NATO leader sees ‘serious military buildup’ in Ukraine, urges Russia to pull back
NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg has denounced what he calls a serious Russian military buildup both inside Ukraine and on the Russian side of the...
Provincial mayor inflicts shock defeat in Romania presidential vote
Provincial mayor Klaus Iohannis defied expectations to win Romania’s presidential election on Sunday, inflicting a shock defeat on Prime Minister...
MH17 investigators collect crucial debris
Local workers and investigators have taken crucial debris and human remains from the crash site of the MH17 jet in rebel-held eastern Ukraine and transported...
Hollande ‘won’t be pressured’ over warship delivery to Russia
French President Francois Hollande said Sunday he would not be pressured into delivering two warships to Russia, after delaying their handover due to the...
Recovery of MH17 wreckage begins in Ukraine
Local emergency services in eastern Ukraine have begun collecting parts of the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 from its crash site in the middle...
Sarkozy says France’s gay marriage law should be scrapped
Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy, who has embarked on a political comeback, on Saturday said France’s gay marriage law should be scrapped,...
Saint Nick’s sidekick a bone of racial contention in Belgium and Holland
Across the Netherlands and Belgium, celebrations in which Saint Nicholas rolls into town surrounded by a host of Zwarte Piets (“Black Petes”)...
Canadian accused of 1980 Paris synagogue bombing charged in France
A Canadian academic was charged on Saturday over the deadly 1980 bombing of a Paris synagogue after losing his six-year legal battle against extradition...
Wunderbar! Germany is most popular country in the world, says report
Germany has knocked the U.S. off its perch in an international survey measuring the popularity of countries around the world.
Ukraine PM Yatseniuk insists: Building an army to stop Russia is our priority
Ukraine’s top priority is to build an army strong enough to stop Russian military aggression, Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk said on Friday,...
Paris ‘tiger’ mystery deepens as paw print discovered at service station
More than 100 police officers and firefighters are searching for what was believed to have been a tiger after it was spotted at a service station and paw...
Eurozone breathes a sigh of relief as Germany narrowly avoids recession
Germany has narrowly avoided recession after reporting slight growth in the third quarter, according to officially released figures.
Britain to seize jihadists’ passports, stop them returning home
Prime Minister David Cameron on Friday outlined plans to seize passports from British jihadists and stop them returning from fighting overseas, while proposing...
Here kitty, kitty: French police still hunting for tiger roaming near Paris
A tiger remained on the loose near Paris late on Thursday after firefighters and police called off the search for the night following a fruitless all-day...
Eurostar unveils its new e320 train - then orders seven more
A new 320kph state-of-the-art train has been unveiled in London by Channel Tunnel high-speed train company Eurostar.
Police, firefighters and helicopter search for ‘tiger on the loose in Paris’
A police helicopter and firefighters are hunting for a tiger which is reportedly on the loose near Paris.
NATO says Russian troops in Ukraine as Ukrainian troops re-deployed
NATO on Wednesday accused Russia of sending tanks, troops and military hardware to east Ukraine, raising fears of renewed all-out fighting and calling...
Russia to step up long-range bomber patrols from Arctic to Caribbean
The Russian military is to increase its long-range bomber patrols, from the Arctic to the Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico.
Russian planes threaten NATO civilian aircraft with ‘military brinkmanship’
Russia is pursuing a dangerous course of military brinkmanship, with the potential for serious escalation, according to a new study backed by senior European...
Remember the fallen: Queen leads UK ceremony as WWI centenary nears
Queen Elizabeth II honoured fallen soldiers from Britain and the Commonwealth by placing a poppy-laden wreath at the Cenotaph national war memorial in...
25 years later: Tracing the winding history of the Berlin Wall
The Berlin Wall has long been understood as one of the strangest structures of the Cold War.
Angela Merkel kicks off celebrations to mark Berlin Wall’s fall 25 years on
The German Chancellor has said the fall of the Berlin Wall 25 years ago “has shown us that dreams can come true”.
Russian couple registers ‘first same-sex marriage’
A lesbian couple tied the knot in Russia in a quiet ceremony seen as the first such marriage in the country where gay unions are illegal.
Early count shows over 80 per cent of Catalans want independence
Over 80 per cent of the roughly two million people who took part in a symbolic independence referendum in Spain’s wealthy region of Catalonia on...
Intense artillery fire in Ukraine’s rebel bastion Donetsk
Intense artillery fire broke out Sunday in the separatist bastion of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine, according to AFP journalists in the area.
Catalonia set for symbolic poll on independence from Spain
Catalans are heading to the polls on Sunday in a symbolic vote on the northeast region’s independence from the rest of Spain.
Last MH17 victims may never be recovered, Ukraine official says
As five more coffins were flown out of Ukraine, the country’s foreign minister says that there’s a chance the remaining nine victims won’t...
Millions to party like it’s 1989 to mark 25 years since the Berlin Wall’s fall
Germany has kicked off celebrations marking 25 years since the epochal fall of the Berlin Wall, set to culminate in rock stars and freedom icons joining...
'Quadriplegic' conman who claimed he was in a coma to avoid justice jailed
A British man who allegedly pretended to be a comatose quadraplegic to escape justice after tricking a neighbour out of $63,000 has been jailed for four...
UK claims ‘victory’ after getting $2.6bn EU bill reduced by half
Britain will pay the European Union just $1.3bn of the $2.6bn surcharge it had demanded, Chancellor George Osborne revealed on Friday.