The Supreme Pontiff called on the Italian government to create new opportunities for young people after the population shrank by more than 350,000 last year. But he's not the only religious leader making a case for increased fertility...
With a valid PCR test, performed 72 hours before departure or a rapid self-test, EU, UK, US, Serbian and Israeli residents can visit Greece without quarantine.
All of the country's 17 million mink population were culled last year over risk of spreading a COVID-19 variant.
Teenagers are getting the COVID-19 vaccine in Hungary - the first EU nation to allow it from the age of 16. Children from 12 are getting it in Canada, Israel, UAE and US.
Around 30 EU citizens including Greek, Italian, Bulgarian and Spanish nationals are thought to have been detained in the UK in the past week due to confusion over visa requirements.
The Royal British Legion will recreate the moment of its creation at an event at the Cenotaph. "Since that moment in May 1921, the Legion has been working tirelessly for the rights of the armed forces community in Britain," Royal British Legion spokesman Alex Owen said.
Beyond issuing statements urging calm, can European diplomacy have an actual impact in defusing the recent surge in Israeli-Palestinian violence?
Azerbaijan denies the accusation from Armenia. France, Russia and the US have urged the two countries, which fought a deadly war last year, to de-escalate.
Fully vaccinated people in the US can stop wearing masks, authorities announced on Thursday. The guidance still calls for wearing masks in crowded indoor settings like buses, planes, hospitals, prisons and homeless shelters.
This week's violence between Israel and Gaza's Hamas rulers has killed at least 103 Palestinians, including 27 children, and wounded 530 others.
Protesters in Glasgow cheered as two men detained by immigration officials were released on Thursday after an hours-long standoff between demonstrations and police officers.
The move comes days after Viktor Medvedchuk was charged with treason, with the Opposition Platform - For Life party chairman denying the allegations against him.
Synagogues have been attacked and Israeli flags burned in protests in Germany.
Andrii Derkach was one of several Ukrainian politicians promoted by a network of fake Facebook accounts booted off the social media platform last month.
Greek politicians have been asked whether they are opening too early. They argue that 2020 is not 2021.
According to Viasna, the musician had blocked traffic by waving a red and white flag and encouraged demonstrators to clap their hands.
More than 9,000 Israeli reservists have been called up ahead of a possible ground invasion of Gaza while heavy bombardment continued into Friday.
Muslim community gathers for Eid al-Fitr prayers to mark the end of Ramadan.
Nepal has granted a record 408 permits to climbers who want to scale the 8,849-metre mountain this spring.
The German government has adopted a new ambitious plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to 'net zero' by 2045, five years earlier than initially planned.