The Christmas Day attack on a church is only the latest in string of attacks by the militant Islamist group Boko Haram, who has given Christians living in the north three days to leave the region.
After a 3½-month journey, a NASA spacecraft flew over the moon's south pole, fired its engine and dropped into orbit in the first of two back-to-back arrivals over the New Year's weekend.
The protests in the Middle East and United States may have garnered more attention, but 2011 was just as much a year of awakening in southern Europe, where young people are worried their future.
12/30/2011 02:14 pm
Authorities in Argentina caught a man trying to board a plane with almost 250 poisonous snakes and endangered reptiles.
12/28/2011 03:09 pm
From French bankers and Italian politicians to British strikers and the average Greek, everyone in Europe is feeling the cost-cutting brought on by the euro debt crisis.
12/16/2011 07:30 am
European stocks as well as the euro dropped as optimism from last week's euro crisis summit yielded to tough questions about the EU's ability to avert fresh crises.
12/14/2011 09:19 am
On the eve of a major EU summit aimed at saving the euro, anti-German sentiment is on the rise, with many in struggling eurozone countries tired of Berlin's dictates.
12/08/2011 12:40 pm
Spain's young democracy has experienced both economic boom and euro-crisis bust over the past decade, shaking its national psyche. What will Spain's future look like?
12/03/2011 10:39 am
Occupy Europe? From Madrid to Athens, young people facing a bleak future are casting doubt on European identity.
10/29/2011 10:55 am
Saving money is nearly impossible in an economy ridden with debt. But for the 70 million baby boomers approaching retirement age, it's the only choice there is.
10/27/2011 11:00 am