Every holiday season, visitors flock to the Christmas markets in Prague and Bratislava, where shining lights and kitschy decorations abound. But the cousin capitals have retained some of their unique local traditions.
Ukraine has halted its mission to recapture buildings in towns held by Russian separatists for Easter. Though the holiday has brought an uneasy truce, tensions remain high.
Police in Belfast have arrested one man in connection with the shooting death of a former leader of Continuity IRA, a splinter group of the Irish Republican Army. The shooting was carried out in broad daylight.
Violence and sanctions have taken their toll on Sudan's image among European investors. Many don't want to do business with Khartoum. Now Sudan is trying to change that and is particularly looking towards Germany.
Christians are celebrating Good Friday in honor of the crucifixion of Jesus. In the Philippines, nine men were nailed to crosses in a bloody annual spectacle before thousands of onlookers.