A French TV show that stars latex puppets has ignited a controversy between Spain and France with its unflattering depiction of Spanish athletes, accusing them of using performance enhancing drugs in their recent string of athletic victories.
Europe's brutal cold may allow Elfstedentocht, 125-mile skating marathon, to go forward in The Netherlands
The Elfstedentocht is a 125-mile race on the canals of The Netherlands. But the canals must be frozen six inches deep for the race to go forward. It's only been held 15 times, the most recent in 1997. But this year might bring number 16.
Vladimir Putin, the former Russian president who is once again running for the office, is facing a wave of popular opposition to him claiming a third and potentially fourth term as Russia's president. Still, he's expected to win the election.
There's a burgeoning Spanish population in Germany and they're not going for the change in climate. As Spain's unemployment rate hovers around 23 percent, Germany's 4 percent rate is luring many of Spain's most educated to jobs outside their native land.
Despite it being 20 years since the Soviet Union came apart, Russia is still struggling to determine what it means to be Russian — what the nations values really are.
Scotland and England have been united under one government for more than three centuries. But there's a movement afoot among Scottish leaders to have a referendum on whether Scotland should be separated from England.
In Hungary, people are wild over soda water. They mix it with wine to make fröccs sometimes, but they most often use it to wash down some of the nation's flavorful, rich foods.
At Eye on Earth, scientists are collaborating to share data about environmental conditions, but they want help from the community to help broaden their base of information and hopefully improve the world.
The Costa Concordia ran aground over the weekend, killing 11 and leaving about two dozen still missing with hope quickly fading that they'll be found alive. Meanwhile, U.S. officials are seeking to reassure domestic cruise passengers.
If all goes as planned, the massive closure of European air space that happened when a volcano on Iceland erupted for days in 2010 won't have to happen again, if research on an ash detection system leads to new technology to route planes around trouble spots.