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09/16/2019

Putin builds war chest as Kremlin digs in for the next crisis In the latest display of deepening cracks in the West's formerly unified economic campaign against Russia, France's Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian told reporters Monday that "the time is right" for reconciliation in EU-Moscow relations....
00:39, 09/16/2019

Frankfurt motor show hit by huge climate protests Thousands of climate protesters descended onto the streets of Frankfurt Saturday to protest against the role of Germany's car industry in climate change and the destruction of the environment....
00:39, 09/16/2019

Tyson Fury v Otto Wallin: Bloodied British fighter takes points victory over battling Swede Tyson Fury battles to a rugged points win over Otto Wallin as he fights for over nine rounds with deep cuts to maintain his unbeaten record in a dramatic bout in Las Vegas....
23:52, 09/15/2019

Death Toll Rises to 6 in Torrential Rains in Southeast Spain Record rainfall claimed two more lives in southeastern Spain as it caused widespread flooding, raising the overall death toll to six from the storms, authorities said Saturday....
17:26, 09/15/2019

Neymar's day: Booed for 90 minutes, then a stunning winning goal After a tumultuous offseason, Brazilian superstar Neymar made his season debut with Paris Saint-Germain on Saturday. He was met by raucous booing from the home fans in Paris before scoring a stunning, winning goal....
06:00, 09/15/2019

New Italian government lets migrant rescue ship dock after Salvini's departure An aid ship carrying 82 migrants rescued from the Mediterranean has been granted permission to dock on the Italian island of Lampedusa and for migrants to disembark, SOS Mediterranee and an Italian minister said on Twitter....
00:13, 09/15/2019

Is Trump’s America Tougher on Asylum than Other Western Countries? President Trump’s plan to bar migrants from seeking asylum in the United States is similar to a scheme employed by Australia since 2012. Europe tried a comparable scheme in 2016, but it didn’t work....
00:13, 09/15/2019

Gyorgy Konrad, Writer and Dissident in Communist Hungary, Dies at 86 Mr. Konrad, known internationally for books like his novel “The Case Worker,” advocated individual liberty and played a prominent role after Communist rule ended....
18:00, 09/14/2019

China's clout is growing on the edge of the EU, and the US is worried The sprawling steel mill is visible for miles around Smederevo, disgorging plumes of thick black smoke into the Serbian sky. More than 100 years old, the mill is the beating heart of the city, perched on the banks of the Danube River....
15:39, 09/14/2019

Boris Johnson Drags the Queen Into the Brexit Quagmire By having the crown suspend Parliament on a potentially misleading justification, the British prime minister threatened long-settled relations with the monarchy....
22:00, 09/13/2019

Transit Strike Slows Paris to a Crawl, in a Warning to Macron The government’s pension reform plan would take aim at early retirement for some people, like transit workers, who consider it a benefit they have earned....
22:00, 09/13/2019

Lies, Purging and Prorogation: Two Pivotal Weeks in Brexit Britain seemed poised at times between a proud tradition and something new and menacing, a populist flouting of customs and institutions in the name of “the people.”...
22:00, 09/13/2019

Saudi Princess Convicted in French Assault Case: ‘This Dog Must be Killed’ Hassa bint Salman, the half sister of the Saudi crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, was accused of ordering her bodyguard to hit a contractor working in her Paris apartment in 2016....
13:26, 09/13/2019

‘Protecting Our European Way of Life’? Outrage Follows New E.U. Role Ursula von der Leyen is under pressure to ditch the title “vice president for protecting our European way of life” for the person in charge of migration policy....
13:26, 09/13/2019

Britain Outlined the Impact of a No-Deal Brexit. It’s Not Pretty. While Prime Minister Boris Johnson has minimized the potential damage of a no-deal Brexit, an internal document warns of many of the same dislocations the critics have talked about....
13:26, 09/13/2019

Britain’s Government Outlined the Impact of a No-Deal Brexit. It’s Not Pretty. While Prime Minister Boris Johnson has minimized the potential damage of a no-deal Brexit, an internal document describing the government’s contingency plans warns of many of the same dislocations the critics have talked about....
03:13, 09/13/2019

Nationwide raids target Russian opposition activists after Moscow poll, says Alexei Navalny Russian authorities have staged nationwide raids on the regional offices of opposition leader Alexei Navalny, as well as the homes of dozens of staff and supporters, his team said Thursday....
23:13, 09/12/2019

Plastic alternatives could make marine pollution even worse, report finds Compostable alternatives to plastic could worsen marine pollution and have other serious environmental impacts, a report from a committee of UK MPs has warned....
23:13, 09/12/2019

Saudi Princess found guilty of ordering her bodyguard to beat up craftsman The sister of Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has been found guilty of ordering a bodyguard to beat and humiliate a local craftsman who was renovating her luxury Paris apartment three years ago....
23:13, 09/12/2019

French Court Convicts Saudi Princess in Assault Case Hassa bint Salman, the half sister of the Saudi crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, was accused of ordering her bodyguard to hit a contractor working in her Paris apartment in 2016....
20:00, 09/12/2019

New E.U. Chief Accused of Echoing Far-Right Rhetoric on Migration Ursula von der Leyen is under pressure to ditch the title “vice president for protecting our European way of life” for the person in charge of migration policy....
20:00, 09/12/2019

Russian energy minister looks to long term factors, not Trump tweets, for oil price forecasts Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak has his focus on longer-term market factors rather than President Donald Trump's tweets, he said Thursday....
16:52, 09/12/2019

Three alleged victims come forward in rape investigation into Jeffrey Epstein in Paris, prosecutor's office says Three alleged victims came forward to French authorities in relation to the Jeffrey Epstein rape investigation opened by the Paris prosecutor's office last month, a spokesman told CNN on Wednesday....
01:52, 09/12/2019

Italy’s New Government Survives Key Test, Keeping Far Right at Bay Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte won a confidence vote in the Senate for his coalition of the Five Star Movement and the Democratic Party, his second such success in two days....
12:52, 09/11/2019

Pope Francis: ‘I Pray There Are No Schisms’ In an airborne news conference, Francis said that his conservative critics denounce him for saying the same things as Pope — now Saint — John Paul II, whom they adored....
12:52, 09/11/2019

E.U.’s New Digital Czar: ‘Most Powerful Regulator of Big Tech on the Planet’ Margrethe Vestager, whose billion-dollar fines have made her loathed by Silicon Valley, has won new powers that give her unrivaled regulatory reach. President Trump says she “hates the United States.”...
12:52, 09/11/2019

Migration to Greece is Rising, as Erdogan Warns of Still More The rate of arrivals is still just a fraction of the 2015 peak, but comes as Turkey threatens allow a wave of migrants to pass through Turkey to Europe....
12:52, 09/11/2019

Scottish Court Rules Boris Johnson’s Suspension of Parliament Illegal The British prime minister’s decision to send lawmakers home for several weeks during the Brexit crisis “had the purpose of stymying Parliament,” the ruling said....
12:52, 09/11/2019

As the clock ticks on Brexit, Europe is still in the dark about what Britain wants With less than 2 months until the Brexit deadline, the EU remains in the dark about what Britain really wants, and what Boris Johnson -- having lost his majority -- would even be able to secure from his own Parliament....
05:01, 09/11/2019

Fastest-ever Lamborghini gets power boost from MIT-developed supercapacitor The Sian has a starting price of $3.6 million. But even if you have the cash, you probably can't get one. Lamborghini instantly sold out of all 63 cars being produced....
23:00, 09/10/2019

Fastest-ever Lamborghini gets power boost from MIT developed supercapacitor The Sian has a starting price of $3.6 million. But even if you have the cash, you probably can't get one. Lamborghini instantly sold out of all 63 cars being produced....
19:00, 09/10/2019

Margaret Atwood's 'The Testaments' launches in London with handmaids and Pearl Girls Women wearing long silvery dresses and others in red capes and white bonnets set the atmosphere at a bookstore in London for the launch of "The Testaments," Margaret Atwood's long-awaited sequel to "The Handmaid's Tale."...
18:13, 09/10/2019

A mystery disease hits Norway's dogs At least a dozen dogs in Norway have been struck with a mysterious illness in these past few weeks, and officials are scrambling to identify the disease....
15:00, 09/10/2019

Staten Island woman arrested in Russia for allegedly bringing marijuana into the country A New York woman has been arrested in Russia on suspicion of possessing marijuana that she said was for medicinal purposes, Russian courts told CNN on Tuesday....
15:00, 09/10/2019

Climate change: Five ways to be resilient The Global Commission on Adaptation - a group of 34 leaders in politics, business and science say the world urgently needs to be made more "climate change resilient"....
14:39, 09/10/2019

Ireland 'highly skeptical' of UK ideas for contentious Brexit backstop issue Ireland's finance minister warned that the country's government remains "highly skeptical" about proposals advocated by Britain's prime minister....
12:13, 09/10/2019

Land Rover unveils the all new Defender at Frankfurt Motor Show after 22-year hiatus in US Land Rover gave its new Defender a power boost with so-called mild-hybrid electric vehicle technology the didn't exist 22 years ago and helps give it 395 horsepower and 406 pound-feet of torque, making it capable of towing up to 8,201 pounds....
12:13, 09/10/2019

Egypt's petroleum minister advocates business over politics in gas-rich East Mediterranean Egypt's petroleum minister praised the "practical and pragmatic" approach to energy security among countries signed up to the Eastern Mediterranean Gas Forum....
12:13, 09/10/2019

John Bercow, Loathed and Lionized as House Speaker, to Step Down After infuriating Brexit supporters and successive Conservative governments, he announced on Monday that he would step down as speaker of Britain’s House of Commons....
11:00, 09/10/2019

U.K. Parliament Closes, but Lawmakers Don’t Go Quietly In the early hours of Tuesday morning, the country’s elected body was shut down in a ceremony that featured a rod, a mace and a few lines of Norman French....
11:00, 09/10/2019

Russia's ruling party takes a hit in Moscow election Russia's ruling party appears to have lost multiple seats in Moscow's city legislature, according to preliminary voting results reported by state news agency RIA-Novosti....
08:13, 09/10/2019

Police launched a search for a plane crash. It turned out to be a meteor Police in England's South West were called early Sunday about a possible collision between two planes. They launched immediate land and air searches....
08:13, 09/10/2019

UK Government to suspend Parliament Boris Johnson's government will prorogue, or suspend, Parliament at the end of Monday's sitting, the Prime Minister's official spokesperson has told journalists....
08:13, 09/10/2019

House of Commons Speaker John Bercow to stand down John Bercow has announced that he will stand down as Speaker of the UK's House of Commons by October 31 -- the day Britain is set to leave the European Union -- after a decade in the position....
08:13, 09/10/2019

Call for snap UK general election fails (again) for Boris Johnson Boris Johnson's second attempt to call a snap general election was roundly rejected by British lawmakers on Monday night, in yet another stunning defeat for the Prime Minister....
08:13, 09/10/2019

Brexit Live Updates: John Bercow to Step Down as Speaker Legislation to prevent a no-deal Brexit gained formal approval, and Prime Minister Boris Johnson is likely to be rebuffed in his second try for a general election....
19:26, 09/09/2019

Pilots’ Strike Prompts British Airways to Cancel 1,700 Flights The travel plans of about 195,000 passengers were upended after the airline canceled all flights scheduled for Monday and Tuesday as a pay dispute drags on....
19:26, 09/09/2019

Putin’s Political Party Suffers Losses in Moscow Election Yet the United Russia party will still form the majority in Moscow, where protests have been held this summer over corruption and falling living standards....
19:26, 09/09/2019

US Open 2019: Rafael Nadal beats Daniil Medvedev to win 19th Grand Slam title Rafael Nadal wins his 19th Grand Slam title after holding off Russian Daniil Medvedev's exhilarating fightback in one of the greatest US Open finals....
06:26, 09/09/2019

Boris Johnson's options are so bad that he might have to call a no-confidence vote in himself Boris Johnson keeps saying he really, really doesn't want an election. In reality, he wants nothing more. It's the only way out of the Brexit mess he finds himself in....
18:52, 09/08/2019

For decades, Ireland's mother and baby homes were shrouded in secrecy. Some say the veil still hasn't lifted The day after Michael O'Flaherty was born, his mother tried to see him. But, she told him, she was stopped by a nun who told her, "Go mind your own business, your baby is gone."...
18:52, 09/08/2019

