Russia on Friday eyed retaliatory measures against the US after President Barack Obama kicked out dozens of suspected intelligence agents and imposed sanctions in a furious dispute over alleged election interference.
Romanian President Klaus Iohannis on Friday named social-democrat Sorin Grindeanu as the nation's new prime minister, bringing to a close weeks of uncertainty since the left won a parliamentary vote on December 11.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday said the West was breaking promises in Syria, accusing Ankara's partners of backing "terror groups" including IS jihadists in the country.
A Russian plane headed to an air base in Syria with 92 people aboard, including members of a well-known military choir, crashed into the Black Sea on Sunday minutes after taking off from the resort city of Sochi, Russia's Defense Ministry said.
A Frenchwoman who runs an aid group has been kidnapped in Mali's restive north, the French foreign ministry confirmed on Sunday.
A rookie Italian police officer on Friday shot dead the Tunisian suspect in the Berlin truck attack after four days on the run, ending a massive Europe-wide manhunt.
German authorities triggered a Europe-wide manhunt Wednesday for a rejected asylum seeker suspected of involvement in a deadly truck assault on a Berlin Christmas market claimed by the Islamic State jihadist group.
The Islamic State group on Tuesday claimed responsibility for a truck rampage through a Berlin Christmas market that killed 12 people, as German police hunted for the attacker.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon unveiled plans Tuesday for Scotland to stay in the EU's single market after Brexit but said she would prefer the country to be an independent state within the bloc.
Russian investigators arrived in Turkey on Tuesday to probe the assassination of Moscow's ambassador as the Turkish government pointed the finger of blame at exiled cleric Fethullah Gulen.
Slovak President Andrej Kiska on Tuesday vetoed a law he called "discriminatory", which would have made it even harder for Muslims and other religious minorities in the EU member to receive state subsidies.
A lorry ploughed into a busy Christmas market in central Berlin on Monday, killing at least nine people and hurting 50 more in what police said was a possible terror attack.
A Turkish policeman crying "Aleppo" and "Allahu Akbar" shot dead Russia's ambassador to Turkey in Ankara Monday, prompting a vow from President Vladimir Putin to step up the fight against "terrorism."
A French court on Monday found IMF head Christine Lagarde guilty of negligence over a massive state payout to a tycoon when she was French finance minister but spared her a fine or prison sentence.
Russian special forces shot dead seven militants in Chechnya in southern Russia after an attack on police officers the previous night, Russian news agencies reported on Sunday.