US secretary of state Rex Tillerson has drawn a distinction between "talks" with North Korea and "negotiations", arguing US president Donald Trump's willingness to chat with Kim Jong Un should not be construed as anything more than that.
Pope Francis has cleared the way for murdered Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero to be made a saint, declaring that a churchman who stood up for the poorest of the poor in the face of right-wing oppression should be a model for Catholics today.
US prosecutors are pushing to widen the scope of Bill Cosby's looming retrial to spotlight allegations that the comedian is one of the biggest serial predators in a Hollywood suddenly aware of sexual misconduct in the #MeToo era.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has agreed to hold a landmark summit with South Korea's president and impose a moratorium on nuclear and missile tests if his country holds talks with the US, a senior Seoul official said.
The most senior Catholic Church leader to be charged with sexual abuse came close to confronting his accusers on Monday in a video-linked Australian court hearing to test the strength of the prosecution's case.
Germany's Social Democratic Party has voted in favour of joining a coalition with Angela Merkel's conservative bloc, clearing the last major hurdle to the formation of a new government and a fourth term for the German chancellor.
Italians are voting in one of the most uncertain elections in years and one that could determine if Italy will succumb to the populist, eurosceptic and far-right sentiment that has swept through Europe.
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Classes have resumed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School for the first time since 17 students and teachers were killed by an expelled classmate with an AR-15 rifle, thrusting pupils into the centre of America's gun debate.
Peace campaigner Mairead Maguire has joined other Nobel laureates in accusing Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi and the nation's military of genocide over their role in violence which forced hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims to flee to Bangladesh.