The plan is designed to realise an investment programme in excess of €300bn

Juncker to outline European investment plan

07.17 President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker will reveal an eagerly-awaited public-private investment plan today, designed to kickstart the European economy.

A ripped picture of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Raqqa last year

63 killed in air strikes in Syria

07.14 At least 63 people, half of them civilians, were killed when Syrian war planes struck the northeastern city of Raqqa last night according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which monitors the war in Syria.

Around 900,000 people die of tobacco-related illnesses in India each year

India to raise smoking age to 25

07.37 Health campaigners have welcomed India's plans to raise the age for tobacco purchases to 25 and ban unpackaged cigarettes, hailing them as a major step towards stopping nearly one million tobacco-related deaths a year.

The Mistral-class assault warship Sevastopol

France delays sending warship to Russia

25 Nov French President Francois Hollande has delayed the controversial delivery of a high-tech warship to Russia "until further notice" over the crisis in Ukraine.

Fusilier Lee Rigby was murdered in May last year

MPs: Agencies could not have stopped Rigby murder

25 Nov Intelligence agencies could not prevent the murder of soldier Lee Rigby despite his killers featuring in a total of seven error-filled operations before the attack, a British parliamentary watchdog has found.

Michael Brown was shot dead in August

Jury heard new details on Ferguson shooting

25 Nov Black teenager Michael Brown was fatally shot by policeman Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri, after an altercation at the side of the officer's car, a prosecutor said last night.