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  • Syrian exodus reaches 3 million – UN

    The United Nations says reports of 'increasingly horrifying conditions' inside Syria are to blame for a worsening refugee crisis that has now seen 3 million people flee its borders. The UN refugee agency said more than double that number are ..

  • EU foreign ministers call for tougher Russia sanctions

    EU foreign ministers gathered in Milan, Italy on Friday for an informal meeting to mull a tougher stance towards Moscow, amid calls to step up economic sanctions. Their meeting came a day after NATO said Russia had sent well over 1,000 troops and ..

  • EU ministers meet in Milan amid Ukraine crisis

    EU foreign ministers have met in Milan amid calls to beef up sanctions against Russia over its alleged actions in Ukraine, one day after NATO said Moscow sneaked weapons and soldiers over the border. Germany’s foreign minister Frank-Walter ..

  • Motor Neurone Disease charities get massive Ice Bucket boost

    The numbers just keep growing as the Ice Bucket Challenge goes global and raises millions for Motor Neurone Disease. It has also become a demonstration of the power of social media at making money. In the USA it has raised nearly 61 million euros, ..

  • Van Gaal hits out at Hodgson over Shaw

    The Dutchman has rushed to the defence of the youngster after the England manager revealed he had warned him to improve his fitness at the World CupManchester United manager Louis van Gaal has hit back atcomments made by Roy Hodgson regarding the ..

  • Rouble and Russian stockmarket slide further

    The spectre of a possible full-scale war between Russia and Ukraine cast a giant shadow over the rouble on Thursday (August 29), and the following day’s trading saw no let-up in pressure on the Russian currency, which hit a record low against the ..

  • Reus and Gomez make Germany comeback

    Joachim Low has announced his 21-man squad for the reigning world champions' upcoming game against Argentina and ScotlandGermany coach Joachim Low has included Marco Reus and MarioGomez in his 21-man squad for the upcoming international ..

  • Ukraine to pursue NATO membership

    The prime minister of Ukraine said he will ask parliament to put the country on a course to join NATO.Kyiv accuses Moscow of bringing troops into the country to support pro-Russian separatists.NATO has released satellite images it claims show ..

  • Fossil power plants foil emissions targets

    Steven Davis of the University of California, Irvine and Robert Socolow of Princeton University in the US, report in the journal Environmental Research Letters that existing power plants will emit 300 billion tons of additional carbon dioxide into ..

  • Torres, Mata and Pique dropped in new-look Spain squad

    La Roja bid to bounce back from World Cup humiliation with a fresh bunch of players, with Vicente del Bosque hoping they can inject some energy into his teamVicente del Bosque has culled eight of the players who floppedas Spain crashed out of World ..