Sweden's foreign minister said it is "absolutely natural" that America wants to intervene in the conflict but urged that the UN weapons inspectors must be allowed to finish their work first.
Tinto Brass, best known for controversial film "Caligula," told reporters he wants to make a film about the ex-premier's escorts at the Venice film festival and suggested the name "Thank You Daddy" as the working title for the idea.
Scores of Syrian asylum seekers landed in southern Italy on Saturday on two boats carrying a total of around 230 people, officials said.
A driver based in Malmö, southern Sweden has clocked up over 30 million kronor ($4.5 million) in unpaid parking tickets. He hasn't had a valid driver's licence since 2010 but has been registered as the owner of over 2,000 new cars.
The American screen icon was the big name star on the red carpet as the 39th Deauville film festival opened on Friday night with a screening of the actor's latest movie, "My Life with Liberace" at the event held in northwest France.
From drunken elk gangs to violent gorillas, and from presidential sightings to big ships, we've compiled a gallery of the week's most interesting and important news stories.
A man in western Sweden, who has since recovered from being bitten by his venomous cobra, has been told he can keep his other snakes with authorities saying the creatures are "feeling good" and are safe in his apartment.
Switzerland's tennis great Martina Hingis, who had her Grand Slam comeback after six years of retirement cut short on Friday with two doubles defeats, is still not planning a return to the singles game which she dominated in the late 90s.
Rail infrastructure company Adif have improved speed signs across its rail network following the derailment of a fast-moving train last month that killed 79 people in the country's worst rail disaster since 1944.
The makers of "The Canyons", starring Lohan and porn actor James Deen, defended the movie at the Venice film festival insisting "it's not all tits and arse."
German Chancellor Angela Merkel hit out at Russia and China over their stance in the Syrian crisis, saying in an interview published Saturday that their action weakened the United Nations.
French President Francois Hollande has made clear his wish to take military action alongside the US against the Syrian regime, making Paris Washington's main ally in the Syria crisis after Britain backed out of any strikes.
Referee Jonas Eriksson was blamed by the Chelsea manager for 'killing the game' and costing his side the Uefa Super Cup final against Bayern Munich after reducing his Blues team to ten men in a match they subsequently lost on penalties.