Ukrainian councillor Volodymyr Rybak lies in state ahead of his funeral. His body was found on Tuesday after his alleged abduction by pro-Russian insurgents in the eastern city of Horlivka, Ukraine. Read more
Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone is flanked by his lawyers as he arrives at court in Munich, Germany. Mr Ecclestone went on trial accused of bribery in a case that threatens a jail term for the Briton Read more
The World War II Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial at Colleville-sur-Mer, above Omaha Beach, in the Normandy region. France is preparing to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the D-Day beach landings on June 6, 2014. Read more
Newlyweds outside a regional government building seized by pro-Russian armed men in Kramatorsk, eastern Ukraine Read more
Ukip leader Nigel Farage (centre) stands with Paul Sykes (left) and an unnamed man at the launch of his party’s European election billboard campaign in Barkers Pool, Sheffield. The anti-European Union party is using £1.5 million of funding from Mr Sykes, a millionaire ex-Tory donor, to launch its biggest-ever publicity drive ahead of the EU elections on May 22. Read more
Activists of the Ukrainian women movement Femen raise their fists during a “Fascist’s epidemic” protest in Paris, to disturb a press conference of French far-right National Front (FN) party, marking the start of the FN’s electoral campaign for the European elections. The European Parliamentary elections will take place from May 22 to May 25, 2014 Read more
Spanish legionnaires carry a statue of the Christ of Mena outside a church during a ceremony before they take part in the “Mena” brotherhood procession in Malaga, southern Spain. Hundreds of Easter processions take place round-the-clock during Holy Week in Spain, drawing thousands of visitors Read more
A woman burns incense in front of the graves of her relatives at a cemetery in the village of Copaciu, southwest of Bucharest. Orthodox women went to church and cemeteries in the early morning on Maundy Thursday to light candles, burn incense and mourn their dead relatives as part of a southern Romanian traditional believers.
An employee of the Seita-Imperial Tobacco plant in Carquefou wears the symbolic cask of comic book hero Asterix during a protest at the entrance of the factory. Imperial Tobacco on Tuesday announced the closure of factories in Britain and France with the loss of 900 jobs.