Europe

Pope Francis returns to Vatican 10 days after surgery

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ROME — Pope Francis was discharged from a Rome hospital and returned home to the Vatican on Wednesday, 10 days after undergoing surgery to...

The Latest: Britain cases above 40,000, 1st time in 6 months

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LONDON — Daily coronavirus cases in Britain have risen above 40,000 for the first time in nearly six months. ...

Europe takes another step toward introducing digital euro

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The European Central Bank said Wednesday it is launching a two-year investigation on whether to introduce a digital version of the euro that would...

Lithuania struggles with migrant flood opened by Belarus

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VEREBIEJAI, Lithuania — Mustafa Hussein Hamad kicked a dirty ball between two old tires in the schoolyard where he spends most of his time....

Road to future: Dutch province unveils solar bicycle path

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MAARTENSDIJK, Netherlands — Authorities in a central Dutch province opened what they are billing as the world's longest solar bicycle path Wednesday, mixing sustainable...

Afghani man gets life for March stabbing rampage in Sweden

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COPENHAGEN, Denmark — A 22-year-old Afghan asylum-seeker was convicted Wednesday of attempted murder and sentenced to life imprisonment for a knife attack that injured...

Google fined $592 million in dispute with French publishers

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PARIS — France’s competition regulator announced Tuesday that it has fined Google 500 million euros ($592 million) over a dispute with French publishers who...

Albania ex-vice interior minister arrested for abuse of post

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TIRANA, Albania — A former Albanian deputy interior minister has been arrested on corruption accusations, authorities said Tuesday. ...

Mural in soccer star’s hometown becomes anti-racism symbol

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LONDON — Through the pens and pencils of children, England is fighting back against racism. ...

UK lawmakers to vote on contentious foreign aid cut

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LONDON — British lawmakers are voting Tuesday on whether to overturn a big cut to the country’s foreign aid budget amid criticism that the...