Italy's efforts to form a government have broken down after the president rejected a eurosceptic pick for the key economy ministry.
- by Steve Scherer and Stephen Jewkes
The Dutch and Australian governments have to join the legal campaign against a power that sees little value in human life.
- by Jerry Skinner
Ireland's landslide result cemented the nation's liberal shift at a time when right-wing populism is on the rise in Europe and the Trump administration is curbing abortion rights.
- by Kiminko de Freytas-Tamura
"Jaysus. In my youth you couldn't buy condoms, be gay, get divorced or even see Life of Brian. Now we're one of the most liberal countries in the world."
- by Ruth Dudley Edwards
A mysterious man wanted in connection with the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 appears to be a high-level Russian military intelligence officer.
- by Kevin Hall
A coat of arms has been created for Meghan featuring touches from her homeland, California's state flower and the Pacific Ocean's blue.
An exit poll shows 68 per cent of voters back a change in the law.
- by Padraic Halpin and Graham Fahy