A comedian with no political experience was the top vote-getter in Ukraine's presidential election on Sunday, an exit poll predicted, but said he fell well short of the absolute majority needed to win outright.
Yellow vest activists protested across France to support an activist injured last week in a confrontation with police and to show that they remain mobilized against the government's economic policies.
The Rolling Stones are postponing their latest tour so singer Mick Jagger can receive medical treatment.
British lawmakers have rejected the government's Brexit deal for a third time, leaving the UK facing the stark prospect of a chaotic departure from the European Union in just two weeks.
Agnes Varda, the French New Wave pioneer who for decades beguiled, challenged and charmed moviegoers in films that inspired generations of filmmakers, has died. She was 90.
US President Donald Trump says he is likely to shut down America's southern border next week unless Mexican authorities immediately halt all illegal immigration.
Former Otago and Highlanders first five Hayden Parker maintained a perfect goalkicking record for the season - 27 from 27 - as the Sunwolves beat the Waratahs last night.
Pope Francis has set the record straight about why he pulled his hand away when throngs of people lined up this week to kiss his ring: for fear of spreading germs.
The European Union parliament has voted overwhelmingly to impose a wide-ranging ban on single-use plastics to counter pollution from discarded items that end up in waterways and fields.
Facebook is extending its ban on hate speech to prohibit the promotion and support of white nationalism and white separatism.
A US man has pleaded guilty to kidnapping 13-year-old Jayme Closs, held captive for 88 days, and of killing her parents.
A county in New York has declared a state of emergency over a measles outbreak that has infected more than 150 people.
Infuriating Chicago's mayor and police chief, prosecutors have abruptly dropped all charges against 'Empire' actor Jussie Smollett who is accused of faking a racist attack on himself.
Austria's leader has called for authorities to "ruthlessly" investigate possible ties between an Austrian nationalist group and the alleged Christchurch mosque gunman.
A man who stabbed two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova in her home was sentenced to eight years in prison on Tuesday.
British MPs have seized a measure of control over the stalled Brexit process from Prime Minister Theresa May's foundering government, setting up a series of votes that could dramatically alter the course of the UK's departure from the EU.
An injury to Cristiano Ronaldo exacerbated Portugal's frustrating start to its European Championship title defence, but things couldn't be going much better for England and France.
Indonesian police say they have found geckos and chameleons in the luggage of a Russian tourist arrested for allegedly trying to smuggle a drugged orangutan out of Bali.