Up to 700 migrants feared dead in Mediterranean this week
Up to 700 migrants are feared to have drowned in deadly shipwrecks off the coast of Libya this week, the UN's refugee agency said Sunday, citing survivor testimony.
EgyptAir victims' relatives give samples for DNA tests
The DNA will help identify body parts retrieved from the Mediterranean where the aircraft crashed with 66 people on board.
What if robots take our jobs? Switzerland considers giving people a guaranteed income.
On June 5, voters in Switzerland will decide whether to give every adult citizen $2,600 per month.
Austria's new president: green professor who beat the far-right
Fans affectionally call him "the professor" or "Sascha", a nickname for Alexander that nods to his Russian roots, while his critics decry him as a haughty "green dictator".
Satellite spots possible oil slick near EgyptAir crash site
Greek officials also said that a body part, seats and some items of luggage had been found off the coast of Alexandria.
EgyptAir crash: US Navy joins search for Airbus A320 wreckage
The airliner crashed between Paris and Cairo with 66 people on board.
Terror attack most likely scenario in EgyptAir crash
Several scenarios could explain the mysterious crash of the EgyptAir flight into the Mediterranean en route from Paris to Cairo early Thursday, but aviation experts say a terror attack is the most probable.
Only three people in the world know how to make this Portuguese pastry
Every morning, behind a metal door marked “secret," Carlos Martins and two other bakers get to work.
Don't let Antarctica's size fool you. It's melting faster than ever.
The West Antarctic Ice Sheet is the size of Europe and a mile thick. And it's melting faster than we thought, with big effects on the level of the world's seas.
Bernie Sanders meets privately with Pope Francis
Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders met briefly with Pope Francis at the Vatican on Saturday, using the lightning visit to align his White House bid with the popular pontiff's advocacy of a "moral economy."
Tired of watching the grass grow? Norwegians watch the tide change
US-NORWAY-SLOWTV:Tired of watching the grass grow? Norwegians watch the tide change
Europe's 'nanny states' make it harder to vape and drink
The Nanny State Index reveals some countries come down extra hard on humanity's favorite vices.
Iceland's prime minister quits over Panama Papers scandal
Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson has become the first major political casualty of the massive document leak.
Muslim students at a Swiss school don't have to shake hands with female teachers
Students argued that Islam does not permit physical contact with a person of the opposite sex, with the exception of certain immediate family members.
Iceland's prime minister is in the hot seat over Panama Papers leak
'The prime minister should immediately resign,' ex-prime minister Johanna Sigurdardottir said.
How a famous former Nazi officer became a hitman for Israel
Otto Skorzeny was a diehard Nazi. So historians were astonished to learn this week that — after the war — he was recruited by the Israeli intelligence service.
Brutal Bronze Age battle discovery changes understanding of history
Archaeologists have uncovered what might be the oldest battlefield in the world, and it's changing much of what we know about society and war in ancient Europe.
Hijacker surrenders after Cyprus airport standoff
A man hijacked an EgyptAir passenger plane Tuesday and forced it to divert to Cyprus demanding to see his ex-wife, sparking a dramatic airport standoff that ended peacefully after six hours.
By the numbers: The terror attacks we paid attention to
There's the amount of media coverage an attack gets. Then there's the number of readers who actually search for it.
The key to dealing with terrorism? Assuming it won’t go away
Completely eradicating terrorism — just like with violent crime — is simply unrealistic.
MSF pulls out of Lesbos hotspot as aid groups slam migrant deal
International aid organisation Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said Wednesday it had suspended activities at a refugee centre on the Greek island of Lesbos to avoid being complicit in an "unfair and inhumane" EU deal to send newcomers back to Turkey.
Brussels suicide attack brother left desperate last will in trash can: 'I don't know what to do'
Belgian prosecutors say that one of the two brothers who carried out suicide attacks left a desperate last will in a trash can.
Global financial markets are getting used to terrorism
Investors reacted to the deadly terrorist attacks in Brussels on Tuesday with predictable swiftness. But it didn’t take long for calm to return. Here's why.
Italy wants common European defense after Brussels attacks
Italy's Prime Minister Matteo Renzi called Tuesday for a 'European pact for freedom and security' following attacks claimed by the Islamic State group.
The latest on the Brussels attacks
The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the explosions, which killed more than 30 people.
Deadly Islamist attacks in Europe since 2004
Around 35 people were killed and more than 200 wounded in a series of attacks in Brussels on Tuesday claimed by the Islamic State group and described as a strike at the very heart of Europe.
Brussels attacks: Over 20 killed in multiple blasts at airport and metro
Neighboring France, Germany and the Netherlands tightened border security Tuesday after the attacks on Brussels airport and metro system.
Parenting is hardest in the richest countries
The 2016 World Happiness Report looks at the connection between parenting and happiness around the globe.
These are the key points of the controversial EU-Turkey deal on refugees
The European Union and Turkey sealed a deal on Friday to curb an unprecedented flow of migrants to Europe in exchange for concessions to Ankara.
Paris attacks suspect Abdeslam 'wanted to blow himself up' at stadium
Captured fugitive Salah Abdeslam initially planned to blow himself up outside the Stade de France during the Paris attacks but changed his mind, a prosecutor said Saturday.
Greek minister likens Idomeni refugee camp to Dachau
Greece's interior minister on Friday likened the grim camp holding thousands of refugees on the border with Macedonia to the infamous Nazi concentration camp.