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Ukraine begins 'anti-terror' action

Ukrainian forces at a checkpoint in Kharkiv region, 15 April

Authorities in Kiev announce the start of an "anti-terrorist operation" against pro-Russian separatists, as Moscow warns that Ukraine is on the brink of civil war.

  • 16 April 2014

Berlusconi to do community service

Italian ex-PM Silvio Berlusconi must perform community service in a home for the elderly, following his conviction for tax fraud.

  • 15 April 2014

EU safer lorries plan may cut deaths

MEPs overwhelmingly back new rules to make big lorries safer for other road users and more fuel-efficient.

  • 15 April 2014

France calls for Syria ICC referral

Members of the UN Security Council view graphic photographs of prisoners allegedly tortured by Syrian government forces.

  • 15 April 2014
  • From the section: Middle East

Greece jails two over fatal stabbing

Two men suspected of links with far-right Golden Dawn are jailed for life in Greece for the fatal stabbing of a Pakistani immigrant.

  • 15 April 2014

Final approval for EU banking reform

MEPs back rules for a banking safety net to minimise the risk of further EU taxpayer-funded bailouts.

  • 15 April 2014

UK marks Hillsborough tragedy

Church and civic bells ring 96 times across Merseyside to mark the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster as memorial services take place in Liverpool and Sheffield.

  • 15 April 2014
  • From the section: Liverpool

Mladic trial keeps genocide charges

Judges at the trial of ex-Bosnian Serb army chief Ratko Mladic reject a move to drop genocide charges relating to the Bosnian war in the 1990s.

  • 15 April 2014

Ukraine crisis could hit Russian GDP

The Russian economy may see zero growth this year because of the Ukraine crisis, Russia's finance minister has admitted.

  • 15 April 2014
  • From the section: Business

UK ex-police chief probes 'Islam plot'

An ex-counter-terrorism chief will lead an inquiry into an alleged Islamist takeover plot of schools - an appointment deemed "desperately unfortunate".

  • 15 April 2014
  • From the section: Birmingham & Black Country

Matisse exhibition hailed by critics

Critics laud one of the largest collections of Henri Matisse's "cut-out" artworks ever assembled for an exhibition opening at Tate Modern.

  • 14 April 2014
  • From the section: Entertainment & Arts

UKIP's Farage 'facing expenses complaint'

UKIP leader Nigel Farage rejects claims he might have abused EU expenses, describing a newspaper report as "utterly outrageous'.

  • 15 April 2014
  • From the section: UK Politics