Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif was to hold talks with top EU diplomat Catherine Ashton in Brussels Monday, following fresh US sanctions on entities linked to Tehran's nuclear programme.
A knifeman stabbed three children to death and wounded five more plus a teacher in a rampage at a Chinese primary school on Monday, reports said, in the country's latest attack against youngsters.
Hong Kong -
Hong Kong activists launched their fightback Monday against Beijing's landmark decision to limit voting reforms, heckling a senior Chinese official in angry scenes after hopes for full democracy were crushed.
Los Angeles -
Treatment of blacks by the Los Angeles Police is back in the spotlight after several high-profile cases sparked allegations of abuse: a young, unarmed man killed, a woman beaten, and a producer arrested with no cause.
Nigeria's health minister will hold an emergency meeting of state health commissioners on Monday as West Africa struggles to halt the deadly Ebola virus, amid growing concern at the toll among healthcare workers.
Moscow and Kiev representatives will meet in Minsk Monday after Russian President Vladimir Putin raised the stakes in the Ukraine conflict by calling for statehood to be discussed for the restive east of the former Soviet state.
Iraqi forces, aided by US air strikes, have broken through to the jihadist-besieged Shiite town of Amerli where thousands have been trapped for over two months with dwindling food and water supplies.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives retained their grip on power in the eastern state of Saxony Sunday but now face opposition from a fledgling anti-euro party, which won its first seats in a regional assembly.