Bulgarians are casting their ballots in an election expected to see the centre-right opposition defeat the ruling Socialists but find it difficult to form a stable government, causing concern about a political impasse in a time of economic crisis.
At least nine members of the Chechen police force were killed after their car came under fire in the neighbouring Russian Republic of Ingushetia. The Chechen police were in Ingushetia to conduct joint operations against militants.
Six people, including a newborn baby, have died in a massive fire at a tower block in London, the city's emergency services said. Twelve more people were taken to the hospital, many suffering from the effects of smoke inhalation.
European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso's re-election vote has been delayed, probably until September, Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt said. Sweden currently holds holds the EU's rotating presidency.
In his first comments on Iran’s nuclear program since his election as head of the UN nuclear watchdog, the IAEA’s incoming chief Yukiya Amano said he had not seen evidence that Iran is trying to develop nuclear arms.
Prosecutors have determined that alleged former Nazi guard John Demjanjuk is fit for trial after a medical examination. The 89-year-old Ukrainian native was deported from the United States to Germany in May.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy (right, pictured with Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner) held talks in Stockholm with Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt, whose country took over the rotating EU presidency on July 1.
A car belonging to the chairman of Greece's top administrative court was destroyed in a bomb blast on Friday while a tax office was targeted in a separate attack and another bomb went off at a government-affiliated organisation, police say.