Bolivia's plane drama fires up South America
Evo Morales' allies fume that Bolivia's leader was taken 'hostage' while suspected of spiriting away NSA leaker Edward Snowden.
Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII to become saints
Polish-born Pope John Paul II, who died in 2005, has been fast-tracked to sainthood.
Eastern Europe: corrupt states or true democracies?
A slew of bad news is clouding the EU’s progress in Eastern Europe.
Hungary indicts 98-year-old for Nazi war crimes
Prosecutors allege the former policeman helped send thousands to death camps.
Elbe River dam burst leaves at least 18 dead, thousands displaced (VIDEO)
Thousands of people have evacuated their homes in Germany and Hungary after a dam burst in the flood-swollen Elbe River.
Massive flooding sweeps through central Europe
Floods have swept across Germany, Austria, Poland, Switzerland and the Czech Republic during the past week, resulting in thousands of home evacuations and several deaths.
Europe floods: Death toll reaches at least 9 as Merkel visits devastated areas
Seven people died in the Czech Republic and at least two were killed in Austria.
Religion in Europe, also in crisis
European leaders reach out to religion, but churches struggle with waning numbers.
Could fracking make the Persian Gulf irrelevant?
From NATO to China, the world watches America's energy revolution.
Thieves steal van with 12 bodies inside as a bonus
Judge sentences three thieves to prison for stealing vans, one loaded with coffins headed to a crematorium.
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.
Margot Woelk, Hitler's only surviving food taster, shares her story after years of secrecy
Margot Woelk, 95, was one of the 15 women charged with making sure Hitler wasn't poisoned.
Will Europe keep on fracking?
Shale gas riches tempt cash-strapped continent.
German TV mini-series paints false picture of Nazi madness
Commentary: A reminder of how sensitive Germany struggles to confront its past.
Poland unveils statue of late Pope John Paul II
The statue of the late pontiff stands on a hill overlooking the southern city of Czestochowa.
The euro zone crisis is back — on multiple fronts
European finance ministers will be meeting in Dublin today to examine the results of the euro zone's current fiscal policies.
British lawmaker David Miliband, whose brother Ed leads popular Labor Party, quits to head up IRC
David Miliband, who lost a 2010 leadership battle for Britain's opposition Labor Party to younger brother Ed, is quitting politics to head up the New York-based International Rescue Committee (IRC).
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.
Will Wikipedia replace the academic thesis?
From Ukraine to Egypt, universities are looking to drop traditional requirements for scholarly papers in favor of internet entries.
Polish plant puts rotten meat in sausages, report says
A Polish meat plant sells moldy meat to the public, according to a local television report.
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.
Poland: Dog saves girl from freezing to death (VIDEO)
Firefighters in Poland say the dog stayed with the girl after she went missing from her home, likely keeping her from freezing to death.
Catholics everywhere have something to say
The world reacts to the pope's shocking announcement.
Ireland blames Poland for horse meat beef burgers
Ireland: that horse DNA was from Poland.
Donald Tusk, Poland's PM, in hospital with infection
Donald Tusk, Poland's prime minister, in hospital with infection
Where is the worst place for abortions?
On the 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, GlobalPost looks at abortion rights around the world.
Swedish artist under investigation for 'stealing Holocaust ashes'
Carl Michael von Hausswolff claims he took Holocaust victims' ashes from the remains of a Nazi death camp and used them in one of his paintings.
Lenin cartoon in phone ad sparks outrage in Poland
Polish phone company Heyah pulled an ad featuring a cartoon of Vladimir Lenin.
2,012 words of 2012
Here are the buzzwords, the keywords, or just plain words, that were uttered time and again in 2012. This was an absurd amount of work. So please click on it.
Love cheese? So did your 7,500-year-old ancestors: study
Close inspection reveals truly enduring taste for cheese.
Polish borscht with mushroom dumplings
Wigilijny barszcz z uszkami, a warming Christmas Eve starter.