Monday, July 7, 2014
Pope Francis denounced the “scourge of unemployment” during a visit to one of Italy's poorest regions on Saturday, and said businesses had a responsibility to help get people back into work.
Sunday, July 6, 2014
Government troops have taken a rebel stronghold in east Ukraine, the country's president and a spokesman for the rebels said Saturday.
Faced with a newly aggressive Russia, NATO has been mulling how to react, but it is ruling out one option: rapid expansion.
Germany summoned the U.S. ambassador in Berlin on Friday following the arrest of a man reported to have spied for the United States, heightening friction between the two countries over alleged U.S. eavesdropping in Germany.
Every day, boatloads of refugees arrive on Italian shores. European Union law requires Italy to fingerprint them, so that if they apply for asylum in another country they can be sent back to their port of entry. Instead, Italy is letting thousands of migrants slip quietly into northern Europe, with no record of their time in Italy.
Pope Francis will meet victims of pedophile priests for the first time on Monday, as a Vatican commission moves to address the problem of clerical sex abuse in developing countries.
British newspapers reveled in the Tour de France starting in Yorkshire on Saturday, saying it reflected Britain's emergence as a cycling nation and could restore some English sporting pride.
Veteran entertainer Rolf Harris, a household name in Britain and Australia for decades, was jailed Friday for five years and nine months for a string of sexual assaults against girls.
Saturday, July 5, 2014
Ireland's economy expanded by a strong 2.7 percent in the first quarter of 2014 in a fresh sign the eurozone nation is returning to health, official data showed Thursday.
Greece's finance ministry says a key body monitoring the country's international bailout has approved the disbursement of the next batch of rescue loans.