Salmond to make voting age call

Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond is expected to call for the voting age to be lowered to 16 in future elections.

Posted by on 23 September 2014 | 5:10 am

Algeria militants seize Frenchman

Militants linked to Islamic State have seized a French tourist in Algeria and demanded an end to French air strikes in Iraq, France confirms.

Posted by on 23 September 2014 | 5:08 am

Philips plans to split business

Dutch electronics giant Philips says it is planning to split the company in two, separating its lighting business from its healthcare division.

Posted by on 23 September 2014 | 4:06 am

New battle for Ukraine's wounded

Ukraine's wounded forced to fight for artificial limbs

Posted by on 23 September 2014 | 1:23 am

Museum reunites Colossus veterans

The largest gathering of veterans who operated the Colossus code-cracking computer in World War II has been held at Bletchley Park.

Posted by on 22 September 2014 | 5:56 pm

Scientists debate sea-ice trends

Researchers meet in London to discuss sea-ice trends, as the Arctic reaches its summer low extent and the Antarctic pushes on to another record high.

Posted by on 22 September 2014 | 3:14 pm

UN plea over Turkey refugee crisis

The UN says Turkey urgently needs help to care for 130,000 Syrian refugees who have crossed the border fleeing Islamist militants.

Posted by on 22 September 2014 | 2:12 pm

French PM spared Merkel's thunder

French PM spared Merkel's thunder

Posted by on 22 September 2014 | 12:57 pm

Putin inspires tiger character on TV

A fictional tiger cub called Mur is joining the cast of puppets in a hit children's show on Russian TV - thanks to President Vladimir Putin, the show's producer says.

Posted by on 22 September 2014 | 12:35 pm

Air France pilots reject offer

Striking Air France pilots have rejected an offer by the airline aimed at resolving the dispute.

Posted by on 22 September 2014 | 12:05 pm

Nicolas Sarkozy sets out to woo French voters

Sarkozy launches campaign to woo French voters

Posted by on 22 September 2014 | 11:37 am

Syrian Kurds: Turkey's delicate balancing act

Will refugee influx affect Turkey's peace process?

Posted by on 22 September 2014 | 10:55 am

Amazon workers in Germany on strike

Workers at four Amazon warehouses in Germany go on strike in a dispute over pay and working conditions.

Posted by on 22 September 2014 | 9:19 am

Russia plans for internet crisis

Russia is making plans to ensure state control over the country's internet traffic in a national emergency, Russian media report.

Posted by on 22 September 2014 | 7:11 am

Ukraine to pull back artillery

Ukraine is preparing to withdraw heavy weaponry away from separatist rebel lines in the east, the military says.

Posted by on 22 September 2014 | 7:01 am

Tomb mystery captivates Greece

Secrets of ancient burial site keep Greeks guessing

Posted by on 22 September 2014 | 3:01 am

Shoe firm boss denies taking money

The chief executive of Chinese footwear firm Ultrasonic has spoken to Chinese media and denied running off with the firm's cash.

Posted by on 22 September 2014 | 2:51 am

Siemens acquires US firm for $7.6bn

Siemens of Germany makes a $7.6bn acquisition of US firm Dresser-Rand to help boost its oil and gas business in North America.

Posted by on 21 September 2014 | 11:32 pm

Minecraft role for British Museum

The building and contents of the British Museum in London are to be digitally recreated in the video game Minecraft, with volunteers sought to help.

Posted by on 21 September 2014 | 8:18 pm

VIDEO: Turkey fires tear gas to repel Kurds

Turkish security forces have fired water cannon and tear gas at crowds which had gathered in support of Syrian Kurdish refugees on the border.

Posted by on 21 September 2014 | 4:54 pm

US calls for EU to 'boost' economy

The US Treasury Secretary urges eurozone countries to "boost demand" in order to reduce unemployment and avoid deflation.

Posted by on 21 September 2014 | 9:23 am

VIDEO: Fire engulfs Russian tower block

Firefighters are trying to contain a fire that has engulfed a residential building in the Russian city of Krasnoyarsk, according to Russian media.

Posted by on 21 September 2014 | 7:39 am

What now for Britishness?

What now for the sense of Britishness?

Posted by on 20 September 2014 | 9:01 pm

VIDEO: Ukraine deal with eastern rebels

Ukraine's government and pro-Russia rebels have agreed a memorandum on a peace plan for the eastern conflict.

Posted by on 20 September 2014 | 7:39 pm

VIDEO: Turkish IS hostages return home

Dozens of hostages seized by Islamic State (IS) from the Turkish consulate in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul have been freed and are back in Turkey.

Posted by on 20 September 2014 | 12:15 pm