A couple of months ago, the world was in awe when France had its youngest leader ever in Emmanuel Macron. European politics seem to be dominated by the young, and this time around Austria is set to have the world's youngest leader, a 31 year old conservative called Sebastian Kurz.
Catalonia will declare independence from Spain in a matter of days, the leader of the autonomous region has told the BBC.
Turkey has signed a controversial deal with Russia to arm its forces with Russian S-400 anti-aircraft missiles.
How much is a life worth? Germany and Namibia are reportedly discussing reparations for the massacre of around 65,000 Herero and 10,000 Nama people by the Germans between 1904 and 1908.
A Russian airliner carrying 224 passengers crashed into a mountainous area of Egypt's Sinai peninsula on Saturday shortly after losing radar contact near cruising altitude, killing all aboard.
French artist Abraham Poincheval, who famously spent a week inside a rock and two weeks inside a bear sculpture, has succeeded in hatching nine chicken eggs after incubating them for some three weeks.
Poincheval embarked on his latest project in late March of imitating a mother hen by incubating some 10 eggs with his own body heat inside a glass vivarium at Paris' Palais de Tokyo contemporary art museum.
At the time, he estimated it would take 21-26 days for the eggs to hatch and the first did so on Tuesday. A spokeswoman for the museum said on Thursday nine had hatched and the chicks were on their way to a farm.
For the endeavor, Poincheval sat on a chair, wrapped in an insulating blanket, over a container with the eggs. He could leave his seat for no more than 30 minutes a day for meals.
Earlier this year, the artist spent a week inside a block of stone, while in 2014, he lived in a hollowed-out bear sculpture for two weeks.
When the civil war in Syria broke out in 2011, no one at the time, at least in the Middle East, thought it was going to last this long for many reasons. For one, the Syrian regime is known to be a ruthless and extremely violent regime. Given this, it could be assumed that the regime had no public support to hold on to power amid all the turmoil that took place following the regime fall in Tunisia, Libya, Egypt and Yemen and the public uprisings that led to these results.
The Italian Coast Guard is questioning the crew of a German rescue ship on the isle of Lampedusa, amid a dispute over Italy's code of conduct for handling migrants at sea.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has announced that 755 staff must leave US diplomatic missions, in retaliation for new US sanctions against Moscow.