Italian authorities responded late Thursday to a ship without any crew that was carrying 450 migrants, that country's coast guard said.
Here's a look at what you need to know about the eurozone. Nineteen countries in the European Union use the euro as their currency, and comprise the eurozone.
A freighter carrying 768 people, most believed to be migrants from Syria, docked safely in the Italian port of Gallipoli after the coast guard took control.
A Scottish woman diagnosed with Ebola is now asking for experimental treatment of the virus.
One of Russia's most prominent opposition figures and his brother have been found guilty of fraud in a politically charged trial, state media reported.
A health care worker diagnosed with the Ebola virus after returning to Scotland from Sierra Leone was transferred to the Royal Free Hospital in London.
Flights at London's Gatwick Airport resume after removal of a plane that made an emergency landing safely.
Conditions for the rescue of passengers off a ferry that caught fire in the Adriatic Sea could hardly have been worse. At least 10 people died
Here's a look at the life of the world renowned theoretical physicist, cosmologist, astronomer and mathematician, Stephen Hawking.
The work of Robert Capa, widely considered the best World War II photographer, in the Battle of the Bulge.
From pristine lakes to crispy white mountaintops, CNN readers share some of the things they love about Serbia.
At least one man died trying to escape a burning ferry in the Adriatic Sea on Sunday afternoon and hundreds more are still awaiting rescue.
The artificial breathing support for a clinically dead woman, who is 18 weeks pregnant, has been switched off by the Irish hospital treating her.
Ireland's High Court rules doctors can withdraw life support in the case of a clinically dead woman who is 18 weeks' pregnant.
Vladimir Putin delivered a lump of coal in the Kremlin's stocking this year when he announced that he canceled holiday vacations for members of government.
Pope Francis wants to bring hope to Christians and other ethnic and religious groups suffering "brutal persecution" in Iraq and Syria.
Despite their expensive price tags and celebrity architects, Italy's new churches have not been welcomed by all.
Monaco's newborn royals, Princess Gabriella and Crown Prince Jacques Honore Rainier, pose for official photos with Prince Albert and Princess Charlene.
One victim is dead and five others are hospitalized after the latest in a string of attacks that sparked fears in France, authorities said Tuesday.
Serbia is stepping up its efforts to build its reputation as a key player in international filmmaking.
A van plowed into shoppers at an outdoor Christmas market Monday in Nantes, France, injuring at least nine people in addition to the driver, police said.
The two attacks over the weekend -- and the incident still being investigated in Nantes -- have rattled nerves in France.
Six people have died after a garbage truck collided with pedestrians in the center of the Scottish city of Glasgow, police confirmed Monday.
In the backroom of a small house in Pirot in southeastern Serbia, a handful of women are fighting to keep an ancient craft alive.
In the heart of Belgrade, the vibrant and resilient capital of Serbia, a slow and colorful transformation is taking place.
More than 1.7 million children in conflict-torn areas of eastern Ukraine face an "extremely serious" situation, the U.N. children's agency has warned.
Serbia hosted the Third Meeting of Heads of Government of China and Central and Eastern Europe this week.
A company plans a simultaneous screening of an as-yet unannounced film in London, Rome and San Francisco on Sunday to "protest against censorship."
Serbia has defied crushing odds and financial difficulties to emerge as an unlikely tennis powerhouse.
Women in Britain's armed forces could be allowed to fight in front line ground combat roles for the first time by 2016, the Ministry of Defence said Friday.
A man crashed his car into the Madrid headquarters of Spain's ruling party. He told police he had financial problems and his car was rigged with a bomb.
Putin: Russia needs to keep actively guarding its sovereignty to avoid becoming like a chained bear whose captors "will pull out his teeth and claws."
Spanish nurse's assistant Teresa Romero Ramos beat the Ebola virus but cannot forgive the Madrid authorities for putting down her dog.
President Vladimir Putin's news conferences aren't at all like news conferences I used to attend in Washington, when I covered the White House.
Belgrade and the Claridge's Hotel in London might be more than 1,000 miles apart, but for one day some seven decades ago the two places came much closer.
