Zimbabwe's Robert Mugabe named new African Union chairman
NATO - SPAIN
NATO jet crash due to technical failure, French army saysThe F-16 fighter jet that crashed during a NATO exercise in Spain on Monday, killing 11, experienced a technical failure during takeoff and the two pilots tried to eject, the…
Poverty, health crisis among battles for Greece's SyrizaGreece’s massive debt crisis has led to mounting poverty across the country and has left deep psychological scars that, despite the historic victory of the radical left Syriza…
Greece’s new cabinet sends defiant message to EUGreece’s new Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has picked a staunch critic of austerity as his finance minister, signalling his resolve to take a tough line with Greece’s creditors…
RUSSIA - UK
Putin ordered death of ex-spy Litvinenko, UK inquiry toldAs a long-awaited UK inquiry began Tuesday into the death of former KGB spy Alexander Litvinenko, who died in London after drinking tea laced with polonium, investigators were…
Video: Russia bans Ukraine salt as 'unsanitary'As fighting rages on between government forces and pro-Russia separatists in eastern Ukraine, Kiev has found itself entrenched in an ongoing economic battle with Moscow.
World remembers Auschwitz liberation 70 years onSeventy years after the liberation of Auschwitz, Holocaust survivors and world leaders gathered in Poland Tuesday for a commemoration ceremony to mark the date.
Auschwitz survivors return 70 years after liberationSome of the last remaining survivors of Auschwitz will return to the site of the Nazi death camp in Poland on Tuesday to mark the 70th anniversary of its liberation by Soviet…
Q&A GREEK VOTE
Syriza victory ‘a challenge for Europe’s moderate left’Left-wing European parties are hoping Syriza’s election win in Greece will lead to a “domino effect” across the austerity-struck continent. French historian Marc Lazar told…
Nine French among dead in fighter jet crash in SpainEleven people were killed – including nine French nationals – and several injured after a Greek fighter plane crashed upon takeoff during NATO training in Spain on Monday.
Several dead in Ukraine fighting as rebels press offensiveAt least nine people, including seven soldiers, have been killed in fighting in eastern Ukraine over the past 24 hours, officials said Monday, two days after a series of rocket…
In pictures: Greek voters reject austerity in defiance of EUGreece’s radical-left Syriza swept to power on Sunday on a promise to end the painful belt-tightening policies imposed on the country by its EU partners.
Greek radical-left leader vows to end 'humiliation and pain'Greek leftist leader Alexis Tsipras promised on Sunday that five years of austerity, “humiliation and pain” imposed by international creditors were over after his Syriza party…
Greeks go to polls in critical snap general electionGreeks began voting Sunday in a high-stakes election that could put the country, economically battered by crippling austerity measures, on a collision course with the European…
Independent Greeks emerge as Syriza coalition optionThe anti-bailout Independent Greeks party has emerged as a potential coalition partner for Syriza should the leftists win Sunday’s election, as polls predict.