Italy rocked by 6.2 magnitude earthquake

Dozens of buildings levelled across Lazio, Umbria and Marche

Sarkozy takes Islam stance for Elysee bid

Ex-president nudges race rival Alain Juppé on to slippery terrain

Russia’s EU food embargo hits Poland

Orchards accounts for a third of EU apple production

Merkel tells Turks in Germany to be loyal

Chancellor’s remarks reflect political concern about allegiances

Pessimists hold the key to Europe’s future

Most in the Visegrad states are positive about the EU but worry about its survival, writes Ivan Krastev

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Brexit: full of risk for science

Can the UK craft new policies to keep its lead in research and development?

Eurozone recovery weathers Brexit shock

Activity confounds expectations of sharp drop with 7-month high

Brussels quizzes France on Renault probe

MEPs allege that Paris is trying to protect domestic car industry

EU leaders pledge Brexit will not hit bloc

France, Germany and Italy declare commitment to integration

Russia raids on Syria halted from Iran

Islamic regime accuses Moscow of ‘showing off’ over agreement

Details omitted in Renault emissions report

Fears of government leniency because of carmaker stake

Sarkozy declares French presidential bid

Polls suggest close race with Juppé for centre-right nomination

Merkel’s refugee policy faces stern test

German chancellor under pressure ahead of regional polls

Ireland launches Olympic ticket probes

Head of OCI to appear in Brazilian court over alleged illegal resale

GB medal haul met by European scepticism

Some are impressed but most find Rio success questionable

EU spymasters lobby for change in law

Intelligence officials seek to limit use of coded messages

Germany urged to probe alleged Turkish spies

Pressure mounts on Merkel over close co-operation with Erdogan

Terror fears take toll on Egypt’s tourism

Visitor numbers fall in Turkey, but return of Russians could spur rebound

Lactalis pressured to raise milk prices

Family-owned dairy group willing to discuss with unions

French left clears the way for the right

Too many presidential candidates could spark a repeat of 2002

Passports of Irish Olympic officials held

Inquiry into allegations of ticket touting at Rio games widens out from Hickey arrest

European leaders seek to bolster economy

Hollande, Merkel and Renzi discuss EU’s future after Brexit vote

Euro’s rise spells grief for exporters

Analysts expect the single currency to keep strengthening

Montebourg declares French presidency bid

Former minister says Hollande has betrayed ‘ideals of the left’

Monetary policy lacks muscle for growth

The answer is to strengthen economies’ potential to create jobs

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