Twenty-nine people, mainly police, were killed and 166 wounded in Istanbul on Saturday when twin bombings struck the heart of the city close to the stadium of top flight football giants Besiktas after a major game.
The Vatican's Christmas nativity scene includes an unusual addition this year: a spire from one of the dozens of churches and basilicas that were damaged or destroyed in this year's central Italy earthquakes.
Talks on creating a new Italian government entered a decisive phase Saturday as fears mounted that any new premier will have to handle a politically toxic banking crisis.
Nearly 400 migrants forced their way through a fence between Morocco and the tiny Spanish enclave of Ceuta on Friday, slightly injuring two police officers, authorities said.
Former French budget minister Jerome Cahuzac was sentenced Thursday to three years in prison in one of the biggest political scandals of President Francois Hollande's government.
The man who served as France's top cop during a series of bloody terror attacks became the nation's new prime minister on Tuesday after Manuel Valls stepped down to focus on running for president.
Pharrell Williams put on the Ritz for Chanel's scintillating mid-season fashion show Tuesday -- donning pearls on the "Cafe Society" catwalk at the restaurant of the newly refurbished Ritz Paris.
Britain may not have two years to negotiate its divorce from the European Union after all.
Chancellor Angela Merkel won a new two-year term Tuesday as the leader of Germany's main conservative party, gaining solid backing after stressing her determination to prevent a repeat of last year's huge migrant influx.
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".