President Nicolas Sarkozy called on Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu to halt all settlement activity in Palestinian territories during a meeting in Paris on Wednesday, though Netanyahu later said he would not rule out expanding existing settlements.
Zimbabwe's Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai is due in Paris after visiting London on a mission to solicit Western aid to rebuild his country's economy. Tsvangirai told potential donors that he has a working relationship with President Robert Mugabe.
Former Kosovo prime minister Agim Ceku has been arrested in Bulgaria, officials say. Ceku is wanted for war crimes allegedly committed as military chief of the Kosovo Liberation Army during the 1998-1999 war in then Serbian-ruled Kosovo.
Ukrainian Lawmakers have agreed on a January 17 date for the country's presidential election, in which President Viktor Yushchenko (photo) is likely to be upstaged by Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko and former premier Viktor Yanukovich.
With only eight days to go before the black-box signals from Air France flight 447 die out, French daily Le Monde reported Tuesday that a mini-submarine had set out to investigate after search vessels picked up faint sound signals.
The French investigation agency for civil aviation says it has received no signals confirmed as being from the black boxes of Air France flight 447. French daily Le Monde reported Tuesday that a submarine was following a weak locator signal.
Spanish police have arrested two alleged members of the Basque separatist group ETA in a pre-dawn raid in the Basque town of Usurbil. The arrests come four days after a counter-terrorism chief was killed in an attack by suspected separatists.
British parliamentarians have picked Conservative John Bercow to replace Michael Martin as speaker of the House of Commons following Martin's resignation last month over the expenses scandal that has rattled Britain's political establishment.
British parliamentarians began voting for a new speaker Monday after the last speaker, Michael Martin, announced his resignation last month over the expenses scandal that has rattled Britain's political establishment.