• 21 February 2020 Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWatch the musical performance that sparked a national debateA singer who performed at the inauguration of Croatia's new president is facing criminal charges over her rendition of the national anthem. The complaint, filed by a Croatian lawyer, says Josipa Lisac's performance deliberately mocked the anthem. But her record...

  • 21 February 2020 Image copyright AFP Image caption "We don't need Britain to show disunity," said France's Emmanuel MacronAn EU budget summit ended without agreement on Friday following a stand-off between wealthy "frugal" member states and other countries. The so-called "frugal four" of Denmark, Austria, Sweden and the Netherlands said they would not accept a budget of more than 1% of the...

  • 21 February 2020 Image copyright Met Police Image caption Safiyya Shaikh told undercover police she wanted to bomb St Paul's Cathedral and a hotelA supporter of the banned Islamic State terror group has admitted plotting to blow herself up in a bomb attack on St Paul's Cathedral. Safiyya Shaikh, of Hayes, west London, went on a reconnaissance trip to scope out the London landmark and a hotel....

  • 21 February 2020 Image copyright AFP Image caption Opponents protested outside parliament - the banner reads: "Euthanasia? Don't kill, cure!"Portugal has taken a big step towards legalising euthanasia by approving proposals from the ruling Socialist Party and some other politicians. Five bills got majority backing from MPs, and now a special committee is to consolidate them into one bill. The...

  • 21 February 2020 Image copyright Getty Images Image caption An ancient tomb that has been linked to Rome's legendary founder, RomulusA sarcophagus discovered in the remains of an ancient temple in Rome is causing a stir among historians who cannot agree if it belongs to the Italian city's legendary founder, Romulus. The stone tomb, along with circular altar, dates from the 6th Century BC....

  • 21 February 2020 Related Topics Germany shisha bar shooting Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionPeople came together in Hanau and Berlin to remember the victimsGermany will deploy extra police to protect mosques, railway stations, airports and other sensitive sites because of a "very high" far-right threat following the Hanau killings, the interior minister says. Horst...

  • 21 February 2020 Related Topics Mueller Trump-Russia inquiry Image copyright Reuters Image caption President Trump was reportedly angry about the election security briefingUS intelligence agencies have warned that Russia is attempting to help President Donald Trump get re-elected in November, US media report. The comments came in a closed-door briefing to the House Intelligence Committee on 13...

  • 20 February 2020 Image copyright Getty Images/Gordon Curley Image caption Daragh Curley wrote the letter to Jurgen Klopp as part of a school projectA young Manchester United fan who made a bid to stop Liverpool winning the title has been left shocked after Jurgen Klopp sent him a personal reply. Daragh Curley, from County Donegal, wrote to the Liverpool boss for a school assignment. The...

  • By Jessica Bown Technology of Business reporter 21 February 2020 Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Goat cheese or goat dung? Don't ask GooglePut crottin de chèvre into Google Translate, and you'll be told it means goat dung. So if it appeared on a menu, you might pass. Alas, you would be ruling out a delicious cheese made of goat's milk that is often served as a starter in...

  • 21 February 2020 Related Topics Coronavirus outbreak Image copyright Reuters Image caption Protesters in Novi Sanzhary hurled stones at the buses carrying evacueesDozens of protesters in a Ukrainian town have attacked buses carrying evacuees from coronavirus-hit China. The evacuees were being brought to the hospital in Novi Sanzhary, in the central Poltava region, where they will be held in...

  • 21 February 2020 Related Topics Germany shisha bar shooting Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionPeople came together in Hanau and Berlin to remember the victimsTens of thousands of people attended vigils for the nine victims of a far-right extremist who opened fire on two shisha bars in Hanau, Germany. At the vigils on Thursday in Hanau and Berlin people carrying candles...

  • 20 February 2020 Image copyright AFP Image caption The haul included 153,000 packs of cigarettesAn illegal cigarette factory has been uncovered in Spain where six foreign workers were found gasping for air before being rescued, authorities said. Twelve British nationals suspected of running the factory were arrested. The bunker under horse stables in the southern province of Malaga could produce...

  • 20 February 2020 Image copyright Pirveli Image caption Some websites, such as that of TV channel Pirveli, were replaced with an image of former President Mikheil Saakashvili in the hackA huge cyber-attack which knocked out more than 2,000 websites in the country of Georgia last year was carried out by Russia, according to Georgia, the UK and the US. The UK government says that the GRU (Russian...

  • Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionEyewitnesses filmed the aftermath of the shootingThe investigation into a deadly gun attack in Hanau is focusing on whether others knew about or helped organise it, Germany's federal prosecutor says. The suspect shot dead nine people "of migrant background" at two shisha bars on Wednesday evening. He and his mother were later found dead...

  • 20 February 2020 Image copyright Getty Images Image caption It argued that the logo could offend the country's ChristiansThe logo for Jägermeister alcohol is not religiously offensive, a Swiss court has ruled. The Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property had blocked efforts by the German spirit brand to expand its trademark to cosmetics and entertainment services. It argued that the...

  • By Andrew Walker BBC World Service economics correspondent 20 February 2020 Related Topics Brexit Image copyright Getty ImagesEU leaders are meeting in Brussels this week to discuss the bloc's future budget plans. These negotiations are always challenging, tending to pit net payers against net beneficiaries. There are proposals from the European Commission and the Parliament that some countries...

  • 20 February 2020 Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionPhone footage from an eyewitness reportedly shows the aftermath of a shooting in HanauEight people are dead following two shootings at shisha bars in the western German city of Hanau. At least five people were injured after a gunman opened fire at 22:00 local time (21:00 GMT), police told the BBC. The regional police...

  • 19 February 2020 Image copyright Reuters Image caption Medics have complained about the lack of resources and their working conditionsNine mayors in France have banned falling ill, in a symbolic move to highlight the lack of local doctors. A decree signed by the mayors in rural parts of Sarthe, an area west of Paris, says requiring medical care because of accident or sickness is prohibited. They...

  • By Chris Baraniuk Technology reporter 19 February 2020 Image copyright Getty ImagesThe European Commission has said it intends to draw up new rules to protect citizens against misuses of artificial intelligence (AI) tech. It likened the current situation to "the Wild West" and said it would focus on "high-risk" cases. But some experts are disappointed that a white paper it published did not...

  • 19 February 2020 Image caption The book (pictured here) shows what appear to be caricatures of Turkish men and also women wearing headscarvesA group of far-right politicians is being investigated by police in western Germany over allegations that they distributed a racist colouring book. A regional group for the Alternative for Germany (AfD) party allegedly handed out the books at an event in...