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10:38 2019-06-16

Faced with protests, Putin blinks -- but don't expect a Moscow Spring Russian President Vladimir Putin has been in power for nearly two decades, but he still has the capacity to surprise: This week, he unexpectedly showed that the Kremlin -- on rare occasions -- has a reverse gear....
15:39 2019-06-15

'I am not a monster, I simply am Amanda,' says Knox on tearful return to Italy The couple gazes brightly at the camera, posing for a selfie like the thousands posted on Instagram every day. "Here we go... Wish us, 'Buon viaggio!'" the accompanying caption reads....
15:39 2019-06-15

Amanda Knox, Tearful and Angry, Speaks in Italy, Years After Murder Acquittal At a conference on wrongful convictions, Ms. Knox said: “I know that many people think I am bad. That I don’t belong here. It shows how a false narrative can be powerful and undermine justice.”...
15:26 2019-06-15

Chilean Bishop Resigns After Comments on Absence of Women at Last Supper The church gave no reason for the resignation of Carlos Eugenio Irarrázabal. But it came after he said that perhaps women “like to be in the back room.”...
13:26 2019-06-15

Slovakia’s First Female President, Zuzana Caputova, Takes Office in a Divided Country An anticorruption lawyer, she rode a wave of public disgust to victory. But the ex-prime minister’s party remains dominant, and the far right is emboldened....
09:39 2019-06-15

Director of Berlin’s Jewish Museum Quits After Spat Over B.D.S. Peter Schäfer stepped down after the museum became engaged in a dispute on Twitter about the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement against Israel....
03:26 2019-06-15

Hazard tells Real he's 'not a Galactico' Eden Hazard says he is "not a Galactico, but I'll try to be" as he was officially presented as a Real Madrid player in front of a reported 50,000 fans at the Bernabeu....
23:13 2019-06-14

Salvini has been 'following' Trump's immigration policies, but he will not separate children Italy's Matteo Salvini tells Christiane Amanpour that he has been "following closely" the US "approach against illegal migration" but added that separating children from their parents is where he would draw the line....
21:39 2019-06-14

U.K. Police’s Plan to Tackle Domestic Abuse: Blunt Knives A pilot proposal by the Nottinghamshire Police to replace sharp knives in victims’ kitchens with blunt-tipped instruments to prevent their partners from stabbing them to death was denounced as “ludicrous.”...
17:39 2019-06-14

A Musical Prodigy? Sure, but Don’t Call Her ‘a New Mozart’ At 14, Alma Deutscher is preparing to play the solo parts at Carnegie Hall for the violin and piano concertos she composed herself, when she’s not writing her next opera or climbing a tree....
17:39 2019-06-14

Spain Blocks Jailed Catalan Leader From Joining European Parliament The Supreme Court said that Oriol Junqueras would not be allowed to travel to Brussels until there was a verdict in his trial over Catalonia’s failed succession bid....
17:39 2019-06-14

Mohammed bin Salman's sister faces trial for allegedly ordering beating of craftsman The sister of Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman will face trial in Paris next month after she allegedly ordered her bodyguard to attack a craftsman, CNN has confirmed....
04:00 2019-06-14

Amanda Knox Returns to Italy for First Time Since Her Acquittal Ms. Knox, an American who was exonerated in a 2007 murder, went back to the country where her legal drama unfolded to speak about wrongful convictions and how journalists cover cases like hers....
20:52 2019-06-13

Women's World Cup 2019: What to look out for on day seven Brazil aim to maintain their winning start to the Fifa Women's World Cup against Australia in Group C, while day seven also sees South Africa face China....
18:26 2019-06-13

Amanda Knox arrives in Italy for first time since prison release Amanda Knox has set foot in Italy for the first time since being released from prison in 2011, following her acquittal over the murder of British student Meredith Kercher....
16:13 2019-06-13

Body of child is seventh found in search for Cyprus serial killer victims Police in Cyprus found a seventh body Wednesday during the investigation into what appears to be the Mediterranean island's first ever serial killing case....
16:13 2019-06-13

France defeat Norway to continue 100% start France all but secure a place in the knockout stage of the Women's World Cup after striker Valerie Gauvin marks her return with a goal against Norway....
15:39 2019-06-13

Italy’s Toying With a ‘Mini-BOT’ Worries E.U. and Investors The populist government says issuing mini-treasury bills, similar to IOUs, would help Italy deal with its debt. Others see a scheme to leave the euro....
10:52 2019-06-13

Migrant rescue ship captains could face $57,000 fines in Italian crackdown Migrant rescue ships docking in Italy without authorization could soon face fines of up to $57,000, as part of a government crackdown that the United Nations warns violates international law....
04:39 2019-06-13

Lovesick fish have pessimistic outlook on life, study shows Throughout history and across cultures, people have written songs and poems lamenting lost loves. Now, researchers at a French university say they have discovered that fish also pine for their partners, challenging the view that only humans form emotional attachments....
04:39 2019-06-13

Trial of Catalan Independence Leaders Ends in Spain The Spanish Supreme Court on Wednesday closed the trial of 12 leaders of the Catalan independence movement accused of staging a rebellion during their botched 2017 secession attempt....
01:00 2019-06-13

Chris Froome out of Tour de France after fracturing femur, elbow and ribs in high-speed crash Britain's four-time champion Chris Froome suffers a fractured right femur, a fractured elbow and fractured ribs in a high-speed crash that has ruled him out of the Tour de France....
20:26 2019-06-12

Boris Johnson Emerges to Face Reporters’ Questions. Six of Them. Criticized as hiding from scrutiny, the front-runner to be Conservative Party leader spoke at a campaign event, vaguely, about his Brexit plans and college cocaine use....
19:00 2019-06-12