Brexit secretary calls for 'creative' approach from EU to secure a deal before October deadline The U.K.'s Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay called for a "creative" approach from the EU to fix the current impasse between London and Brussels....
13:39, 09/08/2019

Russia and Ukraine Swap Dozens of Prisoners, in a ‘First Step to Stop the War’ Two dozen Ukrainian sailors detained by Russia in the Kerch Strait last year are among those being returned — as is the Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov, his lawyer said....
01:52, 09/08/2019

Greece to Shed ‘Black Sheep’ Status, New Conservative Leader Asserts The prime minister announced a series of tax cuts intended to bolster a country dogged by years of austerity and the vestiges of a decade-long financial crisis....
01:52, 09/08/2019

In St. Petersburg Election, Russia’s Political Rot Is on Full Display A crony of President Vladimir V. Putin’s is a cinch to win in Sunday’s disputed elections, showcasing the farcical nature of Russian politics that ignited protests this summer....
17:52, 09/07/2019

Russia and Ukraine Swap Dozens of Prisoners, ‘the First Step to Stop the War’ Two dozen Ukrainian sailors detained by Russia in the Kerch Strait last year are among those being returned — as is the Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov, his lawyer said....
17:52, 09/07/2019

A Mountain Top Called ‘Little Man’ Falls in Norway, and Residents Weep For five years, geologists in Norway had urgently warned that the top of a mountain called “Little Man” could collapse and destroy huge swaths of a nearby town. After the 16th warning, it fell....
17:52, 09/07/2019

Radio Free Europe Is Poised to Return to a Less Free Hungary The return of the Cold War-era service, which was used to combat authoritarianism, is likely to be taken as an affront by the Orban government and, perhaps, President Trump....
11:00, 09/07/2019

Hans Rausing, Swedish Packaging Magnate, Is Dead at 93 One of the wealthiest people in Europe, he took over his father’s company and helped bring Tetra Pak to supermarkets and breakfast tables around the world....
11:00, 09/07/2019

Ciaran McKeown Dies at 76; Sought Peace in Northern Ireland Mr. McKeown was inspired by the deaths of three children to help found the Peace People, a grass-roots organization that campaigned for an end to violence....
11:00, 09/07/2019

Merkel lands in China, caught between human rights and trade Angela Merkel was welcomed by Premier Li Keqiang in Beijing on Friday amid calls for the German Chancellor to take a stronger line on China's human rights record....
12:26, 09/06/2019

Boris Johnson's brother Jo resigns from UK government Jo Johnson, the brother of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, announced that he was resigning as a member of Parliament and government minister, saying he was "torn between family loyalty and the national interest."...
01:39, 09/06/2019

Parliament’s Next Brexit Brawl: When to Hold Elections Prime Minister Boris Johnson was expected to take his call for an early election to voters in northern England on Thursday, but the initiative is with the opposition....
15:26, 09/05/2019

Jo Johnson, Prime Minister’s Brother, Resigns From U.K. Parliament Saying he was “torn between family loyalty and the national interest,” Boris Johnson’s younger brother resigned his ministerial post and his seat in Parliament....
15:26, 09/05/2019

What to Know as Boris Johnson and Parliament Face Off on Brexit British lawmakers moved to prevent the prime minister from taking the country out of the European Union without a formal agreement, inching closer to new elections....
04:13, 09/05/2019

U.K. Lawmakers Batter Johnson Again, Defying Him on Brexit and Election After lawmakers seized control of Brexit from the prime minister, they doubled down by rejecting his request for an October election. Though a setback for Mr. Johnson, it may be only temporary....
04:13, 09/05/2019

Jacob Rees-Mogg Takes Brexit Lying Down Mr. Rees-Mogg, the House of Commons leader, reclined on Parliament’s front benches during Tuesday’s debates, offering a target for the prime minister’s foes and inspiring internet memes....
04:13, 09/05/2019

With New Cabinet, Italy’s Head-Spinning Political Turmoil Ends, for Now Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, who salvaged his position with an unlikely coalition with the rival Democratic Party, presented his new cabinet to the president....
04:13, 09/05/2019

‘Indecent’ and ‘Absurd’: Project for Gare du Nord Divides Paris The award-winning architect Jean Nouvel and others have warned that a €600-million renovation will turn Europe’s largest train station into a giant shopping center....
04:13, 09/05/2019

Fighting Back Tears, Winston Churchill’s Grandson Exits Politics and Chides Boris Johnson Nicholas Soames, the grandson of the wartime leader Winston Churchill and a 45-year Tory veteran has been booted from the Conservative Party for supporting a motion to prevent Britain from crashing out of the EU without a deal....
04:13, 09/05/2019

Brexit’s ‘Doomsday Politics’ Mean Voters May Be Last Chance to Resolve Crisis A looming election seems to offer the last political mechanism left to end the brawl over Brexit. An inconclusive result could reinforce fears that the problem defies a democratic solution....
04:13, 09/05/2019

Hong Kong's pro-democracy activists call on Angela Merkel for help Hong Kong pro-democracy activist leader Joshua Wong has appealed to the German Chancellor Angela Merkel for help ahead of her upcoming visit to China....
23:26, 09/04/2019

Heroin worth $148 million seized in UK's biggest ever bust UK authorities seized almost 1.3 tons of heroin with a street value of £120 million ($148 million) from a container ship, in the nation's largest ever bust involving the drug....
23:26, 09/04/2019

Anthoine Hubert: Formula 2 driver Juan Manuel Correa moved to intensive care in UK Formula Two driver Juan Manuel Correa - injured in the accident that killed French driver Anthoine Hubert last Saturday - is moved to intensive care in Britain....
16:00, 09/04/2019

Britain’s Conservatives Erupt Into Civil War as Unlikely Rebels Defy Boris Johnson A group of renegade Tory lawmakers — who only months ago were holding the reins of power — are trying to thwart Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s plans for Brexit....
10:26, 09/04/2019

What is a no-deal Brexit and what would it mean for Britain? The countdown to Brexit can now be measured in weeks, if not quite days -- and with time running out for an alternative way forward, Britain and the European Union are currently hurtling towards a no-deal split....
00:26, 09/04/2019

Brexit rebels seize Parliament's agenda in major blow to Boris Johnson A rebel alliance of British lawmakers has voted to seize control of the parliamentary agenda, inflicting a humiliating defeat on Prime Minister Boris Johnson and threatening to derail his Brexit plans....
00:26, 09/04/2019

UK parliament set for crucial vote as rebels try to thwart a no-deal Brexit Opposition lawmakers, alongside some rebels from the ruling Conservative Party, have triggered an emergency debate in the U.K. parliament in an attempt to thwart a no-deal Brexit....
21:13, 09/03/2019

Franco Columbu, Bodybuilder and Schwarzenegger Friend, Dies at 78 Mr. Columbu held titles like Mr. Universe and Mr. Olympia, and helped bodybuilding broaden its audience by appearing in action films and “Pumping Iron.”...
06:00, 09/03/2019

Top Opposition Activists Are Arrested in Moscow After Wave of Protests The lawyer Lyubov Sobol, the public face of recent rallies, and two others, were detained in Moscow in a sweep of opposition figures ahead of an election this Sunday....
06:00, 09/03/2019

With a $2 Billion Factory From China, a German City Lets Others Worry Arnstadt’s embrace of a giant new battery plant for electric cars illustrates Europe’s ambivalence toward Chinese investment: Jobs trump geopolitics....
06:00, 09/03/2019

Boris Johnson makes Brexit statement: Live updates Boris Johnson has warned lawmakers not to vote to block no-deal Brexit in a statement outside Downing Street, and dropped a strong hint that an election could be on the cards. Get the latest developments here....
04:00, 09/03/2019

Shortchanged: Why British Life Expectancy Has Stalled For the first time in modern history, Britons in some areas are living shorter lives, with poor lifestyles, depression and budget cuts the leading causes....
22:52, 09/02/2019

Germany's far-right makes big gains in state elections A far-right party scored its strongest-ever results in two key state elections in eastern Germany on Sunday, finishing second behind the country's major parties....
13:52, 09/02/2019

A Very German Idea of Freedom: Nude Ping-Pong, Nude Sledding, Nude Just About Anything Germany’s nudist movement, unique in the world, has survived Hitler, Communism and Instagram. It has everything to do with wanting to be free, say nudists, and zero to do with sex....
09:26, 09/01/2019

German Elections Reveal, and Deepen, a New East-West Divide Two key votes this weekend are expected to produce an advance for the far right, and add to its growing sense of legitimacy in the former Communist East....
13:00, 08/31/2019

Poland Had the Royal Castle Ready. Then Trump Canceled His Trip. Ahead of national elections, Poland’s governing party had hoped that President Trump’s visit would give it a boost and blunt concerns that it was undermining democracy....
20:52, 08/30/2019

Takis, Sculptor Who Made Art From Moving Parts, Dies at 93 His Kinetic works could resemble science projects or unfinished constructions. When they were activated, their movements could startle, educate and entertain....
20:52, 08/30/2019

In Siberia, a First Female Mayor Builds a National Profile Women are a rarity in Russian politics, as was the free election that brought Sardana Avksentieva to power. But what really sets her apart is her thriftiness....
17:13, 08/30/2019

It'll take superpowers to unseat Boris Johnson. This comic book fan says he's got them No sitting British prime minister has ever been unseated in a general election. But Boris Johnson's majority halved during the last election, and an ambitious young immigrant and political newcomer is hoping to beat the odds and make history....
14:00, 08/30/2019

Woman interrupts live TV with passionate Brexit plea A Portuguese woman interrupted a live Sky News interview to deliver an emotional speech about the uncertainty facing EU citizens after Brexit, in a moment that has resonated widely on social media....
14:00, 08/30/2019

Boris Johnson’s ‘Explosive’ Move to Get His Way on Brexit: Suspend Parliament Britain’s prime minister asked the queen to suspend Parliament, a move intended to ensure that lawmakers have as little time as possible to challenge a no-deal Brexit. The opposition called it a “coup.”...
21:39, 08/29/2019

With Brexit Gambit, Boris Johnson Reveals a Ruthless Side For years, Mr. Johnson affected a mischievous, even clownish air. As prime minister, he is showing that he can be as pugnacious as critics said his predecessor was timid....
21:39, 08/29/2019

Kremlin Denies Involvement in Berlin Killing of Ex-Chechen Commander A Russian man was arrested in the fatal shooting of the former fighter against Russian forces, prompting speculation about another assassination of a Kremlin foe....
21:39, 08/29/2019

New Government Takes Shape in Italy, Sidelining Salvini and the Hard Right The turnabout in Italy’s politics was as a relief to the European establishment. But the new coalition may prove no more stable, or less conflict-ridden, than the one it replaces....
21:39, 08/29/2019

What Did Boris Johnson Just Do to Parliament? The British prime minister has slashed the time lawmakers will have to debate and deflect his Brexit plans, with a deadline fast approaching. Here’s what you need to know....
21:39, 08/29/2019

Boris Johnson’s Parliament Suspension Prompts Protest and Resignations The prime minister’s maneuver limits the ability of his critics to prevent a “no-deal” Brexit on Oct. 31, which economists warn would be damaging to Britain....
21:39, 08/29/2019

How Giuseppe Conte of Italy Went From Irrelevant to Irreplaceable The prime minister of the last Italian government got the mandate to form the next Italian government, completing a remarkable political resuscitation....
21:39, 08/29/2019

Britain’s Queen Is a Figurehead, but She Just Got Dragged Into Brexit Politics When Boris Johnson asked Queen Elizabeth II to suspend Parliament, many who opposed his move hoped she would intervene. But experts say she had little sway over the matter....
21:39, 08/29/2019

Holidays Are a Way of Life in France in August. Yellow Vests Can’t Afford Them. France is justifiably famous for its long summer vacations. But more and more can no longer afford to go, reflecting an increasingly unequal society....
21:39, 08/29/2019

Italy's Giuseppe Conte returns to patch together a new Salvini-free government Nine days after he resigned when Italy's government collapsed, Giuseppe Conte has returned as Prime Minister to form a new one that will exclude hardline leader Matteo Salvini from power....
12:00, 08/29/2019

Doctor on trial in landmark Netherlands euthanasia case A doctor from a Dutch nursing home is on trial in a landmark case after performing euthanasia on a woman with dementia who prosecutors say may have had second thoughts about wanting to die....
10:52, 08/29/2019

