Tuesday, February 18, 2014
The co-pilot of an Ethiopian Airlines flight hijacked his aircraft on Monday while the captain was in the bathroom and forced it to land in Geneva so he could seek asylum, police said.
Monday, February 17, 2014
Protesters in Kiev vacated city hall on Sunday after occupying the building for over two months as part of anti-government unrest sweeping Ukraine, in a highly symbolic gesture ahead of a new mass protest.
She dropped her job to join the revolution against a hated regime. Injured, she was treated by a young man who fell in love with her and a month later, the two were married.
Greece in 2013 registered a budget surplus of more than 1.5 billion euros (US$2.05 billion), exceeding requirements for additional debt aid, Prime Minister Antonis Samaras said on Sunday.
Sunday, February 16, 2014
German Chancellor Angela Merkel's new government was rocked by its first political crisis Friday after a minister abruptly resigned over claims he leaked confidential information about an international child porn probe.
In a powerful symbol of international sports detente, Russian President Vladimir Putin dropped in on U.S. Olympic headquarters Friday to chat about the Winter Games and the upcoming U.S.-Russia hockey showdown.
Turkey's parliament passed a bill Saturday tightening government control over the judiciary, with lawmakers violently scuffling over the contested reforms introduced amid a major graft scandal.
Saturday, February 15, 2014
Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta resigned Friday in a fast-paced political drama in Rome that paves the way for 39-year-old center-left leader Matteo Renzi to take his place.
Belgium has become the first country to allow euthanasia for terminally ill children of all ages, after a heated debate in which critics questioned a child's ability to make the decision to die.