A huge earthquake has hit Russia’s Far East resulting in tremors being felt as far away as Moscow, about 7,000 kilometres (4,400 miles) west of the epicentre.
A Briton arrested on suspicion of organised fraud has been found hanged in a French jail.
A second jewellery theft has been reported on the French Riviera during the Cannes Film Festival, this time an expensive necklace.
A top secret list of top Nazi figures to be assassinated ahead of the D-Day landings has been released by the National Archives.
As if one Ramzan Kadyrov were not trouble enough, for a while this week it appeared that the world might have to deal with two of them. Chechnya’s controversial president posted a number of photographs on his Instagram account laughing and joking with a body double. Both men were dressed in the same outfits and bore such a close resemblance to each other that it was impossible to tell which was which.
The captain of the Costa Concordia cruise ship, which capsized off Italy’s west coast last year, killing 32 people, will face trial for manslaughter as well as other charges, an Italian judge has ruled.
A British skier has died after plunging more than 3,000 feet while tackling a famous off piste glacier in the French Alps.
A British man yesterday confessed to killing his two children, aged five and 10, by cutting their throats, police sources said. The children’s bodies were discovered in a flat in a suburb of Lyon, France, on Sunday afternoon.
The Foreign Office said today it is ‘urgently’ investigating reports that a British Man is being questioned on suspicion of slitting the throats of his two children.
In the long and sinuous history of international espionage, the one thing you can absolutely rely on is that very little is as it first appears. And so it is with Ryan Christopher Fogle, third secretary in the political department of the US Embassy in Moscow, comedy wig owner, and, apparently, a man who thinks it wise to hang around near park entrances at midnight with €100,000 (£85,000) in cash about his person.