What Happened on 12 May 2015

Russia: Boris Nemtsov's allies to release slain politician's 'Ukraine report'

Activists and allies of Boris Nemtsov said that they will release a report — that the Russian politician was working… Read More.

Saudi Arabia's King Salman withdraws from US talks on Iran

Saudi Arabia’s ruler King Salman has pulled out of talks with the US which were called primarily to discuss the… Read More.

French president Hollande visits Cuba, meets Castro brothers

Francois Hollande met Cuba's Fidel Castro and Raul Castro in the first visit by a French president to Read More.

France: Jean-Marie Le Pen to launch new political group

Jean-Marie Le Pen, the founder of the Front National (FN) in France, is launching his own political group after he… Read More.

Picasso's painting, Giacometti's sculpture set new auction records

Picasso’s 'Women of Algiers' has broken the record to become the most expensive painting ever sold at an auction, going… Read More.

Oil firm Shell gets 'conditional' approval for Arctic oil exploration

Oil giant Royal Dutch Shell has got conditional approval from the US government to explore oil in… Read More.

Greece's financial situation 'terribly urgent', says finance minister

Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis has described the country’s financial situation as “terribly urgent”, one which could lead to a… Read More.

Premier League: Swansea beat Arsenal 1-0

Arsenal failed to level points with second-placed Manchester City after losing 1-0 to Swansea in a Premier League match as… Read More.