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Catalonia has a large-scale support for independence from Spain

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The Catalan parliament has voted overwhelmingly in favor of giving its regional president the power to call an independence "consultation". Spain's government opposes the Catalan...

Scotland’s First Minister Alex Salmond has announced his resignation after voters rejected independence

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Scotland’s First Minister Alex Salmond has announced his resignation after voters rejected independence in the recent referendum. Alex Salmond will also resign as leader of...

Nicolas Sarkozy has announced his return to French politics

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Nicolas Sarkozy has announced his return to French politics. On his Facebook page, the former French president said he would seek the leadership of the...

Scottish voters decisively rejected independence after voting to stay in the UK

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Scottish voters decisively rejected independence after voting to stay in the UK. With 31 out of the country's 32 council areas having declared after Thursday's...

Counting is under way in the referendum to decide whether Scotland should stay in the UK or become an independent country

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As the polls have closed, counting is under way in the referendum to decide whether Scotland should stay in the UK or become an...

The video featuring John Cantlie has been released nearly a week after footage depicting the death of David Haines, the first British hostage to be killed

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The Islamic State (ISIS) group has released a new video showing British man John Cantlie believed to be held hostage by the jihadist militants. Dressed...

Pregnant Kate Middleton will no longer visit Malta this weekend on the advice of doctors

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Pregnant Kate Middleton will no longer visit Malta this weekend on the advice of doctors, Kensington Palace has said. The Duchess of Cambridge - who...

The Scottish independence referendum will take place on 18 September, 2014

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The Scottish independence referendum will take place on Thursday, 18 September, 2014. Who can vote? Most people over the age of 16 who live in Scotland...

People are voting on whether Scotland should stay in the UK or become an independent nation

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Voting in the Scottish independence referendum is under way. People are voting on whether Scotland should stay in the UK or become an independent nation. Voters...

King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden has been involved in a car crash in Stockholm, but is not hurt

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King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden has been involved in a car crash on September 17, but is not hurt, the royal palace says. The...

Vitaly Zhuravsky is a former member of ousted President Viktor Yanukovych’s Party of the Regions

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An angry mob in Ukraine threw politician Vitaly Zhuravsky into a rubbish bin. Vitaly Zhuravsky can been seen being jostled by the group in Kiev...

Ukraine’s parliament passed the lustration law on September 16, allowing the removal of government officials from their posts

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About one million civil servants will be screened in Ukraine to root out corrupt practices from the past, PM Arseniy Yatseniuk has announced. Ukraine’s parliament...

Russian billionaire Vladimir Yevtushenkov has been placed under house arrest on suspicion of money-laundering

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Sistema shares plunged at the Moscow Exchange after Russian billionaire Vladimir Yevtushenkov has been placed under house arrest on suspicion of money-laundering. The Moscow Exchange...

The Scottish referendum debate enters the final day of campaigning with both sides making their final pitch to voters

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The Scottish referendum debate enters the final day of campaigning with both sides making their final pitch to voters. It comes as the latest polls...

One person has been shot dead and another wounded in a court building in Copenhagen

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A gunman opened fire on September 16 at a court building in Copenhagen, killing one man and seriously wounding another, Danish police said. One witness...

Eastern Ukraine’s regions, which are controlled by pro-Russian rebels, have been granted self-ruled, as well as an amnesty for the fighters themselves

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Eastern Ukraine’s regions, which are controlled by pro-Russian rebels, have been granted self-ruled, as well as an amnesty for the fighters themselves. The measures voted...

Prince Harry had two celebrations on September 15, his 30th birthday and the success of the Invictus Games

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Prince Harry had two celebrations on September 15 - his 30th birthday, and the success of the Invictus Games for disabled servicemen and women,...

About 1,300 NATO troops from 15 countries have begun a military exercise near Lviv in western Ukraine

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About 1,300 NATO troops from 15 countries have begun a military exercise near Lviv in western Ukraine. The US says the drill had been planned...

Leader of Sweden's Social Democrats Stefan Lofven has announced he will try to form a government after their election win, but will not work with the far right

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Leader of Sweden's Social Democrats Stefan Lofven has announced he will try to form a government after their election win, but will not work...

Masked ISIS militant pictured beside David Haines

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PM David Cameron said that the UK will take "whatever steps are necessary" to keep safe after a video showing the killing of hostage...

The European Court of Justice has rejected a MasterCard appeal and upheld the ruling that its fees were anti-competitive

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The European Court of Justice has rejected a MasterCard appeal and upheld the ruling that its fees were anti-competitive. The court said regulators were right...

The EU will to impose further sanctions on Russia over its role in the Ukraine crisis

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The EU will to impose further sanctions on Russia on September 12 over its role in the Ukraine crisis, diplomats say. The move is aimed...

Russia's state gas monopoly Gazprom denied Poland's allegation that it had reduced gas supplies

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Russia has reduced gas supplies to Poland by 45%, Poland's state gas firm PGNiG says, amid tensions over Ukraine. The news came just hours after...

Francois Hollande has condemned an accusation by his former partner Valerie Trierweiler that he hates the poor as a lie

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President Francois Hollande has condemned an accusation by his former partner Valerie Trierweiler that he hates the poor as a "lie that hurts me". Francois...

Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 broke up in mid-air after being hit by numerous objects that pierced the plane at high speed

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According to a Dutch preliminary report, Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 broke up in mid-air after being hit by "numerous objects" that "pierced the plane...