Still images of  men, who have identified themselves as Russian servicemen,  in a video released by the Ukrainian Security Service today. Photograph: Reuters/Ukrainian Security Service 0:41

Ukrainian military spokesman Andriy Lysenko said today Russian Mi-24 helicopters had attacked a border post in Luhansk region the previous day, killi(...)

An Afghan National Army (ANA) soldier keeps watch at the gate of a British-run military training academy Camp Qargha, in Kabul today. Photograph: Omar Sobhani/Reuters.

An attacker in an Afghan army uniform killed at least three service members from the Nato-led coalition and wounded a senior Afghan commander today in(...)

German government spokesman Steffen Seibert  made clear that Berlin did not view the spying episode as closed with yesterday’s departure. Photograph:  Adam Berry/Getty Images

The CIA chief of station in Berlin, the head intelligence officer in the US embassy, has left the country a week after being ordered to do so by the G(...)

Security officers  outside the US embassy in Berlin.  A spokesman for Chancellor Angela Merkel  said she was still waiting for the CIA station chief in the  embassy to comply with her demand and leave Germany. Photograph: Reuters

German chancellor Angela Merkel and US president Barack Obama remain at odds over double agents discovered working for US intelligence inside the Ger(...)

A member of Ukrainian police special task force Kiev-1 patrols in the eastern Ukrainian village of Semenovka, near Sloviansk, today. Photograph: Gleb Garanich/Reuters

A Ukrainian military transport aircraft has been shot down along the country’s eastern border with Russia and all eight people aboard managed to bail(...)

German foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier with chancellor Angela Merkel: Mr Steinmeier struck a more conciliatory tone and described Berlin’s partnership with Washington as “without alternative”. Photograph: Adam Berry/Getty Images

Berlin has ordered its intelligence services to conduct a full sweep for double agents but denied reports they should reduce co-operation with US age(...)

A bus drives under a rail bridge which was blown up  near  Donetsk recently. Photograph: EPA/STR.

Pro-Russian rebels erected new barricades on the streets of Donetsk today, preparing to make a stand in the city of a million people after losing thei(...)

South Korean soldiers take position during a search and arrest operation as troops standoff with a conscript soldier who shot and killed five comrades in Goseong. South Korean troops cornered a conscript soldier who killed five comrades near the heavily militarized border with North Korea, trying to negotiate a peaceful end to a manhunt that started two days’ ago with a grenade attack. Photograph: Hwang Gwang-mo/Yonhap/Reuters

A South Korean soldier who went on the run after allegedly killing five colleagues has been captured following an unsuccessful suicide attempt, milita(...)

Guards at Russian embassy stand near a car during a pro-Ukrainian protest in front of the Russian embassy in Kiev today after the Ukrainian prosecutor’s office confirmed 49 people were killed after separatists shot down an Ilyushin-76 transport plane of the Ukraine Air Force’s as it was approaching an airport in Luhansk. Photograph: Roman Pilpey/ EPA

Pro-Russian separatists shot down an army transport plane in east Ukraine today, killing 49 servicemen and dealing a blow to a military campaign to de(...)

A local woman looks at the damage in a destroyed cafe following the fighting between pro-Russian militants and the Ukrainian army in Semyonovka village, outside Slaviansk, Ukraine. Ukraine is confronting a separatist movement in the east and is to hold presidential elections on 25 May. Reuters: Maxim Shipenkov/EPA

At least 11 Ukrainian troops were killed and about 30 others injured when pro-Russian insurgents attacked a military checkpoint, the deadliest raid in(...)