Thousands of antigovernment protesters have gathered in Moldova's capital and other towns, demanding an end to widespread corruption and calling for better governance.
Hundreds of thousands of people have rallied round the world to put pressure on world leaders in fighting global warming, on the eve of the UN summit in Paris.
Russian emergency officials say clean-up operations are under way after an oil tanker was grounded, damaging one of its fuel tanks.
Turkey and the European Union have agreed on a deal to stem the flow of migrants towards Europe.
Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico says the Central European country will file a lawsuit by December 18, challenging an EU planned quota system to distribute 120,000 asylum seekers among member countries.
Russian air strikes in a northern Syrian town are reported to have killed at least 18 people and wounded dozens more.
Three more mass graves have been found in the northern Iraqi town of Sinjar, where Kurdish forces drove out Islamic State militants earlier this month.
The funeral has taken place in Turkey of a prominent lawyer and human rights defender who was killed in a shooting along with two policemen.
Ankara plans to turn over to Moscow the body of the pilot killed when Turkey shot down a Russian jet last week.
More than 140 world leaders are gathering in the French capital of Paris for crucial talks aimed at securing a long-term deal to slow man-made global warming.
A leading Kurdish lawyer and rights activist was shot dead in southeast Turkey on November 28.
Polls have closed in legislative and municipal elections in Moldova's breakaway region of Transdniester.