Italy PM Matteo Renzi delays resignation until budget is passed

Media captionMatteo Renzi: “I lost and I say this out loud even if with a lump in my throat” Outgoing Italian PM Matteo Renzi has agreed to stay in power until the Senate passes its 2017 budget in the coming days, the president says. Mr Renzi formally resigned on Monday after his defeat in a […]

France election: PM Manuel Valls to run for president

France election: PM Manuel Valls to run for president

Image copyright AFP Image caption Manuel Valls must defeat other contenders in the Socialist primary next month French Socialist Prime Minister Manuel Valls has announced he is standing in next year’s presidential election. Mr Valls said he wanted to “give everything for France”. He was speaking days after President Francois Hollande announced he would not […]

Supreme Court Brexit case: ‘No need’ for MPs to get final say

Media captionWhat is Supreme Court Brexit case all about? The government has urged the Supreme Court to make a decision the “ordinary man and woman” would understand in the landmark legal challenge over Brexit. Government lawyer James Eadie QC said ministers could trigger Brexit and that there was no basis for Parliament to get the […]

Aleppo battle: Russia and China veto UN truce resolution

Aleppo battle: Russia and China veto UN truce resolution

Image copyright AP Image caption Syrian government troops are continuing their large-scale offensive in Aleppo Russia and China have vetoed a draft resolution at the UN Security Council that called for a seven-day ceasefire in Syria’s embattled city of Aleppo. Russia said the document infringed the council rule allowing countries 24 hours to consider the […]

Matteo Renzi resignation: Italy president mulls next move

Media captionMatteo Renzi: “I lost and I say this out loud even if with a lump in my throat” Outgoing Italian PM Matteo Renzi is due to meet his cabinet before submitting his resignation after suffering a heavy defeat in a constitutional referendum. President Sergio Mattarella must either appoint a new prime minister or call […]

Supreme Court Brexit case: ‘No need’ for MPs to get final say

The government has urged the Supreme Court to make a decision the “ordinary man and woman” would understand in the landmark legal challenge over Brexit. Government lawyer James Eadie QC said the government could trigger Brexit and that there was no basis for Parliament to get the final say. He faced a grilling from the […]

French PM Valls running for president

French PM Valls running for president

French Socialist PM Manuel Valls announces he is standing in next year’s presidential election This breaking news story is being updated and more details will be published shortly. Please refresh the page for the fullest version. If you want to receive Breaking News alerts via email, or on a smartphone or tablet via the BBC […]

Ratko Mladic trial: Final arguments in Bosnia war crimes case

Ratko Mladic trial: Final arguments in Bosnia war crimes case

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Ratko Mladic appeared frail but listened intently in court Prosecutors have begun their closing arguments at the war crimes trial of former Bosnian Serb commander Ratko Mladic in The Hague. The 74-year-old, nicknamed “the Butcher of Bosnia”, faces two counts of genocide and nine of war crimes and crimes against […]

Matteo Renzi’s referendum defeat risks Italy political crisis

Media captionMatteo Renzi: “I lost and I say this out loud even if with a lump in my throat” Italian PM Matteo Renzi’s referendum defeat on Sunday has left Italy facing political and economic uncertainty. Mr Renzi announced he was stepping down after his constitution reform plan was rejected by voters. He met President Sergio […]

Bad Aibling train crash: German controller jailed

Bad Aibling train crash: German controller jailed

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The signaller, Michael P, appeared in court with a hood to cover his face A German court has sentenced a train controller to three and a half years in jail over a rail disaster in Bavaria which killed 12 people and injured 89. The 40-year-old defendant, named as Michael P, […]