Tue, 4 Feb 2014 16:37:23 GMTFacebook was under pressure from lawmakers Tuesday to curb an online drinking game known as "Neknomination" after the phenomenon was linked to the recent deaths of two young men in Ireland.
Wed, 5 Feb 2014 00:21:58 GMT
Tue, 4 Feb 2014 21:12:05 GMTAn outcry over the fate of stray animals being rounded up in Sochi is the latest problem to dog Russia's preparations for the Winter Olympics.
Tue, 4 Feb 2014 14:53:41 GMT
(image) Customs officers at Britain’s Heathrow Airport got a slippery surprise when they discovered 13 “incredibly rare” iguanas wrapped in socks, officials said Tuesday.
Tue, 4 Feb 2014 13:23:39 GMTVIENNA - Austria's Olympic Committee has received a letter threatening to kidnap skier Marlies Schild and skeleton racer Janine Flock at the Sochi Winter Games that begin this week in Russia, Austrian media reported Tuesday.
Tue, 4 Feb 2014 12:58:50 GMTThe United States ambassador to Russia announced Tuesday he would be leaving his post after the Sochi Winter Olympics.
Tue, 4 Feb 2014 12:06:59 GMT
(image) Italy's justice department said Tuesday it was investigating comments by one of the judges who reinstated the murder conviction for Amanda Knox and her former boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito.
Tue, 4 Feb 2014 09:51:29 GMT
(image) On a small mountain ridge just outside Sochi, 73-year-old Nadezhda Kuharenko’s house is crumbling. Ever since construction for the Olympics began in 2009, trucks with heavy equipment have rumbled past, leading to cracks and a leaky roof.
Tue, 4 Feb 2014 08:45:07 GMT
(image) The Sochi Olympics present a unique chance for gay-rights organizations to call attention to anti-gay laws passed under President Vladimir Putin, most notably one that criminalized the promotion of “non-traditional sexual relations.
Mon, 3 Feb 2014 14:14:24 GMT
(image) A teenager stormed his school in Moscow on Monday, shooting dead a teacher and a police officer and taking 20 of his classmates hostage, officials said.
Mon, 3 Feb 2014 16:20:38 GMT
(image) The protest barricades in Kiev have become an unlikely location for declarations of love.
Sun, 2 Feb 2014 16:43:21 GMT
(image) SOCHI, Russia — Twin Toilets, No. 2. Side-by-side toilets in a men's bathroom caused a social media sensation last month when they were discovered at the biathlon venue for the Sochi Olympics, swiftly becoming a national joke in Russia.
Sun, 2 Feb 2014 22:08:45 GMTThe European Union and the United States are working on a plan for significant short-term financial assistance for Ukraine, EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton was quoted on Sunday as saying.
Sun, 2 Feb 2014 03:25:07 GMTA diver died Saturday while working on the shipwrecked Costa Concordia, apparently gashing his leg on an underwater metal sheet while preparing the wreck for removal, officials and news reports said.
Sat, 1 Feb 2014 14:43:11 GMT
(image) MUNICH - The United States and Europe exchanged angry words with Russia on Saturday in a tug-of-war over Ukraine, with U.S., E.U. and NATO leaders saying Moscow must not strong-arm Kiev into an unpopular alliance.
Fri, 31 Jan 2014 21:07:20 GMT
(image) If Italy asks the United States to extradite Amanda Knox, the decision will probably come down to Secretary of State John Kerry — and legal experts say it would be difficult for him to refuse the request.
Sat, 1 Feb 2014 16:15:50 GMTThe judge who presided over Amanda Knox's second murder conviction says he suffered over the verdict but that he and the jury agreed about her guilt in the death of British student Meredith Kercher.
Fri, 31 Jan 2014 16:51:55 GMT
(image) Italian police on Friday recovered a piece of cloth stained with the blood of the late Pope John Paul, a day after they found the gold and glass case that once contained the relic.
Fri, 31 Jan 2014 14:54:45 GMT
(image) A Ukrainian opposition activist said he was held captive for more than a week and tortured, in the latest in a string of mysterious attacks on anti-government protesters in the two-month-long political crisis that police are investigating.
Fri, 31 Jan 2014 16:43:56 GMT
(image) Amanda Knox's ex-boyfriend said Friday that he was out of Italy when he got the stunning news that they had been re-convicted of her roommate's brutal murder and he immediately returned with the intent to surrender his passport.
