Bolivia has lodged formal protests after European countries apparently blocked President Evo Morales' plane from entering their airspace. The countries apparently suspected NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden might be on board the aircraft.
Spain have beaten France a friendly monitored by a video assistant referee. The technology had an impact on the outcome, as it was used to wave off an offside goal for the French, and to allow a fair one for the Spanish.
A European Parliament vote calling for the protection of whistle-blower Edward Snowden from prosecution and extradition is more than symbolic, supporters say. But the resolution is unlikely to help Snowden anytime soon.
The EU Commission has unveiled plans for a eurozone bank deposit insurance fund to become the third pillar of its much-vaunted banking union. Germany and Austria, however, are resisting the proposal.
Six books are in the running for Germany's International Literature Prize. The shortlist tackles today's hot-button issues and bucks the trend of long novels with short, challenging texts.
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