Europe

Charlie Hebdo Fans to Wait for New Issue as Survivors Rest

People queue up to buy the new issue of Charlie Hebdo newspaper at a newsstand in Paris Wed., Jan. 14, 2015.  (Christophe Ena/AP Photo)
People queue up to buy the new issue of Charlie Hebdo newspaper at a newsstand in Paris Wed., Jan. 14, 2015. (Christophe Ena/AP Photo)

PARIS—There will be no Charlie Hebdo at newsstands this week. The satirical French weekly decimated by a Jan. 7 newsroom massacre by two Muslim radical...

Europe

4 Skiiers Dead in Avalanche Swiss Avalanche

BERLIN—Police in Switzerland say four people are dead after an avalanche hit a group of skiers in the southeast of the country. Police in Graubuenden canton (state) say the avalanche on the slopes of the Piz Vilan mountain Saturday afternoon …... Read More




  • People board a bus to leave the town of Debaltseve, Ukraine, Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015. Fighting between government and Russian-backed separatist forces in eastern Ukraine has intensified in recent days as rebels seek to encircle the town of Debaltseve, which hosts a strategically important railway hub. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

    Civilians Flee East Ukraine Town as Fighting Intensifies

    DEBALTSEVE, Ukraine— Outgoing heavy-caliber fire boomed incessantly, shaking the ground and rattling windows around the besieged town. Residents of Debaltseve, seemingly inured to the racket,... Read more

  • Fire Devastates Major Russian Library

    MOSCOW— A fire at one of Russia’s largest public libraries has been raging for more than 17 hours, to destroy thousands of rare documents. The... Read more

  • Former German President Richard von Weizsaecker Dies at 94

    BERLIN— Former German President Richard von Weizsaecker, who urged his country to confront its dark past, promoted reconciliation and denounced far-right violence during a 10-year... Read more

  • German Chancellor Angela Merkel smiles at the beginning of the weekly cabinet meeting of her government at the chancellery in Berlin, Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

    Germany’s Merkel Says She Doesn’t See Another Greek Debt Cut

    BERLIN— German Chancellor Angela Merkel is underlining the refusal of Greece’s European creditors to consider forgiving part of the debt-ridden country’s rescue loans though stressing... Read more

  • NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg speaks during a media conference at NATO headquarters in Brussels on Monday, Jan. 26, 2015. Ambassadors met on Monday for an extraordinary meeting of the NATO-Ukraine Commission and released a statement condemning the sharp escalation of violence along the ceasefire line in eastern Ukraine. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)

    NATO Units Set for Baltics, Poland, Romania, Bulgaria

    BRUSSELS—NATO said Friday it will deploy small units in six eastern European nations to help coordinate a spearhead force set up in response to Russia’s... Read more

  • A pedestrian passes anti-austerity graffiti in front of Athens Academy on Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015. The European Parliament's president is to be the first European official to visit Athens, a day after announcements by Greece's nascent radical left government on rolling back a series of key budget commitments sent the country's stock market plummeting. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

    Fitch: Greece Deal Possible, Risks High

    ATHENS, Greece— The ratings agency Fitch says an agreement between Greece’s new left-wing government and rescue lenders is still possible but is warning that drawn-out... Read more

  • A sign at an exchange office with headquarters building of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation with the Soviet Sign in the background in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015. The Russian ruble extended its losses on Thursday, declining by 1.5 percent to 69 rubles against the dollar. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

    Russia Cuts Key Rate to Help Economy, but Ruble Drops

    MOSCOW— Russia’s central bank has cut a key interest rate, which it had hiked in previous months to support the ruble, in order to help... Read more

  • The entrance to a bakery house called "Boulangerie Thomas-Ragon" in Oradour-sur-Glane, France, a town left empty after its inhabitants were slaughtered on June 10, 1944. (Dennis Nilsson/Wikimedia Commons)

    The Horrific History of Ghost Town Oradour-sur-Glane Haunts Us Still

    In 1944, nearly every man, child, and woman in Oradour-sur-Glane, France, was massacred. Its empty buildings and still streets remain as a reminder of the... Read more