Russian Police Arrest Hundreds at Protest, Including Navalny, After Reporter’s Release Riot police dragged demonstrators from the crowd and arrested news photographers and reporters at a protest called to support the journalist Ivan Golunov, who had been detained and abruptly freed....
19:00 2019-06-12

Oak Tree Given to Trump by French President Has Died, Official Says President Emmanuel Macron said when the tree, a European sessile oak, was planted it was a reminder of the ties that bind the United States and France....
22:00 2019-06-11

Yannick Bellon, French Director With Feminist Bent, Dies at 95 “I have treated several aspects of the feminine reality,” Ms. Bellon, whose films included a feature that graphically depicted a gang rape, once said....
22:00 2019-06-11

Russia drops charges against investigative reporter after backlash Russian authorities have dropped a criminal case against investigative reporter Ivan Golunov, after a fierce backlash that appeared to catch the Kremlin off guard....
20:13 2019-06-11

Four bodies recovered as Hungary tourist boat lifted out of Danube Four bodies have been recovered from the sightseeing tourist boat which collided with a larger vessel and sank in Budapest two weeks ago, as it was finally lifted out of the River Danube on Tuesday....
20:13 2019-06-11

Macron leads EU-wide minimum wage call as Merkel, Medvedev warn of global injustice  “Fundamental change” to the world of work – including an EU-wide minimum wage – is needed to address the growing gap between society’s haves and have-nots, French President Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday. ...
19:39 2019-06-11

Vatican calls non-binary gender 'fictitious' The Vatican has come under fire from LGBTQ groups after releasing a guide to sexuality for Catholic schools across the world that describes non-binary gender as "fictitious."...
15:00 2019-06-11

Once Threatened, Europe’s Night Trains Rebound With growing concern over the environmental impact of flying, sleeper train service, long considered old-fashioned and nostalgic, is picking up steam....
11:26 2019-06-11

The Kremlin got blindsided by the backlash to a journalist's arrest At first glance, the arrest of investigative journalist Ivan Golunov seemed to be the latest in a string of attacks on the free press in Russia. But the response to his detainment took the Kremlin -- and Russian society -- by surprise....
07:00 2019-06-11

Reporter’s Arrest Sets Off Widespread Protests in Russia The sense that the police manufactured drug charges against a muckraking journalist, Ivan Golunov, has drawn rebukes from activists, celebrities and citizens....
22:26 2019-06-10

Three Created a Fertility Revolution, but One, a Woman, Went Unrecognized Newly released papers show that Robert Edwards, who won a Nobel Prize, tried in vain to have Jean Purdy recognized as an equal partner in the breakthrough....
22:26 2019-06-10

Greenpeace activists scale 27,000-ton oil rig bound for North Sea Environmental activists have climbed on board a 27,000-ton BP oil rig being towed off the coast of Scotland, vowing to stay put until the company halts its plans drill new wells....
17:39 2019-06-10

Germans fear return of 'scary' surveillance A hidden audio recorder built to fit inside a bedroom door. A tiny camera stashed in a garden birdhouse. Secret odour-samplers embedded into living rooms sofa to collect signature body scents, to be stored for future use so sniffer dogs can track surveillance targets....
15:01 2019-06-09

Russian journalist Ivan Golunov put under house arrest A prominent Russian investigative journalist has been released from jail and placed under house arrest after being charged with intent to sell drugs in large quantities, according to his employer, the independent news site Meduza, citing his attorney....
15:01 2019-06-09

German Soccer Star Is the Groom. Turkey’s President Is the Best Man. The Arsenal player Mesut Ozil whipped up a political storm and debate over racism in Germany over his meeting with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in May 2018....
17:52 2019-06-08

Russian journalist Ivan Golunov charged with attempted drug dealing A prominent Russian investigative journalist has been charged with attempted drug dealing, his lawyer said Saturday, in a case that has captured headlines and sparked protests in Russia....
14:52 2019-06-08

Warsaw to Hold Gay Pride Parade Amid Fears and Threats in Poland The largest pride parade in Central and Eastern Europe comes as a government campaign depicts the gay rights movement in Poland as a threat to families....
11:13 2019-06-08

Putin and Xi show a unified front against Trump in St. Petersburg Chinese President Xi Jinping had the ultimate tour guide on his visit to the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum this week: His "bosom friend," Russian President Vladimir Putin....
09:00 2019-06-08

Radovan Karadzic Fast Facts Read CNN's Radovan Karadzic Fast Facts to learn about his involvement in genocide and crimes against humanity during the breakup of Yugoslavia in the 1990s....
23:52 2019-06-07

Russian journalist Ivan Golunov arrested in Moscow on drug charges A prominent Russian investigative journalist, known for his reporting on corruption, has been arrested in Moscow, according to the state news agency TASS....
23:13 2019-06-07

Xi calls Trump his friend and says the US won't disconnect with China The Chinese president told an audience at the annual St. Petersburg International Economic Forum that his country is an "ardent proponent" of globalization....
19:39 2019-06-07

Russian Reporter Who Exposed Moscow Graft Faces Drug Charges The police announced the detention of Ivan Golunov, an investigative journalist, on drug charges, a method to silence independent voices that critics say is common....
18:52 2019-06-07

British woman who killed abusive husband with hammer won't face a retrial A British woman who served almost 10 years in prison for killing her abusive husband with a hammer will not face a retrial, a judge has ruled, after her murder conviction was quashed in February....
18:26 2019-06-07

