Europe

Gunman shoots police in Belgium, 4 dead

A gunman kills two police officers and a passer-by on Tuesday before being shot dead in the centre of the Belgian city of Liege, public broadcaster Radio Television Belge Francophone (RTBF) says...

February 20, 2016
February 20, 2016

[WATCH] Tear jerking reunion of lost cat Kunkush with refugee family

A long and arduous journey later, an Iraqi family was tearfully reunited with their beloved cat Kunkush on Thursday, whom they lost while fleeing Iraq for Europe.

February 12, 2016
February 12, 2016

Study: Neanderthal DNA may influence modern depression risk

Researchers find evidence that one bit of Neanderthal DNA can boost the risk of tobacco addiction, while others can slightly raise or lower the risk of being diagnosed with depression.

February 12, 2016
February 12, 2016

The Great Populists

The first challenge to the Western hegemony that followed the collapse of Communism in Europe was the emergence of the so-called...

February 2, 2016
February 2, 2016

Climate change boosted 'once-a-century' floods: study

Man-made climate change significantly enhanced the risk of the severe winter storms that ravaged southern England two years ago, according to a study released Monday.

January 30, 2016
January 30, 2016

39 dead as migrant boat capsizes off Turkey

At least 39 migrants, including several children, have drowned trying to cross the Aegean Sea from Turkey to Greece, coastguards say.

January 29, 2016
January 29, 2016

A simple photo of potato sells for a stunning $1.5m

That’s a lot of dough for a photo of a potato! Photographer Kevin Abosch, known for taking portraits of celebrities like Johnny Depp and Steven Spielberg, sold a photograph he took of an Irish spud...

January 29, 2016
January 29, 2016

Migrant hostel attacks soar in Germany

Five times more attacks were carried out on migrant hostels in Germany last year than in 2014, German police say.

January 27, 2016
January 27, 2016

Rescuers let 31 refugees drown in Aegean Sea

A team of rescue workers watched as at least 31 refugees drowned in the Aegean Sea fearing being charged with people smuggling.

January 12, 2016
January 12, 2016

'IS bomber' kills tourists in Istanbul

A suspected member of the Islamic State (IS) group kills 10 people, at least nine of them German tourists, in a suicide bomb attack in the Turkish city of Istanbul, officials say.

December 31, 2015
December 31, 2015

Terror alert for New Year celebrations

Security is being stepped up in major European cities ahead of New Year celebrations, with officials wary of possible terror plots.