In Moldova, even the ‘good guys’ are accused of corruption
It goes to show just how chaotic politics are in the former Soviet republic, one of Europe’s poorest countries.
No breakthrough as Merkel, Renzi pledge to tackle migrant crisis
The German and Italian leaders Friday pledged to tackle Europe's migrant influx but failed to resolve discord on an EU deal with Turkey to limit arrivals, a day after Berlin moved to tighten asylum rules.
Remember swine flu? It’s back
Experts say it's preventable, but more than 100 people in Eastern Europe have died from H1N1.
The Islamic State is planning more 'large-scale' attacks in Europe: Europol
The Islamic State has honed the ability to launch global attacks and is set to focus more on Europe following the Paris massacre, the chief of the EU police agency said Monday.
DNA blood test predicts suspects' age
Forensic scientists have developed a blood test that can predict the age of an individual to within four years by examining the aging process of human DNA.
After retaking key city, Syrian government in no mood to make concessions
Meanwhile, Syria talks set for Monday are certain to be delayed — in large part because no one can decide who will represent the opposition.
These European countries are seizing cash and valuables from refugees
Critics are up in arms against regulations that allow officials to confiscate assets from asylum-seekers to help finance their stay.
Democracy is broken all over Europe
Differences over Russia and refugees go to the core of the region's political dilemma.
France commits $2 billion to tackle its 'economic emergency'
The eurozone's second-largest economy is hurting from high unemployment. President Hollande says he'll fix that, finally, without tax hikes.
Switzerland has been confiscating cash from asylum-seekers for years
Upon arrival, asylum-seekers are told: 'If you have ... more than 1,000 Swiss francs when you arrive at the reception center, you must hand them over against a receipt.'
Sorry Romanian prisoners, writing books won’t get you out of jail anymore
With more than 300 prisoner-produced works last year, the government is scrapping its write-for-freedom law.
Happiness: Is it in your DNA?
Happiness is a state of mind, the gurus say. Turns out, it could be more a function of genes.
Syrian, Iraqi militants said to have planned New Year attack in Munich
Police said they had received information that five to seven suicide bombers were planning to take part in the attack.
New Year's Eve, without the letdown: Watch other people ring in 2016
Did your city cancel New Year's? Are you sick and staying in? You can still join the party.
Brussels has canceled New Year's Eve
The rest of the world is just putting it under really tight security.
This year's El Niño is one of the worst on record, and that's bad for everyone
Floods in the Americas, fires in Asia and drought in Africa: Welcome to the season of extreme weather.
Ireland had massive prehistoric migration from Middle East, Eastern Europe
Researchers say the massive wave of prehistoric migration could explain how modern farming arrived in the region.
The 5 European leaders most likely to be Donald Trump’s soulmate
Europe has its own breed of right-wing populists, and their rise toward the continent's corridors of power is no joke.
Iraqi forces drive Islamic State out of Ramadi
For days, Iraqi forces have been locked in intense battles to take back the capital of Anbar province, which fell to the terror group in May.
Western embassies warn of threat against foreigners in Beijing
Foreign embassies in China issued a warning Thursday about possible threats against 'Westerners' in a popular Beijing neighborhood ahead of Christmas.
Half a million kids survived Romania's 'slaughterhouses of souls.’ Will they ever heal?
Children raised in Romania's nightmare communist orphanages are grown up now and demand respect.
Platini slams FIFA ban as 'masquerade', vows to fight in court
US-SOCCER-FIFA:Platini slams FIFA ban as 'masquerade', vows to fight in court
Star Wars mania reaches far and wide (PHOTOS)
When it comes to Star Wars, we all speak the same language.
Refugees, migrants — or just humans?
No child is born refugee or migrant. No child is born 'illegal.' Children deserve care, safety and dignity.
Say hello to one of the strictest new smoking laws in the world
Europe’s poorest country is about to ban smoking almost everywhere, even in people's own cars.
Macedonia would change its name to settle a 24-year-old dispute with Greece
Then the Greeks could stop accusing the Macedonians of expropriating their historical culture.
EU says new border force needed to restore security amid refugee crisis
The EU unveiled plans Tuesday for a new border and coast guard agency that can intervene even without the host country's consent.
Even in election defeat, Europe's anti-immigrant movements are growing stronger
Some French Socialist candidates even had to pull out of the regional elections to prevent a National Front victory.
'Humanitarian superpower' Sweden struggles to house refugees as harsh Nordic winter looms
Sweden has taken in a greater proportion of asylum seekers than any other European country, and it's starting to get overwhelmed.
Remember 71 bodies found in a truck before demonizing migrants
That's the message from an Austrian police investigator, who adds: 'I hope and I wish that this incident will stay in the minds of people and decision makers.'
This Iranian asylum-seeker crossed an ocean for her daughter
'Will they welcome us? Do they like Arabs? How about Iranians? Does it make a difference?'