German Chancellor Angela Merkel is meeting members of three smaller political parties to sound out their red lines before formal talks on forging a coalition government.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu says leaders of Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region "miscalculated" in going ahead with last month's independence referendum.
Chancellor Angela Merkel's Cabinet has approved extending Germany's military deployments in Afghanistan, Mali and several other nations — but only for three months as she seeks to form a new government.
Pope Francis has deplored the Somalia bombing that killed more than 300 people.
The Portuguese government minister in charge of emergency services has resigned after 106 people were killed in wildfires this year.
Bosnian Serb lawmakers have passed a non-binding resolution opposing the country's potential membership in NATO as part of years-long efforts to keep Bosnia away from the Western military alliance.
About 50 Spanish and Catalan party lawmakers have held up posters in Spain's parliament demanding the release of two pro-Catalonia independence movement leaders, describing them as political prisoners.
More than 700 German police officers have raided buildings used by a local chapter of the Hells Angels biker gang near the western city of Duesseldorf after state authorities banned the group on suspicion it was engaged in a wide range of criminal activity.
Swedish authorities say a powerful explosion outside a police station in southern Sweden has caused significant damage to the building.
Over several nights in September, some 10,000 men, women and children fled areas under Islamic State control, hurrying through fields in northern Syria and risking fire from government troops to reach a province held by an al-Qaida-linked group.
A mayor from Italy's populist 5-Star Movement says she is under investigation over a debt that wasn't properly noted in the city's budget.
The United Nations' new special envoy for the disputed Western Sahara has met with Morocco's King Mohammed VI and government ministers as part of his first tour of the region.
French counterterrorism police have arrested 10 people allegedly linked to a far-right extremist who already was in custody on suspicion of planning attacks against mosques, politicians and migrants.
Moldova's Constitutional Court says that the country's president can be temporarily suspended from his duties after he refused to swear in the defense minister.
Catalonia’s leader declared independence last week, but the Spanish government isn’t letting the region go that easily.
Britain's domestic intelligence chief says the country is facing the worst terrorist threat he's seen his 34-year career.
Several thousand government protesters have rallied outside Ukraine's parliament and some urged President Petro Poroshenko to step down.
Elections in the Czech Republic this weekend are expected to leave the European Union with yet another euroskeptic government in Central Europe.
Greek authorities say they have finished cleaning up a section of Athens coastline polluted by a large oil slick more than a month ago, and the full cleanup operation should be finished within days.
U.K. authorities say hate crimes spiked after Britain's vote to leave the European Union and following several extremist attacks this year, raising concerns about a backlash against Muslims, immigrants and others groups.