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Ukraine move draws Putin threat

Ukrainian commandos outside Sloviansk, 24 April

Ukrainian commandos advance on the separatist stronghold of Sloviansk in eastern Ukraine as Russia's President Putin warns of "consequences".

  • 24 April 2014

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.

  • 24 April 2014

Match-fixer arrested in Finland

Convicted football match-fixer Wilson Raj Perumal is being held by Finnish police on an international arrest warrant, officials say.

  • 24 April 2014
  • From the section: Asia

Police make Syria plea to UK women

British counter-terrorism police chiefs make an unprecedented appeal to Muslim women to persuade their relatives against travelling to Syria to fight in the civil war.

  • 24 April 2014
  • From the section: UK

Cornish granted UK minority status

Cornish people will be granted minority status under European rules for the protection of national minorities.

  • 24 April 2014
  • From the section: Cornwall

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.

  • 23 April 2014

Lib Dems 'to fight for EU cause'

Nick Clegg pledges to speak "loudly, passionately and unequivocally" against "isolationists" at the launch of the Liberal Democrat campaign for the European elections.

  • 24 April 2014
  • From the section: UK Politics

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.

  • 23 April 2014
  • From the section: Business

Russian Duma passes film swearing ban

Russia's lower house passes a bill banning swearing from films, music and other works of art.

  • 23 April 2014
  • From the section: News from Elsewhere

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.

  • 23 April 2014
  • From the section: UK Politics

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.

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