Guide Aija Abens stands in the courtyard of the Stura maja or “The House on the Corner”, the former KGB headquarters  in Riga. Photograph: Ilmars Znotins/AFP/Getty Images

The elegant but weather-worn “House on the Corner” stands six storeys high in central Riga, its playful blend of neoclassical and art nouveau features(...)

Yulia Tymoshenko: the fiercely competitive former prime minister of Ukraine received only 13 per cent of the vote in May presidential elections. Photograph: Burak Akbulut/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

She led Ukraine’s Orange Revolution, and seemed poised for a glorious comeback when freed from jail in February after another pro-western uprising.But(...)

French President Francois Hollande (L) speaks with Carlos Tavares (R), CEO of PSA Peugeot Citroen, as French Minister of Economy Emmanuel Macron (C) looks on during an official visit to the Paris Motor show earlier this month.

PSA Peugeot Citroen boss Carlos Tavares is receiving praise for keeping his company’s numbers looking positive even as its profit margins take a batte(...)

Turkey’s prime minister Ahmet Davutoglu. “The Barbaros ship will continue to do its seismic studies . .  nobody should try to create a crisis.” Photograph: Kerem Uzel/Bloomberg

Cyprus’s president Nikos Anastasiades is to raise Turkey’s incursion into the island’s maritime exclusion zone at today’s European Council summit in B(...)

Figures from the Department of Agriculture suggest the State’s milk supply is currently 6.93 per cent over-quota

Ireland could be hit with a record €80 million fine for exceeding its milk quota this year if the current level of supply is not curtailed.With the EU(...)

Millionaire Vadim Rabinovich, a leading member of new Ukrainian coalition Opposition Bloc, which comprises many former allies of ousted president Viktor Yanukovich, in his office in Kiev. Photograph: Daniel McLaughlin

There is no grand sign on the building, but the Kiev taxi driver knows who his passengers have come to see. “If you want Rabinovich,” he says, drawing(...)

People watch an explosion after an apparent US-led coalition airstrike on Kobani, Syria. Islamic State militants have released a video claiming they have a US airdrop bundle of weapons in their posession. Photograph: Sedat Suna/EPA

The Pentagon has said the vast majority of military supplies air dropped near the Syrian city of Kobani reached the Kurdish fighters they were intende(...)

Ukrainian nationalists march during a rally in Kiev held to mark the 72nd anniversary of the founding of the Ukrainian Insurgent Army. Photograph: Sergey Dolzhenko/EPA

On Sunday, Sergey Ignatovsky will vote in Ukraine’s snap general election, and put his faith in pro-western politicians to lead his country to vict(...)

British online fashion retailer Asos believes it can reach its target of £2.5 billion in annual sales by 2020, with price cuts helping to reignite gro(...)

Setback at  healthcare-to-bulbs group as it pushes ahead with a radical plan to spin off its lighting arm. Photograph: Balint Porneczi/Bloomberg

Philips slid to a net loss in the third quarter, weighed down by one-off charges and weak demand in Russia and China: a setback for the Dutch healthca(...)