plane accident on the tarmac at a Moscow airport. Christophe de Margerie was preparing to take off for Paris.
Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama has postponed a visit to Serbia, amid political tensions between the two countries following violence at a football match. Nationalism on both sides is on the rise.
As one of his final acts in office, EU chief Jose Manuel Barroso has issued a stern finger wag to Britain and its anti-Europe politics. If the UK left the union, it would be a"historic mistake,"the EU head warned.
Moscow has restricted the import of animal fats from the EU after a number of products failed to meet hygiene standards. Russia has already banned most food imports from the 28-member bloc over the Ukraine crisis.
The search continues for a mystery submarine sighted over the weekend in Swedish waters. Russia has denied involvement and accused the Dutch. The Dutch, too, say it wasn't theirs. The region remains on edge.
Human rights organization Amnesty International has reported war crimes by both Ukrainian government forces and pro-Russian separatists during the conflict in Ukraine. Both sides are being urged to investigate.
As the Ukrainian election approaches, citizens are both hopeful and skeptical about their country's future. But their biggest concern isn't the war in the east or Russian interference -- it's the country's need for a working state.
Market uncertainty over the future of the euro has returned, but that hasn't stopped France from flouting European Union deficit rules. Berlin is already busy hashing out a dubious compromise.
Germany's foreign intelligence agency says its review of the crash of a Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777 in Ukrainian has concluded it was brought down by a missile fired by pro-Russian separatists near Donetsk.
When over 300 refugees drowned off the coast of Italy last October, the incident prompted widespread outcry and promises to save more lives. But 12 months later, the fates of the survivors show just how broken Europe's refugee system really is.
Ever since Matteo Renzi became Italy's new prime minister, officials in Berlin and Brussels have had newfound belief that Italy's deep-seated economic problems are being tackled. But that won't happen until the country stops deceiving itself.
No other region in Spain receives as much European Union funding as Andalusia. But do the projects being funded make sense? Questions are mounting about the efficacy of the subsidies -- and about their potential for feeding corruption.
In an interview, Finnish Prime Minister Alexander Stubb, 46, discusses relations with neighboring Russia and his country's flirtation with NATO. He says Finland will make a decision "without asking for permission."
In an interview, 84 year old Sobibór survivor Philip Bialowitz discusses the importance of the recent discovery of the death camp's gas chambers and his risky escape from the Nazis in 1943.
Earlier this month, 500 people, mostly refugess from the Gaza Strip, drowned when their ship sank in the Mediterranean. It was the worst such tragedy in a summer full of them. SPIEGEL traveled to Gaza and Crete to find out what happened.
European asylum policy is a messy compromise that has led to vast suffering on the EU's external borders. But having become used to our prosperity, we wouldn't have it any other way.
Every year, some 30,000 people attempt to climb Mont Blanc, the highest peak in the Alps, and a shocking number die on the mountain. The reason, say locals, is overcrowding, foolhardiness and a lack of respect for the White Lady.
Along the frontiers between Spain and Morocco, Greece and Turkey and Hungary and Serbia, the EU is deploying brutal methods to keep out undesired refugees. Many risk everything for a future in Europe and their odysseys too often end in death.
Catalonia wants to join Scotland in holding an independence referendum. But the Spanish constitution doesn't allow for secession. Nationalists in Barcelona are prepared to push the vote through anyway.
The fragile cease-fire in Ukraine appears to be holding, but President Vladimir Putin still has the upper hand. Increasingly, it looks like he intends to establish a Russian protectorate in eastern Ukraine.
The debate over Germany's insistence on euro-zone austerity has flared anew as an ailing France continues to demand economic stimulus. The European Central Bank may now be siding with Paris, leaving Merkel looking increasingly alone.
Traveling through Scotland, you might think the result of September's independence referendum is a foregone conclusion. "Yes" signs are everywhere. But surveys tell a different story and many who are wary of the hype.
With fears of Moscow growing after its intervention in Ukraine, NATO member states in Eastern Europe would like NATO to direct a planned missile-defense system against Russia as well. The calls have divided the military alliance.
As the Ukrainian army closes in on Donetsk, shelling in the metropolis has become much more frequent -- and deadly. Many residents have left, but those who remain seem unsure what to make of the conflict. Resignation is widespread.
President Vladimir Putin made himself immensely popular among Russians by annexing the Crimean Peninsula. But with the situation in eastern Ukraine volatile, it remains unclear how the move will ultimately be judged. A trip through Crimea provides some answers.
Not long ago, only a few people would make the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela in Spain. Now, over 200,000 people a year spend several grueling weeks along the route. Traditionalists turn up their noses at the crowds, but the rewards are still vast.