Europe

  • 6:37am Mar 01, 2013
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    Without A Pope, Cardinals Are Running The Vatican

    The Vatican is now under the control of the cardinals who will elect a new leader of the Catholic Church. On Thursday, Pope Benedict gave up his ring, cape and red papal shoes and became pope emeritus.
  • 6:29am Mar 01, 2013

    Delays, Problems Plague Berlin's New Airport

    The new Berlin International Airport was scheduled to open for business in October 2011, but they missed that deadline. Trouble with safety equipment caused delays. But one system is working: All the airport lights are on. Work crews, however, can't seem to turn the lights off.
  • 12:04pm Feb 28, 2013
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    Benedict XVI Leaves The Vatican, Headed To Retirement

    The first pope to retire in centuries will stay at the papal retreat at Castel Gandolfo until an apartment for him at the Vatican is renovated. Meantime, preparations for electing a new pope are under way.
  • 9:15pm Feb 26, 2013
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    The Hermit Pope Who Set The Precedent For Benedict XVI

    Pope Benedict XVI leaves office this week, the second pope to resign voluntarily. The first was Celestine V, a hermit who quit in 1294, after a brief and disastrous stint. Some scholars say Dante damned Celestine as a coward in his Inferno. Yet his example, legally and spiritually, played a major role in Benedict's departure.
  • 9:44am Feb 26, 2013
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    'Time Is Ripe' For U.S. To Support Syrian Opposition

    As John Kerry undertakes his first foreign trip as Secretary of State, the challenges before him are great — especially the war in Syria. He holds a town hall meeting Tuesday in Berlin, which will give us a look at his style and public-diplomacy skills — areas where his predecessor Hillary Clinton excelled.
  • 12:45pm Feb 25, 2013
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    Irish Women Emerge From Shadows Of 'National Shame'

    Thousands of women were taken into Magdalene Laundries, run by the Catholic Church, and forced to work without pay. The practice went on for decades after Ireland's independence, with the last one closing in 1996. For the first time, the state has acknowledged and apologized for its role in facilitating the practice.
  • Comedian-turned-politician Beppe Grillo addresses supporters at a rally on Feb. 12 in Bergamo, Italy. Many pollsters say his populist Five Star Movement could come in third in this weekend's election.
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    8:24am Feb 22, 2013
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    'The Real Jiminy Cricket': Unlikely Candidate Upends Italian Elections

    Comedian-turned-politician Beppe Grillo's populist Five Star Movement is soaring in the polls ahead of elections this weekend. His rallies have attracted tens of thousands of Italians tired of a poor economy, widespread corruption and political patronage. But there are concerns that no one knows what Grillo's movement stands for.
  • 9:41am Feb 20, 2013

    Museum-Goers Strip Down To View Nude Exhibit

    An exhibit in a Vienna Museum titled "Nude Men" from 1800 to the present drew a group of 60 men who stripped down to view it. In a special after-hours tour, they viewed the exhibition in nothing but socks and shoes. The tour guide was dressed.
  • 9:41am Feb 20, 2013

    Italy Edges Out Election Pollsters

    Pollsters still do surveys for private clients, but are banned from publishing any results. Some websites have found coded ways to report survey results. A gambling site reports polls disguised as fake horse racing results, with horses named after political parties.