At least nine people have died after heavy rain slammed the Riviera coasts of France and Italy and caused flooding in parts of Greece.
Council workers in Athens have launched a series of strikes that are causing rubbish to pile up on the streets of the Greek capital.
Greek island ferries are tied up in port and Athens public transport, hospitals and state schools face disruption after unions went on strike against proposed labour reforms.
The mayor of a US city has said he will “cherish” his visit to a north-east town as a twinning agreement was signed.
Campaigners are launching guerrilla guided tours of “looted” objects in the British Museum in a protest against alleged colonialism.
A historic north-east castle turned red, white and blue to help celebrate a twinning agreement.
An American flag is to be flown at a north-east castle as part of a twinning agreement.