Smoke rises near the traffic control tower of the Sergey Prokofiev International Airport damaged by shelling during fighting between pro-Russian separatists and Ukrainian forces, in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, today. Maxim Zmeyev/Reuters

Nato has said it saw columns of Russian troops and military equipment entering Ukraine this week, supporting allegations by Kiev that the nation’s eas(...)

Rachel Daniel (35) holds up a picture of her abducted daughter Rose Daniel (17) as her son Bukar (7) sits beside her at her home in Maiduguri. Nigeria’s government has reached a deal with Islamic militant group Boko Haram for a cease-fire and the release of around 200 girls kidnapped six months ago from a school in the northeast town of Chibok.  Photograph: Joe Penney/Reuters

Nigeria has said it has agreed a truce with Islamist militants Boko Haram and reached a deal for the release of more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped by(...)

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(...)