The information watchdog launches an investigation into claims details of millions of people's pensions are being sold to fraudsters and cold-calling firms.
Local elections give a big boost to France's conservative UMP, led by ex-President Nicolas Sarkozy, and inflict a bruising blow to the ruling Socialists.
The UK's banking industry will have to prove it can endure a global economic slump in this year's Bank of England stress tests.
Raffaele Sollecito has described the last 7 years and 5 months as unbearable, following his acquittal in the Meredith Kercher murder trial.
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Sebastian Vettel's shock Malaysian Grand Prix win on Sunday is a 'wake-up call' for Mercedes, says boss Toto Wolff.
Deep space epic Interstellar leaves the competition earthbound at this year's Empire awards, taking off with three prizes including best film.
Sebastian Vettel has handled his transition from Red Bull to Ferrari well, says BBC Sport's David Coulthard.
Kanye West, Jack White, Rihanna and Coldplay tweet their support for Jay Z's new streaming site, Tidal, ahead of its launch on Monday night.
Asian shares get off to a positive start in a holiday-shortened trading week, with Chinese shares leading the region's gains on stimulus hopes.
After losing one member, the boy band says there are no plans to split up, despite rumours started on social media.
The owner of B&Q, Kingfisher, has abandoned its planned purchase of French DIY chain Mr Bricolage.
Former England and Liverpool forward John Barnes says black managers struggle to find a new job after being sacked by a club.
Japan's fisheries minister overrules an order by the Okinawa governor suspending work on a new US military base, amid a deepening stand-off.
A flood alert is issued in Indian-administered Kashmir following torrential rain and a surge in the water level of the Jhelum river.
Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert is found guilty of fraud and breach of trust in a retrial after being cleared in 2012.
Australia has introduced a new rule to ensure two people are in the cockpit at all times, following the Germanwings air crash last week.
Nicolas Sarkozy's UMP party look set for victory in France's local elections, exit polls suggest.
Former world number one Tiger Woods drops out of the top 100 in the rankings for the first time in his career.
Chelsea to bid £75m for Bale, Sterling to turn down Liverpool deal, Modric to Manchester City, plus more.