The West could be in danger of overplaying its hand by trying to reach out to Ukraine, says Anatol Lieven.
Could Zimbabwe's powerful first lady become president?
How the West is winning the battle against teenage pregnancy
Turner's Rome, From Mount Aventine sells at Sotheby's for £30.3m - the highest amount ever paid for a work by the artist.
Singer-songwriter James Bay beats George The Poet and Years and Years to be named Brits Critics' Choice for 2015.
Islamic State has set up training camps in militant-held areas of eastern Libya, the general heading the US Africa command says.
Neglecting the health of Africa's soil will lock the continent into a cycle of food insecurity for generations to come, a report warns.
A drug that can encourage nerves in the spinal cord to grow and repair injuries has been developed by US scientists.
Drivers should think twice about what they drink as the new lower alcohol limits come into effect, a forensic toxicologist has warned.
Residents of the Hebridean islands of Islay and Jura are being told to "come back in a year" if they want to see a dentist.
Scottish prosecutors set out new guidelines on whether messages posted on social media should be treated as criminal conduct.
Thursday's newspapers are full of analysis of the Autumn Statement measures - including the "elephant in the room" of a rising deficit, and looming spending cuts.
The US film industry's annual award season got under way in New York this week with three separate awards announcements.
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Didier Drogba will be given a job off the field at Chelsea when he retires, says manager Jose Mourinho.
How Ikea assembled a winning position in Poland
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The Confederation of British Industry has warned over Chancellor George Osborne's plans for the UK to "go it alone" on corporate tax reform.
This year is in the running to be the hottest globally and for the UK since records began, early estimates show.
Commuters capture footage of a fire under a train at Denmark Hill in south London which caused the evacuation of the station.