18 January 2011
Last updated at 12:41 ET
Irish PM Brian Cowen survives a secret confidence vote on his leadership in the economic crisis, after a key minister questions his judgment.
The French foreign minister defends her handling of the Tunisian crisis, saying France was as surprised as anyone else.
Polish experts say Russian air traffic controllers gave their president's jet poor advice before it crashed in thick fog.
A teenage French boy is rushed to hospital after setting himself on fire at his school, officials in Marseille say.
Spanish police say they have raided Europe's "largest and most sophisticated" cocaine lab, seizing 300kg of the drug and 2m euros in cash.
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