MOSCOW -- Russian and Cyprus signed an agreement Wednesday to give the Russian navy access to the port of Limassol and aircraft access to an air base near Paphos.
LONDON -- The Islamic State militant known as Jihadi John is reported to have been unmasked as Mohammed Emwazi, aged 27, a Kuwaiti-born Londoner.
PARIS -- Unidentified drones seen hovering over Paris landmarks for two nights running have unnerved the French capital at a time of high security.
BERLIN -- EU government bonds yielding negative interest – meaning that investors are paying to lend to a country – have surged from $20 billion to $2 trillion in less than a year.
GENEVA -- Some 220 exhibitors will be showing around 900 cars – of which 100 will be world debuts – at the Geneva Motor Show which opens on March 3.
NOVOAZOVSK -- The key government-held port city of Mariupol has become the latest hotspot in the conflict in east Ukraine, with fighting focused on the village of Shyrokine.
SAN FRANCISCO -- Pebble smart watch has set a record on the Kickstarter crowdfunding site. In under four hours Pebble Time raised more than $6.2 million from 30,000 people.
LONDON -- Events include a general election in Israel, deployment of a U.S. troop battalion to Ukraine, Silvio Berlusconi is freed from his community service sentence.
MOSCOW -- The first two Borei-class submarines are the vanguard of Russia’s next-generation “boomers” -- boats packed with new Bulava RS-26 nuclear ICBMs.
VILNIUS -- Lithuania has dropped reliance on Gazprom by building a liquefied natural gas terminal in Klaipeda. It will also supply Estonia and Latvia with Norwegian gas.
CANBERRA -- Australia has announced that it will tighten its citizenship laws in a bid to combat the growing threat from home-grown jihadists.
LONDON -- The burgeoning smartwatch market could be about to explode with the imminent release of the Apple Watch
FARAH -- Farmers in Afghanistan are planting their first illegal opium crop of the year, and their drug masters now include IS militants as well as the Taliban.
ABU DHABI -- A solar-powered plane, Solar Impulse 2, is set to take off from Abu Dhabi and attempt to fly 35,000km around the globe using only the sun's energy.
DOHA -- A FIFA taskforce has recommended that the Qatar World Cup should take place in November and December 2022, despite protests by European leagues
LONDON -- Celtic take on Inter hoping to emulate their 1967 European Cup final victory over the Italians, while in-form Liverpool take a slim lead to Besiktas.
LEON -- Drivers have to master gravel roads in the first of six consecutive dirt rounds, and the first hot gravel event since Australia last September.
JEREZ -- A redesigned nose cone is the most noticeable alteration to Formula 1 cars this year as a slew of new technical regulations come into effect.
BERLIN -- Real Madrid defend their record 10th European Champions title, with the tournament culminating in the final at the Olympiastadion on June 6, 2015.
MIAMI -- Round 5 of the Formula E 2014-15 season will be held at the Miami Circuit in the U.S. on March 15. Lucas di Grassi goes into the race with a 10-point lead.