Crisis in Ukraine

Fresh sanctions loom for Russia

EU national leaders order preparatory work on new sanctions on Russia after weeks of intensified fighting.

Visit by Christos Stylianides to Ukraine

EU boosts aid to Ukraine

Commission sends €15m more in aid to Ukraine in form of winter supplies and cash.

Crisis in Ukraine

EU calls crisis meeting on Ukraine

US warns of sanctions after pro-Russian separatists widen fighting, while president of the European Council warns against appeasement.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas speech

Why Europe should support Palestine’s accession to the ICC

Rather than being an obstacle to peace, the International Criminal Court could be used by both sides to seek accountability and to increase the chances of ending the cycle of violence, writes Israeli photojournalist Alex Levac.

Boko Haram armoured vehicles seized in northern Nigeria

Boko Haram shakes Nigeria

Worst-ever massacre by Islamist group increases instability ahead of elections in Africa’s most populous state.