Albania destroys marijuana worth $8.2 billion
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...
'One million babies' created by EU student exchanges
The Erasmus student exchange scheme has brought so many couples together from across the continent that it has led to the birth of one million babies,...
Sarkozy: I had no choice but to return to politics as France lacks hope
Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy has revealed that he “had had no choice” but to return to politics, stating that he had never seen...
Forty migrants missing after raft sinks near Libya - Italy coast guard
Forty migrants were missing after the raft that carried them sank around 48 km from eastern Libya, the Italian coast guard says.
Auf Wiedersehen to plastic at Berlin’s no-packaging store
Clutching their preserve jars, Tupperware boxes and cloth shopping bags, Berliners can now buy their groceries package-free in a “pre-cycling”...
Poroshenko warns Ukraine will defend itself if truce fails
President Petro Poroshenko warned Sunday that Ukraine must be ready to defend itself should a peace plan aimed at ending a five-month war with pro-Russian...
Pope praises Christian-Muslim relations in Albania
Pope Francis called Sunday for moderate Muslims and all religious leaders to condemn Islamic extremists who “pervert” religion to justify violence,...
European Union HQ among possible Belgium jihadist targets
The European Commission is among possible targets for jihadist fighters returning from Syria, reports said Saturday, as the Belgian authorities cracked...
Alice Gross police search is largest since 7/7 London terror attacks
The search for missing teenager Alice Gross is now the biggest search mounted by the Met since the 7/7 terror attacks in London.
Putin foe Khodorkovsky ‘willing to lead Russia’
Ex-tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky, who spent a decade in jail after challenging the Kremlin, openly stated his political ambitions on Saturday by announcing...
Ukraine peace talks yield buffer zone and agreement to withdraw foreign troops
Kiev and pro-Russian separatists on Saturday signed a deal to create a demilitarised zone in conflict-torn eastern Ukraine after fresh talks aimed at ending...
CIA halts spying in Europe
The CIA has curbed spying on friendly governments in Western Europe, in response to the furor over a German caught selling secrets to the United States...
Alex Salmond steps down as Scottish nationalist leader after ‘no’ vote
Alex Salmond is standing down as Scotland’s First Minister and SNP leader after his dream of an independent country was shattered.
British PM promises new powers as Scotland First Minister Salmond quits
British Prime Minister David Cameron has promised new powers for Scotland after voters opted to remain in the UK - but those powers will not involve Scotland...
Hollande: French air strikes have completely destroyed IS target in Iraq
France said on Friday its jets had launched strikes inside Iraq for the first time since the country promised to join military action against Islamic State...
Putin ‘would like Vienna to host Ukraine peace talks’ says Austrian Chancellor
Russian President Vladimir Putin has today suggested in a telephone call with Austrian Chancellor Werner Faymann that Vienna could host possible peace...
It’s official: Scotland chooses to say ‘No’ to independence
The United Kingdom lives on: Scotland’s historic independence referendum has seen the preservation of the 307-year old union between England and...
Father of Norwegian mass killer Breivik fears his son getting ever more extreme
The father of Anders Behring Breivik, who massacred 77 people in central Oslo and at an island summer camp in 2011, said on Thursday his son’s fascist,...
Honeymoon Brit killed by jet ski crash on Greek island of Santorini two days after his wedding
A British man has been killed in a jet ski crash two days into his honeymoon in Santorini, Greek police have said.
Russian President Putin says sanctions ‘violate principles of free trade’
President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that western sanctions against Russia violated the principles of the World Trade Organisation and the main way...
Prime suspect in Alice Gross disappearance served seven years for murder in Latvia
Detectives revealed on Thursday that a Latvian builder they are searching for in connection with the disappearance of schoolgirl Alice Gross is a convicted...
'Don't judge him': Support for Brit quizzed over Thailand murders
People should not “jump to conclusions”, according to a close friend of the British man who has been questioned by police about the murder...
Decision day: Voting underway as Scots decide whether to remain in UK
Thousands of people have already voted in today’s Scottish Referendum to decide whether Scotland remains in the United Kingdom or becomes a fully...
Scotland’s ‘Yes’ leader says independence vote is ‘once in a lifetime’
Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond has given his backing to proposals for dramatic devolution of powers to England after the Scottish independence referendum,...
Two British brothers questioned by Thai police over backpacker murders
Two British brothers are being questioned over the murders of two backpackers in Thailand as tests revealed more about how the victims died.
As Scotland campaign enters final day, pendulum swings back to ‘No’
New opinion polls indicated Scotland could narrowly reject independence as the rival campaigns battled into Wednesday, the final day before a historic...
Cocaine stash found in 91-year-old Vatican librarian’s car
An official Vatican car with diplomatic licence plates has been found containing several kilos of cocaine and cannabis in the French Alps, according to...
Leaders pledge more powers for Scotland in final push before vote
A promise of more powers for Scotland if it rejects independence has been signed by the leaders of the three main parties at Westminster.
Salmond slams Cameron for ‘scaremongering’ over Scotland vote
Alex Salmond has claimed British Prime Minister David Cameron’s “fingerprints are all over a scaremongering” campaign ahead of this week’s...
30 countries pledge to help Iraq defeat IS threat with ‘all means necessary’
Thirty countries pledged to help Iraq fight Islamic State (IS) militants “by all means necessary” on Monday.