Ireland passes landmark abortion bill, ending total ban
For the first time in Ireland's history, abortion is now legal in cases where it can save a woman's life.
Tolstoy, tweets and Tumblrs: British libraries leap into the digital age
Some of Europe’s oldest depositories are tackling a new challenge: everything on the web.
G8 leaders agree to clamp down on money laundering and tax evasion
The summit in Northern Ireland ends with only vague statements about Syria, which overshadowed the event.
Here's what people are protesting about today
Protests are ongoing all over the world. Here's why.
Will PRISM be the end of the EU-Obama love affair?
Washington's PRISM spy scandal dents Barack Obama's image ahead of his Europe trip.
Religion in Europe, also in crisis
European leaders reach out to religion, but churches struggle with waning numbers.
Euro zone unemployment hits record high — again
Unemployment once again hit a record high in April in the euro zone, topping 12 percent.
Could fracking make the Persian Gulf irrelevant?
From NATO to China, the world watches America's energy revolution.
Western IQs drop by 14 points in last century, study says
A new study by researchers in Europe claims that the average IQ of people in Western nations fell by an average of 14 points between 1889 and 2004.
Man charged in deadly 1982 IRA bombing in London
John Anthony Downey, 61, of County Donegal, Ireland was charged Wednesday in a 1982 IRA bombing in London's Hyde Park that killed four member of the Royal Household Cavalry.
US Senate accuses Apple of avoiding $9B in US taxes using offshore affiliates
Apple CEO Tim Cook defended his company, saying ‘we pay all the taxes we owe, every single dollar.’
Scientists identify strain of fungus that caused the 1840s Irish potato famine
The researchers used DNA sequencing techniques on dried potato plant leaves from the 1840s to identify the pathogen.
A quarter of gay people have been subjected to attacks or violent threats, EU poll says (VIDEO)
A quarter of gay people surveyed in an EU poll say they have been attacked or violently threatened in the past five years.
Six of the world's weirdest taxes
Taxes might be one of life's only certainties, but no one ever said they couldn't be weird.
Ireland: Marie Fleming lastest to lose assisted suicide appeal
Marie Fleming, terminally ill with multiple sclerosis, lost her Supreme Court court challenge for assisted suicide on Monday.
Ireland: Health minister denies rumor that women seeking abortions will be required to see six doctors
Dr. James Reilly said it's not true that six consultants will review pregnant women who are suicidal and want an abortion.
Before Boston: Marathons marred by violence
The Boston Marathon was not the first race to become the scene of violence and fear. Here's a timeline of past incidents.
Europe's austerity era could be coming to an end
Recent EU concessions could be a sign of changing times as Europe's austerity measures grow more lenient.
Who will be the next Cyprus?
Europe’s whack-a-mole approach to crisis management has left more countries vulnerable.
UK study: 7.4 percent of fish sold as cod is mislabeled
A new study has found that 7.4 percent of fish sold as cod in the United Kingdom — and 28.4 percent of fish sold as cod in Ireland — is actually a cheaper species of fish.
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.
Pope Francis won't change the church's path, says Dublin city councillor
Mannix Flynn said the Catholic Church needs to take responsibility for its wrongs before it can change for the better.
Young Irish Catholics reject conservatism of new pope
The Vatican expects Francis to rebuild the church, but disaffected young Catholics are skeptical.
Irish Catholics continue to flee the church
A combination of clergy sex abuse revelations and a more secular climate has created a stigma against attending Mass.
Two Irishmen found liable for the Omagh bombing and ordered to pay damages | GlobalPost
A Belfast judge ordered Colm Murphy and Seamus Daly to pay $2.4 million in damages for their part in the atrocity that killed 29, including a woman pregnant with twins.
Older Irish Catholics hope a new pope means a new direction for the church
The faithful say they hope that Pope Francis will bring change to a church suffering from scandal, despite the new pope's staunchly conservative views on social issues.
Jesuit priests in Ireland see hope in Francis
The election of the first-ever Jesuit pope signifies a desire for change in the church, say Irish priests. Can Francis avoid becoming a 'prisoner' of the Vatican?
Q&A with editor at Ireland's longest-running LGBT magazine
Brian Finnegan talks to GlobalPost about his country's changing attitude toward Catholicism, LGBT rights and gay marriage.
Boozing "nuns" lead to fine for Ireland pub owner
Bar owner helped to set up a charity event setting a record for most people wearing nun's outfits — who then retired for an after-hours drink or two.
Nestle recalls beef products after horsemeat found
In a statement released Monday the Swiss-based company said that it would be replacing the products with others that are 100 percent beef.
An African pope? Don't bet on it
Vatican watchers predict Italians or Latin Americans are most likely to claim St. Peter's throne.