20 October 2011
Last updated at 06:13 ET
Thousands march on Greece's parliament on the second day of a general strike as MPs prepare to take a final vote on tough austerity measures.
Carla Bruni, wife of French President Nicolas Sarkozy, gives birth to a girl in a Paris clinic where crowds of well-wishers have gathered, reports say.
The launch of the first satellites for Galileo - Europe's version of GPS - is delayed because of an anomaly detected during the fuelling of their Soyuz rocket.
Turkish troops are pursuing Kurdish rebels into northern Iraq after overnight rebel attacks in which at least 24 Turkish soldiers died.
World stock markets fall on fears that eurozone leaders are divided over how to tackle the region's debt crisis.
The BBC Europe editor Gavin Hewitt sees the Greek capital, Athens, erupt with mass protests and violence over further austerity measures planned by the government.
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