Austria's outgoing Chancellor, who retired in May after his coalition government saw presidential election losses, has been appointed by UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon into a new role as Special Envoy for Youth Employment.
A second resort on France's Riviera coast, Villeneuve-Loubet, announced on Saturday a ban against burqinis after Cannes banished the full-body swimsuit from its beaches.
Italy is to seek a new deal with the European Union to allow it to kickstart its stalling economy with an expansionary 2017 budget, a government minister said Saturday.
UPDATE: Aida Hadzialic, 29, Sweden's youngest ever minister, was just over the limit.
Pope Francis surprised 20 former prostitutes on Friday by knocking on their door in Rome and popping in for a chat.
Most weightlifters tend to pump their fists after a successful lift, but Spain's Lidia Valentin takes a different approach -- she blows kisses and makes a heart shape with her hands.
Scientists are preparing to unveil a new planet in our galactic neighbourhood which is "believed to be Earth-like" and orbits its star at a distance that could favour life, German weekly Der Spiegel reported Friday.
A French court on Friday charged and remanded in custody a 21-year-old man arrested in connection with the jihadist murder of a priest in a Normandy church last month, a judicial source said.
A French court on Friday refused to release a woman pardoned for killing her abusive husband, prompting an outcry over a case that has become a cause celebre.
Outspoken USA women's football goalkeeper Hope Solo labelled Sweden "cowards" after the Swedes ended the world champions' bid for a fourth straight Olympic gold by progressing to the Olympic semi-finals on penalties.