Arrests made after lesbian couple viciously beaten on London bus Arrests have been made after two women were beaten and robbed in a homophobic attack on a London bus, the Metropolitan Police said on Twitter Friday....
18:26 2019-06-07

Russia lost most men in WW2. So why wasn't Putin at D-Day commemoration? Among the world leaders who joined Queen Elizabeth II and other heads of state to commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day, one was conspicuously absent: Russian President Vladimir Putin....
14:13 2019-06-07

Women's World Cup 2019: Nearly one million tickets sold as France set to open tournament Hosts France launch the Women's World Cup when they play South Korea at the Parc des Princes in Paris on Friday (20:00 BST), a match you can watch live on BBC One....
13:13 2019-06-07

Russian sovereign wealth fund says US allegations against Huawei are unproven and unfair The head of Russia's sovereign investment fund has urged the U.S. to back-up claims that China's Huawei represents a national security threat....
10:26 2019-06-07

We don't believe US on Huawei, but we're still working with other firms, says Russian mobile giant Russia's top mobile operator MTS defended its decision to allow China's Huawei to build out its 5G networks but will continue to work with other firms, the company's CEO told CNBC Friday....
09:39 2019-06-07

Lennart Johansson, Leader in European Soccer, Is Dead at 89 As president of the Union of European Football Associations, he oversaw the creation of the Champions League, soccer’s most lucrative and prestigious competition....
03:13 2019-06-07

England football fans in Porto 'an embarrassment' Fans responsible for trouble in Porto before Thursday's Nations League semi-final are "not true England supporters" and an "embarrassment", the Football Association has said....
20:13 2019-06-06

German nurse who killed at least 85 patients jailed for life A German serial killer nurse was jailed for life on Thursday for the murder of 85 patients in his care, according to a statement from a court in the northwest city of Oldenburg....
17:00 2019-06-06

Why athlete sold possessions and moved to Italy British hurdler Andrew Pozzi talks about a career-defining coaching switch, the challenge of a long-distance relationship and the joys of British daytime TV....
09:13 2019-06-06

Portugal 3-1 Switzerland: 'Genius' Cristiano Ronaldo hat-trick seals Nations League final place Manager Fernando Santos calls hat-trick hero Cristiano Ronaldo "a genius" as Portugal reach the Nations League final with victory over Switzerland in Porto....
09:13 2019-06-06

These Girls’ Soccer Players Joined Boys’ Leagues. And Dominated. Spanish clubs like Barcelona, Atlético Madrid and Athletic Bilbao are increasingly testing their girls’ teams in leagues filled with boys’ teams. Is this the future of women’s soccer development?...
08:52 2019-06-06

The European Central Bank meets as inflation cools and trade tensions heat up The European Central Bank (ECB) announced its easy-money exit strategy one year ago. But twelve months on, the world couldn't look more different....
07:52 2019-06-06

Denmark's center-left set for election victory after tacking hard to the right on immigration The leader of Denmark's center-left Social Democratic party, 41-year-old Mette Frederiksen, is on course to become the Nordic country's youngest Prime Minister after adopting a hardline stance on immigration during the election campaign....
00:39 2019-06-06

Day 3 of Trump’s U.K. Visit: A D-Day Ceremony With World Leaders President Trump joined other world leaders at an event on the eve of the 75th anniversary of the wartime operation on the final leg of his three-day state visit to Britain....
19:52 2019-06-05

President Trump, Unloved in Britain, Still Tries to Play Kingmaker As if in an episode of “The Apprentice,” Mr. Trump evaluated the candidates vying to replace Theresa May as prime minister, as the candidates themselves competed for his favor....
19:52 2019-06-05

France to End Disposal of $900 Million in Unsold Goods Each Year The government plans to outlaw the destruction of brand-new consumer products, a practice that companies use to stop goods from being stolen or sold at steep discounts....
19:52 2019-06-05

European Union Warns Italy to Reduce Spending and Borrowing The warning by the European Commission was expected in the face of a populist government that intends to cut taxes and increase spending and despises Brussels....
19:52 2019-06-05

Men are suing women who accused them of harassment. Will it stop others from speaking out? A series of high-profile defamation cases have been brought against women in response to the outpouring of sexual misconduct allegations in the wake of #MeToo, and women's rights activists say they could have a chilling effect on the movement's future....
13:52 2019-06-05

Prague's 'biggest protests since fall of Communism' demand Czech PM's exit Tens of thousands of Czechs took to the streets of Prague on Tuesday, taking part in what its organizers described as "the biggest protest since the fall of Communism."...
13:52 2019-06-05

D-Day: What happened during the Normandy landings? Donald Trump is set to join Queen Elizabeth II and 15 other heads of state in the British city of Portsmouth Wednesday to commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day; the largest joint military operation ever undertaken....
13:52 2019-06-05

The Soviet Union’s Jewish Tolstoy — Censored in Life, Now Revived Alexandra Popoff has written a biography of Vasily Grossman, the Soviet writer whose masterpiece, “Life and Fate,” compared Stalin’s regime to Hitler’s....
12:13 2019-06-05

Daniel Barenboim’s Contract Is Extended Despite Bullying Accusations Berlin’s culture minister said an investigation had found that “none of the legally relevant accusations” against the Staatsoper’s music director could be confirmed....
00:01 2019-06-05

European markets stage recovery as autos climb 2%; Ubisoft down 5% European stocks rebounded toward the end of the morning session Tuesday amid recovering investor sentiment worldwide, with autos emerging as the leading performer with a 2.1% rise....
14:39 2019-06-04

