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Iraq inquiry: Excessive force used on protesters; 149 killed

An Iraqi government-appointed inquiry into week-long protests earlier this month has determined that security forces used excessive force, killing 149 people and wounding over...

Guinea court jails protest leaders

A court in Guinea's capital has sentenced five opposition and civic leaders to jail terms for urging demonstrations last week to protest the president's...

Coal-reliant Poland welcomes plan for first nuclear plant

Poland's government has welcomed plans by a top businessman to build what would be the nation's first nuclear power plant and help reduce dependence...

Vatican denies risk of default over structural deficit

A top Vatican administrator is denying the Holy See risks default over its structural deficit, saying claims in a new book about possible financial...