Two Kosovo-born brothers have been detained on suspicion they were planning to carry out an attack on a shopping mall in western Germany, days after a truck attack in Berlin that killed 12 people.
Workers completed a massive shelter over the Chernobyl nuclear plant's exploded reactor on Tuesday, one of the most ambitious engineering projects in the world that one expert said had closed "a nuclear wound."
Pope Francis on Thursday denounced the resistance he's encountering in reforming the Vatican bureaucracy, saying some of it is inspired by the devil "dressed as an angel" and that the prelates who work for him must undergo "permanent purification" to serve the Catholic Church better.
Romania could be headed for its first female prime minister, an economist who is a member of Romania's small Muslim community.
Britain's defence ministry has lost more than 700 laptops and computers over 18 months, according to figures released on Wednesday.
The U.N. General Assembly on Wednesday agreed to set up a panel to gather evidence on war crimes in Syria, taking a first step toward prosecuting those responsible for atrocities in the nearly six-year war.
Pope Francis on Tuesday named Italian Barbara Jutte as the next head of the Vatican Museums, making her the first woman to take charge of the Catholic Church's artistic treasures.
German police on Wednesday stepped up their hunt for the driver of a truck that ploughed through a Berlin Christmas market, in a deadly assault claimed by the Islamic State jihadist group.
The Brandenburg Gate is illuminated in the colors of the German flag in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, Dec. 20.
Lionel Blue, Britain's first openly gay rabbi who was known for his popular early morning radio spots, has died at 86.