Tuesday, June 16, 2015
ROME - Italy and France engaged in a war of words Monday as a standoff over hundreds of Africans offered a graphic illustration of Europe's migration crisis.
Italy and France engaged in a war of words Monday as a standoff over 250 Africans stuck at their common border exposed divisions over Europe's migrant crisis.
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II led commemorations Monday to mark the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta -- but the human rights the document helped enshrine are at the center of a modern political feud.
European stocks sank on Monday, with Athens plunging by more than seven percent at one stage, after weekend talks between Greece and its creditors collapsed sparking fresh fears of a Greek euro exit.
The Vatican's former ambassador to the Dominican Republic has been indicted on charges he sexually abused young boys in the Caribbean country and had child pornography on his computer and will stand trial next month in a Vatican court.
Europe's robot lab Philae has made follow-up contact with Earth more than a day after sending home its first message in nearly seven months since landing on a comet, its ground operators said Monday.
A British jihadist fighting for Somalia's al-Qaida affiliate, the Shabab, is believed to have been killed in a thwarted attack on a Kenyan army base on Sunday, a Kenyan defense spokesman said.
Nuclear armed states continue to upgrade their stockpiles despite an international trend toward disarmament, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute reported Monday.
Monday, June 15, 2015
Italy threatened Sunday to turn to a Plan B to deal with migrants that "would hurt Europe" if the country is not given greater help with the crisis, as Austria and France expelled asylum seekers back onto Italian soil.
Greek and EU-IMF officials were locked in last-chance talks on Sunday to avert a default by Athens that could pave the way for a catastrophic exit by Greece from the euro and sow economic chaos in Europe.