BERLIN (REUTERS) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday that Europe had shown great unity on the Ukraine crisis but it had not been an easy decision to impose sanctions on Russia for a referendum in occupied Crimea and its refusal to talk to the government in Kiev.
LONDON (REUTERS) - The BBC apologised on Monday to a leading British university for sending two undercover reporters to accompany an academic trip to North Korea, after an internal investigation found that it had failed to inform students of the potential risks.
SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine (AFP) - Crimea's separatist authorities moved against energy companies on Monday in their first nationalisations after deciding all Ukrainian state property would be transferred into Crimean ownership.
BRUSSELS (REUTERS) - Ukraine will sign an agreement on closer political cooperation with the European Union on Friday, leaving the signature of a more far-reaching trade accord for later, the EU said on Monday.
LONDON (AFP) - Fashion designer L'Wren Scott, the long-term girlfriend of Rolling Stone Mick Jagger, has been found dead at her apartment in New York, the rocker's spokesman said Monday.