Why Italy? Many wonder why the Mediterranean country has become the new epicentre of the coronavirus pandemic over the past 10 days
As 1960 dawned, sub-Saharan Africa braced for historic change: that year, 17 of its countries were destined to gain independence from European colonial powers
A demographic gulf has opened up in Europe since the fall of the Iron Curtain, with migration behind a population decline in many eastern European countries
Germany recorded a bounce in the birth rate in 2016, official statistics show, hitting a 43-year high helped along by large numbers of recently-arrived migrants.
More than 117 million people (or 23.4% of the population) in EU member countries are living at risk of poverty in 2016, according to Eurostat.