Russian and Ukrainian security services say they thwarted an assassinate plot against presidential candidate Vladimir Putin. Some critics see politics in the announcement's timing.
Some protesters in Moscow blamed President Vladimir Putin personally for Russia's lack of openness. But many said they were more focused on long-term democratic reforms.
The Mafia has long been a part of life in southern Italy, while the north remained mostly untainted. Organized crime has now solidified its presence in prosperous northern Italy.
Those who turned out for today's rally in support of Vladimir Putin lacked the fervor of the anti-Putin rallies that have frequently cropped up since December.
Civil rights group Big Brother Watch has accused Britain of having an out-of-control surveillance culture that is doing little to improve public safety.
Spaniards initially accepted aggressive austerity as necessary, but tens of thousands are now turning out in the streets to protest measures they say have gone too far.
The Italian island of Sardinia is leasing several formerly state-owned, out-of-use lighthouses to private developers who plan to capitalize on their pristine coastal surroundings.
The conditions the European Union set for Greece in exchange for a second bailout represent a very unusual amount of outside control and oversight of a sovereign country.
European Union leaders agreed to a €130 billion ($172 billion) bailout deal for Greece early this morning after a long night of negotiations. Here are five key elements of the bailout deal.
Vladimir Putin, less than two weeks away from presidential polls, pledged $772 billion on arms over the next decade.
European governments are expected to sign off on a second bailout for Greece today. But conditions set on rescue money have fueled populist unrest in southern Europe.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel canceled a trip to Italy in order to deal with the fallout of President Christian Wulff's resignation, who was one of her political allies.
Though Athens is still taking steps to contain the damage, most of Europe is skeptical that Greece will dodge a default.
Serbs living in northern Kosovo overwhelmingly rejected the state's independence in a referendum, voting against accepting rule from Albanian-dominated Pristina.
Iran has threatened to cut off its oil exports to Europe unless European countries agree to a series of economic concessions that would go against recently approved sanctions.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy, who has presided over a deep economic recession since taking office, formally threw his hat into the ring to seek another term.
A startlingly realistic – but fake – video that shows Vladimir Putin on trial for terrorism has found an enthusiastic Russian audience, with 3 million-plus hits since Monday.
An embattled French President Nicolas Sarkozy is touting his strong ties with powerful German chancellor Angela Merkel as he prepares to announce his bid for a second term today.
Rupert Murdoch, the media mogul who made and broke British prime ministers, now appears powerless to thwart investigations into alleged misdeeds by his empire.
ACTA, a controversial international anti-piracy agreement that has riled up Europe, brought out huge crowds in Germany and split top government officials.
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