Six human rights activists were arrested in Turkey as part of President Erdogan’s widespread terrorism crackdown, leading Germany to issue travel warnings against the nation.
Having lost bids to host the 1992, 2008, and 2012 Games, Paris is eager to win the honor of hosting the Olympics in 2024. President Macron strongly supports the bid as ‘the best moment to defend’ French values, which he describes as ‘threatened.’
Alexander Zakharchenko described his plan to create a new state as a ‘peaceful’ solution to Ukraine-Russia relations, though the announcement drew swift outcry.
French President Emmanuel Macron invited President Trump and his wife Melania as his guests of honor to Friday's Bastille Day celebration. Though he noted their political divides, Macron made a point to affirm the historical US-France alliance.
Participants drive their cars during the Ennstal Classic oldtimer rally on the road to Soelkpass, Austria, on July 20.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel encouraged lawmakers to be guided by their 'conscience' rather than by party affiliation. Although she did not vote in favor of the measure, she opened the way for members of any party to support its passage.
As hate crimes increased by a reported 300 percent in the past two years, German lawmakers passed a law Friday requiring media organizations – including Facebook, Google, and Twitter – to remove 'fake news' from their sites.
Cardinal Pell is the highest-ranking Vatican official to face charges of sexual assault, adding to the church's long-running sexual abuse scandal and complicating Pope Francis's efforts toward reform amid 'zero tolerance' for sex crimes against children.
While a proposed German law may have noble intentions – enforcing existing limits on free speech, such as Holocaust denial – critics object that it would pressure online giants such as Facebook and Twitter to delete questionable content before it’s deemed illegal.
Ana Brnabic wants to 'move boundaries' as future prime minister of Serbia if confirmed this week, which could include bringing the nation out from the shadow of Russia's influence.
In an attempt to end the nation's state of emergency in effect since the 2015 terror attack, a proposed bill wants to expand police power. But Human Rights Watch says the law will lead to anti-Muslim rhetoric and fan societal prejudices.
Peace talks will commence Wednesday in Switzerland to discuss the reunification of ethnically-divided Cyprus, and to hash out the related security oversight and territorial disputes, among other issues.