Pope Francis on Saturday heard confessions from 16 teenagers after a surprise appearance in St Peter's square to greet thousands of young people attending his holy year youth day.
US President Barack Obama has hailed German Chancellor Angela Merkel's "courageous" leadership in opening doors to migrants fleeing the Syrian conflict.
Authorities in the Italian port of Genoa declared a state of emergency Saturday as they battled to prevent tonnes of crude oil from spilling into the Mediterranean in the heart of the Riviera coastline.
The head of a Spanish anti-corruption group that championed several high-profile cases over the past two decades, including one against Princess Cristina, now finds himself under investigation for extortion.
Plea made during Rome meeting with Italy's Interior Minister Angelino Alfano.
Teams of "literary commandos" invaded the Madrid metro on Friday to read short texts out loud to commuters in the Spanish capital as part of World Book Night celebrations.
Drug kingpin is considered to be "the main drug trafficker and money launderer" in the Caribbean nation.
France said late on Friday that it would lead a four-billion-euro capital increase for power company EDF, months after agreeing a similar cash injection for the other pillar of its nuclear industry, Areva.
Twelve people were arrested overnight in Paris during clashes between the police and anti-government demonstrators following the nightly "Nuit Debout" sit-in, police said.
Lars Nicander, director of the Centre for Asymmetric Threat Studies at the Swedish National Defence College, fears that the Green Party, the junior partner of the Social Democrats in the Swedish coalition government, has been infiltrated by Islamists.
Opponents of a proposed transatlantic trade deal hope to draw tens of thousands onto German streets Saturday, on the eve of a visit by US President Barack Obama.