Rafael Nadal has become the first man to win the same major eight times after defeating fellow Spaniard David Ferrer in the final of the French Open (6-3, 6-2, 6-3). Follow all the action as it happened on our liveblog.
World number one Serena Williams has defeated Maria Sharapova of Russia (6-4, 6-4) to pick up her second French Open title, more than a decade after her last victory on the Paris clay. Follow all the action as it happened on our liveblog.
Former PM Silvio Berlusconi (pictured centre) has called for talks with election rivals Pier Luigi Bersani (at left) and Beppe Grillo (right), a day after anti-austerity voters left the country with a hung parliament and a new political crisis.
Voting has ended in Italy's general election, with wildly conflicting projections pointing to a far closer race than initially thought, after a lacklustre campaign overshadowed by a spate of corruption scandals involving all the major parties.
Voting resumes in Italy's general election on Monday, with low turnout expected to underscore a palpable sense of gloom stemming from anger over austerity measures and waning patience with a political elite plagued by scandal.
Lombardy's alpine foothills have long been considered impregnable for the left. But with its Northern League rulers crippled by scandals, Italy's richest and most populous region is on the verge of becoming a "swing state".