Attack draws new scrutiny to railways linking open Europe

AP Photo/Binta PARIS (AP) — Europe’s rail system is at the heart of its open borders, a way for passengers to travel on some of the world’s fastest and most sophisticated mass transit with no need for passports or even ID. The man who plotted to attack a high...

Lebanon: Shiny on the outside, rotting from the inside

AP Photo/Bilal Hussein BEIRUT (AP) — To the casual visitor, Lebanon may seem like a tiny slice of Mediterranean modernity and coexistence in a turbulent region plagued by violence and extremism. But for many Lebanese, it’s a rotting state eaten away by a political...

As markets drop, question is: will the Chinese still shop?

AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth BICESTER, England (AP) — The designer outlet mall of Bicester Village is set in the English countryside near Oxford, but it might as well be in China. Quiet Mandarin chatter fills the air. Most of the shoppers are Chinese – and so are half...

Europe’s migrant crisis brings tragedy by land and sea

VIENNA (AP) — Rescue workers counted dozens of victims Friday from the increasingly desperate tide of humanity sweeping into Europe fleeing war, oppression and poverty. Austrian police said 71 people likely suffocated in an airless truck and authorities estimated 200 people...

The Latest: UN: 200 migrants missing, feared dead off Libya

VIENNA (AP) — Here are the latest developments Friday regarding the tens of thousands of migrants trying to reach Europe….

Ebola survivor who lost 21 relatives gives birth to baby boy

KENEMA, Sierra Leone (AP) — Ebola did not take Victoria Yillia’s life. And it could not prevent the birth of her son….

Vatican says ex-envoy, charged with sexual abuse, has died

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican says its former ambassador to the Dominican Republic, who has been charged by church prosecutors with sexually abusing children in the Caribbean country, has died of apparent natural causes….

Vatican says ex-envoy, charged with sexual abuse, has died

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican says its former ambassador to the Dominican Republic, who has been charged by church prosecutors with sexually abusing children in the Caribbean country, has died of apparent natural causes….

Vatican says ex-envoy, charged with sexual abuse, has died

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican says its former ambassador to the Dominican Republic, who has been charged by church prosecutors with sexually abusing children in the Caribbean country, has died of apparent natural causes….

Refugees or migrants? Debate over words to describe crisis

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Day after day, images of soaked and exhausted parents clutching their glassy-eyed children as they arrive on Europe’s shores make their way around the world….