Iranian journalist flees foreign minister's press pool 'to claim asylum' in Sweden An Iranian state news journalist fled from Foreign Minister Javad Zarif's press pool and applied for residency in Sweden last week, according to authorities....
10:52, 08/29/2019

German soldiers will have to wait until 2022 to get new combat boots German soldiers will have to wait until 2022 to get new combat boots, in a setback that has angered politicians and raised questions about the readiness of the country's military....
10:52, 08/29/2019

Italian parties strike deal for new government in blow to Salvini Italy's anti-establishment Five Star Movement (M5S) and the center-left opposition Democratic Party (PD) agreed on Wednesday to form a new coalition government and avoid snap elections which could favor Matteo Salvini's far-right League Party....
10:52, 08/29/2019

UN health experts warn ‘dramatic resurgence’ of measles continues to threaten the European region Europe has lost ground in eliminating measles, as the number of countries having achieved or sustained elimination of the disease has declined, the European Regional Verification Commission for Measles and Rubella Elimination (RVC) warned on Thursday...
08:00, 08/29/2019

Brazil Says It Will Reject Millions in Amazon Aid Pledged at G7 President Jair Bolsonaro suggested that he would reconsider accepting the aid if President Emmanuel Macron of France withdrew “insults made to my person.”...
22:26, 08/27/2019

How Emmanuel Macron Positioned Himself as Star of the G7 Show The French president seemed to be everywhere at once at the summit he hosted in Biarritz, using the opportunity to reassert the efficacy of the European approach to global problems....
22:26, 08/27/2019

Anti-Brexit Lawmakers Try Cooperating, for a Change Jeremy Corbyn, the Labour leader, agreed to shelve his plan to topple Prime Minister Boris Johnson next week in favor of a legislative challenge to a no-deal Brexit....
22:26, 08/27/2019

World powers need to help the US win a trade deal with China, says ex-Trump negotiator World powers should work with the United States to get a deal with China as unfair trade practices affect everyone, former top White House negotiator Clete Willems told CNBC Tuesday....
18:00, 08/27/2019

Macron slams Bolsonaro for 'disrespectful comments' about his wife French President Emmanuel Macron has described his Brazilian counterpart Jair Bolsonaro as "extremely disrespectful" after the South American leader appeared to mock his wife, Brigitte Macron, in a Facebook post....
23:39, 08/26/2019

Putin tried to smash the opposition. Instead protests have spiraled It's been a heady summer for Russia's embattled political opposition. On August 10, as many as 50,000 people rallied in Moscow calling for fair local elections, the biggest protests seen in the capital since early 2012. Now opposition leaders are cal...
22:26, 08/25/2019

Trump Aides Slam French for Focusing on ‘Niche Issues’ at G7 The orchestrated message underscored the deep rift between President Trump and his counterparts. But Mr. Trump, who tweeted about New York subways, was also focused elsewhere....
16:00, 08/25/2019

Trump Raves Over Macron at G7, While Aides Slam France The orchestrated message underscored the deep rift between President Trump and his counterparts. But Mr. Trump, who tweeted about New York subways, was also focused elsewhere....
22:00, 08/24/2019

Russian officials blame cesium exposure on 'Fukushima crabs' Officials in Russia's northern city of Arkhangelsk have acknowledged that one of the doctors who helped treat victims of a recent mysterious explosion at a military test site was found to have a radioactive isotope in his body....
17:39, 08/24/2019

Turkey Vows to Tackle Violence After Woman’s Killing Sparks Social Media Backlash Turkey’s ruling party has vowed to tackle violence against women and children after the brutal killing of a woman in front of her 10-year-old daughter appalled the country....
02:52, 08/24/2019

Putin Orders Russia to Respond After U.S. Missile Test President Vladimir Putin ordered the Russian military on Friday to work out a quid pro quo response after the test of a new U.S. missile banned under a now-defunct arms treaty....
02:52, 08/24/2019

Felice Gimondi, Cyclist With a Career Triple Crown and a Rival, Dies at 76 He was one of the rare competitors to win the Tour de France, the Vuelta a España and the Giro d’Italia. But he was stymied by the great Eddy Merckx....
01:13, 08/24/2019

Aleksei Navalny, Released From Jail, Says Anti-Putin Protests Will Intensify Mr. Navalny, the high-profile Kremlin critic, was jailed last month after calling for protests against the exclusion of opposition candidates from Moscow elections....
01:13, 08/24/2019

American Jailed in Moscow on Spy Charges Says Guards Injured Him Paul N. Whelan, a former Marine held for eight months on charges he denies, said he was in “great pain” and compared his treatment to the Salem witch trials....
01:13, 08/24/2019

Putin orders 'symmetrical response' to US missile test Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered his military to prepare a "symmetrical response" to a recent US test of a cruise missile, the Kremlin said in a statement Friday....
00:52, 08/24/2019

France opens rape investigation into Jeffrey Epstein The Paris Prosecutor's Office has opened an investigation into Jeffrey Epstein, it confirmed on Friday, on the counts of rape and sexual assault of minors under and over 15 years of age, in addition to other charges....
00:52, 08/24/2019

Climate camps are training a new wave of eco-warriors A growing number of Europeans have decided that they've had enough of inaction in the face of the climate emergency, and they're in training to do something about it....
12:00, 08/23/2019

Ireland abuse survivors say Pope must face up to Church's past sins This weekend will be a moment of reckoning for survivors around the world, as the Pope arrives for the first papal visit to Ireland in nearly 40 years amid a growing outcry over Church-related sexual abuse....
12:00, 08/23/2019

Syrian Is Convicted in Stabbing Death That Set Off Riots in Germany An asylum seeker was found guilty of manslaughter in the death of a German man last year in the eastern city of Chemnitz that added fuel to an anti-immigrant backlash....
01:13, 08/23/2019

Felice Gimondi, Cyclist With a Career Triple Crown, Dies at 76 He was one of the rare competitors to win the Tour de France, the Vuelta a España and the Giro d’Italia. But he was stymied by the great Eddy Merckx....
01:13, 08/23/2019

Ship captain who faces prison for migrant rescues refuses Paris bravery medal In a Facebook post Tuesday, Klemp accused Paris mayor Anne Hidalgo of hypocrisy for commending her work rescuing migrants in the Mediterranean, citing poor conditions faced by migrants in the French capital....
16:52, 08/22/2019

Macron delivers tough Brexit message to Johnson When Emmanuel Macron and Boris Johnson spoke to reporters ahead of their meeting in Paris on Thursday, they stood side by side but sounded as if they were living in parallel universes....
16:52, 08/22/2019

No-deal Brexit could reduce UK to 'junior partner of the United States,' says Macron Trying to convince Angela Merkel to reopen the Brexit agreement was always going to be a tough one for Boris Johnson. Wooing Emmanuel Macron will be a whole new level....
13:39, 08/22/2019

Man accused of upskirting 555 women caught in the act and arrested Police in Madrid arrested a 53-year-old man accused of recording intimate videos of more than 500 women without their consent before posting the footage on porn sites....
13:39, 08/22/2019

Italian opposition parties weigh new governing coalition after Conte's resignation In the wake of Salvini's theatrical performance, the scrabble for power — or at least political relevance — has grown increasingly frenetic among his rivals and enemies....
20:52, 08/21/2019

Italy's political crisis Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte offered to resign weeks after far-right party leader Matteo Salvini called for new elections. Follow here for the latest....
12:26, 08/21/2019

Italy's Prime Minister attacks Salvini and resigns Italy's Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte resigned on Tuesday, effectively averting a no-confidence vote tabled by the far-right League party's leader Matteo Salvini....
12:26, 08/21/2019

Flaws in Cellphone Evidence Prompt Review of 10,000 Verdicts in Denmark Data offered in court was flawed when technical errors linked some phones to the wrong towers or created a less-detailed picture of their locations, officials said....
01:39, 08/21/2019

After Radiation Sensors Blink Off, Russia’s Explanations Change Sensors that might have shed light on a mysterious nuclear accident stopped sending data in the days afterward. Technical problems were blamed. Then an official said Russia did not have to share data....
01:39, 08/21/2019

After Desperate Migrants Jump Ship, Italy Allows Rescue Vessel to Dock A ship carrying more than 80 migrants stranded at sea for nearly three weeks must be allowed to dock in Italy, a prosecutor ordered on Tuesday, ending a crisis that had grown more dire by the day....
01:39, 08/21/2019

Paul Pogba: Man Utd's Harry Maguire calls for action after racist abuse Manchester United's Harry Maguire calls on social media companies to "stop these pathetic trolls" after team-mate Paul Pogba is subjected to racist abuse online....
20:00, 08/20/2019

Russia's Putin denies increased radiation levels following deadly blast Russian President Vladimir Putin has said that there's no risk of increased radiation levels following a deadly blast at a military site in Northern Russia earlier this month that killed at least five people....
13:26, 08/20/2019

Notre-Dame Construction Resumes in Paris, but Worries About Lead Remain Officials had shut down the work site over concerns about lead contamination. While stricter decontamination measures are now in place, concerns over safety persist....
00:13, 08/20/2019

Prince Andrew 'appalled' by Jeffrey Epstein sex abuse allegations Britain's Prince Andrew has said he is "appalled" by the sex abuse claims against his former associate Jeffrey Epstein. The statement came after footage emerged over the weekend which claimed to show the royal inside Epstein's home in 2010....
17:52, 08/19/2019

Iranian oil tanker at center of a standoff between the UK and Iran leaves Gibraltar An Iranian oil supertanker that was seized by the UK, a move that came amid escalating tension between Tehran and the West, was released Sunday and was moving away from Gibraltar, according to local media and maritime tracking site....
09:00, 08/19/2019

UK faces food and fuel shortages in no-deal Brexit, says leaked plan Britain would likely face food, fuel and medicine shortages if it crashes out of the bloc without a transition deal, according to a leaked Sunday Times report....
09:00, 08/19/2019

No-Deal Brexit Risks Food, Fuel and Drugs Shortages, Leaked U.K. Files Say Britain would be likely to face jammed ports and a hard border in Ireland if it left the European Union without a transition deal, according to government documents leaked to The Sunday Times of London....
19:13, 08/18/2019

27 unaccompanied minors will be allowed to get off a migrant ship in Italy after far-right Salvini loosens his ban The 27 unaccompanied minors on board the Open Arms, a humanitarian ship carrying 147 rescued migrants, will be allowed to disembark in Italy, after a bitter standoff between Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte and Interior Minister Matteo Salvini....
07:00, 08/18/2019

With Pickets, Russian Protesters Look to Sustain Momentum Looming over the demonstrations were questions about whether the movement could be sustained past the Sept. 8 elections, and what comes after President Vladimir Putin’s term....
18:00, 08/17/2019

What a mysterious explosion tells us about Russia's 'doomsday weapon' An explosion. An abruptly-canceled evacuation. Five dead nuclear experts. And a few traces of radioactive iodine in Norway. These are the fingerprints of what appears to have been Russia's latest failed bid to test its so-called 'Skyfall' missile....
15:26, 08/17/2019

Welsh town to install anti-sex toilets that spray users with water A Welsh seaside town plans to install public toilets with measures to prevent people having sex inside, including a squealing alarm, the doors shooting open, and a chilly spray of water....
15:26, 08/17/2019

It Takes One to Know One: A German TV Star Takes On Bullies Carsten Stahl was once a feared gang leader in Berlin. Now, as a television action hero, he is using his fame and the power of his personal story to combat bullying....
09:52, 08/17/2019

Salvini’s Standoff at Sea Highlights Italy’s War on Rescue Ships The interior minister, who may bring down the government and force new elections, finds another opportunity to score political points over migration....
09:52, 08/17/2019

Scorched Portugal Turns to the Goat as a Low-Cost Firefighter Portugal is using goats to clear the underbrush that fuels wildfires in hard to reach places and abandoned lands. If only it can find shepherds to tend them....
09:52, 08/17/2019

Norway detects radioactive iodine days after explosion in Russia The Norwegian Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority on Thursday said "tiny amounts of radioactive iodine" had been detected at an air-filter station, one week after a mystery-shrouded explosion at a Russian military test range....
17:00, 08/16/2019

Referee Frappart praised over top Uefa match Stephanie Frappart's display earns widespread praise after she became the first female referee to officiate a major men's European match in the Super Cup....
19:26, 08/15/2019

