But Prime Minister Stefan Lofven vowed he would be staying on despite speculation he could call a snap election.
Eastern member countries have complained bitterly of "food apartheid" or being treated as "Europe's garbage can" by manufacturers who they say cut corners on the ingredients used in a whole range of everyday goods.
Images shared on social media and Turkish television showed huge hailstones battering the streets of Turkey's most populated city and cars submerged in the torrential downpour.
More than 10,000 people had to flee raging fires in southern France this week, and several villages were evacuated in Portugal just weeks after another blaze killed more than 60 people there.
As the US Senate continues the heated debate over repealing the Affordable Care Act implemented under Obama, the IMF released its annual report on the US economy and warned about the potential damage threatened by the proposed replacement.
Terrorist group is ‘secretly restructuring itself,’ according to Turkish aid agency TIKA’s Columbia coordinator
Prosecutors said a 30-year-old man was shot to death in the west of the country, and a 14-year-old boy was killed in Caracas' Petare neighborhood, a sprawling slum in the eastern end of the city.
Bank sees recovery in economic activity
Career diplomat Vasily Nebenzya to lead Russian representation on Security Council
British minister tells media: 'Free movement of labor ends when we leave the European Union in the spring of 2019'
Counterterrorism police target 14 addresses across 9 Istanbul districts
His meeting comes after tensions rose when Berlin unveiled drastic economic measures
Johnson backed the campaign to quit the EU and said the decision had given his country the opportunity to "think afresh" about its international role, while maintaining close ties with its European partners.
25 of 37 villages under water in Cotabato after three weeks of heavy rains
Opposition lawmakers protesting draft parliament bylaw changes
Border areas between Yemen and Saudi Arabia have recently seen an escalation of clashes
Merve Kavakci, a former Istanbul deputy from a right-wing Virtue Party, which was shut down in 2001, has become ambassador in Kuala Lumpur. Ahmet Muhtar Gun becomes new permanent representative to the United Nations
Foreign Ministry spokesman urges immediate removal of 'obstacles to freedom of worship'
Pyongyang issues statement amid speculation of new missile launch
European Commission head says sanctions could impact EU's energy security