Barely a month after the assassination of Corsican lawyer Antoine Sollacaro, the president of one of the island's Chambers of Commerce was shot dead on Wednesday night in Ajaccio. Jacques Nacer was well-known on the French territory and was the 17th person to be murdered since the start of the year. The deaths have been blamed on local mafia organisations, who are warring over money.
With exclusive parties on private beaches, special TV series with plenty of commercial breaks, and massive inflation during the holy month, the debate about the meaning of Ramadan is growing louder in Lebanon and also elsewhere.
On Tuesday, ceremonies marking the 70th anniversary of the outbreak of the Second World War in Poland were marred by spats between Russia and Eastern European states over their respective roles in the conflict. Is history being rewritten?
According to Chinese officials, 37,000 refugees streamed into the country from Burma following fighting in Kokang, a mainly ethnic Chinese region of Burma's Shan state. Some have now begun to return home, but fear more unrest.
Nicolas Sarkozy is to be presented with a report on Tuesday proposing reforms of the criminal justice system including the controversial proposal that the politically independent body of investigating magistrates should be axed.
Focus looks at the success of the Eurostar, as the company that began its undersea rail service linking London with Paris and Brussels on November 14, 1994 welcomed its 100 millionth passenger on Friday.