  • An unidentified lawmaker casts his vote at the lower chamber during a voting session for the election of the new Italian President in Rome, Friday, Jan. 30, 2015. Lawmakers failed to elect a new Italian president Thursday in balloting that tests Premier Matteo Renzi's ability to rally his fractured party behind a candidate that is also acceptable to opposition leader Silvio Berlusconi, whose support he has courted for the government's ambitious reform agenda. Even as the names on the hand-written ballots from the 1,009 electors were still being read aloud, it was clear that, as expected, no candidate had come remotely close to the two-thirds majority needed to elect a new head of state in the first three rounds. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

    Italy Tries Anew to Elect President Amid Political Wrangling

    ROME— Italian Premier Matteo Renzi’s candidate in this week’s presidential election could cost him backing for his reform agenda. Lawmakers were voting in Parliament Friday,... Read more

  • A Ukranian armored vehicle is towed on the road towards the town of Artemivsk, Ukraine, Friday, Jan. 30, 2015. Fighting between government and Russian-backed separatist forces in eastern Ukraine has intensified in recent days as rebels seek to encircle the town of Debaltseve, which hosts a strategically important railway hub. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)

    Ukraine: Artillery Fire Kills at Least 12 Civilians in Donetsk

    KIEV, Ukraine—Artillery fire killed at least 12 civilians in the main rebel stronghold of Donetsk on Friday amid fierce fighting between pro-Russia separatists and government... Read more

  • German Vice Chancellor and Minister for Economy and Energy Sigmar Gabriel attends a news conference to present the annual German economic report with the government's economy projection in Berlin, Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

    Eurozone Prices Plunge 0.6 Pct Amid Weak Growth, Cheap Oil

    FRANKFURT, Germany— Falling oil prices and a weak economy caused consumer prices in the eurozone to drop even more sharply in January ahead of the... Read more

  • Belgian Authorities Detain 4 in Anti-Terror Sweep

    BRUSSELS— Belgian authorities have detained four suspects during an anti-terror sweep linked to the recruitment of potential jihadis to go fight in Syria. Police searched... Read more

  • President Zhelyu of Bulgarian said in an interview with the AP on August 30, 1990, "that Bulgaria is seeking Western economy aid bevause "Poverty is a fact" in this crisis-ridden Balkan country. (AP-Photo/Aris Saris) 30.8.1990

    Former Bulgarian President Dies at 79

    SOFIA, Bulgaria— Zhelyu Zhelev, a philosopher and communist-era dissident who became Bulgaria’s first democratically elected president in 1990, died Friday, his family said. He was... Read more

  • Police officers escort French citizen Fritz-Joly Joachin (C), inside a courtroom before a hearing in the town of Haskovo, Bulgaria, on Jan. 20, 2015. A Frenchman wanted in connection with deadly terrorist attacks in Paris was extradited on Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015 from Bulgaria to France, where he is facing charges of links to terrorism. (AP Photo)

    Frenchman Linked to Attackers Charged, Incarcerated

    PARIS—French authorities filed preliminary terrorism charges Thursday against a Frenchman extradited from Bulgaria and linked to gunmen behind deadly attacks in Paris, a judicial official said... Read more

  • Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias (2R) speaks with (L-R), French Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs Harlem Desir, Dutch Foreign Minister Bert Koenders and Belgian Foreign Minister Didier Reynders during a meeting of EU foreign ministers at the EU Council building in Brussels on Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015. EU foreign ministers hold an extraordinary meeting on Thursday to discuss the latest fighting in Ukraine and possible further sanctions against Russia. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)

    EU to Extend Existing Russia Sanctions Over Ukraine

    BRUSSELS—The European Union extended by six months an existing set of sanctions against Russian and pro-Russia separatist officials because of the continued fighting in eastern... Read more

  • Pro-Russia rebels stand guard at a checkpoint in Enakieve, 25 kilometers from the eastern Ukrainian city of Debaltseve, on Jan. 29, 2015. (Dominique Faget/AFP/Getty Images)

    Ukraine: Russia-Backed Rebels Overrun Another Town in East

    ARTEMIVSK, Ukraine—Ukraine’s military conceded Thursday that its forces had been overrun by Russian-backed separatist forces in another town in their battle to hold onto a... Read more


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