Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Amr spent three days and nights adrift in the Mediterranean, battered by a storm in a fishing boat crammed with hundreds more Syrian refugees who thought they were going to die.
Monday, December 1, 2014
Voters in Switzerland on Sunday rejected plans to protect the country's wealth by investing in gold and drastically limit immigration, according to polling firm gfs.bern.
Thousands of poorly paid Russian medics and opposition supporters marched in central Moscow and other Russian cities Sunday to protest against controversial health reforms that will lead to hospital closures and job losses.
Ten years since setting a trend with its workplace smoking ban, Ireland is pushing ahead to be the first EU state with plain packaging for cigarettes despite fierce opposition from tobacco companies.
Sunday, November 30, 2014
Greenland's ruling Siumut party narrowly won a snap election called after it became embroiled in a graft scandal, results showed on Saturday, but it faced tough negotiations to form the next government to lead the vast Arctic island.
Pope Francis on Friday paused for a moment of contemplation in an Ottoman mosque alongside a top Islamic cleric, as he visited Istanbul on a richly symbolic trip to the former capital of the Christian Byzantine world.
Saturday, November 29, 2014
British Prime Minister David Cameron on Friday promised tough curbs on welfare for EU migrants to counter a surge in arrivals and warned European leaders that blocking them could put Britain's EU membership in doubt.
Police have arrested 118 people in an unprecedented globally coordinated swoop on plane ticket credit card fraud, a billion-dollar organized crime industry, officials said Friday.
The estranged wife of a London financier was awarded 337 million pounds (US$530 million, 425 million euros) on Thursday in one of the biggest divorce settlements seen in a British court.
P.D. James took the classic British detective story into tough modern terrain, complete with troubled relationships and brutal violence, and never accepted that crime writing was second-class literature.