Elysee shakeup over Hollande pictures

Five members of the staff of the French president are reassigned as authorities investigate pictures shot with a celebrity inside the Elysee Palace of Francois Hollande. Read More

Sarkozy wins French opposition vote

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy is elected head of the opposition UMP, but by a smaller than anticipated margin over his closest competitor. Read More

Churches; #039 & persecution;

Pope Francis as well as the spiritual leader of the planet ‘s Orthodox Christians collectively condemn the “persecution” of Christians in the Middle East. Read More

Swiss 'eliminate immigration curbs'

Swiss voters decisively reject a referendum proposition to cut net immigration to no more than 0.2% of the people, according to partial results. Read More

New Lufthansa strike this week

The top German pilots’ union at Lufthansa will go on strike on Tuesday and Monday as their dispute over retirement benefits continues. Read More