Europe

Dutch scientists test anti-ageing molecule

But while scientists are still preparing to start human trials, people are already trying to buy the rejuvenating molecule online.

Europe

Cannes Film Festival: Shoplifters wins top prize

Critics are calling the Japanese film a modern masterpiece.

Humanitarian crises

Week in pictures: From Iraq elections to Ramadan 2018

A photo roundup of some of last week's events, including a plane crash in Cuba and protests in Gaza.

Week in pictures: From Iraq elections to Ramadan 2018

Greece

Greek mayor injured after 'fascist assault'

Attack on Thessaloniki Mayor Yiannis Boutaris comes amid a spike in far-right violence across Greece.

Greece: Thessaloniki mayor injured after far-right attack

United Kingdom

Republicans reject monarchy amid royal wedding revelry

Republicans from across Europe meet in London to call for an end to monarchy amid royal wedding celebrations in the UK.

The anti-royal wedding party: Republicans dream of monarchy's end

Europe

Royal wedding: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are married

Britain's Prince Harry and American actress Meghan Markle are now officially married.

Europe

Royal wedding fever has struck

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have already broken with tradition - by not inviting high-profile world leaders to their wedding.

Europe

Cannes Film Festival: Closing movie took over 20 years to finish

Terry Gilliam persisted through numerous setbacks to produce the fifth and final version of his film that is closing this year’s Cannes film festival.

Skripal poisoning

Russian ex-spy Sergei Skripal discharged from UK hospital

Sergei Skripal would not have survived if a military-grade agent had been used, says Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Russian ex-spy Sergei Skripal discharged from UK hospital

Bosnia

From child of Bosnian war to jiu-jitsu world champion

Almir Kapic has become a national example in Bosnia of what an underdog can achieve with hard work despite the odds.

From child of Bosnian war to jiu-jitsu world champion

Europe

Cannes Film Festival: Gender equality in the spotlight

Discussions on redressing this imbalance in the film industry has been dominating the event this year.

Iran

EU moves to block US sanctions on Iran

EU to activate law that bans European companies from complying with US sanctions against Iran.

EU moves to block US sanctions on Iran

Health

Physical exercise may worsen dementia: Study

A surprising study by a team of UK researchers says people with dementia should avoid intense physical activities.

Physical exercise may worsen dementia, says study

Europe

Iran, Russia prevent directors from attending Cannes

Jafar Panahi hasn’t been able to leave Iran since 2010, and Kirill Serebrennikov was arrested by the Russian government before the festival.

Health

Study links body-clock disturbance to mood disorders

Research suggests disruptions to natural rhythm may cause decline in memory and attention span and affect mental health.

New study links body clock to mood disorders