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Russia defends decision to recognise rebel passports in eastern Ukraine

The RIA news agency quotes the Russian Foreign Ministry as saying the order is temporary. Russian officials are also quoted as saying the order corresponds with international law.

The RIA news agency quotes the Russian Foreign Ministry as saying the order is temporary. Russian officials are also quoted as saying the order corresponds with international law.

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Donald Trump's rocky first month

It has been a turbulent month since Donald Trump took charge as the 45th US President on the 20th January.

It has been a turbulent month since Donald Trump took charge as the 45th US President on the 20th January.

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Famine rears its head in South Sudan

Parts of the war-ravaged country have been hit by famine. Officials fear almost half the territory could be in a state of food insecurity by July.

Parts of the war-ravaged country have been hit by famine. Officials fear almost half the territory could be in a state of food insecurity by July.

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Egypt upholds death sentences over football stadium violence

Egypt’s top court has upheld death sentences for ten men convicted for their roles in the country’s worst football related violence.

Egypt’s top court has upheld death sentences for ten men convicted for their roles in the country’s worst football related violence.

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Ceuta under siege: more migrants storm the fence

More than 300 migrants have broken through the border fence between Morocco and the Spanish enclave of Ceuta - Europe's only land border with Africa.

More than 300 migrants have broken through the border fence between Morocco and the Spanish enclave of Ceuta - Europe's only land border with Africa.

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Germany's Schauble denies 'Grexit' threat

German finance minister Wolfgang Schauble has said he is confident ‘‘Greece is on the right economic path’‘.

German finance minister Wolfgang Schauble has said he is confident ‘‘Greece is on the right economic path’‘.

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Leftist Moreno leads in Ecuador presidential election

Leftist Lenin Moreno leads in Ecuador's presidential election, but he may not have enough votes to avoid a run-off.

Leftist Lenin Moreno leads in Ecuador's presidential election, but he may not have enough votes to avoid a run-off.