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Italian coast guard rescues ship carrying migrants updated 182 days ago

Italian authorities responded late Thursday to a ship without any crew that was carrying 450 migrants, that country's coast guard said.

Eurozone Fast Facts updated 182 days ago

Here's a look at what you need to know about the eurozone. Nineteen countries in the European Union use the euro as their currency, and comprise the eurozone.

Hundreds of migrants rescued as Italy's coast guard averts ship crash updated 183 days ago

A freighter carrying 768 people, most believed to be migrants from Syria, docked safely in the Italian port of Gallipoli after the coast guard took control.

UK Ebola patient asks for experimental treatment updated 184 days ago

A Scottish woman diagnosed with Ebola is now asking for experimental treatment of the virus.

Kremlin critic Alexey Navalny arrested hours after sentencing updated 184 days ago

One of Russia's most prominent opposition figures and his brother have been found guilty of fraud in a politically charged trial, state media reported.

Scottish woman tests negative for Ebola; patient with virus moved to London updated 184 days ago

A health care worker diagnosed with the Ebola virus after returning to Scotland from Sierra Leone was transferred to the Royal Free Hospital in London.

London Gatwick Airport reopened after Virgin 747's emergency landing updated 185 days ago

Flights at London's Gatwick Airport resume after removal of a plane that made an emergency landing safely.

All passengers off Adriatic ferry; investigation begins updated 185 days ago

Conditions for the rescue of passengers off a ferry that caught fire in the Adriatic Sea could hardly have been worse. At least 10 people died

Stephen Hawking Fast Facts updated 185 days ago

Here's a look at the life of the world renowned theoretical physicist, cosmologist, astronomer and mathematician, Stephen Hawking.

Allies' best war photographer experiences Army's biggest battle updated 186 days ago

The work of Robert Capa, widely considered the best World War II photographer, in the Battle of the Bulge.

From stunning landscapes to medieval castles, your favorite things about Serbia updated 186 days ago

From pristine lakes to crispy white mountaintops, CNN readers share some of the things they love about Serbia.

One dead as hundreds await rescue on burning ferry updated 186 days ago

At least one man died trying to escape a burning ferry in the Adriatic Sea on Sunday afternoon and hundreds more are still awaiting rescue.

Doctors in Ireland end breathing support for clinically dead pregnant woman updated 188 days ago

The artificial breathing support for a clinically dead woman, who is 18 weeks pregnant, has been switched off by the Irish hospital treating her.

Irish court: Pregnant, clinically dead patient can be taken off life support updated 189 days ago

Ireland's High Court rules doctors can withdraw life support in the case of a clinically dead woman who is 18 weeks' pregnant.

From Russia with no love: Party-pooping Putin cancels holiday vacation updated 189 days ago

Vladimir Putin delivered a lump of coal in the Kremlin's stocking this year when he announced that he canceled holiday vacations for members of government.

Pope's Christmas message: Iraq and Syria have suffered too long updated 189 days ago

Pope Francis wants to bring hope to Christians and other ethnic and religious groups suffering "brutal persecution" in Iraq and Syria.

Italy's new churches stir debate updated 190 days ago

Despite their expensive price tags and celebrity architects, Italy's new churches have not been welcomed by all.

First photos of Monaco twins released by palace updated 191 days ago

Monaco's newborn royals, Princess Gabriella and Crown Prince Jacques Honore Rainier, pose for official photos with Prince Albert and Princess Charlene.

France boosts security after string of attacks updated 192 days ago

One victim is dead and five others are hospitalized after the latest in a string of attacks that sparked fears in France, authorities said Tuesday.

Can Serbia become the new go-to place for Hollywood productions? updated 192 days ago

Serbia is stepping up its efforts to build its reputation as a key player in international filmmaking.

Van plows into pedestrians at Christmas market in France updated 192 days ago

A van plowed into shoppers at an outdoor Christmas market Monday in Nantes, France, injuring at least nine people in addition to the driver, police said.