Watch: Trump and Theresa May talk to the media in London as Brexit fight rages The presser came three days before May was set to resign as the U.K.'s prime minister after a tumultuous three years trying to follow through on Britain's 2016 Brexit vote to back out of the European Union....
14:39 2019-06-04

Trump baby blimp flies again in London as thousands protest UK visit A 20-foot-tall blimp depicting President Trump in a diaper is raised in London, with thousands protesting against the U.S. president's state visit to the U.K....
13:39 2019-06-04

Angela Merkel's best laid plans are falling apart Angela Merkel may have been hoping for a smooth exit to her long tenure as German Chancellor. Instead, she could be in for a rough ride, after suffering two major political blows in the past week....
12:39 2019-06-04

Protesters Vow to Bring London to a Standstill During Trump’s Visit A big turnout is expected, as is the return of a giant orange balloon of Mr. Trump, depicted as a scowling baby in a diaper and holding a smartphone....
09:39 2019-06-04

Trump to Meet May Amid Protests in London: Live Updates On the second day of the president’s three-day state visit to Britain, he is scheduled to meet with Prime Minister Theresa May, while protesters are expected to turn out in force....
09:39 2019-06-04

Italy’s Prime Minister Delivers Ultimatum to Warring Coalition Partners Giuseppe Conte told the populist government’s battling coalition partners that if they didn’t stop paralyzing the government, he would quit and bring the government down with him....
01:52 2019-06-04

Man carrying 2 knives Tasered and detained at Gatwick Airport A man carrying two kitchen knives through a staff search area at Gatwick Airport in the United Kingdom was Tasered and arrested by police early Monday morning....
21:00 2019-06-03

Fintech start-ups are vying for partnership deals with the likes of Apple and Facebook At the Money20/20 Europe conference in Amsterdam Monday, fintech firms positioned themselves as attractive partners, and possible takeover targets, for industry giants vying for a slice of the trillion-dollar global payments market....
16:52 2019-06-03

Cruise ship rams tourist boat in busy Venice canal, four hurt A cruise ship crashed into a Venice dock on Sunday, hitting a moored tourist boat and sending onlookers running for safety in what one witness said resembled a "scene from a disaster movie."...
23:00 2019-06-02

Rogue Mont Blanc climbers could face two years in prison Climbers scaling Europe's highest peak, Mont Blanc, without having booked a room in one of the shelters on the mountain could face two years in prison and a €300,000 ($335,000) fine under new rules to limit overcrowding....
13:39 2019-06-01

Paris court finds Ian Bailey guilty of murdering French TV producer in 1996 A French court has convicted a British former journalist in absentia of murdering French television producer Sophie Toscan du Plantier in southwest Ireland in 1996....
20:26 2019-05-31

Capsized Budapest tourist boat to be lifted from the water As hopes fade of rescuing those still missing from Wednesday's deadly sightseeing boat collision in Budapest, Hungary's Foreign Minister told reporters Friday that officials were preparing to lift the wreck out of the water....
14:52 2019-05-31

A Russian company will pay employees to wear skirts A Russian company is offering bonuses to its female staff for putting on makeup and wearing a dress or skirt to work. "Our team consists of 70% of men," a spokesperson reportedly said. "This is a great way to rally a team!"...
23:13 2019-05-30

Austria names its first female chancellor Austria is to welcome its first female chancellor after Brigitte Bierlein, head of the country's highest court, was appointed to lead a caretaker government following the fall of the right-wing coalition to a corruption scandal....
19:26 2019-05-30

Spanish police smash drug ring smuggling cocaine-infused plastic Police in Spain have arrested 12 members of a crime ring which smuggled cocaine-infused plastic products from Colombia before extracting the drug at three specialized laboratories....
18:00 2019-05-30

A ‘strong and united Europe’ has never been more needed, declares UN chief Guterres With the post-world war international institutions eroded and under threat, a “strong and united Europe” standing alongside the United Nations, has never been more essential, said UN chief António Guterres in Germany on Thursday....
15:39 2019-05-30

European soccer posts record revenues with the English Premier League leading the way The 92 professional soccer teams in the English Premier League (EPL) and the three divisions below have amassed a record £5.8 billion ($7.3 billion) in revenue during the 2017/18 season, topping the table of Europe's elite leagues....
11:52 2019-05-30

Apple, Google and WhatsApp condemn GCHQ proposal to eavesdrop on encrypted messages In an open letter to GCHQ, 47 signatories including Apple, Google and WhatsApp have jointly urged the U.K. cybersecurity agency to abandon its plans for a so-called "ghost protocol."...
11:52 2019-05-30

Passengers missing after sightseeing boat sinks on Danube River in Hungary A tourist boat on the Danube river in Budapest has sunk with 34 people on board, including the crew, a spokesman for the tour operator said Wednesday....
01:52 2019-05-30

Gaining Strength in Spain, Sánchez Emerges as Beacon for Socialism in Europe The prime minister has completed a remarkable comeback, consolidating a victory in national elections with a strong showing for the European Parliament....
19:52 2019-05-29

French Rock Star’s Instagram Defeats His Widow in Inheritance Battle If Johnny Hallyday, the “French Elvis,” was a United States resident, then his fourth wife stood to inherit his whole fortune. Social media evidence led a French court to rule otherwise....
19:52 2019-05-29

John Bercow Vows to Stay as Speaker, Asserting Parliament’s Brexit Role The possibility that Britain’s next prime minister might lead the country out of the European Union without a withdrawal deal sets up a constitutional confrontation....
16:26 2019-05-29

Boris Johnson Is Summoned to Court Over Brexit Claims The former foreign secretary is accused of lying during the Brexit campaign by inferring that Britain paid 350 million pounds every week to the European Union....
16:26 2019-05-29

