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  • Post-election relief in Athens: ‘this is the new face of democracy in Europe’

    26 January 2015, 1:05 pm by: Jon Henley in Athens

    Mood of optimism on streets of Greek capital a day after election that brought anti-austerity Syriza to power Continue reading...
  • Greek fighter-jet crash in Spain leaves at least 10 dead

    26 January 2015, 1:02 pm by: Staff and agencies

    Spanish defence ministry says F-16 crashed at military base in Albacete while taking part in Nato manoeuvres Continue reading...
  • Who killed Alexander Litvinenko?- video

    26 January 2015, 1:00 pm by: Luke Harding

    This month a public inquiry will hear evidence about the murder of a former KGB agent, Alexander Litvinenko. We will hear the forensic evidence collected by the Metropolitan police in the days following Litvinenko's death. It is expected to show that suspects…
  • Kurdish forces take control of Syrian town of Kobani

    26 January 2015, 12:57 pm by: Reuters in Beirut

    Monitoring group says YPG forces proceeding carefully in eastern outskirts where Isis planted mines before fleeing Continue reading...
  • The underworld of US sex trafficking: 'If there were no johns, there would be no prostitutes'

    26 January 2015, 12:51 pm by: Lauren Gambino

    Each year 100,000 American girls and women are coerced into prostitution. The first part of the PBS documentary A Path Appears explores a deep problem Continue reading...
  • Bettencourt corruption trial rocked by defendant’s suicide attempt

    26 January 2015, 12:45 pm by: Anne Penketh in Paris

    Defence lawyers call for postponement of trial, in which 10 people are accused of exploiting frailty of L’Oréal heiress Continue reading...
  • Alexis Tsipras sworn in as new Greek prime minister – live updates

    26 January 2015, 12:39 pm by: Graeme Wearden until 4.15pm GMT and Mark Tran (now)

    Latest: Tsipras sworn in by president PapouliasFirst act as PM is to visit war memorial. Summary: Greece gets a new governmentFull Story: Syriza forms government with rightwing Independent Greeks partyWhat we know so farShare your perspectives via…
  • Yemen chaos forces closure of US embassy to public

    26 January 2015, 12:37 pm by: Spencer Ackerman in New York

    Embassy in Sana’a has ‘very limited ability’ to help US citizensDrone strike kills three as US counter-terrorism operations continueContinue reading...
  • Australian foreign minister plays down aid cuts on Afghan visit

    26 January 2015, 12:33 pm by: Sune Engel Rasmussen in Kabul

    Julie Bishop reassures Afghan government of her country’s continued commitment after aid budget reduced Continue reading...
  • Suspicious device found on White House lawn - video

    26 January 2015, 12:18 pm by: Guardian Staff

    A suspicious device is found by the secret service on the lawns of the White House. Josh Earnest, the White House spokesperson, says the device, believed to be a drone, did not pose any threat. The White House was put into security lockdown on Monday as the…
  • Lord’s Resistance Army commander appears before Hague court

    26 January 2015, 12:14 pm by: Associated Press in The Hague

    Dominic Ongwen faces charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity over reign of terror by Joseph Kony’s militia Continue reading...
  • Italian man who forced daughters to diet and ski for being 'too fat' guilty of abuse

    26 January 2015, 12:12 pm by: Stephanie Kirchgaessner in Rome

    Man convicted in case that may set precedent in how Italian courts define psychological abuse of children Continue reading...
  • RK Laxman, India’s ‘Common Man’ cartoonist, dies aged 94

    26 January 2015, 11:54 am by: Agence France-Presse in Mumbai

    Times Of India cartoonist whose sketches satirised Indian life and politics dies after illness Continue reading...
  • Reading on the rise among young Danes

    26 January 2015, 11:47 am by: Helen Russell in Aarhus

    Schoolchildren’s increased interest in books attributed to school campaigns and better targeting by publishers Continue reading...
  • Costa Concordia prosecutors ask court to give captain 26-year sentence

    26 January 2015, 11:39 am by: Associated Press in Rome

    Maria Navarro accuses Francesco Schettino of never apologising and saving own life ‘without even getting shoes wet’ Continue reading...
  • Syriza forms Greek government: what we know so far

    26 January 2015, 11:22 am by: Shiv Malik

    Anti-austerity, leftwing party Syriza has swept to power after forming an unlikely coalition with the populist, rightwing Independent Greeks Continue reading...
  • First baby rhino born in Copenhagen Zoo for 35 years - video

    26 January 2015, 11:00 am by: Guardian Staff

    Footage of a baby rhino being born at Copenhagen Zoo – the enclosure's first in 35 years. According to the zoo, Saturday's birth went smoothly. The baby rhino, weighing 50kg, will be given time alone with its mother before public viewings. Rhinos are among…
  • Ukraine at war: 'People feel abandoned'

    26 January 2015, 10:50 am by: Emilie Rouvroy

    Food and medicine are getting scarce, and those in the conflict zone wonder why the world has forgotten them Continue reading...
  • Tracking the digital footprints of Iranian Americans – in pictures

    26 January 2015, 10:49 am by: Iran Davar Ardalan for Tehran Bureau

    Over the past three years author and NPR news senior producer Iran Davar Ardalan started to collect stories of Iranians in America documented in video, audio and text for The Persian Square. Here she shares one of her own To contribute to the project email…
  • Kiev ‘punishes’ civilians in Donetsk with travel permits and drugs blockade

    26 January 2015, 10:30 am by: Shaun Walker in Donetsk

    Ukrainians in disputed areas suffer as Kiev restricts access to food, electricity and medicines Continue reading...

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