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Franglais row: Is the English language conquering France? The French parliament is debating a new road map for French universities, which includes the proposal of allowing courses to be taught in English. For some, this amounts to a betrayal of the national language and, more specifically, of a particular way at looking at the world - for others it's just accepting the inevitable.
22 May Champions League final: Is Fussball coming home? With Borussia Dortmund playing Bayern Munich in the Champions League final this Saturday, thousands of German fans will be heading to the home of English football, Wembley. But is it also the home of German football?
19 May Do white people have a future in South Africa? Apartheid South Africa looked after white people and nobody else. Now some of its white communities face a level of deprivation, or of violence, which threatens their future in the country.
12 May BP withdraws some Libya staff over security concerns The BP move follows UK advice about uncertainty in Libya Oil giant BP has withdrawn some non-essential staff from operations in Libya following UK government advice about uncertainty in the country.
07 May WWII veteran loses ruling on expats voting in UK elections A 91-year old British man who has fought a campaign for long-term expats to be able to vote in British general elections has lost a ruling at the European Court of Human Rights.
07 May Bali drug smuggler Lindsay Sandiford lodges new appeal A British woman facing death by firing squad for drug smuggling in Bali has lodged an appeal at Indonesia's Supreme Court.
06 May Pensions: Steve Webb defends reforms for new spouse claimants Pensions minister Steve Webb has said plans to reform the pensions system will save hundreds of millions of pounds in the long term.
06 May Overseas pensions: 'When I die my wife will get nothing' The government is planning to stop people who live abroad from receiving a British state pension based solely on the employment record of their husband or wife.
01 May 'Drug gang' trio wanted by Metropolitan Police Three men thought to be involved in smuggling drugs into the UK are being sought by police.
29 Apr Dubai drugs trial: David Cameron 'concerned' over torture claims Prime Minister David Cameron has expressed concern about allegations that three Britons were tortured while in custody in Dubai.
27 Apr Dubai drugs trial: Mother tells of 'torture horror' The mother of a British man accused of drug offences in Dubai has spoken of the "horror story" of his alleged torture by police.
22 Apr Drug smuggler Lindsay Sandiford loses appeal for legal funds A British grandmother convicted in Bali of drug smuggling has lost her appeal over a UK government refusal to fund her legal challenge against a death sentence.
17 Apr Natalie Creane: Mother's frustration over wardrobe injury case The mother of a British expat seriously injured by a falling wardrobe panel at an Abu Dhabi hotel has spoken of her frustration over legal delays.
14 Apr Expats see business boom in Mid East Whether you want to keep fit or make friends, get a new hobby or resurrect an old one, sport is an important part of life for many people living and working in a country that is not home.
10 Apr Man sought over 'abduction' of Milton Keynes girl in Lanzarote A man thought to have tried to snatch a three-year-old girl from an English couple on holiday in the Canary Islands is being sought by police in the UK.
04 Apr Chamonix police deny UK ski clampdown A British man who runs a ski company in the Alps has claimed French police are clamping down on UK instructors to keep jobs for locals.
27 Mar UK pensioners 'struggling' to cope in Cyprus Some UK pensioners living in Cyprus are struggling financially, according to local residents.
26 Mar Global migrants: Which are the most wanted professions? Use the interactive guide to explore the top 20 most wanted professionals and the countries that want their skills.
26 Mar Cyprus making 'superhuman' effort to reopen banks by Thursday The Department for Work and Pensions has said British pensions will not be paid into Cypriot bank accounts for the foreseeable future and has advised expats to open UK accounts
20 Mar 'Marmageddon' over as New Zealand shops restock Marmite Marmite has returned to supermarket shelves in New Zealand for the first time in over a year, after shortages caused by the Christchurch quake.
17 Mar Britons hit by Cyprus bailout deal While the UK government has pledged to compensate British troops and government workers who will lose savings as a result of a bank levy in Cyprus, other Britons are set to lose thousands in the EU bailout deal.
17 Mar Cyprus bank levy: UK to compensate troops and government workers The UK will compensate any British troops in Cyprus hit by plans to introduce a bank levy as part of a £9bn EU bailout, the chancellor has said.
13 Mar EU unveils new air passenger rights They include rerouting travellers with rival carriers if a flight is delayed for more than 12 hours. The rules also clarify what are considered exceptional circumstances for compensation.
11 Mar Affection for Britain brews in Germany Constant debate about the direction of Europe may seem to pit state against state, but in Germany there appears to be some support for David Cameron's "obstinate" stance - and a sneaking regard for Britain in general.
06 Mar Brighton City Airways begins Shoreham to Paris Pontoise flights An airport in West Sussex is beginning twice-daily scheduled flights to France following the launch of a new airline.
01 Mar St David's Day: Welsh expats celebrate around the world 1 March is St David's Day and Welsh expatriates around the world are celebrating their patron saint. We asked Welshmen and women in the five continents and Antarctica what they would be doing to remember their roots.
26 Feb Mandarin speaking Briton to star in a Chinese sitcom Bilingual Briton Richard Heathcote has beaten off stiff competition to land a role in a new Chinese sitcom, Ciao Britain.
22 Feb Tenerife expats 'seek closure' after murder guilty verdict Jennifer Mills-Westley's death almost two years ago was too barbaric to comprehend: a woman stabbed and beheaded as she shopped in a supermarket.
21 Feb Dubai police 'deny torture of British men' Dubai police have denied allegations they tortured three Britons awaiting trial on drugs charges, Dubai's National Media Council has said.
20 Feb British men 'tortured by Dubai police' A human rights charity has accused Dubai police of beating and electrocuting three British men who are awaiting trial on drugs charges.
