Slovenia and Croatia have agreed to independent mediation over their disputed border. Analysts say the agreement should remove a major obstacle in Croatia's quest to join the European Union.
Birobidzhan, in the Jewish Autonomous Region of Russia's far east, drew Yiddish-speaking Jews before Stalin turned on it. Refugees are beginning to return from Israel.
The BP oil spill is exposing cross-Atlantic differences on the best public face to present amid crisis. Britons – tens of thousands of whom are BP shareholders – appreciate stoicism, but Americans want emotion and contrition.
Britain Prime Minister David Cameron said Israel's Gaza flotilla raid was 'completely unacceptable' and called for an end to the economic blockade of the impoverished territory.
European governments and their citizens appeared united in their criticism of an Israel raid that killed at least nine activists on the so-called Freedom Flotilla seeking to bring humanitarian aid to Gaza.
At the Cannes Film Festival last month, riot police reined in protests over 'Hors la Loi,' a film that sparked clashes over the French Army's 1945 massacre in Algeria of at least 10,000.
The first Georgia elections since the country's defeat in its brief war with Russia in 2008 were a triumph for President Mikhael Saakashvili. His party rolled to victory in major cities, and observers said the poll was reasonably fair.
American Jonathan Trappe set the world record for the first successful cluster balloon flight across the English Channel today.
Low turnout in protest rallies Thursday signal that Nicolas Sarkozy's plan to raise France's retirement age from 60 to 62 is likely to succeed. Other European nations are moving from age 65 to 67.
Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has ordered the handover of about 20 Moscow-area monasteries to the Russian Orthodox Church, returning properties seized during the Bolshevik Revolution almost a century ago.
A Russia bomb that killed six people in the Russian city of Stavropol has led to speculation about jihadis or Islamic militants. But analysts worry about a widening circle of instability – and players – in the north Caucasus.
Apple's iPad goes on sale in Europe Friday, at higher prices than in the US. But members of the European Parliament may get their iPad tablets at taxpayer expense.
France and Germany disagree over the best way to handle Europe's sovereign debt crisis and their collapsing common currency, the euro. Some analysts think it could strain European unity.
Departing from its complaints about the Arizona immigration law, Mexico cautiously welcomes President Barack Obama's plan to send 1,200 troops to the border.
Miner protests forced the government to grapple with a Russian coal mine disaster in western Siberia, say critics. But the protests were ignored by the country's dominant government-owned and government-linked TV networks.
A day after the $123 million Paris art heist, revelations emerged that hinted of an inside job. A malfunctioning alarm was too quiet for guards to hear.
Russia may back tougher, US-sponsored Iran sanctions, but it still expects to finish building the Bushehr nuclear power plant and selling Iran advanced weapons systems.
Workers took to the streets of Athens today to protest the government budget cuts demanded in exchange for the $140 billion Greece debt bailout. While some feared a repeat of violent May 5 demonstrations, the protest was peaceful.
The plane crash that killed Polish President Lech Kaczynski and 96 others was probably caused by pilot error, according to the preliminary findings of a joint Russian-Polish probe.
While the US has continued to press for UN Security Council sanctions on Iran over its nuclear program, Turkey's high-profile role in brokering a nuclear deal with Tehran is just the latest sign of an emerging diplomatic power.