Italian court allows migrant ship to dock. But Salvini says he will 'deny the landing.' An Italian court ruled Wednesday that a ship carrying 147 rescued migrants should be allowed to dock in Italy -- in defiance of a ban by Italy's far right Interior Minister Matteo Salvini....
07:26, 08/15/2019

What if Parliament Voted Out Boris Johnson, but He Refused to Go? Scholars say it has been more than a century since Britain’s constitution — a medley of laws and customs, many but not all of them written — has come under such strain....
04:13, 08/15/2019

He Gave a Bike to a Refugee Girl. 24 Years Later, She Got to Thank Him. Mevan Babakar was a 5-year-old refugee in the Netherlands when she received a present that changed her life. Social media helped her find the man who gave it....
04:13, 08/15/2019

Alla Verber, Who Gave Russia a Taste for Luxury, Dies at 61 In the wake of the dowdy Soviet era, she was called the most powerful woman in Russian fashion, ushering in Western brands and modernizing top department stores....
04:13, 08/15/2019

Iran Arrests British-Iranian Academic Amid Tanker Standoff With U.K. An acclaimed British-Iranian academic was detained just as the two countries appeared to be settling their standoff over an Iranian tanker seized in Gibraltar....
04:13, 08/15/2019

Meeting a Russian Scientist? He Might Need to Report on You Russia’s government is trying to put Soviet-style restrictions on scientists’ contact with foreign peers, requiring them to ask permission and report back on meetings....
04:13, 08/15/2019

Denmark Considers More Control With Swedish Border After Copenhagen Blast Denmark is connected to Sweden via the Oresund bridge across a 10-mile strait and thousands of citizens from the two countries commute across the border daily by train and car....
04:13, 08/15/2019

'Accidents happen,' says Kremlin as it breaks silence on suspected nuclear missile explosion The Kremlin broke its silence Tuesday on the apparent explosion of a nuclear-powered cruise missile during a test, saying that accidents "happen" but that Russia remained "far ahead" in the development of advanced weaponry....
17:52, 08/14/2019

Russian riot officer filmed punching woman at Moscow election protest A widely-condemned video that shows a Russian riot police officer punching a woman in the stomach on the day of a sanctioned protest for free elections will be investigated by authorities, state-run media in the country has reported....
17:52, 08/14/2019

Russian officials cancel village evacuation after suspected missile accident Russian authorities have called off the evacuation of a village in northern Russia near the site of a suspected failed missile test, Russian state news agency TASS reported on Tuesday. The incident last week killed at least five nuclear specialists a...
17:52, 08/14/2019

Champions League: Porto knocked out, Ajax survive scare to reach final play-off round Porto are knocked out of the Champions League after losing to Russian side FC Krasnodar, while last season's semi-finalists Ajax are through to the final play-off round....
10:39, 08/14/2019

Suspect in Oslo mosque shooting expressed right-wing sympathies, say police The man suspected of opening fire at a mosque near the Norwegian capital of Oslo on Saturday has expressed right-wing sympathies online, the police said in a news conference Sunday....
23:00, 08/12/2019

The nuclear mystery in Russia's Far North An official state of mourning has been declared in the Russian city of Sarov. Last Thursday, five nuclear specialists employed by Rosatom, Russia's state atomic energy corporation, were killed in a blast at a military test site in northern Russia, no...
23:00, 08/12/2019

Suspected mosque shooter arrives in court with two black eyes The man accused of opening fire in a Norwegian mosque over the weekend appeared in court on Monday with two black eyes and wounds to his face and neck....
23:00, 08/12/2019

Norway Police Investigate Mosque Attack as Attempted ‘Act of Terrorism’ The attack came amid a polarizing debate in Norway about immigration and Islam, and prompted the authorities to order police officers to guard mosques in Oslo....
23:00, 08/12/2019

U.S. Officials Suspect New Nuclear Missile in Explosion That Killed 7 Russians Intelligence officials suspect that the explosion involved a prototype of a nuclear-propelled cruise missile that President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia has boasted can reach any corner of the earth....
23:00, 08/12/2019

Want to See the Mona Lisa? Get in Line Leonardo da Vinci’s famous painting has been moved to a new room in the Louvre while its usual home is renovated. That’s causing some commotion for visitors....
23:00, 08/12/2019

Five Russian nuclear agency workers killed in a blast while testing 'jet propulsion system' Five employees of Russia's atomic agency have been killed in a blast at a military test site in northern Russia, the state-run Rosatom said Saturday....
07:52, 08/11/2019

Twin tornadoes whip through northern Europe, hospitalizing at least 14 people At least 14 people were hospitalized after a tornado tore through southwestern Luxembourg Friday, damaging over 160 houses before progressing into eastern France....
07:52, 08/11/2019

The reason why Europe isn't that scared of Boris Johnson European leaders know that a no-deal Brexit would wreak havoc in their countries as well as in Britain. But they're far from entering panic mode over the latest threats from Boris Johnson....
07:52, 08/11/2019

Suspect in mosque shooting near Oslo faces murder charge for woman found dead in his home, police say A man suspected of opening fire at a mosque in a suburb of Oslo, Norway, on Saturday has been charged with the murder of a woman found dead in his home, a police official said....
07:52, 08/11/2019

Power restored to London and southeast England after National Grid failure A failure in Britain's National Grid network has led to a power cut across large areas of London and South East England, UK Power Networks said Friday....
10:52, 08/10/2019

Major Power Outage Hits Britain, Causing Rush Hour Chaos Members of the public posted images on social media, which showed the underground tube network in the darkness and people having to use their mobile phones as torches....
10:00, 08/10/2019

London hit by power outage following national grid failure A failure in Britain's National Grid network has led to a power cut across large areas of London and South East England, UK Power Networks said Friday....
21:13, 08/09/2019

German plans to spend more shouldn't be seen as major U-turn in policy Berlin is considering financing part of its climate protection program with new debt, Reuters reported on Thursday, as part of its policy to help Germany meet its reduction goals for greenhouse gas emissions....
16:39, 08/09/2019

Radiation levels rose briefly after deadly incident in northern Russia, official tells state media Authorities in northern Russia detected a brief rise in radiation levels following a deadly explosion at a military training ground in the Arkhangelsk region, state news agency TASS reported Thursday....
08:52, 08/09/2019

Vladimir Putin has dominated Russia for 20 years. Will he ever step down? On August 9, 1999, Russian history changed forever when Boris Yeltsin named Vladimir Putin, his former head of domestic intelligence, as acting prime minister. It seemed likely to be a short-lived appointment....
08:52, 08/09/2019

Italian PM responds to call for new elections Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has called on the leader of the far-right League Party Matteo Salvini to explain to the Italian people why he is seeking to bring down the coalition government by calling for new elections....
08:52, 08/09/2019

Radiation Is Said to Be Released in Russian Military Accident Two people were reported killed, which would make it the second recent lethal fire involving the Russian Navy. The authorities are prohibiting shipping and sailing in parts of the White Sea for a month....
17:13, 08/08/2019

Italy’s Most Powerful Populist Rules From the Beach Matteo Salvini, the anti-migrant interior minister, has a talent for expressing the country’s id. A highly visible vacation was the latest step in his campaign for the top job....
17:13, 08/08/2019

British scientist's body found after she disappeared in Greece during a run The body of British scientist Natalie Christopher has been found in Greece after she vanished while out on a run on Monday, police said on Wednesday....
10:26, 08/08/2019

With No Boys Born in Nearly 10 Years, a Polish Village Finds Fame in Its Missing Males Over nearly a decade, all 12 children born in the farming hamlet of Miejsce Odrzanskie have been girls, an oddity that has drawn international attention....
07:00, 08/07/2019

The El Paso Shooting Revived the Free Speech Debate. Europe Has Limits. France and Germany both prize freedom of expression, but history and experience have led them to impose greater limits on speech than in the United States....
07:00, 08/07/2019

U.S.-Russia Ambassador Jon Huntsman Stepping Down Huntsman, a Republican, could return to Utah to run for governor. He was a popular governor in the state when former President Barack Obama tapped him as ambassador to China in 2009....
07:00, 08/07/2019

French boy thrown from museum's tenth floor on family trip to London The six-year-old thrown from a 10th floor viewing platform at the Tate Modern on Sunday was a French boy visiting London with his family, according to city police....
20:39, 08/06/2019

Russian prosecutors seek to take baby away from parents who attended opposition rally Moscow prosecutor's office is seeking to strip a couple of their parental rights for bringing a baby to an opposition rally in July, it said in a statement Tuesday....
20:39, 08/06/2019

Transcontinental Race: Germany's Fiona Kolbinger becomes first female winner of endurance race Germany's Fiona Kolbinger beats more than 200 men to become the first woman to win the Transcontinental Race, riding more than 2,485 miles across Europe....
13:52, 08/06/2019

Police ask for witnesses after 6-year-old was thrown from 10th floor of London's Tate Modern London police are asking for witnesses after a six-year-old French boy was thrown from the 10th floor viewing platform at the Tate Modern gallery on Sunday....
20:13, 08/05/2019

In Search of the Real Bouillabaisse, Marseille’s Gift to the Fish Lover During a yearlong celebration of its food, the city is filled with odd versions for tourists and fancy variations for the well-heeled. Finding an authentic specimen took some legwork....
19:26, 08/05/2019

Norseman triathlon tests toughest minds and bodies A 3.8km swim in icy fjords, a 180km bike ride, and a full marathon up to the top of Norway's Mount Gaustatoppen - is the Norseman Xtreme Triathlon for you?...
19:00, 08/05/2019

Shares of HSBC fall more than 1% after news that CEO John Flint will be stepping down HSBC on Monday announced the surprise departure of its Chief Executive Officer John Flint, 51, saying the bank needed a change at the top to address "a challenging global environment."...
06:39, 08/05/2019

Teen arrested after child thrown from 10th floor of London's Tate Modern gallery A teenager has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after a boy was thrown from the 10th floor at the Tate Modern gallery in central London, the city's Metropolitan Police said....
05:26, 08/05/2019

Teenager Arrested After Boy, 6, Is Thrown From Tate Modern A 17-year-old male suspect was held on suspicion of attempted murder, the police said, after the child was tossed from the 10th-floor viewing platform....
23:39, 08/04/2019

NATO chief says end of nuclear treaty is 'serious setback,' after US withdraws The official demise of a landmark arms control pact between the US and Russia is a "bad day" for stability in Europe, the military alliance's Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg told CNN Friday, hours after the US withdrew from the pact....
22:39, 08/03/2019

Father of US teen accused of killing Italian police officer hopes video will show 'what actually happened' The father of one of the two American teenagers accused over the murder of an Italian police officer is returning to the US, but his fight is not over....
22:39, 08/03/2019

Over 300 people arrested in Moscow protests calling for fair elections More than 300 people were arrested Saturday during protests in Moscow calling for fair and free upcoming local elections, according to an independent monitoring group....
22:39, 08/03/2019

Climate change made Europe's July heat wave up to 3 degrees Celsius hotter, scientists say The scorching heat wave that broke records across Europe last month was made more likely, more intense and up to three degrees Celsius hotter by climate change, a study has found....
10:13, 08/03/2019

NATO chief says end of nuclear treaty is 'serious setback', after US withdraws NATO members are on edge after the official demise of a landmark arms control pact between the US and Russia, the military alliance's Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg told CNN Friday, hours after the US withdrew from the pact....
10:13, 08/03/2019

A man mocked recycling as he dumped a fridge off a cliff. He had to haul it back up and he's facing trial In a seemingly perfect act of justice, a man who was filmed throwing a used refrigerator off a cliff while mocking recycling was told to retrieve it for proper disposal....
10:13, 08/03/2019

Climate change made Europe's July heat wave up to 3 degrees hotter, scientists say The scorching heat wave that broke records across Europe last month was made more likely, more intense and up to three degrees Celsius hotter by climate change, a study has found....
18:13, 08/02/2019

RBS second-quarter profit beats estimates; warns of tough economic outlook The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) reported a net second-quarter profit of £1.3 billion ($1.07 billion) on Friday, beating the £1 billion forecast from Reuters....
08:39, 08/02/2019

Boris Johnson Loses First Election Test Against an Anti-Brexit Alliance In the race for a seat in Wales, parties opposed to leaving the European Union joined forces and won. The loss for the British leader will cut his parliamentary majority to one....
04:39, 08/02/2019

