From land mines to intimidation, the North East councillor talks about life in the world's trouble spots as an international election monitor
For Tyneside businessman ALEXANDER TEMERKO the Ukraine conflict is not a quarrel in a faraway country. It is a battle in his homeland
Journal columnist and Newcastle headteacher Bernard Trafford says we have to nail the lies that are being offered up to us
Neurobiology lecturer Dr Viktor Korolchuck believes war could break out between Ukraine and Russia and fears for his home country
Syria and trade dominate G8 summit
WHEN Frenchman Greg Bureau arrived on Tyneside it took him six months to understand the Geordie for “yes” and “no”.
After the death of Alexander Litvinenko, what became of his wife and son?
Tony Blair warned Russian president Vladimir Putin yesterday that the West is becoming "worried and fearful" about what is happening in his country.
Prime Minister Tony Blair has hailed a G8 deal on climate change as "a major, major step forward" amid disappointment among environmental and anti-poverty campaigners.
Prime Minister Tony Blair flew into his last G8 summit last night braced for a clash with Russia, farewell talks with President George Bush and a final push to secure a climate change deal.
Britain yesterday warned Moscow it must decide whether it wanted a "constructive relationship" with the West after president Vladimir Putin threatened to target Europe with Russia's nuclear weapons.
Blair has vowed to pursue justice
Ministers have come under fire over the treatment of a former KGB defector living in Northumberland.
Scotland Yard said it was "assessing" anti-Putin comments made by Russian exile Boris Berezovsky.
A second man feared to be the victim of a Russian hit squad widely blamed for the death of poisoned spy Alexander Litvinenko has traces of deadly polonium 210 in his body, health chiefs confirmed last night.
The investigation into the death of former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko spread to 33,000 British Airways passengers last night after radioactive traces were found on aircraft.
Russian state-controlled gas group Gazprom plans to raise the price of supplies to Europe next year by almost 15%, a Russian newspaper says.
Former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko, suspected of having been poisoned by his country's security services, died last night.
Pope Benedict yesterday tried to dampen the furore over his remarks about Islam, saying he was "deeply sorry" about the anger they had caused.
Violence was yesterday stepped up by both sides in the Middle East conflict, as diplomats in New York tried to reach agreement on a United Nations Security Council resolution to stop the fighting.