(BBC) A suspected Italian mob boss is among at least 300 people arrested in connection with alleged mafia activity in Italy.
(BBC) More than a million people take part in a rally in north-eastern Spain seeking greater autonomy for the Catalan region.
Slow hunt for truth about Balkans' missing
Pope Benedict escalates Vatican criticism of raids by Belgian police investigating alleged child sex abuse, calling them "deplorable".
(BBC) Russia further reduces its gas supply to Belarus because of a dispute over payments - now amounting to a 60% cut.
Five people are killed and at least 12 hurt in a bomb attack on a bus carrying soldiers and civilians in Istanbul, Turkey.
A strong sympathy vote for the brother of Poland's ex-president, who died in a plane crash, carries him into an election run-off.
(BBC) Sweden's parliament narrowly votes to replace nuclear plants, three decades after a referendum decided to phase them out.
(BBC) A Dutch court sentences five Somali pirates to five years in jail, in the first such case to be tried in Europe.
(BBC) Several people are released unharmed after being taken hostage at an H&M store in the German city of Leipzig, police say.
Youths in a mainly immigrant suburb of Stockholm rampage for a second night after being refused entry to a school dance.
(BBC) Spaniards resist government austerity plan
Prosecutors investigate one of Germany's top Catholic bishops on suspicion of aiding and abetting child sex abuse.
The trial of a Swiss-based firm over its alleged role in exporting toxic waste to Ivory Coast starts in the Netherlands.
(BBC) Hundreds of blonde Latvian women march through the capital Riga to try to bolster spirits during a time of recession.
(BBC) The Champs-Elysees avenue in Paris is turned into a green space by farmers to highlight their financial plight.
(BBC) A married teacher who belongs to a breakaway Catholic faction becomes the first female priest to be ordained in Italy.
Germany's parliament backs a huge eurozone rescue deal, though one party votes against it and two others abstain.
(BBC) Spain shocked as sex abuse claims hit Church
An Iranian convicted of the 1991 murder of Iran's ex-Prime Minister Shapour Bakhtiar is released from prison in France.
(BBC) High-profile Spanish judge Baltasar Garzon is suspended from his post by the country's judicial body for alleged abuse of power.
Pope Benedict XVI blames the Catholic Church's sex abuse scandal on "sin within", and not outside persecution.
(BBC) EU finance ministers agree emergency measures worth 500bn euros (£430bn) to stop the Greek debt crisis from spreading.
At least three people are killed in Greece as protesters set fire to a bank building during a general strike over austerity measures.
The French parliament votes to return the heads of at least 15 tattooed Maori warriors to New Zealand.
(BBC) Greek public sector workers storm the Acropolis and scuffle with riot police during a strike against austerity measures.
(BBC) Athens police fire tear gas at hundreds of protesters angered over cuts the country faces in return for a debt bail-out plan.
(BBC) Belgium's parliament passes a law which would ban women from wearing Islamic veils like the burka or niqab in public.
A Congolese man tries to have a controversial Tintin book banned in the cartoon star's home of Belgium.
(BBC) Chaos erupts in Ukraine's parliament as members vote to extend the lease on a Russian naval base in Ukraine.
(BBC) The dream of 'One Yugoslavia' that fell to pieces
(BBC) Belgium's king asks a minister to mediate in the row between French and Dutch-speaking parties which toppled the government.
(BBC) Armenia halts ratification of a historic deal to normalise relations with Turkey amid a row over its terms.
(BBC) The ethnic Russians born in Latvia but classed as aliens
(BBC) Divisions over fate of Vienna's Nazi-era towers
(BBC) Polls open for an election in Northern Cyprus that may have a major impact on the chances of reunification.
(BBC) Pope avoids addressing issue of abuse in Malta
(BBC) Volcanic ash continues to disrupt air travel across Europe, as UK air traffic control warns the situation is likely to worsen.
(BBC) A row about how to name the Israeli-occupied Palestinian territories scuppers a 43-nation scheme for managing Mediterranean water resources.
(BBC) New generation of Irish and Greeks starts to emigrate
(BBC) Russia-Poland thaw grows from air crash tragedy
(BBC) The body of Polish President Lech Kaczynski is to lie in state in Warsaw as the nation mourns the victims of the Smolensk air crash.
(BBC) Does Catholic celibacy encourage child sex abuse?
(BBC) The Italian city of L'Aquila is marking the first anniversary of the earthquake that killed 300 and left 60,000 homeless.
Church abuse victims and Jewish groups condemn the Pope's preacher for comparing criticism of the pontiff to anti-Semitism.
(BBC) Turkey says it will send its envoy back to the US, one month after a panel voted to call killings of Armenians in World War I genocide.
(BBC) A committee of Belgian MPs votes to prohibit face-covering Islamic veils, paving the way for the first such ban in Europe.