The Vatican's first accord with the Palestinians -- an agreement that Israel has attacked as counter-productive to the Middle East peace process -- has come into force, the Holy See announced on Saturday.
A Frenchman who tried to run down soldiers guarding a mosque in central France said he wanted to kill them and be killed himself, a prosecutor said on Saturday.
This year around 100,000 Swedish households will have to buy new TV sets or boxes for terrestrial reception, due to the decision by the Swedish government to phase out the 700MHz spectrum band.
Switzerland's Roger Federer says he is looking at the defence of his Brisbane International title as a launch-pad to the new season.
French star Paul Pogba says his time at Manchester United was like being on holiday in comparison to the work he has to do at Juventus.
An escaped kangaroo in the wilds of southern Austria was hit by a taxi and killed last weekend.
Last Sunday the famous Gävle Yule goat (julbocken) was razed to the ground. On New Year’s Day it was the turn of its smaller brother to feel the burn.
Real Madrid star James Rodriguez was pursued by an unmarked police car to the club’s training ground for allegedly speeding at 200 kilometres per hour.
German police Friday found a tonne of fireworks allegedly stashed in cellars by a Berlin resident after they were alerted by neighbours who noticed the man was unleashing an unusually large amount of pyrotechnics on New Year's Eve.
German police on Friday lifted an alert of an imminent attack in Munich, hours after evacuating two key train stations over fears jihadists were planning a New Year suicide bomb assault.
A driver was shot and wounded on Friday as he drove a car at four soldiers guarding a mosque in southeastern France, local authorities said, as the country remained on high alert after the November 13 Paris attacks.
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