Macron says Kyiv should be allowed to ‘neutralise’ Russian military bases, prompting Putin warning

President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday that there would be “serious consequences” if Western countries allowed Ukraine to use their weapons to strike targets in Russia, as sought by Kyiv.

Pope Francis apologises for using homophobic slur

Pope Francis issued an extraordinary apology on Tuesday over his reported use of a gay slur in a closed-door meeting with Italian bishops last week.

What is the impact of recognising Palestinian statehood?

Spain, Norway and Ireland officially recognised a Palestinian state on Tuesday, fulfilling a long-held Palestinian aspiration. Israel has expressed deep discontent with the move, calling it “a reward for Hamas”. As the humanitarian crisis worsens...

Georgian parliament overrides presidential veto to adopt 'foreign agents' law

The Georgian parliament on Tuesday overrode a presidential veto of the “foreign agents” legislation that has fueled Western concerns and sparked massive protests for weeks.

Kyiv says talks on France sending military instructors to Ukraine are ongoing

Ukraine on Monday walked back an announcement that French military instructors would soon arrive in the country, saying that it was still in talks with Paris and other allies on the issue.

Macron calls the rise of far-right parties an 'ill wind' for Europe

France’s President Emmanuel Macron on Monday raised the alarm over the “ill wind” of the rise of the far right in European politics, during a state visit to Germany ahead of key EU elections.

ACC CEO flies business class for Europe work trip amid 390 proposed job cuts

The chief executive concedes the trip coinciding with the cuts proposal is not ideal.

World War II veterans leave their children a legacy of trauma

The trauma experienced by World War II veterans of D-Day left a lasting impact on their children at a time before post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) was recognised, leaving families struggling to understand and cope with the psychological...

Anti-government protests in Armenia over Azerbaijan land transfer

Thousands of Armenians staged an anti-government protest on Sunday, demanding Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan's resignation over territorial concessions to arch foe neighbour Azerbaijan.

Death toll rises in Russian strike on crowded DIY store in Ukraine’s Kharkiv

A Russian strike on a crowded DIY hardware store in Kharkiv killed 12 people and wounded dozens more, Ukrainian prosecutors said on Sunday morning, the death toll rising as the country's second-largest city reeled from two attacks a day earlier.

Macron set to begin three-day state visit to Germany as EU elections loom

French President Emmanuel Macron lands in Germany on Sunday for a three-day state visit followed by a bilateral cabinet meeting as the European Union's two biggest powers seek to show unity ahead of next month's EU parliamentary elections.

Deadly Russian strike on Ukraine's Kharkiv DIY store, hundreds feared inside

Russia on Saturday bombed a hardware superstore in the eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv, killing two and injuring 33, in an attack condemned as "vile" by President Volodymyr Zelensky.

‘Steel Roses’: Paris targets Belleville’s Chinese sex workers in pre-Olympics sweep

Rarely have the sex workers in Paris's Belleville neighbourhood, particularly those of Chinese origin, been so worried. As the countdown to the 2024 Paris Olympics continues, so does a police crackdown on the undocumented and vulnerable...

Paris Orly air controller strike sparks mass flight cancellations over weekend

The French civil aviation authority has ordered airlines to cancel 70 percent of flights at Paris Orly airport on Saturday and Sunday because of a strike by air traffic controllers.

First French tourists evacuated from New Caledonia amid unrest

The first evacuation flights for French tourists stranded in New Caledonia due to riots in the Pacific territory took off Saturday, the high commission in the archipelago said.

Spain’s Canary Islands overwhelmed by migrant arrivals

Located off Morocco, Spain's Canary Islands are facing their worst migrant crisis since 2006. In just one year, 30,000 migrants have arrived on the archipelago. The smallest island, El Hierro, saw 4,000 arrive in January alone. Despite locals and...

Five decades on, what remains of the spirit of Portugal's Carnation Revolution?

The events of April 25, 1974 have left an indelible mark on the history of Portugal and Europe. That evening, a group of 200 left-leaning young Portuguese military captains walked out of their barracks and occupied strategic locations. Tired of...

Russia says Islamic State behind deadly Moscow concert hall attack

Russia on Friday said for the first time that the Islamic State group coordinated the March concert hall assault in Moscow, the country's deadliest terror attack in two decades.

US imposes visa restrictions and will review cooperation with Georgia

The United States was imposing new visa restrictions and reviewing relations with Georgia, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Thursday, after it pushed forward a Russian-style 'foreign influence' law that triggered mass protests.

Russia moves to extend its maritime borders, angering Baltic Sea nations

Russia unveiled a bill on Tuesday that would redefine its maritime borders in the Baltic Sea, causing an outcry among Baltic and other northern European countries and fueling geopolitical tensions.

UN to establish Srebrenica genocide memorial day despite opposition from Serbia

The UN General Assembly voted Thursday to establish an annual day of remembrance for the 1995 Srebrenica genocide, despite furious opposition from Bosnian Serbs and Serbia.