In Koblenz, Germany, half the town had to be evacuated while bomb disposal experts worked to make safe a massive, World War II-era bomb that was discovered in the Rhine River. Nearly 50,000 people had to leave their homes during the ultimately successful effort.
Off the coast of El Hierro, one of the smallest of the Canary Islands, a volcano is bubbling magma to the surface. If it carries on long enough, El Hierro could become bigger, or a new island could be former. For now, though, the locals just want it to go away so the tourists come back
Over the weekend, some signs emerged that the Durban summit on climate change could produce a legally binding treaty that would be endorsed by both China and the United States, two of the largest emitters of greenhouse gas and two countries not subject to the 1997 Kyoto protocol, which is expiring.
The warmest weather in half a century means that many European ski resorts are without snow later in the year than any time in recent memory. Some, dedicated skiers are turning to rocks to get their fix.
The British has withdrawn their diplomatic staff from Iran and shutdown the embassy after an attack yesterday that saw the building damaged, documents and flags burned and six people trapped for a time by protesters until they could be rescued by police.
Romania's public healthcare system is under fire for being woefully inadequate. According to many, the poor will wait years for even basic services, doctors are leaving the profession or going overseas to practice medicine.
In the Peace Corps, according to some anecdotes, more volunteers come back married, engaged or in love than come back single. This reporter never found love while she served, but she certainly knows a few couples who did.
With debt and government crisises in Italy and Greece making international news, people in Spain, as well as lenders, are worried that country will be the next to become financially instable.
Ulcinj was once a home to slavery and pirates. Now it's a somewhat diverse community that celebrates where people came from.
A contingent of 1,000 U.S. law enforcement officers, including 500 FBI agents, are expected to deploy to London next year to protect American athletes during the 2012 Olympic games.