Union and women’s rights activists picketed the Indonesian in the Philippines, to appeal for Jakarta to spare a Filipino mother of two scheduled to be executed by firing squad. The activists vowed to stay outside the embassy until Indonesia stops the execution of Mary Jane Veloso or a second appeal filed by her lawyers is granted. Photograph: Francis R Malasig/EPA 0:37

International condemnation of Indonesia’s plan to execute convicted drug smugglers by firing squad as early as Tuesday is increasing, with Australia (...)

 A flower-laying ceremony in the Armenian capital Yerevan to mark the centenary of the mass killings of up to 1.5 million Armenians by Ottoman Turks. Photograph: Vahram Baghdasaryan/EPA

Armenia has marked the centenary of a mass killing of Armenians by Ottoman Turks with a simple flower-laying ceremony attended by foreign leaders, as (...)

The Hotel-Dieu hospital where Sid-Ahmed Ghlam, a computer science student suspected of plotting attacks on churches and murdering a young French woman, is undergoing police questioning in Paris. Photograph: Yoan Valat/EPA

An Algerian student of computer science has been arrested for plotting to attack one or two churches in Villejuif outside Paris, French authorities s(...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel, who along with her French counterpart François Hollande,  has been notably quiet in their public comments on the trade pact. Photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty Images

European Commission officials travel across the Atlantic next week for talks on the European Union-United States trade deal as the ninth round of n(...)

Paris’ mayor Anne Hidalgo addresses journalists following a vote at the city council to organise the 2024 Olympics, a key step in the process to host the games for a third time. Photo: Patrick Kovarik/Getty Images

Paris took a decisive step towards a 2024 Summer Olympic bid on Monday when the City Hall backed the French aspirations to bring the Games back to the(...)

France’s President Francois Hollande (left)  with French diplomat Laurent Stefanini. File photograph: Bertrand Langlois/AFP/Getty Images

Paris will not withdraw the nomination of career diplomat Laurent Stefanini as ambassador to the Holy See, sources at the Élysée Palace and the foreig(...)

Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras and Russian president Vladimir Putin attend a signing ceremony at the Kremlin in Moscow. Photograph: AFP Photo

Ever since the election of the Syriza-led government just over two months ago the shadow of Russia has been a looming presence in the current Greek st(...)

A European Union (EU) flag, left, flies alongside a Greek national flag beneath the Parthenon temple on Acropolis Hill in Athens. Photograph: Yorgos Karahalis/Bloomberg

Thomas Piketty, the French economist whose 2013 book on wealth inequality became an international bestseller, said he sees a risk of politicians in th(...)

An image grab taken on April 9, 2015 from a video on TV5Monde Facebook account shows a message that appeared on French television network TV5Monde’s Facebook account while it was hacked by individuals claiming to belong to the Islamic State group. Photograph: TV5 Monde/AFP/Getty Images 1:01

French broadcaster TV5Monde is working to regain control over its 11 channels and websites after an “extremely powerful” cyber attack claimed by the s(...)

Women sitting in a car flash the “V for Victory” sign as they celebrate on Valiasr street in northern Tehran  after the announcement of an agreement on Iran nuclear talks. Iran and global powers sealed a deal on plans to curb Tehran’s chances for getting a nuclear bomb, laying the ground for a new relationship between the Islamic republic and the West. Photo: Atta Kenreatta/AFP 1:49

Iran and world powers reached a framework agreement on Friday on curbing Iran’s nuclear programme for at least a decade, a step towards a final pact t(...)