Ukrainian servicemen sit atop of an Armoured Personnel Carrier during a patrol in the Donetsk region

Ukraine parliament ratifies landmark EU agreement

13.42 Ukraine's parliament has ratified a landmark agreement on political association and trade with the European Union, the rejection of which last November by then President Viktor Yanukovych led to his downfall.

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams signs the book of condolence for Ian Paisley in Berlfast

Tributes paid to Ian Paisley in Stormont

15 Sep Northern Ireland's First Minister Peter Robinson has paid tribute to the late Ian Paisley as the undisputed leader of unionism, while Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams has signed a book of condolence in Belfast.

Dmitry Medvedev told members of the country's ruling party that Russia must react in a level-headed way

Russia to honour agreements with EU and Ukraine

15 Sep Russian prime minister Dmitry Medvedev has said the country will honour all its agreements with the European Union and Ukraine, but will trigger "protective measures" if a trade pact between the two comes into force early.

Arseny Yatseniuk also praised a new wave of economic sanctions imposed on Russia by the EU and the US

Ukraine's PM say Russia aims to recreate USSR

13 Sep Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk has said that Russian President Vladimir Putin's goal is to destroy Ukraine as an independent country and to restore the Soviet Union

Ian Richard Kyle Paisley was born on 6 April 1926

Ian Paisley - An Obituary

12 Sep Ian Paisley was probably the most fiery, uncompromising and bellicose Ulster politician throughout the Troubles.

Martin McGuinness criticised the DUP for failing to implement the agreed programme for government

McGuinness calls for talks on NI impasse

12 Sep Sinn Féin's Martin McGuinness has called for immediate talks to be convened by the British and Irish governments on the political impasse in Northern Ireland.

US Secretary of State John Kerry speaks with Prince Saud al-Faisal (R), foreign minister of Saudi Arabia, at King Abdulaziz International Airport

Kerry warns against 'war fever'

11 Sep US Secretary of State John Kerry has said the new American campaign against the Islamic State jihadist group should be understood as a counter-terrorism mission.