Egypt is striking back against ISIS for the brutal killing of 21 Egyptian Christians. Airstrikes have targeted ISIS camps and other facilities in Libya, where the Egyptian Christians were beheaded. This latest brutality shows ISIS' expanding influence beyond Iraq and Syria.
The British has withdrawn their diplomatic staff from Iran and shutdown the embassy after an attack yesterday that saw the building damaged, documents and flags burned and six people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.
An American company and an Italian company are set to begin salvage operations off the coast of Italy later this month, to recover the shipwrecked Costa Concordia. The effort is intended to remove the vessel intact, to prevent fluids from leaking out and polluting the surrounding environment.
One of the most stunning cathedral in Europe, perhaps all of the world, needs a cleaning. The Duomo Cathedral in Milan, Italy, is "adopting" out some of its spires to fund renovations that the historic building needs.
There's another government besides the US in danger of shutting down: the one in Italy, where the government is on the verge of collapsing because of the failure of politicians on the left and the right to find a compromise.
Silvio Berlusconi started his community service Friday. Italy's flamboyant former prime minister showed up for his first shift at a clinic for Alzheimer's patients near Milan. The billionaire tycoon will be working there a few hours a week for the next year as punishment for committing tax fraud.
Saudi Arabia has a plan to reward its best teachers with thousands of dollars and luxury cars. Student rewards come next. Elsewhere, a Russian monastery hopes to solve the country's mozzarella shortage. And a three-year-old movie gives you a an accurate sense of what it is like fighting the Ebola outbreak. All that and more in today's Global Scan.
A thousand musicians in Cesena, Italy, played a song by the Foo Fighters and created a video to go along with it. At the end of the video, they ask the band to come to Cesena and perform a concert. The rock band has responded and plays there tonight.
For this art installation, shoes are optional. During 16 days — through July 3 — visitors to Italy’s Lake Iseo will get to experience the latest artwork from Christo. "The Floating Piers" is comprised of nearly two miles of modular docks and more than 62 square miles of shimmering dahlia-yellow fabric.