The two lawyers for the main suspect in the Paris attacks, Salah Abdeslam, said Wednesday they would no longer defend him given his uncompromising refusal to answer questions about the November massacre.
Pope Francis appealed on Wednesday for an immediate cease-fire in Syria, calling for "at least" a truce enabling civilians, especially children, to be evacuated, after Aleppo came under fierce air assault.
OPEC said Wednesday that new projects in Russia were set to drive oil production by countries outside the exporters' cartel slightly higher next year than first expected.
Turkish police have detained dozens of people including pro-Kurdish party officials, accusing them of spreading propaganda for the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), a security source said on Wednesday.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has indefinitely postponed a trip to France after Paris had revised its program for the visit and said it would talk about nothing else but the Syrian crisis.
A group of British MPs called on Monday for a parliamentary vote on Britain's future ties with the EU and warned hard Brexit was a "grave danger," but the government dismissed the demand as unacceptable.
Turkish police used tear gas and plastic bullets to prevent pro-Kurdish activists holding a protest to mark the one-year anniversary on Monday of the country's worst attack in its modern history in the capital Ankara, an AFP correspondent said.
Britain has a "moral duty" to take in hundreds of migrant children from the "Jungle" camp in Calais desperate to cross the Channel, France said Monday, with the site apparently facing the bulldozer just days from now.
German police on Monday arrested a Syrian man suspected of plotting a jihadist bomb attack, after a massive manhunt lasting almost two days.
Pope Francis named 17 new cardinals Sunday -- 13 of them under age 80 and thus eligible to vote in a conclave to elect his successor. Three of the new cardinals are Americans, including leading U.S. moderate Chicago Archbishop Blaise Cupich and Indianapolis Archbishop Joseph Tobin.