Film characters feature in Japan's snow festival

Darth Vader takes on a much lighter disposition at Japan's snow festival in Hokkaido. The "Star Wars" character and his Storm Troopers were sculpted by some 400 Japanese Self-Defence Force troops, Feb 6, 2015

NATO to unveil strengthened Eastern Europe defence

NATO was set Thursday to agree a major boost to its defences in eastern Europe including six bases and a spearhead force of 5,000 troops in response to what it called Russian aggression in Ukraine. Feb 6, 2015

Polish president announces bid for second term

Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski, 62, has announced on Thursday he will be a candidate for a second mandate for the presidential elections in which he is the favourite. Feb 6, 2015

Sony's Pascal stepping down as co-chair

Amy Pascal, one of the most power women executives in Hollywood, is stepping down as co-chairman of Sony Pictures. The move comes after hackers leaked a chain of embarrassing emails between Pascal Feb 6, 2015

'Dodo the pimp' takes stand in Strauss-Kahn trial

The trial of disgraced former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn and 13 others for aggravated pimping continues with Dominique Alderweireld, also known as 'Dodo La Saumure' ('Dodo the pimp') taking the stand. Feb 6, 2015

Tunisia parliament endorses historic coalition government

Tunisia's parliament approved Thursday a coalition government led by the secular Nidaa Tounes party and including moderate Islamist rivals Ennahda, following landmark elections in the birthplace of the Arab Spring. Feb 6, 2015

Remains of sunken town re-emerge in Brazil's drought

These are bricks from buildings unseen for more than 45 years. They were once part of a town that was submerged when the government built a dam nearby. But now, as the Brazil grapples with its worst Feb 6, 2015

Rival rallies greet Dalai Lama visit in US

Crowds gathered outside the venue where the Dalai Lama and President Obama met on Thursday, with some welcoming the religious leader and others demonstrating against his position on the Shugden Buddhist faith. Duration: 01:17 Feb 6, 2015

Obama hails Dalai Lama as 'good friend'

President Barack Obama hails the Dalai Lama as a "good friend" at a first public encounter between the two men that is sure to infuriate Beijing. Duration: 00:37 Feb 6, 2015