Greece, the recipient of the biggest sovereign bailout ever, now holds the EU's rotating presidency. The government pledges that the days of new rescue packages have come to an end.
Citizens of Zimbabwe have celebrated late into the night after President Robert Mugabe resigned, ending almost four decades of rule. The nation is now waiting to see who will replace the veteran leader.
A recovery in the labor market has reduced poverty and improved social justice across the EU, according to the Bertelsmann Foundation. But the gap between northern and southern countries remains wide.
Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydlo has accused European Council President Donald Tusk of using his position to attack Poland. Her remarks come after Tusk suggested her government was following a "Kremlin plan."
Widespread flooding caused by heavy rainfall in the region around the Greek capital has claimed almost 20 lives. Experts say lax zoning regulations meant it was a disaster waiting to happen.
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