Wednesday, January 21, 2015
By Nicholas Paphitis , AP
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
EU ministers called Monday for an alliance with Muslim countries to fight the growing Islamist militant threat, with Europe on high alert after the deadly Paris attacks and anti-terrorism raids in Belgium.
German police banned a planned rally by the anti-Islamic PEGIDA movement and other public open-air gatherings in the eastern city of Dresden Monday, citing a terrorist threat.
One of Ireland's most prominent politicians announced he is gay on Sunday, becoming the first openly homosexual cabinet minister in Irish history four months before a referendum on same-sex marriage in the traditionally Catholic country.
Faced with a crippling recession, Russian authorities are coming in for growing criticism from economic insiders concerned over a lack of clear policies to deal with the crisis.
Monday, January 19, 2015
The second Islamist gunman in the Charlie Hebdo magazine attack has been given a secretive burial in an unmarked grave near Paris, authorities said Sunday, as police across Europe probed jihadist threats.
Sunday, January 18, 2015
City officials in Reims say one of the terrorists responsible for deadly attacks last week that killed 17 people was buried in the eastern French city over their objections and despite concerns that the grave could become a shrine for extremists.
Fighting in eastern Ukraine has killed three soldiers, officials said Saturday, as an upsurge in clashes in recent days between the army and pro-Russian rebels centered around control of a battered airport.
Seventy years on, mystery still surrounds the disappearance of Swedish diplomat Raoul Wallenberg who saved tens of thousands of Jews from the Holocaust, though his family is certain the answer lies with Russia.
A Russian race-walker who won gold at the 2011 world championships could face a lengthy ban over allegations he competed while under a doping suspension.