Italian film director Bernardo Bertolucci on Monday blamed a row over his comments on a notorious anal sex scene in "Last Tango in Paris" on a "ridiculous misunderstanding".
French Prime Minister Manuel Valls is set to resign on Tuesday to free himself to do battle for the Socialist nomination in next year's presidential election.
In the epic, 16-year battle over a priceless painting looted by the Nazis, there is one point on which all sides agree: When Lilly Cassirer and her husband fled Germany ahead of the Holocaust, they surrendered their Camille Pissarro masterpiece in exchange for their lives.
In a controversial new Russian film, 28 Soviet soldiers facing sure death single-handedly defend the frontline outside Moscow against an onslaught of Nazi tanks in 1941.
A new law comes into force in Scotland on Monday banning smoking in cars when children are present, as part of the government's plans for a "tobacco-free generation".
Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi announced his resignation on Monday, hours after learning he had suffered a crushing defeat in a referendum on constitutional reform.
stria's voters have resoundingly rejected anti-immigration and euroskeptic Norbert Hofer's bid to become the European Union's first far-right president, a result greeted with relief from centrist politicians across the continent.
The fate of key Italian banks was up in the air Monday as investors feared that Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's resignation will threaten their recapitalization plans.
Uzbekistan's interim leader Shavkat Mirziyoyev has won a crushing victory to become the country's second-ever president following the death of long-reigning strongman Islam Karimov, official results showed Monday.
Italians went to the polls Sunday in a constitutional referendum on which reformist Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has staked his future.