Experienced strikers Fernando Torres and David Villa were both included in Spain coach Vicente del Bosque's final 23-man World Cup squad on Saturday as he sought to provide cover for Diego Costa's injured hamstring.
Harriet Aguirre Garcia, a former senior leader of the Basque separatist group Eta, was arrested on Friday, Spain's interior ministry said, but Spanish press on Saturday reported he had been falsely detained and would soon be freed.
Former homeless man Doug Seegers is set to embark on a tour of Sweden after a chance discovery by a Swedish television crew turned the singer into an overnight sensation in the country.
US lawmakers urged France to break its contract to sell two warships to Russia and instead sell or lease them to NATO, which said on Friday it was up to Paris to decide.
Heavyweight boxer Mickael Vieira was the victim of his own punch when he suffered a first-round knock-out against Germany's Francesco Pianeta.
A tattoo loving Swede who forgot about a needle which had been travelling around his body since 1974 has finally seen it again, after it burst out through his big toe.
Germany expressed its "dismay" to the Turkish ambassador in Berlin this week over disparaging remarks Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan made about a German opposition leader, a diplomatic source has said.
Barcelona captain Carles Puyol is joining the club's sport management team after being forced to quit the squad with a knee injury, the team announced Friday.
Norwegian coastguards on Friday removed a Greenpeace ship from a controversial Arctic drilling site where it was trying to prevent oil explorations, the environmentalist group said.
Pope Francis warned on Friday that the millions of people affected by the Syria crisis risk being forgotten because of the "globalisation of indifference" toward the conflict.
Tens of millions of viewers around the world could be deprived of live images of the 70th anniversary commemorations of D-Day because of a decision by the French presidency to allow host broadcasters to charge international news agencies for access.
German industrial giant Siemens has said it is weighing cuts of nearly 12,000 jobs around the world as part of a major restructuring.
Supporters of Swedish football club Djurgården have thrown the club into the spotlight again after clashing with police and chanting sieg hiel amidst violent scenes in Örebro, central Sweden.
An Austrian company has built the first stage of the world's highest cable car network in Bolivia.