Milan (AFP) - Italy's Silvio Berlusconi wound up a community service sentence for tax fraud Friday, days before Italy's top court reviews his acquittal for buying sex from underage dancer "Ruby the Heart Stealer".
Vienna (AFP) - One of Austria's most treasured artworks, Gustav Klimt's Beethoven Frieze, looks likely to remain in the country for now after an expert panel Friday rejected restitution claims by descendants of its Jewish former owners who were robbed by the Nazis.
Addis Ababa (AFP) - South Sudan's warring leaders failed to reach a deal to end more than a year of civil war, mediators said Friday, with the latest collapse in peace talks paving the way for possible sanctions.
Santiago (AFP) - Authorities Friday lifted a red alert for the area surrounding a southern Chile volcano, whose brief but fiery eruption forced the evacuation of thousands of people amid a shower of fire and ash earlier in the week.
Jerusalem (AFP) - A driver ploughed into pedestrians in Jerusalem Friday, injuring five people in an attack that further inflamed tensions a day after the Palestinians vowed to halt security coordination with Israel.
Baghdad (AFP) - Condemnation poured in Friday of the Islamic State group's bulldozing of the ancient city of Nimrud, the jihadists' latest attack on Iraqi cultural treasures that the UN termed a "war crime".
Manila (AFP) - Super typhoon Haiyan and surging rice prices pushed the number of Filipinos living in poverty to 25.8 percent in the first half of last year despite strong economic growth, official data released Friday showed.
Berlin (AFP) - Germany's biggest companies will be required to have women fill a third of their supervisory boards from next year under a law adopted in parliament on Friday.
Kuala Lumpur (AFP) - Malaysia Airlines has increased the frequency with which its aircraft are tracked, the carrier said on Friday, a safety enhancement spurred by the still unexplained disappearance of flight MH370 one year ago.
Moscow (AFP) - Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko has ended a more than 80 days hunger strike in protest at her detention in Russia after her health came near to collapse, her lawyer said on Friday.
Brussels (AFP) - The EU formally adopted on Friday climate change targets for December's Paris conference including a 40 percent cut in emissions by 2030, climate commissioner Miguel Arias Canete said.