Under cloud of war, Ukraine set to vote for pro-Western future
Ukraine braced for decisive parliamentary elections Saturday against the backdrop of unrest in eastern regions roiled by conflict between government troops...
Putin warns the U.S. is destabilising world peace with ‘botched’ policies
The United States is destabilising the global world order by trying to enforce its will, Russian President Vladimir Putin declared on Friday, warning that...
Sweden says ‘at least one’ vessel operated in its waters as it calls off search
Sweden said on Friday it appeared that at least one foreign vessel had likely operated in waters near its capital in recent days, insisting this has been...
E.U. strikes compromise to set bold new climate change targets for 2030
European Union (E.U.) leaders struck a deal on a new target to cut carbon emissions till 2030, calling it a new global standard but leaving critics warning...
Kate Middleton ‘glad to be out of house’ as she greets Singaporean president
The Duchess of Cambridge has appeared officially in public for the first time in the six weeks since her second pregnancy was announced.
'It's disgusting': Kissing gay couple 'thrown off London bus by angry driver'
Transport chiefs have launched an investigation after a gay couple were reportedly thrown off a bus for kissing.
Royal boon: Kate and William’s second child to be born in April 2015
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have confirmed that their second child is due in April next year, Kensington Palace has said.
Sweden scours Stockholm waters for ‘damaged Russian submarine’
The Swedish Navy is continuing to scour the seas around Stockholm for a damaged Russian submarine, after an amateur photographer captured a picture of...
Spanish nurse tests negative for Ebola as Nigeria may be declared Ebola-free
The Spanish nurse who became the first person to contract Ebola outside West Africa has tested negative for the virus, the government said.
Germany says Ukraine rebels downed MH17 with seized missiles
German intelligence has accused pro-Russian rebels of shooting down a Malaysian passenger jet over Ukraine using missiles captured from government forces,...
Ukraine says Russia has agreed to supply gas
The Ukrainian president has said his country has reached an agreement with Russia on supplies of natural gas for the winter.
Bishops toss gay welcome as Rome mayor recognizes same-sex marriages
Catholic bishops have scrapped their landmark welcome to gays, showing deep divisions at the end of a two-week meeting sought by Pope Francis to chart...
Millions in Germany stranded as railway starts biggest strike since 2008
Millions of passengers were left stranded across Germany on Saturday after train drivers began a 50-hour strike that halted two thirds of long-distance...
Police make ‘hundreds of arrests’ to foil deadly UK terrorist attacks
Police have foiled several potentially deadly attacks and arrested hundreds of suspected terrorists so far this year, Britain’s counter-terrorism...
Plane quarantined in Madrid after passenger displays Ebola symptoms
An Air France plane has been isolated at an airport in Madrid after a patient was reported to have a fever and shivers.
Catalonia calls off Spanish independence vote - but will hold ‘consultation’
The leader of Spain’s Catalonia region has called off a November 9 referendum on independence, but will be holding an unofficial poll—a “consultation”—to...
Woman stabs teenager to death in rampage at Czech school
A woman stabbed a 16-year-old boy to death and injured two other students in an apparently random attack Tuesday at a high school in the Czech Republic.
Ex-British PM Tony Blair may have been terrorism target, jury hears
Former British prime minister Tony Blair could have been the target of a terror attack, the jury in a secret trial has heard.
Italian nurse arrested after being suspected of killing 38 ‘annoying’ patients
Italian police are investigating a nurse suspected of killing at least 38 of her patients because they or their relatives annoyed her.
Vatican document advocates change toward homosexuals
In a dramatic shift in tone, a Vatican document said on Monday that homosexuals had “gifts and qualities to offer.” After a week of discussions...
British MPs pass non-binding vote to recognise Palestine as a state
British lawmakers voted overwhelmingly in favour of recognising Palestine as a state on Monday, in a non-binding motion heavy with symbolism but unlikely...
Frenchman Jean Tirole wins Nobel Prize for economics
French economist Jean Tirole won the Nobel prize for economics Monday for research on market power and regulation.
Ex-prostitute ends long march for French bill to penalise clients
A former prostitute who walked 800 kilometres across France to demand that the government make good on its promise to penalise clients ended her protest...
Meet the crime-fighting Jews who are protecting Muslims in London
For all the friction between the Muslim and Jewish communities over the past decades, it’s surprising to hear of the two groups working together.
Suspected bike thief dies after leaping into harbour during police chase
A suspected bicycle thief has died after leaping into Sutton Harbour in Plymouth while apparently running from police.
Putin orders troop pullback from Ukraine border before key talks
Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered thousands of Russian troops near the Ukrainian border to return to their usual bases, according to his spokesman.
Ukraine’s Poroshenko says he will meet Putin in Italy next week
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said Saturday that he will meet Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin next week to discuss the six-month conflict between...
Greek PM wins confidence vote, snap election fears remain
Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras comfortably won a confidence vote aimed at rallying support for his plan to abandon a deeply unpopular EU/IMF aid...
Anti-EU party wins first British parliament seat
Britain’s anti-EU UK Independence Party won its first elected seat in parliament on Friday, highlighting the threat it poses to Prime Minister David...
MH17 revelation: Passenger ‘wore oxygen mask’ before crash in Ukraine
Dutch Foreign Minister Frans Timmermans has revealed that one of the 298 people killed in the downing of a Malaysia Airlines plane over eastern Ukraine...