Greek police have broken up an attempt by Golden Dawn to hand out food to only Greeks, in defiance of a municipal ban, with Giorgos Kaminis, the city's mayor, saying one of the ultra-nationalist party's politicians tried to punch him and draw a gun.
Pope Francis has condemned the conditions of workers who died in a Bangladesh factory collapse last week as "slave labour," saying unjust salaries and the unbridled quest for profits were "against God".
Police in Istanbul have clashed with protesters trying to reach the city's main square to mark May Day.
Italy's prime minister has urged the European Union to drop its insistence on austerity policies and promote initiatives fostering growth instead.
Dutch Crown Prince Willem-Alexander has been installed as Europe's youngest monarch after his mother, Queen Beatrix, abdicated, making way for a new generation of Dutch royals.
Egypt has walked out of a round of global nuclear talks in protest at what it called the failure to implement a 1995 resolution for a Middle East as a zone free of nuclear weapons.
Europe's human rights court has said that Ukraine's jailing of former prime minister Yulia Tymoshenko was a politically-motivated violation of her rights.
A Kosovo court has sentenced five doctors for up to eight years in prison for involvement in an international organ trafficking ring.
Italy's new prime minister has sought an end to the political deadlock that has marred the recession-hit country since February.
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