The EU is to launch a limited operation in the Mediterranean to help Italy stem the flow of migrants from North Africa.
Hungary shelves a proposed tax on internet data traffic after tens of thousands of Hungarians marched against it.
A woman from Canada hands back a stolen piece of the ruins of Pompeii more than 50 years after she put it into her bag.
Russia will resume gas deliveries to Ukraine this winter in a deal brokered by the European Union, which will also safeguard supplies to EU countries.
A major fire forces the evacuation of the French national radio building in Paris but there are no immediate reports of casualties.
Russia's central bank raises interest rates to 9.5% from 8%, a much bigger rise than expected, as it seeks to combat inflation.
A mayor in the south of France bans clown disguises for a month, starting on Halloween, after several violent incidents involving teenagers dressed as clowns.
A man arrested over "a sick joke" about Ebola on a Dublin-bound plane is ordered to pay 2,500 euros (£1,963) to charity to avoid a criminal conviction.
The UK Government has said that it will 'retire' £218m of the UK's £2bn First World War debt by refinancing bonds originally issued by Winston Churchill.
Scientists and government officials are meeting in Copenhagen to edit a report on the causes, impact and solutions to global warming.
The Turkish man already has 32 children and four wives, despite polygamy being outlawed in the country.
Pirate Bay co-founder Gottfrid Warg sentenced to three-and-half years in prison after being found guilty of hacking into Danish computers.
Pro-Russian rebel elections seen as truce violation
Are Corsica's days of the mafia and militants over?
The unlikely WWI naval battle fought off Chile
Where Ukraine's battle goes on despite ceasefire
The TV station that's spiced up the French airwaves
Why Trieste wants to break away from Italy
How Timothy Spall created 400 artworks for his latest film
The Leonardo hidden from Hitler in case it gave him special powers
Why Russian planes are keeping Nato pilots busy
Hungary scraps controversial web tax
Russia 'steps up' military flights
France denies Russia warship move
Russia supports Ukraine rebel vote
Russia in grim go-it-alone mood