Putin says no one can 'intimidate or isolate' Russia

President Vladimir Putin said on Saturday that no country can "intimidate" or "isolate" Russia, after the West imposed new sanctions on Moscow over the Ukraine crisis.

Colombia`s FARC kills 5 soldiers on eve of truce: Army

Colombia`s FARC guerrillas killed five soldiers Friday in an attack that came on the eve of a unilateral ceasefire hailed as a key step in peace negotiations, the army said.

EU court outlaws 'gay tests' for asylum seeker

The European Union's top court ruled on Tuesday that tests to prove claims of homosexuality by asylum seekers were unlawful.

EU inks deal to support civil society in Ukraine

The European Union (EU) and Ukraine have inked a new agreement worth 10 million euros ($12.94 millon) to support civil society in Ukraine, according to a statement issued Monday.

Putin tells Merkel Ukraine needs constitutional reform

Russian President Vladimir Putin told German Chancellor Angela Merkel in talks by phone on Monday that Ukraine needs constitutional reform.

Russia, US set aside Ukraine crisis for Iran nuclear talk

Russia, the United States and other world powers put their sharp differences over Ukraine to one side on Tuesday as they held their latest nuclear talks with Iran in Vienna.

Nepal to introduce air crash investigation regulation

Nepal will introduce an air crash investigation regulation in May in a bid to minimise air crashes in future, officials said Monday.

Rebels seize major Syria oil field: Monitor

Syrian rebels, including from the al Qaeda-affiliated Al-Nusra Front, have seized a key eastern oil field, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.