Air strikes 'failed to weaken' IS

Two months of US-directed air strikes have neglected to weaken Islamic State militants, Syria’s foreign minister says, encouraging Turkey to tighten border controls. Read More

Elysee shakeup over Hollande pictures

Five members of the staff of the French president are reassigned as authorities investigate pictures shot with a celebrity inside the Elysee Palace of Francois Hollande. Read More

Sarkozy wins French opposition vote

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy is elected head of the opposition UMP, but by a smaller than anticipated margin over his closest competitor. Read More

Moldova in 'EU v Russia' election

Moldova is voting in parliamentary elections that are broadly considered a competition between pro-EU parties and people backing closer ties with Russia. Read More