The Kremlin says it's begun working on retaliatory measures after seeing it's rouble currency hit a two-year low because of the sanctions.
Analysis: The Saudi kingdom erupted in fury at criticism of its human rights record. Will the West resist Saudi pressure and back Canada?
Countries are issuing warnings about the danger of drowning as people seek relief from Europe's heatwave.
These are the first moments of a baby rhino from a critically-endangered species that was born in England.
German media are under fire for reporting that two “grandpas” escaped from a retirement home to enjoy a rock concert in the region of Wacken, Germany.
Firefighters in California say they are making good progress battling a blaze that covers an area larger than the city of Los Angeles
This is the moment an aspiring film director enjoyed a front row seat for a volcanic eruption.
The colonial centre of the Ecuadorean capital Quito is being transformed by the annual Fiesta de la Luz (Festival of Lights).
"It is as if they robbed the crown of Queen Elizabeth of England," one of the country's former presidents said of the medallion and sash.
Thousands of protesters took to the Argentinian streets ahead of the historic vote on abortion laws, which currently bans the procedure in the country, expect in cases of rape or risk to the woman’s life.
This is an eight-hour time-lapse of one of the major wildfires that authorities in California are battling to control.
The Health Ministry estimates that the country sees as many as half a million clandestine abortions each year, with dozens of women dying as a result.
Scorching temperatures and extreme weather mean summer vacations may be replaced by fall vacations.
Indonesia has been rocked anew by an earthquake with a magnitude of 5.9, according to the United States Geological Survey.
There were celebrations, sadness, anger and violence after the Argentine Senate voted against a bill that would have liberalised the country's abortion law
The worst drought in living memory is sweeping parts of eastern Australia, with farmers in some cases culling cattle and sheep they can no longer afford to keep.
Record low levels of rainfall have affected large areas of grazing and crop land.
Washington's announcement of new sanctions against Russia over the Skripal poisoning has been welcomed in London, and condemned in Moscow.
Senators in Buenos Aires has voted down a bill to allow abortion up to 14 weeks of pregnancy, after weeks of passionate debate and street protests.
Israel responded with airstrikes on Wednesday claiming they were in response to 36 rockets fired by militants in Gaza