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Supermarket giant Aldi has withdrawn all eggs from sale from its stores in Germany as they may have been contaminated by insecticide.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...
The High Court has blocked an attempt to bring a private prosecution against Tony Blair over the Iraq War.
Former Iraqi general Abdul Wahed Shannan Al Rabbat alleged the former prime minister committed "the crime of aggression" by invading Iraq in 2003.
No such crime exists in England and Wales and the court ruled there was "no prospect" of the case succeeding.
The general had wanted to...
A teenager has been killed and four other people wounded in a shooting near two nightclubs at a popular resort in Turkey, local media report.
A gunman approached the beach clubs in Bodrum, on Turkey's Aegean coast, before firing shots at random, the Hurriyet Daily News reports.
Hundreds of people were said to have been in or near the clubs at the time of the attack early on Sunday...
Russian President Vladimir Putin has announced that 755 staff must leave US diplomatic missions, in retaliation for new US sanctions against Moscow.
The decision to expel staff was made on Friday, but Mr Putin has now confirmed the number who must go by 1 September.
It brings staff levels to 455, the same as Russia's complement in Washington.
This is thought to be the largest expulsion of...
A gunman has been shot dead by German police after opening fire at a nightclub in the city of Constance.
One person was killed and three seriously injured in the attack at about 04:30 (02:30 GMT) on Sunday.
The shooter targeted the Grey club in an industrial part of the city, on Max-Stromeyer-Strasse.
Police have ruled out a terrorist motive. A spokesperson told N-TV that the gunman was a...