Mitt Romney is on tour. On Wednesday he arrived in London, where he'll watch the Olympic opening ceremony Friday before heading to Poland and Israel. The trip could provide a better glimpse into Romney's foreign policy platform.
French President Francois Hollande has called for a 75 percent income tax on top earners in France to help lower the country's deficit. The hope is to stave off contagion from other faltering euro zone countries, but the proposal has received harsh criticism from France's business class.
As the European Union struggles to contain the euro crisis, Spain is quickly approaching an economic collapse. The country is among those in line to receive a Greece-style bailout, though experts say its time for one may come sooner than once expected.
As part of getting the Olympics, the United Kingdom had to pass a series of laws that made it illegal for businesses that aren't official sponsors to use certain Olympic terms. So local businesses have had to get creative.
At a zoo in The Netherlands, a two-month old baby sloth was saved from dehydration by the quick action of zookeepers. But their efforts would have been much harder if not for a 2-year-old girl who gave the sloth her teddy bear.
In the Atacama Desert, there's a massive complex of highly sophisticated telescopes. But that's not enough. A group of European countries are planning to build a new, massive telescope nearby.
A group of Israeli tourists were targeted, and five of them killed, in a deadly suicide bombing outside an airport in Bulgaria. Now, Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has blamed Iran for the attack.
A recent German court ruling that calls circumcision a "bodily harm" has sparked weeks of outrage among Germany's Jewish and Muslim communities. A group of rabbis went so far as to declare the court's decision "the worst attack on Jewish life in Germany since the Holocaust."
Spain's coal miners fear that government budget cuts will eliminate the subsidies that have kept their mines open. They're taking to the streets and demanding the subsidies be restored.
Palm oil is an important ingredient in many processed foods. But it can also be a source of environmental damage in southeast Asia, where much of it is produced. So one student tried, and struggled, to get it entirely out of his life for a year.