Weekend attacks underline threat to France updated 192 days ago

The two attacks over the weekend -- and the incident still being investigated in Nantes -- have rattled nerves in France.

UK police: Six die in Glasgow road incident updated 193 days ago

Six people have died after a garbage truck collided with pedestrians in the center of the Scottish city of Glasgow, police confirmed Monday.

Magic and mystery weaved through threads of Pirot carpets updated 193 days ago

In the backroom of a small house in Pirot in southeastern Serbia, a handful of women are fighting to keep an ancient craft alive.

Hip Belgrade: Resilient capital finds new energy to rebuild once again updated 193 days ago

In the heart of Belgrade, the vibrant and resilient capital of Serbia, a slow and colorful transformation is taking place.

Unicef: 1.7 million Ukrainian children suffering amid conflict, winter cold updated 195 days ago

More than 1.7 million children in conflict-torn areas of eastern Ukraine face an "extremely serious" situation, the U.N. children's agency has warned.

PM Vucic: 'Serbia is once again an open society' updated 196 days ago

Serbia hosted the Third Meeting of Heads of Government of China and Central and Eastern Europe this week.

Secret Cinema to hold censorship protest screening after Sony hack updated 196 days ago

A company plans a simultaneous screening of an as-yet unannounced film in London, Rome and San Francisco on Sunday to "protest against censorship."

'Serb and volley': Serbia's rise to tennis powerhouse updated 196 days ago

Serbia has defied crushing odds and financial difficulties to emerge as an unlikely tennis powerhouse.

Women could serve in close combat roles by 2016, UK military says updated 196 days ago

Women in Britain's armed forces could be allowed to fight in front line ground combat roles for the first time by 2016, the Ministry of Defence said Friday.

Man with money woes crashes car into political party headquarters in Spain updated 196 days ago

A man crashed his car into the Madrid headquarters of Spain's ruling party. He told police he had financial problems and his car was rigged with a bomb.

Putin: If Russian bear sits still, his teeth, claws will be pulled out updated 196 days ago

Putin: Russia needs to keep actively guarding its sovereignty to avoid becoming like a chained bear whose captors "will pull out his teeth and claws."

Spanish nurse's aide who beat Ebola can't forgive killing of her dog updated 196 days ago

Spanish nurse's assistant Teresa Romero Ramos beat the Ebola virus but cannot forgive the Madrid authorities for putting down her dog.

Crisis, what crisis? Putin's marathon news conference updated 197 days ago

President Vladimir Putin's news conferences aren't at all like news conferences I used to attend in Washington, when I covered the White House.

Crown Prince Alexander: Serbian royalty born in Claridge's updated 197 days ago

Belgrade and the Claridge's Hotel in London might be more than 1,000 miles apart, but for one day some seven decades ago the two places came much closer.

UK police investigate child sex abuse, 'possible murder' of 3 boys updated 197 days ago

British police said Thursday they've opened probes into the deaths of three young boys tied to allegations of organized sexual abuse.

Russian state media promo for Putin speech: 'The bear never asks permission' updated 197 days ago

Have no fear, Vladimir Putin is here. That seems to be the message in an epic promo released ahead of the Russian president's annual news conference as the country's economy plummets.

First woman bishop named for Church of England updated 198 days ago

The first woman bishop to serve in the Church of England was named Wednesday in a historic step that follows years of sometimes contentious debate.

Why Russia is hung up on homosexuality updated 198 days ago

Let's start with a touch of perspective. It's not only Russia where sexual minorities suffer discrimination. In the United States, that beacon of tolerance, there's still a huge amount of bigotry. Some U.S. states still refuse to recognize same-sex marriage. And hate crimes and violence towards LGBT individuals remain a significant problem.

Out of battery? Charge your phone in a 'Strawberry Tree' updated 199 days ago

The Strawberry Tree is a public solar-powered charging station that allows users to recharge their phone for free.

