Europe: Some good economic news at the edges
Britain and Ireland show improved trade figures
Northern Irish farmer halts Rihanna video shoot
A farmer in Northern Ireland who allowed a Rihanna music video shoot on his property requested that production end after he saw what he deemed "inappropriate behavior" by the pop star, CNN reports.
Will a former IRA commander lead Ireland?
Erstwhile street-fighter Martin McGuinness is polling well ahead of Ireland's October presidential elections.
Italian parents fight to evict son
Having your children stay at home long into adulthood is facing scrutiny in Italy
Gerard Depardieu's midflight public pee reduces Anderson Cooper to tears (VIDEO)
CNN's Cooper, for one, sees the cripplingly funny side of a French celebrity's midflight, midcabin urinary meltdown.
Europe's debt solution?
High retirement ages have helped Scandinavians keep public debt under control.
Gay candidate forced out of Irish presidential campaign
David Norris steps aside over leniency request in former partner's Palestinian sex scandal.
Ireland: Campaign leaders abandon openly gay presidential candidate
His second pedophilia-related flap in two months, David Norris' undisclosed involvement in lover's statutory rape case was last straw for advisers.
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.
Irish take pride in fight with Vatican
Nation humbled by debt crisis rallies behind Prime Minister Kenny's condemnation of Catholic Church actions.
Vatican recalls Ireland's Papal Nuncio after clerical sex abuse report
The decision also follows strong words by Ireland's Prime Minister Enda Kenny accusing the Holy See of undermining efforts to tackle child abuse.
Calling out the Vatican
Irish report says Catholic Church has not helped stop sex abuse.
Moody's downgrades Ireland's debt rating to junk status
The ratings agency cited a “growing possibility” that Ireland will need another bailout when a current support program ends.
Polar bear ancestry traced back to Irish roots
Every polar bear's ancestry can be traced back to now-extinct Irish brown bears, according to a new study.
French protest boat leaves Greece for Gaza
Organizers expect the small boat carrying food and fuel to reach the Gaza Strip in two to three days.
Israel sees delays to Gaza flotilla as "positive development"
Meanwhile, pro-Palestinian flotilla activists say they haven't abandoned their plans to breach blockade.
Viable pipe bomb found by children's play park in Northern Ireland
"It does not bearing thinking of what could have happened had a child at the park discovered the device."
Israel warns foreign journalists not to participate in Gaza flotilla
As Israel threatens international media deportation and being barred from Israel for 10 years if they join the "illegal" flotilla, the Foreign Press Association protests the government's use of "threats and intimidation"
At Glastonbury gig, U2 faces protest over dodging Irish taxes
Art Uncut activists bring huge balloon to muddy music event, saying "U Pay Your Tax 2," but they are tackled and scuffles break out
Northern Ireland rocked by riots
But in east Belfast, where riots broke out on Monday, the warnings were written on the walls.
Northern Ireland's Troubles a part of Belfast's landscape (PHOTOS)
Once threatening symbols of paramilitary control, Belfast’s murals are now a tourist attraction.
Worst sectarian violence in years erupts in Northern Ireland (VIDEO)
Hundreds of people, many hooded and masked, throw gasoline bombs and fireworks at each other and at the police for the second night in a row
New golf sensation Rory McIlroy breaks records, sweeps the US Open (PHOTOS)
22-year-old from Northern Ireland is the youngest winner since 1923.
Ireland approves new casino resort to include full-size White House replica
Plans for a new casino complex in Two-Mile Borris faces strong opposition.
Openly gay candidate tripped up by controversy in Irish elections
David Norris, who would be Europe's first openly gay president, was considered the front-runner until media associated him with pedophilia.
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
WikiLeaks reveals what the US really thinks of Ireland
Diplomatic cables show US officials scoffing at Irish leaders.
Euro zone wonders which economy will be the next to fail
Spain has competition from Italy, Belgium for "next domino" status.
Thousands face flight delays as Grimsvotn ash cloud spreads
The erupting Grimsvotn volcano, which has caused flight cancellations in the UK and a change in travel plans for US President Barack Obama, is sparking fears of a repeat shutdown of European airspace.
Ireland gives Obama a delirious welcome
The US president came. He spoke in Dublin. And he chugged a Guinness in Moneygall.
Moneygall: Obama begins Europe trip with stop at ancestral Irish village
For Obama's arrival, the town of 300 has pulled out all the paint, flags and fiddlers it could muster.