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Ukrainian forces 'regain city hall'

Masked pro-Russian protesters guard a barricade in front of the city hall in Mariupol, Ukraine, 17 April

The Ukrainian government says it has won back control of the city hall in the eastern port of Mariupol from pro-Russian separatists.

  • 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

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

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

Mali group says French hostage dead

Islamist militants in Mali say French hostage Gilberto Rodrigues Leal, who was kidnapped in 2012, is dead.

  • 22 April 2014
  • From the section: Africa

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

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.

  • 22 April 2014
  • From the section: Technology