Italy's foreign minister is working with Kenyan authorities to secure the release of two Italian nuns, who were kidnapped Monday by suspected Somalian bandits, according to the foreign ministry in Rome.
Egyptian and Sudanese troops rescued an abducted 19-member European tour group in an assault on the kidnappers in the remote Sahara borderland, officials said. The tourists and their Egyptian guides returned safely to Cairo on Monday
A French paedophile accused of raping a five-year-old boy just over a month after he was released from jail was taking the impotence drug Viagra that he says was prescribed by a prison doctor, his lawyer said on Sunday.
A British judge has allowed police to continue holding 23 of the 24 suspects in an alleged plot to blow up commercial jetliners over the Atlantic through next week, Metropolitan Police said late Wednesday.
British Home Secretary John Reid has called for closer cooperation among European countries in the fight against terrorism following the arrest of suspects in an alleged plot to blow up planes destined for the United States.
The embattled head of the European Commission Jose Manuel Barroso said he would conduct a "very limited" reshuffle of his proposed EU executive and hoped to present it to the European Parliament in less than a month.
The Italian government has urged caution on reports that two Italian women being held captive in Iraq have been killed, saying the claims are "unreliable" and part of a terrorism campaign being carried out through the media.