U.S. fighter jet crashes into English countryside
A United States Air Force fighter jet crashed into a field in eastern England on Wednesday.
Protesters scuffle with Spanish health officals, fail to save Excalibur
The dog of a Spanish nurse infected with Ebola in Madrid was put down Wednesday by health authorities who feared it could spread the deadly disease, despite...
Arrests ‘could have foiled major UK terrorism plot’, say British police
Four men have been arrested on suspicion of terrorism offences in a series of raids across London, during which one suspect was tasered.
Charles Michel, 38, becomes Belgium’s youngest PM since 1840
Belgium’s main centre-right parties agreed Tuesday to form a coalition with French-speaking liberal Charles Michel as prime minister, ending a five-month...
Ukraine gets drones to help monitor shaky truce
Ukraine’s prime minister says two drones have been delivered to the country so international observers can monitor the rocky cease-fire between government...
One month in, Ukraine truce exists in name only as fighting rages on
Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian separatist fighters marked one month on Sunday since the signing of a Kremlin-backed truce with one of the most heated...
Song and dance as pro-Russia rebels mark ‘liberation’
Ukraine’s largest rebel-controlled city on Saturday marked six months of “independence” from Kiev with Russian and separatist flags,...
British PM vows to ‘hunt down’ Alan Henning’s murderers
David Cameron has promised to hunt down the terrorist murderers of the aid worker Alan Henning after jihadists posted video of him being beheaded online.
British royals take legal action over paparazzi treatment of Prince George
Lawyers for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have written to two photographers to stop them following Prince George.
Relevant, again: Radio Free Europe makes resurgence on front line over Ukraine
A quarter of a century after it helped topple totalitarian Communist regimes in eastern Europe, the U.S.-funded Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty is duelling...
Ukraine cease-fire unravels: rebels kill 10 near Donetsk airport
Pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine advanced Wednesday on the government-held airport in Donetsk, pressing to seize the key transportation hub even as...
Russia ends U.S. student exchange program, says teen put in gay couple’s care
Russia has pulled out of a long-running U.S.-funded student exchange programme, accusing the organisers of letting a teenager stay behind in the United...
UK parents of missing ‘Syria-bound’ girl make emotional plea for return
The parents of a UK schoolgirl who is thought to have fled to Syria after becoming radicalised have appealed for her to return.
'War crimes' Bosnian Serb leader Karadzic says prosecutors lack evidence
Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic accused prosecutors of lying about his role in Bosnia’s descent into civil war to make up for a lack...
Spain aims to kill Catalonia’s independence vote
The Spanish government is, unsurprisingly, appealing to the courts to stop Catalonia’s independence vote from going forward.
Despite Russia-Ukraine cease-fire, fighting in Donetsk leaves 12 dead
Eastern Ukraine has suffered the worst violence in more than a week as fighting between pro-Russian rebels and government troops in the region killed at...
Seven Ukrainian soldiers killed by separatist attack at Donetsk
Seven Ukrainian soldiers were killed when Russian separatist shelling hit their armoured vehicle near Donetsk airport in eastern Ukraine, a military spokesman...
UK jets return from Iraq mission without firing a shot
Two RAF Tornado GR4 fighter bombers returned to their base at RAF Akrotiri in Cyprus at the end of a seven-hour mission without using a single weapon.
Ukraine backs off from EU-brokered Russia gas deal
War-torn Ukraine has distanced itself from an EU-brokered agreement with Russia that would have restored its gas supplies during winter and helped rebuild...
French Senate expected to swing to right in new blow for Hollande
Just three years after France’s upper house Senate made history with its first ever swing to the left, the right is expected to claw back a majority...
Defying Spanish govt, Catalan leader calls independence referendum
Catalonia’s president on Saturday formally called a referendum to decide whether Spain’s richest region should be independent, defying Madrid...
British lawmakers vote overwhelmingly to join air strike coalition against IS
British lawmakers on Friday voted overwhelmingly to join anti-jihadist air strikes in Iraq as U.S.-led raids in Syria disrupted the Islamic State group’s...
Hungary stops supplying gas to Ukraine ‘for technical reasons’
Hungary’s gas pipeline network operator FGSZ has indefinitely suspended gas supply to neighbouring Ukraine for technical reasons, a move branded...
France steps up domestic security after beheading of French hostage
President Francois Hollande has vowed to increase security on transport and in public places after a French tourist was killed in Algeria, and said it...
Russia makes significant withdrawals from Ukraine, NATO says; shaky truce holds
NATO has observed a significant withdrawal of Russian forces from inside Ukraine, but many Russian troops remain stationed nearby, an alliance military...
European police arrest more than 1,000 in biggest ever organised crime crackdown
More than 1,000 people have been arrested in Europe’s biggest-ever co-ordinated assault on organised crime, authorities say.
Let the good times flow: Belgium to build beer pipeline under Bruges
Tired of delivery trucks rumbling near its mythic canals, Belgium’s medieval town of Bruges has approved the construction of a beer pipeline to link...
Minister resigns over Spain’s failed abortion reform
Spain’s justice minister Alberto Ruiz-Gallardon resigned on Tuesday over a failed bid to restrict women’s right to abortion, a move which had...
Hollande: France will not give in to hostage blackmail
President Francois Hollande vowed Tuesday not to give in to jihadists who have threatened to kill a French hostage in Algeria, as troops raced against...
Albania destroys marijuana worth $8.2 billion, or 60 per cent of GDP
Albania’s Interior Ministry says the country’s authorities have destroyed marijuana of an estimated market value of 6.4 billion euro (US$8.2...