Germany's conservative coalition is pushing to pay moms who stay home to care for children ages 1 to 3. Opposition parties are outraged, calling the plan an antiquated take on family politics.
Ecuador grants asylum to Julian Assange, citing human rights concerns, as the UK continues to insist on his extradition to Sweden to face allegations of rape.
An Irish-based aid agency has developed a wi-fi system for use immediately after a natural disaster, when communications can be near-impossible. The US Navy is testing it this week.
Norwegian investigators blamed authorities for 'abrogation of responsibility,' but stopped short of blaming specific individuals.
A year after Britain's worst rioting in decades, scars remain in London's Tottenham district. Many young people in cities say that rioting could break out again as poor conditions persist, says poll.
Unlike former President Sarkozy's virulent anti-immigrant media campaigns, the new Socialist government says it is motivated by health, sanitation, and security.
On fourth anniversary of the Georgia war, Russia's President Putin said he was in close contact with then-President Medvedev. He also created a stir by saying Russia had a 'war plan' before the conflict.
Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy, who spearheaded air strikes in Libya, wants 'rapid' foreign intervention in Syria. Critics say the two conflicts are not remotely comparable.
A national debate exploded after media reports that athlete Nadja Drygalla's boyfriend was linked to the far-right NPD party. Now, her rowing future may be in question.
The Russian Orthodox church, responding angrily to Madonna's sympathy for the embattled Pussy Riot punk rock group, charged that 'this little singer is openly mocking our laws.'
The women who make up the punk group Pussy Riot are being prosecuted for "religious hatred," which many Russians see as the Kremlin's latest tactic for silencing dissent.
Popular sentiment about the trial of Pussy Riot, a band accused of profaning a Russian Orthodox altar, has shifted amid dismay over the women's harsh treatment. Putin has now weighed in.
Spanish officials have arrested three suspected Al Qaeda operatives. They say the militants were planning an attack in Spain or possibly other European countries.
Boris Johnson's cheerleading of the Games has earned him legions of fans among the British public and made him the Conservative Party's favorite to replace Prime Minister David Cameron.
The Spanish driver in a crash that killed two Cuban dissidents last week is being held while charges are formalized. Could his support for dissidents play into a diplomatic crisis?
Mitt Romney was received by crowds of cheering Poles, but critics denounce American disregard for Polish war efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Mitt Romney hopes to capitalize on Polish disappointment with the Obama administration, after cancellation of missile shield plans in 2009. Will he capture the Polish-American vote?
Rising commodity prices are boosting the British farming industry, attracting young farmers to enter the profession.
Preliminary data show that the number of young Spaniards emigrating in search of better jobs has nearly doubled since 2010. Some say the experience they get could ultimately benefit Spain.
In a major push to reduce welfare rolls, the UK is offering local authorities bonuses for meeting specific targets, from reducing truancy to helping individuals find jobs.
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