EU embraces growth at 17th crisis summit
Europe’s leaders tune in to the continent's 23 million unemployed.
Belgium hit by massive strike as leaders fly in for crisis summit
Leaders' planes diverted to military airbase as strike shuts down airports, paralyzes public transport.
Netherlands joins growing chorus for burqa ban
Dutch to introduce law next week banning face coverings, including burqas or niqabs.
Police raids put new focus on child abuse by Belgian priests
Investigators seize files in bishops’ offices seeking evidence of abuse, cover-up.
Scottish referendum raises questions about Europe's future
As Scots eye a diminished UK, separatists across Europe wonder if they can make Italy, Spain and Belgium forgotten nations.
Euro's 10th anniversary: no celebrations planned
It’s the 10th anniversary of the introduction of the euro at midnight tonight but there are no celebrations planned in Brussels.
New Year's Eve: Dutch giraffes soothed by pop music
Dutch obsession with New Year's Eve fireworks rattles giraffes at Netherlands zoo; only pop music can calm the animals.
A kinder, greener Christmas tradition!
Belgians adopt Christmas trees to rescue them from the ax. But do they really have feelings?
Bugs should be for dinner
Mealworm trail mix and crispy crickets, anyone? Welcome to the meal of the future.
Thousands of Dutch children raped, new independent report claims
Independent report into 60 years of abuse in Roman Catholic institutions published today makes for bleak reading
Inquiry: Thousands of Dutch Catholic children abused
Officials in the Netherlands for decades failed to protect thousands of children who suffered sexual abuse in Dutch Catholic institutions, an independent inquiry has found.
Belgium gunman Nordine Amrani murdered cleaning woman before rampage, say police
Police have found a woman's body in the home of Nordine Amrani, the man who launched a deadly gun and grenade attack on shoppers in Liège, Belgium, Tuesday.
Belgium attack: Police find body in home of Liege gunman (VIDEO)
Police in Belgium on Wednesday found a woman's body in the home of the Liege gunman who killed four people in a crowded square.
Racism in Europe's bastion of liberal tolerance?
Netherlands has long been relaxed about sex, drugs and immigration. No more?
Elio Di Rupo sworn in as Belgium's PM after 541-day deadlock
Belgium now holds the world record for longest period of time without a government.
A win-win on drugs? Fighting gangs by legalizing pot
Copenhagen voted overwhelmingly to remove its cannabis prohibition. Here’s why.
US markets have worst Thanksgiving week since 1942
The Dow Jones industrial average and S&P 500 index had their worst Thanksgiving week since the markets began observing the holiday in 1942.
Tintin to the rescue!
Spielberg’s “The Adventures of Tintin” charms Europeans, and stirs some controversy, ahead of its US release.
Dutch ban foreigners from cannabis cafes in Maastricht area
Officials forbid most non-Dutch from cafes as of January 1, 2012; a nation-wide ban could be next.
Greg Halman dead: Seattle Mariners outfielder stabbed to death in Netherlands
Dutch police suspect Greg Halman's brother.
EU finance ministers meet to discuss Greece and Italy
Questions hover over the meeting, not least, what can be done to shore up the European Financial Stability Fund, the "Big Bazooka" that was supposed to defend Italy and Spain from the bond vigilantes? It looks like the Bazooka has no ammo
IVF increases risk of ovarian tumors: Study
IVF treatments increase the risk of having ovarian tumors, a new 15-year study published in the journal Human Reproduction says.
Europe reaches debt deal after marathon talks
Banks have been convinced to erase billions in Greek debt, as Europe's leaders hammer out a deal aimed at saving the euro zone.
Giant Lego man washes ashore on Sarasota beach (VIDEO)
The giant Lego man appears to be the creation of a Dutch artist who’s dropped other giant Lego men into the sea.
EU leaders in Brussels for crucial summit
European Union leaders are gathering in Brussels Wednesday to finalize urgent plans aimed at resolving the euro zone debt crisis.
Barking piranhas are the wordsmiths of the ocean (VIDEO)
With their sharp teeth, piranhas look pretty fearsome – and now it appears they can bark as well as bite.
Europe starts the week in limbo
French-German summit ends with nothing more than a pledge to have a plan in place before G-20 summit next month. Can the markets wait that long for a resolution to Greek debt situation and possible spread of contagion to Spain and Italy?
“Pee bags” to the rescue
Dutch National Railways officials say the solution to their toilet-less trains is in the bag.
India, China have more affluent families than European countries
India's 3 million wealthy families put it in top 5 richest nations
Zimbabwe's mines still rife with abuse
Kimberley Process regulator fails to stem flow of blood diamonds overseas.
Europe: A very bad day all around
Around the continent bad news keeps knocking markets and people who work for governments