Azerbaijan has hosted a song contest of world-class proportions but the event has focused attention on the country's internal issues.
Fans of the contest have descended in droves on Azerbaijan's capital Baku, where 300 families were forcibly evicted to make way for the contest site.
Former oil baron, in jail for nine years now, tells Al Jazeera there is now a demand for modern state institutions and for political competition in Russia.
The former Bosnian-Serb military commander appears proud and defiant, not once showing signs of regret as he stands trial for war crimes and crimes against humanity.
Prominent Russian novelists and poets led a street protest in the Russian capital Moscow without obtaining the required permit, and police did not intervene.
Anti-Putin protests on the streets of Moscow have been ticking over quietly for the past week.
I'm walking late at night up the side of Syntagma Square. There, just across the road from the Greek parliament, stands a prostitute, self-consciously overdressed and waiting for clients.
The crash of a new Russian passenger jet in Indonesia has left many dead and may spoil the country's dream of restarting its aviation industry.
Greeks of all ages voted to punish New Democracy and PASOK. It could be a long, hot summer on the streets of Athens.
Watching Francois Hollande moving around the rural market of Tulle in central France, one can see how the president-elect has won over Middle France.
Tens of thousands of people gather in Bastille Square to celebrate the defeat of the incumbent French president.