A blistering heatwave sweeping through Europe brought blackouts to France, but meant a range of ice creams for the continent's zoo animals.
Pressure is mounting on Fifa's chief, Sepp Blatter, to step down as the association's president, while the UK calls for a boycott of the World Cup.
The challenge is huge but there are some things that could ease the tragic situation.
Amnesty International is calling on European countries to come clean on their assistance with CIA operations so that justice can be served.
An upstart political party made surprising gains in Spain's European elections, but it has to turn its sudden success into long-term support.
The external struggle to dominate Ukraine has put fascists in power and brought the country to the brink of conflict.
After losing millions this year, the paper maker plans to shut down part of its European operations over the next three years.
Spy agencies in Europe are carrying out mass surveillance of online and phone traffic in collaboration with Britain, according to leaked documents.
Another boat carrying African migrants sank on Friday near the south of Sicily, with more than 30 people found dead.
As Syrians flee their homes for new beginnings, Europe is struggling to cope with the influx of refugees at its doorstep.
Bankers steel their countries against volatility in the face of a US slowdown on quantitative easing.
Growth figures from Europe and Japan will dominate this week's data calendar. Here is your guide to the week ahead.
Labour Day - or May Day - has triggered protests against harsh government spending cuts around the world, with some demonstrations turning violent.
Europeans are cutting down on Christmas shopping and pinching their pennies this festive season due to austerity measures.
Europe is experiencing its first sustained transmission of dengue fever since the 1920s, with more than 1 300 people infected in Madeira, Portugal.
Fast-track warming in Europe is making butterflies and birds fall behind in cooler habitat moves and causing worrying turnover in plant species.
Household goods company Steinhoff announced on Fridayall the resolutions required to approve the Conforama transaction were passed without opposition.
Prague may suffer from tourist overload, but if you know where to look you can still find its Bohemian soul, writes Sophie Cook.
Hundreds of people across Europe have died due to an unusually harsh winter on the continent. This weekend, Rome experienced the heaviest snowfall in decades.