BBC : Europe
17h34 26  février
Lockdown bomb hoaxer targeted NHS, MPs and BLM protests
A German court imprisons a Berlin-based Italian for extortion threats made against UK targets.
Alexei Navalny: Top Putin critic sent to Russian penal colony
Alexei Navalny’s conviction for embezzlement is widely seen as politically motivated.
15h57 27  février
LeBron vs Zlatan: Who won the politics bout?
I will never shut up, James tells Ibrahimovic in political activism spat.
Italy 10-48 Ireland: Improved Irish cruise to easy win in Rome
Ireland run in six tries to claim a much-needed first win of this year’s Six Nations in a one-sided contest against a poor Italy
Venice: Low tides leave canals dry
In stark contrast to floods in December, some of the city’s boats and gondolas are beached.
Pompeii: Archaeologists unveil ceremonial chariot discovery
The ornate discovery was used during festivities and parades almost 2,000 years ago, experts say.
22h58 26  février
Mary Robinson ’made a big mistake’ over Dubai princess
Princess Latifa Al Maktoum was previously described as troubled by the former Irish president.
11h45 27  février
Michael Collins’ wolf slippers spark Twitter storm
The emergence of the Irish revolutionary’s bright blue plush puppies stunned Irish Twitter users.
Hannu Mikkola: Finnish rallying great dies aged 78
Finland’s rallying great Hannu Mikkola, who won the world title in 1983, dies at the age of 78.
13h50 26  février
Cork farm murders: Investigation after brothers’ bodies found
Gardaà investigating a double murder of two brothers in County Cork find the body of a third man.
Shamima Begum cannot return to UK, Supreme Court rules
The ruling means she will not be able to come back to fight the decision to remove her British citizenship.
North Korea: Russian diplomats leave by hand-pushed trolley
The diplomats had no choice as Pyongyang has banned trains from leaving as part of Covid measures.
British Airways owner IAG calls for digital health passes
IAG, which owns British Airways and Iberia, makes a record loss after the pandemic grounds flights.
Europa League draw: Man Utd v AC Milan, Rangers v Prague, Arsenal v Olympiakos, Tottenham v Zagreb
Manchester United face AC Milan in the Europa League while Rangers draw Slavia Prague, Arsenal play Olympiakos and Tottenham get Dinamo Zagreb.
23h16 25  février
Airbnb predicts ’significant’ travel rebound
But the booking platform warns it is still too early to predict how many travellers will return in 2021.
06h45 26  février
Queen urges people to ’think about others’ by taking Covid jab
The monarch, who had her first dose of the vaccine in January, said it didn’t hurt at all .
22h13 25  février
Coronavirus: EU urged to adopt ’vaccine passports’
Greece and Austria want coronavirus-free tourists this summer, but other EU states have concerns.
11h20 26  février
Covid: What’s the problem with the EU vaccine rollout?
The coronavirus vaccine is being rolled out across the EU but there have been delays.
Covid: How are European countries tackling the pandemic?
Are European countries relaxing restrictions put in place to control a new wave of infections?
13h21 25  février
Nergal: Polish metal singer accused of blasphemy appeals for legal funds
A photograph of Nergal stepping on a picture of the Virgin Mary led to charges of blasphemy.
16h33 24  février
Builders at Seville bar uncover ’12th Century bathhouse’
The discovery of the preserved skylights and paintings was completely unexpected , experts say.
18h38 23  février
In Pictures: Mount Etna eruption lights up Sicily’s night sky
Etna’s hot lava fountains and orange plumes of ash illuminate the Sicilian night sky.
Augmented reality art: Where your home becomes the gallery
How virtual artworks allow you to see anything from the sun to a giant spider in your own home.
19h21 26  février
Mother drops children from window to escape Istanbul apartment fire
The four children were all caught by volunteers holding a blanket on the street in Istanbul.
Why Greenpeace is dropping huge boulders into the sea
Fishing community leaders say Greenpeace’s action is dangerous and illegal.
00h24 20  février
Are migrant YouTubers influencing others to travel to the EU?
Stephanie Hegarty meets the people sharing their story of trying to illegally enter the EU on social media.
Pablo Hasel: Luxury stores looted and vehicles ablaze in Barcelona protests
The arrest of the Catalan rapper has ignited a debate over freedom of speech in Spain.
11h28 18  février
Mount Etna: Mesmerising pictures of latest eruption
Europe’s most active volcano erupted again in the early hours of Thursday morning.
14h19 16  février
Amsterdam: Bystanders rescue skaters after ice breaks
Bystanders used golf clubs, hockey sticks and ropes to help drag the freezing skaters to safety.