Protesters have tried to block a motorcade carrying North Korean dignitaries to the Olympic Games closing ceremony. The delegation is led by an ex-general thought to be behind a deadly attack on a South Korean warship.
Jean-Claude Juncker is set to visit six western Balkans states hoping to join the EU. With a possible accession date named, the trip is aimed at encouraging progress towards Brussels' mandated reforms.
The European Commission president should be cautious on his western Balkans tour to discuss the prospects of six states joining the EU. Expanding the bloc too quickly would be a mistake, says DW's Zoran Arbutina.
Sridevi Kapoor, one of the biggest names in Hindi cinema, has died after suffering a heart attack at the age 54. She was widely regarded as the first female superstar in India's male-dominated movie industry.
US Democrats have refuted an earlier Republican memo alleging bias in the FBI's Russia investigation. The text defends the FBI's surveillance of Carter Page, a Trump advisor and assumed Russian government agent.
Rival far-right and anti-fascist demonstrations have been held across Italy. Tensions are high ahead of next weekend's election, which may result in a hung parliament.
Having taken almost 10 percent stake in Daimler, Geely directors plan to hold talks with German officials, sources say. The purchase is the latest in a long line of investments by Chinese firms in European companies.
The UN Security Council has voted unanimously to approve a 30-day humanitarian ceasefire in Syria. Reports suggest that shortly after the vote, warplanes once again struck the rebel-held enclave of eastern Ghouta.
The Kurdish enclave of Afrin in Syria is under attack by Turkey. According to a Kurdish affairs expert, because Kurds can't rely on foreign powers, they have allied with the Assad regime purely out of self-defense.
Twin car bombs have killed at least six people at a security camp in Yemen's southern city of Aden. The "Islamic State" (IS) group has claimed responsibility.
The Chinese Foreign Ministry has said the US risks jeopardizing co-operation over North Korea. A terse response was issued after Washington imposed sanctions against a range of targets, including Chinese firms.