Sweden's director of public prosecutions has decided to drop the rape investigation into Wikileaks founder Julian Assange.
Marianne Ny said Mr Assange's arrest warrant was being revoked, apparently ending a seven-year stand-off.
Mr Assange, 45, has lived in the Ecuadorean embassy in London since 2012, fearing extradition to Sweden would lead to extradition to the US.
Police in London said...
Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko has imposed a ban on Russia's biggest social media networks and internet services popular with millions.
His decision is a significant ramping up of sanctions on Ukraine's neighbour for its annexation of Crimea and the continuing conflict in eastern Ukraine.
Those targeted include social networks VK.com and Odnoklassniki, search engine Yandex and the...
One of Italy's largest migrant centres has been in the hands of the mafia for more than a decade, police have said.
Police say the Arena clan made money by providing services at Isola di Capo Rizzuto in Italy's far south and siphoning off state funds.
The clan is alleged to have hidden behind a local Catholic charity which officially runs the centre.
The claims came to light on Monday,...
President Emmanuel Macron has chosen centre-right mayor Edouard Philippe as France's new prime minister.
Mr Philippe, 46, is not from the president's new centrist party but from the centre-right Republicans.
The choice is seen as an attempt to draw in key figures from both the right and left of French politics.
The announcement forms part of a busy first day for the president - he is due...
Tight security is in place across Paris for the inauguration of Emmanuel Macron as France's president.
Mr Macron, an independent, won a resounding victory in last weekend's second round of voting against the far-right candidate Marine Le Pen.
The former investment banker had never contested an election before and only formed his centrist political movement a year ago.
Mr Macron takes over...
German authorities have made another arrest linked to an alleged plot to murder a senior public figure.
The man, a soldier, is accused of conspiring with another army officer who had falsely registered as a Syrian refugee, and a student.
The suspected right-wing extremists wanted to frame refugees for the attack, say prosecutors.
Their alleged targets included former German president...
Marion Maréchal-Le Pen, the niece of defeated far-right French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen, is to quit politics, French media report.
Ms Maréchal-Le Pen, 27, who is an MP for the National Front (FN), had been seen by some as a future leader of the party.
She is the granddaughter of FN founder Jean-Marie Le Pen.
She is one of the best known figures in the party and one of only...
Emmanuel Macron has vowed to fight "the forces of division that undermine France" after easily winning the run-off election for the French presidency.
The centrist candidate, 39, defeated the far right's Marine Le Pen, winning 66.1% of the vote to her 33.9%.
Acknowledging his victory, Mr Macron told supporters he wanted to ensure Le Pen voters "no longer have a reason to vote for an extremist...
Chancellor Angela Merkel's party won elections in Germany's northern-most state Sunday, a boost ahead of September national elections that also deals a second consecutive blow to her centre-left rivals.
Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU) won 32.0 percent of the vote in the strongly Protestant state of Schleswig-Holstein, according to preliminary results released early on Monday.
More than 50,000 people were evacuated from Germany's northern city of Hanover on Sunday in one of the country's largest post-war operations to defuse unexploded World War II-era bombs.
Residents in a densely populated part of the city were ordered to leave their homes for the operation, planned since mid-April, to remove several recently discovered unexploded bombs.