Ukraine 'slipping out of control'

The Ukraine crisis is "slipping out of control", Germany's foreign minister warns as EU leaders prepare to discuss new sanctions against Russia.

Posted by on 29 August 2014 | 5:45 pm

IMF voices 'confidence' in Lagarde

The International Monetary Fund expresses confidence in its leader Christine Lagarde, despite her being formally investigated for negligence in France.

Posted by on 29 August 2014 | 5:08 pm

VIDEO: Nato: Russia illegally crossed border

Nato has accused Russia of blatantly violating Ukraine's sovereignty by sending troops and weapons over the border.

Posted by on 29 August 2014 | 4:39 pm

Iceland's volcano ash alert lifted

An eruption near Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano that briefly threatened air travel has ended, local officials say.

Posted by on 29 August 2014 | 4:33 pm

Torres joins Milan on two-year loan

Chelsea striker Fernando Torres is to join AC Milan on a two-year loan deal, subject to agreeing personal terms.

Posted by on 29 August 2014 | 4:26 pm

Gold-diggers returning to beach

At least two pieces of gold are found on a beach in Kent where a German artist has buried £10,000 worth of bullion.

Posted by on 29 August 2014 | 2:25 pm

Poland blocks Russian minister's jet

Poland refuses to let a plane carrying Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu enter its airspace, forcing it to turn back to Slovakia.

Posted by on 29 August 2014 | 1:24 pm

UK's terror threat level raised

The UK's terror threat level is raised from "substantial" to "severe" in response to conflicts in Iraq and Syria, the government announces.

Posted by on 29 August 2014 | 1:04 pm

Russian rouble falls to new low

The Russian rouble falls to a record low against the dollar as investors fear further sanctions against the nation.

Posted by on 29 August 2014 | 10:59 am

Eurozone anxiety overshadows EU summit

Why deciding top jobs is not key to EU summit

Posted by on 29 August 2014 | 10:48 am

Mohammed most common name in Oslo

Mohammed is now the most common male name in the Norwegian capital, a census shows.

Posted by on 29 August 2014 | 8:42 am

World War One: Industrial innovation and suspicion

What industry learned from World War One

Posted by on 29 August 2014 | 7:38 am

Russia warns of Ukraine gas shortage

Russia sees a risk that winter gas shortages could force Ukraine to divert supplies of Russian gas meant for EU customers.

Posted by on 29 August 2014 | 7:22 am

Euro inflation nears five-year low

The eurozone inflation rate falls to 0.3% in August, near a five-year low, adding to fears of a deflationary spiral in the region.

Posted by on 29 August 2014 | 5:53 am

VIDEO: Russia's rebel rockers

Internet phenomenon or propaganda coup?

Posted by on 28 August 2014 | 10:39 pm

The millionaires who rescue people at sea

The millionaires who rescue people at sea

Posted by on 28 August 2014 | 6:51 pm

'Space whisky' to return to Earth

Whisky that was sent into space three years ago as part of a scientific experiment is to return to Earth next month.

Posted by on 28 August 2014 | 6:23 pm

VIDEO: Millionaires search Med for migrants

A philanthropist couple have launched what they say is the world's first privately funded boat to help migrants in trouble at sea.

Posted by on 28 August 2014 | 6:02 pm

Why is Ukraine at war?

Key issues in Ukraine fighting explained

Posted by on 28 August 2014 | 2:48 pm

VIDEO: Turkey's Erdogan is inaugurated

Turkish President-elect Recep Tayyip Erdogan is officially sworn in later after winning the country's first ever popular vote for head of state.

Posted by on 28 August 2014 | 8:26 am

EU widens aid to dairy exporters

The EU announces emergency help for dairy producers hit by the Russian ban on food imports from the EU.

Posted by on 28 August 2014 | 7:46 am

VIDEO: Keaton's comeback at Venice festival

The 71st Venice Film Festival opened on Wednesday with the world premiere of Birdman starring Michael Keaton, Emma Stone and Edward Norton.

Posted by on 28 August 2014 | 7:06 am

Germanwings pilots set to strike

Pilots at low-cost airline Germanwings will strike on Friday if an agreement is not reached with parent Lufthansa over retirement plans, their union says.

Posted by on 28 August 2014 | 7:04 am

Turkey country profile

Provides an overview of Turkey, including key events and facts about this country which straddles Europe and Asia

Posted by on 28 August 2014 | 5:50 am

Georgian wines toast EU sales boost

Why Georgia's winemakers hope to boost EU sales

Posted by on 28 August 2014 | 4:57 am