A leading Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov has been shot dead in Moscow. According to several Russian news agencies, the 56-year-old
Up to 3,000 Syrians return to a largely-demolished Kobani after four months of clashes between Kurdish rebels and ISIL militants.
FIFA president Sepp Blatter has confirmed that the 2022 Qatar World Cup showpiece match should be played no later than December 18. The 78-year-old
Live long and prosper: Actor Leonard Nimoy - famous for his role as Spock in Star Trek - dies in Los Angeles at the age of 83.
A Chinese woman is still missing after being dragged by waves into the sea off a Maltese island on Wednesday.
The unusually high waves were caused
Young Cubans last December  greeted the leap in relations between their island and the United States with joy. Diplomatic relations were to be
Spanish police have arrested eight men who recently returned from Ukraine after allegedly fighting alongside pro-Russian separatists. Authorities say
A court in Moscow has rejected an appeal against a 15-day jail term for prominent opposition leader Alexei Navalny. The activist was handed the
The International Cycling Union has requested the withdrawal of the Astana team’s license for the 2015 World Tour after an investigation into doping
A machete-wielding mob has hacked to death a blogger in the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka. Avijit Roy, A US citizen of Bangladeshi origin, was an atheist
The families of hostages killed by ISIL have been reacting to the naming of a British militant who fronted some of the beheading videos. Some are
Is the writing on the wall for cursive script? The advent of digital technology has raised searching questions in the academic world about the
The International Olympic Committee Executive Board met in Rio de Janeiro on Thursday to discuss preparations for the 2016 Games with the IOC looking
Revised US growth figures for 2014’s fourth quarter have been taking the shine off last year’s performance. GDP growth is now thought to have hit
Improving investor inputs, a stronger demand outlook and supply chain problems all combined to push oil futures higher on Friday, with Brent Crude
The Iraqi army gained ground in Anbar province while ISIL dug in to hold onto its strategic conquest Mosul. The western-led coalition against
If any industry is a barometer of global economic health it is the aircraft and airlines businesses, and Airbus has just released figures suggesting
In this edition of Europe Weekly: Greece secures a four month bailout extension after reforms are approved by eurozone ministers, France wins another
Two plucky llamas evaded recapture for more than an hour in the US, enthralling viewers who tuned into the unfolding spectacle.
Live news footage
Bank of Ireland, the country’s largest by assets, is back in the black, making a profit in 2014 for the first time since 2008.
Growth has been
Better known as “rock’n‘roll’s greatest
Russia will dip into its emergency reserve fund to the tune of more than 50 billion dollars to stop its deficit, hit by falling oil prices and a
A month after a US delegation visited Havana, Cuban officials are due in Washington for an historic visit