Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is demanding a public apology from his wife a day after she announced that she was filing for divorce and a week after she published an open letter complaining of her husband's penchant for pretty women.
A week after criticising her husband's choice of female European parliament candidates as "shamelessly trashy", Veronica Lario is set to divorce Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, according to Italian news reports.
Russian soldiers have begun patrolling the de-facto borders of Georgia's rebel region of South Ossetia, ahead of scheduled NATO military exercises in the area that Moscow views as a challenge to the west.
Health Minister Roselyne Bachelot said two A/H1N1 swine flu infections have been confirmed and 22 cases are being investigated, with seven considered 'probable'. All are people who had travelled to Mexico.
Hundreds of thousands of people angered or worried by recession attended Global Labour Day rallies that resulted in clashes with police in several countries. The worst violence was seen in Turkey and across a series of European cities.
Iraq's Shiite radical leader Moqtada al-Sadr - not seen in public for nearly two years - held face-to-face talks on Friday with Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and President Abdullah Gul, Anatolia news agency reported.
A federal court cleared the way for the US to deport accused Nazi death camp guard John Demjanjuk (photo) to Germany, where prosecutors issued an arrest warrant to put him on trial for assisting in the deaths of 29,000 Jews during World War Two.
Tens of thousands of people across France protested President Nicolas Sarkozy's handling of the economic crisis, as unions and the left-wing opposition united in a "historic" demand for more aid for those hit by the slowdown.
The driver of a car that ploughed into a crowd on Thursday, aiming for the Dutch royal family, has died of his injuries in hospital. Five people were killed and 12 injured in the incident, but the royals were unharmed.