President Vladimir Putin said Moscow was not and would not be isolated on the international scene and dismissed the risk of "catastrophic consequences" for the Russian economy of Western sanctions combined with a oil price fall and rouble slide.
Islamic State militants have killed at least 25 members of a Sunni Muslim tribe in a village on the eastern edge of the provincial capital Ramadi, local officials said on Saturday, in apparent revenge for tribal opposition to the radical Islamists.
Sunday November 23, 2014, Paris/Bordeaux
While the French have long been among the strongest backers of Europe, support has waned over the past decade over fear of globalisation. The anti-Europe, far-right party National Front won EU parliament elections in the country this year.
A stunning 3D image generated from data collected by Rosetta Lander Imaging System (ROLIS) aboard the European Space Agency's Philae lander shows what it would look like to fly over the surface of an alien celestial body.
A war of words over Bahrain's legislative election heightened on Sunday, with the Sunni leadership and the Shiite opposition, which boycotted the polls, at odds over the turnout rate and trading accusations of malpractice.
Widodo's promise to close a fast-growing wealth gap is looking tougher after his decision last week to hike subsidized fuel prices, which observers warn will hit the poor hard as food prices rocket due to higher transportation costs.
North Korea's top military body Sunday warned of "catastrophic consequences" for supporters of the latest United Nations censure on its human rights record, as state media reported leader Kim Jong-Un presided over fresh military drills.
World powers and Iran struggled on Saturday to overcome the differences preventing them from ending a 12-year standoff over Tehran's atomic ambitions, raising the prospect of another extension to the high-stakes talks.