Former Belgian king submits DNA in paternity case The former king of Belgium, Albert II, has submitted a DNA sample in an ongoing paternity suit from an artist who claims to be his daughter, fathered during an alleged affair....
13:26 2019-05-29

Sure, the Populists Gained, but the Real Winners May Be for Europe In a fragmented new European Parliament, President Emmanuel Macron of France’s pro-Europe forces and the Greens may have more leverage to influence both policy and personnel....
02:13 2019-05-29

Pope Francis Denies He Knew of Abuse by McCarrick In an interview published by the Vatican’s news outlet, Francis directly denied any prior knowledge of sexual misconduct by the former archbishop of Washington, Theodore McCarrick....
02:13 2019-05-29

Angela Merkel warns against dark forces on the rise in Europe In an exclusive interview with CNN, German Chancellor Angela Merkel says "Germany can and will not uncouple itself" from the dark forces that are finding mainstream support in Germany and other parts of the world....
19:52 2019-05-28

100-year-old woman elected to local council A 100-year-old German woman has embarked on a new adventure later in life after being elected to her local town council in Kirchheimbolanden, a town of 8,000 people in western Germany on Sunday....
19:52 2019-05-28

Germans urged to wear Jewish skullcap ahead of anti-Israel protests Germany's anti-Semitism commissioner has asked all citizens to wear the kippah in solidarity with the Jewish community, in the run-up to planned anti-Israel protests Saturday....
19:52 2019-05-28

Austrian Chancellor loses confidence vote Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz and his government have lost a no-confidence vote following a corruption scandal prompted by a secretly-filmed video....
20:39 2019-05-27

German newspaper prints cut-out kippah to fight anti-Semitism German newspaper Bild published a cut-out kippah skullcap on its front page Monday, urging readers to show their solidarity with the country's Jewish community in the face of rising anti-Semitism....
15:00 2019-05-27

8 key takeaways from the European election results The results of the European elections revealed some unexpected outcomes Monday as the full picture from the world's biggest multi-country vote became clearer....
12:13 2019-05-27

European Election Results: Populists Gained Seats, but Not as Many as Expected As both pro-E.U. and anti-E.U. forces seemed likely to claim some victories, the vote made clear that arguing over the future of the bloc would intensify....
04:52 2019-05-27

As populists falter, Europe is sent a mixed message Europe's populist surge appears to have stalled. On Sunday night, as projections for the European parliamentary election rolled in, Euroskeptic hopes (and fears) of nationalist politicians becoming a powerful force inside the European Union faded....
03:26 2019-05-27

More than two decades after a woman was killed in an Irish village, French prosecutors hope to close the case Perched on a bench in the quiet courtyard of a pub, Ian Bailey is signing a copy of his self-published book of poetry for a young American woman. He then opens a folded paper printout of his latest work....
00:39 2019-05-27

German Jews warned not to wear kippahs in public following spike in anti-Semitism German Jews have been warned by a leading government official not to wear traditional kippahs in all public settings following a rise in anti-Semitic attacks across the country....
17:39 2019-05-26

Ireland Votes Overwhelmingly to Ease Divorce Restrictions With the change approved by 82 percent of voters, the country is taking another step toward liberalizing a Constitution dominated by the teachings of the Catholic Church....
14:00 2019-05-26

What to Watch For in the European Parliament Election Results More than 400 million Europeans are eligible to vote in an election that will measure the strength of populists — and of supporters of the European Union....
12:01 2019-05-26

UN tribunal rules Russia must release detained Ukrainian sailors Russian authorities must release the 24 Ukrainian sailors who were captured last year after entering the Kerch Strait, a United Nations maritime tribunal has ruled....
06:39 2019-05-26

Polish priest blames 'devil' as he's confronted by alleged victim whose life was ruined "Father, I wanted to look you in the eye ... I wanted to ask you why?" demands Anna Misiewicz as she confronts the parish priest she says abused her when she was just seven and eight years old....
06:39 2019-05-26

Pope Says Abortion, Even of a Sick Fetus, Is Like Hiring a ‘Hitman’ Conservatives have called Francis unacceptably weak on the issue. But his comments on Saturday, when he called abortion “inhuman eugenics,” were explicit....
22:26 2019-05-25

In Contest to Succeed Theresa May, Stars Are Aligning for Boris Johnson The divisive, charismatic Mr. Johnson, the ex-foreign secretary, is the leading candidate to succeed Mrs. May as Britain’s prime minister. The only person who can stop him may be Mr. Johnson himself....
13:39 2019-05-25

Populists Seek to Break the European Union From Within Not long ago, nationalist movements were advocating a departure from the European Union. Now they seeking seats in Parliament, promising an insurgency from within....
13:39 2019-05-25

Prince Philip Fast Facts View CNN's Fast Fact on Great Britain's Prince Philip (Duke of Edinburgh), husband of Queen Elizabeth II and the great-great grandchild of Queen Victoria....
02:00 2019-05-25

Theresa May Announces Her Resignation, Leaving Brexit in Limbo The prime minister’s departure throws Britain into an unpredictable quandary after three years of trying and failing to pull the country out of the European Union....
00:01 2019-05-25

Brexit ‘Red Lines’ Became a Trap for Theresa May Initially seen as a “safe pair of hands” to deliver Brexit, she ultimately failed to convey any convincing vision of a future for Britain outside the European Union....
19:01 2019-05-24

Populists fare badly in Dutch EU elections, exit poll shows Dutch Pro-European parties are predicted to triumph in the European Parliament election against populists, an exit poll on Thursday has unexpectedly revealed....
17:26 2019-05-24