Human Rights Watch criticizes Russia, says it fails to protect LGBT people updated 200 days ago

Russian isn't protecting LGBT people from persecution and isn't prosecuting perpetrators of homophobic attacks, Human Rights Watch says in a new report.

Prince George charms in royal Christmas photos updated 200 days ago

Forget about William and Catherine. The real star of this family is Prince George -- as this year's release of the royals' official Christmas photographs proves.

Sweden says Russian military plane nearly hit passenger jet; Russia denies updated 200 days ago

A Russian military intelligence plane nearly collided with a commercial passenger jet south of Sweden on Friday, Swedish Air Force official says.

In Turkey, police arrest journalists and executives updated 200 days ago

Turkish police on Sunday arrested senior journalists and media executives.

Could Russian economic turmoil lead to Putin's downfall? updated 201 days ago

Consumer prices in Moscow soar, ruble falls; Russian opposition hopes economic "perfect storm" could bring down Putin regime.

British sought redactions in CIA interrogations report updated 203 days ago

The British government asked the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee to redact small parts of a report criticizing the CIA's harsh interrogation program.

'Face-sitting' protest held over UK porn censorship law updated 203 days ago

At the UK Parliament, protesters against new rules limiting online pornography gathered to simulate some now-banned sex acts, including "face-sitting."

Serbia's EXIT Festival: From youth movement to blockbuster event updated 203 days ago

What is Europe's best music festival?

Guantanamo ex-detainee indicted in Spain on charges of aiding ISIS updated 203 days ago

A suspected Islamic militant who was detained in Afghanistan in 2001, imprisoned at the U.S. detention center in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, but later acquitted at trial in Spain, is again facing a trial in Madrid on new charges.

Royal twins born in Monaco updated 203 days ago

Monaco's Princess Gabriella Therese Marie was born Wednesday, beating her brother Jacques Honore Rainier into the waking world by two minutes.

Woman gets 5 years for using Facebook to fan 'extremism' updated 204 days ago

Woman in UK sentenced to prison for using Facebook to promote terrorism and urging other women to send their husbands off "to fight for the sake of Allah."

Prince Albert of Monaco Fast Facts updated 204 days ago

Here's a look at the life of His Serene Highness, Prince Albert II. He was formally invested as Monaco's ruler on July 12, 2005, following the death of his father, Prince Rainier.

Serbia: the country at the crossroads of Europe updated 204 days ago

After years on the sidelines of the international community, Serbia has emerged from a long and troubled history to become one of Europe's newest republics.

More than 3,000 migrants died this year trying to cross by boat into Europe updated 204 days ago

At least 3,419 people have died this year trying to illicitly arrive by boat across the Mediterranean into Europe, the United Nations Refugee Agency said

Mexican citizen interrupts Malala's Nobel ceremony in Norway updated 204 days ago

A man carrying a Mexican flag interrupted Wednesday's Nobel Peace Prize ceremony, standing steps away from Malala Yousafzai as she received her award.

$14 million for classic car found under a pile of French magazines? updated 205 days ago

Early next year, bidders are expected to shell out millions for cars that sat in a French entrepreneur's yard for decades.

Spanish judge imposes temporary ban on Uber taxi service updated 205 days ago

A Spanish judge on Tuesday temporarily banned cell phone-based taxi service Uber from operating in Spain after a complaint by taxi drivers in Madrid.

German court throws out WWII Oradour-sur-Glane massacre case updated 206 days ago

A German court throws out a case against a former SS member accused of participating in the massacre of 642 residents of a French village in World War II.

UK police force boosts security after threat against officers updated 206 days ago

Police in Birmingham, England, received a "credible" anonymous threat against officers and took steps to ensure their safety, West Midlands Police said.

Hollande: French hostage held by al Qaeda in Mali is freed updated 206 days ago

French hostage Serge Lazarevic has been freed after being held captive for more than three years by al Qaeda in Mali, France's President says.

