Vladimir Putin and Dmitry Medvedev

Cyber war or gas ransom? How Russia could react to sanctions

Briefing Wed 23 Jul, AT 13:15

Russia says US and EU sanctions are 'absolutely unacceptable' and warns of reprisals

A couple kisses in front of a wall of roses

Where will you find Europe's sexiest men and women?

One-Minute Read Wed 23 Jul, AT 11:09

More than 50,000 men and women asked which nationality they would pick for a romantic night out

Raise the Concordia! PR helps cruise company bury the past

Wed 23 Jul, AT 10:52 Andrea Vogt

From maritime tragedy to salvage triumph – but on the island of Giglio they have longer memories

Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Edinburgh Fringe 2014: seven comedy acts not to be missed

Summary Wed 23 Jul, AT 10:27

Critics' favourites at the Edinburgh Fringe, from 'the creepy-faced ginger man' to Mark Watson's Comedywealth Games

MP David Ward

'I would fire a rocket at Israel', tweets MP David Ward

One-Minute Read Wed 23 Jul, AT 10:17

Lib Dem MP David Ward faces disciplinary proceedings for 'vile' social media comment on Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Masked health workers at the quarantine zone

Chinese city sealed off after squirrel causes plague death

One-Minute Read Wed 23 Jul, AT 09:44

30,000 residents on lockdown after Chinese man contracts pneumonic plague and dies

Seko Fofana

Man City abandon friendly as star player is racially abused

First Reaction Wed 23 Jul, AT 09:05

Patrick Vieira's Under-21 side walks off against Croatian team HNK Rijeka over alleged racial abuse

Israeli military planes fly over flags

Israel calls US ban on flights to Tel Aviv a 'prize' for terrorists

One-Minute Read Wed 23 Jul, AT 08:55

US and European airlines cancel flights to Tel Aviv after rocket lands one mile from Ben Gurion airport

Crispin Black

MH17 - just another mistake: remember the USS Vincennes

Wed 23 Jul, AT 08:55 Crispin Black

America never apologised for shooting down an Iranian passenger jet, killing 290 people, 66 of them children

Shakhtar Donetsk striker  Douglas Costa

Arsenal and Liverpool eye loan deals for Costa and Manquillo

Transfer Talk Wed 23 Jul, AT 08:42

Brazilian wants out of Ukraine as Gunners and Reds chase Spanish defender

Clad by Gilbert & George

Gilbert & George – reviews of Scapegoating Pictures show

Hot Ticket Wed 23 Jul, AT 07:34

Provocative art duo's new show about paranoia, drugs and religion is 'offensive, urgent and brilliant'

A pro-Palestinian protester throws a projectile at a French police officer

France faces 'new form of anti-Semitism', says PM

One-Minute Read Tue 22 Jul, AT 15:46

More demonstrations planned after anti-Jewish violence mars Gaza protests

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