After three initial rounds of voting this week, Italian lawmakers on Saturday elected constitutional court judge and centre-left politician Sergio Mattarella as president on Saturday.
Serena Williams beat Maria Sharapova 6-3, 7-6 (5) at the Australian Open on Saturday to win her 19th Grand Slam title, continuing her unbeaten run in six Australian Open finals.
Just days after Kurdish fighters finally managed to take back Kobane, the site of intense fighting and focus of world attention for months, FRANCE 24 reports from the Syrian border city that has been reduced to a vast field of ruins.
Three soldiers and 123 Boko Haram militants were killed when the militant Islamist group attacked a Chadian army contingent in northern Cameroon, Chad's military said Friday. Twelve other soldiers were wounded in the attacks.
Kiev's leaders hope to hold truce talks Saturday with pro-Russian separatists despite heavy fighting in Debaltseve, a railway hub that could prove a crucial link between the main rebel-held cities of Donetsk and Luhansk.
A Moroccan magazine said Friday it had chosen to depict President François Hollande as Hitler on its cover in order to draw attention to escalating anti-Muslim acts in France.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Saturday rejected the prospect of a new round of debt relief for Greece's multibillion-euro bailout, a day after the head of the Eurogroup warned that Athens could not ignore its international obligations.
The daughter of France’s richest woman told a courtroom on Friday that millionaire artist François-Marie Banier conspired to ruin relations between the two women as a dramatic legal case came to a head in the southwest city of Bordeaux.
After a three-week flirtation with another run for US president, Republican Mitt Romney definitively stated Friday that he will not seek his party's nomination for the White House in 2016.
A bomb blast ripped through a Shiite mosque in southern Pakistan as worshippers were gathering for Friday prayers, killing 35 people and wounding dozens, officials said.