Haze clears over Dutch cannabis law
Smoking pot in the Netherlands is now a city-by-city choice for tourists.
Belgium king's Christmas speech sparks controversy, linking separatism to fascism
Belgium's King Albert II gave a Christmas speech that angered the country's most popular political party by appearing to link Flemish separatism to fascism.
2,012 words of 2012
Here are the buzzwords, the keywords, or just plain words, that were uttered time and again in 2012. This was an absurd amount of work. So please click on it.
Dead Dutch skydiver found 9 days after jump
The body of Dutch skydiver Mark van den Boogaard was discovered by chance by rabbit hunters after 9 days.
Portuguese Christmas Eve salt cod
Bacalhau da Consoada, a national staple.
Sushi kills your brain
Too much tuna can be bad for your brain, report warns.
Belgian university warns against cross-dressing after male student gang-raped
The Brussels Institute of Higher Education University has asked students not to cross-dress after a male student in drag was gang-raped.
Belgian man finds out his wife is a man after 19 years
The Belgian man wants an annulment after discovering his wife got a sex change and never told him.
EU confronts "Brixit" risk
Budget deadlock could push Britain toward EU's exit.
Euro crisis feeds obesity fears
Shrinking incomes are leading more families to switch to cut-price convenience foods.
Hormones in menstrual cycle may worsen asthma symptoms, study finds
A new study has found that changes in hormones during a woman's menstrual cycle may affect the severity of asthma and other respiratory illnesses.
10 countries hoarding massive amounts of gold
The global financial crisis is driving many countries to build their gold reserves in search of a stable monetary resource.
Europe is making Obama look good, but it could break him in his second term
Americans should praise Obama for holding the US economy at a stable rate given the European economic debacle.
Amsterdam drops ban on tourists in cannabis cafes
The mayor of Amsterdam says he will not ban foreign tourists from smoking a big fat one at the city's famous "coffee shops," aka cannabis cafes.
Venus, Steve Jobs' yacht, unveiled in the Netherlands (VIDEO)
Venus, the late Apple CEO's 250-foot yacht, was in the works for six years.
Dutch elections: coalition government formed
The Liberal party announced today that it will form a coalition government with the Labour party that is pro-austerity and pro-Europe.
Don't call them French fries
Belgium celebrates its love affair with the humble frite.
Ford plans closure of Belgian plant to curtail European losses
Ford is also in talks about closing its last UK plant.
Jobs ease Europe's bad conscience over arms sales
Europeans juggle concern over the impact of small arms sales with the need to generate employment.
Royal wedding, Royal hats
It just wouldn't be a royal wedding in Luxembourg without the string of royals rocking elaborate headpieces.
Royal wedding fever spreads to Luxembourg
Prince Guillame of Luxembourg is marrying Countess Stephanie de Lannoy in the region's first royal wedding in decades.
Sylvia Kristel dead: 'Emmanuelle' actress dies aged 60
Sylvia Kristel, the Dutch star of '70s erotic movie 'Emmanuelle,' died Wednesday night in her sleep.
The Balkanization of Europe?
Do sweeping election victories for Belgian separatists mean Belgium, Britain and Spain are headed for history’s scrap heap?
Niger Delta oil spills: Nigerian villagers sue Shell over pollution
Four Nigerian villagers are taking Shell to court to claim compensation for oil spills that they say have destroyed their region and its crops.
Honeymoon over for Hollande
Collapsing support for Hollande and Rajoy underscore the crisis pressure on Europe's political mainstream.
The 20 most expensive cities on the planet
UBS financial firm recently did a survey of the cities with the highest cost of living.
At China-EU summit, Wen Jiabao demands end to arms embargo
Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao, at a one-day EU-China summit in Brussels, asks European leaders to lift a longstanding arms embargo on Beijing.
Cambodia tries to solve its baby-stealing problem
On Jan. 1, the country will resume foreign adoptions. Critics fear that hustlers will profit.
Dutch to vote amid austerity angst
Anti-Islamists, Akin apologists, and an animal rights party tempt Dutch voters, but euro zone economic fears raise hopes for centrists to seal victory.
The latest comments that have everyone worried the ECB won't deliver
A Belgian banker's comments point to conflict inside the ECB.
Belgium releases Michelle Martin, ex-wife of pedophile killer, to convent
Belgian court rules that Michelle Martin, ex-wife and accomplice of the pedophile killer Marc Dutroux, can live in a convent.