Euro zone inflation slowed further in September on falling prices of unprocessed food and energy, a first estimate showed today, sending the euro low(...)

India’s mission to Mars

India’s success in putting a satellite into orbit round Mars on Tuesday is a remarkable testimony to the country’s spirit of adventure, technological (...)

 Ukrainian servicemen check a bus as they guard a checkpoint on a road near the small eastern city of Debaltseve in the Donetsk area of Ukraine. Photograph: Konstantin Grishin/EPA.

Senior Ukrainian and Russian military officials met today to mark out a proposed 30km “buffer zone” in eastern Ukraine from which government forces an(...)

Russia’s president Vladimir Putin pictured in December 2010 with Sistema Holdings owner Vladimir Yevtushenkov. Photograph: AP

A court in Moscow has rejected a bail application by Vladimir Yevtushenkov, the chairman of Russia’s vast Sistema investment group, and ordered the(...)

Ukraine’s president Petro Poroshenko said he would present a broad plan of social and economic reforms later today which would allow the former Soviet republic to apply for membership of the European Union in six years. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters.

Ukraine’s president Petro Poroshenko said he would present a broad plan of social and economic reforms later today which would allow the former Sov(...)

A cow on a farm near Auckland, New Zealand. Fonterra, the world’s leading exporter of dairy products, is rebuilding its brand presence in China after a product recall. Photograph: Reuters/Nigel Marple

New Zealand dairy exporter Fonterra slashed its milk payout forecast to a six-year low yesterday as global dairy prices tumbles, and said a Russian ba(...)

Volkswagen T5 cars are pictured at the booth of German carmaker Volkswagen at the IAA truck show in Hanover. Photograph: Fabian Bimmer/Reuters

German business sentiment fell for a fifth straight month in September to its lowest level in nearly 18 months, dampening expectations for a third-qua(...)

Indian scientists and engineers of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) monitor the Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) at the tracking centre in Bangalore. Photograph: Jagadeesh NV/EPA.

A $74 million (€57.4 million) Indian spacecraft entered orbit around Mars after an almost yearlong voyage today, and for 11 percent the cost of the la(...)

Bombing Syria

For those who need to find a basis in international law for the strikes by the US and allies – Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Bahrain, Qatar and the UAE – agai(...)

 A grab picture from Hezbollah’s al-Manar TV shows Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah giving a televised address.

Jordan, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia yesterday confirmed their warplanes took part in US-led air raids on Islamic State (IS) targets in S(...)