October 16, 2012 The British writer becomes only the third author to win the prestigious award twice, joining J.M. Coetzee and Peter Carey. She also becomes the first author to win with a sequel. Her novel Wolf Hall won in 2009.
October 16, 2012 Seven works by famous artists were stolen by thieves who broke into the Rotterdam museum around 3 a.m. The thieves set off an alarm, but managed to escape before police arrived.
October 15, 2012 Before the former Yugoslavia split and battles began in 1992, Bosnia had about 4.4 million people. It's likely fewer than 4 million are there now. An accurate count is needed if the nation is going to one day join the European Union.
October 13, 2012 The Iron Curtain fell more than two decades ago, but one capital in Europe remains divided: Nicosia, in the tiny island-nation of Cyprus. A 1974 war between Cyprus and neighboring Turkey left the two ethnic populations on the island — Greek and Turkish Cypriots — separated and embittered.
October 12, 2012 When the Soviet Union collapsed, its vast nuclear stockpile did not appear secure and the U.S. stepped in to help. Thousands of nuclear weapons have been dismantled with U.S. aid over the past two decades. But now Moscow says it's ready to pull the plug on the program.
October 12, 2012 The evidence against the cyclist has "called into question a system and an entire era which remains stained forever," says Tour de France director Christian Prudhomme. He doesn't want to see the second-place finishers in races Armstrong won be given those titles.