Catalonia will declare independence from Spain in a matter of days, the leader of the autonomous region has told the BBC.

Turkey has signed a controversial deal with Russia to arm its forces with Russian S-400 anti-aircraft missiles.

The ruins of an ancient Roman neighbourhood of luxury homes and vast public spaces have been found by archaeologists in south-eastern France.

Germany's carmakers are expected to agree a plan to cut harmful diesel emissions, at a summit with top politicians in Berlin.

The Italian Coast Guard is questioning the crew of a German rescue ship on the isle of Lampedusa, amid a dispute over Italy's code of conduct for handling migrants at sea.

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