Roger Federer blasted organisers of the French Open on Sunday after a teenage fan breached tight security, racing on court to snap a ‘selfie’ with the Swiss legend.
Voters punished Spain’s mainstream political parties in local elections Sunday as many people switched their allegiance to new parties that campaigned on a promise of change amid chafing austerity policies, high unemployment and corruption scandals.
Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski conceded defeat to conservative challenger Andrzej Duda (pictured) in Sunday’s presidential election, a result reflecting voters’ frustration that Poland’s new-found prosperity was not being more evenly shared.
Thousands of Burundian activists mourned a murdered opposition leader at his funeral Sunday, vowing to intensify their protests against a bid by the president of the central African nation to seek a third consecutive term.
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The Islamic State group’s takeover of Ramadi is stark evidence that Iraqi forces lack the “will to fight,” US Defence Secretary Ash Carter said in an interview aired on Sunday.
Jacques Audiard’s “Dheepan” stages the biggest upset in years as French cinema enjoys a bumper Cannes Film Festival and a searing Holocaust-based debut clinches the second-place “Grand Prix”.
The 2015 French Open got underway Sunday with French hopes of a homegrown champion looking slimmer than they have done in years, while Serbia’s Novak Djokovic long run of disappointment at Roland Garros could at last come to an end.
Mass graves at suspected human trafficking detention camps have been found by Malaysian police in towns and villages bordering Thailand, the country’s home minister said Sunday, with media reports suggesting they could contain hundreds of bodies.
Spaniards started voting Sunday for mayors and regional leaders in a key test for new protest parties that could herald a historic change in Spain’s political landscape ahead of a general election.
Russian President Vladimir Putin officially enacted a controversial law banning “undesirable” non-governmental organisations, the Kremlin said Saturday, in a move condemned by human rights groups and the United States.
Sweden beat Russia to win the 60th Eurovision Song Contest on Saturday, in an event described by organizers as beyond politics but marred by boos for the Russian apparently prompted by the Ukraine conflict and Russia’s anti-gay policies.