Bank of England in the  City of London.  New figures show the UK economy has been stronger since 2008 than previously thought. Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

The UK economy has been much stronger since 2008 than previously thought, the Office for National Statistics revealed yesterday as it tore up the prev(...)

 Alexander Hug, a member of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) talks to the press after his team were denied passage trying to reach the crash site of the MH17 in Donetsk, Ukraine. Photograph: Evert-Jan Daniels/EPA.

Ukraine said today it has suspended offensive operations in its military campaign in east Ukraine to help international experts reach the downed Malay(...)

Russia’s ambassador to the United Nations Vitaly Churkin (centre) warned the UN Security Council  against  attempts to pressure an investigation into the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17. Photograph: Reuters

The shooting down of flight MH17 on Thursday afternoon in Ukrainian airspace potentially opens up a new front in the ongoing tensions between the West(...)

Veterans and dignitaries gather today for a service D-Day commemoration ceremony at the Bayeux Cathedral in Bayeux, France. Photograph: Leon Neal/Pool/Reuters. 0:57

World leaders and veterans paid tribute on the 70th anniversary of the World War Two D-Day landings to soldiers who fell in the liberation of Europe f(...)

 French president François Hollande holds a press conference after the G7 Summit, at the EU Council headquarters in Brussels yesterday.

The French may be famous for their haute cuisine, but President François Hollande held two working dinners yesterday evening in Paris as he hosted US (...)

US president Barack Obama speaks next to British prime minister David Cameron at a joint news conference after their meeting at the G7 summit in Brussels yesterday. Photograph: Reuters/Kevin Lamarque

US president Barack Obama used the final press conference of the G7 summit to intervene in the debate over Britain’s membership of the European Uni(...)

 US president Barack Obama (C) is welcomed by European Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso (L) and European Council president Herman Van Rompuy (R), ahead of the G7 Summit, at the European Council headquarters in Brussels. Photograph:  Julien/Warnard/EPA.

The Group of Seven (G7) nations has threatened to impose harder-hitting sanctions on Russia if it does not help restore stability to eastern Ukraine, (...)

From left: US president Barack Obama, European Council president Herman Van Rompuy, European Commission president José Manuel Barroso, French president François Hollande, Canada’s prime minister Stephen Harper, Japan’s prime minister Shinzo Abe, Italy’s prime minister Matteo Renzi, Britain’s prime minister David Cameron and Germany’s chancellor Angela Merkel at the meeting in Brussels. Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters

Ukraine topped the agenda of the G7 summit last night, as leaders of the world’s most powerful countries – minus Russia – gathered in Brussels. The su(...)

Oxfam activists wear masks depicting leaders of the G7 members: (L-R) French president Francois Hollande; Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi; British prime minister David Cameron; German chancellor Angela Merkel; US president Barack Obama; Canadian prime minister Stephen Harper and Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe during a protest outside the European Council in Brussels. Photograph: Yves Herman/Reuters.

Leaders of the world’s leading economies will renew pressure on Russia to act over the crisis in Ukraine at a summit in Brussels today.The G7 group of(...)

US president Barack Obama and Polish president Bronislaw Komorowski at a press conference in the Belweder Palace in Warsaw yesterday. Photograph: Stephen Crowley/The New York Times

US president Barack Obama has promised a greater US military presence in Poland and neighbouring Nato allies over concerns at their exposure to Russi(...)