20 Feb Why have the white British left London? Something quite remarkable happened in London in the first decade of the new millennium. The number of white British people in the capital fell by 620,000 - equivalent to the entire population of Glasgow moving out.
15 Feb Bali drugs: UK officials add statement to Sandiford appeal The UK government has stressed its opposition to the death penalty in support of an appeal by Briton Lindsay Sandiford against her death sentence in Bali for drug trafficking.
15 Feb Thailand missing man: Witnesses in photo sought Police searching for a Norwich backpacker missing in Thailand since 2008 have welcomed a positive response to an appeal to find two British men photographed near him.
02 Feb Tom Armstrong search: Thailand trip for missing man's father Tom The father of a Suffolk man who has been missing in Thailand for nearly a month is flying out to the country on Sunday to try to find him.
31 Jan Ryanair ash cloud case: EU's top court rules against airline Ryanair should have fully compensated a passenger whose flight was cancelled because of the volcanic ash cloud in 2010, the EU's top court has said.
30 Jan The number of people living in England and Wales who could not speak any English was 138,000 After English, the second most reported main language was Polish, with 546,000 speakers, followed by Punjabi and Urdu.
30 Jan Nimes jogger murder: Briton under formal inquiry A British man has been placed under formal investigation for the aggravated murder of a 34-year-old jogger in the French city of Nimes.
29 Jan Julian Ponder jailed for six years for Bali drug possession A British man has been jailed for six years in Bali for drug offences.
28 Jan British embassy in Tripoli aware of potential threat The British embassy in Libyan capital, Tripoli, has said it was aware of "a potential threat" against it.
27 Jan Britons warned of Somaliland threat Any British nationals in Somaliland should leave immediately because of "a specific threat to Westerners", the UK Foreign Office has said.
24 Jan Britons urged to leave Libyan city of Benghazi over 'threat' British nationals should leave the Libyan city of Benghazi immediately "in response to a specific threat to Westerners", the Foreign Office says.
24 Jan The offal truth about American haggis Traditional Scottish haggis is banned in the United States. With Burns Night looming, how do fans satisfy their taste for oatmeal and offal?
22 Jan Bali drug trial: British woman gets death sentence A 56-year-old British woman has been sentenced to death in Indonesia for drug trafficking.
21 Jan HSBC bank begins ex-pat personal account closures HSBC bank has announced a new policy of closing the personal accounts of former UK and Crown Dependency residents.
21 Jan Algeria crisis: UK hostages speak of ordeal Twenty-two Britons who survived the hostage crisis in Algeria have been arriving back in the UK.
21 Jan Heathrow Airport: Snow stops one in 10 flights Passengers at London's Heathrow Airport are experiencing a fourth day of delays and cancellations because of snow.
20 Jan Three Britons confirmed dead in Algeria - PM Three Britons are confirmed dead and three more are believed to have died after the Algeria hostage crisis, the prime minister has said.
20 Jan Algeria hostages: UK 'working hard' to find Britons UK officials are "working hard" to locate Britons missing or feared dead after the Algeria kidnap crisis, says Foreign Secretary William Hague.
19 Jan UK snow: Further Heathrow disruption warning British Airways has warned passengers of more disruption at London's Heathrow Airport after bad weather forced hundreds of flights to be cancelled.
19 Jan BA sorry for luggage and flight problems caused by snow British Airways has apologised to passengers who have been stuck on planes at Heathrow as the snow delayed and cancelled hundreds of flights.
18 Jan TSA to phase out Rapiscan 'naked scanners' The US aviation security agency will stop screening travellers with scanners that show travellers' naked images, amid widespread privacy complaints.
18 Jan Protecting workers in dangerous places With millions to be made in the oil fields of the Middle East, or the mineral mines in unstable parts of Africa, working in dangerous places is par for the course for the world's biggest mining, oil and gas companies.
18 Jan Algeria hostage crisis: 'About 10 Britons' remain captive About 10 Britons are thought to remain in the hostage situation at the gas plant in Algeria, the BBC understands.
18 Jan Algeria hostage crisis: Further UK casualties feared The fate of a number of British hostages held in a desert gas complex remains unknown in the wake of an Algerian military attempt to free them.
17 Jan Australia: What the rest of the world gets wrong Familiar images spring to mind when one thinks of Australia, but how many of them accurately reflect what the country is really like?
17 Jan Algeria troops 'in face-off' with militant hostage-takers The kidnappers attacked and occupied the complex at In Amenas on Wednesday, after killing a Briton and an Algerian. The captives include British, Japanese, US, French and Norwegian nationals.
16 Jan Foreigners abducted by Islamist militants in Algeria Two foreign nationals, one of them British, have been killed and several abducted in an attack by Islamist militants on a gas facility in eastern Algeria, state media report.
16 Jan Gridlocked world: where are the world's worst traffic jams? Spending time stuck in traffic jams has given BBC's correspondents time to reflect on life in some of the world's most congested cities
15 Jan Tom Armstrong of Kelsale feared missing in Thailand The family of a 22-year-old Suffolk man fear he has gone missing in Thailand.
10 Jan The tourists held by Greek police as illegal migrants Athens Greek police have stepped up efforts to catch illegal immigrants in recent months, launching a new operation to check the papers of people who look foreign. But tourists have also been picked up in the sweeps - and at least two have been badly beaten.
04 Jan A Point of View: The British and their bizarre view of Americans We lap up their culture, adopt their economics and are obsessed with the "special relationship". So why do British people have such a confused - even negative - view of Americans, asks writer Will Self.
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