Weary of Middle East conflict, France to debate recognition of Palestine
French lawmakers will today debate a motion urging the government to recognise Palestine as a state, amid growing European frustration at the moribund...
When things go bahhhhd: Sheep at Eiffel Tower to protest wolves
Disgruntled farmers brought their sheep to the Eiffel Tower on Thursday to protest wolf attacks, and what they call the government’s anti-farmer...
Somali sex gang convicted of child abuse in England
Thirteen men have been convicted of running a sex ring that saw teenage British girls abused, raped and prostituted.
NATO warns Russian military build-up in Crimea could exert control over Black Sea
Russian forces are still operating in eastern Ukraine, providing the backbone of separatist rebels fighting the Kiev government, NATO’s top military...
European Commission chief Juncker unveils massive EU investment plan
European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker is set to unveil an eagerly awaited multi-billion euro investment plan in the European Parliament on Wednesday,...
Germany to introduce legal quotas for women on company boards
German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s coalition parties agreed on Tuesday to a draft law that would force Germany’s leading listed companies to...
Russia theatens to sue France over helicopter carrier spat
Russia has reportedly threatened to sue the French government after it refused to hand over a helicopter carrier Moscow ordered.
Pope to Europe: Accept immigrants, create jobs
Pope Francis demanded Tuesday that Europe craft a unified and fair immigration policy, saying the tens of thousands of refugees coming ashore each year...
Turkish President says women are not equal to men
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday was accused of blatant sexism after declaring that women are not equal to men.
Putin sparks Georgia fury with ‘annexation’ deal in Abkhazia
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday signed an “alliance and strategic partnership” agreement with Georgia’s rebel Abkhazia region.
UK: ‘Severe’ terror threat requires new powers
Britain faces its greatest-ever threat from terrorism, the interior minister said Monday, announcing measures to control suspects, strengthen online scrutiny...
UK businessman is successfuly erased from Google search engines
A businessman who said he was a victim of “extreme Internet trolling” has announced the settlement of a High Court dispute with Internet search...
EU sanctions and oil price fall ‘will cost Russia $140bn a year’
Russia is set to lose around $40 billion per year due to Western sanctions over the Ukraine conflict, Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said on Monday.
UK police chief claims ‘four or five’ terror plots foiled
British police have foiled four or five suspected terror plots this year, the country’s most senior police officer said ahead of a week-long campaign...
Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 recovery operations now complete
A week-long operation to clear the wreckage from the crash site of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 in Ukraine has been completed, the Dutch government said...
Thousands evacuated after metro workers uncover WWII bomb in French city
Three thousand people were evacuated from their homes in the centre of the French city of Rennes on Sunday while a huge British bomb from World War II...
Romania arrests organised crime chief prosecutor for corruption
Romania’s chief prosecutor tasked with investigating organised crime and terrorism was on Saturday arrested on corruption charges over a real estate...
Scotland’s first pro-independence daily paper to launch next week
Scotland’s first daily newspaper to support independence from the United Kingdom will launch on Monday, reflecting surging nationalist support since...
Tens of thousands march against abortion in Spain
Tens of thousands of Spaniards rallied in Madrid on Saturday, threatening to punish the government in elections next year unless it revives a plan to restrict...
Germany’s early release of Russian spy fuels prisoner swap rumours
A Russian spy, jailed in Germany with her husband last year, has been freed early and allowed to return home.
Germany frees female Russian spy early, husband remains detained
A Russian spy, jailed in Germany with her husband last year, has been freed early and allowed to return home, media reports said Friday, suggesting a possible...
Ukraine’s Facebook revolution, 1 year later
Ukraine’s revolution began with a status update on Facebook. Angered by another high-handed move by an increasingly unpopular government, activist...
1000 passengers left stranded overnight as Eurostar loses power at Lille
More than 1,000 Eurostar passengers were stuck on trains for hours on Thursday night because of an overhead cable problem.
Anti-EU UKIP wins second UK parliament seat
Prime Minister David Cameron’s Conservatives lost a second parliamentary seat to the anti-EU UKIP party in Britain on Friday, an embarrassing defeat...
UK police spied on reporters for years, documents show
Britain’s National Union of Journalists on Thursday announced it is filing a groundbreaking suit that intensifies scrutiny of London’s Metropolitan...
Swedish court rejects appeal to lift Julian Assange arrest warrant
A Swedish appeals court upheld the arrest warrant on Julian Assange on Thursday, dismissing a challenge by the WikiLeaks founder who is wanted by prosecutors...
Duchess of Alba, the world’s most titled aristocrat, dies
The Duchess of Alba, one of Spain’s wealthiest aristocrats who was also listed as the world’s most titled noble, has died aged 88.
Two months after truce, peace seems impossible for Ukraine and Russia
Prospects for peace in eastern Ukraine are “bleak”, underscoring the need to uphold a shaky ceasefire between government forces and pro-Russian...
Scuffles, arrests as thousands join London student demonstrations
Police and protesters clashed on Wednesday as thousands of students took to the streets of central London to rally against tuition fees, education cuts...
Second Frenchman confirmed on brutal IS beheading video
President Francois Hollande on Wednesday confirmed that two Frenchmen had been identified as suspects in an Islamic State video showing the beheading of...