Ceasefire holds in Ukraine amid reports of ‘violations’ by both sides
After more than four months of bloodshed, a ceasefire in Ukraine’s rebellious east largely held back fighting Saturday, but appeared fragile as both...
Ukraine ceasefire with Russian rebels holds on Saturday
A ceasefire agreed by the Ukrainian government and pro-Russia rebels in the east appears to be holding.
Tragedy as older brother ‘murders twins before committing suicide’
Two nine-year-old twins, who died in a suspected murder-suicide along with an older brother, have been described as “loving, energetic and full of...
Ukraine and rebels ‘agree ceasefire’ as Nato forms rapid-action force
The Ukrainian government has agreed a ceasefire with pro-Russian rebels in the east of the country.
Woman ‘beheaded’ in London garden by ‘madman with a machete’
A 25-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a woman was found beheaded in a back garden in north London, according to reports.
Ukraine and Iraq ‘arc of crisis’ top agenda at NATO summit
The crises in Iraq and Ukraine will dominate talks as world leaders meet at the Celtic Manor Resort in Wales for the two-day biennial NATO summit, which...
Obama: NATO will defend Ukraine independence; paints Russia as threat
Lashing out at Russia, U.S. President Barack Obama on Wednesday cast Moscow’s aggression in Ukraine as a threat to peace in Europe.
France says it will not follow through on delivery of warships to Russia
France said Wednesday “conditions” were not in place to deliver the first of two Mistral-class warships to Russia, a move planned later this...
Parents of cancer-stricken 5-year-old Ashya King reunited with their son
Brett King said he could hear his wife crying as he sat helplessly in a separate Spanish jail cell, arrested for taking their cancer-stricken son out of...
Calais mayor threatens to close port unless Britain helps to combat migrants
The mayor of Calais is considering closing the French city’s lucrative port if Britain doesn’t make a “strong gesture” to control...
Ukraine ceasefire: Kiev working toward truce, rebels deny deal
The office of Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said that he and Russian President Vladimir Putin are in agreement on a ceasefire in eastern Ukraine,...
London police put their Scotland Yard HQ up for sale
London’s cash-strapped police force put its New Scotland Yard headquarters up for sale on Tuesday with a 250 million pound ($415 million) guide price,...
EU proposes sweeping sanctions on Moscow as pro-Russian rebels advance
European officials proposed sweeping new sanctions today to starve Russia’s companies of capital and technology as punishment for Moscow’s...
Scottish independence: No vote lead down to 6 points after surge for Yes camp
The No vote’s lead ahead of the Scottish Independence Referendum has narrowed to just six points, according to a new poll.
No military solution to Ukraine crisis, says UN secretary-general
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon warned Western powers Tuesday that “there is no military solution” to the Ukraine crisis, as NATO prepares...
Italian navy rescues 4,000 migrants off coastline
Nearly 4,000 migrants were picked up by the Italian navy after they were attempting to reach the Italian coastline from North Africa.
Russia’s Crimea takeover prompts NATO plan for ‘spearhead’ force
NATO leaders will respond to the Ukraine crisis by agreeing this week to create a “spearhead” rapid reaction force that could be sent to a...
Safeguard: Suspected jihadists returning to UK will have passports seized
Britain Prime Minister David Cameron has unveiled new anti-terror measures to deal with the threat from Islamist militant groups in Iraq and Syria.
Baltic jitters grow over next moves of former ruler Russia
Nervously eyeing Russian naval maneuvers and military flights near their borders, the three ex-Soviet Baltic states, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, fear...
Russia warns Ukraine troops to pull back as ceasefire talks continue
Ukrainian forces must pull back from areas of eastern Ukraine where they can harm civilian targets, Russia’s foreign minister has warned.
Death toll up to seven from Paris blast ‘caused by gas leak’
At least seven people have been killed and one other is believed to be trapped after an explosion in a four-storey building in Paris.
Putin: Ukraine should consider carving east into new state
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday sharply raised the stakes in the Ukraine conflict by calling for the first time for statehood to be considered...
Six killed, dozens missing after explosion levels Paris apartment block
Six people were killed and 11 injured on Sunday when an explosion ripped through an apartment building outside Paris, reducing half a residential block...
Ukraine and Russia swap soldiers as Mariupol prepares for rebel advance
Ukraine and Russia have swapped soldiers who had entered each other’s territory near the battlefield in eastern Ukraine.
EU picks Poland’s Tusk as new head; first job to bare fangs at Russia
European Union leaders have chosen Poland Prime Minister Donald Tusk to chair their Council and named Italian Federica Mogherini to run the bloc’s...
Ashya King search: Missing 5-year-old found in Spain, parents arrested
A seriously ill child taken from a British hospital earlier this week by his parents, whose disappearance caused a major hunt amid fears his life could...
Merkel sets sanctions ultimatum as Ukraine fears full-scale war with Russia
German Chancellor Angela Merkel told reporters that the EU would impose new sanctions against Russia in one week if there was no change in the situation...
EU poised to slap new sanctions on Russia over Ukraine incursion
The crisis in Ukraine is reaching the point of no return, EU Commission head Jose Manual Barroso said on Saturday, after reports Russian troops were fighting...
Crunch time: European Union leaders seek riposte to Russia
European Union leaders gather in Brussels Saturday to thrash out a response to Russia’s deeper involvement in war-torn Ukraine and to bring new faces...
Slice of history: a piece of Princess Diana’s 33-year-old wedding cake auctioned
A 33-year-old slice of cake from Prince Charles and Princess Diana’s 1981 wedding has sold at auction for $1,375 this week.