France ups security after spate of brutal attacks
French Prime Minister Manuel Valls stepped up security nationwide Tuesday following three successive, apparently unrelated attacks that left one man dead,...
'Zombie church' helps Slovenia crucify corrupt leaders
In the name of the Bell, the Pan and the Holy Pot… Slovenia’s newest religion may have the strangest of scriptures, but in a country plagued...
Record 17,000 rally against ‘Islamisation’ in Germany
On Monday, a record 17,000 anti-Islamic protesters rallied for their tenth demonstration in as many weeks in eastern Germany.
Christmas accident kills at least 6 in Scotland, France on alert after third attack
Six people were killed and several others injured when a garbage truck crashed into a group of pedestrians in downtown Glasgow Monday, police said. The...
Second car attack in France injures 11
A driver reportedlly shouting “Allahu Akbar” (“God is greatest”) ploughed into pedestrians in eastern France on Sunday, injuring...
Spared the butcher’s knife, horses get new lease of life in Italy
Considered taboo in many parts of the world, eating horsemeat remains sufficiently widespread in Italy for the country to have to import live animals destined...
Fuelled by coffee, Londoners hit morning disco before work
Welcome to “Morning Gloryville”: an alcohol-free disco held before party-goers head to work. Co-founder Samantha Moyo describes it as “basically...
Driver will spend two years in jail for killing eight in Ireland’s worst road crash
A motorist who killed seven close friends and a pensioner in a devastating car crash has been jailed for four years - two of them suspended - despite pleas...
Putin: West wants to chain the bear but we will be stronger in two years
Russian President Vladimir Putin insisted his country will recover from its current financial crisis in two years - or less.
European judges rule that Brits can bring foreign families to the UK
The European Court of Justice has ruled British citizens should be able to bring non-EU family members into the UK without a travel visa.
Dutch far right politician Geert Wilders charged with inciting racial hatred
Dutch far-right politician Geert Wilders has hit out at the decision to prosecute him on charges of inciting racial hatred, calling it a “travesty”.
Can Putin convince Russians to rally in face of new sanctions?
As stunned Russians confront a sharply degraded economic landscape, a new law that would sharply increase U.S.
British soldier torture claims are ‘deliberate lies’, rules £31m inquiry
The Defence Secretary has accused Iraqi prisoners of attempting to use the UK legal system to damage the reputation of Britain’s armed forces.
Failure for presidential vote in Greece could lead to snap polls
Lawmakers from Wednesday will vote for a new Greek president in a ballot that will lead to snap general elections if they fail – putting on the line...
Russian rouble in dramatic slide despite shock rate hike to 17%
An attempt by Russia’s central bank to halt a dramatic slide in the value of the rouble appears to have failed.
UN says death toll in eastern Ukraine nears 5,000
Fighting in eastern Ukraine has killed at least 4,707 people since the conflict began in mid-April and more than a quarter of the recorded deaths have...
Belgian ‘hostage siege’ over as police storm apartment block and arrest three men
Three men have been detained by police who stormed an apartment in Belgium after reports of a man being taken hostage in an armed siege.
Diplomats mobilise to save France’s culinary pride
French diplomats are putting themselves at the forefront of a gastronomic fightback amid ever-increasing competition from other countries, from Japan...
Russia denies military jet near-miss with airliner over Sweden
Russia’s defence ministry on Sunday denied a report by Swedish military that a Russian military plane nearly collided this week with a passenger...
Britain’s Prince George charms in series of Christmas photos
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have released three new photos of their son Prince George as he prepares to celebrate his second Christmas.
Juncker says UK ‘beating up’ poor European immigrants
European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker accused Britain’s prime minister of “beating up” poor European immigrant workers with...
Back in business: Britain’s Heathrow recovers after flight chaos
Heathrow Airport cancelled 38 flights on Saturday as it recovered from a computer glitch that wreaked havoc with the London airport system, the world’s...
Ukraine cheers U.S. vote for military aid, Russia cries foul
Ukraine welcomed a US bill that would allow Washington to provide lethal military assistance to the embattled country, but Russia expressed outrage at...
New hope: Poroshenko says ceasefire in Ukraine is now ‘real’
President Petro Poroshenko on Friday said a “real” ceasefire was in place in Ukraine after the first 24 hours in seven months without a military...
Britons who fought against IS in Syria are questioned by police on return to UK
Two British men who joined Kurdish forces fighting Islamic State (IS) in Syria have told how they were treated as terrorism suspects on their return to...
Ukrainian soldiers killed during ‘truce’ as Australian PM calls for peace
Three Ukrainian soldiers were killed and eight wounded in attacks by pro-Russian separatists in the past 24 hours, a military spokesman said on Thursday,...
Record numbers trying and dying to reach Europe: United Nations
More than 3,400 people have died in the Mediterranean this year trying to reach Europe, the UN refugee agency said Wednesday.
Spanish judge orders temporary shutdown of Uber
A judge on Tuesday banned the popular smartphone taxi service Uber from operating in Spain, court officials said, following similar actions in several...
The new normal: Russian annexation upends lives of Crimea’s Tatar minority
Since Russia annexed Crimea from Ukraine, armed men have shown up frequently and at odd hours to search the cinder-block houses, mosque and school in this...
MH17 wreckage due in Netherlands today
Wreckage from Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 will arrive from Ukraine at a Dutch air force base today where the plane will be reconstructed as part of a...