German Chancellor Angela Merkel has told David Cameron, UK prime minister, that she does not support the kind of fundamental reform of the European Union he wants, but said Britain should stay inside the bloc to help make it more competitive.
British spies are stealing screenshots from hundreds of thousands of innocent Yahoo users' webcam videos, according to reports, which state that the years-long operation has swept up a huge haul of intimate photographs.
Viktor Yanukovich still regards himself as the president of Ukraine and wants Russia to protect him from the "actions of extremists", according to Russian news reports, which also indicate that he has left Ukraine.
Italian captain Francesco Schettino has returned on board his stricken Costa Concordia cruise ship, more than two years after leaving it in a hurry as it sank in a tragedy that claimed 32 lives.
Thousands of protesters have taken to the streets in Turkey after the president signed a controversial bill tightening controls on the judiciary, deepening opposition resentment towards a government already struggling with a corruption scandal.
Ukraine has warned Russia against "military aggression" after armed men seized government buildings in the Crimea region and raised a Russian flag, with reports also emerging that the ousted Ukrainian president, Viktor Yanukovich, was being sheltered by Moscow.
Turkey's prime minister has openly challenged an arch-rival based in the United States to return home, as their feud deepened with a second leaked recording linking the prime minister to a corruption scandal.
Turkey's President Abdullah Gul signed into law a contested bill tightening the government's grip on the judiciary as it grapples to contain the fallout from a major corruption probe.
Ukraine's pro-Western interim leaders were set to unveil their new cabinet after disbanding the feared riot police, as they sought to build confidence in the splintered and economically ravaged ex-Soviet nation.
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|William A. Cook|