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France has never styled itself as a nation of immigrants. Instead, it has emphasised assimilation over the US model of multiculturalism.
A debt-ridden handyman who bludgeoned an 85-year-old widow to death with a hammer and stole her £7,000 (€7,900) diamond ring has been jailed for life.
A couple say they have their dog's picky eating habits to thank for helping them win £1 million (€1.13m) on a UK National Lottery scratchcard.
Outside Parliament, a man with bagpipes was playing the theme tune from 'Game of Thrones'. You know: the long-running drama serial about politics and betrayal, in which a cast of ruthless sociopaths battle each other bloodily for power.
A paedophile British police officer who raped a teenage girl was named as a suspect in three cases before he was appointed to the force, it has emerged.
Killer whales display personality traits similar to those of humans, such as bravery, cheerfulness and stubbornness.
Jeremy Corbyn's quickest route to Downing Street is an early election, not a second referendum. It's a frustrating time to be a Labour MP. When is it not, you may respond. But as the British government gives every appearance of suffering a breakdown and Theresa May's career seems to be hanging by an ever-fraying thread, the opposition benches must surely be wondering what might have been.
Leading Brexiteer Michael Gove was last night one of three ministers on the brink of quitting the cabinet after a day of turmoil for Theresa May.
I begin by praising the prime minister. She has striven hard from good intention, with a poor hand; a party divided, disputatious and dogmatic in equal degrees, which then gave her a circle impossible to square: a frictionless border in Ireland, exit of the UK from the European single market and customs union - and yet Northern Ireland in the same relationship to Europe as the rest of the UK.
A paedophile who was suspected of child grooming offences joined the police force to target vulnerable victims and went on to rape a 13-year-old girl.
Tanzania's second-biggest donor Denmark said it would withhold $10 million worth of aid money, citing concerns over human rights abuses and "unacceptable homophobic comments" made by a government official.
The European Commission has said it is "delighted" that the leaders of France and Germany have backed the creation of a "real" EU army.
More than 250 airline passengers who endured an unexpected three-day stopover in Russia's Siberia region have finally made it to their destination in China.
One of the frontrunners to succeed Angela Merkel as leader of her political party has called for Germany to deport migrants to Syria.
A fanatical neo-Nazi couple who named their baby son after Hitler have been convicted of membership of a terrorist group.
A Briton has died after contracting rabies after being bitten by a cat while abroad in Morocco, health officials have said.
A pilot sacked for being scared of flying has won an unfair dismissal claim after a tribunal heard he was told to do a crossword when he raised concerns about his phobia.
French President Emmanuel Macron led tributes yesterday to the millions of soldiers killed in World War I, using an emotional ceremony in Paris attended by scores of world leaders to warn against nationalism a century on from the conflict.
St Mark's Basilica in Venice needs urgent funding to save its precious marble and mosaic floor after flood water did decades worth of damage in a day, officials have warned.
Poland's Eurosceptic leaders marked a century of national independence as 200,000 people marched through the capital in a parade involving far-right groups and neo-fascist activists from Italy.
British Prime Minister Theresa May came under growing pressure yesterday to change her plan for Britain to leave the European Union to avoid defeat in a parliamentary vote.
Turkey has given recordings related to the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi to Saudi Arabia, the United States, Germany, France and Britain, said Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan yesterday.
In 1898 the state of Louisiana held a constitutional convention with the declared aim of disenfranchising black people and perpetuating white rule. "Our mission was, in the first place, to establish the supremacy of the white race in this state to the extent to which it could be legally and constitutionally done," reads the official journal of the convention.
This is the Holy See's very own 'cold case', the one that refuses to go away. The discovery of bone fragments in the Vatican nunciature to Italy in Rome 10 days ago has prompted renewed speculation about the disappearance 35 years ago of 15-year-old Vatican citizen Emanuela Orlandi.
European Council President Donald Tusk, a former Polish prime minister, yesterday denounced the eurosceptic populists governing Poland as "contemporary Bolsheviks" who threaten the nation's independence.
Donald Trump was yesterday criticised for cancelling his visit to a cemetery in France for Americans killed in WWI.
A father who died in a car crash along with his one-year-old son was "full of life" and a "loving father", his uncle has said.
