IMF chief Christine Lagarde avoided immediate charges on Friday but was named an "assisted witness" after French prosecutors grilled her for two days over a state payout to a disgraced tycoon when she was finance minister.
British police arrested two men on a Pakistan International Airlines flight after British fighter jets had to escort the plane to a London airport on Friday, officials said.
The British soldier butchered on the streets of London by two suspected Islamists was a 25-year-old father who had fought the Taliban in Afghanistan, the Ministry of Defence said on Thursday.
A highway bridge over a river in the northwestern US state of Washington partially collapsed Thursday, sending cars and people plunging into the water below without causing any fatalities.
Venezuela's National Assembly on Tuesday approved a $79 million credit to import toilet paper and other personal hygiene products to relieve shortages in the petroleum-rich state.
Americans who survived the massive tornado that barrelled through an Oklahoma City suburb described racing for shelter only to emerge scarred and bloodied on a moon-like landscape of debris.
When Fabrice was brutally outed by his uncle, the young Cameroonian was immediately evicted from his rented room in the port city of Douala.
Muslim religious leaders from across the globe met with Holocaust survivors and their saviours in an emotional encounter Tuesday at Warsaw's synagogue, as part of an anti-genocide programme that includes a visit to Auschwitz.
A far-right writer and activist shot himself dead in front of the altar of Paris's famed Notre Dame Cathedral on Tuesday, leaving statements denouncing gay marriage and immigration.
Rescuers searched for survivors Tuesday after a massive tornado tore through a suburb in the US state of Oklahoma, destroying two schools and killing up to 91 people, including 20 children.
North Korea fired another short-range missile into the Sea of Japan on Monday, the latest in a series of missile drills that have been condemned by South Korea and UN chief Ban Ki-moon.
Luxembourg Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker stressed the importance of the NATO alliance at a meeting of the Parliamentary Assembly and the North Atlantic Council on Friday.
North Korea on Saturday launched three short-range missiles into the Sea of Japan, apparently as part of a military drill, South Korea's Defence Ministry said.
France's Constitutional Council on Friday cleared a bill allowing same-sex couples to marry and adopt children, turning down a challenge by the right-wing party.
A hard-partying village postman on the Italian island of Sardinia was too "lazy" to deliver post in the morning and instead hoarded some 400 kilos of it in his home, local residents and the police said.
Almost two-thirds of Europe's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community are still afraid to show their sexuality in public and most feel discriminated against, an EU report said on Friday, the International Day Against Homophobia.
The eurozone crisis has eased markedly from one year ago when some doubted its very survival, Luxembourg Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker said in Germany on Thursday.
Luxembourg's Foreign Affairs Minister Jean Asselborn commented on Wednesday that Syria represented a failure for the UN Security Council, while not giving up hope on the situation.
A wealthy Chinese Maserati owner hired four sledgehammer-wielding men to smash up his $420,000 supercar in protest at poor customer service, reports said Wednesday.
European governments Tuesday firmed up plans to share bank records across borders for tax collection in a purge on money-laundering and offshore havens, but failed to prise open key savers' data in Austria and Luxembourg.
Police in Germany have started a public appeal for information about a woman's body found in Heidelberg some 27 years ago, after information revealed she lived in Luxembourg and the UK.
Luxembourg's Foreign Minister has spoken out against human trafficking at the United Nations in New York, saying it feeds on the “vulnerability of victims.”
Four-star US General Philip Breedlove assumed command of NATO Monday, promising to bolster the 28-member military alliance as it prepares for a difficult withdrawal from Afghanistan next year.
EU fisheries ministers began difficult talks Monday on reforms to the bloc's under-pressure fishing regime, with plans to stop the dumping of unwanted fish a key sticking point.
At least seven people were killed while a presidential aide survived an ambush during mid-term elections in the Philippines on Monday, authorities said.
19 people were hurt in a shooting at a Mother's Day parade in New Orleans Sunday, police said, as the mayor called for an end to "relentless" violence on the streets of the southeastern US city.
Former Pakistani leader Nawaz Sharif appealed for cross-party support to help rebuild the nuclear-armed but economically crippled nation after winning historic elections that defied Taliban violence.
Turkey was reeling Sunday from twin car bomb attacks which left at least 46 people dead in a town near the Syrian border, with Ankara blaming pro-Damascus groups and vowing to bring the perpetrators to justice.
Prince Harry, in the dress uniform of his British army regiment, paid tribute Friday to US soldiers killed in Iraq and Afghanistan on day two of a US tour dedicated in good part to war veterans.
The European Union has donated 300,000 euros of its Nobel Peace Prize money to UNICEF in support of children in north-western Pakistan.
A US prosecutor said Thursday he would seek to press charges that carry the death penalty against a man accused of kidnapping three Ohio women, raping them and forcibly ending their pregnancies.
Fighter jets screamed over Red Square and heavy tanks rumbled over its cobblestones Thursday as Russia flexed its military muscle on the anniversary of its costly victory over Nazi Germany in World War II.
Gunmen on Thursday kidnapped a son of a former Pakistani prime minister on the final day of campaigning for landmark elections which the Taliban have vowed to bomb.
US prosecutors charged a 52-year-old ex-bus driver Wednesday with the kidnap and rape of three young women imprisoned at his Cleveland home in a nightmare that lasted more than a decade.
Investigations were under way Thursday into who threw Vegemite sandwiches at the Australian prime minister as she toured a Queensland school.
EU Justice Commissioner Viviane Reding has proposed 12 measures to simplify life for citizens in the EU, tackling areas such as employment, shopping and citizens' rights.
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