An anti-Castro Cuban exile in Florida holds a Cuban flag during a protest after the announcement of the restoration of diplomatic ties between Cuba and United States. Photograph: Carlos Barria/Reuters

There is certain to have been a degree of ambivalence, albeit largely unstated, in Moscow over the announcement that President Obama is restoring d(...)

The Peruvian environment minister Manuel Pulgar-Vidal delivering a speech during the opening of the  20th United Nations Climate Change Conference at Lima, Peru, this month. Photograph: Paolo Aguilar

Frantic negotiations to salvage the UN’s 20th climate conference are running right up to the wire after an earnest plea to negotiators by its presi(...)

Pope Francis says he intends to travel to Africa once and to Latin America three times next year. Photograph: L’Osservatore Romano/EPA

Pope Francis has said he would like to “open the doors” to the divorced and remarried, saying they must be “integrated” into Church life.“In the case (...)

The late Miss Honduras, Maria Jose Alvarado (above) was to have flown to London this week to compete in the Miss World pageant - the high point of her reign. Photograph: EPA/STR 2:24

A man has told police he killed Miss Honduras and her sister in a jealous rage because the latter, his girlfriend, danced with another man.The bodies(...)

People walk past the logo of Italy’s biggest utility Enel at their Rome headquarters

Enel, Italy’s largest utility, is pushing ahead with domestic natural gas exploration as local output is seen meeting 20 per cent of demand at a price(...)

A convoy of East German cars queue up at Unter den Linden avenue in East Berlin before crossing the border line under the Brandenburg Gate into West Berlin as a result of the opening of the Berlin Wall on November 11th, 1989. Photograph: Derrick Ceyrac/AFP/ Getty Images

‘We are pleased that German unification is taking place under a European roof”. These words from the conclusions of the European Communities summit in(...)

Heineken is the market leader in Europe, responsible for half of group revenue and about a third of its operating profit in the first half

Heineken, the world’s third largest brewer, reported lower than expected beer sales in the third quarter as Europeans drank less during a wet summer, (...)

Executives said the accelerating switch from packaged software to “cloud” software would shave about €200m off a previous forecast

German software maker Sap cut its 2014 operating profit forecast as customers shifted faster than expected to products delivered over the internet, de(...)

Bolivia’s  Evo Morales speaks during a news conference at the presidential palace in La Paz on Monday. Photograph: David Mercado/Reuters

The main opposition candidate in Bolivia’s election has conceded defeat to Evo Morales, after the socialist president looked certain to have easily wo(...)

Pope Francis attends yesterday’s opening Mass of the Synod of Bishops in St Peter’s Basilica in Rome. Photograph: Franco Origlia/Getty Images

The prevailing mood among Catholics concerning the papacy of Pope Francis is one of uncertainty. Frequently, this is accompanied by anxiety – at the p(...)