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U.S. President Barack Obama said on Saturday that Russia’s aggression against Ukraine was “appalling” and a threat to the world, while European nations threatened further sanctions against Moscow if it did not end the flow of weapons and troops.
A major earthquake with a magnitude of 7.3 was recorded off the Moluccas in Indonesia on Saturday, the national disaster mitigation agency said, causing residents near the quake to flee their homes after a tsunami warning was issued.
A showdown between Western leaders and Russian President Vladimir Putin is likely at the G20 summit in Australia starting on Saturday, following fresh reports of Russian troops pouring into eastern Ukraine.
The French capital must not become “a museum city”, Paris’s Socialist Mayor Anne Hidalgo said ahead of a vote Monday on whether to approve the construction of a vast new skyscraper, a project that her conservative opponents want to block.
European Space Agency scientists faced an anxious wait on Friday to see if a probe landed on a comet has enough power left to send results of a drill down into its surface back to Earth 500 million km (300 million miles) away.
Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who suffered a stroke last year, has been hospitalised in the Alpine city of Grenoble, French police and government sources said on Friday.
Boko Haram has seized the town of Chibok in Borno state, northeast Nigeria, from where 276 schoolgirls were kidnapped more than six months ago, a local pastor and a senator told AFP on Friday.
Equatorial Guinea has been chosen to host the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations, replacing Morocco, which was disqualified earlier this week after it called for a postponement of the tournament over fears of the spread of Ebola.
In the eyes of the international community, Somaliland is an autonomous region in Somalia, on the Horn of Africa. But most of its 3.5 million inhabitants do not consider the territory – which has a president, a flag and even a currency – part of Somalia.
Prime Minister David Cameron on Friday outlined plans to seize passports from British jihadists and stop them returning from fighting overseas, while proposing landing bans on airlines that fail to comply with London's no-fly lists.
US President Barack Obama warned Friday that Burma’s reforms were by "no means complete or irreversible" after talks with opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi in the Burmese economic capital Rangoon.
Burkina Faso's army on Thursday reached an agreement with opposition parties, civil groups and religious leaders for a transition to civilian rule, almost two weeks after the ouster of president Blaise Compaoré.
Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi called for attacks against the rulers of Saudi Arabia in a speech purported to be in his name on Thursday, saying his self-declared caliphate was expanding there and in four other Arab countries.
The sun-soaked city of Nice is known around the world for its famous seaside walkway, the “Promenade des Anglais”. But over the past century, it has been more of a promenade for Russian tycoons and émigrés.
France called on Israel to “immediately” reverse a decision to approve the building of 200 new settlements in East Jerusalem, a move it said directly threatened a two-state peace solution.
An Italian artist has installed a unique installation at Paris’s famous “Palais de Tokyo” museum - a haystack in which he is labouring to find a hidden needle.
Flavien Moreau, the first French citizen to go on trial for joining up with jihadists in Syria, was sentenced to seven years in prison on Thursday by a Paris court.
European spacecraft Philae sent its first photograph Thursday, hours after a historic but flawed comet landing.
US President Barack Obama is set to meet Burmese President Thein Sein and opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi during his second diplomatic visit to Burma. But the military’s stalled reforms and rights abuses have dampened spirits this time.
European scientists were hoping for a stream of data Thursday after a robot lab made the first-ever landing on a comet – a key step in a marathon mission to probe the mysteries of space – although Philae failed to anchor to its target.