A$AP Rocky says he wants justice, not money, during assault trial interrogation American rapper A$AP Rocky appealed for "justice" at his assault trial in Sweden on Thursday and testified that he had acted in self-defense during a "scary" June street fight....
03:00, 08/02/2019

Putin hails Trump's bid to warm relations by battling wildfires together US President Donald Trump offered Russian President Vladimir Putin assistance in fighting vast wildfires in Siberia during a phone call on Wednesday, the Kremlin said in a statement....
03:00, 08/02/2019

On First Day of the Partial Ban on Burqas, Dutch Officials Decline to Enforce It A Dutch law, criticized by rights groups as anti-Muslim, went into effect on Thursday, barring face coverings in some public places. Many officials say it’s not a priority....
02:39, 08/02/2019

Boris Johnson’s ‘Awesome Foursome’ U.K. Tour Highlights Brexit Rancor After visiting Scotland and Wales, Mr. Johnson ended a three-day tour of the U.K. in Northern Ireland, amid more warnings of what Brexit could bring....
18:39, 08/01/2019

One Victim of Brexit Doubts: Bank of England’s Powers of Prediction Britain’s central bank said that economic growth has probably flattened, weighed down by global concerns and uncertainty over the coming departure from the European Union....
18:39, 08/01/2019

Boris Johnson Faces First Election Test Against an Anti-Brexit Alliance In the race for a seat in Wales, parties opposed to leaving the European Union have joined forces. A loss for the British leader would cut his parliamentary majority to one....
18:39, 08/01/2019

New report shows spike in British anti-Semitism The Community Security Trust (CST), a charity that monitors anti-Semitism in Britain, said there were 892 recorded incidents in the first six months of 2019 -- a 10% increase compared to the same period last year....
07:26, 08/01/2019

200 Reindeer Starved to Death. Experts Call It a Sign of Climate Change. Scientists surveying reindeer populations in Norway said the deaths occurred on iced pastures in the Arctic, a result of global warming’s effect on a vulnerable ecosystem....
21:00, 07/31/2019

Former Audi boss charged in the VW diesel scandal that won't die Nearly four years after the automaker admitted cheating on diesel emissions tests, and after Volkswagen has now spent more than 30 billion euros on fines, settlements and other costs, its diesel emissions scandal continues to take a toll....
20:39, 07/31/2019

Police make arrest in gruesome murder of Russian Instagram star Moscow police said Wednesday they had made an arrest in the headline-grabbing murder of a Russian Instagram star, according to a statement released by the Russian Ministry of Interior (MVD)....
19:26, 07/31/2019

Dubai princess seeks court order to prevent child's forced marriage The sixth wife of the billionaire ruler of Dubai has applied to a London court for an order to prevent one of her children from being forced into marriage, news agencies reported....
19:26, 07/31/2019

US teen accused of killing Italian police officer was charged over an assault in California California teen accused of murdering an Italian police officer in Rome had been previously charged in an assault in the United States, according to a source with knowledge of the events following the incident....
19:26, 07/31/2019

Prince Harry Plans 2 Children ‘Maximum,’ for the Sake of the Planet “We are the one species on this planet that seems to think that this place belongs to us, and only us,” the British royal said in an issue of British Vogue....
17:00, 07/31/2019

Blindfolding US teen accused of killing officer 'unacceptable,' says prosecutor -- but interrogation is still valid Blindfolding one of the two American teenagers accused of murdering Mario Cerciello Rega, an Italian police officer, was "grave and unacceptable," Rome's chief prosecutor said Tuesday, but insisted that the suspect's interrogation was still valid....
11:52, 07/31/2019

Greenland is melting in a heatwave. That's everyone's problem Greenland is home to world's second-largest sheet. And when it melts significantly -- as it is expected to do this year -- that has huge knock-on effects for sea levels and weather across the globe....
11:52, 07/31/2019

You Can Read Yuval Noah Harari’s Book in Russian, Except for the Parts About Russia The translation of “21 Lessons for the 21st Century” removed or altered passages critical of Putin’s administration, as well as references to the author’s sexuality....
16:39, 07/30/2019

The bones found in the Vatican's cemetery are "too old" to belong to the missing teenager Emanuela Orlandi The Vatican has said human remains discovered during an excavation earlier in July do not belong to missing teenager Emanuela Orlandi, again dashing hopes that the decades-long mystery of her disappearance would finally be solved....
13:52, 07/30/2019

A$AP Rocky pleads not guilty to assault as Stockholm trial begins American rapper A$AP Rocky pleaded not guilty to assault charges in a Swedish court on Tuesday, on the first day of a trial that has grabbed the attention of US President Donald Trump and the world's media....
13:52, 07/30/2019

Protesters are taking to the streets in Moscow. The Kremlin is watching to see if others will do the same It's marching season in Moscow: Over the weekend, police detained more than 1,000 people in protests over municipal elections scheduled for September....
01:26, 07/30/2019

Kremlin critic Navalny points blame at Russian authorities for mysterious allergic reaction Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny on Monday questioned whether Russian authorities were to blame for a mysterious allergic reaction that left him hospitalized....
01:26, 07/30/2019

As Italy Mourns Slain Officer, Photo Raises Questions Over a Confession The police say two American teenagers confessed to the attack. A widely circulated image shows one of the suspects sitting handcuffed and blindfolded before his interrogation....
00:13, 07/30/2019

In Push to Leave One Union, U.K.’s Boris Johnson Risks Another Amid rising tension over the risk of a “no deal” Brexit, Mr. Johnson made his first official visit as prime minister to Scotland. He was met in Edinburgh with jeers and boos....
00:13, 07/30/2019

Italian officer allegedly killed by American teens was stabbed with knife brought from US, say police Mario Cerciello Rega, the Italian policeman who was allegedly killed by teenage American tourists Finnegan Lee Elder and Gabriel Natale Hjorth was stabbed 11 times with a knife carried into Italy from the United States, according to police in Rome....
18:39, 07/29/2019

200 reindeer died on an Arctic Island -- and researchers think climate change is to blame More than 200 reindeer have been found dead this summer in the Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard -- and climate change appears to be the killer, researchers say....
18:39, 07/29/2019

Trump threatened to classify Antifa as a terrorist group. Germans hit back President Donald Trump's threat to label anti-fascism protest movement Antifa a terrorist organization has prompted a backlash in Germany, where thousands of social media users have pledged solidarity with the group....
18:39, 07/29/2019

Next IMF chief must be 'ready to go to war' – trade and currency, strategist says The next head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) will have to deal with trade wars, currency manipulation and new digital currencies, a strategist told CNBC Monday....
15:00, 07/29/2019

More than 1,000 people detained during opposition election protest in Moscow More than 1,000 of protesters have been arrested by police in the center of Moscow Saturday, in a crackdown on opposition supporters demanding free and fair elections....
08:13, 07/29/2019

Two Americans arrested in Rome over killing of police officer Two 19-year-old Americans have been arrested while on vacation in Rome over the murder of an Italian police officer Friday, Italian police told CNN Saturday....
08:13, 07/29/2019

A city's first pride march was meant to be a day of joy. The far right turned it into chaos Drag queens strut, rainbow flags flutter in the breeze, and smiling marchers form heart symbols with their hands. From certain angles, the pride parade looks just like other such events held around the world. But behind the glamor, there is a darker ...
08:13, 07/29/2019

Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny is hospitalized after being detained Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who was hospitalized with an "acute allergic reaction" after being arrested last week, may have been affected by an "unknown chemical substance," said a spokesman for Navalny, citing a physician....
08:13, 07/29/2019

Hundreds attend wake of Italian police officer allegedly killed by two American tourists Friends, family and a grieving community gathered at a church in Rome Sunday to pay last respects to a fallen officer who was allegedly stabbed to death by two young Americans....
08:13, 07/29/2019

2 U.S. Teenagers Admit Killing Police Officer in Rome, Officials Say The teenagers, 18 and 19, were charged on Saturday over the fatal stabbing of the military police officer after what officials said had been a drug deal gone bad....
21:13, 07/27/2019

U.S. Student Said to Confess to Killing Italian Policeman A 19-year-old American student has confessed to killing a policeman in central Rome, according to the national news agency ANSA, in a crime that has shaken Italy....
04:39, 07/27/2019

As the planet heats up, AC will cool you down. But the cost may be too high. Forget Brexit -- when Queen Elizabeth was snapped in a photo op with Britain's new Prime Minister this week amid record temperatures, all anyone could talk about was her Dyson fan pictured in the background....
22:00, 07/26/2019

Cristiano Ronaldo tops Instagram Sports Rich List, scoring almost $1 million per post Soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo has topped an Instagram Sports Rich List for 2019, after it was revealed he received $975,000 per post to endorse products from companies on the social media platform....
16:39, 07/26/2019

Drug suspects stuck in cocaine-filled shipping container call police on themselves As Belgium experienced its hottest day on record on Wednesday, two men found themselves in a sticky situation -- trapped in a shipping container full of cocaine, the men became so hot that they called the police on themselves....
13:39, 07/26/2019

Overcrowded and More Dangerous, Mont Blanc Faces a Crisis On Western Europe’s highest mountain, the number of inexperienced climbers is growing and climate change is taking a toll. Are new safety measures enough?...
13:00, 07/26/2019

Tour de France: Geraint Thomas third behind Julian Alaphilippe as Nairo Quintana wins stage 18 Geraint Thomas drops to third at the Tour de France but remains 95 seconds behind leader Julian Alaphilippe as Nairo Quintana wins the mountainous stage 18 to Valloire....
07:26, 07/26/2019

Brexit Clashes Begin as U.K.’s Boris Johnson Pushes a Hard Line The new prime minister fueled speculation that he was ready to go to a general election if he was blocked by lawmakers from leaving the European Union without a deal....
22:00, 07/25/2019

Europe's heat wave shatters temperature records and cities are struggling to cope Europe is sweltering in intense heat, suffering through the latest heatwave in a summer that has seen at least 12 countries experience record-breaking temperatures....
21:52, 07/25/2019

European markets close lower after Draghi's mixed message on stimulus European stocks whipsawed Thursday afternoon, after the European Central Bank ECB kept interest rates on hold but signaled that more monetary easing could be on the horizon....
18:26, 07/25/2019

Sánchez Loses Bid to Form a Government, Prolonging Deadlock in Spain Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez has been unable to forge a multiparty alliance in the fragmented Parliament, and the country faces the prospect of fresh elections....
16:39, 07/25/2019

Roman Polanski’s New Film Will Compete at Venice Film Festival The latest movie from the director, who fled the United States in 1978 while awaiting sentencing for statutory rape, deals with a famous miscarriage of justice, the Dreyfus affair....
16:39, 07/25/2019

A French Town’s Green Policies Aim to Win Over the Working-Class In a crumbling industrial area, a mayor turned his town into a vibrant laboratory of pragmatic green policies. After his election to the European Parliament, can they be expanded?...
11:39, 07/25/2019

The EU's long, drawn-out trade deal with South America is at risk of being rejected The European Union and four South American countries put an end to 20 years of trade discussions last month, but it is not yet clear whether their deal will ever see the light of day....
10:26, 07/25/2019

Two sets of triplets born within 24 hours in the same hospital Only four sets of triplets were born in Northern Ireland between 2017 and 2018, according to the province's Public Health Agency -- and yet in one hospital last week, two healthy sets were born within 24 hours....
19:26, 07/24/2019

Aleksei Navalny Is Again Arrested in Russia Over Plans for Protest His detention came shortly after a demonstration on Saturday against the exclusion of most opposition-minded candidates from an election for the Moscow legislature in September....
16:26, 07/24/2019

‘The Era of People Like You Is Over’: How Turkey Purged Its Intellectuals For more than a century, one school of political science dominated the education of Turkey’s governing class — until the Erdogan regime set about destroying it....
12:52, 07/24/2019

Boris Johnson on Verge of Taking Over in U.K. The former foreign secretary and London mayor, a polarizing figure known for over-the-top displays, has promised to take Britain out of the European Union, even without a deal....
10:13, 07/24/2019

Murdered Russian LGBT activist received death threats, friends and campaigners say An LGBTQ rights activist who was murdered in St. Petersburg had previously received death threats and was named on a website urging vigilante violence, campaigners have said....
20:26, 07/23/2019

