Europe

Here's your guide to the ideal Croatia vacation beyond Dubrovnik

Game of Thrones may have put Dubrovnik on the world’s tourism agenda, but Croatia has been building up its tourism infrastructure for years. Chief among the amenities is the country’s highway system — most of the freeways have been constructed within the last 15 years. And with...

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - 1:06pm

Brexit forever or Brexit never?

In the year since the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union, the future of Brexit has been thrown into question by Prime Minister Theresa May's failed gamble on a snap general election. While both May's Conservatives and the opposition Labour Party now explicitly support leaving...

Friday, June 23, 2017 - 3:58pm

Mourners hold memorials for victims killed in Manchester explosion

On Monday, a deadly explosion at an Ariana Grande concert at the Manchester Arena in Manchester, England, killed at least 22 and left close to 60 injured. The 22-year-old man who detonated a nail bomb at the concert has been identified as Salaman Abedi. Militant jihadist organization ISIS has...

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 1:52pm

Names of first victims of Ariana Grande concert explosion in UK released

The first victims have been identified in Monday’s deadly explosion at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England, an attack that killed at least 22 and left dozens injured. Georgina Callander, 18, was the first to be identified in the aftermath. Described by friends as a “...

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 12:33pm

Hackers hit dozens of countries with a leaked NSA tool

A huge cyber attack leveraging hacking tools widely believed to have been developed by the U.S. National Security Agency brought disruption to Britain's health system on Friday and infected dozens of other countries around the world, security researchers said. Hospitals and doctors'...

Friday, May 12, 2017 - 4:00pm

United Airlines offering cheap flights to Europe as ‘apology fares’

Want to find cheap flights to Europe? Look no further than United Airlines. That’s right, that United Airlines. The carrier is offering what one travel expert is dubbing “apology fares” after coming under fire in recent weeks for several scandals that include forcibly removing...

Friday, April 28, 2017 - 3:45pm

5 Growing travel destinations to add to your bucket list

These travel destinations are becoming more popular and are a must for any bucket list. If you're looking for a new place to go these five places are it. Whether your looking for beautiful beaches or rich history these destinations are growing in popularity. From Spain to the Philippines, these...

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 11:39am

5 underrated European cities to visit this summer

Early summer is one of the cheapest times to travel to Europe. If you've been to the major cities like Paris or London, or if you are just looking to explore someplace different, these five cities are cheap to stay in and full of historic sites and adventures.1.Copenhagen, Denmark- $178 a nightOn...

Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 6:21am

Trump will be blocked from speaking in UK Parliament

The speaker of the British Parliament is blocking President Donald Trump from addressing the government body on his future state visit, citing Trump's executive order temporarily banning refugees from entering the United States.The opportunity to speak to the House of Commons in London is "not an...

Monday, February 6, 2017 - 10:14pm

African Union summit aims for regional unity

As the European Union risks splintering in the wake of Brexit, regional unity in Africa is moving forward.The 27th annual African Union (AU) Summit openedSunday in Kigali, Rwanda, where regional leaders, heads of stateand dignitariesreiterated calls for a unified continent without borders.Though a...

Sunday, July 10, 2016 - 4:44pm

Italian woman crowned world’s oldest person

After the death last week in New York of Susannah Mushatt Jones, the former oldest person in the world, an Italian woman has now been recognized as the person who has been on the planet longer than anyone.On Monday, Emma Martina Luigia Morano of Vercelli, Italy, was confirmed by Guinness World...

Monday, May 16, 2016 - 9:29pm

New York siblings missing after phone call goes dead at Brussels airport

A brother and sister were on a phone at the Brussels airport talking to their family in New York when the line went dead after an explosion, and they have not been heard from again.Siblings Sascha and Alexander Pinczowski have not communicated with their family since Tuesday’s bombing at the...

Wednesday, March 23, 2016 - 6:33pm

Homophobia, assault prompt Germany to open LGBT refugee shelter

In news about refugees fleeing war and strife in the Middle East, rarely does the acronym LGBT come up – which isexactly why a special shelter in Germany is forming.The Jerusalem Post reported that Berlin-based gay rights organization Schwulenberatungplans to open a 125-bed shelter specifically...

Saturday, January 23, 2016 - 7:40am

British parliament debates voting Donald Trump off the island

British lawmakers on Monday debated a petition to ban U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump from Britain over remarks on Muslims, but while describing his comments as "crazy" and "offensive", most said the ban would go against free speech.Members of parliament said Trump should be...

Tuesday, January 19, 2016 - 6:38am

Ireland's food scene offers classic fare with a modern twist

You don't have to be a foodie to enjoy the fresh, innovative dishes coming out of Ireland these days. While best known for hearty stews and warm comfort dishes, what many people don't know is that Irish fare has evolved into a stunning culinary mix of old and new.Visitors to Ireland will no doubt...

Wednesday, September 23, 2015 - 1:30pm

Bringing Ireland's ancient history to life

With stories and legends 5,000 years in the making, Ireland is a treasure trove of heritage and history. And considering all this history is packed into an area roughly the size of Maine, Ireland is a top destination for those looking to explore ancient and medieval historical sights while...

Monday, September 21, 2015 - 3:51pm

Breaking: Death of hitchBOT caught on camera?

In what may be the most significant clue toward solving the mystery of the hitchBOT, vlogger Jesse Wellen posted to his Snapchat what he says is surveillance video of the destruction of the robot.The unknown assailant is seen wearing a jersey of former Eagles' QB Randall Cunningham.See the video...

Monday, August 3, 2015 - 2:31pm

French-language Scrabble champion can’t speak French

A non-French speaker won the French Scrabble Championship this past Monday in Belgium. The champion, Nigel Richards, beat a native-French speaker from Gabon to the audience’s surprise. The shocking part is that the champion didn’t know what any of the words he spelled meant. So, how did he do this?...

Tuesday, July 21, 2015 - 4:57pm

The pentaquark, a new building block of the universe, discovered at CERN

Scientists operating on the LHCb experimentat CERN's Large Hadron Collider announced today the discovery of a new class of subatomic particle: the pentaquark, made up of five quarks.Quarks are the tiny ingredients of sub-atomic particles such as protons and neutrons, which are made of three quarks...

Tuesday, July 14, 2015 - 4:41pm

Philly man gored in Spain during 'running of the bulls'

A Philadelphia man was among several injured by bulls over the weekend in Spain.Four people were gored by bulls during the San Fermin festival in Pamplona, Spain, which involves the famous weeklong 'Running of the BUlls' event, NBC reported.Five others sustained injuries ranging from a broken...

Sunday, July 12, 2015 - 5:19pm