The ship ran aground on rocks near the Tuscan holiday island of Giglio in January 2012. The rusting hulk of the once gleaming-white ship had been resting on a temporary platform since being righted a year ago.
European Union foreign ministers will meet tomorrow to discuss more sanctions on Russia. Caution on such a move appears to be weakening in the wake of the shooting down of a Malaysian Airlines flight over eastern Ukraine.
The Netherlands, which holds something of a swing vote in the EU, had argued for caution in sanctioning Russia. But the downing of MH17 killed nearly 200 Dutch citizens – and has hardened attitudes ahead of an EU meeting Tuesday.
An unusual program in Mexico allows painters, sculptors, and other artists to donate part of their annual production of artwork to the state in lieu of paying taxes. In return, Mexico gains a huge collection of contemporary art.
Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird is holding Russia accountable for the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over Ukraine. He says Canada will escalate its economic sanctions against Russian individuals and companies.
Tony Geraci has transformed the food program in Baltimore's public schools, replacing 'mystery meat' and canned foods with fresh, local produce and introducing students to how food is grown and prepared.
A new offensive is under way in the separatist region of Donetsk. The MH17 crash scene, meanwhile, has become chaotic, with international investigators finding access limited or blocked outright by rebels.
Iran and five world powers agreed last week to extend by four months a deadline for reaching a final deal aimed at preventing Iran from acquiring a nuclear bomb. But a yawning gulf still has to be bridged.
Overnight fighting killed at least 60 Palestinians in a Gaza neighborhood, while Israel's army reported its deadliest day in a 13-day offensive. Aid agencies are struggling with more evacuees than during the 2008-09 war.
Alexander Borodai denied that rebels had interfered with the crash site of the downed Malaysian passenger jet. Kiev alleges that Russia supplied sophisticated missiles to the separatists in eastern Ukraine.
One day after he lost children and grandchildren, a stricken Moussa Abu Jarad struggles to comprehend what happened. 'We have no relation to Hamas or Fatah,' he says. 'We're businessmen and we don't care about politics. ... We didn't fire one bullet.'
Russia, Britain, and Germany called Saturday for eastern Ukraine rebels to allow international investigators to have access to the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17. Will pro-Russian separatists listen?