A government-ordered lockdown couldn't extinguish the May Day protest spirit in Greece, where demonstrators lined up 6 feet apart in careful rows in Athens' Syntagma Square.
After mass testing uncovered more than 7,300 infections, Italy's outbreak surged to nearly equal South Korea's, which had been tapering off, and trailing China, where COVID-19 is in retreat.
A french priest is believed to have abused as many as 85 boys and faces trial in a French court next year. The church tribunal said its internal investigation found he committed "criminal acts of sexual character against minors under 16."
In just over a week Francois Fillon's chances of winning France's presidency have nosedived amid a string of allegations.
A special prayer was held for France and for the more than 200 people killed by "the blind violence of terrorism" in Islamic extremist attacks over the past year and a half, including a priest whose throat was slit last month.
Boats arrive on Europe's shores daily, or sink on the way—like the one that capsized off Turkey's coast on Saturday, killing at least 37 people including babies and other young children. Images from the latest tragedy, including the bodies of children, failed to generate the same level of shock.