US President Donald Trump congratulated German Chancellor Angela Merkel on a surprise local election win that bolstered her reelection bid.The White House said the two leaders spoke by phone after the tiny southwestern state of Saarland backed Merkel in a vote Sunday.
IS releases video threatening Iran
The Islamic State group threatened Iran for its role in the region's conflicts, in a rare Farsi-language propaganda video released on Monday.The 36-minute video, entitled "The Farsi Land: from Yesterday till Today", was issued through IS's social media channels from Diyala province in neighbouring Iraq.
Slovenia should be in fast lane of a multi-speed EU: president
If the European Union decides in future to become a multi-speed bloc, Slovenia would want to line up with nations in the faster lane, Slovenian President Borut Pahor said Monday.
Kremlin critic Navalny gets 15 days in jail after protest
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was sentenced to 15 days behind bars and fined Monday after staging the biggest anti-corruption protests in years, an act branded a "provocation" by the Kremlin.
Merkel cheers poll win as 'Schulz effect' fizzles
German Chancellor Angela Merkel Monday welcomed a surprise state poll triumph by her party as "encouraging" for a September general election, as hype around her main rival fizzled in its first test.
May holds crisis talks in Scotland on brink of Brexit
British Prime Minister Theresa May travels to Scotland on Monday to try to avert its independence bid while also fighting a political crisis in Northern Ireland in the frantic final days before she launches Brexit.
Alexei Navalny: Russian crusader who took on Putin
Anti-corruption campaigner Alexei Navalny has cemented his status as leader of Russia's opposition movement by organising the largest unauthorised protest in recent years against President Vladimir Putin's rule.
Eight students killed in Japan avalanche
An avalanche killed eight high school students on a mountain-climbing trip in Japan Monday, with more than 30 people reportedly injured.
Nearly 1.4m Chinese couples file for divorce in court in 2016
Chinese courts heard no fewr than 1.4 million divorce cases in 2016, the Supreme People’s Court (SPC) said on Monday.