Fri, 31 Jan 2014 09:11:56 GMTA nuclear facility in north-west England ordered some workers to stay at home Friday after increased levels of radioactivity were recorded, its operator said.
Thu, 30 Jan 2014 21:06:57 GMTAmerican student Amanda Knox, who spent four years in prison before her murder verdict was overturned, was re-convicted Thursday of stabbing to death her roommate when they were students in Italy in 2007.
Thu, 30 Jan 2014 12:22:17 GMTAlmost two months into an increasingly violent stalemate with protesters, Ukraine's embattled president announced Thursday he was taking sick leave on Thursday.
Thu, 30 Jan 2014 17:36:36 GMTROME – “Don’t kill women and children” used to be part of the mafia code of honor. That’s why the recent shooting death of a 3-year-old, whose body was burned virtually beyond recognition, has shocked this nation long used to gruesome mob killings.
Thu, 30 Jan 2014 10:10:47 GMTSOCHI, Russia - Trains rumbled by, cars sped along the highway overpass above, and only few pedestrians strolled through this public park on a recent gray day in Khosta, a beachside part of Greater Sochi, declared as the official protest zone during the Olympic Winter Games.
Wed, 29 Jan 2014 22:41:32 GMT
(image) Ukraine's nationalist groups have been playing an increasingly dominant role since the protests have turned violent.
Wed, 29 Jan 2014 15:58:32 GMT
(image) ROME -- Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No it’s “Superpope.”
Tue, 28 Jan 2014 23:09:39 GMTThe government of Ukraine offered two big concessions Tuesday in hopes of calming a violent uprising that has gripped the capital city and begun to spread through the rest of the country.
Tue, 28 Jan 2014 16:00:53 GMTLONDON -- British Prime Minister David Cameron's former communications director demanded to hear a hacked voicemail message revealing an affair between "James Bond" star Daniel Craig and actress Sienna Miller, a court heard Tuesday.
Tue, 28 Jan 2014 17:18:27 GMTFormer Bosnian Serb military chief Ratko Mladic refused to testify in support of his one-time political ally Radovan Karadzic who called him as a defense witness at his war crimes trial at The Hague on Tuesday.
Tue, 28 Jan 2014 15:50:51 GMT
(image) Italian police have revealed the crime scene where thieves stole a vial of the late Pope John Paul II's blood.
Tue, 28 Jan 2014 11:34:11 GMTUkraine’s prime minister resigned Tuesday, just hours before the country's parliament voted in favor of repealing a set of anti-protest laws which had triggered violent unrest in Kiev.
Tue, 28 Jan 2014 13:12:56 GMT
(image) LONDON -- Britain's Queen Elizabeth has just £1 million ($1.6 million) left in financial reserves after the Royal Household overspent on its budget last year, according to a report by British lawmakers released Tuesday.
Mon, 27 Jan 2014 12:05:25 GMTThe Olympic torch arrived in Russia's volatile Dagestan region amid heightened security Monday as terrorism concerns continued to dominate the run-up to next month's Winter Olympics.
Mon, 27 Jan 2014 15:32:47 GMT
(image) Two Russian space station astronauts took a spacewalk Monday to complete a camera job left undone last month, but ran into new trouble.
Mon, 27 Jan 2014 23:00:31 GMTUkraine's beleaguered president on Monday agreed to scrap harsh anti-protest laws that set off a wave of clashes between protesters and police over the past week.
Mon, 27 Jan 2014 11:02:17 GMTROME -- A relic containing drops of late Pope John Paul II's blood has been stolen, Italian authorities said Monday. The vial was stolen from the Church of San Pietro della Leuca in the mountainous Abruzzo region in central Italy on Saturdday.
Sun, 26 Jan 2014 15:34:31 GMTBERLIN — The U.S. National Security Agency is involved in industrial espionage and will grab any intelligence it can get its hands on regardless of its value to national security, former NSA contractor Edward Snowden told a German TV network.
Sun, 26 Jan 2014 11:24:07 GMTMilitants who claimed responsibility for last month's suicide bombings that killed at least 34 people in the city of Volgograd have warned Russians that they faced more attacks if they didn’t rebel against President Vladimir Putin.
Sun, 26 Jan 2014 17:13:39 GMT
(image) That gull has some gall. Showing no respect for the Holy See at all, a group of other birds swept in and attacked two white doves that were released by children standing alongside Pope Francis on Sunday.