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Review 2019: How commemoration and controversy shaped Europe’s cultural year

Controversy and commemoration have shaped Europe's cultural year. Most notably among the anniversaries have been 30 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall...

Cyprus rape claim verdict ‘will deter women from reporting violence’: Lawyer

A lawyer representing a British women who was convicted of making a false claim of gang rape against 12 men in the tourist resort...

Why is the future of Football Association of Ireland in jeopardy?

It was a tweet by the country's Sports Minister over the festive season that got people talking in Ireland. Shane Ross took to Twitter...

German kids’ song parody turns into death threats and #omagate

A satirical song mocking a grandmother's environmental habits is causing huge controversy in Germany. Public television channel WDR published a video of the altered...

Watch live: New Year’s Eve celebrations as world welcomes new decade

From New Zealand to New York, millions around the world are about to enjoy spectacular firework displays to celebrate the arrival of 2020 —...

Vladimir Putin: 20 major events in the Russian leader’s first 20...

Today (December 31) marks the 20th anniversary of Boris Yeltsin’s famous New Year message in which he announced his resignation and appointed Vladimir Putin....

Two terrorism suspects jailed in Russia after US tip

Police arrested two terrorism suspects in Russia after a US tip about a possible terrorist attack in St. Petersburg. On Monday, a court...

Snow in Moscow is a no show – so it will...

Moscow is experiencing its warmest December since 1886 and its citizens aren't happy about it. They were so desperate for snow that they began...

Is Christmas destroying the planet?

Is Christmas destroying our planet? Some climate activists point out that the consumption generated around Christmas time creates mountains of waste in Europe and...

German returns lost backpack with presents and €16,000 in cash

A 63-year-old man in Germany had his own Christmas miracle this year when a good samaritan returned his lost backpack that was filled with...

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