Fears rising that Russia will invade Ukraine: U.S. defence secretary, NATO
Russia’s troop build-up on the Ukrainian border increases the threat of an invasion by President Vladimir Putin’s army, Defence Secretary Chuck...
Scotland’s independence push in question as leader flunks TV debate
The leader of Scotland’s campaign for independence failed to turn a U.S.-style television debate into a victory for his cause on Tuesday six weeks...
Man held over hoax bomb threat after emergency on board passenger plane
Manchester Police have arrested a man on suspicion of making a hoax bomb threat after a plane was escorted into the city’s airport by an RAF fighter...
Death toll rises in Azerbaijan-Armenia conflict
Azerbaijan and Armenia on Monday both reported more losses in a sharp escalation of fighting over the South Caucasus region Nagorno-Karabakh, with 18 soldiers...
'Now we are friends': World leaders mark WWI centenary
Government leaders and royalty gathered in the Belgian city of Liege on Monday to mark the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War I, a small Balkans...
Portugal intervenes with $6.6 billion to salvage crisis-hit BES bank
Portugal will spend $6.58 billion to rescue its largest listed bank, testing the euro zone’s resilience to another banking crisis just months after...
Muddy flash flood kills four at Italian festival
Four men died and another 20 people were injured when a flash flood struck a festival in Italy.
France and Germany join hands to remember first soldiers killed in WWI
French President Francois Hollande and his German counterpart Joachim Gauck paid joint tribute on Sunday to the soldiers who died after Germany declared...
As anti-West rhetoric surges in Russia, plug pulled on ‘last independent TV show’
A program seen as Russia’s last independent show on mainstream television has been taken off the air amid an upsurge in anti-Western rhetoric, in...
German police shut down motorway to rescue elderly man on bicycle
German police rescued an 83-year-old man pushing his bicycle in the middle of a motorway on Saturday after he gave up trying to cycle to Luxembourg to...
Married British couples ‘keeping secrets’
The secrets kept by the 2,175 married Britons included in the study ranged from infidelity to money troubles to keeping pornography, and the results show...
Putin beset on all sides as Ukrainian rebels join chorus of criticism against him
Western leaders may be Vladimir Putin’s biggest critics over the conflict in east Ukraine but the Russian leader is also facing criticism from some...
Russia enraged by new round of damaging Western sanctions
U.S. and European sanctions against Russia’s energy and finance sectors are strong enough to cause deep, long-lasting damage within months unless...
Rats! Famous Paris gardens swamped by tourists … and rodents
On a summer’s day in central Paris, hundreds of tourists are enjoying a picnic in the city’s Tuileries garden.
Putin may have passed point of no-return over Ukraine
The U.S. and the European Union saw the downing of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 as a chance for Russian President Vladimir Putin to distance himself...
Russia’s oil industry targeted as EU nations agree on tough new sanctions
European governments have agreed on new sanctions against Russia, targeting its oil industry, defence sector and dual-use goods.
Not funny: Turkish deputy PM says women ‘shouldn’t laugh in public’
Turkey’s Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc, a minister in Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s conservative government, has outraged Turkey’s secular...
Black box reveals ‘MH17 brought down by missile shrapnel’
Black box data from the downed Malaysia Airlines plane reveals the jet crashed due to a “massive explosive decompression” after being hit by...
Final voyage: Costa Concordia moves one step closer to scrap heap
The wreck of the Costa Concordia arrived on Sunday off the northern Italian city of Genoa where it will be broken up for scrap, two-and-a-half years after...
Ukraine launches offensive to retake Donetsk
Ukrainian officials said their forces advanced to the outskirts of a key town north of Donetsk on Saturday as they try to retake the stronghold held for...
Russia criticizes EU sanctions, raps U.S. over Ukraine role
Russia reacted angrily on Saturday to additional sanctions imposed by the European Union over Moscow’s role in the Ukraine crisis, saying they would...
UK judge ‘fell asleep’ during testimony of a child rape victim
The trial of a man accused of raping a child has been halted because the judge fell asleep, it has been claimed.
McDonald’s to face legal grilling in Russia over calorie-laden burgers
Nearly a quarter-century after McDonald’s arrived in Russia, the company is now facing a suit that could ban it from selling some of its signature...
Pentagon: Bigger Russian artillery moving into Ukraine
The movement of Russian heavy caliber artillery systems across the border into Ukraine is “imminent”, the Pentagon said Friday, saying Russia...
Ukraine PM Yatsenyuk resigns after ruling coalition collapses
Arseniy Yatsenyuk (pictured above) resigned as Ukraine’s Prime Minister after the governing coalition collapsed on Thursday.
Norway on alert for feared terrorist attack by Syrian militants
Norway is stepping up security amid intelligence reports of a possible imminent “terrorist attack” by militants who have fought in Syria, the...
First MH17 bodies arrive in grieving Netherlands
Victims of the Malaysian jetliner shot down over Ukraine returned at last Wednesday to Dutch soil in 40 wooden coffins, solemnly and gently carried to...
Ukraine says pro-Russia rebels shot down two fighter jets
Pro-Russian rebels shot down two Ukrainian fighter jets on Wednesday, not far from where a Malaysian airliner was brought down last week in eastern Ukraine,...
Italy’s giant cruise wreck begins final voyage as survivors look on
Italy’s Costa Concordia will set sail on its final voyage Wednesday as survivors look on, two and a half years after the luxury cruise ship crashed...
Report: Evidence of Islamic takeover at Birmingham, UK schools
There is “clear evidence” of an Islamist takeover plot at Birmingham, U.K.