In Britain's general election scheduled for May 6, minority voters are expected to have a greater impact than ever before. Conservatives are wooing black and Asian voters – once solidy pro-Labour – with policies they say are family- and business-friendly.
The Stephen Hawking aliens alert strikes one European scientist as premature. But speculation about extraterrestrial life is not new. It goes back to Greek philosopher Epicurus.
In Germany, the birthplace of Pope Benedict XVI, the priest sex abuse scandal has shaken many young Catholics' trust in the church, if not their faith. The man who initially inspired a new 'Benedict generation' is now seen as out of touch.
British scientist Stephen Hawking says that aliens might 'conquer and colonize' Earth. His colleagues disagree.
The Austria presidential election was a landslide victory for incumbent Heinz Fischer and saw the far right poll worse than expected, sending a message that its appeal is dimming, analysts say.
President Heinz Fischer is expected to win Sunday's Austria election handily, despite a challenge from far-right opponent Barbara Rosenkranz.
Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou called his country a "sinking ship" as he requested a $56 billion bailout today. But Germany, which is key to any aid package, still isn't convinced that a Greece bailout is absolutely necessary.
A hung parliament after May 6 elections looked more possible after the second UK debate on foreign policy and domestic issues. One snap poll named Conservative candidate David Cameron the winner, while another gave the nod to Liberal Democrat Nick Clegg. Prime Minister Brown struggled.
Tonight's British debates, setting up the British election, will focus on foreign affairs. But Labour Prime Minister Gordon Brown and Tory leader David Cameron are expected to take aim at surging rival Nick Clegg, leader of the upstart Liberal Democrats.
US officials are going to Moscow to discuss Russian demands to lift an international adoption ban on children going to the US. In the wake of the Artyem Savelyev case, Russians will likely demand more government oversight of American families.
Pope Benedict XVI promised in Rome today that the Vatican will take 'action' against sexual abuse of children by Catholic priests, while the Vatican press office issued a statement saying abusers would be brought to justice.
The UK race has gone from static to electric, says one pundit, as Liberal Democrat Nick Clegg surges after last week's debate. His sudden popularity has thrown open a race that was once seen as the Conservative Party's to lose.
On the UK campaign trail ahead of the May 6 general election, Labour MP Margaret Hodge is fighting a fierce challenge from Nick Griffin, the leader of the far-right British National Party who hopes to win the BNP's first-ever parliamentary seat. The challenge is a sign of the anti-incumbent fever sweeping the UK.
A scientist in Norway has developed an infrared volcanic ash detector that allows aircraft to see and avoid the Iceland volcanic ash clouds invisible to radar.
Citing the government bailout after the Sept. 11 shutdown of US airspace, European airlines are seeking government compensation over groundings caused by the ash cloud released from an Iceland volcano. So are some stranded passengers.
Allegations of sexual abuse at schools run by the Catholic and Lutheran churches, as well as at an elite secular boarding school, have put child protection at the top of the domestic agenda in Germany.
As Iceland's volcanic ash cloud hangs over Europe, stranding airline passengers for a fifth day, the train, bus, taxi, and ferry companies are doing a booming business. Would you pay $5,000 for a taxi ride from Norway to Britain?
The ash cloud from a volcano in Iceland kept most Europe flights canceled for a fifth day, sparking criticism from an airline group that regulators are being too cautious. What's open? Rome, Prague, Nice, France, and Barcelona, Spain.
Hardline nationalist Dervis Eroglu won Sunday's Cyprus election, but his victory in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus could stall fragile peace talks and harm Turkey's troubled bid to join the European Union.
Planes across most of Western Europe were grounded for a fourth day Sunday as a cloud of ash from last week's Iceland volcano continues to hang in the air above. Stranded travelers are losing time, money – and patience.