Labour Party politician Sadiq Khan, the son of a bus driver from Pakistan, led London's mayoral race Friday, opening a lead over Conservative rival Zac Goldsmith that left him poised to be the city's first Muslim mayor.
A German court Friday dropped charges against an Algerian man, the first to be tried for sexual assault associated with attacks in Cologne on New Year's Eve, after the victim said she could not identify the defendant.
A Turkish court has sentenced a prominent journalist to more than five years in prison hours after he escaped an attack by a gunman.
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A video purportedly showing French-Tunisian Red Cross employee Nourane Houas pleading with French President François Hollande for her life was obtained by FRANCE 24 Friday. Houas was kidnapped in Yemen in early December.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned the European Union Friday that Ankara will not change its anti-terrorism law, despite it being a condition laid down by Brussels to ensure visa-free travel for Turks.
Pope Francis on Friday lamented a Europe he said had grown “weary” and “entrenched”, and urged the continent not to see migrants as criminals as he accepted one of the continent’s most prestigious prizes.
The Scottish National party (SNP) won the most seats in elections to the Scottish Parliament, final results showed Friday, as local and regional elections seen as a key test for opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn took place across the UK.
Brazil’s Supreme Court Thursday suspended a powerful lawmaker at the center of efforts to impeach President Dilma Rousseff, on grounds he tried to obstruct a probe into his alleged corruption.
North Korea stages once-in-a-generation party congress
A catastrophic wildfire that has forced all 88,000 residents to flee Fort McMurray in Alberta, Canada exploded tenfold in size on Thursday, cutting off evacuees in camps north of the city and putting communities to the south in extreme danger.
North Korea raised the curtain on Friday on its biggest political show for a generation, aimed at cementing the absolute rule of leader Kim Jong-Un and shadowed by the possibility of an imminent nuclear test.
Air strikes reportedly killed at least 28 civilians Thursday in a camp for the displaced in northern Syria near the Turkish border, as a 48-hour ceasefire took hold in Aleppo.
US House Speaker Paul Ryan, the top Republican in Congress, said Thursday he was not ready to support Donald Trump as the party’s presumptive presidential nominee in November’s general election.
Rousseff's top rival and critic Cunha suspended