‘Red Lines’ on Brexit Became a Trap for Theresa May Initially seen as a “safe pair of hands” to deliver Brexit, she ultimately failed to convey any convincing vision of a future for Britain outside the European Union....
16:13 2019-05-24

Theresa May Resigns: Live Updates Mrs. May said on Friday that she would step down as leader of the Conservative Party and then as Britain’s prime minister, after repeatedly failing to get her Brexit plan through Parliament....
16:13 2019-05-24

Brexit failure forces Theresa May to announce resignation UK Prime Minister Theresa May announced her resignation in an emotional speech on Friday, finally bowing to intense political pressure over the failure to deliver her signature policy -- Britain's withdrawal from the European Union....
14:13 2019-05-24

A Guide to Our Coverage of the European Parliament Elections Citizens of the European Union’s 28 member nations go to the polls this week to elect their next transnational Parliament. Here’s a guide to our coverage....
09:52 2019-05-24

Britons Pause to Vote in an Election Many Did Not Want But voting for the European Parliament was an ideal way to cast protest ballots against the Tories and Labour, they said. Both parties seemed headed to humiliating defeat....
02:13 2019-05-24

‘Vladimir Putin’ Talk Show in U.K. Prompts Sharp Intake of Breath in Russia A new BBC comedy series will be led by a cartoon effigy of the Russian leader. “He doesn’t often get mocked and I don’t think that he’ll like it,” one expert said....
14:52 2019-05-23

What does European Parliament actually do? One clue lies in your phone bill With the European parliamentary elections just weeks away, one of the biggest challenges for MEPs is communicating to voters what exactly they do. Phone roaming charges are a good place to start....
22:39 2019-05-22

Everything you need to know about the European elections More than 500 million citizens of the European Union will have the opportunity to take part in the world's single biggest multi-country election next week....
22:39 2019-05-22

Juncker lashes out at 'stupid nationalists' on eve of European elections European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker criticized "stupid nationalists" ahead of elections in which euroskeptic politicians are expected to make big gains in the European Parliament....
22:39 2019-05-22

U.K. Austerity Has Inflicted ‘Great Misery,’ U.N. Official Says In a scathing final report on the impact of budget cuts in Britain, an expert on extreme poverty compared the overhauls to the Victorian workhouse system....
18:39 2019-05-22

The Complications of Italian Immigration Play Out in the Palermo Market Italy’s fear of migrants is complicated in Palermo, which Bangladeshis and other foreigners call home. Some Italians thank them for confronting the Mafia...
18:13 2019-05-22

One of Europe's most 'prolific' criminal groups busted -- Europol One of Europe's most prolific crime groups involved in large-scale drug trafficking, money laundering, and assassinations has been dismantled, Europol said Wednesday....
15:26 2019-05-22

Palermo Dispatch: The Complications of Italian Immigration Play Out in the Palermo Market Italy’s fear of migrants is complicated in Palermo, which Bangladeshis and other foreigners call home. Some Italians thank them for confronting the Mafia...
12:39 2019-05-22

The future of Italy's coalition government remains uncertain despite reassurances from Salvini Tensions between the two parties have heightened in recent months as the campaign for seats in the Brussels and Strasbourg-based parliament has crescendoed....
11:39 2019-05-22

French widow sues Boeing for $276 million over Ethiopian Airlines crash A French widow has filed a lawsuit against US aircraft manufacturer Boeing for $276 million in damages over the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines 737 Max 8 in March, which killed all 157 people on board -- including her husband....
00:00 2019-05-22

Italy's Salvini says coalition government won't change after EU election Matteo Salvini, Italy's deputy prime minister, denied he will look to change a coalition agreement in Rome if his Lega party performs well at this weekend's EU elections....
23:39 2019-05-21

‘At risk’ Mediterranean forests make ‘vital contributions’ to development Between 2010 and 2015, forests around the Mediterranean have expanded by two per cent, but that has come at the price of significant degradation and increasing vulnerability to climate change, population pressures, wildfires and water scarcity, warned a new UN report launched on Tuesday....
23:13 2019-05-21

CLIMATE CHANGE FOCUS: Cutting emissions, one bog at a time Farmers and entrepreneurs in rural eastern Europe are helping to tackle climate change while boosting their livelihoods as a result of regenerating ancient wetland peat bogs....
23:13 2019-05-21

FROM THE FIELD: Persons with disabilities bike towards sustainability People with disabilities in Ukraine are contributing to the development of a network of environmentally friendly bicycle routes which are helping to protect unique local landscapes....
23:13 2019-05-21

Moves to create a Kosovo army have ‘deteriorated relations’ with Serbia: UN peacekeeping chief The decision by Kosovo’s parliament to form a national army was described by the UN Peacekeeping chief on Monday as having “further deteriorated relations between Belgrade and Pristina,” which, he said, have been strained for some time....
23:13 2019-05-21

UN refugee agency presses States to aid 49 refugees stranded on Mediterranean The United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR), on the last day of 2018, called on UN Member States to urgently offer safe ports of disembarkation for 49 refugees and migrants, including young children, aboard rescue vessels in the Mediterranean Sea....
23:13 2019-05-21

UN welcomes progress in former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia naming dispute The Secretary-General’s Personal Envoy for the naming dispute between Greece and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM), Matthew Nimetz, has welcomed the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia parliament’s decision to ratify an agreement on a new name for the latter country, following a di...
23:13 2019-05-21

UN refugee agency ‘deeply shocked’ at stabbing death of ‘deeply courageous’ Polish mayor The Mayor of the historic port city of Gdansk in Poland, has died in hospital after being stabbed at a televised charity event on Sunday, prompting the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, to issue a statement on Monday praising him as “a deeply courageous, moral leader, who showed the way in helping refugees ...
23:13 2019-05-21

