Thursday, May 7, 2015
Brussels formally opened an anti-trust inquiry into Europe's online shopping marketplace on Wednesday amid concerns about how websites such as Amazon and Google use their influence.
Italy on Tuesday renewed its appeal to the EU for help in managing a relentless wave of migrant arrivals, after around 40 migrants died when their inflatable boat sank off the coast.
The co-pilot of Germanwings Flight 4525 tried a controlled descent on the previous flight that morning to Barcelona before the plane crashed into a mountainside in March on its way back to Germany, French air accident investigators said in a new report released Wednesday.
An Arab civil rights group has slammed Israeli police over closing its investigation into the fatal shooting of an Arab that sparked violent protests last year.
Four Afghan men were sentenced to death Wednesday for the savage lynching of a woman falsely accused of blasphemy, a landmark judgment in a nation where female victims often have little legal recourse.
As the United Kingdom's political leaders spent a final day campaigning Wednesday, the election race drew to a bumpy close for the UK Independence Party, which suspended a candidate for saying he would shoot his Conservative Party opponent.
Ukraine said Wednesday that five Ukrainian soldiers were killed as fresh clashes rumbled on despite the resumption of talks between the government and rebels over a battered truce deal.
With Greece's cash flow problems growing by the day and negotiations with its creditors on the ropes, Athens managed to make a 200 million euro (US$222 million) repayment to the International Monetary Fund on Wednesday.
Government and opposition rivals are meeting in Burundi Wednesday in a bid to end deadly demonstrations against a third term bid by the president, as regional foreign ministers arrived to help mediate the crisis.