Michael Mainville

Boris Johnson to launch ‘first barrage’ of sanctions after Putin mobilises troops

Ukraine on Tuesday urged its Western allies to hit Russia with "tough sanctions" after President Vladimir Putin recognised two breakaway regions as independent and ordered in his troops.

Defying West, Putin orders troops to Ukraine rebel regions

President Vladimir Putin ordered Russian troops into two Moscow-backed rebel regions of Ukraine Monday, prompting a furious response from the West with the United States denouncing the move at the UN Security Council as a "pretext for war".

As poll numbers fall, Putin vows to improve living conditions

Putin laid out a series of new measures in his speech to Russia's two houses of Parliament

Tough questions in France’s breast implant scandal

France will investigate failures to detect faults with breast implants after a supplier admitted to selling risky silicone.

Strauss-Kahn details ‘uninhibited’ sex life in new book

Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn has admitted to having an uninhibited sex life in a new book, while claiming to be the victim of a plot.

NTC storms Sirte amid Nato strikes

Hundreds of fighters for Libya's new rulers thrust into Muammar Gaddafi's hometown of Sirte from the east on Sunday, as Nato pounded the coastal city.

African migrants caught in Libya crossfire

For African migrant workers in shelters on the outskirts of Tripoli, Libya's revolution has brought not hope and freedom but fear and hunger.

Genocide accused Mladic to fight Hague extradition

Bosnian Serb war-crimes suspect Ratko Mladic was to appeal against his transfer to a United Nations court on Monday.

Serbia vows to catch Mladic protectors

Serbia vowed on Saturday to track down those who helped Bosnian Serb war crimes suspect Ratko Mladic evade justice for 16 years.

Russia signs ceasefire but troops still on the move

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev signed a peace deal with Georgia on Saturday but his troops pushed even deeper toward the capital, Tbilisi.

Georgia reports attacks as thousands rally

Georgia said on Tuesday that Russian attacks on the country continued as 100 000 people gathered at a rally in central Tbilisi.

Georgian opposition call protest over polls

Georgia's opposition called for its supporters to take to the streets on Sunday after a disputed exit poll showed incumbent Mikheil Saakashvili winning in the first round of a snap presidential vote. Saakashvili predicted victory, saying in a statement that independent exit polls "show that we are winning in the first round".

Press Releases