World leaders have gathered to mark the end of World War One 100 years ago, turning Paris into the epicentre of global commemorations that drove home a powerful message: never again.
A heartbroken father has paid tribute to his 10-year-old daughter who passed away from cancer, just six years after his wife and unborn daughter died.
Emmanuel Macron is having a difficult November in what has been a difficult year for the man who was elected French president on a wave of enthusiasm in 2017.
A woman left paralysed after being "catapulted" from her new bed during a sex act has lost her seven-figure claim for damages against the bed supplier.
A woman left paralysed after being "catapulted" from her new bed during sex has lost her seven-figure claim for damages against the bed supplier.
A manhunt has been launched after a 12-year-old girl was allegedly sexually assaulted in a branch of Primark.
Moscow has named a square after Kim Philby, the British double agent who defected to the Soviet Union in 1963, near the headquarters of Russia's Foreign Intelligence Service.
A Dutch pensioner has begun a legal battle to be recognised as being 20 years younger than his actual age so he can go back to work and achieve greater success with women on Tinder.
Angela Merkel is leaving the stage but another pragmatic German is on course to take up a key position at the centre of European politics.
Freezing pollution before it enters offices and homes through air conditioning units can prevent 99pc of fumes coming inside, scientists have discovered.
A Flybe flight plummeted 500ft in 18 seconds after an incorrect autopilot setting caused it to aim for the ground, an investigation has found.
A man is trying to legally change his age from 69 to 49 with the aim of boosting his online dating prospects.
Britain's Prince Charles has suggested he will not “meddle” in issues once he becomes king as he recognises the differences between being heir to the throne and head of state.
The woman widely seen as Angela Merkel's chosen heir launched her campaign to succeed her as party leader yesterday by pledging a new era in German politics.
Two takeaway restaurant bosses have been jailed over the manslaughter of a 15-year-old girl who suffered an allergic reaction to a meal.
JK Rowling is suing her former PA for £24,000 (€27,000) over claims she went on shopping sprees with a business credit card.
French President Emmanuel Macron has called for a "real European army" to defend the continent against Russia, China and even the US.
An ad has been banned for implying that students could submit bought essays as their own without repercussion and with the guarantee of a grade of their choosing.
A sixth person has been arrested following a police investigation into an "offensive" video showing a model of Grenfell Tower being burned on a bonfire.
The retired king of the Belgians has been ordered to take a DNA paternity test by a Brussels court, raising the prospect of finally resolving whether he is the real father of Delphine Boël, an aristocrat artist.
A Belgian appeals court has ruled that King Albert must provide DNA in a court case brought by a woman who claims to be the love child of the former Belgian monarch.
A 16-year-old boy has appeared in court accused of using a hammer, a knife and an electric drill to murder a university lecturer.
An 11-year-old girl was murdered by her stepfather after she “bravely came to the help of her mother” who was being stabbed to death in “a sustained and brutal episode of violence” at their home, a UK court has heard.
Former British prime minister Tony Blair has said "there is simply no answer to the Irish issue" around Brexit.
Italy's populist government is to introduce tough new penalties for art and antiquities crime as it vows to crack down on cultural theft as part of its nationalist agenda.
Floods in Sicily have killed at least 12 people, including nine members of two families who were spending a weekend together when water from a swollen river overran their rented villa.
In February 2015, at the height of Greece's economic meltdown, the then finance minister Yanis Varoufakis went to the Federal Ministry of Finance in Berlin to negotiate a way out of the mess. Given that Germany was Greece's main creditor, this was an obvious, if awkward port of call.
France's far-right Rassemblement National (RN) party jumped ahead of President Emmanuel Macron's LREM for the first time in a poll of voting intentions for May 2019 European Parliament elections.
Eight children are being treated for "potentially serious injuries" after an inflatable slide collapsed at a fireworks funfair, police have said.
Saudi operatives dissolved journalist Jamal Khashoggi's body after murdering and dismembering the 59-year-old, an adviser to the Turkish president said yesterday.
A criminal investigation has been launched into allegations of anti-Semitic hate crimes within the Labour Party.
Leave campaigner Arron Banks is being investigated for "suspected criminal offences" over £8m (€9m) of campaign funding during the Brexit referendum.
A teenager who left a young boy fighting for his life after running him over in a stolen van told police, "I was going to hand myself in after watching Love Island", a court has heard.
