Germany's president has called for English to be made the language of the European Union as he appealed to the UK to stay in the EU.
Why should I care what happens?
The head of U.S. tire maker Titan launched a vitriolic attack on French productivity after the country's socialist government suggested he buy a tire factory in the north of France.
When the resignation of the Pope was announced earlier in the week, the news seemed bizarre, almost unbelievable.
He arrived – in his own words, eight years ago – as "a simple, humble worker in God's vineyard".
Pope Benedict said on Monday he will resign on February 28 because he no longer has the strength to fulfil the duties of his office, becoming the first pontiff since the Middle Ages to take such a step.
Up close, Angela Merkel is very static.
Britain is embroiled in a diplomatic row with Romania after making public its plan to target its citizens with measures to limit the flow of immigrants.
One of Angela Merkel's closest allies has warned David Cameron not to try to blackmail the rest of Europe.
Rigorous new sanctions against Iran's banking, shipping and industrial sectors took effect on Saturday, as part of the European Union's effort to force Tehran to scale back its nuclear program.