Another 170 migrants disappear in shipwrecks, UN agency reiterates call for an end to Mediterranean tragedy The United Nations refugee agency, UNHCR, stated on Saturday that “no effort should be spared” in saving lives at sea, following reports of two new shipwrecks on the Mediterranean Sea, in which some 170 people either died or went missing. ...
23:13 2019-05-21

Migrants and refugees face higher risk of developing ill-health, says UN report on displaced people in Europe European authorities are “struggling” to meet the needs of irregular migrants and refugees who are wrongly accused of spreading sickness among host communities, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday, at the launch of its first report on the subject....
23:13 2019-05-21

Mediterranean migrant drownings should spur greater action by European countries, urge UN agencies A spate of migrant shipwrecks and rescues in the Mediterranean Sea in recent days is evidence that urgent action is required from European States to address the issue, the UN said on Tuesday...
23:13 2019-05-21

FROM THE FIELD: Enduring freezing winter in a war zone In Ukraine, extreme winter cold is making life harder for thousands of people whose lives have already been torn apart by conflict. Hoping to find safer places to live, families in the region have had to endure a battle for survival, in buildings without heat or electricity.  ...
23:13 2019-05-21

UN chief 'commends' leadership of Greece and former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, as name dispute draws to final close The United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres congratulated the Greek Parliament over its ratification of a name change for the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia on Friday, and commended the leaders of both countries for signalling the end to a naming dispute that has roiled the region f...
23:13 2019-05-21

Measles in Europe: infection rates highest in a decade, says UN health agency Although more children than ever before are being vaccinated against measles across Europe, overall infection rates are the highest in a decade, and a three-fold increase on last year, according to new data published on Thursday by the World Health Organization (WHO)....
23:13 2019-05-21

Civilians ‘continue to pay highest price’ in Ukraine conflict, with peace prospects losing ‘momentum’ “Civilians continue to pay the highest price” arising from Ukraine’s on-going conflict with separatist rebels in the east, the UN Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator told the Security Council on Tuesday, a conflict which is still claiming lives....
23:13 2019-05-21

LGBT community in Chechnya faces ‘new wave of persecution’: UN human rights experts People in Chechnya who are suspected of being lesbian, gay or bisexual, are facing a “new wave of persecution” following a spate of killings involving torture, and other rights abuses, said a group of independent UN human rights experts on Wednesday....
23:13 2019-05-21

Joint UN, OSCE engagement can address crisis in Ukraine, other ‘dark spots of conflict’ in Europe What is happening in and around Ukraine is “unacceptable, the Chairperson-in-Office for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) told the United Nations Security Council on Thursday....
23:13 2019-05-21

UN court increases sentence of former Bosnian-Serb leader to life imprisonment A United Nations appeals court on Wednesday increased the 40-year sentence initially imposed on Radovan Karadžić, former leader of the Republika Srpksa region of Bosnia and head of the Bosnian-Serb Army, to life imprisonment....
23:13 2019-05-21

Security Council: UN calls for ‘spirit and letter’ of Ukraine agreements to be upheld, as Russia issues simplified citizenship decree The UN’s political affairs chief has urged all parties to the peace plan protocol for eastern Ukraine known as the Minsk Agreements, to avoid “any unilateral steps” that could undermine efforts to demilitarize the eastern conflict zone....
23:13 2019-05-21

Austria Chancellor Faces Prospect of No-Confidence Vote as Coalition Unravels Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has called for an early election to recover from the scandal that struck his far-right coalition partners. But the situation may now be out of his control....
20:52 2019-05-21

Austria's Sebastian Kurz to face no-confidence vote as far-right ministers quit Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz will face a no-confidence vote in the wake of an undercover video scandal that has blown apart his coalition with a far-right party....
17:26 2019-05-21

Royal baby Archie faces a complicated tax situation As an American living overseas, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, the newborn son of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, will have to navigate complex tax rules....
16:26 2019-05-21

It's 'crazy talk' to say the US isn't tough on Russia: Mike Pompeo The Trump administration has "put real money into our Defense Department," Pompeo says. "Vladimir Putin can't possibly think that's a good thing for him."...
16:26 2019-05-21

British millennials still 'scarred' by 2008 financial crisis, researchers say Young people who entered Britain's labor market amid the 2008 financial crisis are still "scarred" by its impact on their employment and earnings potential, researchers found....
16:26 2019-05-21

German auto sector could drop as much as 12% if Trump announces tariffs, analyst says Germany's automotive sector could fall as much as 12% over "three bad trading days," if President Donald Trump imposes tariffs on European car manufacturers, one analyst told CNBC....
16:26 2019-05-21

Barclays analysts call for UBS strategy overhaul, suggest break up of Swiss bank Barclays analysts have questioned the ability of UBS to achieve satisfactory returns, suggesting market expectations of the Swiss investment bank are too high....
16:26 2019-05-21

Barclays, Citigroup and JP Morgan among banks fined $1.2 billion for forex rigging Barclays, Citigroup, J.P. Morgan, MUFG and Royal Bank of Scotland have been fined a total of $1.2 billion by EU regulators for rigging the forex market....
16:26 2019-05-21

English soccer team Manchester City maintains innocence at 'entirely false' financial irregularities Premier League title-winning Manchester City said Thursday it's "disappointed, but regrettably not surprised," after being referred to European soccer governing body UEFA's financial control body....
16:26 2019-05-21

