10/23/2013 12:17amThe leader of Poland's Catholic Church has come under a wave of condemnation by appearing to suggest that children are partly to blame for being sexually abused by priests.
10/23/2013 3:06amPrince William and his wife Kate have asked seven people to be godparents to their son, Prince George, who will be christened at a major royal family gathering Wednesday, palace officials said.
10/23/2013 4:45amAn infestation of venomous spiders has forced a school in Britain to close.
10/23/2013 6:24amDutch brewer Heineken NV issued a profit warning Wednesday, saying business was worse than expected in developing markets and the economic recovery in industrial nations was weak.
10/23/2013 8:25amThe European Union is using the drowning deaths of people fleeing to Europe as a pretext for ramping up border controls against unwanted migrants, a human rights group said Wednesday.
10/23/2013 8:59amThey make fine cheese in the English village of Stilton. Just don't call it stilton.
10/23/2013 9:06amA Dutch court has found two men guilty of preparing to travel to Syria to fight with rebels battling to oust President Bashar Assad, verdicts prosecutors say will help other such cases in the future.
10/23/2013 9:07amAnimal welfare groups in Cyprus say that the deep financial crisis roiling this island nation may be forcing people to abandon their pet dogs.
10/23/2013 10:03amA Swiss F/A-18 two-seater fighter jet crashed in poor weather in central Switzerland and the pilot and a passenger were missing, the military said Wednesday.
10/23/2013 10:07amPope Francis expelled a German bishop from his diocese on Wednesday pending the outcome of a church inquiry into his 31 million-euro ($43-million) new residence complex.
10/23/2013 10:50amGreek police on an eastern island say they have arrested three Greek Roma people suspected of child abduction, just days after a similar case in the country prompted an international investigation.
10/23/2013 10:58amAn 84-year-old man was sentenced Wednesday to 13 years in prison for repeatedly raping a deaf and mute girl he trafficked into Britain and kept as a virtual slave.
10/23/2013 11:14amNobel Peace Prize laureates called on world leaders Wednesday to bring about the "universal, legal and verifiable elimination of nuclear weapons."
10/23/2013 11:52amHungary's main political parties commemorated the brief anti-Soviet revolution of 1956 on Wednesday while also focusing on next year's parliamentary elections.
10/23/2013 12:48pmRussia's chief sanitary doctor, who has won notoriety for his bans of foreign agricultural products and extravagant statements, has been shuffled to a new post.
10/23/2013 1:14pmNorway's domestic intelligence service tried to prevent one of the suspected gunmen in the Nairobi mall attack from joining Somali militants more than three years ago, but failed to talk him out of it, the agency's chief said in an interview Wednesday.
10/23/2013 1:22pmGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel complained to President Barack Obama on Wednesday after learning that U.S. intelligence may have targeted her mobile phone, saying that would be "a serious breach of trust" if confirmed.
10/23/2013 1:37pmIreland's justice minister says two children temporarily taken by police from their Gypsy parents have been returned to their families after DNA tests determined that the children were rightfully theirs.
10/23/2013 1:52pmIsrael's prime minister urged the U.S. on Wednesday to be as tough in nuclear negotiations with Iran as it is about dismantling Syria's chemical weapons stockpile. The comments put new pressure on Washington to convince two of its key Mideast allies that America will not sell out their interests as it tentatively warms diplomacy with Tehran.