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
Still for sale in Belgium
With all the talk of blood diamonds, Antwerp remains a go-to spot for the polished stones.
Meet Dexia, the Bear Sterns of 2011. But this time it's worse.
French-Belgian firm Dexia is in need of rescue. Problem is, it's bigger than its government.
Europe delays decision on next Greek payout
European stocks plunge as finance ministers are unable to agree on whether to give Greece its next bailout payment.
Belgium’s Prime Minister Yves Leterme takes a better gig
A political crisis nearly splits the country. More evidence Belgium’s politics are the world’s oddest.
Markets rise on Barroso euro bonds comments
European stocks and the euro were lifted by talk of euro zone bonds by European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso.
Reality TV: Who wants to be a refugee?
Five young refugees compete to prove their attachment to the Netherlands.
NATO sees its role in Libya coming to an end
Alliance foresees victory in its mission to aid Libya's people.
Trust erodes in the European Union
Spain once saw Europe as the future. Now it's a burden.
Italy, France, Spain, Belgium ban short selling in order to protect markets
The European ban on short selling might have unintended effects, experts say.
Four countries in Europe ban short selling (UPDATES)
Belgium, France, Italy and Spain will temporarily ban short selling of financial stocks.
7 Deadly Stories: With the euro in crisis, is Europe finished?
Like it or not, the euro zone will remain intact, hatching a United States of Europe.
Spotlight on Europe's right
The anti-Islam screed attributed to Norway shooter Anders Behring Breivik has raised questions about Europe's rising anti-immigrant parties.
EU agreement heralded for its sweep
But markets may have a different response as analysts delve into the details.
What happens if a country goes bust?
If Greece, Portugal or Italy fails, America should watch out.
Rasmussen says NATO committed to "a successful end" in Libya
Secretary General defends the alliance's conduct of its Libyan engagement.
One killed, 10 injured in Dutch football stadium collapse
Rescue workers had to scramble Thursday to free people trapped when part of a stadium roof collapsed in the eastern Dutch city of Enschede.
Jews and Muslims protest Dutch vote to ban ritual animal slaughtering
The law would outlaw traditional Jewish kosher and Muslim halal butchering practices and was denounced as a violation of religious freedom
Amsterdam fights for your right to smoke pot
The proposed ban on allowing foreigners to purchase cannabis will increase crime, Amsterdam officials say.
Protests in the Euro Zone (PHOTOS)
Protests in Italy, Greece, Brussels and Spain.
Tens of thousands of Spaniards protest, with a decidedly anti-Brussels tone (VIDEO)
Weary after years of a financial crisis and dealing with severe austerity measures, Spain focuses anger on the euro stability pact
Belgian politics makes room for Nazi apologists
Flemish parties allow debate on a bill offering amnesty to World War II collaborators.
Robert Gates blasts NATO members in final speech
US defense secretary calls on NATO allies to contribute more to NATO and its missions.
Facebook facial-recognition feature attracts scrutiny from EU
Investigation looks into possible violations of privacy rules in automatic photo-tagging feature, which was recently rolled out internationally