Boris Johnson to Be U.K. Prime Minister After Winning Party Vote Having won the backing of his Conservative Party, Mr. Johnson will immediately face the daunting task of managing Britain’s exit from the European Union by Oct. 31....
18:13, 07/23/2019

Brexit Under Boris Johnson: Deal or No Deal? Theresa May’s designated successor as prime minister says he is willing to leave the European Union without an agreement, despite dire predictions and opposition in Parliament....
18:13, 07/23/2019

The new Italy? Spain's political crisis has no clear end in sight Political infighting in Spain could soon lead to another election, which would be its third in three years, raising questions on whether instability has become the new normal for the southern European nation....
13:39, 07/23/2019

Sánchez Struggles to Assemble New Government in Spain Three months after winning national elections, Spain’s Socialist leader faces a difficult task in forming a coalition. Failure will mean new elections....
05:00, 07/23/2019

Britain’s New Liberal Democrats Leader, Jo Swinson, Could Be a Kingmaker The 39-year-old Scottish lawmaker took over leadership of the adamantly anti-Brexit party that could play an influential role if an early election is held....
05:00, 07/23/2019

French Submarine That Vanished in 1968 Is Found in the Mediterranean The Minerve wreckage was found by the same Norwegian-flagged vessel that last year located a submarine that had disappeared off Argentina’s coast with 44 sailors onboard....
19:26, 07/22/2019

Whirlpool finally recalls fire-risk tumble dryers Home appliance maker Whirlpool has launched a recall of hundreds of thousands of tumble dryers from UK homes, years after it emerged they are at risk of catching fire....
18:13, 07/22/2019

Ukraine's comedian president won big in parliamentary elections, strengthening his hand against Putin Television comedian Volodymyr Zelensky seized headlines when he swept Ukraine's presidential elections in May. Now the Ukrainian president appears set to dramatically refashion the country's political landscape....
18:13, 07/22/2019

Sweden drops investigation into alleged victim in A$AP Rocky brawl An investigation into the Swedish man allegedly involved in a brawl with US rapper A$AP Rocky has been dropped, the man's lawyer, Magnus Stromberg, told CNN on Monday....
18:13, 07/22/2019

Thousands of bones discovered in Vatican crypt in search for missing teenager Thousands of bones have been unearthed in two ossuaries discovered in the Vatican City, as part of an ongoing search for clues into the disappearance of a 15-year-old girl more than three decades ago....
20:00, 07/21/2019

Shunned by West and Wary of Russia, Belarus Gets Help From China A Chinese battery plant has raised the ire of some residents, but Belarus, like Russia, needs the economic lifeline and cannot expect much help from Europe....
13:52, 07/21/2019

An entire nation just got hacked Asen Genov is pretty furious. His personal data was made public this week after records of more than 5 million Bulgarians got stolen by hackers from the country's tax revenue office....
11:52, 07/21/2019

Polish city holds first LGBTQ pride parade despite far-right violence A Polish city celebrated its first-ever LGBTQ equality march on Saturday, but it struck a starkly different tone to the joyous and hedonistic affairs associated with pride parades....
11:52, 07/21/2019

For Boris Johnson’s Clan, Blood Is Thicker Than Political Conviction Cast as something between the Kennedys and the Kardashians, the relatives of the pro-Brexit juggernaut likely to become the next U.K. prime minister don’t always share his views....
09:00, 07/21/2019

U.K. Voters’ Frustration High as 99% Are Sidelined in Prime Minister Election With less than 1 percent of registered voters making a consequential decision at a critical time, many are questioning the foundations of their democracy....
21:00, 07/20/2019

Workers in Spain’s Strawberry Fields Speak Out on Abuse Ten Moroccan women who worked as pickers have filed suits complaining of sexual harassment and assault, rape, human trafficking and labor violations....
10:26, 07/20/2019

Police officer admits using grieving family's TV account to buy porn A police officer has admitted buying pornography at the home of a grieving family following the death of their child as he waited for the undertaker to arrive....
00:00, 07/20/2019

Angela Merkel stands in 'solidarity' with congresswomen attacked by Trump German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Friday that US President Donald Trump's racist comments about four Democratic Congresswomen "undermine America's strength" and that she stands in "solidarity" with the women....
00:00, 07/20/2019

A$AP Rocky to remain in detention after Swedish court grants prosecutor's request American rapper A$AP Rocky will remain in prison for another week to allow prosecutors to finish their investigation into an assault that took place in June, a Swedish court has ruled....
00:00, 07/20/2019

Man who claims his amputation stump is pictured on cigarette packs is wrong, EU says A man who claims a picture of his amputated leg stump is being used on cigarette packets without his permission is wrong, the European Commission says....
00:00, 07/20/2019

Kosovo Leader Resigns After Being Called to War Crimes Court Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj, a former commander of the separatist Kosovo Liberation Army, urged President Hashim Thaci to call an early parliamentary election....
22:26, 07/19/2019

Three men sentenced to death for killing Scandinavian hikers in Morocco Three men have been sentenced to death over the murder of two young Scandinavian women in Morocco, the lawyer for one of the victim's family confirmed Thursday....
22:26, 07/18/2019

London mayor condemns Trump's 'blatant unashamed racism' London Mayor Sadiq Khan stood up for Rep. Ilhan Omar and the rest of "The Squad" as he joined dozens of British politicians in condemning US President Donald Trump's "blatant unashamed racism" against the four Democratic congresswomen....
14:52, 07/18/2019

U.S. Formally Cancels Sale of Fighter Jets to Turkey, a NATO Ally Turkey, whose purchase of a Russian missile system has created friction, called the Trump administration’s move a “mistake that will cause irreparable wounds in our strategic relations.”...
02:26, 07/18/2019

Five out of Seven Million Bulgarians’ Personal Data Stolen in Hack The data of more than five million people was stolen from Bulgaria’s tax agency. Someone emailed a claim of responsibility to news outlets, writing, “The state of your cybersecurity is a parody.”...
02:26, 07/18/2019

On Eve of Her Exit, May Denounces Political Rancor. Some Blame Her for It. In her valedictory speech Mrs. May attacked the “politics of winners and losers, of absolutes and of perpetual strife.” But critics says her leadership has stoked a growing Brexit crisis....
21:52, 07/17/2019

Politicization of migrant ‘crisis’ in Hungary making them scapegoats, independent UN human rights expert warns  Expressing deep concern over how migration and migrants themselves are being politicized and scapegoated in Hungary, an independent United Nations human rights expert on Wednesday urged the Government to immediately end its “crisis” approach to the i...
20:39, 07/17/2019

Louvre Removes Sackler Family Name From Its Walls Signs and plaques honoring a donation from the family, which has been linked to the opioid crisis in the United States, were taken down or covered at the Paris museum....
16:13, 07/17/2019

How Notre-Dame Was Saved: 5 Things We Know The cause of the fire that nearly destroyed one of Europe's most famous landmarks remains unknown. But it's clear that the flames might have been contained. This is what we learned in our investigation....
15:52, 07/17/2019

Gunmen Attack Turkish Diplomats in Kurdish Region of Iraq At least one consulate employee was killed in the shooting at a restaurant, the authorities said. It was not immediately clear who was behind the assault....
15:52, 07/17/2019

British-Iranian Woman Is Moved From Tehran Jail to Psychiatric Hospital Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, who has been detained since 2016, was transferred this week. Her family said they were concerned as she had been out of contact for days....
15:52, 07/17/2019

19 mafia suspects arrested in joint transatlantic raids Nineteen people were arrested early Wednesday on mafia-related charges as part of a joint operation between Italian Police and the FBI's New York bureau, Italian officials said....
15:13, 07/17/2019

Three charged over murder of Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia Three men have been formally charged over the murder of Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, whose reporting exposed corruption within political circles in Malta, police confirmed to CNN....
13:26, 07/17/2019

French beaches closed due to toxic algae bloom linked to two deaths Six beaches around Saint-Brieuc in the French region of Brittany have been closed to the public due to unmanageable quantities of sea lettuce, which local campaign groups say may be linked to two recent deaths in the area....
23:13, 07/16/2019

Boris Johnson calls Trump's tweets 'totally unacceptable' Boris Johnson, the Conservative Party leadership hopeful who is widely expected to become Britain's Prime Minister next week, has described US President Donald Trump's racist tweets attacking four congresswoman as "totally unacceptable."...
23:13, 07/16/2019

Spanish police arrest cocaine bigwig with drugs hidden under toupee Drug smugglers have come up with some novel ways of moving their goods around the world undetected, but a recent incident at Barcelona airport involved a surprisingly low-tech approach....
18:00, 07/16/2019

How Britain's love affair with trains ran out of steam Britain has a love-hate relationship with its railways. The Victorians pioneered the country's modern rail system, which has inspired children's stories from Paddington Bear to Thomas the Tank Engine, and the beloved InterCity 125 train holds the wor...
18:00, 07/16/2019

French Minister Who Dined on Lobster at Taxpayers’ Expense Resigns François de Rugy was shown to have hosted family and friends for lavish meals at his official residence when he was president of the National Assembly....
17:00, 07/16/2019

How Not to Smuggle Cocaine: Atop Your Head, Under a Hairpiece The Spanish police said they had arrested a man arriving at Barcelona’s airport from Bogotá with half a kilogram of cocaine stuck to his head and covered with a toupee....
17:00, 07/16/2019

Thousands evacuated as forest fire bears down on Croatia music festival Thousands of people had to be evacuated from a music festival in Croatia after a forest fire erupted near the venue, forcing the cancellation of acts including the US rapper Tyga....
13:39, 07/16/2019

Italian police seize weapons, Nazi paraphernalia from three men Italian police have seized "an arsenal of military weapons" and Nazi paraphernalia from three men, one a former political candidate for an extreme right party....
00:39, 07/16/2019

Erdogan says S-400 missile system delivery will be completed next year Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says the S-400 missile system delivery from Russia to Turkey will be completed by April 2020, according to Turkey's state news agency Anadolu....
00:39, 07/16/2019

Macedonians Restore an Ancient Church, With an Eye on the Future Long shrouded in scaffolding, the mysterious church of St. George stands as a monument to the conflicts that have dogged cultural politics in the country....
23:13, 07/15/2019

Europe's likely next president may need far-right votes to win. Some see that as a 'catastrophic sign' Germany's Ursula von der Leyen is on the verge of succeeding Jean-Claude Juncker to become the European Commission's first female president on Tuesday -- if leaders of the 28 EU member states have their way....
21:26, 07/15/2019

And Then There Was One: Three People Lived in This Village Until Two Were Murdered. Thirty years ago, 200 people lived in the Moldovan village of Dobrusa. But most have since left or died. After a twin killing in February, there’s only one survivor still standing....
13:39, 07/15/2019

Pride of a Different Sort: Disabled Italians Parade in Rome Now in its fifth year, Italy’s Disability Pride Parade brings an often ignored community onto the streets, which are often tricky for them to navigate....
01:13, 07/15/2019

Russia Fast Facts See CNN's Russia Fast Facts for a look at the Russian Federation, which is the largest country in the world, covering more than one-ninth of the earth's land area....
21:52, 07/14/2019

July 21 2005 London Bombings Fast Facts Read CNN's July 21 2005 London Bombings Fast Facts and learn about the unsuccessful terrorist attacts in London. No one was killed or injured in the attacks....
21:52, 07/14/2019

At least 24 Yellow Vests lost eyes in violent protests. Now they're more determined than ever It was a warm afternoon in March. David Breidenstein says he looked on as some of the more radical yellow vest protesters set fire to Le Fouquet's, not just a restaurant but a symbol of wealth and power in France....
08:39, 07/14/2019

Michael Jackson fans sue alleged abuse victims for 'damaging memory of the dead' When Michael Jackson superfan Myriam Walter first saw the HBO "Leaving Neverland" documentary, in which two key witnesses gave a graphic account of sexual abuse at the hands of the star, she said she cried and wanted to vomit....
08:39, 07/14/2019

Emily Hartridge, popular YouTube personality, dies at 35 The YouTube personality, known for her listicle videos on sex, relationships, love, gender and life, died in an accident, according to an announcement made on her of official Instagram account....
03:13, 07/14/2019

Turkey bought Russian S-400 missiles designed to down NATO planes. For the US, that's a problem Two years ago, Turkey declared it would buy Russia's S-400 missile defense system because the United States had dragged its feet in selling an American alternative....
18:39, 07/13/2019

