Prince Henrik of Denmark, the husband of Queen Margrethe II and who publicly expressed his frustration at being denied the title of king, has died, the royal house said on Wednesday. He was 83 years old.
Israeli police have recommended that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is charged with bribery, fraud and breach of trust in two corruption investigations against him. A final decision will be made by the attorney general.
Denmark's ailing Prince Henrik, the husband of Queen Margrethe II, has been transferred to a royal palace north of Copenhagen where he wishes to spend the final moments of his life, the royal house said on Tuesday.
Dutch Foreign Minister Halbe Zijlstra announced his resignation on Tuesday, just a day after he admitted to having repeatedly lied about attending a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin more than a decade ago.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who has been holed up in the Ecuadorian embassy in London for nearly six years to escape extradition to Sweden, has lost his latest bid to have his British arrest warrant dropped.
South Africa's ruling ANC party has formally asked President Jacob Zuma, who has been accused of corruption amid falling popularity, to promptly resign as head of state. It would allow the party's new leader to take over.
Dutch Foreign Minister Halbe Zijlstra, who is due to travel to Moscow this week to meet with his Russian counterpart, has admitted to lying about a supposed meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin more than a decade ago.
A Saratov Airlines plane carrying more than 70 people has crashed on the outskirts of the Russian capital of Moscow, killing everyone on board, local officials say. The cause of the crash was not immediately known.
Icelandic composer Jóhann Jóhannsson, who was well-known for music for movies such as "The Theory of Everything" and "Sicario," has unexpectedly died in Germany, his manager said on Saturday. He was 48 years old.
The North Korean capital of Pyongyang was sealed off late Wednesday in preparation of a major military parade to commemorate the founding of its army, witnesses said. It will take place on the eve of the Winter Olympics in South Korea.
The death toll from the strong earthquake that struck eastern Taiwan rose to at least 6 on Wednesday, officials said as rescue work continued. More than 250 people were injured and 76 others remain unaccounted-for.
A strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.4 has struck just off the eastern coast of Taiwan, causing several buildings to collapse and killing at least two people, local officials and witnesses say. More than 100 people have been injured.
The British arrest warrant against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange remains valid, a court in London ruled on Tuesday, saying that he must surrender to the authorities before judges are able to consider his defense for jumping bail.
Stock markets in Asia plummeted Tuesday after the worst sell-off on Wall Street in more than 6 years over signs of higher inflation and interest rates. It came as futures for U.S. markets suggested that more losses are still to come.