Ukrainian forces 'regain city hall'
The Ukrainian government says it has won back control of the city hall in the eastern port of Mariupol from pro-Russian separatists.
Ecclestone trial begins in Germany
Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone appears in court in the German city of Munich to face bribery charges that carry a 10-year jail term.
Turkey: Armenia killings 'inhumane'
Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan offers condolences for the first time for the mass killings of Armenians under Ottoman rule during WWI.
EU in slow progress on deficit cuts
EU member countries have cut new government borrowing, but total debt continues to rise, European Commission figures show.
Russian Duma passes film swearing ban
Russia's lower house passes a bill banning swearing from films, music and other works of art.
Blair warns West over radical Islam
Tony Blair warns Western leaders they must put aside their differences with Russia over Ukraine to focus on the threat of Islamic extremism.
Mali group says French hostage dead
Islamist militants in Mali say French hostage Gilberto Rodrigues Leal, who was kidnapped in 2012, is dead.
Shakespeare UK's 'top cultural icon'
William Shakespeare is the UK's greatest cultural icon, according to the results of an international survey released to mark the 450th anniversary of his birth.
Russian social network founder fired
The founder of Russian social network VKontakte says he has been fired and that his site has been taken over by allies of President Putin.
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