US President Barack Obama urged Russia on Wednesday to agree to cut nuclear arms by up to one third in a speech given at Germany’s historic Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, 50 years after JFK’s famous “Ich bin ein Berliner” speech.
Italy’s constitutional court rejected Silvio Berlusconi’s challenge to a four-year jail sentence and five-year ban from public office on Wednesday. The former PM was convicted in 2012 for tax fraud on TV rights bought by his Mediaset media empire.
Days after Greece’s top administrative court ordered authorities to reinstate state broadcaster ERT, the country’s fragile government coalition is struggling to agree on terms for turning television and radio signals back on.
An Italian court sentenced Milan designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana on Wednesday to one year and eight months in prison for failing to declare around one billion euros in income to the authorities. The pair deny the charges.
Protesters angry about a bus fare rise and growing cost of living kept up the pressure on Brazil’s government with new demonstrations in the country’s biggest cities on Tuesday, even as President Dilma Rousseff scrambled to diffuse tensions.
CNN reporter Christiane Amanpour reacted angrily on Tuesday to what she said was a false interview by Turkish daily newspaper Takvim, in which she was quoted saying that CNN had hoped to “destabilise” Turkey in its reporting the recent uprising.
G8 leaders on Tuesday threw their weight behind calls for a peace conference on Syria to be held "as soon as possible" after the conflict dominated the summit and caused frosty tensions between Russia and other world leaders.
Montreal Major Michael Applebaum resigned on Tuesday after being arrested by Quebec’s anti-corruption police the previous day, raising fears of another prolonged corruption scandal after the city's last mayor also had to step down.
Huge volumes of jet fuel are used by aircraft taxiing on the ground, creating significant noise and air pollution. A French-American partnership has come up with a possible solution, in the form of electric motors for aircraft wheels.
Russia's lower house of parliament on Tuesday voted overwhelmingly in favour of a bill banning the adoption of Russian orphans by gay couples, unmarried couples and single people in countries where same-sex marriage is legal.
Four Belgian nationals trying to pass into Syria were arrested by Turkish police on the border on Wednesday. Belgian officials said the group were planning to fight in the Syrian civil war and had already been sent back to Belgium on June 17.