Pope Francis warns that Europe appears "somewhat elderly" and less and less a protagonist, in a speech to EU politicians in Strasbourg.
A French appeal court refuses to allow a father to take custody of his biological son, who was given up for adoption by his mother.
France suspends "until further notice" the delivery of a helicopter carrier to the Russian navy because of continuing violence in eastern Ukraine.
Two armed robbers who held up a jewellery shop and took a hostage hand themselves in to police following a chase across Paris.
Thieves steal shoes belonging to Jewish Holocaust victims at a former concentration camp in Poland
The eurozone may be stuck in an enduring period of no growth, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development says.
Ana Botin has moved swiftly to reshape Santander, ousting its chief executive after less than two years in the role.
Police in Hungary are accused of blaming victims of sexual assault after releasing advice that warns young women of the risks of flirting.
An Italian doctor who contracted Ebola while working for a charity in Sierra Leone is being flown back to Rome for treatment, officials say.
Russian ice hockey coach Viktor Tikhonov - in charge of the Soviet team for the 'miracle on ice' defeat - has passed away.
Jose Socrates, Portugal's prime minister between 2005 and 2011, is remanded in custody on suspicion of corruption and tax fraud.
Large sums of money appearing in a Latvian man's bank account were debt repayments and wages, a court is told.
Caucasus women seek independence through clubbing
Teenagers join fight on both sides in Ukraine's conflict
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Pope's surprise assault on EU's malaise
Profile of Portugal's embattled ex-PM Socrates
Juncker no confidence vote fails to gain traction
John Simpson: Could the world return to the 1980s?
Women not equal to men, says Erdogan
Albania opens huge Cold War bunker
West 'seeks Russia regime change'
World's biggest crane ship sets sail