Genetic history of modern Europeans a tangled tale: Research

The genetic origins of modern Europeans may be more complicated that previously thought.

Israel warns citizens of possible attacks in Europe

Israel on Monday warned its citizens to be on alert for possible attacks in Europe by Islamic militants who have fought in Iraq and Syria.

NATO chief appeals for closer collective defence

NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen Monday made an appeal for closer collective defence, community of nations and collective engagement.

Anti-euro party extends gains in eastern Germany

Germany's fledgling anti-euro party celebrated election gains in two eastern states today, in a show of strength that spells a growing threat for Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives.

German anti-euro party`s `values` drive energises voters

To strong applause from other supporters at a rally of Germany`s fledgling anti-euro party, lawyer Frank Gerlach tells the crowd he`s pleased that Europe`s top economy once again has a "conservative party".

Ukraine in NATO would be `unprecedented challenge`: Russia

Russia said emphatically on Tuesday it did not want Ukraine to become a NATO member, describing such a possibility as an "unprecedented challenge to European security".

Key North Korean diplomat heads to Europe: Report

A top North Korean diplomat left Saturday for a tour of Europe amid signs reclusive Pyongyang has started to adopt a more active approach to foreign relations, a report said.

 Facebook suffers outage for 15 minutes
Facebook suffers outage for 15 minutes

If you could not log on to your Facebook account Wednesday afternoon, it was because the popular social networking site suffered an outage for about 15 minutes that affected users around the world.

Russia, NATO square off over Ukraine as Obama heads to Europe

Russia declared NATO a major "threat" on Tuesday after the Western military alliance announced plans to reinforce defences in eastern Europe because of the Kremlin`s perceived stoking of war in Ukraine.

NATO to oppose Russian aggression: Barack Obama tells Europe
NATO to oppose Russian aggression: Barack Obama tells Europe

Confronted by a Kremlin-backed military offensive in Ukraine, President Barack Obama and Western allies will approve plans this week to position at least 4,000 troops and military equipment in Eastern Europe, bolstering NATO's security commitments to nervous member states near the Russian border.

NATO `aggravating tensions` by boosting eastern Europe military presence: Russia

NATO is ratcheting up tensions by boosting its military presence on Europe`s eastern flank and Moscow will adapt its defence policy accordingly, a senior official said Tuesday.

Russia has 'severed' partnership with Europe, says Germany


Gdansk(Poland): Russia has "effectively severed its partnership" with Europe and wants to establish a new order, German President Joachim Gauck said today.

Merkel says arms aid for Iraqi Kurds in Europe`s interest

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday defended a watershed decision to send arms to Iraqi Kurds battling jihadist militants, saying Europe`s own security was at stake.

Putin urges Europeans to have `common sense` over sanctions threat
Putin urges Europeans to have `common sense` over sanctions threat

Russian President Vladimir Putin urged the EU on Monday to show "common sense" and not to engage in mutually destructive sanctions, in his first reaction to the threat of additional punitive measures over Ukraine.

European arrest warrant out for brain tumour boy's parents

A European arrest warrant was issued today for the parents of a five-year-old British boy with a brain tumour who was snatched from hospital without medical consent.

Russia 'practically' at war with Europe: Lithuanian president

Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite on Saturday warned Russia was practically at war with Europe and urged tougher sanctions against Moscow.

24 more bodies recovered in Italy's refugee rescue

The Italian navy has recovered another 24 bodies from an overturned fishing boat during rescue operations for the thousands of would-be refugees who are fleeing Libyan shores for Europe.

Europe`s Galileo satellites launched into wrong orbit

European satellite launch company Arianespace announced Saturday that the two satellites of Europe`s Galileo satellite navigation system launched Friday from the European spaceport in French Guiana were delivered into the wrong orbit.

Action lawsuit: Vienna court orders Facebook to respond

The Vienna Regional Court, where a class-action lawsuit against Facebook has been filed, has reviewed the case and has given Facebook Ireland four weeks to respond.

European push for new UN resolution on Gaza

Britain, France and Germany have launched a fresh bid at the UN to end six weeks of violence in Gaza, after Israeli warplanes killed three top Hamas commanders, inflicting a heavy blow on the movement`s armed wing.