Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of a Honduran bishop accused of sexual misconduct with seminarians, the latest in a series of high-ranking clergy implicated in sexual improprieties with adults under their authority.
Donald Trump has sought to "clarify" his public undermining of American intelligence agencies, saying he had misspoken when he said he saw no reason to believe Russia had interfered in the 2016 US election.
The European Union and Japan are signing a widespread trade deal that will eliminate nearly all tariffs, seemingly defying worries over trade tensions triggered by US president Donald Trump's policies.
China has filed a World Trade Organisation (WTO) challenge to US president Donald Trump's latest tariff threat, stepping up its diplomatic efforts to counter US pressure in a spiralling technology dispute.
MEPs have voted to reject a proposed overhaul of EU copyright law which had received the support of high-profile musicians and the creative industries and condemnation from large online technology companies.