The latest stories from the Europe section of the BBC News web site.
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France says conditions "not right" to deliver first of two Mistral assault navy ships to Russia.
A wine survey suggests that French people do not consider themselves connoisseurs, despite the country's long association with the drink.
One person has been killed and four people injured when a pedestrian overpass collapsed in Istanbul, Turkey.
A Turkish policeman who killed a protester during last summer's demonstrations in the capital, Ankara, is sentenced to seven years and nine months in jail.
The mother of Ashya King tells the BBC in an exclusive interview how she prayed in prison she would be reunited with her child.
France's former first lady, Valerie Trierweiler, reveals she swallowed sleeping pills, in her account of her break-up with President Hollande.
Russian stocks rise to their highest level in three months following the announcement of a cease-fire agreement with Ukraine.
The UK service sector records its fastest growth for almost a year, but recovery in the eurozone slows, closely-watched surveys suggest.
The lost fight to save Spain's mines
The parents of Ashya King, Brett and Naghemeh King, have spoken exclusively to the BBC's Jon Kay about their longing to see and care for their son in hospital, following their release from a Spanish prison.
Ukraine's defence minister has accused Russia of launching a "great war" that could claim tens of thousands of lives.
The mayor of the French city of Calais threatens to block the port unless Britain does more to control the rising number of illegal migrants.
France's Gael Monfils upsets seventh seed Grigor Dimitrov and will face Roger Federer in the US Open quarter-finals.
Credit Suisse is investigating two of its traders in London over allegations of misconduct.
Anger at removal of WW2 plaque for victims of 'French Gestapo'
How Nato-Russia ties spiralled downwards
The IT worker who quit his job to farm snails for restaurants
Ten years after the end of the deadly siege of a school in Beslan, North Ossetia, BBC Russian's Olga Ivshina spoke to some of those who were there.
The man who filmed the beginning of World War Two
The UK edges up the World Economic Forum's worldwide rankings, but the group warns that the health of the global economy is at risk.