STOCKHOLM, May 25 - Sweden's capital was relatively calm on Saturday night with only isolated incidents of violence by youths after nearly a week of car-burnings and vandalism that have highlighted growing inequality in Swedish society.
TOKYO - At least four people, and possibly up to 55, were exposed to radiation when radioactive material leaked during a laboratory experiment in Japan, the facility's operators said on Saturday, May 25 although authorities were not told of the leak for two days.
BAGHDAD, May 20 (Reuters) - At least 20 people were killed by a series of car bombs in mainly Shi'ite districts of the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, on Monday and 11 others were killed by attacks in the southern city of Basra, police and medics said.
ALGIERS - Three weeks after being rushed to hospital in Paris, Algerian PresidentAbdelaziz Bouteflika has disappeared from sight, leaving behind a country preparing for a successor who for the first time will come from a generation too young to have fought in Algeria's war of independence against France.
LONDON - British Prime Minister David Cameron is "losing control of his party",Conservative Party grandee Geoffrey Howe said on Sunday, as a row raged over whether a close aide to Cameron had labelled grassroots activists "mad, swivel-eyed loons".
KABUL - Afghan President Hamid Karzai plans to discuss potential arms deals with Indian officials during a trip to New Delhi this week, officials said, at a time when tensions are running high on Afghanistan's disputed border with Pakistan.
MOSCOW - U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon voiced concern on Sunday over North Korea's launch of short-range missiles, urging Pyonyang to refrain from further launches and return to stalled nuclear talks with world powers.
BERLIN - France has a special responsibility as a euro zone heavyweight to take deficit reduction rules seriously, even though its budget deficit is above target, Bundesbank President Jens Weidmann said in an interview published on Sunday.
NEW YORK -- Europe's top trade official for the first time late on Friday officially cited Chinese mobile telecommunications equipment makers Huawei and ZTE Corp for violating anti-dumping and anti-subsidy guidelines.
PARIS, May 17 (Reuters) - France's Constitutional Council cleared the way on Friday for same-sex marriage, throwing out a last-ditch effort by opponents to scupper the country's biggest social reform since abolition of the death penalty.
BRUSSELS, May 17 (Reuters) - European officials gave a lukewarm response to French President Francois Hollande's sweeping proposals for deeper euro zone integration on Friday, noting that many of his ideas were already in circulation.
Berlin, May 17 (Interfax-Ukraine) – Activists of the Femen movement have staged a protest at the opening of the House of Barbie in Berlin, local media reported on Thursday.
Sochi, May 16 (Interfax) - The participation of Russia in the construction of a nuclear plant in the UK is likely to be discussed in June at the Group of Eight Summit in Northern Ireland.
WASHINGTON - Accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who was found hiding in a boat days after the blasts, left a handwritten message describing the attack as retribution for U.S. wars in Muslim countries, CBS News reported on Thursday, May 16.
LONDON - A retired British politician sued the wife of the House of Commons Speaker for defamation on Thursday, May 16 accusing her of implying in a tweet that he was a paedophile guilty of sexually abusing boys living in a care home.
VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis issued a strong call for world financial reform on Thursday, condemning a heartless 'dictatorship of the economy' and saying the economic crisis had made life worse for millions in rich and poor countries.
The doctor who discovered a new SARS-like virus says it will probably trigger an epidemic at some point, but not necessarily in its current virulent form.