A square near Lisbon's port, where ships once unloaded slaves. Beatriz Gomes Dias and Djass, her anti-racism association, want to erect a memorial to colonial slaves at the site.
Jake Cigainero for NPR
German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she is stepping down from leading her party, announcing her decision after the Christian Democratic Union's recent election struggles.
More than a third of Riga's population is Russian; the rest are Latvian, Lithuanian, Belarusian, Polish and Ukrainian. Russian often serves as a linguistic common denominator in the Latvian capital.
British police say a man tried to steal the Salisbury Cathedral's Magna Carta, one of four original documents that have survived. Here, a schoolboy looks at the Magna Carta in the cathedral's Chapter House.
Plastic garbage lying on the beach in Greece. The move would impose a complete ban on some single-use plastics across the European Union and a reduction on others, aiming to implement most measures by the mid-2020s.
Milos Bicanski/Getty Images
Ukrainian film director Oleg Sentsov is seen inside of the defendant's cage in a military courtroom on July 27, 2015. He is currently serving a 20-year sentence.
Sergey Venyavsky/AFP/Getty Images