'Day of Silence' aims to rebuild Ukraine truce but talks in doubt
Ukraine plans a “Day of Silence” on Tuesday to try to rebuild a ceasefire with pro-Russian separatists, but accompanying peace talks – the...
Lost in translation: ‘Speak German at all times’ call to immigrants is dropped
One of Germany’s governing parties backpedalled Monday for a call for immigrants to speak German even at home, giving way in the face of a storm...
Paris mayor wants limits on cars in centre, end to diesel by 2020
The mayor of Paris on Sunday laid out a plan to limit cars in the city’s historic centre and said she wanted to ban diesel vehicles by 2020.
EU seeking Turkish support in Russia sanctions, ISIS fight
The European Union will press Turkey to cooperate more closely in the fight against Islamic State (IS) and urge it not to undermine EU sanctions on Russia...
Clashes erupt in Athens after protest to mark 2008 police killing
Rampaging protesters threw petrol bombs at police and set bank ATMs, cars and shops on fire in central Athens on Saturday, the anniversary of the police...
Hollande and Putin meet in Moscow for unscheduled Ukraine talks
French President Francois Hollande met Russia’s Vladimir Putin Saturday, making a surprise stopover in a Moscow airport in an attempt to defuse mounting...
CCTV shows ‘hypnotist’ thief putting shopkeeper in trance before robbing him
A thief was able to rifle through the trouser pockets of a shopkeeper to steal the day’s takings after apparently hypnotising him, police have said.
Ukraine buys Russian gas after 6 killed in cease-fire
With freezing temperatures gripping Kiev, Ukraine’s state energy firm Naftogaz said on Friday it had transferred $378 million to Russia’s Gazprom...
Communist comeback fears hang over German state vote
The Cold War has flared up again in Germany ahead of a tight and unpredictable state assembly vote on Friday in the eastern state of Thuringia, where the...
Vatican finds hundreds of millions of euros ‘tucked away’ in secret accounts
The Vatican’s economy minister has revealed hundreds of millions of euros were found “tucked away” in accounts of various Holy See departments...
Putin tells Russians: The West wants to carve us up like Yugoslavia
Vladimir Putin says Russia’s “enemies of the past” are seeking to carve up his country like Yugoslavia.
Costa Concordia’s Captain Coward did not stumble into liferaft, video shows
Video has emerged of the captain of the doomed cruiseliner Costa Concordia preparing to leave the stricken ship, having previously claimed he had tripped...
Thousands mourn ‘hero’ teen who intervened to help harassed girls
Thousands of mourners paid their last respects today to a young woman hailed as a hero, who suffered fatal injuries after intervening to help two teenage...
Tony Blair has an awkward Christmas card
This year we are learning that awkward family photos are even funnier when a famous politician gets in on the game.
Hit by sanctions over Ukraine, Russia warns of 2015 recession
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Tuesday Western sanctions have not halted Russia’s support for separatists in Ukraine but have damaged...
Costa Concordia’s ‘Captain Coward’ defends sailing skills at manslaughter trial
The doomed Costa Concordia cruise ship’s captain has fiercely defended his navigational skills as he faced cross-examination for the first time in...
Ending the bloodshed? Ukraine and rebels agree to ‘truce’ in Luhansk
Ukraine’s military and separatist forces have agreed “in principle” on a new ceasefire from Dec.
A new Cold War: Russia, NATO accuse each other of creating instability
Russia accused NATO on Monday of destabilizing northern Europe and the Baltics by carrying out drills there and announced new military exercises of its...
Pictured: Aftermath of car crash that left David Beckham and son ‘shaken’
Pictures from the scene of a car crash involving David Beckham and his 15-year-old son Brooklyn show how lucky they were to escape injury.
#FeelNoShame: Prince Harry reveals innermost fear to beat AIDS stigma
Prince Harry has revealed he gets “incredibly nervous” before speaking in public and feels “anxious” going into rooms full of people.
Doctor who sexually assaulted children with cancer jailed for 22 years
A children’s doctor in the UK who sexually abused 18 boys in his care has been sentenced to 22 years in prison.
Swiss voters reject proposed immigration cap
Voters in Switzerland on Sunday rejected plans to protect the country’s wealth by investing in gold and drastically limit immigration, according...
David Beckham and son Brooklyn ‘shaken but unhurt’ after car crash
David Beckham and his son Brooklyn have been left “shaken” after they escaped injury in a car crash.
Comeback king: Sarkozy tipped to lead party in new charge for presidency
French voters thought they had seen the last of him when former president Nicolas Sarkozy vowed he was moving on from politics, following a humiliating...
UK estimates ‘up to 13,000 slaves’ in Britain from more than 100 countries
There could be up to 13,000 victims of slavery in the United Kingdom — thousands more than previously thought.
From ‘shoe-banging’ to Ukraine, new archives comb Khrushchev’s past
A new exhibition in Russia reveals fascinating insights and details into the past of Nikita Khrushchev, the Soviet leader who notoriously brandished a...
Swiss to vote on massive gold-buying plan
The Swiss are being asked to vote on a proposal to make the central bank hold a fifth of its reserves in gold within five years.
Bargains and brawls as UK embraces America’s Black Friday
Police have slammed supermarket chains after stores were overrun by bargain-hunters overnight as the U.S.
Russian navy in English Channel as France keeps hold of Putin’s new warship
Russian naval vessels staged a drill in the English Channel on Friday, according to a state news agency.
Cameron tells EU: Back my migrant welfare reforms or I’ll lead Britain out of Europe
David Cameron has hinted that Britain could leave the European Union if other EU states object to tough new proposals to cut immigration.

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