Evidence of Russian support for Ukrainian rebel counter-attack growsEastern Ukraine separatists acknowledge the presence of 3,000 Russian "volunteers" in their ranks as they gain ground in their battle against government forces.
Platini will not run against Blatter for FIFA presidencyUEFA president Michel Platini (pictured right) ruled himself out of the running for the FIFA presidency on Friday, the Frenchman opting not to oppose incumbent president Sepp Blatt...
On The Observers
On The Observers
Crimea is being forced into 'Russification'Nearly six months after its annexation by Russia, Crimea – formerly an autonomous region in Ukraine – is rapidly undergoing “Russification”. Although the Russian-speaking majorit...
FRANCE - AVIATION
Air France pilots announce week-long strike in SeptemberThe union representing a majority of Air France pilots called on its members to join a strike planned between September 15 and 22, as part of a running dispute with the company ove...
HURRIYET DAILY NEWS
Erdogan's inauguration paves way for constitutional changeTurkey's outgoing Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is to be sworn in as president on Thursday to extend his more than decade-long domination of the country.
New French economy minister takes swipe at 35-hour work weekIn his first interview with the French press, François Hollande's new economy minister Emmanuel Macron has targeted one of French workers’ most cherished rights: the 35-hour w...
FRANCE - SIERRA LEONE
Air France suspends flights to Ebola-stricken Sierra LeoneThe three nations at the centre of the west African Ebola outbreak were left increasingly isolated Thursday as more airlines suspended flights to the crisis zone.
US - GUN CONTROL
Uzi shooting by 9-year-old rekindles gun debateThe accidental shooting death of a firing-range instructor by a 9-year-old girl with an Uzi has intensified a debate over youngsters and guns, with many Americans wondering what so...