Nato high-readiness strike force

Nato to create 'spearhead' strike force to counter Russia

One-Minute Read Tue 2 Sep, AT 13:04

Russia says it will review its own military doctrine in response to the 'growing Nato threat' in Europe

James Dyson's hoover

EU hoover ban: powerful vacuums outlawed

Briefing Mon 1 Sep, AT 14:12

EU ban on high-power vacuum cleaners comes into force, hitting five of the seven best-rated products

Putin demands 'statehood' for southeast Ukraine

One-Minute Read Mon 1 Sep, AT 10:50

Call comes while pro-Russian forces push westwards and Russian foreign minister urges Ukraine to withdraw

Canada and Russia clash in Ukraine Twitter spat

One-Minute Read Fri 29 Aug, AT 13:49

A pointed tweet claims Crimea for Russia and leaves eastern Ukraine 'conveniently unillustrated'

Ash billows from Iceland's Eyjafjoell volcano in May 2010

Iceland volcano red alert: Will flights be grounded again?

Briefing Fri 29 Aug, AT 11:05

Fears rise that recent fissure eruption near Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano could prompt further airspace closures

A hairdryer from a fashion show

EU weighs ban on high-power hairdryers and kettles

One-Minute Read Fri 29 Aug, AT 11:02

Ban on range of household goods would seek to combat climate change, but is it another example of 'nannying' interference?

Barack Obama at the White House

Ukraine: Nato to meet amid claims of Russian invasion

One-Minute Read Fri 29 Aug, AT 09:34

The Ukrainian government says its forces are now fighting Russian troops, not Russian-backed separatists

Roberto Calderoli

Italian race row senator blames voodoo curse

One-Minute Read Thu 28 Aug, AT 11:51

A Congolese curse has caused death, injury and an encounter with a rare snake, says right-wing senator accused of racism

A Russian vehicle

Ukraine: Russia accused of new military incursion

One-Minute Read Thu 28 Aug, AT 09:12

Analysts say Russia may be trying to establish a land corridor through Ukraine to Crimea

Ukraine and Russia promise 'roadmap' to peace after talks

One-Minute Read Wed 27 Aug, AT 12:59

Putin and Poroshenko agree to work together, but Russia says it's up to Kiev to end the fighting

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