Europe

Britain's highest court has ruled that doctors can withdraw food and fluid from patients who are in a vegetative state or minimally conscious without seeking permission from judges.
David Stewart July 25, 2018
Each day brings not only further confusion but also growing demands for a “people’s vote”: a second referendum on E.U. membership or at least a plebiscite on whatever exit deal, if any, this hapless government manages to negotiate.
The Associated Press July 23, 2018
Pope Francis has lamented the latest migrant deaths in shipwrecks of smugglers' boats and entreated nations to act swiftly to prevent more tragedies.
Travis Timmons July 13, 2018
May the best team win. Actually, may Croatia win, argues Travis Timmons.
The Cathedral of St. Mary in Toledo, Spain (photo: Wikimedia)
Menachem Wecker July 13, 2018
Darker layering shapes the tourist experience in ways that are not always apparent or transparent.
A banner showing St. John Paul II hangs from a lamp pole in Krakow, Poland, as Pope Francis arrives to attend World Youth Day in 2016. Surveys show that Poland leads Europe, and the United States, in religious commitment. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)
Stephen Bullivant July 13, 2018
U.S. religious belief has been more resilient than in other modernized, affluent countries. Still, weekly churchgoing pales compared with Poland.