The UN General Assembly calls for North Korea to be referred to the International Criminal Court to face charges of crimes against humanity.
Most analysts say Russia can afford its debt repayments for the next couple of years, but Mr Putin will have to stem the tide of money leaving the country.
Opponents of President Barack Obama's new Cuba policy threaten to block his efforts to restore diplomatic relations after 50 years of hostility.
Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli gets a one-match ban and £25,000 fine from the FA as punishment for his Super Mario post.
The cost of ministers' special advisers increases more than £1m in the past year, taking it to £8.4m, official figures show.
Militants storm a remote village in north-eastern Nigeria, killing at least 33 people and kidnapping about 200, a survivor tells the BBC.
Mobile phone coverage in Wales is set to be boosted from 63% to 83% as part of a £5bn UK-wide deal with the four mobile networks.
Poor treatment of workers in the Chinese factories which make Apple products is discovered by an undercover BBC Panorama investigation.
The story of how a Christmas Day movie was forced off movie screens is a comedy and a tragedy - with a larger question not yet answered.
Infection control experts start an investigation into a cluster of C. difficile cases at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh.
Tourtiere: A French-Canadian Twist On Christmas Pie
Naylor knows about this Christmas Eve custom because many years ago, it traveled with French emigres across the Atlantic to Canada (and to New Orleans). The tourtiere is a savory, spiced meat pie, which both French- and English-speaking Canadians love ...
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President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia on Thursday discussed the recent crisis in his nation’s currency, the situation in Ukraine and relations with the West at his year-end news conference in Moscow.
One of the UK's most wanted fugitives is arrested while attempting to return to Britain in a light aircraft.
Boxer Amir Khan will donate shorts worth £30,000 to help rebuild the Peshawar school where 141 children and staff died.
Two-time Masters champion Bubba Watson unleashes his Christmas alter ego 'Bubbaclaus' as he releases a Christmas rap video.
Minecraft maker Mojang is planning a spin-off game based on its hugely popular block-building title.
US lieutenant jailed for deserting Army, joining French Foreign Legion to ...
An American soldier who abandoned his army unit in 2009 to join the French Foreign Legion has been convicted of desertion and sentenced to four years in prison by the US military. Second Lieutenant Lawrence Franks told a military court that suicidal ...
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The body of a man shot dead by soldiers in Belfast more than 40 years ago is to be exhumed, a coroner has ruled.
Kenyan MPs trade blows and the deputy speaker has water thrown on her during a chaotic parliamentary session which approves changes to a tough new security bill.
Russians training on Mistral warship 'leave France'
The Russians training on a Mistral-class warship have left the French shipyard of Saint-Nazaire without the vessel, after months of speculation over whether Paris would deliver the helicopter carrier to Moscow in the face of intense NATO pressure.
Russian Sailors Leaving France Without WarshipNew York Times
Russian Mistral Sailors Leave France, Ship Program Still in LimboUSNI News
Shipbuilder: Russian Mistral Sailors To Leave FranceDefenseNews.com
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