After serving as a man for nearly two decades, Caroline Paige became the Royal Air Force's first openly transgender officer in 1998. She says her colleagues have accepted her like any other officer, and she wants to help lift bans on transgender people serving in places like the United States.
"Eat your cauliflower!" It's a phrase that might bring back horrific memories from childhood. But in the hands of London-based British-Israeli chef Yotam Ottolenghi, the humble cauliflower can be transformed into appetizer, side dish, main dish — and even dessert.
A scoreless match turned into a riot in Belgrade on Tuesday — literally. When a banner-toting drone flew over the match between political rivals Albania and Serbia, it touched off a riot between the teams and hardcore Serbian fans.
An improving economy and declining unemployment mean that Ireland is finding its footing again, and looking to close a controversial loophole that let huge corporations avoid taxes there. But some Irish people think all's fair in love and finance, and want the so-called 'Double Irish' to stay.
Catholic bishops meeting at the Vatican have suggested the church "welcome home" gays and lesbians. While the church leaders are not supporting same-sex marriages, the synod is striking a historically open note on gays, divorce and other culture-war issues.
The Nobel Committee awarded its prize for literature to French novelist Patrick Modiano, a man who's been called a modern-day Proust. Yet his work is relatively unknown in the English-speaking world despite his success in France.
A Spanish nurse has become the first person known to be infected with Ebola outside of West Africa during the current outbreak. Spanish health officials are baffled why their anti-infection procedures failed, but workers at the hospital complained last year that their infection training wasn't good enough.
Iceland made history this week, but not in a good way. For the first time since the nation became an independent republic, armed police shot and killed a man, startling a population accustomed to peace.
In France, government-funded agencies help people save their loved ones from so-called cults. But that list includes groups like the Jehovah's Witnesses and, not too long ago, Baptists. Some of them are now fighting back in courts.
You may have noticed that more and more wine bottles — even expensive ones — are increasingly coming with screw tops and synthetic stoppers. You might not think much about the stopper when you make a purchase, but cork producers want you to start. They're mounting a campaign to show that real cork is better for the planet.
People around the world are up in arms about the way Danish zoo officials killed a healthy giraffe and fed it to the lions. But the zoo is defending its decision as a way of protecting the giraffe population from inbreeding.
Adults in Switzerland could be in for a windfall, under a proposal set for a national referendum. The government would provide every adult $2,750 a month, every month, in what's known as a "basic income." One economist says it's not as whacky as it may seem to us.
It's Nobel Prize season. While scientists throughout the world will be awarded this prestigious prize, there's a good chance all of their research was written up in English. Michael Gordin, a professor of the history of science at Princeton, wrote a new book, "Scientific Babel" that explores the intersection of the history of language and science.
There's nothing like a little American exceptionalism to roil some feelings in Europe. Perhaps you've seen the latest Cadillac ad — a tour de force in American pride. But it's engendering a pretty cold reaction from reporter Gerry Hadden's French in-laws.
Oretta Zanini de Vita and Maureen Fant have penned a new book together called "Pasta the Italian Way." The title underscores the fact that Fant takes Italian food very seriously, and strives to keep it as authentic as possible. And no dish is more sacred, Fant says, than spaghetti alla carbonara.
Because the word's origins are murky, it's difficult to know just how insulting calling someone a "coonass" used to be. Today, some Cajuns view the word as an ethnic slur, while others have embraced it as a badge of honor.
French President Francois Hollande won't go hungry Thursday night. He will host two separate state dinners — one for President Obama and another for Russian President Vladimir Putin. A White House chef explains the dance between food, politics and diplomacy.
Europe desperately needs skilled workers from abroad. But the continent makes it very difficult to educated foreign workers to get working papers. So the European Union has come up with a plan to expedite the process. The World's Gerry Hadden has details.
Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with energy analyst and author Michael Klare about the global appetite energy economy; Klare's new books is titled, "Rising Powers, Shrinking Planet: The New Geopolitics of Energy.ï¿½
The fighting in Georgia marks a new downturn in US-Russian relations, and the Bush administration is calling for an immediate ceasefire, but as The World's Matthew Bell reports, Washington's leverage is limited.
Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Martin Weale, Director of the National Institute for Economic and Social Research in Britain, to find out what the financial disturbances mean for the average person in Europe.