A former political rival of Angela Merkel who retired from politics nine years ago has emerged as an unlikely early front-runner to succeed her as leader of Germany's Christian Democrat party (CDU).
A hospital porter has described the moment he found the bodies of two murdered schoolgirls in a woodland den 32 years ago.
Swim England has removed an article from its website telling women how to look slimmer in their swimwear following criticisms online.
Hungary's highest court has acquitted a camerawoman who was filmed kicking and trying to trip migrants on the border with Serbia in 2015.
When Donald Trump was elected US president, liberal commentators hailed Angela Merkel as "leader of the free world". She dismissed the idea as "absurd". Now that she has begun her slow exit from politics, the appraisals of her career have begun with mixed results.
A German nurse has admitted to being post-war Germany's deadliest serial killer, murdering 99 patients with lethal injections so that he could play the hero by trying to revive them.
The family of a three-year-old boy left "fighting for his life" after a hit-and-run has urged anyone with information to come forward.
A six-year-old boy who died in a house fire has been described by his family as a "brave warrior" who survived heart surgery as a baby.
A German nurse admitted in court on Tuesday to being post-war Germany's deadliest serial killer, murdering 99 patients with lethal injections so that he could play the hero by trying to revive them.
As the 100th anniversary of the end of World War One draws near next month, bomb disposal experts are still digging up munitions sunk in the killing fields of eastern France -- and it could be another 100 years before they are done.
Police investigating the murder of estate agent Suzy Lamplugh more than 30 years ago have begun a search at a property in the West Midlands.
One of two survivors to escape the 22nd floor of Grenfell Tower used Google to find out how to flee the high rise as she waited in vain for rescue.
Jair Bolsonaro swept to power in Brazil's presidential election, marking a hard turn to the right that promises to open up the resource-rich economy to private investment, strengthen ties to the US and unleash an aggressive crackdown on epidemic crime.
Around three-quarters of the Italian lagoon city of Venice has been flooded after strong winds raised the water level by 156cm before receding, officials said yesterday.
The 64-year-old low-key German woman has been a household name across the world for the past 13 years. Now she wants to begin to exit the political stage, starting with quitting her party's chair.
Several CDU politicians have announced they want to succeed Angela Merkel as party leader. Here are some oft the candidates:
UK finance Minister Philip Hammond has declared that the "era of austerity is finally coming to an end", as he unveiled his last budget before Brexit.
Angela Merkel finally took action to stem the growing panic within her coalition government yesterday when she announced she would step down as leader of her Christian Democrat party (CDU) in December.
The pilot who was killed in the helicopter crash outside Leicester City’s stadium was “living the dream” as he travelled the world with his soulmate, a friend has said.
Angela Merkel has said this will be her final term as German chancellor, confirming that she will not run in 2021.
An "arrogant, controlling bully" who strangled and then stabbed his wife 49 times in front of her young son has been jailed for life.
Angela Merkel has reportedly told her party that she is prepared to step down as its leader but remain as German chancellor.
Beer, pies and Buddhist prayers helped endear Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha to Leicester City fans even before the team owned by the Thai duty free billionaire became the Premier League's most unlikely champions.
A man has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a man ended up on the tracks at a Tube station in west London.
The Agusta helicopter landing on the Leicester City pitch at the King Power is as regular a tradition at home matches as the pre-game Foxes bugler, one of the few obvious reminders that the Srivaddhanaprabha family who own the club are extremely wealthy.
Angela Merkel's political future looked uncertain yesterday as her coalition government looked to have suffered heavy losses in key regional elections for the second time in as many weeks.
Leicester City owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha was among five people on board a helicopter that crashed and then exploded at his football stadium after it took off from the pitch.
For decades, millions of Italians at home and abroad have started their morning ritual, waiting for the tell-tale bubbling sound that signalled the moka pot was brimming with a strong brew of coffee.
The helicopter of Leicester City owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha has crashed after the Premier League game against West Ham in a major incident last night.
He once counted as friends the cream of the beautiful, from Kate Moss to Elizabeth Hurley and Beyonce to Cheryl Cole. But to the underlings of the fashion world, the bombastic billionaire owner of TopShop is known simply by a nickname: Sir Philip Gross.