Russia blames soldiers’ mobile phone use for deadly missile strike that killed 89 troops

Ukraine’s military says it launched strike that resulted in Russian loss of equipment and possibly personnel near Makiivka


Putin’s Russian ceasefire falters as US pledges more military equipment to Ukraine

Putin’s war leaders are criminally liable, says Moscow politician


Pope Benedict: Thousands more bid farewell at Vatican including Hungary’s Orban

Tens of thousands expected for Benedict’s funeral on Thursday


Office temperatures drop across Europe to cut bills and carbon emissions

Deloitte is turning down the heating by 2C across 22 sites


Poland’s Catholic premier sparks outrage with death penalty support

Poland’s conservative prime minister has surprisingly spoken in favor of the death penalty and admitted he doesn’t share the view of the Roman Catholic Church on the matter


EU offers help, prepares to counter China's COVID crisis

The European Union has offered China help to deal with its COVID-19 crisis and is willing to donate vaccines


Russians demand Putin’s commanders be punished over losses in New Year’s Eve attack

Calls for military leaders to face punishment over ‘stupid losses of personnel’ in Makiivka


Putin’s Russian ceasefire falters as US pledges more military equipment to Ukraine

Kyiv claims up to 400 Russians killed in Donetsk drone strike


EU to try again for coordination on China Covid policies

European Union nations will try again on Wednesday to mold a coordinated approach on if and how to check incoming airline passengers from China for any new COVID-19 variants after … Continue Reading →


Putin accused of using same woman in multiple photo-ops

‘He’s as fake as the value of the Ruble,’ one journalist wrote


Scores of Russian troops killed in Ukraine missile strike – one of deadliest attacks against Putin’s forces

Kyiv claims 400 troops were killed in attack – as Moscow makes rare admission of large-scale fatalities


Tens of thousands of mourners pay respects to former Pope Benedict XVI as he lies in state

Public viewing has been set for 10 hours on Monday, and 12 hours each on Tuesday and Wednesday – ahead of the former pontiff’s funeral on Thursday


Celebrity birthdays for the week of Jan. 8-14

Celebrities having birthdays during the week of Jan. 8-14 include rapper-actor LL Cool J, actor Jason Bateman and musician Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters and of Nirvana


Croatia ditches currency to adopt euro and join border-free Schengen zone

Croatia switched to the shared European currency and removed dozens of border checkpoints to join world’s largest passport-free travel area


Who is Tristan Tate? All we know about Andrew Tate’s brother arrested in human trafficking raid

The younger Tate brother was arrested on rape and human trafficking offences during a police raid in Romania


Germany condemns New Year's attacks on fire, police officers

The German government is condemning incidents on New Year’s Eve in which police officers and firefighters were attacked mostly with fireworks


Pope Benedict XVI’s lying in state begins in Vatican as thousands expected to pay their respects

Former pope’s body will lie in state until his funeral on Thursday


Putin’s Russian ceasefire falters as US pledges more military equipment to Ukraine

Putin’s forces keep up pressure after New Year attacks


Elon Musk taunts Andrew Tate after tweet blaming ‘The Matrix’ for trafficking arrest

Andrew Tate has been arrested on charges of human trafficking, rape and forming an organised crime group


Pope Francis prays for Benedict XVI at new year mass as Vatican prepares to mourn former pontiff

Francis as the Madonna to accompany ‘our beloved’ Pope Emeritus Benedict ‘on his passage from this world to God’ during New Year’s Day mass


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Nato chief calls for more support for Ukraine as Russia launches more missile strikes

Air raid sirens wail for hours as war enters 11th month


Romanian authorities deny pizza box led to Andrew Tate’s arrest as influencer held for 30 days

Prosecutors say they found six women sexually exploited by suspects


Zelensky vows 2023 is ‘year of victory’ for Ukraine in new year video address

‘Let this year be the year of return,’ president says


Putin accuses West of using Ukraine to destroy his country as Russia launches latest missile salvo

Ukrainian President Zelensky responds by saying Moscow is in league with the devil


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Highlights from the life of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI

Timeline of the life of the man born Joseph Ratzinger, who would become first pontiff in 600 years to resign


Former Pope Benedict XVI dies aged 95 after battle with illness

Pope Benedict led the Catholic Church from 2005 until his resignation in 2013


Having two popes in the Vatican was not always easy

Pope Emeritus Benedict was rarely seen after his retirement, but he was heard – leading to calls for the rules around a pontiff who has resigned to be clarified, writes … Continue Reading →


Cristiano Ronaldo makes big-money move to Saudi Arabian club

Saudi Arabian soccer club Al Nassr has announced the signing of Cristiano Ronaldo, ending speculation about the five-time Ballon d’Or winner’s future


China vows to maintain ‘fair’ stance on Ukraine war after Putin and Xi meeting

Putin said he expect President Xi to make a state visit next year in a public show of solidarity from Beijing


The desperate road to Greece is a graveyard for migrants

Since 2015, over a million people have crossed over from Turkey to Athens on illegal routes


Ukraine news – live: China vows to maintain ‘fair’ stance on war after Putin and Xi meeting

Russian president says visit will ‘demonstrate to the world the closeness of Russian-Chinese relations’ as war effort falters


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Ukraine news – live: China vows to maintain ‘fair’ stance on war after Putin and Xi meeting

Russian president says visit will ‘demonstrate to the world the closeness of Russian-Chinese relations’ as war effort falters


Andrew Tate news live: Influencer held for 30 more days in Romania jail

Prosecutors say they had found six women who had been sexually exploited by the suspects


Pope Benedict death latest: Former Pope dies aged 95 in the Vatican

Pope Benedict XVI is very ill, with Pope Francis asking for prayers ‘to accompany him in these difficult hours’


Andrew Tate detained in Romania over human trafficking and rape investigation

The former kickboxer was held alongside his brother and two other suspects while his house was raided in the capital, Bucharest


Ukraine news – live: Putin expecting China’s Xi as Kyiv attacked by ‘kamikaze’ drones

Russian forces abandoning positions around Zaporizhzhia, says Kyiv


Miss Ukraine commended for ‘badass’ appearance at Miss Universe pageant

‘Warrior of Light’ costume symbolises Ukraine’s ‘fight against darkness’


Ukraine news – live: China vows to maintain ‘fair’ stance on war after Putin and Xi meeting

Vladimir Putin’s forces increasingly diminished at epicentre of fighting in Donbas, analysts believe


Sanna Marin: Pop star filmed dancing with Finnish PM insists ‘nothing inappropriate happened’

‘Hand on heart … we are friends,’ the musician said after a leaked video shows pair in close dance


Finland’s PM says she has taken drug test as new video shows her dancing with male pop star

She said she has ‘never’ used drugs and that nothing ‘inappropriate’ happened at the nightclub


Two brides get married to each other in 'first Russian LGBT wedding'

Outraged MPs have branded wedding ‘criminal negligence’