Sweden shifts to the left as Social Democrats reclaim power
Sweden’s Social Democrat Leader Stefan Lofven defeated incumbent Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt in parliamentary elections on Sunday, signaling...
Scottish, EU votes could signal Britain’s waning world influence
Britain faces two major referendums, one of which would physically shrink its population, reduce its landmass and put key defense capabilities at risk.
Single mother among 20 couples wed by Pope at Vatican
Forty “I dos” were pronounced in St. Peter’s Basilica as Pope Francis married 20 couples on Sunday, with one bride already a mother.
Britain vows action after ‘pure evil’ murder of aid worker by IS
Condemning an act of “pure evil”, Prime Minister David Cameron vowed Sunday that Britain would do all it can to catch the killers of a British...
Should I stay or should I go? ‘No’ vote ahead in Scottish independence poll
A new opinion poll has given the “No” campaign in the Scottish referendum campaign an eight point lead, as an estimated 10,000 people attended...
As second Russian convoy rolls into Ukraine, PM warns ‘Putin trying to destroy us’
Russian President Vladimir Putin is aiming to destroy Ukraine as an independent country, Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk has said, adding that...
Pope’s WWI tribute will be infused with personal ties
Pope Francis will confront a piece of his own family history on Saturday when he visits a World War I memorial built amid battlefields where his grandfather...
Campaigning reaches fever pitch in Scotland as polls show slight lead for No
Scotland is due to see its biggest day of political campaigning in history, as the battle over independence remains on a knife-edge.
'I'm truly sorry': Royal hoax DJ apologises to family of suicide nurse who took call
A DJ who made a hoax call to a hospital caring for the Duchess of Cambridge broke down in tears as she apologised to the family of a nurse who committed...
'Dr No' who said yes to peace: Ex-Northern Ireland leader Ian Paisley dies
Ian Paisley, the firebrand preacher-politician who for decades brayed “No Surrender!” across Northern Ireland’s sectarian divide, died...
Boy, 14, arrested for arson after 43 animals killed in dogs’ home fire
Forty-three dogs have died in a fire at a Manchester Dogs’ Home and a 14-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of arson.
New EU and U.S. sanctions on Russia go into effect
New European Union and United States sanctions against Russia have gone into force on Friday, with the EU blocking loans for five big state banks and curbing...
Inspired by Scotland’s ballot, Spain’s Catalans demand secession vote
Hundreds of thousands of Catalan separatists swarmed Barcelona on Thursday, waving independence flags and demanding a secession referendum that the Spanish...
UK confirms it won’t take part in U.S. airstrikes over Syria
British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said the UK will not be taking part in airstrikes in Syria after the U.S.
Russia successfully tests nuclear missile; Putin says Russia needs deterrent
President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday that Russia must maintain its nuclear deterrence to counter what he called growing security threats, after Moscow...
Kate ‘too unwell’ from morning sickness to attend Harry’s Invictus Games
The Duchess of Cambridge’s acute morning sickness will prevent her from attending the opening ceremony and start of the Invictus Games.
'If Scotland independence recognised, Crimea wants the same', leader says
Crimea’s Kremlin-loyal leader today said that if the world recognises an independent Scotland, then it should also offer similar recognition to the...
British PM heads to Scotland as independence movement gains strength
British Prime Minister David Cameron implored Scots on Tuesday not to vote for independence in next week’s referendum after an opinion poll showed...
Au revoir, bikini: French women are no longer sunbathing topless
France’s summer is fast becoming a memory, and so is one of its iconic beach sights: the topless woman.
EU adopts new Russia sanctions but delays action
The European Union adopted new sanctions against Russia over its involvement in the Ukraine war on Monday, but delayed enforcing them to leave time to...
Retiring head of Irish Catholic church apologises and asks for forgiveness
Cardinal Sean Brady, the leader of the Catholic Church in Ireland, has apologised and asked for forgiveness after his retirement was confirmed by the Vatican.
Russia threatens to ‘shut down airspace’ if EU imposes tougher sanctions
Russia has warned that it will hit back against the West if tougher sanctions are imposed over the conflict in Ukraine—as a shaky ceasefire in the region...
Second royal baby on the way: Duchess of Cambridge pregnant
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting their second baby. A Kensington Palace statement said: “Their Royal Highnesses, the Duke and Duchess...
UK offers Scotland more financial autonomy as polls predict close vote
The British government will offer Scotland more financial autonomy in an attempt to stop citizens from voting to separate from the United Kingdom.
Solved: DNA testing reveals Jack the Ripper was a Polish hairdresser
An amateur sleuth has put the mystery of Jack the Ripper to rest after 126 years of speculation.
First death: Woman killed by shelling in Mariupol during Ukraine ceasefire
Shelling erupted in eastern Ukraine’s strategic port of Mariupol and its biggest city Donetsk overnight, threatening a ceasefire struck less than...
Gaining steam: More Scots support independence push, poll shows
A new opinion poll published has put Scotland’s pro-independence camp ahead for the first time in the campaign, just 11 days before a referendum...
Ukraine ceasefire threatened by shelling near Mariupol
Explosions have been heard near the south-eastern Ukrainian city of Mariupol on Saturday evening, just a day after the government and rebels agreed a ceasefire...
In Ukraine flashpoint cities, residents doubt lasting peace
In flashpoint cities of eastern Ukraine, uneasy residents voiced doubt Saturday that the ceasefire deal would bring lasting peace after five months of...
Estonia says officer abducted on border; Russia says it detained spy
Estonia said one of its security officers had been abducted on the border and taken into Russia on Friday as he tried to stop illegal activity on the border,...