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 Vat
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.
Pope Benedict XVI bids farewell
The pope said he resigned for the "good of the church" in his farewell address.
Pope says that he resigned for "good of the church" in farewell address
Pope Benedict XVI gives farewell address to estimated crowd of 150,000 before he officially steps down on Feb. 28.
As pope steps down, disinformation permeates Vatican crackdown on nuns
Accused of straying from Catholic theology and put under official investigation, tens of thousands of American nuns hope the next pope will end the 'Inquisition.'
Europe back to the brink
Political deadlock in Italy reignites fears for the euro's survival.
Chatter: No one wins Italy's election
Italy is left deadlocked after a crucial parliamentary vote, a hot air balloon crash kills tourists in Egypt, world powers try to persuade Iran to wind down its nuclear program, and Robin the Boy Wonder gets it.
Italy: Election stalemate causes financial turmoil
Italy faced political gridlock after the elections, causing world markets to react negatively.
US stocks fall as polls show divided Italian Parliament
European stocks originally swung higher on the news that the Democratic Party had a large lead.
Italy elections: still too close to call
Silvio Berlusconi's conservatives appear to be gaining on Pier Luigi Bersani's center left in Italian elections that look destined for political gridlock.
Italy votes in general election
Italians fed up with austerity measures voted on Sunday in the country's most important election in a generation.
Austerity-hit Italians head to the polls in crucial election
Pier Luigi Bersani's party is expected to win narrowly but strong support for former comic Beppe Grillo could leave Italy without a clear winner.
British academic discovers a 500-year-old arrest warrant for Machiavelli
Famous author of "The Prince" met his downfall after crossing the Medici family in 1512 — a story rediscovered warrant sheds new light on.
Italy finds first case of horsemeat in lasagne
Italy has ordered the seizure of six tons of horsemeat and 2400 packages of lasagne bolognese.
Raw Feed Video: Divided and disillusioned, Italians head to the polls
Many are going to the ballot box uninspired, but hoping for a turning point instead of a dead end.
Who won the drug war? Drugs did
The world — not just Colorado and Washington — embraces a more laissez faire approach to narcotics.
John Kerry prepares for inaugural trip as secretary of state
John Kerry lays out his world vision and defends foreign spending ahead of his first tour as secretary of state.
Pope Benedict may alter conclave electoral rules
Pope Benedict may change electoral rules that govern the papal conclave, the Vatican said on Wednesday.
Is Berlusconi getting a poll bounce from tax evaders?
The notorious former Italian prime minister, who's looking to make a comeback, proposes amnesty for tax dodgers in a bid for popular appeal.
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.
Europe hangs on Italian elections
Will Italy reignite the euro crisis in this weekend's vote?
Documentary film shakes up Italy
Its Rome premiere canceled for being “too political,” “Girlfriend in a Coma” paints a grim picture of contemporary life.
Pope in Sunday address: Pray for me and next pope (PHOTOS)
Pope Benedict XVI delivered his penultimate Sunday address from the window of his private studio overlooking St. Peter's Square.
Vatican may hold conclave to elect the next pope early
The conclave to elect the pope's successor is not supposed to occur for 15 to 20 days after the current pope steps down.
An African pope? Don't bet on it
Vatican watchers predict Italians or Latin Americans are most likely to claim St. Peter's throne.