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  • 1 February 2015

    Tens of thousands marched in Madrid yesterday in the biggest show of support yet for Spanish anti-austerity party Podemos, whose policies and surging pre-election popularity have drawn comparisons with Greece's new Syriza rulers.

  • 1 February 2015

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel yesterday ruled out cancelling any of Greece's debt and a European Central Bank policymaker threatened to cut off funding to Greek banks if Athens does not agree to renew its bailout package.

  • 1 February 2015

    Thousands of Elvis Presley-themed items from the kitschy collection of the late Paul MacLeod are going up for auction.

  • 1 February 2015

    Islamic State (IS) militants released a video last night purporting to show the beheading of Japanese hostage Kenji Goto, the independent intelligence monitoring group SITE said.

  • 1 February 2015

    The Vatican, which is still struggling with the effects of a worldwide paedophilia scandal in the Catholic Church, discovered two cases of possession of child pornography within its own walls last year, its chief prosecutor said yesterday.

  • 1 February 2015

    A fire at one of Russia's largest public libraries has been raging this weekend destroying thousands of rare documents.

  • 1 February 2015

    Fighting raged in eastern Ukraine yesterday as pro-Russian separatists sought to tighten the circle around government forces clinging on to a rail centre, with 15 Ukrainian soldiers killed in 24 hours.

  • 1 February 2015

    An Egyptian court yesterday banned the armed wing of the Palestinian group Hamas (Qassam Brigades) and listed it as a terrorist organisation.