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    Catalonia's leaders slam Spanish government plans for direct rule

    Catalonia's leaders slam Spanish government plans for direct rule


    Catalan leaders have insisted they will reject any attempt by Madrid to impose direct rule on their autonomous region, as a political crisis escalates over Catalonia's threats to declare independence from...

    Catalan leaders have insisted they will reject any attempt by Madrid to impose direct rule on their autonomous region, as a political crisis escalates over Catalonia's threats to declare independence from Spain.
    Party of 'Czech Trump' wins election

    Party of 'Czech Trump' wins election


    Billionaire tycoon Andrej Babis was set to become the Czech Republic's next prime minister after his ANO party won with a significant margin in the country's general election on...

    Billionaire tycoon Andrej Babis was set to become the Czech Republic's next prime minister after his ANO party won with a significant margin in the country's general election on Saturday.
    Two Italian regions hold referendums

    Two Italian regions hold referendums


    While the rest of the world has its eyes on the outcome of Catalonia's tussle for independence, two of Italy's most prosperous regions are set to go against the establishment with a vote of their...

    While the rest of the world has its eyes on the outcome of Catalonia's tussle for independence, two of Italy's most prosperous regions are set to go against the establishment with a vote of their own.
    EU gives UK's May a boost in Brexit talks

    EU gives UK's May a boost in Brexit talks


    European leaders have indicated that they are ready to start discussing their post-Brexit relationship the UK, giving embattled British Prime Minister Theresa May a much-needed boost after months of talks that appeared to be going...

    European leaders have indicated that they are ready to start discussing their post-Brexit relationship the UK, giving embattled British Prime Minister Theresa May a much-needed boost after months of talks that appeared to be going nowhere.
    Son claims Maltese journalist 'assassinated'

    Son claims Maltese journalist 'assassinated'


    The son of Daphne Caruana Galizia, the investigative journalist who was killed in an apparent car bombing Monday in Malta, says his mother was "assassinated" because of her work uncovering...

    The son of Daphne Caruana Galizia, the investigative journalist who was killed in an apparent car bombing Monday in Malta, says his mother was "assassinated" because of her work uncovering corruption.
    Kids to sue 47 countries over climate change

    Kids to sue 47 countries over climate change


    A group of Portuguese children whose district was ravaged by deadly forest fires this summer is to sue 47 European nations, accusing them of failing to take action on climate...

    A group of Portuguese children whose district was ravaged by deadly forest fires this summer is to sue 47 European nations, accusing them of failing to take action on climate change.
    Can Muguruza steal world No. 1 spot?

    Can Muguruza steal world No. 1 spot?


    In a year when five different players held the No. 1 ranking in women's tennis, Garbine Muguruza and Simona Halep are among those hoping to finish 2017 at No. 1 as they play at the year-end championships in...

    In a year when five different players held the No. 1 ranking in women's tennis, Garbine Muguruza and Simona Halep are among those hoping to finish 2017 at No. 1 as they play at the year-end championships in Singapore.
    Fernando Alonso and McLaren 'extend partnership'

    Fernando Alonso and McLaren 'extend partnership'


    Two-time Formula One world champion Fernando Alonso will race for McLaren in 2018, the British team has...

    Two-time Formula One world champion Fernando Alonso will race for McLaren in 2018, the British team has confirmed.
    Portugal and Spain wildfires kill 44

    Portugal and Spain wildfires kill 44


    At least 44 people have been killed in wildfires in Portugal and Spain, according to officials from both...

    At least 44 people have been killed in wildfires in Portugal and Spain, according to officials from both countries.
    France may fine catcallers

    France may fine catcallers


    Men who catcall, harass or follow women on the street in France could face on-the-spot fines under a new sexual-abuse law planned by the country's minister for gender...

    Men who catcall, harass or follow women on the street in France could face on-the-spot fines under a new sexual-abuse law planned by the country's minister for gender equality.
    UK royal baby due date announced

    UK royal baby due date announced


    Britain's Prince William and his wife Catherine have revealed that their third child is due in April next...

    Britain's Prince William and his wife Catherine have revealed that their third child is due in April next year.
    Study: Insect populations down by 75%

    Study: Insect populations down by 75%


    A new scientific study has found "dramatic" and "alarming" declines in insect populations in areas in Germany, which researchers say could have far-reaching consequences for the world's crop production and natural...

    A new scientific study has found "dramatic" and "alarming" declines in insect populations in areas in Germany, which researchers say could have far-reaching consequences for the world's crop production and natural ecosystems.
    Why Potsdam is the Versailles of Germany

    Why Potsdam is the Versailles of Germany


    Situated sublimely on the banks of the Havel River, Potsdam is Germany at its most...

    Situated sublimely on the banks of the Havel River, Potsdam is Germany at its most regal.
    There's an entire German town in Argentina

    There's an entire German town in Argentina


    The wood-beamed cottages, hand-painted decorations and flower boxes overflowing with red blooms are telltale features of a typical German mountain town, but La Cumbrecita is a long way from...

    The wood-beamed cottages, hand-painted decorations and flower boxes overflowing with red blooms are telltale features of a typical German mountain town, but La Cumbrecita is a long way from Bavaria.
    Gene Simmons on Prince: He 'did it all'

    Gene Simmons on Prince: He 'did it all'


    KISS bassist Gene Simmons speaks to CNN's Pamela Brown about his immense respect for...

    KISS bassist Gene Simmons speaks to CNN's Pamela Brown about his immense respect for Prince.
    Mysterious fireball lights up night sky

    Mysterious fireball lights up night sky


    A bright glowing object, believed to be a meteor, flashed through the atmosphere above northeast Scotland, lighting the night sky and startling...

    A bright glowing object, believed to be a meteor, flashed through the atmosphere above northeast Scotland, lighting the night sky and startling residents.
    The crystal Bible to last a billion years

    The crystal Bible to last a billion years


    Researchers in the U.K. have developed digital data discs that can survive possibly longer than the human...

    Researchers in the U.K. have developed digital data discs that can survive possibly longer than the human race.
    Cricket spaghetti sold in France

    Cricket spaghetti sold in France


    This business in northeastern France is making pasta out of creepy...

    This business in northeastern France is making pasta out of creepy crawlies.
    What is the European Union?

    What is the European Union?


    CNN's Max Foster explains the origins and founding philosophy of the European...

    CNN's Max Foster explains the origins and founding philosophy of the European Union.
    500-year-old shipwreck emerges from river

    500-year-old shipwreck emerges from river


    A 15th century merchant ship has been raised from a riverbed in the...

    A 15th century merchant ship has been raised from a riverbed in the Netherlands.
    Jews leave France in record numbers

    Jews leave France in record numbers


    New data from Israel shows that a record number of French Jews have left France in the twelve months since the Charlie Hebdo...

    New data from Israel shows that a record number of French Jews have left France in the twelve months since the Charlie Hebdo attacks.