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Visa and MasterCard said they can no longer support their payment cards being used in Crimea. The move by the world's biggest payment card companies follows the latest round of US sanctions imposed
Egypt has banned the Hollywood film “Exodus: Gods and Kings” because of what it describes as “historical inaccuracies.” The country’s cultural
The former first lady of Ivory Coast has gone on trial for her alleged role in post-election violence five years ago. Simone Gbagbo, the wife of ex-
Russian President Vladimir Putin has approved a revised military doctrine that names NATO’s military build-up near Russia’s border as its main
Politicians came to blows in the Georgian parliament on Boxing day over how they should decide the make-up of Georgian delegations in international
A Turkish teenager who was arrested at his school on Wednesday for allegedly insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been released from police
Several French Easyjet flights failed to take off over Christmas - and now there's a threat of further strike action over New Year.
At least 1,250 refugees and migrants were rescued by the Italian navy in four different operations on Christmas Day. They were taken onto the Navy
Dozens of civilians have been killed and wounded in government air raids near the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, according to unconfirmed reports.
Trains between Ukraine and Crimea are being suspended because of unspecified security concerns. Ukraine’s state rail company Ukrzaliznytsia said
Spanish rail travel has been running mostly on schedule. That’s despite a 23-hour rail strike called by the General Confederation of Labour (CGT)
Iran has recovered a collection of artifacts including many relics over 3,000 years old. The treasure was stolen by a French woman in the sixties and
UNICEF, the United Nation’s agency for children, says it has been a devastating year” for millions of children caught up in worldwide
Thousands of shoppers in the UK have been queuing outside stores hoping for a bargain on Boxing Day. December 26 is one of the busiest days for
A Moscow shopping mall is as crowded as any other at this time of year, but many people are taking some drastic belt-tightening measures in the face
Many Syrian and Iraqi children have lived their whole lives in crisis, surrounded by war. Without schools to go to, how can these youngsters can go o
With unemployment running at around 25% and no let-up in the ongoing economic crisis gripping Greece, thousands of Athenians have been forced to
The local council in the French city of Angouleme has backtracked on a decision to cage public benches to stop homeless people using them. The fences
Memorial services have been held around the Indian Ocean to remember the victims on the 10th anniversary of the 2004 Asian tsunami.
Peace talks due to take place in Minsk on Friday between the Kyiv government and pro-Russian rebels have been cancelled. It’s been reported that
All around the Indian Ocean, other survivors and relatives of the tsunami victims have been returning to the scene of the disaster to mark the tenth anniversary.
The Russian capital experiences its first heavy snowfall of the season just days away from New Year’s celebrations, disrupting flights and creating
One of Libya’s largest oil facilities was hit on Thursday by a rocket as armed factions, allied to competing governments, fight for control of the
Memorial services are taking place to remember thousands of people who were killed in the Indian Ocean tsunami. Hit by a 10-metre wave, Indonesia’s
Swedish police are treating a fire at a mosque in the town of Eskilstuna as arson. Five people were reportedly injured in the attack, which happened
Gamers have been facing connectivity issues with Xbox Live and Playstation online services. Microsoft and Sony – the companies behind the consoles –
Turkey and Iraq have vowed to expand military cooperation against fighters from the group that calls itself the Islamic State. It came as Iraqi