A ‘Dark Lord’ Falls in Russia’s Growing Power Struggle The arrest of a powerful law enforcement official highlights the deepening rivalries of the country’s security services as President Vladimir V. Putin approaches another term limit....
12:13, 07/13/2019

Scientists in Switzerland discover a new dinosaur species According to new research from the University of Zurich, the dinosaur -- a carnivorous predator about 8.5 feet long -- belongs to a genus and species never before seen....
23:00, 07/12/2019

The UK ambassador scandal will make diplomats think twice before hitting send Diplomacy was dealt a hammer blow this week, and Kim Darroch's sudden departure from Washington will have many diplomats wondering if they could be next....
16:26, 07/12/2019

Russia starts delivery of S-400 missile system to Turkey, setting up standoff with US The first shipment of the Russian-made S-400 air defense missile system has landed in Ankara, in a move that sets up a potential showdown between Turkey and the United States....
16:26, 07/12/2019

Turkey Gets First Shipment of Russian S-400 Missile System The purchase of the sophisticated antiaircraft system was fiercely opposed by the United States, which may impose sanctions in response, and by NATO....
10:52, 07/12/2019

Investigation: Possible scheme between Russia and Italian political party Prosecutors in Milan have opened an investigation into possible charges of international corruption, amid fresh claims that representatives from Matteo Salvini's League party discussed a funding scheme with Russia to plug a black hole in the League's...
03:52, 07/12/2019

Violent Thunderstorms Kill at Least 7 in Northern Greece Six foreigners were said to be among the dead after intense wind and rain hit the Halkidiki region. More than 100 others were injured, officials said....
01:13, 07/12/2019

Archaeologists Find Rare Viking-Age Boat Burials in Sweden One of the burials, believed to date to the 10th century, contained the remains of a man, a horse and a dog. A researcher called the graves “exceptional” and a “once in a lifetime opportunity.”...
01:13, 07/12/2019

5 Lobster Tails and a $560 Bottle of Wine, at Taxpayers’ Expense, Give Macron a Headache After a photo was publicized showing France’s ecology minister enjoying a lavish meal at taxpayer expense, President Emmanuel Macron was confronted with more accusations of elitism in his government....
01:13, 07/12/2019

Family of missing Vatican teen hoped for clues. Instead they got empty tombs Emanuela Orlandi: The 36-year mystery into missing Italian teen deepened on Thursday after Vatican officials exhuming two tombs discovered they were completely empty....
16:52, 07/11/2019

Vincent Lambert, Frenchman at Center of Right-to-Die Case, Dies at 42 Mr. Lambert, a nurse who was left in a vegetative state after a 2008 accident, had been taken off life support. The case bitterly divided his family....
13:39, 07/11/2019

36 Hours in Naples, Italy The allure of this storied seaside city — the Baroque excess, the indulgent cuisine, the mesmerizing fugue state of it all — now beckons as it did in the city’s Grand Tour days....
13:39, 07/11/2019

She disappeared at 15. A cryptic tip-off in the Vatican could hold key to her case Emanuela Orlandi left her home in Vatican City 36 years ago and was never seen again. The case has gripped Italians ever since. Now, her brother hopes to find the answer in a small graveyard, just a few hundred meters from where their mother still li...
11:39, 07/11/2019

By 2050, London's climate will be as warm as Barcelona's, says new study An estimated 77% of the world's cities are going to face dramatic changes in climate conditions by 2050, a new study says. A fifth will face conditions so extreme they don't exist anywhere on earth yet....
11:39, 07/11/2019

Search for Emanuela Orlandi, Missing for Three Decades, Leads to Vatican Cemetery Vatican officials on Thursday will open two tombs to determine whether 15-year-old Emanuela Orlandi, who disappeared in 1983, could be buried inside....
09:39, 07/11/2019

Hello Kitty’s Parent Company Fined $6.9 Million by E.U. The Japanese company behind Hello Kitty was penalized by antitrust regulators for restricting where manufacturers could sell licensed toys and other products....
21:26, 07/10/2019

U.S. Accuses Iran of ‘Nuclear Extortion’ and Vows More Sanctions Maneuvering over the nuclear deal was punctuated by U.S. accusations of Iran extortion, French attempts to start talks and Trump’s vow of more sanctions....
21:26, 07/10/2019

Saudi Crown Prince's sister on trial for allegedly ordering attack on French craftsman The sister of Saudi Arabia's powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud is on trial in Paris, facing allegations she ordered a bodyguard to beat and humiliate a local craftsman who was renovating her luxury apartment three years ago....
19:52, 07/10/2019

Alleged rape in Germany sparks debate on lowering age of child criminality The alleged rape of a young woman suspected to have been carried out by boys as young as 12 has sparked a debate in Germany around lowering the age of criminal responsibility of young offenders....
19:52, 07/10/2019

Paul Pogba: Man Utd midfielder has agenda against him - Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says Paul Pogba, whose agent says wants to leave the club, is "a great professional" and "has a heart of gold"....
14:13, 07/10/2019

U.S.-British Relationship Sounding More Testy Than ‘Special’ President Trump’s harsh words for a British ambassador and for the prime minister have some wondering what a post-Brexit Britain can really count on from its longtime ally....
03:13, 07/10/2019

Who and What Are Jewish Museums For? The director of the Jewish Museum Berlin stood down after a string of controversies, and the institution is tackling tough questions as it looks for a new leader....
20:13, 07/09/2019

Olympic swimmer saves drowning man in Sardinia Former world champion and Olympic swimmer Filippo Magnini saved the life of a man who was drowning off a Sardinian beach, according to an eyewitness....
18:26, 07/09/2019

UK's 'biggest modern slavery network had 400 victims' Members of a human trafficking gang were jailed last week in the UK, described by the trial judge as the biggest modern-day slavery network ever identified in the country....
11:39, 07/09/2019

'Americanized' anti-abortion protests are on the rise in the UK. But a fight back has begun According to abortion-rights activists, women trying to access reproductive health services in Manchester face some of the worst anti-abortion harassment ever seen in the UK....
10:39, 07/09/2019

Vatican waives immunity for France envoy accused of sexual assault The Vatican has waived immunity for its envoy to France, who is under investigation for sexual assault, according to the Bishops' Conference of France....
21:39, 07/08/2019

As Jeremy Hunt Takes On Boris Johnson to Lead U.K., ‘The Gloves Are Off’ Britain’s foreign secretary says he has “been waiting for this moment for 30 years of my life.” But the moment comes at a tricky time, with Brexit on the horizon....
20:00, 07/08/2019

Venezuela's internationally-recognized government set to hold fresh talks with Maduro envoys Venezuela's opposition leader said the talks must lead to a solution of the crisis and must not be used by Maduro's government to buy time....
19:52, 07/08/2019

Saudi airline switches to Airbus as Boeing's Max remains grounded Saudi Arabian budget airline Flyadeal will operate an all-Airbus fleet after canceling its $5.9 billion provisional order with Boeing for its troubled 737 Max....
19:52, 07/08/2019

Greek Elections: Prime Minister Loses Re-Election to Center Right Voters pushed out Alexis Tsipras, a former firebrand leftist, after years of austerity. Kyriakos Mitsotakis, a Harvard-educated former banker, will succeed him....
06:13, 07/08/2019

Greek elections: Victory for New Democracy party signals end of left-wing populism With 75% of the vote counted, the center-right New Democracy party was on track to win the first national elections since Greece exited a bailout regime a year ago, signaling a clean break with years of firebrand populism and a return to mainstream p...
03:00, 07/08/2019

Eva Kor, Survivor of Twin Experiments at Auschwitz, Dies at 85 She lost her parents and two sisters in the death camp. She and her twin, Miriam, were spared so that Dr. Josef Mengele could use them as “human guinea pigs.”...
22:00, 07/07/2019

In Leaks, U.K. Ambassador Casts Trump as Ineffective and Erratic Diplomatic cables containing the British ambassador’s withering assessment of the Trump administration could damage relations at a delicate moment for Britain....
13:00, 07/07/2019

Iran Announces New Breach of Nuclear Deal, and Threatens Further Violations The country’s deputy foreign minister said Iran would take additional steps over the limits of the accord in 60-day intervals unless it receives sanctions relief....
13:00, 07/07/2019

Europe Built a System to Fight Russian Meddling. It’s Struggling. As governments debate the best way to combat Kremlin propaganda, internal documents show the political disputes behind what appeared to be an ambitious effort....
22:39, 07/06/2019

Migrant rescue ship heads towards Italian port in defiance of Salvini The migrant rescue ship Alan Kurdi is making its way towards the Italian port of Lampedusa despite a warning from the country's far-right Interior Minister Matteo Salvini that it is closed, the NGO Sea-Eye says....
20:26, 07/06/2019

Boris Johnson Says Immigrants to U.K. Should Be Forced to Learn English With two weeks left in the race to become prime minister, the front-runner is tacking to the right, reflecting the views of Conservative Party members....
14:14, 07/06/2019

The so-called 'economic Cold War' is extremely worrying, French business chief says The U.S. has so far slapped a 25% tariff on $250 billion of Chinese goods, and Beijing has also raised tariffs on billions of dollars' worth of American products....
16:39, 07/05/2019

Tsipras, Having Changed Greece, Now Seems Poised to Lose It As elections approach Sunday, polls suggest the prime minister faces a stinging rejection from voters still hurting and angry after a decade of austerity....
16:39, 07/05/2019

Zlatan Ibrahimovic: LA Galaxy misspell Swedish striker's name on shirt LA Galaxy fans have an exciting new name to put on the back of their replica shirts - although the striker playing in the number nine jersey looked strangely familiar....
14:13, 07/05/2019

London's knife victims are sewing themselves up, mayor says Young victims of violent crime in London are using DIY methods including hair-weaving needles and superglue to stitch themselves up in a bid to avoid going to hospital, the Mayor of London said Thursday....
13:00, 07/05/2019

Norway Politician Forced Sex on Asylum Seekers, Court Finds Svein Ludvigsen, a former fisheries minister and regional governor, was sentenced to five years in prison for exploiting his power, forcing three young men from Asia and Africa to have sex with him....
02:26, 07/05/2019

Putin confirms Russian fire-hit submersible was nuclear-powered Russia's President Vladimir Putin said a deepwater submersible that caught fire Monday was nuclear-powered during a conversation with the country's defense chief, which also confirmed that the incident was caused by a fire in a battery compartment....
00:26, 07/05/2019

Maurice the rooster in the dock in divisive French trial A rooster called Maurice was Thursday put on trial in western France, in an unusual case that has come to symbolize the divide between urban and rural communities....
00:26, 07/05/2019

Russia says submersible fire tragedy is 'state secret' The Kremlin has brushed aside questions about a fire on a deepwater submersible that left 14 Russian sailors dead, telling reporters Wednesday that key information about the incident was a "state secret."...
06:52, 07/04/2019

Volcanic eruptions rock Italian island of Stromboli, kills 1 hiker A hiker was killed Wednesday after a series of eruptions from one of the most active volcanoes on Earth rocked the small Italian island of Stromboli, a fire official said....
06:52, 07/04/2019

Italian Airline Pulls Video With Actor in Blackface as Barack Obama Alitalia initially defended the video by saying the actor was not Caucasian and that “makeup was applied to highlight features.” It later apologized....
01:52, 07/04/2019

Merkel’s Health Intensifies Debate Over Her Succession When the German leader was seen shaking in public twice in a matter of days, it was largely played down. Then she powered her way through a grueling week of travel and meetings....
01:13, 07/03/2019

Who Did the E.U.’s Leaders Choose for Its Top Jobs? A German supporter of a “United States of Europe,” a French power broker, a Belgian coalition-builder and a Spanish socialist will try to lead the European Union through complex times....
01:13, 07/03/2019

July 7 2005 London Bombings Fast Facts Read CNN's London Bombings Fast Facts and learn about the terrorist attacks that occurred on July 7, 2005, killing 52 people and injuring more than 700....
00:26, 07/03/2019

Migrant ship captain released without charge The German captain of a rescue ship, who was arrested for forcing her vessel into an Italian port with dozens of migrants aboard, will be released without charge, Italy's ANSA news agency reported....
00:26, 07/03/2019

EU picks women for top jobs after marathon negotiations Europe's leaders have agreed to give two of the top four European Union jobs to women, but only after a marathon set of talks that exposed the continent's simmering divisions....
00:26, 07/03/2019