Goldman Sachs cuts exposure to emerging markets on US-China trade tensions The investment management arm of Goldman Sachs scaled back its "overweight" exposure to emerging market assets Thursday, amid rising trade tensions between the U.S. and China....
16:26 2019-05-21

Deutsche Bank reportedly ignored employees' calls to report Trump transactions to federal watchdog Trump's relationships with Deutsche Bank have drawn scrutiny in Congress and elsewhere. Trump sued the bank last month to prevent it from complying with Congressional subpoenas....
16:26 2019-05-21

Austrian President Calls for Elections in September Alexander Van der Bellen said continuity was essential after the far-right vice chancellor resigned over a video showing him promising favors to a woman who claimed ties to a Russian oligarch....
14:52 2019-05-21

Swiss Vote to Tighten Gun Laws to Align With E.U. Rules Swiss voters agreed on Sunday to tighten the country’s gun laws in order to comply with European Union legislation that came into force following terrorist attacks in Paris and elsewhere....
14:52 2019-05-21

Hours After French Patient Is Taken Off Life Support, a Court Orders It Be Restored Vincent Lambert was left in a vegetative state after a 2008 car accident. His family is split over removing life support, and his case has attracted intense attention from the media and politicians....
14:52 2019-05-21

Ukraine’s New President Dissolves Parliament and Calls a Snap Election Volodymyr Zelensky wants to consolidate power with a Parliament led by his new political party. He said his first priority is ending a prolonged separatist conflict....
14:52 2019-05-21

Austrian Chancellor Calls for Top Minister’s Ouster, Deepening Government Chaos Austria’s chancellor called for the dismissal of his interior minister, a member of the Freedom Party, leading the far-right party’s other ministers to quit the government....
14:52 2019-05-21

Man Who Climbed Eiffel Tower Is Taken Into Custody Images of the man scaling the landmark quickly flooded social media, and the tower was evacuated. It was not known why he embarked on the climb. The tower is to reopen on Tuesday morning....
14:52 2019-05-21

Emmanuel Macron’s Grand Ambitions Are at Stake in European Elections For the French president, who is bitterly opposed by the rising populist forces on the Continent, the vote is a critical test of his vision of deeper integration....
14:52 2019-05-21

Hungary’s Migrant Abuse Is ‘Matter of Urgency,’ European Agency Finds Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s government has caged and starved people, the Council of Europe’s human rights commissioner reported. But such findings have had little effect in the past....
14:52 2019-05-21

French doctor investigated in 24 poisoning cases French police investigating an anesthesiologist in connection with multiple poisonings have added 17 new cases to their probe, bringing the total under investigation to 24....
14:39 2019-05-21

Three things we learned from royal baby Archie's birth certificate Prince Harry and his wife Meghan kept much under wraps about the birth of their first son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, in the morning of May 7....
14:39 2019-05-21

Iceland's Eurovision entry Hatari holds up Palestinian flag during contest Iceland's hair-raising heavy metal Eurovision act Hatari raised Palestinian flags during their appearance on the show, which had been steeped in controversy over its host country of Israel....
14:39 2019-05-21

Eurovision: Madonna mixes politics with a classic hit during performance Madonna's hugely anticipated performance during the Eurovision Song Contest in Israel drew plaudits from the crowd but raised eyebrows among the show's viewers, as the pop legend mixed new material with a hugely popular classic and a noticeable political statement...
14:39 2019-05-21

Harry and Meghan share behind-the-scenes pictures of wedding The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have shared behind-the-scenes images from their big day at Windsor Castle as they celebrate their first wedding anniversary....
14:39 2019-05-21

Austria to hold snap elections in September, says Chancellor Kurz A snap election in Austria is a "necessity," Austria's Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said Sunday, following an announcement by President Alexander Van der Bellen that early elections would be held in September....
14:39 2019-05-21

Salvini says he wants pre-Maastricht EU rules, ahead of far-right rally Italy's hardline Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini has told CNN that European Union rules are creating "full-on unemployment" and he wants to go back to pre-Maastricht Treaty rules....
14:39 2019-05-21

Netherlands wins Eurovision as the UK drops to the bottom The Netherlands triumphed at a controversial Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv, Israel, taking home the title in a kitsch competition that found itself dancing around an uncomfortably political spotlight....
14:39 2019-05-21

It takes at least 4 years to apply for divorce in Ireland. Will voters change that? In Ireland, people can only apply for a divorce after living separately from their spouse for four out of the previous five years. Those in the process of separating say the wait time wreaks havoc on their well-being....
14:39 2019-05-21

Austria's Chancellor Kurz calls for early elections after vice chancellor resigns Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz called for snap elections after Vice Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache from the far-right Freedom Party (FPÖ) resigned over allegations of corruption....
14:39 2019-05-21

Austrian Chancellor moves to dismiss interior minister amid corruption scandal Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has recommended that the nation's far-right interior minister be dismissed amid a corruption scandal that could dent the hopes of populist parties across the continent just days before European parliamentary elections....
14:39 2019-05-21

Europe will 'die from inside' if far-right populists triumph, top EU figure says Guy Verhofstadt, the European Parliament's Brexit coordinator and leader of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe group, speaks to CNN about this week's European elections and the future of the bloc....
14:39 2019-05-21

A380 'Flying turtle' ready for takeoff The Airbus A380 might be on the out, but Japanese airline All Nippon Airways (ANA) has just taken delivery of the first of three snazzy new editions of the superjumbo aircraft....
14:39 2019-05-21

The secret drink recipe used to cure royals Produced by Budapest based beverage company Zwack, Unicum is a herbal liqueur made from a secret recipe that's a regular fixture in bars across the city....
14:39 2019-05-21