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President Barack Obama shaking hands with Ukraine’s president-elect Petro Poroshenko during their meeting in Warsaw yesterday. The US leader told reporters the billionaire industrialist was a “wise choice” by Ukrainian voters and a clear signal against violence. Photograph: Reuters

US president Barack Obama has assured Poland and the Baltic countries that the US and Nato will stand by them in the face of “dark tactics” in neighbo(...)

Drone flying:  LAPD   to hold  public hearings  on the use of drones. Photograph: Philip Toscano/PA Wire

The Los Angeles Police Commission is set to hold a series of public hearings to give the public a chance to weigh in on the use of drones by the loca(...)

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(...)

Mike Aynsley: “The Anglo emphasis internally was rather negative, as it was working out past problems created by bad management practices”

Somalia, if it features in news reports, is inevitably linked to pirates, terrorism and religious extremism. Like the former Anglo Irish Bank, which M(...)

Gopichand Hinduja who has made it into the top twenty of billionaires living in Britain according to the Sunday Times 2014 Billionaire List. Photograph: Michael Stephens/PA Wire

Britain is now officially a billionaires’ playground, with more billionaires per capita than any other country.This elite club has 104 members who sha(...)

I’m in love with a new bike. If Farrow & Ball made high nellies they’d look like my new lady bike. Never underestimate the power of nostalgia. Wh(...)

Abuse survivor and activist Marie Collins, who is expected to make an expert contribution, she had no idea what shape and direction the commission would take. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

The newly instituted Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors meets for the first time this morning for a three-day meeting scheduled to (...)

The peloton rides during stage one of the Giro d’Italia in Naples, Italy, last year. Photograph: Getty

Giro d’Italia officials have arrived in Belfast to organise one of the world’s greatest sporting events. The PSNI has also outlined Nort(...)

Former German chancellor Helmut Schmidt  warned western leaders against pushing for military action in Ukraine, saying this would “possibly stimulate the Russian appetite”. Photograph: EPA/Maurizio Gambarini

Former German chancellor Helmut Schmidt has attacked the West’s Crimea strategy and described Russia’s annexa(...)

At yesterday’s meeting of G7 leaders in The Hague, from left: Herman van Rompuy, Stephen Harper, François Hollande, David Cameron, Barack Obama, Angela Merkel, Shinzo Abe, Matteo Renzi and José Manuel Barroso. Photograph: Jerry Lampen/Getty Images.

Russia was yesterday excluded from the influential G8 group of nations in a show of unity by the leaders of the world’s economically most power(...)

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