Surveillance law controversy as U.K. moves to keep data for security
The British government has announced plans for emergency laws on Thursday that would compel phone and Internet service providers to share customer records...
Germans search properties in second spy case reportedly involving U.S.
German authorities are investigating a second spy case reportedly involving the United States, a week after the arrest of a German intelligence employee...
U.S. helicopter crash that killed four was caused by ‘a flock of geese’
A U.S. military helicopter crash in the U.K., in which four crew members died, was caused by geese hitting the aircraft.
Polar bear death: Trip leader ‘wrestled’ animal after rifle failed
An inquest into the death of a British 17-year-old boy mauled by a polar bear has heard how the trip leader was bitten on the head as he wrestled the animal.
'People are afraid': Mystery crocodile found in lake in Crete
A crocodile has been spotted in a man-made lake on the Greek island of Crete. Authorities on the resort island said the 1.8-metre reptile was discovered...
Schoolboy, 17, was dragged from tent by polar bear and killed as he tried to escape
A polar bear ripped through a teenager’s tent, dragged him out and killed him as he struggled to free, an inquest has heard.
Plane terrifying: Dramatic footage shows aborted jet landing after near miss
Amateur video has captured the moment a pilot was forced to abort a landing to avoid hitting another plane crossing the runway in front of him.
Nearly 400 evacuated from rail tunnel linking U.K. and France due to ‘power fault’
Hundreds of passengers have been evacuated from a broken-down train inside the Channel Tunnel, causing delays of up to four hours for other services.
Twin terrors: 16-year-old sisters flee UK to ‘join Syria militants’
Twin teenage girls have run away from their home in the UK and travelled to Syria, sparking fear they may have joined militants in the Islamic State (IS).
Activists see red as thousands kick off Pamplona bull running festival
One person has been gored in the leg on the first race day of Spain’s famed San Fermin running of the bulls festival on Monday.
Ukrainian ‘turning point’ as pro-Russia separatists flee Slavyansk
Ukrainian government forces have re-gained control of the rebel stronghold of Slavyansk, a flashpoint city in the fighting between Kiev’s troops...
11 killed after small plane carrying parachutists crashes in Poland
Eleven people were killed and one person is seriously injured after a plane crashed at a parachute club close to Czestochowa, in the south of Poland, a...
Poroshenko orders raising of Ukraine flag in Slovyansk as rebels flee
Ukraine’s president has ordered the army to raise the national flag in the separatist stronghold of Slovyansk after reports that the leadership of...
Ex-boxing world champion Amir Khan arrested over assaults in the UK
Former boxing world champion Amir Khan has been arrested on suspicion of two assaults in Bolton.
Ukraine attempts crisis talks again as fighting rages and death toll mounts
Ukraine has proposed a time and a place for talks on Saturday on reaching a durable ceasefire with pro-Russian rebels and is awaiting a reply, as fighting...
Ukraine says Russia lets rebels attack from its side, proposes more talks
Russia is letting separatist rebels use its territory to attack Ukrainian border posts, a top security official charged Friday as clashes in southeastern...
Eerie new footage inside Costa Concordia as workers prepare to refloat liner
Italian police have released startling new video showing the interior of the sunken liner Costa Concordia.
BBC entertainer Rolf Harris jailed for more than five years for sex attacks
Shamed BBC entertainer Rolf Harris has been sentenced to five years and nine months behind bars for a string of sex attacks against young girls.
Ex-editor Coulson gets 18 months for phone hacking
British Prime Minister David Cameron’s former media chief Andy Coulson was jailed for 18 months on Friday for being complicit in widespread phone-hacking...
Santa’s helper - Black Pete - ‘is a negative stereotype of black people’, says court
An Amsterdam court has ruled that the traditional figure known as Black Pete - the sidekick to the Dutch equivalent of Santa Claus - is a negative stereotype...
France’s Sarkozy says justice twisted by politics in corruption probe
France’s former president Nicolas Sarkozy hit back after being charged with corruption, and claimed “political interference” in the case...
Syrian chemical weapons to be destroyed off Italian coast amid residents’ outcry
A Danish ship carrying about 1,300 tonnes of Syrian chemical weapons has steamed into the southern Italian port of Gioia Tauro for a rendezvous with a...
Sarkozy’s corruption probe sets unwanted first for ex-French president
Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has been placed under formal investigation by magistrates in Paris on Wednesday morning on suspicion of influence...
Russian foreign minister warns of ‘new wave of bloodshed’ in Ukraine
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov urged a halt to Ukraine’s military operation against separatist rebels in the east in a telephone call with...
Swearing banned in Russia; books, plays, films risk fines
Russian novelist Fyodor Dostoevsky wrote in the 19th century: “It’s possible to express all thoughts, feelings and even deep analytical thoughts...
Ukraine army launches offensive against ‘parasites’ as truce ends
Ukrainian forces struck at pro-Russian separatist bases in eastern regions with air and artillery strikes on Tuesday after President Petro Poroshenko announced...
French ex-president Sarkozy questioned in corruption inquiry
Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy is being held for questioning over suspected “influence peddling”.
European Court of Human Rights upholds French law banning veils
The European Court of Human Rights has upheld a law in France that bans Muslim women from covering their faces with veils while in public places.
Ex-French president Sarkozy ‘detained for questioning’ in graft probe
In an unprecedented move against a former French President, Nicolas Sarkozy was being held on Tuesday for questioning over suspected influence-peddling,...
Ukrainian president ends unilateral ceasefire with vow to ‘free our land’
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said late Monday he would not extend a truce with pro-Russian rebels in the country’s east, vowing instead to...

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