October 26, 2013 The estimated 250,000 children that go missing each year range from teenage runaways escaping abuse at home to kids who have fled war-torn countries such as Afghanistan.
October 23, 2013 Leaks by Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor, revealed the agency was monitoring vast amounts of telephone and Internet conversations both in the U.S. and around the world. The revelations have sparked a debate over the scope of the NSA's activities and whether they are legal.
October 18, 2013 The drowning of more than 300 African migrants off Italy's Lampedusa island earlier this month jolted the world into awareness of a long-running crisis. Tens of thousands of refugees from Syria, Somalia and beyond risk their lives each year, traveling by boat to Europe in search of a better life. Scores die en route.
October 8, 2013 Japan and Finland ranked at the top in most areas of the OECD study of 22 countries, while Italy and Spain consistently scored at the bottom.
October 3, 2013 NPR's Rome-based senior European correspondent Sylvia Poggioli discussed topics ranging from Pope Francis and the Vatican and rising xenophobia in Europe to the one thing she wished more Americans knew about Europe and her favorite TV show (The Wire!) during her Reddit "Ask Me Anything" Thursday.
August 14, 2013 A hopeful-sounding GDP report led to headlines declaring that Europe's economy is over. But much more evidence is needed before that conclusion can be reached, say the experts who study economies' ups and downs.
July 22, 2013 The world is awash in "Royal Baby Fever," but in London, the much-trumpeted affliction is more of a summer silly season snuffle — spreading faster around the world than it is in the U.K.
June 26, 2013 In its latest effort to rein in the country's vibrant social media, Turkey says it has requested cooperation from Twitter and Facebook; they're not playing ball. Protesters are embracing social media — and the government has complained that such outlets won't share user data with law enforcement.
June 18, 2013 Revelations about U.S. surveillance programs have not only touched off a debate in America; they've also raised privacy questions in Europe, since big Internet companies operate in both places.
June 6, 2013 Flooding strikes central Europe, with deaths and damage reported in Austria, the Czech Republic, Germany and Slovakia.
June 4, 2013 On Spain's Atlantic coast, the city of Santander has installed 12,000 sensors that measure everything from when streetlights need to be dimmed to when trash dumpsters are full — saving millions for cash-strapped public coffers. It's becoming a model for cities worldwide.
March 17, 2013 President Nicos Anastassiades went on television to say he was working to amend parts of the bailout deal struck with negotiators from eurozone countries and the IMF. The deal would levy taxes on all bank deposits, the first time the eurozone has dipped into people's savings to pay for a bailout.