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Spanish PM Mariano Rajoy answers questions, Mr Rajoy has said Scotland will not be able to immediately join the EU

Scottish independence: Salmond's claim of rapid entry to EU contradicted by Spanish PM

Salmond has previously said Scotland's fisheries, oil reserves and population mean the nation will be fast-tracked into the European Union

A cardinal makes his way to Vatican City

Cocaine and cannabis haul hidden in Vatican car seized by French police

Drugs were found inside a car belonging to a 91-year-old Vatican librarian

French television companies and film-makers are concerned that Netflix will be able to escape rules on minimum French-language content by basing its European operations in the Netherlands

Netflix arrives in France – but gets poor reception

‘Television of the future’ up against one of the world’s most heavily regulated media markets

Vitaliy Zhuravskiy was thrown into a dustbin by activists outside the Ukrainian parliament building in Kiev

Ukrainian politician is forced into a bin outside parliamentary building

Vitaliy Zhuravskiy was filmed being forced into the bin by activists

A plane flies close to the eruption of the Icelandic volcano

Watch Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano erupt under Northern Lights

Video: Footage was captured by a helicopter hovering just one kilometre over the mouth of the erupting volcano

Above all things: Germany’s car-sharing UberPop app has stirred passions and a legal challenge

Germany lifts countrywide ban on taxi app Uber

A Frankfurt regional judge ruled that the injunction taken against the company had been issued in haste

The Iraqi Ambassador to the Holy See has warned the Vatican that Isis is intent on killing on the Pope

Islamic State: Pope is 'being targeted by Isis', Iraqi ambassador to the Holy See warns

Habeeb Al-Sadr told the Italian press said Isis' threat to kill the Pope is a serious one

A plane is engulfed by fog at Heathrow airport in 2006

Heavy fog causes delays across London's airports as much of south east affected

Bad weather has also affected air centres in Europe, affecting Lisbon, Portugal, Amsterdam and Zurich

A Soviet-era monument to Ukrainian- Russian co-operation in Kiev, which is facing a difficult winter this year

Russia freezes Ukraine into submission: Kiev admits country doesn't have enough fuel for winter

There’s no gas. The mines have been bombed. Kim Sengupta reports from Grabova on the bleak winter ahead

Up to 500 migrants feared dead after boat is rammed by traffickers off Malta

Survivors claim there was a violent confrontation between the migrants and traffickers

Alison Deighton's attempts to bring an ecotourism project to the commune of Nardo have now attracted national attention in Italy

The Treasury minister’s wife and the green resort in Puglia strangled by Italian red tape

Lady Deighton’s £56m plan for Puglian village held up for five years

The Sweden Democrats surged from 20 seats to 49 to become the third-biggest party in parliament

Surge in far-right support in Sweden splits vote and pushes left wing towards power

Even with the support of the smaller Green and Left parties, the Social Democrats’ bloc would have only 158 seats in parliament, 17 short of a majority

The meeting, called by President François Hollande, will consider strategy and allot roles, ranging from air-strikes to humanitarian aid

Islamic State: Countries meet in Paris to discuss anti-Isis global strategy

Iran has not been invited and has dismissed the Paris meeting as a 'show conference'

German Chancellor Angela Merkel addresses the anti-Semitism rally in Berlin

Angela Merkel pledges solidarity with Germany’s Jews after recent attacks

Ms Merkel joined German President Joachim Gauck and Jewish community leaders for the rally at the Brandenburg Gate in central Berlin

Luhansk residents thank pro-Russian separatists during a rare day of celebration

Ukraine crisis: Luhansk celebrates end of weeks of shelling

In some towns, the decline in fighting has allowed for a return to some kind of normality

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Mystery of the wedding photo from Ground Zero
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His life, the universe and everything

New biography sheds light on comic genius of Douglas Adams
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Save us from small screen superheroes

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Reach for the skies

From pools to football pitches, rooftop living is looking up
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12 best hotel spas in the UK

Some hotels go all out on facilities; others stand out for the sheer quality of treatments
These Iranian-controlled Shia militias used to specialise in killing American soldiers. Now they are fighting Isis, backed up by US airstrikes

Widespread fear of Isis is producing strange bedfellows

Iranian-controlled Shia militias that used to kill American soldiers are now fighting Isis, helped by US airstrikes
Topshop goes part Athena poster, part last spring Prada

Topshop goes part Athena poster, part last spring Prada

Shoppers don't come to Topshop for the unique
How to make a Lego masterpiece

How to make a Lego masterpiece

Toy breaks out of the nursery and heads for the gallery
Meet the ‘Endies’ – city dwellers who are too poor to have fun

Meet the ‘Endies’ – city dwellers who are too poor to have fun

Urbanites are cursed with an acronym pointing to Employed but No Disposable Income or Savings
Paisley’s decision to make peace with IRA enemies might remind the Arabs of Sadat

Ian Paisley’s decision to make peace with his IRA enemies

His Save Ulster from Sodomy campaign would surely have been supported by many a Sunni imam
'She was a singer, a superstar, an addict, but to me, her mother, she is simply Amy'

'She was a singer, a superstar, an addict, but to me, her mother, she is simply Amy'

Exclusive extract from Janis Winehouse's poignant new memoir
Is this the role to win Cumberbatch an Oscar?

Is this the role to win Cumberbatch an Oscar?

The Imitation Game, film review
England and Roy Hodgson take a joint step towards redemption in Basel

England and Hodgson take a joint step towards redemption

Welbeck double puts England on the road to Euro 2016
Relatives fight over Vivian Maier’s rare photos

Relatives fight over Vivian Maier’s rare photos

Pictures removed from public view as courts decide ownership
‘Fashion has to be fun. It’s a big business, not a cure for cancer’

‘Fashion has to be fun. It’s a big business, not a cure for cancer’

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