BERLIN (Reuters) - Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis has become an improbable heartthrob in Germany, where his demands to renegotiate the nation's debt fell on deaf ears but his charm and masculine appearance have not gone unnoticed.
LONDON (Reuters) - Londoners in the 17th century were never far from danger as plague, infant mortality and angry mobs menaced the capital, burial records dug up by the Crossrail construction project showed on Monday.
BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombia's Marxist FARC rebels have invited the newly-crowned Miss Universe Paulina Vega, a native of the country's Caribbean coast, to attend their peace negotiations with the government, a bid to end 50 years of fighting.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Jeremy Meeks, the California man whose mugshot became a sensation among Web users admiring his male-model good looks, has been sentenced to more than two years in prison on a gun charge, federal prosecutors said on Friday.
SEATTLE (Reuters) - A Washington state man's obituary jokingly blames his "untimely demise" on the Seattle Seahawks' Super Bowl loss, which many exasperated football fans chalked up to botched play-making.
BUCHAREST (Reuters) - Romania's foreign ministry apologized on Friday after its embassy in Paris sent out invitations for a reception and accidentally attached a spreadsheet with unflattering descriptions of some of the guests.