British police said Thursday they've opened probes into the deaths of three young boys tied to allegations of organized sexual abuse.
Have no fear, Vladimir Putin is here. That seems to be the message in an epic promo released ahead of the Russian president's annual news conference as the country's economy plummets.
The first woman bishop to serve in the Church of England was named Wednesday in a historic step that follows years of sometimes contentious debate.
Let's start with a touch of perspective. It's not only Russia where sexual minorities suffer discrimination. In the United States, that beacon of tolerance, there's still a huge amount of bigotry. Some U.S. states still refuse to recognize same-sex marriage. And hate crimes and violence towards LGBT individuals remain a significant problem.
The Strawberry Tree is a public solar-powered charging station that allows users to recharge their phone for free.
Russian isn't protecting LGBT people from persecution and isn't prosecuting perpetrators of homophobic attacks, Human Rights Watch says in a new report.
Forget about William and Catherine. The real star of this family is Prince George -- as this year's release of the royals' official Christmas photographs proves.
A Russian military intelligence plane nearly collided with a commercial passenger jet south of Sweden on Friday, Swedish Air Force official says.
Turkish police on Sunday arrested senior journalists and media executives.
Consumer prices in Moscow soar, ruble falls; Russian opposition hopes economic "perfect storm" could bring down Putin regime.
The British government asked the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee to redact small parts of a report criticizing the CIA's harsh interrogation program.
At the UK Parliament, protesters against new rules limiting online pornography gathered to simulate some now-banned sex acts, including "face-sitting."
What is Europe's best music festival?
A suspected Islamic militant who was detained in Afghanistan in 2001, imprisoned at the U.S. detention center in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, but later acquitted at trial in Spain, is again facing a trial in Madrid on new charges.
Monaco's Princess Gabriella Therese Marie was born Wednesday, beating her brother Jacques Honore Rainier into the waking world by two minutes.
Woman in UK sentenced to prison for using Facebook to promote terrorism and urging other women to send their husbands off "to fight for the sake of Allah."
Here's a look at the life of His Serene Highness, Prince Albert II. He was formally invested as Monaco's ruler on July 12, 2005, following the death of his father, Prince Rainier.
After years on the sidelines of the international community, Serbia has emerged from a long and troubled history to become one of Europe's newest republics.
At least 3,419 people have died this year trying to illicitly arrive by boat across the Mediterranean into Europe, the United Nations Refugee Agency said
A man carrying a Mexican flag interrupted Wednesday's Nobel Peace Prize ceremony, standing steps away from Malala Yousafzai as she received her award.
Early next year, bidders are expected to shell out millions for cars that sat in a French entrepreneur's yard for decades.
A Spanish judge on Tuesday temporarily banned cell phone-based taxi service Uber from operating in Spain after a complaint by taxi drivers in Madrid.
A German court throws out a case against a former SS member accused of participating in the massacre of 642 residents of a French village in World War II.
Police in Birmingham, England, received a "credible" anonymous threat against officers and took steps to ensure their safety, West Midlands Police said.
French hostage Serge Lazarevic has been freed after being held captive for more than three years by al Qaeda in Mali, France's President says.
Seven decades after being sent to Nazi concentration camps, Holocaust survivors will have the chance to get retribution -- from the government of France.
As the United Kingdom continues to enforce sanctions on Russia over its actions in Ukraine, the British Museum has announced it is lending one of the controversial Elgin Marbles to a St. Petersburg museum, describing it as "a marble ambassador of a European ideal."
New York may be the "city that never sleeps" but that won't come as a shock to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge who are still new parents and are expecting another baby in April.
New DNA tests reveal Britain's long-lost King Richard III was blue-eyed and likely blond-haired, but they also raise intriguing questions.
A damning new video at the trial of Costa Concordia captain Francesco Schettino appears to show him boarding a lifeboat with passengers still on the ship.
Bored with boot-camp, or sick of spinning? Growing numbers are getting their kicks out of pre-work rave parties as the way to shed calories and gain a natural high.
