BUDAPEST: Hungary was on Sunday (Jan 22) mourning 16 people killed when a coach carrying teenagers home from a skiing trip crashed in Italy.
BRUSSELS: NATO on Monday (Jan 16) reiterated its confidence in the US security commitment to Europe, despite US President-elect Donald Trump sparking fresh uproar by saying the alliance was obsolete.
BERLIN: Chancellor Angela Merkel made a "catastrophic mistake" in letting migrants flood into Germany, US President-elect Donald Trump said in a newspaper interview on Sunday (Jan 15).
PARIS: A conference for peace in the Middle East on Sunday warned Israel and the Palestinians against "unilateral steps" on Jerusalem and borders that could threaten a negotiated solution to their seven-decade conflict.
HANOI: US Secretary of State John Kerry began his farewell tour in Vietnam on Friday (Jan 13) giving a final push for Washington's so-called Asia pivot before President-elect Donald Trump takes office next week.
Smoking costs the global economy more than $1 trillion a year, and will kill one third more people by 2030 than it does now, according to a study by the World Health Organization and the U.S. National Cancer Institute published on Tuesday.
CHICAGO: President Barack Obama warned the United States faces a stern test of its democracy, in a speech to the nation on Tuesday night (Jan 10) that was both a fond goodbye and a call to arm.
BANGKOK: Large parts of southern Thailand remain under floodwaters after more than a week of heavy monsoon rain as the government scrambled more emergency aid to more than a million affected residents.
BERLIN: German prosecutors said on Monday (Jan 9) they had closed a criminal probe into the Germanwings plane crash in March 2015 after concluding that the suicidal co-pilot bore sole responsibility for the disaster that killed all on board.
LONDON: London Underground staff have launched a 24-hour strike that threatens to make for a painful Monday commute in the British capital, after talks broke down in a long-running dispute over job losses.
WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama admitted Sunday that he "underestimated" the impact misinformation and hacking could have on democracies, a remark that follows an intelligence report on Russian meddling in the US presidential vote.
LONDON: Prime Minister Theresa May on Sunday (Jan 8) insisted that Britain will have "control over our borders" after Brexit, suggesting she would be prepared to quit Europe's trading zone to achieve it.
SEOUL: The impeachment trial of South Korea's President Park Geun-Hye got under way Thursday (Jan 5), with her lawyers arguing there is no evidence to back the corruption allegations that threaten to force her from office.
WASHINGTON: Donald Trump has chosen for his director of national intelligence someone who could provide a counterweight to the president-elect's alleged soft spot for Moscow: a former senator banned by Russia.
TOKYO: Japanese police said Thursday (Jan 5) they were investigating the escape of four dolphins from a park in a Japanese town that has gained international notoriety for staging an annual slaughter of the mammals.