Canada has closed its embassy in Tehran and ordered the expulsion of Iranian diplomats from Ottawa, partly because of the country's backing of the Syrian regime.
After the traditional August lull, there is foreboding in Brussels and other European capitals about what lies ahead for the euro in the autumn.
A husband killed himself during a family break in Morocco four days after his wife died when she fell from a window of their holiday apartment, an inquest has concluded.
Japan is a safe haven for global investors. So much so that the yen has soared in value.
The case between Boris Berezovsky and Roman Abramovich is the biggest private litigation battle in history.