A hapless French cannabis dealer was arrested last week after handing out flyers, with his full contact information, advertising his “business”.
Facebook boasted of a new benchmark Thursday in its seemingly inexorable march to Internet ubiquity: a billion people used the social network in a single day.
Greece's president confirmed the widely-expected date of September 20 for the country's snap election on Friday as an opinion poll suggested former Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras would fall short of a decisive victory.
FRANCE - RELIGION
French Christian groups were outraged this week after a member of the country’s far-right National Front (FN), and granddaughter of the party’s founder Jean-Marie Le Pen, was invited to speak at a Catholic summer conference.
Polish former archbishop Jozef Wesolowski, the first high-ranking Vatican official facing trial on paedophile charges, died overnight while under house arrest, the Holy See announced on Friday.
FRANCE - MOROCCO
Two French journalists were arrested Thursday evening on suspicion of trying to blackmail Morocco’s King Mohammed VI, allegedly demanding €3 million in exchange for not publishing a damaging book about the monarch.
Greece's first female prime minister, former Supreme Court chief Vassiliki Thanou, will appoint the members of her caretaker government on Friday as the country heads to early elections next month following the resignation of Alexis Tsipras.
The families of more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls who were kidnapped by Boko Haram on April 14, 2014, marked 500 days since their abduction on Thursday.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un called this week’s accord between the rival Koreas “a landmark occasion,” paving the way for defused military tension and improved ties, but said it was the strength of its armed forces that made the deal possible.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told the UN Security Council on Thursday that he is planning to set up a three-person team to investigate alleged chemical weapons attacks in Syria.
Libyan authorities on Friday were collecting the bodies of migrants who drowned off the coastal city of Zuwara, with some 200 feared dead in the latest disaster involving desperate people trying to reach Europe across the Mediterranean.
A truck that was discovered abandoned on an Austrian motorway on Thursday contained 71 bodies including children, police sources said Friday. At least three people have been arrested in connection with the deaths.
France’s Paris St Germain (PSG) were drawn with Spanish powerhouse Real Madrid, Sweden's Malmo and Ukrainian club Shakhtar Donetsk in Group A, during the Champions League group draw on Thursday.