Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who organized a wave of nationwide protests against government corruption that rattled authorities, has been jailed for 15 days for resisting police orders and was fined 20,000 rubles (US$340) by a Moscow court on Monday.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel's party easily won a regional election Sunday, dealing an early blow to center-left hopes of ending her more than decadelong reign.
Britain is aiming for an 11th hour solution to political deadlock in Belfast on Monday, hoping to avoid further turmoil before London kick-starts Brexit proceedings that could change the status of the border between Northern and the Republic of Ireland.
A center-right, pro-European Union party is the clear winner in Bulgaria's parliamentary election, according to near final results Monday.
Italian conductor Arturo Toscanini's legacies included abolishing encores at La Scala. So it was a playful touch when one of the maestro's musical heirs included a Verdi encore during a tribute at the Milan opera house marking the 150th anniversary of Toscanini's birth.
Pope Francis went to Milan on Saturday where he met families on a working-class housing estate and visited a prison before celebrating mass for hundreds of thousands of faithful in nearby Monza.
British police investigating an assault on Parliament that claimed four victims and wounded dozens say they still believe the assailant acted alone.
Police in Belarus cracked down hard Saturday on opposition protesters who tried to hold a forbidden demonstration in the capital -- a human rights group said more than 400 people were arrested and many were beaten.
Brexit challenges Britain's global image of openness and tolerance, but Cool Britannia has what it takes to avoid being suddenly rebranded as uncool just because it quits the EU, advertising professionals say.
When the Monte Carlo casino closes its eight-table poker room in about a month as part of a US$450 million overhaul, the Las Vegas Strip will be down nearly a quarter of the tables it had a decade ago.