The German parliament approved the country's $28 billion contribution to the Greek bailout package on Friday. Chancellor Angela Merkel shifted from initial opposition to paying Greece's debts to concern over economic fallout in the rest of Europe.
David Cameron, whose Conservative party is leading in UK election results, may have the upper hand. But no one party emerged with enough seats to form a government.
Early exit polls show that the opposition Conservative Party got the most seats in parliament. The initial UK election results show it's not an outright majority, but a hung parliament. Next: Days of negotiations over forming a coalition government.
After a typical UK election, the leader of the winning party visits the queen to be anointed Britain's new prime minister. But early indications are this general election returned no outright winner, meaning Queen Elizabeth II could have an expanded role.
In preliminary UK election results due out shortly, the Liberal Democrats may come in second in the popular vote but third in parliamentary seats. If they do, demands to change Britain's voting system to reward smaller parties will grow.
Greece protests against the government's tough spending cuts broke out in Athens Thursday, was stocks plunged on Wall Street over concerns about tightening credit markets and declining global demand.
The UK election being held today has produced one of the tightest races in years and could produce a 'hung parliament.' What could that mean for Britain?
If British election 2010 results yield a majority of parliamentary seats for a party that comes in second or even third in the popular vote, could it lead to a change in Britain's centuries-old 'first past the post' electoral system?
Airports in Ireland were shut for about eight hours on Tuesday as winds carried ash from the Icelandic volcano into flight paths. Though travel is now getting back to normal, meteorologists say summer winds could lead to more disruption at European airports.
President Obama's stunning disclosure puts pressure on Russia to reciprocate. But Moscow relies much more heavily on its nuclear weapons arsenal for security and regional power.
Dismissing skeptics on Sunday when he visited the Shroud of Turin, Pope Benedict XVI said the burial cloth was none other than the same robe that once 'wrapped the remains' of Jesus Christ.
Greece’s eurozone partners and the IMF this weekend agreed to a $146 billion bailout to stem the Greece crisis. But in return, the country’s leaders have been forced to implement a harsh austerity program.
Progressive Catholics and theologians in the US and Europe say the Vatican's model of a priest is outdated. The global sexual abuse scandal has sharpened the church's inner struggle over how to reform that model.
The Roman Catholic priest sex abuse crisis is prompting Germany's faithful to revisit the spiritual roots of their church.
The Greece debt crisis, which is still subject to German parliamentary approval and may be challenged in court, is putting unsustainable stress on the European Central Bank, some analysts say.
The final UK election debate Thursday night is supposed to focus on the economy, a strong issue for the Labour Party. But Prime Minister Gordon Brown's outburst after meeting a working-class supporter may give further boost to Conservative David Cameron and Liberal Democrat Nick Clegg.
The Greek debt crisis continued to roil European debt markets on Wednesday after a leading rating agency cut the country's debt status to junk. While short term aid to Greece is a near certainty, economists warn that more international cash – and painful political steps in Athens – will be needed.
The No. 2 at the Vatican, Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, appeared Tuesday to ease the church's absolute position on celibacy for Catholic priests. The issue continues to roil the church as it confronts revelations of sexual abuse.
Ahead of the British election, embattled Labour Prime Minister Gordon Brown visited working-class Rochdale and was caught calling a life-long Labour voter a "bigot." The gaffe spotlights voter anger over welfare policies in a town with the highest concentration of the unemployed in Britain.
The Greek debt crisis, which has sent bonds tumbling across southern Europe, has had a knock-on effect on stock markets in Asia. But one analyst says Asian banks and governments have limited exposure to Greek debt, so should weather the storm relatively unscathed.