Queen Elizabeth II will use her Christmas broadcast to call for international reconciliation and to praise workers fighting Ebola in Africa.
Pope Francis is focusing his attention on refugees, hostages and all those suffering in conflicts in the Middle East, Africa and Ukraine.
The Sony Pictures comedy The Interview opens in some US cinemas and online, after a major cyber-attack and threats over its release.
A CDC lab technician is under observation for possible Ebola exposure due to an apparent mix-up in lab specimens.
Germans welcomed renewable energy, but enthusiasm may be waning with a plan for high-voltage transmission lines. The New York Times reports.
Russian President Vladimir Putin calls for a cap on rising vodka prices, fearing they are pushing drinkers towards cheap, illegal substitutes.
The Italian government intervenes in the management of the Ilva steel plant, in an attempt to reform the beleaguered business.
The Scottish FA board rejects Mike Ashley’s request to raise his shareholding in Rangers International Football Club to 29.9%.
The number of people seeking work in France has risen to a record high, official figures show.
UK workers managed to increase their output per hour by 0.6% in the July-to-September period, the Office for National Statistics has said.
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