The Catholic Church in Ireland may be facing yet another major scandal involving children: 796 babies and toddlers were buried in a mass grave outside a home for unmarried mothers, run by Catholic nuns.
A local researcher has discovered the names and the causes of death of 796 children buried at Tuam, County Galway. The revelation has caused widespread revulsion in Ireland and across the world.
However, there has also been some anger in Tuam as residents have criticized the sensationalism surrounding the story.
President Francois Hollande says France is acting against terrorism in the face of threats. Prime Minister Manuel Valls says France will not negotiate with a group that took a hiker hostage in Algeria on Sunday.
Spain's conservative government has abandoned plans for more restrictive laws on abortion. The proposal's champion, Justice Minister Alberto Ruiz-Gallardon, has resigned in protest.
People are living in fear in the areas of eastern Ukraine under pro-Russian separatist control. Human rights activists have sounded the alarm amid reports of widespread physical abuse and arbitrary punishment.
Our reporter Annabelle Steffes was on location in Munich – these are her experiences from the opening weekend of the Wiesn.