French police have detained a 19-year-old knife-wielding man who tried to force his way into Paris' Eiffel Tower.
The suspect, wearing a Paris Saint-Germain soccer shirt, was "very quickly overpowered and arrested" by a security guard when he tried to force his way through barriers on Saturday, according to a statement by the Eiffel Tower operating company.
Sources told RFI that the...
Leo Varadkar has said it is "only a matter of time" before same-sex marriage is introduced in Northern Ireland.
The Irish prime minister was speaking at a Belfast Pride breakfast event in the city on Saturday morning.
The Republic of Ireland's first openly gay leader, said he was attending the event as a "gesture of solidarity".
Northern Ireland is the only place in the UK where a ban on...
Eight miners are missing after a flood at Russia's largest diamond mine.
Water leaked into an underground shaft on Friday morning when more than 100 workers were inside.
Most have been rescued from Mir mine in eastern Siberia, according to diamond company Alrosa, which runs it.
However, the company said reports that those still missing had been located were not true and the search...
French authorities are investigating the mysterious death of two friends whose bodies were found in a back garden bearing no sign of violence.
Lucien Pérot, 69, and Olivier Boudin, 38, appear to have died as they were having a meal together.
Their bodies were found on Thursday in the garden of Perot's house in Authon-du-Perche, about 150km (90 miles) south-west of Paris.
One was sitting...
Parts of Europe are experiencing their most extreme heat in more than a decade as temperatures hit 44C (111 F).
Several countries have issued health warnings as this week's record-breaking weather conditions continue to affect swathes of the continent.
Sweltering temperatures in Italy have sparked wildfires, and dozens of towns and cities are on the health ministry's maximum heat...
Supermarket giant Aldi has withdrawn all eggs from sale from its stores in Germany as they may have been contaminated by insecticide.
Tests showed that the chemical fipronil, which can harm people's kidneys, liver and thyroid glands, was found in eggs from the Netherlands.
Fipronil is used to treat lice and ticks in chickens.
One German official said up to 10 million of the contaminated...
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has said new sanctions imposed by the US are tantamount to declaring a "full-scale trade war" against Moscow.
He said the measures, signed by Donald Trump, demonstrated the complete impotence of the US president, who he said had been humiliated by Congress.
The law aims to punish Russia for its alleged meddling in the 2016 US elections and its actions in...
Three defendants have been killed in a court in the Russian capital, Moscow, after they tried to take the arms from officers in an attempt to escape, officials say.
Five suspected gang members attacked two agents who were escorting them in a lift, the Investigative Committee said.
The group was handcuffed and it was not immediately clear how they managed to free themselves to attack the...
Almost 500 people arrested after last year's failed coup in Turkey have appeared in court accused of taking part in the plot.
Some of the handcuffed defendants were jeered as they were individually escorted into court by police and armed guards in front of TV cameras.
The trial focuses on events at the Akinci airbase which it is alleged was the plotters' headquarters.
It is taking place in...
Five high-speed theme park rides have been shut across the UK after a death on a similar attraction in the US.
An 18-year-old man died and three others were critically injured after being flung from the ride at the Ohio State Fair on Wednesday.
The ride, known as the KMG Afterburner, swings at high speed from side-to-side while also spinning passengers.
The Health and Safety Executive...