Judge in Italy Orders Release of Captain of Migrant-Rescue Ship Capt. Carola Rackete had defended her decision to dock the ship, owned by a German humanitarian group, by citing the growing exhaustion of the 40 migrants aboard....
22:39, 07/02/2019

E.U. Nominates Ursula von der Leyen as Commission President After grueling and bitter negotiations, the European Union made history by putting forward two women for top jobs as the bloc’s unity is being tested....
22:39, 07/02/2019

Russian Navy Research Submarine Catches Fire, Killing 14 The lethal fire broke out at the same Arctic port as the Kursk nuclear submarine, which sank in 2000, and the navy was again slow to acknowledge the gravity of the emergency....
20:26, 07/02/2019

U.S. Proposes New Tariffs on $4 Billion of E.U. Goods as Trade Dispute Grows The United States moved to impose levies on more products than previously planned in an escalation of its fight with Europe over government aid for Boeing and Airbus....
20:26, 07/02/2019

E.U. Names Germany’s Defense Minister President of European Commission European Union leaders nominated Ursula von der Leyen, Germany’s defense minister, for arguably the most powerful position in Brussels: president of the European Commission....
20:26, 07/02/2019

FROM THE FIELD: facing up to the extreme mental health pressures of conflict For those caught up in conflict situations, the trauma can lead to severe mental health problems. This is also the case for the humanitarian workers who are trying to help them....
20:00, 07/02/2019

Plane Stowaway Found Dead After Plunge Into a London Garden A man’s body fell to earth on a Heathrow Airport flight path. The police say he had probably hidden in a wheel well of an inbound Kenya Airways flight....
17:39, 07/02/2019

High in His ‘Glassle,’ Georgia’s Richest Man Looms Over Country’s Top Project A proposed deepwater port could recast the former Soviet republic’s image. But not without the backing of Bidzina Ivanishvili, a billionaire and power broker....
10:39, 07/02/2019

Suspected Russian-made missile explodes over northern Cyprus A suspected Russian-made missile has exploded over northern Cyprus, in an incident which officials believe is linked to military operations in Syria....
22:39, 07/01/2019

France Will Debate a Bill to Stop Online Hate Speech. What’s at Stake? The plan, which is up for discussion in Parliament this week, would make it mandatory for online platforms to remove hateful content in less than 24 hours. Critics worry about censorship....
21:52, 07/01/2019

Donations flood in for arrested migrant ship captain Nearly a million dollars has been raised for rescue ship captain Carola Rackete, who was arrested for docking her vessel in Italy without permission on Saturday to ensure the safety of the 40 migrants onboard....
13:52, 07/01/2019

‘I Was Done With All the Silences’: How an Academic Got Personal in ‘Notes to Self’ Emilie Pine talks about her remarkably frank essay collection, a best seller in Ireland that confronts infertility, sexual violence and other taboos....
14:26, 06/30/2019

A Monster to History, Stalin Is a Tourist Magnet in His Hometown How do you market a homegrown monster to the rest of the world? A popular museum in Stalin’s hometown in Georgia adopts an admiring tone, and the guided tour skips over his millions of victims....
10:52, 06/30/2019

Migrant ship captain arrested after entering Italian port, ending weeks-long standoff Italian police have arrested the captain of a rescue ship carrying dozens of migrants rescued near Libya, after a weeks-long standoff between the vessel and authorities came to a climax off the island of Lampedusa....
18:13, 06/29/2019

Europe sizzles in scorching temperatures as heat wave spreads across continent Europe's scorching heat wave expanded across the continent on Saturday, with people from Britain to the Balkans sweltering under abnormally high temperatures after a record-breaking week....
18:13, 06/29/2019

As Putin Pushes a Merger, Belarus Resists With Language, Culture and History With President Vladimir Putin of Russia looking to accelerate moves toward a “union state,” Belarusians are promoting a stronger sense of their own national identity....
14:52, 06/29/2019

Italy Arrests Captain of Ship That Rescued Dozens of Migrants at Sea Capt. Carola Rackete, an outlaw to some and a heroine to others, was seized after her ship, the Sea Watch 3, docked in Lampedusa and 42 migrants disembarked....
11:39, 06/29/2019

Berlin Brandenburg: The airport with half a million faults Billions over budget, years late in opening, and still being rebuilt before a single plane has landed. What's gone so wrong at the new Berlin airport?...
06:13, 06/29/2019

Why the dunes at Trump's Scottish golf course may lose their protected status The sand dunes on the Trump International golf course in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, are expected to lose their protected conservation designation, the government said Friday....
05:26, 06/29/2019

Barbara Hunt McLanahan, Influential Arts Administrator, Dies at 55 She championed emerging artists and, as executive director of the Children’s Museum of the Arts, sought to make art available to all types of youngsters....
01:00, 06/29/2019

At Nearly 115 Degrees, France Experiences Its Hottest Day on Record Temperatures hit 45.9 degrees Celsius (114.62 Fahrenheit) on Friday in southern France. The heat on the continent is expected to ease in coming days....
19:39, 06/28/2019

The end of liberalism? At the G20, Putin sides with the populists Russian President Vladimir Putin set the tone for debate at the G20 meeting in Osaka during a sit-down interview with the Financial Times by making a provocative point: Western liberalism, he said, had run its course....
18:13, 06/28/2019

Trump Tells Putin (With a Grin) Not to Meddle in Elections At the leaders’ first formal meeting in a year, President Trump again made clear that he does not take Russia’s electoral interference as seriously as others do....
14:13, 06/28/2019

Genoa bridge demolished in dramatic explosion, 10 months after collapse The remains of Genoa's Morandi Bridge were blown up in a controlled explosion on Friday, nearly a year after the structure collapsed in a disaster that killed 43 people....
14:00, 06/28/2019

Skripal spy story 'not worth five kopecks,' Putin tells Financial Times Just hours before the kick-off of this week's G20 meeting in Osaka, Japan, Vladimir Putin previewed his hopes for a meeting with UK Prime Minister Theresa May, in a wide-ranging interview with the Financial Times on Thursday....
06:39, 06/28/2019

Two killed after Russian plane overshoots runway and bursts into flames Two crew members were killed but all 43 passengers survived after a Russian aircraft crashed and burst into flames during an emergency landing at an airport in Siberia....
15:13, 06/27/2019

Europeans Race to Establish Trade With Iran With Tehran threatening to breach limits set in the nuclear deal, Europeans are scrambling to restore some of the economic benefits Iran was promised....
15:00, 06/27/2019

Rescue Ship Poses New Test for Italy’s Hard-Line Migrant Policies The Sea Watch 3, seeking to disembark 42 people it picked up off Libya, has entered Italian waters off the island of Lampedusa, in defiance of new legislation....
15:00, 06/27/2019

Angela Merkel seen shaking for second time in weeks Angela Merkel has been seen shaking in public for the second time in less than two weeks, raising further concern for the wellbeing of the German chancellor....
11:13, 06/27/2019

Europe's strange heatwave, in one image The "scream" map was first published on Météociel, a French site that automatically generates weather pattern visualizations based on data from various forecasting models....
10:13, 06/27/2019

Migrant boat that defied order stopped off Italy The migrant rescue vessel Sea-Watch 3 was stopped outside the island of Lampedusa by Italian authorities on Wednesday after it defied an order from Rome blocking it from coming ashore....
02:26, 06/27/2019

Mette Frederiksen becomes Denmark's youngest-ever prime minister Mette Frederiksen, the leader of Denmark's center-left Socialist Democratic party, has announced that she will form a left-leaning, one-party minority government -- which will make her the nation's youngest-ever prime minister....
20:26, 06/26/2019

A cigarette or an electrical fault could have started Notre Dame fire, prosecutors say The catastrophic fire at the Notre Dame Cathedral could have been caused by a burning cigarette or an electrical malfunction, French prosecutors said Wednesday....
20:26, 06/26/2019

Mnuchin says sanctions must be working for Iran leadership to be so upset Trump is willing to talk with Iran, but he's "also determined to enforce the U.S. and our allies' interests in the region," Mnuchin tells CNBC....
14:52, 06/26/2019

Mnuchin defends Kushner's $50 billion plan for the Middle East Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin defended accusations that a U.S.-drafted economic solution to bring about Israeli-Palestinian peace has little chance of success....
14:52, 06/26/2019

Istanbul's new mayor says 'no individual or power' can threaten democracy Ekrem Imamoglu, who dealt President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's ruling party a humbling defeat during a re-run of Istanbul's mayoral election over the weekend, has warned that he will expose anyone who interfered with his plans for the city or decided "no...
14:13, 06/26/2019

Boris Johnson, Political Escape Artist, Lands in Hot Water. Again. The front-runner to become the British prime minister is frequently caught in gaffes, oversights and outright lies. And that’s what his fans like about him....
12:13, 06/26/2019

Netherlands' emergency phone line went down -- and officials gave out the number for a newspaper instead Dutch authorities are investigating how emergency lines went down for almost four hours in the country's worst telecoms outage in living memory -- during which the number of a national newspaper was given out instead....
20:13, 06/25/2019

Council of Europe Restores Russia’s Voting Rights Ukraine and other former Soviet states opposed ending the suspension, which began with the annexation of Crimea. Russia had threatened to quit the group if it were not reinstated....
17:13, 06/25/2019

Britain's royal family doubles carbon emissions from travel Britain's royal family -- known for its advocacy surrounding the environment and conservation -- has doubled its carbon footprint from business travel, according to the Royal Household's latest annual financial statement....
15:13, 06/25/2019

Jeremy Hunt calls Boris Johnson 'a coward' for not facing public scrutiny Boris Johnson's final rival in the race to become Britain's next prime minister has accused him of being a coward for avoiding public scrutiny, as Johnson remains under pressure over an alleged altercation at the London apartment he shares with his g...
00:39, 06/25/2019

Hats Like Sneezes, Playing at Aristocracy and Other Notes From Royal Ascot An innocent went to the races, a major event on the British social calendar, in search of answers about class, nostalgia and the state of England today. She went in the wrong hat....
22:39, 06/24/2019

'Biggest protest since fall of Communism' demands the resignation of 'Czech Trump' Tens of thousands of Czechs took to the streets of Prague on Sunday, taking part in what its organizers described as "the biggest protest since the fall of Communism."...
05:00, 06/24/2019

Istanbul election rerun set to be won by opposition, in blow to Erdogan Istanbul election set to be won by Turkish opposition party, according to unofficial results that would deal a blow to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan....
21:13, 06/23/2019

Turkey’s President Looks Headed for Stinging Defeat in Istanbul Election Redo Voters were outraged that President Recep Tayyip Erdogan ordered a redo of the same election two months ago after his party lost control of Turkey’s largest city....
19:39, 06/23/2019

Hundreds of climate protesters stage blockade in German coal mine Hundreds of climate change protesters broke into a huge open cast mine in western Germany Saturday to protest against the country's ongoing dependence on fossil fuels....
15:52, 06/23/2019

Europe to experience 'intense heat' in multi-day heat wave Europe will be struck by a "potentially dangerous" heat wave next week, according to forecaster Accuweather, with temperatures expected to reach a high of 38 degrees Celsius (100 degrees Fahrenheit) on Wednesday and Thursday....
14:00, 06/22/2019

Police Respond to Altercation Between Boris Johnson and His Girlfriend A neighbor called the police when Johnson, who is favored to become Britain’s next prime minister, was heard shouting at his girlfriend, a newspaper reported....
02:52, 06/22/2019

Russia to begin freeing captive whales from 'jail' after global outcry Russia is to begin freeing a small group of beluga whales and orcas held in a cramped pen, which some have dubbed "whale jail," in the country's far eastern coast....
01:00, 06/22/2019

'Wolf Pack' found guilty of rape by Spain's Supreme Court Five men known as the "Wolf Pack" have been sentenced to 15 years in prison for rape by Spain's Supreme Court, after more than a year of heated protests over their original, lighter conviction....
01:00, 06/22/2019

Putin halts Russian flights to Georgia Russian President Vladimir Putin issued the temporary ban, state news agency TASS reported on Friday. It added that Putin has also ordered the repatriation of Russian citizens temporarily living in Georgia....
01:00, 06/22/2019

EU fails to set firm deadline for zero carbon emissions goal The European Union has failed to set a firm deadline to end its contribution to climate change, after a group of eastern European countries blocked a proposal to slash EU carbon emissions to net zero by 2050....
05:39, 06/21/2019