Migrant electrocuted on train as violence erupts at border for second day
A migrant has been electrocuted amid fresh scenes of violence at a border crossing between Macedonia and Greece.
Suu Kyi holds ‘smoothing’ talks with Myanmar’s outgoing president
Myanmar’s democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi discussed the smooth transfer of power to her party with President Thein Sein on Wednesday, the first time...
Putin alleges Turkey shot down jet to protect IS oil supply
Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Monday the reason Turkey downed a Russian warplane last week was that it wanted to protect supplies of oil from...
Suu Kyi to meet president and military chief ‘to smooth path to power’
Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi will meet President Thein Sein and military chief Min Aung Hlaing on Wednesday, their first meeting since she...
Saudi women candidates begin first ever election campaign
Women in Saudi Arabia running for public office for the first time in the country’s history are set to begin campaigning.
Protesters push leaders to avert climate catastrophe
Masses of people joined a worldwide wave of marches on Saturday demanding leaders craft a pact to avert a climate catastrophe when they gather in a still-shaken...
Thousands take to the streets at start of weekend of climate change protests
Thousands turned out for climate change marches in Manila and Brisbane on Saturday, part of a weekend of action across the globe to demand results from...
Trump called out for appearing to mock disability
An advocacy group is offering Donald Trump sensitivity training after he appeared to mock a reporter with a disability in a South Carolina speech.
Donald Trump faces backlash for ‘mocking reporter’s disability’
Republican presidential front runner Donald Trump has stirred up outrage after he appeared to mock a journalist with a disability.
Alive: One of the two downed Russian pilots ‘safe after 12-hour rescue mission’
One of the pilots of the Russian jet shot down by Turkey survived and is thought to be on his way back to his base, Russia’s defence minister has...
Alive: One of the two downed Russian pilots escaped, says diplomat
One of the pilots of the Russian jet that was shot down by Turkey survived and is thought to be on his way back to his base, a diplomat has said.
Nato calls urgent meeting after Turkey shoots down Russian war plane
NATO allies will hold an “extraordinary” meeting Tuesday at Ankara’s request to discuss Turkey’s shooting down of a Russian fighter...
Turkey shoots down Russian war plane ‘for violating in its airspace’
Turkish F16s have shot down a Russian jet which violated the country’s airspace, according to presidential sources official.
Hollande hopes to spur U.S. to do more against Islamic State
French President Francois Hollande hopes to spur Washington to greater action against Islamic State, but it is unclear to what extent he can overcome the...
Obama vows to ‘hunt down IS leaders’ as Assad says airstrikes are working
President Barack Obama vowed on Sunday that the U.S and its international partners “will not relent” in the fight against Islamic State, insisting...
Obama vows to ‘hunt down IS leaders’ and urges Putin to join coalition
President Barack Obama vowed Sunday that the United States and its international partners “will not relent” in the fight against the Islamic...
Drop Assad demands if you want to unite against Islamic State, says Russia
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says the West must drop its demands about the political exit of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad if it wants a genuinely...
Tear gas and pepper spray fired - again - in Kosovo parliament
Opposition MPs in Kosovo fired tear gas and pepper spray in parliament on Tuesday, the latest such incident in a deepening political crisis over relations...
Aung San Suu Kyi secures landslide victory … now the hard work begins
Aung San Suu Kyi’s opposition party has won a landslide victory in the Myanmar election, official results now show.
Europe launches $2bn emergency fund to combat migration from Africa
European leaders launched a $2bn (£1.31bn) fund on Thursday to combat the poverty and conflict driving migration out of Africa.
Court move deepens Spanish standoff over Catalan secession
Spain’s Constitutional Court on Wednesday halted a push by separatist regional Catalan lawmakers to set a road map toward independence by 2017, acting...
Former West German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt dies at age 96
Helmut Schmidt, who served as Chancellor of West Germany from 1974 to 1982, has died at the age of 96. The former Social Democrat leader died at his...
US air force chief says war on IS ‘will need boots on the ground’
The air campaign against the Islamic State group has made progress in degrading the jihadist organisation but will not be enough without local boots on...
Conservatives head for victory as migrants battle dominates Croatia election
A Conservative alliance which wants a clampdown on migration appeared to be heading for victory in Croatia’s first parliamentary election since joining...
Migrant crisis: EU’s Tusk tells Germany it must be tougher on border controls
Germany needs to be tougher in the refugee crisis and do more to help secure Europe’s external borders, European Council President Donald Tusk said...
Rivals China and Taiwan meet for first talks in six decades
The leaders of bitter rivals China and Taiwan have met for talks for the first time since splitting amid civil war 66 years ago. The historic meeting...
New Canada leader Trudeau pledges to resettle 25,000 Syrian refugees by New Year
Canada’s new prime minister vowed to make good on campaign promises to resettle 25,000 Syrian refugees by the beginning of next year and bring home...
UK unveils powers to spy on web use, raising privacy fears
Britain unveiled plans for sweeping new surveillance powers on Wednesday, including the right to find out which websites people visit, measures ministers...
Red-faced: Cameron ridiculed for Photoshopped poppy blunder
David Cameron has been ridiculed across social media after a fake poppy was spotted having been added to his official Facebook page image.
Erdogan says Turks voted for stability and the world must respect result
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday the nation had voted for stability in a parliamentary election that saw the AK Party he founded win almost...