BUDAPEST: Hungary was on Sunday (Jan 22) mourning 16 people killed when a coach carrying teenagers home from a skiing trip crashed in Italy.
PARIS: France is under a "high level of threat" from terror attack but already has a large-scale security operation in place, President Francois Hollande said on Tuesday (Dec 20), following the carnage at a Berlin Christmas market.
LONDON: British postal workers began what could become the longest strike in the Post Office's 300-year history on Monday (Dec 19) as part of a wave of industrial action that is also threatening Christmas travel chaos.
BERLIN: A truck ploughed into a busy Christmas market in central Berlin on Monday, killing at least 12 people and injuring 48 more in what police said was a possible terror attack.
WASHINGTON: Members of America's Electoral College convened across the country on Monday (Dec 19) to formally anoint Donald Trump as president, with opponents clinging to slim hopes of a revolt that could deny him power.
Tokyo - Japan has begun slaughtering about 210,000 farm birds in northern Hokkaido to contain another outbreak of a highly contagious strain of avian flu, an official said on Sunday.
ALEPPO, Syria: Some 350 people were able to leave a rebel-held pocket of east Aleppo on Sunday (Dec 18), a medical official said, despite the official postponement of evacuations of civilians and fighters from the devastated Syrian city.
ALEPPO: Russia announced Friday (Dec 16) it was negotiating with the Syrian opposition and seeking a nationwide ceasefire, as the evacuation of civilians and fighters from the last rebel-held parts of Aleppo entered a second day.
WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama declared on Friday that Bashar al-Assad's Syrian regime, Iran and Russia are responsible for the carnage in Aleppo and argued there was nothing Washington could have done to stop the war, short of a military takeover of Syria.
MUMBAI: Indian scientists have discovered a new species of spider that looks "uncannily" like the sorting hat in Harry Potter and have named it after its owner Godric Gryffindor, they said Thursday.
WASHINGTON: President Barack Obama allowed US sanctions against Iran to be renewed on Thursday (Dec 15), but in a surprise move declined to actually sign the legislation that brings the sanctions into force.
LONDON: A woman in London has become the first to give birth after having her fertility restored using ovarian tissue frozen before the onset of puberty, doctors said Wednesday.
PARIS: OPEC said on Wednesday (Dec 14) it expects some non-cartel producers to ramp up production next year, encouraged by oil prices which OPEC has fought to drive higher with a recent output cut deal.
NEW YORK: Donald Trump held talks Wednesday (Dec 14) with some of America's most powerful tech executives in a bid to mend fences with a largely pro-Hillary Clinton Silicon Valley, promote job creation and facilitate trade.