Cannes Film Festival kicks off with 'Gatsby,' 'Heli'
International films to watch as they vie for the Palme d'Or.
France's harsh contrast: glitzy Cannes opens, another recession sets in
Roaring '20s 'Gatsby' is set to be a Cannes showstopper, just as France sinks into a new recession. The irony surely is not lost on Mssr. Hollande.
Gay Paris: not all it's cracked up to be
Divisions exposed as France prepares to say 'I do' to gay marriage.
Europe's other potentially toxic food: salmon
Baltic Sea salmon exports have been banned since 2002 for containing dangerous levels of pollutants. Some European companies bought them anyways.
Why are Europeans waging jihad in Syria?
Some 600 youths from Europe have joined Muslim extremists fighting to topple Syria’s government. Officials fear what happens when they return radicalized.
Belgium diamond heist: 31 detained in 3 countries
Some of the $50 million-worth of diamonds and large sums of money were recovered following the arrests said Belgian prosecutors.
Toxic chemicals aflame after Belgium train derails (VIDEO)
Two people have died and over a dozen have been injured after a train derailed near Ghent, causing a toxic chemical fire.
Dutch school shooting threat: Ex-student arrested
Dutch police have arrested a former student of the British School in the city of Leiden after a threat to carry out a shooting at a school was posted on the internet.
Will Europe keep on fracking?
Shale gas riches tempt cash-strapped continent.
Mars One reality TV series searching for contestants (VIDEO)
Netherlands-based Mars One group to film reality TV series around manned mission to Mars in 2023.
The euro zone crisis is back — on multiple fronts
European finance ministers will be meeting in Dublin today to examine the results of the euro zone's current fiscal policies.
Hacker claims he can hijack any airplane using a mobile app
A simple Android app could exploit vulnerable code on real airplanes.
The Netherlands: Rijksmuseum’s renovation gets rave reviews
The renovation of the Rijksmuseum took five years longer than planned.
UK heart EU
British europhiles come out of the closet.
Who will be the next Cyprus?
Europe’s whack-a-mole approach to crisis management has left more countries vulnerable.
Cyprus: Another fine mess
Analysis: As Cypriots swarm to their reopened banks, the EU's botched rescue of Cyprus underscores more euro zone risk.
British lawmaker David Miliband, whose brother Ed leads popular Labor Party, quits to head up IRC
David Miliband, who lost a 2010 leadership battle for Britain's opposition Labor Party to younger brother Ed, is quitting politics to head up the New York-based International Rescue Committee (IRC).
Caterpillar CEO optimistic on Europe
Caterpillar's bulldozers and tractors have been accumulating in warehouses due to slowing economies in China, Europe and the US.
Anne Frank tree saplings headed for 11 US locations (VIDEO)
Chestnut tree comforted Anne Frank as she hid from Nazis in Second World War Amsterdam.
The Bolivian dream: lithium batteries included
Tapping into a vast lithium bounty, President Evo Morales envisions a smartphone and electric car battery-charged Bolivian revolution.
Dutch lesbian couple in hiding as foster son’s Turkish parents escalate complaints
The boy's biological parents told Turkish TV that the foster mothers are morally unfit to take care of their child.
On European menus: all creatures great and small.
How to cook your horse
Equine recipes from around Europe.
The $325,000 test tube burger is finally here. But will anyone eat it? (VIDEO)
Synthetic meat could feed the world and save the environment. But when it comes down to taste, will people be able to ditch traditional beef?
Microsoft hit with $731 million EU fine for breaking browser choice promise
European Union antitrust regulators say Microsoft failed to give users a web browser choice in Windows, violating commitment.
Renault Nissan CEO: European car market is collapsing
The gloom over the European car market is here to stay.
¿Como se dice R&D? South America’s still learning how
South America’s science and technology lag behind its breakneck economic growth, but some in the region are working to change that.
Syria: From IT to rebel commander
Ayachi Abdel Rahman never imagined he would become a military leader, much less branded a terrorist.
Amsterdam raises legal age for prostitution to 21
In a bid to protect sex workers, the city plans to raise the legal age of prostitutes.
Who won the drug war? Drugs did
The world — not just Colorado and Washington — embraces a more laissez faire approach to narcotics.
8 armed robbers steal millions in uncut diamonds from plane at Brussels airport
Armed robbers have pulled off a spectacular heist at Brussels airport, stealing millions of dollars worth of uncut diamonds from a plane.