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The EU's Barroso and Van Rompuy: 'Nelson Mandela represented the fight against racism, political violence and intolerance.'
Protesters in the Ukrainian capital Kiev topple a statue of Lenin as they call for closer EU ties and oppose a Russian-led customs union.
Spanish director Pedro Almodovar launches a scathing broadside at his homeland's government at this year's European Film Awards, calling it "deaf and insensitive" to the country's problems.
The African Union is to increase significantly the number of troops it plans to send to end communal fighting in the Central African Republic.
Edouard Molinaro, who directed classic French farce La Cage aux Folles and other much-loved films, dies in Paris at the age of 85.
Florence mayor Matteo Renzi wins Democratic Party leadership
Are French authors too intellectual for English-speaking readers?
The lonely graves of the victims of Lampedusa
Why is freedom of movement such a big EU issue?
The million Greek workers who get no wages
Swedes question their reputation for tolerance
The dramatic fistfight inside Russia's parliament
The similarities and differences between Ukraine's two revolutions
It has been a long wait for this city to get its own Indian style microbrewery