President Francois Hollande of France insists that a controversial labour reform will not be withdrawn as strike action looms on the railways.
Volkswagen profit tumbles 20% in the first three months of 2016 as it continues to grapple with the fallout from the diesel emissions scandal.
The centenary of the biggest naval engagement of World War One is being marked by services in Scotland and at sea.
An inquiry into historical child sex abuse in Northern Ireland is due to begin examining allegations relating to the former Kincora Boys' Home.
North Korea has attempted to fire a ballistic missile off its east coast but the launch appears to have failed, South Korean military officials say.
Almost 75% of older children in England and Wales with diabetes are not getting key health checks, a study suggests.
Leading Leave campaigners say the UK would be able to scrap VAT on fuel outside the EU - but George Osborne says this is "fantasy economics".
Poland's justice minister says he will appeal in the supreme court against a decision not to extradite film director Roman Polanski to the US for statutory rape.
A French gardener is jailed for 30 years for the premeditated murder of his British lover at her home in southern France in 2012.
An Australian family at risk of being deported from the UK have been told they can stay until August, but will not be allowed to work in the meantime.
The length of UK roads covered by permanent average-speed cameras has more than doubled since 2013, new figures reveal.
High Streets and public spaces in some areas of the UK no longer have any council-run public lavatories, the BBC learns.
A US zoo has defended its decision to shoot a gorilla, after a four-year-old boy fell into its enclosure.
Iraqi forces are continuing the second day of their assault to retake the city of Falluja from the so-called Islamic State group.
Four people have died in floods in southwestern Germany after torrential rain in the past 24 hours.
Former England cricket captain Sir Ian Botham speaks out in favour of the Leave campaign at an EU referendum event in County Durham.
A Gary Barlow impersonator has surprised shoppers at Bristol's Cabot Circus, after he turned out to be the real Gary Barlow. Footage courtesy Gavyn Emery.
The BBC's Aleem Maqbool reports from inside Guantanamo Bay detention centre, which is still open, despite President Obama vowing to shut it down eight years ago.
The latest in the EU referendum campaign, migrant smuggling by sea, health issues and a cricket milestone make the front pages.
The polls suggest Scotland is leaning towards a Remain vote in the EU referendum. James Naughtie went to Glasgow to find out why.
The western African nation of Niger, one of the world's poorest countries, is fighting terror threats on several fronts, as the BBC's Julian Keane discovers in its capital Niamey.
Is Donald Trump actually the most moderate Republican candidate for years?
Is Vladimir Putin using hybrid warfare to destabilise Europe?
Germany's top court rules in favour of a hip-hop artist in a copyright dispute with the pioneering electro-pop band Kraftwerk.
Thousands gather to watch cheese rolling veteran Chris Anderson win two more cheese-chasing downhill races.
Brazilian football legend Pele is auctioning off more than 1,500 football-related items accumulated over more than six decades.
One-armed shark attack survivor Bethany Hamilton finishes a career-best third in the Fiji Women's Pro surfing event.
Andy Murray says he is expecting a "tough atmosphere" when he plays France's Richard Gasquet in the French Open quarter-finals.
The secret stories and key characteristics that transformed a six-year-old stand-in keeper into the most exciting England striker for a decade.
Zurich Insurance's former boss Martin Senn kills himself, marking the second suicide among top staff at the firm in just three years.
Germany's unemployment rate fell to a record low in May, while the jobless rate across the eurozone fell to 10.2% in April.
The European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) says a data transfer pact between the EU and US needs "significant improvements".
David Cameron hails London Mayor Sadiq Khan as "proud Muslim, a proud Brit," as they share a platform to urges voters to back staying in the EU.
The proposed sugar tax will "hit the poorest families hardest" and should be scrapped, the Taxpayers' Alliance says.
Families of victims of the Winterbourne View scandal write to the prime minister demanding he shuts outdated care home institutions.
Pupils in Scotland are doing less well in maths, according to the latest Scottish government figures.
Mental health services turned away more than a quarter of children referred for support without help in England in 2015, a report says.
BBC's Taiwan correspondent Cindy Sui meets with Zenbo - what its creator Asus says is the first 'affordable' household robot.
A collection of bitcoins worth about £8m, confiscated by police in Australia, will be auctioned off in June.
Piecing together the bare bones of a sea reptile that swam at the time of the dinosaurs.
Wildlife authorities in Thailand are removing tigers from a controversial Buddhist temple after accusations of wildlife trafficking and animal abuse.
The first set of photographs featuring some cast members of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child in costume has been released.
JK Rowling's work under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith is shortlisted for a prestigious crime novel award.
Mount Athos in Greece may be the largest area in the world from which women - and female animals - are banned. What lies behind the ban?
Celena and her partner Pete separated for 10 weeks to break their bad habits and lose weight.
News photos from around the world
The people who shape hair in the capital of Sierra Leone
Anonymous social media novel gains growing audience
The truth about running when you are pregnant
Will giving computers emotions make them more useful at work?
What happened to Tory activist Elliott Johnson?
Unusual laws you might unknowingly break
A look back at one of the world's busiest airports
Why do Indian-Americans dominate spelling contests?