Jorge Mario Bergoglio elected pope: White smoke rising in St. Peter's Square
The College of Cardinals has chosen a new pope, and the world now knows his name: Argentinian Jorge Mario Bergoglio.
India PM warns Italy of 'consequences' after Italian marines skip bail
Indian PM Manmohan Singh warned Italy there would be 'consequences' if two Italian marines charged with murdering two Indian fisherman did not return to India.
Papal conclave: Pope Francis I chosen on second day (PHOTOS)
White smoke billowed over the Sistine Chapel as the faithful cheered for Pope Francis I in rain at St. Peter's Square on Tuesday.
Dennis Rodman heads to the Vatican to (maybe) visit the pope
Dennis Rodman is taking his unofficial diplomatic work very seriously these days, it seems.
Vatican apartments in Rome are neighbors to gay sauna
Awkward investments: department of the Vatican shares apartment premises with one of Europe's largest gay saunas.
Fun Fact of the Day: Hunger Games, Vaticano style
In recent memory, the papal conclave has generally been a rather quick affair — but that wasn't always the case.
White smoke rises: Pope Francis chosen (LIVE BLOG)
The papal conclave chose 76-year-old Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio from Argentina.
Papal conclave begins without frontrunner
The papal conclave will take place in the Sistine Chapel and voting cardinals will live inside the Vatican - cut off from the world - until they elect a new pope.
For a new pope, issues of a global church
With Africa, Asia and Latin America now representing two-thirds of the world's Catholics, many faithful want a more global pope.
Picturing a global church
For its 1.2 billion adherents worldwide, the Catholic Church is at a fateful crossroads.
Italian marines charged with murder of Indian fishermen won't return to India to face trial
Italy's foreign ministry said Massimiliano Latorre and Salvatore Girone would not return to India to face trial over the killing of two Indian fishermen they mistook for pirates.
Can a Canadian save the Catholic Church?
Cardinal Marc Ouellet found his calling in Quebec at a time when religion there was in steep decline. Now he could be considered to become the next pope.
Marc Ouellet, Canadian cardinal, became priest after breaking leg playing hockey
Broken leg playing ice hockey led Canadian Cardinal Marc Ouellet into priesthood.
Islamists kill 7 foreign hostages in Nigeria
A Nigerian Islamist militant group's claims it has killed 7 foreign hostages kidnapped last month are credible, groups say.
Vatican prepares for conclave that will elect the next pope
The Vatican is busy with preparations for the gathering of cardinals that will decide the future of the Catholic church.
Sistine Chapel fitted with chimney as Vatican prepares for conclave (PHOTOS)
The chimney will emanate white smoke when the conclave has elected the new pope.
Italy credit rating drops after inconclusive election
Fitch downgrades Italy’s credit rating to BBB+ from A- and warns further drop possible.
Vatican's ancient library is set to go digital
Vatican set to put online a whopping 40 million pages of text spanning generations of literature, and will use 2.8 pedabytes of storage donated by The EMC Corporation.
David Rossi Monte dei Paschi bank media chief found dead
Monte dei Paschi, considered the world's oldest bank, is under investigation for hiding losses before the bailout.
Is traffic the latest sure-fire economic indicator?
INRIX started its business by compiling real-time geo-location data from 100 million vehicles in North America and Europe, but now, a deluge of data and smarter algorithm-writing have made INRIX a whole lot bigger.
On European menus: all creatures great and small.
How to cook your horse
Equine recipes from around Europe.
Berlusconi sentenced to a year in jail over wiretap case
Former Italian prime minister will spend a year in detention for leaking police wiretap transcripts to the public.
Microsoft hit with $731 million EU fine for breaking browser choice promise
European Union antitrust regulators say Microsoft failed to give users a web browser choice in Windows, violating commitment.
Italian election: president considering a technocrat government, sources say
Giorgio Napolitano, is considering appointing a new technocrat government led by a non-politician.
Renault Nissan CEO: European car market is collapsing
The gloom over the European car market is here to stay.
Mother Tekla: The most powerful woman in Rome
Mother Tekla Famiglietti, head of the Bridgettine Order, runs a small empire of hotels, restaurants, and guesthouses around the world. She has left a distinctive imprint at the Vatican and on the Catholic Church.
Syria: From IT to rebel commander
Ayachi Abdel Rahman never imagined he would become a military leader, much less branded a terrorist.
Italy’s danger man
Will Beppe Grillo bring down the euro?
Italy election: Global stocks rally as politicians seek to resolve political gridlock
Global stocks rebounded as Italian politicians sought to end the gridlock following Monday's inconclusive election result.
On Location Video: The pope's legacy
The first pope to step down in 600 years, Benedict XVI leaves the Vatican in turmoil.