The pilots of Germany's biggest airline, Lufthansa, have called off a strike at Frankfurt airport scheduled for Tuesday.
Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko has proposed on Monday a special three-year self-rule status for the Donetsk and Lugansk regions and the free use of the Russian language there.
About 500 migrants are feared dead after their boat was rammed by another vessel near Malta last week.
French fighter jets took off from the UAE on Monday as France joined Britain in conducting spy flights over Iraq in support of US air strikes against Islamic State militants.
Gazprom is planning to pump less gas then usual into Slovakia on Monday, the country's gas supplier Eustream has said.
Swedish Social Democrats, an opposition force in the current government, have come first at the general elections.
First parliamentary elections begin in Crimea after its annexation by Russia, and all polling stations are open, acting head of the republic, Sergei Aksyonov, said Sunday.
North Korea has sentenced a US national to six years of hard labor for "hostile acts", the state-run KCNA news agency has reported, Sunday.
Islamic State jihadists have released a video on Saturday, which they claim shows the beheading of a British aid worker, David Haines, who has been held hostage since his abduction last year.
Ukraine's Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk accused Russia of trying to destroy Ukraine as an independent country and attempting to restore the USSR, reports Reuters.
The 200 trucks in Russia's second convoy with humanitarian aid for the troubled eastern regions of Ukraine have crossed the border Friday night and Saturday morning, reports RT.
Austria announced Thursday a 15% decrease in deliveries of Russian gas.
The liturgical feasts of Saints Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II are to be observed on October 11 and October 22, respectively.
The European Commission said on Thursday it is mobilising EUR 22 M to help the population of Ukrainian regions suffering from the consequences of the conflict.
US president Barack Obama has announced a sustained, US-led effort to combat the Islamic State, which would include action in Syria.
Some 70 percent of Russian soldiers have pulled back from the east of Ukraine, the country's President Petro Poroshenko has said.
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