Today on the Net: Moldovan political parties use the Web in the country's second bout of legislative elections; the continued debate surrounding Barack Obama’s birth place fascinates the blogosphere; an airline comparison site reassures travellers.
A car bomb targeting a Civil Guard barracks exploded in the city of Burgos in the northern region of Castilla y Leon, injuring 46 people including women and children. Police are blaming the attack on Basque separatist rebels ETA.
Moldovans were to vote on Wednesday to determine who succeeds Communist strongman Vladimir Voronin as president. The first poll in April led to anti-Communist riots and lawmakers failed to select a new president in the ensuing standoff.
Firefighters in France, Italy and Spain have managed to quell the worst of the deadly fires that have ravaged the region, but the high temperatures and strong winds on the forecast could spark another flare-up of wildfires.
Sofia's centre-right mayor, Boyko Borisov, will lead a new minority government as prime minister, charged with steering Bulgaria through a recession and tackling the widespread corruption that has halted European Union aid.
Seven people were killed and four were wounded in a suicide attack in Russia's restive region of Chechnya. Moscow-backed President Ramzan Kadyrov said the attack was carried out by rebels opposed to Russian rule.
Seven people were killed and four were wounded in a suicide attack in Russia's violence-ridden region of Chechnya. Chechen President Kadyrov said the attack was carried out by Islamists rebels against Russian rule.
The British government has been urged to engage with moderates in Hamas by a UK parliamentary committee, which concluded that not talking with the group, which rules the Gaza Strip, was achieving little.
Harry Patch, the last surviving World War I veteran to have fought in the trenches of Europe, has died at the age of 111 in the south-west of England. Patch fought in the 1917 battle of Passchendaele, which left 500,000 soldiers dead.