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.

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.

Russian President Vladimir Putin has announced that 755 staff must leave US diplomatic missions, in retaliation for new US sanctions against Moscow.

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