Iran said Monday (20 January) it will consider withdrawing from the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) if a dispute over its atomic programme goes before the UN Security Council.
A majority of people around the world believe capitalism in its current form is doing more harm than good, a survey found ahead of this week's Davos meeting of business and political leaders.
Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Friday (17 January) accused the governments of Britain, France and Germany of being "American lackeys" in the face of US pressure over the nuclear accord.
Hungary's law that requires civil organisations to disclose their foreign donors is in breach of European Union rules that protect the bloc's fundamental rights, a legal adviser to the EU's top court said on Tuesday (14 January).
2020 is the most crucial year yet for humanity's plan to dodge the bullet of catastrophic global warming, experts said Saturday, warning that the narrow path to safety was riddled with pitfalls, from the US election to Brexit.
Hundreds of Polish judges dressed in formal black robes marched in Warsaw on Saturday (11 January) to protest a draft law aimed at punishing justices who question the government's controversial court reforms.
EU chief Ursula von der Leyen on Sunday (12 January) hailed Austria's target of being carbon neutral by 2040 as an example for other European countries as she met the country's newly re-elected leader.
Malta's incoming leader Robert Abela promised to strengthen the rule of law and said the country would emerge stronger after recent events, in an address on Sunday (12 January) a day before he is due to succeed Joseph Muscat as prime minister.
New diesel vehicles are exceeding the limit for particle emissions, European campaign group Transport and Environment (T&E) said on Monday (13 January), calling on EU lawmakers to make emissions testing and regulations stricter.
EU leaders met the head of Libya's UN-recognised government Wednesday (8 January) as they scramble to contain the escalating crisis there, with Germany warning the country could deteriorate into a "second Syria".