MOSCOW (AFP) - At least eight people were killed on Monday in twin car blasts outside a court building in the southern Russian city of Makhachkala in the restless region of Dagestan, Interfax quoted investigators as saying.
TBILISI (AFP) - The European Union on Monday condemned the violent disruption of a gay rights rally in Georgia by thousands of ultra-conservative Orthodox church supporters led by priests.
PARIS (AFP) - A proposal to introduce more courses in English and other foreign languages at French universities is set to be debated in Parliament from Wednesday, amid concerns that it will undermine the country's soul and identity.
JERUSALEM (AFP) - Israel on Monday announced it was cancelling a United Nations delegation scheduled to begin an investigative mission in Jerusalem's Old City, due to Palestinian "politicisation" of the mission.
LYON (AFP) - French prosecutors said on Monday they were currently not charging a 48-year-old divorced Briton with premeditated murder after he admitted slitting the throats of his two young children.