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Ukraine’s rebel forces are conducting an offensive to capture the government-held airport in Donetsk

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Ukraine’s rebel forces are conducting an offensive to capture the government-held airport in Donetsk, officials say. Pro-Russian rebels have tried several times in recent weeks...

Catalonia's planned independence referendum has been suspended by Spain's Constitutional Court

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Catalonia's planned independence referendum has been suspended by Spain's Constitutional Court. Spain’s Constitutional Court said it first needed to consider arguments whether the November 9...

Seven Ukrainian troops are said to have died in a clash with pro-Russian rebels near Donetsk airport

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Seven Ukrainian troops are said to have died in a clash with pro-Russian rebels near Donetsk airport. The attack is the deadliest single incident for...

The monster truck had been performing a stunt when it ploughed into the crowd

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A monster truck accident happened on September 28 in Haaksbergen, the Netherlands, when a vehicle ploughed into a crowd of onlookers at an annual...

Ukrainian nationalists have torn down Lenin statue in the centre of Kharkiv

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Ukrainian nationalists have torn down a statue of Lenin in the centre of Kharkiv, the country's second-largest city, in a move supported by officials. People...

President Artur Mas has signed a decree calling referendum on Catalonia's independence

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Artur Mas, the president of the Spanish region of Catalonia, has signed a decree calling for a referendum on independence. Artur Mas wants Catalonia to...

Hungary's gas pipeline operator has suspended delivery of gas to Ukraine indefinitely

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Hungary's gas pipeline operator has suspended delivery of gas to Ukraine "indefinitely". Ukraine has been receiving gas from Hungary, Poland and Slovakia since Russia cut...

Cypriot authorities said they picked up a radio distress signal as the boat was caught in rough seas

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Three hundred people have been rescued by Salamis Filoxenia cruise ship off Cyprus after their boat ran into trouble in rough seas. The stranded are...

Edward Snowden has won the 2014 Right Livelihood Award

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Edward Snowden has won the 2014 Right Livelihood Award, described as Sweden's "alternative Nobel Prize". The fugitive US intelligence leaker splits the honorary award with...

Although Nicolas Sarkozy has kept a low profile since leaving office, he has faced a series of investigations that involve him in some capacity

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According to French media, a corruption investigation against former President Nicolas Sarkozy has been suspended. They quote judicial sources as saying that Paris appeals court...

Jozef Wesolowski was Vatican’s ambassador to the Dominican Republic

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Vatican’s former ambassador to the Dominican Republic Jozef Wesolowski has been put under house arrest following allegations he abused young boys in the Caribbean country. Archbishop...

ISIS militants warned they would target France after it launched air strikes against them in Iraq

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A French tourist has been kidnapped while on holiday in eastern Algeria, the French foreign ministry has confirmed. The man was seized on Sunday, September...

Ukraine will start the withdrawal of heavy weaponry from separatist rebel lines in the east

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Ukraine will start the withdrawal of heavy weaponry from separatist rebel lines in the east, the military says. The two sides agreed on September 20...

Air France pilots are extending their week-long strike over plans to expand low-cost operations abroad

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Air France pilots are extending their week-long strike over plans to expand low-cost operations abroad. More than 80% of pilots from SNPL union voted to...

Tens of thousands of Russians have marched in Moscow to protest against the armed conflict in eastern Ukraine

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Tens of thousands of Russians have marched in Moscow to protest against the armed conflict in eastern Ukraine. People carrying Russian and Ukrainian flags chanted...

The ISIS militants issued their threat to kill Alan Henning in a video released on September 13

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Barbara Henning, the wife of British taxi driver Alan Henning who is held hostage by Islamic State (ISIS), has pleaded with the militants to...

This year’s Oktoberfest runs from September 20 to October 5 in Munich

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Some 6 million people are expected to this year’s Oktoberfest, the world's biggest beer party that runs from September 20 to October 5 in...

PM Ahmet Davutoglu said the hostages had been taken to the southern city of Sanliurfa by the Turkish intelligence agency

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Forty nine hostages seized by Islamic State (ISIS) from the Turkish consulate in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul have been freed and are...

Former Ukrainian President Leonid Kuchma, representing Kiev at Minsk talks, said that all sides had agreed to move back some of their heavy weapons

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Kiev and pro-Russia rebels have agreed a memorandum on a peace plan for the conflict in east Ukraine. The nine-point deal includes setting up a...

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...