German data protection authorities said they had blocked Facebook from collecting subscriber data from its subsidiary WhatsApp.
Milan fashion week kicked off on Wednesday with collections from Italian labels Grinko and Blugirl setting a youth-orientated tone.
Growing xenophobia and rightwing extremism could threaten peace in eastern Germany.
Sweden's Baltic Sea island of Gotland is once again home to a permanent military presence.
The Gaia space probe, launched in December 2013, has mapped more than a billion stars in the Milky Way.
Microscopic particles, possibly from air pollution, have been found in human brain tissue, according to a new study into Alzheimer's risk.
A European lobby group in China on Thursday slammed the country's unequal investment landscape.
The death toll from a powerful earthquake in central Italy rose to 247 on Thursday amid fears many more corpses would be found.
An angry debate over a ban on burkinis in France was further stoked by images of a veiled woman surrounded by police on a beach in Nice.
A powerful 6.2-magnitude earthquake devastated mountain villages in central Italy on Wednesday, leaving at least 18 people dead and many more unaccounted for.
France's unemployment rate dropped below 10 percent for the first time since 2012.
Fancy spending the night in a former military prison that is now a youth hostel with an artistic twist? In Slovenia you can.
Germany's weightlifting coach has called for seven countries, including Kazakhstan, to be banned from international competition/
Turkish President Erdogan and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin hold their first meeting after Ankara's downing of a Russian warplane.
Kazakhstan's President Nursultan Nazarbayev vowed to send anyone linked to US-based preacher Fethullah Gulen back to Turkey.
Thousands of people took to the streets of a city in eastern China to protest against a possible Sino-French nuclear project.
The head of the Catholic Church in Hong Kong has said the Chinese government is willing to reach an understanding with the Vatican.
Overshadowed by the Russian Olympic doping scandal, the sport of weightlifting has been waging its own battle against drug cheats.
An Indian bank on Monday issued the first ever offshore rupee-denominated bond in London.
Kazakhstan's state oil company KazMunaiGas on Wednesday threatened to seek international arbitration against Bucharest.