Rome’s first female mayor is under investigation over the appointment of the brother of her former right-hand man, who is currently in custody suspected of…
Italy’s Constitutional Court plays a regular part in Italian politics but the country’s new electoral law, or Italicum as its known, may give it a reduced role in…
This is the Brief from Brussels, a roundup of the top stories from Europe’s de facto political capital.
The UK Supreme Court has confirmed that parliament must be given a vote before the process to exit the European Union can begin.
Ministers are reportedly pinning their hopes on a short bill or motion in parliament, narrowly focused on Article 50 and making it difficult for lawmakers to amend.
White supremacist Dylann Roof has been sentenced to death for the racially motivated killing of nine black parishioners in a South Carolina church Last month Roof was found guilty of 33 federal charge
A prosecutor at Greece’s Supreme Court has recommended rejecting an extradition request for two out of eight Turkish soldiers who fled their home country after a failed coup attempt in…
The European Court of Human Rights has ruled that Muslim girls in Switzerland must attend mixed school swimming lessons.
Israel’s Prime Minister has joined calls to pardon a soldier convicted of manslaughter for shooting dead a wounded Palestinian.
The Israeli public is split following a guilty verdict in the Elor Azaria manslaughter case.
The head of the International Monetary Fund goes on trial in Paris over her role in a state payout to businessman Bernard Tapie when she was finance minister.
The Brexit debate is stirred up further. The UK government's Supreme Court appeal over who can begin exit negotiations has started.
Former football coach Barry Bennell faces eight new charges of sex assault against a boy under the age of 14British former football coach Barry Bennell was charged on Tuesday with eight historical offences of sexual assault against a boy under the age of 14.
British former football coach Barry Bennell was charged on Tuesday with eight historical offences of sexual assault against a boy under the age of 14.
The who, what, why, where and when of the UK's unprecedented Supreme Court hearing.
The terminally ill 14-year-old's body has been frozen in the hope she could be brought back to life in future.
The Christian and ethnic Chinese governor of Jakarta, Indonesia, is to be investigated on allegations of blasphemy.
A Dutch court ruled on Friday that prosecutors can pursue anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders over comments in which he led a roomful of supporters in chanting that they wanted “fewer” Moroccans in th
Austria has put back the re-run of its presidential election because of a technical problem with ballot papers.
German tech entrepreneur Kim Dotcom is fighting to have the appeal hearing on his extradition from New Zealand livestreamed on YouTube.
A 35-year-old man has been charged with second-degree murder in connection with the deaths of a imam and his assistant at the weekend.
An arrest warrant has been issued for one of Turkey’s most celebrated football players – former international striker Hakan Sukur.
Turkish prosecutors are seeking five-year jail sentences for the head of the People’s Democratic Party (HDP), Selahattin Demirtas and another pro-Kurdish MP Sirri Sureyya…
The US Drug Enforcement Administration has denied requests to loosen the classification of marijuana as a dangerous drug with no medical use.
Spanish media say the Barcelona player was convicted of the multi-million euro fraud along with his father. The sentence can be appealed.
Egypt’s former President Mohamed Mursi has been given another life sentence after a court in Cairo found him guilty of espionage and leaking state secrets.
A former Miss Turkey has been given a 14-month suspended jail sentence for insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.