France agrees to pay $60 million to those deported during Holocaust updated 206 days ago

Seven decades after being sent to Nazi concentration camps, Holocaust survivors will have the chance to get retribution -- from the government of France.

Amid sanctions, British Museum lends Russia controversial Elgin Marble updated 209 days ago

As the United Kingdom continues to enforce sanctions on Russia over its actions in Ukraine, the British Museum has announced it is lending one of the controversial Elgin Marbles to a St. Petersburg museum, describing it as "a marble ambassador of a European ideal."

Obama, Clinton and A-listers line up to meet Kate and William in U.S. ... but no George updated 210 days ago

New York may be the "city that never sleeps" but that won't come as a shock to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge who are still new parents and are expecting another baby in April.

Richard III was blue-eyed, blond, but should he have been king? DNA puzzle updated 210 days ago

New DNA tests reveal Britain's long-lost King Richard III was blue-eyed and likely blond-haired, but they also raise intriguing questions.

Costa Concordia captain faces questions about lifeboat video updated 210 days ago

A damning new video at the trial of Costa Concordia captain Francesco Schettino appears to show him boarding a lifeboat with passengers still on the ship.

Rave your way to work in the morning? updated 210 days ago

Bored with boot-camp, or sick of spinning? Growing numbers are getting their kicks out of pre-work rave parties as the way to shed calories and gain a natural high.

'Emergency repair' reported at Ukraine nuclear power plant updated 212 days ago

An emergency repair began earlier this week on a unit at a nuclear power plant in southeastern Ukraine, the country's Energy Ministry said Wednesday.

Video shows Norwegian fighter pilot's close call with Russian MiG updated 212 days ago

Norway releases video of a close encounter between one of its jets and a Russian MiG fighter.

Smiles all round as Twitter mocks Blair's Christmas card updated 212 days ago

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair's attempt to spread the festive cheer turned into a turkey after social media users mocked his new Christmas card.

Lionel Messi Fast Facts updated 213 days ago

Here is a look at the life of soccer player Lionel "Leo" Messi, who plays for FC Barcelona and Argentina's national team.

Schettino: the cruise captain who sailed into notoriety updated 213 days ago

Thrust from obscurity to notoriety overnight, Captain Francesco Schettino is the man at the center of recriminations over the Costa Concordia cruise ship disaster.

Pope Francis: Modern slavery is 'becoming worse and worse every day' updated 213 days ago

Pope Francis said Tuesday that modern-day slavery is a "crime against humanity."

Costa Concordia captain combative, defiant as he testifies at trial updated 213 days ago

Francesco Schettino, captain of the Costa Concordia cruise ship that sank off Italy in 2012 killing 32 people, takes the stand for the first time.

Spain declared free of Ebola virus by WHO updated 213 days ago

Spain is officially clear of Ebola, the World Health Organization said, after no new cases were reported since a nurse's assistant recovered from the virus.

Pope Francis begins mending the schism with Orthodox Christians updated 214 days ago

Pope Francis seeks to heal old wounds with Orthodox Christians and build bridges with the Muslim community.

What's Prince Harry's secret? #FeelNoShame updated 214 days ago

World AIDS Day is December 1. Throughout the day, celebrities including Prince Harry are revealing their secrets, using the hashtag #FeelNoShame.

Hungarian police to women: If you flirt, you could get raped updated 216 days ago

A Hungarian police warning that "the flirtation of young girls can often trigger violence" has angered women's groups in the European nation.

Pope Francis urges religious tolerance on rare Turkey visit updated 217 days ago

Pope Francis calls for religious tolerance to counter extremism in the Middle East as he met with Turkey's leaders on a rare papal visit.

Injuries, arrests as America's 'Black Friday' shopping tradition spreads to UK updated 217 days ago

Pleas for calm as U.S. tradition of "Black Friday" bargain-hunting hits UK: Police, medics called to supermarkets as fights break out amid crush of shoppers.

