The European Union imposed new sanctions against 12 Syrian's within the government's inner circle, including President Bashar al-Assad and his wife. The sanctions include a freeze on EU assets, as well as a travel ban.
Mohammed Merah, the 23-year-old French citizen of North African descent, died during a police raid Thursday morning, some 32 hours after a standoff began with police. Merah is suspected of killing seven people in Toulouse in a series of violent shootings.
Hundreds of French police surrounded the home of a 24-year-old man in France suspected of being behind the shooting at a Jewish school on Monday, as well as the killing of three French soldiers last week. They spent hours in an stand-off with him Wednesday morning
London's multi-billion dollar investment in the Olympics will be on display for the entire world to see in just a few months. The last minute preparations are being made in order to welcome more than 15,000 athletes and tens of thousands of tourists.
It's the third violent attack in the Toulouse area of France in the past week. At least three soldiers were killed and another wounded in two previous attacks authorities are now all linking together.
On Svalbard, in Norway, the farthest north inhabited place on Earth, scientists are at the center of research on climate change. It's also become a magnet for politicians, stars and even royalty who are looking to stake a claim as environmentalists.
A survey in the United Kingdom recently found that a majority of the nation's police officers are overweight. In response, a proposal has been floated to require fitness testing of all officers. But some police say this is unnecessarily broad.
Greece's antiquities are being stolen at an increased rate as Greek budgets shrink — especially those for security around cultural sites. Greece's archaeologists are turning to the public for help in keeping the country's heritage top of mind as budgets get cut.
Dimitrios Georgas' winery is an oasis of economic security in Greece. He makes just 50,000 bottles of wine each year, sells direct to consumers whenever possible and lives a simple life.
As Greece's economy struggles to come back to life, one German is doing his part to get things going. He's long been a connoisseur of wine and eight years ago he moved to Greece to get involved in that country's wine market. Now he's trying to bring Greek wine to the world.