In a diplomatic blow to Britain, the United Nations voted Thursday to ask the International Court of Justice to rule on the fate of the British-ruled Chagos islands, which host an important military base.
A female Japanese politician has resigned after an audio tape emerged of her violently attacking a male secretary, and reportedly threatening to crush his head with a lead pipe.
EU leaders agreed Thursday to roll over damaging economic sanctions against Russia for another six months because Moscow has failed to meet its Ukraine ceasefire commitments, EU president Donald Tusk said.
French President Emmanuel Macron’s new government took a tough line on Calais migrants Friday, with his interior minister saying he does not want the northern port to become an “abscess”.
Helmut Kohl was the “chancellor of German unity” but a week after his death, a family spat has cast a glaring spotlight on deep divisions and a looming battle over his legacy.
Spanish lawmakers on Thursday as expected threw out a Catalan bid to hold an independence referendum which a court had already ruled illegal.
Mounds of rubbish festered in soaring temperatures in Athens on Thursday as thousands demonstrated in support of refuse collectors demanding the renewal of their contracts.
Mourners turned out in droves to pay their final respects Thursday to Otto Warmbier, the US student imprisoned for more than a year by North Korea and sent back home in a mysterious coma that proved fatal.
European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker said Friday that Britain’s proposals to protect the rights of EU nationals after Brexit were “not sufficient”, while Belgium called the plan “particularly vague”.
The woman at the centre of South Korea’s corruption scandal, Choi Soon-Sil, was handed a three year jail term Friday for bribery in the first of a string of criminal cases against her.
Around 600 tower blocks in England have similar cladding to the burnt-out Grenfell Tower, Downing Street said Thursday, while combustible cladding has been found on at least three public housing blocks.