The co-pilot of the doomed Germanwings flight appears to have deliberately crashed the plane after locking his captain out of the cockpit, French officials said, with the "unimaginable" development sparking global shock and anger among victims` loved ones.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko urged his country`s allies to consider boycotting the 2018 soccer World Cup in Russia if Moscow does not pull all its troops out of his territory, in a German newspaper interview published on Monday.
The Japanese government sharply criticised a former prime minister on Wednesday for his visit to the Black Sea peninsula of Crimea, saying his action is at odds with Japan`s stance on the Ukraine situation and calling him "grossly imprudent".
German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned Russia on Wednesday of new sanctions if the Ukraine ceasefire accord is not fully implemented, insisting that Kiev be allowed to regain full control of its eastern border.
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has declared the killing of three government troops by pro-Moscow rebels a "serious breach of the ceasefire", during a telephone call with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, her office said.
An Indian-origin former German lawmaker went on trial on Monday on charges of acquiring and possessing child pornography in a case that triggered a major political scandal leading to the resignation of a cabinet minister.
President Francois Hollande, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said Monday they were "concerned" about post-ceasefire fighting in the eastern Ukrainian town of Debaltseve, the French President`s office said.