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The current spat between the UK and Europe is nothing new, says former Euro-diplomat Sir Stephen Wall.
What the Charleston and twerking have in common?
Could this Ikea seat take over the world?
Prime Minister David Cameron warns of a "dangerous backdrop of instability and uncertainty" in the global economy, which could risk the UK's recovery.
Czechs and Slovaks look back 25 years to their peaceful Velvet Revolution
Portugal's interior minister resigns following an investigation into alleged corruption linked to the allocation of residence permits.
The continuing quest for abundant, cheap, carbon-free energy
Former Iran negotiator offers a formula for reaching a nuclear deal
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff says scandal at state-owned Petrobras oil company can change country by getting rid of culture of impunity.
The European Commission is to discuss urgent protective measures after a highly contagious strain of bird flu was discovered in the Netherlands.
A Mediterranean diet is a better way of tackling obesity than calorie counting, leading doctors say.
The chairman of the Commons education select committee, Graham Stuart, says schools in England are failing to teach children about the dangers of online abuse and trolling.
The Church of England is poised to formally adopt legislation which means its first female bishops could be ordained next year.
The UN has a record number of female ambassadors
The great Victorian beard craze
Japan's economy unexpectedly shrank for a second consecutive quarter, marking a technical recession in the world's third largest economy.
Burkina Faso is due to announce a new interim president after negotiations between the army, political parties and activist groups.
Officials confirm a case of bird flu at a duck farm in Yorkshire, but say the risk to public health and the food chain is low.
Australia and China are to sign a free trade agreement that Canberra says will open up markets worth billions of dollars to Australian exporters.
Flares and crowd disturbances force stoppages in play during Sunday's Euro 2016 qualifier between Italy and Croatia.