Veteran socialist Jeremy Corbyn was re-elected head of Britain's Labour Party on Saturday, defeating a challenge to his year-old leadership to the delight of his grass-roots supporters and the despair of party centrists, who fear he will lead Labour into the political wilderness.
Pope Francis on Saturday called for a "sincere dialogue" between Christians and Muslims as he met grieving relatives and survivors of France's Bastille Day attack, in which a jihadist ploughed his truck into a crowd.
Tens of thousands of people are demonstrating across Finland under the slogan "Enough is enough" following the death of a man who reportedly spit in front of neo-Nazis holding a rally in Helsinki.
Former French president Jacques Chirac remains in hospital in Paris where he is being treated for a lung infection, while his wife Bernadette has been discharged after four days recovering from "exhaustion," their family said Saturday.
French "rogue trader" Jerome Kerviel was ordered Friday to pay 1.0 million euros (US$1.12 million) to his former employer Societe Generale, which lost 4.9 billion euros through his disastrous risk-taking.
European trade ministers scrambled Friday to salvage talks on a massive free trade deal with the U.S. amid angry calls that Europe abandon negotiations.
Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said Thursday that Britain plans to trigger Article 50, the formal process for leaving the European Union, early next year.
Rome Mayor Virginia Raggi rejected the city's bid for the 2024 Olympics on Wednesday, effectively dooming the capital's candidacy for the second time in four years.
France's presidential race started in earnest Wednesday as seven rightwing candidates including ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy were confirmed to contest a November primary, with the nominee seen as the likely winner of next year's election.
An attacker armed with a knife tried to enter the Israeli Embassy in Turkey on Wednesday before being shot and slightly wounded by Turkish security officials, Turkish and Israeli officials said.