Owners of cafes, where bags of hashish are sold alongside cups of coffee, are mounting a get-out-the-stoner-vote campaign ahead of the Dutch election.
Usain Bolt will attempt to defend the 200m title he won in Beijing four years ago in the same way he has already repeated in the 100m in London.
Lawyers for former Liberian president Charles Taylor have asked a UN-backed war crimes court for permission to reopen their defence case.
Charles Taylor begins his defence on Monday against charges he led rebels in Sierra Leone who murdered, raped and mutilated villagers.
Dutch prosecutors are dusting off the oldest international felony in their country's books to tackle the 21st-century wave of piracy.
A United Nations tribunal on Thursday acquitted Macedonia's former interior minister of murder, cruel treatment and other war crimes.
If Spain expects the same generosity from Russia in the semifinals that it received in the teams' first match of the tournament, it must think again.
Three days, three records. Alain Bernard set a world record in the 50m freestyle on Sunday after twice lowering the 100m freestyle mark in the previous two days at the European swimming championships. The muscular Frenchman swam 21,5 seconds to beat the time of 21,56 set last month by Eamon Sullivan of Australia.
A Dutch conservative lawmaker said on Wednesday he is making a film to highlight what he describes as "fascist" passages in the Qur'an, his latest high profile criticism of Islam. Wilders plans to depict parts of the Qur'an he says are used as inspiration "by bad people to do bad things".
If outspoken former Wallaby winger David Campese had his way, the likes of Georgia, Namibia and Portugal wouldn't be at the Rugby World Cup. Yet the underdogs have shamed their critics by scaring some of the fancied teams and proving they do deserve places at the game's biggest event.