Vatican, China sign landmark accord on appointing bishops

Could be precursor to resumption of relations with Beijing

Italy PM spokesman threatens vendetta if Treasury fails to find funds for welfare reform

Italy's prime ministerial spokesman has warned that the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement in the coalition...

Thousands march in Warsaw demanding higher public sector pay

Thousands of protesters marched through the Polish capital on Saturday demanding higher public sector pay, piling...

Gunmen kill 24, including 12 guards, in attack on Iran military parade

Frantic soldiers under fire, women and children flee

Search for ferry disaster survivors goes on as toll tops 160

Divers heard sounds that suggested signs of life

China shuts thousands of websites in clean-up campaign

Targeted content spread 'improper values, vulgarity and obscenity'

Watch: Trump vows to get rid of 'lingering stench' at Justice Department

New York Times exposes plan to record US President

Indian police arrest bishop accused of raping nun in Kerala state

Police in the south Indian state of Kerala have arrested a Roman Catholic bishop accused of raping a nun, a day...

Pope accepts resignation of two more Chilean bishops following abuse scandal

Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of two more Chilean bishops, the Vatican said on Friday, in his latest...

'Bombshell'? EU court to hear case on halting Brexit

A legal appeal to decide if Britain alone can change its mind about leaving the European Union should be given...

May tells EU: Come up with new proposals to break Brexit impasse

British Prime Minister Theresa May told the European Union on Friday that it should come up with an alternative...

Italian PM Conte convenes ministers to try to break budget impasse

Coalition parties pushing for more spending

EU Commission steps up legal cases against Poland, Britain - source

Official announcement on Monday

EU, Britain must treat each other like 'loving hedgehogs' - Juncker

Leaders agreed at summit to push for deal next month

World waste could grow 70% as cities boom, warns World Bank

Third of waste is dumped without treatment

US sanctions China for buying Russian fighter jets, missiles

Purchase breaches election-related sanctions

Seven people shot in Syracuse, New York: reports

Shooting took place at wake for cancer victim

136 confirmed dead in Tanzania ferry sinking; death toll expected to rise

Ferry sank just metres from the dock with 300 onboard

Italy's government allies seek higher deficit to spur growth

Italy's ruling parties want to spur economic growth by setting next year's budget deficit target at more than two...

Flight of India's Jet Airways loses cabin pressure, causes minor injuries to 30

Aircraft had to turn back