EU set to extend Russia sanctions until the end of 2015: diplomats
The sanctions, which target Russia's banks and oil industry, were imposed after Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was shot down over rebel-held eastern Ukraine.
Norway to divest its $890 billion sovereign wealth fund from coal
This is a major victory for environmentalists.
Why the United States needs Azerbaijan as the hub of the new Silk Road
Commentary: The country remains strategically important because it sits as a gateway between the East and the West.
Greece will avoid default ... at least until the end of June
By pushing off a payment due this week.
EU drug official says pot won't be legalized in Europe anytime soon
Portugal, Germany and the Czech Republic all allow at least some use of marijuana.
EU commissioner touts 'genuine progress' on Greece talks
Of course, there are still numerous issues that negotiators haven't been able to strike a deal on yet.
How to cancel a World Cup
In theory, it should be an easy thing to do.
10 transgender icons around the world who should be as famous as Caitlyn Jenner
All over the planet and in all sorts of fields, transgender women and men have earned their places in the limelight.
Justice may be knocking for FIFA's Sepp Blatter
Interpol is now in the game, issuing wanted person alerts for two former senior FIFA officials and four corporate executives. Is Blatter next?
Sepp Blatter resigns as FIFA president
After international corruption probe hits his organization.
FIFA admits it processed a $10 million payout to disgraced soccer official
The organization blames the payment on a former finance committee chief who died last year.
This could be the first cat species to disappear in 2,000 years
The world's most endangered cat numbers less than 500. But it might be finally making a comeback.
FIFA's Blatter comes out fighting despite scandal and divisions
US-SOCCER-FIFA:FIFA's Blatter comes out fighting despite scandal and divisions
Sepp Blatter wins fifth term as FIFA president despite corruption storm
The election followed the the arrest on Wednesday of seven FIFA officials, including two vice presidents, accused by US authorities of taking tens of millions of dollars in bribes.
Sweden wants to force new dads to take three months paid paternity leave
Meanwhile US parents use their annual leave and sick leave to care for their new babies.
FIFA acts all democratic and votes for new leader
FIFA President Sepp Blatter is expected to be reelected.
Greece euro exit 'a potential': IMF chief
Athens says a deal with its creditors is imminent but European leaders dispute that claim.
WHO warns that the Ebola crisis isn't over
Officials say there could be another wave of infections.
Swiss authorities say FIFA suspects fighting US extradition
One FIFA executive indicated he would not fight extradition, paving the way for Swiss officials to hand him over to US authorities immediately.
A century on, experts crack mystery of holes in Swiss cheese
Hint: It's not caused by mice nibbling away at the cheese.
Here's what FIFA's corporate partners are saying about the scandal
Coca-Cola, Visa, Adidas, etc. — care to comment?
FIFA officials arrested on racketeering charges
Famously corrupt, it looks like the world's governing body for soccer is about to be undone.
As the WHO passes new reforms, there is no shortage of praise and criticism
Behind the scenes at the World Health Assembly, where the WHO passed a draft resolution to ensure the world never again fails to respond quickly to a health emergency
It's been a really great weekend for gay people
As if the world's first popular vote legalizing gay marriage in Ireland wasn't enough, Eurovision happened.
Sweden pips Russia in Eurovision pop fest nail-biter
Sweden narrowly beat Russia Sunday in a nail-biting 60th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest, winning its sixth crown in Europe's annual anything-goes music extravaganza.
Gay marriage around the world
Ireland has voted to legalize same-sex marriage, joining 18 countries which have made, or are in the process of making the change.
Bearded queen Conchita kicks off Eurovision jamboree
Austrian bearded drag queen Conchita Wurst, resplendent in a sparkly, backless purple outfit, floated onto the stage in Vienna Saturday to begin the 60th Eurovision Song Contest.
Sweden's Mans Zelmerlow wins Eurovision Song Contest
US-MUSIC-EUROVISION:Sweden's Mans Zelmerlow wins Eurovision Song Contest
Finland's disabled punk band didn't win Eurovision. They won more than that
PKN, whose members have Down syndrome, Williams syndrome and other disabilities, aren't the first to use Europe’s crazy popular talent show as a springboard to fame.
Serbia's Eurovision entry is pretty much this year's Conchita Wurst
Dutch cabinet backs partial Islamic burqa ban
The ban applies to schools, hospitals and public transportation.