UKIP leader Nigel Farage claimed only his wife was suited to the job of being his assistant

Hundreds apply for UKIP leader's wife's job

23 Apr Hundreds of British workers have come forward to challenge Nigel Farage's claim that only his wife is capable of doing the job of being his assistant, an employment agency has said.

Barack Obama is seeking to re-emphasise key Asian alliances

Obama seeks to reassure Asian allies

23 Apr US President Barack Obama has said Washington welcomes China's rise but that engagement with Beijing would not come at the expense of its Asian allies.

A pro-Russian militant stands guard in front of the occupied Ukraine Security Service building in Slaviansk

Ukraine president orders restart of army operation

22 Apr Ukraine's acting president has called for the restart of an anti-terrorist operation in the east of the country after the body of a local politician from his own party was found showing signs of torture.

An activist shows ammunition near burned out vehicles in front of a pro-Russian blockade near Slaviansk

Russia tells US that Kiev must abide by commitment

21 Apr Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has told his US and German counterparts that the government in Kiev must refrain from violence and abide by its obligations under an agreement reached last week aimed at cooling tensions in Ukraine

An Israeli flag flutters in Jerusalem's Old City

US court to review Jerusalem birthplace law

21 Apr The US Supreme Court has agreed to weigh the constitutionality of a US law that was designed to allow American citizens born in Jerusalem to have Israel listed as their birthplace on passports.

Theresa Villiers said there must be less focus on the activities of the police and the British security forces

Villiers calls for fresh approach to NI past

16 Apr The Northern Ireland Secretary of State has said any new process that examines the past in Northern Ireland must have a proportionate focus on the wrongdoing of loyalist and republican paramilitaries.

France's Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius (R) talks with tourists in Havana

France's top diplomat on historic Cuba visit

12 Apr French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius has arrived in Havana for a brief visit aimed at strengthening ties, as Cuba begins talks with the European Union on normalising relations.