An emergency repair began earlier this week on a unit at a nuclear power plant in southeastern Ukraine, the country's Energy Ministry said Wednesday.
Norway releases video of a close encounter between one of its jets and a Russian MiG fighter.
Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair's attempt to spread the festive cheer turned into a turkey after social media users mocked his new Christmas card.
Here is a look at the life of soccer player Lionel "Leo" Messi, who plays for FC Barcelona and Argentina's national team.
Thrust from obscurity to notoriety overnight, Captain Francesco Schettino is the man at the center of recriminations over the Costa Concordia cruise ship disaster.
Pope Francis said Tuesday that modern-day slavery is a "crime against humanity."
Francesco Schettino, captain of the Costa Concordia cruise ship that sank off Italy in 2012 killing 32 people, takes the stand for the first time.
Spain is officially clear of Ebola, the World Health Organization said, after no new cases were reported since a nurse's assistant recovered from the virus.
Pope Francis seeks to heal old wounds with Orthodox Christians and build bridges with the Muslim community.
World AIDS Day is December 1. Throughout the day, celebrities including Prince Harry are revealing their secrets, using the hashtag #FeelNoShame.
A Hungarian police warning that "the flirtation of young girls can often trigger violence" has angered women's groups in the European nation.
Pope Francis calls for religious tolerance to counter extremism in the Middle East as he met with Turkey's leaders on a rare papal visit.
Pleas for calm as U.S. tradition of "Black Friday" bargain-hunting hits UK: Police, medics called to supermarkets as fights break out amid crush of shoppers.
Shouts of "Hands up, don't shoot!" and "No justice, no peace. Stop the racist police," fill the chilly November air as the crowd jostles for position in a fenced-off pen on the sidewalk.
A Spanish judge files preliminary charges of sexual abuse against three Catholic priests and a religious teacher. The case has the Pope's attention.
A librarian in Saint-Omer, in northern France, has uncovered a rare Shakespeare's First Folio in his library's collection.
Thieves have stolen eight shoes belonging to Holocaust victims from a museum in Poland, a spokeswoman says.
Paris Police gave chase to two robbers who exited the Cartier jewelry store on Champs Elysees with guns firing.
Women's rights groups responded angrily Tuesday to comments by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that women and men are not equal.
UK agencies made errors investigating 2 men who killed a British soldier in London in 2013 but could not have prevented his death, UK lawmakers say.
Spanish police arrest three Catholic priests and a religion teacher in Granada on suspicion of sexually abusing a minor, Spain's interior minister says.
On the southern fringes of Donetsk, in the shadow of a huge steel plant, a cacophony of barking overwhelms the dull thud of artillery fire. The PIF animal shelter is crammed with almost 1,000 dogs of all sizes, ages and breeds (though the number that can claim any sort of pedigree is probably in single figures).
Here's a look at the British Open.
Europeans are worried about a possible continent-wide bird flu epidemic after a wild duck tested positive for the H5N8 virus in northeast Germany.
With tensions simmering over the deadly crisis in Ukraine, Russia has accused the West of seeking regime change in Moscow
Former Portuguese Prime Minister Jose Socrates and three other people were arrested in connection with an investigation into suspected tax fraud, corruption and money laundering, the country's prosecutor general's office said Saturday.
Vladimir Putin has been awarded an eighth-degree karate black belt, the Russian Kyokushin-kan Karate-do Federation said Friday.
NATO has scrambled fighter jets more than 400 times this year to intercept Russian military flights, the alliance's secretary general said this week.
The first frosts of winter have already dusted the spectacular city of St. Petersburg with a powder of glistening ice. The air outside feels sharp and crisp. Russians hurry along the elegant boulevards, wrapped up tight against the biting cold. Russia's winter, its annual deep freeze, has begun.
A Swedish appeals court denies WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's request to dismiss an arrest warrant for alleged rape and molestation.
Three British men have been accused of plotting to decapitate a member of the public in the street, a court in London heard Thursday.
Unsecured footage from thousands of webcams around the world -- including in the United States and western Europe -- has been accessed and streamed by a website thought to be based in the Russian Federation, British officials say.