As Syrian government forces continue their barrage on the capital Aleppo, western and Arab diplomats meet in Paris to try to find solutions.
Two years on from the Paris Agreement, a summit in the French capital has mobilized investors to fight global warming. But critics say that when it comes to government funding, France in particular needs to do more.
The Iraqi premier has announced the defeat of "Islamic State" (IS) after months of fighting to uproot the militant group. But European authorities have warned that its ideology still remains a threat to global security.
Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen has called for German troop deployment in Afghanistan, Mali and Iraq to be extended for a year. The current mandates are due to expire before the end of January.
A political solution to Syria's conflict may require "new ideas" to move peace talks forward, the UN's top mediator said. For seven years the conflict has shown no sign of ending despite several attempts at peace.
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