10/16/2013 3:45amU.N. human rights experts say they have asked Chinese authorities for more information about reports that Chinese activists are being threatened, arrested or banned from taking part in demonstrations.
10/16/2013 4:01amOfficial figures show Britain's unemployment rate dropped slightly to 7.7 percent for the three-month period to August, further evidence that Europe's third-largest economy continues to strengthen.
10/16/2013 4:08amThe European Commission has opened a probe of Gibraltar's corporate tax regime on suspicion it might selectively favor some businesses such as offshore companies.
10/16/2013 4:38amHungarian prosecutors said Wednesday that a former communist minister has been charged with war crimes related to reprisals against civilians after the anti-Soviet revolution of 1956.
10/16/2013 6:13amThe European Commission wants to impose carbon emission charges for all flights using Europe's airspace.
10/16/2013 7:32amA German federal court has ruled that a divorced man must pay his ex-wife 242,500 euros ($328,000) out of his winnings from a lottery ticket because they weren't formally divorced at the time he won.
10/16/2013 8:08amBritain's top court has struck down an attempt by two convicted murderers to win the right to vote, upholding a ban on inmates casting ballots that has been condemned by European judges.
10/16/2013 8:34amFrance's highest appeals court has upheld the 2009 fraud conviction of the Church of Scientology's French branch, its bookstore and five of its leaders.
10/16/2013 8:39amPostal workers in Britain have voted overwhelmingly in favor of going on strike over issues linked to the privatizing of Royal Mail.
10/16/2013 9:53amA Dutch diplomat was beaten up by two men who barged into his apartment in central Moscow, an attack that followed the arrest of a Russian diplomat in the Netherlands and threatened to further sour relations between the two countries. Russia was quick to express its regrets on Wednesday, but the Dutch government said it expected a full explanation.
10/16/2013 11:02amEfforts to build diplomatic momentum in nuclear talks between Iran and the six world powers must confront hard realities about the scope of Iran's uranium enrichment labs and the stockpile of material it has produced. Any potential deal must work out a formula on both these issues, which have been the main stumbling blocks in past negotiations.
10/16/2013 11:12amDemand for emergency food aid has spiked this year in Britain, a leading charity said Wednesday, suggesting low-income households' living standards are still sliding despite the end of the recession.
10/16/2013 11:13amThe grape harvest in the European Union has picked up from the extremely bad 2012 season, wine experts said. But key regions in France are still struggling because of bad weather.
10/16/2013 3:08pmHundreds of Romanians opposed to shale gas extraction in their village on Wednesday scuffled with police at an exploration site where energy giant Chevron plans to start drilling.