Sunday, October 4, 2015
The Vatican is confirming that the only "audience" the pope had while he was in Washington was with a former student and his family: Yayo Grassi, an openly gay Argentine who visited Francis with his longtime partner and some friends.
French authorities on Friday found 31 migrants crammed into a refrigerated truck, alive but freezing, police said.
The Vatican reacted furiously on Saturday after a priest employed as a senior official publicly declared his homosexuality on the eve of a synod of bishops that is due to touch on the divisive issue of the Church's relationship to gay believers.
A blacklisted deputy prime minister of Crimea -- whose annexation by Russia last year sparked Western sanctions -- has managed to slip into Poland because of the way his name was transcribed on the banned list.
When jubilant crowds stormed Belgrade's parliament 15 years ago and ousted Serbian strongman Slobodan Milosevic, few could have imagined that his allies would be in power today -- and firmly backing European integration.
Saturday, October 3, 2015
A mass brawl broke out in a crowded refugee center in Germany, Europe's top destination for people fleeing war and poverty, as the U.N. warned Thursday the unprecedented migrant influx may yet grow.
Fifteen of the 28 EU member nations are seeking to keep genetically modified organisms out of all or part of their territory, as the deadline for opting out of new European legislation on GMO crops nears, the bloc's executive arm said Thursday.
Friday, October 2, 2015
Russian warplanes unleashed a new wave of strikes against opponents of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad Thursday, as Moscow and Washington prepared for urgent talks to avoid clashes between their forces.
The European Union is threatening to take trade action against Taiwan and the Comoros if they do not contain within six months illegal and unregulated fishing, which is a major contributor to the depletion of key commercial stocks.
European leaders are urging U.N. member states to introduce global refugee quotas to stem the crisis that has forced thousands to flee their homes in search of safety.