Francis began his overseas papal visits in Brazil in 2013. Since then he has crossed the globe, taking in nearly a dozen countries in three continents.
Opinion polls show people evenly split on whether to accept creditors' proposals for more austerity in exchange for rescue loans, or reject the deal.
Ten-month-old Melda Ilgin's inflatable raft drifted more than half a mile from the Turkish coast on Friday before she was rescued.
The high-stakes referendum likely to determine whether it leaves the euro-currency area after seven years of economic pain.
While officials say they have narrowed the gaps on all issues, some sticking points remain ahead of Tuesday's deadline.
A state of emergency temporarily gives the government more flexibility and the army and police more authority.
Former Cuban President Fidel Castro, 88, visited 19 cheese masters in a rare trip outside his Havana home, official media reported on Saturday.
Seifeddine Rezgui, the young gunman who massacred 38 people on a Mediterranean beach, may have become radicalized in one of Islam's holiest cities.
Russian President Vladimir Putin sent a "congratulatory" message to President Barack Obama marking U.S. Independence Day.
After a week in which Greece defaulted, closed its banks and began rationing cash, Greeks vote on Sunday on whether to accept or reject tough conditions sought by international creditors
Ahead of Princess Charlotte's christening on Sunday, take a look back at the royal tradition through the years.
As the debt crisis bites, a soup kitchen run by a Greek-American is not just serving the city's homeless but also residents facing economic hardship.
It's the first time that Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has made any mention of taking part in combating violent extremists.
Syrian rebels have formed a coalition to fight against government forces and ISIS. The fighting in Aleppo is the fiercest for three years, as Channel 4's Lindsey Hilsum explains.
The scuffles between police and a few dozen black clad protesters in Athens occurred during a rally opposing a deal with creditors.
Greek police fire stun grenades and make arrest at the 'No' rally scuffles in Syndagma Square, Athens.
Britain marked a nationwide minute's silence on July 3 in memory of the victims of the jihadist gun massacre in Tunisia on June 26.
Some Greeks are converting euros into bitcoin to evade currency controls and guard against the prospect that they might be devalued into drachmas.
Summer is shaping up to be eventful, with Greece at a crossroads, stocks in China falling and the timing of a U.S. interest rate rise uncertain.
Five-year-old owl Fuku-chan and two-month-old kitten Marimo have become an internet sensation after sparking a friendship at coffee shop in Osaka, Japan.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange made an apparent appeal for asylum in France on Friday, only to be immediately rejected by the French government.
Annual 4th of July Celebrations at Britain's largest U.S. Air Force base have been cancelled amid heightened fears of a terrorist attack.
The families of passengers killed when a jet was deliberately crashed in the French Alps are "appalled" by a compensation offer, their lawyers say.
Londoners are taking to Twitter to participate in what some consider a British national pastime: moaning about the weather.
Secretary of State John Kerry said negotiators working to craft a deal with Iran to keep it from developing nuclear weapons were "making progress."
Valasia Limnioti and Konstantinos Patronis' "dream trip" turned to a nightmare when their Greek-issued credit and debit cards were suddenly declined.
The island of Nishinoshima burst from the sea only two years ago and continues to grow as the volcano erupts.
The captain of a TransAsia Airways plane mistakenly switched off its only working engine seconds before it crashed in February, investigators say.
Pakistani rescue teams worked to free trapped passengers from a train carrying military personnel and their families. Twelve soldiers were confirmed dead.
The Internet as we know it has officially gotten too big for its britches after the group that assigns addresses in North America ran out of numbers.