The international community must secure a binding deal against climate change at key UN talks in Paris next week, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan sought to play down tensions with Russia after Turkey's downing of a Russian warplane on the Syria border sparked fears among NATO allies of a wider conflict.
US Vice President Joe Biden arrived in Zagreb for a Western Balkans summit, highlighting renewed interest from Washington in the fragile region as it deals with an unprecedented influx of refugees.
NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg said that the military alliance stands by key ally Turkey after it shot down a Russia fighter jet on the Syrian border but urged both sides to try to calm the crisis.
France's leading Muslim body said it would create a permit to preach for imams in a bid to root out extremists, as well as a new religious body to fight back against jihadist propaganda.
Tickets to Britain's Queen Elizabeth II's 90th birthday celebrations sold out within hours as Buckingham Palace promised four days of pageantry "fit for the queen" including dancing and horse shows.
British Prime Minister David Cameron is to promise an additional £12 billion to strengthen the defence forces when he unveils a five-year strategic review on Monday.
German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said in an interview published he thought the first explosion he heard a week ago at a Paris stadium was fireworks, but soon realised it was a terror attack.
President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev met with Queen Elizabeth II during his official visit to the United Kingdom.
Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras called for dialogue with the country's top powers on retirement reforms days after the ruling coalition was weakened by a dwindling majority.
More than 1,000 people marched through the streets of Madrid calling for official recognition of crimes committed during the era of dictator Francisco Franco, 40 years after his death.
The unanimous UN Security Council vote backing action against Islamic State shows the world is united against the "evil death cult", British Prime Minister David Cameron said.
Benjamin Clementine, the experimental singer and poet with deep roots in Paris, won Britain's Mercury Prize and dedicated the award to the attack-stricken city.
The European Union agreed to rush through reforms to the passport-free Schengen zone by the end of the year amid growing concerns about border security in the wake of the Paris attacks.
Sweden has been naive about the risk of an attack on its soil and plans to beef up security measures, including surveillance of encrypted communications.
Russia plans to unveil a bronze "Wall of Grief" in Moscow next year in its first tangible condemnation of Stalin-era crimes but critics accuse the government of playing a double game.
Adele will shun streaming as she launches her long-awaited album "25," which is predicted to be the biggest release in years.
Some of the suspects in the Paris attacks took advantage of Europe's migrant crisis to "slip in" unnoticed, warning the EU needed to "take responsibility" over border controls.
France revealed it will spend an extra 600 million euros ($641 million) next year to ramp up security after the Paris attacks.
German automaker Volkswagen, tainted by an emissions scandal expected to cost it billions, said it had postponed a planned investment in China.
- Balkan states
- Great Britain
- United Kingdom
- Central Asia
- Schengen zone
- Vladimir Putin