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September 16, 2016 1:18 pm

The UN has estimated that 40,000 people died, many of them civilians, during Sri Lanka's civil war that lasted nearly three decades.

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November 15, 2015 12:08 pm

Paris prosecutor said French authorities had a security file on one of the concert hall attackers and that there were three teams of attackers.

November 3, 2015 1:22 am

The Fortingall Yew in Perthshire, estimated to be around 5,000 years old, is regarded as a male tree because it produces pollen.

October 28, 2015 4:51 pm

Germany's top security official has sharply criticized Austria for dumping migrants at the border between the two countries under the cover of night.

October 14, 2015 6:26 pm

Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel said Wednesday that his Social Democrats wouldn't back a system that entails people being interned at the border.

October 14, 2015 5:45 pm

The Dutch Safety Board said in its final report released on Tuesday that the jet was destroyed by a Soviet-made Buk surface-to-air missile. Two-thirds of the 298 people who died were Dutch.

October 13, 2015 10:05 pm

Only three suspects have been identified so far and all are men in their 20s from Chechnya, a predominantly Muslim region in southern Russia where an Islamic insurgency still simmers after two separatist wars.

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October 13, 2015 7:40 am

EU foreign ministers have agreed to suspend sanctions for four months, after the elections passed off without incident, France's European affairs minister Harlem Desir said.

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October 13, 2015 7:51 am

The International Organisation for Migration said Friday that there had been a sharp increase in the number of migrants arriving in Greece, to some 7,000 a day, up from 4,500 per day at the end of September.

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October 12, 2015 3:47 pm

The deal, which was signed last month with the help of the European Union, will ensure that Ukraine will receive Russian gas for six months through March 2016.

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October 9, 2015 3:11 pm

Medical authorities say the risk of Cafferkey transmitting the virus is low, but public health officials in Scotland are monitoring people with whom she had close contact.

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October 9, 2015 8:07 am

Europe feels overwhelmed and needs to be far more rigorous in sending economic migrants back if it wants to find enough goodwill among its population to continue harboring true refugees.

October 8, 2015 9:37 am

Putin scored seven goals as his star-studded team, which included NHL legends Vyacheslav Fetisov and Pavel Bure, won the game 15-10.

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October 5, 2015 10:28 pm

Air France confirmed in a meeting with staff on Monday that it plans to cut 2,900 jobs by 2017 and shed 14 aircraft from its long-haul fleet as part of efforts to lower costs, two union sources said.

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October 2, 2015 3:23 pm

The Daily Telegraph newspaper said a man had fired on the building, hitting a police employee before being shot dead by police.

September 25, 2015 10:01 pm

Croatian police said Friday the border is now open "to all traffic without restrictions."

September 25, 2015 9:06 pm

Prime Minister Viktor Orban told reporters Friday that Hungary would not put anything on that border that can't be "cleaned up" within a day.

September 25, 2015 7:28 pm

A file recovered from Liam Lyburd's laptop had the words "you people ruined my whole life, don't expect me to show mercy today."

September 25, 2015 6:14 pm

Alexis Tsipras told his first Cabinet meeting that his aim is to have steered the country out of its crisis by 2019 when his four-year mandate ends.

September 24, 2015 8:15 pm

The influx of mainly Syrians, Iraqis and Afghans has caused tensions between Balkan rivals Serbia and Croatia, with countries criticizing each other over border closures and traffic blockades.

September 25, 2015 9:03 am

Merkel told German lawmakers Thursday that "the opportunities are much bigger than the risks, we just have to recognize and use them."

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September 24, 2015 1:40 am

Martin Wintekorn said in a statement on Wednesday that "Volkswagen needs a fresh start - also in terms of personnel. I am clearing the way for this fresh start with my resignation.''

September 23, 2015 9:44 pm

"We must prepare a concrete plan, which must finally appear in place of the arguments and the chaos we have witnessed in the last weeks," Tusk told reporters before chairing the summit.

September 23, 2015 7:24 pm

Croatia shut all but one of its crossings with Serbia last week to block the migrant surge, which has reached 44,000 in a week.

September 23, 2015 3:42 pm

Labor Minister George Katrougalos says the new administration elected Sunday has to focus on the reforms that were a key condition for the latest in a series of international bailouts keeping the country afloat.

September 22, 2015 10:07 pm

Some countries were opposed, the Twitter post from the Luxembourg mission to the European Union indicated.

September 22, 2015 8:37 pm

Hans-Georg Maassen says "it gives us great concern that Islamists in Germany are using the situations of the refugees for their own purposes under the guise of providing humanitarian help."

September 22, 2015 8:58 pm

Several positions will be reserved for members of Tsipras' junior coalition partner, the right-wing populist Independent Greeks.

September 22, 2015 5:54 pm

A graph that shows which sections of refugee routes have been blocked by EU countries.

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September 22, 2015 3:19 pm

Poroshenko, who on Tuesday chaired the security council with NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg in attendance, said he intends to change the decision against joining NATO.

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September 22, 2015 2:23 am

Germany- the world’s fourth largest nation by GDP or national income needs more migrants - some hundred thousands annually considering that it has an aging population.

September 21, 2015 11:48 am

The children's bodies were recovered by the Turkish coastguard with reports from Greece indicating that another two children may still be missing.

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September 21, 2015 12:33 pm

The tower was reopened at 2:45 pm (local time) on Sunday after being closed to the public for the morning, the press department for the tourist attraction said.

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September 21, 2015 1:08 pm

The result was a resounding success for Alexis Tsipras' high-risk gamble when he resigned as prime minister last month and triggered an early election in Greece,

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September 20, 2015 9:43 pm

The iconic tower was shut for the day amid high security alert.

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September 20, 2015 5:44 pm

An official at the agency says that eight people had been rescued following Sunday's incident. He said search-and-rescue operations were ongoing.