post 30 June 2015
Read more on Matt's blog: Matt Frei After Greece, can the EU remain the world's most popular club?

Greece may only represent a fraction of Europe's economy. But in everything else that can't be easily measured by the IMF or ECB, it represents to much more.

article 23 June 2015 World, Ukraine
Ukraine: fighting on both sides of the front line

Fighting in Ukraine has killed more than 6,500 people. Filmmaker Patrick Wells travelled to south east Ukraine and got unprecedented access to forces on both sides of the ceasefire line.

article 18 June 2015 World, Ukraine
The war in Syria has been one of the biggest reasons for the increase
UNHCR warn number of refugees reaches record high

A new UN report says one in every 122 people is either a refugee or seeking asylum. It says if this number of people were a country, it would be the world's 24th biggest.

article 09 June 2015 World, Ukraine
Ukraine fuel depot explosion (Reuters)
Ukraine fuel depot explosion: firemen feared dead

Several firemen are feared to have been killed in a huge blaze at a fuel depot near Kiev.

article 07 June 2015 World, Ukraine
Obama vows to stand up to Russian 'aggression'

US President Barack Obama promises to stand up to Russia over its Ukraine stance as world leaders gather for the G7 summit.

post 22 May 2015
Read more on Gary Gibbon's blog EU renegotiation: Cameron warns of knock-backs and rows

David Cameron plans to remind EU leaders that nearly 4 million British voters backed Ukip. He thinks some EU countries under-estimate the British desire to move from the status quo in Europe.

article 29 April 2015 World, Ukraine
Fire threatens Chernobyl
Chernobyl forest fire 'under control' - Ukraine PM

Ukraine's prime minister says a major forest fire that threatened to spread to the abandoned Chernobyl nuclear plant zone is under control.

post 09 April 2015
Read more from Alex Thomson on his blog Pro-Russian rebels accused of Ukraine 'war crimes'

Long suspected but short on the vital evidence, Amnesty International has now accused pro-Russian rebels in Eastern Ukraine of war crimes: namely the execution of captured Ukrainian soldiers. Amnesty

article 19 March 2015 UK, Ukraine
by Ukraine conflict: why is the UK training Ukraine's soldiers?

Britain has flown 35 military advisers to Ukraine to help fight pro-Russian separatists - with America set to follow suit. But what can the British army offer that Ukraine doesn't have already?