July 19, 2013 Robert Seldon Lady, the former CIA station chief in Milan, was arrested in connection with the extraordinary rendition of Muslim cleric Abu Omar in 2003.
July 19, 2013 With wine consumption in France plummeting, winemakers are breaking with tradition to cater to evolving tastes. One new product, Rouge Sucette, is made from 75 percent grapes, 25 percent water, sugar and cola flavoring.
July 18, 2013 Moscow mayoral candidate Alexei Navalny was convicted of embezzlement and sentenced to five years in prison. The case against him heightened criticism that Russian authorities are stifling opposing voices.
July 18, 2013 Anti-austerity protesters throw Molotov cocktails in Greece and blockade parliament in Spain. The Portuguese are a bit more mellow. Ana Maria Pinto shot to fame for drowning out the country's president in song. She's now a regular at street protests, leading choirs of ordinary people venting their anger.
July 18, 2013 In high-tech Estonia, home of Skype, one group is using the Internet for a different kind of venture: the Bank of Happiness, an online market for good deeds. The concept is that people do nice things for each other, just because — no payments or products are involved. The bank has more than 500 ads.
July 15, 2013 The Republic of Georgia is renowned for its cuisine, one of the highlights of which is shashlik, or grilled meat. The secret to seal in the juices, some say, is an ancient technique of grilling over burning grapevines to create intense, fragrant heat.
July 14, 2013 The prosecution of a deceased critic of the government made headlines this week, but opposition figures say it was just one of several cases where dissidents are being targeted.
July 13, 2013 Officials of the Air Accidents Investigation Branch will look into why the Ethiopian Airlines plane caught fire as it sat empty at the gate. Investigators say it does not appear to be related to the battery, which had caused fires on other 787s.
July 13, 2013 The former CIA contractor who leaked top-secret information about U.S. electronic surveillance programs says eventually he wants to find refuge in Latin America.