The launch of Russia's air strikes in the territory of Syria has complemented an already complex mix of foreign powers serving their interests in the civil war, an expert evaluated.
France's capital Paris has on October 1 introduced fines for leaving cigarette butts on the street in the amount of 68 euros.
A board member of the German car manufacturer Volkswagen has stated that the company's board had been unaware of the decisions, after which computer software has been installed in certain models of diesel cars with the aim of manipulating emissions tests.
Presidents of the U.S. and Russia met on September 28 in New York as part of the U.N. General Assembly, but remained of differing opinions as to whether Bashar al-Assad should lead the future post-war Syria.
On the night to September 28, a rare celestial phenomenon – a lunar eclipse and a supermoon (full moon with its closest approach to the Earth) – could be seen in Europe, Western Africa and the Americas.
As part of peace rallies in Russia on Sunday, September 27, some 200 people gathered in St. Petersburg and around 30 activists in Moscow calling on Russia to withdraw its soldiers from Ukraine and not to engage in warfare in Syria.
Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz has stated there was a need to improve the level of organisation and management of movement of pilgrims, after on September 24, during pilgrimage to Islam's holy city of Mecca, 717 people died in a stampede.
Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania have genuine cause for concern, writes British historian Robert Service in his article in Financial Times.
With positive economic growth registered in Europe and USA this summer there are also opposite signals coming from China. Gradual slowing of growth rates in China and changes in its currency policy have led to serious fluctuations on global stock markets.
Nearly six of every 10 Europeans are overweight or obese, the World Health Organisation found.