Ferguson: Hundreds take to London's streets in sympathy updated 218 days ago

Shouts of "Hands up, don't shoot!" and "No justice, no peace. Stop the racist police," fill the chilly November air as the crowd jostles for position in a fenced-off pen on the sidewalk.

Catholic sexual abuse case is Spain's biggest of its kind, has Pope's attention updated 218 days ago

A Spanish judge files preliminary charges of sexual abuse against three Catholic priests and a religious teacher. The case has the Pope's attention.

French library discovers rare Shakespeare's First Folio updated 218 days ago

A librarian in Saint-Omer, in northern France, has uncovered a rare Shakespeare's First Folio in his library's collection.

Holocaust victims' shoes stolen from Polish museum updated 219 days ago

Thieves have stolen eight shoes belonging to Holocaust victims from a museum in Poland, a spokeswoman says.

Paris police foil Cartier jewelry heist updated 219 days ago

Paris Police gave chase to two robbers who exited the Cartier jewelry store on Champs Elysees with guns firing.

Rights groups slam Turkey's Erdogan over remarks on women updated 219 days ago

Women's rights groups responded angrily Tuesday to comments by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that women and men are not equal.

Report: Online threat could have been key to thwarting UK soldier's murder updated 219 days ago

UK agencies made errors investigating 2 men who killed a British soldier in London in 2013 but could not have prevented his death, UK lawmakers say.

Three priests, teacher arrested in Spain sex abuse case updated 220 days ago

Spanish police arrest three Catholic priests and a religion teacher in Granada on suspicion of sexually abusing a minor, Spain's interior minister says.

People and dogs of Donetsk share desperate struggle to survive winter updated 220 days ago

On the southern fringes of Donetsk, in the shadow of a huge steel plant, a cacophony of barking overwhelms the dull thud of artillery fire. The PIF animal shelter is crammed with almost 1,000 dogs of all sizes, ages and breeds (though the number that can claim any sort of pedigree is probably in single figures).

British Open Golf Tournament Fast Facts updated 221 days ago

Here's a look at the British Open.

Bird flu worries spread in Europe updated 221 days ago

Europeans are worried about a possible continent-wide bird flu epidemic after a wild duck tested positive for the H5N8 virus in northeast Germany.

Russia accuses West of seeking regime change in Moscow updated 222 days ago

With tensions simmering over the deadly crisis in Ukraine, Russia has accused the West of seeking regime change in Moscow

Former Portuguese Prime Minister Socrates arrested in corruption probe updated 223 days ago

Former Portuguese Prime Minister Jose Socrates and three other people were arrested in connection with an investigation into suspected tax fraud, corruption and money laundering, the country's prosecutor general's office said Saturday.

Putin becomes eighth-degree karate black belt updated 223 days ago

Vladimir Putin has been awarded an eighth-degree karate black belt, the Russian Kyokushin-kan Karate-do Federation said Friday.

NATO jets scrambled more than 400 times this year for Russian intercepts updated 224 days ago

NATO has scrambled fighter jets more than 400 times this year to intercept Russian military flights, the alliance's secretary general said this week.

Why Vladimir Putin thinks it's still 1985 updated 224 days ago

The first frosts of winter have already dusted the spectacular city of St. Petersburg with a powder of glistening ice. The air outside feels sharp and crisp. Russians hurry along the elegant boulevards, wrapped up tight against the biting cold. Russia's winter, its annual deep freeze, has begun.

Swedish court refuses to revoke Julian Assange's arrest warrant updated 224 days ago

A Swedish appeals court denies WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's request to dismiss an arrest warrant for alleged rape and molestation.

London terror suspects 'inspired by ISIS' to plot beheading, court hears updated 224 days ago

Three British men have been accused of plotting to decapitate a member of the public in the street, a court in London heard Thursday.

Webcam security: What you must do. Now updated 224 days ago

Unsecured footage from thousands of webcams around the world -- including in the United States and western Europe -- has been accessed and streamed by a website thought to be based in the Russian Federation, British officials say.